2MTL #12: You Owe Murray Gold a Pint

http://twominutetimelord.com/podcasts/2mtl-12.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA huge reason the Doctor Who revival is on its way to a fifth series is the man who apparently won't be back after Series One through Four. And that's a shame, because composer Murray Gold made a statement to skeptical audiences right from the opening credits of 2005's …

2MTL #11: Meeting Up (RE-FEED)

http://twominutetimelord.com/podcasts/2mtl-11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI had no idea that there was a meetup group right under my nose in North Carolina until I heard about it from a British podcast. Go figure. But I'm glad that prompted me to meet them. Even if I was the only one to show up for a …

2MTL #10: The Highwayfan Considers "Higher Species"

http://twominutetimelord.com/podcasts/2mtl-10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAccording to RTD, both in the Doctor Who Annual 2006 and occasional references in the show, the Time Lords cannot possibly exist since the Time War. They're myths and legends, with only certain "higher species" having any inkling that such a civilization existed. Of course, you've got not a …

2MTL #9: The Highwayfan Considers the Time War

http://twominutetimelord.com/podcasts/2mtl-09.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI understand the reasons for arguing that we recently completed the 30th series of Doctor Who (or 31st if you count the 1996 movie as one), but I have to admit that I don't see it the same way. There's a universal reboot in between the program launched in …

2MTL #8: The Highwayfan Considers Kasterborous

http://twominutetimelord.com/podcasts/2mtl-08.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download"Highwayfan" episodes of the Two-minute Time Lord podcast are my chance to ramble about more fannish, geeky, or just plain fun topics about the mythology of Doctor Who. After all, what else can you do in the middle of a commute? And speaking of mythology…. The "Constellation of Kasterborous" …

2MTL #7: "Shipping" Doctor Who

http://twominutetimelord.com/podcasts/2mtl-07.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download"No hanky-panky in the TARDIS." Well, sure, this is family television after all. But in sharp contrast to the old series, since 2005 the relationships between the characters have been just as important to the show as the Monster of the Week. This has introduced a new subculture to …

2MTL #6: Last of the Doctor Who Shows?

http://twominutetimelord.com/podcasts/2mtl-06.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOK, so this isn't about "shipping" after all. You've been spared for one episode. Instead, here's something prompted by Cory Doctorow's appearance on This Week in Tech 183. Doctorow has some strong opinions on digital freedom and its impact on Big Media — and let's face it, Doctor Who …

2MTL #5: Fandom and Trust

http://twominutetimelord.com/podcasts/2mtl-05.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSo I was reading Rich Johnston's comics gossip column a while back and I saw that he'd created this website. wetrustinmoffat.com And I said to myself, "Self, there's something that just feels weird about that." So here are 120 seconds of thoughts about trust, expectations, fandom and word choice …

Thanks to the Antipypr

Rock-and-roll bagpiper Neil Anderson¬†very graciously allowed me the use of his old song, "Fletcher Mountain Blues," for background music in my new podcast promo. Many thanks to Neil, a musician whom I've only had the chance to hear live a few times but whose pipes,whistles and voice are on a lot of my CDs. He's …

2MTL #4: A Teachable Regeneration

http://www.twominutetimelord.com/podcasts/2mtl-04.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf I¬†were Russell T. Davies — I'd be taller. But I'd also have my own ideas about how to pull off one of the most anticipated regenerations in Doctor Who's history. Here's my take with a twist: using the regeneration as a teachable and painless moment to help kids …