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The Queer Archive

83 EpisodesProduced by Skye and BrennaWebsite

A queer and feminist podcast where Skye (they/them) and Brenna (she/her) watch and discuss episodes of Doctor Who.

83 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Echelon Circuit Village of the Angels

November 24th, 2021

43:49

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 …

Echelon Circuit: Once Upon Time

November 19th, 2021

56:33

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

November 10th, 2021

37:49

what in the sacred timeline is going on? we still love sinister team rocket and we don't hate danvanista? 😂

Echelon Circuit: The Halloween Apocalypse

November 2nd, 2021

21:53

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

October 17th, 2021

48:49

we talk all about our recent Great British Bake Off obsession, debate the optics versus the material results of “progressive” DW, speculate about the …

E10 The Timeless Children

March 1st, 2021

39:46

we attempt to remember how to cast our pods, this episode has everything: foucault, homophobia, racism, helvetica neue and we talk about how the …

E09 Ascension of the Cybermen

February 1st, 2021

38:09

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

January 25th, 2021

45:01

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 …

E07 Can You Hear Me?

January 11th, 2021

40:46

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

January 3rd, 2021

46:59

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 …

E06 Praxeus

December 28th, 2020

38:17

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

December 14th, 2020

38:57

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

December 7th, 2020

37:52

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

November 30th, 2020

14:14

we react to the revolution of the daleks trailer!!

E03 Orphan 55

November 16th, 2020

33:53

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

November 9th, 2020

38:32

sacha dhawan is always at an 11, 🗣 THE SOUNDTRACKS SHOULD HAVE MORE TRACKS 🗣, and we propose a moratorium on WW episodes.

E01 Spyfall Pt. 1

October 26th, 2020

44:09

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. 

Resolution

October 19th, 2020

37:16

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

October 13th, 2020

32:24

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 …

E09 It Takes You Away

October 5th, 2020

31:59

ribbons whomst?? we admire the foresight to pack a sarnie, and an infuriating waste of sharon d. clarke’s incredible talents. 

E08 Witchfinders

September 28th, 2020

30:13

yaz is our precious slytherpuff, alan cumming carries the entire episode on his tony-award winning shoulders, and ryan brings it home with the …

Bonus: Curse of Fenric

September 22nd, 2020

24:28

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 …

Special Episode: The Sorting Fez

August 24th, 2020

1:00:50

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 …

E07 Kerblam!

August 19th, 2020

43:16

we love 13 in a fez, Judy is joo-dee , and one more time for the folk in the back: SYSTEMS ARENT NEUTRAL

Color Coded: #TechIsNotNeutral

E06 Demons of the Punjab

August 10th, 2020

42:59

some english major catnip. nationalism is the demon. and Nani is always right.

Segun reads!
SYFY Wire Interview:

E05 The Tsuranga Conundrum

August 3rd, 2020

45:10

PTING BUTT, we ruminate on the mundane -isms of this episode, and a Steve Jobs approved space ship.

E04 Archanids in the UK

July 27th, 2020

34:56

we BACK, we’re never not thinking about razmataz, and consent in the WILD in doctor who??

E03 Rosa

June 23rd, 2020

49:53

we sing a love song for organizers, Rosa is indeed a Hero, and we roundly denounce self-congratulatory white fragility and the deeply bad accents.

E02 The Ghost Monument

June 15th, 2020

42:48

it's here. the OTP! we make a motion to change it permanently to “moominbeans,” and we stan a queen who has a tiny version of herself on her console, 

Partners in Crime

May 31st, 2020

28:52

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 …

E01 Woman Who Fell to Earth

May 27th, 2020

55:14

It's here- 13's debut! Early signs of Chibnall's teeth obsession, The Doctor is an actual child, and Graham can fuck off. 

E13 Twice Upon a Time

May 18th, 2020

44:40

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

May 11th, 2020

42:06

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

May 4th, 2020

34:41

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 …

E10 Eaters of Light

April 28th, 2020

27:34

 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

April 20th, 2020

34:19

Queen Iraxa’s infinity sarcophagus, we drag Dafoe from hell and back, also NO COOKIES FOR GATISS.

E08 Lie of the Land

April 20th, 2020

44:49

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

April 6th, 2020

19:21

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.

E06 Extremis

March 30th, 2020

18:47

let Bill finish a date 2020™, the Doctor signs his email to himself with a kiss, and Moffat may have one (1) cookie. 

E05 Oxygen

March 23rd, 2020

38:45

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 …

E04 Knock Knock

March 16th, 2020

25:45

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

March 9th, 2020

32:14

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 …

Echelon Circuit: Timeless Children

March 2nd, 2020

37:00

An emergency reaction episode to Series 12 episode 10, "Timeless Children"

E02 Smile

March 2nd, 2020

32:23

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.

E01 The Pilot

February 24th, 2020

42:10

Bill got Lewks™for all seasons, MURRAY GOLD RELEASE THE SERIES 10 SOUNDTRACK CHALLENGE, and Heather has a white supremacy in her eye.

Listen to Connie Gibbs’ fantastic episode on The Moment podcast:

Echelon Circuit: Ascension of the Cybermen

February 24th, 2020

23:36

An emergency reaction episode to Series 12 episode 9, "Ascension of the Cybermen"

Doctor Mysterio

February 19th, 2020

33:19

The Doctor brings snacks, as pros do, Grant just... looks(?) Canadian(??), and the Doctor is a soft boi to prep for his soft reboot. 

Echelon Circuit: The Haunting of Villa Diodati

February 19th, 2020

34:13

An emergency reaction episode to Series 12 episode 8, "The Haunting of Villa Diodati"

E13 Husbands of River Song

February 10th, 2020

39:09

River is Space Lady Indiana Jones, Murray Gold comes for us yet again, and they lived happily ever after. 

TARBIS discusses all things River Song:  

Echelon Circuit: Can You Hear Me?

February 10th, 2020

36:43

An emergency reaction episode to Series 12 episode 7, "Can You Hear Me?"

TW: mention of suicide and depression. 

E12 Hell Bent

February 3rd, 2020

34:22

This is the Gallifrey Way, Capapi's Slytherin is showing, and Clara flies off into the intergalactic sunset with her companion boo. 

Fantastic …

Echelon Circuit: Praxeus

February 3rd, 2020

30:05

An emergency reaction episode to Series 12 episode 5, "Praxeus."

E11 Heaven Sent

January 27th, 2020

44:05

We jump into depression, Murray Gold's finest hour, and a 4,567,876,543 foot thick wall.

Terminus Podcast -- Episode 32 -- The Spark Joy Series: The …

Echelon Circuit: Fugitive of the Judoon

January 27th, 2020

32:18

An emergency reaction episode to Series 12 episode 5, "Fugitive of the Judoon."

Echelon Circuit: Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror

January 21st, 2020

29:19

An emergency reaction episode to Series 12 episode 4, "Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror."

E10 Face the Raven

January 20th, 2020

35:56

The return of Rigsy, a more gay script than we remembered, and we made this sweater out of our tears.

Face the Raven script:
https://downloads.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/DW9-EP10-Face-the-Raven.pdf

Blogtor Who …

E09 Sleep No More

January 20th, 2020

1:47

A late. capitalist. mess.  

Kyle Reclaim’s Toss A Coin To Your Witcher Remix:
https://soundcloud.com/user-964178849/toss-a-coin-to-your-witcher-remix

E08 The Zygon Inversion

January 13th, 2020

29:53

A metaphor as flat as a pancake, Capapi knows best,  and we take this episodes “assimilation or bust” sign and burn it in a cleansing fire.

Terminus Podcast -- Episode 15 – Pod People: The Zygon Invasion & The …

Echelon Circuit: Orphan 55

January 13th, 2020

25:15

An emergency reaction episode to Series 12 episode 3, "Orphan 55."

E07 The Zygon Invasion

January 6th, 2020

40:26

Evil ponytails, poncing about on a big plane, and we all become mini experts in French Post-structuralism.

The DuVernay Test:
The 5 Questions. Your answers decide how movies/shows rate on diversity & racial …

Echelon Circuit: Spyfall, Part Two

January 6th, 2020

25:57

An emergency reaction episode to the Series 12 premiere, "Spyfall, Part Two."

Echelon Circuit: Spyfall, Part One

January 2nd, 2020

24:49

An emergency reaction episode to the Series 12 premiere, "Spyfall, Part One."

E06 The Woman Who Lived

December 30th, 2019

29:15

Big kitty is wack, Lady Me is Team Capapi™, and we dream up an Immortals AU for Clara and Me (sam swift? whomst!?)

E05 The Girl Who Died

December 23rd, 2019

33:17

Gayer Than We're Used To™, Clara's hottest episode, and Ashildr's Viking fanfic. 

E04 Before the Flood

December 16th, 2019

37:00

A Clockwork Squirrel, lukewarm trays of Swedish meatballs, and compulsory heteronormativity strikes again!

E03 Under the Lake

December 9th, 2019

26:39

Sophie Stone kicks the most ass, Late-Capitalism claims its worthiest victim yet, and the Doctor's cards tell us that "It was my fault. I should have …

E02 The Witch's Familiar

December 2nd, 2019

30:02

Clara gets shoved into a hole AND a Dalek, the Doctor gives A Word™, and Davros breaks down the Doctor to their bare essentials.

n/b: it looks like …

E01 The Magician's Apprentice

November 25th, 2019

35:21

Missy continues to be iconic, another Capapi moment for the books, and he bladin!

CodeSwitch episode on horror trope where Black guy gets killed off first:

Echelon Circuit Series 12 Trailer

November 23rd, 2019

9:36

An emergency ALL CAPS trailer reaction episode from the Queer Archive. 

E13 Last Christmas

November 18th, 2019

31:33

It's our first Christmas episode!! Listen to us mock Moffat for making stale Inception jokes as we make even staler ones! Also, Clara is bafflingly good at maths and there is an unforgivable amount of Ghostbusters and …

E12 Death in Heaven

November 11th, 2019

41:42

Michelle Gomez invents the Scottish accent, fake baby packing heat, and drunk Cybertoddlers face the harsh light of day.

Foxing: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d3/df/cc/d3dfcc93b8841ac674c2e95c8c7d357c.jpg

Listen to …

E11 Dark Water

November 4th, 2019

35:53

Mary Poppins: Queen of Evil, a sneak peek of the Sorting Fez™️, and Moffat wants somebody to step on his neck. 


Read Amani's defense of Danny Pink:

E10 In the Forest of the Night

October 28th, 2019

25:34

 A literal red hood, a mini Donna Noble, and some homophobic taxidermy.  

E09 Flatline

October 21st, 2019

32:12

teeny tiny pocket TARDIS, Joivan Wade brings us joi, and a YEET! through time and space

James Baldwin at the Cambridge Debates (1965)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFeoS41xe7w&t=1337s

Saussure's first proper …

E08 Mummy on the Orient Express

October 14th, 2019

26:28

a stellar soundtrack, space gays on space train, and (sadly) a lack of Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism™

E07 Kill the Moon

October 7th, 2019

22:56

A shocking lack of vaporú, Team Kill the Moon decides democracy is for chumps, and we want to burn it all. 

E06 The Caretaker

September 30th, 2019

22:53

The cutest evil robot you've ever seen, rules on dating my (space) daughter, and other nonsense. 

Don't forget to go read Nicole's post about series …

E05 Time Heist

September 23rd, 2019

35:20

Team Time Heist QTs rob a bank, Mozart nerds get vindication at last, and Karabraxos can step on our necks. 

ETA: the link to the most enduring …

E04 Listen

September 16th, 2019

26:58

From bb Doctor to Doctor Capapi, this episode has it all. The SPOOKY™. The SPACE SUIT™. The SPEECH™

Evidence Peter Capaldi is a real one:

E03 Robots of Sherwood

September 9th, 2019

25:35

What even happens in this episode? The Doctor has a spoon, the Sheriff has gold (question mark???) and the TARDIS has extensions. 

E02 Into the Dalek

September 9th, 2019

28:49

Pobrecito Capaldi doing the best with what he has been given, intergalactic side eye and “great gowns, beautiful gowns.” 

E01 Deep Breath

September 2nd, 2019

38:01

In this episode, we discuss the debut of Peter Capaldi's turn as The Doctor. The one where The Doctor speaks Dinosaur, Strax works towards his aerial silks ambition, and we thank the good Time Lords for the respite from …

The Queer Archive: Trailer

August 24th, 2019

2:30

Welcome to The Queer Archive: A Queer and Feminist Doctor Who Podcast.
Here is a sneak peak of our first episodes and what to expect from this rewatch podcast. Hope you join us next week as we start with the 12th …

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