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A Doctor Who Fan Podcast

A Doctor Who Fan Podcast

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United States

Description:

A Doctor Who Fan Podcast

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@sqpn

Language:

English


Episodes

The Bells of St. John

9/29/2021
Clara Oswald's first adventure with the Doctor sees the return of an old, but recent foe. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the beginning of a new era for the Doctor with the Impossible Girl and how the episode is more important for setting the stage than for its own plot. The post The Bells of St. John appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:49:05

The Crusade

9/22/2021
The First Doctor visits King Richard the Lionheart in the Holy Land during the Crusades. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the story of the Doctor's encounter, the nuanced portrayal of both Richard and Saladin, and dispel some myths about the crusades along the way. The post The Crusade appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:48:35

The Snowmen (11)

9/15/2021
The Impossible Girl comes for Christmas! Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory talk about the season arc involving Clara's curious appearances; interesting guest voice actors; the Pater Noster gang and where their name comes from; and the Great Intelligence as recurring enemy. The post The Snowmen (11) appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:53:05

The Sun Makers

9/8/2021
The 4th Doctor and Leela and taxes! Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this story about a company town, unreasonable taxes, a heartless bureaucracy, and a revolution. It sounds like the writer had some issues with the tax system he wanted to express. The post The Sun Makers appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:40:52

The Angels Take Manhattan

9/1/2021
Goodbye Amy and Rory! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the end of this era of Doctor Who; the problem of fixed points in time; and the watering down of the Weeping Angels as scary villains. The post The Angels Take Manhattan appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:54:49

Minuet in Hell

8/25/2021
The 8th Doctor has lost his mind! Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Big Finish audio story in which the 8th Doctor ends up in the US South, encounters a Satanic society, meets dastardly televangelists, and reunites with his old friend, the Brigadier. The post Minuet in Hell appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:44:35

The Power of Three

8/18/2021
The Doctor comes to stay. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the time the 11th Doctor stayed with Amy and Rory; why they still love Rory's dad; and why there is so much filler in this story. The post The Power of Three appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:37:13

Battlefield

8/11/2021
The return of the Brigadier! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about the Arthurian roots of this 7th Doctor story, the inclusion of the now-retired Lethbridge-Stewart, the Doctor's dark turn, nuclear brinksmanship, and more. The post Battlefield appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:43:04

A Town Called Mercy

8/4/2021
The Doctor in the Old West. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about the balance between justice and mercy, whether the good done today compensates for evil done before, and the Doctor's own conscience about his deeds. The post A Town Called Mercy appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:33:54

Mindwarp

7/28/2021
The 6th Doctor is still on trial and Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the bombastic action by guest star Brian Blessed, the hidden motivations of the Time Lords, and the sudden departure of Peri as Companion. The post Mindwarp appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:45:11

Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

7/21/2021
What if the lone joke of an obscure Samuel L. Jackson movie were morphed into a Doctor Who episode? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss everything that's wrong with this story, including the Doctor's murder of the villain. The post Dinosaurs on a Spaceship appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:37:58

Snakedance

7/14/2021
The return of the Mara. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this 5th Doctor story that was partially inspired by tales of Christian snake handlers, but also uses concepts out of Asian religions and philosophies. The post Snakedance appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:41:03

Asylum of the Daleks

7/7/2021
The Doctor, Amy, and Rory are on a mission from the Daleks to stop even worse Daleks. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the turn in the relationship between Amy and Rory and the first appearance of the "Impossible Girl". The post Asylum of the Daleks appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:46:46

The Brain of Morbius

6/30/2021
The 4th Doctor fights a mad scientist and his horrific creation. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the classic story and its implication that the Doctor had many more than the traditional 13 (or 14) incarnations, and how that relates to the Timeless Child. The post The Brain of Morbius appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:01:22

The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe

6/23/2021
The Doctor riffs on Narnia, but misses just a bit. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this Christmas special in which pretty much nothing the Doctor does makes any difference to the main action of the plot, but at least there's sentient trees and a happy reunion. The post The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:35:15

The Daemons

6/16/2021
The 3rd Doctor deals with the Master who poses as village vicar summoning demons. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory talk about how the BBC ordered no mention of God; the science vs. occult theme; and the occurrence of horned beings through mythology. Plus Morris dancing! We also remember in prayer Damaris Hayman, who played Miss Olive Hawthorne in this episode and just died on June 8, 2021. The post The Daemons appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:50:41

The Wedding of River Song

6/9/2021
The 6th season of New Who wraps up with a wedding. Jimmy and Dom discuss the trick for getting out of the impossible situation set up at the beginning of the season, as well as where it leaves all our characters, including making the Doctor small again. The post The Wedding of River Song appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:50:58

The Ice Warriors

6/2/2021
The 2nd Doctor deals with climate change! Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this story that deals with the climate change worry of the 1960s, namely a forthcoming ice age. Plus the introduction of the Ice Warriors from Mars and more 60s-era worries about computers. The post The Ice Warriors appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:36:37

Closing Time

5/26/2021
The 11th Doctor meets up with Craig again and now Craig's son, Stormaggedon. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Cybermen story, the way this episode bridges to the season finale, and what it does right and wrong. The post Closing Time appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:42:01

The Web Planet

5/19/2021
The First Doctor in an ambitious science fiction story for its time. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this serial that features very alien characters and situations, some clever and witty dialogue, and trenchant social commentary. The post The Web Planet appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:35:48