Sun, 8 March 2015
A double scotch. Kittens. Sarah Jane Smith in a swimsuit. These are things we all love, and at least one of them is in "Death to Daleks", featuring the Third Doctor (whose body double is apparently Ludwig von Beethoven), Sarah Jane, and the most impotent Daleks ever.
We also take some time to talk about recovery after Galifrey One, the upcoming Whofest 2 in Dallas, and manage to plug our email address, which actually exists.
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Sun, 8 February 2015
With things settling back to normal around the Tavern (and we've redecorated - do you like it?), we decide to invite one of our perrenial favorite guest bartenders, Chris Burgess of Radio Free Skaro fame.
We asked Chris what his least five favorite episodes were and, after narrowing them down to the one that would involve the least amount of time in preparation, we watched and discussed "The Doctor's Daughter", featuring the Tenth Doctor, Donna, and Martha. Steve's Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit makes a comeback as well, proving once again that the writers of the questions strove to simultaneously insult our intelligence and make us feel like we know nothing.
Oh, a little sidenote...this was recorded immediately after the Superbowl, so all of us were already quite loaded before we hit the "Record" button. That being said, The TARDIS Tavern accepts no responsibility or liability for anything said by any of its guest bartenders.
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Sun, 1 February 2015
Safely deposited back in the tavern after almost a year of traveling abroad, Steve and Sean put their feet up and watch the classic episode "Destiny of the Daleks", also known as "The One Where Romana Regenerates Five Times".
That anonmoly aside, does the remaining 95% of the story stand the test of time? Is the return of Davros as thrilling as his first appearance? Were the contractors who built the fiberglass walls on Skaro drunk? And is it really such as surprise that the Movellans are androids? (Whoops, spoilers!) Listen in as we drunkenly discuss "Destiny of the Daleks" followed by a brief preview of Gallifrey One coming up in just a couple weeks.
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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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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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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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