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Episode 11 - Friends, Romans, Companions
A Look at the Eleventh Doctor's Companions This week brings "breaking news" with a new 13th Doctor teaser, a new "Doctor Who" logo, and a release date (sort of!) for the new series. Jessica and Phillip then discuss the 11th Doctor's (Matt Smith) companions, focusing on Amy (Karen Gillan) and Clara (Jenna Coleman). They also examine the Paternoster trio, Rory Williams, and other miscellanous TARDIS travellers - especially how the characters evolved over time. In their look into the TARDIS...
Episode 09 - American & Half-Human
"Doctor Who: The Movie" (1996) Analysis The first attempt to "revive" the Doctor Who franchise after the end of the classic era was a joint produced TV movie by 20th Century Fox and the BBC. "Doctor Who: The Movie" introduced the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) and helped reboot interest in the series, as well as finding new fans. However, all these decades later, this TV movie adventure with The Master (Eric Roberts) and new companions is sometimes seen as controversial, due to some "twists"...
Episode 08 - Better Than Chris?
"The Day of the Doctor" 50th Anniversary Spotlight Former "Doctor Who" showrunner Steven Moffat faced a difficult task when he helmed the series in 2013 - put together a 50th Anniversary special for the franchise. "The Day of the Doctor" is generally regarded as a powerhouse entry, pairing up the 10th and 11th Doctors with a "surprise" Doctor - the War Doctor. Jessica and Phillip talk about John Hurt's portrayl of this "new" Doctor, what the 9th Doctor would have been like in that role,...
Episode 07 - Plucky, Strong, and Heart
A Look at the Tenth Doctor's Companions The Doctor Who franchise is filled with many memorable companions to the Doctor. This week, Jessica and Phillip examine David Tennant's passengers in the TARDIS - Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman), Donna Noble (Catherine Tate), and others. They discuss favorite moments, how the companions contrast, and how each human was changed by travelling with the Doctor. In their look into the TARDIS library moment, Jessica and Phillip...
Episode 06 - The Timey-Wimey Professor
"Shada" Animated Restoration Review There's new "Doctor Who" to talk about! Well ... sorta. The recently released "Shada," the abandoned 1979 Douglas Adams'-penned Fourth Doctor story, has hit the UK. Original footage of the Doctor (Tom Baker), Romana II (Lalla Ward), K-9, and others combined with recent animation (and original cast voices) has brought this "lost story" back to life. Jessica and Phillip review this restored classic Who story which includes "punting on the Cam," killer...
Episode 05 - A Whovian UK Holiday
Jessica & Phillip's Visit to England What better way to experience "Doctor Who" than in the United Kingdom? Jessica and Phillip share about their recent holiday in England where they visited "Doctor Who"-related sites and spoke to their English friends about the show. The couple talk about visiting the Earl's Court police box and their fantastic stop & interviews with Whovians at The Who Shop in London (www.thewhoshop.com). Since they were Americans visiting the UK, it only made sense to...
Episode 04 - We Use 'She' Now
Series 11 Preview It's a new year, and we are officially in the Chris Chibnall-era of "Doctor Who." Even though viewers got only a few seconds of Jodi Whittaker's Thirteenth Doctor in the 2017 Christmas special, that doesn't mean they don't have enough information to speculate about what awaits in the next series. Jessica and Phillip discuss the announced companions for the new Doctor (Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, and Mandip Gill), their backgrounds, and what a large group of companions...
Episode 03 - Happy Special Merry Christmas
"Twice Upon a Time" Discussion Christmastime means time for a "Doctor Who" Christmas special! This year's special includes a regenerating Doctor (Peter Capaldi), the First Doctor (David Bradley) contemplating his own regeneration, lots of time shenanigans & memories, and a new Doctor (Jodi Whitaker). Jessica and Phillip discuss their favorite moments from this year's Christmas special, and how it all ties into the larger Doctor Who canon. In their look into the TARDIS library moment, the...
Episode 02 - A Long Goodbye vs. Snap
Regenerations in "nuWho" As "Doctor Who" says goodbye to Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, Jessica and Phillip look at some of the Time Lord's past regenerations. They discuss how 9 (Christopher Eccleston) became 10 (David Tennant) in "The Parting of the Ways," 10's change into 11 (Matt Smith) in "The End of Time, Part Two," and 11's regeneration into 12 in "The Time of the Doctor." They also talk about the Tenth's Doctor's "meta-crisis" regeneration and the War Doctor (John Hurt)....
Episode 01 - Sock Moneys with Flashlights
"The Doctor Falls" Review In this inaugural episode, married co-hosts Jessica and Phillip introduce their respective entries into the Doctor Who franchise. They then dive into an in-depth review of "The Doctor Falls," the Twelfth Doctor's (Peter Capaldi) final episode, prior to the Chrismas special. They say goodbye to Nardole (Matt Lucas), see Bill (Pearl Mackie) turned into a Cyberman, fight two Masters (John Simm and Michelle Gomez), and watch the Doctor begin to regenerate. In their...