Episode 14 – I Am the Bad Wolf

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 1×13 The Parting of the Ways Buffy 2×1 When She Was Bad

The Parting of the Ways

Written by Russell T. Davies; Directed by Joe Ahearne

The Doctor and Jack fight to rescue Rose and defeat the Daleks once and for all.  Discussion points include:

  • Regeneration: Nine becomes Ten
  • The death of the Ninth Doctor and the departure of Christopher Eccleston
  • The seasonal arcs of the Doctor, Rose and Jack
  • The Bad Wolf: A Rose/TARDIS hybrid
  • Time Travel: All times are present
  • Dalek and Time War mythology

A note on viewing order:  Make sure you watch this short episode next followed by the 2005 Christmas Special, “The Christmas Invasion.”

When She Was Bad

Written and Directed by Joss Whedon

Buffy returns to Sunnydale after spending the summer vacation with her dad in L.A. still struggling to come to terms with her experience with the Master. Discussion Points Include:

  • Buffy’s “Joan Collins ‘tude”
  • Buffy the heart
  • “Dreams are meaningful”: Buffy’s suppressed fears
  • Willow and Xander: Flirtation and regression
  • Honest and insightful Cordelia
  • The last nail in the Master’s coffin

Next time: Buffy 2×2 Some Assembly Required and Doctor Who 2×0 The Christmas Invasion

About Katherine Sas

I graduated from Messiah College in 2009 with a B.A. in English Literature. I'm a student of all things arts and humanities, in particular Tolkien, the Inklings, and the fantastic and imaginative tradition in storytelling.

8 thoughts on “Episode 14 – I Am the Bad Wolf

  1. Thought you might be amused to know that there has been, on British TV, an episode where the Doctor regenerated multiple times within a few minutes. It was non-canon – part of Comic Relief one year. Joanna Lumley was one of the regenerations.

    1. Hello! Actually, after this episode aired, I did send Curtis the link to that Comic Relief special. Isn’t it funny how Moffat broke all the rules of regeneration within the space of 10 minutes? Hilarious stuff. Thanks for the tip, and for listening!

      1. That’s what comes of picking up on these things late – behind the times in comments! Loving the podcast, though. Will be really interested in what you both have to say about later (and more contentious!) series.

      2. Thank you so much! I’m glad you’re enjoying it. This is an insanely fun vanity project that is made infinitely fun when we know people are actually listening and enjoying it as well. Feel free to leave as many (contentious or not) comments as you like!

  2. Argh. Having terrible trouble leaving this comment so if it turns up 15 times I apologise!

    I thought you might be amused to know that there has in fact been an episode where the Doctor does die and regenerate over and over again. It was part of Comic Relief one year (I forget when but it will be YouTube-able). We even had a female Doctor!

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