Tag Archive: Paul McGann

Episode 267 – Anything but Consistent

TTV LOGO NEWIn this week’s show we step away again briefly for another Beyond the Doctor segment, this time to review a film starring Eighth Doctor actor, Paul McGann. We chose the very popular British film from 1987, Withnail & I. We give our impressions on McGann’s performance, as well as that of alternative Ninth Doctor (or Shalka Doctor), Richard E. Grant. It’s a two-for-one this time it would appear.

Also, a breakdown and our reaction to the news of the week.

And of course, your feedback.


Episode 266 – Brought to You By…

ttv_logo_newIn this episode of the podcast, we begin our reviews of Series 2 of Big Finish’s Eighth Doctor Adventures, starring Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith. We start off with the first two entries in the series, Dead London and Max Warp. We share our opinions of the episodes, and give our impressions of the stories and performances.

Also, some news to talk about this week, including the recent loss of Doctor Who in the U.S. on the streaming services Netflix and Hulu. We discuss what it could mean for the series and it’s ability to attract new viewers to the show.

And, of course, your feedback.


Schedule Resolutions We Intend To Keep (…but may not)

  • UPDATE 1/4/16:

As we wind down 2015 and turn our eyes firmly forward to 2016, we present the upcoming schedule:

Friday Night Who on 1/1 is the swan song episode for Ian & Barbara. We’ll break “The Chase” into two weeks, parts 1-3 of the Hartnell episode are first

TTV #262 sees a return to Big Finish with mainline story #65 “The Juggernauts”, and we’ll offer up our opinions on the Titan Comics 9th Doctor mini-series event (issues #1-5)

FNW 1/8 concludes “The Chase” with parts 4-6.

  • And then we’ve expanded TTV #263 into a full blown Adversary Archive: The Mechanoids! We’ll review “The Chase”, (Goodbye, Ian and Barbara) cover some early Who comics with the stories The World That Waits (Comic – The Dalek World Annual), The Eye Of War & Impass (Comic – The Dalek Chronicles), and the short story Birth Of A Legend by Justin Richards (Doctor Who Files: The Cult Of Skaro). 

Sylvester McCoy returns to FNW on 1/15 in “Delta And The Bannermen”.

TTV #264 sees the return of last year’s “Beyond The Doctor” feature. For Sylvester McCoy we’ll be discussing his turn in the 1979 Dracula staring Frank Langella.

We had a request for some “funky Pertwee”, so FNW 1/22 is “Claws Of Axos”.

Since we’ve already tackled that story, it frees up TTV #265 for some Candy Jar Books fun. We’ll talk the Lethbridge-Stewart Short The Cult Of The Grinning Man, have our “Spoiler filled” Book Review of Lethbridge-Stewart: Beast Of Fang Rock by Andy Frankham-Allen, and catch up with the 10th Doctor in Titan Comics #11-15 and we may have a special treat with a special guest on the show this week.

FNW 1/29 – is the animated “Scream Of The Shalka”.

TTV #266 starts season 2 of Big Finish 8th Doctor Adventures: #1 Dead London, #2 Max Warp

Been a while for one of our favs, FNW 2/5 is “Doctor Who: The Movie”.

TTV #267 sees us go “Beyond The Doctor” with 8th Doctor Paul McGann… AND 9th Doctor (Alternate) Richard E. Grant in Withnail & I.

This one could be a bit of a bother. We are launching a new series of discussions on Lost episodes, and starting with William Hartnell’s “The Crusade”. Obviously, with missing episodes, there will be some logistical challenges for Friday Night Who on 2/12, but we’re confident we can square that away. Or at the very least muddle through.

TTV #268 is the first in our “Lost In Time” discussions over “The Crusade”, the Reconstruction and Novelization.

After that? Well Gally looms for those who can go. Not sure on our end yet, but we are ever hopeful. And of course we’ll have our Book review over January’s Goodreads title, and a few other surprises…

Stay tuned, true believers! And thanks for all your support!

A Schedule Update While Waiting For An Update

While hammering out some details on our upcoming appearance at British Fest at the end of June, here’s the run up schedule.  Once we have some confirmation, I’ll post it up through July.


Friday Night Who on 6/13 is the first three parts of  “The Enemy Of The World”.

For show #181 we’ll be covering two Big Finish Audios staring Paul McGann,  #83 “Something Inside” and #88 “Memory Lane”.

We’ll conclude “The Enemy Of The World” for Friday Night Who with parts 4-6 on 6/20.

…and then we’ll discuss Patrick Troughton’s dual performance in “The Enemy Of The World”  on TTV #182.

The following week is British Fest, so we’ll let you know once we get the details nailed down!

Episode 153 – Happy Thanksgivukkah!

ttv 1400 anniFrom the very beginning, it is clear that the Master is somehow involved.

By the end, for the Doctors, there may only be darkness.

In this week’s episode, we delve into some multi-Doctor goodness with the Big Finish Audio story, The Light at the End. We discuss it’s impressive structure and what makes it a perfect multi-Doctor venue.

Also, we’ll tackle some of the big news stories of the week and some are convention updates that have us excited.

And of course, your feedback.


Episode 151 – It’s GrrrrEight!

ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s show we added a little something extra that wasn’t on the schedule. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are aware that Steven Moffat and The BBC offered us a little surprise last week, with the release of The Night of the Doctor, featuring the long awaited return of Paul McGann on film as the Eighth Doctor. That could not go unaddressed, so finally our review of the minisode.

But, business as usual, we go back on schedule and take a look at The Doctor Revisited: The Tenth Doctor, and offer our impressions on the special.

Then, a look at Ten’s run with a retrospective on the era, revealing our, as well our listener’s picks for the most representative story.

Plus, a look a the other news of the week.

And, of course, your feedback.


Change.org petition to bring McGann back as the Eighth Doctor

Episode 142 – Sunday Funnies

ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s episode we heap on a ton of Eighth Doctor reviews, first with a look at the Big Finish – Audio GO production, Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctors – Enemy Aliens. Next, a review of the Eighth Doctor’s turn in the IDW series, Prisoners of Time. Then, a look at the complete (on screen) era of number Eight with our retrospective of Paul McGann’s turn in the role.

Also, a look at the news of the week, including 50th Anniversary announcements, interviews, speculation and rumors.

Plus, some new Gallifrey One guest announcements.

And, of course, your feedback.


Links mentioned in the show:

Big Finish Games – “The Tesla Effect..a Tex Murphy Adventure” & the gamer site GOG.com for older adventures

The Hamster Dance Song

Librarian in the TARDIS – Eighth Doctor Review

Scheduling is such a TRIAL… (GET IT?)

Giving all of you who follow along at home a jump on the next block of scheduling…

For Friday Night Who on 6/14 is the first four parts of the infamous “Inferno” with Jon Pertwee, (which releases in a special edition on the 11th…)

TTV #129 will include our reviews of IDW Prisoners Of Time 5, Doctor Who Revisited 5, and Big Finish Destiny Of The Doctor 5: Smoke And Mirrors.

We’ll finish Inferno for Friday Night Who on 6/21 with parts 5-7.

TTV #130 will feature our reviews of “Inferno” and our  50th Anniversary Discussion of The 5th Doctor Era.

William Hartnell returns to FNW 6/28 in “The Ark”.

“The Ark” and Big Finish #35 “…ish” are the subjects of TTV #131.

To celebrate the Sixth Doctor, our Friday Night Who in July is all Colin Baker all the time.  On 7/5 we start the massive and epic “Trial Of A Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet”.

TTV #132 is IDW Prisoners Of Time 6 and “The Mysterious Planet”.

FNW 7/12 continues Trial Of A Time Lord with “Mindwarp”.

Episode #133 will have our reviews of Big Finish Destiny Of The Doctor 6 and “Mindwarp”.

FNW 7/19 is “Trial Of A Time Lord: Terror Of The Vervoids”.

TTV #134 is Doctor Who Revisited 6 and “Terror Of The Vervoids”.

Friday Night Who 7/26 concludes the month with “Trial Of A Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe”.

A big show for #135 as we discuss “The Ultimate Foe”, Trial Of A Time Lord as an overall arc, and give our thoughts on the 50th Anniversary Discussion of The 6th Doctor Era.

We return to more recent waters at the beginning of August for Friday Night Who on 8/2 with “The Doctor’s Wife”.

And we return to the divergent universe in episode #136 with Paul McGann’s eighth Doctor in the divergent universe with the Big Finish stories #63 “Caerdroia” and #64 “The Next Life”.

August is our celebration of the seventh Doctor, with some fun things on that horizon.  See you in the vortex!

New Console Room Unveiled

Well, we thought we’d have to wait until Christmas to get more than sneak peeks at the new console, but BBC have allowed us to open our present early with this image…


I for one, like the new look.  I think it manages to convey the best bits of the TARDIS throughout the 50 year run of Doctor Who. It’s got the squared off octagonal console of Hartnel’s era, the time rotor from McGann, the color scheme of new Who, this coupled with the Gallifreyan writing on the ceiling, and I think we’ve got a winner.  What are your thoughts?

Episode 80 – All Things Shada

We’ve been promising a review of Shada and the time has finally come. This week we look at, Shada – The Novel, Shada – The VHS reconstruction, Shada – The Big Finish audio and BBCi webisode, and Shada – The Flamethrower (The kids love this one.)

Also, a look at one really cool bit of news, the sonic screwdriver t.v. remote control. Yes, it’s as cool as it sounds.

Plus your feed back!


Links mentioned in the show:
Doctor Who – Dark Eyes – Box Set
Starburst Magazine article on Ian Levine’s Shada
Starburst Magazine article reviewing Ian Levine’s Shada