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!
An aggrieved Erik from Bridging the Rift joins me for a lightning round of answers to supposedly unanswered questions that were answered in "The Big Bang."
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Bridging the Rift is a podcast dedicated to Doctor Who fandom, fan culture and creative pursuits.
Comedian and Friend of 2MTL Toby Hadoke hopped on Skype with me thirty minutes after "The Big Bang" and reviewed it!
I'm seeing a parallel between Babylon 5 and the current series of Doctor Who, in the driving, defining nature of the story arc being carried through the thirteen episodes. Is this a good thing?
* "Friend of…" is a registered trademark of Radio Free Skaro, used without permission. So there.
Pop culture/bromance podcast Creeping with Armstrong's co-host James takes a spin on 2MTL to review "The Lodger." Programming note: this is the LAST weekly U.K. guest review to feature a podcaster. The next two guest reviewers will be — different.
Thoughts about Torchwood's new international flavor (spelled without a "u") and a spoiler-free note about the BBC's press synopsis for this year's finale round out today's podcast!
"Amy's Choice" was a powerful piece of storytelling, offering a fundamental insight into the Doctor's character, and a significant turning point for Amy. The character development was welcome after a first half of the series that seemed overly efficient in its characterization.
In 2MTL 136 we noted this new Doctor's increased alienness and, more importantly, his decreased ability to relate to the people around him. In today's podcast, we look within the fiction for a reason why.
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