Episode 70 – I Feel You Judge Me

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 5×8 The Hungry Earth and Angel 1×6 Sense and Sensitivity

The Hungry Earth

Written by Chris Chibnall; Directed by Ashley Way

The Doctor, Amy, and Rory visit a Welsh mining community in the near future where something is burrowing towards the surface of the Earth. Discussion points include:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Rings and future selves
  • “A young man assembled by old men from memory”
  • Not-scared kids
  • The sympathetic Silurians
  • Graves and claustrophobia
Sense and Sensitivity

Written by Tim Minear; Directed by James A. Contner

Kate and her fellow police officers undergo some intense sensitivity training. Discussion points include:

  • Tim Minear enters the Whedonverse
  • Cops with feelings
  • Emotionally damaged and repressed Kate
  • “I always have pensive face”
  • “No hugging, no crying, no learning”
  • Tony Soprano and Wolfram & Hart

Next time: Buffy 4×7 The Initiative and Doctor Who 5×9 Cold Blood.

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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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