"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 memory spheres, more Time Lords than you can count, and TARDISes within TARDISes. They see how well the "restored" story stands up, and how well the live vs. animated footage mix together.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple discuses another couple -- the only time the Doctor has married his companion! That's right, they examine the 1980 marriage of Tom Baker and Lalla Ward.
What did you think of the restored "Shada"? Do you think there are other "lost" Doctor Who stories that should be animated?
Thanks to Damian Haywood (@damianjh) for the awesome above fan-art!
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 use this episode's look into the TARDIS library to discuss the first American companion, Peri Brown, to travel with the Doctor & her introductory serial, "Planet of Fire."
For those who don't live in the UK, do you plan on visiting soon for a "Doctor Who" tour? And for British listeners, any recommended stops for foreign tourists taking a Whovian UK holiday?
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 could mean for Series 11 of "nuWho."
The married co-hosts also share their experiences seeing the Fathom Events theatrical release of the 2017 Christmas Special, "Twice Upon a Time," and what extras were included in their local cinema. In their visit to the TARDIS library, the couple examine the freshly regenerated Sixth Doctor in "The Twin Dilemma," and how confused a new Doctor can be -- especially when he tries to kill his companion!
What do you think of the recent announcements of the Thirteenth Doctor and her companions? What are you looking forward to in Series 11?