Spoiler: The Daleks are back.
Spoiler: The Twelfth Doctor is not especially warm and fuzzy.
Spoiler: There's a lot of pew-pew-pew and boom-boom-boom.
Spoiler: For the second week in a row, it's not the A-plot that has me so excited about Series 8.
Eight years ago we saw a new side to the Doctor and his companion, who reached stratospheric levels of self-satisfaction. Was Queen Victoria right about what awful people they were? Are a smug Doctor and Rose worse than, say, a Doctor trying to brain a caveman or strangle a companion?
After my first viewing of "The Day of the Doctor," I thought that it was very much in the vein of "The Five Doctors." That can be a mixed blessing: "The Five Doctors" is beloved, and successful in celebrating 20 years of DOCTOR WHO, but not an example of excellent TV drama in its own [...]
If I had talked about "The Night of the Doctor" right after it aired, this is what you would have heard:
Fortunately for us all, there will be no squeeing or wibbling in today's podcast. There will be brief consideration of the petition currently asking for even more televised Eighth Doctor goodness, though.
"The Web of Fear," the second of the long-lost Patrick Troughton stories to be recently rediscovered: is it a directorial masterpiece, a writing misfire, or both? Recorded at Long Island Who.
The formerly-missing "The Enemy of the World" featuring Patrick Troughton vs. Patrick Troughton: enjoyable for nostalgia's sake, or on its own merits? Well, Troughton is awesomeness defined…
The single clearest indication you can get of what a new Doctor's going to be like won't come around until the second full episode. (This I vow to be self-evident! Unless you disagree with me, at which point it becomes an argument for a future 2MTL!) "New Earth" is the first distraction-free look at David [...]
After virtually blowing up my bathroom (read the instructions on compressed-gas sink plungers CAREFULLY) it took me a while to catch up and review the series finale. I try to answer the two questions that MUST be answered: how about that Clara resolution, and how about that Greatest Secret?
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