It’s November 5, 1966 and you’ve decided to settle down and watch a science fiction show on the telly. There are evil aliens, a crashed space capsule and it all takes place on the planet Vulcan. If you think you’re watching Star Trek you’re wrong, it’s “The Power of the Daleks” and it’s the first adventure featuring the Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton.
Our favorite recorder playing space tramp leads us on this adventure as a remote Earth colony faces the dangers of the Daleks. Joining us this week is Kris Roley, veteran podcaster, internet celebrity, and our Number 1 on Number 2. Check out Kris’ site at http://www.krisroley.com .
This week Jennie and Ben discuss “Before the Flood” episode 4 of the 9th season. We weren’t too happy about this one but what can you do.
We discuss spoilers from the episode and lots of talk about bootstraps, like the doctor said, Google it. Apparently lots of folks did as there was a spike in Google trends for searches for “bootstrap” on Saturday night and Sunday.
Editor’s Note: Ben is a bad person. Ben failed to check the audio equipment prior to recording and this week’s Spoilers! episode was recorded using the built-in mic on his laptop instead of the nice fancy podcasting microphone that Jennie and Ben were talking to during this episode. Ben is being punished as we speak.
Another spoiler episode as Jennie and Ben discuss season 9, episode 3, “Under the Lake”. If you were expecting a discussion about the Little Mermaid song “Under the Sea” you will be disappointed. Continue reading →
This week Jennie and Ben are joined by long time friend of the Show, Darryl Lewis to discuss Season 3, Episode 10.
Sally Sparrow and her Scooby Doo gang of Mystery Investigators check out a derelict house in London. There, they discover the race known as the Weeping Angels who kill by sending their victims back in time. They cannot move if you look at them, so all you have to do is just.. not … blink. ever. As the mystery unfolds Sally communicates with the Doctor across the decades to help defeat the angels and return his TARDIS.
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This week Jennie and Ben are joined by longtime friend of the show Drew Stewart to discuss the eighth and ninth episodes of season 3, Human Nature and Family of Blood.
The episode begins with the Doctor and Martha barely escaping the clutches of an unseen enemy. A frantic Doctor tells Martha she is the key to their escape just before the Doctor wakes up in his PJs with Martha bringing him breakfast in bed. No, Martha’s dreams haven’t come true, the Doctor has disguised himself as a human school teacher at an all boys boarding school on Earth in 1913. Now they must remain in hiding from the Family of Blood or all will be lost. But when the Doctor’s special watch gets stolen just when Martha needs her Doctor the most love is in the air between the human Doctor and the boarding school’s Matronly nurse. In the end the Family of Blood learns what the true rage of a Time Lord feels like and the Doctor breaks the heart of another blonde, all the while ignoring Martha.
Back from an exciting weekend at Intervention 6 Jennie and Ben didn’t even have time to unpack before they were off to the Kempsville Area Library in Virginia Beach to record a live show as part of the library’s “Evening of the Doctor” program. As always the crew had a great time visiting with their library friends.
One of the events during the Evening was a vote for your favorite companion. The results were rather interesting:
Sarah Jane Smith
There were some interesting responses added, such as: Handles, K9, and “Not Clara”.
This week Jennie and Ben discuss the third season episode “42” which coincidentally is the 42nd episode of the Playing Doctor Podcast. The Doctor and Martha land on a spaceship that’s about to crash into a sun in– wait for it — forty-two minutes. A mysterious “infection” threatens to kill the crew before they have a chance to crash and burn in the sun. Their only hope is to know their Beatles trivia and avoid escape pods.
Special thanks go out to Librarian Denise Walker and Crystal Parker for inviting us to the show and once again putting up with our antics. We really enjoyed ourselves and were honored to once again be asked to participate in the evening’s events.
This week we are joined by Tommy V. and Lauren as we discuss series 3, episode 4, “Daleks in Manhattan”.
The Doctor and Not-Rose land on November 1, 1930 (GREAT SCOTT!) to witness the construction of the Empire State building. They meet some friendly hobos and begin to uncover the mysterious disappearances in the otherwise perfect utopia known as Hooverville.
Meanwhile, four Daleks known as the Cult of Skaro have taken over the construction of the Empire State building with a Frankendalek genetic lab. Using their creepy pigmen slaves to kidnap more humans, the Daleks plan on harnessing gamma radiation from a solar flare to create a master race of Dalek-human hybrids.
As usual, the Doctor and his Companions risk life, limb and snout to thwart the evil plans. The Doctor’s compassion allows Dalek KHAAAAAAN to survive in the end, undoubtedly to return again soon.
Recently at (Re)Generation Who we had scheduled to record a podcast during our panel. While setting up for our recording we had the pleasure of meeting Nev Fountain who was finishing his panel and chatting with Proper Ben (Taylor) and FotS Craig Cobalt. We ended up having the opportunity to spend our panel time having a chat with Nev about his work with the Big Finish Audio Dramas, a lifetime of being a Doctor Who fan, and being a writer.
Many of our listeners will recognize Nev as the author of the Mervyn Stone Mysteries, his work on the audio dramas and also as writer for the popular British comedy series Dead Ringers. We were honored to have the chance to speak with Nev and look forward to the release of his upcoming novel “Painkiller” due out in early 2016.