Episode 23 – I Mock You With My Monkey Pants

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

What’s My Line? (Part 2)

Written by Marti Noxon; Directed by David Semel

Buffy and Kendra team up to stop Spike from killing Angel and restoring Drusilla to health.  Discussion points include:

  • How can there be two Slayers?
  • Unconventional Buffy and by-the-book Kendra
  • “What’s wrong with my case?”: What makes Buffy special?
  • Soulful vampires
  • Angel, Spike and Dru: One big, incestuous family
  • Budding romance
The Impossible Planet

Written by Matt Jones; Directed by James Strong

The Doctor and Rose encounter a group of scientists on a planet poised precariously over a black hole. Discussion Points Include:

  • The (possible?) planet and pseudo-science
  • Mythology, “The Bitter Pill,” and Lovecraft
  • The Cabin Scenario
  • The satanic Beast and the odd Ood
  • The human impulse to explore
  • Rose and the Doctor talk domesticity

Next time: Doctor Who 2×9 The Satan Pit Buffy 2×11 Ted

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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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