Ep. 006 Screw Season 10: The Episode

In this episode, we review and discuss Season 10. We’re not going to mince words here – this was a difficult episode for us to record, because it was a difficult season for us to watch. Fandom is about love, and we started this season hoping to love it. We were not prepared for it to break our hearts, and for our beloved escapist show to bring us crashing back down to the harsh and terrifying reality that we live in. Thus ends Stephen Moffat’s reign as Doctor Who showrunner. So it goes, and we say to that, GOOD RIDDANCE.

Photo credit to Black Girl Nerds’ excellent post (https://blackgirlnerds.com/amazing-performances-saved-tropey-doctor-finale/) about the final episodes.

Ep. 005 Martha My Dear

Martha! Martha! Martha! Join us as we celebrate the VERY FIRST POC COMPANION. Martha Jones was a big deal for us women of color, and frankly we are sick and tired of the hate directed at her. She was amazing. Not “not-Rose”, not “eh”, not “rubs me the wrong way” or any of these other coded excuses not to like her. AMAZING. End of story.

Episodes to watch (basically all of season 3, but we mention these specifically):

  • Smith and Jones
  • The Shakespeare Code
  • 42
  • Utopia
  • The Sound of Drums
  • The Last of the Time Lords
  • Journey’s End
  • The End of Time

Martha’s post-Companion episodes:

  • The Sontaran Strategem
  • The Poison Sky
  • The Doctor’s Daughter
  • Turn Left (mentioned)
  • The Stolen Earth
  • Reset (Torchwood)
  • Dead Man Walking (Torchwood)
  • A Day in the Death (Torchwood)

Catch Freema Agyeman in the Netflix series Sense8 too!

Ep. 004 Adipose: Fat and Fat-shaming in the Whoniverse

We live in a world where we are confronted with a beauty ideal that’s slim and fit, and as a result, many people are shamed for their size. Even our escapist fiction is rife with fat-shaming, which raises the question of where we can possibly go for relief. Join us as we delve into what Doctor Who tells us about fat.

Episodes to watch:

  • Aliens of London/World War Three
  • Love and Monsters
  • Voyage of the Damned
  • Partners in Crime
  • The Lodger
  • Closing Time
  • The Pilot

Episodes we don’t mention in name, but feature relevant examples:

  • Human Nature/The Family of Blood
  • The Pandorica Opens
  • A Good Man Goes to War

Ep. 003 Mickey: Idiot, Orphan, Hero

How does an orphan find himself, claim his own life, and become indispensable? How does Mickey go from Rose’s left-behind boyfriend to Martha’s valiant husband? How does the Idiot become the Hero? Join us as we talk about our favorite friendzoned pseudo-Companion, Mickey.

Doctor WHO?

Ep. 002 Wild speculation on the next Doctor

Who will be the next Doctor? Well now (so far unverifed) rumor has it that it will be Kris Marshall, but when we recorded this episode a couple months ago we had no idea. Join us while we dig through the bookie’s list, whatever that is, and wildly speculate and theorize and maybe offer some clever suggestions. Maybe?