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The TARDIS Tavern

The TARDIS Tavern
Grab a libation and sit back and relax as Steve and Sean discuss all things Doctor Who. And get really drunk the process.

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The TARDIS Tavern Statistics
Average Episode Duration:
Longest Episode Duration:
Total Duration of all Episodes:
12 days, 10 hours, 41 minutes and 7 seconds
Earliest Episode:
12 March 2017 (4:57pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
12 March 2017 (4:33pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
10 days, 3 hours, 25 minutes and 12 seconds

The TARDIS Tavern Episodes

  • Episode 57: The Craptastics, Part 5 of 5: The Twin Dilemma

    10 December 2011 (11:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 1 minute and 21 seconds

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    And so we've come to this.  The bottom of the bucket.  The last frontier.  Number 200 in Doctor Who Magazine's poll: "The Twin Dilemma."  Is it as bad as they say?  Can we sit through an hour and half of this without wanting to strangle those twins and make a couple of bookends?  Frankly, we're a little relieved to get these five episodes behind us and start reviewing some good stuff.  Like maybe "Fear Her."  Or perhaps even some Pertwee, right Steve?  Join us and Lord Zimon as we imbibe and discuss.

    Why doesn't anyone want to join us on Facebook anymore?  We don't suck that much!  Email us at tardistavern@gmail.com, follow Sean on Twitter via @tardistavern, Steve via @tardistaverntit, and Josh via @whomejz.

  • Episode 56: The Craptastics, Part 4 of 5: Timelash

    17 November 2011 (12:18am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Four down and one to go.  This time we discuss "Timelash," number 199 of Doctor Who Magazine's 2009 poll.  This time around we're joined by Matt of The Raggedy Podcast.  Did watching this hour and a half of fluffery incite us to hurl ourselves into the Timelash?  Or did we half-heartedly embrace it?  (See also: Episode 54, in which we talk "Underworld.")

    Plus we have one cryptic bit of audio feedback from a loyal listener as well as an email suggesting good Doctor Who for the Halloween weekend...er, better late than never I suppose.

    Join us on Facebook and send us feedback at tardistavern@gmail.  Also catch Sean on Twitter via @tardistavern, Steve via @tardistaverntit, and Matt via @androiddreamer!

  • Episode 56: The Craptastics, Part 4 of 5: Timelash

    17 November 2011 (12:18am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Four down and one to go. This time we discuss "Timelash," number 199 of Doctor Who Magazine's 2009 poll. This time around we're joined by Matt of The Raggedy Podcast. Did watching this hour and a half of fluffery incite us to hurl ourselves into the Timelash? Or did we half-heartedly embrace it? (See also: Episode 54, in which we talk "Underworld.")

    Plus we have one cryptic bit of audio feedback from a loyal listener as well as an email suggesting good Doctor Who for the Halloween weekend...er, better late than never I suppose.

    Join us on Facebook and send us feedback at tardistavern@gmail. Also catch Sean on Twitter via @tardistavern, Steve via @tardistaverntit, and Matt via @androiddreamer!

  • Episode 55: The Craptastics, Part 3 of 5: Time and the Rani

    30 October 2011 (8:26pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 10 seconds

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    After a brief cutaway to a discussion of Series Six, we're back to business again with our "Craptastics" series, in which we review the bottom five stories of Doctor Who Magazine's 2009 poll.

    This time we discuss #498 in the poll, the infamous "Time and the Rani."  Joining us for the fun is Steven of Radio Free Skaro, who makes us feel like buffoons with his encyclopedic knowledge of the show (as if he needed help with that).  Is Mel redeemable in this one?  Does Kate O'Mara do good imitations?  Why does the Doctor play spoons on the Rani's breasts?  Will they ever have a "Time and the Rani" Lego set?  All these questions will be answered...and more, including some cryptic audio feedback from one of our favorite listeners.

    Did you know that we only have 126 followers on Facebook?  You could be #127!  We also like receiving audio feedback at tardistavern@gmail.com.  Also, catch Sean on Twitter via @tardistavern and Steve via @tardistaverntit.  We really need to plug these things when we record, but frankly we're just too drunk to remember.

  • Episode 54: A Mostly Harmless Cutaway to Series Six

    20 October 2011 (10:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes and 5 seconds

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    This episode we're taking a little detour from our "Craptastics" series to bring on Lord Zimon and discuss the recently-completed series six.  You've already heard us waflle on regarding "Let's Kill Hitler" and "Closing Time," but what did we think of the remainder of the Eleventh Doctor's adventures?  We cover them all, from "The Impossible Astronaut" to "The Wedding of River Song."

    Whether you like series six or not, I'm sure there's one thing we can all agree on...aren't we glad the arc is over and we can get back to good old monster-of-the-week?

    We encourage audio feedback to be sent to tardistavern@gmail.com.  Also, follow Sean on twitter via @tardistavern, Steve via @tardistaverntit, and Josh (a/k/a Lord Zimon) via @whomejz.  Catch up with us one Facebook, GetGlue, and your latest pub crawl.

  • Episode 53: The Craptastics, Part 2 of 5: Underworld

    4 October 2011 (7:35pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 57 minutes and 30 seconds

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    We are both pleased and honored (or should I say "honoured"?) to be joined by our latest guest bartender, Paul Heath of The Pharos Project, our sister podcast from across the pond which also celebrates drunken fandom.

    The topic this time is the serial "Underworld," ranked #197 in Doctor Who Magazine's "Mighty 200" poll.  Some of us can only remember the crappy CSO, while others have a special place for this story in the cockles of their warm little hearts.  Does this story truly deserve its reputation as one of the five worst stories of all time.  Time (and several jiggers of bubble gum vodka) will only tell.

    We also poke a bit at the previous evening's contribution to the Eleventh Doctor's range, "Closing Time."  Fun little romp or waste of time twaddle?  Time (and a few cigarettes) will only tell.

    Our email is tardistavern@gmail.com.  Follow Sean on Twitter via @tardistavern.  Follow Steve on Twitter via @tardistaverntit.  Follow Paul on Twitter via @kungfuyoda.  Be the 127th person to join us on Facebook (we're never going to beat The Omega Podcast at this rate) and check in on us at GetGlue, if you're into that sort of thing.

  • Episode 52: The Craptastics, Part 1 of 5: Time-Flight

    17 September 2011 (5:49pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes and 20 seconds

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    In 2009, much to the delight of, well, people like us, Doctor Who Magazine released "The Mighty 200," a listing of readers' ratings of the existing 200 stories, from "An Unearthly Child" through "Planet of the Dead."  The list rated the stories from best to worst.

    We could talk about the latest Matt Smith story, but why do that when every other podcast is?  Instead, we're spending the next five episodes focusing on the five lowest rated stories in DWM's list.  We won't tell you which five they are in case you don't want to know, but we start from number 196 on the list and will work our way down to 200.

    And so, without further ado, we discuss the much-maligned "Time-Flight," featuring the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa, and Tegan, quite possibly the blandest, beigiest trio ever to travel in the TARDIS (yes, this is Sean writing this).  Does it deserve to be in the bottom five?  Spoiler: One of thinks so.  Oh yeah, there's also talk of "Let's Kill Hitler," two weeks after you've heard every one else's opinion of it.  You might be surprised what we think.

    Let's make this part short: Tardistavern@gmail.com, Twitter via @tardistavern and @tardistaverntit.  Facebook, GetGlue, blah blah blah.

  • Episode 51: Pepper Pot

    29 August 2011 (10:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes and 35 seconds

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    We are joined by Katrina and Chris from the excellent Radio Free Skaro for a fun discussion of the Ninth Doctor adventure "Dalek."  It's been a long time since The TARDIS Tavern ventured into Christopher Eccleston land (we did "The Long Game" a while back), so this was a particularly fun event for us, in addition to being joined by two friends who have made previous appearances as guest bartenders.

    The scotch flows and the discussion gets heated.  Could David Tennant play the Doctor as well as Eccleston did in this story?  Does using American actors in a UK production underplay the performance of the actor?  And can you guess which of the four of us didn't really enjoy "Dalek" the way 90% of the fan community seems to?  All these questions shall be asked in Episode 51 of...The TARDIS Tavern!

    Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, blah blah blah.  @tardistavern, @tardistaverntit, tardistavern@gmail.com.  Just communicate with us and we'll send you pie.

  • Episode 50: Yes, Our Livers Still Function

    13 August 2011 (7:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes and 12 seconds

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    Almost two years ago, on November 1, 2009, (back when there were only eight or so Doctor Who podcasts) we unleashed out first episode of The TARDIS Tavern onto an unwilling public.  Six months later, somebody actually started listening to us.

    We would like to dedicate our 50th episode to every one of you who has ever downloaded and listened to one of our episodes, particularly those of you who have listened from the beginning or gone back and reviewed those that you missed.  We would also like to thank every one of our guest bartenders: David Hooie, Louis Trapani, Erik Stadnik, Liz Peloso, Josh Zimon, Eric Escamilla, Katrina Griffiths, Wes and Wendell Duellman, Adam and Alicia Pearson, John Branigan, Chris Burgess, and Marty Hooie.  Also, a very special "Huzzah!" to John "Cyber Testicle" Branigan for procurring the signed photo from Sylvester McCoy, who no doubt thinks we're an old gay couple celebrating our anniversary.

    For your pleasure, we have wrangled together some lovely audio feedback and a very special commentary of a very special film that we know for a fact hasn't been done by Radio Free Skaro.  Also, we announce the names of our four "lucky" contest winners.

    Don't forget to join us on Facebook, email us at tardistavern@gmail.com, and follow us on Twitter via @tardistavern and @tardistaverntit.

  • Episode 49: The Time Diddler

    10 July 2011 (8:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Since we haven't visited the era of the First Doctor since our review of "The Gunfighters" some time ago, we return to digest and discuss "The Time Meddler" with our esteemed colleague Lord Zimon.

    You may have noticed that next episode will be our 50th, so keep your ears peeled to learn how to win one of four fabulous prizes (some are less fabulous than others).  And keep sending us that audio feedback, folks!  (Insert subtle request for audio congratulations on our 50th episode here.)

    Follow us on Facebook, email us at tardistavern@gmail.com, and follow us on Twitter too!  Catch Steve via @tardistaverntit, Sean via @tardistavern, and Josh via @whomejz.  Yay.

  • Episode 48: Attack of the Colin Baker

    25 June 2011 (7:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes and 44 seconds

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    Do you know anyone whose favorite Doctor is Colin Baker?  Yeah, neither do we.  One just can't resist to bring up "The Twin Dilemma" or that coat when discussing poor Mr. Baker.  Yes, we all know he redeemed himself quite well with Big Finish, but much of his television work on Doctor Who is questionable.

    But it ain't all that bad.  There are those of us (including Sean) that feel "The Twin Dilemma" has its virtues.  But that's a topic for another podcast.  Today, as we're joined by the lovely Lord Zimon himself, we discuss "Attack of the Cybermen."

    Bloody hands, a fat Cyber Controller, and a plot constructed of Swiss cheese.  What more can one really ask for, other than three opinions that span the spectrum about this slightly controversial story?

    [Insert the usual feedback request here.]  Keeping it short: tardistavern@gmail.com, Facebook, @tardistavern, @tardistaverntit, @whomejz, blah blah blah...

  • With Apologies to Hannah: Listener Feedback We Were Too Drunk to Read

    11 June 2011 (5:48pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    In the event you like, never, listen to our podcast, then you probably don't realize that by the end of a recording one or both of us gets unbelievably drunk (that's the point of the whole thing, really).  Many apologies go out to listener Hannah Rothman who has been sending us some splendid feedback the last couple months.  Unfortunately, during the recording of Episode 47, a certain someone was too intoxicated to read her entire email.  For your reading pleasure, it has been posted below.  Enjoy!

    Greetings, o' Nipples-of-Venus o' th' Tavern!

    Back with the usual. Hopefully this one won't be as huge a textdump as my last couple, but prepare for waves of agreeing and disagreeing.

    First of all, regarding your debate about the writing style of the show. I'm going to have to side with Sean on this one in agreeing that I don't think Doctor Who is really the right venue for, as he put it, "JJ Abrams-style writing." Personally, I prefer the RTD  (and, to an extent, season 5 Moffat) style of mystery build-up arcs with subtle hints being dropped somewhere in every episode so we can have our little nuggets to keep the fans buzzing but don't take as much away from having fun running around and exploring all of time and space. I feel like the closest thing we've had to a romp this season was Curse of the Black Spot, and I wouldn't go so far as to call it a full-on romp because the atmosphere was so dark (same for The Doctor's Wife.) Also, I NEEEED to know who River Song is. Moff's been cockteasing us with this long enough.

    I was surprised hear that despite all the nitpicks I had with Black Spot, you guys managed to point out all the ones I didn't notice (the last group not landing on the beds and that one pirate in the store room who randomly disappears), but I definitely agree with you about the horrific inconsistencies with the reflective surfaces. That was the big thing that drove me up the wall. Also, I can't quite wrap my brain around what kind of alien race or culture would build a virtual doctor like that. I can understand the beauty aspect to an extent, but what about the singing that made everyone loopy? Was that supposed to be the anesthetic? And what about her Angry Face? Were they really that in need of something so vicious-looking to protect their patients? Who would they be protecting them from? Also, Re: The Doctor's Wife, yes Idris reminded me a LOT of Helena Bonham Carter. Did either of you guys think that that whole episode felt like a piece of really really good fanfiction? (Neil Gaiman has admitted that this was his fanfic)

    Moving back to the actual theme of your last episode, "Dalek" was my very first introduction to the Daleks and may have been the episode that shifted me from a reluctant viewer to a casual viewer when I was first starting out with the show nearly 2 years ago. Yes, Rob Shearman did a GREAT job at making them scary and I spent most of the latter half going "OH JESUS JUST KILL THE FUCKER" at the screen, not to mention the "oh shit" moment I had when they showed up en masse at the end of Bad Wolf. Since then they've gone down a bit, but I still prefer them to the Cybermen. When my mom and I had the Daleks vs. Cybermen debate, I realized that I actually dislike the Cybermen for the same reason she likes them more than the Daleks. Mom thinks that the Daleks are one-trick ponies and the Cybermen are more interesting villains because they used to be human, which was exactly why I found them dull in the first place. I'll explain why, since my reason is a very very stupid one: one of my first major fandoms (around late elementary school) was the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series which had a lot of plot points that revolved around the families and loved ones of the main characters being turned into robots. So when I saw that same concept used for the Cybermen in New Who, my brain immediately went "seen it." I say this is a stupid reason because I knew even then that Doctor Who was around LONG before Sonic. Also, yes you should DEFINITELY listen to Jubilee. While it does share some key elements with the episode Dalek, it's a profound, compelling, and VERY dark story in its own right that will leave you with some very powerful questions about the nature of human history (yes, it's that deep.) Speaking of the Daleks, what exactly appeals to you about the new Moffat-era Daleks? (I'm genuinely curious here.) I remember reading somewhere that Moff wanted children to "want to go up and lick them" and I completely fail to understand why any producer of Doctor Who would ever want that for any reason (unless, of course, they were making Dalek candy.) Quite honestly, the only thing I like about them is their exploitability for bad jokes. I remember my fellows over at the LiveJournal macro community ihasatardis had an EPIC field day when Victory of the Daleks aired and the macro-makers successfully exhausted nearly every joke imaginable for them (Mighty Morphin' Dalek Rangers, Dalek Pride, Daleks: Taste the Rainbow, iDaleks, etc.) in one weekend.

    Also, regarding Davros, I've only seen one Classic story with him so I can't say much on the subject of him being overused back in the day, but it wasn't until I saw him in Classic Who that I started to find him a really cool villain. When I saw him in The Stolen Earth/Journey's End I found him pretty generic, but then I watched him in Genesis of the Daleks and he was suddenly catapulted into a great, devious, and engaging character. Like Jubilee, I highly recommend the Big Finish story "Davros" (not to be confused with the "I, Davros" series) as it's a fascinating character study piece and Terry Molloy is in top form. Also, the Sixth Doctor waking up for a day of work, picking out a tie, and making Davros get him tea is a glorious thing to behold (I swear this actually happens.) I think I've said pretty much all I have to say about the Cybermen except that I'm probably in the minority in liking the 80's Cybermen more than the Troughton-era Cybermen. I remember the first time I watched Tomb of the Cybermen (which was my second Classic story ever), I actually laughed at the first episode cliffhanger where the Cyberman dummy jumps out of the wall. When I watched Earthshock, I found myself liking them a lot more because of their more humanized voices and not despite of it. I know that giving the Cybermen anything resembling personality defeats the whole purpose of them, but maybe that's just how I roll. Finally, the Big Finish audio Spare Parts. It's like Genesis of the Daleks for the Cybermen and I HIGHLY recommend it (it makes a good Christmas story, too.)

    So I have to ask: the "Sontarians" and the "Silurthians" are tied for being the third most popular over the Master? Really? Shame. I judge you from afar. And also blame the alcohol. I think this was the first episode where I could actually hear you guys pouring your drinks. My main beef against calling that serial "Doctor Who and the Silurians" is that I feel like it gives the heavily misleading impression that his name is "Doctor Who" and not "the Doctor." (Let's not get started on the Target novel titles.) I know he's called that in every credit sequence until Davison, but this one's different because it's in the title. *curmudgeonly fangirl*

    As for the Master, Sean I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes to watch John Simm's spontaneous pop music scenes repeatedly. I think my very first exposure to the Master was a YouTube clip from the end of The Sound of Drums when he starts blaring Voodoo Child while breaking open the sky. Once I saw it in context, I remember thinking "EVERY SUPERVILLAIN SHOULD BE LIKE THIS." Afraid I can't contribute much for Delgado's Master (only seen him in The Sea Devils so far), but would you agree that Anthony Ainley's Master could be described as the Fifth Doctor's stalker? I mean, he shows up twice in all three of his seasons (if you count The Five Doctors as part of season 20) and he talks like he just wants to throw Peter Davison over the TARDIS console and take him roughly from behind. Eric Roberts' Master, on the other hand, gives me horrifically mixed feelings. As an Adric fan, I feel like it would be hypocritical of me to straight-up hate another Doctor Who character, but I give Roberts!Master leeway for two reasons. One, this incarnation was just a one-off so we don't have to see that much of him. Two, at the end of the day, he's still the Master and the Master is my all-time favorite Doctor Who villain. Although the scene with "I always dreeeeessssss for the occasion" makes my soul die, which must make me a masochist because I've watched that scene SO many times.

    That said, Steve, I'm still judging you for hating Spearhead From Space. The Pertwee poster is down now that I'm back home, but it will still haunt you in spirit. Also, if the Autons were good enough to scare John Barrowman as a child, they should be good enough for any Whovian. But I may forgive you now that I know you like the Mara. Kinda is easily my favorite Fifth Doctor serial (I loved it enough to buy it twice, once on iTunes and then the DVD when it came out in April) and I think it would be cool to see the Mara come back in New Who at some point. I didn't care for Snakedance that much, but I was highly amused by the dubious fashion choices that Could Have Been Avoided If They Had A Sassy Gay Friend. (I thought Martin Clunes' character might've filled that role, but he was one of the biggest victims.) I should really listen to Cradle of the Snake...

    Trying to zoom through the rest here since this is dragging on way too long:

    Yes on the Celestial Toymaker; love Kandyman; Omega = easily one of my favorite Classic villains of all time, was really disappointed when they didn't bring back Stephen Thorne to play him in Arc of Infinity because his epic massive hamminess was WONDERFUL. Also, that scream he makes when he sees what's happened to him in The Three Doctors was one of the most heartwrenching villain moments in the series ever. As for the Rani...please, Santa Moff, can we has?

    Well, I failed. This was a textdump.

    Love, HannahWith loves,

  • Episode 47: The Speed of Ghost Light

    11 June 2011 (5:32pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes and 50 seconds

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    It may go without saying that we at The TARDIS Tavern are relatively fond of the Seventh Doctor's era.  You may remember our stellar review of "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy" and the fact that one of us has a soft spot for "Paradise Towers."  It was only a matter of time before we discussed "Ghost Light," one of the most controversial and mind-bending stories of the era.  We are joined by scholar Erik of The Doctor Who Book Club Podcast to discuss the merits of the story, and he will join Steve in convincing Sean that this is the epitome of a great Doctor Who story.

    So sit back, relax, and evolve with us as we discuss "Ghost Light."  And get fucking smashed in the process.

    Uh, yeah, like get in touch with us at tardistavern@gmail.com.  Be warned: we may be too drunk to read your email at the end of the show, so audio feedback is preferred.  Plus, look for us on Facebook!  As for Twitter, catch Sean via @tardistavern and Steve via @tardistaverntit.  If you want to follow our current guest bartender, you can catch Erik via @sjcaustenite.  We're also very fond of playing Words with Friends.

  • Episode 46: The Villains Episode

    23 May 2011 (10:07pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes and 2 seconds

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    Remember a while back when we (or at least Steve) picked our favorite companions and discussed them?  We have decided to dip our sticks in that territory once more, except this time we talk about villains!  Not just our favorite villains, but those that are recurring and popular in Doctor Who.  Daleks, Cybermen, Silurians, Sontarans, Ice Warriors, the whole lot.

    And remember in Episode 45 when Sean poured his drunken bile all over "The Impossible Astronaut"?  Well, he makes what Daniel Tosh would call a "Web Redemption," and we also briedly touch on "The Curse of the Black Spot" and "The Doctor's Wife."  We're breaking precedent here, as we pride ourselves on being one of the few podcasts that focuses on the classic news whilst the new series is on the air.

    And, finally, we recommend taking a gander at the Matthew Waterhouse panel recording by Tim Drury of Tim's Take On.  Check it out here.  (No, this is not the panel at which Mr. Waterhouse was seen gazing lovingly into Sean's eyes.)

    This is the part where we promise free kittens if you send feedback (audio feedback is particularly yummy) at tardistavern@gmail.com.  Also, follow sean on Twitter via @tardistavern and, whaddya know, Steve has become a Twitter zombie as well!  You can follow him via @tardistaverntit.  Oh,

  • Episode 45: Remembering Sarah Jane and The Impossible Astronaut

    2 May 2011 (10:59pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes and 49 seconds

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    We are joined once again by Josh Zimon, who has belovingly become the Frazier of our Cheers.  We reminensce heavily about our memories of Sarah Jane Smith, from her days with the Third Doctor to her work on The Sarah Jane Adventures.

    Oh, boy oh boy, do we have feedback for you!  Listener Hannah Rothman has kindly supplied us with both audio and email feedback, as well as some other bits and bobs from other listeners.

    And it wouldn't be a complete Doctor Who podcast without mention of "The Impossible Astronaut," even though at the time of this release everyone has already seen it, digested it, and passed it.

    Send your feedback and complaints to tardistavern@gmail.com and don't forget to join us on Facebook.  We've also discovered that someone was kind enough to put us on GetGlue, although we're a little confused about it and don't quite get the point of GetGlue, but it was nice of them to do that anyway.  Oh, and we almost forgot -- Steve is back on Twitter.  You can read his thoughts via @tardistaverntit, follow Sean via @tardistavern, and follow Josh via @whomejz.

  • Episode 44: Inferno, a Pertwee Intervention, and Lord Zimon!

    21 April 2011 (10:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 54 minutes and 27 seconds

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    Remember a couple episodes ago Steve was quite adamant that he hated "Spearhead from Space"?  Or what about when he spewed his bile all over "Carnival of Monsters"?  Man, did the hate mail and negative Facebook postings sing their rage!  Well, Sean and Josh of the Mostly Harmless Cutaway podcast sit Steve down to watch a Pertwee favorite: "Inferno."

    We'd also like to welcome Josh as a regular to the show.  You won't be seeing him every time, but he will occasionally pop in with some historic insight because, well, he's kind of smart and stuff.  Think of him like Frazier in Cheers.

    PLEASE send us some lovely audio feedback and we might play it if you're nice.  Join us on Facebook and read Sean's ramblings on Twitter via @tardistavern or Josh via @whomejz.  Well worth it!

    [Editor's Note: This was a very heavily edited episode for us, not only because one of us was so drunk he decided it needed to be trimmed down, but because we had a discussion about which Doctor Who actor or actress would be next to die.  Sadly, within a week we lost Elisabeth Sladen.  For once, we decided to show some tact and that conversation now lies on the cutting room floor.  However, join us next time as we discuss and respect some of our favorite Sarah Jane Smith moments.]

  • Episode 43.1: The Horny Nimon

    7 April 2011 (12:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 54 minutes and 12 seconds

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    Fresh off our bender with Bonnie Langford (wasn't that a hoot?), we join forces with Marty Hooie of the Hoo on Who podcast.  As always, it's the bartender's choice, and Marty graced our existence with a viewing of "The Horns of Nimon."

    Remember how we pretty much tore "The Gunfighters" a new asshole?  Or do you recall how we hailed "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy" as the best thing since flavored lube?  Where do you think we're going to place this little story within that spectrum?  We're not usually partial to spoilers in the show notes, but you owe us one, Marty.

    [Enter the usual crap here about feedback, Facebook, and Twitter.  We'll make it easy this time: tardistavern@gmail.com and @tardistavern.  Now go watch "The Horns of Nimon."]


  • Episode 43: An Evening with Bonnie Langford

    1 April 2011 (1:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 53 seconds

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    We know her as the star of such Doctor Who gems as "Time and the Rani" and "Dragonfire," but the one question on every fans mind is, Just who is Bonnie Langford?

    Few remember her premiere on the Dancing on Ice show, or its follow-up, Champion of Champions.  And who could forget her on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and The Weakest Link.  And we all remember Noel Coward's controversial remark on her performance as a young actress during a play in which a horse defacted on stage: "If they had shoved the child's head up the horse's arse they would have solved two problems at once.

    But what really makes Bonnie Langford tick?  What are her memories of Doctor Who and working with Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy?  Will she return to Big Finish?  Can she still hold that scream?  All these questions and more are answered as The TARDIS Tavern spends an evening with Bonnie Langford.

    Also, a big thank you to John Branigan for arranging the interview.  We love you, John!

    Please send us feedback on this, our crowning moment, to tardistavern@gmail.com.  Join us on Facebook, and send Sean dirty tweets @tardistavern.

  • Episode 42: A Discussion of Episode 42

    26 March 2011 (11:40pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 49 minutes and 0 seconds

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    What with vacations and illnesses and ungodly work schedules, we've scrambled back to the bar to record yet another bit of pdcasting gold.  Ironically, we discussed Douglas Adams' work back in Episode 41, so we really had to slap our brains to for something clever to give you for Episode 42.  Thus, we present a discussion of the third series story "42," with the Tenth Doctor and Martha.

    Those of you who prefer your podcasts a little more succinct may enjoy this one, as we elected to go "lite" on time and then slap you over the head with something a little more heavy next time.  (Hint: it involves a group of skinny teenagers and a pantomime minotaur.  Heavy, huh?)

    By the way, a special thank you to David Burson (a/k/a Draculasaurus on the internet) for our new logo.  Sean is particularly pleased with it, as David has shed him of about 50 pounds.

    Please join us on Facebook, send us feedback to tardistavern@gmail.com, and follow Sean on Twitter via @tardistavern.  We're always hungry for feedback and suggestions, so keep them coming!

  • Episode 41: A Space pimp + floating balls + tiger blood = Shada?

    6 March 2011 (10:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 13 seconds

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    As the Boys return from Gallifrey One they settle back down at the Tavern.  While Steve is suffering withdrawals from Gally; Sean is blissful as ever, especially at the spotting of the latest and greatest Guest Bartender, Chris Burgess, from the Radio Free Skaro podcast.  The three review one of the most scandalous classic stories ever...Shada.  With Chris’ liberal booze pouring will the Boys be capable of having a coherent conversation about this Season 17 abortion?  Listen and find out! 

    Please leave us some feedback or else Steve will be forced to release that blackmail Gally photo of Sean, Matthew Waterhouse, and a large salad bowl of tapioca.  Hurry and email us at tardistavern@gmail.com.  Or join us on Facebook, and follow Sean on Twitter via @tardistavern. 


  • Episode 40: Gallifrey 22 Day 2 & 3. It's all a blur!

    21 February 2011 (3:13am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 11 minutes and 44 seconds

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    Steve’s plans of releasing an episode a day for Gally 22 was sabotaged by a massive amount of alcohol.  Saturday morning starts off with the Tavern boys bright eyed and bushy tailed.  The next recording is on the subsequent day.  Hung-over and a lot worse for the wear they discuss their previous day adventures.

  • Episode 39: Gallifrey 22 Day 1

    19 February 2011 (7:01am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 9 minutes and 42 seconds

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    Reporting live from Gallifrey 22 Sean and Steve give their quick impressions of their first day of the event.  With a little help from an all-star cast from Josh & Eric (Mostly Harmless Cutaway podcast), David (AKA Draculasaurus) & his wife April, Johnnie Walker, Erik (Doctor Who Book Club podcast), and Louis (Podshock podcast).  Tune in tomorrow night for more Gally goodness.

  • Episode 38: A Gallifrey 22 Preview!

    13 February 2011 (12:18am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes and 22 seconds

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    For those of you that have never been there, you just don't know what you're missing.

    As of this writing, it is five days until Gallifrey 22 begins in sunny Los Angeles, California.  We're looking forward to seeing Peter "Fifth Doctor" Davison, Sarah Sutton, Janet Fielding, and a barage of other Doctor Who celebrities.  Really, it's a nerd's wet dream.

    In this episode, we talk a bit about the schedule, what we're looking forward to, and what first-timers might expect.  It must be said in every description of Gallifrey, however, that it's not just about the celebrities and the panels.  It's also about meeting friends for that same time every year and, at least for us, a time for copious amounts of booze to flow late into the night.  (That's like every other night of the year, really.)

    Oh, and there's some lovely feedback as well.

    Speaking of which, please send feedback to tardistavern@gmail.com, join us on Facebook (we have 100 members now!), and follow Sean's tweets via @tardistavern.

  • Episode 37: A Very Quarky Story

    2 February 2011 (2:13am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 52 minutes and 38 seconds

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    Ah, 1968.  Robert Kennedy was killed.  Nixon came into power.  The Vietnam War raged on.  And in the U.K., Doctor Who premiered "The Dominators," one of those few Second Doctor stories still available for public consumption.

    Join us as we celebrate the North American DVD release of the story by taking a gander at the story and regurgitate our critical opinions.  Is "The Dominators" a finely aged wine?  Or a long-spolied swill?  Listen and find out.

    We have a contest going on.  Send us some clever audio feedback and we'll send you...um something.  Send it to tardistavern@gmail.com.  Oh, and while you're at it, get at us on Facebook.  Also, read Sean's impressions after a box of red wine via Twitter: @tardistavern.

  • Episode 36: The Companions Episode

    20 January 2011 (12:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 58 minutes and 30 seconds

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    Perhaps the second (or maybe third...maybe even fourth) question new Who fans ask each other upon meeting after "What's your favorite Doctor?" is "Who's your favorite companion?"  From Susan Foreman to Amy Pond, each companion has influenced the program in his or her own little way.

    In this very special edition of The TARDIS Tavern, we each cherry pick our favorite companions and discuss them (okay, Steve cherry picks them, Sean just sort of, well...you'll see).  Even after our favorites are out of the way, we talk about some of the best companions who we didn't mention and, of course, we can't help but bring up some of the companions whose donations to the show were less than spectacular.

    Please send us feedback at tardistavern@gmail.com, join us on Facebook, and follow Sean on Twitter via @tardistavern.  Oh look...rocks!

  • Episode 35: Four Doctors and a Cyber Testicle

    9 January 2011 (10:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes and 37 seconds

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    Out of all the guest bartenders who have graced us in The TARDIS Tavern, perhaps there's no one we've anticipated more than John of the Cyber Testicle Podcast.  Imagine our delight when John could finally join us over a few pints and discuss Doctor Who.  The only drawback, of course, is that we had to partake at 10:00 a.m. our time (2:00 p.m. John's time).  Oh well, at least it was Saturday.

    Every year or so Big Finish, who is constantly reminding us that "subscribers get more," plops out a special episode available only to those who took a second mortgage on their house to become subscribers.  Fortunately, the tavern's library is constantly being upgraded with Big Finish releases (I wish I could call them "review copies"...hint, hint, Nick Briggs) and, of course, Mr. Testicle himself is always equipped with the latest.  So this time around we feature a spoiler-free review of The Four Doctors, the latest free blowjob from Big Finish.

    Remember back in Episode 34 when we refrained from swearing to avoid tainting a 13-year-old's ears?  Well, we kind of made up for that in Episode 35.  The explicit tag was never so appropriate.

    Join us on Facebook (we're almost up to 100 friends!), email us your thoughts at tardistavern@gmail.com, or follow Sean's drunken ramblings on Twitter via @tardistavern.

  • Episode 34: Adam and Alicia are Partners in Crime!

    15 December 2010 (3:32am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes and 27 seconds

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    We are unusually excited and honored (or should I say "honoured"?) to be joined by Adam and Alicia from The 20 Megabyte Doctor Who Podcast as we review "Partners in Crime."

    This one is a little different.  For those of you that have listened to 20 Megabyte, it consists of father-and-daughter team Adam and Alicia snapping and irritating the hell out of each while Adam tries earnestly to talk Doctor Who.  This, however, is all lost on Alicia, who uses podcast recording as time to catch up on Facebook or take a nap.  This may not sound like your cup of tea as far as Doctor Who podcasts go, but we here at The TARDIS Tavern have been die-hard fans of Adam and Alicia since near their beginning.

    This lastest edition of our podcast will not fail to entertain fans of 20 Megabyte.  Alicia actually contributes quite a bit, possibly in an attempt to brighten her reputation as The Great Podcast Sabetour (insert dramatic music here).  Adam gets just a tiny bit drunk (er, I mean "pissed") and Sean and Steve can barely get a word in.  Trust us, folks, this is a good one.

    For more information on The 20 Megabyte Doctor Who Podcast, check out their website here: http://the20mbdoctorwhopodcast.podbean.com/.

    No feedback this episode.  Stop being such a bunch of haters.  Send audio or email to tardistavern@gmail.com.  Plus join us on Facebook or follow Sean on Twitter: @tardistavern.  We know you love us, right?

  • Episode 33: Things Taste Better Poured from a Box: A Look at the Series 5 Boxed Set

    25 November 2010 (9:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes and 32 seconds

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    Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at The TARDIS Tavern!  With the celebration of the domination of the Native American people before us, we review the features and stories contained in the Series 5 Blu-Ray boxed set released earlier this month.  What are our favorites stories?  Is in-vision commentary necessary?  Is it possible that Steve is in love with Arthur Darvill?

    Of course, we read a spot of feedback (and some respectful criticism as well).  And take note, dear listeners, the Tavern will be open intermittingly through Christmas as we deal with our professional lives.  You may look forward to an episode in the meantime, perhaps, but keep in mind we have no intention of shutting our doors permanently.

    The artwork of Matt Smith used as a thumbnail was painted by Brad Collins.  Take a look at his portraits of other Doctors at http://www.etsy.com/shop/bradcollins.

    Please send us some fun audio feedback!  And, of course, join us on our Facebook page and follow Sean's ramblings on Twitter via @tardistavern.  Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Episode 32: Pot Luck in the Drunk Tank

    7 November 2010 (6:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes and 52 seconds

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    Something's amiss at the Tavern lately.  The gentlemen have gone missing.  Have they gone sober?  Did they go on vacation?  Never!  Unfortunately, on the way to the Tavern to record this one, Sean and Steve found themselves absconded by the local authorities, who were not impressed with Steve's decision to urinate on a dumpster or Sean's impression of Carol Channing.

    As they say across the pond, things were a bit at sixes and sevens without their usual stomping grounds to record in, so the gentlemen were forced to tape a session more or less off the cuff.  With little time to prepare, they each picked a story to watch and review, but there was no time for the other to watch the same story.  This is a clumsy and roundabout way of saying we review two stories this episode, and each story will be a surprise to one of us.  And we're in the drunk tank.  Good times.

    Next episode we take a look at the new Season (er, Series) Five box set!  We are practically weeing with anticipation over here!

    We want feedback, so send it to us as tardistavern@gmail.com.  Also, join our Facebook group and follow us on Twitter via @tardistavern.  It's good to be back from our one-week hiatus.

  • Episode 31: New Earth, with Moisturizer Provided by The Omega Podcast

    20 October 2010 (12:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes and 47 seconds

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    Are you in terrible need of some brain bleach after listening to Episode 30?  Do you like zombies?  Have a disease that needs an instant cure?  We travel north of the Mason Dixon line this time and pay a visit to our friends Wendell and Wes from The Omega Podcast.  It's a cacophony of accents, and this time there's someone to clean up the peanut shells.

    We cast our gaze on the Tenth Doctor story "New Earth," with its cat nurses and zombies.  [Editor's Note: Those aren't real zombies.  Real zombies eat human flesh and walk really slow.  Just sayin'.]  We get a little off track because, hey, it's four podcasters talking Doctor Who that have never met before, but it's all in good fun.  It was the last time anybody told me I was beautiful.

    If you would like to hear more of The Omega Podcast, please check them out here: http://theomegapodcast.org/

    Special thanks to all those who provided feedback as well as to Adam from The 20 Megabyte Doctor Who Podcast in advance for being a good sport.  Please send us some feedback (audio or video, but we like audio) to tardistavern@gmail.com, join us on Facebook, or follow Sean's drunken tweets at @tardistavern.

  • Episode 30: So it's Come to This: THE DALEK PORN!!!

    9 October 2010 (3:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Back in 2005, an enterprising film crew put together an unbelievably low budget flick featuring naked lesbians and Daleks called Abducted by Daleks.  Quite understandly, the BBC put a stop to what they must have perceived as a smear on the reputation of Daleks across the universe and promptly set their lawyers (or solicitors?) on the filmmakers.  Rumors say that only about a thousand copies exist, although horny fan boys everywhere have probably produced enough pirate copies as there are sperm in a spoonful of semen.

    Although we here at The TARDIS Tavern spoke of the Dalek "porn" as if it were the Holy Grail, we were delighted when we were contacted by a jaunty fellow from Liverpool named Tom Riley who gladly permitted us to, um..."borrow" his copy.  We are proud to celebrate our 30th episode with a synopsis and review of this little gem.  Enjoy!

    As an aside, it is important to note that the term "Dalek porn" is rather a loose term.  This is not a hardcore sex flick; there's no penetration, no male nudity, and just a bunch of T&A.  Thus, for those of you who are a little soft around the edges, you need not fear to tread here, as our conversation doesn't get into explicit details since there really aren't any.  (Come to think of, if you're a little soft around the edges, what are you doing listening to this in the first place?)

    Special thanks to Draculasaurus and Adam from the 20 Megabyte Doctor Who Podcast for their audio feedback.  We encourage you to send us some at tardistavern@gmail.com.  Also, join or Facebook group (we're trying to get more members than The Omega Podcast) and follow Sean's drunken tweets on Twitter via @tardistavern.

  • Episode 29: Flames On the Side of My Face a/k/a Planet of Fire

    25 September 2010 (5:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 0 minutes and 18 seconds

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    We are honored and pleased to have Katrina from the popular Bridging the Rift podcast joining us as we talk about "Planet of Fire," hot on the heels of its DVD release.

    This was an interesting one, particularly since what you can't hear is over an hour of footage on the cutting room floor in which we discuss such inanity as Star Trek, Star Wars, and The Human Centipede.  (Oh wait, maybe that last one was just in my head.)

    On a side note, special thanks to Katrina for not only being on our show, but saving the day after Sean's Audacity application froze up midway through the session without his knowledge.

    As for next week, we have a very special treat for you.  We will be making Doctor Who podcasting history by reviewing something that most fans have never had the pleasure of getting their hands on.  Want to take a guess what it is?  Discuss below...

    We have grown particularly fond of audio feedback, but regular emails are swell too.  Send them to tardistavern@gmail.com.  If you're into reading people's drunken ramblings, join Sean on Twitter via @tardistavern and also please sign up and say hello on our Facebook page.

  • Episode 28: What Happened Last Night? a/k/a The Mind Robber

    16 September 2010 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 55 minutes and 43 seconds

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    Honoring the wishes of that wonderful fellow from Chicago, Lloyd, who won our contest a couple weeks ago, we focus on one of the only six Second Doctor stories that exists in its entirety: "The Mind Robber."

    Much can be said about this episode, but because (1) you may as well listen to it as long as you're reading this and (2) I'm just too damn hungry to type anything clever, we'll let you discover the delights of the magical land of make-believe all on your own.

    This one's for you, Lloyd

    Oh, I almost forgot...no feedback!  We know it's the off-season, but someone out there must love us!  Please pretty please, send feeback to tardistavern@gmail.com.  Also look for our group on Facebook (thanks to those who recently joined!) and follow us on Twitter at @tardistavern.

  • Episode 27: The Masque of Men-Draggin-On

    2 September 2010 (11:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 57 minutes and 23 seconds

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    We open our doors with welcome arms to Eric and Josh from the "Mostly Harmless Cutaway" podcast as we review -- between sloshes and swirls -- that old Tom Baker favorite, "The Masque of Mandragora."

    Did "Doctor Who" have a "gay agenda" even back then?  Can Mandragora energy pilot the TARDIS without anyone knowing?  Can you ever have enough wigs?  And how does the Doctor walk away with nothing but a handful of sausage?  We touch on all these subjects (or at least stumble around them) as we put this compelling historical story under the microscope.

    Tune in next time for our look at "The Mind Robber," the story chosen by last episode's contest winner.

    Please join us on Facebook subscribe to us on Twitter -- @stevetardistvrn and @tardistavern -- and send us feedback to tardistavern@gmail.com.  We'll send you cookies.

  • Episode 26: All About Doctor 11 and The Ring of Steel

    23 August 2010 (3:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 54 minutes and 11 seconds

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    Concluding our "Eleven Doctors" series, we chose not to beat a dead horse and review a story which has already been beaten to death by every other podcast.  Nevertheless, the rules state we must present you with a podcast about an Eleventh Doctor story, thus we bring you "The Ring of Steel."

    "The Ring of What?" you say?  Well, once there were these things made out of paper, and the paper was usually sandwiched together with bits of carboard.  On the papers were words, and when read in sequence these words tell a story.  In fact, I'm told that many of the things we see on television or the movies originated as the these strange paper-word-story things.  It just so happens that there are quite a number of these stories -- they're call books, by the way -- that have been published over the years by the BBC and one or two other companies that are actually Doctor Who stories.  That's right, brand new original stories...like watching a version of the show but it's all on paper and you can recreate the details in your imagination.

    However, we at The TARDIS Tavern do not have time for reading...who can concentrate long enough when you drink yourself to sleep every night anyway.  But it just so happens that many of these stories have been released as audio books, the most recent being The Ring of Steel by Stephen Cole (and read by Arthur Darvill, who plays Rory).  And that, my dears, is what we will be talking about today.

    Oh, and we have some very good feedback as well, the best of which we're saving for last.  Plus we announce the winner of our "Abominable Snowmen" contest.  For Episode 27 we're having some more guest bartenders, so keep a vigilant ear out.

    Feebback and erotic stories may be sent to tardistavern@gmail.com.  Follow Sean on Twitter on @tardistavern and Steve @stevetardistvrn.  Plus, join our Facebook page...or else.

  • A Very Special Day at the Tavern...

    19 August 2010 (11:09am GMT)
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    Today, Thursday, 19th is Sean’s Birthday.  Sean is thirty<cough> <cough> <cough> something years young today.  Everyone here at the TARDIS Tavern (just me actually) wish Sean a very happy and safe celebration.  His liver would also like to congratulate Sean as it didn’t think it would make it through another year. 



  • Episode 25: The Impossible Podcast into the Satan Pit

    1 August 2010 (9:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 0 minutes and 3 seconds

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    So it has come to this.  25 episodes of drunken debauchery and crassness, from giggling about which of the companions we'd snog to serious deliberations on the merits of David Tennat versus Matt Smith.  And we plan on delivering at least two more episodes if you guys keep listening.

    We continue our "Eleven Doctors" span with the Tenth Doctor in "The Impossible Plant/The Satan Pit."  Remember that skinny jumpy guy named David Tennant?  You know, the one who always waved around the sonic screwdriver?  The one who was falling in love with his companions, or the other way around?  No?  Then take a trip down memory lane with us way back to 2006 where we'll talk about one of his very first stories.

    Special thanks to the usual gang of reprobates for sending us in feedback, and a big bear hug for Wendell from "The Omega Podcast" for providing our very first piece of audio feedback.  Also keep an ear open for details on how to win a CD copy of "The Abominable Snowmen" and pick which story we'll review in an upcoming episode.

    Send us more feedback at tardistavern@gmail.com and please join us on our Facebook page: Help us get more friends than Professor Dave and "The Omega Podcast" combined.  Also follow us both on twitter at @tardistavern and @stevetardistvrn (no A, E, I, O, or U in tavern).  Kisses!

  • Episode 24: The Looooooong Game (With 100% More Lillibet!)

    21 July 2010 (12:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 50 minutes and 48 seconds

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    And so it's come to this.

    I mean, er...we are honored and pleased to have guest bartender Lillibet from the Professor Dave's Ark in Space podcast with us this evening as we explore the Ninth Doctor in "The Long Game."

    Frankly, this show was a long time coming, as it was recorded almost three weeks ago and we've recorded Episode 23 since then (timey-wimey), and our memories of this recording are not all that fresh.  So fill this space with your comments regarding Christopher Eccleston, Simon Pegg, or maybe even something appropriate regarding this being the first member of the fairer sex along for the ride.  (We promised to be really, really polite or else we knew we'd end up with Professor's Dave boot up our ass.)

    Hate us?  Or want to make passionate love to us?  Send us some email at tardistavern@gmail.com, join our Facebook page (we're tied with Professor Dave's page, let's beat 'em), or follow Sean on Twitter @tardistavern or Steve @SteveTARDIStvrn (no A or E in Tavern).

  • Episode 23: Christmas in July! The Chimes of Midnight!

    11 July 2010 (8:07pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 46 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Having just gotten over our hangovers from the Fourth of July, we are craving a little bit of holiday cheer, so we set our sights on The Chimes of Midnight, a Big Finish audio story featuring the Eighth Doctor, making it the eighth in our "Eleven Doctors" series.

    There's talk of plum pudding, worthless scullery maids, Edward Grove, and merry murder.  Oh, and a dollop of feedback as well from a couple of our usual listeners, including the usual editorial corrections.  (Thanks, Erik!)

    Spoliers abound, faithful listeners, so if you have plans to ever listen to "The Chimes of Midnight," then fuck that and just listen to us instead.

    Keep your ears peeled for next time when we talk about the Ninth Doctor in "The Long Game" with yet another guest bartender.  We're keeping the guest's identity secret for the time being, but let's just say it's someone of the fairer sex from another podcast.

    If you send us feedback, we'll send you some pictures of kitties.  So stop what you're doing right now (unless you're driving, then put down the iPhone and keep your eyes on the road), and email us at tardistavern@gmail.com.  Follow Sean on Twitter at @tardistvern or Steve at @stevetardistvrn (no A or E in tavern).  Plus be a part of our Facebook page, where we regularly serve free pie and punch.

  • Episode 22: The Greatest Show in the Galasquee!

    4 July 2010 (6:27pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes and 44 seconds

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    There is no better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than by watching Barack Obama rapping while dressed in a red, white, and blue ringmaster's costume.  And so we present you with "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy," our Seventh Doctor installment in our "Eleven Doctors" series (formerly known as our "Ten Doctors" series because bow ties are cool).

    Aside from the standard review, we read and respond to feedback - some favorable and some not so favorable - and give a shout out to a couple other podcasts that you may not have heard about.

    Once again, we beg you to send us your thoughts at tardistavern@gmail.com, join us on our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter (Sean is tardistavern and Steve is stevetardistvrn).

  • Episode 21: Some Very Special Sweet Meat and The Mark of the Rani

    15 June 2010 (6:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes and 11 seconds

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    We are proud and pleased to present guest bartender Erik from the excellent Briding the Rift podcast to the Tavern!  We are especially pleased that he knows how to keep our glasses full and never judges if we drink a triple scotch.  We are glad that he is here to celebrate the release of Episode 21, as we're now legal to drink in the United States.

    The topic this time is "The Mark of the Rani," as we don our tacky patchwork coats and celebrate the era of the Sixth Doctor for our "Ten Doctors" series.  We were going to pay tribute to Nicola Bryant by sporting fake English accents, but that would be just wrong.

    For the first time, we have no feedback!  Does that mean we suck?  Are we just a couple of tits?  Prove it otherwise by sending us feedback at tardistavern@gmail, give us happy ratings on iTunes (we're now on the first page with all the other grown-up Doctor Who podcasts), join our Facebook group, follow Sean on Twitter @tardistavern and Steve @steveTARDIStvrn.

    Also big thanks to the Australian heavy metal band LORD for the mix at the end of the show.  For more info on their music and tour dates please visit their site at www.lord.net.au.

  • Episode 20: Scraping the Bottom of the Big Finish Barrel a/k/a Red Dawn

    1 June 2010 (10:48pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 43 minutes and 45 seconds

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    Episode 20 marks the halfway point of our "Ten Doctors" series, so of course we're turning our sights to a Fifth Doctor story as we steer away from our traditional tavern for a change and enjoy drinks in the on-board lounge of the Red Dwarf mining ship.

    This time we review Red Dawn, a Big Finish production featuring the Fifth Doctor, Peri, and the Ice Warriors.  If you're a Big Finish fan, it's likely that you have some idea of what's going to happen this time, and if you're not a Big Finish fan, then we encourage you to take a listen anyway, and poo on you if you don't.

    For next time, we'll peek at the Sixth Doctor in "The Mark of the Rani" with guest bartender Erik from the Bridging the Rift podcast.

    Drop us a line and tell us what you think at tardistavern@gmail.com.  Please join us on Facebook, follow Sean on Twitter (@tardistavern), and follow Steve as well (@steveTARDIStvrn).

  • Episode 19: Har-dee-Har of Fang Rock!

    21 May 2010 (12:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes and 31 seconds

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    In this very special episode of The TARDIS Tavern, Sean and Steve rescue a kitten from a burning house and then give it away to an orphan before saving an old lady from being hit by a bus.  After that, they headed over to The Magic Time Machine restaurant in beautiful (sorry, I just threw in my mouth a little) Dallas, Texas for a "live" in-person recording.

    The gentlemen set their sights on "The Horror of Fang Rock," the epitome of Doctor Who meeting Hammer horror.  Will there be disention among them?  Or will they agree merrily that the story totally sucks or is as wonderful as the cries of a newborn?

    Since this recording, Steve has announced that for the next episode, focusing on a Fifth Doctor story, we will review Red Dawn, a Big Finish production featuring Georgia Moffett and the Ice Warriorsssssssss.

    Oh yeah, we also have feedback and stuff.

    Speaking of feedback, please send yours to tardistavern@gmail.com, join us on Facebook, or look for Sean on Twitter as tardistavern and Steve as stevetardistvrn.

    Credit goes to synthetic_messiah (from whomix.trilete.net) for the doc in trouble mix at the end of the show.

  • Episode 18: From Inside the Miniscope, it's "Carnival of Monsters"

    8 May 2010 (10:07pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 1 minute and 13 seconds

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    In the most heated debate yet, Sean and Steve get at it over "Carnival of Monsters."  As a result, Sean has a black eye and is whining about how it's unfair to hit a guy with glasses.

    Continuing our span of "Ten Doctors" and ten stories reviewed, Steve (1) shouted out his safe word when it came time to pick a Jon Pertwee story (like hello, Steve, don't you want to watch "Colony in Space"?) and (2) will piss of legions of Pertwee fans who care to listen to this episode.  Sean, in the meantime, made the mistake of getting really drunk before recording the show.  In his defense, however, he was watching Survivor prior to the recording and steadfastly maintains that you can't watch Survivor without being drunk.  (Ed's note: Sean is a little toasted even as he's typing this because they're showing reruns of RuPaul's Drag Race.)

    Oh, and we couldn't resist chatting about the current series.  Of course, there's the usual blip of feedback and an announcement that we've received our first bit of fan art!

    Send us feedback, bitches.  It goes to tardistavern@gmail.com.  Also follow us on Twitter (tardistavern for Sean and stevetardistvrn for the other one).  Also look for us on Facebook.

  • Episode 17: The Victory of The Power of the Daleks

    19 April 2010 (6:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes and 42 seconds

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    Continuing our "Ten Doctors" series, we turn our backs to the Hartnell era and plunge heads-first into "The Power of the Daleks," the first story with Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor.

    Unfortunately, as someone at the BBC years ago went on a drunken rampage and scrapped a number of reels, this story no longer exists on film.  However, thanks to a legion of geeks who mastered the art of recording episodes with microphones for future playback, we have the luxury of listening to this little gem via the soundtrack available from BBC Radio.

    In case you're wondering, it's pure coincidence that we recorded this on the evening that "Victory of the Daleks" premiered, as the two stories have some similarities but exists on opposite ends of the spectrum in regards of quality, if you ask me. So please enjoy this latest episode of The TARDIS Tavern and continue to send feedback to tardistavern@gmail.com, find us on Facebook, and join us on Twitter.

    A big thanks goes to dArkpEon (from whomix.trilete.net) for the Doctor Who - In Diaboladalekium (Brown Legions) mix at the end of the show.

  • PodSest at its Finest

    19 April 2010 (2:57pm GMT)
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    I have good news for those that can’t get enough of the TARDIS Tavern drunken goodness.  Lately Sean and myself have been doing the guest co-host scene for other Doctor Who podcasts. 


    Sean recently did a gig over at the Hoo on Who podcast (Episode 21).  David, Marty, and Sean review and discuss the classic Pertwee episode The Three Doctors.  They go into detail on the North American DVD release and even discuss Gallifrey 21.  David giving Sean a single potty break is one of many humorous moments during the show.


    I recently poped up as gust co-host on The Doctor Who Podcast (Episode 5).  Trev and Tom are both very gracious as we discuss the fan reaction to The Beast Below.  While I wasn’t downing any vodka martinis during the 4:00 AM recording time I do go through multiple cups of coffee.  I’m surprised at how coherent I sound so early in the morning.  For a funny behind the scenes moment keep listening after the outro music.


    It seems Sean and I are spreading out across different podcasts like a bad case of VD. 


  • Episode 16: In Celebration of Matt Smith We Present...The Gunfighters!

    4 April 2010 (6:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 38 minutes and 22 seconds

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    Since this is probably the biggest week in Doctor Who since the inception of this podcast (of course, we're like four months old, but who's counting?), we're celebrating by beginning our "Ten Doctors" marathon and by bringing you "The Gunfighters."  Yeah, you're darn tootin'.*

    Since neither of us have seen this story in a long, long time we rather overestimated the time we were going to spend talking about it, so please enjoy this light and frothy edition of The TARDIS Tavern.

    We have one piece of feedback to share with you, and just a dollop of chatter regarding "The Eleventh Hour," which remains unseen as of this writing.  You have no idea how we can appreciate the irony that although "The Gunfighters" remains fresh in our minds, we have yet to indulge in the event that is casung nerdgasms across the globe.

    Next week: "The Power of the Daleks."  And, yes, spoilers shall abound!

    *Don't worry, we ditch the Western accents about five minutes in.

    Don't like this episode?  Then shove a sock in it and email us at tardistavern@gmail.com.  Join us on Facebook and Twitter as well...turns out this Twitter thing is rather popular!

    Special acknowledgements to Steven Regret for The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon at the end of the show.

  • Episode 15: The Arc of Infinity and Beyond! (With 100% More Podshock!)

    31 March 2010 (9:26pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 58 minutes and 38 seconds

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    Following through on our fine tradition of having fellow podcasters bartend for us (tradition being, like twice so far), we are joined by Louis Trapani of Doctor Who: Podshock, who serves up a mean Long Island iced tea.

    After generally meandering into the nerdery and the gushing that most fans exude when first meeting (thanks, Steve), we turn our double-sighted attention to "The Arc of Infinity," John Nathan-Turner's ubiquitous sequel to "The Three Doctors."

    Will tempers flare amonngst the three of them as they disgaree on whether or not this is the best episode ever?  Are you happy to see me or is that an impulse laser in your hands?  And will Steve ever let Sean talk?  Find out now and download this little collector's item from the library of The TARDIS Tavern.

    Sorry, Erik, no feedback this episode...but tune in next week for some very, very special feedback as we trip the light camptastic with "The Gunfighters."

    What's that you say?  Did we get our facts wrong again?  Fuck!  Then let us know at tardistavern@gmail.com.  Also find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

    Credit goes to sobermo (from whomix.trilete.net) for the Surfwho mix at the end of the show.

  • When Size Does Matter

    28 March 2010 (1:43am GMT)
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    As Sean can tell you I’m not one for wearing a 20 ft long Doctor Who scarf in my everyday sober life.  I’ve always wanted to proudly show off my affection for the show but without looking like I just came from L.A.'s Comic Con.  Until recently…  While on my daily eBay search I ran across a knitter that specializes in making Tom Baker’s season 15 iconic scarf for everyday wear.  The scarf is a manageable 8 ft in length and 2 3/4 in wide.  Also, the color proportions are correctly measured down to size.

    While I have no financial gain from endorsing this product, I wanted to share my enthusiasm about the talent of this knitter.  You can check her out on eBay under the user ID: fillyjonk55

    I also understand that she is working on a season 18 mini scarf and is available for custom work too.




  • Episode 14: The Keeper of Traken and its Big Finish Love Child (Now with More Bathroom Humor!)

    21 March 2010 (4:42pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 52 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Putting Gallifrey 21 and would could have and couldn't have happened behind us, we go back to our rumdum duties of reviewing Doctor Who stories.  In this poop-smothered episode we examine "The Keeper of Traken" and its Big Finish sequel/prequel "Primevil."

    "The Keeper of Traken" ranked 70th in Doctor Who Magazine's "Mighty 200" poll, but is a story revolving around a society that functions merely because people are terribly nice to each other worth breaking the bank to satisfy the BBC's costume budget?

    "Primevil," featuring the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa and taking place 3,000 years prior to the events of "Keeper," tries to settle the age-old debate of whether blind faith and religion will ever win out over logic and reason.  Perhaps fortunately, that's the deepest insight that you'll find on this subject even after listening to the episode.

    We also have our usual battery of feedback and a huge dollop of Traken bathroom humor.

    Please send feeback, ransom notes, and PayPal transactions to Sean at tardistavern@gmail.com.  Also follow us on Twitter and befriend us on the Book of Face!

    A big thanks goes to Angel Mendez (from whomix.trilete.net) for the Who Rocks The Party That Rocks The Tardis mix at the end of the show.

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