The Queer ArchiveMay 01, 2022
Echelon Circuit: Legend of the Sea Devils
yaz said GAY PANIC, a dan we can "get on board" (🥁) with, and practical effects over everything, forever!
E02 War of the Sontarans
CW: discussion of ableism and ablest language.
Read Amanda-Rae Prescott’s article again!
Carmen Maria Machado’s article:
An excerpt from Robert McRuer’s book:
E01 The Halloween Apocalypse
it’s a #gally1 wrap-up, y'all! ::airhorn:: we also repent for our joseph williamson slander, camp out for a bit on camp, and talk about karvanista, who is, in fact, a very good boy
Echelon Circuit: Eve of the Daleks
Nick briggs brought some sauce this episode, dan has been reading all our a03 fics and 🗣YASMIN KHAN IS A QUEER PAKISTANI MUSLIM WOMAN IN LOVE WITH THE DOCTOR
Echelon Circuit: The Vanquishers
JUST LET THEM KISS ALREADY, diane saves the whole damn universe, and anyone who says segun’s work is too atmospheric can see brenna after class.
Echelon Circuit: Survivors of the Flux
we declare tecteun an omnishambles, kate said fuck around and find out and skye will go down with this ship.
if you want to match the dw production crew, get your thasmin merch here:
Echelon Circuit: Village of the Angels
this week in the great british villain off, angels greatest hits! we are ready to roll out the “we 💜 maxine” ticker tape parade, and bel + vinder continue to be our happy place
Echelon Circuit: Once Upon Time
RELEASE THE RUTH!DOCTOR CUT!! Tecteun can catch these hands, and we are all flag-bearing members of the Bel from Belfast fan club.
Echelon Circuit: War of the Sontarans
what in the sacred timeline is going on? we still love sinister team rocket and we don't hate danvanista? 😂
Doctor Who: The Real-Life History of Mary Seacole by THEE Amanda-Rae Prescott:
Echelon Circuit: The Halloween Apocalypse
We coulda had a whole season of precious, bickering Thasmin, protect Diane at all costs, and the category is…sugar skull royalty 👑
TARDIS Tea Time: Flux
we talk all about our recent Great British Bake Off obsession, debate the optics versus the material results of “progressive” DW, speculate about the new sugar skull aliens 👀✨ in this upcoming series and of course give an update from our lonely corner: unpopular opinions on RTD's return.
E10 The Timeless Children
we attempt to remember how to cast our pods, this episode has everything: foucault, homophobia, racism, helvetica neue and we talk about how the timeless children additions to canon make the doctor one of us, one of us, ONE OF US
E09 Ascension of the Cybermen
the wheels really fall off on this one, we talk about how this is like zygons but better, we attempt to sing the unsingable, and *can* yaz be lifted out of this episode???? unclear.
E08 The Haunting of Villa Diodati
we are BEGGING lord byron to shut up, we share DW staff rumors to try and manifest them into reality, and we stand in awe of both mary shelley's and maxine alderton's brilliance.
c/w: we briefly talk about miscarriages in the black archive.
E07 Can You Hear Me?
where *doesn’t* it say that officer patel has a wife??, the number of hand puns in this episode is high.... it’s very high, and our math is bigger on the inside.
Echelon Circuit: Revolution of the Daleks
we react to the series 13 festive special, revolution of the daleks !!
we SAID go re-read nicole's article on color blind casting in doctor who. for good health. pass it along...
we are concerned for this episode’s lack of basic fire safety, love the Doctor playing doctor 👩🏼⚕, and 🗣 IF THE DOCTOR IS A ROMANTIC, LET THEM HAVE A ROMANCE!
E05 Fugitive of the Judoon
vinay’s script is perfect, Ruth!Doctor deserves a better latte, and we would love to don our doc martens and geek out about capaldi with jo martin.
E04 Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror
the american dream doesn’t exist, we discuss how the writing has underserved both jodie and the show and 🗣LET THIRTEEN WEAR PERIOD COSTUMES.
...oh and edison can STILL get bent!
Echelon Circuit: Revolution of the Daleks Trailer
we react to the revolution of the daleks trailer!!
E03 Orphan 55
Kane is a Karen, this script needs to just pick ONE side story, and yaz 100% says f*ck,
gums OUT evergreen tweet brought to you by Black TARDIS: https://twitter.com/BlackTARDIS/status/1216785341937381376?s=20
E02 Spyfall Pt. 2
E01 Spyfall Pt. 1
we are in awe of the doctors circa 2001 RAZR phone, we jam to segun’s swingin eighths, and 13 has the full range of BDE.
we decry the total disregard for scant arrow supplies, tosin cole’s jaw clenches speak volumes, and always more women in welding helmets.
E10 The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos
white lady dread adjacent hairstyles, we love backpack, and the communists (r)evolution from i am to WE ARE clever.
as promised...communist cat meme for your entertainment: https://twitter.com/anne_theriault/status/1283485518685249536/photo/1
E09 It Takes You Away
ribbons whomst?? we admire the foresight to pack a sarnie, and an infuriating waste of sharon d. clarke’s incredible talents.
yaz is our precious slytherpuff, alan cumming carries the entire episode on his tony-award winning shoulders, and ryan brings it home with the graceful dismount.
Bonus: Curse of Fenric
if you've been thinking "wow, i miss TQA and also would love to hear their nonsense, but about classic who," have we got the episode for you! this is a TQA special about the Seventh Doctor story, "the curse of fenric." our friends from reality bomb have graciously given us permission to share this bonus episode that we recorded for Who for Schools last year.
Special Episode: The Sorting Fez
this week, we're sharing a recording of our live stream from the black girls create #kumbaakickback! we've been saying we're going to do it, and we finally did: we sorted all the nuwho doctors and companions into their Hogwarts houses. it's a mess -- enjoy. :)
(ps:: if you'd rather watch the livestream/see the awesome slideshow katelyn prepared for the event, you can! https://youtu.be/R8stgYQ0Fg8)
E06 Demons of the Punjab
some english major catnip. nationalism is the demon. and Nani is always right.
SYFY Wire Interview: https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/doctor-whos-segun-akinola-on-scoring-the-13th-doctors-adventures
BBC Interview: https://www.doctorwho.tv/news/?article=segun-akinola-scoring-series-11#_
E05 The Tsuranga Conundrum
E04 Archanids in the UK
E02 The Ghost Monument
Partners in Crime
Donna Noble is forever a GIFT, Wilfred Mott is a bucket of adorable smiles and Black Lives Matter.
To Donate and support people arrested for demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, & all victims of police violence:
A fate worse than marriage by Carmen Maria Machado
E01 Woman Who Fell to Earth
E13 Twice Upon a Time
one last spin around the Toyota TARDIS, we cry, cry again over losing capaldi, terrarium is the surveillance state, and finding new, weird ways to be kind.
E12 The Doctor Falls
the banal sexism of the angel in the TARDIS household, the Doctor thinks fucking not!!!, and we shoot ourselves in the back
E11 World Enough and Time
TARDIS Helpline Bling, Brenna does the math that they do for us in the next episode, Moffat STILL has a scaling problem, and how DARE you use the theater against the gays!!!
Rebecca's really thoughtful and straight fire post: “I’m her best enemy”: Viewing the development of the Doctor/Master relationship as a disabled woman
E10 Eaters of Light
the Nod transcends thousands of years of history, the vainglority of it all and we tell the Doctor to lay off the Harry Potter juice.
E09 Empress of Mars
Queen Iraxa’s infinity sarcophagus, we drag Dafoe from hell and back, also NO COOKIES FOR GATISS.
E08 Lie of the Land
a sloppy knock-off 1984, brenna says “wtf” 162738388 times, and a detailed plot summary of incredibles 2.
E07 The Pyramid at the End of the World
knock off colin firth, a baffling use of the word "consent", and we are all ready to play the big pyramid game.
oh and its all white men's fault.
let Bill finish a date 2020™, the Doctor signs his email to himself with a kiss, and Moffat may have one (1) cookie.
we yell about burning capitalism in a cleansing fire, blasting ableism off the face of the planet, retiring those tired gender norms, and putting racism in a civic to fuck. off.
Jamie Mathieson's writing on the creation of this episode:
E04 Knock Knock
we tell some knock knock jokes, we have some dranks, we peek into the gaping maw of existential dread and say “that’s gay”.
E03 Thin Ice
the doctor and bill look extremely, so precious in their period costumes, sarah dollard returns (long may she reign), and we persist in having more than three top three moments.
Amanda's super kick ass TARDIS Talk presentation:
Echelon Circuit: Timeless Children
bill asks all the right questions, twelve had a thing (??) with an emperor made of algae, and we all restrain our childish impulses to blow things up.