Flying through the entirety of Doctor Who. Originally with cake, but now with guests
Christmas, 1892: The Doctor has retired from saving the universe after a disastrous mid-series finale earlier in the year. He is cheered up somewhat by his encounter with a feisty young barmaid, who is intrigued enough to follow the Doctor home, only to learn a valuable and ultimately fatal lesson about the importance of railings. Richard E Grant is here too, as usual, delivering his lines through heroically clenched teeth. It’s The Snowmen.
River Knows All the Space Reasons
“Tell her, this is the story of Amelia Pond. And this is how it ends.”
Stop Watching a Kids’ Show
This week, we have half an hour of fun character-based nonsense followed by a fairly disastrous five-minute Doctor Who episode. But we’re all too busy reminiscing about the end of an era to notice. Adam Richard joins us for The Power of Three.
A Mild-Mannered Josef Mengele
This week, we’re in the Wild West for some down-home, old-fashioned, country-style moral philosophy. The burning question: is it permissible to let that well-spoken middle-aged country doctor get killed just because he sawed up a bunch of people and turned them into psychopathic gun-wielding maniacs? Steven B joins us to discuss a well-shot, well-acted, well-written and thought-provoking episode: A Town Called Mercy.
His Nebrox Moment
This week, there’s a massive Silurian spaceship pre-crashing in the direction of Planet Earth, and the whole gang is on board for the ride. Brendan’s on the lookout for discarded teeth, Nathan’s holed up in an escape pod watching reruns of Mitchell and Webb, James’s progress is being hindered by the unfeasibly large amounts of vegetable matter in his pants, and Fiona is doing a terrific job of keeping her feisty new companions under control. Somehow, life finds a way, in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.
Unblocking the Sink
We’ve been off the air for a few months now, but apparently all it takes to bring us all back together is a few thousand Daleks desperate to find out who’s been playing them Bizet’s Carmen from deep inside their terrifyingly impregnable prison. Unfortunately none of us can muster much interest in any of that: instead, we’re worrying about the state of Amy and Rory’s marriage and wondering why on earth the new girl has turned up a year early. It’s Asylum of the Daleks.
Fear of the Welsh planet
Thank god they’re finally back. And now FTE is doing the new series. In this episode they cover everything from the possibility that the new Dr Who could have been played by Claudius through to the Doctor’s relevance to Brexit, Trump and Todd’s dark adolescents fantasies. Love Classic FTE, but now it’s about a show that most viewers were alive when it was made. A tour de force (despite their unremitting Mickey abuse #mickeytoo)
The only podcast that...
A look at the entire run of Dr. Who and spinoffs from 1963 to the present. Full of helpful information, trivia and critical analysis, these guys quite often disagree but do so respectfully, and the jokes often have me chortling at inappropriate times (I listen to the podcast at work), and seeing the show with different eyes sometimes.
Its not at all tiresome
These guys are some of the most knowledgeable people in fandom, and its always a pleasure to hear them. Warning, Don't binge listen, or you'll end up catching up and waiting is painful! Im a little worried though, they're almost at series 22, and I love series 22...