Doctor Who: The Web Of Queer
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)


Opening and closing music:

Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club

Direct download: The_Web_Of_Queer_020_-_Beneath_the_Surface.mp3
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