Episode 75: Goodbye, Matt Smith, and other Doctor Who news!

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Hello! It’s been too long! We’ve missed you guys. Hopefully, you’ve missed us?

Today, we’ve got a whole bunch of news to catch up on, including some industrious fans who are Kickstarting an effort to send a TARDIS into space, and a very funny automated Javascript program which Moffat might sub in for his own current story development process.

Also, Liz and Rudy have both been catching up on their reading! Rudy continues digging into the monthly classic Who novellas, and Liz is plowing through the first of the Outlander books, which Ronald D. Moore is currently adapting as a TV show for Starz.

Oh, and speaking of TV development news — the 9th Doctor got a new job! What odds do we put on Christopher Eccleston sticking around for a second season of HBO’s The Leftovers? Find out!

Finally, it’s the main event: Matt Smith has officially announced that he’s leaving Doctor Who at the end of the year. Is this way overdue or too premature? Who does Rudy think will succeed him? Why does this announcement make Liz feel like the Dowager Countess? The only way to learn is to listen.

And then tell us what you think via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus or email! As always, love to hear your thoughts, and thanks so much for listening!

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Episode 74: Doctor Who Season 7 Round Table!

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It’s the end of another season of Doctor Who, which means the semi-traditional, semi-annual end-of-season round table episode!

This week, Liz and Rudy are joined by special guests Casey, Barrett, Beth and Jay, who share their favorite and least favorite episodes of the season, debate the relative merits of Clara and play a very special game!

It’s a whole ton of fun, so enjoy! And then tell us what you think via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus or email! Should be a fun summer!

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Episode 73: Doctor Who‘s “The Name of the Doctor”!

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Hellllooooooooo season finale! It’s time for Doctor Who to abandon us for six months, but before it does, you better believe we’re gonna talk about it!

Well, first we deal with some speculation about who might have been the new Doctor, and relay the news that Moffat and co. have officially re-upped for Season 8 (2014, y’all!).

But then it’s all about the Whisper Men and the Victorian Scooby Gang (we finally came up with a name for them!) and telepathic computer ghosts! Did Liz and Rudy enjoy the finale? Did they have a crapton of issues with it? Damn right!

Oh, and one of us lost a bet. That person might be the person writing this post, and that person might be very begrudging about it. But we won’t get into that.

We WILL look forward to what you guys have to say, via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus or email! And get excited with us as we start looking forward to a summer of classic Who and other time travel fun!

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Episode 72: Doctor Who‘s “Nightmare in Silver,” and Other News!

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Hey cats and kittens! Only ONE MORE EPISODE LEFT THIS SEASON! Of Doctor Who, that is. Timey Wimey TV, it would never abandon you (for more than one or two weeks at a time).

But before we get to Who, we catch up on some other stuff — like the upcoming Fox pilot Sleepy Hollow, which looks AMAZING…ly bad. (You better believe we’ll be watching it come fall.)

And it looks like the Richard Curtis film About Time is actually a real movie that will be in theaters! But don’t watch the U.S. trailer, because it has a massive plot spoiler in it! Watch the UK one!

Finally, it’s time for Doctor Who — first, we catch up on news about things like audiobooks and the accidental leak of the season finale! NOTE: The discussion gets very slightly spoiler-y, but it’s all theory based on one shot in the “next time on” segment and if you skip from timecode 19:20 to 23:00, you’ll avoid it.

Then, we take on “Nightmare in Silver”! How psyched were we to see Warwick Davis? What’s scarier, an army of Cybermen or one Cyber-Doctor? How annoying, exactly, were those kids? Find out what Rudy and Liz think, then also find out what you think!

Because we asked you for your thoughts, and we’d love to hear them again via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus or via email and share your thoughts! (You could even comment on this very post, were you so inclined!) And as always, thanks for listening. We even threw in a big fat Archer reference this week! Because we love you.

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Episode 71: Doctor Who‘s “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS” and “The Crimson Horror”!

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Hey folks! We got a two-fer for you this week! Well, first we catch up on some cool science news about time crystals! And talk about a really cool music video! Then, we get into things that matter. Like the last two episodes of Doctor Who!

First Liz and Rudy break down their pros and cons for “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS”! Were their expectations high? Were the secrets revealed disappointing? Are reset buttons inherently malarkey? You’d better believe we talk about it!

Then it’s onto Sweetville for “The Crimson Horror”! Did Liz and Rudy enjoy the return of everyone’s favorite Victorian alien threesome? How good was Dame Diana Rigg’s scene chewing? Does chair beat sonic screwdriver? Find out!

And then we find out what you guys think about all this! Because WE LOVE YOU, and want to know what you think! So check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus or via email and share your thoughts! (You could even comment on this very post, were you so inclined!) And as always, thanks for listening.

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Episode 70: Doctor Who‘s “Hide”!

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Hey, friends, ready for a new episode? I bet you are! This week, Liz and Rudy start off by speculating over episode name news — especially when it comes to the season finale, which is all sorts of exciting.

Plus, Liz read The Angel’s Kiss, and Rudy watched clips from what technically counts as Doctor Who‘s 30th Anniversary Special. One was hilariously bad, and one was vaguely enjoyable! Guess which was which!

Then we dig into the newest episode of Who: “Hide”! Did going beyond your typical ghost story improve the adventure for Liz and Rudy? How great was it to see Dougray Scott in glasses? Was this podcast overall a totally shallow experience for all concerned? Listen and learn!

And then tell us what you think! Do so in the comments here, on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus or via email! Because we love to know what you think. FOR REALZ.

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Episode 69: Doctor Who‘s “Cold War”

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Hey, y’all! Fun episode! (Not as sexy as you might hope, given the episode number, but we can only do so much.)

Here is just a sampling of the news and links we dug into this week:

And then we dig into the latest new episode of Doctor Who, the Mark Gatiss-written “Cold War”! What did Rudy think of the return of the Ice Warriors? Did Liz enjoy the old-school submarine adventure? What does this episode have in commmon with the 2005 classic “Dalek”? Find out!

And also find out what our sexy, sexy listeners thought of the latest episode! Join them by sounding off in the comments, or Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus or via email!

Thanks for listening! And a side note: Happy birthday, David Tennant! Looking good for 42.

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Episode 68: Doctor Who‘s “The Rings of Akhaten”

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Aliens! Adventure! Singing children! A new and fun approach to our episode introductions! All this and more in today’s Timey Wimey TV!

First things first: Liz and Rudy dig into the news that Christopher Eccleston is officially not on board with Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary special, even if David Tennant is.

Then, it’s time to talk about the newest episode of Who, the name of which we’re not totally sure how to pronounce, but we enjoyed watching! Was the premise enough to sustain an hour of drama? What mysteries about Clara were resolved? Did Liz cobble together a Bitchy Feminist Moment of the Week? HELL YES.

The reason for that Bitchy Feminist Moment? AMAZING HUMAN BEING Jason H. made us a theme song! And you will get to hear it, as well as other amazing things, if you listen!

As always, we thrive on your thoughts, comments and/or AMAZING THEME SONGS: Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus or via email! And thank you for listening! Seriously!

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Episode 67: Doctor Who‘s “The Bells of St. John”!

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Welcome back, new episodes of Doctor Who! Oh, how we missed you.

Well, first Liz and Rudy have SERIOUS BUSINESS to discuss: Specifically, the confirmation that appearing in the 50th Anniversary Special alongside special guest star John Hurt will be none other than David Tennant and Billie Piper! Yay for that, right? Right! Though Liz might have some concerns. What would they be? Listen and learn!

Then we get to what we’ve waited months for — what essentially amounts to the season premiere of Who, featuring Jenna-Louise Coleman as new(ish) companion Clara! Did Liz and Rudy dig her chemistry with Matt Smith? Was the episode’s emphasis on character over plot welcome or disappointing? Were there enough references to the 1995 film Hackers? (There are never enough references to the 1995 film Hackers, is the answer to that last question.)

It’s not Timey Wimey TV without your thoughts, though! Please share them! We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus or via email! Thanks for listening! You’re the best!

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Episode 66: Who News, Neverwhere, and MARCH MADNESS FINAL VOTING TIME!

podcast 30 March 2013 1 Comment

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Hey, it’s New Doctor Who Eve! Last new podcast before the triumphant (fingers crossed) return of our favorite time travel adventure show. And what have we got in store for you today?

Well, the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere has landed, and it’s so far pretty solid! You can gaze in awe at its nerd-friendly cast here, and listen either on the BBC iPlayer or iTunes (for a very limited time, however).

And we recap some of the latest Who news, including the two prequels that came out over the last week, and a recent Guardian article that called out the show for not having had any female writers since 2008. (There might be a digression at this point in the conversation about women in nerd culture.)

But it’s time for the main attraction — the results of the Time Travel Device March Madness Final Four! Maybe you saw the outcome coming, but how exactly did we arrive at these results, and what exactly happened to Liz as she and Rudy debate which two champions should move onto the final round? Listen and find out!

And now, it’s time for democracy! Below, please find the VERY EXCITING POLL that you should use to CAST YOUR VOTE for who wins Time Travel Device March Madness! We have no say in the matter whatsoever from now on! You decide which reigns supreme: Back to the Future‘s Delorean, or Doctor Who‘s TARDIS!

Tell us why you voted the way you did in the comments here, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus or via email! Thanks for listening — can’t wait to hear what you think of “The Bells of St. John!”

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