Monthly Archives: June 2015

Episode 102 – Rest Now, My Warrior

Episodes discussed: Buffy 4×22 Restless & Doctor Who 7×7 The Rings of Akhaten

Restless

Written and directed by Joss Whedon

After the battle at the Initiative, the Scoobies take some well-earned R&R but find their dreams haunted. Discussion points include:

  • Kat’s new favorite episode
  • The Cheese (Man) stands alone
  • Willow’s costume
  • Where is Xander going?
  • Giles’ missed opportunities
  • “You haven’t even begun”
The Rings of Akhaten

Written by Neil Cross; Directed by Farren Blackburn

The Doctor takes Clara to a rare interplanetary festival for her first time into space and time. Discussion points include:

  • Polarizing reception
  • The Old God
  • The Queen of Years
  • “There will never be another”
  • The Doctor as Grandfather
  • “The most important leaf in human history”

Next time: Doctor Who 7×8 Cold War and Angel 1×22 To Shanshu in L.A.

Episode 101 – I Don’t Know Where I Am

Episodes discussed:  Doctor Who 7×6 The Bells of Saint John and Angel 1×21 Blind Date

The Bells of Saint John

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Colm McCarthy

The Doctor meets Clara in modern day England where an organization is uploading the souls of people in the cloud. Discussion points include:

  • What are the bells of Saint John?
  • Soul-sucking technology
  • The hand of destiny
  • Clara holds the Doctor at bay
  • The recurrence of memory
  • “Time to find out who you are”

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Blind Date

Written by Jeannine Renshaw; Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Lindsey questions his allegiance to Wolfram & Hart when they start targeting children for assassination. Discussion points include:

  • The strangely vulnerable blind assassin
  • Angel flirts with his predatory side
  • Do we buy Lindsey’s sincerity?
  • Holland offers Lindsey a Faustian bargain
  • Angel’s lack of sympathy for Lindsey
  • What’s up with Lyla?

Next time: Buffy 4×22 Restless Doctor Who 7×7 The Rings of Akhaten.

Episode 100 – Hold Tight and Pretend It’s a Plan

To celebrate our 100th Episode and Second Year Anniversary, we interrupt the regular episode discussions for a special debate…

Discussion points include:

  • A very special announcement
  • Canon and continuity
  • A Doctor Who movie and the “Eight Year Plan”
  • How Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe could (or shouldn’t) serve as models
  • Gaps and contradictions
  • Agents of Shield Syndrome
  • A history of Doctor Who movies
  • A history of Buffyverse canon

In case it’s of interest, here’s the link to Teatime Brutality’s epic blog post on Doctor Who canon: Canon and Sheep Shit: Why We Fight

Next time: Angel 1×21 Blind Date and Doctor Who 7×6 The Bells of St. John