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Arrow of Time

Arrow of Time
In the not too distant future we get you back in time so you can have an excellent adventure with your favorite time traveling doctor. Doctor Who? Exactly. (Hint: It ' s a Doctor Who podcast.)

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Average Episode Duration:
Longest Episode Duration:
Total Duration of all Episodes:
5 days, 2 hours, 18 minutes and 31 seconds
Earliest Episode:
26 April 2017 (11:05am GMT)
Latest Episode:
19 April 2017 (11:25pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
15 days, 1 hour, 45 minutes and 16 seconds

Arrow of Time Episodes

  • 129 - Fitting the Bill

    19 April 2017 (11:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 56 minutes and 46 seconds

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    There’s a brand new episode of Doctor Who this week, so we of course immediately launch into tangents about Star Wars and The Legend of Zelda! That’s quality podcasting you can’t find anywhere else. Once we get the manifold permutations of pop culture out of our system it’s down to brass tacks with “The Pilot,” wherein we meet Bill Potts, the Doctor’s delightful new travelling companion. Much to our surprise, El Steverino keeps most of his usual storytelling excesses in check, but he can’t help sneaking in a series arc mystery or two.

    This week’s WhoTube is harsh but fair, “Doctor Who | Punishment” from TheGaroStudios: https://youtu.be/2u3oJeKVemA

    You can also listen to this episode on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/QzXzeZc2gcg

  • 128 - Bill and Doc's Excellent Trailers

    12 April 2017 (7:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 54 minutes and 29 seconds

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    The Arrow of Time once again arises from its slumber to bring you the news, speculations, onslaught of intentional spoilers, and the many trailers gearing up to the big opening day. It’s been quite a while for The Arrow of Time, so join, Matt, Gabe, and Joseph as they get those gears grinding toward a whole new series!

    For your Who Tube enjoyment here is Mathilde with Doctor Who Whovian Craziness – https://youtu.be/ss-zQeNu01k

    Our break music this episode was by Trock band Dr. Noise Called The Doctor & The Master – https://youtu.be/5N2zVWXVMFA

    You can also listen to this episode on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/5MoXNpGQGdU

  • 127 - The Return of Doctor Disappear-eo

    26 January 2017 (8:48pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes and 14 seconds

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    We've been gone for a while, but we're back, for at least one week in winter, anyway. Sort of like a certain show we all watch, whenever they can be bothered to make it. Don't dwell on that too much and (hopefully) enjoy as Matt, Joseph and Gabe discuss the "Return of Doctor Mysterio." One thing is assured, the Arrow of Time team's superpowers include tangents, dissing Moffat, and, of course, drinking! Another superpower, disappearing without a trace... See you all when we see you!

    This week’s WhoTube is courtesy of our old friend Babelcolour with “Doctor Who A Babelcolour Christmas” – https://youtu.be/YJ1tkEFLRBM

  • 126.5 - Brexit and Doctor Who

    9 July 2016 (12:10am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes and 39 seconds

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    DT TweetsIn this incredibly topical Time and a Half, Matt is joined by actual UK citizen Claudine, as they talk about the results of the recent EU Referendum versus the themes in Doctor Who.

    Check out the mentioned NSFW video of David Tennant reading angry Scottish Tweets here: https://youtu.be/0nTrs-HuuUc

    And if you like our theme song be sure to check out more of Legs Nose Robinson here: http://www.legsnoserobinson.com/

    You can also listen to this episode on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/Ju-PUEwIyOU

  • 126 - Lost in Transition

    7 March 2016 (8:35pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes and 48 seconds

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    Matt is joined once again by the ever clever Rachel, as they discuss the companions that bridged one Doctor to another. They also spend a considerable amount of time talking about Legos.

    The WhoTube this week is a very masterful homage by the always Trockin’ Legs Nose Robinson, with their song “Clara (A Pretty Woman Parody) Tribute to Ms. Clara Oswald.” https://youtu.be/m7mIeOC5sBw

    If you enjoyed the WhoTube and our theme song “Dose of the Doctor,” both of them were composed by Trock band Legs Nose Robinson, who you can check out here: http://www.legsnoserobinson.com/

    You can also listen to our podcast on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/HqduUR0p52s



  • 125 - The Moff Moves On

    29 January 2016 (7:21pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 50 minutes and 23 seconds

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    It’s a new year and a fresh new void of Doctor Who episodes. Luckily for us a whole lot of news has been popping up and your plucky friends at The Arrow of Time are here to talk about it. Join Matt, Gabe, and special guest Rachel as they discuss Moffat, our future leader Chris Chibnall, and Chibnall based entertainment. It’s a WHOOOT!

    Our WhoTube this week is a chilling venture, highlighting the more frighting moments of Doctor Who, titled “Doctor Who Horror Story” by user Voordeel. https://youtu.be/ssHvW_dW76o

    Our website pic came all the way from Deviant Art user Psycho7772

    If you like our theme song check out the other fine works of Legs Nose Robinson at their website legnoserobinson.com

    And don’t forget to listen to other excitingly geeky podcasts at musingsofageek.com

    You can also listen to our podcast on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/6hz5TNY192w

  • 124 - Mr. and Mrs. Who

    6 January 2016 (7:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 56 minutes and 15 seconds

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    Christmas is a time for loved ones, special memories and Doctor Who. Usually, Doctor Who Christmas specials come with a bit of death, and “The Husbands of River Song” doesn't disrupt the status quo. At least this time they were mostly bad guys that got coal for Christmas. Spoilers! To unwrap our thoughts just listen to Matt, Joseph and Gabe delve into the tangled history (and future) of the Doctor and River, whether or not humans can become Time Lords and Ladies and how days can seem like years on Dirillium. We might also give some props to a certain show runner. Don't make puddles... everything will be alright.

    First we have "River Song Fan Music Video" by Richard Pearce (https://youtu.be/szc_3raxwuE). Then we add some spice with “Peppermint Winter Doctor Who” by SparkyDragonSlayer (https://youtu.be/eU4yYv2q_2A).

    You can also listen to our podcast on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/4nXSnNFU0jk

  • 123 - The Season of Hybrids

    24 December 2015 (11:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 57 minutes and 50 seconds

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    double-dareAnother year, another series, another podcast where we gather together and talk about what we’ve been talking about for the past several months already. In this the season of The Hybrid, Matt, Joseph, Gabe, and Susan act as your personal audio tour guides through a series of two-parters, replicas, and twinsies.

    Your WhoTube, “Doctor Who: Clara Oswald Farewell (Series 9) – Tribute Trailer” by user It’s Smaller On The Outside, is a beautifully brilliant summation of Series 9 with a focus on Clara: https://youtu.be/LQdGe8_6INw

    If you like our theme song and want to see what other brilliant things Legs Nose Robinson has been working on, you can visit their website here http://legsnoserobinson.com/

    You can also listen to our podcast on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/VtCWraJNWnI

  • 122 - The Big Goodbye

    11 December 2015 (6:08pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes and 57 seconds

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    We've all heard the expression that saying goodbye is hard to do. That is especially true for a certain Time Lord we all know and love. In the series nine finale, “Hell Bent,” we look at the Doctor and his literal trek to the ends of time to try to save his friend. Along the way, we have to deal with Moffat's potty mouth, Rassilon's consistent badness, and [the most important question] of how on Earth Clara and Me can get away with a TARDIS disguised as an American diner if they go to Ancient Egypt. Timeless questions for the pocket time traveler.

    This week, our WhoTube is “Twelve & Clara: Immortality is everyone else dying” by Rose (not Tyler): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHJhYhjJ00E

    You can listen to our podcast on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/wUmWXM0YSo0

  • Review: Hell Bent - The Doctor, Clara and the Never Ending Story

    7 December 2015 (5:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    All things must end. It is an axiom accepted by scientists, philosophers, Mister Spock and our own dear Clara Oswald. It is not a sentiment shared by the Doctor. At least not this Doctor, this time. At its core, "Hell Bent" is an episode about Doc 12 and his assertion that "summer never has to end" if you steal a time machine.

    On first viewing, "Hell Bent" seemed like a mess, tied together loosely by scenes of the Doctor telling a story to a woman who looks like Clara. However, subsequent viewings and consideration reveal that this is an episode that has a lot of meat and manages to succeed in spite of itself and the musings of writer extraordinaire Steven Moffat.

    When the Doctor awakes in Nevada, stumbles into a diner that looks like the place where he met the Ponds in "The Impossible Astronaut" and is met by a waitress that looks a lot like Clara, it seems like maybe he has gone back into his mind palace and this isn't really happening. The lack of recognition says different. Also, there are early clues to Moffat's misdirection. We know the diner was in Utah, not Nevada, for example.

    The Doctor begins to spin a tale of how he got to this place and his quest to fill the lost memories of Clara. I loved hearing his guitar version of Clara's theme, which was beautiful and haunting. In retrospect, it was also fun to watch Clara toying with the Doctor, leading him on with statements like, "She must have been very important to you."

    The diner scene was just one of many instances of things not being what they seem. As the Doctor talks about his arrival back on Gallifrey, his extreme anger at Rassilon seems to be about the Time War and his own entrapment in the confession dial. The later revelation that it was really about Clara was difficult to reconcile because of the complete lack of logic. At the same time, it also spoke volumes about the relationship he built with his companion.

    The scene when the Doctor systematically deposes Rassilon with just a few words and no violence was powerful. It embodied everything we have come to know of the Time Lord who hates soldiers, guns and death. One of the first Gallifreyian soldiers to throw his allegiance to the Doctor said, "The first thing you notice about the Doctor of War is that he's unarmed. For many, it's also the last." That is slightly betrayed when the Doctor calls in four armed airships to cover Rassilon, but the point is not completely lost that "words are his weapon."

    Moffat had teased that this episode was a "big Star Wars" episode, and I'm actually glad for this spoiler because otherwise, I would have groaned out loud at the scenes and music on Gallifrey. It wasn't an homage to Star Wars, it was wholesale hackery. Knowing in advance that he was going for that, it let me groan internally and carry on with the story.

    With Rassilon and the High Council out of the way (for this episode anyway... count on their return), business can get back to stopping the hybrid, right? Sure, but first we need help from people who don't wear bad hats that might cramp the Doctor's style. He has always leaned on his companions, so it isn't a surprise that the Doctor requests getting Clara's help via a Time Lord extraction chamber. It clearly is quite a feat as it requires at least three techs to run the thing.

    Spared certain death, Clara seems momentarily taken aback. The General explains that "they always tell them" that their death is only spared for a few minutes while they help deal with a problem. It is here that we learn that the Doctor's plan was always to save Clara.

    When the Doctor asks for a neuro block, I thought Moffat telegraphed the ending for us - that the diner scenes were the Doctor talking to a Clara who had no idea who he was. The scene also presented a huge problem in that it shows our peace loving, gun hating, perpetually unarmed Doctor shoot the General. Sure, he confirmed that the Time Lord still had regenerations remaining, but it was still difficult to resolve with our Doctor. He was unravelling, and at least Clara recognized and challenged this angry Doctor.

    The Time Lords were responsible for her death, the Doctor reasoned, so they needed to help resurrect her. "I have a duty of care," he says. That perfectly sums up the depth of his feelings for her because the way he delivers the line betrays that the reason he saves her runs deeper. The Doctor did not go to such ends to save the Ponds, and he actually abandoned countless companions in the past. Since "School Reunion" we've had the idea that the Doctor has a problem with good-byes. River really drove the same point home in "The Angels Take Manhattan" when she tried to conceal her broken wrist because she didn't want the Doctor to see her vulnerability. In Clara, the Doctor found the rare companion where good-bye hurt too much.

    If you put the events of the episode in context, the Doctor of War never fired a gun at an enemy. This Doctor fired a gun at an ally. He compromised himself more for Clara than he had for his own people.

    The issue of the hybrid also seems open ended. He may have been the hybrid standing in the ruins of Gallifrey when he goes to the end of time to try to save Clara. Me was also there. Could she be the hybrid? Clara didn't actually leave the stolen TARDIS, so Me's theory that the pair of them together are the hybrid doesn't quite work. This may be the new Fields of Trenzalore from Moffat for a new Doctor.

    I really appreciate that Clara isn't dead. As long as she is alive, there is hope that the Doctor, Clara, Me or someone else will find a solution to her end. Avoiding endings is what this Doctor is about, and in spite of how illogical that may be, I at least sympathized with his plight in this instance.

    Doctor Who is at its best when the Doctor is flawed. This Doctor is brutally flawed, and he eventually comes to realize it, but doesn't actually change. "Nothing is sad until it is over, then everything is," he laments to Clara in the diner. However, the Doctor is still the loveable Time Lord when he thinks he won and chirps, "I'm going to invent a flying submarine. Why? Because no ever has and it's annoying!"

    We've seen flashes in the past of the Doctor thinking himself a god only to be grounded by reality. Think "Waters of Mars." In this episode, a desperate Doctor proclaims, "The universe is over! It doesn't have a say anymore! As of this moment, I'm answerable to no one!"

    Like that case of failing to save Adelaide in the "Water of Mars," this Doctor recognizes his own avarice. When clever Clara attempts to reverse the polarity of the nuero block, the Doctor seems to accept that they can't have a happy ending and one of them must forget the other. "Look how far I was willing to go for fear of losing you?" he asks. "This has to stop. One of us has to go."

    In his good-bye to Clara after having his memory of Clara erased, the Doctor tells her, "Run like hell because you always need to. Laugh at everything because it's always funny. Never be cruel. Never be cowardly. And if you are, always make amends." The Doctor's contrition appears to be letting go of Clara. However, as you may expect, the Doctor then begins a search based on the hole her memory left in him.


    Clara, as she has done throughout her tenure with 12, offers a perfect mirror. She's similar, but better than he is. She says, "We all face the raven at the end. That's the deal." The Doctor, by rejecting this simple truth, is both endearing and tragic. That's why I watch Doctor Who.

    The episode wasn't without its issues. A big one that I kept coming back to was, if the hybrid was so important, why didn't the Time Lords question the Doctor before? Apparently, he learned of this prophesy when he was a young Time Lord at the Academy, so they had plenty of opportunity. Also, if the Mire had medical repair technology, why didn't more Mire survive, or why didn't other races steal their technology? In my opinion, the title sequence is an ongoing problem, but I did cheer out loud when I saw Jenna Coleman's name one more time. Like the Doctor, I don't like saying good-bye to dear friends.

    All things considered, it was a good, if not slightly flawed, glimpse into the mind of our beloved Doctor. So close to a god, he always falls short. That's interesting. That's why he needs companions, and I can't wait to see who the next one is.

    First, we have Christmas fun with River!

  • 121 - The Prisoner of Azbantium

    4 December 2015 (6:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Nobody puts baby in a corner! Especially when that baby is a 2,000 year old Time Lord and the corner is a flummoxing castle that makes Hogwarts seem like a safe space. How will the Doctor get out of this one? Time will tell. Or, if you prefer not taking the long way ’round, you can listen to us tell you! It's a whopper of a podcast about the penultimate episode of the series, “Heaven Sent.”

    For this week's WhoTube, Matt found “Eighth Doctor Tribute/Larger Than Life” by The Renegade Time Lord: http://youtu.be/_r-sGcJ7qSY

  • 120 - A Nightmare on Trap Street

    26 November 2015 (6:40pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 50 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Well, it’s that time again. The air is crisp, the leaves have changed, variations of turkey are being served, and we end the run of another companion… or do we!? It’s hard to say… or is it!? One thing is for sure, Joseph, Matt, and Gabe aren’t buying into the hype just yet as they pick apart Face The Raven.” So listen to The Arrow of Time sift through this episode as some might ravage through the stuffing from their Tofurky, or Turducken, or their Toduckahedron (that’s a chicken-duck-turkey with 12 faces made of tofu).

    Be sure to get your full serving of WhoTube with “The Doctor & Clara Oswald ‘I Keep Coming Back For More‘” by YouTube user KatnissWinchester: http://youtu.be/V3GnIe3GWig

    Also enjoy the break music fresh off of the newest They Might Be Giants album Why?

    If you enjoyed our theme song, be sure to check out the band who created it, Legs Nose Robinson at: http://www.legsnoserobinson.com/

    As well as our network, Musings of a Geek, at: http://www.musingsofageek.com/

  • 119 - Eat My Dust

    18 November 2015 (10:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 1 minute and 19 seconds

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    The general idea of a scary movie/show/book/billboard is that the premise is so frightening it keeps you up at night. It's even right in the title of this week's Doctor Who snooze scare-fest: "Sleep No More." However, the actual moral of the episode is that you should sleep. Quite a lot, actually. To the point that sleep is really the oldest thing. The most important thing. Basically, it is the very thing that makes us human. As you may infer from my attempted sarcasm, this wasn't a favorite of ours. You might say at least one of us really didn't care for it at all. If you want to know who, you're just going to have to listen!

    For this week's WhoTube, Matt found “Doctor Who: Next Stop Everywhere” by user VERITASERUMUK: http://youtu.be/62kn1fNuu28

  • 118 - Osgood That Ends Good

    12 November 2015 (8:14pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 59 minutes and 41 seconds

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    We've all been annoyed by the screaming child in a restaurant when you just want to enjoy your lasagna in peace and they wont stop running around your table. For the Doctor, Zygons are that child. As well as humans, Sontarans, Atraxi, etc. And of course, screaming babies. On this week's podcast, Matt, Joseph, Gabe, and the newly arrived Susan critique the Doctor's disciplinary skills in “The Zygon Inversion.”

    For this week's WhoTube Matt chose a feisty not suitable for work video full of swears from The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre entitled “Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who”: http://youtu.be/vfayr0Me8fU

  • 117 - Zygon in Sixty Seconds

    6 November 2015 (5:35pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 11 minutes and 4 seconds

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    I wrote this script suggestion and lovingly wrapped it around a brick. Apparently, my prayers were answered, so we now toss this brick of an episode gently through the window of your hearts. Witness the Doctor's midlife crisis, only short a brand new convertible. Roll your eyes with glee as we discuss the lamest soldiers ever portrayed on screen. Bite your nails to the new improved Clara. And watch your step as giant electric tribbles abound. All this and two other things, in the most exciting Arrow of Time episode this week. And if you feel there just aren't enough Zygons in “The Zygon Invasion,” the good news is that there is a part two on the way!

    This week on Too Many Books, Dave discusses The White Deer by James Thurber.

    And believe it or not, Matt has a WhoTube, “Doctor Who | Read My Mind | Amy/Rory” by purplefringe vids: http://youtu.be/8uJfBqbWcY0

    Unfortunately, there are more Zygons than you think.

  • 116 - Despicable Me

    30 October 2015 (5:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes and 1 second

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    It's-a Lady Me!It’s a fact: purple is the color of death. Ron Perlman impersonators can’t be trusted. Kenny Baker never portrayed a Dalek. Breathing fire does not actually advance the plot. Learn these and other uninteresting facts as we delve shallowly into “Ye Girl in Ye Fireplace” “The Woman Who Lived.” Will Maisie Williams give up her lucrative career in Game of Thrones to be the next companion? Will a courageous writer finally destroy the sonic sunglasses once and for all? Will Strax single-handedly save the show by showing up? No. But you may find yourself mildly entertained! Marvel at Dave’s book segment BOOOooo–k! in which we discuss misconceptions of Medieval Lives by Monty Python’s own Terry Jones. Thrill to Matt’s unexpected WhoTube “Ten and Donna Noble | Unity” by Starseeker 32 (http://youtu.be/sxhpZ8pVRiQ). And yawn slightly as we digress often like fish in the night.

    This week: Not as many Rufuses as you would like.

  • 115 - No Ripples, No Problem

    22 October 2015 (11:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes and 23 seconds

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    What do Vikings, South America, a police box, and the word ‘bafflegab’ have in common? Absolutely nothing! In our usual sloppy fashion we attempt to tie these disparate subjects together into an incomprehensible sandwich in much the same way that Stephen Moffat has in “The Girl Who Waited Died,” his best effort to remake the beloved “Pirate Planet.” Unfortunately for us, the brilliant Jamie Mathieson was only able to write the good parts. Join us as we discuss corn, Game of Thrones, and electric eels in as riveting a manner as we are capable.

    Included free of charge is this week’s “Book ’em, Dave-o” in which we talk about The Official Quotable Doctor Who: Wise Words from Across Space and Time.

    And Matt gives us a delightful surprise with this week’s WhoTube, “Doctor Who | Pompeii | Twelfth Doctor & Clara” by purplefringe vids: http://youtu.be/uuQmOXIK1rs

  • 114 - Bootstrapped

    15 October 2015 (6:18pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 49 minutes and 27 seconds

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    Our being correct average has experienced an unexpected boost this season as at least one of our number has correctly deduced “the twist” twice in a fortnight. Has Doctor Who strayed into the realm of the predictable? Maybe! But that’s not a problem when Toby Whithouse delivers a solid conclusory episode like “Before the Flood.” Now let burst the dam of your ears so that our podcast might flow into them like so much water over a mock Russian village!

    If you find yourself confronted with a wall of water, some advice comes by way of WhoTube in the form of “Run Boy Run-[Doctor Who Fanvid]” by zha xia: http://youtu.be/a8XJdm27tps

    And your underwater musical respite is from FamilyJules7X: http://youtu.be/uLQdC9r3mKA

  • 113 - "Ghost" Busters

    9 October 2015 (4:41pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 0 minutes and 5 seconds

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    Rainbows, unicorns, sonic screwdrivers! Folks, it looks like the stars have aligned and we have a great episode to discuss this week in "Under the Lake." Except somebody (Joseph) thinks it should be called anything else. Literally. We don't want to sound like fan boys, but that Toby Whithouse chap is pretty good. Could he be the new Moffat? Embrace the heresy!

    Here is our fearless leader talking out of his arse about the sonic sunglasses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=jrw_2Jp_72Q

    This week's WhoTube is "Doctor Who: Davros, the Boy - Extended" from TheTARDISGuy203: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u6R8_hHd04

  • 112 - Why Is Any of this Happening?!

    2 October 2015 (4:56pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 50 minutes and 16 seconds

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    We don't like to boast, but when we predict the outcome of a Moffat plot months in advance, we need to say, "Told you so!" If Moffat stays on as showrunner, we may need to change our motto from 20% right to 21.5% right (because he keeps doing the same thing over and over, you see). Listen to our subdued revelry in correctness and critical critique of "The Witch's Familiar." Not for the faint-hearted.

    This week's WhoTube is a 12th Doctor tribute called "Shut Up" from our friends Legs Nose Robinson: http://youtu.be/uSUQMOugbX0

  • 111 - All Sizzle, No Fleek

    25 September 2015 (5:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes and 47 seconds

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    It’s our eleventy-first birthday, but all the presents are for you, kind reader, as long as you can accept that the presents are in audio form and there’s only one of them. We also bring questions, such as this classic brain teaser: what if you told a BBC exec that they were looking at a man who would go on to tell the same story over and over again? Would they still hire him? No reason to ruminate, because they did, and that man is none other than Steven Q. Moffat! Now unwrap our latest podcast where we talk about (and reserve judgement on) “The Magician's Apprentice” and test our knowledge with Doctor Who: The Official Quiz Book by Jacqueline Rayner. Spoilers: we didn’t get A levels, or whatever the English do for school these days.

    One answer that’s never wrong is Matt’s choice for WhoTube, expertly filled this week with “The UNIT Files” by Legs Nose Robinson: http://youtu.be/JSG0A5i2bDg

  • 110.5 - Dangerously Current

    14 September 2015 (7:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 37 minutes and 26 seconds

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    With season 9 imminent, the rampant rumors and wild speculation are turning into confirmed spoilers and loads of trailers. As we like to do, we try to examine and reexamine every tidbit of information. It's the way we show our excitement for the Doctor and Clara's return. Also in this episode, Christopher Eccleston really wants to make us all sad.

  • 110 - Things on Eyes

    24 August 2015 (8:40pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 33 minutes and 55 seconds

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    Another trailer. Another trailer! I can’t keep up. This is clearly some scheme by the BBC to release the entire ninth season of Doctor Who before it even airs! Nevertheless, it would be remiss of us to let slip the chance to commit our unparalleled speculation skills to the public record via the medium of podcast.

    This week’s WhoTube is “12th Doctor Tribute – Echo” from user Simon / Sizmy, who might be two people(!): http://youtu.be/akSGpziKH8s

  • 109.5 - The Arrow of Untimeliness

    10 August 2015 (8:46pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 49 minutes and 28 seconds

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    Matt and Gabe gather together to call across the seas and pipe in Claudine as they celebrate 10 years of new Doctor Who, several months past the anniversary.

  • 109 - Serious Series Nine Speculation

    17 July 2015 (8:09pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 53 minutes and 30 seconds

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    That title just never gets old, does it? (This is a rhetorical question, please do not write in.) Comic-Con hit San Diego during what I will generously call “this week” and brought with it the usual assortment of pop culture icons, chief among those from our point of view being the cast of a certain British Broadcasting Corporation programme. But they didn’t show up empty handed! Well, literally yes, but not metaphorically. They had a Series 9 trailer with them, and we couldn’t wait to very slowly jump on the chance to pick it apart with our advanced looking-at-and-then-talking-about-things abilities. Never content to have a focused, concise episode, we also talk about the upcoming Lego Dimensions and its inclusion of the Who universe.

    If you find that your WhoTubes haven’t been definitive enough lately, “The First Question” – The Definitive Edition from LastWhovianTrailers ought to ring your cloister bell: http://youtu.be/-wyF9s1_VvI

  • 108 - Prologue to the Master (Not the Philip Seymour Hoffman Film)

    16 June 2015 (1:40am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes and 56 seconds

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    After a “brief” little over two month long “pause,” The Arrow of Time “returns” with “hosts” Matt and Dave as they “skim” over the different Masters. Prepare to launch into The Arrow of Time‘s Master series with this thrilling introduction to one of the Doctor’s greatest nemesises! Nemesees? Nemisi? Bad guys.

    Get a visual walkthrough of The Master with Immortal Whovian Production’s video Doctor Who The Master Tribute

    and be sure to check out the other podcasts on our network at


  • 107 - Olds

    1 April 2015 (4:53pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 41 minutes and 34 seconds

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    =If there is one thing that a podcast should do, it is certainly not record on a regular basis. If there's a second thing it shouldn’t do, it is quickly post recorded podcasts. By those measures, we're doing fine! So, if you don't know last month's Doctor Who news, this podcast is for you! Join Matt, Joseph and Gabe as they discuss and speculate about "news" and rumors not-quite-fresh from Cardiff.

    Your random video for the week is “Dematerialisation – A Doctor Who VFX Shot” by the potentially pseudonymous John Smith: http://youtu.be/DNEjx6XUbfQ

    And you don’t need a post-graduate degree from WhoTube U to enjoy Babelcolour’s Tribute to the Master: http://youtu.be/WeBv7Ma4M4o

  • 106.5 - More New to Who

    21 February 2015 (11:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 30 minutes and 57 seconds

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    In this glorious “Time and a Half” episode, Matt sits down with die hard New Who fan Kristi. They discuss where the show is going, favorite Doctors, and the best method of trapping people into watching the current show.

  • 106 - The Arrow of Trivia

    5 February 2015 (1:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 51 minutes and 31 seconds

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    ucThat’s right, the Arrow of Time is back in 2015 after their over a month long hiatus. For this episode they play “Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit,” which was gifted to them by their fellow Musings of a Geek friends at the Who the What Now?! Podcast. Feel free to play along at home to see if you can out-trivia these four gents and claim the title of trivia victor (you probably won’t have as many distractions)! So get your quiz cards ready for this TRIVIAL episode of the Arrow of Time!

    The WhoTube this week is Doctor Who – Centuries by TheMongooseGoesMeow:

    Check out Legs Nose Robinson the writers of our theme song here:

    And visit The Musings of a Geek Podcast Network for more exciting podcasts:

  • 105 - Don't Think (Don't Even Think)

    29 December 2014 (6:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes and 58 seconds

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    Wham!, that was doosey of a Christmas Special. On one hand, Moffat gives you his heart by bringing the Doctor and Clara closer together. Then, he takes it away by kinda regurgitating tired and unoriginal ideas. Kind of like this blog post is doing right now. Once bitten, twice shy! But you’re not here to read, so climb aboard Santa’s sleigh and come along with Matt, Joseph and Gabe as we revisit “Last Christmas.”

    Does Matt have a WhoTube? Of course, it is “Crying When You Are Happy” from Miden Prod: http://youtu.be/_QiUONWeFac

  • 104.5 - A Very English Christmas

    22 December 2014 (6:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes and 25 seconds

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    In this very Holiday Special episode of The Arrow of Time and a half, Matt has an international conversation with returning guest and all around fantastic resident of England, Claudine! They talk about what makes English and American Christmas traditions so great, and how it relates to Doctor Who. We dive much deeper than just merely leaving biscuits for Father Christmas rather than cookies. We also gab about some of our favorite Doctor Who Christmas specials! If you like Doctor Who, Christmas, and British Culture, then this is the podcast for you!

    Also be sure to check out other podcasts on The Musings Of A Geek Podcast Network. http://www.musingsofageek.com/

    If you like our theme song, course you do, you can check out more by the folks who wrote it, Legs Nose Robinson, at https://www.youtube.com/user/legsnoserobinson

  • 104 - The Girl Who Stayed?

    15 December 2014 (8:48pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 36 minutes and 41 seconds

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    We’ve put the end of Series 8 and our 100th episode in our metaphorical rearview mirror, and we’re barreling toward “Last Christmas” and Series 9! Or, slowly starting to ramp up speculation, at any rate. So let us take you on a short ride, but it is sure to be elemental and iconic!

    This week’s WhoTube is not a WhoTube at all. It is a VortexVimeo called “Doctor Express” made by our very own Matt! http://vimeo.com/34108234

  • 100.5 - Trock Talk With Legs Nose Robinson

    6 December 2014 (10:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes and 15 seconds

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    On this monumental Time and a Half, Matt and Dave talk with the acclaimed Trock band and composers of the new Arrow of Time theme song, Legs Nose Robinson! They discuss Trock music, Whovians, their various music styles, and their recent recognition from Anglophenia and The Nerdist. Among other exciting things! Now get ready to TROCK OUT with The Arrow Of Time and Legs Nose Robinson!

    Be sure to download Legs Nose Robinson’s EP The Oncoming Storm for FREE at: http://www.reverbnation.com/legsnoserobinson

    You can watch their videos on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/legsnoserobinson

    And you can LIKE them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/legsnoserobinson

  • 100 - 100th Episode Extravaganza!

    30 November 2014 (12:03am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes and 53 seconds

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    On this monumental episode of the Arrow of Time, we celebrate 100 episodes (and some change) of talking about Doctor Who! We tell you how it all started, our favorite episodes and much much, much more. To add to the fun we officially unveil our new theme song written by the superstar Trock band, Legs Nose Robinson! So get your tour brochures ready as Matt, Joseph, Gabe, and Dave take you on a trip down memory lane, maybe even with a few surprises!

    Our WhoTube for this episode is the latest by Legs Nose Robinson, a Trock parody called “Hey Missy” – http://youtu.be/n8dyaN4yW_0

    Also, you can check out Legs Nose Robinson here: http://www.reverbnation.com/legsnoserobinson

    And be sure to check out all the other great podcasts on the Musings of a Geek Network here: http://www.musingsofageek.com/

  • 103.5 - Magic Science Water

    23 November 2014 (12:34am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 58 minutes and 40 seconds

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    Hey everyone, The Arrow of Time and a Half is back! Also, so is Kelley! Matt and Kelley Skype it up as they dig deeper into the series 8 finale, as well as series 8 in general. One thing is for sure about digging, the deeper you dig, the bigger holes you uncover, and plenty of holes will be revealed!

    Also, for more podcast fun be sure to check out all the Musings of a Geek podcasts here! www.musingsofageek.com

  • 103 - Cybering Danny Pink

    12 November 2014 (8:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 57 minutes and 35 seconds

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    This week on the Arrow of Time we do a stumble through (literally) of the Doctor Who series 8 finale, “Death In Heaven.” To make this grand finale more grand we decided to double the amount of people on the podcast to a whopping eight! Join Joseph, Matt, Gabe and Dave, as they are joined by Kirby, Conrad, Sean, and the ever delightful Ivan. Was breaking their four person limit a mistake? …Or the BEST decision ever!!! You decide!

    For your WhoTube pleasure, check out K9HumpsMyLeg’s endearing send up to the end of the series, “Doctor Who – Death In Heaven/Dark Water – Born To Die” – http://youtu.be/BMDcWfaB57E

  • 102 - Clara Unhinged

    7 November 2014 (8:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Out of all of the reveals to come from “Dark Water,” the biggest has to be that people don’t know who the master is. They obviously don’t listen to our podcast! If they did, they might even know who the Rani is, and share our disappointment at Moffat’s tendency to reintroduce new things. Still, we don’t have much bad to say about this penultimate episode. And of course, since this story is a two-parter, speculation abounds once more! What will the big finale twist be? Clara is the Doctor? The Doctor is the Master!? Everything is exactly as it seems!?! Yeah, probably.

    This week Dave brings us two books for our You Can’t Have Two Books segment, Counter-Clock World by Philip K. Dick and Time’s Arrow by Martin Amis.

    And you’ll be in hog heaven with Matt’s WhoTube, “Doctor Who – The 12 Doctors Alternative Trailer #2″ by Takeabow2: http://youtu.be/PsFa_n4s-3s

  • 101 - Childrenesque

    31 October 2014 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes and 4 seconds

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    Just what we needed, an episode that features one of our “favorite” things, right up there with the production “style” of Steven “Moffat.” “In the Forest of the Night” starts off on the right foot with a William Blake reference, but then quickly becomes full of children, likely with sticky Jammie Dodger hands. There are also lots and lots of trees (at least four), but mostly nothing happens, so we end up speculating wildly about the next episode. Missy is the Rani? The Rani is the Master!? Clara is Handles!?! We’ve got to be right someday!

    For Mogli‘s Fantastic Book Break, Dave brings us the obvious once again with Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake. Check it out at Project Gutenberg!

    For this week’s spooooky BooTube we have “Doctor Who – Can You Hear Them?” from user 2Scribble: http://youtu.be/-u9KcSKyMZw

  • 099 - Out-Moffating Moffat

    24 October 2014 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes and 50 seconds

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    The new guy is two for two! Jamie Mathieson quickly shoots up the Doctor Who episode writing charts with “Flatline!” Sure, this may have one of those this-has-never-happened-before- except-the-time-it-did type situations, but he’s just channeling Moffat. And for all of Stevie-boy’s big talk, Matheison actually delivers monsters that make you run for the back of the couch! The metaphorical couch. In your mind. We don’t own a couch.

    Dave’s It’s a Book Dave for this podcast is the obvious one for once, Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott. That is not a typo. Check it out at Project Gutenberg!

    This week’s WhoTube reaches back all the way to the bygone era of 2006, with Calapine’s “Zombie (a Doctor Who fanvid)” – http://youtu.be/abSzx3O9awA

  • 098 - Wait Wait... Don't Kill Me!

    17 October 2014 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Are you my mummy? Ha ha, no, seriously. I seem to have misplaced it. I think I left it on a train. In space! Hopefully our “Mummy on the Orient Express” podcast will help jog my memory. Let’s see, we’ve got talk of guest stars, an odd disdain for Foxes, herring both red and otherwise, and even some mention of the plot… but nothing about my mummy. Oh well, it always finds its way home after a light killing spree.

    This week Dave Has a Book and it is Ticket to Ride by Dennis Potter. [Ed. Note: Insert Harry Potter joke here.]

    Our WhoTube is both Who and Tube this week with “Chameleon Circuit – The Big Bang 2 music video” from user willis epic: http://youtu.be/jsFleDHX3G4

  • 097 - 99 Problems but the Moon Ain't One

    11 October 2014 (5:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes and 57 seconds

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    Who would think that something called “Kill the Moon” would lead to the most contentious episode of the Arrow of Time yet? Thrill as we examine the merits of metaphor! Thrill some more as we dissect sloppy science! Thrill yet again as we debate minutiae most people completely ignore! It’s just like our usual podcasts, but with more yelling!

    This week Dave blows up the book Making History: A Novel by Stephen Fry, by which I mean he calmly discusses it.

    If you’re looking for one more thrill! our WhoTube is Leon Hughes’s “Doctor Who vs the Universe” – http://youtu.be/M9BUlT_TTHo

  • 096 - A Pink Shaped Plot Hole

    3 October 2014 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes and 41 seconds

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    School is back in session and it’s time yet again to do what any good Time Lord would do… infiltrate the campus under the guise of a member of the faculty or staff (this time it’s staff)! Join Joseph, Matt, Gabe and Dave as they traverse the potential story arcs and one slim possible plot hole of “The Caretaker,” as well as an impromptu cat fight. It will spin you around so much you might need an air sick bag for the TARDIS! (Which is kind of a series plot for Karen Gillan’s new show.) So let’s set our watches to invisible as we ignite this new episode of The Arrow of Time!

    For all your booking needs, check out Dave’s choicest of novels by the rarely-mentioned-on-the-podcast Douglas Adams, and his book Last Chance to See.

    For your WhoTube, check out Tick Tock Goes The Clock by speakerwiggin: http://youtu.be/3vmYu30XacA

    And don’t forget to check out our podcast and others on The Musings Of A Geek Podcast Network!

  • 095 - Bank to the Future

    27 September 2014 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes and 37 seconds

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    We were all set to plan our next heist, but we got distracted by Doctor Who and beer. Still, we did uncover the answer to the second oldest question in the universe: What does Delphox say? At least, I think we did. For the life of me, I can’t seem to remember! It’s a good thing we recorded a podcast about “Time Heist,” or we’d really be up a creek. Also, what is this horrifying worm thing doing here?

    This week’s Book by Mail is Driving Jarvis Ham by Jim Bob. Just Jim Bob. As in Bob. Jim Bob.

    Do we have a WhoTube, you ask? Yes, yes we do. It is “Doctor Who Fanvid – Through the Kaleidoscope of Time (Tenth Doctor)” by DiarFar: http://youtu.be/EDA4lipbG2A

  • 094 - Don't Even Listen

    20 September 2014 (7:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes and 47 seconds

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    Some creatures evolve to have perfect hunting. Some get perfect defense. Here at the Arrow of Time we have evolved perfect drinking. Whilst practicing that trait we watch “Listen” and join the Doctor in wondering if anything has perfected hiding (Harry Potter seems pretty good, but that's a different podcast). Will Steven Moffat succeed in overcoming his hackery, or will this be Season Leaf Part Two? The verdict: three out of four podcasters agree that this is an episode to experience while hiding behind your soda. I mean sofa. I mean beer.

    For this week's book thing, Dave brings us The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco.

    Our WhoTube is “Doctor Who – Listen – Never Gonna Leave This Bed” and once again comes from K9humpsmyleg: http://youtu.be/73hq8VLRxeM

  • 093 - Robin Hood: Robots in Tights

    12 September 2014 (6:40pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 47 minutes and 57 seconds

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    Robin Hood and Little John running through the TARDIS, Oo-De-Lally, Oo-De-Lally, golly what a day! And golly what a podcast! The four are once again reunited to talk about Robot of Sherwood. The episode, not the one robot, because there were several robots. I think that might be false advertising. I’m not sure, but what I do know is that we spat out quite a podcast, in record time for an episode. We might as well be splitting arrows here!

    The WhoTube is once again from K9HumpsMyLeg with the fantastic video wrapping up the episode called “Doctor Who – Robot Of Sherwood – Holding Out For A Hero” –

    For Dave’s “Oh Book, So Book”, he recommends you pick up Parzival: Wolfram Von Eschenbach.

  • 092 - Honey, I Shrunk the Doctor

    6 September 2014 (7:21pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes and 45 seconds

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    Have you ever wondered what a Dalek is really made of? I mean besides hate and Nikelodeon Gak. Well the Doctor attempts to answer that question by going “Into the Dalek,” having a full and complete break down in the process. In the absence of Joseph and Gabe we are joined by the always entertaining team of Santiago and Sarah. So fire up those amazing shrinking machines and get your copy books ready as Moffat takes us someplace we’ve never been before, or ever really wanted to go in the first place.

    Dave's choice for our I Don’t Know What To Call This Book Segment segment is Kurt Vonnegut's Slapstick, or Lonesome No More, which has exactly as many titles as it sounds!

    The WhoTube this week is once again from Doctor Who Episology sensation K9HumpsMyLeg with “Doctor Who – Into The Dalek – Monster” – http://youtu.be/q3qiGUVJWxw

  • 091 - The Pander Express

    28 August 2014 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes and 1 second

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    Alright everyone, strap on your nightgown and brush up on your Scottish because the Doctor is back! Finally! As you’ll find, we are all excited to see what this new Doctor is made of, literally if the villains in “Deep Breath” have anything to say about it!

    Today’s WhoTube is by K9HumpsMyLeg, where they compress the entire 80 minute episode into about 4 minutes in their video “Doctor Who – Deep Breath – Just Keep Breathing”: http://youtu.be/06qUR13lgrM

    And in case you didn’t see the video that a little more than inspired the new title sequence, here it is… http://youtu.be/oXOBHnWiinY

  • 090 - Not Just Somebody in a Toga

    21 August 2014 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes and 32 seconds

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    With just days to go until we get to know the who of a new Doctor, we decide to do a temporal 180 and review a slew of historical figures from the show’s past. That’s right folks, the Arrow of Time goes both ways! (That’s what she said.) So strap in as we go back in time with such greats as Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill, and Richard Nixon. One of those things is not like the other!

    Dave's choice for our Choking On an Odd Purple Fluid segment is Viniq Shimmery Liqueur, which isn’t nearly as deadly as it sounds (it’s pretty deadly)!

    This week’s WhoTube is “Awesome Forces (6th Doctor Tribute)” from Calapine: http://youtu.be/73nH-4J5aes

  • 089.5 - Merchandising, Mushy-ness, and Trivia Mania!

    14 August 2014 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 50 minutes and 54 seconds

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    In this excitingly new “Time and a Half,” Kelley joins Matt one last time in San Diego before she ships off to Boston for the unforeseen future. They discuss Capaldi’s anti-smooch stance, ridiculous merchandising, and play some Doctor Who trivia! This sure is one for the books, if podcasts had books, which we sometimes do, but not this time.

  • 089 - The Shocking Thing This Doctor Said Will Shock You

    5 August 2014 (7:07pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 40 minutes and 9 seconds

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    We're a man down this week, but Matt, Joseph, and Gabe tough it out and discuss, among other things, an interview Steven Moffat gave to SFX Magazine or Web Page or What Have You. Along the way, we find out why we won't see the Doctor reliving old car commercials with Clara, give a brief update on the addictive mobile game Doctor Who Legacy, and discover the riches Matt was bestowed thanks to our fair city playing host to the madness known as San Diego Comic-Con.

    Matt's choices for our Last Comic Booking segment are Titan Comics’ Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1 and Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1, which weren’t nearly as easy to cram into this sentence as usual!

    K9HumpsMyLeg graces WhoTube once again this week with “Doctor Who – The Angels Take Manhattan – New York” - http://youtu.be/snxOspn2n-Y

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