(There were some unexpected audio glitches this time; I hope you'll bear with them.)
Cloyingly sentimental? Exuberantly uplifting? That's not what our favorite family SF/adventure/horror saga has been about, with rare exceptions, over the last almost-50 years. And yet we fans can still turn to it when things are looking a little grim. There's something that Doctor Who does to brighten our day without even trying…
Another excursion into Time Dilation follows, as we tie a bow around the Ninth Doctor's era with the incomparable Harry Medium and Leeson Fischer of the returning Radio Rassilon!
May 2008 (not 2009, ignore your host during the podcast): Steven Moffat prepares to take the reins of Doctor Who in one of the most anticipated showrunner transitions ever.
January 2010: Matt Smith kisses his knees, spits out cinders, and shouts, "Geronimo!"
April 2012: A massive Time Dilation episode of the Two-minute Time Lord podcast [...]
In which I reflect on the possibility that Doctor Who's vaunted flexibility (hey, I vaunted it myself during Radio Free Skaro Live at Gallifrey One last weekend) can also be a bit of a trap for the show…
Resplendent in his Tenth Doctor costume and brandishing a sonic screwdriver with the authority of one of television's best-known mechanical geniuses, MythBusters co-host Grant Imahara came to Los Angeles's Gallifrey One, the world's biggest Doctor Who convention. We took a few minutes to talk about how he came back to the show after its relaunch, [...]
While the U.K. suffers the beginning of the Long Night Without Doctor Who, the U.S. and Canada have only gotten around to "Vincent and the Doctor," very much an outlier among the whole of Series 5. Thoughts about character development, starry nights and Fandom Wars (TM) within!
Buried somewhere there in the back of their TWO-HOUR EPIC are my good wishes for the Radio Free Skaro crew, who just released their 200th "official" podcast. Let me share them here as well, in exactly two minutes. Helpful advance info: Chris is the guy who's talked about having a T-shirt made: "My Doctor [...]
An easy answer to the success of Doctor Who is that it's not limited by genre — and no doubt that's a big part. But even more important is the mystery of the elevenfold man, the Doctor himself. How does that help hold longtime fans who must inevitably say goodbye to "their" Doctor?
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