Tag Archives: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Breather Episodes

Continuing drama series, whether sci-fi or otherwise, can go to some intense, often dark places.  If this becomes unremitting then you can lose the audience, because it sucks all the fun out of the viewing experience and becomes tiring.  It … Continue reading

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Amy’s Choice

The philosophy of the “dream argument” goes right back to Plato, but was really popularised by Descartes.  It takes dreaming as evidence that we cannot trust our senses to show us the difference between reality and illusion.  For centuries philosophers … Continue reading

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The Vampires of Venice

The Vampires of Venice is all about the Doctor trying to fix Amy and Rory’s relationship.  The reason he wants to do this is slightly troubling because it has overtones of somebody deciding the path Amy’s life is going to … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Who: Buffy

In this series of articles we look at thematic links between Doctor Who and other television series, and influences that often run both ways.  As always, let’s start by looking at the most superficial of links: actors who crossed over: … Continue reading

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