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

podcast 9 May 2013 0 Comments

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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”!

podcast 24 April 2013 0 Comments

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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”

podcast 19 April 2013 0 Comments

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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”

podcast 10 April 2013 4 Comments

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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”!

podcast 6 April 2013 0 Comments

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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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Episode 65: March Madness, Round 3!

podcast 23 March 2013 2 Comments

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Hey there, sports fans! Today’s Timey Wimey TV continues our exploration of all things Doctor Who — from the new set of posters to the teaser trailer.

And then, after a quick discussion of the 2009 film Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel, which one of us has actually now seen, we’ve got the new round of Time Travel Device March Madness! Which devices advanced to the Final Four? You can see the bracket above, but to understand why we’ve got a real Cinderella story on our hands here, you’ll have to listen!

After you listen, you should tell us what you think! We’re Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus and email. Thank you for listening!

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Episode 64: Getting Your Loved Ones to Love Doctor Who, and March Madness Continues

podcast 14 March 2013 0 Comments

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Hey, guys! We tackle two big funtime topics in this week’s episode, because we are joined by SPECIAL GUESTS Andreanna and Mike, two newlyweds whose Dalek wedding cake toppers (made by Root of Flatland Games) are pictured here. But like many couples, one had to introduce Doctor Who to the other — which makes them uniquely qualified to debate the best way to bring new potential fans into the wonderful world of space and time.

And then of course, we also determine the ELITE EIGHT of our very exciting TIME TRAVEL DEVICE MARCH MADNESS! Listen to hear how we ended up with the below bracket, which was largely determined by your thoughts, but also our weird determination of what makes for a functional time travel device!

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Next week, we drop down to the FINAL FOUR, and we need your help in order to figure out who should move on. So please, tell us what you think! We can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus and email — and thanks so much for listening!

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Episode 63: Terrible Time Travelers, and March Madness Begins!

podcast 7 March 2013 1 Comment

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WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME SPORTS FANS! Well, maybe not sports fans, but definitely welcome time travel fans to a new month and a new episode!

First up today we’ve got the news all us Doctor Who fans have been craving in the lead-up to the show’s return this Easter: What color will the Doctor’s coat be this time? This, as well as glimpses of the new season’s villains, can be found in the teaser poster for the premiere episode “The Bells of St. Johns,” and Rudy and Liz take some time to decode its secrets.

Then it is time, at long last, for us to kick off Time Travel Device March Madness! Below, please find our bracket, be it ever so humble:

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Sound off in the comments about who should win and who should lose in Round 1 — we’ll be back next week with the results and the contenders for Round 2!

Plus, who are the least competent time travelers ever? iO9 put out its list this week, and we have OPINIONS! Do you agree with iO9′s list? Or our thoughts? Tell us!

How might you do so? Glad you asked! We can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus and email. Can’t wait to hear your March Madness thoughts — we’ll be back next week!

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Episode 62: Doctor Who News Funtime Go!

podcast 28 February 2013 0 Comments

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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.

In the meantime, let us know what you think on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus and email. Thank you all for listening!

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