Episode 33 – Evolve! Evolve!! EVOLVE!!!

Episodes discussed: Buffy 2×20 Go Fish and Doctor Who 3×4 Daleks in Manhattan

Go Fish

Written by David Fury & Elin Hampton; Directed by David Semel

When the Sunnydale boys’ swim team members start inexplicably disappearing following their unexpected championship success, Xander joins the team to investigate.  Discussion points include:

  • The introduction of writer David Fury
  • Steroids = Bad
  • Creatures from the Black Lagoon
  • Bodily desires and satisfaction
  • Snyder extorts Willow
  • Xander and Cordy’s mixed motivations
Daleks in Manhattan

Written by Helen Raynor; Directed by James Strong

The Doctor and Martha visit 1930’s New York encountering Hooverville, the Empire State Building, and the Cult of Skaro. Discussion Points Include:

  • The introduction of writer Helen Raynor
  • What do the pig men have to do with anything?
  • The wise and just leader Solomon
  • The Doctor and Martha’s (lack of) development
  • Classic Who historical episodes
  • The Daleks in decline

Next time: Doctor Who 3×5 Evolution of the Daleks and Buffy 2×21 Becoming: Part 1.

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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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