Episodes discussed: Bonus discussion of Doctor Who with The Tolkien Professor and Angel 1×17 Eternity Bonus Discussion of
Doctor Who with the Tolkien Professor
In November 2014, Kat & Curt sat down with the Tolkien Professor, Corey Olsen, to discuss the first series and a half of
Doctor Who. This was part of the Mythgard Institute’s annual fundraising campaign to support the Mythgard Academy which hosts free courses in fantasy and science fiction. Discussion points include:
Corey’s background with
Doctor Who Subcreation and secondary worlds
The Eccleston love-fest
Are the Daleks menacing?
Scary episodes and eucatastrophe
Learning to love a new Doctor
You can watch the entire video on YouTube:
Written by Tracey Stern; Directed by Regis Kimble
A Hollywood starlet finds herself under attack and hires Angel to be her personal bodyguard.
The boredom of eternity
Rebecca’s fading popularity
The problem of Angel’s romantic life
What is Angel’s trigger?
Angelus (sort of) returns
Next time: Buffy 4×18 Where the Wild Things Are and the Doctor Who 2011 Christmas Special The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe.
Episodes discussed: Buffy 4×17 Superstar and the Doctor Who series 6 recap Superstar
Written by Jane Espenson; Directed by David Grossman
When demons are overrunning Sunnydale, there’s only one person for to save the day: Jonathan Levinson . Discussion points include:
Putting a secondary character at the center
What mise-en-scène can tell you
What Jonathan wants
Buffy loses her purpose
Xander’s man-crush, Anya’s antisocial behavior, and Tara’s magic
Spike and Adam’s strange reactions to the spell
Doctor Who Series 6 Recap
We take some time to discuss the sixth series of
Doctor Who as a whole. Discussion points include:
Kat and Curt’s favorite episodes
Popular and critical reception
Experimental pros and cons
Looking ahead to Series 7
Making sense of the Silence arc
Next time: Bonus discussion of Doctor Who with The Tolkien Professor and Angel 1×17 Eternity.
http://www.curtisweyant.com/kctvreview/90-Ill_Kill_You_Quick.m4a Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 6×13 The Wedding of River Song and Angel 1×16 The Ring The Wedding of River Song
Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Jeremy Webb Events converge on the Doctor’s death at Lake Silencio. Discussion points include:
The apparent death of the hero
Does anything really change?
Still points and “The Four Quartets”
Manipulations and machinations
Death and acceptance
Amy’s ruthless streak
Millennium Dome’s blog on “The Wedding of River Song.” The Ring
Written by Howard Gordon; Directed by Nick Marck Angel gets kidnapped into an underground fight club for demons. Discussion points include:
The humans are the bad guys
Angel as Spartacus
Disloyal brothers and honorable demons
Lilah, the new player at Wolfram & Hart
Wes & Cordy prove themselves
Next time: Buffy 4×17 Superstar and the Doctor Who series 6 recap.
Episodes discussed: Buffy 4×16 Who Are You? and Doctor Who 6×12 Closing Time Who Are You?
Written and directed by Joss Whedon
Having switched bodies, Faith wreaks havoc on Buffy’s life while Buffy tries desperately to escape from the Watchers who’ve come to capture Faith. Discussion points include:
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Eliza Dushku’s performances
Faking it and making it
Taking advantage of Spike and Riley
Show-down at the church
Buffy survives a day as Faith
Tara and Willow grow closer
Written by Gareth Roberts; Directed by Steve Hughes
The Doctor visits his old friend Craig who’s coping with being a new father. Discussion points include:
Craig continues the parental themes
The Doctor and Craig’s double-act
Yet another Farewell Tour
The Doctor’s impending death
A glimpse of the Ponds
Next time: Doctor Who 6×12 The Wedding of River Songand Angel 1×16 The Ring.
Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 6×11 The God Complex & Angel 1×15 The Prodigal The God Complex
Written by Toby Whithouse; Directed by Nick Hurran
The Doctor and the Ponds find themselves in a creepy,
Shining-esque hotel. Discussion points include:
Toby Whithouse’s themes and Nick Hurran’s influence
Gods, monsters, security cameras, and fish bowls
The Minotaur: Predator or victim?
What’s the purpose of the fears?
The brilliant Rita and the disappointing Gibbous
Amy’s shattered faith and the Doctor’s fear
Written by Tim Minear; Directed by Bruce Seth Green
Kate confronts her daddy issues while Angel remembers his own troubled relationship with his father. Discussion points include:
Parallel daddy issues
Liam’s domestic origin story
Trevor’s good intentions
The prodigal and faithful children
Darla mentors Angelus
Kate’s denial and disgust
Next time: Buffy 4×16 Who Are You? and Doctor Who 6×12 Closing Time.