Doctor Who: The Web Of Queer

In this episode we review the Thirteenth Doctor story The Tsuranga Conundrum.

In our review, we look at this story. What did we think of the plot, and how it was resolved? Did we like the idea of the Pting? How about the messages of hope and imagination that were present in the episode?

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:29pm EST

In this episode we review the Thirteenth Doctor story Arachnids in the UK.

In our review, we look at this creepy episode. Did the plot and the giant spiders work for us? What did we think of our introduction to Yaz’s family, and how the relationships between the companions are developing? And how do we think queer representation in the series is being handled so far?

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm EST

In this episode we review the Thirteenth Doctor story Rosa.

In our review, we look at this historical episode. What did we think about this historical story with no aliens, the way events were shown and how the Tardis team reacted to them?

Links:
Who Watch: Time and Relative Blackness In Space: https://blackgirlscreate.podbean.com/e/tarbis-season-2-episode-3-rosa/
Woke Doctor Who: http://wokedoctorwho.com
Review by Tai Gooden: https://www.hypable.com/doctor-who-11x03-rosa-review/

Rosa Parks: https://www.blogtorwho.com/rosa-vs-reality-did-doctor-who-get-it-right/
Bristol Bus Boycott: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Bus_Boycott
Fighting racial segregation in Canada: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_Desmond

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Direct download: The_Web_of_Queer_092_-_Correct_Change_Only.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20pm EST

In this episode we review the Thirteenth Doctor story The Ghost Monument.

In our review, we look at the developing relationships between the Doctor and her friends. Do we like what we’re seeing in the new Tardis team? What did we think of Angstrom and Epzo, particularly how Epzo contrasted with the Doctor? Are we happy with the new Tardis?


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Direct download: The_Web_of_Queer_091_-_Monument_Rally.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am EST

In this episode we review the THIRTEENTH Doctor story The Woman who Fell to Earth.

In our review, we discuss the new Doctor’s premiere. How do we think Jodie does on her first outing, and what kind of Doctor do we think she will be? What do we think of the relationships set up between the new companions? What things do we like, and where do we think the show might go from here?

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Direct download: The_Web_of_Queer_090_-_Grounded.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32pm EST

In this episode we review the Third Doctor story The Ambassadors of Death and have a discussion about the Twelfth Doctor.

In our review of The Ambassadors of Death, we talk about how this story shows human space exploration. What did we think of Liz Shaw's role in the story and the relationship she has with the Doctor? Who were the real antagonists in this story? Did this story really need seven parts?

In our discussion, we look back at the Twelfth Doctor, and how he has changed over his three series. What did we like and dislike about his characterization? What did we think of his relationships with his companions? Do we think he lived up to his final instruction to be kind?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:48 The Ambassadors of Death review
27:42 Twelfth Doctor Discussion

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Direct download: The_Web_of_Queer_089_-_Am_I_A_Good_Man.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12pm EST

In this episode, we review the Fifth Doctor story Earthshock and have a discussion about Bill.

In our review, we look at this end to Adric’s story. What did Jessica and Mikayla know coming into this story? Were they surprised? What did we think of the cast of characters?

For our discussion, we look back at Bill’s characterization and story arc. What did we love about Bill? Where did we have concerns about how she was treated? Why did she so soon?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:55 Earthshock
32:32 Bill Discussion

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Direct download: The_Web_of_Queer_088_-_Emotional_Cybermen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43am EST

In this episode, we review the Ninth Doctor story Boom Town and the Torchwood story Captain Jack Harkness.

In our review of Boom Town, we discuss this often overlooked story. What did we think of the return of the Slitheen? Do we think the story did a good job handling the moral issues it raised? Did the contrasting tones of the story work for us?

For our Captain Jack Harkness review, we discuss the team dynamic, and what happens during this time of a power vacuum. What does the caretaker want, and how do we interpret his actions? How someone's complicated history is related to the people that surround them, and how Jack handed a very public coming out situation.

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:48 Boom Town
33:31 Captain Jack Harkness

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Direct download: The_Web_Of_Queer_087_-_Face_to_Face.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:13am EST

In this episode, we review the Sixth Doctor story Timelash.

In our review of Timelash, we discuss this two-part Classic story. What did we think of how this story manipulates time? Did we think the story makes sense, or are there too many plot holes? What did we think of Herbert’s role in the story?

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am EST

In this episode, we review the Fourth Doctor story The Ribos Operation, and discuss cosplay.

In our review of The Ribos Operation, we see the beginning of the Key to Time story arc. What did we think of the introduction of the introduction of Romana 1, and her relationship to the 4th Doctor? How do the local politics feed into the multiple cons going on, and where do we see the gray in the Black and White Guardians?

In our discussion we talk about the degrees of cosplay, the Cosplay is not Consent concept, cross-play and the differences between cosplay, drag and LARP. What is our personal history with cosplay, and and what do we hope for for the next generation of cosplay now that we have a female Doctor?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:47 The Ribos Operation Review
30:29 Cosplay Discussion

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Direct download: The_Web_of_Queer_085_-_Dress_for_the_Occasion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:04pm EST

In this episode, we review the Eleventh Doctor story The Curse of the Black Spot, the Third Doctor story The Curse of Peladon.

In our review of The Curse of the Black Spot, we discuss if this story makes any sense. Is it full of aggravating plot holes, or just fun?

For The Curse of Peladon, we discuss this political story. What did we think of the pacing and the aliens? How do we feel about the role Jo plays in this story?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:48 The Curse of the Black Spot review
29:04 The Curse of Peladon Review

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:14am EST

In this episode, we review the Seventh Doctor story The Curse of Fenric, and have a discussion about the representation of physical disability in Doctor Who.

In our review of The Curse of Fenric, we try to figure out just what happened in this story. What did we think of the relationship between Ace and the Doctor? Does this version of Doctor Who vampires work for us?

In our discussion, we examine the representation of physical disability in Doctor Who, and in media more generally. What are some examples of good representation, and where do things go wrong?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:57 The Curse of Fenric review
31:59 Representation of physical disability discussion

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm EST

Jessica and Mikayla are participating in the #WhoAgainstGuns campaign raising money for organizations that work to end gun violence.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:59pm EST

In this episode, we review the Tenth Doctor story School Reunion, and discuss devaluing friendship and the impact this has on aromantic representation.

In our review, we discuss Sarah Jane’s return to Doctor Who. How did we think her character compared to what we expected from Classic Who? What did we think of the interactions between Rose and Sarah Jane? Do we want the Doctor as our physics teacher?

In our discussion, we examine how friendships are devalued in tv and in general. We look at how this impacts options for representing aromantic characters on screen, and the types of stories that are told.

Asexual and Aromantic Characters Database: http://claudiearseneault.com/?page_id=1320

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
01:23 Mikayla and Stephen are going to Gally
03:10 School Reunion review
34:49 Devaluing friendship discussion

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Direct download: The_Web_Of_Queer_082_-_Friendships_Old_and_New.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm EST

In this episode, we review the Twelfth Doctor Christmas story, Twice Upon a Time.

In our review, we discuss this final episode of Capaldi’s run of playing The Doctor. What did we think of the setting, the “villain”, and the use of the First Doctor? How do we interpret Bill’s return, and what we think of the regeneration?

Coming Out Episode: http://www.thewebofqueer.com/2017/03/ep-063-coming-out-of-your-tardis.html

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:45 Coming out is difficult
02:14 Twice Upon a Time review

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:41pm EST

In this episode, we review the Tenth Doctor story The Runaway Bride, and the Gatiss-penned docudrama, An Adventure in Space and Time.

For The Runaway Bride review, we discuss how this works to introduce Donna. How does this relate to the rest of Donna’s time on the show? What did we think of the plot, and does it hold up for us watching it now?

For our review of An Adventure in Space and Time, we discuss how this docudrama tells the story of the show’s beginning. How do we think the main characters are treated, what do we think of all of the references, and does that last cameo work for us?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:57 The Runaway Bride review
22:08 An Adventure in Space and Time review

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am EST

In this episode, we review the story The Five Doctors, and have a discussion about our third anniversary.

For The Five Doctors review, we look at this anniversary story. Does the plot work, or does that not even matter? How does Rassilon and the Time Lords compare to what we know of them from other stories? Do we think this is a good starting point for Classic Who?

For our much delayed third anniversary discussion, we talk about the origins of the podcast, and what effect it has had on our lives. How do handle what to edit, what to keep in, and what happens when we don’t agree? And how much content is there for a queer podcast to talk about?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:48 The Five Doctors review
36:07 Third Anniversary discussion


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Category:general -- posted at: 7:28pm EST

In this episode, we review the First Doctor story The Tenth Planet, and have an overview discussion on Series 10.

For our Tenth Planet review, what did we think of this first appearance of the Cybermen and how did they compare to the Cybermen we see in New Who? What did we think of the roles the Doctor and companions played in the story, and how the First Doctor’s story ends?

For our Series 10 overview, we discuss Bill’s time on board the Tardis. Overall, did we like this series? After a series with Bill, what did we think of her character and her storyline? Are we looking forward to Christmas?

Note: We recorded this episode roughly a week after the series ended, before the trailer came out. Some of our discussion and speculation may now sound quite dated, depending on how much you’ve been paying attention to the news about Christmas.

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:53 The Tenth Planet review
36:53 Series 10 overview

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

In this episode, we review the twelfth episode of Series 10, The Doctor Falls.

What did we think of this finale? Did we like the interactions between Missy and the Master? What did we think of Bill’s story, and how it was resolved? Are we looking forward to Christmas?

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:21pm EST

In this episode, we review the eleventh episode of series 10, World Enough and Time.

What did we think of this first half of the finale? Did we like how the story played with time? Were we surprised by the reveal at the end and the cliffhanger? What do we think of the old style Cybermen?

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm EST

In this episode, we review the tenth episode of series 10, The Eaters of Light.

In our review, we look at Rona Munro’s return to Doctor Who. What did we think of the idea of monsters that eat light? Did the solution and playing with time make sense? Did we like how the queer characters’ identities were handled?

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:26pm EST

In this episode, we review the ninth episode of series 10, Empress of Mars, and the Second Doctor story, The Seeds of Death.

In our Empress of Mars review, we discuss what we thought of the latest return of the Ice Warriors. Did we like the idea of Victorians on Mars? What prompted this week’s discussion about inaccurate science? What do we think will happen, now that Missy is out of the vault?

For The Seeds of Death, we look at this early Ice Warrior story. What did we think of the global teleport system and the idea that rockets are outdated? How did these Ice Warriors compare to the ones we’ve seen in the new series?

Timestamps:
00:00 Intro
00:57 Empress of Mars review
34:47 The Seeds of Death review

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm EST

In this episode, we review the eighth episode of series 10, The Lie of the Land.

In our review, we what we thought of this episode, and how it concluded the story. What did we think of this vision of the Monk’s world? Were we ok with how the Doctor and Nardole treated Bill? Did we feel like the 3-part story held together as a whole?


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Category:general -- posted at: 3:26pm EST

In this episode, we review the seventh episode of series 10, The Pyramid at the End of the World.

In our review, we discuss what we think of this developing arc. What did we think of the lab that was going to end the world? Did we like the aliens, and the way consent was handled? How do we feel about the Doctor’s character development this season?


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Category:general -- posted at: 2:50pm EST

In this episode, we review the series 10 episode 6, Extremis.

In our review, we discuss how this story impacts the rest of the season. What matters and what doesn’t, when most of it didn’t really happen? How did we feel about how the Doctor’s blindness was handled in the story? Were we surprised by Missy’s appearance?

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

In this episode, we review the fifth episode of Series 10, Oxygen.

In our review, we talk about the messages in the story. How did we think racism, disability and capitalism were examined in the story? How well do we think the tension in the story held together, and what do we think of the consequences the Doctor now has to deal with going forward?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:50 Toronto ComiCon Doctor Who panel
06:45 Oxygen review

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

In this episode, we review the fourth episode of Series 10, Knock Knock.

In our review, we talk about Doctor Who’s latest version of a haunted house story. Did we find the story scary? Do we like Bill’s new housemates? And what did we suspect the landlord actually was?

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:35pm EST

In this episode, we review Thin Ice, the third episode of Series 10.

We take a look at this Regency story. What did we think of how the Doctor and Bill’s relationship is developing? Did we like how the story discussed history? Are we convinced by the giant fish?

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:42pm EST

In this episode, we review the first two episodes of Series 10.

In our review of The Pilot we talk about how this series started. What do we think of Bill? Do we like the Doctor settling down in a university?

For our Smile review, we take a look at Bill’s first experience on an alien world. What did we think of the use of emojis and the Doctor’s reaction to them? What parts of the story did we like, and what parts didn’t quite work?

Timestamps:
00:00 Intro + reintroducions
02:31 The Pilot review
44:06 Smile review

Links:
Vardy robots article
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Category:general -- posted at: 2:31am EST

In this episode, we review the 3rd Doctor story The Green Death, and review the 8th Doctor’s first Big Finish audio, Storm Warning.

In our review of The Green Death we talk about this early 70s take on industry and environmentalism. How did we feel about Jo Grant’s departure? How did this evil AI compare to others? And just how many safety violations does it take to make Mikayla’s head explode?

For our Storm Warning review, we talk about the Doctor’s first audio adventure with his new companion, Charlie. How well do we think they get along, what about this alien society seems implausible, and overall, how does this first story of the 8th Doctor's long run hold up?

Timestamps:
00:00 Intro
00:55 The Green Death review
36:47 Storm Warning review

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:55pm EST

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we talk about the big news revealed on Friday about the new companion, Bill Potts.


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Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm EST

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the 7th Doctor story Survival.

What do we think of the setting and how Ace interacted with her community? How do we interpret the relationship between Ace and Karra, and did the writer’s intent carry through? What do we think of the cat people’s society, and the lore that surrounds the planet?


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Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

Ep 063: Coming Out of your Tardis

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the 4th Doctor story Keeper of Traken, and have a discussion on coming out.

For our review, we talk about the 4th Doctor story Keeper of Traken. What do we think of Nyssa’s introduction, does anyone see the twists coming before the companions, and how did knowing too much make one of us more confused?

In our discussion, we talk about how “coming out” is not a single event. With a focus on sexual and romantic orientations, we talk about the many ways to come out, how the circumstances and reasons that effect the conversation at hand, and how some of these ideas have been parralled through sci-fi.


Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
01:20 Keeper of Traken Review
27:01 Coming Out dicussion

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Category:doctor who -- posted at: 5:52am EST

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the new Christmas Special The Return of Doctor Mysterio.

In this review, we discuss this attempt at a superhero story. Did we like the blending of the superhero tropes with Doctor Who? What did we think of the relationship between Lucy and Grant/The Ghost? Were we happy to see Nardole return?

Links:
Whovian Femenist review: http://whovianfeminism.tumblr.com/post/155171796472/whovian-feminism-reviews-the-return-of-doctor
Sexy Lamp Test: https://fanlore.org/wiki/Sexy_Lamp_Test

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:28pm EST

Ep 061: The Caretaker, The Widow and The Big Present

In this Christmas episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Eleventh Doctor Christmas Special The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe.

In this review, we discuss what we thought of Doctor Who’s attempt to do a Narnia-style story. Did we think the adaption was successful? Could we accept the terrible science? What did we think of the Doctor’s attempt to create a perfect Christmas adventure?

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:37am EST

Ep 060: Trial of the Schoolyard

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Sixth Doctor story The Ultimate Foe and discuss the first two episodes of Class.

In our review of The Ultimate Foe, we talk about of the end of The Trial of a Timelord. What surprise did Mikayla and Jessica experience unspoiled? Did we think the story was a good conclusion for the Trial and the Sixth Doctor?

For Class, we discuss our first impressions of the series and the characters, based on the first two episodes. Did we like this first taste of a new Doctor Who spinoff? Did we think that it fit it’s intended YA audience? Who will be continuing to watch as the series progresses?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:53 The Ultimate Foe review
35:35 Class episode 1 & 2 review

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EST

Ep 059: Bad Reality

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Ninth Doctor stories Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways.

In our review of Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways, we talk about the end of Nine’s story. What did Jessica and Mikayla think of their first experience with regeneration? What did we think of the portrayal of Jack’s character? Did we like all the reality shows, or find the whole thing too dated?


Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:51 Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways review

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am EST

Ep 058: Enemies of Future Past

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the First Doctor story The Dalek Invasion of Earth, and discuss Jessica and Mikayla’s opinions about Classic Who enemies that have returned to New Who.

In our review of The Dalek Invasion of Earth, we discuss Susan’s departure. What did we think of the return of the daleks? Who watched this at high speed to get through it all? What did we think of the stereotypical twisted ankle?

In our discussion, Jessica and Mikayla talk about their opinions of enemies of the Doctor from Classic Who which have returned in New Who. What do they think of the old enemies that have returned so far? Are there any they’d like to see show up in New Who someday? How much have they picked up from fandom, and how much are they approaching this unspoiled?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:54 The Dalek Invasion of Earth review
47:32 Classic Series Enemies discussion

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am EST

Ep 057: The Quiz of Fear

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Fourth Doctor story The Hand of Fear, and have a special 2nd anniversary quiz.

In our review of The Hand of Fear, we discuss Sarah Jane’s leaving story. What did we think of the relationship between the Doctor and Sarah Jane? Did we like Eldrad as the villain of this story?

The Web of Queer is 2 years old (and a bit, schedules are difficult)! To celebrate this Jessica has created a quiz. What does she have in store for us? Nobody knows.

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
01:47 The Hand of Fear review
35:04 Quiz!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm EST

Ep 056: A Song of Ice and Claras

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Eleventh Doctor story Cold War, and discuss Clara’s character arc.

In our Cold War review, we discuss how this is an underrepresented part of history in Doctor Who. What did we think of the return of Ice Warriors? How did the Professor’s relationship with Clara compared to the Doctor? How did other roles we’ve seen the actors in influence rewatching the story?

Our Clara discussion takes a look at the character from her start as the Impossible Girl all the way to running off with her own Tardis at the end. Did we think that Clara’s character stayed consistent throughout her time with the Doctor? Did we like the direction her arc(s) took, and the decision to have her on the Tardis part time, while still trying to maintain her day-to-day life?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:49 Cold War review
34:21 Clara Oswald overview

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm EST

Ep 055: Cabbages and Queens

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Sixth Doctor story Terror of the Vervoids, and the Tenth Doctor and Donna Big Finish story, Death and the Queen.

In our Terror of the Vervoids review, we discuss Mel’s introduction, and how quickly it seems to dismiss Peri. Do we think this story helps or hurts the Doctor’s defence? How well realized is the villain in the story, and how believable are the secondary characters?

In our review of Death and the Queen, we talk about Ten and Donna’s return with Big Finish, and how their characters are written after their departure from TV. How much fan service was in this story, and did it serve its purpose? Who moves the story along, and who didn’t need to be there at all?


Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
01:14 Terror of the Vervoids review
39:00 Death and the Queen review

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Nine Worlds Geekfest
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Category:general -- posted at: 3:35pm EST

Ep 054: Thoughts and Feelings

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Torchwood episode Greeks Bearing Gifts, and discuss experiences outside of one’s own orientations.

(Content warning: The review and discussion include mature themes and isn’t appropriate for younger listeners. If Torchwood isn’t suitable for you, then you should probably skip this week’s podcast.)
In our review of Greeks Bearing Gifts, we talk about Tosh and Mary’s relationship, and how unhealthy it is. Given the original plan for Mary to be a male character, how might the relationship have been perceived differently? We also discuss how Jack's description of a previous friendship is transphobic.

(Content warning: This includes some mention of sexual abuse. To avoid this at 1 hour 14 minutes skip forwards 60 seconds.)
In our discussion, we talk about experiences outside of one’s personal orientations. How these experiences might be perceived, and why they don’t change who a person is. How might a short term or long term relationship include such experiences, and why people may be afraid to discuss them? 

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro and content warning
01:21 Greeks Bearing Gifts review
51:35 Experiences Outside Your Own Sexuality discussion


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Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm EST

Ep 053: A Tale In Two Parts

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the 4th Doctor story The Invasion of Time, and discuss romantic orientations and the split attraction model.

For our review of The Invasion of Time, what did we think of the Time Lords, and how they were portrayed? What did we think of how Leela’s story was handled? Did we like the exploration of the inside of the Tardis?

In our discussion, we talk about the split attraction model, and why separating sexual and romantic attraction is important. We discuss how this applies to asexual and aromantic people, as well as its broader applications for all identities. We also discuss the differences between behaviour and orientation.

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:46 The Invasion Of Time review
34:34 Romantic Orientations discussion


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Category:general -- posted at: 7:53pm EST

Ep 052: Double Maths

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the 2nd Doctor story The Enemy of the World, and the Big Finish 1st Doctor story The Cold Equations.

For our review of The Enemy of the World, we discuss the ambiguous politics the Doctor has found himself in, and how he handles an uncertain situation. How does the packed story unfold, how do the characters interact with each other, and how does the story differ, now that all the episodes have been found?

For our review of The Cold Equations, we discuss how they handled this story with only two voices. Did we like the hard science fiction setup of the story? Why were there so few women? How did we think the reveal of Oliver’s secret was handled?


Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:51 Enemy Of The World review
32:55 The Cold Equations review


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Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm EST

Ep 051: Death in the Rainbow

 

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the 10th Doctor story The Unicorn and the Wasp, and have a discussion about the trope of killing gay, lesbian, and bisexual characters.

For our review of The Unicorn and the Wasp, what did we think of the inclusion of Agatha Christie and the aspects of her novels? Did we think the tone of the story fit with the events taking place? What did we think of how the story handled the inclusion of the gay couple?

In our discussion, we talk about the killing of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, and why the impact is different from straight ones. How often does this happen in modern TV, what might it roots be, and how writers can work to correct the trope in their own shows?

 

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:55 The Unicorn and the Wasp review
27:55 Killing the gay character discussion

 

Links:
Salon article mentioned:
http://www.salon.com/2016/03/30/stop_killing_tvs_lesbians_this_depressing_trope_limits_storytelling_about_queer_women/
Additional article about the Bury Your Gays trope:
https://www.inverse.com/article/16479-high-death-tolls-on-television-hint-at-larger-problems-in-narrative-storytelling?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=on_site&utm_campaign=desktop
Motion Picture Production (Hays) Code:
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

LT 005: Doctor Who and the Pirates

In this episode of The Web of Queer, Mikayla and Stephen resurrect our Loose Thread episodes to review the Big Finish audio Doctor Who and the Pirates. What did we think of this pirate adventure, and the way the story was told?


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Ep 050: Lost And Found In Space

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Fourth Doctor story State of Decay and the Big Finish Sixth Doctor story 1963: Space Race.

For our State of Decay review, our new fans have finally met all of the companions, so how was this as an introduction to Adric and Romana II? How did we think the folk tales of vampires differ between our space and E Space?

In our review of 1963: Space Race, we look at one of the stories Big Finish released for Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary. What did we think of this spy story? How well was the science of spaceflight (and black holes) handled? What did we think of the portrayal of the lesbian relationship in this story?

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Our friends at OiS: http://oispaceman.libsyn.com/
Jessica’s most recent guest spot: Series 9 Recap
Mikayla’s first guest spot: Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang
Ian’s podcast, Down Below: http://downbelowpodcast.com/

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
01:31 State Of Decay review
26:32 1963: Space Race review


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Category:general -- posted at: 8:09pm EST

Ep 049: Jessica the Great Architect

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the 7th Doctor story Paradise Towers, and then discuss where we would go in the Tardis given the chance.

For our Paradise Towers review, we discuss the society that exists within the towers. What do we think of the different groups of inhabitants? What were Jessica and Mikayla's first impressions of Mel? Did we like the Caretakers and their rulebook?

Afterwards, we discuss where we would go if we had a trip in the Tardis. Who wants to visit aliens? Would we rescue missing episodes? Who would become an evil Space Dictator?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:49 Paradise Towers review
24:24 Where we'd go in the TARDIS


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Category:general -- posted at: 5:59am EST

Ep 048: You Keep Using That Word

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the 5th Doctor story Enlightenment, and then have a discussion on how asexuality is defined in the media and how that conflicts with real life experiences.

For our Enlightenment review, we discuss costumes, continuity, and the Creepy Dude. How did Tegan handle herself under such odd scrutiny, what was Turlough really up to, and how does the Doctor stack up, being an Ephemeral himself?

In our asexuality discussion, we break down the difference between media’s version of asexuality, and the real life use of the word to describe people on the ace spectrum. What results from using perceived asexuality to “other” a character in fiction? And how have other characters in Doctor Who contributed to the perception of the Doctors sexual and romantic orientations?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:52 Enlightenment review
32:57 Asexuality and Humanity

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:40pm EST

Ep 047: Another Song Ends

In this episode of the Web of Queer, we review the Christmas special The Husbands of River Song, and discuss an overview of Series 9.

For our review of The Husbands of River Song, we discuss the Doctor's reunion with River. What do we think of this picture of what River is like without the Doctor around? What did we think of River's many husbands (and wives)? Did we like this Christmas romp?

In our Series 9 overview, we look back at the series as a whole, now that it is complete. Did we like this structure of two-parters? What did we think of the tone of the series? Are we happy with the series arc, now that we've seen it concluded?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:48 The Husbands of River Song review
35:54 Series 9 overview


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Ep 046: Hell of a Companion

In this episode of the Web of Queer, we review the series 9 finale Hell Bent, and draft some fictional characters to fill the vacancy in the Tardis.

In our Hell Bent review, we talk about The Doctor's return to Gallifrey. What do characters like The General mean for the show, and who is voting for a Clara/Me spinoff?

In our fictional character discussion, we decide who we would pick to fill the excellent shoes left by Clara’s departure. What universe are they from, how would they react to the adventure, and how would they get along with the 12th Doctor?

 

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:53 Hell Bent review
36:54 Companion From Other Fiction discussion


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Ep 045: The Fridge of Christmas Past

In this Christmas episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Eleventh Doctor Christmas special, A Christmas Carol. What did we think of the setting and atmosphere of the story? Did we like how the time travel elements were used? How does this story treat its characters, and does it live up to its statement that everyone is important?

 

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Ep 044: (Only) Doctor Who Is Required


In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the penultimate episode of series 9, Heaven Sent, and the First Doctor story The War Machines.

For our review of Heaven Sent, we discuss this unusual episode. Did we like Capaldi's solo performance, and how the story was constructed? What do we think is next after that reveal at the end?

In The War Machines we encounter Dalek-like machines and 60s computing. How did the War Machines compare to the Daleks? Did the questions and concepts around artificial intelligence hold up to present day? What did we think of our first glimpse of Dodo, Ben, and Polly?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:56 Heaven Sent review
35:15 The War Machines review


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Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm EST

Ep 043: Face The Erasure

On this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the tenth episode of series 9, Face the Raven, and have a discussion about bi erasure.

In our review of Face the Raven, we discuss the apparent end of Clara's story. What did we think of how her death was handled? Were we surprised to see Me again? Did we like of the concept and execution of the trap street?

For our bi erasure discussion, we talk about the passive bias that has removed bisexual/pansexual people from the queer narrative, and what might be causing it. How does Clara’s story fit the bi erasure tropes we have seen? What harm can come from erasing a whole section of queerdom, and what can be done to fix it?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:53 Face the Raven review
41:28 Bi-Erasure discussion

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Kinsey Scale explanation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinsey_scale
Jenna Coleman at Edmonton Expo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv1lOmrePqc
Ashley Mardell "You're Not Gay Enough" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO_Dk_Z2zRM

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Ep 042: No More Mind

On this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the 9th episode of series 9, Sleep No More, and the Sixth Doctor classic story, Mindwarp.

For our Sleep No More review, we discussed the diverse cast of characters on the show, including 474, the character played by Bethany Black. What did we think of her role, and how the other characters in the story treated her? Did we like the idea of the Morpheus pods and how did we think the narrative held up as a whole?

For our Classic review, we continue the Trial of a Timelord series with Mindwarp. Court scenes, a Brian Blessed debut, and corporate slug overlords fill out the story, but how full was it? Did we believe the Doctor was really affected by the machine? And what do we think of Peri’s storyline?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:47 Sleep No More review
32:31 Mindwarp review

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Ep 041: Truth or Conformity

On this week's episode of The Web of Queer, we review The Zygon Inversion. Did we think that it managed to cope with the difficult topics that were in this episode? What did we think of the Doctor's interactions with Osgood? Were we satisfied with the resolution of the Zygon rebellion?

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:23pm EST

Ep 040: Hybridized Allegories and Schrodinger's Osgood

On this week's episode of The Web of Queer, we review the seventh story in this series, The Zygon Invasion. Doctor Who doesn’t shy away from the political, but how well did we think they managed to tackle something so current? What do we think of UNIT’s reactions throughout the story, what did we think of Osgood's choices about her identity, and where do we think the story might be going?



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On this week's episode of The Web of Queer, we review the 6th story in the new series, The Woman Who Lived, and the Third Doctor story The Daemons.

For The Woman Who Lived, we discuss the change in Me’s character, and how she got to where she is now. What similarities and differences do we see between her and the Doctor, and how would a young-appearing woman have to navigate within these time periods?

In our The Daemons review, we discuss the Third Doctor's way of interacting with those around him. Does his arrogance get in the way? How does the UNIT team work in this story, even with the Brig’s helicopter in danger? And how does the inclusion of things like witchcraft and Morris Dancing feel in the story?


Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:56 The Woman Who Lived review
31:54 The Daemons review

Makeisha in Time: http://podcastle.org/2015/01/06/podcastle-345-makeisha-in-time/

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Ep 038: Defending the Village People

In this episode of The Web of Queer we review the 5th story in the current series, The Girl Who Died, and discuss how other characters in Doctor Who react to queer characters.

In our review of The Girl Who Died, we talk about the evolving relationship between the Doctor and Clara. Should the Doctor really think he has a duty of care? Which parts of the story stretch science, and which parts made us squee?

In our discussion, we talk about the reactions we see on screen to various queer characters. Which is a bigger shock, that Vastra is married to Jenny, or that she’s a lizard? Are people really paying attention to who Captain Jack is flirting with? How many people know about Missy's gender history? And can people's reactions to a character tell us more than that character's own behaviour does?

Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
00:54 The Girl Who Died review
27:30 Character Reactions discussion


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Ep 037: Books and Bootstraps

On this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the fourth story of series nine, Before the Flood, and the Second Doctor story The Mind Robber.

In our Before the Flood review, we discuss the change in pace of the second part of this story. How many of us googled the Bootstrap Paradox? What did we think of the opening, the Fisher King, and the romance storylines?

In our The Mind Robber review, we dive into a bit of history about this unusual and sometimes meta story of fiction in fiction. Jessica and Mikayla share their first impressions of Zoe, Stephen reveals the impact of seeing it as it was first broadcast, and we all ponder which Jack really came first.

Timestamps:
00:00 Intro
01:55 Before The Flood review
30:41 The Mind Robber review

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Ep 036: Under The Weather

On this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the third episode of series nine, Under the Lake, and then briefly discuss Class, the new TV spinoff.

In our Under the Lake review, we talk about how well the atmosphere was set for the episode. What did we think of the characters, were we frightened by the ghosts, and what could possibly happen after that cliffhanger?

For our Class discussion, we take a quick a look at the writer, what we hope for the series, and if we think the new guy on the Who block might be good for the franchise.

Timestamps:
00:00 Intro
01:05 Under The Lake review
28:03 Class discussion

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm EST

Ep 035: The Storyline's Familiar

On this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the second episode of Series 9, The Witch's Familiar, and the Classic Fourth Doctor story, Genesis of the Daleks!

In our review of The Witch's Familiar, we discuss our continued love of the Missy and Clara combo. Were any of us pulled into believing in the softer side of Davros, or did we see the turn coming? And now that the sonic screwdriver is apparently gone, what do we think of its replacement?

In our Genesis of the Daleks review, our newer viewers finally meet Harry, but what did they think of him? They also met the Giant Clam, and have opinions about that too. We talk about Sarah Jane taking charge, how Davros has everyone fooled, and about the other genocides that the Doctor has been involved in. How might this story have an effect on his decisions in those?

Timestamps:
00:00 Intro
00:43 The Witch's Familiar review
30:27 Genesis of the Daleks review

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Ep 034: Punky and the Brain

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the new ninth series episode The Magician’s Apprentice, and follow with a review of the classic The Brain of Morbius.

In our The Magician's Apprentice review, we discuss how awesome Missy is. A few dropped mentions grabbed out attention too. The doctor as a little girl? Did Clara have a snog with Jane Austin? And Missy gives Clara a talking to about heteronormativity. Or does she?


In our The Brain of Morbius review, we share our opinions on classic horror style Who, discuss Sarah Jane’s initiative, how the Sisterhood factored into the New Who we had seen (before The Magician’s Apprentice) and discuss the possibilities born from the mind battle. Plus Ian gets his theory brain into gear, and connects a bunch of dots.

Timestamps:
00:00 Intro
00:54 The Magician's Apprentice review
46:00 The Brains of Morbius review

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Ep 033: Newphoria

On this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Tenth Doctor story New Earth, and discuss the portrayal of gender dysphoria in science fiction/fantasy.

 

In our New Earth review we see the return of Cassandra and the Face of Boe. How did we think this story handled the topics it tried to cover? What did we think of the "science" we saw? Why does Mikayla have a particular grudge against this story?

 

For our gender dysphoria discussion we talk about what gender dysphoria is and why it should be a familiar concept to fans of science fiction. But how often is it overlooked, and why? Are aliens being used as a metaphor instead? And what are the possibilities if gender dysphoria is explored rather than ignored?

 

 

Timestamps:

00:00 Intro

00:48 New Earth review

26:35 Gender Dysphoria discussion

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm EST

Ep 032: All About That Ace

In this episode of The Web of Queer we review the Seventh Doctor story Battlefield, and discuss the differences between asexual representation compared to characters without a defined sexuality.

 

In our Battlefield discussion, after pouring over the nostalgia-fest, we discuss how the King Arthur legend was written into the story. Does the Doctor make a convincing Merlin? What do we thing of the Ace/Cho pairing? And how well does the Brig jump back into his old role, after such a long time away?

 

In the second part, we discuss the differences between characters without a sexuality shown on screen compared to characters that are asexual. How does representation in media impact the ways we talk about asexuality? Why can't we just decide every undefined character is asexual? Where are all the ace characters?

 

Timestamps:

00:00 Intro

01:37 Battlefield review

33:11 Asexuality vs Unshown Sexuality discussion

 

 

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In our last Pieces of Eight episode of the year we review the Big Finish story Human Resources Part 2. We discussed the resolution of the cliffhanger and how we thought the arc of the story progressed throughout the series. What did we think of the Time Lords' role in the story? Are we eager to continue with Eighth Doctor audios?

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm EST

Ep 031: Eyebrows From Space

In this episode of The Web of Queer we review the Third Doctor story Spearhead From Space.

 

How much influence has this regeneration story had on future ones? What do we think of the Liz Shaw and Brigadier team? And what creeped us out more than the alien invaders?

 

 

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Ep 030: Kiss Kiss Bi Pan

In this episode of The Web of Queer we review the Torchwood story Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and discuss the trope of the greedy bisexual.

 

In Kiss Kiss Bang Bang we talk about the group dynamics between the team, both professional and personal. What relationships are progressing, which ones are stopping, and why? What was the Time Agency really like and how does John Hart’s arrival stir the pot?

 

In our discussion we tackle the media’s portrayal of fictional bisexuals and pansexuals, and what impact that has for people in the real world. What do Jack, John and Ianto’s stories tell an audience? What stereotypes might they be reinforcing? And how do stereotypes affect bisexual and pansexual people's lives?

 

Time Stamps:

00:00 Intro

00:56 Torchwood: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang review

30:07 Pansexuality and Bisexuality discussion

 

 

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In this Pieces of Eight episode, we review the Big Finish story Human Resources Part One. We discuss how the Doctor adjusts to an office setting, what the Time Lords might be up to with Lucie and how we reacted to the cliffhanger.

 

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Ep 029: Think Of The Children

In this episode of The Web of Queer we review the Sarah Jane Adventures episode Death of the Doctor and discuss whether some topics are suitable for children to see on TV.

 

In Death of the Doctor we compare continuity between the spinoff and the main show, revel in nostalgic references, assess thematic vulture aliens, and once again mock U.N.I.T.'s inability to be a covert operation.

 

In our Think of the Children discussion we talk about some complex situations that the world of Doctor Who can bring up, how children might react to them, and how they can help families have conversations about difficult subjects. 

 

Timestamps:

00:00 Intro

00:53 Sarah Jane Adventures: Death Of The Doctor review

33:40 Think Of The Children discussion

 

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In this week’s Loose Thread, we jump across the Atlantic to review “Running for Honor”, an episode of the American time travel show, Quantum Leap.  We discussed the show's premise, and how it was used to explore homophobia in the military during the 1960s, as well as contemporary 1990s attitudes.

 

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In this episode of The Web of Queer we review the Eleventh Doctor story Closing Time, and then have a discussion on the status of queer rights in the 60s and whether that influenced the show.

 

For Closing Time, we talk about The Doctor and Craig’s relationship, both how they perceive it and the assumptions that are made by those around them. How does the writing subvert tropes that we are used to seeing? And how many times can someone change their mind about a story?

 

In our discussion, we examine attitudes and laws regarding queer people at the time the show was just beginning. What kind of influences would have been around the people creating it? What queer BBC characters were around at that time, and what did it feel like to grow up in that era?

  

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00:00 Intro

00:49 Closing Time review

31:11 1960s Queerness discussion

 

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In this Loose Thread episode we review the Eighth Doctor Adventure novel, “The Turing Test.” With three separate narrators, how do we think the story keeps itself on track? We discuss how the changing perspectives impact how the reader might perceive the different characters and how successful we think the portrayal of Turing is.

 

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In this Pieces of Eight episode we review the Big Finish story No More Lies. We discuss the non-linear storytelling, musical choices, and look forward to finding out where the arc is taking us.

 

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Ep 027: Queens, Courts and Classic Contemplations

On this episode of The Web of Queer, we start The Trial of a Timelord with The Mysterious Planet and Jessica and Mikayla give their overall impressions on what they’ve seen of Classic Who so far.

 

In The Mysterious Planet, we talk about marriages, model shots, and population control. How well did the Valeyard present his arguments to the court, how well do The Doctor and Peri get along, and just how awesome were the women in power in this story?

 

For our discussion, Josh asks Mikayla and Jessica for their overall impressions of the Classic Who they’ve seen so far. What do they think of the classic Doctors, how have the companions held up to fan wisdom, and is there a divide between the Classic series and the current one?

 

Time Stamps:

00:00 Intro

00:51 The Mysterious Planet review

40:40 Classic Who thoughts so far

 

 

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Direct download: The_Web_Of_Queer_027_-_Queens_Courts_and_Classic_Contemplations.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm EST

EP 026: Lust of the Timelords

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Tenth Doctor stories The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords, and continue on with a discussion on the Doctor and Master/Mistress relationship throughout the years.

 

First we look back at the dystopian two part finale and try to figure out just what the Master was thinking. Or indeed, what was RTD thinking when he came up with the Dobby Doctor? We also discuss our opinions on the Doctor, Martha, and Jack trio.

 

For our discussion, we start with a primer on how to address Missy/Master, then jump into talk about the evolving dynamics of his/her relationship with the Doctor. Do we think their relationship has changed over the years? And how do we think fans, including those that run the show now, might influence that? 

 

Show notes:

Gender Neutral Pronouns

https://genderneutralpronoun.wordpress.com/

 

Time Stamps:

00:00 Intro

00:58 The Sound of Drums/Last of The Time Lords review

32:43 The Doctor and The Master/Missy discussion

 

 

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In this episode of The Web of Queer, we have 2 reviews for you! We start with the Fourth Doctor story “The Robots of Death”, and then review the Big Finish Companion Chronicle “The Perpetual Bond”.

 

First, The Robots of Death. We find Leela and the Fourth Doctor on their first outing as a pair. What are our first time viewers impressions of Leela? With such a large cast how well are they written? And who’s story can we really trust anyway?

 

And for The Perpetual Bond, we discuss this Steven-lead story into the 60’s and an interstellar slave trade market. How well does the story capture Steven's character? And what do we think of the mysterious new companion?

 

Time Stamps:

00:00 Intro

00:52 The Robots Of Death review

17:55 The Perpetual Bond review

 

Father Ted 'Small or Far Away' clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFTgkibl7DU

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:45pm EST

PoE 003: Phobos

In this Pieces of Eight episode, we review the Eighth Doctor audio, Phobos. We talk secret gay crushes, overt racism, and mix in some tourist trap talk for good measure.

 

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Ep 024: Are You My Captain?

On this episode of The Web of Queer, it’s all about our favourite Captain, Jack Harkness! We review his first appearance in the Series One two-parter The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances, and talk about the Captain's character in our discussion after.

 

In our review of this Ninth Doctor two-parter, we talk closets, continuity, and all that dancing. How well does this wartime horror hit on the themes of the times, and with Captain Jack being such a skillful con-artist, where does the conman end, and authentic flirting begin?

 

We finally discuss Captain Jack Harkness! Our queer action hero gets a whole segment to himself, and we dive deep. Why do his roles of companion verses leader cause such a shift in how he interacts with others, and how effectively do we feel that has been portrayed? And why does everyone always seem to flirt back?

 

Time Stamps:

00:00 Intro

00:53 The Empty Child & The Doctor Dances review

28:44 Captain Jack discussion

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:12pm EST

In this weeks The Web of Queer, it’s another Loose Thread! Stephen and Jessica review the Big Finish story Medicinal Purposes, staring the 6th Doctor, Evelyn Smythe, and daft Jamie, played by a little known actor by the name of David Tennant.

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the First Doctor story The Time Meddler, and have a discussion about intersex people.

 

For the first part, The Time Meddler! What does viewing this tell us about how stories were told 50 years ago? Mikayla finds a new way to cope with the pacing of First Doctor stories, Josh and Jessica debate something possibly overlooked, and Ian ponders the roles the Doctor takes on with his new group of companions.

 

For our second part, we talk about the “I” in LGBTQIA. Intersex people are often overlooked and misunderstood, and they are vastly more common than many believe. As always, we love to hear back from you, but we especially would like feedback from any intersex listeners on this discussion or how you would like to hear us discuss this topic in the future.

 

Time Stamps:

00:00 Intro

00:50 The Time Meddler review

30:47 Intersex people

 

 

Some Intersex/DSD links:

 

The UK Intersex Association

http://www.ukia.co.uk/

 

Intersex Society of North America

http://www.isna.org/

 

Organization Intersex International

http://oiiinternational.com/

 

9 Ways Intersex Youth Want You To Support Them

http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/03/9-ways-intersex-youth-want-to-be-supported/

 

Guides to Intersex for Allies, and ways to be a good ally

https://oii.org.au/21336/intersex-for-allies/ (Australia based)

http://oii-usa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Brief-Guidelines-for-Intersex-Allies.pdf (US based, pdf)

 

AIS-DSD Support Group (NA based)

http://aisdsd.org/

 

AIS Support Group (UK, with other language info)

http://www.aissg.org/INDEX.HTM 

 

XXYTalk International Support Forum

http://www.xxytalk.com/fusionbb/portal/index.php

 

Inter/Act 

http://interactyouth.org/

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:08pm EST

PoE 002: Immortal Beloved

In this Pieces of Eight episode, we review the Eighth Doctor audio, Immortal Beloved. We talk clone dynamics, the possibilities of society collapsing, and Ian invents a new word!

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:28pm EST

On this Loose Threads episode of The Web of Queer, we bring some happy things along, and review another Big Finish audio!

 

In the first part, Josh, Jessica, and Mikayla talk about fan videos the internet gifted them. A fan mash-up of The Doctor and The Master's relationship and a comedy sketch that made us smile wide.

 

In part two, Stephen and Ian get together and review The Sirens of Time. How does the very first licensed Who audio Big Finish produced hold up?

 

Time Stamps:

00:00 Intro

01:00 Music fanvid

05:04 Comedy sketch

10:11 Big Finish chat

15:18 The Sirens of Time review

 

Taylor Swift/Doctor Who fan video: http://such-heights.tumblr.com/post/103891854774/blank-space-by-purplefringe-and-such-heights

Lenny Henry as the Doctor comedy sketch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9zmbGhpD4E

Big Finish, The Sirens of Time: http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-sirens-of-time-619

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:02pm EST

Ep 022: Birthday Party in Cromer

On this episode of The Web of Queer it’s the 10th anniversary of modern Doctor Who, and we celebrate by watching the 10th anniversary special! Since they didn't make a new one, it’s the classic story The Three Doctors, paired with our thoughts about what 10 years of New Who has given us personally and given to queer fandom in general.

 

In our The Three Doctors review, we give the Brig another go, discuss the three Doctors' dynamic, and think Omega needs an interior decorator. What does this next step in Timelord society tell us? And do specials really need a plot?

 

We then take a moment and reflect on what we have taken from the last ten years of Who and on what it has given to both general Who fandom and to the queer community. Friendship, representation on and off screen, and a mix bag of squishiness all reside within. What more could you as for?

 

Time Stamps:

00:00 Intro

01:06 The Three Doctors review

33:25 What new Who has given us

 

 

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Bonus clips:

Christopher Eccleston interview on BBC Breakfast (2005)

The Ballad Of Russel & Julie performed by John Barrowman, David Tennant and Catherine Tate

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:35pm EST

 In this mini episode of The Web of Queer, it’s our first Pieces of Eight review! We reviewed the first story of the Eighth Doctors Adventures back on episode 19, and we continue our look at series one with Episode 3 – Horror of Glam Rock.

Direct download: TWOQ_POE_001_-_Horror_Of_Glam_Rock.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:53pm EST

On this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Fifth Doctor episode Mawdryn Undead, and in celebration of the current Red Nose Day, review The Curse of Fatal Death.

 

For our Mawdryn Undead review, we puzzle over timelines, dive into paradoxes, and make direct connections to the current series. We’ve seen Turlough's last episode, how does his first add to his story?

 

For The Curse of Fatal Death, we look at Stephen Moffat’s first ever televised contribution to Doctor Who, and the only instance of a televised female Doctor. What does this comedy special nail, what misses the mark, and what made us go “what were they thinking?”

 

Time Stamps:

00:00 Intro

01:01 Mawdryn Undead review

36:07 The Curse of Fatal Death review

 

 

Red Nose Day Special: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do-wDPoC6GM

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:23pm EST

Ep 020: Beneath the Surface

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we start with a review of the Eleventh Doctor two-parter The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon and have a broad discussion on heteronormativity.

 

In The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon, we talk about Canton and some of the surprises in this story. We also talk about The Slap, and try to puzzle out River’s motivations during this part of her story arc.

 

For our heteronormativity conversation, we talk about what it is, where it comes from, and how it effects what we expect of the characters we see on screen. What are the problems that arise from these assumptions, and what do we do to change it?

 

Time Stamps:

00:00 Intro and scheduling news

01:41 The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon review

43:50 Heteronormativity

 

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End of podcast clip from Laurel and Hardy's "Beau Hunks" (1931)

(The same film seen in The Impossible Astronaut)

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:33pm EST

Ep 019: Mind the Bloody Daleks

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Third Doctor story The Mind of Evil, and start our Big Finish Eighth Doctor Series One reviews with Blood of the Daleks!

 

In The Mind of Evil, we consider the level of drama this episode attempts to convey. From dramatic phone conversations and character reveals to prat falls and stuntmen, how does the mystery machine fit into the pace of this six-parter?

 

For Blood of the Daleks, we dive into our first Big Finish story with the Eight Doctor and Lucie! Jessica and Mikayla discuss how they've adjusted to Doctor Who in an audio format, and the group dives into a discussion of how the writing and acting conveys those things we can’t see. Who’s looking forward to more?

 

Time Stamps:

0:00:00  Intro 

0:01:26  The Mind of Evil review

0:37:52  The Blood of the Daleks review

1:10:48  Next Time and Outro

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:56pm EST

Ep 018: Rocky Relationships

On this episode of The Web of Queer, we are all about the ladies! We review the Forth Doctor story The Stones of Blood, and then we discuss Jenny and Vastra!

 

In our Stones review, we have almost nothing but love for this story about fake druids and floating dots. How do the trio of ladies centre this story, and how scary are those stones, anyways?

 

The life and times of Jenny and Vastra has been something Who has come back to on many occasions, so how do we think their story holds up? Is their relationship as solid as Strax’s skull, or do we see a different future for these two?

 

Time Stamps:

00:00  Intro and Announcement

02:08  The Stones Of Blood review

35:26  Jenny and Vastra

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:40pm EST

Ep 017: Face Crabs and Goo Snakes

On this episode of The Web of Queer, our Christmas review is finally here! We also see our final classic Doctor, with the Eighth Doctor's TV Movie!

 

In our Last Christmas review, does this gruff, cynical Santa fill our stocking with glee? Does the dream world do Danny any favours? What topics fit the Christmas spirit, and which did we feel should have waited for another time?

 

In the TV Movie, we get a glimpse at a new Doctor and a new Master! How does everything hold up almost 20 years later? Exactly how far should we keep Americans away from making Doctor Who?

 

Time Stamps:

 00:00 Intro

 01:03 Last Christmas review

 32:25 8th Doctor TV Movie review

 

Night of the Doctor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U3jrS-uhuo

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm EST

Ep 016: Hidden Tombs and Visible People

On this Episode of The Web of Queer, we dive back into Classic Who with Tomb of the Cybermen, and then plunge into a discussion of queer representation in the media.

 

In our Tomb review, we open the plastic and see what shambles beneath. There is diversity, but how do the characters hold up? Do the old Cybermen compare favourably to the new, and how about those sets?

 

For our representation discussion, we break down tropes, stereotypes, and even acronyms. What do we see in media today that gets it right, and what completely distorts reality? How does seeing ourselves reflected in media help or hinder us? And what messages does the current status of representation send to non-queer folk?

 

Time Stamps:

00:00  Intro

01:00  Tomb Of The Cybermen review

39:40  Queer representation in media

 

 

The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Female_Eunuch

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:14pm EST

Ep 015: Time, Turkey and Titanic Trauma

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we get in the festive spirit. We deliver Secret Santa gifts to each other, and deliver our review of Time Crash and Voyage of the Damned to you!

 

In our Voyage review, the kitchen staff is mistreated, the set design is held in high regard, and the plot… the plot is left to its own devices. There’s a bit of turkey and a glass of wine for everyone, so dive in!

 

Timestamps:

 

00:00 Intro and Christmas Fun

10:48 Timecrash review

16:45 Voyage of the Damned review

59:55 Outro

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:58pm EST

Ep 014: Bi Bi Series 8

This week on The Web of Queer, it's our Series 8 overview and a discussion on bisexual characters in Doctor Who.

 

Our overview discussion starts with talk of our newest Doctor. Now that the series is complete, how does his arc hold up? Have we changed our initial opinions? We then talk about Clara, Danny, and take a deep dive into the concept of lying itself.

 

Ace! Shakespeare! Ianto! Oswin! Max! We talk about some of the bisexual characters seen on the show, and how effective those portrayals were. What feels authentic, and what puts us off? How does each representation work individually, and what is the narrative they present as a whole?

 

Time Stamps:

0:00:00 Intro

0:00:50 Series 8 Overview

0:36:48 Bisexual characters in Doctor Who

1:18:05 Outro & What's Next

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm EST

Ep 013: Rainclouds and Rainbows

This week on The Web of Queer, it’s the review of the series finale Death in Heaven, and our review of the Classic Sylvester McCoy episode, Remembrance of the Daleks!

 

As the series goes out with a cyberbang, and with so much emotion to wade through, how did we like the closer? What did we dig deep into, and what requires a bit of handwaving?

 

In our Remembrance review, how did our Classic newbies like this Seventh Doctor story? What stands up, and what falls flat? Where does the nostalgia fit in and what connections to the new series did we notice?

 

Time Stamps:

0:00:00 Intro + a conversation about word choice

0:05:48 Death In Heaven review

0:43:24 Rememberance Of The Daleks review

1:18:41 Outro + what's next time

 

Ace Rimmer aeroplane falling scene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXYfnWRp1Q0

 

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End clips:

Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead

Doctor Who: Rememberance of the Daleks

The Quatermass Experiment (1953)

The Quatermass Experiment (2005)

original 1953 BBC continuity announcement

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:27pm EST

On this episode of The Web of Queer, it’s time for Dark Water, and our discussion on asexuality, aromanticism, and how they relate to fandom and the Doctor.

 

For our Dark Water review, the conversation turns quickly to the Big Reveal. Then the next one, then the next! Post-it notes, keys and skeletons, oh my! With so much to digest in this episode, and so much to come, how did we sort through everything?

 

Doctor Who fandom has long labeled the Doctor asexual. Do we feel that this accurately reflects the Doctor? We discuss the impacts of the use and misuse of the terms asexual and aromantic in fandom, and why getting things right matters so much.

 

Time Stamps:

00:00 Intro

01:00 Dark Water review

41:34 Asexuality, Aromanticism and The Doctor

 

Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN): http://www.asexuality.org/home/

Asexuality, Explained in One Simple Comic: http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/10/5-myths-and-misconceptions-about-asexuality/

The Asexual Census: http://asexualcensus.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/preliminary-findings-from-the-2014-aven-community-census/

 

Nine Worlds Geekfest convention: https://nineworlds.co.uk/

Music clip: We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off by Jemaine Stewart

 

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In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review of In the Forest of the Night, and the Tom Baker episode The Deadly Assassin.

 

With no monster to face, the characters become front and center in this story. How were the kids, did Clara fulfill her responsibilities, and what do we make of Danny now? Does this turn into modern day mythology, and do we think modern society would really forget?

 

Our Deadly Assassin review turns to thoughts of how the Time Lords compare to the modern day society that we’ve been given glimpses of. What things do we think the Doctor picked up from his old chaps, and what things does he want to leave behind? And in such a packed four parter, what do we notice is conspicuously missing?

 

Time Stamps:

00:00 Intro

00:52 In the Forest of the Night review

36:50 The Deadly Assassin review

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm EST

On this week’s episode of The Web of Queer, we take a gushing look at the most recent episode, Flatline. What made us giggle, what made us laugh, and what made us wonder what time we were really in? It’s a short one this week, enjoy!

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:41am EST

In this episode of The Web of Queer we review the newest episode, Mummy On The Orient Express, and take a look at the Hartnel classic, The Aztecs.

 

In Mummy, we ogle the setting a bit, then get down to business. Do the ends justify the means? Do we think the Doctor is reasonable in how he interacts with those about to die? What about our main characters' addictions and what do we think of how the Mummy is selecting victims?

 

What things in The Aztecs caught our attention? As Barbara takes center stage, what did we think of her, and the other women’s portrayals in the 1964 story, and did we see any threads to modern day Who? 

 

Time Stamps

00:00 Intro

00:57 Mummy on the Orient Express

35:28 The Aztecs

 

Mummy Extra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJkeHUJ_5NI&list=UUCj956IF62FbT7Gouszaj9w

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:55am EST

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the space thriller Kill the Moon. But how thrilling was it? Who tripped over the science, and who tripped over the Doctor?

 

In our second segment, we talk about a few of the lesbians featured in the world of Who. From the 20th century to the year 5 BillionFiftyThree, we’ve met all kinds, but who stuck out? Who do we think gets good representation, and who still has to deal with 21st century homophobia?

 

Time Stamps:

00:00 - Intro

00:52 - Kill the Moon

28:50 - Lesbians of Doctor Who

57:28 - Maggie Stables

 

 

Show Notes:

Do We Need The Moon? (programme viewable by UK only)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00yb5jp

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm EST

Ep 007: An Officer and a Metalman

After “The Caretaker,” the internet is abuzz with conversations about the Doctor/Clara/Danny dynamic, and we are no different! Who thinks Danny is setting too many rules, and who is okay with the ultimatum? We also puzzle out the Smith look-a-like, chat bit more about Missy, and dig into the Officer/Soldier comparisons going on in this episode.

 

Later, we have our review of “Planet of Fire.” After we have a giggle, we jump into a more serious topic. What was the writers initial intent to the back-story of back story of the people of Sarn and Trion, and what do we think of what got left after the cut?

 

This is an episode we would love some feedback on, so post away! Did you have an opinion on any of this before, and did any of us sway you?

 

Timestamps:

00:00 - Intro

03:13 - The Caretaker

41:11 - Planet of Fire

 

Show Links:

Caretaker Extra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn78_BMB9SA

Children in Need Special, Time Crash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szuP0oBZX4g

Should You Trust That Doctor? Chart http://www.collegehumor.com/post/6988024/a-definitive-ranking-of-every-pop-culture-doctor-ever

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm EST