Episode 19 – Eyeballs to Entrails

Episodes discussed: Buffy 2×6 Halloween and Doctor Who 2×4 The Girl in the Fireplace

Halloween

Written by Carl Ellsworth; Directed by Bruce Seth Green

When Buffy and her friends buy their Halloween costumes from a new shop, they find themselves taking their roles rather seriously.  Discussion points include:

  • Costumes, acting and role-playing
  • Buffy’s stereotypical alter-ego
  • Does Willow’s confidence come from her costume?
  • Cordelia: Both shallow and deep
  • Two-faced Janus
  • Is tweedy Giles just a role, too?
The Girl in the Fireplace

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Euros Lyn

The Doctor & co. visit a 51st century spaceship riddled with doorways leading into the life of 18th century French aristocrat, Madame de Pompadour.  Discussion Points Include:

  • The marvelous Madame de Pompadour
  • The Doctor’s Vulcan mind-meld
  • The slow path and duty
  • Monsters under the bed and the Lonely Angel
  • “It’s more than just a secret”: Names and titles
  • Broken promises and magic doors

Next time: Doctor Who 2×5 Rise of the Cybermen and Buffy 2×7  Lie to Me.

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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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