Episode 228 – Knowledge Comes from Crafted Bindings and Pages

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 10×1 The Pilot and Buffy 7×17 Lies My Parents Told Me

Time Stamps: DW 00:00-1:20:30; Buffy 1:20:30to the end

The Pilot

Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Lawrence Gough

While lecturing at a university, the Doctor begins tutoring a member of the cafeteria staff. Discussion points include:

  • Starting Capaldi’s final season and introducing Mackie
  • New beginnings
  • The tutor-student relationship
  • Bill the sci-fi fan
  • “A star in her eye”
  • Memories again

Link: Friend from the Future – Pearl Mackie’s introduction video

Lies My Parents Told Me

Written by David Fury & Drew Goddard; Directed by David Fury

Spike and Robin’s complicated relationships with their mothers are explored. Discussion points includes:

  • Spike vs. Nikki
  • Spike’s… close relationship with his mother
  • Curing Spike of the trigger
  • Mothers’ love
  • Another Slayer with family and friends
  • Buffy’s disillusionment

Next time: Angel 4×16 Players and DW 10×2 Smile.


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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