We talk about the use of big monsters across the history of Doctor Who. Does enlarging the monster up its threat level, make it more scary, or just make it seem ridiculous? Does one size of monster work better than others? Does one size fit all
We hold an informal meeting of the Doctor Who's writer room to pitch new story ideas with underrated monsters for the Whittaker Doctor to face in series 13. Which monsters get green lit and which ones are put back on the shelf? Opening music is
We read Doctor Who Monthly #48 from January 1981 and talk about the magazine, its comics and editorial content, and look back on how official fandom was 40 years ago. Ben also gets a little nostalgic about ads for BMX bikes and Star Wars digita
Friend of the podcast, Brian aka @project_37 joins us this week to discuss the exciting conclusion of the new Christopher Eccleston audio story from Big Finish, Ravagers: Food Fight! Does the Doctor save the universe? Is there a satisfying outc
The pace quickens for the Doctor and Nova in the middle episode of Big Finish's Ravagers which we listened to this week. Ben found the timey-wimey plot lines a bit confusing, but is intrigued by what might be going on with Audrey. David thought
Christopher Eccleston makes his Big Finish debut in the three-part anthology: Ravagers. We talk about his return as Doctor Who and review Sphere of Freedom, his first new story in more than fifteen years. There likely are spoilers, so listen to
Ben and David try to stump one another playing the Twin Dilemma game where one host gives the name of a 20th or 21st century story and the other host has to find its perfect pair in the other century and explain why. For example, if David says
We discus what we wanted from Doctor Who and how it changed over time. We pay close attention to 1989 after Survival, 1996 after the TV Movie, and 2005 with the return of show to BBC One. Then, we ask what we'd like from Doctor Who in 2021 and
We ask why wasn't there a UNIT spinoff series on the BBC in the 1970s? Ben theorizes that Season 7 was pretty much a UNIT spinoff already, but David persists in asking if a UNIT series was actually made in the 1970s, then what would it be like?
In this wide-ranging Dalek-focused episode, we begin our discussion with a look at the 5-part Daleks! serial written by James Goss that is part of the Time Lord Victorious Doctor Who adventure, which is made clearer by referencing Blogtor Who's
We discuss Fury from the Deep, the latest story in the Doctor Who animation range. Ben observes the changes the producers made would not have been his choices and David explains why he switched to the black and white version after the first sce
We are back after a three month hiatus to discuss Shada, the story that would have been the finale for season 17, specifically the 2017 animated version. Ben reflects on Professor Chronotis shares a few anecdotes of the dons he met while at Oxf
We discuss season 18, Tom Baker's last season as the Doctor. Ben reflects on going away to boarding school and the changes from childhood to being a teenager coinciding with the end of the Fourth Doctor era. For David, the end of Tom looped bac
Lena Barkin, writer and Jamie scholar, joins us this week on the podcast for a discussion about our favorite Highlander, curative and transformative fandom, and classic and modern Doctor Who, and the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor. Pl
Jason Shron of Rapido Trains Inc. joins us this week to talk about Doctor Who, spending weekends travelling to filming locations, collecting, Canadian conventions, the best Who monster ever, and more. All aboard! Opening and closing music is fr
Jazz man Jess from the Dudley Simpson Is Doctor Who Project joins us in this episode and we catch-up on how the project is coming along and then do a deep dive into Tom Baker's seven seasons and learn Jess's thoughts on them both in terms of mu
The masterly Greg joins us this podcast to reminiscence about watching Doctor Who as late night television for a kid and playing Doctor Who with a refrigerator box TARDIS and a plush-toy K9, from corridors to quaries, and the Dalek of Shakopee.
The fabulous Holly joins us this podcast. Holly spent her time during the COVID-19 lockdown to marathon watch classic Who for the very first time! We talk about growing up with Who, RTD, Tennant, Troughton, and Tom, and then review each season
This episode we are joined by the phenomenal Peter, a master game setter on Gallifrey Base's Games of Rassilon subforum. We talk about growing up with Doctor Who, collecting, season 18, and how us old fans may view the show's 21st century versi
This episode we are joined by the Amazing Brian aka The Analog Kid, Four to Zoomsday team captain, and podcaster of the Ultimate Spin podcast. We talk about Spider-Man, getting into Doctor Who via Target novels, and watching the change of guard
This episode we are joined by the wonderful Steven B of the fantastic New to Who podcast and talk about Tom Baker's time on Doctor Who and Steven's memories growing up watching him on Australian Broadcasting Corporation television to the Curato
City of Death is a masterpiece, but what of the other stories of Season 17. Find out what works for us and what didn't from Disco Thalls to more Who monsters being incorporated into David's Dungeons & Dragons games to Ben's lack of love for Cam
We discuss season 16, the Key to Time, where for David, Doctor Who mingles freely with Dungeons & Dragons. Ben explains how writing a season arc always seems easier than it is and that it's important to know how the arc will conclude before run
We discuss the big news from Big Finish of Christopher Eccleston reprising his role as the Doctor with the first stories to be released in May of 2021. We speculate on companions, writers, and more. Opening music is "Westminster Bridge" and clo
A discussion about the Leela years in Doctor Who focusing in on Tom Baker and the behind-the-scenes change in the production office and how Leela's character's arc imploded in season 15, where ambition hit the hard wall of lack of money. Ben th
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