We’re not holding our breath in the lead-up to the return of Doctor Who — instead, we’re dealing with an epic level of news!
And not just stuff like the fact that Jon Pertwee, the 3rd Doctor, WAS TOTALLY A SPY DURING WORLD WAR II, but all the gossip leading up to the 50th Anniversary Special, including how long Jenna-Louise Coleman will be the Doctor’s companion and what we should expect from the the fall franchise!
Plus, there’s news regarding a certain classic bit of animation being adapted as a feature film, further ragging on Rudy about his lack of love for the Canadian series Continuum, and continued plans for our own take on March Madness: Time Travel Devices Edition! We’re currently debating the topic on Reddit, but just as soon as Liz and Rudy figure out how brackets work, the debate will be here on the podcast.
Exciting stuff, sports fans! It’s a slight change from our normal format today, because we’re joined by film expert Chris Gore (formerly of Attack of the Show) as part of Chris’s Podcrash podcast!
It’s a fast and loose discussion of Chris Gore’s favorite time travel films, as well as his thoughts on the classic franchises like Back to the Future and Terminator.
You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll probably have strong opinions of your own! Which we invite you to share on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus and email. Special thanks to Chris Gore for joining us, and thanks to all of you for listening!
And we also caught this cool short film courtesy of listener Hubert — for a three-minute YouTube short, it’s pretty impressive work:
Then, SURPRISE TWIST! Liz and Rudy have a rare difference of opinion with regards to the very timey-wimey series Continuum, which premiered in Canada last year but just made its American debut on SyFy. Who thought the show was a fun update on classic 1990s Vancouver-shot sci-fi drama? Who was disappointed by its reliance on pastiche and tropes borrowed from cyberpunk and other genres? Have Liz and Rudy agreed to see where things go with it? Did Liz and Rudy also agree on how awesome Future Cop’s future-suit is? Listen and learn!
But then, it’s time for us to try a fun experiment in podcasting — live commentary! Just like you get on the DVD (but with more cursing). To settle the terms of a bet, Liz and Rudy sit down to watch their least-favorite episode of Doctor Who, “The Doctor’s Daughter.”
You can just try listening, but you can also watch along with us! Here’s a link to the stand-alone commentary — just hit play on Netflix when we do in the recording!
[Like we said, it's an experiment, so let us know if you think we should try this again with other (hopefully better) episodes, let us know!]
In case you just want Liz and Rudy’s live commentary on their least favorite episode of Doctor Who ever, you’re in luck! We’ve split off our real-time rantings about the Doctor’s daughter who played the Doctor’s daughter in “The Doctor’s Daughter” (before going on to marry the Doctor and have the Doctor’s daughter) as a separate podcast for your downloading and viewing convenience.
Howdy, y’all! Welcome to 2013! And also a new podcast, in which Liz and Rudy finally get to discussing the latest Doctor Who adventure, “The Snowmen”!
That’s pretty much all that happens in this podcast — but did Liz and Rudy enjoy the adventure? What did they think about the re-introduction of Jenna-Louise Coleman? And most importantly — who won the bet over Clara’s origins? You will find out the answers to those questions, if you listen!
And let us know what you think — we’re on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, email and TUMBLR! So many wonderful social media-y things for you to use, and we can’t wait to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and hope your new year is going well!
Hey, it’s Christmastime! Which means the usual assortment of Doctor Who Christmas special news, not to mention Rudy’s final summation on the Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who comic crossover!
And then, Liz and Rudy take a moment to reflect on two timey wimey staples of the holiday season: Specifically, the classic Christmas tales It’s A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol.
Which Carol retellings do Liz and Rudy pick as their favorites? Is Wonderful Life‘s reputation of schmaltz a fair one? How much does Rudy love the Saturday Night Live “lost ending”? Great questions! We answer them! And then tell you to have a very merry Christmas, happy holidays, and all that jazz.
Share your own holiday greetings via Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, email and TUMBLR! We’ll be back in the new year with thoughts on the Doctor Who Christmas special, but be sure to share what you think in the meantime!
Happy holidays! We’ve got a two-fer of episodes for you, because ’tis the season for hardcore time travel discussion! In this episode, an extremely congested Liz and Rudy discuss some of the latest Doctor Who rumors (oh my god it’s going to be so great once the BBC actually announces their plans for the 50th anniversary so we can stop speculating about it).
Then we go over our least-favorite episodes ever of Doctor Who, in preparation for our upcoming bet about the secret origins of the Doctor’s new companion Clara. How mad do Daleks in Manhattan make Liz? Can a great ending save the Master’s last hurrah for Rudy? And what episode did their lists have in common? It’s all here, ready for your ears!
Then, we get to the meat of today’s sandwich: Liz and Rudy catch up on time travel classics they’ve missed! Did Rudy think The Time Traveler’s Wife compared favorably to other time travel romances? How silly did Liz think Timecop was?
Oh, and what other time travel classics should Liz and Rudy make sure they’ve seen? And how excited are you for another Doctor Who Christmas? Tell us! We’ve on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and email — looking forward to hearing from you! And thanks for listening!
Timey Wimey TV is an opportunity for two big Doctor Who nerds to get together and discuss not just the most recent iteration of the classic British series, but the general state of time travel-oriented media -- past, present and future. Because time travel is AWESOME.