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Gallifrey's Most Wanted Podcast

Doctor Who fans unite! Two fans -- one of the original show, one brought in by the new. They discuss, debate, spar and meander over the episodes, audios, books, comics and new releases.
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Feb 23, 2018

Eighth Doctor fans rejoice! We are back to Big Finish's wonderful range of 8th Doctor stories with our discussion of "Sword of Orion." And Charley Pollard! And OldWho gushes about Nicholas Briggs.

Feb 7, 2018

"Welcome, Campers, Welcome!" The Doctor and Mel are off to a Welsh holiday camp in the 1950s. Motorbikes, Rock and Roll and green babies! Sylvester McCoy is enigmatic and getting darker, and there are open auditions for companion. 

Jan 31, 2018

Satire of Thatcher's Britain or creepily prescient political docu-drama? We talk Reality TV, torture as entertainment and where the lines blur. It's Sixxie's Doctor Who and it's weird and wonderful.

Jan 23, 2018

A very British outpost meets telepathic natives and Tegan gets possessed. Also . . . giant, pink snake. Adric gets our Companion File treatment.

Jan 18, 2018

Sarah Jane, Harry and the Doctor vs. the Potato People! Those wacky Sontarans -- always up for a duel to the death, even when on a scientific expedition. Also, Ross waxes poetic over first love, Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen), in this week's Companion File.

Jan 9, 2018

A mission to Mars in peril. The Doctor, the Brig and Liz are on the scene to find the missing astronauts, defeat the bad guys, and face down a couple of "G's" in the process. We also discuss GMW fave, Liz Shaw in this week's Companion File.

Dec 28, 2017

It's the end of an era, it's the beginning of an era. And the most wonderful time to be a Doctor Who fan. We react to the Twelfth Doctor's run-in with his former self, an officer with ties to a future, former self, his beloved companions (or ARE they?), and his farewell. And say hello to Thirteen.

Dec 20, 2017

Jamie's first full adventure as a companion. Fish people in synchronized swimming routines. So we talk Troughton, Whittaker, and the pressure of being "the first to Regenerate. Also, Companion File: Jamie McCrimmon.

Dec 7, 2017

The Episode you've been waiting for! In advance of Twice Upon a Time, we wanted to go over Tenth Planet with a fine tooth comb. It's a better story than we remembered (possibly helped by the animation by Planet 55), and that only adds to the anticipation of a new Regeneration this Christmas.

Nov 29, 2017

In which the Doctor goes on a "Fantastic Voyage", he and his companion get covered in sick (again), and he discovers what it means to be a good Dalek. Companion File on Clara Oswald.

Nov 17, 2017

It's Eleven and Amy Pond, a future Queen of England and a space Cetacean. AKA, another day at the office for Steven Moffatt. And we talk 13's costume reveal as well as a Companion File for Amy Pond.

Nov 9, 2017

Rose and the newly regenerated Doctor follow a psychic text to a hospital in New (x15) York and meet up with an old friend and an old nemesis. And we introduce first Doctor Companion, Katarina in our Companion Files.

Oct 27, 2017

The Doctor offers Rose her first ride in the TARDIS, to the End of the World! It's the first alien world of the new series, filled with blue stewards, tree people, and the Last Remaining Human, the Lady Cassandra O'Brien. Companion Files on Rose Tyler and First Doctor Companion, Steven Taylor.

Oct 19, 2017

The Eighth Doctor meets Charley in the Big Finish launch of their 8th Doctor Adventures within the Main Range, and it's a thing of beauty. An historical and a giant alien airship, big enough for the largest dirigible flown to that point to fit inside. Paul McGann and India Fisher team up and spark from the beginning. Also, Companion Files for First Doctor Companion Vicki and this episode's Charlotte Pollard.

Oct 10, 2017

Continuity, Mythology, what is "Canon" in the Whoniverse? We talk Timeline vs Chronology and lots of books and audios and where they all fit in.

Oct 6, 2017

Slow-moving hoovers and urban slang girl "kangs" -- Yup! It's Doctor Who in the 80s. We review the inspiration and intent and talk where we think they went off the rails. Also, Companion Files for Barbara and Mel

Oct 4, 2017

We ran long last week, so we are putting out a bonus episode with Companion Files for Ian Chesterton and Peri Brown. From First to  . . .  well, you have to listen to our take to see what we think.

 

Sep 28, 2017

Faced with the prospect of discussing a tortured Cybermen story, we turned this into a Cybermen travelogue. "Attack" takes place just before Tenth Planet, and just after Tomb of the Cybermen. To make that make sense, we talk our way through ALL Cybermen stories. And find out what makes sense and what doesn't. 

Sep 20, 2017

The Doctor, Adric, Nyssa and Tegan land aboard a ship bound for Earth, but it carries representatives of ancient Earth cultures. And a megalomaniac with a soft spot for Adric. And Cato from the Pink Panther movies. We talk about this Silver Age of Doctor Who stories and enter 2 more Companion Files: Tegan and Nyssa.

Sep 13, 2017

The Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane are joined in the TARDIS by UNIT's Medical Officer, Surg. Lieut. Harry Sullivan. Despite impressive credentials in science, Sullivan accidentally changes the ship's course and they land on a seemingly abandoned space station. It's classic 70s sci-fi -- Earth is uninhabitable. Samples of all organic life were sent into stasis in space until the Earth is safe for human life. But something got into the wiring . . . The Ark, and the Earth, need the Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry to save it.

Aug 23, 2017

We talk British SciFi history, Prof Quatermass and Zen Buddhism. And the second Jon Pertwee story. Not necessarily in that order.

Aug 11, 2017

A Missing Serial. Which means we find a way to talk for an hour about 13 seconds of film. KIDDING! Thanks to all the nerds of the 1960s who hardwired reel-to-reel recorders to their televisions to capture sound, we have a complete audio track. Telesnaps -- on set photographs -- have been cobbled together with that nerd-sourced material to make an archive of what the creators intended. And thus, we are introduced to young Jamie McCrimmon, soon to join the TARDIS crew. Also featured in this episode -- Vic gets to discuss the Protestant Reformation, Scottish History and Civil Rights movements, all in one podcast. (Life may never be so good again.) So flin' oan a kilt and come alang wi' us oan a journey to The Highlanders.

Jul 27, 2017

We return to covering stories of the First Doctor, this time, its the introduction of the iconic villains of Doctor Who, The Daleks. We discuss the strength of character creation within the TARDIS crew and without, covering the happy accidents that led to the identifiable profile, the menacing presence, despite wielding household implements as weapons, and the warped soul portrayed by the unique voice distortion. And we look at the literary, historical and social influences that are the underpinnings of one of the most malevolent fictional characters in television history. 

Jul 18, 2017

Two Who fans, one Old Who, one New Who, discuss the historic announcement that Jodie Whittaker will be the 13th Doctor. We also discuss new showrunner, Chris Chibnall, and his long-term connection to the show as both fan and writer for television. And we address some of the backlash, what disappointed us, and how we chose to respond. 

Jul 11, 2017

The Twelfth Doctor. Is he a "Good Man?" Is he the "Grumpy Cat Doctor?" Is he another Moffat "Plot Device?" Take a "Deep Breath" and join us for our discussion of lifelong Who fan, Peter Capaldi's introduction as the Doctor.

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