"Doctor Who" Series Six wrap-up.
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Preempting our scheduled commentary due to British celebratory statute:
Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, mind probed, in front of the 1983 Doctor Who anniversary special, The Five Doctors, and spout more than our usual nonsense and generally get in the mood for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary!
Warning: This commentary is at least three times more boisterous than our average effort. Do not listen if you have a history of mind probing in your family or you have ever lost a beloved pet yeti in a freak fireworks accident.
The Doctor is plucking at the harp strings, the Doctor is playing with his Galactic Glitter, the Doctor is taking Rassilon’s tower from above, the Doctor is trapped in some film offcuts and the Doctor is a fake. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who’s Twentieth Anniversary Special – The Five Doctors…
The 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who, "The Day of the Doctor."
November 23, 2013 at 8:30pm • 44 minutes •
In this special unedited flashcast edition, we talk about the 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who, "The Day of the Doctor," immediately after viewing it! It just about made our heads explode and we want to watch it again immediately. Join us for our post-episode breakdown of what we saw and what we liked.
Special guests Dan Moren, David J. Loehr, Scott McNulty, and Serenity Caldwell.
The classic British sci-fi series Doctor Who turns 50 today — though the time-traveling Doctor himself is probably somewhere on the wrong side of 1000. NPR’s Petra Mayer has an appreciation of the show and the enduring appeal of its ancient, alien hero.
046: Let zygones be bygones. A Doctor Who 50th anniversary special
In this week’s extra length special episode of Unfinished Business, Jon Hicks and I talk exclusively about Doctor Who, so there isn’t a single piece of business advice anywhere in the show — not that there’s usually much.
In particular we talk about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode, so if you haven’t seen that yet — spoilers! Before that we talk about ‘An Adventure In Space And Time’, the story of the First Doctor William Hartnell and ‘The Night Of The Doctor’ mini episode that set the scene for the 50th Anniversary last week.
Show Notes: Dr. Who and the Daleks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Who_and_the_Daleks)
The Goodies (TV series) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goodies_(TV_series))
An Adventure in Space and Time (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01kqt9x)
The Three Doctors (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Doctors_(Doctor_Who))
Delta and the Bannermen (with Ken Dodd) (http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/episodeguide/deltabannermen/detail.shtml)
Susan Foreman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Foreman)
The Night of the Doctor (http://youtu.be/-U3jrS-uhuo)
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01m3kfy)
Dr Who has been on television for fifty years. Professor of philosophy Andrew Brennan tells a tale which raises interesting questions regarding the Doctor. Taking into account the fascinating scenarios made possible by travels in space and time, Andrew Brennan asks where Dr Who came from. Could there really be an Australian connection?
Andrew Brennan, Professor of Philosophy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), La Trobe University, Melbourne VIC
The Who Girls: 50 years of women in the Tardis - The List - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
As the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who looms, we take a look at who his female companions have changed over half a century. For generations of girls around the world, the women accompanying the Doctor on his adventures through space and time were a source of fascination. In the show’s 50 year history, there have been more than 40 companions – from the first Doctor’s grand-daughter Susan Foreman to the today’s Clara Oswald. Of course, some of them were men - and at least one was a robotic dog. But but overwhelming it’s been female characters who’ve formed ongoing, and often emotional complex relationships with the Time Lord from Gallifrey. It’s a curious quirk of history that as the Doctor Who television series chalks up 50 years, so too, does the James Bond movie franchise. These two great British cultural exports could not have a more contrasting representations of women. To take a look how the Doctor’s companions have reflected changing attitudes to women, both within the show, as well as the broader cultural context, we tracked down three serious Who fans. Tansy Rayner Roberts, Lynne M Thomas and Erika Ensign are three members of the international Verity Podcast; Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who.
Tansy Rayner Roberts, lives in Tasmania and is author of the fantasy trilogy Creature Court and the short story collection Love and Romanpunk. She won the World Science Fiction Society’s prized Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer in 2013 for her blog series, A Modern Woman’s Guide to Classic Who.
Lynne Thomas, is the Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University. She’s also co-editor of several books including Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It. Lynne is the Editor-in-Chief of the science fiction fantasy magazine Apex.
Erika Ensign produces the Apex Magazine Podcast and also blogs about Doctor Who.
The Verity Podcast (http://veritypodcast.wordpress.com/); Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who is named after Verity Lambert, one of the television show’s first producers.
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Flash podcast: "The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe."
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