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Our Top 5 Nu-Who Moments

Our Top 5 Nu-Who Moments

November 24, 2019

As November 23, 2019 approached, the BBC started dropping a surprising amount of information about the forthcoming Series 12 of Doctor Who after a relative dearth of information for the entire year.

Then, on Doctor Who's 56th birthday, a trailer for the new series dropped. Unfortunately, we recorded this episode a few days before that (!) fully acknowledging that we'd miss the trailer that we knew was coming, however, Rob has subsequently blogged about it.

After discussion of what we know about Series 12 during our news segment, this episode then moves onto some short topics including what we're watching at present, then our main topic for the month (as revealed in our previous episode), Our Top 5 Nu-Who Moments.

How did we do? Did you like our picks?

And as always, we hope you like the episode...!

Doctor Who Show mailbag emails from: David Clarke, Peter Deadman, and David Young

Let us know your thoughts on Nu-Who or anything else you like at hello@theDWshow.net

Great balls of fire! It’s the Pertwee era!

Great balls of fire! It’s the Pertwee era!

October 27, 2019

10 episodes into our fourth series and 50 years after he took on the role (remember, Season 7 filming was well underway by late 1969 for a January 1970 debut), we discuss the Jon Pertwee era of Doctor Who.

We discuss each season, along with breakout chats on the Pertwee companions, UNIT, the Third Doctor in other media, such as books and audios, and more.

Before then, as usual, we discuss the past month in Doctor Who which, this time around, includes Jodie Whittaker singing some Coldplay, an amateur version of Mission to the Unknown, and Doctorates all 'round for the cast and crew of The Woman Who Fell to Earth. Were they deserved?

General listener comments from: Shane Gordon (sorry we called you Shane McCoy on the show!), Paolo Damante, Mark Cockram, and Christopher Bryant

Doctor Who Show mailbag emails from: Peter Deadman, David Clarke, Bill McCann, Sheldon Carnegie

Let us know your thoughts on 'The Pert' or anything else you like at hello@theDWshow.net

Season Seven - 1970

Spearhead from Space
Doctor Who and the Silurians
The Ambassadors of Death
Inferno

Season Eight - 1971

Terror of the Autons
The Mind of Evil
The Claws of Axos
Colony In Space
The Daemons

Season Nine - 1972

Day of the Daleks
The Curse of Peladon
The Sea Devils
The Mutants
The Time Monster

Season Ten - 1972 - 1973

The Three Doctors
Carnival of Monsters
Frontier In Space
Planet of the Daleks
The Green Death

Season Eleven - 1973 - 1974

The Time Warrior
Invasion of the Dinosaurs
Death to the Daleks
The Monster of Peladon
Planet of the Spiders

Joker

Joker

October 13, 2019

Dave and Richard have been to see Joker. What did they think of it? Tune in!

Joker is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed by Todd Phillips, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver. The film, based on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. An origin story set in 1981, the film follows Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian who turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City. Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, and Marc Maron appear in supporting roles. Joker was produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Films, and Village Roadshow Pictures, and distributed by Warner Bros.

Joker premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2019, where it won the Golden Lion, and was released in the United States on October 4, 2019. The film polarised critics; while Phoenix's performance was praised, the dark tone, portrayal of mental illness, and handling of violence divided responses. Joker also generated concerns of inspiring real-world violence; the movie theatre where the 2012 Aurora, Colorado mass shooting occurred during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises refused to show it.

The Keeper of Traken

The Keeper of Traken

September 29, 2019

As regular listeners know, Rob and Dave differentiate the Doctor Who Show from most other Who podcasts by seldom talking about a single Doctor Who story as the main segment of their monthly shows. Their topics are usually broader, taking in multiple stories as they work their way through a topic.

This month, however, the guys have decided to mix things up and do something a little different by taking a deep dive on the penultimate (and underrated?) Tom Baker story, The Keeper of Traken, as the main focus of the episode.

Before they get there, however, they follow their usual format of cherry picking some of the more interesting Doctor Who news stories for the previous month, and also rattle through a few quick 'mini topics' of their own.

Keeper of Traken listener comments from: FilmArk Reviews @mattbarberuk; Rob Kelly @robkellytweets; Darren Signal @dcsignal

Doctor Who Show mailbag emails from: Sheldon Carnegie, Richard Nolan

Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net

Terrance Dicks (14 April 1935 - 29 August 2019)

Terrance Dicks (14 April 1935 - 29 August 2019)

September 4, 2019

Terrance Dicks was born 14th April 1935 and passed away 29th August 2019, aged 84, leaving a figurative hole in the heart of Doctor Who fans of a certain age around the globe.

We at the Doctor Who Show were both massive fans of 'Uncle Terrance', to the degree that we joyfully dedicated a whole episode of the podcast to him back in January, 2019.

Tonight, we take that audio and add some new comments recorded today, within 24hrs of hearing the news, so we can - in some small way - pay a final tribute to the great man.

We also hope if there are listeners of ours out there who are wanting to remember Terrance in the days ahead, then perhaps this audio file will be an uplifing and maybe even fun way to look back on his awesome career and fantastic body of work.

Vale, Terrance.

The Podcast of Decision 2

The Podcast of Decision 2

August 25, 2019

For this Dave-lite month (while he travels the world yet again), we ironically have a bumper podcast featuring The Podcast of Decision 2 - a pre-recorded segment with Dave, his podcasting partner on Spacefall: A Blakes 7 podcast and the Goodies Pirate Podcast, Richard, and the guys from the 42 to Doomsday podcast, Rob and Mark.

If you're unfamiliar with The Podcast of Decision, in November 2018, Rob and Dave from The Doctor Who Show sat down in a hotel room with Todd and Nathan from Flight Through Entirety (and Jodie into Terror), to record a breezy wander through all of Doctor Who via some games Dave devised. Dave called this recording... you guessed it... The Podcast of Decision.

The Podcast of Decision 2 on this episode is top and tailed with news, views, and quite a lot of chuckling from your regular host Rob (not to be confused with 42 to Doomsday's Rob), along with Richard - pulling a double shift this month and making his debut on the show as as a co-host. Confused? It will all make sense when you press play. We hope.

David Kitchen will return to his co-host mic in The Doctor Who Show S04 E09.

Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home

August 11, 2019

Rob and Dave occasionally take a look at great TV series and movies they enjoy, broadly from the genres of sci-fi and fantasy.

They call these episodes, Alternate Galaxies.

In this episode, Rob cedes his seat to the co-host of Dave’s Goodies and Blakes 7 podcasts, Richard, so he and Dave can talk about the recent Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Spoilers abound! You have been warned!

Cybermen

Cybermen

July 28, 2019

How has a Doctor Who podcast got through almost four seasons without doing a Cyberman episode? A great question, but the Doctor Who Show has achieved that. Until now.

In this episode, Rob and Dave talk Cybermen in a nice, loose discussion encompassing the 60s, 70s, 80s, Wilderness Years, Nu-Who, Big Finish and other media that the silver giants have appeared in. All interspersed with their own feelings on the overall Cyberman concept, behind the scenes, and more.

Of course, the episode also features news and mini-topics, including Doctor Who's no-show at SDCC 2019.

Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net

The Tenth Planet
The Moonbase
The Tomb of the Cybermen
The Wheel in Space
The Invasion
Revenge of the Cybermen
Earthshock
Attack of the Cybermen
Silver Nemesis
Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel
Army of Ghosts/Doomsday
The Next Doctor
Closing Time
Nightmare in Silver
Dark Water/Death in Heaven
World Enough and Time/The Doctor Falls

Living in the Shadows

Living in the Shadows

June 30, 2019

Doctor Who has such a rich and varied history that, at different times in its development, quite accomplished people in front of and behind the cameras have been overshadowed by other talented people through no real fault of their own.

In this episode, Rob and Dave seek to redress the balance to some degree by naming their cast and crew members who were 'living in the shadows' of others during their time on the show. Examples come from 60s, 70s, 80s, and Nu-Who.

Of course, the episode also features news and mini-topics, including some remarks on the passing of Paul Darrow, who was very dear to Dave and greatly respected by Rob, too.

Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net

Special Effects We’d Change

Special Effects We’d Change

May 26, 2019

The Doctor Who Show S04 E05 – Special Effects We'd Change

We bid 'bye bye!' to the month of May with our latest episode. As promised at the end of last month, this time around we're looking at effects in Doctor Who episodes that we'd change to help the story.

Of course we also zip through some recent Doctor Who and genre news (including the Game of Thrones finale), dip into our listener mailbag, and enjoy each other's company for an hour and a bit.

Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net

And for a sneak peak of where the stories come from that we'd change the effects in...

Season 2
Season 7
Season 9
Season 11
Season 15
Season 16
Season 18
Season 20
Season 22
Season 24
Series 3
Series 8

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

May 12, 2019

Rob and Dave occasionally take a look at great TV series and movies they enjoy, broadly from the genres of sci-fi and fantasy.

They call these episodes, Alternate Galaxies.

In this episode, Rob cedes his seat to the co-host of Dave's Goodies and Blakes 7 podcasts, Richard, so he and Dave can talk about the latest (and greatest?) Avengers movie, Endgame.

Spoilers abound! You have been warned!

 

Penultimate Stories

Penultimate Stories

April 28, 2019

The Doctor Who Show S04 E04 – Penultimate Stories

April's in the rearview mirror and, following on from last month's Sophomore Stories episode, Rob and Dave devote most of this month’s show to the penultimate stories of the first 12 Doctors.

Before they get there, however, they zip through some recent Doctor Who and genre news and generally take the chance to chill out.

Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net

The Smugglers
The Space Pirates
The Monster of Peladon
The Keeper of Traken
Planet of Fire
Terror of the Vervoids
Survival
The Gallifrey Chronicles? The TV Movie?
Boom Town
The Waters of Mars
The Day of the Doctor
World Enough and Time/The Doctor Falls

Sophomore Stories

Sophomore Stories

March 31, 2019

The Doctor Who Show S04 E03 – Sophomore Stories

March is done and, as promised last episode, Rob and Dave devote most of this month's show to the 'sophomore stories' of each of the 13 Doctors.

Before they get there, however, they zip through some recent Doctor Who news and also discuss the Captain Marvel furore on social media and compare it back to when Jodie Whittaker was cast as the Doctor.

Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net

The Daleks
The Highlanders
Doctor Who and the Silurians
The Ark in Space
Four to Doomsday
Attack of the Cybermen
Paradise Towers
The Dying Days
The End of the World
New Earth
The Beast Below
Into the Dalek
The Ghost Monument

The Doctor Who Show S04 E02 – Season 22 Under The Spotlight

The Doctor Who Show S04 E02 – Season 22 Under The Spotlight

February 24, 2019

The twenty-second season of Doctor Who began on 5 January 1985 with the serial Attack of the Cybermen, and ended with Revelation of the Daleks.

To classic era Doctor Who fans it's, "the season that got the series cancelled". But is there more to it than that?

In this episode, Rob and Dave return with some news, short topics, and a feature on Season 22. Every episode is discussed, alongside what was happening (or not happening) in the production office.

Did you like Season 22 at the time? If you didn't, have you warmed to it, over the years? Or were you too young to see it at the time and have come to it with fresher eyes - and more modern TV sensibilities - in more recent times? Does it work, or not work, for you? Did the series deserve to be axed after this season?

Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net

Alternate Galaxies: Press Gang

Alternate Galaxies: Press Gang

February 10, 2019

Rob and Dave occasionally take a look at great TV series and movies they enjoy, broadly from the genres of sci-fi and fantasy.

They call these episodes, Alternate Galaxies.

In this episode, however, Rob hands over to Nathan Bottomley and James Sellwood (Flight Through Entirety, Bondfinger, Jodie Into Terror), and Steven B (New to Who), to sit down with Dave to discuss today’s topic... Press Gang. This is an early Steven Moffat series which may just hide some clues about where Moffat's career would go in the future... and did. Enjoy!

Press Gang is a British children's television comedy-drama consisting of 43 episodes across five series that were broadcast from 1989 to 1993. It was produced by Richmond Film & Television for Central, and screened on the ITV network in its regular weekday afternoon children's strand, Children's ITV, typically in a 4:45 pm slot (days varied over the course of the run).

Aimed at older children and teenagers, the programme was based on the activities of a children's newspaper, the Junior Gazette, produced by pupils from the local comprehensive school. In later series it was depicted as a commercial venture. The show interspersed comedic elements with the dramatic. As well as addressing interpersonal relationships (particularly in the Lynda-Spike story arc), the show tackled issues such as solvent abuse, child abuse and firearms control.

Written by ex-teacher Steven Moffat, more than half the episodes were directed by Bob Spiers, a noted British comedy director who had previously worked on classics such as Fawlty Towers. Critical reception was very positive, particularly for the quality of the writing, and the series has attracted a cult following with a wide age range.