Series 12 is here, and it starts with a bang. Well, lots of bangs. New/old enemies revealed, new friends are discovered, and the Doctor is brought back to where it all began. For those fans who wondered if the episodic nature of Series 11 would continue - the answer is a resounding "no." The Doctor and her fam will feel the repercussions from this adventure for the foreseeable future. What did you think of this reintroduction and continuation of the Whittaker Era?
In their look into the TARDIS library, Phillip reviews "Doctor Who The Handbook: The First Doctor, The William Hartnell Years 1963-1966." This book explores the very beginnings of "Doctor Who" and the foundations laid that would last for over 50 years.
The Capaldi Era not only ends with a Christmas special - as far as we know, it ended the Christmas specials! Jessica and Phillip close out their year of monthly Doctor celebrations with a focus on the Christmas specials of the Twelfth Doctor era. From "Last Christmas" to "The Husbands of River Song," from "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" to "Twice Upon a Christmas." What were the common themes? How do each of them rank? How many would we watch again? Let us know your favorite.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple visit of Eighth Doctor Big Finish adventure: "Embrace the Darkness."
In Focus: "The Zygon Invasion"/"The Zygon Inversion"
One of the Twelfth Doctor's best speeches, if not the best, comes in the two-parter sequel to "The Day of the Doctor." Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman lead this continent-spanning story, featuring everyone's favorite UNIT fangirl Osgood and UNIT leader Kate Stewart. Is this the best of the Twelfth Doctor's era?
In their look into the TARDIS library, Phillip explores the first run of the Twelfth Doctor in Titan Comics, issues #1 thru 5.
An unusual episode for a talented actor - the Steven Moffat-written "Heaven Sent" sends the Twelfth Doctor to the ultimate escape room. But he is the only player. A Doctor in mourning for Clara, faced with a silent, deadly enemy, and a mystery to be solved with time - can this be called the best Twelfth Doctor episode?
In their look into the TARDIS library, the co-hosts look at two different Big Finish adventures, one with the War Doctor and the other with the Eighth Doctor and Charley.
Steven Moffat planned a few arcs, some that intertwined, for the Matt Smith era. Jessica and Phillip look at the arcs that fueled (or just mildly-flavored) the three series of the Eleventh Doctor. How effective was the crack in the wall? Did we all think the Doctor had really died? How gripping was the mystery of River Song's identity? And just who was The Impossible Girl?
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple visit Matt Smith (and his plus one) in another role with the feature film "Pride+Prejudice+Zombies." How did Smith fare in the land of Austen and the living dead?
It's time to spotlight the Matt Smith era of "Doctor Who" - for this first installment, Jessica and Phillip compare Smith's first and last outings as the Eleventh Doctor. "The Eleventh Hour" and "The Time of the Doctor," both written by then-showrunner Steven Moffat, introduce and send off his incarnation of the wacky, but powerful, Time Lord. How did the character change? How was he constant? What paid off and what didn't?
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple are joined by Constance Gibbs, co-host of the "Who Watch: Time and Relative Blackness in Space" podcast, who interviewed Christopher Eccleston at the 2019 New York Comic Con. She talks about the talk, from how she got the gig, prepping for the interview, and making news with her questions. (NYCC interview link)
As they close their month-long celebration of the Tennant era of "Doctor Who," Jessica and Phillip take turns ranking their favorite companions, stories, and specials. Are they a Rose, Martha, or Donna? Which episode was the best to close a series? How do the specials line up with the more episodic series? Join us and let us know your favorite from the time of the Tenth Doctor.
For their look into the TARDIS library, the couple re-visit the Whovian special episode of "The Weakest Link," starring several actors from series two. Who ends up winning?
New Doctor Who fan, Charlynn Schmiedt, joins the show again to share her reactions to watching the series for the first time. This time she has completed series 2, the Tenth Doctor's first full season, and she has questions! Why did Rose leave? Why don't people love "Love & Monsters"? When will Rose return? Char is ready to bring on series 3, as well as try out some of the spinoff series.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple examine "Blackpool," the 2004 series starring the Davids - Morrissey and Tennant. How crazy is a pop song lip synch crime drama?
The Doctor's love life has always been somewhat controversial - does the Doctor actually want romance? Should there be romance with the Doctor? Fans will continue to debate. But the Tenth Doctor certainly had his share of love interests - whether it was reciprocated or not. Do you have a favorite Tenth Doctor romance? Or should there be no snogging in Doctor Who?
In their look into the TARDIS library, Jessica and Phillip discusses the Doctor Who Confidential episodes covering the Tenth Doctor'
The Richard E. Grant Ninth Doctor entered the world of the animation with "Scream of the Shalka." The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) continued that tradition with two animated stories - "The Infinite Quest" and "Dreamland." These two entries in the "Doctor Who" franchise look quite different from each other, but still provide an interesting look into an alternate approach in making new Doctor stories. Jessica and Phillip watch these two episodes for the first time in celebration of David Tennant month.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple review Russell T. Davies' series "Casanova," starring a pre-Doctor Who David Tennant. This is the show that seems to have led to the casting of Tennant as the Doctor - and there are quite a few familiar things about it for Whovians.