Episode 327 – Lost in the Woods

In this week’s episode we examine the latest Series 10 offering, Smile. Hear our review of this episode.

And if you’re curious about this week’s episode title, pay close attention. Then send Shaun an email and let him know that he is wrong.

And of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 326 – Flaming Penguin

It’s here! It’s finally arrived. We survived the “wilderness year”, (okay, yes we got an episode at Christmas, and yes it’s not fair to call it a wilderness year because that cheapens the period of drought from 1989 until 2005), but Doctor Who is finally back on our television screens!

This, our Easter Saturday episode covers the Doctor and Nardole and the introduction of new companion Bill in The Pilot.

We offer our opinions on the story, and be aware, this is a SPOILER FILLED EPISODE of the podcast.

Also some recent news and speculation.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Goodbye Capaldi Scheduling

It’s been difficult putting this schedule together, as I’m not entirely sure I’m ready to say goodbye to P-Cap (and the BBC continues to fiddle with episode titles depending on what site you visit). At any rate, for those of you that like to follow along at home, or want to take advantage of your new BritBox subscription and join us for our weekly Doctor Who watch/tweet along Friday Night Who, here’s the line up:

TONIGHT, (4/14) Friday Night Who offering is Tom Baker in “Destiny Of The Daleks”. This is notable for also being the first (and so far only) appearance of the Movellans, who are supposed to reappear in this weekend’s season opener.

TTV #326 We’ll take a look at “The Pilot” (10×1) and give you our thoughts. NuWho is back, baby!

Because we like paring things up when the show comes back, FNW on 4/21 features Matt Smith in “The Girl Who Waited”, because handbots are really close to those emoji bots, right?

TTV #327 Details of the emoji bots in our look at “Smile” (10×2)

Celebrating both Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) and John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) at this years Planet Comicon in KC, our offering this week (FNW 4/28) is “The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances” with Christopher Eccelston.

Side Trip 27 will bring you all the ins and outs of our local big con, Planet Comicon 2017.

And TTV #328 (our proper show for the week) will have our thoughts on “Thin Ice” (10×3)

Okay, this is totally cheesy and NOT the way to schedule, but FNW 5/5 is “End Of Time / End Of Time Part 2” with David Tennant…

…because this week’s NuWho episode is called “Knock, Knock” (10×4). GET IT?!? Yeah, probably no more tie in than that for TTV #329.

5/12 is surprisingly, one we’ve never officially done for Friday Night Who before, Jon Pertwee’s “Terror Of The Autons”

TTV #330 will have our thoughts on “Oxygen” (10×5)

FNW 5/19 is the last appearance of Missy from Peter Capaldi’s last series, “The Magician’s Apprentice / The Witches Familiar”

…because we have it on pretty good authority she returns this season. Will it be in “Extremis” (10×6), discussed in TTV #331?

FNW 5/26 is the Tom Baker classic “Pyramids Of Mars”

TTV #332 has our thoughts on “The Pyramid At The End Of The World” (OR) “Rebirth” (10×7).

Join us and Frazer Hines at Britishfest in Omaha this weekend. We’ll be watching “The Seeds Of Death” Part 1-3 with Patrick Troughton

Side Trip 28 has all the fun to be had from Britishfest 2017

TTV #333 – The Lie Of The Land (OR) The Truth (10×8)

FNW 6/9 will finish off “The Seeds Of Death” with Parts 4-6

as the Ice Warriors reappear in TTV #334 as we discuss “The Empress Of Mars” (OR) “The Martian Queen” (10×9)

Mura Rono is back this season, having previously written this week’s FNW 6/16 “Survival” starring Sylvester McCoy.

and is the only author to write for both classic and NuWho with TTV #335’s discussion topic, “Eaters Of Light” (10×10)

The complete televised history of the Mondasian Cybermen unfolds the next two weeks, as FNW on 6/23 is “Attack Of The Cybermen” featuring Colin Baker.

TTV #336 has the new Mondasian Cybermen in “World Enough And Time” (OR) “The Converted” (10×11)

and finally, FNW 6/30 brings us “The Tenth Planet” the last episode of William Hartnell.

Will TTV #337 have us discussing the last episode of Peter Capaldi? “The Doctor Falls” (OR) “Steel Skinned” (10×12) will tell.

Beyond that?

Depression.

Deep. Dark. Depression.

Episode 325 – Tripping the Limelight Fantastic

Two topics up for review on this week’s episode.

First it’s the Third Doctor mini-series from Titan Comics. We tackle this story arc featuring the Third Doctor, Jo Grant, and a whole host of other familiar faces featured in era.

Then, another Big Finish audio drama from the Main Range. This time it’s the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn story The Assassin in the Limelight.

Plus, news of the week, including a fairly “SPOILERY” one, so be warned.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 324 – Improbable Plotting

Some Seventh and Twelfth Doctor materials this week.

We start with Big Finish mainline story #79 Night Thoughts featuring the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Hex. Find out what they are up to, and what we thought of this atmospherically dark tale.

Then the Twelfth Doctor “auditions” more companions in Titan’s Year Two of his ongoing series. We look at issues #2.11 – #2.15.

Plus, our reaction to some of the news this week, including diversity in series 10.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 323 – Best of the Worst

We asked the listeners to vote on the WORST monsters to grace Doctor Who. The dregs, the deplorable, the ones despised by fandom. You know the ones. In this week’s show we take the top ten vote-getters, and then rise to their defense and explain why they’re actually pretty great. Here’s what we thought.

Also, some news of the week, including guest announcements for Planet Comicon in KC.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 322 – Small Soldiers

In this week’s episode we look at two Fifth Doctor and Nyssa stories from the Big Finish Doctor Who Main Range. First it’s the four story anthology offering, Circular Time. Then we examine Renaissance of the Daleks. Find out what we liked and didn’t like in these two offerings.

Plus, we look at some news of the week, including another trailer for the upcoming series 10.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Which is the worst monster in Doctor Who?

Make sure to vote in our poll for the discussion on the next podcast!

Which are the worst monsters in Doctor Who?

  • The Scribble Monster (38%, 6 Votes)
  • Human Dalek Sek (31%, 5 Votes)
  • Slitheen (13%, 2 Votes)
  • The Myrka (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Kandyman (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Krotons (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Vervoids (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Mondoid (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Zarbi (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Alpha Centauri (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Fish People (The Underwater Menace) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

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Episode 321 – Bye-Bye, Duggan!

In this week’s podcast we revisit one of our favorite stories, City of Death. But, this time it’s for a review of the novelization of the classic TV story, written by James Goss, from the story by Douglas Adams and David Fisher. We compare the treatment and discuss it’s transformation from on-screen gem to book form.

Plus, a few news items this week.

Enjoy!