Episode 16 – The Annoying Ones

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 2×1 New Earth and Buffy 2×3 School Hard

New Earth

Written by Russell T. Davies; Directed by James Hawes

The Doctor and Rose travel to the city of New New York in the far future where they run into some familiar faces.  Discussion points include:

  • The “textbook enigmatic” Face of Boe
  • The (d)evolution of Cassandra
  • The “chavtastic” Billie Piper
  • Kissing, hormones, and budding romance
  • The new, new Doctor
  • The Flesh, clones, and Chip
School Hard

Written by David Greenwalt; Directed by John T. Kretchmer

There’s a new vampire in Sunnydale, and he’s got it in for the Slayer. Discussion Points Include:

  • Spike and Angel: Byronic bad boys
  • What exactly is a “sire”?
  • Spike’s contradictions and Drusilla’s riddles
  • Joyce ascending the levels of awareness
  • Snyder’s surprisingly high level of awareness
  • The death of the Annoying One

Next time: Buffy 2×4 Inca Mummy Girl and Doctor Who 2×2 Tooth and Claw.


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.

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