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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 July 2017 (2:58am 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 325: Previewing The Ood Cast Live (Time Dilation)

    3 November 2013 (1:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 8 minutes and 47 seconds

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    The Ood Cast are no strangers to 2MTL, but it's been a while since they've released a new episood. Why? Because they've been busy preparing The Complete Works of Gallifrey (Abridged), which will re-present every episode of the new series within an hour. It's happening on 16 November 2013 at 7:45 p.m. in the Questors Theatre. You can buy tickets now, but why not listen to Chris and Laura Sigma tell me more about it?

    No, really. We recorded this during a torrential rainstorm and my wife stood outside with an umbrella to keep a mystery stream of water from splashing loudly against the recording studio window. So if you don't listen to the interview she will have suffered for nothing.



  • 2MTL 324: "Adventures with the Wife in Space" Reviewed

    29 October 2013 (2:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 13 seconds

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    Neil and Sue Perryman's triumphant blog experiment has spawned a thoughtful, funny, honest companion book. You should read it. (Preferably having bought it first.)



  • 2MTL 323: "The Enemy of the World" Reviewed

    20 October 2013 (12:27am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 35 seconds

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    The formerly-missing "The Enemy of the World" featuring Patrick Troughton vs. Patrick Troughton: enjoyable for nostalgia's sake, or on its own merits? Well, Troughton is awesomeness defined…



  • 2MTL 322: The Prodigal Episodes

    9 October 2013 (1:23am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 25 seconds

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    The anticipated revelation of recovered classic Doctor Who episodes? What else is there to talk about?!



  • 2MTL 321: "New Earth" Two-minute Throwback

    12 September 2013 (1:07am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 8 seconds

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    The single clearest indication you can get of what a new Doctor's going to be like won't come around until the second full episode. (This I vow to be self-evident! Unless you disagree with me, at which point it becomes an argument for a future 2MTL!) "New Earth" is the first distraction-free look at David Tennant's and Russell T. Davies's Tenth Doctor, warts and applegrass and all. Note that I gave the episode no extra points for having a character named after me.



  • 2MTL 320: The Doctor as Superhero

    25 August 2013 (1:14am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 47 seconds

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    In which an attempt to answer 2MTL 319's parting question is made, and Chip equates the Doctor to Superman without irony.



  • 2MTL 319: Why Who Beats Trek

    22 August 2013 (1:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Once upon a time, I had a TON of Star Trek reference books. Today, I have a teetering stack of Doctor Who Magazines. I've been dipping back into Star Trek recently, wondering why it no longer scratches the itch Doctor Who does.



  • 2MTL 318: There Are No Fandom Gatekeepers

    11 August 2013 (12:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 5 minutes and 41 seconds

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    My wife Shannon guests with her reaction to the recent online criticism of Doctor Who "fangirls."

    Uncharacteristically for 2MTL, Shannon has provided genuine show notes:

    The tweet that started today's mess, for which there has been something of an apology:

    Dear Fangirl. The average age of the actor to play the Doctor is 41. Don't let the TARDIS door hit your arse on the way out #wehatefangirls

    — Outpost Skaro (@Outpost_Skaro) August 9, 2013

    • Wheaton's Law
    • Kitten-Cam FAQ
    • Foster Dad John's Livestream
    • The Firefly Litter
    • The Hugo Awards issue
    • "Fake Geek Girl" quizzing
    • Looking a gift horse in the mouth
    • Ratings (1), (2)
    • The announcement
    • The Scarf


  • 2MTL 317: Dear Santa: Casting Peter Capaldi

    7 August 2013 (3:12am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 3 seconds

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    Peter Capaldi IS the Doctor! Great news, with a not-so-great side.



  • 2MTL 316: What IS "Doctor Who Canon" Anyway??? (Time Dilation)

    2 August 2013 (9:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 35 minutes and 35 seconds

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    So while we wait for Sunday's announcement of the actor that will play the next Doctor, let's talk about that stickiest of subjects, Doctor Who canon. We won't discuss whether Dimensions in Time is "in" or Time Crash is "out" (the answer is no and no, by the way) but where this whole notion of canonical stories comes from in the first place: religion!

    What does "Doctor Who canon" have in common with religious canon? How does one determine which stories "matter," and does a 50-year-old television series develop a canon in the same way that a 2,000 year-old (give or take) religion did? Rabid Doctor Who fan and New Testament historian Mark Goodacre is the perfect guest for this Time Dilation conversation. No proselytization, just Doctor Who geekery at its finest, placed in a historical context.

    And Mark, update your website.



  • 2MTL 315: Call and Response

    25 July 2013 (11:43pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 46 seconds

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    2MTL returns from its summer hiatus with a cavalcade of questions and comments from listeners. I respond. Badly.



  • 2MTL 314: What If the Next Doctor Isn't the Doctor?

    1 July 2013 (2:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 55 seconds

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    So, how willing to break the mold might Steven Moffat be? Could Series 8 present the inverse of the scenario provided at the end of Series 7? Instead of a Doctor who rejected the name….



  • 2MTL 313: A Non-white-male Doctor Would Be the Second Right Answer

    15 June 2013 (8:02pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 24 seconds

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    Borrowing from Roger van Oech's books on creativity, I suggest that it's time for DOCTOR WHO to make a brave change in casting the next Doctor because it'll evolve the show in an important direction.



  • 2MTL 312: Colin Baker, Andrew Cartmel, and The Ken Spivey Band (Time Dilation)

    9 June 2013 (3:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 23 minutes and 25 seconds

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    A jam-packed Time Dilation episode of 2MTL recorded at TimeGate 2013 in Atlanta, featuring the Sixth Doctor Colin Baker, a classic script editor, and a steampunk-Celtic-Time Lord rock band!



  • 2MTL 311: So Long, Matt Smith, and Thanks for Jim the Fish

    1 June 2013 (11:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 14 seconds

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    We celebrate the Eleventh Doctor as the BBC announces his pending departure.



  • 2MTL 310: "The Name of the Doctor" Reviewed

    24 May 2013 (12:12am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 13 seconds

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    After virtually blowing up my bathroom (read the instructions on compressed-gas sink plungers CAREFULLY) it took me a while to catch up and review the series finale. I try to answer the two questions that MUST be answered: how about that Clara resolution, and how about that Greatest Secret?



  • 2MTL 309: Meet the Editors and Writers of "Queers Dig Time Lords" (Time Dilation)

    18 May 2013 (7:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes and 24 seconds

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    Sigrid Ellis, Michael D. Thomas, Erik Stadnik and Mary Anne Mohanraj reveal all about Mad Norwegian Press's Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It. Secret origins! Star Trek-related confessions! Manifestos! Fun!



  • 2MTL 308: Does Andy Candish Really Want to Know the Doctor's Secrets?

    15 May 2013 (2:55am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 40 seconds

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    Andy Candish of the delightful Ood Cast has a dilemma: on Saturday one of the greatest mysteries in Doctor Who may be undone.



  • 2MTL 307: "Nightmare in Silver" Reviewed

    12 May 2013 (1:39am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Neil Gaiman's second episode of Doctor Who isn't quite as strong as his first, but it's still darn good. Could it be that this time the writer was working in a traditional Doctor Who playground rather than "The Doctor's Wife"'s bubble universe?

    Check out Ryan Britt and Chris Lough's article, "Neil Gaiman Can't Help Creating His Own Universe Inside of Yours," at Tor.com.



  • 2MTL 306: "The Crimson Horror" Reviewed

    5 May 2013 (9:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 30 seconds

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    The sixth episode of Series 7B marks a return to form for Mark Gatiss and a deliriously over-the-top Penny Dreadful approach to Doctor Who.



  • 2MTL 305: "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS" Reviewed

    1 May 2013 (12:51am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 25 seconds

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    So we finally got to see more of the TARDIS, and I'm wondering if that's a good thing.



  • 2MTL 304: "Hide" Reviewed

    27 April 2013 (10:32pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 59 seconds

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    Sorry for the delay; life got in the way. Let's talk about Neil Cross's second aired story (first written), "Hide," and why that high-five is just so lovely.



  • 2MTL 303: "Cold War" Reviewed

    15 April 2013 (1:50am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 35 seconds

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    I guess it's possible that I'm simply a Bad Fan ( Warren Frey), but I can't say that I was excited about the return of the Ice Warriors. Admit it: didn't the old ones look kind of — silly? Turns out the monster itself was mostly a triumph in "Cold War," but oddly this episode fell prey to one of "The Rings of Akhaten"'s problems.



  • 2MTL 302: The Tennant Question (plus Kyle Anderson on fan entitlement)

    10 April 2013 (1:40am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 6 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Tenth Doctor, or Tenth Point Five? Plus some Value Added Material from Kyle Anderson (@FunctionalNerd), who is calmly warring against fan entitlement.

    Hear Kyle at Doctor Who: The Writer's Room and WTF Are You Watching?



  • 2MTL 301: "The Rings of Akhaten" Reviewed

    7 April 2013 (6:16pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Doctor Who as written and directed by Jack Kirby? To this comics reader this certainly LOOKED like an episode that belonged in DC Comics's world of mad gods and flying supercycles. But did "The Rings of Akhaten" belong in Doctor Who's world?



  • 2MTL 300: "The Bells of Saint John" Reviewed

    31 March 2013 (9:24pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 1 second

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    Together again for the first time, it's the Eleventh Doctor, Clara Oswin Oswald, and the Wire...?



  • 2MTL 299: Less Tabloid Garbage, More Female Writers. Please.

    28 March 2013 (2:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 1 second

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    A look at what the tabloids did with the John Nathan-Turner biography, and what Doctor Who creative leads should be doing with female writers: inviting them.

    • Matthew Sweet reviews J-NT
    • Radio Free Skaro interviews the author
    • Mathilda Gregory on the lack of female writers


  • 2MTL 298: In Series 7B, the Eyes Have It

    24 March 2013 (7:22pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 5 seconds

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    Two things excite me about the next eight episodes of Doctor Who. It's all about the eyes.



  • 2MTL 297: Jason Haigh-Ellery and the Big Finish Update (Time Dilation)

    12 March 2013 (2:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 9 minutes and 52 seconds

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    Jason Haigh-Ellery, managing director of Big Finish, takes a look at the year ahead and the incredibly successful year behind for the Doctor Who audio dramatists.



  • 2MTL 296: Madame Vastra Speaks

    26 February 2013 (3:17am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 6 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Like her Paternoster cohort Dan Starkey, Neve McIntosh was a hit at Gallifrey One: on stage and among the fans. I spent a few minutes with her at the Sunday night LobbyCon, and we talked about Madame Vastra.



  • 2MTL 295: The Nicholas Briggs of Two Worlds

    21 February 2013 (4:09am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 7 minutes and 22 seconds

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    One foot in the licensed world as executive producer at Big Finish, one foot in the televised "canonical" world as an actor on Doctor Who and Torchwood: Children of Earth; it's Nicholas Briggs! First of three mini-interviews from Gallifrey One.



  • 2MTL 294: The Gally Preview Natter (Time Dilation)

    14 February 2013 (9:49am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 45 minutes and 54 seconds

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    OK, deep breath here. We have Chris from The Ood Cast, Erik from The Doctor Who Book Club and Doctor Who: The Writer's Room, Deb from Verity!, Nancy from The Happiness Patrol, Luke from TMDWP and Warren from Radio Free Skaro. And we're all jet-lagged.



  • 2MTL 293: Wag the TARDIS

    31 January 2013 (1:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 0 seconds

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    One last look at "The Snowmen" and the twisty turny perambulations of Steven Moffat's mind.



  • 2MTL 292: One Month Later, I Still Don't Like the Console Room

    16 January 2013 (3:20am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 23 seconds

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    Everyone loves the new TARDIS control room.

    And that's the problem.



  • 2MTL 291: Neither a Barmaid Nor a Governess Be

    5 January 2013 (4:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Clara Oswin Oswald — if that IS her REAL name — committed many and various sins against Victoriana in "The Snowmen." Shannon, spouse behind and brains of the 2MTL operation, enumerates the offenses and incongruities, suggesting that they're hints to her true nature.



  • 2MTL 290: The "Not We," Filter Bubbles, and "The Snowmen"

    2 January 2013 (2:23am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 56 seconds

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    "The Snowmen": high AI, laudatory fan reactions, fair-to-strong reviews from the critics. But while I was being bedazzled by Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman and the hat-tips to 50 years of history, my brother was sitting at the screen only faintly impressed. "It was better than the one you showed me with the plastic mannequins," he said….



  • 2MTL 289: Chip, Scrooged.

    25 December 2012 (1:49am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 6 seconds

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    Uncharacteristically, Chip's inner Grinch wants to come out to play. Will he take it out on TARDIS consoles? Unseen episodes? HOBBITS?



  • 2MTL 288: Chicago TARDIS from Shannon's Perspective

    13 December 2012 (1:57am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 21 seconds

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    While Chip's battling laryngitis, his wife makes another guest appearance: What was Chicago TARDIS like from the perspective of a Doctor Who fan whose tastes run more "Tennant" than "total"?



  • 2MTL 287: "The Christmas Invasion" Throwback Review

    10 December 2012 (5:29am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 26 seconds

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    So this is Christmas, or it will be in a couple of weeks, and while we have visions of killer Snowmen dancing in our heads for this year's Christmas special, why don't we look back on modern Doctor Who's first? Yep, it's time to resume our "Throwback" reviews with "The Christmas Invasion."



  • 2MTL 286: Toby Hadoke on "My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver" (Time Dilation)

    2 December 2012 (3:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 30 minutes and 37 seconds

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    "Friend of the show" Toby Hadoke debuted his third Edinburgh Fringe one-man show on American soil at Chicago TARDIS: "My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver." Toby and I have an honest, thoughtful conversation about where Doctor Who fits into his family life, his wrestling with psoriasis, and how to make fun of yourself as a Doctor Who fan.



  • 2MTL 285: Chicks Unravel Time (Time Dilation)

    21 November 2012 (10:47pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 40 minutes and 36 seconds

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    For the first time in ages, an extended interview! Deb Stanish! Liz Myles! Chicks Unravel Time! One of the best Doctor Who books ever! Enough said!



  • 2MTL 284: Radio Free Skaro's Steven on Doctor Who Day

    17 November 2012 (10:29pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Guest presenter Steven Schapansky of Radio Free Skaro has a ritual: same time every year, "An Unearthly Child." Why, and what goes through his head? Also, a flash thought from Chip about the Christmas "prequel."



  • 2MTL 283: All Our Regenerations

    13 November 2012 (3:32am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 54 seconds

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    "Change, my dear. And not a moment too soon." But change, even a good change, can be difficult. Here's how DOCTOR WHO has been helping me lately.



  • 2MTL 282: "The Angels Take Manhattan" Reviewed with Chris from Radio Free Skaro

    30 September 2012 (11:10am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 7 minutes and 42 seconds

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    Farewell to Amy and Rory! Chris from Radio Free Skaro reflects on departing companions and traveling alone, and I try (and somewhat fail) to separate "The Angels Take Manhattan" from the hype and show format. Plus a brief appreciation of Babylon 5's Michael O'Hare. All in successive two-minute (relatively) chunks.



  • 2MTL 281: "The Power of Three" Unbefuddled

    27 September 2012 (1:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 43 seconds

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    As we prepare to say goodbye to Amy and Rory, we get an episode that's — a love letter to Amy and Rory. Chris Chibnall's second Series 7 story works, but what's weird about it?

    See also your host's turn as a podicidal maniac in The Ood Cast, Series 5, Episode 4.



  • 2MTL 280: "A Town Called Mercy" Reviewed

    16 September 2012 (2:11am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 30 seconds

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    Well, pardners, there's no song 'n dance in "A Town Called Mercy," DOCTOR WHO's first Western since "The Gunfighters." It ain't a barrel of laughs for the Doctor this time, either. This is why y'all can't have long hiatuses in this TV show anymore; the hero tends to go rogue after them!



  • 2MTL 279: "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" Reviewed

    9 September 2012 (1:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 42 seconds

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    "Now, despite all appearances, we Doctor Who fans have nothing against fun. Some of our favorite episodes are fun."



  • 2MTL 278: Continuity of the Daleks

    7 September 2012 (2:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 48 seconds

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    Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Contradictions.



  • 2MTL 277: "Asylum of the Daleks" Reviewed

    2 September 2012 (2:20am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 19 seconds

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    I had low expectations of the Series 7 debut. Boy, do I have egg on my face.



  • 2MTL 276: The Zen Master of Time and Space?

    28 August 2012 (1:09am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 7 seconds

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    Having gotten into meditation and discovering the concept of "mindfulness," I inevitably wondered just how well the Doctor knows himself and keeps cool and centered. (Inevitable because I'm a sadly obsessed Doctor Who fan, of course.) The unsurprising answer is, "He doesn't." But you might be surprised at my vote for which Doctor comes closest to that ideal, and why I think it's fortunate that the Doctor is NOT a Zen Master of Time and Space.



 
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