Welcome to the season of love, everyone! Valentine’s Day is this week, so we are discussing some of our favorite human and alien relationships in television! The shows we discuss are Defiance (time stamp: 1:30-6:45), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (time stamp: 6:45-14:20), and Doctor Who (time stamp: 14:20-21:00). So strap on your love seat-belts, and enjoy this drive down lovers’ lane.
Sources & Notes
- To learn more about these shows, check out their respective IMDb pages: Defiance, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and Doctor Who. Or if you’re looking for way more information than you ever thought you wanted or needed, Fandom wikis are the way to go. Here are the sites for Defiance, Lois & Clark, and Doctor Who.
- Superman’s creators were definitely Jewish, but was Superman himself a member of the Tribe? There seem to be some conflicting views out there. The Daily Beast says heck yes, while Forward says, eh, not really but kinda?
- I said Doctor Who has been on the air for approximately 8000 years, which is a slight exaggeration. The original run of the show aired from 1963 to 1989; it was resurrected in 2005 and is currently airing its 12th series (featuring the Thirteenth Doctor, portrayed by Jodie Whittaker) as of February 2020.
- You can learn more about River Song’s origins and her long and fascinating life on the aforementioned Doctor Who wiki. The article dedicated to River confirms that she did indeed earn her doctorate from Luna University, which means all mail sent to the happy couple should be addressed to “The Doctors Who and Song.” I wouldn’t want to be the person who comes at them with “the Doctor and Mrs.” Show this lady the respect she deserves, people!