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.
Jessica and Phillip have finished their first Blu-ray set of the classic "Doctor Who" era with Series 10. Not only does it contain the first multi-Doctor story with "The Three Doctors," but also has additional features and interviews with the actors, producers, and more who made this penultimate series of the Third Doctor era. From saying goodbye to Jo Grant to saying hello to the use of CSO (color separation overlay), there is a lot that sets this series apart. What is your favorite story in Series 10?
In their look into the TARDIS library, Phillip submits a book review of the 2018 James Goss-adaptation of the Douglas Adams' story, "Doctor Who and the Krikketmen."
There are many "lost episodes" in the "Doctor Who" franchise - but luckily animation provides a way to bring these episodes back to life. The Second Doctor serial "The Faceless Ones" is the most recent to be restored, and so Richard Carrier of Clever Dick Films joins to talk about Patrick Troughton, the wonders of the airport, and how Ben and Polly exit the series.
In our look inside the TARDIS library, the trio discuss "Farewell, Sarah Jane," a webcast that assembles an amazing panel of "Who" characters to finally say an in-universe goodbye to Sarah Jane Smith.
It's been several weeks since the Thirteenth Doctor ended her season series - what did we think of the second batch of episodes? New "Doctor Who" fan Charlynn Schmiedt joins the couple dissect the journey of the Doctor, her companions, the Master, the Lone Cyberman, and the cast of thousands of guest stars.
In their look into the TARDIS library, the trio examine Clever Dick Films' "Dr Who Review Part 10 - The Christopher Eccleston Era." From the BBC cancellation to the "Screams of Shalka" to Series 1, we talk about how the video provides a deep dive into the resurrection of "Doctor Who." Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXEFZwRaZRU
In honor of 100 episodes of the podcast, Jessica and Phillip talk about their favorite parts of the Doctor Who franchise, from the "classic era" (1963-1989), the "interregnum era," and the post-revival nuWho era (2005-present). What makes them excited to watch a classic episode? What character are they looking forward to the most in nuWho? And how does "Take That" connect to the lasting legacy of Who?
In their look into the TARDIS library, the couple discuss the #SavetheDay quarantine global re-watch of the 50th Anniversary "Day of the Doctor."
"Ascension of the Cybermen"/"The Timeless Children" Review
Series 12 is coming to a close (not counting the inevitable holiday special...), and we're left with some big reveals, an action-packed finale, and a cliffhanger ending. What to make of it all? Were all our questions answered? Did it bring up even more questions? Let us know your favorite parts!
In our look into the TARDIS library, we review the Second Doctor adventure "The Wheel of Ice." What are your favorite "Doctor Who" books?
"Can You Hear Me?"/"The Haunting of Villa Diodati"
It's been a busy month in the podcaster couple household, so it's double duty this episode with two episode reviews! The final two scary installments of Series 12, prior to the two-part finale, offer differing views of the Doctor, the companions, and the historical guest stars who help fight the monsters. From Eternals to a lone cyberman, there's a lot to unpack.
In their look into the TARDIS library, Jessica and Phillip examine a special Big Finish production featuring the Eighth Doctor and Charley - "Living Legend."