This week, I'm joined by Joy Piedmont, to chat about a striking moment of tension from 1989's Battlefield. We look at the story's rather direct acknowledgement of racism, an unusual thing to see on Doctor Who. We also discuss Doctor Who's track record of East Asian representation, and why a moment like this can be both refreshing and disappointing at the same time.
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- Reality Bomb – the world's most dangerous Doctor Who podcast — Reality Bomb is a monthly podcast exploring the world of Doctor Who and its fans, produced and hosted by Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont. Doctor Who Magazine described Reality Bomb as having “aspirations towards the editorial and production quality of National Public Radio.” The podcast is a magazine show that features different segments– ranging from interviews to sketch comedy to spoken word to music and more — where fans explore current events and fascinating issues in the world of Doctor Who and its fandom.
- Battlefield (Doctor Who) - Wikipedia — Battlefield is the first serial of the 26th season of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts on BBC1 from 6 to 27 September 1989. It was the last to feature Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart in Doctor Who.
- Spotify: The Moment 1.06 — A collection of songs, loosely assembled around themes and topics discussed in this episode.