It’s a Sin | Episode 5 (Finale) 🏥 Discussion & Review Podcast

The unproduced 6th episode, self-denial, generational legacies, the nature of forgiveness, loveless households, the logic of shame, moralism, procrastination, and binge-watching are discussed in this podcast about the fifth episode, the finale, of It’s a Sin, Russell T Davies’ drama about HIV in 1980s England.

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It’s a Sin | Episode 4 🕺 Discussion & Review Podcast

Daleks, ballet, protests, blinkered history, psychoseuxality, Thatcher, release valves, PSA campaigns, schools, silence, and Stephen Fry…all these and more are discussed in this podcast about the fourth episode of It’s a Sin, Russell T Davies’ drama about HIV in 1980s England.

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Did Moffat or RTD’s era have the best Christmas specials? 🎅 Doctor Who Debate

Did Steven Moffat or Russell T Davies have the better Doctor Who Christmas specials? Two opposing sides battle this question out in a Doctor Who Debate!

For this debate, we tackle the question of which era of Christmas specials were superior, the 2006-2009 David Tennant Christmas specials from Russell T Davies, or the 2010-2017 Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi Christmas specials from Steven Moffat. Each side makes two arguments for their position, before a final conclusion and rebuttal. Many points are raised, many sources are pointed to, many takes are shared — but it’s up to you to let us know what you think, and who won the debate!

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An Essay on TORCHWOOD: ALIENS AMONG US (Series 5)

Neo’s written essay on TORCHWOOD: ALIENS AMONG US (series 5).
How does following up four TV series with an audio series work? How coherently was the chaos in Cardiff realised? Between alien refugees, police brutality, sex viruses, and a recurring motif of fake representation, just what did the series come together to say?
Plus a ranking of the twelve episodes!

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An Essay on TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY (Series 4)

Neo’s written on essay on TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY (series 4).
Why did the season feel like it was plotted for five episodes, when it was actually plotted for thirteen? Was going to America an iterative move forward, or a misstep? What kind of social commentary was at play? And just how involved was Chris Chibnall?
Plus a ranking of the ten episodes!

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An Essay on TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH (Series 3)

Neo’s written essay on TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH (Series 3).
How did the UK’s parliamentary expenses scandal inform the reception of CHILDREN OF EARTH? How did Russell T Davies cope with using a writer’s room? Was the five-episode series a clean break from its predecessors, or a natural outgrowth of what came before? How consistently explored were the themes of muddled distinctions between humanity and inhumanity, and the unsustainability of systems that ‘pass the buck’?
Plus a ranking of the five episodes!

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An Essay on TORCHWOOD: Series 2

Neo’s written essay on TORCHWOOD: Series 2.
The show gained more consistency in its second series – but what did it lose? What did the finale mean for the show? What did it mean to cast Spike from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER? Was the focus on open communication and relationship maintenance a worthwhile iteration over the previous year’s consideration of heartfelt mundanity and work/life balance? Did Chris Chibnall write the most nuanced script of a series?
Plus a ranking of the thirteen episodes!

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