Who will win and who will survive? These questions, along with new series titles and a TARDIS, make the Thirteenth Doctor's second episode an interesting adventure. Jessica and Phillip are joined by Michelle to talk about the two finalists in this interplanetary game, and how the Doctor's friends cope with their first travels in space.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple focus on the second series of "The Sarah Jane Adventures," the "Doctor Who" spinoff for younger fans. From losing a main character to gaining a new one, they talk about how they enjoy all the trials and tribulations of the junior Scooby Gang.
How are you enjoying the Thirteenth Doctor's companions so far?
Jessica and Phillip jump into the Thirteenth Doctor's first episode with their "new best friend" Sue. The trio look at the newly regenerated Doctor, and her "fam" of Ryan, Graham, Grace, and Yaz. From a tooth-y monster to a sad and surprising ending, this episode sets the course for this new series of "Doctor Who."
In their look into the TARDIS library, Jessica and Phillip examine "Doctor Who: The Women Who Lived: Amazing Tales for Future Time Lords" by Christel Dee & Simon Guerrier. This book features all of the women characters from Susan Foreman to Jodie Whittaker's Doctor.
What was the most memorable part of Whittaker's first episode?
Our new best friend provides the audio of the NYCC "Doctor Who" panel, featuring the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), showrunner Chris Chibnall, and series executive producer Matt Strevens. The audience reacts to watching the Series 11 first episode "The Women Who Fell to Earth," whilst the Doctor herself explains how it all happened.
Enjoy this panel, and look forward to our upcoming episode review!
We begin our second season of "Time & Space" eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Thirteenth Doctor! Jessica and Phillip get ready by dissecting the first episodes of "new" Doctors. They look at how each introduction handles newly regenerated Time Lords - taking their first confused steps, how new companions get introduced, and how we establish each "new" Doctor as being part of the long-established line/franchise.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple reviews the Big Finish release of "Class, Vol. 1" (learn more here). Does this cancelled spin-off improve as an audio adventure?
When it comes to "Doctor Who" spin-offs, Jessica and Phillip have discussed their love of "Torchwood" and "The Sarah Jane Adventures." But there's one spin-off (not counting "K-9 and Company") that began and ended in just a few weeks - the 2016 series, "Class." This Coal Hill Academy-based series was blessed by the 12th Doctor, but lasted only eight episodes. What worked? What didn't? Did you want another semester of "Class"?
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple revisits "Full Circle," the 4th Doctor adventure that introduced the young companion Adric. They discuss the parallels with "Class" and how spiders become Marsh Men.
With this season one finale of the podcast, what are you looking forward to in season two? And what most excites you about the upcoming new "Doctor Who"?
This is the season of new "Doctor Who," so Jessica and Phillip travel to the very start of the franchise with the 1963 premiere episode - "An Unearthly Child." They look at what was established early on, and how the characters of the Doctor and his three companions (Susan, Barbara, and Ian) took the first steps that led to the Thirteenth Doctor.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple re-visits the rebirth of "Doctor Who" in 2005 with "Rose," introducing the Ninth Doctor and his companion. How well did the "re-introduction" work for new audiences?
What do you think has changed the most in over 55 years of the franchise?
In this second part of Jessica and Phillip's two-part Dalek TV vs. movie series, they focus on the second (and last) Peter Cushing "Doctor Who" movie: "Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D." They look at how it stands as its own movie, how it compares with its TV inspiration - the First Doctor adventure "The Dalek Invasion of Earth," and whether the Daleks could use another movie treatment.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple re-visit the Twelfth Doctor story "Into the Dalek," and how this episode tries to make a Dalek "good," and even "interesting."
Do you enjoy the Peter Cushing "Doctor Who" movies?
Jessica and Phillip begin their two-part series of exploring Daleks, the Doctor, and Peter Cushing. In this first installment, they examine the First Doctor Adventure "The Dalek Invasion of Earth" which served as the inspiration for the second Doctor Who film, starring Cushing as the Doctor. This six-part serial provides adventures for William Hartnell's Doctor, as well as Ian, Barbara, and Susan (who leaves the series at the end of this serial). What made this story good enough for a feature film?
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple revisits "Dalek," the Ninth Doctor story that "re-introduced" the Skaro fiends to "nuWho." What makes a single Dalek so scary? Plenty, it turns out.
Which First Doctor adventure do you think would have made a great movie?
The Master is one of the Doctor's greatest foes, and just like our favorite Time Lord, this villain regenerates over the years. Jessica and Phillip talk the various Masters (and Mistress), and which ones played to tropes and which created nuance & complexity.
In their look into the TARDIS library, they revisit the first appearance of The Master (Roger Delgado) in the Third Doctor adventure, "Terror of the Autons," which also introduces Jo Grant.
Everyone has their list of favorite Doctors - but what if we tried to rank the different Time Lord incarnations using more objective factors? Jessica and Phillip draw up their ranking of the "numbered" Doctors using criteria such as strength of companions, good stories, and how excited you are to see a serial of that Doctor. Their two lists ending being similar but with notable differences.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple revisit the Fourth Doctor story "City of Death," and why a strong story like this makes Tom Baker's Doctor a favorite.