With glasses in hand, and a rule set developed by you wonderful listeners, we celebrate our 350th episode with a live commentary of “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”…and obligatory shenanigans.
This week, we workshop the rules, rewards, and risks with developing a watch-along drinking game for any S11 episode. (This is what happens when we’re left without new content for too long.)
This week, we enjoy a boisterous, loud, daresay explosive hour-long adventure as our first and last piece of new televised Doctor Who content of the year. An all-too-familiar opponent makes a new appearance from a rather old point of origin, which leads to one of the Thirteenth Doctor’s best verbal exchanges of the season.
After rewatching and processing the ten installments of Series 11, we look at the season in total, and the impression it leaves on us in retrospect. We assess the series as a storytelling set, identify our highs and lows, and comment on the performances of cast, crew, production teams, and showrunner.
“I know that voice…” This week, Series 11 — and the year 2018 — closes with a bit of an off-planet chess match in “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos”.
After checking that all the mirrors in the studio do in fact have us looking back in them, we settle in for a discussion of the penultimate episode of Season 11.
This week, we get another invaluable history lesson from Team TARDIS in the eighth installment of Series 11, “The Witchfinders”.
Just in time to properly worry about Cyber Monday, Series 11 gives us “Kerblam!” a statement about the worries over technological advancement and automation, as well as the dangers of (all too human) fanatical extremism.
Asking Chris Chibnall to step away from the pen this week, we are given Vinay Patel’s fascinating depiction of the 1947 Partition of India, in “Demons of the Punjab”.
This week, we tie on our bibs and tuck in to a heaping coil of antimatter with “The Tsuranga Conundrum”, marking the midpoint in Series 11. We’re all in agreement that this is stock-in-trade, dare we say “classic” Doctor Who, involving a complex set of interwoven challenges, limited time, interesting but not distracting supporting characters, and a blend of scientific wonder and oddball humor from our Doctor.