Thursday, July 27, 2017

#112 State of the Who-nion

... in which Peter Davison pleads the fifth, Steven Moffat plays the "fake news" card, Deborah Watling takes her final journey through time and space, and our fearless podcaster breaks out the poorly-done European accents.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Deborah Watling 1948-2017

Today marks the passing of 60's Doctor Who scream queen Deborah Watling, who played companion Victoria Waterfield opposite Patrick Troughton's Doctor. I did not see Victoria at all when viewing the classic series on PBS in the 80's; it wasn't until "Tomb of the Cybermen" was rediscovered and released on VHS in the early 90's when I saw her in action.

It's only recently that I saw more of her work on Who in "The Enemy of the World", "The Ice Warriors", and "The Web of Fear", and sadly I don't think much of the character of Victoria as a companion. She screamed and whimpered a lot and was basically a damsel in distress and an unrequited love interest for fellow companion Jamie.

But from what I understand, much like how Marina Sirtis was light years away from Deanna Troi in TNG, Deborah Watling was a firecracker in comparison to the character she played on Doctor Who. I saw her once at a panel at Chicago TARDIS a few years ago, and she practically read the riot act to some neckbeard in the audience for recounting some disparaging remarks about "Zoe being the worst companion." By all accounts Deborah was a sweet human being, and we all mourn her passing at age 69 to lung cancer.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

#111 Jodie

… in which the future is female. Our fearless podcaster reacts “live-on-tape” to the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor Who.

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I also discuss Jodie Whittaker's casting and my thoughts on Series 10 on this week's episode of the Caffeinated Comics Podcast.

Friday, July 14, 2017

#110 Master Baiting

… in which two fearless podcasters soak up all the fanwank from the tool of Moffat. It’s the last of the Series 10 reviews as JB and X take on “World Enough and Time” and “The Doctor Falls”.

DISCLAIMER: The following podcast is presented to you RAW & UNCUT. There were audio issues on X's track, and I did my best to EQ it to a presentable level. I decided to not edit out the flubs and pauses on this, so you're getting a rare insight to what goes on during a podcast recording session.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

#109 Beam Me Out Scotty

… in which the hills are alive with the sound of music. JB is joined by Gordon Dymowski, organizer of the Chicago Doctor Who Meetup group, to review “The Eaters of Light”.