Episode 144: The Tawdry Quirk Shop

As the rest of fandom recovers from the self-proclaimed "devastating" conclusion of Series Nine, our heroes turn the dial on the Wayback Machine just a couple years back to when bow ties were cool.  Thus begins our review of "Amy's Choice", featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Amy, and Rory.

Also, there might be Muppets.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:21pm CDT

Episode 143: Vengeance with Vodka

Our heroes find themselves in a strange, swampy, and stinky forest, and to pass the time they talk about "Vengeance on Varos", the titillating adventure featuring the Sixth Doctor and Peri.

Is this story a foreboding prediction of the television that would come?  Or did it leave us thirsty for more (and perhaps a nice glass of Perrier?).  Listen and find out!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:41pm CDT

Episode 142: High for Happiness

Happy 6th birthday to The TARDIS Tavern!  To celebrate, our heroes enjoy the pizza and hospitality of the local Chuck E Cheese...specifically, the ball pit.  As they ponder the possibilities of acquiring any number of childhood germs, they discuss "Paradise Towers" the much-maligned story featuring the Seventh Doctor and Mel.

Is this another story appropriate for the trash heap?  Or can Steve and Sean find some redeeming qualities in it?  Listen in and find out!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:02pm CDT

Episode 141: Salvation and Damnation

The time has come once again to circle back to something new in the world of Doctor Who, so we decided to go for something extremely divisive and controversial.

No, we won't be talking about "Daleks in Manhattan" (at least not yet), but rather the Second Series episode "Love and Monsters", featuring (sort of) the Tenth Doctor and Rose, a guy named Elton, and an alien that represents every troll that has ever made any Doctor Who fan group unfun.

Is "Love and Monsters" a droll piece of crap that should have been flushed down Russell T. Davis' loo?  Or is it a great symbolic romp with so much beneath that cheesy surface?  Take a listen and find out what we think!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm CDT

Episode 140: Radiation Gloves

51 years before Clara climbed inside of a Dalek, Ian Chesterton did the same thing.  The Daleks of yesteryear didn't fly, travel in time or space, and relied on static electricity to get around.  This time around we settle on an all-too-familiar planet and discuss "The Daleks", the story that started Britain's obsession with the exterminating pepper pots.  Does "The Daleks" stand the test of time, or is it as clunky as William Hartnell's line bloopers?

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:26pm CDT

Episode 139: The Game Master

Our heroes have escaped the clutches of the Gods of Ragnarok only to be led astry into the domain of the Game Master, an evil and omnipotent being who delights in torturing his victims with trivia questions.

In actuality, we spared ourselves the task of actually doing homework and put all the burden on Josh Zimon, host of the podcasts Doctor Who: The High Council and The Memory Cheats.  Will our heroes know enough about Doctor Who to escape unscathed?  Or will their ignorance lead to their demise?

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm CDT

Episode 138: The Tragic Death of Pigbin Josh

After a brief sabbatical, we're back!  The vortex manipulator drops our heroes off at a very, very familiar circus where they wile away their boredom with a discussion of "The Claws of Axos".

Also, there's listener feedback read by Steve in a funny voice followed by peals of laughter.  Really, we needed that month's rest!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:41pm CDT

Episode 137: The One with the Farting Aliens

So it's come to this.  We have a small handful of stories left in the Ninth Doctor's era to cover, and eventually we would have to talk about the maligned episodes "Aliens of London" and "World War Three".  Does it deserve the eye-rolling that occurs every time this story is brought up in polite company?  Or are all those fart fumes just a smoke screen for what is actually a solid alien invasion story?  Listen in and see.

In other events, the gentlemen find themselves trapped a few years in the earth's past thanks to the vortex manipulator...where will it take them next?  Also...A CONTEST!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:48pm CDT

Episode 136: Remember Your Varicose Veins

Because the Fourth Doctor is awesome.  Because we can't get enough of seeing Leela.  Because stories involves witches and rubbery monsters in English mansions seem to call to us.  It's our take on "Image of the Fendahl", in which the Doctor must fight an unspeakable horror from his home world.  Or something like that.

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Direct download: The_TARDIS_Tavern_Episode_136.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:45pm CDT

Episode 135: When Sydney Met Verity

The 50th anniversary of Doctor Who brought us a literal trifecta for the fans on the big as well as the small screens.  There was, obviously, "The Day of The Doctor", Peter Davison's The Fiveish Doctors, and the BBC docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time.

For those of you that haven't been listening to this podcast for the last year and a half, we both think An Adventure in Space and Time is pretty much required viewing for anyone with a pulse, let alone anyone who has the slightest bit of interest in Doctor Who.  So please listen in as we talk about William Hartnell, Verity Lambert, Sydney Newman, and the genesis of the show we've dedicated so much time to.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT





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