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Two-minute Time Lord

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

Homepage: http://twominutetimelord.com/wp

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Two-minute Time Lord Statistics
Episodes:
334
Average Episode Duration:
0:0:07:19
Longest Episode Duration:
0:1:35:17
Total Duration of all Episodes:
1 days, 16 hours, 44 minutes and 23 seconds
Earliest Episode:
30 April 2010 (2:46am GMT)
Latest Episode:
24 June 2020 (12:02pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
11 days, 2 hours, 28 minutes and 15 seconds

Two-minute Time Lord Episodes

  • 2MTL 405: A Late Word About "The Husbands of River Song"

    9 January 2016 (11:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 49 seconds

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    The Management would like to apologize for the delay in this review. There was a holiday thing.

    Speaking of holiday things, how about the last Christmas special?



  • 2MTL 404: Series 9 in Review (Part Two with The Writers' Room)

    7 January 2016 (12:10am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 35 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Thanks to the holidays, this huge Time Dilation edition of the podcast was almost literally 404. Thanks so much to Kyle Anderson and Erik Stadnik of Doctor Who: The Writers' Room for joining me for an in-depth (believe me, once they get wound up about "Sleep No More"…) examination of Series 9.

    This podcast was recorded before "The Husbands of River Song" aired, about which more next time.



  • 2MTL 403: Series 9 in Review (Part One with Petra Mayer and Rachel Donner)

    16 December 2015 (3:29am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 40 minutes and 9 seconds

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    Series 9 is over, and with it is Chip's fidelity to his podcast format: It's time for a series of longer Time Dilation episodes! First up, the first of two year-in-review episodes, this time with NPR's Petra Meyer and Hockey Feels co-host Rachel Donner.



  • 2MTL 402: "Hell Bent" Reviewed

    6 December 2015 (3:43am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 57 seconds

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    Chip gets reflective as Doctor Who Series 9's year-long meditation on the dangers of emotional attachment comes to a close.



  • 2MTL 401: "Heaven Sent" Reviewed

    29 November 2015 (3:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 55 seconds

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    After millions of years of chipping away at a diamond wall, getting zapped by a creature from nightmares, and crawling to a teleporter to restart the cycle, I've released a podcast about "Heaven Sent."



  • 2MTL 400: "Face the Raven" Reviewed

    22 November 2015 (2:59am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 5 minutes and 2 seconds

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    The 400th episode of 2MTL coincides with the swan song of one Clara Oswald (and Chip is blissfully unaware of spoilers or synopses for the next two episodes, so he's going to hold to that position for now). And as modern companion departures go, there's been no equal.

    Check out Chip on The Incomparable Network's TeeVee podcast episode 118 for a longer conversation about "Face the Raven" with host Jason Snell.



  • 2MTL 399: "Sleep No More" Reviewed

    19 November 2015 (2:19am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 1 second

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    From Professor Rasmussen speaking to camera and the complete lack of opening titles to a barely present score and unusual "resolution" to the episode, "Sleep No More" broke all the rules of Doctor Who. Now I'm afraid it'll be harder to break them again.



  • 2MTL 398: "The Zygon Inversion" Reviewed

    12 November 2015 (5:02am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 46 seconds

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    The last man on Earth to watch "The Zygon Inversion" finally watches "The Zygon Inversion."



  • 2MTL 397: Throwing Shades

    7 November 2015 (5:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 10 seconds

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    Just over halfway through Series 9, some fans have come to terms with the Sonic Sunglasses, and some are totally over them. Steven Moffat wouldn't have it any other way.



  • 2MTL 396: "The Zygon Invasion" Reviewed

    1 November 2015 (2:28am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Your host's earlier fears about Osgood's fate and portrayal have been for the moment assuaged, and, oh by the way, this episode rocked.



  • 2MTL 395: "The Woman Who Lived" Reviewed

    29 October 2015 (1:43am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 37 seconds

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    A belated look at Maisie Williams's second turn of the season, featuring gratuitous Rufus Hound Fu.



  • 2MTL 394: "The Girl Who Died" Reviewed

    18 October 2015 (7:57pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 2 minutes and 27 seconds

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    For a change, I'm not reserving judgment on a story until its conclusion airs. I'm praising a story because it's not finished yet.



  • 2MTL 393: Ex-"Geek Girls"

    16 October 2015 (10:50am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 34 seconds

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    I really enjoyed "Before the Flood"–except for one thing that seems to be coming dangerously close to a trend in Doctor Who. And in this episode, as the Radio Times revealed, it was no accident.



  • 2MTL 392: "Before the Flood" Reviewed

    11 October 2015 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 16 seconds

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    Far beyond wishing everyone at home a Merry Christmas, Toby Whithouse's "Before the Flood" opens with the show's most Fourth Wall-breaking moment yet, revealing once again how subversive the Moffat Era really is.



  • 2MTL 391: "Under the Lake" Reviewed

    4 October 2015 (2:32am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Archetype, trope or formula? As we return to the "base under siege" style of Doctor Who storytelling, does writer Toby Whithouse do something fresh with it? And is it time for a serious talk about Clara?



  • 2MTL 390: Reality Bomb Presents "Class Struggle"

    3 October 2015 (2:08am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 40 seconds

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    The universes are collapsing: Reality Bomb has invaded 2MTL to explore just what happened when the BBC made its much-hyped-on-social-media announcement about the new Doctor Who spinoff, Class. Written by Graeme Burk; performed by Graeme Burk, Chip Sudderth, Bill Evenson and Kim Rogers; lovingly balanced and tweaked by Alex Kennard.



  • 2MTL 389: Addicted to Hate-watching

    30 September 2015 (1:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 35 seconds

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    Why do fans who don't like what's happening in Doctor Who keep watching?



  • 2MTL 388: "The Witch's Familiar" Reviewed

    27 September 2015 (2:44am GMT)
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    An acting tour de force for three of our four lead actors, but I don't know what to make of the Poo Daleks…



  • 2MTL 387: "The Magician's Apprentice" Reviewed

    20 September 2015 (2:10am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 38 seconds

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    Our Series 9 reviews begin with a confession, a pre-credits turnaround, a comparison to "The End of Time" (That'll enrage my friends at Radio Free Skaro!), and a bit of bet-hedging!



  • 2MTL 386: Doctor vs. Doctor

    12 September 2015 (4:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 42 seconds

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    The Titan Comics summer Doctor Who event, Four Doctors, is not only a rousing adventure tale, but also an insightful look at what happens when the Doctor is forced to face…himself.



  • 2MTL 385: Graeme Burk and Robert Smith? Are In (Time Dilation)

    5 September 2015 (9:26pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 35 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Graeme Burk and Robert Smith? (his question mark is canon) are back to talk about The Doctors are In from ECW Press, their exhaustive yet reader-friendly guide to each of the Doctors' incarnations. Once in a while, they even agree with each other.



  • 2MTL 384: After the Hugos

    24 August 2015 (2:55am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 25 seconds

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    It's time for a post-Sasquan look at the 2015 Hugo Awards and Doctor Who's place in them…



  • 2MTL 383: Pouring One Out for the New Paradigm Daleks

    13 August 2015 (11:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 41 seconds

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    OK, so that was a great second trailer for Series 9, with loads and loads of Daleks.

    Except for those guys introduced in "Victory of the Daleks."

    Alas, the New Paradigm.



  • 2MTL 382: Peak Doctor

    23 July 2015 (1:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 18 seconds

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    It's been a couple weeks of highs (Doctor Who) and lows (politics) for the BBC. Last time I dwelled on the lows. Let's turn it around this time.



  • 2MTL 381: BBC Under Attack? Toby Hadoke Helps an American Understand (Time Dilation)

    16 July 2015 (4:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 20 minutes and 39 seconds

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    Should the BBC give up on popular commercial programming like, oh, I don't know, Doctor Who? A "green paper" to be released today reportedly calls for reconsidering the British Broadcasting Corporation's purpose, while the government plans to force the BBC to dig deep into its own pockets to fund license fees for citizens over 75.

    Is this the darkest timeline? 2MTL gets a little uncharacteristically political as I talk with friend of the show Toby Hadoke about what's behind these moves and whether Strictly and Sherlock and our favorite television show might be at risk.

    (Also, check out Toby's play on BBC Radio Four, The Dad Who Fell to Earth.)



  • 2MTL 380: Throwback Review of "The Age of Steel"

    15 July 2015 (2:49am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 17 seconds

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    The Doctor and companions were threatened with maximum deletion last time, which I suppose is worse than simple deletion. I bet the Doctor had a clever way out of this one that had absolutely no deus ex machina involved, right?

    Well, at least "The Age of Steel" is a cool name.



  • 2MTL 379: Throwback Review of "Rise of the Cybermen"

    2 July 2015 (4:34pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 13 seconds

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    If you were a classic fan who was on Team Cyberman rather than Team Dalek, this episode was long overdue. But was "Rise of the Cybermen" a proper re-introduction of the classic villains? Or were there too many stompy missteps out of the gate?



  • 2MTL 378: Paging Pertwee

    23 June 2015 (3:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 0 seconds

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    2MTL comes out of a weeks-long retirement at a time when it would appear it would be easy enough to bring back the Third Doctor…



  • 2MTL 377: (Not) Daydreaming of Being the Doctor

    11 May 2015 (12:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Why would a man-child geek culture hound, who has immersed himself in your Star Treks and Star Wars and Jason of Star Commands as a child, dreaming of being those characters and living in those worlds, become obsessed to the point of podcasting about a character, the Doctor, whom he absolutely cannot imagine being?

    Asking for a friend.



  • 2MTL 376: Torchwood Returns

    7 May 2015 (2:33am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 22 seconds

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    It was big news, even for Big Finish: Torchwood and Captain Jack Harkness are back. The producers are holding their cards close, so you know what that means: rampant speculation and bucket-listing from your humble host!



  • 2MTL 375: Titan Comics and the Forgotten Doctor

    12 April 2015 (1:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 15 seconds

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



  • 2MTL 374: "The Stone Rose" Revisited

    1 April 2015 (3:03am GMT)
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    My The Audio Guide to Babylon 5 cohost, occasional 2MTL contributor and spouse, Shannon, returns with a review of the recently reissued The Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner — but does she do so with Rose-colored glasses?

    • David Tennant's appearance on Colin Murray


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

    27 March 2015 (3:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 34 seconds

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



  • 2MTL 372: Three Doctors, One Paul Cornell

    15 March 2015 (8:18pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 21 minutes and 43 seconds

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

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

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


  • 2MTL 371: Conventional Wisdom

    21 February 2015 (8:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 6 seconds

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

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



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

    16 February 2015 (4:26am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 10 minutes and 48 seconds

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



  • 2MTL 369: "School Reunion" Throwback Review

    23 January 2015 (3:19am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 2 seconds

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



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

    3 January 2015 (3:55am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 31 minutes and 35 seconds

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



  • 2MTL 367: "Last Christmas" Reviewed

    26 December 2014 (3:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 26 seconds

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



  • 2MTL 366: Cybermen Intervention

    13 December 2014 (10:41pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 28 seconds

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



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

    22 November 2014 (8:42pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 7 minutes and 30 seconds

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

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


  • 2MTL 364: "Death in Heaven" Reviewed

    9 November 2014 (3:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 55 seconds

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    Best. Moffat. Finale. Ever.

    Best. Moffat. Series. Ever.

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



  • 2MTL 363: "Dark Water" Reviewed

    2 November 2014 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 37 seconds

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



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

    26 October 2014 (2:04am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 12 seconds

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



  • 2MTL 361: "Flatline" Reviewed

    19 October 2014 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 33 seconds

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



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

    12 October 2014 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 42 seconds

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



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

    7 October 2014 (2:04am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 5 minutes and 55 seconds

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



  • 2MTL 358: "The Caretaker" Reviewed

    28 September 2014 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 29 seconds

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



  • 2MTL 357: "Time Heist" Reviewed

    21 September 2014 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 6 seconds

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



  • 2MTL 356: "Listen!" Reviewed

    14 September 2014 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 20 seconds

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



 
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