This monthly podcast will look at Doctor Who through the writers who molded the show and their televised output. Hosted by Kyle Anderson (Doctor Who blogger for Nerdist.com) and Erik Stadnik (host of the Doctor Who Book Club podcast)
School Reunion and Fear Her
This month, Kyle and Erik dive headlong into Doctor Who series two with a look at two episodes written by showrunners of other shows. "School Reunion" written by Toby Whithouse (Being Human) is a fan-favorite, giving the new series its first real taste of the classic with the return of Sarah Jane Smith. "Fear Her" written by Matthew Graham (Life on Mars) is the oft-derided also-ran of series two, which might well be better than its reputation.
The Christmas Invasion and New Earth
And so it begins! Erik and Kyle have wrapped up Series 1 of updated Doctor Who, and now they commence the saga of the Tenth Doctor. Where to start? Why with "The Christmas Invasion" and "New Earth," of course! But it's not all just fun and games. Already they can sense the darkness inherent to Doctor number 10...and Kyle's kind of not into it.
Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways
Way too fast. We're already bidding a very fond farewell to the Christopher Eccleston year of Doctor Who by discussing his swansong, "Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways." It may be his last onscreen hurrah but it was only RTD's opening salvo. How'd he do for his first season as showrunner?
The Long Game & Boom Town
It's the penultimate month in our look at Series 1 of rebooted Doctor Who, and we have two stories showrunner Russell T Davies wrote to fill time, but, one of them at least, has transcending its limitations to become something of a classic. And the other one is "The Long Game."
The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
Erik and Kyle dip our toes in the pool of Steven Moffat with his addition to Doctor Who series 1, "The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances." You know, there's a lot to talk about in it. So, join us, won't you? Are you my mummy?
Father's Day and Scream of the Shalka
This month, Erik and Kyle are discussing the series 1 episode "Father's Day," an emotional experience for both of them. But before that, the 2003 web-exclusive animated serial "Scream of the Shalka," which was to be Doctor Who. Until it wasn't. Two Paul Cornell stories? Why yes!
Not for me I don’t suppose
Prefer shows that find the positive in every episode. And that aren’t quite as condescending. If I like an episode they don’t I guess I’m stupid or something.
Great start to the new season
Having never seen any Outer Limits, it's still very engaging and interesting. Well-researched as always and thoughtful discussion. Good luck gents!
Special podcast for classic Who
So much fun for fans of classic who- you can revisit your favorite episodes and get done different perspectives. In my other life, I was an editor, so this appeals to me because I love discussions writing and developing story. 5 stars!!