Besides the Doctor, perhaps no other "Doctor Who" character is as "timey-whimey" as his wife - Dr. River Song (Alex Kingston). Jessica and Phillip try to make sense of her life and times by watching all her episode appearances in the order of her personal chronology and ask ... does it make sense? From baby Melody Pond to regenerated Mel to the River Song we all know (and love!), how does the trial and tribulations of this psychopath assassin become the great love of the Doctor?
In their look in the TARDIS library, the couple visit the First Doctor (William Hartnell) as he falls in love and becomes engaged to Cameca (Margot Van der Burgh) in the early serial "The Aztecs."
What is your favorite River Song moment? #spoilers
There is nothing like sitting down to watch another episode of "Doctor Who" - and each of the various intros have their own character to them. Whether it's a different theme tune arrangement, various special effects, or even a winking animated Doctor head! Phillip, Daniel, and Darren sit down in this episode during the week of April 1st to talk about their thoughts of the black and white era, the 70s, 80s, and nuWho/Davies & Moffat era introductions to the show. What changed? What stayed the same? And what might we like to see with 13's intro?
In their look into the TARDIS library, the examine the first colour episode in the franchise, the introduction of Jon Pertwee's 3rd Doctor in "Spearhead from Space."
It's no surprise that, with so many actors appearing in "Doctor Who," some get "re-cast" in other Whovian roles throughout the years. However, a few of the main actors in the franchise previously appeared in other episodes. Jessica and Phillip look at Eve Myles appearing as a guest star before moving on to "Torchwood," and Freema Agyeman appearing in a Tenth Doctor story before being cast as the new Tenth Doctor companion. They then do an in-depth discussion of "The Fires of Pompeii," with guest actors Karen Gillan and Peter Capaldi before they became, respectively, a companion and a Doctor.
Peter Capaldi was not the first Doctor to appear previously in the franchise as a guest role - in their look into the TARDIS library, the couple examine the Fifth Doctor story "Arc of Infinity," with a Gallifreyan security chief played by soon-to-be-Doctor Colin Baker.
Do you think all actors' prior appearances in "Doctor Who" should be tied together in their characters' stories?
There are a variety of "Doctor Who" extra episodes, usually around holidays, anniversaries or DVD/Blu-Ray releases. However, the TARDIS and Time Lord traditionally appear in specials during two annual charity telethons: Children in Need and Red Nose Day (Comic Relief). Jessica and Phillip go through all the "mini-sodes" throughout the years, including Christmas special promos and extra scenes. They also talk "The Catharine Tate Show," "Call the Midwife," and "The Sarah Jane Adventures" specials.
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In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple look at "Dimensions in Time," the 1993 Children in Need special featuring classic Doctors 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, as well as a variety of companions. Jessica and Phillip discuss whether this 30th Anniversary special was a random mashup of "EastEnders" or an enjoyable Doctor Who experience.
It's fun and thrilling to watch "Doctor Who," but there's nothing like experiecing the fandom with fellow Whovians. Gallifrey One (www.gallifreyone.com) bills itself as the longest-running, largest fan-run Doctor Who convention. It's held in Los Angeles in February annually and will celebrate its 30th year in 2019. Jessica & Phillip roll out the welcome mat for their first guest - a Gallifrey One "vet," Kat Griffiths (@xanister). She shares her experiences of going to #gally1 and what the recent 2018 con was like. She also gives tips to first time con go-ers, including how to get the best deals on "merch!"
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple look at the introduction of a Time Lady - the Rani, in the Sixth Doctor serial "The Mark of the Rani." How does this woman from Gallifrey complicate the Doctor and Peri's visit to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution?
What's your favorite Doctor Who con?
He has many names - "The Oncoming Storm" and "The Last of The Time Lords" - but the Ninth Doctor is also "The Doctor That Re-Launched the Franchise." Jessica and Phillip look at the shortest-serving Doctor to travel in the TARDIS on television, and what his single series brought to the franchise. From accents to simple dress, from companion relationships to what might have been had he stayed, they discuss the legacy of 9,
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple re-visits "Terror of the Vervoids" (aka The Trial of a Time Lord) and the introduction of companion Melanie (Mel) Bush. Just like many Whovians were unsure of Billie Piper being cast as a companion to the Ninth Doctor in the 2005 re-launch of the series, some fans were wary about former child actor Bonnie Langford entering the franchise. How does her abrupt introduction with the Sixth Doctor work?
What is your favorite Ninth Doctor moment? Let us know!
Nothing says Christmas Day like a "Doctor Who" Christmas special! Despite it being the "off season," Jessica and Phillip jump into the 11th Doctor's first special, "A Christmas Carol." It's a Whovian-spin on the classic Charles Dickens' tale, featuring time travel, memories changing, singing to fish, several Frank Sinatra references, and a bittersweet ending. Guest stars Sir Michael Gambon and Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins make memorable appearances, thereby marking this special a must-watch annual holiday Doctor Who tradition.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple travel to the Doctor's first Christmas episode airing, with "The Feast of Steven," the seventh episode of the 12-episode serial "The Daleks' Master Plan." The First Doctor, Steven (oddly enough...), and Katarina stumble their way through pratfalls and mistaken identity in this holiday panto.
What is your favorite "Doctor Who" Christmas special?
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 library, the couple visits the Second Doctor and the introduction of Colonel (later Brigadier) Lethbridge-Stewart (Nicholas Courtney) in "The Web of Fear" (one of the infamous "lost" serials of the Patrick Troughton era).
What do you think of the new DW logo?
Daleks, Cybermen, and Sontarans -- oh my! The myriad of aliens and monsters in Doctor Who are almost too numerous to name. Jessica and Phillip go through a round-robin listing of their favorite aliens in the franchise. Adipose, Silurians, Vashta Nerada, the Ood, and more make an apperance -- which ones should be used again and which ones should be given a rest for a series or more? Let us know your favorites! Which ones should the Thirteenth Doctor meet again?
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple examines the first aliens to appear in "Doctor Who" - The Daleks. They discuss how much have these infamous villains changed since their first introduction in 1963 with the First Doctor.
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" in the cannon. Jessica and Phillip talk about what they enjoyed, what they didn't, and what was ... "interesting."
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple revisits the last televised episode of classic Doctor Who, "Survival." In the Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace's final television adventure, will The Master (Anthony Ainley) and the Cheetah People transform our heroes?
Did you watch the Doctor Who TV movie? Would you have liked to see it continue as a series?