Episode 22 – Clever Enough to Save the World

UPDATED! Apparently Curt wasn’t clever enough to upload the actual podcast. All is fixed. Enjoy!

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 2×7 The Idiot’s Lantern and Buffy 2×9 What’s My Line? (Part 1)

The Idiot’s Lantern

Written by Mark Gatiss; Directed by Euros Lyn

The Doctor and Rose travel to the early 1950’s where on an ordinary street people are being attacked by their brand new TV sets.  Discussion points include:

  • Britain 1953: TV, Churchill and the coronation
  • The Connellys: A rotten nuclear family
  • Insufferable Eddie and proto-feminist Rita
  • Rose’s increasing confidence and independence
  • The Doctor’s mind and mouth
  • “No power on this earth that can stop me”: The Doctor’s protectiveness of Rose
What’s My Line? (Part 1)

Written by Marti Noxon and Howard Gordon; Directed by David Solomon

Buffy becomes the target of three deadly assassins as she contemplates her future, and she makes a shocking discovery. Discussion Points Include:

  • Careers and vocations
  • Buffy’s longing for a “normal life”
  • Angel’s moral ambiguity
  • The Scooby Gang: Xander, Willow, Cordy and Oz
  • The Order of Taraka
  • Kendra the Vampire Slayer?!?!

Next time: Buffy 2×10 What’s My Line? (Part 2) and Doctor Who 2×8 The Impossible Planet


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.

4 thoughts on “Episode 22 – Clever Enough to Save the World

      1. This is completely my fault. I will add it as soon as I get home from work this evening (unfortunately I don’t have access from work to the server where we host the audio).

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