If you were a classic fan who was on Team Cyberman rather than Team Dalek, this episode was long overdue. But was "Rise of the Cybermen" a proper re-introduction of the classic villains? Or were there too many stompy missteps out of the gate?

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2MTL comes out of a weeks-long retirement at a time when it would appear it would be easy enough to bring back the Third Doctor…

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Two-minute Time Lord podcasts have been sporadic of late (an overused cutesy phrase online that translates to "Have been published at a rate approaching that of Harper Lee novels"), and I wanted to check in and explain.

Surprisingly, considering the length, 2MTL episodes take a lot of energy and focus. They're mostly scripted; I'm a writer by trade and I've given myself a tight format when I'm not doing Time Dilation segments, so I'm conscientious about each word and I want every podcast to be meaningful.

In recent weeks I've had a lot of evening meetings and appointments while at the same time dealing with an extended run of insomnia. That's left me with limited gas in the tank, which I've been saving for The Audio Guide to Babylon 5. 2MTL and Doctor Who are of course my first loves, but I can't let down my B5AG cohosts and right now it's easier to carry on a conversational podcast on a set schedule.

There's no formal hiatus; 2MTL will return soon. In the meantime, please check out B5AG and thanks for your support.

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Why would a man-child geek culture hound, who has immersed himself in your Star Treks and Star Wars and Jason of Star Commands as a child, dreaming of being those characters and living in those worlds, become obsessed to the point of podcasting about a character, the Doctor, whom he absolutely cannot imagine being?

Asking for a friend.

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It was big news, even for Big Finish: Torchwood and Captain Jack Harkness are back. The producers are holding their cards close, so you know what that means: rampant speculation and bucket-listing from your humble host!

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There was a time, you know. A time when Jack Harkness had never died. Let's go back to the time of the Forgotten Doctor, courtesy of Titan Comics.

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My The Audio Guide to Babylon 5 cohost, occasional 2MTL contributor and spouse, Shannon, returns with a review of the recently reissued The Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner — but does she do so with Rose-colored glasses?

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"The Girl in the Fireplace" is a glimpse into the future: Steven Moffat's second Doctor Who story pretty much establishes the format that the show will follow when he takes over as showrunner and casts Smith, Gillan and Darvill. Plus, we revisit a 2MTL topic from 2009 and marvel at the entire cast's relational flexibility, and talk about the other John Byrne.

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Paul Cornell has a dream project with Titan Comics: a crossover event with all three stars of their ongoing DOCTOR WHO series! It's early yet, so Paul is circumspect about the plot, but you can find out who his artistic collaborator will be and discover the tone of this highly anticipated team-up of the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors. PLUS an update on Paul's SHADOW POLICE series of novels!

Want to buy the miniseries at your local comics shop? Here's a proper Calendar of Events:

  • May 2 (Free Comic Book Day): Titan will present a free comic featuring three Doctor Who stories and a teaser for the miniseries including an interview with Paul.
  • May 20: PREVIEWS, the Diamond Comic Distributors ordering catalog, goes online . You can fill out the order form and take it to your comics shop.
  • May 27: Paper copies of PREVIEWS arrive at your shop.
  • June 24: This is your last chance to tell your shop to order an extra copy for you!
  • August 12: Issue 1!
  • August 15: Doctor Who Comics Day, with Paul and other creators making store appearances around the world.
  • August 19-September 9: Issues 2-5!
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Reflections on conventions in general and Gallifrey One in particular: why they matter and how I hope to make the most of them this year.

Special thanks to all of the people with positive feedback on my segment for Radio Free Skaro Live!

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