Episode 93 – What Do They Teach In Schools These Days?

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

Where the Wild Things Are

Written by Tracey Forbes; Directed by David Solomon

As Buffy and Riley grow closer, their passion disturbs a number of ghosts in Riley’s house as well as the other blossoming Scoobie couples.  Discussion points include:

  • Heavy-handed collegiate metaphors
  • Too serious or too silly?
  • Finally, more screen time for Anya!
  • Spike reminds everyone that he’s a bad guy
  • Is Willow’s behavior influenced?
  • Giles rocks out to The Who
The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

Written Steven Moffat; Directed by Farren Blackburn

The Doctor crash-lands in London during the Blitz and befriends a housewife and her children. Discussion points include:

  • Silent links?
  • A Pond reunion
  • “What is this salty discharge?”
  • Taking a cue from C.S. Lewis
  • The importance of family
  • The fear of future loss

Next time: Doctor Who 7×1 Asylum of the Daleks and Angel 1×18 Five by Five.


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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