Doctor Who: Listen to the Music

It’s funny how the universe aligns itself; I’ve been studying and contemplating different things of late, which kind of all came together in my head during this episode. While the Doctor found the missing 9th Legion, and tried to leap into action, Bill and Nardole stopped him from spending eternity guarding a gateway, by reminding... Continue Reading →

Doctor Who: Change Begins With You

One of my friends told me this episode played to her worst nightmare: the inability to research history with accuracy. Historical research is already inaccurate, because unless you’re dealing with sources with proven facts and not eyewitness accounts, hearsay, historian hypothesis, or personal letters, whatever perspective you receive is slanted by someone’s bias. History is... Continue Reading →

Embrace the Emptiness

Virtue is only virtue in extremis. This is what he believes. Good is good in the final hour, in the deepest pit, without hope, without witness, without reward. People really hate the unknown. They try desperately to predict their futures, to map it out. They consult psychics, develop ten year plans, Google how to get... Continue Reading →

Doctor Who & the Price of Sacrifice

The Doctor had a bone to pick with capitalism this week, which I can’t disagree with; capitalism has its place, but not when it replaces humanity. In this episode, the Doctor slowly unravels the truth: humans have become “inefficient” in a space station, and their suits are programmed to kill expenses – these humans breathe... Continue Reading →

Doctor Who & the Duality of Parenting

I’ll be honest, I feel like this episode fell a bit flat in the second half, but it’s still worth talking about the subtle dualism present in the script. The story is about maturity and immaturity, about letting go and holding on, and as such, has one of the most interesting double-arcs I’ve seen in... Continue Reading →

The Moral Complexities of Doctor Who

I had no intention of blogging my way through a season of Doctor Who, but I’m enjoying it so much, I thought “Why not?” This week, the Doctor takes Bill Potts to Regency England, and the show deals with some darker themes (sexism, racism, and slavery), while also presenting moral ambivalence and hypocrisy. The severe... Continue Reading →

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