Episode 26 – Never Say Never-Ever

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 2×11 Fear Her Buffy 2×13 Surprise

Fear Her

Written by Matthew Graham; Directed by Euros Lyn

On the way to watch the 2012 London Olympics, the Doctor and Rose investigate the sinister goings-on in a suburban London neighborhood.  Discussion points include:

  • Why are the fathers in Doctor Who so lousy?
  • Nightmares, imagination, and pod people
  • The Doctor and Rose’s differing views on child-rearing
  • “I was a dad once”: The Doctor’s lost family
  • Lonely aliens: The Doctor and the Isolus
  • Innocence and experience
Surprise

Written by Marti Noxon; Directed by Michael Lange

Spike and Drusilla work to revive an indestructible demon while Buffy celebrates her 17th birthday. Discussion Points Include:

  • The indestructible Judge
  • The villains who “reek of humanity”
  • Gypsy Jenny and sadistic Angelus
  • Weighted and ominous statements
  • Oz’s initiation
  • Cordy’s hesitation

Next time: Buffy 2×14 Innocence and Doctor Who 2×12 Army of Ghosts

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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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