Episode 64 – Really Old and Really Kind and Alone

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 5×2 The Beast Below and Angel 1×3 In the Dark

The Beast Below

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Andrew Gunn

The Doctor and Amy investigate political corruption aboard Starship UK. Discussion points include:

  • The world and politics of Starship UK
  • Amy’s sin
  • The Doctor’s alienness and anger
  • “Very old and very kind and the very last of your kind”
  • Liz 10 and the Smilers
  • Star Whales and nursery rhymes
In the Dark

Written by Douglas Petrie; Directed by Bruce Seth Green

When Oz drops by to give Angel the Gem of Amarra, Spike is determined to get it back. Discussion points include:

  • Spike’s increasing frustration
  • The big confrontation with Marcus
  • Oz crosses over to Angel
  • Angel chooses to help the nighttime people
  • The fringe benefits of suffering
  • Doyle and Cordy bicker and flirt

Next time:  Buffy 4×4 Fear, Itself and Doctor Who 5×3 Victory of the Daleks.


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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