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Each week on The Moment, I speak with a different guest about an individual moment in an episode of Doctor Who that means a lot to them: something that really had in impact on them, or that they had a strong reaction to, or that they think a lot about for whatever reason.

Doctor Who: The Moment Tom Dickinson

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    • 4.8 • 35 Ratings

Each week on The Moment, I speak with a different guest about an individual moment in an episode of Doctor Who that means a lot to them: something that really had in impact on them, or that they had a strong reaction to, or that they think a lot about for whatever reason.

    Programming Note

    Programming Note

    A brief announcement. Unfortunately, season 4 of The Moment is going to have to wait a little longer.
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    • 3 min
    REBROADCAST - But what do I do every day, mum?

    REBROADCAST - But what do I do every day, mum?

    Season 4 of The Moment is on its way! But it is not quite ready yet.


    In the meantime, we're revisiting some episodes from previous seasons of The Moment.


    This week, we revisit episode 2.03 with Deb Stanish, to discuss a moment from 2005's The Parting of the Ways, the finale of Christopher Eccleston's first and only season as the Doctor. We discuss how Rose's perspective really spoke to Deb's personal history, the Doctor's history of putting companions' safety before their agency, and the aspects of the scene that some fans find troublingly classist.
    Special Guest: Deb Stanish.
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    The Parting of the Ways - Wikipedia — "The Parting of the Ways" is the thirteenth episode of the revived first series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who. The episode was first broadcast on BBC One on 18 June 2005. It was the second episode of the two-part story. The first part, "Bad Wolf", was broadcast on 11 June.Verity! — A Doctor Who podcast where a rotating cast of six women, from across the globe, talk all things Doctor Who. We have opinions.

    • 28 min
    REBROADCAST - When you're alone, silence is all you know.

    REBROADCAST - When you're alone, silence is all you know.

    Season 4 of The Moment is on its way! But it is not quite ready yet.


    In the meantime, we're revisiting some episodes from previous seasons of The Moment.


    This week, we revisit episode 1.12 with Talcott Starr, to discuss Abigail's song in 2010's A Christmas Carol. We discuss how this episode intersects with Talcott's own story, the themes of grief and love in Matt Smith's era of Doctor Who, and how love lets us see one another across time.
    Special Guest: Talcott Starr.
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    A Christmas Carol (Doctor Who) - Wikipedia — "A Christmas Carol" is an episode of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who. It is the sixth Doctor Who Christmas special since the programme's revival in 2005, and was broadcast on 25 December 2010 on both BBC One and BBC America, making it the first episode to premiere on the same day in both the United Kingdom and United States. It was written by Steven Moffat and directed by Toby Haynes. In the episode, newly wedded companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) are trapped on a crashing space liner which has been caught in a strange cloud belt. They call the Doctor (Matt Smith), who lands on the planet below and meets the miserly Kazran Sardick (Michael Gambon), a man who can control the cloud layer but refuses to help. Inspired by Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, the episode has the Doctor attempting to use time travel to alter Kazran's past and make him kinder so he will save the spaceship.Death Prattle Podcast — Death Prattle is an often off topic, frequently silly, and sometimes serious conversation about the loss of a loved one and the mourning process. Hosts Tara and Talcott discuss their own experiences with grief, death-related items in the news, and invite guests to lend their perspectives. It's a not-so-serious talk about a very serious topic.

    • 29 min
    REBROADCAST - The Sting

    REBROADCAST - The Sting

    Season 4 of The Moment is on its way! But it is not quite ready yet.


    In the meantime, we're revisiting some episodes from previous seasons of The Moment.


    This week, we revisit episode 2.07 with Houman Sadri, to discuss a moment from Part two of the 1975 serial Pyramids of Mars, from Tom Baker's second season of Doctor Who. We discuss how sound can terrify us, the impact of opening and closing credits on a viewing experience, and the role that fear and tension and cliffhangers have in making Doctor Who what it is.
    Special Guest: Houman Sadri.
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    Pyramids of Mars - Wikipedia — Pyramids of Mars is the third serial of the 13th season of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts on BBC1 from 25 October to 15 November 1975. The serial is set in England and Egypt and on Mars in 1911. In the serial, the burial chamber of the alien Osiran Sutekh (Gabriel Woolf), the inspiration for the Egyptian god Set, is unearthed by the archaeology professor Marcus Scarman (Bernard Archard). Alive but immobilised, Sutekh seeks his freedom by using Professor Scarman as his servant to destroy the jewel on a pyramid on Mars which is keeping him prisoner.Houman Sadri - Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge — Associate Professor. My research has focused on the continued impact and relevance of myth-based narrative frameworks on modern texts and media, with an emphasis on graphic novels, YA literature and film. I have an extensive teaching background in English literature, culture and language. MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture — MAI offers its readers intersectional feminist criticism of global visual culture. We publish creative and academic research on women in art and media. We are a collective of scholars, artists, writers, activists and thinkers who challenge patriarchy while celebrating women’s creativity and achievements.

    • 24 min
    3.06 - Let me take it from the top. Hello, I'm the Doctor.

    3.06 - Let me take it from the top. Hello, I'm the Doctor.

    This week, I'm joined by Delia Gallegos, to discuss a moment from 2020's Fugitive of the Judoon. The episode aired in the middle of Jodie Whittaker's first season as the Doctor, and introduces Jo Martin as a previously unknown incarnation of the Doctor. We talk about the sheer amazing surprise of the reveal, how Jo Martin and Jodie Whittaker play on one another, and what the future may hold for this incarnation of the Doctor.
    Special Guest: Delia Gallegos.
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    Fugitive of the Judoon - Wikipedia — "Fugitive of the Judoon" is the fifth episode of the twelfth series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who, first broadcast on BBC One on 26 January 2020. It was written by Vinay Patel and current showrunner Chris Chibnall, and directed by Nida Manzoor. The Judoon search modern-day Gloucester for a fugitive, and the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and her companions Graham O'Brien (Bradley Walsh), Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole), and Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill) regulate the situation. The episode sees the surprise return of John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, and introduces Jo Martin as Ruth Clayton, a character revealed to be a previously unseen incarnation of the Doctor.Black Girls Create — Black Girls Create is a unique intersectional hub for Black creators and critical fandom. Through substantive but easily accessible content, we encourage fans to celebrate and critique pop culture while also advocating for and contributing to the increased media representation of Black women specifically, and people of color in general.

    • 28 min
    3.05 - We're all stories in the end.

    3.05 - We're all stories in the end.

    This week, I'm joined by Adrienne Enderle, to discuss a moment from 2010's The Big Bang, the finale of Matt Smith's first season as the Eleventh Doctor. We talk about what it means to be a story, how we can make it a good one, and what makes the story of Doctor Who so important during our pandemic year.


    You can follow Adrienne on Twitter at @alwaysadrienne.
    Special Guest: Adrienne Enderle.
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    The Big Bang (Doctor Who) - Wikipedia — "The Big Bang" is the thirteenth and final episode of the fifth series of British science fiction television programme Doctor Who, first broadcast on 26 June 2010 on BBC One.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

VanessaMc23 ,

Unique, Heartwarming, Fun

This is a truly original podcast, great format, well produced, sound clips. The host and guests often bring up ideas I’ve never heard of. This podcast is a must listen.

Drew M Meyer ,

Utterly charming

With the glut of Doctor Who podcasts out there it’s refreshing to discover one so original and personal. Each episode is unique, intelligent, and thought provoking. Don’t be surprised if you end up binging the lot in an afternoon....

jwgh ,

A nice change from the usual approach

There are many podcasts which basically recap individual episodes, and I think this is an interesting alternative approach that catches on, allowing the podcast to skip over the boring stuff to the meat of things. Picking a moment from the entire run of Doctor Who that a guest feels strongly about, and then exploring it in depth, helps to insure that the discussion is centered, in-depth, and passionate. And, in general, I think it's nice to hear how other people have interpreted characters that I myself am very familiar with and have my own, differing, opinions on.
On another note: One of the other reviewers took exception to situations where the host or guests make a connection between current events and what happens in the show, but I think that that is exactly the sort of connection that can make something resonant for someone. It seems 100% to be part of the remit of a show like this.

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