Episode 112 – Little Miss Time Bomb

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special The Day of the Doctor
and Angel 2×4 Untouched

The Day of the Doctor

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Nick Hurran

The Eleventh Doctor and Clara encounter several of the Doctor’s past selves in an attempt to save the future and the past. Discussion points include:

  • Arguing with yourself
  • “The man who regrets and the man who forgets”
  • The Time War: retcon and eucatastrophe
  • The Heroes of Gallifrey: Clara and the Moment
  • The War Doctor’s journey
  • The Curator & UNIT

Link to the 50 Best Easter Eggs in The Day of the Doctor

Untouched

Written by Mere Smith; Directed by Joss Whedon

  • Not the strongest episode
  • Whedon-directed by not penned
  • Trauma and power
  • Cordy’s tough love
  • The creepy subtext with Lilah
  • Angel’s dreams get more intense

Next time: Buffy 5×5 No Place Like Home and the 2013 Doctor Who Christmas Special The Time of the Doctor.

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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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