Episode 236 – Finding Reasons to Fight

Episodes discussed: Doctor Who 10×9 Empress of Mars and Angel 4×21 Peace Out

Time Stamp: Angel starts at 1:10:00

Empress of Mars

Written by Mark Gatiss; Directed by Wayne Yip

Victorian soldiers attempt to colonize Mars. Discussion points include:

  • The weirdest cameo ever
  • Nardole’s participation
  • Martian history
  • Imperialist attitudes
  • Godsacre & Catchlove
  • Yas, Queen
Peace Out

Written by David Fury; Directed by Jefferson Kibbee

Connor searches for Cordy while Angel and crew take on the Jasminites. Discussion points include:

  • The name and the word
  • Does Jasmine believe her own fantasy?
  • Let’s debate Connor’s beliefs
  • Jasmine’s defeat
  • Lilah’s reappearance
  • Now what?

Next time: Buffy 7×20 Touched and DW 10×10 The Eaters of Light.


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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