2MTL 254: "Boldness" is in Doctor Who's DNA
Is Doctor Who too over-the-top these days? I'd argue that those asking for more conservative storytelling are looking for the wrong thing.
2MTL 251: "The Doctor Dances" Two-minute Throwback
Let's just quickly zip past the fact that "The Doctor Dances" is one of the most excellent episodes ever, and talk about its REAL name and its true subversive impact on Doctor Who from 2005 on.
Warning: While there isn't any actual "bad language" in this episode, there's a fair bit of bleeping which itself […]
2MTL 248: "The Empty Child" Two-minute Throwback
Wow, it's been a long time since I've done a Throwback Review. Let's remedy that with the debut of one Steven Moffat in an episode that evokes classic Who, the tropes of vintage 2005 RTD-era, and hints of the future Moffat era.
(OK, this runs five minutes. But, in my defense, there's audio clips and […]
2MTL 240: Three Series and Out for Matt Smith?
Did Matt Smith slip his true intentions, or was it just a slip of the tongue when he said he had only one more year of Doctor Who? Your returning host (and thank you so much for your support while I've been gone) pretends to know what he's talking about.
2MTL 214: "The Almost People" (Smith's a Freaking Genius Edition)
Shorter short podcast: Matt Smith is absolutely fabulous as The Doctor, and "The Almost People" — Yes! "The Almost People"! — is possibly his greatest performance.
2MTL 195: Classical Argument
The term "Classic Doctor Who" came in for some criticism last week from Doctor Who personalities such as current and former editors of Doctor Who Magazine. Is it so wrong to draw a distinction between 1963-1989-plus-1996 and 2005-2011?
2MTL 182: "The Unquiet Dead" Two-minute Throwback
Resuming our trek through the revived series from the beginning, we take a look at the Victorian pseudo-historical featuring Charles Dickens, whose stories provided skeleton and muscle for the 2010 Christmas special.
2MTL 181: "A Christmas Carol" Reviewed
It was certainly a Christmasy Christmas special Steven Moffat provided us this year, although it DID bear a few resemblances to one from a few years ago. Here's my take on "A Christmas Carol." Many, many thanks to BBC America, Worldwide, and the mothership in Cardiff for bringing the show to the U.S. on the […]
2MTL 178: Shearman and Hadoke's Running Through Corridors, Reviewed
Rob Shearman and Toby Hadoke's new book is the first in a series that takes a deep look at every Doctor Who episode from 1963 through 2009, beginning with the Hartnell and Troughton years. If you have any curiosity about the classic series at all, no matter how many stories you've actually seen, you […]
2MTL 159: I'm Grumpy About Mitchell Being Grumpy About Doctor Who
Resolved: There's absolutely nothing wrong with Doctor Who being made for kids AND adults, regardless of what comedian David Mitchell says. I'm more worked up about kids' properties being taken over BY adults, such as The Transformers, than about adults sharing in the enjoyment of a program that appeals to all ages.
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