Episode 51 – I Like Books Because I’m Shy

Episodes discussed: Buffy 3×16 Doppelgangland and Doctor Who 4×8 Silence in the Library

Doppelgangland

Written and directed by Joss Whedon

While trying to retrieve Anya’s amulet, she and Willow accidentally summon Vampire Willow from the Wishverse. Discussion points include:

  • What is the essence of Willow?
  • Old Reliable
  • Personalities and souls
  • Willow interacts with herself
  • Bored girls
  • Cordy seeks Wesley
Silence in the Library

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Euros Lyn

The Doctor and Donna are called to the biggest library in the universe by the mysterious Professor River Song. Discussion points include:

  • The Moffat era approaches
  • The Library, the girl, and meta-fiction
  • Spoilers: A peak into the future with River Song
  • Where is Donna in the future?
  • Miss Evangelista’s pitiful death
  • Mr. Lux and his team

Next time: Doctor 4×9 Forest of the Dead and Buffy 3×17 Enemies.

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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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