Tue, 14 May 2013
Two things: (1) Mothers’ Day was just around the corner and (2) we haven’t talked about a Ninth Doctor story for quite a while. So, without further ado, we present our discussion of Steven Moffat’s first story, “The Empty Child” and “The Doctor Dances”.
If it wasn’t for this story, the program (love it or hate it) would not be where it is today…and we wouldn’t have had Torchwood, either! But does this hardy two-parter stand the test of time after eight years? Listen and find out! Also, just a little bit of blather about “The Crimson Horror” from Sean.
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Wed, 8 May 2013
It’s the best episode ever! Sean has regenerated and turned into one of his other co-hosts! This time, it’s “Battlefield”, with the Seventh Doctor, Ace, and the Brigadier times two.
[This is the moment when the typist pontificates on the interesting aspects of the show, as few as they may bay. However, on this particular occasion, the typist hasn’t heard or participated in the recording of said episode. So enjoy anyways. Not to sound like a bitch or anything.]
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Tue, 30 April 2013
There’s a pretty good chance all of you at home saw a pattern in our last couple episodes, so it should come as no surprise that Episode 83 is “The Five Doctors”, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Doctor Who in 1983 (hey, and it’s Episode 83, see what we did there!).
We’re joined by our longtime friend Josh “Lord” Zimon of The Memory Cheats and Mostly Harmless Cutaway to discuss this one, although he very nearly got caught up in a time eddy when we scooped him up from Boston.
And, as usual, we touch a little bit on the latest installment of the current series, “Journey to the Centre [sic] of the TARDIS”.
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Tue, 23 April 2013
Where do you go after “The Two Doctors”? Naturally, “The Three Doctors”! We’re joined by Kyle Anderson of the podcasts Doctor Who: The Writer’s Room and WTF are You Watching? We discuss what was then the show’s ten-year anniversary story, back in the day when nerds were precluded from voice their rumors and anticipation on the internet.
We also talk a little bit about the latest entry to the Doctor Who oeuvre, “Hide”. Masterpiece or tangled senseless mess? You just might be surprised what we think.
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Tue, 16 April 2013
We’re churning episodes out like bug spray on boll weevils lately, and, as we promised, this time we have a discussion of “The Two Doctors”, Robert Holmes’ penultimate story. Grab the carrot juice, play a merry tune on your recorder, and slip into some bright, tight-fitting boob gear, and join us as we travel to Spain.
Plus there’s just a little bit of discussion about “The Rings of Akhaten” and “Cold War”!
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Tue, 9 April 2013
Burrowing a little further into the annals of the Fourth Doctor (a phrase we were looking for any excuse to use), we wander towards the end of his tenure, three years past the last time we saw him in “The Robots of Death” to “State of Decay”, in which he matches wits with a trio of ancient vampires amidst a crumbling society.
We also explain why we don’t like reviewing Big Finish, and also touch a little – just a tiny little bit – on the latest two episodes, “The Bells of St. John” and “The Rings of Akhaten”.
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Sun, 31 March 2013
On the eve of the broadcast of “The Bells of St. John’s”, naturally we couldn’t resist not reviewing it. Instead, we go back in time to September of 2011, which broad us such classics as “The Girl Who Waited”, “A Good Man Goes to War”, and the topic of this episode, the overlooked and often forgotten “Night Terrors”.
Plus there’s gossip about the rumors circulating regarding the up and coming release of the JNT biography and the muckraking regarding Matt Smith’s leaving the show. And feedback, don’t forget the feedback.
On another night, we will continue to chat about the new series, but will still focus on reviews of older Doctor Who stories, so stay tuned in about a week’s time when we will release a short discussion of the first two episodes aired for Series 7B, and a longer discussion of a certain Fourth Doctor story from 1980.
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Tue, 19 March 2013
pot-pour-ri \pō-pů-‘rē\ n [F pot pourri, lit. rotten pot] 1 : a jar of flower petals and spices used for scent 2 : a miscellaneous collection : MEDLEY
No, this isn’t the flower show episode. Rather, as promised, we give you a quick review of the video game Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock, some discussion about the upcoming second-half of Series Seven, and (we haven’t brought you one of these in a while) an interview with Daphne Ashbrook, star of the 1996 TV movie.
Special thanks to our own roving reporter Andre Tessier for interviewing Ms. Ashbrook at this year’s Gallifrey convention. (Or was it from last year? We were too drunk to tell.)
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Sun, 3 March 2013
To give the impression that there is some rhyme to our reason, Episode 77 just needed to have a story aired in 1977, so there was a smorgasbord of Fourth Doctor and Leela yumminess to choose from. We like mysteries and we like robots, so naturally we had to turn our sights onto “The Robots of Death”, that madcap little adventure that could be a cross between Alien and a Dick Tracy comic.
There’s talk of Gallifrey past (I missed you, Steve!) and a hint of feedback (thank you, Dr. Phil!). And plenty of scotch and vodka, although not mixed together.
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Sat, 9 February 2013
There are two things we learned since recording this podcast. The first is never to drink while listening or watching the subject matter that you’re going to review. The second is that we have a soft spot for Big Finish. We’ve had our stinkers (Red Dawn) and our triumphs (Peri and the Pescon Paradox), so we dipped our fingers into the audio vault once again and pulled out Big Finish’s most recent of its main line of stories, The Wrong Doctors.
So with that join us as we jump a train to Pease Pottage and visit two Melanie Bushes, two Sixth Doctors (one in blue and the other in his traditional patchwork coat), dinosaurs, and singing septuagenarians. If that sounds a little confusing, just imagine if you were drunk.
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