Watching an "Adventure in Space and Time" got us hungry for smoking Cybermen, so we opened our freshly delivered packages from Amazon to watch and discuss "The Tenth Planet".

This is the one where Hartnell regenerates (oops, spoilers!) so keep your ears peeled for the sound of these old bodies saying what we think of it.  Also, I don't like your hair.  Also, some long-overdue feedback!

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November 23, 2013.  A day that Who fans will likely remember for the rest of their lives.  We went to see The Day of the Doctor together, and then did a "live" episode at DFW Whofest, the Dallas convention that totally blew our minds and expectations.  Plus, we were kind of sober when we recorded this one.  So that's a first.

Plus...a CONTEST!  Listen until the end and you can learn how to be two lucky listeners who can win a copy of The Day of the Doctor on DVD or Blu-Ray.

Honestly, a good time was had by all.  Oh, and we're pretty much sober.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:52pm CST

This time we trod off the well-beaten path and, rather than discuss a traditional Doctor Who story, we chose Steven Moffat’s 1999 Comic Relief special, Curse of the Fatal Death.  Fasten your seat belts and prepare yourself for five more new Doctors, architectural bribery, and Dalek bumps.  All in all, it should be a jolly good time.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am CST

Add one part “The Seeds of Doom”, one part “Robots of Death”, and a dash of “Murder on the Orient Express” and you get “Terror of the Vervoids”, this episode’s topic of discussion.  Do the mounting bodies and the creatures that look uncannily like female reproductive parts make for a snoozefest?  Or do the intrigue, mystery, and drama make for a great story?  Grab a glass of carrot juice and vodka and find out!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:49pm CST

If there is one thing we’re not known for, it’s being sober and providing our listeners with up-date-reviews on stories that have either just aired or just been released on DVD.  Therefore, it was time we brought you our thoughts on “The Ice Warriors”, which was released on DVD last month and features two missing episodes that have been animated by the restoration team a la “The Invasion” and “The Reign of Terror”.

If you’re looking for drunken banter on Patrick Troughton, Victoria, and a bunch of scientists with uninspiring names, then look no further.  Not that we have any competition from other podcasts in that department to worry about it.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm CST

Add one part Seventh Doctor, one part Ace, one part Glitz, and take away a pinch of Mel and you have “Dragonfire”, this episodes special selection chosen by our special guests Andre Tessier and Ken Deep of 2013’s Long Island Who convention.

It’s a long one.  We talk about podcasts, conventions, fun times, and eventually wind up talking about the story in question.  Promise…we do.  And it’s one of the raunchiest, innuendo-filled episodes of The TARDIS Tavern to date.  What a treat!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:10pm CST

If there’s one thing we both love, it’s films and television shows on Blu-Ray.  If there’s one thing Steve is kind of ambivalent about, it’s the Pertwee era.  Put the two together, and we couldn’t resist talking about the recent release of “Spearhead from Space” on Blu-Ray.

Disclaimer 1:  This is not an intervention.  Steve purchased the copy of “Spearhead from Space” on his own volition and with his own money.  We planned to do something else for this episode, but it fell through, and so we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to talk about it.

Disclaimer 2:  This description makes it appear as though Steve was dragged kicking and screaming into this project by Sean, and this episode will consist primarily of Steve grumbling and Sean squeeing.  You might just be surprised.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:32pm CST

This time we’re happy and honored to have Deb Stanish from the Parsec-nominated Doctor Who podcast, Verity!  (That exclamation point is part of the title, not that we’re super excited and all that she can join us, because we are.)  Deb is also known as the editor of such books as Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them and Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who.  Ooooh, we have an academic at the bar!  Let’s pump her full of whiskey and see what she has to say!

This time we turn our sights to a more recent time: “The God Complex” which aired as recent as September of 2011.  And I hope you can taste the irony of that word “recent”, because if you do your math you would realize that’s about two years ago, yet it was just last season.  Ah, Doctor Who, you are a slow, sometimes tortuous machine.  But we love you.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:30pm CST

Sometimes you just want to re-watch one of those classic favorites.  Thus, we present our serious academic discussion of “Pyramids of Mars”.  ‘Nuff said.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm CST

It’s been a couple weeks.  And we were going to send you a discussion of “Pyramids of Mars”.  But we couldn’t resist…here is the first ever TARDIS TAVERN SPECIAL REPORT!!

Peter Capaldi has been announced as the Twelfth Doctor.  If the reports on the internet hadn’t told us about this first, we would have been shocked.  But would we have been happy?  Find out in this, our first min-episode.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:01pm CST

We haven’t talked about Sontarans since…well, since ten episodes ago when we reviewed “The Two Doctors”.  But there’s no time like the present again, as our roving reporter Andre Tessier has brought us an interview with Dan Starkey, the current series’ lovable and bumbling Strax.

But first we travel back to the Tom Baker era: tin foil monsters, Machiavellian plots, stuffy Time Lords, and tripping over the pool chairs fantastic.  That’s right, this one is also about “The Invasion of Time”.  Why that one?  Because we already know “The Sontaran Experiment” by heart.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am CST

Yes, it’s about time we got to this one, isn’t it?  “Earthshock”, the one where Adric gets it in the end.  The one heralded by many jaded fans as marking the exit of the Jar-Jar Binks of classic Doctor Who.  Not only that, but this return of the Cybermen since their last appearance in “Revenge of the Cybermen” is considered by many as one of the crowning moments in JNT’s reign as the show runner.

But are fans too quick to celebrate Matthew Waterhouse’s final episode?  Is the story all that it’s cracked up to be?  Is it just another example of 1980’s Who parading tired old villains onto the screen for the sake of longtime fanboys?  Listen and find out…maybe.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:50pm CST

Way back in 2006, a little episode called “Fear Her” aired, and it’s been vilified by fandom ever since.  We hadn’t seen it in years, so we wanted to find out if it was really as bad as everyone says it is.  Like it or not, one can thank providence that the arrangers of the 2012 Olympics either just didn’t see this, or specifically chose not to go that route.

Oh yeah, and Sean goes on a drunken rampage against Ian Levine.

[Insert the usual shit about Facebook, Twitter, and our email here.]

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm CST

With all of these mundane little stories we’re covering, you’re no doubt saying, “But Sean and Steve, when are you going to tackle something really classic, like ‘City of Death’ or ‘Fear Her’?”  (That second one was a joke.)  Wait no more: in this episode we discuss the 1975 six-parter from Tom Baker’s first season as the Doctor, featuring Sarah Jane and Harry.  That’s right, it’s finally time for “Genesis of the Daleks”!  If you don’t like this story, we’ll have to find out what’s wrong with you…by autopsy.

Oh, there’s also this little bit of news to discuss about Matt Smith leaving.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:35pm CST

Studies show that it has been a hell of a long time since we talked about a First Doctor story (see our episode on “The Time Meddler”) and even longer since it was an episode about a historical First Doctor story (go way back to one of the hokiest episodes ever of The TARDIS Tavern, in which we pan “The Gunfighters”).  So there was no time like the present to review “The Romans”, with the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Vickie.

Of course, we can’t help but talk about the latest and last installment of Series Seven, “The Name of the Doctor”.  Oh, my.  Like oh, fucking my!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:50pm CST

We know.  Cybermen are soooo last week.  In fact, they’re just soooo 1988.  So much so that we take a look back at the show’s 25th anniversary special, “Silver Nemesis”, featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace.  Let that sink in for a moment.  They celebrated ten years with “The Three Doctors” and twenty with “The Five Doctors”.  Should they have just stopped there?  You might be surprised at what we think.

Speaking of Cybermen, we also talk a little bit about “Nightmare in Silver”.  Our thoughts on “The Name of the Doctor” aren’t far away, either; you’ll just hear them a week or so after every other podcaster and blogger has aired their opinions.  You might be surprised at what we think.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:17pm CST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:32pm CST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm CST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm CST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:20am CST

Episode 81: The Pair o' Docs

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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Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm CST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 6:56pm CST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm CST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 6:20pm CST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm CST

Episode 76: The Wrong Podcast

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. 

End of show music credit goes to Roland Olah and his "Dirty Who" mix.  If you enjoy this mix and want to hear more like it please visit whomix.trilete.net.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am CST

Looks like we survived the end of the world after all.

When you survive an ordeal like that, there’s nothing like a little dose of Patrick Troughton, so we decided to turn around and talk about what we originally intended: that mostly-missing story of the Second Doctor’s era, “The Web of Fear”.

Although five of the six episodes were destroyed after someone at the BBC went on a bender and burned a couple dozen reels of old television, you can see the first episode in all its glory in the “Lost in Time” box set.  The remainder is available from BBC audio.

Credit for the end of show music goes to HardWire for the Transdimensional_Mix_v2.  To download this mix and many many more like it please visit whomix.trilete.net.

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