The Queer Archive

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

Oct 19 • 37 min
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
Oct 12 • 32 min
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 for your entertainment:
E09 It Takes You Away
Oct 5 • 31 min
ribbons whomst?? we admire the foresight to pack a sarnie, and an infuriating waste of sharon d. clarke’s incredible talents.
E08 Witchfinders
Sep 28 • 30 min
yaz is our precious slytherpuff, alan cumming carries the entire episode on his tony-award winning shoulders, and ryan brings it home with the graceful dismount.
Bonus: Curse of Fenric
Sep 22 • 24 min
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 a TQA special about the Seventh Doctor story, “the curse of fenric.” our friends from reality bomb have…
Special Episode: The Sorting Fez
Aug 24 • 60 min
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 Hogwarts houses. it’s a mess —…
E07 Kerblam!
Aug 19 • 43 min
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
Aug 10 • 42 min
some english major catnip. nationalism is the demon. and Nani is always right. Segun reads! SYFY Wire Interview: BBC Interview:…
E05 The Tsuranga Conundrum
Aug 3 • 45 min
PTING BUTT, we ruminate on the mundane -isms of this episode, and a Steve Jobs approved space ship.
E04 Archanids in the UK
Jul 27 • 34 min
we BACK, we’re never not thinking about razmataz, and consent in the WILD in doctor who??
E03 Rosa
Jun 23 • 49 min
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
Jun 15 • 42 min
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 31 • 28 min
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 police violence:…
E01 Woman Who Fell to Earth
May 26 • 55 min
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 18 • 44 min
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 11 • 42 min
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 4 • 34 min
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 theater against the gays!!! Rebecca’s really thoughtful and straight fire post: “I’m her best enemy”: Viewing…
E10 Eaters of Light
Apr 28 • 27 min
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
Apr 20 • 34 min
Queen Iraxa’s infinity sarcophagus, we drag Dafoe from hell and back, also NO COOKIES FOR GATISS.
E08 Lie of the Land
Apr 20 • 44 min
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
Apr 6 • 19 min
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
Mar 30 • 18 min
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
Mar 23 • 38 min
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 creation of this episode:…
E04 Knock Knock
Mar 16 • 25 min
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
Mar 9 • 32 min
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 than three top three moments. Amanda’s super kick ass TARDIS Talk presentation:…
Echelon Circuit: Timeless Children
Mar 2 • 37 min
An emergency reaction episode to Series 12 episode 10, “Timeless Children”
E02 Smile
Mar 2 • 32 min
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
Feb 24 • 42 min
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
Feb 24 • 23 min
An emergency reaction episode to Series 12 episode 9, “Ascension of the Cybermen”
Doctor Mysterio
Feb 18 • 33 min
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
Feb 18 • 34 min
An emergency reaction episode to Series 12 episode 8, “The Haunting of Villa Diodati”
E13 Husbands of River Song
Feb 10 • 39 min
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?
Feb 10 • 36 min
An emergency reaction episode to Series 12 episode 7, “Can You Hear Me?” TW: mention of suicide and depression.
E12 Hell Bent
Feb 3 • 34 min
This is the Gallifrey Way, Capapi’s Slytherin is showing, and Clara flies off into the intergalactic sunset with her companion boo. Fantastic article by the brilliant Nicole (aka Black TARDIS):…
Echelon Circuit: Praxeus
Feb 3 • 30 min
An emergency reaction episode to Series 12 episode 5, “Praxeus.”
E11 Heaven Sent
Jan 27 • 44 min
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 Room is Yours: Heaven Sent:…
Echelon Circuit: Fugitive of the Judoon
Jan 27 • 32 min
An emergency reaction episode to Series 12 episode 5, “Fugitive of the Judoon.”
Echelon Circuit: Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror
Jan 20 • 29 min
An emergency reaction episode to Series 12 episode 4, “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror.”
E10 Face the Raven
Jan 20 • 35 min
The return of Rigsy, a more gay script than we remembered, and we made this sweater out of our tears. Face the Raven script: Blogtor Who interview with Sarah Dollard:…
E09 Sleep No More
Jan 20 • 1 min
A late. capitalist. mess. Kyle Reclaim’s Toss A Coin To Your Witcher Remix:
E08 The Zygon Inversion
Jan 13 • 29 min
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 Zygon Inversion:…
Echelon Circuit: Orphan 55
Jan 13 • 25 min
An emergency reaction episode to Series 12 episode 3, “Orphan 55.”
E07 The Zygon Invasion
Jan 6 • 40 min
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 representation.…
Echelon Circuit: Spyfall, Part Two
Jan 6 • 25 min
An emergency reaction episode to the Series 12 premiere, “Spyfall, Part Two.”
Echelon Circuit: Spyfall, Part One
Jan 2 • 24 min
An emergency reaction episode to the Series 12 premiere, “Spyfall, Part One.”
E06 The Woman Who Lived
Dec 30, 2019 • 29 min
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
Dec 23, 2019 • 33 min
Gayer Than We’re Used To™, Clara’s hottest episode, and Ashildr’s Viking fanfic.
E04 Before the Flood
Dec 16, 2019 • 37 min
A Clockwork Squirrel, lukewarm trays of Swedish meatballs, and compulsory heteronormativity strikes again!
E03 Under the Lake
Dec 9, 2019 • 26 min
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 known you didn’t live in Aberdeen!” Toby Whithouse interview:…
E02 The Witch’s Familiar
Dec 2, 2019 • 30 min
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 the OP deleted the “you wrote zuko’s redemption arc, but you couldn’t write your own, huh?” tweet in…
E01 The Magician’s Apprentice
Nov 25, 2019 • 35 min
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
Nov 23, 2019 • 9 min
An emergency ALL CAPS trailer reaction episode from the Queer Archive.
E13 Last Christmas
Nov 18, 2019 • 31 min
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 Mariah Carey erasure.
E12 Death in Heaven
Nov 11, 2019 • 41 min
Michelle Gomez invents the Scottish accent, fake baby packing heat, and drunk Cybertoddlers face the harsh light of day. Foxing: Listen to TARBIS talk Angels Take Manhattan in…
E11 Dark Water
Nov 4, 2019 • 35 min
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
Oct 28, 2019 • 25 min
A literal red hood, a mini Donna Noble, and some homophobic taxidermy.
E09 Flatline
Oct 21, 2019 • 32 min
teeny tiny pocket TARDIS, Joivan Wade brings us joi, and a YEET! through time and space James Baldwin at the Cambridge Debates (1965) Saussure’s first proper mindfuck for us all, the image that strikes…
E08 Mummy on the Orient Express
Oct 14, 2019 • 26 min
a stellar soundtrack, space gays on space train, and (sadly) a lack of Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism™
E07 Kill the Moon
Oct 7, 2019 • 22 min
A shocking lack of vaporú, Team Kill the Moon decides democracy is for chumps, and we want to burn it all.
E06 The Caretaker
Sep 30, 2019 • 22 min
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 8 on Black TARDIS:
E05 Time Heist
Sep 23, 2019 • 35 min
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 squabble for the British Museum, The Elgin Marbles:…
E04 Listen
Sep 16, 2019 • 26 min
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
Sep 9, 2019 • 25 min
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
Sep 9, 2019 • 28 min
Pobrecito Capaldi doing the best with what he has been given, intergalactic side eye and “great gowns, beautiful gowns.”
E01 Deep Breath
Sep 2, 2019 • 38 min
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 compulsory heteronormativity.
The Queer Archive: Trailer
Aug 24, 2019 • 2 min
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 Doctor’s first episode, Deep Breath. We…