Episode 57 – Today Is about Change

Episodes discussed: Buffy 3×22 Graduation Day: Part 2 and the Doctor Who Series 4 Recap

Graduation Day: Part 2

Written and Directed by Joss Whedon

Buffy and friends come together in the face of two forces of ultimate evil: The Mayor’s Ascension and his commencement speech.  Discussion points include:

  • Snake-monsters and journey’s
  • Kat begrudgingly admits the Mayor’s affection for Faith
  • Forgiving Faith and sharing dreams
  • Angel’s weakness and strength
  • The student body comes together
  • The most awkward kiss ever
Doctor Who Series 4 Recap

We take a look back at our favorite episodes and the broader themes of Series 4 of Doctor Who. Discussion points include:

  • Popular and critical acclaim for Series 4
  • Kat and Curt’s favorite episodes
  • Donna’s growth, regression, and unfulfilled potential
  • The themes of memory, cloning, and militarism
  • What is the point of the companions?
  • Why Donna Noble and Catherine Tate are awesome

Next time: Doctor Who 4×14 The Next Doctor and the Buffy Season 3 Recap.

Link: University Study on Sexism in Doctor Who


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.

3 thoughts on “Episode 57 – Today Is about Change

  1. There seems to be a problem with the audio here. Depending on how I try to play it, I either get a corrupt-file/missing-codec message or the audio cuts out sharply after 2 hours and is clearly incomplete.

  2. Grr. You know, you think you have things all under control… I re-uploaded the audio, so hopefully it should be working properly now. Thanks for reporting it!

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