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Before I dive headfirst into the Series 10 reviews, I brought along my wife, Tammy, for a quick special to discuss the announcement of the 13th Doctor and her experiences at her very first convention this past weekend at Raleigh Supercon.  

And stay tuned after the credits for a short tribute to the lovely Deborah Watling, who sadly passed away this morning (July 21, 2017)...

Direct download: Special_Episode-13th_Doctor_with_Tammy_Johnson.mp3
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It's the return of The Quest is the Quest and the Return of Doctor Mysterio!  Before delving into Series 10, let's take a look back at the 2016 Christmas special about a real superhero named Ghost....wait...Supernanny!  It's a fun little Christmas special that really has nothing to do with Christmas - just a bunch of brain stealing aliens without pockets planning an invasion...with blue snot.  Thank you so much for listening and I'll be back very soon with The Pilot and Smile!

Also, check out Who and Company:


Direct download: Episode_57_-_Doctor_Mysterio.mp3
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Coming in late January, a brand new podcast covering Doctor Who and a company of other related British shows such as Blake's 7, Tripods, Star Cops, etc.  You can contact us at:


Twitter: @whoandcompany

Direct download: Who__Company_Promo.mp3
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Well, it's 2017 and here's the review of the first episode of the spinoff, Class!  If you haven't seen it yet, the review starts at the 4:40 mark.  But please listen before that as there is a very special promo for a brand new podcast coming very soon!  Thanks for listening!


Direct download: Episode_56_-_Class_Episode_1.mp3
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Trying out a new thing here on the show.....the first commentary - Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.  And to help me out is librarian and fellow podcaster, Drew Meyer!  Grab your copy and join us as we watch this new series episode from future showrunner, Chris Chibnall.

Direct download: Episode_55_-_Commentary_on_a_Spaceship_with_Drew_Meyer.mp3
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Here's something different:  I thought it would be fun to read a novel and then hear the adaptation from Big I did.  This month, it's The English Way of Death by Gareth Roberts.  Originally a book published in 1996 and now a Big Finish audio adapted by John Dorney featuring the Fourth Doctor, Romana, & K-9. 

See you in September!

Direct download: Episode_54_-_The_English_Way_of_Death.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:52pm EDT

So i got lucky on Father's Day and my son found the only two Doctor Who Classic Series DVDs that I didn't have yet that were out of print and Battlefield is one of them.  Join me as i review the DVD content and a bit of talk about upcoming showrunner Chris Chibnall.


Direct download: Episode_53_-_Battlefield_DVD.mp3
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The last DVD of the classic series finally hits shelves in the US....sigh....sniff....but yay, we have an unseen Patrick Troughton episode which helps form this release of The Underwater Menace!

Next month - Battlefield DVD Review


Direct download: Episode_52_-_The_Underwater_Menace_DVD.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:20pm EDT

So it's May, and at long last I finally sit down to watch the 60s Daleks films for the first time.  It's horror legend Peter Cushing doing a wonderful version of the Doctor, but do the stories and the unorthodox characterizations work?  Hang out with me for about 25 minutes and let's talk about it.

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Episode_51_-_The_Sixties_Daleks_Movies.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

Episode 50!  Can't believe it's been three years already.  And for this special occasion, I'm covering a great convention from March, ReGeneration Who 2 featuring clips from Colin Baker, Peter Davison, and a panel on Series 9 that I hosted featuring Kathleen Schowalter, Joy Piedmont, Heather McHale, and Matthew Dow Smith.  See you in May!


Direct download: Episode_50_-_ReGeneration_Who_2_Convention_Coverage.mp3
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A rare venture into the foray of Big Finish in this year of almost no new Doctor Who takes this show into reviewing what you, the listeners, have been asking for - Only the Monstrous, the very first War Doctor audio starring John Hurt.  Joining me this time is special guest Paul Towsley of Towsley TARDIS, The Paul Towsley Show, and Tongue Tied.  Hope you enjoy!

Coming up next time, a milestone - Episode 50!  I'll be covering the ReGeneration Who2 convention with panels and clips from several interviews.  Coming very soon!


Direct download: Episode_49_-_War_Doctor_Audio_-_Only_the_Monstrous_with_Paul_Towsley.mp3
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There's a fantastic Doctor Who convention coming to Hunt Valley, Maryland, March 18-20, 2016 and on this episode, showrunners Oni Hartstein and James Harknell were kind enough to sit down for a while with me and talk all about it.  Register online now at and join in the fun.  I'll be there and hopefully so will you!  Tons of guests including Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Fraser Hines, Wendy Padbury, Michael Troughton, Anneke Wills, Deborah Watling, Sophie (Aldred) Henderson, Terry Malloy, Nick Briggs, Rob Shearman, Dominic Glynn, the list goes on!


It's about time!  Sorry it's so late.  Always a busy time of year for me.  But here it is - the review of the 2015 Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song.  Thanks for being patient and thanks for listening!


Direct download: Episode_47_-_Rivers_Husbands.mp3
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So Series 9 has come and gone.  Man, that was quick.  Here's the review of the two-part finale, Heaven Sent and Hell Bent.  See you after Christmas!


......that awkward moment when you realize too late that you should have played a clip of Judas Priest after introducing Hell Bent.  Ah well.....


Direct download: Episode_46_-_Heaven_and_Hell.mp3
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Episode 45 - Quoth The Raven, Nevermore

As the season of two-parters comes to a close, this time we have a pair of stand-alone stories, Sleep No More and Face the Raven.  Here's my review with a bit of soapbox "drama" in the middle....  Thanks for listening!


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The Zygons are back!  Join me as I review the Zygon two-parter from Series 9 with the Osgoods, Kate, UNIT, and boring voicemail messages. Oh....and that speech....

Direct download: Episode_44_-_Zygons.mp3
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We're already halfway through the season!  Here's my review of The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived.  Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Episode_43_-_Death__Life.mp3
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Moving on in Series 9, here's the next two episodes, Under The Lake and Before The Flood.  More exciting than meeting Shirley Bassey.  Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Episode_42_-_Lakes__Floods.mp3
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So Series 9 begins and here are the first two episodes, The Magician's Apprentice and The Witch's Familiar.  Join me in two weeks for the next 2-parter.  Thanks for listening!



Episode 40 link : Episode 40 - Top Ten Cliffhangers


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Special announcement about Episodes 40 and 41

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Here's the review for the most recent Christmas special. 

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And please feel free to rate the show on iTunes.  Thanks!


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....and here's the rest of it.  The second half of Series 8 is reviewed featuring Cybermen, resurrected Brigadiers, a forest for the trees, and lots and lots of flying people.

Coming soon - Last Christmas!

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......and we're back!  Thank you so much for sticking with me through this long hiatus.  This show is back and this is the first half of my reivew of Series 8 covering the first 6 episodes.  A new Doctor, some new writers and directors, and even a new theme song for this podcast.  Hope you enjoy!  Please leave some feedback!

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Direct download: Episode_37_-_Series_8_-_Part_1.mp3
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And so, the Quest is over......for now.  Join me as I review the last three specials of the year along with a special appearance by my wife, Tammy and my youngest son, Caleb, who chime in on the Christmas special.  There's a few sound clips and stay tuned at the very end for a few more clips.

Thank you to each and every guest that appeared on the show and to each and every person who's sent in feedback or even just downloaded and listened to the podcast.  It was a great experiment and with your encouragement, it was a success.

The Quest will return shortly for a very special top ten cliffhanger countdown in video form, then another special soon after Series 8 airs.

AND join me and former guest Paul Towsley of the Towsley TARDIS podcast as we embark on a new journey - to watch and review each series of Red Dwarf throughout 2014 on our new show, Tongue Tied: A Red Dwarf Podcast.

Direct download: Episode_36_-_The_Quest_is_Over_2013_Specials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:25pm EDT

The Quest is almost over!  This is the last full season episode as I review Series 7.  It was a very long season and you could almost say it was two seasons rolled into one with a Christmas episode to bridge the gap.

The Quest was to watch and review every Doctor Who episode before the 50th anniversary.  Since that's tomorrow, I've just made it under the wire.  Thank you all so very much for your support and your enthusiasm and a special thanks to each and every guest who appeared on this show along the way.  I am very grateful.

Next week, the Quest comes to a close as I review the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor.

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Direct download: Episode_35_-_Series_7.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:58pm EDT

The Quest is winding down and this week, it's Matt Smith's second year as The Doctor.  Join me and my special guest this week, James Rockliffe of The Doctor Who Podcast as we take on Series 6!

The Quest ends later this week.....Stay tuned!

If you have any audio feedback you'd like to send in for the final episode (which will cover the 50th anniversary), please send it to:

Direct download: Episode_34_-_Series_6_with_James_Rockliffe.mp3
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A new Doctor, new companions, new production team, new writers, and a new guest!  Eric Escamilla of the Mostly Harmless Cutaway & Prognosis Negative podcasts joins me this week as we discuss the very first season of Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor......or is it the Twelfth?  Damn you, Night of the Doctor!  (but not really).

Also, if you'd like to send in feedback (audio or otherwise) for the final show, please send it to:

Direct download: Episode_33_-_Series_5_with_Eric_Escamilla.mp3
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This week, that VERY long year for us Doctor Who fans in 2009 when we only got a grand total of four stories.  Joining me this week is Michele Simmons of THE Doctor Who Podcast!  Coming down the home stretch now....

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It's Series 4 and the season of my favorite new series companion, Donna Noble.  Joining me this week is podcast superstar, Chip Suddereth, the Two Minute Time Lord!  Listen along as we discuss Tennant, Tate, and even a certain Mr. Capaldi.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:17pm EDT

Well, we had to get this one out of the way sometime..... Here's Series 3 - The Martha Season aka The Doctor Mopes Over Rose Season aka The Return of the Most Insane Master Ever Season.  There are a couple of gems in here, so it's not all bad.  Thanks, Paul Cornell - you win the day!

Plus, AUDIO feedback!

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Direct download: Episode_30_-_Series_3.mp3
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Series 2 is this week's subject as my special guest is THE visual podcaster himself, Luke Harrison of TMDWP (The Minute Doctor Who Podcast)!  Join us as we discuss Daleks, Cybermen, K-9, Sarah Jane, and just what the hell a Chav is....

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Direct download: Episode_29_with_Luke_Harrison.mp3
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...and the new series begins!  Series 1 (or as I like to think of it, Season 27) begins with Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor.  It's the return of Doctor Who in a big way with the return of the Autons and the Daleks.  Next week, another special guest!

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This is a very special episode covering YOUR much appreciated feedback!  I also review the 8th Doctor TV movie at the 13:37 mark.  And please excuse the varying voices, courtesy of my 41st annual sinus infection.  Hooray.

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All good things.....Join me and my special guest, Professor Dave himself, David Keep as we discuss the final season of the classic series - Season 26.  One of the best seasons of the entire series includes vampires, sorcery, two Brigadiers, cheetahs, walking insects, and appalling motorcycle crashes.  And to celebrate the end of the classic series, this week's episode ends with a different theme. 

Coming soon - the 1996 TV movie and YOUR feedback!

On to the new series!

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Direct download: Episode_26_with_David_Keep.mp3
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It's the silver anniversary of the show and to celebrate I'm joined by none other than Erik Stadnik from the The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast and Doctor Who: The Writer's Room.  Join us as we talk about Season 25, Daleks, Cybermen, Omega, and handpuppet dogs.

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Sylvester McCoy joins the program as I discuss his first year - Season 24.  This is a season that starts out incredibly bad and gets better as it goes along.  Guests return next episode for 25.  Thanks for listening!

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Another season arc!  This is The Trial of a Time Lord, a season-long swan song of the Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker.  Tons of short sound clips in this one.  Hope you enjoy!

....what's a knacker's yard, anyway?

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It's all things Colin Baker and none other than Ian "The 6th Doctor" Bisset to discuss Season 22 with me, of course!  We discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of Colin Baker's first season and see possibly why it got taken off the airwaves for a year and a half.  Enjoy!

And don't miss this week's installment of Colin's Close-Up Cliffhanger Count!

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Here's Peter Davison's last season as the Doctor and an introductory to the new Doctor, Colin Baker.  Helping me out this week is my special guest, Paul Towsley of the Towsley Tardis podcast and host of the Paul Towsley Show!  Join us as we discuss this different season oF Doctor Who which just happened to contain one of the best stories of all time, The Caves of Androzani.  There's also a brand new limited special segment called Colin's Cliffhanger Close-Up Count.

Stay tuned later this week for a special feedback episode featuring a review of Caves of Androzani from my son and his college roommates.  Thanks for listening!

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It's the 20th anniversary year full of returning villains like Omega, The Black Guardian, The Master, and The Mara.  Hang out with me and the busiest podcaster in the universe, Kyle Anderson of The Nerdist, Doctor Who: The Writers' Room, and the WTF Are You Watching? podcasts!  We reminisce about crappy snakes, dead birds, and that old classic - yelling on cassette.

And listen out at the end for a message from Rassilon...

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Hilarity abounds as I discuss Season 19 with this week's special guest, Mr. Paul Heath from The Pharos Project podcast!  Join us as we talk about Nyssa's shoulders, Tegan's legs, the moodiness of the Doctor, and the malnourishment of Adric.

Listen to the very end for a shocking conclusion....


Direct download: Episode_19_with_Paul_Heath.mp3
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What an honor and a thrill to have Andrew Smith with me on this episode!  This is Episode 18 covering all things Season 18, my favorite all-time season.  Andrew joins me for the Full Circle segment to talk all about his contribution to the show among other things.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did recording it!


Direct download: Episode_18_with_Andrew_Smith.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT was the best of stories, it was the worst of stories... What an inconsistent season, but talking about it was a lot of fun with this week's special guest, Christopher Burgess from Radio Free Skaro!  We talk about everything from Daleks to Rick James videos to schoolboy crushes on Lalla Ward.

And big apologies to all of you fantastic people sending feedback.  There will be a segment in Episode 18 next week to catch up on all of your comments and opinions.  Thanks!


Direct download: Episode_17_with_Christopher_Burgess.mp3
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The Key to Time season is finally here!  And what better way to celebrate than with my special guests, Steven Schapansky & Josh Zimon from Doctor Who: The Memory Cheats!  Here us praise the wonder and awe of Season 16.....and Merak, the greatest character in Doctor Who....or something like that....

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Here comes Season 15 with this episode's special guest, Elizabeth Keep from the DWO Whocast!  Listen as we talk about revolutions, annoying secretaries, and assisted suicides in this final season of Leela as a companion.

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Please join me as I welcome this week's special guest, Dave AC Cooper from the Cultdom Collective podcast (among many others) as we discuss all things Season 14 - a season that I've discovered may well be one of my favorites ever.  Goodbye Sarah Jane and Hello Leela.....then there's that bit in the middle......

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This time it's Season 13 with Zygons, Osirians, and plant-obsessed madmen.  Well, just one of those.  Actually, just one Osirian, too, but who's counting?

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A new Doctor, a new companion, a new set of titles, and TWO guests this time!  Yes, I'm talking about Season 12 and my guests this week - David & Marty Hooie from the Hoo on Who podcast.  Join us as we discuss Tom Baker's first season as the Fourth Doctor, Cyber-T-shirts, and scary sound bars.

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And here we are at Season 11 where the Third Doctor rides off into the sunset, but not before introducing my favorite companion of all time, Sarah Jane Smith in the form of the fantastic Elisabeth Sladen.  Joining me in this discussion is comedian and fellow Doctor Who lover (not to mention actor, writer, commentary moderator, and Doctor Who documentary extraordinaire) Toby Hadoke!  Come join us as we talk about the great Jon Pertwee's last season. 

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In this anniversary year of Doctor Who's 50th, take a listen to its 10th!  That's right.  This is Episode 10 covering the tenth anniversary season of Doctor Who in 1973 featuring some old Doctors, an epic 12-part story, the departure of Jo, and the final hours of Roger Delgado as the Master.


Direct download: Episode_10.mp3
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So here's Season 9.  Some good, some bad, but mostly just there.  Come join me as I review all 5 stories from the 1972 season with more sound clips than ever before.  And it all kicks off with a special advert from our heroes Stubbs & Cotton.  Hope you enjoy.


Direct download: Episode_9.mp3
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It's Episode 8 featuring that renegade time lord that wreaks havoc wherever he goes....the Master?  No!  It's Ken Deep!  My special guest Doctor Who: Podshock's own Ken Deep joins me to talk about all things Season 8 from 1971.  This one also features the possible intro of that awesome spin-off special we've all been waiting for.  Bill Filer!  Master of Intrigue.  A Quinn-Martin Production.


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A new season, a new Doctor, a new companion, and COLOR!....wait....COLOUR!  This episode covers my second favorite season of Doctor Who of all time - Pertwee's first season in 1970.  This one is a little longer, but I have THREE special guest stars this week - my wife and my two boys.

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This is Episode 6 and the end of the Second Doctor's era and the end of the black & white era.  And it ends with one of the greatest epics in Doctor Who history.  Hope you enjoy this look back at Season 6 full of more sound clips than ever before.  Feedback at and on Facebook.


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It's time for Season 5 and the Season of Monsters!  If the Great Intelligence is something new to you, check this season out to see where it all began.  Even the Ice Warriors were born this year.  The Cybermen are here as well.....hey, this is starting to sound a lot like the 2013 season.....hmm....

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:58pm EDT

It's the end of an era.....and the beginning of a new one!  It's Episode 4 and enter the Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton.  With only ten surviving episodes, this season was mostly reconstructions....but I survived.  So listen up for the birth of the Cybermen, the return of the Daleks, and very first regeneration.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:48pm EDT

Season 3 is up and the reign of William Hartnell is almost at an end.  This is the longest season of Doctor Who in its history.  Get ready for Daleks, a Monk, and screaming from my entire family.  Hope you enjoy!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:39pm EDT

.....So have you ever noticed how the Menoptera called out the Zarbi like they were a bunch of hogs?  Me too.  This is Episode 2 covering all of Season 2 and including a lot more sound clips, a lot less recaps, and a very special intro.  (Thanks Peter!)  Hope you enjoy it!



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Episode 1

For the very first official episode, the entire run of Season 1 is covered with occasional sound clips.


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Introductory preview episode

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