2MTL 472: "That is a good look on you, Professor"
On great last words, blossomest blossoms, emotional truth, and whether the plot is king.
2MTL 468: "Legend of the Sea Devils" and Feeling Closer to "Fine"
When you're the sort of person for whom the meaning of "fine" turns from "good enough" to not so much, and maybe you start surrendering to pessimism, even after an honestly revolutionary conversation between Yaz and the Doctor.
2MTL 467: Parsing Age, Rose/Ten and Thasmin
The most tortured podcast episode title I've ever created, plus my Thasmin wishlist for "Legend of the Sea Devils."
2MTL 466: New Year's Hangover
Thoughts from the heart about a New Year's special that was a small story, coming at a time when I was struggling to come to terms with the last two years–and how I hope to look at Doctor Who anew following a return to Gallifrey One.
2MTL 465: Re: Flux ("The Vanquishers")
I'm not entirely sure who "The Vanquishers" applies to, TBH. Anyhoo, I took a little extra time to think about Chapter 6, and Flux as a whole, and why I ultimately think this effort to put eight pounds of plot into a six-pound bag succeeded despite itself.
2MTL 464: Steeling for the Finale ("Survivors of the Flux")
Tomorrow's the finale. Has the moment been prepared for? Chapter 5 left me a little worried.
2MTL 463: 2MTL 463: The Power of Blinking Without Blinking (“Village of the Angels”)
Recapture the essense of the Weeping Angels from "Blink"? Chibnall and Alderton understood the assignment.
2MTL 462: Atropositive ("Once, Upon Time")
Space opera? Narrative connections and context emerging? Yes, please: this is the episode that gave me faith in Chris Chibnall's arc. (This episode dedicated to the memory of NPR Books editor Petra Mayer.)
2MTL 461: Sontar…huh. ("War of the Sontarans")
In which the laudable advancement of the Doctor Who: Flux story and the "rehabilitation" of the Sontarans as villains bumps straight into how I feel about war movies.
2MTL 460: The Opposite of Episodic ("The Halloween Apocalypse")
Big, bold, and entirely un-self-contained, Doctor Who: Flux's first chapter may not have been the most welcoming to new viewers but is a very proper lead-off to the show's first modern miniseries.
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