Television in 2020 was quite different, due to the pandemic. But there was one show that fully embraced the reality and ... made a comedy out of it. "Staged," starring the Tenth Doctor himself, David Tennant, and Michael Sheen, made the most of COVID restriction by embarking on six hilarious episodes in its first series. We talk about the characters/actors and how it worked.
In our look into the TARDIS library, we looked at a child of "Who", Sean Pertwee, and his appearance in the American show "Elementary."
When our new Whovian Char visits, that means it's time to review a whole series! Char just finished her introduction to the Matt Smith era with Series 5 - so she joins us to talk about her first impressions of the 11th Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, and that darn crack in the wall. She also talks the Christmas special - and what she expects to see in Series 6.
Where does 11 now rank in her list of Doctors? What did she think of his introduction? How is the Moffatt era? We try not to spoil her about what's to come!
The audio adventures of Professor River Song continue with some temporal shenanigans and a devil of a villian. We look at the Series 4 entry of this Big Finish box set that finds River traveling with some new companions to save a "time-less" planet, face a time-bending race of baddies, and meeting up with a rather familiar face along the way ... maybe one of the old favorites?
In their look into the TARDIS library, they review the 2012 National Theatre production of "Antigone," featuring Christopher Eccleston and Jodie Whittaker in the leads roles of Creon and Antigone. How do these two Doctors fare in the world of ancient Greek theatre?
When showrunner Russell T. Davies announced he would be stepping down from the revived show, fans were further rocked when David Tennant later stated he would be leaving the TARDIS too. So what was left to do?
A series of specials that would take the Doctor to his next regeneration and end the Tennant Era. First-time "Who"-er Charlynn Schmiedt joins to share how she learned to say goodbye to 10. The trio also look at Clever Dick Films newest YouTube video exploring the Tennant era (link here).
Those Whovian actors pop up in other series all the time, but maybe the greatest collection can be found in the rare U.S. to U.K.-made television show, "Law & Order: UK." From American producer Dick Wolf, stories ripped from its American counterpart are acted out on the streets of London by "Doctor Who" companions "Law" actor Bradley Walsh and "Order" actress Freema Agyeman. We discuss series 1 and 2 (inexplicable labeled "season one" on the U.S. DVD) of this procedural show, its other Who connections, and how this American show works as a British legal drama.
First Time Who Watcher Charlynn Schmiedt once again joins to talk about her new experiences watching "old" Who. This time it's series four - which can be defined in a few ways; we discuss the episodes from "Partners in Crime" to "The Next Doctor" special. There's new(ish) companion Donna Noble, the re-appearances of Rose Tyler and Martha Jones, and an epic reunion of all companions and Dalek enemies at the end. What did Char think of the Tenth Doctor's final full series? Is she ready to say goodbye? And what did she think of Donna's exit from traveling on the TARDIS? Let us know your favorite episode from this series of Who.
Jessica and Phillip are joined by fellow Whovians Sue and Char to say goodbye to companions Ryan and Graham for the 2021 "Doctor Who" New Year's Special. The Daleks return, in a bit of a sequel to 2020's special, along with a previous Who villain and a fan favorite.
Did Captain Jack steal the show? Did the companion exit make sense? Where does this leave us for the next series? Let us know your thoughts and wishes for Who in 2021!
Jessica and Phillip return to their classic Who watch as they welcome a new Doctor, a new companion, and some new faces behind-the-scenes. The Fourth Doctor begins his era in a series featuring previous enemies like the Sontarans, the Daleks, and the Cyberman. What's new? What's old? Where will this new era of Who take us? Join in as we review series 12.
It's almost time for the annual Doctor Who special! This New Year's Day will bring "Revolution of the Daleks," an adventure featuring the return of Captain Jack, the Doctor escaping prison, and a farewell for the Whittaker Era companions Graham and Ryan. We look at how they characters fared during two series of travelling in the TARDIS. What are your favorite Graham and/or Ryan moments?
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple review their favorite season two episodes of "David Tennant Does a Podcast With..." From Billie Piper to Tim Minchin, we look at Tennant's role as interviewer and who our favorite guests are.
New Whovian, Char, joins once again to discuss her first time watching of a "Doctor Who" series. This time, she talks about her viewing of David Tennant's second season as the Doctor - introducing new companion Martha Jones, the surprising return of a "classic" villain, and several big storylines that remain fan favorites.