Oi! Spaceman: Adventures in Media Criticism
Hipsters of the Universe (Enlightenment)

In this episode, Shana and Daniel discuss the final part of the Black Guardian Trilogy: Enlightenment. Believe it or not but gender politics and sexual orientation actually come up once or twice. Also awesome Tegan, the campy Captain Wrack, class structure, and the boredom of the Eternals. 

Main Topic: Enlightenment. Shortest ever. No longer about Doctor Who. Disney geek. Argumentative. Teacher voice. Bowie. The art and artist. Moving on to Enlightenment. Men wearing leggings. Bird hats. Maybe Jim Henson saw Enlightenment. Costuming. Tegan's butt and Wrack's Rack? Repressed gay Turlough. X-men. The Black Guardian as a metaphor for repressed homosexuality. Choosing Turlough. Turlough and Ashildir. Turlough and River. The Eternals. Shana remembers The Mind Robber. Bored Eternals. Hellenistic. Tegan's costume change. "The gobby Australian." Non-hetero Five. Querulous Five. Shana's Four and Ten. Davison was wrong. Stinkers. Hard to root for the Doctor. Wanted it to be longer. Super-creepy Ken Doll. Shana facepalms. What Enlightenment means to an Eternal. Richard Jackson. The Doctor the ephemeral. Captain Wrack. Shana doesn't want to do The Gunfighters. Linda Barron is good for the jews. "The cliche I love." Mindwipe versus mind control. The hipsters of the universe. Upstairs, downstairs. Eternal Doctor? The Black Guardian Trilogy as a trilogy. Turlough to date. "I didn't say her boobs jiggled." The Overcrowded Tardis. Direction. Wrapping Up. Next week: The King's Demons and The Five Doctors. 

Play with Shana on Tsum Tsum by searching for inkyosa. 

Daniel appeared on Shabcast 15 and "The Nattering."

Phil Sandifer on Terminus

Shana mentions poet Richard Jackson. 

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Direct download: OiSp_Ep077_Hipsters_of_the_Universe_Enlightenment.mp3
Category:Fifth Doctor -- posted at: 1:31pm EDT

Slavery, Theology, and Cosmology (Terminus)

In this episode Shana and Daniel are joined by Nicole from the Terminus podcast. She's a big fan of the Moffat era (and hates RTD with a burning passion) so obviously that becomes a topic of conversation. They then move on to discussing the redheaded stepchild of the Black Guardian Trilogy, Terminus, with some discussion of Nyssa's characterization, the portrayal of slavery, and a bit of Norse mythology to boot. 

Main Topic: Terminus. With special guest Nicole from the Terminus Podcast. Daniel's terrible joke. Turlough is so gay. All the good ones are taken. "Reach out and touch someone." The dreaded Moffat discussion. No consequences. Having it both ways. Clara's death. On-screen emotion. Being told how to feel. Soap opera versus sitcoms. Companions in New Who. Feminized Amy? The cannot be whole without a man trope. The RTD/Moffat debate. Moving on to Terminus. "Fairly entertaining." "Fairly interesting ideas." Campy. The half-watching experience. Digging into Nyssa. Smart companions. Why did Nyssa take her clothes off? Agency. More than just goodbye. Tegan/Nyssa. A comparison to Steven Universe. Gaslighting Turlough. Proto-Draco Malfoy. The Black Guardian as gay metaphor. Camp Valentine. The Ineffectual Assassin. Turlough can't stand having the feels. Steve Gallagher's themes. Hydromel. The Walter White of Terminus. Rule from afar. Terry Gilliam. Mindful Vanirs. Norse mythology. Cosmology. Garm Unchained. Kink and Terminus. Steve Gallagher was a kinkster. Colin Baker's wife. There are pirates? Next week: Enlightenment.

The Tumblr post Nicole mentions on Moffat's deaths and man-pain. 

Nicole also mentions the documentary The Celluloid Closet and points us to this conversation on subjectivity of interpretation. 

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Direct download: OiSp_Ep076_Slavery_Theology_and_Cosmology_Terminus.mp3
Category:Fifth Doctor -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT

Fascism, Feminism, and Timey-Wimey Turlough (Mawdryn Undead)

In this episode, Shana and Daniel are joined by Phil Sandifer of Eruditorum Press in discussing Mawdryn Undead. First they discuss Phil's new book Guided By the Beauty of Their Weapons and the horrible politics of Vox Day, and then a bit on their obvious disagreements on Moffat and feminism. Also: gay Turlough, the Brig as a character, and a brief puppy interlude. 

Main Topic: Mawdryn Undead. With special guest Phil Sandifer of Eruditorum Press. The worst joke ever on Oi! Spaceman. Militias in Oregon. Phil's new book and anger at Vox Day. The Hugos. Moffat and Vox. Shana invents an adjective. PhDs are meaningless. Phil on Moffat and feminism. "When you're talking about feminism always listen to the woman in the room." Fan culture in 2010. Queering characters. Moffat's back catalogue. Representation matters. Uncomfortable. Superficial. Production. Explicitly political science fiction. Pulp adventure and the valorization of colonialism. Moby Dick. What is the political? Don't pay attention to Vox Day. The alt right. Moving on to Mawdryn Undead. Gay Turlough. Couply Tegan and Nyssa. Production and writing. The invention of timey-wimey. Classic SF time travel tropes. A weak Part Four. Mawdryn and the Mutants. Mortal Doctor. The Brig as a character. Courtney versus Redgrave. Ian then Harry then Brig. The UNIT dating controversy. Mawdryn's place in the canon. The aesthetics of 1980s television. Turlough's first boyfriend. Tegan. Unearthly Children. Character development in the 80s. Puppy interlude. Next week: Terminus.

Buy Guided By the Voices of Their Weapons at Amazon. 

Vox Day interviewed on Pex Lives. 

Phil Sandifer's book on Wonder Woman

Phil's entry on Enlightenment and Gay Turlough

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Direct download: OiSp_Ep075_Fascism_Feminism_and_Timey-Wimey_With_Turlough.mp3
Category:Fifth Doctor -- posted at: 4:38pm EDT

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