I talked a little about it before, but as a reminder, the idea behind this podcast that fellow blogger Kat Sas and I are doing an episode-by-episode discussion of two popular science fiction and fantasy television shows: Doctor Who andBuffy the Vampire Slayer. Each week we will discuss an episode from each show — in sequential order, with no spoilers — and discuss the themes, situations and (most importantly) the characters. We’ve also been doing quite a bit of comparison and contrast between the shows, which is both fun and enlightening, and we’ve found that there’s really quite a bit of similarity and nuance in juxtaposing them this way.
That said, the first episode of our podcast is introduction. As the veteran Doctor Who fan, Kat gives some details about the history of the show, right up to the point where we are starting to watch it with the 2005 iteration (or regeneration). As the token Buffy enthusiast, I give some background on Joss Whedon’s pre-Buffy work, including the eponymous movie that we wall may want to forget about, and delve just a little into the situation Buffy will find herself in when the show begins.