Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

7&7 brings us back to the 7th Doctor! Join Deb, Lizbeth, and Lynne as they discuss “Ghost Light”. They do talk about things other than Ace-in-a-tux, but let’s face it, that’s one of the more important aspects of this story.

How do you feel about Ghost Light? Or about Ace in a tux? Let us know in the comments!
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Comments on: "207 – Ghost Light My Fire" (3)

  1. Pat R said:

    I enjoyed the discussion, as usual. But , Deb (I think, I’m not good with voices) please be careful of the antique taxidermied bird and never handle it with bare hands. The old time taxidermists used heavy metals including arsenic. Not to say your son’s has toxins, but it’s not unlikely, depending on how old it is. And Liz, background radiation is radiation, not safe ,just what’s there, and occasionally causing radiation issues. Not extra unsafe, but causing occasional mutations that can build up over time. Sorry to be so pedantic and off Who topic, but the bird worried me.

  2. Great conversation, Verities! I’m one that has always been in the fascinated and intrigued camp when it comes to Ghostlight. There is so much in that story to think about and enjoy. I completely agree with the concept of Light being a cataloguer and I think that portrayal was a writing/performance/directorial choice. Most scientists of the Victorian era – and I think biologists were particularly guilty in this way – were exactly that. They travelled the world ‘discovering’, killing and preserving flora and fauna to bring back to England and display in their meticulously recorded collections. Thus the idea of evolution threatened their static Victorian world view almost as much as it did the church.

  3. Lovely episode, this. Loved hearing you unpack and debate so many facets of this story.

    Marc Platt has said in interviews that Light’s frustration reflects his own experience of trying to catalog radio shows in his BBC day-job. The dratted Beeb just kept on making more of them! =:o}

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