Since tomorrow’s episode of series 8 is called “Time Heist” we thought it would be fitting to pair it up with “The Time Meddler” for Friday Night Who.
“I think everybody at some point in their lives has the exact, same nightmare. You wake up, or you think you do, and there’s someone in the dark, someone close, or you think there might be. So you sit up, turn on the light, and the room looks different at night. It ticks and creaks and breathes. And you tell yourself there’s nobody there, nobody watching, nobody listening. Nobody there at all … and you very nearly believe it. You really, really try. And then…”
In this week’s show, we look at what might just be Steven Moffat’s masterpiece in Doctor Who storytelling, Listen.
We give our impressions on this ground breaking and legend changing episode.
Also, a sad look at news this week, as we’ve lost another Doctor Who contributor who has made her mark on the mythos as well.
And of course, your feedback.
This week’s Friday Night Who might be a bit of a stretch…not knowing much about “Listen” other than it possibly could involve ghosts…we decided to the 9th Doctor story with “ghosts” “The Unquiet Dead”.
Also, our reaction to the news of the week, including some tidbits about the show and even more discussion of the missing episodes rumor and the fallout surrounding the effort to return them to the BBC.
And, of course, your feedback.
It’s been nearly 3 years since we watched “The Androids of Tara” for Friday Night Who, and we are returning to it since we think it’s a fitting match with series 8 episode 3 “The Robots of Sherwood”.
Also, a look at some news of the week, including an Emmy award for another project by Doctor Who show runner, Steven Moffat.
Oh, and listen closely for some clues to the title of this week’s podcast.
And, of course, your feedback.
Friday Night Who continues along with Series 8, and since the second episode of the season is called “Into The Dalek” we figured it would be fitting to do a Dalek story this week, and since we recently did “Resurrection of the Daleks” it makes sense to do Colin’s installment “Revelation of the Daleks” series.
This week, we look at the first episode of Series Eight, Deep Breath, and give our opinions on the story, the return of the series, and of course, the new Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi.
Plus, we take a peek at what’s news this week.
And, we’ll discuss our ASL Ice Bucket Challenge.
Oh, and of course, your feedback.
Links mentioned in the show:
We were recently nominated by Alex Giles (Muldwich) to take the plunge while supporting this great charity. And in return we are passing the buck on by challenging The Adventures In Time, Space and Music podcast, The Regal Geeks Podcast, and the Five-ish Fan Girls podcast. You guys are all on the clock and have 24 hours! Don’t forget while dumping ice on you head is fun, please remember WHY you’re doing it, and donate* to the cause!
* And do so at www.ALS.org, not .com as our video suggests. Sorry, I’ll get that reedited as soon as I can…
As this is posted it’s Easter Saturday! Also know as August 23rd, the triumphant day that the 12th Doctor in the form of Peter Capaldi makes his fully fledged debut. So you know in Episode 191 we will be discussing Deep Breath and our initial reaction to the newest incarnation.
But you already knew that if you’re a listener to the show. And by deductive logic you also know what the next 12 episodes of the podcast will be about. But what about Friday Night Who? The 3 of us (but mostly Shaun) have scoured the internet (without spoiling ourselves too much) to try our best to match up some previous stories with what’s happening in Series 8. Being as we don’t have official synopsis for all the episodes some may be way off base, but hey we tried. By now if you haven’t already skipped forward to see what’s coming up are wanting to see what we have planned. So without further ado…the Vortex schedule without our reasoning…and WITH episode titles if you find that sort of thing spoilers.
For Friday Night Who on August 29th we will watch the Sixth Doctor story “Revelation of the Daleks” starring Colin Baker.
For Episode #192 of the podcast we will be discussing the second episode of series 8, “Into the Dalek”.
The first Friday Night Who in September brings us to the Fourth Doctor’s era in the middle of the Key to Time series, with “The Androids of Tara” starring Tom Baker.
The following podcast, episode #193 will have us discussing the 3rd episode of the season, “Robots of Sherwood”.
The 12th of September we will jump forward to the Ninth Doctor’s era with “The Unquiet Dead” staring Christopher Eccelston.
Episode #194 will see us reviewing episode 4….”Listen”.
Friday Night Who for September 19th brings us to a story where we first meet someone else from the Doctor’s home planet in “The Time Meddler” staring the First Doctor William Hartnell.
Episode 5, “Time Heist” of Series 8 brings us to Episode #195 of the podcast.
The last Friday Night Who in September brings a clash of “new” Who and “classic” Who in the Tenth Doctor story “School Reunion” staring David Tennant and the much loved and missed Elisabeth Sladen on the 26th.
Episode #196 of the podcast will be dedicated to the 6th episode of series 8…”The Caretaker”. Hard to believe we’re now halfway through the season.
We start out October Friday Night Whos with “Planet of Fire” on the 3rd starring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor.
The second half of the season starts off with what looks like a bang in an episode titled “Kill the Moon” and we’ll discuss the moral implications of killing a non-sentient hunk of rock (or you know just review it) in episode #197 of the podcast.
The 10th of October brings us our first repeat Doctor for Friday Night Who so far this season with one of Glenn’s favorites “The Pyramids of Mars” starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor.
Episode #198 of the podcast has us reviewing episode 8 of the season “Mummy on the Orient Express”
Brittany will be happy that the Third Doctor get’s his go during Friday Night Who on October 17th in “Carnival of Monsters”
And we will discuss episode 9 “Flatline” on podcast #199…holy crap we’re about to hit a milestone!
Matt Smith makes his return to Friday Night Who since we started this season in “The Doctor, the Widow & the Wardrobe” on October 24th.
Let’s hope Episode 10, “In the Forest of the Night” is a good one, because that’s what we’re discussing in our 200th episode of the podcast!!! A Major epiversary!!! Thanks to everyone who’s listened and kept us going to 200 episodes. You all are wonderful people!
Our Halloween Friday Night Who won’t be as scary as it normally would be…but if you don’t own it, the cost could scare your wallet…we start the first 4 episodes of “the Invasion” starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor.
This is it folks…the 2 part season finale! Episode #201 will have us discussing the first part…”Dark Water”.
We start November by finishing up “The Invasion” parts 5-8 on the 7th.
And we end the season on episode #202 discussing “Death in Heaven” and likely the season as a whole.
As for what’s ahead for the end of the year…well you know we have some catching up to do on the Puffin EBooks and whatever else Shaun has up his sleeve.