Doctor Who: The Web Of Queer

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
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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 EDT

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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Direct download: The_Web_Of_Queer_086_-_Timehash.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am EDT

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 EDT

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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Direct download: The_Web_Of_Queer_084_-_The_Curse_of_the_Late_Episodes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14am EDT

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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Direct download: The_Web_Of_Queer_083_-_The_Curse_of_Bad_Representation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm EDT

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

For details, please see http://www.realitybombpodcast.com/whoagainstguns/

Direct download: The_Web_of_Queer_-_WHO_AGAINST_GUNS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:59pm EDT

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 EDT

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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Direct download: The_Web_Of_Queer_081_-_Twice_Upon_an_Ending.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:41pm EDT

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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Direct download: The_Web_Of_Queer_080_-_Bug-Eyed_Monsters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am EDT