Doctor Who: The Web Of Queer

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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Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:08pm EDT

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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Direct download: The_Web_Of_Queer_011_-_Whos_Afraid_of_the_Big_Bad_Assassin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

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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Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club

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

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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Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club

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

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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Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club

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Direct download: The_Web_Of_Queer_008_-_Sucky_Science_and_Sapphic_Scarcity.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm EDT

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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Opening and closing music:

Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club

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Direct download: The_Web_Of_Queer_007_-_An_Officer_and_a_Metalman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm EDT

 On this episode of The Web of Queer, we discuss episode 5 in this series run, “Time Heist”. We talk wardrobes, space weather, and women. How do we interpret Saibra’s mutant powers? And what exactly did Clara have to do in this episode?

 

After, we dive into a discussion about transgender representation in Who, or rather the lack of it. What examples has the show shown us so far, and how do we think the show can add to its roster of queer characters?

 

Timestamps:

00:00 Theme and intro.

01:04 Time Heist Review.

26:01 Transgender discussion.

46:23 – 46:58 – Orphan Black S02 spoiler

Show Links:

“Time Heist” BBC Extra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtgrOV5C72A&list=UUCj956IF62FbT7Gouszaj9w

 

Susan the horse clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eURhm7Q0Kw

 

TransMediaWatch: http://www.transmediawatch.org/

 

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Opening and closing music:

Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club

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Post credit music clips:

Lola - The Kinks

I'm a Boy - The Who

Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed

She Was Never He - Boy George

Josephine - Terrorvision

 

Direct download: The_Web_Of_Queer_006_-_Breaking_into_the_Trans_Dimension.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

Ep 005: Blanket Statements and Timelord Tiffs

On this episode of The Web of Queer, we discuss Moffat’s most recent episode, “Listen”. What do we think of the developing relationship between Clara and Danny? And how did the episode hold up as a whole?

After, our review of “The Mark of the Rani”! With all the recent Missy predictions, we thought it might be wise to turn our sights onto one of the more favored contenders, and give our new Classic watchers a peek at what rebel Timeladies can be like.

Show Links:

“Listen” BBC Extra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukp2CiGP_eU&list=UUCj956IF62FbT7Gouszaj9w

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:23pm EDT

Ep 004: So Many Merry Men

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review series 8, episode 3, “Robot of Sherwood.” What did we think of the episode, how does the plot hold up, and what do we think of the new information this episode gave us of the Promised Land?

Later, we take a brief look at some the gay men of Who, covering some fine gentlemen from the Classic and new series, as well as Big Finish and books.

 

Patrick Troughton Robin Hood clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_lcc-LNUUY

 

Jake Simmonds cut scene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3MzNvT5q6E

 

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Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:45pm EDT

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review episode two of series 8, "Into the Dalek"

Afterwards we review "The Time Warrior" as two of our number encounter the Third Doctor for the first time.

 

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Direct download: The_Web_Of_Queer_003_-_Bad_Things_Come_In_Small_Packages.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm EDT

In this episode of The Web of Queer, we discuss Capaldi’s first outing of the Doctor in “Deep Breath.” From the theatre screening bonus clip to the episode's cryptic mystery, we have thoughts about it all. After, we dive into a conversation about what we would like to see represented in the show, what kind of characters we might like to see portrayed, and maybe what we think is missing from the ones we have already.

Christmas Day Doctor Who style - Dead Ringers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35uYgSYXtfA

The Doctor (Jon Culshaw) calls Tom Baker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ7uHzZYREo

Billy Henshaw's fan made titles

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28871058

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Direct download: The_Web_Of_Queer_002_-_Kiss_kiss_broom_broom.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

Ep 001: Peter and the Pyroviles

In the first episode of The Web of Queer, we start with a discussion about The Fires of Pompeii, and continue onto a discussion of our (spoiler free) knowledge of and expectations for Peter Capaldi in the upcoming series.

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:14pm EDT

Preview: A Glimpse of The Web Of Queer

Two members of our varied podcasting team are here to introduce themselves and give you a glimpse into what we might explore and discuss as we take a queer look at Doctor Who.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:05pm EDT