Jessica and Phillip are here with their second installment of discussing Clever Dick Films profiles of the individual Doctors. The look at Pat Troughton, the Second Doctor era, and the use of the Cybermen. What made Troughton such a model for future actors in "Doctor Who"?
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple visit the Eighth Doctor's first audio outing in the Big Finish production "Storm Warning."
Mark Gattis has been a writer/actor with "Doctor Who" since the revival series began. He wrote nine episodes, featuring the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors - as well as making a few appearances as an actor. Jessica and Phillip travel through his many episodes, looking for common threads.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple revisit the first season "Sherlock" episode, "The Great Game." This episode was written by Gatiss, who also co-developed the series --- as well as starring as Mycroft Holmes in the episode!
Jessica and Phillip begin their 13-part monthly series of focusing on each Doctor's era. With the help of Clever Dick Films, they begin with the William Hartnell era of "Doctor Who." What makes the original ("you might say...") such a memorable character? Let us know your favorite First Doctor serial.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple review the Big Finish Production of "The Lives of Captain Jack," featuring John Barrowman in the titular role. How do these four different stories from Captain Jack Harkness' timeline capture the character we've grown to know and love?
With the first season of the Thirteenth Doctor still ruminating in our minds, Jessica and Phillip compare some classic Doctors' first appearances. How do they compare to their first seasons, and how we came to feel about them? They look at the Fourth Doctor's debut in "Robot" and the Seventh Doctor's arrival in "Time and the Rani."
In their look into the TARDIS library, Jessica reviews "Bernard Who?" - an autobiography of Bernard Cribbins, a veteran of classic (Cushing era!) and nuWho.
Comparing Thirteen to Her Predecessors, Part Two (6-12)
Jessica and Phillip conclude their series on how the Thirteenth Doctor lives up to the legacy and characteristics of her predecessors. From compassion to costumes, each of the Doctors have similarities to the newest Time Lord.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple examine "K9 and Company," and its first (and last) episode - "A Girl's Best Friend." How does this first Sarah Jane Smith spin-off fare, despite not being picked up for a full series?
Comparing Thirteen to Her Predecessors, Part One (1-5)
Series 11 of "Doctor Who" is now behind us, so how well do we know the Thirteenth Doctor? Jessica and Phillip decide to measure her against her classic predecessors. How similar and different is 13 as compared the the First through Fifth Doctors? And how does Etsy, Christian Bale, the choice of pants (trousers), and Phillip's accidental use of the term "soccer" fit into all this? Join the discussion and let us know what you think.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple visit the Big Finish production of "The Diaries of River Song, Series Two." This box set creates another set of serialized stories featuring the Doctor's wife meeting other incarnations of the Doctor.
It's a new year, which means new Doctor Who! The Thirteenth Doctor gets a quite crowded TARDIS to ring in 2019. She encounters her ancient enemy, whilst Ryan encounters his absent dad. Jessica and Phillip wonder how well these two stories meld together. Does "Resolutions" provide a meaningful resolution to the Ryan storyline?
In their look into the TARDIS library, Jessica reviews the Eleventh Doctor book "The King's Dragon" by Una McCormack. Let us know what Doctor Who books you have in your queue for 2019.
Happy Christmas! Jessica and Phillip have opened their presents - and other than "Dr. Tenth, Christmas Surprise!" and Doctor Who Mad Libs, they have two gifts for you! Jessica and Phillip share their original 13th Doctor Christmas special stories, one featuring the Doctor's "family" and the other focusing on a desperate group of aliens who are searching for a new home.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple steps outside "Who," and looks at Jodie Whittaker's "Black Mirror" appearance ("The Entire History of You").
Okay, technically there is still the Doctor Who New Year's special - but the 10 episodes that comprise the Thirteenth Doctor's introduction give us enough to talk about! Jessica and Phillip are joined by Sue to give an overview of how their expectations were met (or not), what were their favorite parts, and how they will spend their Who-less 2019.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple reviews the Big Finish production of "Blood of the Daleks, Part One," an Eighth Doctor adventure.
The so-called finale of Series 11 is here as Jessica and Phillip talk about the story and where the Doctor and her "fam" are after 10 episodes. They talk guest stars, what else the episode could have offered, and how the overall season has gone.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple visits the BBC special "More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS." They talk about the classic Doctor Who overview with interviews and clips.