The Doctor and Ace on a planet where happiness is enforced. A giant man of candy executes Killjoys and the Doctor sings. Happiness will prevail!
The Doctor and Peri face off against a mutant dictator despite interference by future time travel "expert," H. G. Wells.
The story Old Who has been waiting for - Cybermen in the hold, drunk aunties in the Captain's chair, and Adric out the airlock.
The Doctor, Sarah Jane, and Harry return to Earth to help the Brigadier. They find the Loch Ness Monster, Zygons, and Scots. All this and we discuss the frugalness of the Scots and the power of puppetry.'
The Master returns with another dastardly plot (albeit a convoluted one) to disrupt World Peace. The Doctor unleashes Venusian martial arts while the UNIT gang break INTO prison.
The "Duchess" goes missing. Jamie snogs a Queen and aliens capture gap-year coeds. Episodes are missing, so OldWho watches recons and NuWho reads the book.
The original TARDIS crew land on Marinus and sent out on an adventure suitable for a Republic Serial. We unravel the good and bad of this patchwork tale.
Clara attempts a normal date with Danny, only to be pulled into a bank robbery with the Doctor. But she can't remember how she got talked into it or how they arrived at the bank.
The Doctor whisks Amy and Rory off on a romantic trip to 16th century Venice, but all plans for romance go out the window as the Doctor suspects menace emanating from a school for girls.
Another Moffat Masterpiece where Time gets Wimey. The Doctor meets a powerful woman of the past and it isn't clear who helps who more.
Journey with us to an underground bunker in Utah. Meet a deranged billionaire, see the prize of his collection and watch the Doctor confront his past.
An Edwardian adventuress in an 18th century "gentlemen's club?" Add a time traveler with amnesia and you've got yourself an 8th Doctor story courtesy of Big Finish.
Ace, Nitro-9, and a baseball bat -- Does it get any better? We discuss NuWho's Favorite OldWho story, and debate the best Dalek stories ever.
Peri and Sixie meet Jamie and his Doctor, but they are in bad shape, Jamie has gone feral and the Doctor has gone all Andrugum. Hijinx ensue. We might not be entirely kind to the writing team on this one.
Nyssa has a double, Tegan dances the Charleston, the Doctor gets lost and Adric is a bottomless pit. We've watched so you don't have to. Not the best Doctor Who ever, but as British country house murder mysteries go, it's not too bad.
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.