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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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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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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Episode 122: Countdown to Christmas, Part 1

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:49pm CDT

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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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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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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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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Category: -- posted at: 10:22am CDT

Celebrations at the Tavern!

Today is Sean's Liver forty(mumble mumble)something birthday.  I'm totally shocked that it has made it this far.  So I raise a glass of Three Olives Bubble Gum vodka to my dear friend's liver and salute its endurance and ability to take so much punishment!  Please feel free to send Sean's Liver Happy Birthday wishes to the Facebook account or email it with congratulations to tardistavern@gamil.com.






Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:25am CDT

Every now and then one must turn one’s sights away from the brilliant (as in “Pyramids of Mars”) and the ridiculous (I’m looking at you, “Mindwarp”) and focus on something that’s just plain fun.  With that, we sit down in a dark, wet alley with our good friend Josh Zimon of The Memory Cheats and A Mostly Harmless Cutaway to discuss “The Chase”, featuring the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Vicki.

Whilst grappling with feral cats and diving in dumpsters, will we conclude that “The Chase” is an underrated gem…or does it deserve to go down in history as one of the most craptastic pieces of television ever produced?  Listen and find out!

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