A Destructoid community podcast, covering the long-running science-fiction series, Doctor Who. Each week we look at DW news and topics, as well as our story-by-story roundup of every DW serial, starting at the very beginning.
(We're open to having guests rotate in, especially since we're missing UK people who could bring in some extra perspective. Let us know if you're interested!)
Yes, TARDIScast still exists! Things have been busy lately, so we're actually two episodes ahead on recording! So, time to start catching up. Another episode might be posted in the next few days to catch up, and some of us might be doing something at PAX!
In this episode, we "enjoy" The Sensorites, a story which was...mediocre, to say the least. More bland than bad, we were still able to point out some funny situations, helped immensely by Chris being in a state of semi-delirium brought on by the medication he was on. At least the aliens in the story were somewhat creative, which led to our second segment, where we discuss the new aliens that have been created for the modern DW series. Some of them are pretty interesting, while others...well, just look at this guy. In the interests of catching up, the show notes are limited again, but hopefully by now any regular listening knows the kind of weirdness that goes on during a usual episode.
After a week of delays, TARDIScast is back on track! For the handful of you who care, that is.
In this week's episode, we took at look at The Aztecs, one of the shows best historical serials. Not only was the a lot of attention paid to historical detail (especially considering the show's low budget!), but all the actors get some nice scenes of their own. The villain is also amazing, with the Richard III-esque bloodthirsty priest Tlotoxl. Seeing as the Doctor gets engaged to an Aztec woman in this story, our second topic is about the Doctor and romance. For the most part, romantic/sexual tension has been a common theme for the show since it rebooted, but was that a good thing? Were their precedents in the classic stories of the Doctor being a skirt-chaser?
Also, this episode ended up being quite crazy, with all kinds of inappropriate jokes and non sequiturs. I didn't even know where to start doing specific show notes! Don't miss Chris' hilarious Christopher Walken impression, which he uses throughout the episode!
On the DVD for the story, the voice actors for the villains came back 40 years later to record an animated guide to making chocolate! Seriously!
I hope your reaction to this episode is like when the Doctor found out he got engaged:
Next Week: Be prepared for the scariest aliens even known, in The Sensorites! Also, we'd always like ideas for our next theme topic to cover. Or, perhaps, should we start covering the Doctor Who spinoffs (Torchwood, etc.)?
Another week, another episode of classic Doctor Who for TARDIScast to review! This week, we looked at the less-appreciated serial, The Keys of Marinus. There were plenty of curious and funny moments in the story that were brought up, not to mention brains in jars, dollar-store traps, stagehand groping and Hagrid the sex offender! Before talking about the serial, we went over our personal best and worst episodes of new Doctor Who.
2:04: Segment 1: Favorite Doctor Who episodes (2005-present). 17:35:Segment 2: Worst Doctor Who episodes (2005-present).
25:14: Derek’s rant about The End of Time.
50:42:Segment 3: Classic Who Review: The Keys of Marinus. 1:14:02: No means no, Hagrid!
1:28:45: Wait. Why did they get into this mess in the first place?
1:36:25: End of show farewells, pimping and future episode discussion.
1:40:24: BONUS POST-SHOW MATT THE ROBOT!
Next Week: Get your sacrificial knives ready for The Aztecs!
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This week we looked at the...unique...2-part serial The Edge of Destruction. Apparently, though, the technical glitches and memory loss that affected the TARDIS and crew in the story seemed to rub off on us. We had initially recorded a segment where we went over our favorite episodes of the new (2005) series, but unfortunately that, along with our original intro, were lost. So, we went back and recorded a replacement intro, as well as editing things around so we could end up having something close to a regular episode. The first "segment" is a somewhat random discussion about Doctor Who, starting from a question about who we'd like to play the Doctor in the future. Later, we move on to our discussion about The Edge of Destruction, in which we were just as bewildered and confused as Ian was when he tried to strangle the Doctor and Barbara!
1:09:Intros and Apologies. 3:35:Listener Question: Who should play the Doctor next? 5:10: Obama Doctor?
9:05: Bill Nye, The Doctor Guy!
11:24: Companion ideas. Jamie the Highlander: There can only be one!
19:42: Doctor Jean-Luc Picard.
24:26: Barbara's crowning moment of awesome!
24:54:Segment 2: Classic Who Review: The Edge of Destruction. 28:10: Ian's Insanity. With a montage!
40:10: The good ol' pre-Internet spoiler days.
50:17: Blame it on the spring.
57:20: A longer than usual conclusion, and some shout-outs to other podcasts.
1:03:19: BONUS POST-SHOW IAN CRAZINESS!
Next Week: The formulaic (on multiple levels) adventure The Keys of Marinus, and we'll redo our segment on favorite nuWho episodes, along with our most despised ones.
With no more new episodes of Doctor Who for a while, TARDIScast is going to keep on doing our serial-by-serial review of classic Doctor Who. This week, we cover the very first Dalek serial from 1963 (appropriately called The Daleks), where Ian Chesterton continues to prove that he is the best male companion ever! He's a science teacher who also knows how to: convince pacifists to become warriors, go spelunking in caves, pull off Metal Gear Dalek, and pretty much do everything that's needed to save the TARDIS crew's lives. As well, we also have a segment where we tell our personal stories about how we first started watching Doctor Who.
0:50:Intros. 3:30:Segment 1: How we discovered Doctor Who. 6:30: K-9 BattleBots and Vacuum Daleks!
9:55: Derek's a historian, so he has a long story about Doctor Who.
21:53: Some Doctor Who histories from our listeners.
27:55: Colin Baker: Bad Doctor, or bad scripts?
30:48: How does Molly pronounce Eccleston?
32:30:Segment 2: Classic Who Review: The Daleks. 36:00: The Thals, wearing Sub-Zero costumes and tight leather pants!
41:50: Dalek tipping.
44:55: More mispronounciations: Brimley, Alydon, Darlings, and (48:53) Anti-radiation gloves!
1:12:50: Badass teacher Ian.
1:14:18: Tangential topic: Can Rory be the next Ian?
1:21:00: Ian always saves the day!
1:26:13:Closing and Links. 1:28:47: BONUS DOCTOR WHO COCKTAIL RECIPES!
Next Week: Some strange psychotic shenanigans inside the TARDIS, in The Edge of Destruction. As well, we'll go over our favorite episodes of modern Doctor Who. Which episode(s) are your favorites?