Episode 63: I Tolerate This Century But I Don’t Enjoy It

Your hosts cover a lot of emotional ground in Episode 63: I Tolerate This Century But I Don’t Enjoy It. The guys and Ariel Leaf discuss what they’re enjoying about series 11, the family dynamics of large TARDIS crews, the evolution of the show since 1963, and a whole lot of man-thigh! Plus Pat shares a weird bummer of a short story he recently wrote, and everyone tangles in the Death Zone to figure out which new series Doctor had the best first five episodes. Whew!


Episode 62: Get the Cloister Bell Ready

In Episode 62: Get the Cloister Bell Ready, the guys and Ariel Leaf dive into the first half of Jodie Whittaker’s first season. Topics of discussion include writing and politics, companion overcrowding, fictionalizing real history, Pting spinoffs and space-racists!

What’s the verdict on the season so far? Take a listen and then drop us an email to passionately disagree!


Episode 61: I’m Making Air Quotes, People

In Episode 61: I’m Making Air Quotes, People, in honor of Jodie Whittaker’s debut, guest host Ariel Leaf is joined by guests Melissa Kaercher, Gabriela Santiago, Zhac Rahkonen and Alison Anderson for a special all-women installment of Get Off My World!

Ariel and crew discuss Whittaker’s first episode The Woman Who Fell to Earth; which former companion would make a good Doctor; inappropriate relationships; the sometimes fraught connection between acting and writing; women’s roles in Doctor Who and the roles of women in Doctor Who — the good, the bad, and the pretty!


Episode 60: Dr. Who and the Sackbut

Recorded live at CONvergence 2018, Episode 60: Dr. Who and the Sackbut, with special guests Ariel Leaf and Joseph Scrimshaw, covers all manner of nonsense, including the past and future of Doctor Who, audience suggestions, Renaissance wind instruments, Pat’s recent trip to Greece, and of course, the DEATH ZONE!


Episode 59: It’s Actually Nonfiction

In Episode 59: It’s Actually Nonfiction, special guest Gabriela Santiago leads the guys on a deep dive into fandom: What it means, what we get from it, and what continues to elude us, capped by Gabriela’s breathtaking “Epidemiology of Fan Love!” And there’s more! We also discuss the Fourth Doctor/Leela classic The Horror of Fang Rock, and learn why it’s forever associated in Pat’s mind with that episode of The A-Team where the helicopter crashes.

Join us! It’s a lot more fun than listening to the empty rhetoric of a defeated dictator!


Episode 58: Weird Maximalism

In Episode 58: Weird Maximalism, the guys, along with special guest host Gabriela Santiago, interview The Sevateem about their new album The Caves, based on the classic series story The Caves of Androzani. We dig deep into the motivation, production and reception of this beautiful love letter to old Doctor Who, and suggest some totally inappropriate ideas for follow-up albums. As well, we discuss the role and propriety of fan art in general, and wrangle about the merits and demerits of the Sixth Doctor story Revelation of the Daleks, the Diamonds Are Forever of classic Doctor Who (or so some claim).


Episode 57: Game of Thrones This is Not

In Episode 57: Game of Thrones This is Not, the guys joust over the Fifth Doctor story The King’s Demons, ruminate on the current state of Big Finish spinoffs, and discuss the last two episodes of the Big Finish 8th Doctor Time War box set. Oh, and in case you need something to put you to sleep, Pat reads his award-winning Lovecraftian nursery rhyme “Things Your Child Was Not Meant to Know.”

– Celebrities (including Christiane Amanpour, Tom Hanks, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Emilia Clarke, Sting and Shaggy, Jimmy Jam, Faith Evans, and Meryl Streep) react to Jodie Whittaker’s casting as the Doctor! Some are just sort of riffing and don’t have any special interest in the question, but some are really into it! BBC America


Episode 56: Cheap, Weird and Brutal

In this unusually profanity-heavy Episode 56: Cheap, Weird and Brutal, the guys discuss The Sontaran Experiment, the history of violence in Doctor Who, and the first two episodes of the Big Finish 8th Doctor Time War box set. And presented here for the very first time anywhere, exclusive excerpts from David Mamet’s unproduced Ninth Doctor script Glengarry Davros! Listen to the &#%!@?! thing, why don’t you!

– Nicholas Pegg’s final NSFW Doctor Who Magazine article is here.
– Watch the Doctor bust caps here.


Episode 55: Don’t Talk About Our Honeymoon (Peter Capaldi era overview Part Two)

We’re back! After a refreshing several-month hiatus, Joshua, Kelvin, Pat and The Unaffiliated Critic return to finish up our Peter Capaldi-era overview, in two leisurely rounds during which we ponder questions of gender and race in Who, fight an epic Death Zone battle to determine the best Capaldi episode, and learn about Kelvin’s hatred for crows. All of this and The Last Jedi too!


Episode 54: Engineered Weepiness (Peter Capaldi era overview Part One)

In our long-awaited Peter Capaldi-era overview Episode 54: Engineered Weepiness, we take you through… THREE rounds, not so rapid? That’s right, this topic brought out the loquacious nerd in all of us, so we wound up splitting this discussion into two parts. In Part One, your hosts Kelvin, Joshua, Pat and special guest Michael “The Unaffiliated Critic” grapple with the character of the 12th Doctor, his story arc (or lack thereof), the Christmas Special Twice Upon a Time, the medical ethics of regeneration and more!

Note: You might think you’re hearing some audio issues throughout this episode, but don’t worry, that’s just because Kelvin is secretly an Ice Warrior, and Michael is not-so secretly a Cyberman.

– Jodie Whittaker talks about her favorite gig.
– Listen to Michael and his wife’s new podcast, The Unenthusiastic Critic.


Episode 53: South Pole Base of International Stereotypes


In our special all-cyber Episode 53: South Pole Base of International Stereotypes, your hosts Kelvin, Pat, and Scott Glancy Joshua Scrimshaw are joined by special guest Matt Kessen to bring everyone up to speed in anticipation of Peter Capaldi’s final episode. They cover Big Finish’s cyber-origin story Spare Parts and the first cyber-appearance (and final William Hartnell TV story) The Tenth Planet, and Matt sums up the totally logical and not at all cosmologically indecent history of the Cybermen in a special episode of “Reverend Matt’s Monster Science”!

– Hey, here’s a Bill Sienkiewicz sketch of Peter Capaldi!
– One of Pat’s many inaccuracies in this episode was to misidentify Mick McMahon’s wonderful DWM Cyberman art as that of Kelly Jones. Apologies to Mr. McMahon!


Episode 52: Pantsuit

In Episode 52: Pantsuit, the guys are joined by an all-star cast of Twin Cities performers for Get Off My World!’s third anniversary live show at Minneapolis’ Phoenix Theater.

Hear! new material from The Sevateem, as they debut songs from their upcoming rock opera The Caves, based on a certain famous 1984 Doctor Who serial!

Listen! as the Reverend Matt Kessen delivers an erudite lecture about the Silurians!

Witness! Laura Zabel encounter the show for her very first time as we discuss the 1974 Doctor Who serial Robot!

Thrill! as the Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society (featuring Eric Webster and Tim Uren) present a brand-new Doctor Who adventure in classic radio drama style!

Learn! lots of inessential and nerdy Doctor Who trivia as our guests compete in the ultimate game: Trivia of the Exxilons!

All this and a brand-new theme song from Pablo!


Episode 51: Not Quite a Joke So Much

In Episode 51: Not Quite a Joke So Much, your hosts Kelvin, Pat, Tony and Scott Glancy reflect on their many years of hosting this podcast together, dive deep into the world of Doctor Who miniatures, assess Doctor Who body counts, discuss The Talons of Weng-Chiang the whole lotta racism in The Talons of Weng-Chiang, and the 1986 FASA Doctor Who game book Doctor Who and the Rebel’s Gamble why we are so done with Confederate apologias, Robert E. Lee encomia and all the rest of that Lost Cause garbage. Also excuse us please there seem to be quite a number of quite a number of time ano anomalies in this episode episode episode.

– We encourage you to check out Warlord Games’ Doctor Who miniatures.
– And PlutoPlutoPlutoPluto’s Doctor Who casualty graphs.
– And definitely spend some time with Kevin M. Levin’s great site Civil War Memory, one of the best online resources about the US Civil War.
– Oh, and we never did get around to explaining why Harry Sullivan is hanging around with the Sixth Doctor and Peri in Rebel’s Gamble. Find out the answer, sort of, here.
– Josh who? Joshua Scrim… shander? That’s not a real name. What are you talking about?


Episode 50: Totally Honest and Utterly Fair

In our extra-special extended-length Episode 50: Totally Honest and Utterly Fair, the guys cover a wide swath of Doctor Who media: television, comics, audio, and even a 1980s RPG game book. Hear their thoughts on upcoming Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker, the Ninth Doctor comic miniseries Weapons of Past Destruction, the First Doctor TV adventure The Romans and the Fourth Doctor oddball curiosities The Pescatons and Doctor Who and the Vortex Crystal. Along the way, learn about Joshua’s three formative hero characters, why Kelvin hates comedy, what Pat sounds like shouting from the infinite abyss, and X the Unknown!

– Check out Russell T. Davies’ sneaky 13th Doctor illustrations here.


Episode 49: Eaters of Mars

In Episode 49: Eaters Of Mars, L.A. comedian Joseph Scrimshaw and Twin Cities actor Ariel Leaf join the guys for a special podcast recorded at Convergence. The gang continues their farewell salute to Peter Capaldi with a discussion of the final four episodes of Series 10: Empress of Mars, Eaters of Light, World Enough and Time, and The Doctor Falls. They also debate the effectiveness of meat cubes, blame the Justice Society of America for spoiling The Eaters of Light, reach for their pain buttons, and return to their new favorite improv structure: The Greatest Show In The Galaxy!


Episode 48: An Impossible Stack Of Nonsense

After a refreshing summer hiatus, the guys return with Michael “The Unaffiliated Critic” McDunnah to discuss the middle four episodes of Doctor Who Series 10: Oxygen, Extremis, The Pyramid at the End of the World, and The Lie of the Land. Which episode makes the best tabletop role-playing game scenario? In what way is the Doctor like Warren Buffett? Why won’t Peter Capaldi make eye contact with Kelvin? Listen and find out!


Episode 47: Plungers Up!

In Episode 47: Plungers Up!, Doctor Who comic book artist Christopher Jones and future composer of The Caves Of Androzani rock opera Christian Erickson join the guys for a special podcast recorded at CONsole Room. The boys take a break from the classic series to rate the first four episodes of Series 10: The Pilot, Smile, Thin Ice and Knock Knock. They also find time to discuss the early work of Elmer Dinglefritz, explain where baby anglerfish come from, completely forget Kelvin’s name, and try out a new improv structure – The Greatest Show In The Galaxy!


Episode 46: Wanna Do Some Ben And Polly?

In Episode 46: Wanna Do Some Ben And Polly?, the boys talk passports and other “mumbo jumbo” as they explore the historical context of the 1967 Second Doctor adventure The Faceless Ones, reveal the secrets of how they “prepare” for the podcast, perform a new Faceless Ones-inspired comedy sketch, and review the fourth and final installment of the Eighth Doctor Big Finish audio box set series Doom Coalition! 


Episode 45: Drain The Mercury Swamp

In Episode 45: Drain The Mercury Swamp, the boys visit the planet Vulcan for a discussion of Patrick Troughton’s debut adventure The Power Of The Daleks, analyze the strange evolution of TARDIS technology, perform Pat’s new Power Of The Daleks-inspired comedy sketch, and return to the Death Zone for a battle between the 2006 Big Finish audio adventure The Veiled Leopard and The 2014 Twelfth Doctor adventure Time Heist!


Episode 44: Oh Crap, It’s High Tide

In Episode 44: Oh Crap, It’s High Tide, the guys discover buried loot in the form of the 1966 First Doctor adventure The Smugglers, choose their favorite one-hit Doctor Who wonders, perform Kelvin’s new Smugglers-inspired comedy sketch, and say a fond farewell to John Hurt as the War Doctor in his final Big Finish audio box set, Casualties of War. 

-Elroy Josephs is the first black actor to have a significant speaking role in Doctor Who.


Episode 43: All Future Humans Suck

In Episode 43: All Future Humans Suck, the boys put their new cloister bell to the test as they enumerate the many changes they’d like to see when Chris Chibnall takes over Doctor Who, fawn all over the 1975 Fourth Doctor adventure Planet of Evil, interview their favorite Ice Warrior, and muster some love for the latest Big Finish Eighth Doctor audio box set, Doom Coalition Volume 3!


Episode 42: I Deny This Reality

In Episode 42: I Deny This Reality, the boys welcome game designer Jeff Tidball to the podcast to discuss his new Doctor Who game Time Clash! The guys also ruminate upon the dangerous art of adapting existing properties into new media, pause for a Valentine’s Day interlude with metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell, and gently guide Jeff through his very first classic Doctor Who story, The Deadly Assassin!

The guys: Pat, Joshua, Tony, Jeff, and Kelvin!


Episode 41: Entropy Of Columbo

In Episode 41: Entropy Of Columbo, the boys listen to the latest audio adventures of the War Doctor, contemplate the Doctor’s mental health, study the second law of thermodynamics and its relation to the 1981 Fourth Doctor adventure Logopolis, and decide which is the ultimate regeneration story: Planet of The Spiders, Logopolis, or The Caves of Androzani.

Notes and, um, Apologies
– Joshua mistakenly refers to the Harry Potter character Mad Eye Moody as “Mad Dog.” Don’t tell his wife and daughter. They will never let him live it down.
– Speaking of mad dogs, Pat’s neighbor has a new pup and apparently it has a lot to say about Logopolis. Please forgive the occasional outburst of yapping toward the end of the podcast.


Episode 40: HOVERCRAFT!

In Episode 40: HOVERCRAFT!, the guys meditate on the Third Doctor’s 1974 swan song Planet Of The Spiders, get evangelical about an underrated Third Doctor adventure that is not Planet Of The Spiders, dilute their own brand by discussing the latest Star Wars film Rogue One, and last but not least, discover the hidden existential depths of Mr. Huffle!

Show Notes and Other Tidbits:
– You can listen to Joseph Scrimshaw and the Force Center podcast here.
– Read Film Crit Hulk’s considered critique of Rogue One here.


Episode 39: Sad Lava Monster Ballad

In Episode 39: Sad Lava Monster Ballad, the boys are joined by Christian Erickson and Janey Winterbauer of the Twin Cities-based band The Sevateem! Listen as the guys rustle through Kelvin’s bag of odorous nostalgia, interrogate Christian and Janey about their unfinished Caves Of Androzani rock opera, mentally and emotionally prepare for the next Doctor Who Christmas special, listen to Christian and Janey’s Caves-inspired song “Anywhere In The Universe,” and express varying degrees of love for the 1985 Fifth Doctor soon-to-be-rock-opera The Caves of Androzani!

Show Notes and Other Tidbits:
– Listen and stream Astronaut Wife here.
– Become a fan of The Sevateem here.


Episode 38: Making The Celestial Toymaker Face

tumblr_inline_nk6p23rycx1qaar7aIn Episode 38: Making The Celestial Toymaker Face, the guys pick the most representative story from each Doctor’s era (only it’s more complicated than that), dig deep to find anything remotely entertaining about the 1966 First Doctor adventure The Celestial Toymaker, listen to a song by future podcast guests The Sevateem, and wrap up our look at The Brigadier with a Death Zone battle between the 1995 direct-to-video story Downtime, and the 2012 Sarah Jane Adventures story Enemy of the Bane.

Show Notes and Other Tidbits:
– Check out Andrew Bruce’s Doctor Who miniature wargames rules here.
– Become a fan of The Sevateem here.


Episode 37: I Can So Picture Mel Wearing A Baggy Sweater With A Giant Saxophone That Says Jazz On It

3a331c2100000578-3919606-image-a-2_1478686891979We’re back after taking an unexpected month off to rehearse our various holiday shows* and recover from the psychological horror of the US election. Thank you for your patience!

In Episode 37: I Can So Picture Mel Wearing A Baggy Sweater With A Giant Saxophone That Says Jazz On It, the boys are joined by Twin Cities actor and she-nerd Ariel Leaf! Listeners will learn many amazing facts, including what the First Doctor would sound like if he were a Klingon, which character from the 1989 Seventh Doctor adventure Battlefield is actually a talking penguin, why the gang is thankful for the existence of Doctor Who, and what makes the 2001 Big Finish 8th Doctor adventure Minuet In Hell quite possibly the worst Doctor Who audio ever recorded!

*If you live in the Twin Cities and enjoy nerdy live theater, please consider seeing Kelvin Hatle as Klingon Scrooge in A Klingon Christmas Carol and Joshua English Scrimshaw as Paul Bunyan, God of Lumber in the Minnesota-themed Avengers spoof The The Averagers: Christmas War!

Show Notes and Other Tidbits:
– And as for the weirdest Who actor appearance, how could we forget this one?


Episode 36: Something Like Eros and Psyche

m_drwhoyeti2 In Episode 36: Something Like Eros and Psyche, the boys are joined by sound guy Tony Karna for a festive yet intimate celebration of two whole years of podcasting! Listen as the guys share their nerdy summer adventures, dare to question the plan of The Great Intelligence from the 1967 Second Doctor adventure The Abominable Snowmen, play a truly epic round of Trivia Of The Exxilons, and continue their look at The Brigadier with a Death Zone battle between the 2000 Big Finish Sixth Doctor audio The Spectre of Lanyon Moor, and the 2008 Big Finish Unbound audio Masters of War!

Due to a small recording snafu, this episode features an intermittent background hiss. The guys apologize, but encourage you to imagine the hiss coming from a disgruntled Ice Warrior sitting in the background, disagreeing with every one of the guys’ opinions. It makes everything better!


Episode 35: Cheese of the Doctor


The Third Doctor enjoys some Gorgonzola in Day of the Daleks!

In Episode 35: Cheese of the Doctor, the guys welcome special guest, nerd-about-town and co-host of the Aging Poorly Podcast, Bill Stiteler! Join them as they probe the inner recesses of Bill’s mind for any and all Doctor Who-related memories, talk candidly about midlife regeneration crises, avoid meeting their future selves in a timey-wimey discussion of the 1983 Fifth Doctor adventure Mawdryn Undead, and choose the perfect cheese to pair with every Doctor.


Bonus Episode 2: Wendy Padbury For President

In Bonus Episode 2: Wendy Padbury For President, Joshua interviews classic Doctor Who star Wendy Padbury (with some help from a live audience) at Console Room 2016! Wendy Padbury played astrophysicist Zoe Herriot from 1968 to 1969, alongside Patrick Troughton as the Doctor and Frazier Hines as fellow companion Jaime McCrimmon. Listen as Wendy shares just how close she came to turning down the role of Zoe, which of the new series companions is her favorite, how the stage play Doctor Who and The Daleks In Seven Keys To Doomsday resulted in her being repeatedly struck with a handbag, whether or not she’d ever want to play a female Doctor, her thoughts on Brexit, and much, much more!

And thanks again to Colin Baker for singing our bonus episode theme song!

Wendy and Joshua

Wendy Padbury with an overjoyed Joshua!


Episode 34: Precipice of Failure!

edge-of-distructionIn Episode 34: Precipice Of Failure!, the boys visit Convergence for a live recording with special guests Ariel Leaf and Joseph Scrimshaw! Listen as they debate practical shoes versus weak ankles, the 1963 First Doctor adventure The Edge Of Destruction versus the 2008 Tenth Doctor adventure Midnight, the KLF versus Gary Glitterregeneration by parachute failure versus regeneration by liver failure, Deadly Assassins versus Agreeable Assassins, and much, much more!


From left to right: Kelvin, Tony, Ariel, Joseph, Pat, and Joshua!


Episode 33: As Sphinctery As Possible

zygons12[1]In Episode 33: As Sphinctery As Possible, Get Off My World’s resident monster expert, Matt Kessen, returns for an edifying analysis of the Loch Ness Monster as depicted in the 1975 Fourth Doctor adventure Terror of the Zygons! Things you will also hear: a dramatic reading of our very first listener submitted poem, a tam o’ shanter full of Scottish stereotypes, the correct pronunciation of the last name of the guy who plays Moss on The I.T. Crowd, and a double dose of Big Finish audio goodness in the form of The Horror of Glam Rock and The Zygon Who Fell To Earth!


Episode 32: Stand There And Look Pretty

jaimeandpatIn Episode 32: Stand There And Look Pretty, super nerd Jimmy LeDuc and comic book artist Christopher Jones join the guys for a special podcast recorded at Console Room, the Twin Cities Doctor Who convention! Listen as the boys choose which companions they would take on their own travels through space and time, slog their way through the six-part Big Finish audio adaptation of the unmade Second Doctor adventure Lords of The Red Planet, figure out what really made the Doctor and Susan leave Gallifrey, and discover the deadly power of nail polish remover in the 1967 Second Doctor adventure The Moonbase.


Episode 31: Terrified By The Seventies

p01b86bz In Episode 31: Terrified By The Seventies, the guys confront their childhood fears, revel in the convoluted plot mechanics of the Third Doctor adventure Terror Of The Autons, enjoy a brief lecture on the Tristan chord, and struggle with their mixed feelings about the newest Eighth Doctor Big Finish boxset Doom Coalition 2.


Episode 30: Outhouse on a Pile of Dynamite


In Episode 30: Outhouse On a Pile of Dynamite, the guys consider which new series Doctor would pair best with classic series Brigadier, venture into the underground for a discussion of the 1968 Second Doctor adventure The Web of Fear, present a recently discovered lost round from Get Off My World Episode 25 featuring special guest Matt Kessen, and herd all the First and Second Doctor companions into the Death Zone to decide once and for all who is the greatest companion of the 1960s!


Episode 29: It Came From Uranus!

madic_chen[1]In Episode 29: It Came From Uranus, the guys tackle the epic 1965 William Hartnell adventure The Daleks’ Master Plan! Their conversation – like the story – careens from bleak to ridiculous as they discuss companion deaths, Bing Crosby dressed as a clown, ethnic stereotypes, jungle planets, Egyptians with rocks, tragic endings and the unavoidable problem with the planet Uranus.


Episode 28: Potentially Aggressive Lap Dancers

raston2Episode 28: Potentially Aggressive Lap Dancers is the second part of a two-part podcast celebrating twenty years of the Eighth Doctor! Listen as the boys debate the drinking habits of all thirteen Doctors, unpack the complicated history of Doctor Who fiction, interview Joshua’s wife Adrienne English Scrimshaw and daughter Miriam for a distinctly female perspective on Paul McGann, and dig deep into Lawrence Miles’ seminal Eighth Doctor novel Alien Bodies.

Show Notes and Other Tidbits
– The BBC Doctor Who emoji quiz is here.
– A somewhat helpful set of annotations for Alien Bodies, with a small amount of input from Lawrence Miles himself, can be found here.


Episode 27: Street Hassle


In Episode 27: Street Hassle, the boys are joined by special guest Brian Schomburg of Fantasy Flight Games for part one of a two-part look at the Eighth Doctor, including (but not limited to) another surprise attack from the mind probe, a jovial discussion of the 1996 TV movie The Enemy Within, a plethora of suggestions for the Twelfth Doctor’s next companion, and a review of the 2015 Big Finish 8th Doctor audio box set Doom Coalition culminating in the startling revelation of who the next companion ABSOLUTELY SHOULD BE FOR REAL!

Show Notes and Other Tidbits
– The announcement about Gale Force Nine’s upcoming board game Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks is here.
– You can see some of Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who sketches here.


Episode 26: Effective at 30 Feet!

The War Machines
In Episode 26: Effective at 30 Feet!, the fellows discuss playing with their dolls—er, action figures—and swoon a little bit over mod fashions, but then recover their masculinity by evaluating the military effectiveness of The War Machines and the murky moral areas of the two War Doctor audio story arcs Only the Monstrous and Infernal Devices. Plus, the world debut of a missing first draft scene from The Enemy of the World that is totally the genuine article from 1967 and was not just written a few days ago by Kelvin, not at all!


Episode 25: Lumpy And Unpleasant

vlcsnap-2012-12-11-17h51m01s77In Episode 25: Lumpy and Unpleasant, the boys are joined by monster expert Matt Kessen for a giant-sized dino-centric conflabulation! Listen as the boys ruthlessly interrogate their unsuspecting guest, reevaluate the notorious 1974 Third Doctor adventure The Dinosaur Invasion, create their ideal Doctor Who RPG characters, and grapple with the most challenging Death Zone yet – Doctor Who versus Star Trek versus Star Wars!

Show Notes and Other Tidbits
– Harlan Ellison’s introduction to the Pinnacle Doctor Who books is here.
– You can read David Brin’s takedown of Star Wars here.


Episode 24: In The Spirit of Athenian Democracy

DecisionIn Episode 24: In The Spirit Of Athenian Democracy, the boys do their best to answer listener questions about Gallifrey’s history, culture (and wildlife), pair a Doctor Who story with their favorite alcoholic beverage, go into Deadly Assassin* mode for a heated discussion of the 2014 Twelfth Doctor story Kill the Moon, and conclude the two-part Regeneration Death Zone with a look at the Sixth Doctor’s other last adventure, the 2015 Big Finish audio anthology The Last Adventure.

*And be sure to let us know who you think won the Deadly Assassin round! Did Kelvin successfully kill Kill The Moon? Or did Joshua deflect enough of Kelvin’s wrath to save the baby space dragon thing?  You decide!

Show Notes and Other Tidbits
– Is Pat crazy or does this short Samuel Beckett piece remind you of Doctor Who?
– You can watch anime Third Doctor here.


Episode 23: Living In The Shag Palace

hpdvdsmart-2015-05-26-21-59-52-25In Episode 23: Living In The Shag Palace, the boys imagine a world in which their favorite rock stars are given prominent roles in Doctor Who, deconstruct the 1968 Second Doctor adventure Enemy of the World, share their thoughts on the 2015 Christmas Special The Husbands of River Song, and kick off the first part of a two-part Regeneration Death Zone featuring the first (but not last) last adventure of the Sixth Doctor, Gary Russell’s 2005 BBC novel Spiral Scratch.


Episode 22: Doctor Who, You Utter Bastard!

unbound___deadline_by_hisi79-d7lmakxIn Episode 22: Doctor Who, You Utter Bastard!, the boys are joined by Get Off My World sound engineer Tony Karna for five rollicking rounds of Doctor Who banter! The guys ruminate on the podcast’s one-year anniversary, Tony bypasses the Randomizer to discuss the 1980 Tom Baker adventure The Keeper of Traken, Pat unveils a brand new round called Trivia of the Exxilons, and finally, battle lines are drawn as the boys fiercely debate which is the superior anniversary story – the 40th anniversary Big Finish audio story Deadline by Rob Shearman or the 50th anniversary TV movie An Adventure in Space and Time by Mark Gatiss.

Show Notes and Other Tidbits
– The picture at the top of this page is from an alternate Deadline cover by Hisi79. Check out his other awesome Big Finish covers too.
– Download Deadline by Rob Shearman for only five lousy bucks at!
– Read Lawrence Miles’ epic take down of An Adventure In Space and Time here.
In all fairness, here are a few take downs of Deadline (mixed with several glowing reviews) from The Doctor Who Ratings Guide.


Series 9 Minisodes 10, 11, 12: Get Off My Planet!

hqdefaultIn Series 9 Minisodes 10, 11, 12: Get Off My Planet!the boys recruit Twin Cities writer and luminary Rob Callahan to help analyse the final three episodes of Doctor Who series 9. Listen as Joshua man-swoons over Peter Capaldi, Rob points out how Series 9 is kind of like Hellraiser but not at all like Tank Girl, Pat continues to enjoy other people’s head canon more than what ends up on TV, and Kelvin takes personal responsibility for the presence of neck tattoos in Doctor Who.


Series 9 Minisode 9: Eye Boogers!

91018In Minisode 9: Eye Boogers!, the boys find both a depth of meaning and absolutely no meaning in Sleep No More by Mark Gatiss. Topics of discussion include: Pat’s New York theater recommendations, the size of Joshua’s heart, Peter Capaldi’s big mesmerizing face, the conservation of mass in relation to eye boogers, and… THE END OF MINISODES!?!


Series 9 Minisode 8: Zygons At Costco

Doctor-Who-The-Zygon-Invasion In Minisode 8: Zygons At Costco, the boys come very close to thoroughly enjoying The Zygon Inversion by Peter Harness and Steven Moffat. Topics of discussion include imbeciles, the Doctor and Clara’s lack of a relationship, Zygon transgender issues, and Cyber-Robin Williams.


Series 9 Minisode 7: Your Father Was A Donkey And Your Momma Was A Horse

tumblr_inline_nxcuw89is31qkiwwx_500In Minisode 7: Your Father Was A Donkey And Your Momma Was A Horse, the boys have mixed feelings about The Zygon Invasion by Peter Harness. Listen as they discuss hybrid pack animals, Pat’s least favorite scene in all of Doctor Who, the increasingly provocative charms of Osgood, and of course, the Moon Dragon.


Series 9 Minisode 6: The Hundred Years’ Crabfest

p035n9j4In Minisode 6: The Hundred Years’ Crabfest, the boys discuss the pros and cons of The Woman Who Lived by Catherine Tregenna. Topics include: historical inaccuracies, family friendly penis jokes, lion puns, the inevitable Lady Me spin-off, and more tenuous connections to Kill The Moon!   


Series 9 Minisode 5: Another Thing We Can Blame Richard Wagner For


In Minisode 5: Another Thing We Can Blame Richard Wagner For, the boys have differing opinions about The Girl Who Died by Jamie Mathieson and Steven Moffat. Listen as they discuss ’80s music, Brian Blessed, baby talk, testosterone with lemon grass, historically inaccurate viking helmets, and much, much more!*

*By much, much more we mean MORE CRAZY TALK ABOUT KILL THE MOON!


Series 9 Minisode 4: Just Like The Ten Commandments Or X-Men 2

series-9-trailer-2-21[1]In Minisode 4: Just Like The Ten Commandments Or X-Men 2, the boys ponder Before The Flood by Toby Whithouse. Topics of discussion include electric guitar, breaking the fourth wall, Arthurian myth, and more metaphysical horror. But all that pales in comparison to the big question… Could Kelvin’s crackpot Kill The Moon theory be coming true?!?