Eruditorum Pressast: Resolution
I’m joined for our first and last Doctor Who podcast of the year by the delightful Miranda, whose DeviantArt is well worth checking out if you’re into My Little Pony.
Back Wednesday with a new Cultural Marxism, and on Monday with Pop Between Realities, Home in Time for Tea: Blackstar.
January 7, 2019 @ 10:47 am
January 7, 2019 @ 12:20 pm
The pregnant man is not the most ridiculous aspect of Series 11 to be interpreted as representation. From Clint Hassell’s review of “It Takes You Away”, which is, I should note, apparently now his all-time favourite episode of the show:
“The Solitract looks at her, allured, enticed, beguiled.
In “It Takes You Away,” the fate of the universe rests on the Doctor’s ability to seduce a woman.
Sure, it could be argued that the Solitract is not technically a woman, but a conscious universe. However, the Solitract only ever presents as female. Peter Capaldi famously refused any romantic scenes for the Twelfth Doctor, even declining to remove his wedding ring for the part. There was a line Capaldi was reticent to cross with the character. Here, Whittaker embraces the opportunity, giving herself over to the scene and approaching the Doctor’s actions with courage. It is an amazing moment of representation, highlighted by a fearless actress’ talent. Whittaker embraces the opportunity, giving herself over to the scene and approaching her character’s actions with courage.”
January 7, 2019 @ 4:22 pm
Just on the “punching Nazis note” when it comes to Moffat – Let’s Kill Hitler was written in a different political climate and would feel really wrong right now because of how flippant it is about Nazism – but even then Moffat wrote Rory to punch two separate Nazis, including Hitler himself. So put Moffat aboard the “punching Nazis” boat.