Blogging Against Disablism Day: Doctor Who and Disability

Spoilers: Spoilers for some events and characters through Series Four of the rebooted Doctor Who. No significant spoilers after that.

Warnings: This review discusses ableism and references certain events during the Holocaust.

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Image Description: Alan Judd as Dortman, a freedom fighter in the First Doctor serial “The Dalek Invasion of the Earth”. He is one of the few physically disabled characters in the series.

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Things That Are Actually Satire: Dinosaurs

Series: Things That Are Actually Satire

Spoiler Warning: Dinosaurs (Hurling Day (S1), What Sexual Harris Meant (S2), Nuts to War (S2), Swamp Music (S3), Changing Nature (S4), Working Girl (S4, unaired))

Note: If you want to watch this series, it’s available on DVD and Netflix. Both place the unaired episodes after the finale, Changing Nature, so it might be a good idea to skip the finale and watch it after you’ve finished the rest of the series.

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Image Description: A grinning green dinosaur puppet  (“Earl”) holds a (much smaller, pink) baby dinosaur puppet (“The Baby”) on its shoulders. “Dinosaurs” is written in all caps across the bottom of the image, with the ‘o’ replaced by a dinosaur egg. Image is from IMDB.com.

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Realm-o-Ween: AHS Freak Show

Series: Realm-o-Ween

Spoiler Warning: American Horror Story: Freak Show (episode one, Monsters Among Us)

Trigger Warning: Discussion of abuse, violence, murder, possible rape, and ableism. I also use both the q-slur and the word ‘freak’ in the review, uncensored.

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Image from IMDB.com

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