Iconic Doctor and companion meet an iconic monster and defeat them using . . . gold?!? Also, Harry Sullivan is an imbecile. We discuss what is wrong and what is right about this story.
Two important figures join the Doctor this time -- The Master and Jo Grant. In Grant, the Doctor gets a groovy girl Friday, and in the Master, the Doctor meets his match.
Consider this a "We Watched So You Don't Have To" moment in reconstruction history and wait for the animation coming out at the end of the year. . Also, forgive OldWho's edits -- he's got a learning curve as he takes over editing from NuWho for a while.
We've arrived at the first major hurdle to watching Old Who -- missing episodes, of which Marco Polo is the first, with zero footage remaining. So how did we "watch?" Audio (lifted by passionate fans and gifted back to BBC), narration (by one of the surviving cast members, William Russell), telesnaps (we explain) and the Target novelization. None of which make us miss it any less. [Tech note: We record over Skype and this week's feed was not ideal. Couldn't be fixed, so we apologize and promise to do what we can to prevent it in the future.]
Starting the New Year off with a bang, facing off against an old enemy. So we have some questions, and comments and then talk of our plans for the whole blasted year that we have to wait for another NuWho.
Series 11 wraps with a NuWho style Historical, an uneven Scandinavian avant garde film and a finale with a "minor bad." We review the season and look forward to the next.
Wherein we review 3 of the 13th Doctor stories, "The Tsuranga Conundrum," "Demons of the Punjab," and "Kerblam!" AKA as "Base Under Siege," "Aliens in an Historical Setting," and "80s Extravaganza."
The Doctor and Team TARDIS fight corporate greed and masses of overgrown creepy spiders in Sheffield. Yaz deals with family drama. And the Twitterverse can still find things to complain about.
In this episode we see a true historical handled in a unique way. And an important American story handled with care by a British creative team. We continue to be blown away by the visual beauty and storytelling genius that comes across the airwaves each week.
Another spectacular new episode from Chibnall & Co. New planet, new monsters, a new TARDIS -- and beautifully shot with new cameras. And a new podcast from us covering it all.
13 HAS ARRIVED!! With new friends, new location and new monsters. We talk teeth, BBC America's hatchet job and oh, yeah, a little gender change.
Listen! Possibly Moffat's finest penned episode, it deals with everyone's childhood fear -- even the Doctor's. And we made it -- in time for 13! Have fun today and come back for our discussion of The Woman Who Fell to Earth early in the week.
Spoilers! Prison Escapee River Song and and an army of Clerics meet the Doctor and Amy to battle the Weeping Angels, but there's that damn crack again. Things get very Timey-Wimey.
A TARDIS reunion! Beloved 1970s Companion, Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) meets the new face of the Doctor and his new crew. It's the first introduction of something from the show's past and with robot dog, K-9 in tow, Sarah Jane picks up where she left off.
This is the 2 parter with Rose and the Doctor teaming up with "Harriet Jones, MP, Flydale North" to fight off an alien invasion, while Mickey and Jackie do battle back at the Powell Estates. Pigs in space suits, zippers in foreheads and pickle juice explosions -- it's Doctor Who at its best.
Continuing Adventures of the 8th Doctor in Big Finish Audios! Venice with the Doctor and Charlie (Edwardian Adventuress). Gothic setting, romance, abductions and aliens -- straight out of the Hinchcliffe/Holmes era. And more leaks from the set of Series 11.
The Doctor and Mel travel to a world of fire and ice, meet Glitz and Ace and follow a treasure map. It's the intro of the modern companion, but not much else. Also, we react to San Diego Comic Con Doctor Who panels.
Enemy Time Lords are back on earth and interfering The Master wants vengeance from the Doctor with the Industrial Revolution hanging in the balance. The Rani is harvesting human brains for use in her experiments. Then those 2 team up and hijinx ensue.
What do you get when the Fifth Doctor and his crowded TARDIS meet a 17th century Highwayman? Hijinx, laughs, adventure, the Grim Reaper and Tegan turning into a zombie drone. Does that make for a great Doctor Who story? Join us as we discuss "The Visitation."
After seeing it on the big screen, how does the original 6 episode version compare? What makes this one of the, if not THE greatest Doctor Who story ever? And why can't Harry jump over a clam? All that and more . . .
Fascist Brig with a toady Benton? Liz as an methodical bureaucrat? The Doctor has landed in an alternate universe, but both Earths are in peril. Star turns by UNIT regulars playing different roles make for one of the great Third Doctor stories.
Cybermen invade the Moon, but Ben, Polly, Jamie and the Doctor are there to meet them. It takes all of Polly's feminine know-how (nail varnish remover) and social skills (Coffee, anyone?) to find the source of their power and defeat them. A great 2nd Doctor story, with animation of the missing episodes.
Back to the beginning, to Susan and the Doctor, Ian and Barbara exploring what it means to travel together in the TARDIS -- which communicates with the travelers for the first time. Join us for this first "bottle" episode in Doctor Who history.
Bantering, lots of bantering. And laughing in the face of danger. And jokes. lots and lots of jokes. But Clara has been promised a trip to meet her "hero," and she intends to meet Robin Hood.
Wrap up of our RegenerationWho 4 review -- we talk kids cosplaying as Mondasian Cybermen and Daleks; artists and fantastic panels.