29 – The Impossible Episode

 

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New Who! S9 E 2 The Witchs Familiar, then Old Who! to (almost) finish Season 7: The Bells of Saint John, The Rings of Akhaten, Cold War, Hide, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, The Crimson Horror, Nightmare in Silver

 

PS- Andy has officially finished Matt Smith, but well save The Name/Day/Time of the Doctor for next time because they deserve their own episode.

The Witchs Familiar Davros and emotion the long game. Missy is a ham. Melissa gets to gloat. Undead sewer Daleks. Clara as a Dalek. Mercy! Davross Return of the Jedi moment. Sonic Sunglasses. What if Missy became a companion? Batman vs Joker? Peter Parker vs Norman Osborn?

The Bells of Saint John The wi-fi is evil. I dont want a new companion, I want my old companion! That motorcycle. Kids on tv.

The Rings of Akhaten The leaf. We forget the name of Laurie Jupiter from Watchmen. Mos Eisley. But a mostly forgettable episode.

Cold War Why the Cold War is so cool. Hungry Like the Wolf is cool. Ice Warriors are cool. David Warner is cool. How Western Culture helped win the Cold War. The Americans on FX. Claustrophobia.

Hide We love a good ghost story. Its the midwife! I am The Doctor and I am frightened. We have crushes on the people in this episode. The nuns tells the best ghost stories.

Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Big Red Button is cheating. Cool to see the old Doctors running around the TARDIS. Van Baalen Bros has been going downhill since David Lee Roth left.

The Crimson Horror More Vastra, Jenny, and Strax! Andy loves Dianna Rigg, everyone else not so much. Gillyflower vs Lady Tyrell. Anachronism.

Nightmare in Silver not as Gaiman-y, but still pretty Gaiman-y. Those annoying kids again. Star Trek TNG vs Doctor Who. An Adventure in Space Time.

28 – Hello/Goodbye Jenna Coleman

 

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We discuss the Season 9 opener, the departure of Jenna Louise Coleman, The Beatles, and the beginning of Season 7: Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, A Town Called Mercy, The Power of Three, The Angels Take Manhattan, The Snowmen

 

Andy and Mark have a civil disagreement about Scorch Trials. New direction for the podcast with new episodes. Well discuss the new episodes every week, and we wont necessarily get to everything Andy watched that week so the episodes dont get too long. Andy is going to try to watch more so he can catch up to Season 9 ASAP. Maybe in 3 weeks?

Season 9, episode 1: The Magicians Nephew: Why were people meh about this? This was what people wanted. Ham mines. Cliffhangers and questions of moral conscience. Listen

Clara is Dead

Jenna Louise Coleman is leaving. So, is she dead? The Impossible Girl.

Whats up with Missy? Shes probably not alive according to Mark.

Asylum of the Daleks Reasons to be mad at Steven Moffat. Andy kind of likes Oswin. Amy Pond always speaks her mind. Amy-Rory breaking up is out of character. Amys jobs. Moffat seemed to be doing things just to emotionally manipulate the audience rather than do things organic to the characters.

Dinosaurs on a Spaceship This delivered exactly what it promised. Brian Williams jokes. Sherlock crossover. Amy Pond can take out dinosaurs. Red Dawn, Red Dwarf same things.

A Town Called Mercy the parallels between the two Doctors. Even when its done poorly, its cool to have future stuff in the old west. Amy vs. the Doctor. Impending doom. Cowboys and Aliens.

The Power of Three a lot of meh going on. You wasted a year of the Doctor hanging out with the Ponds. Brians logs. Moving the chesspieces around before your attack.

The Angels Take Manhattan having to explain to Andys daughter what happened to Amy and Rory. The lie we tell ourselves about them. God damn you, Steven Moffat. Like Loki spearing Agent Coulson. The Doctor is desperate. The unfairness of it all. We didnt want to get used to a new companion. At least Amy got to choose. Nightmare fuel of all of the statues in Manhattan. Maybe Amy hung out with Betty Friedan? Who got it worse among the companions? Donna? Sisko YOU TOOK IT AWAY!!!

The Snowmen We dont want to talk about this any more. Strax and Madame Vastra. Is it possible to hate Moffat more? Everybody dies. Especially on Christmas. Interspecies gay marriage.

27 – Let’s Kill Moffat

 

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Lets Kill Hitler, Night Terrors, The Girl Who Waited, The God Complex, Closing Time, The Wedding of River Song, The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe and we sit down with our favorite listeners from New Zealand!

 

We get in a big fight, continued from last week, about Amy, her baby, and why she isnt showing more emotion about it. Why doesnt anyone care about the Doctors impending death?

Lets Kill Hitler 100% less Hitler-killing than I was promised. Thought Mels would be a retcon.

Night Terrors Soooo creepy. The kid sold it.

The Girl Who Waited This was the episode we were waiting for to see some emotion and nuance in Amys character.

The God Complex A minotaur in a maze! Misplaced faith. What is The Doctor most afraid of?

Closing Time Stormageddon and Not Mom. Gay jokes.

The Wedding of River Song FINALLY we get back to it. Cool to see timelines crashing into each other

The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe They wouldnt do that, would they? They did. At least Mom got to ride the big mech.

26 – The Adventures of Doctor Motorcycle: San Antonio

 

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Season 6 of Doctor Who Episodes 1-7 The Impossible Astronaut, Day of the Moon, The Curse of the Black Spot, The Doctors Wife, The Rebel Flesh, The Almost People, A Good Man Goes to War

 

The change in the opening. I thought this was Doctor Who, not Amy Pond? Andys overthinking this. Classic 80s openings. He-Man vs. Thundarr. Arrow does it wrong. Thundercats are on the move.

The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon Lake Powell vs. Lake Silencio. Utah geography. Nixon and historical revisionism. David Bowie references go over everyones heads. The Mark Sheppard game. Real places that we know being shown on TV/movies as supposedly other places. The Adventures of Doctor Motorcycle: San Antonio. Little girl in the spacesuit. The Silence. Devils Haircut video by Beck. Nobody likes Andys David Bowie references.

The Curse of the Black Spot OMG, Amy Pond with a cutlass in a pirate outfit. Andy will be in his bunk. The first half with pirates and the second half is a futuristic sci fi story. Lily Cole as a siren! We needed a breather. Our favorite breather episodes. The Zeppo from Buffy.

The Doctors Wife Super Gaiman-y. This shouldve been 2 parts. Different levels of love for the actress who played the TARDIS. The Martin Sheen David Frost Richard Nixon connection.

The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People A cool concept that maybe shouldve been one episode. The effects look like The Aquabats Super Show.

A Good Man Goes to War Way to bring together a group to fight people. Mark can produce large amounts of lactic fluid. Things get TENSE about how emotional Amy should be and the rest of the season. (We continue this argument next week) Its a cheat to end the show mid season. Maybe Karen Gillan just isnt that good of an actress.

More discussion about Doctor Motorcycle: San Antonio post closing and to listen to that one damn song that can make me break down and cry. . .