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Two-minute Time Lord

Two-minute Time Lord
Description:
Two-minute Time Lord is a commentary podcast about the BBC ' s popular family science fiction program, Doctor Who. We ' ll try to keep this context in mind as we review episodes, comment on the news of the moment, and otherwise pontificate: Doctor Who is not FOR a thirtysomething podcaster. It ' s for that nine-year-old behind the sofa. But his or her mum and dad have been invited along for the ride, as are those of us who were kids when Peter Davison first picked up a cricket bat. And we ' ll keep it to two minutes, because we ' re ALL in a hurry.

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Two-minute Time Lord Statistics
Episodes:
304
Average Episode Duration:
07:33
Longest Episode Duration:
1:35:17
Total Duration of all Episodes:
1 day, 14 hours, 12 minutes and 56 seconds
Earliest Episode:
15 September 2017 (2:57am GMT)
Latest Episode:
15 July 2017 (2:55am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
8 days, 15 hours, 52 minutes and 8 seconds

Two-minute Time Lord Episodes

  • 2MTL 375: Titan Comics and the Forgotten Doctor

    12 April 2015 (1:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 15 seconds

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    There was a time, you know. A time when Jack Harkness had never died. Let's go back to the time of the Forgotten Doctor, courtesy of Titan Comics.



  • 2MTL 374: "The Stone Rose" Revisited

    1 April 2015 (3:03am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    My The Audio Guide to Babylon 5 cohost, occasional 2MTL contributor and spouse, Shannon, returns with a review of the recently reissued The Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner — but does she do so with Rose-colored glasses?

    • David Tennant's appearance on Colin Murray


  • 2MTL 373: "The Girl in the Fireplace" Throwback Review

    27 March 2015 (3:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 34 seconds

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    "The Girl in the Fireplace" is a glimpse into the future: Steven Moffat's second Doctor Who story pretty much establishes the format that the show will follow when he takes over as showrunner and casts Smith, Gillan and Darvill. Plus, we revisit a 2MTL topic from 2009 and marvel at the entire cast's relational flexibility, and talk about the other John Byrne.



  • 2MTL 372: Three Doctors, One Paul Cornell

    15 March 2015 (8:18pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 21 minutes and 43 seconds

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    Paul Cornell has a dream project with Titan Comics: a crossover event with all three stars of their ongoing DOCTOR WHO series! It's early yet, so Paul is circumspect about the plot, but you can find out who his artistic collaborator will be and discover the tone of this highly anticipated team-up of the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors. PLUS an update on Paul's SHADOW POLICE series of novels!

    Want to buy the miniseries at your local comics shop? Here's a proper Calendar of Events:

    • May 2 (Free Comic Book Day): Titan will present a free comic featuring three Doctor Who stories and a teaser for the miniseries including an interview with Paul.
    • May 20: PREVIEWS, the Diamond Comic Distributors ordering catalog, goes online . You can fill out the order form and take it to your comics shop.
    • May 27: Paper copies of PREVIEWS arrive at your shop.
    • June 24: This is your last chance to tell your shop to order an extra copy for you!
    • August 12: Issue 1!
    • August 15: Doctor Who Comics Day, with Paul and other creators making store appearances around the world.
    • August 19-September 9: Issues 2-5!


  • 2MTL 371: Conventional Wisdom

    21 February 2015 (8:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 6 seconds

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    Reflections on conventions in general and Gallifrey One in particular: why they matter and how I hope to make the most of them this year.

    Special thanks to all of the people with positive feedback on my segment for Radio Free Skaro Live!



  • 2MTL 370: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of "Rose"

    16 February 2015 (4:26am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 10 minutes and 48 seconds

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    From Gallifrey One, here's my celebration of the 10th anniversary of the airing of "Rose." Thanks to my friends at Radio Free Skaro for inviting me to share the stage once more for their Friday morning live show, "Behind the Magic".



  • 2MTL 369: "School Reunion" Throwback Review

    23 January 2015 (3:19am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 2 seconds

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    It's been a LONG time since we've done a Throwback Review. So let's pick up where we left off: with an insufferable TARDIS couple realizing that things are just a little bit complicated, and a heaping helping of nostalgia from the Archetypal Companion and the Shooty Dog Thing.



  • 2MTL 368: The Last "Last Christmas" Panel (Time Dilation)

    3 January 2015 (3:55am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 31 minutes and 35 seconds

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    It's still Christmas, darn it! And the Doctor Who series isn't over yet! At least that's what I'm trying to convince myself, by inviting National Public Radio's Petra Mayer and Doctor Who: Verity!'s Tansy Rayner Roberts over to 2MTL to talk one last time about Last Christmas, Steven Moffat and Clara Oswald.



  • 2MTL 367: "Last Christmas" Reviewed

    26 December 2014 (3:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 26 seconds

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    Jolly old St. Nick? Radagast to the Doctor's Gandalf. Dreamcrabs? Scary. Mystery North Pole outpost? More and less than it seems. "Last Christmas"? Several levels of delightful.



  • 2MTL 366: Cybermen Intervention

    13 December 2014 (10:41pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 28 seconds

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    Sure, the Cybermen looked impressive in the Series 8 finale. But were they sufficiently Cybermenny? Is it time to rethink the Cybermen, or better yet, take a break and bring them back to first principles?



  • 2MTL 365: The All-Star Series 8 and Beyond Panel (Time Dilation)

    22 November 2014 (8:42pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes and 30 seconds

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    It's a Time Dilation episode of 2MTL, in which the "Two-minute" part becomes a colossal lie! Joining me in reviewing Series 8 and predicting Doctor Who's future are:

    • Lynne Thomas of Verity! and Uncanny Magazine!
    • Kyle Anderson of Doctor Who: The Writer's Room and Nerdist.com!
    • Graeme Burk of Reality Bomb and Who's 50: The 50 Doctor Who Stories to Watch Before You Die!
    • Mark Goodacre of the NT Pod and one of my favorite 2MTL episodes ever, 2MTL 316: What IS "Doctor Who Canon" Anyway???


  • 2MTL 364: "Death in Heaven" Reviewed

    9 November 2014 (3:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 55 seconds

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    Best. Moffat. Finale. Ever.

    Best. Moffat. Series. Ever.

    And yet, somehow, I'm not sure how much more I can take!



  • 2MTL 363: "Dark Water" Reviewed

    2 November 2014 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 37 seconds

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    Sometimes the BBC can't help but spoil the surprise. Sometimes the reveals aren't all that revealing. Sometimes you dismiss the obvious because it's too obvious. Sometimes it doesn't matter, because the episode is brilliant and even wickedly funny because there's no surprise.



  • 2MTL 362: "In the Forest of the Night" Reviewed

    26 October 2014 (2:04am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 12 seconds

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    Series 8's more unhurried pacing reaches its apex with the "lyrical and beautiful," per Steven Moffat, "In the Forest of the Night." Did the episode hold interest? Did The Doctor and Clara resemble themselves from just a couple of episodes ago? Well….



  • 2MTL 361: "Flatline" Reviewed

    19 October 2014 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Yes, yes and more yes, as this supposedly "Doctor-Lite" episode gives us both Clara-as-the-Doctor and The-Doctor-as-someone-who's-thinking-he's-doing-his-job-too-well.



  • 2MTL 360: "Mummy on the Orient Express" Reviewed

    12 October 2014 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 42 seconds

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    "Mummy on the Orient Express" does what it says on the tin, and. while not a "romp" as such, it's perfectly timed after last week's angst and controversy.



  • 2MTL 359: "Kill the Moon" NOT Reviewed

    7 October 2014 (2:04am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 5 minutes and 55 seconds

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    Six things make a podcast: "Kill the Moon" defied my attempt to do a simple, cohesive review. So here's an extended series of impressions the episode left on me. (Thanks to K and R for kibitzing.)



  • 2MTL 358: "The Caretaker" Reviewed

    28 September 2014 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 29 seconds

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    A rubbish brown coat (not the legendary Tennant overcoat, sadly, that would have been funny) is a paper-thin disguise for a Doctor who is a bit of a rubbish caretaker. While he endangers Coal Hill School to fire Jimmy Vee into space, Clara makes some rubbish attempts to keep her two worlds separate. The episode? Not at all rubbish. But it's time to talk about Clara, and how the Doctor and showrunner are treating her.



  • 2MTL 357: "Time Heist" Reviewed

    21 September 2014 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 6 seconds

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    As a bank robber, the Doctor makes a surprisingly good bank robber. And Stephen Thompson turns in a story that is no "Curse of the Black Spot." I solemnly promise not to cite "Leverage" again this season.



  • 2MTL 356: "Listen!" Reviewed

    14 September 2014 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 20 seconds

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    The latest in Steven Moffat's series of biological functionally-titled episodes, "Listen!" is entirely about hiding behind the sofa, and why we do that, and what greatness the fear that drives it might lead us to. And, to my great surprise, we get a profound look underneath the Doctor's mask.



  • 2MTL 355: "Robot of Sherwood" Reviewed

    7 September 2014 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 6 seconds

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    If Robin Hood had assaulted the Doctor with a quarterstaff, with a full-on "Ho! Ha Ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! Thrust!", I perhaps would have bought in.

    Robin Hood Daffy



  • 2MTL 354: "Into the Dalek" Reviewed

    31 August 2014 (12:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 24 seconds

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    Spoiler: The Daleks are back.

    Spoiler: The Twelfth Doctor is not especially warm and fuzzy.

    Spoiler: There's a lot of pew-pew-pew and boom-boom-boom.

    Spoiler: For the second week in a row, it's not the A-plot that has me so excited about Series 8.



  • 2MTL 353: "Deep Breath" Reviewed

    24 August 2014 (2:10am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 37 seconds

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    Peter Capaldi delivers. Of that, there was no doubt. What else does "Deep Breath" have going for it, and does it measure up to Steven Moffat's first crack at introducing a Doctor?



  • 2MTL 352: The Fate of the Impossible Girl

    20 August 2014 (3:04am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 27 seconds

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    So the tabloids think that season is Clara's swan song. I'm not ready to see her go, but…

    Guess what haters – Clara is the best companion, second maybe only to Donna.

    — Kyle Anderson (@FunctionalNerd) August 16, 2014

    really, Kyle Anderson of Nerdist.com? Let's not go quite that far. Yet.



  • 2MTL 351: The Gallery of the Cleverdumb

    12 August 2014 (2:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 0 seconds

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    The Two-minute Time Lord Podcast will have no truck with the "so bad it's good" notion. Instead, we celebrate the notion of "cleverdumb" storytelling: meticulous in certain aspects, and gleefully and purposefully washing its hands of others. Exhibit A: the US series Leverage. Exhibits that follow: certain episodes of our favorite family sci-fi drama–but why are there so few "cleverdumb" Doctor Whos?

    (One guess who inspired the title for this podcast.)



  • 2MTL 350: Peter Capaldi in Wonder Woman's Armor

    29 July 2014 (2:49am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 59 seconds

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    A clickbait headline hurtles toward Ye Olde Compare-and-Contrast between the promised grim-'n'-gritty Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the widely inferred darkness of the Twelfth Doctor.



  • 2MTL 349: More Than 2,000 Years in the TARDIS?

    20 July 2014 (9:07pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 1 second

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    Two thousand years! That's how old The Doctor is now, as stated by the Twelfth in the latest trailer and as implied in his predecessor's swan song, "The Time of the Doctor." That's a pretty huge leap from roughly 900 years old at the start of Steven Moffat's showrunnership. Is it a fair leap when you consider the assumed ages of his predecessors? Or is "fairness" even a fair issue?



  • 2MTL 348: Oops.

    9 July 2014 (2:13am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 45 seconds

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    On the power of the (leaked) written word (and the importance of Wheaton's Law)…



  • 2MTL 347: A Tale of Two Action Figures, or Why the War Doctor Doesn't Count

    2 July 2014 (1:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 15 seconds

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    With apologies, the War Doctor just doesn't seem "real" enough to warrant a space on my shelf among the ordinally-numbered Doctor action figures in my collection. As magnificent as John Hurt was, why am I reluctant to include him in the tribe?



  • 2MTL 346: Capoptimism

    22 June 2014 (3:35am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 53 seconds

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    Herewith, three reasons why old-school fandom is buzzing with such excitement for Peter Capaldi, when the historic pattern has been more guarded.



  • 2MTL 345: Rebecca Moore and the Famous Infographic (Time Dilation)

    14 June 2014 (11:08pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 12 minutes and 42 seconds

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    Rebecca Moore and her fellow undergraduates at BYU-Idaho did a little study this year about female characters' representation in post-2005 DOCTOR WHO. You might have heard about it! I talk with Rebecca about what prompted the study, and what happened when her teammate Joseph Struhs's infographic got noticed on Tumblr and by The Guardian and went viral.

    For other takes on the study, check out Verity! episode 43 and Charlie Jane Anders's io9 article, "Why the Bechdel Test is More Important Than You Realize."



  • 2MTL 344: Something New?

    7 June 2014 (1:04am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 27 seconds

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    At the Hay Festival, showrunner Steven Moffat promised that the new season of Doctor Who will be radically different. Does casting Peter Capaldi alone make that true?



  • 2MTL 343: The Hugo Rorschach Test

    26 May 2014 (3:39am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 24 seconds

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    Last month the Hugo nominees were revealed and thankfully, the controversies found in other award categories were absent in the Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) category. Which Doctor Who-related work, including the non-episodes AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME and THE FIVE(ISH) DOCTORS REBOOT deserve the nod? And, these days, what does a Hugo really mean?

    (Sorry I've been away; launching The Audio Guide to Babylon 5 with Verity!'s Erika Ensign and my wife Shannon has been a bit of a distraction!)



  • 2MTL 342: A (Character) Study in Clara

    20 April 2014 (11:35pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 58 seconds

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    A departure for 2MTL: why pontificate about a character when I can approach it fictionally? Here's a character study about Clara Oswald, and what might have been beneath her blurted confession in "The Time of the Doctor."



  • 2MTL 341: "Tooth and Claw" Two-minute Throwback

    30 March 2014 (2:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 47 seconds

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    Eight years ago we saw a new side to the Doctor and his companion, who reached stratospheric levels of self-satisfaction. Was Queen Victoria right about what awful people they were? Are a smug Doctor and Rose worse than, say, a Doctor trying to brain a caveman or strangle a companion?



  • 2MTL 340: ReMastered

    21 March 2014 (2:23am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 22 seconds

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    We made it through the Matt Smith era without the return of the Doctor's arch-nemesis, the Master. A couple of weeks ago, the rumors started to circulate. Is he back to face Peter Capaldi? And should he wear a new face?



  • 2MTL 339: DOCTOR WHO's Annual Checkup with Keith Topping and Jason Snell (Time Dilation)

    2 March 2014 (8:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 27 minutes and 34 seconds

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    In this Time-Dialated, Gallifrey One-facilitated interview show, two popular media observers with impeccable DOCTOR WHO credentials — Yer Actual Keith Telly Topping and The Incomparable's Jason Snell — help me look outside the fishbowl to see just how well our favorite television series is doing in the wider world of SF fans and TV viewers.



  • 2MTL 338: Paul Cornell and Gary Russell at Gallifrey One

    20 February 2014 (4:12am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 38 minutes and 53 seconds

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    In our first of two extended Time Dilation episodes of 2MTL featuring interviews from Gallifrey One, we hear from two well-known Doctor Who pros that have launched new phases of their careers. Paul Cornell talks about his novels London Falling and the upcoming The Severed Streets, redefining Marvel's Wolverine, and IDW's "The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who." Gary Russell reflects on his long history with Doctor Who, and how he's carried that to Australia as a series producer for Planet 55 Studios.



  • 2MTL 337: A Moment with Billie Piper

    16 February 2014 (6:53am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Illness tried and failed to stop Billie Piper from attending her first American convention. We talked about her decision to take on the roles of Rose Tyler in 2005 and The Moment in 2013 during a break in her marathon autograph sessions at Gallifrey One.



  • 2MTL 336: Is There a Magic Bullet?

    10 February 2014 (7:35am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 3 seconds

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    My journey to Gallifrey One takes me to my brother's apartment, and one more opportunity to find the One Great Episode that will make him a Doctor Who fan.



  • 2MTL 335: Bigger Than Life

    3 February 2014 (4:13am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 22 seconds

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    Mirroring Doctor Who's enormous popularity, the Doctor himself has become a bigger and bigger deal in his own fictional universe, and the axis around which most of his stories have rotated in recent years. Is it time to dial things back? Maybe even go back to the old, formulaic days of having random adventures and moving on?

    See also Charlie Jane Anders's May 2013 column at io9.



  • 2MTL 334: Amid the Chaos, There Comes a Costume!

    28 January 2014 (4:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 16 seconds

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    We have a costume! What does it tell us about the Twelfth Doctor's character? Look beyond the pose…



  • 2MTL 333: Restorative Numerology

    9 January 2014 (2:34am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 37 seconds

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    Possibly somewhat belatedly, 2MTL evaluates whether Matt Smith was the Eleventh or Thirteenth Doctor.



  • 2MTL 332: Celebrating "The Time of the Doctor"

    27 December 2013 (4:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 23 seconds

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    The Christmas spirit survives past the 25th, as we celebrate and critique Matt Smith's final episode. In song.

    I'm sorry. So, so sorry.



  • 2MTL 331: First They Came for the Shippers

    18 December 2013 (4:20am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 45 seconds

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    An awful moment at the BFI premiere of the latest Sherlock series made me think about how much more broad and welcoming Doctor Who fandom should be of its creative communities and other "outsiders."



  • 2MTL 330: Who Knew it Was Duodecimal?

    9 December 2013 (3:51am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 40 seconds

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    This one's a possible SPOILER if you've been avoiding the press for "The Time of the Doctor," as we talk about the nature of Matt Smith's upcoming regeneration.



  • 2MTL 329: Reimagining the Time War

    30 November 2013 (3:19am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 29 seconds

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    "The Day of the Doctor" turned our understanding of what happened during the Last Great Time War on our collective head, while somehow managing not to seriously break previous episodes' continuity. It's not a perfectly clean fit, however: there's one significant Moment of inconsistency, and a completely different portrayal of the Time Lords…



  • 2MTL 328: The Day After the Day of the Doctor

    24 November 2013 (9:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 29 seconds

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    After my first viewing of "The Day of the Doctor," I thought that it was very much in the vein of "The Five Doctors." That can be a mixed blessing: "The Five Doctors" is beloved, and successful in celebrating 20 years of DOCTOR WHO, but not an example of excellent TV drama in its own right. Much as I enjoyed "Day," was I being too hard on it?



  • 2MTL 327: The Night of the McGann, or, "Capaldi Who?"

    19 November 2013 (2:33am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 8 seconds

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    If I had talked about "The Night of the Doctor" right after it aired, this is what you would have heard:

    "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!"

    Fortunately for us all, there will be no squeeing or wibbling in today's podcast. There will be brief consideration of the petition currently asking for even more televised Eighth Doctor goodness, though.



  • 2MTL 326: "The Web of Fear" from Long Island Who

    9 November 2013 (8:44pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 40 seconds

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    "The Web of Fear," the second of the long-lost Patrick Troughton stories to be recently rediscovered: is it a directorial masterpiece, a writing misfire, or both? Recorded at Long Island Who.



 
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