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This week we’ll be crossing the time streams and discussing the first episode of the 1970 seventh season of Classic Doctor Who “Spearhead from Space”.
The Doctor returns to Earth along with a swarm of plastic meteorites which carry inside of them energy to power the Nestene Consciousness. The Nestene is an entity which can animate plastic, and takes over a toy factory as part of a larger plan to infiltrate the world’s governments with plastic replicas of their leaders. Meanwhile they’ve created an army of Autons to terrorize the public and take out its enemies.
The Doctor works with new Companion Liz Shaw and returning Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart to unravel the plot before it’s too late. Since the Autons are not taken out by guns, the heroes develop a special weapon that emits a high frequency signal which breaks the link between the Autons and the Nestene Consciousness.
There is a struggle between the Doctor and the Nestene Consciousness’ tentacles after they discover their secret weapon doesn’t affect it. Fortunately Liz re-calibrates it to a new frequency which DOES work, just in the nick of time.
And in all of this chaos you’ll be as confused as the Doctor when he asks, “Dude, where’s my shoes?”
Welcome to Playing Doctor SPOILERS! If you haven’t watched all of Doctor Who through 2011 series 6, you don’t want to listen to this episode. If you are caught up but don’t want to hear rumors and spoilers about the upcoming series, you don’t want to listen to this episode.
Each week during the current season of Doctor Who we will be presenting this bonus episode each week where we will discuss the new 7th season of Doctor Who. Join us every Monday as we talk about the episode that just aired Saturday night and rumors about the episode coming up next week.
All of the links, news items and rumors mentioned in the podcast can be found after the break. Just select “more” to see all of the notes, but be warned there are SPOILERS. Continue reading →
This week Jennie and Ben discuss Doctor Who, Series 1, Episode 7, “The Long Game.” Due to tampering with the neutron flow of our TARDIS’ Inversion Matrix Overdrive Circuits we don’t have a guest this week so we’ll go it on our own.
It’s the year 200,000 and The Doctor takes Rose and Adam to Station 5, where the news is created. Things are heating up on the lower levels while management is keeping cool upstairs. Is it love in an elevator? Is this the week Rose will decide to go “downstairs” on The Doctor? Does he need that as much as Adam needs another hole in his head?
Probably not, but if you watch Doctor Who closely this week you might get a glimpse of a few naughty things including the ever sexy sight of Boe’s Balls.
This week we are Playing Doctor with special guest Greg Harbin, co-host of “The Ready Room” on Trek.FM as we discuss Doctor Who Season 1, Episode 6, “Dalek” and we even find time for a barrel roll to make Greg feel at home.
When you’re rich enough to own the Internet and have a 54 story basement you tend to accumulate a few odds and ends and that’s what The Doctor and Rose find when they meet Henry van Statten, the richest jerk on Earth in the “future” year 2012. Among his collection of odd alien artifacts are a Slitheen arm, a Cyberman head and one living specimen (if you didn’t guess what it is by reading the title, spoiler warning, it’s a Dalek).
The Doctor bares his chest to van Statten and Rose makes a new friend but we all learn a valuable lesson, no matter what you do and not matter how much it begs you Don’t Pet a Dalek!
Two weeks in a row? That’s right, we had so much fun with Ben Rollman and Grace Hebert we asked them to finish up the story arc and join us as we discuss Doctor Who Season 1, Episode 5 “World War Three.” Be sure to check out Ben Rollman’s great Robot Portraits. He does a great job turning your pictures into robot portraits. They’re seriously cool.
Farting aliens have managed to take over the British government and The Doctor, Rose and Harriet Jones (MP, Flydale North) are trapped in 10 Downing Street. Now it’s up to Mickey and his l33t haxor skilz to save the day before the missiles are unleashed starting World War Three.
You better be wearing your clean undies for this explosive episode because Victory Needs to be Naked!
This week we are joined by special guests Ben Rollman and Grace Hebert as we discuss Doctor Who season 1, Episode 4, “Aliens of London.”
The Doctor takes Rose back to the projects to visit her mum and the sky starts falling. Politicians are generally full of hot air but the ones we meet this week take it too a new level. Visitors to Number 10 Downing Street are advised not to smoke or have any open flames.
Please don’t fart while The Doctor tries to save the world because He Who Smelt It, Dealt It.