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Time and Space: A Doctor Who Podcast
71 minutes | 7 days ago
Martha, Martha, Martha
Series Three WalkThroughNew Whovian, Char, joins once again to discuss her first time watching of a "Doctor Who" series. This time, she talks about her viewing of David Tennant's second season as the Doctor - introducing new companion Martha Jones, the surprising return of a "classic" villain, and several big storylines that remain fan favorites.
71 minutes | 21 days ago
Another Animated Goodbye
"Fury from the Deep" Animated ReviewSecond Doctor fans continue to enjoy the new release of animated "lost" episodes of the Troughton era. Jessica and Phillip are joined by Richard of "Clever Dick Films" as they dive into the restored series five serial. The Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria find themselves on Earth as they battle a mystery in the natural gas pipelines, a company filled with troublesome figures, and the ultimate departure of one of their own. The story, the actual animation, and the behind-the-scenes featurette make this 1968 production come alive (again!) for all Whovians. What is the next "lost" adventure you are looking forward to being animated?
73 minutes | a month ago
Add Your Own Breadcrumbs
Series 11 (Classic) Wrap-upJessica and Phillip finished their initial watch of the Third Doctor era, and now look back at the series that closed this chapter, introduced Sarah Jane Smith as a companion, and provided some memorable moments. From pseudo-historical "The Time Warrior" to unfortunate special effects of "Invasion of the Dinosaurs," from the mandatory Dalek story of "Death to the Daleks" to a rare sequel to an earlier adventure with "The Monster of Peladon." Then there is the final serial of "Planet of the Spiders," where the Third Doctor faces his fear and ... regenerates. Do you have a favorite episode or moment in Series 11?In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple examine their time in the Jon Pertwee Era by re-visiting the Clever Dick Films video (https://youtu.be/zH-tlUZtrdw) covering this time of the franchise. What do they appreciate more now? And does watching the entire Era in order add anything to appreciate the time of the Third Doctor?
36 minutes | 2 months ago
The Doc, The Legs, and The Joy
Companion Potpourri - Martha, Amy, and BillThey enter our lives, make us laugh and cry, and then leave by either death, marriage, or ... magic? It's the Doctor's companions - and we are examining Martha Jones, Amelia Pond, and Bill Potts. How did each of these women work with their respective Doctors? What were their families like? How did they develop and grow in character during their time in the TARDIS? And what did we think of how they left us? Let us know your favorite companion moments.In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple look at the 2001 slapstick comedy TV movie, "Hotel!" starring Paul McGann, Peter Capaldi, and Bradley Walsh. Have you seen this? Is it a great comedy or a greatest comedy?
50 minutes | 3 months ago
Love, Friend, and Clara
Companion Potpourri - Rose, Donna, and ClaraBIllie Piper, Catherine Tate, and Jenna Coleman recently appeared on a "virtual" Doctor Who con panel -- which leads to this discussion about their respective companion characters. Jessica and Phillip look at these women's relationships with their Doctors, their families, and their departures (good, bad, and memory loss!). What are your favorite moments from these companions' times aboard the TARDIS?In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple co-hosts review the latest YouTube video from Clever Dick Films - "Dr Who Review - Companions: Jamie." Are all your questions answered about the Second Doctor's consistent companion?
46 minutes | 3 months ago
Questions From a Hat
Fandom QuestionsJessica and Phillip take their chances and sit down to answer random questions about their Doctor Who fandom. Which Doctor would they like to travel with? Which companions would work best with the Eighth Doctor? Which episode do they think about the most? The couple trade questions and answers, and see if they ever match!In their look into the TARDIS library, they look at the British series "Fortitude," featuring Christopher Eccleston in its first series, along with other "Doctor Who" alum. They examine the first two episodes, do you think they should continue?
35 minutes | 4 months ago
A Tale as Young as Time
Children's BooksThe storytelling of "Doctor Who" takes many forms, from the television series to Target novelizations to Big Finish audio adventures. There's one avenue that's directly targeted at the youngest demographic - children's books. Jessica and Phillip look at two Who Jr. selections - the "Dr. Who" variants of the "Mr. Men and Little Miss" mini-books and one of the newest releases, "Doctor Who: The Runaway TARDIS." How do these stories appeal to children? Can adults enjoy them too? Here's a link to Missy herself, Michelle Gomez, reading the "Dr. Twelfth" book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSmKk2eCfu0In their look into the TARDIS library, Phillip reviews the 2011 novel "Touched By An Angel" by Jonathan Morris, featuring the 11th Doctor, Amy, Rory, and the Weeping Angels.
52 minutes | 4 months ago
A Stone in Time
In Focus: Weeping AngelsDon't blink!This is the phrase forever associated with one of the Doctor's greatest enemies: The Weeping Angels. Jessica and Phillip look at their major appearances in "Blink," "Time of the Angels"/"Flesh and Stone, and "Angels Take Manhattan." What makes these beings so scary? Are they overused? Underused? What mysteries remain?In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple examine the pilot episode of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," starring Arthur Darvil, aka Rory Pond.
38 minutes | 4 months ago
Build a TARDIS Team
TARDIS Team Challenge Meme"Doctor Who" fans may have seen the social media post that challenges Whovians to build a TARDIS team using a certain number of points allocated to various Doctors and companions (Reddit link here). Jessica and Phillip do round-robin selections of three TARDIS team versions, how these different companions and Time Lords would (or would not) work together, and what their adventures would be like.In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple look at the recent Clever Dick Productions release, which focuses on analyzing the Doctor's companions. This first episode focuses on arguably the first companion: Susan. The video can be found here.
64 minutes | 5 months ago
Board Game of the Daleks
"Time of the Daleks" Tabletop AdventureLet's play a game!The "Doctor Who" franchise offers many ways for Whovians to live out their own adventures in time and space at home - one of those is Gale Force Nine, Inc.'s "Time of the Daleks" board game. Jessica and Phillip start off as Doctors and must race against the Daleks to arrive on Gallifrey? Will they beat the Doctor's enemy? How many times will they regenerate? How often will they have to stop and read the directions??? (Don't worry, we edit those parts out.) Let us know if you've played and how it turned out.In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple look at the re-creation of "Mission to the Unknown" by the students and staff of the University of Central Lancashire. Check out their efforts here: https://bit.ly/3izEujk
64 minutes | 6 months ago
The Classic Fam
Series 10 - Jon PertweeJessica and Phillip have finished their first Blu-ray set of the classic "Doctor Who" era with Series 10. Not only does it contain the first multi-Doctor story with "The Three Doctors," but also has additional features and interviews with the actors, producers, and more who made this penultimate series of the Third Doctor era. From saying goodbye to Jo Grant to saying hello to the use of CSO (color separation overlay), there is a lot that sets this series apart. What is your favorite story in Series 10?In their look into the TARDIS library, Phillip submits a book review of the 2018 James Goss-adaptation of the Douglas Adams' story, "Doctor Who and the Krikketmen."
77 minutes | 7 months ago
"The Faceless Ones" Animated RestorationThere are many "lost episodes" in the "Doctor Who" franchise - but luckily animation provides a way to bring these episodes back to life. The Second Doctor serial "The Faceless Ones" is the most recent to be restored, and so Richard Carrier of Clever Dick Films joins to talk about Patrick Troughton, the wonders of the airport, and how Ben and Polly exit the series.In our look inside the TARDIS library, the trio discuss "Farewell, Sarah Jane," a webcast that assembles an amazing panel of Who characters to finally say an in-universe goodbye to Sarah Jane Smith.
83 minutes | 7 months ago
Writing is Hard
Series 12 Wrap UpIt's been several weeks since the Thirteenth Doctor ended her season series - what did we think of the second batch of episodes? New "Doctor Who" fan Charlynn Schmiedt joins the couple dissect the journey of the Doctor, her companions, the Master, the Lone Cyberman, and the cast of thousands of guest stars.In their look into the TARDIS library, the trio examine Clever Dick Films' "Dr Who Review Part 10 - The Christopher Eccleston Era." From the BBC cancellation to the "Screams of Shalka" to Series 1, we talk about how the video provides a deep dive into the resurrection of "Doctor Who." Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXEFZwRaZRU
63 minutes | 8 months ago
Ace, Bill, and Shades of Grey
Classic versus NuWho: The Good BitsIn honor of 100 episodes of the podcast, Jessica and Phillip talk about their favorite parts of the Doctor Who franchise, from the "classic era" (1963-1989), the "interregnum era," and the post-revival nuWho era (2005-present). What makes them excited to watch a classic episode? What character are they looking forward to the most in nuWho? And how does "Take That" connect to the lasting legacy of Who?In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple discuss the #SavetheDay quarantine global re-watch of the 50th Anniversary "Day of the Doctor."
49 minutes | 9 months ago
Make It Make Sense
"Ascension of the Cybermen"/"The Timeless Children" ReviewSeries 12 is coming to a close (not counting the inevitable holiday special...), and we're left with some big reveals, an action-packed finale, and a cliffhanger ending. What to make of it all? Were all our questions answered? Did it bring up even more questions? Let us know your favorite parts!In our look into the TARDIS library, we review the Second Doctor adventure "The Wheel of Ice." What are your favorite "Doctor Who" books?
40 minutes | 9 months ago
Fright Night Double Feature
"Can You Hear Me?"/"The Haunting of Villa Diodati"It's been a busy month in the podcaster couple household, so it's double duty this episode with two episode reviews! The final two scary installments of Series 12, prior to the two-part finale, offer differing views of the Doctor, the companions, and the historical guest stars who help fight the monsters. From Eternals to a lone cyberman, there's a lot to unpack. In their look into the TARDIS library, Jessica and Phillip examine a special Big Finish production featuring the Eighth Doctor and Charley - "Living Legend."
31 minutes | 9 months ago
Night of Too Many Guest Stars
"Praxeus" ReviewThere's a lot going on in this episode of "Doctor Who" with a missing astronaut and mysterious illness. There's bird, blogs, and strange ex-cops in this globe-trotting adventure. But how well does it all come together? Jessica and Phillip talk about the Chibnall-era reliance on guest stars and multiple characters. They end the episode talking about what other TV shows remain in their queue. What did you think of the episode? And what shows are you watching?
26 minutes | 10 months ago
Jo Martin is ...
"Fugitive of the Judoon" ReviewNot since the Series 12 opener "Spyfall" has an episode been so chock full of reveals. The return of a fan favorite has us sequel, and the introduction of a new character had us ... well, we're still not sure our reaction (but mostly "yay!" and "cool outfit" and "where can I get those glasses?" What were your reactions to this episode?In their look into the TARDIS library, Phillip reviews the 1996 Doctor Who The New Adventures novel "Damaged Goods" by Russell T Davies. What are you Who novel recommendations?
51 minutes | 10 months ago
Tesla's Hours of Excitement
"Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror" ReviewTesla. Edison. Animated steampunk corpses. Scorpion Queens. All that plus the Doctor and TARDIS fam converge in this turn-of-the-20th-century episode of monsters and discovery. This series has been full of guest stars, and this episode continues that trend - with a few alum from "Doctor Who" and its spinoffs showing up. Did Tesla carry this episode? Was the toothy villain (that's not Tim Shaw...) scary? Join the discussion, and let us know how this episode landed for you.In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple re-visit the musical(?) "Blackpool" and the new-er "Dracula" series and their respective conclusions. How did you enjoy these two "Who" adjacent shows?
57 minutes | 10 months ago
Climate Change & Cosplay
"Orphan 55" ReviewThe Doctor and the TARDIS fam visit the "Doctor Who" version of a resort planet - except things go off-kilter when the episode ... I mean, spa is invaded by a plethora of guest stars, erm, monsters. Sue joins Jessica and Phillip to look at exactly what happened during the fast-paced action episode with mommy (and daddy) issues, and a certain message to present-day Earth at the end.In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple examine the "Dracula" series, recently released from Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
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