2022 Specials, Episode 2.
First broadcast on Sunday, 17 April 2022.
Posted on Tuesday, 19 April 2022
The Whittaker era is heading towards its inexorable end and dragging this podcast along with it, so it’s time to take a quick penultimate break in nineteenth-century China, where we watch a lot of villagers being killed, a statue breaking open or something, a mysterious sea monster with no apparent plot function, and the non-awaited return of some rubber masks from the 1970s. And, of course, the relationship between the Doctor and Yaz runs into serious fluogeomagnetic issues.
Here’s a link to Brendan’s YouTube series A Walk to Work with Whittaker: his take on this episode will appear some time tomorrow (or today if you’re in a different time zone, I guess).
2022 Specials, Episode 1.
First broadcast on Saturday, 1 January 2022.
Posted on Tuesday, 4 January 2022
It’s New Year’s Eve 2021, the Doctor’s plan to take a holiday on a sentient beach goes horribly wrong, and instead she is forced to participate in a Covid-addled New Year’s Day special. Hilarity ensues. The Doctor’s plan to take a holiday on a sentient beach goes horribly wrong, and instead she is forced to participate in a Covid-addled New Year’s Day special. Hilarity ensues. Instead, she is forced to participate in a Covid-addled New Year’s Day special. Hilarity ensues.
Series 13, Episode 6.
First broadcast on Sunday, 5 December 2021.
Posted on Tuesday, 7 December 2021
In a surprising conclusion to this epic tale, the Doctor finds love in the most unexpected of places, Bel struggles with her application to join the Belfast branch of the CWO, Swarm and Azure’s plans to open a nightclub on Atropos go horribly wrong, seven billion of Karvanista’s cousins go to live on a farm in the country, and Yaz and Dan are here too, apparently. Time to farewell the Flux for now: it’s The Vanquishers.
Series 13, Episode 5.
First broadcast on Sunday, 28 November 2021.
Posted on Tuesday, 30 November 2021
This week, Nathan, Simon and Brendan find ourselves racing around both the universe and the world in search of exciting, hilarious and weird things to put into a television episode. And the Doctor’s wicked stepmother wants to have a word with her. Several hundred words, in fact.
Series 13, Episode 3.
First broadcast on Sunday, 14 November 2021.
Posted on Tuesday, 16 November 2021
This week, we’re lurking in our own timestreams, reliving the moment a few days ago when we first saw Once, Upon Time: Todd keeps checking his watch, Brendan is still annoyed about the whole satsuma thing, James is feeding his tamagochi and rubbing his belly, while Nathan is wondering why the exam he’s turned up to without any pants on is being supervised by Mandip Gill. It’s the sort of thing that only happens Once, Upon Time.
Series 13, Episode 2.
First broadcast on Sunday, 7 November 2021.
Posted on Tuesday, 9 November 2021
For this chapter of Jodie into Terror, we’re joined by JIT débutant Simon Moore for an enthusiastic appraisal of this week’s Doctor Who episode and an animated discussion of camp villains, well-scripted Doctoresses and the importance of not scheduling everyone’s rest periods at the same time. This isn’t your great-great-great-great-great-grandmother’s Crimean War — it’s War of the Sontarans.
Series 13, Episode 1.
First broadcast on Sunday, 31 October 2021.
Posted on Tuesday, 2 November 2021
This week, Jodie into Terror makes a triumphant return: Brendan is worried about heartworm, Todd is fumbling with his keys, James is suffering from the terrible side-effects of his psychic survey, Nathan can’t stop showing people around the Sydney Museum of Football Teams Nobody Cares About, and Richard is threatening the existence of every sentient being the universe. Buckle up: it’s Doctor Who: Series 13: Flux: Chapter One: The Halloween Apocalypse.
Series 12, New Year’s Day Special.
First broadcast on Friday, 1 January 2021.
Posted on Sunday, 3 January 2021
What better way to kick off 2021 than watching Donald Trump and Theresa May unleashing a sexy new breed of Dalek upon the British voting public? It’s a good day for squid, explosions and farewells on Revolution of the Daleks.
Series 12, Episode 10.
First broadcast on Sunday, 1 March 2020.
Posted on Tuesday, 3 March 2020
This week, five hitherto unknown incarnations of the Doctor will be strapping you to a chair and shouting at you for half an hour about their fan theories about the origins of the Time Lords. Until you’re willing to admit that — in a very real sense — we are all the Timeless Children.
Series 12, Episode 9.
First broadcast on Sunday, 23 February 2020.
Posted on Tuesday, 25 February 2020
In this week’s episode of Where the hell is Beryl Reid?, a group of five humans facing imminent catastrophe band together to talk nonsense about the latest episode of their favourite TV show. The Cybermen make their traditional end-of-series appearance, of course, and so there’s an outrageous amount of stomping involved, as usual.
Series 12, Episode 8.
First broadcast on Sunday, 16 February 2020.
Posted on Wednesday, 19 February 2020
It’s Wednesday night, so we’re hanging out with some lovely drug-addled literary types and re-enacting all our favourite scenes from Castrovalva, all the while trying to ignore the urgent clanking sounds coming from the downstairs parlour. Welcome to The Haunting of Villa Diodati.
Series 12, Episode 7.
First broadcast on Sunday, 9 February 2020.
Posted on Wednesday, 12 February 2020
In this week’s flashcast episode, we spend a cathartic twenty-five minutes talking about all our deepest hopes and fears, but no one is listening because of the fingers stuck in our ears. Question marks at the ready, everyone — it’s Can you hear me?
You can hear more from the fabulous Adam Richard on his daily podcast Adam Richard Has a Theory, in which he gets to explain his theories about Doctor Who and Star Trek: Picard without Rove McManus spraying him with a water bottle.
Series 12, Episode 6.
First broadcast on Sunday, 2 February 2020.
Posted on Wednesday, 5 February 2020
This week, Peter is off to Peru to cockblock two travel vloggers, Brendan and Nathan fly to Hong Kong to reunite two estranged lovers, and Todd heads to Madagascar to drag some poor guy out of the water for some reason. And we’re all wearing plastic face masks, of course, so that we don’t come down with Praxeus.
Series 12, Episode 5.
First broadcast on Sunday, 26 January 2020.
Posted on Wednesday, 29 January 2020
This week, we discuss one of those fairly standard Judoon-based romps that have been a feature of mid-season Doctor Who for as long as any of us can remember. Nothing out of the ordinary here: it’s Fugitive of the Judoon.
Brendan discusses this episode in his most recent episode of A Walk to James’s to Record the Podcast with Whittaker, which you can find here.
Series 12, Episode 4.
First broadcast on Sunday, 19 January 2020.
Posted on Wednesday, 22 January 2020
This week, we head back to the start of the twentieth century to meet a terrifyingly handsome Great Man of History and to see what Grandpa Salateen has been up to since that messy business on Androzani Minor. It’s the best Doctor Who episode title since Rider from Shang-Tu — Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror.
Series 12, Episode 2.
First broadcast on Sunday, 5 January 2020.
Posted on Thursday, 9 January 2020
This week, we spend most of our time larking around with computer scientists and Nazis, oblivious to the serious moral issues of wiping people’s memories, betraying villains to the Nazis, and using your mum as a hard drive to store all your backup nudes. It’s Spyfall, Part Two.
You can catch our more well-considered Doctor Who takes over at Flight Through Entirety, of course, where we have discussed every broadcast Doctor Who story until the end of 2007.
Series 12, Episode 1.
First broadcast on Wednesday, 1 January 2020.
Posted on Friday, 3 January 2020
This week, the stakes are high as Nathan, James, Brendan, Peter and Todd don their tuxes, spy on a sinister tech billionaire, fight deadly glowing aliens, and get a big surprise… It’s Spyfall, Part One.
Over on Flight Through Entirety, we’ve just reached the end of Series 3 of the New Series, and there are a couple of Christmas presents under the tree as well with Time Crash and our commentary on Voyage of the Damned. We’ll be back before too long with our coverage of Series 4.
Series 11, New Year’s Day Special.
First broadcast on Tuesday, 1 January 2019.
Posted on Thursday, 3 January 2019
This week, Nathan, Brendan, Todd and James assemble an entire Doctor Who flashcast out of long-forgotten odds and ends and unleash another scorching hot take upon an unsuspecting internet. It’s the first and only new episode of Doctor Who in 2019 — Resolution (of the Daleks).
Over on Flight Through Entirety, you can catch some of our more lukewarm takes on the entirety of the Classic Series, as well as our coverage of the Christopher Eccleston Era and the first Doctor Who seasonal special, The Christmas Invasion. We’ll be back later in the year with our coverage of Series 2.
It’s been fun. Thanks for all your feedback. We’ll see you again next year.