Mon, 19 January 2015
Back to our regularly scheduled programing, we turn the clock back to the Troughton era, when the Second Doctor fought tirelessly alongside everyone's favorite companions of those years, Jamie and Zoe, and they faced a recognized foe, the Ice Warrior. Yes, it's a discussion of "The Seeds of Death", often confused with another story from years later "The Seeds of Doom", a fact of the tragedy of the random Doctor Who name generator.
With us on this journey to the moon by rocket is our good friend David Hooie. We talk a little bit about David's early years with the show and about his podcast, Hoo on Who, before he deposits us via his own TARDIS into a location yet to be disclosed. Stay tuned....
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Wed, 7 January 2015
With Christmas right behind us, it's time to wrap up (or unwrap?) our countdown to the holidays with our review of "Last Christmas"!
Put up your feet, pour yourself some mulled wine, and listen in as we talk about Dream Crabs, Santa Claus, and self-references to other films.
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Tue, 9 December 2014
We continue our Countdown to Christmas in a familiar animated Colorado hamlet, joining a group of friendly adorable schoolchildren on their way to school. This, of course, is just set dressing for our discussion of the next holiday special on our list (they're in no particular order), "A Christmas Carol". Will Dumbledore find redemption in this science fiction twist on the Dickens classic? Will true love be found at the end? Will fish fly? If you don't know the answers to these questions, you probably haven't seen the epiosde...so go watch it before you listen to these drunken fools yammer on about it!
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Direct download: The_TARDIS_Tavern_Episode_125.mp3
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Tue, 2 December 2014
Having escaped the frozen wasteland, our heroes find themselves taking refuge in a very familiar (and very haunted) hotel. As Lloyd the Guest Bartender pours the drinks, the topic of Christmas comes up once again, and we continue the third installment of our scintillating discussions of the holiday episodes with the Tenth Doctor's official first story, "The Christmas Invasion".
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Direct download: The_TARDIS_Tavern_Episode_124.mp3
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Tue, 25 November 2014
Our journey through a wintry wonderland continues with our second installment in our countdown of our selected Christmas specials, "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe". (Let me take this time to say that I fully endorse the use of the Oxford comma and judge the BBC for not using it.)
To return a favor from three years ago, the Doctor inserts himself into the lives of a family of three, enticing them to an abandoned mansion with plans of bringing them to a magical alien world on Christmas morning. And then, of course, everything goes tits up, the magical wonderland is not what it seems, and in true Moffat style, dead people come back to life and everyone lives happily every after. (Oops, spoilers!)
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Sun, 16 November 2014
Tired of listening to podcasts about Series Eight, Steven Moffat, and Peter Capaldi? Then wait no more, because we exist to go against the grain of the Doctor Who podcasting community. It's just a few more weeks until Christmas, so we're going to do things Casey Kasem style until then and dedicate some time to analyzing those episodes which tend to get the short shrift because of their odd placement in the show's schedule, existing in the limbo between two separate seasons and airing at a time when we have other things on our minds. That's right, we're turning our sights to the Christmas episodes.
We'll begin this journey in 2008, back when RTD was the showrunner, David Tennant was the Doctor, and most people on this side of the pond thought David Morrissey was probably the full name of that weird English pop star. This episode we'll be talking about "The Next Doctor".
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Sun, 2 November 2014
First off, in the most masturbatory way possible, we would like to wish ourselves HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It was five years ago from the release of this episode that we published our very first one, and our livers are begging us to stop.
But now for more serious business. This time we’re joined by our friend Chris Spencer whom we had the pleasure of meeting at DFW Whofest last year (that was a year ago, wow!) to discuss most of the second half of Series Eight, from “Kill the Moon” to “In the Forest of the Night”. (Yes, we know this is being released the day after “Dark Water” aired, but what do we look like, a real professional podcast that actually does things in a timely manner?) Also, by the way, we’ve died and gone to hell.
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Direct download: The_TARDIS_Tavern_Episode_121.mp3
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Mon, 6 October 2014
Never fear, dear listeners, we are alive and well and have been enjoying Series Eight along with all the rest of you. However, we’re either just too busy half the time and lazy the other half of the time to record our impressions and bring them to you on a weekly basis, like some of those other podcasts (we won’t mention names, but there’s a ton of them).
We are pleased to bring you, recorded in the back seat of a car driven by a cat, our discussion of Series Eight thus for (sans “Deep Breath” and “Into the Dalek”, which were covered previously). Enjoy!
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Direct download: TARDIS_Tavern_Episode_120.mp3
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Fri, 12 September 2014
We’ve pretty much run the gamut of the McCoy era, so it’s about time we got to “Remembrance of the Daleks”, with our friend Phil Birkett of the Braving Babylon 5 podcast.
This episode is so long, we actually had to trim our discussion about “Robot of Sherwood”, but we get plenty of discussion about “Remembrance” and “Into the Dalek” and even squeeze in a couple short interviews of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman as conducted by our roving reporter, Andre Tessier.
Hold onto your butts, this is a big one.
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Direct download: TARDIS_Tavern_Episode_119.mp3
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Sun, 24 August 2014
Our heroes took a break from their bizarre journey through time and space to spend some quiet, safe time in Austin, Texas, where they were invited to attend a “live” viewing of “Deep Breath” via the local Doctor Who meetup group.
It is therefore with great pleasure that we present our short discussion of “Deep Breath” in front of a “live studio audience”. (Apologies for the slightly sucky audio quality; we were unable to control some of the dynamics in this enormous room.)
Special thanks to Bill Scheel and Marvin of the DFW 8787 chapter of Pflugerville, Texas for permitting us to do this!
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Direct download: TARDIS_Tavern_Episode_118.mp3
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