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HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Can You Hear Me?

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Can You Hear Me?

February 11, 2020

Rob and Dave give their initial, hot take on Can You Hear Me?

From ancient Syria, to present day Sheffield, and out into the wilds of space, something is stalking the Doctor and her friends. As Graham, Yaz and Ryan return home they find themselves haunted by very different experiences.

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HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Praxeus

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Praxeus

February 3, 2020

Rob and Dave give their initial hot take on Praxeus.

What connects a missing astronaut, birds behaving strangely in Peru and a US naval officer who washes up on a Madagascan beach? The Doctor, Yaz, Ryan and Graham split up to investigate mysterious events across planet Earth.

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HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and the Fugitive of the Judoon

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and the Fugitive of the Judoon

January 27, 2020

Rob and Dave give their initial hot take on Fugitive of the Judoon.

The Judoon space police are targeting 21st century Gloucester. The Doctor, Yaz, Ryan and Graham race back to Earth in order to prevent them doing too much damage to the cathedral city. But who are they looking for?

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Hello 2020! We read your messages!

Hello 2020! We read your messages!

January 26, 2020

Gosh, here we are in 2020 and January's almost over. Happy Australia Day to you all if you're listening on the day of release (the 26th).

In this episode, the guys rattle through some news and short topics before turning their attention to listener messages for the whole show.

Of course, with the new series currently running and the podcast also doing weekly hot takes, a lot of discussion herein is Series 12 related.

Messages in this episode are from:

Oliver Scrivener
Steve Panozzo
Shane Rofe
Jeff Goddard
Sheldon Carnegie
Peter Deadman x2
Baz Warrington
Owen Prince x2
David Clarke
Ben PM

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror

January 20, 2020

Rob and Dave give their initial hot take on Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror.

1903. Who or what is sabotaging Nikola Tesla's generator plant at Niagara Falls? And has this maverick inventor really received a message from Mars?

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HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Orphan 55

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Orphan 55

January 14, 2020

Rob and Dave give their initial hot take on Orphan 55.

The Doctor and friends discover that the luxury resort where she and her friends are holidaying is hiding a number of deadly secrets. What are the ferocious monsters that are attacking Tranquillity Spa?

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HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Spyfall (Part Two)

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Spyfall (Part Two)

January 6, 2020

Rob and Dave give their initial hot take on Spyfall (Part Two).

In part two of this epic spy thriller, a terrifying plan to destroy humanity is about to reach fruition. Can the Doctor and her friends escape multiple traps and defeat a deadly alliance?

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Alternate Galaxies: The Mandalorian (Series 1)

Alternate Galaxies: The Mandalorian (Series 1)

January 5, 2020

Rob, Dave and Richard discuss series one of The Mandalorian.

The Mandalorian is an American space Western web television series that premiered on Disney+ on November 12, 2019. Set in the Star Wars universe, the series takes place five years after the events of Return of the Jedi and 25 years prior to the events of The Force Awakens and follows the exploits of a Mandalorian bounty hunter beyond the reaches of the New Republic.

Jon Favreau serves as creator, head writer, and showrunner, as well as executive producer, alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. The show stars Pedro Pascal in the title role. There are eight episodes in the first season, and a second season has been ordered, to premiere in late 2020.

Chapter 1: The Mandalorian
Chapter 2: The Child
Chapter 3: The Sin
Chapter 4: Sanctuary
Chapter 5: The Gunslinger
Chapter 6: The Prisoner
Chapter 7: The Reckoning
Chapter 8: Redemption

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Spyfall (Part One)

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Spyfall (Part One)

January 2, 2020

Rob and Dave give their initial hot take on Spyfall (Part One).

Intelligence agents around the world are under attack from alien forces. MI6 turns to The Doctor and friends for help. Earth's security rests on their shoulders but where will this planet-threatening conspiracy lead them?

Goodbye 2019! We answer your questions!

Goodbye 2019! We answer your questions!

December 29, 2019

Christmas has come and gone... the new year beckons... and Rob and Dave are still in the studio, burning the midnight oil.

In this episode, the guys rattle through some news before turning their attention to listener questions for the whole show.

They also have sometime show co-hosts, Richard, Michael, and Steven answer a question each as well, virtually re-uniting the extended hosting team.

The Doctor Who Show hopes you all had a very Merry Christmas, and wish you all the best for the impending new year. 2020, eh? It's a-comin'.

Questions in this episode are from:

The Human Palindrome @MarkCockram
Tardis Blue @DrWhoNZ
Hayden Gribble @Gribbla12
Pete Murphy @popscene69
Patrick Howe @PatrickJFury
Ben PM by email
Richard Nolan by email
Rob Kelly @robkellytweets
Sheldon Carnegie by email x3
Brendan Jones @brandybongos
Baz Warrington via Facebook
Flight Through Entirety @FTEpodcast
Jeff Waddell via Facebook
Mark John @MarkBobJohn
Mark from @42TODoomsday
William McCann III by email

Doctor Who Show mailbag emails from: Mike Solko, Baz Warrington, and Sheldon Carnegie.

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Taking one last look at our friends (The DW Show Presents: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker)

Taking one last look at our friends (The DW Show Presents: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker)

December 21, 2019

The Doctor Who Show has made occasional forays into Star Wars content, in some way paying tribute to the podcast’s original incarnation, Who Wars; the world's first and to our understanding still the only Star Wars and Doctor Who mash-up podcast to have ever existed.

Rogue One, The Last Jedi and Solo... we've done 'em all upon release.

In this episode, Rob and Dave are joined by Richard to talk about the ninth film in the Star Wars saga and the alleged end of the Skywalker saga, The Rise of Skywalker.

What did these three Doctor Who fans make of it? Join them for this quick hour-long podcast where they reveal their thoughts to each other, live, without having discussed it before the record button was pressed.

Write to us anytime: hello@theDWshow.net

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (also known as Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker) is a 2019 American epic space-opera film produced, co-written, and directed by J. J. Abrams. It is the third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017), and the final episode of the nine-part "Skywalker saga".

It was produced by Lucasfilm and Abrams's production company Bad Robot Productions, and was distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film's ensemble cast includes Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams.

After the new trilogy was announced following Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012, it was originally reported that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson would write the script for Episode IX. In August 2015, Colin Trevorrow was hired to direct the film while constant-collaborator Derek Connolly would co-write a new script (both would eventually receive story credit with Abrams and Chris Terrio). In September 2017, Trevorrow left the project following creative differences with producer Kathleen Kennedy, and a few days later, it was announced that Abrams had been hired to return. Principal photography began in August 2018 at Pinewood Studios in England, and wrapped in February 2019; post-production was completed on November 24, 2019.

The Rise of Skywalker had its world premiere in Los Angeles on December 16, 2019, and was theatrically released in the United States on December 20, 2019. The film received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its celebration of the entire saga and others considering it unimaginative and not bold enough.

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

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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

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