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.
Second Doctor fans continue to enjoy the new release of animated "lost" episodes of the Troughton era. Jessica and Phillip are joined by Richard of "Clever Dick Films" as they dive into the restored series five serial. The Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria find themselves on Earth as they battle a mystery in the natural gas pipelines, a company filled with troublesome figures, and the ultimate departure of one of their own. The story, the actual animation, and the behind-the-scenes featurette make this 1968 production come alive (again!) for all Whovians. What is the next "lost" adventure you are looking forward to being animated?
Jessica and Phillip finished their initial watch of the Third Doctor era, and now look back at the series that closed this chapter, introduced Sarah Jane Smith as a companion, and provided some memorable moments. From the pseudo-historical "The Time Warrior" to the unfortunate special effects of "Invasion of the Dinosaurs," from the mandatory Dalek story of "Death to the Daleks" to a rare sequel to an earlier adventure with "The Monster of Peladon." Then there is the final serial of "Planet of the Spiders," where the Third Doctor faces his fear and ... regenerates. Do you have a favorite episode or moment in Series 11?
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple examine their time in the Jon Pertwee Era by re-visiting the Clever Dick Films video (https://youtu.be/zH-tlUZtrdw) covering this time of the franchise. What do they appreciate more now? And does watching the entire Era in order add anything to appreciate the time of the Third Doctor?
They enter our lives, make us laugh and cry, and then leave by either death, marriage, or ... magic? It's the Doctor's companions - and we are examining Martha Jones, Amelia Pond, and Bill Potts. How did each of these women work with their respective Doctors? What were their families like? How did they develop and grow in character during their time in the TARDIS? And what did we think of how they left us? Let us know your favorite companion moments.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple look at the 2001 slapstick comedy TV movie, "Hotel!" starring Paul McGann, Peter Capaldi, and Bradley Walsh. Have you seen this? Is it a great comedy or a greatest comedy?
Billie Piper, Catherine Tate, and Jenna Coleman recently appeared on a "virtual" Doctor Who con panel -- which leads to this discussion about their respective companion characters. Jessica and Phillip look at these women's relationships with their Doctors, their families, and their departures (good, bad, and memory loss!). What are your favorite moments from these companions' times aboard the TARDIS?
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple co-hosts review the latest YouTube video from Clever Dick Films - "Dr Who Review - Companions: Jamie." Are all your questions answered about the Second Doctor's consistent companion?
Jessica and Phillip take their chances and sit down to answer random questions about their Doctor Who fandom. Which Doctor would they like to travel with? Which companions would work best with the Eighth Doctor? Which episode do they think about the most? The couple trade questions and answers, and see if they ever match!
In their look into the TARDIS library, they look at the British series "Fortitude," featuring Christopher Eccleston in its first series, along with other "Doctor Who" alum. They examine the first two episodes, do you think they should continue?
The storytelling of "Doctor Who" takes many forms, from the television series to Target novelizations to Big Finish audio adventures. There's one avenue that's directly targeted at the youngest demographic - children's books. Jessica and Phillip look at two "Who Jr." selections - the "Dr. Men" variants of the "Mr. Men and Little Miss" mini-books and one of the newest releases, "Doctor Who: The Runaway TARDIS." How do these stories appeal to children? Can adults enjoy them too? Here's a link to Missy herself, Michelle Gomez, reading the "Dr. Twelfth" book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSmKk2eCfu0
In their look into the TARDIS library, Phillip reviews the 2011 novel "Touched By An Angel" by Jonathan Morris, featuring the 11th Doctor, Amy, Rory, and the Weeping Angels.
This is the phrase forever associated with one of the Doctor's greatest enemies: The Weeping Angels. Jessica and Phillip look at their major appearances in "Blink," "Time of the Angels"/"Flesh and Stone, and "Angels Take Manhattan." What makes these beings so scary? Are they overused? Underused? What mysteries remain?
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple examine the pilot episode of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," starring Arthur Darvill, aka Rory Pond, as a rogue Time Lord, er, Time Master.
"Doctor Who" fans might have saw the social media post that challenges Whovians to build a TARDIS team using a certain number of points allocated to various Doctors and companions (Reddit link here). Jessica and Phillip do round-robin selections of three TARDIS team versions, how these different companions and Time Lords would (or would not) work together, and what their adventures would be like.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple look at the recent Clever Dick Films release, which focuses on analyzing the Doctor's companions. This first episode focuses on arguably the first companion: Susan. The video can be foundhere.
The "Doctor Who" franchise offers many ways for Whovians to live out their own adventures in time and space at home - one of those is Gale Force Nine, Inc.'s "Time of the Daleks" board game. Jessica and Phillip start off as Doctors and must race against the Daleks to arrive on Gallifrey. Will they beat the Doctor's enemy? How many times will they regenerate? How often will they have to stop and read the directions??? (Don't worry, we edit those parts out) Let us know if you've played and how it turned out.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple look at the re-creation of "Mission to the Unknown" by the students and staff of the University of Central Lancashire. Check out their efforts here.