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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 178: Shearman and Hadoke's Running Through Corridors, Reviewed

    1 December 2010 (11:18am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Rob Shearman and Toby Hadoke's new book is the first in a series that takes a deep look at every Doctor Who episode from 1963 through 2009, beginning with the Hartnell and Troughton years. If you have any curiosity about the classic series at all, no matter how many stories you've actually seen, you won't regret snapping up a copy. Here's why.

    (Many thanks to the Twitterfolk.)

    BONUS: My full-length interview with Rob and Toby is on The Doctor Who Podcast #53.



  • 2MTL 177: Timeless Doctor, Mortal Friends

    25 November 2010 (4:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Can a time traveler ever truly leave his companions and acquaintances behind? After all, the Doctor "is" friends with Winston Churchill even though Churchill's long dead! Thoughts about the mystical — except in the Doctor's own case — connections between all times and places lie within. (This one ran a little long; sorry!)



  • 2MTL 176: "The End of the World" Two-minute Throwback

    22 November 2010 (3:22am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 52 seconds

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    Resolved: "The End of the World" was the most important Series One episode to Doctor Who's breakout success in 2005. When you have a strong opening, the follow-up had better be a killer, and it was.



  • 2MTL 175: "My" Doctor Is Not a "Bloke"

    15 November 2010 (5:24am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 11 seconds

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    In which the second extra scene in the Series 5 box set, in which Amy grills the Doctor about his past companions, rings a touch false to your humble correspondent.



  • 2MTL 174: The Series 5 Box Set Reviewed

    6 November 2010 (9:14pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 13 seconds

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    Despite a few areas where a little extra effort would have gone a long way, Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series is a worthy addition to your shelf-ful of Blu-rays and DVDs. Here's a review of the upcoming release (November 8 in the U.K., November 9 in North America).

    Another take: Michael's Tin Dog Podcast 142.



  • 2MTL 173: "Death of the Doctor," Resonating Concrete, and Knowing Your Modern Doctors

    3 November 2010 (2:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 9 seconds

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    "Rose, I'm trying to resonate concrete." Sometimes, the Doctor is tinkering with something he can't take his attention from, which traps him in a revealing conversation. It's a scripting strategy that RTD and Steven Moffat have used since 2005, most recently in "Death of the Doctor," and it's worked to great effect in revealing what makes the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Doctors tick.



  • 2MTL 172: Top Gear meets Doctor Who in "Max Warp"

    30 October 2010 (2:40am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 6 seconds

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    Right there at the intersection of the Venn diagram between the gearheads and the Whovians is Big Finish's Eighth Doctor Adventure, "Max Warp." Does this Top Gear parody spin out or catch fire?

    Another take: The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-38.



  • 2MTL 171: "Rose" Two-minute Throwback

    26 October 2010 (3:09am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Beginning an occasional subset of 2MTL podcasts, in which I give a two-minute (more or less, time's a relative dimension and all that) review of Doctor Who episodes since 2005. We begin with "Rose," perhaps the only episode in which we got a fair look at the Ninth Doctor.



  • 2MTL 170: Nostalgia, the Split Series, and Comics, Oh My

    21 October 2010 (12:51am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Three topics for you today: A potential bonus for the U.S. thanks to the split 2011 season, new comics from Tony Lee and Paul Cornell, and a look at the curious case of classic-series nostalgia among new-series fans.



  • 2MTL 169: BBC Week Finale plus Shaun Lyon of Gallifrey One

    16 October 2010 (3:03am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 18 minutes and 33 seconds

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    PART THE FIRST: The wrap-up to BBC Week, with a look at the possible global future of Doctor Who. PART THE SECOND: Shaun Lyon, head of the Gallifrey One convention, talks about the new developments for Gally 22 in February — the hotel has run out of convention-rate rooms, but there are plenty of other options if you're heading to Los Angeles.



  • 2MTL 168: Toby Hadoke Knows His BBC (by Simon Harries)

    14 October 2010 (2:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 5 minutes and 9 seconds

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    As we head into the home stretch of BBC Week, TV producer and Tachyon TV contributor Simon Harries introduces you to Toby Hadoke's new one-man show, "Now I Know My BBC." Toby's been a great friend of the podcast, having been interviewed a few times and contributing a review of "The Big Bang" for 2MTL. Be sure to see him perform "Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf" at Chicago TARDIS if you can!



  • 2MTL 167: The BBC from Distant Shores, and That Big SJA Spoiler

    13 October 2010 (1:43am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 6 minutes and 39 seconds

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    BBC Week continues, with five-year expatriate professor Mark Goodacre, the Resident Alien, talking about his concern over the BBC and drawing a parallel with those dark Doctor Who years that began in 1989. PLUS: A bonus spoiler section at the end, regarding certain revelations from the "Death of the Doctor" Sarah Jane Adventures screening!



  • 2MTL 166: Perryman's Prediction: The Future of Doctor Who at the BBC

    11 October 2010 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Who Fix co-founder, Tachyon TV co-conspirator, and video and new media professor (wait, that sounds terribly legitimate) Neil Perryman fixes blame for Dimensions in Time while making some best-case and worst-case predictions for Doctor Who's future. This is Day 2 of BBC Week on 2MTL.

    Next up: Mark Goodacre, the Resident Alien, with an expat's perspective on the BBC and Doctor Who.



  • 2MTL 165: BBC's Under Pressure; How's Doctor Who?

    11 October 2010 (1:08am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 10 seconds

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    Today kicks off a one-week series of Two-minute Time Lord Podcasts exploring the relationship of Doctor Who and the BBC, an institution with an increasingly cloudy future. While Doctor Who is in no immediate danger, BBC budgets continue to be cut and the license fee is under attack.

    What might it mean for the long-term future of Doctor Who? Would changes to the BBC affect its most popular drama?

    Find out more about BBC Week on 2MTL on today's podcast, and come back for the rest of the week for thoughts from three guest contributors from the U.K.: Neil Perryman, Mark Goodacre and Simon Harries.



  • 2MTL 164: Censorship and Free Expression in Doctor Who

    8 October 2010 (3:53am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 33 seconds

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    A few days after the U.S.'s Banned Books Week, I explore the ways censorship and free expression have been tackled within the range of Doctor Who video, audio and print, with the help of many suggestions from my friends on Twitter and Facebook. When censorship's come up in a Doctor Who story, how simplistic has it been?

    Next week: a special week of programming with some special guests taking different perspectives on a special topic. I think it'll be special. I hope you'll like it.



  • 2MTL 163: Jumping into the Vortex (My Talk With Carolina Who)

    30 September 2010 (7:28am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 22 minutes and 26 seconds

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    The lovely folks at the Raleigh Doctor Who Meetup Group invited me to speak at their third annual banquet last Saturday, and co-organizer Brad Gillespie kindly recorded it on his Flip camera. I talk about why I started 2MTL ("shiny, happy spite"), returning to Doctor Who fandom after falling away, and why Doctor Who is a better Star Trek than Star Trek ever was. But first, there's a quick disclaimer about my thoughts on fezzes and fans in 2MTL 162.



  • 2MTL 162: The Convention of a Thousand Fezzes?

    24 September 2010 (1:40am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 7 seconds

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    In which I explore my misgivings about the Fezzing of Los Angeles, with a carefully applied corrective.



  • 2MTL 161: That McGann Guy Could Be a Good Guest Star

    17 September 2010 (1:43am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 22 seconds

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    A little while back, I noticed a flurry of activity in the ol' Twitter feed, campaigning for Paul McGann's return as the Eighth Doctor in the new series. If it could be done, should it? I think so, because there's one completely unique quality to the Eighth Doctor that Steven Moffat could exploit the heck out of. And that is….



  • 2MTL 160: Time Differential Shorted Out for Classic DVD Releases

    15 September 2010 (12:26am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 14 seconds

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    Shall we take a moment to revel in, or even squee over, the news that we're getting accelerated and synchronized classic Doctor Who DVD releases in North America, Australia and New Zealand? Indeed we shall.

    Ahem.

    Squee!



  • 2MTL 159: I'm Grumpy About Mitchell Being Grumpy About Doctor Who

    10 September 2010 (1:39am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 54 seconds

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    Resolved: There's absolutely nothing wrong with Doctor Who being made for kids AND adults, regardless of what comedian David Mitchell says. I'm more worked up about kids' properties being taken over BY adults, such as The Transformers, than about adults sharing in the enjoyment of a program that appeals to all ages.



  • 2MTL 158: Series 6 and Series 7 in 2011? Madness!

    29 August 2010 (9:10pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 52 seconds

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    As widely reported, Steven Moffat announced at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh TV Festival 2010 that rather than a single 13-episode series of Doctor Who in 2011, we'll get two shorter series in the spring and fall. Related pros, cons, speculation and unreasonable demands lie within!



  • 2MTL 157: Mickey and Rory

    27 August 2010 (1:07am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 7 seconds

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    Two minutes of the old compare-and-contrast game: just how similar are these two "companion's boyfriend" characters?



  • 2MTL 156: Notes on River Song

    21 August 2010 (7:38pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 7 seconds

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    My better half takes the controls of the TARDIS to reflect on River Song — and thinks that the payoff to the character's mystery will have to be huge.



  • 2MTL 155: "Time Dilation" Interview with Hurricane Who's Jarrod Cooper

    18 August 2010 (3:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 16 minutes and 40 seconds

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    Last April revealed some major challenges for the Hurricane Who convention, with some guests reporting that they had not yet been compensated for their October appearance and were unable to contact convention head Jarrod Cooper. (I reported on these events, which were first made public on the Gallifrey Base forum, in 2MTL #125.)

    In this podcast, Jarrod calls in for an extended interview in which we discuss what happened, his efforts to satisfy Hurricane Who's obligations, and his hopes for the convention's future.

    Jarrod can be reached at jarrod@hurricanewho.com.



  • 2MTL 154: Torchwood Takes Shape

    14 August 2010 (11:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 10 seconds

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    Processing last week's Torchwood: The New World revelations…



  • 2MTL 153: Subscribing to "The Four Doctors"

    10 August 2010 (12:55am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Big Finish's next subscriber exclusive is a doozy: "The Four Doctors." Not just for the multi-Doctor goodness, but also because it is planned to be PERMANENTLY exclusive to subscribers. Is this a good idea?



  • 2MTL 152: Summary Judgment on Series 5

    3 August 2010 (11:46pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 5 minutes and 8 seconds

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    Just a few weeks later, it's time to briefly take stock of Series 5's shortcomings and strengths. Spoiler: I can't wait for Series 6.

    Plus! A message from the Tin Dog and the DWPA about Whooverville 2.



  • Chip on Television Zombies 133

    26 July 2010 (10:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 46 seconds

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    Chris, Jeff, Tina and Chuck (the Zombies themselves), Ross and James from Creeping with Armstrong, and a suddenly longwinded me talked about Series 5 of Doctor Who on Television Zombies 133. Hope you like it!



  • 2MTL 151: Saluting Tracie Simpson

    22 July 2010 (1:35am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 55 seconds

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    Buried in RTD and Benjamin Cook's The Writer's Tale (confession: I've only read the pre-specials hardback) is a salute to an unsung hero who left only to return as a full producer for the specials and Series 5: Gallifrey One 22 guest Tracie Simpson.



  • 2MTL 150: The Doctor's Top Ten Kisses, Part Two

    14 July 2010 (10:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 5 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Concluding our countdown from 2MTL #149, we look at the more substantial, more meaningful story moments that involved the Doctor getting a little closer to the people he encountered — with a guest appearance from someone whose shoes fit particularly well.



  • 2MTL 149: The Doctor's Top Ten Kisses, Part One

    9 July 2010 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 25 seconds

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    We don't know that EVERY classic incarnation of The Doctor was averse to being physical with his companions, but we've seen that ever since Survival went off the air he's become a LOT more touchy-feely while the cameras are rolling. Herewith, ranked on the bases of consistent characterization, plot advancement, dramatic effect and significance to the Doctor Who story, is part one of our rundown of the Doctor's osculatory adventures.



  • 2MTL 148: Plan B for Watching Doctor Who Internationally

    2 July 2010 (1:23am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 25 seconds

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    For about as long as I've been podcasting, I've been on the warpath seeking the international release of Doctor Who episodes as close to the BBC One airdate as possible. I'm forced to admit that may not be practical most of the time for smaller networks such as BBC America.

    So here's my Modest Proposal for Plan B: more-expensive premium downloads of the episodes as soon as they've aired on BBC One, before they hit the international networks. Give a listen for the details, and let me know what you think.



  • 2MTL 147: Revisiting "Vincent and the Doctor"

    1 July 2010 (3:01am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 4 seconds

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    While the U.K. suffers the beginning of the Long Night Without Doctor Who, the U.S. and Canada have only gotten around to "Vincent and the Doctor," very much an outlier among the whole of Series 5. Thoughts about character development, starry nights and Fandom Wars (TM) within!



  • 2MTL 146: Uncle Erik Explains "The Big Bang"

    29 June 2010 (10:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 7 minutes and 0 seconds

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    An aggrieved Erik from Bridging the Rift joins me for a lightning round of answers to supposedly unanswered questions that were answered in "The Big Bang."

    Did you get that?

    Bridging the Rift is a podcast dedicated to Doctor Who fandom, fan culture and creative pursuits.



  • 2MTL 145: Comedian Toby Hadoke Reviews "The Big Bang"

    26 June 2010 (6:53pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 11 minutes and 44 seconds

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    Comedian and Friend of 2MTL Toby Hadoke hopped on Skype with me thirty minutes after "The Big Bang" and reviewed it!

    Toby's the creator of "Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf," and the upcoming "Now I Know My BBC." He's also writing with Rob Shearman "Running Through Corridors," a memoir of reviewing every Doctor Who episode within a year.



  • 2MTL 144: Series 5 Was Made for the Box Set

    24 June 2010 (1:57am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 11 seconds

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    I'm seeing a parallel between Babylon 5 and the current series of Doctor Who, in the driving, defining nature of the story arc being carried through the thirteen episodes. Is this a good thing?



  • 2MTL 143: SPOILERS - Tony Lee Reviews "The Pandorica Opens"

    20 June 2010 (6:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 9 minutes and 51 seconds

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    Doctor Who comics writer and FRIEND OF 2MTL* Tony Lee reviews "The Pandorica Opens"!

    * "Friend of…" is a registered trademark of Radio Free Skaro, used without permission. So there.



  • 2MTL 142: SPOILERS - James from Creeping With Armstrong Reviews "The Lodger"

    12 June 2010 (6:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 5 minutes and 11 seconds

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    Pop culture/bromance podcast Creeping with Armstrong's co-host James takes a spin on 2MTL to review "The Lodger." Programming note: this is the LAST weekly U.K. guest review to feature a podcaster. The next two guest reviewers will be — different.



  • 2MTL 141: Torchwood, Y'all! (Redux)

    11 June 2010 (1:44am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 51 seconds

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    Thoughts about Torchwood's new international flavor (spelled without a "u") and a spoiler-free note about the BBC's press synopsis for this year's finale round out today's podcast!



  • 2MTL 140: Character Development and "Amy's Choice"

    8 June 2010 (2:42am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 49 seconds

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    "Amy's Choice" was a powerful piece of storytelling, offering a fundamental insight into the Doctor's character, and a significant turning point for Amy. The character development was welcome after a first half of the series that seemed overly efficient in its characterization.



  • 2MTL 139: Luke from TMDWP Reviews "Vincent and the Doctor"

    5 June 2010 (11:02pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 10 seconds

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    Luke from the ever-visual TMDWP — The Minute (MY-newt) Doctor Who Podcast — takes his turn in the guest chair with two minutes on "Vincent and the Doctor."



  • 2MTL 138: The Doctor Chooses a Personality

    1 June 2010 (2:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 53 seconds

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    In 2MTL 136 we noted this new Doctor's increased alienness and, more importantly, his decreased ability to relate to the people around him. In today's podcast, we look within the fiction for a reason why.



  • Two Minutes About Radio Free Skaro

    1 June 2010 (12:28am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Buried somewhere there in the back of their TWO-HOUR EPIC are my good wishes for the Radio Free Skaro crew, who just released their 200th "official" podcast. Let me share them here as well, in exactly two minutes. Helpful advance info: Chris is the guy who's talked about having a T-shirt made: "My Doctor is Asexual."



  • 2MTL 137: SPOILERS - James from The Doctor Who Podcast Reviews "Cold Blood"

    30 May 2010 (1:39am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 35 seconds

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    James from THE* and the Dad's Army Podcast takes his turn in the chair for his review of "Cold Blood."

    * (I'm starting a campaign here and now — just as 2MTL is short for Two-minute Time Lord, I think the short form for The Doctor Who Podcast should simply be "THE.")



  • 2MTL 136: An Unearthly Doctor

    28 May 2010 (2:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 57 seconds

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    So what's up with this Eleventh Doctor guy, anyway? It's not just that he's "alien" — it's that his emotional wires are SERIOUSLY crossed….

    UPDATE: Where you hear the word "peanut butter" think "marmalade."



  • 2MTL 135: SPOILERS - The Ood Cast Reviews "The Hungry Earth"

    22 May 2010 (8:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 6 minutes and 25 seconds

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    It's an all-singing, all-dancing, review of the Silurians' return in "The Hungry Earth" thanks to Laura and Chris Sigma of The Ood Cast! (@theoodcast on Twitter)



  • 2MTL 134: TIME DILATION - Paul Cornell on His BBC3 Pilot "Pulse" and Loving Series 5

    20 May 2010 (2:48am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 9 minutes and 30 seconds

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    Memorize this Twitter hashtag: #pulsebbc3. 'Cos like Being Human before it, Paul Cornell's new pilot project — the science fiction/medical horror show Pulse (Facebook link) — has a chance to be picked up as a full series if the online reaction is strong enough. Paul talks with me about the show he scripted, and also takes me up on my invitation to gush about Doctor Who Series 5 for a bit.

    (Time Dilation episodes of 2MTL put aside the two-minute format temporarily for longer interviews and such. And now you know…the rest of the story.)



  • 2MTL 133: SPOILERS - Damon Querry Reviews "Amy's Choice"

    15 May 2010 (8:35pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 16 seconds

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    Damon "Tachyon TV" Querry rounds out the triumvirate's series of guest reviews with a look at "Amy's Choice."



  • 2MTL 132: "The Time of Angels" and the Perils of High Expectations

    12 May 2010 (3:36am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 49 seconds

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    Could "The Time of Angels" live up to the relentless fan adulation, or was I doomed to disappointment because my expectations were just too inflated? Well…at least there was one big development in the Doctor's character that made the episode worthwhile.



  • 2MTL 131: SPOILER - Nat from Bridging the Rift Reviews "Vampires of Venice"

    8 May 2010 (8:11pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 4 minutes and 4 seconds

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    Nat from the excellent Bridging the Rift podcast looks at "Vampires of Venice," comparing it to the other standard-length single episodes we've had thus far in Series 5.



 
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