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.
Deep Breath! Series 8 is almost here! Back in May we made Chrissy sit through her Doctor’s regeneration fro Friday Night Who and since turn about is fair play (or so they say) now we make Keith sit through his Doctor’s as we watch “the Time of the Doctor”
In this week’s show we examine the similarities and contrasts between both treatments of Paul Cornell’s Human Nature. We look at both the Virgin New Adventures novel featuring the Seventh Doctor and Bernice Summerfield and the Series 3 television adventure with the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones. Listen to us give our impressions of both adventures which sometime clash in the realm of Doctor Who universal canon and continuity.
Also, a few announcements surrounding this week’s return of the television show with Series 8.
Plus, lot’s of discussion regarding Doctor Who: Legacy and the release of The Hunt for Greyhound One.
And, of course, your feedback!
Links in this week’s show:
If you’ve been following Shaun’s Twitter/Facebook/Instagram you’lll know that he and Mel are spending the weekend at Creation Entertainment’s Official STARGATE SG-1/ ATLANTIS/ UNIVERSE 2014 “The Final Journey“.
Both are having a grand time at the convention surrounding another of their fandoms.
That being said, they are not expected back until early in the week. So, we will be recording the podcast later than unsual, and hope to have the podcast on the feeds sometime mid-week.
I’m sure Shaun will have lots to share about his trip on the show this week as well.
Thank you for your patience and sorry for the delay.
Normally we don’t post things like but this is too awesome not to share. Someone from VG934 on YouTube made an awesome Day of the Doctor trailer in the style of Guardians of the Galaxy. Enjoy!
Hopefully by now you’ve read the novel Human Nature, because tonight we’re watching the two-parter they adapted from it. Human Nature & Family of Blood!