Balticon 47 Wrap up – Part 14, Favorite Villains from Doctor’s 2, 3, and 4

by Doc Coleman on September 2, 2013 · 8 comments

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Even on a holiday weekend, the Balticon 47 Wrap up rolls on! While most folks are enjoying some time off, or an intense retail experience, Swimming Cat Studios is bringing you another installment from Balticon. This episode continues the our look at the BBC’s Doctor Who series as we approach the 50th anniversary of the series coming up later this year. This week we are looking at our Favorite Villains from Doctor’s 2, 3, and 4. Lady Ozma, aka Jacalyn Stanley, returns as our moderator and her son Caramon Stanley, Author Alicia Goranson, and myself filled out the rest of the panel as we examined the various villains from classic Doctor Who with a little help from our audience.

We have to apologize a bit for the audio quality of the recording. We have tried our best to clean up the audio and to amplify the audio from the audience, but we were unable to clean up all the noise.

We start off examining our favorite Doctor Who villains from the period and move on to look at some of the symbolism behind the use of some of the great villains in Doctor Who, and how they reflected the fears of their times, and the danger that we presented to ourselves in how we pursue our own causes. Sometimes the gruesome creature was just an innocent bystander and the real monster was an ordinary human.

From examining the face of the villain, we turn to looking at technology, and how it acted both as a sinister force in its own right and as a tool of the villain, and how the impersonal nature of technology causes us to interpret it as evil.

We also look at the use of masks in Doctor Who, both literal and figurative, to disguise characters, their motives, and their identities.

 

Along the way we also discuss some fascinating trivia from the production of the series, all the way from Roger Delgado’s real name to some behind the scenes tales about how the show was shaped.

I hope you’ll all enjoy this panel and want to listen to it again and again.

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