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Two-minute Time Lord

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

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Two-minute Time Lord Statistics
Episodes:
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 355: "Robot of Sherwood" Reviewed

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

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    If Robin Hood had assaulted the Doctor with a quarterstaff, with a full-on "Ho! Ha Ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! Thrust!", I perhaps would have bought in.

    Robin Hood Daffy



  • 2MTL 354: "Into the Dalek" Reviewed

    31 August 2014 (12:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 24 seconds

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    Spoiler: The Daleks are back.

    Spoiler: The Twelfth Doctor is not especially warm and fuzzy.

    Spoiler: There's a lot of pew-pew-pew and boom-boom-boom.

    Spoiler: For the second week in a row, it's not the A-plot that has me so excited about Series 8.



  • 2MTL 353: "Deep Breath" Reviewed

    24 August 2014 (2:10am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 37 seconds

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    Peter Capaldi delivers. Of that, there was no doubt. What else does "Deep Breath" have going for it, and does it measure up to Steven Moffat's first crack at introducing a Doctor?



  • 2MTL 352: The Fate of the Impossible Girl

    20 August 2014 (3:04am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 27 seconds

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    So the tabloids think that season is Clara's swan song. I'm not ready to see her go, but…

    Guess what haters – Clara is the best companion, second maybe only to Donna.

    — Kyle Anderson (@FunctionalNerd) August 16, 2014

    really, Kyle Anderson of Nerdist.com? Let's not go quite that far. Yet.



  • 2MTL 351: The Gallery of the Cleverdumb

    12 August 2014 (2:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 0 seconds

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    The Two-minute Time Lord Podcast will have no truck with the "so bad it's good" notion. Instead, we celebrate the notion of "cleverdumb" storytelling: meticulous in certain aspects, and gleefully and purposefully washing its hands of others. Exhibit A: the US series Leverage. Exhibits that follow: certain episodes of our favorite family sci-fi drama–but why are there so few "cleverdumb" Doctor Whos?

    (One guess who inspired the title for this podcast.)



  • 2MTL 350: Peter Capaldi in Wonder Woman's Armor

    29 July 2014 (2:49am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 59 seconds

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    A clickbait headline hurtles toward Ye Olde Compare-and-Contrast between the promised grim-'n'-gritty Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the widely inferred darkness of the Twelfth Doctor.



  • 2MTL 349: More Than 2,000 Years in the TARDIS?

    20 July 2014 (9:07pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 1 second

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    Two thousand years! That's how old The Doctor is now, as stated by the Twelfth in the latest trailer and as implied in his predecessor's swan song, "The Time of the Doctor." That's a pretty huge leap from roughly 900 years old at the start of Steven Moffat's showrunnership. Is it a fair leap when you consider the assumed ages of his predecessors? Or is "fairness" even a fair issue?



  • 2MTL 348: Oops.

    9 July 2014 (2:13am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 45 seconds

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    On the power of the (leaked) written word (and the importance of Wheaton's Law)…



  • 2MTL 347: A Tale of Two Action Figures, or Why the War Doctor Doesn't Count

    2 July 2014 (1:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 15 seconds

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    With apologies, the War Doctor just doesn't seem "real" enough to warrant a space on my shelf among the ordinally-numbered Doctor action figures in my collection. As magnificent as John Hurt was, why am I reluctant to include him in the tribe?



  • 2MTL 346: Capoptimism

    22 June 2014 (3:35am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 53 seconds

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    Herewith, three reasons why old-school fandom is buzzing with such excitement for Peter Capaldi, when the historic pattern has been more guarded.



  • 2MTL 345: Rebecca Moore and the Famous Infographic (Time Dilation)

    14 June 2014 (11:08pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 12 minutes and 42 seconds

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    Rebecca Moore and her fellow undergraduates at BYU-Idaho did a little study this year about female characters' representation in post-2005 DOCTOR WHO. You might have heard about it! I talk with Rebecca about what prompted the study, and what happened when her teammate Joseph Struhs's infographic got noticed on Tumblr and by The Guardian and went viral.

    For other takes on the study, check out Verity! episode 43 and Charlie Jane Anders's io9 article, "Why the Bechdel Test is More Important Than You Realize."



  • 2MTL 344: Something New?

    7 June 2014 (1:04am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 27 seconds

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    At the Hay Festival, showrunner Steven Moffat promised that the new season of Doctor Who will be radically different. Does casting Peter Capaldi alone make that true?



  • 2MTL 343: The Hugo Rorschach Test

    26 May 2014 (3:39am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 24 seconds

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    Last month the Hugo nominees were revealed and thankfully, the controversies found in other award categories were absent in the Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) category. Which Doctor Who-related work, including the non-episodes AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME and THE FIVE(ISH) DOCTORS REBOOT deserve the nod? And, these days, what does a Hugo really mean?

    (Sorry I've been away; launching The Audio Guide to Babylon 5 with Verity!'s Erika Ensign and my wife Shannon has been a bit of a distraction!)



  • 2MTL 342: A (Character) Study in Clara

    20 April 2014 (11:35pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 58 seconds

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    A departure for 2MTL: why pontificate about a character when I can approach it fictionally? Here's a character study about Clara Oswald, and what might have been beneath her blurted confession in "The Time of the Doctor."



  • 2MTL 341: "Tooth and Claw" Two-minute Throwback

    30 March 2014 (2:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 47 seconds

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    Eight years ago we saw a new side to the Doctor and his companion, who reached stratospheric levels of self-satisfaction. Was Queen Victoria right about what awful people they were? Are a smug Doctor and Rose worse than, say, a Doctor trying to brain a caveman or strangle a companion?



  • 2MTL 340: ReMastered

    21 March 2014 (2:23am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 22 seconds

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    We made it through the Matt Smith era without the return of the Doctor's arch-nemesis, the Master. A couple of weeks ago, the rumors started to circulate. Is he back to face Peter Capaldi? And should he wear a new face?



  • 2MTL 339: DOCTOR WHO's Annual Checkup with Keith Topping and Jason Snell (Time Dilation)

    2 March 2014 (8:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 27 minutes and 34 seconds

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    In this Time-Dialated, Gallifrey One-facilitated interview show, two popular media observers with impeccable DOCTOR WHO credentials — Yer Actual Keith Telly Topping and The Incomparable's Jason Snell — help me look outside the fishbowl to see just how well our favorite television series is doing in the wider world of SF fans and TV viewers.



  • 2MTL 338: Paul Cornell and Gary Russell at Gallifrey One

    20 February 2014 (4:12am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 38 minutes and 53 seconds

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    In our first of two extended Time Dilation episodes of 2MTL featuring interviews from Gallifrey One, we hear from two well-known Doctor Who pros that have launched new phases of their careers. Paul Cornell talks about his novels London Falling and the upcoming The Severed Streets, redefining Marvel's Wolverine, and IDW's "The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who." Gary Russell reflects on his long history with Doctor Who, and how he's carried that to Australia as a series producer for Planet 55 Studios.



  • 2MTL 337: A Moment with Billie Piper

    16 February 2014 (6:53am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Illness tried and failed to stop Billie Piper from attending her first American convention. We talked about her decision to take on the roles of Rose Tyler in 2005 and The Moment in 2013 during a break in her marathon autograph sessions at Gallifrey One.



  • 2MTL 336: Is There a Magic Bullet?

    10 February 2014 (7:35am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 3 seconds

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    My journey to Gallifrey One takes me to my brother's apartment, and one more opportunity to find the One Great Episode that will make him a Doctor Who fan.



  • 2MTL 335: Bigger Than Life

    3 February 2014 (4:13am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 22 seconds

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    Mirroring Doctor Who's enormous popularity, the Doctor himself has become a bigger and bigger deal in his own fictional universe, and the axis around which most of his stories have rotated in recent years. Is it time to dial things back? Maybe even go back to the old, formulaic days of having random adventures and moving on?

    See also Charlie Jane Anders's May 2013 column at io9.



  • 2MTL 334: Amid the Chaos, There Comes a Costume!

    28 January 2014 (4:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 16 seconds

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    We have a costume! What does it tell us about the Twelfth Doctor's character? Look beyond the pose…



  • 2MTL 333: Restorative Numerology

    9 January 2014 (2:34am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 2 minutes and 37 seconds

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    Possibly somewhat belatedly, 2MTL evaluates whether Matt Smith was the Eleventh or Thirteenth Doctor.



  • 2MTL 332: Celebrating "The Time of the Doctor"

    27 December 2013 (4:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 23 seconds

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    The Christmas spirit survives past the 25th, as we celebrate and critique Matt Smith's final episode. In song.

    I'm sorry. So, so sorry.



  • 2MTL 331: First They Came for the Shippers

    18 December 2013 (4:20am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 45 seconds

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    An awful moment at the BFI premiere of the latest Sherlock series made me think about how much more broad and welcoming Doctor Who fandom should be of its creative communities and other "outsiders."



  • 2MTL 330: Who Knew it Was Duodecimal?

    9 December 2013 (3:51am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 40 seconds

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    This one's a possible SPOILER if you've been avoiding the press for "The Time of the Doctor," as we talk about the nature of Matt Smith's upcoming regeneration.



  • 2MTL 329: Reimagining the Time War

    30 November 2013 (3:19am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 29 seconds

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    "The Day of the Doctor" turned our understanding of what happened during the Last Great Time War on our collective head, while somehow managing not to seriously break previous episodes' continuity. It's not a perfectly clean fit, however: there's one significant Moment of inconsistency, and a completely different portrayal of the Time Lords…



  • 2MTL 328: The Day After the Day of the Doctor

    24 November 2013 (9:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 29 seconds

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    After my first viewing of "The Day of the Doctor," I thought that it was very much in the vein of "The Five Doctors." That can be a mixed blessing: "The Five Doctors" is beloved, and successful in celebrating 20 years of DOCTOR WHO, but not an example of excellent TV drama in its own right. Much as I enjoyed "Day," was I being too hard on it?



  • 2MTL 327: The Night of the McGann, or, "Capaldi Who?"

    19 November 2013 (2:33am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 8 seconds

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    If I had talked about "The Night of the Doctor" right after it aired, this is what you would have heard:

    "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!"

    Fortunately for us all, there will be no squeeing or wibbling in today's podcast. There will be brief consideration of the petition currently asking for even more televised Eighth Doctor goodness, though.



  • 2MTL 326: "The Web of Fear" from Long Island Who

    9 November 2013 (8:44pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 40 seconds

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    "The Web of Fear," the second of the long-lost Patrick Troughton stories to be recently rediscovered: is it a directorial masterpiece, a writing misfire, or both? Recorded at Long Island Who.



  • 2MTL 325: Previewing The Ood Cast Live (Time Dilation)

    3 November 2013 (1:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 8 minutes and 47 seconds

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

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



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

    29 October 2013 (2:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 13 seconds

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



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

    20 October 2013 (12:27am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 35 seconds

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



  • 2MTL 322: The Prodigal Episodes

    9 October 2013 (1:23am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 25 seconds

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



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

    12 September 2013 (1:07am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 8 seconds

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



  • 2MTL 320: The Doctor as Superhero

    25 August 2013 (1:14am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 47 seconds

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



  • 2MTL 319: Why Who Beats Trek

    22 August 2013 (1:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 17 seconds

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



  • 2MTL 318: There Are No Fandom Gatekeepers

    11 August 2013 (12:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 5 minutes and 41 seconds

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

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

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

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

    — Outpost Skaro (@Outpost_Skaro) August 9, 2013

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


  • 2MTL 317: Dear Santa: Casting Peter Capaldi

    7 August 2013 (3:12am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 3 seconds

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



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

    2 August 2013 (9:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 35 minutes and 35 seconds

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

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

    And Mark, update your website.



  • 2MTL 315: Call and Response

    25 July 2013 (11:43pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 46 seconds

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



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

    1 July 2013 (2:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 2 minutes and 55 seconds

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



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

    15 June 2013 (8:02pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 24 seconds

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



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

    9 June 2013 (3:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 23 minutes and 25 seconds

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



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

    1 June 2013 (11:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 14 seconds

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



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

    24 May 2013 (12:12am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 13 seconds

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



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

    18 May 2013 (7:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 9 minutes and 24 seconds

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



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

    15 May 2013 (2:55am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 40 seconds

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



  • 2MTL 307: "Nightmare in Silver" Reviewed

    12 May 2013 (1:39am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 56 seconds

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

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



  • 2MTL 306: "The Crimson Horror" Reviewed

    5 May 2013 (9:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 30 seconds

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



 
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