EP-37: A Chat With Nev Fountain

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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.

Nev Fountain’s Twitter: @Nevfountain

Ben Taylor: 3 Drinks, 2 Guys, 1 Topic

The Time Scales – big finish ratings 

Worst Doctor Who Villain EVER.

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At Regeneration Who last month we were joined by friends Ben Taylor and Chris Otto. This time we did a miniature version of our bracket challenge, to pick the Worst Doctor Who villain ever… welll… then it evolved slightly into “Which villain do we never want to see again?”

For the purposes of condensing the selection into something reasonable, we decided to stick to recurring villains and leave out the one-hit wonder failures like the Abzorbaloff.

Here’s the first round picks. You can click through to see the full bracket if you’re really impatient or want to follow along.

Some spoilers included if you’re not caught up through the Matt Smith years, but we figure most of our fans have moved on by now… 

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Which loser will win?

 

EP-34: Calling All Whovians: EVENT!

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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.

EP-33: Witches Be Trippin’

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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

SPOILERS! – Series 8 Episode 7

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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!

Thanks to Ben Taylor for returning as a guest! You can hear his other podcast at 3 Drinks, 2 Guys, 1 Topic and occasionally on Pop Culture Uncovered. Follow him on Twitter, too: @BobTGoldfish

Ep-32: Judoon Tampoons on the Moon

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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.

Thanks to Ben Taylor for returning as a guest! You can hear his other podcast at 3 Drinks, 2 Guys, 1 Topic and occasionally on Pop Culture Uncovered. Follow him on Twitter, too: @BobTGoldfish

Ep-31: Intervention 2014 Worst Companion Showdown

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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!

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Spoilers! – Series 8 Episode 2, “Into the Dalek”

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spoilers-stampRegenerated Ben returns to discuss this week’s new episode from Series 8, “Into the Dalek.” If you haven’t seen it and want to avoid spoilers, we advise you skip this one!

Thanks to Ben for returning as a guest! You can hear his other podcast at 3 Drinks, 2 Guys, 1 Topic and occasionally on Pop Culture Uncovered. Follow him on Twitter, too: @BobTGoldfish

Ep-30: Spider Babies

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Finally, the remaining episode from the Mike Federali sessions! He joins us to discuss Series 3’s Christmas episode, “The Runaway Bride,” where we meet Donna Noble on her wedding day. Her husband-to-be, Nerdy Black Renfield, has made a deal with a giant campy spider-empress to help bring her children forth from the center of the Earth.

Arachnophobes beware, if the Doctor can’t save the day, the entire planet will soon be overrun by a horde of Spider Babies!

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