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The Doctor Who Show

A Doctor Who podcast by fans, for fans. We don't want your money, just your ears. Add this URL to your podcatcher: http://theDWshow.podbean.com/feed/

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The Doctor Who Show S03 E10 – Series 11 Opening Salvos

We say the Doctor Who Show is, 'where too much Doctor Who is barely enough', so on top of their weekly Series 11 Hot Takes currently airing on the channel, Rob and Dave are back in your ears to prove that tagline with their regular monthly catch-up. A quick swing through the big news pieces of October is followed by some short topics, before the guys take all the listener emails they've received about the first three episodes of Series 11, and use those comments to drive discussion on what's happened to date. If you've been listening to the Hot Takes, this episode will still feel like a fresh take on it all, with comments from far and wide among the show's listeners. If you haven't heard a Hot Take yet, here's your chance for Rob and Dave to summarise Series 11 so far. Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net

1hr 35mins

28 Oct 2018

Rank #1

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Great balls of fire! It's the Pertwee era!

10 episodes into our fourth series and 50 years after he took on the role (remember, Season 7 filming was well underway by late 1969 for a January 1970 debut), we discuss the Jon Pertwee era of Doctor Who. We discuss each season, along with breakout chats on the Pertwee companions, UNIT, the Third Doctor in other media, such as books and audios, and more. Before then, as usual, we discuss the past month in Doctor Who which, this time around, includes Jodie Whittaker singing some Coldplay, an amateur version of Mission to the Unknown, and Doctorates all 'round for the cast and crew of The Woman Who Fell to Earth. Were they deserved? General listener comments from: Shane Gordon (sorry we called you Shane McCoy on the show!), Paolo Damante, Mark Cockram, and Christopher Bryant Doctor Who Show mailbag emails from: Peter Deadman, David Clarke, Bill McCann, Sheldon Carnegie Let us know your thoughts on 'The Pert' or anything else you like at hello@theDWshow.net Season Seven - 1970 Spearhead from SpaceDoctor Who and the SiluriansThe Ambassadors of DeathInferno Season Eight - 1971 Terror of the AutonsThe Mind of EvilThe Claws of AxosColony In SpaceThe Daemons Season Nine - 1972 Day of the DaleksThe Curse of PeladonThe Sea DevilsThe MutantsThe Time Monster Season Ten - 1972 - 1973 The Three DoctorsCarnival of MonstersFrontier In SpacePlanet of the DaleksThe Green Death Season Eleven - 1973 - 1974 The Time WarriorInvasion of the DinosaursDeath to the DaleksThe Monster of PeladonPlanet of the Spiders

2hr 4mins

27 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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The Doctor Who Show S04 E01 – Uncle Terrance

Terrance Dicks (born 14 April 1935) is an English author and former television screenwriter, script editor and producer. To classic era Doctor Who fans, however, he is simply, "Uncle Terrance". In this episode, the first of the podcast's fourth series (so technically their third birthday, even though they don't even bother to mention it), Rob and Dave return with some news, short topics, and a feature on Terrance Dicks. What are your favourite Terrance Dicks penned TV episodes or books? Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net

1hr 38mins

27 Jan 2019

Rank #3

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The Doctor Who Show S03 E09 – Having fun with Hartnell

Nine episodes into our third series of the podcast, and 55 years after he took on the role, we discuss the William Hartnell era of Doctor Who. We discuss each season, along with breakout chats on the Hartnell companions, the Daleks, and the First Doctor in other media, such as books, videos, and DVDs. Before then, as usual, we discuss the past month in Doctor Who which, this time around, includes a lot of Series 11 information. An Unearthly ChildThe DaleksThe Edge of DestructionMarco PoloThe Keys of MarinusThe AztecsThe SensoritesThe Reign of Terror Planet of GiantsThe Dalek Invasion of EarthThe RescueThe Romans The Web PlanetThe CrusadeThe Space MuseumThe ChaseThe Time Meddler Galaxy 4Mission to the UnknownThe Myth MakersThe Daleks' Master PlanThe MassacreThe ArkThe Celestial ToymakerThe GunfightersThe SavagesThe War Machines The SmugglersThe Tenth Planet The Three Doctors The Five Doctors Twice Upon A Time

1hr 46mins

30 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos

Rob and Dave talk off-the-cuff and unstructured on the tenth Doctor Who Series 11 episode, The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos. What did they make of it? [On the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos, lies the remains of a brutal battlefield. The Doctor discovers the planet holds far more secrets, but who is the mysterious commander with no memory? And what lies beyond the mists?] Contact us anytime at hello@theDWshow.net

46mins

11 Dec 2018

Rank #5

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The Doctor Who Show S03 E04 – Doctor Who Guilty Pleasures

The third series of The Doctor Who Show continues with Rob and Dave discussing their guilty pleasure episodes of Doctor Who. What episodes are very poorly regarded by fans, but which the guys would happily stick on during a rainy afternoon and watch in one sitting? Before that, they do a quick whip around some recent Doctor Who news as well as what's happening in their own fandom at present. Hear about Dave meeting Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie and John Barrowman at Supanova. Does Rob rate the new Target novels? Where is Dave's weekly re-watch of Trial of a Time Lord up to? What did Rob just get in the mail? All will be revealed. Tune in. Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net

1hr 32mins

29 Apr 2018

Rank #6

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The Doctor Who Show S03 E05 – Queer Who

The third series of The Doctor Who Show continues with Rob and Dave discussing the very broad topic of how queerness has related to Doctor Who over the years. Over the past month, on a variety of platforms they've asked listeners, what does that mean to you? Does Doctor Who have a disproportionately gay following? If so, why? And who are the LGBT characters (implicit or implied!) you’ve loved the most? Are there any you disliked? Before taking on those questions - and a lot more - they do a quick whip around some recent Doctor Who news as well as what’s happening in their own fandom at present. Hear about 500 episodes of classic Who coming to Twitch TV! Learn more about the upcoming James Godd novel, Doctor Who Meets Scratchman! How much did the first Doctor Who script recently sell for? And vale to Graham Strong, one of the most unsung, but important, figures in Doctor Who fandom. Plus a whole lot more! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net

1hr 44mins

27 May 2018

Rank #7

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HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Kerblam!

Rob and Dave talk off-the-cuff and unstructured on the seventh Doctor Who Series 11 episode, Kerblam! What did they make of it? [A mysterious message arrives in a package addressed to the Doctor, leading her, Graham, Yaz and Ryan to investigate the warehouse moon orbiting Kandoka, and the home of the galaxy's largest retailer: Kerblam!] Contact us anytime at hello@theDWshow.net

48mins

19 Nov 2018

Rank #8

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HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and The Tsuranga Conundrum

Rob and Dave talk off-the-cuff and unstructured on the fifth Doctor Who Series 11 episode, The Tsuranga Conundrum. What did they make of it? [Injured and stranded in the wilds of a far-flung galaxy, The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan must band together with a group of strangers to survive against one of the universe's most deadly and unusual creatures.] Contact us anytime at hello@theDWshow.net

44mins

5 Nov 2018

Rank #9

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Our Top 5 Nu-Who Moments

As November 23, 2019 approached, the BBC started dropping a surprising amount of information about the forthcoming Series 12 of Doctor Who after a relative dearth of information for the entire year. Then, on Doctor Who's 56th birthday, a trailer for the new series dropped. Unfortunately, we recorded this episode a few days before that (!) fully acknowledging that we'd miss the trailer that we knew was coming, however, Rob has subsequently blogged about it. After discussion of what we know about Series 12 during our news segment, this episode then moves onto some short topics including what we're watching at present, then our main topic for the month (as revealed in our previous episode), Our Top 5 Nu-Who Moments. How did we do? Did you like our picks? And as always, we hope you like the episode...! Doctor Who Show mailbag emails from: David Clarke, Peter Deadman, and David Young Let us know your thoughts on Nu-Who or anything else you like at hello@theDWshow.net

1hr 19mins

24 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Orphan 55

Rob and Dave give their initial hot take on Orphan 55. The Doctor and friends discover that the luxury resort where she and her friends are holidaying is hiding a number of deadly secrets. What are the ferocious monsters that are attacking Tranquillity Spa? Let us know your thoughts on Series 12 or anything Doctor Who related at hello@theDWshow.net

33mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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The Doctor Who Show S04 E02 – Season 22 Under The Spotlight

The twenty-second season of Doctor Who began on 5 January 1985 with the serial Attack of the Cybermen, and ended with Revelation of the Daleks. To classic era Doctor Who fans it's, "the season that got the series cancelled". But is there more to it than that? In this episode, Rob and Dave return with some news, short topics, and a feature on Season 22. Every episode is discussed, alongside what was happening (or not happening) in the production office. Did you like Season 22 at the time? If you didn't, have you warmed to it, over the years? Or were you too young to see it at the time and have come to it with fresher eyes - and more modern TV sensibilities - in more recent times? Does it work, or not work, for you? Did the series deserve to be axed after this season? Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net

1hr 44mins

24 Feb 2019

Rank #12

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Taking one last look at our friends (The DW Show Presents: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker)

The Doctor Who Show has made occasional forays into Star Wars content, in some way paying tribute to the podcast’s original incarnation, Who Wars; the world's first and to our understanding still the only Star Wars and Doctor Who mash-up podcast to have ever existed. Rogue One, The Last Jedi and Solo... we've done 'em all upon release. In this episode, Rob and Dave are joined by Richard to talk about the ninth film in the Star Wars saga and the alleged end of the Skywalker saga, The Rise of Skywalker. What did these three Doctor Who fans make of it? Join them for this quick hour-long podcast where they reveal their thoughts to each other, live, without having discussed it before the record button was pressed. Write to us anytime: hello@theDWshow.net — Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (also known as Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker) is a 2019 American epic space-opera film produced, co-written, and directed by J. J. Abrams. It is the third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017), and the final episode of the nine-part "Skywalker saga". It was produced by Lucasfilm and Abrams's production company Bad Robot Productions, and was distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film's ensemble cast includes Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. After the new trilogy was announced following Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012, it was originally reported that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson would write the script for Episode IX. In August 2015, Colin Trevorrow was hired to direct the film while constant-collaborator Derek Connolly would co-write a new script (both would eventually receive story credit with Abrams and Chris Terrio). In September 2017, Trevorrow left the project following creative differences with producer Kathleen Kennedy, and a few days later, it was announced that Abrams had been hired to return. Principal photography began in August 2018 at Pinewood Studios in England, and wrapped in February 2019; post-production was completed on November 24, 2019. The Rise of Skywalker had its world premiere in Los Angeles on December 16, 2019, and was theatrically released in the United States on December 20, 2019. The film received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its celebration of the entire saga and others considering it unimaginative and not bold enough.

1hr 6mins

21 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Demons Of The Punjab

Rob and Dave talk off-the-cuff and unstructured on the sixth Doctor Who Series 11 episode, Demons Of The Punjab. What did they make of it? [The Doctor and her friends arrive in the Punjab, as the country is being torn apart. While Yaz attempts to discover her grandmother's hidden history, the Doctor discovers demons haunting the land, but what do they want?] Contact us anytime at hello@theDWshow.net

44mins

13 Nov 2018

Rank #14

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Doctor Who A-Z – Part 18: R

Iain Martin returns with a new instalment of the irreverent Doctor Who A-Z. This time it’s “R” and (after a quick news break), Iain reflects upon: Rani, TheRacnoss, TheRassilonRaston Warrior RobotRavaloxRaxacoricofallapatoriusRings of AkhatenRobot of SherwoodRomanadvoratrelundar

12mins

20 May 2018

Rank #15

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HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and The Ghost Monument

AKA The Planet of Death Rob and Dave talk off-the-cuff and unstructured on the second Doctor Who Series 11 episode, The Ghost Monument. What did they make of it? [Still reeling from their first encounter, can the Doctor and her new friends stay alive long enough, in a hostile alien environment, to solve the mystery of Desolation? And just who are Angstrom and Epzo?] Contact us anytime at hello@theDWshow.net

47mins

15 Oct 2018

Rank #16

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Special Effects We'd Change

The Doctor Who Show S04 E05 – Special Effects We'd Change We bid 'bye bye!' to the month of May with our latest episode. As promised at the end of last month, this time around we're looking at effects in Doctor Who episodes that we'd change to help the story. Of course we also zip through some recent Doctor Who and genre news (including the Game of Thrones finale), dip into our listener mailbag, and enjoy each other's company for an hour and a bit. Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net And for a sneak peak of where the stories come from that we'd change the effects in... Season 2Season 7 Season 9Season 11Season 15 Season 16Season 18Season 20Season 22Season 24Series 3Series 8

1hr 20mins

26 May 2019

Rank #17

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Avengers: Endgame

Rob and Dave occasionally take a look at great TV series and movies they enjoy, broadly from the genres of sci-fi and fantasy. They call these episodes, Alternate Galaxies. In this episode, Rob cedes his seat to the co-host of Dave's Goodies and Blakes 7 podcasts, Richard, so he and Dave can talk about the latest (and greatest?) Avengers movie, Endgame. Spoilers abound! You have been warned!

46mins

12 May 2019

Rank #18

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Doctor Who A-Z – Part 17: Q

Iain Martin returns with a new instalment of the irreverent Doctor Who A-Z. This time it’s “Q” and (after a quick news break), Iain reflects upon: QuarksQuarriesQueenQueens of the Stone AgeQuestion mark collarsQuestion mark umbrellaQuite Good

10mins

22 Apr 2018

Rank #19

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The Doctor Who Show S03 E03 – Classic Monsters Brought Back In Nu-Who

The third series of The Doctor Who Show continues with Rob and Dave tackling the topic of, classic monsters brought back in Nu-Who. Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, Ice Warriors... the guys do them all. And then some! They also read your listener feedback on the topic. Before that, of course, Rob and Dave do a quick whip around some recent Doctor Who news and give their own takes on it all. Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net

1hr 45mins

25 Mar 2018

Rank #20