Episode 91 – A World Without Shrimp

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
Link: Jane Espenson discusses her love of writing episodes focusing on minor characters. *HUGE spoiler warning for Battlestar Galactica*. Espenson’s comment is at 3:26.
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.

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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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