Episode 92 – I’m Trying to Atone

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
  • Rose’s journey
  • 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
  • Truth hurts

Next time: Buffy 4×18 Where the Wild Things Are and the Doctor Who 2011 Christmas Special The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe.


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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