Playing Doctor Podcast would like to take a moment to send our condolences to the family of Mr. Leonard Nimoy. Although he was never directly associated with Doctor Who, Mr. Nimoy was an inspiration to generations of science fiction fans and we mourn the loss of such an icon of American television history.
In this episode of Playing Doctor Podcast we travel to the Kempsville Area Library in Virginia Beach. We were pleased to be invited to participate in the Library’s Doctor Who night “Calling All Whovians” and we look forward to participating again in the future (or maybe even the past, because TARDIS). The night’s discussion was “Doctor Who: Fifty Years to Overnight Success”. We examined how that even though Doctor Who has been on the air and popular in Britain since 1963 and enjoyed niche success in the US during the 1970s and 80s, it wasn’t until 2010 and the arrival of Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor that Doctor Who exploded in popularity in the United States. While this isn’t a SPOILER episode we do discuss several topics across all five decades of Doctor Who so there may be a few minor spoilers.
Special thanks go out to Librarian Denise Walker and Crystal Parker for inviting us to the show. We really enjoyed ourselves and were honored to be asked to participate in the evening’s events.
If you’re in the area be sure to check out some of the other fun events at the Kempsville Area Library.
This week Jennie & Ben are joined by long time listener Kirby Bartlett-Sloan from The 20mb Doctor Who Podcast to discuss “The Shakespeare Code”, Episode 2 of Series 3.
After several months of having to wait until our episodes were posted before we could get Kirby’s Corrections™ for what we had said on the show we decided it would be quicker to get Kirby on the show so he could correct as we go! This episode was recorded before we started the summer convention season so Kirby has had plenty of time to get his notes together in preparation for this episodes corrections.
Tonight we travel back to jolly old England and meet Billy Shakespeare. He’s your average Elizabethan man-about-town who happens to be a pretty decent playwright, but that may be the only decent thing about this tomcat. Things are amiss at the old (new) Globe Theatre when the Witches of Eastwick (or Eastenders?) show up with brooms at hand. You’re a wizard now, Harry but this quidditch match is for keeps. Doomfinger and Bloodtide are after the Golden Snitch and despite their awkward innuendo laced names they just may win and release the Carrionites into our world.
Now the Doctor, the NotRose, and Billy Shakespeare are going to party like it’s 1599 because These Witches be Trippin
Spoiler Episode! Jennie and Ben are joined by Friend of the Show Ben Taylor to discuss the seventh episode of series 7, “Kill the Moon”. There may be some Clara hatred popping up but it’s all about choice in this episode. See if we choose life, space or rum in this episode of Playing Doctor SPOILERS!
In this new Playing Doctor Spoilers! Episode Jennie and Ben take a look at “Time Heist” and “The Caretaker”. Short episode but not much to say. We take calls from Peter NotCapaldi and FotS* Lauren and get their take on the episodes. Ben curses a lot in this episode because he’s binge watching The Thick of It.
*FotS=Friend of the Show, ’nuff said.
This week we are once again live at Intervention in Bethesda and are joined by fan favorite Ben Taylor to discuss episode one of the third season “Smith and Jones.”
We get our introduction to Martha Jones and her chaotic family. Many fans will remember Martha lovingly as “Not Rose” even though one of the Ben’s in the room thinks she’s second only to Martha as Tennent’s best Companion. We end up in hospital with a troop of space rhinos searching for a blood thirsty alien grandma.
New Ben complains (justifiably) about breaking the No Romance on My TARDIS rule and Regular Ben drinks a few gin and tonics to get through the day. For the record this is the first episode of Playing Doctor recorded wholly in a bar but it probably won’t be the last.
After a magical kiss from the Doctor Martha may start to swoon in front of the Judoon Platoon upoon the Moon and need a tampoon.
Robin Hood is afraid of the monsters under his bed in this spoiler filled episode of Playing Doctor Spoilers. Regular Ben has returned from his recent expedition searching for the lost world of Gallifrey (hint: it wasn’t in Tibet) just in time to discuss the magic that is Peter Capaldi as the Doctor.
This episode of Playing Doctor Podcast was filmed before a live studio audience.
We were invited to do a live show at Intervention 2014, so we thought, what better place to rant about our opinions on the worst companion to the Doctor? We’re joined by our friend Ben Taylor of 3 Drinks, 2 Guys, 1 Topic in this somewhat heated bracket-style nerd battle. Play along at home by filling in the chart below!