Episode 43 – Can You Stop Me Falling?

Note on the audio: We had some audio syncing issues this week. Please forgive us for any oddities. If Kat laughs in a couple weird places, just go with it; it’s probably Curt’s fault.

Episodes discussed: Buffy 3×8 Lovers Walk and Doctor Who 4×0 Voyage of the Damned

Lovers Walk

Written by Dan Vebber; Directed by David Semel

Spike makes a chaotic return to Sunnydale and serves as a catalyst for all sorts of confrontations between the Scoobies. Discussion Points Include:

  • What does “Lovers Walk” mean?
  • Callbacks and continuity
  • Spike catalyzes couples in crisis
  • Spike’s mixture of humor and danger
  • Angelic ambiguity
  • The breaking of the quadrangle
Voyage of the Damned

Written by Douglas Petrie; Directed by James A. Contner

The Doctor winds up on the doomed vessel Starship Titanic.  Discussion points include:

  • The Doctor stumbles Starship Titanic
  • Potential companion Astrid
  • The selfish rich vs. the penniless dreamers
  • Doctor Who does a disaster movie
  • Self-sacrifice and unfulfilled potential
  • The Doctor’s increasing frustration in the face of death

Next time: Doctor Who 4×1 Partners in Crime and Buffy 3×9 The Wish.

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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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