Episode 86 – Save Me From the Monsters

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 6×9 Night Terrors and Angel 1×14 I’ve Got You Under My Skin

Night Terrors

Written by Mark Gatiss; Directed by Richard Clark

The Doctor makes a house call to visit a young boy with pantophobia (fear of everything, not fear of  pants). Discussion points include:

  • The Doctor makes a house call
  • The terror of childhood
  • The problem kids
  • Chesterton, Tolkien & children’s stories
  • Metaphorical closets and adoption
  • The scariest cupboard in the universe
I’ve Got You Under My Skin

Written by Jeannine Renshaw; Directed by R.D. Price

Angel helps a family who are plagued by a pyromaniac possessing demon. Discussion points include:

  • The soulless, psychopathic kid
  • Patriarchs and protectors
  • “The most frightening thing in the world is nothing”
  • Hints of the cosmic battle
  • Kate reluctantly helps out
  • Backstory for Wes and fun for Cordy

Next time: Buffy 4×15 This Year’s Girl and Doctor Who 6×10 The Girl Who Waited.

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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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