Episode 25 – We Forget Because We Must

Episodes discussed:  Buffy 2×12 Bad Eggs Doctor Who 2×10 Love & Monsters

Bad Eggs

Written by Marti Noxon; Directed by David Greenwalt

Buffy and her friends contemplate parenthood, sex and procreation while babysitting a bunch of eggs for health class.  Discussion points include:

  • The legacy of parasite aliens in horror stories
  • Are the bezoars really monsters?
  • Motherhood, sex and procreation
  • The Gorches: Red herring vampires
  • Checking in with Buffy and Joyce’s relationship
  • Physical Xander and conflicted Cordelia
Love & Monsters

Written by Russell T. Davies; Directed by Dan Zeff

Ordinary guy Elton Pope becomes obsessed with finding the origin of the mysterious Doctor who appeared in his house when he was a child. Discussion Points Include:

  • Starring Marc Warren as Elton Pope
  • The popular and critical reception of the episode
  • “Doctor Lite” and the beneficial limitations of Doctor Who
  • Non-linear storytelling, meta-narrative, and breaking the fourth wall
  • LINDA: The Doctor’s fan club
  • Elton’s oblique angle on the Doctor

Next time: Doctor Who 2×11 Fear Her Buffy 2×13 Surprise

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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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