The Daleks

  What does it take to make a villain that lasts over 50 years? Apparently an early fan acceptance followed by contractual obligation. The Daleks have terrorized the Doctor since his second televised adventure and don’t show any signs of giving up any time soon. This week Haley and Jay revisit the first appearance of the Daleks and discuss their evolution, improvements, and what it will take to keep them as a viable villain moving forward. News Links: Doctor Who […]

Pop Culture Honors the Doctor

When you love something dearly, you want to surround yourself by it. You immerse yourself in it. You find ways to involve it in aspects of your life where it may otherwise not have a place. If you happen to be a writer, producer, director or actor on a film or television set, or perhaps a game developer or author, you might even go so far as to find subtle (or not so subtle) ways to reference that deep-seated interest […]

Our Series 8 Recap

For three months, we have journeyed with Peter Capaldi on his first series as the Doctor, and it has been every bit of the wild ride we had hoped for. Together, we battled clockwork droids, Daleks, and Cybermen. Side by side, we faced down new villainous threats like the Skovox, Blitzer and the hastily (poorly?) named “Boneless”. With his guidance, we found the hidden truths behind misunderstood monsters like the Teller and the Mummy. Spurred on by his relentless pursuit of adventure […]

Duels with Davros

From promising young scientist, to father of genocidal pepper pots, Davros has had more opportunities than most to test the Doctor’s resolve. He’s always willing to conduct deep philosophical discussion with the Time Lord on topics of authority, power and morality, and give the Doctor (and the rest of us) something to ponder regarding the limits of evil. With the newest trailers from the BBC, it’s all but blatantly stated that we will be seeing the return of the malevolent little whack-a-mole. We […]

Episode 28: Extermination Dissertation

We’re in the home stretch of our “Know Thine Enemy” villains arc, as we take a look at the most popular and iconic baddy of them all: the Daleks. We also get a history (future history?) lesson from Keir about the Last Great Time War. An added note: we’ve mentioned on a number of occasions that we’d love to hear from you about past, previous or future DW topics. This is, after all, YOUR podcast! For those who are among […]