This week Jennie and Ben are joined by Drew Stewart to unravel the mysteries of Torchwood and the spooky things running around London.
An army of ghosts moves in to Planet Earth, giving its inhabitants something to be distracted by while the secret government organization Torchwood experiments with ripping a hole between dimensions. Shit gets real when Mickey shows back up, the ghosts turn into Cybermen, and Daleks pop out of a giant Easter Egg. The Doctor hatches a plan to not only rid the planet of the invaders but also to ditch his clingy companion in another world. Things may be going swimmingly now, but he knows that eventually they’d have relationship trouble, because Every Rose Has Its Thorn.
TARDIS racer #42 sponsored in part by Cybus Industries.
When the TARDIS crash lands–again–the Doctor and crew find themselves in an alternate universe where Jackie and Pete Tyler are still together, Mickey really is Rickey, and of course, people travel in zeppelins. When they discover something fishy going on with the Cybus Industries brand Bluetoofs everyone’s wearing, they investigate with their new friends in the Mystery Machine.
You can’t always trust the A/S/L in this parallel universe because sometimes it’s a hot blonde, and sometimes it’s the Cybersexmans!
Mickey tags along with Rose and the Doctor on his first off-planet adventure. They find themselves on a spaceship 3000 years in the future, where time windows have been opened into 18th century France. Mysterious clockwork robots are stalking Reinette, also known as Madame De Pompadour.
Russell T Davies got the idea to write a love story for the Doctor while researching for the 3-part serial from 2005, “Casanova,” which also starred David Tennant. It is also (apparently) inspired by the novel, “The Time Traveller’s Wife”
The Doctor is reunited with his old companions, Sarah Jane Smith and tin dog K-9 in the investigation of an eerily successful school as we travel back in time to discuss season 2, episode 3 “School Reunion” with long time friend of the show Drew Stewart. In addition to the Krillitanes, the heroes also find themselves battling the green eyed monster of jealousy. Rose and Sarah Jane vie for the Doctor’s attention, while Mickey desperately tries to keep a foothold in his relationship with Rose.
Be sure to get your diabeetus medicine and eat all of your chips so you can figure out Sarah Jane and Rose won’t be torturing the midget or walking the Mickey with the Non-Sexual Doctor in this episode of Playing Doctor because it’s deadlock sealed by the bat people from space.
Americans still haven’t thawed their turkeys for Thanksgiving and we’re already putting up our Christmas trees at the Playing Doctor Podcast! This week we are joined by our long time friend Darryl Lewis of FlyingMonkeyMotoGear.com (he also made our awesome theme music) to discuss the Children in Need special and Christmas Invasion as we begin Series 2 of Doctor Who.
Time’s not the only thing that’s a bit wibbly-wobbly as the Doctor crashes the TARDIS into a truck and the Powell Estate itself just in time to get Rose home for Christmas. He’s got a new face and a touch of narcolepsy for the holidays and Rose is doing all the work to save Christmas from the Robot Santas of Doom Brass Section.
With spinning Christmas Trees of Death, Regeneration Energy Belches and finding Howard’s fruit in your night robes this promises to be one of the better Christmases in London until everyone climbs up on the roof when the Sycorax arrive.
You’ll want to bundle up and put on your winter clothes before you start dreaming of an Ashy Christmas of Death.
The Children in Need special can be viewed on Youtube here:
The LadyFox returns for episode 13, the season finale of Series 1: “The Parting of the Ways.”
The new and improved Daleks are back and have taken over the Earth via mind-numbing reality television programming (explaining the Honey Boo-Boo show). The Doctor and his companions have only 22 minutes to figure out how to foil the Dalek plan before the enemy attacks Satellite 5. Rose is tricked into returning to her own time, but she is determined to make a stand with her friends.
All bets are off and people start to die as the Daleks make their way to the top, you may not want to hide on the lower levels this week as Rose and the Doctor have a Time Vortex Make Out Session.
Like a bad penny, Margaret Blaine the Slitheen turns up again, this time as the mayor of Cardiff. Up to her old tricks, she plans on building an unsafe nuclear power station right on the rift. When it ultimately melts down, the Earth will finally be destroyed and her family will be avenged.
Meanwhile, a strange love triangle– or is it a square?– is forming between Rose, Mickey, and her time travelling companions. Can they put their hormones on a shelf for long enough to once again save the Earth from destruction?
I’m not always mayor of Cardiff, but when I am I use a Deus Equis Machine.
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!
In the premiere episode of Playing Doctor we meet Ben and Jennie and discuss the pilot episode of the 2005 Doctor Who series “Rose”.
White Trash Rose Tyler meets a strange leather-clad man Who changes her life. Oddly enough, drugs and alcohol weren’t involved. Only after ditching her rubbish boyfriend and saving the world from the Plastic Menace can this chav girl’s real adventure begin.