Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 6×7 A Good Man Goes to War and Angel 1×13 She
A Good Man Goes to War
Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Peter Hoar
To rescue Amy from Demons Run, the Doctor assembles an army and wages war on Madam Kovarian. Discussion points include:
- The Doctor’s assembled army
- The human-plus Melody Pond
- Madam Kovarian’s evil, evil plan
- The Doctor plays at warfare
- Is this really the Doctor’s darkest hour?
- The wistful Lorna Bucket
Written by David Greenwalt & Marti Noxon; Directed by David Greenwalt
A skirmish between demons from another dimensions causes collateral damage in LA. Discussion points include:
- A Rider Haggard reference?
- The problem of Bai Ling
- Demonic world-building
- There are demons and there are demons…
- Misogyny and patriarchy
- Dorky dancing
Link: The Language of the Night by Ursula K. Le Guin
Next time: Buffy 4×14 Goodbye Iowa and Doctor Who 6×8 Let’s Kill Hitler.