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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 305: "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS" Reviewed

    1 May 2013 (12:51am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 25 seconds

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    So we finally got to see more of the TARDIS, and I'm wondering if that's a good thing.



  • 2MTL 304: "Hide" Reviewed

    27 April 2013 (10:32pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 59 seconds

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    Sorry for the delay; life got in the way. Let's talk about Neil Cross's second aired story (first written), "Hide," and why that high-five is just so lovely.



  • 2MTL 303: "Cold War" Reviewed

    15 April 2013 (1:50am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 35 seconds

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    I guess it's possible that I'm simply a Bad Fan ( Warren Frey), but I can't say that I was excited about the return of the Ice Warriors. Admit it: didn't the old ones look kind of — silly? Turns out the monster itself was mostly a triumph in "Cold War," but oddly this episode fell prey to one of "The Rings of Akhaten"'s problems.



  • 2MTL 302: The Tennant Question (plus Kyle Anderson on fan entitlement)

    10 April 2013 (1:40am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 6 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Tenth Doctor, or Tenth Point Five? Plus some Value Added Material from Kyle Anderson (@FunctionalNerd), who is calmly warring against fan entitlement.

    Hear Kyle at Doctor Who: The Writer's Room and WTF Are You Watching?



  • 2MTL 301: "The Rings of Akhaten" Reviewed

    7 April 2013 (6:16pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Doctor Who as written and directed by Jack Kirby? To this comics reader this certainly LOOKED like an episode that belonged in DC Comics's world of mad gods and flying supercycles. But did "The Rings of Akhaten" belong in Doctor Who's world?



  • 2MTL 300: "The Bells of Saint John" Reviewed

    31 March 2013 (9:24pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 1 second

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    Together again for the first time, it's the Eleventh Doctor, Clara Oswin Oswald, and the Wire...?



  • 2MTL 299: Less Tabloid Garbage, More Female Writers. Please.

    28 March 2013 (2:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 1 second

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    A look at what the tabloids did with the John Nathan-Turner biography, and what Doctor Who creative leads should be doing with female writers: inviting them.

    • Matthew Sweet reviews J-NT
    • Radio Free Skaro interviews the author
    • Mathilda Gregory on the lack of female writers


  • 2MTL 298: In Series 7B, the Eyes Have It

    24 March 2013 (7:22pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 5 seconds

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    Two things excite me about the next eight episodes of Doctor Who. It's all about the eyes.



  • 2MTL 297: Jason Haigh-Ellery and the Big Finish Update (Time Dilation)

    12 March 2013 (2:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 9 minutes and 52 seconds

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    Jason Haigh-Ellery, managing director of Big Finish, takes a look at the year ahead and the incredibly successful year behind for the Doctor Who audio dramatists.



  • 2MTL 296: Madame Vastra Speaks

    26 February 2013 (3:17am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 6 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Like her Paternoster cohort Dan Starkey, Neve McIntosh was a hit at Gallifrey One: on stage and among the fans. I spent a few minutes with her at the Sunday night LobbyCon, and we talked about Madame Vastra.



  • 2MTL 295: The Nicholas Briggs of Two Worlds

    21 February 2013 (4:09am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 7 minutes and 22 seconds

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    One foot in the licensed world as executive producer at Big Finish, one foot in the televised "canonical" world as an actor on Doctor Who and Torchwood: Children of Earth; it's Nicholas Briggs! First of three mini-interviews from Gallifrey One.



  • 2MTL 294: The Gally Preview Natter (Time Dilation)

    14 February 2013 (9:49am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 45 minutes and 54 seconds

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    OK, deep breath here. We have Chris from The Ood Cast, Erik from The Doctor Who Book Club and Doctor Who: The Writer's Room, Deb from Verity!, Nancy from The Happiness Patrol, Luke from TMDWP and Warren from Radio Free Skaro. And we're all jet-lagged.



  • 2MTL 293: Wag the TARDIS

    31 January 2013 (1:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 0 seconds

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    One last look at "The Snowmen" and the twisty turny perambulations of Steven Moffat's mind.



  • 2MTL 292: One Month Later, I Still Don't Like the Console Room

    16 January 2013 (3:20am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 23 seconds

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    Everyone loves the new TARDIS control room.

    And that's the problem.



  • 2MTL 291: Neither a Barmaid Nor a Governess Be

    5 January 2013 (4:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Clara Oswin Oswald — if that IS her REAL name — committed many and various sins against Victoriana in "The Snowmen." Shannon, spouse behind and brains of the 2MTL operation, enumerates the offenses and incongruities, suggesting that they're hints to her true nature.



  • 2MTL 290: The "Not We," Filter Bubbles, and "The Snowmen"

    2 January 2013 (2:23am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 56 seconds

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    "The Snowmen": high AI, laudatory fan reactions, fair-to-strong reviews from the critics. But while I was being bedazzled by Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman and the hat-tips to 50 years of history, my brother was sitting at the screen only faintly impressed. "It was better than the one you showed me with the plastic mannequins," he said….



  • 2MTL 289: Chip, Scrooged.

    25 December 2012 (1:49am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 6 seconds

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    Uncharacteristically, Chip's inner Grinch wants to come out to play. Will he take it out on TARDIS consoles? Unseen episodes? HOBBITS?



  • 2MTL 288: Chicago TARDIS from Shannon's Perspective

    13 December 2012 (1:57am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 21 seconds

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    While Chip's battling laryngitis, his wife makes another guest appearance: What was Chicago TARDIS like from the perspective of a Doctor Who fan whose tastes run more "Tennant" than "total"?



  • 2MTL 287: "The Christmas Invasion" Throwback Review

    10 December 2012 (5:29am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 26 seconds

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    So this is Christmas, or it will be in a couple of weeks, and while we have visions of killer Snowmen dancing in our heads for this year's Christmas special, why don't we look back on modern Doctor Who's first? Yep, it's time to resume our "Throwback" reviews with "The Christmas Invasion."



  • 2MTL 286: Toby Hadoke on "My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver" (Time Dilation)

    2 December 2012 (3:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 30 minutes and 37 seconds

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    "Friend of the show" Toby Hadoke debuted his third Edinburgh Fringe one-man show on American soil at Chicago TARDIS: "My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver." Toby and I have an honest, thoughtful conversation about where Doctor Who fits into his family life, his wrestling with psoriasis, and how to make fun of yourself as a Doctor Who fan.



  • 2MTL 285: Chicks Unravel Time (Time Dilation)

    21 November 2012 (10:47pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 40 minutes and 36 seconds

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    For the first time in ages, an extended interview! Deb Stanish! Liz Myles! Chicks Unravel Time! One of the best Doctor Who books ever! Enough said!



  • 2MTL 284: Radio Free Skaro's Steven on Doctor Who Day

    17 November 2012 (10:29pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Guest presenter Steven Schapansky of Radio Free Skaro has a ritual: same time every year, "An Unearthly Child." Why, and what goes through his head? Also, a flash thought from Chip about the Christmas "prequel."



  • 2MTL 283: All Our Regenerations

    13 November 2012 (3:32am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 54 seconds

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    "Change, my dear. And not a moment too soon." But change, even a good change, can be difficult. Here's how DOCTOR WHO has been helping me lately.



  • 2MTL 282: "The Angels Take Manhattan" Reviewed with Chris from Radio Free Skaro

    30 September 2012 (11:10am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 7 minutes and 42 seconds

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    Farewell to Amy and Rory! Chris from Radio Free Skaro reflects on departing companions and traveling alone, and I try (and somewhat fail) to separate "The Angels Take Manhattan" from the hype and show format. Plus a brief appreciation of Babylon 5's Michael O'Hare. All in successive two-minute (relatively) chunks.



  • 2MTL 281: "The Power of Three" Unbefuddled

    27 September 2012 (1:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 43 seconds

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    As we prepare to say goodbye to Amy and Rory, we get an episode that's — a love letter to Amy and Rory. Chris Chibnall's second Series 7 story works, but what's weird about it?

    See also your host's turn as a podicidal maniac in The Ood Cast, Series 5, Episode 4.



  • 2MTL 280: "A Town Called Mercy" Reviewed

    16 September 2012 (2:11am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 30 seconds

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    Well, pardners, there's no song 'n dance in "A Town Called Mercy," DOCTOR WHO's first Western since "The Gunfighters." It ain't a barrel of laughs for the Doctor this time, either. This is why y'all can't have long hiatuses in this TV show anymore; the hero tends to go rogue after them!



  • 2MTL 279: "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" Reviewed

    9 September 2012 (1:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 42 seconds

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    "Now, despite all appearances, we Doctor Who fans have nothing against fun. Some of our favorite episodes are fun."



  • 2MTL 278: Continuity of the Daleks

    7 September 2012 (2:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 48 seconds

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    Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Contradictions.



  • 2MTL 277: "Asylum of the Daleks" Reviewed

    2 September 2012 (2:20am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 19 seconds

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    I had low expectations of the Series 7 debut. Boy, do I have egg on my face.



  • 2MTL 276: The Zen Master of Time and Space?

    28 August 2012 (1:09am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes and 7 seconds

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    Having gotten into meditation and discovering the concept of "mindfulness," I inevitably wondered just how well the Doctor knows himself and keeps cool and centered. (Inevitable because I'm a sadly obsessed Doctor Who fan, of course.) The unsurprising answer is, "He doesn't." But you might be surprised at my vote for which Doctor comes closest to that ideal, and why I think it's fortunate that the Doctor is NOT a Zen Master of Time and Space.



  • 2MTL 275: Three Things to Look Forward to in Series 7

    11 August 2012 (1:37am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 16 seconds

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    Absence makes the heart grow fonder, of course, but my excitement over the return of Doctor Who has more to do with its anticipated content than the fact that we haven't seen an episode since Christmas.



  • 2MTL Special: In Response to a Conversation I Saw on Twitter Today

    8 August 2012 (10:44pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 0 minutes and 46 seconds

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    I'm sorry. So, so sorry.



  • 2MTL 274: Ave Romana - Toby Hadoke Remembers Mary Tamm (Time Dilation)

    27 July 2012 (10:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 21 minutes and 32 seconds

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    Comedian and (in my mind) unofficial Doctor Who ambassador Toby Hadoke reflects on the passing of Mary Tamm, who played Romana in the "Key to Time" series.

    (There were some unexpected audio glitches this time; I hope you'll bear with them.)



  • 2MTL 273: On the Cover of a Magazine

    26 July 2012 (1:35am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Doctor Who on the cover of one of the biggest pop culture magazines in America? Has it arrived at last? Or is our show still more of a curiosity than phenomenon?



  • 2MTL 272: Whose Cyberman is it Anyway?

    2 July 2012 (4:09pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 22 seconds

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    Ah, the Cybermen. Their convoluted history was neatly sidestepped by Russell T. Davies when he introduced parallel-universe counterparts in Series 2 — but have those Cybermen been quietly ushered off the stage?



  • 2MTL 271: Is Doctor Who a "Feel Good" Show?

    23 June 2012 (1:42am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Cloyingly sentimental? Exuberantly uplifting? That's not what our favorite family SF/adventure/horror saga has been about, with rare exceptions, over the last almost-50 years. And yet we fans can still turn to it when things are looking a little grim. There's something that Doctor Who does to brighten our day without even trying…

    (Take the Facebook poll!)



  • 2MTL 270: Radio Rassilon on the Ninth Doctor (Time Dilation)

    15 June 2012 (1:48am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 19 minutes and 49 seconds

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    Another excursion into Time Dilation follows, as we tie a bow around the Ninth Doctor's era with the incomparable Harry Medium and Leeson Fischer of the returning Radio Rassilon!



  • 2MTL 269: WHO IS THE DOCTOR Reviewed

    12 June 2012 (1:34am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 37 seconds

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    Rumors of the death of the episode guidebook are greatly exaggerated! Who is the Doctor, by Graeme Burk and Robert Smith? is essential reading for the newly committed new series fan as well as old hands.



  • 2MTL 268: Inspector Spacetime in Distress

    23 May 2012 (3:24pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 16 seconds

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    Community, the NBC sitcom beloved of Doctor Who fans for its "Inspector Spacetime" parody, has parted ways with its creator, Dan Harmon. Community's cult audience is up in arms. What if the same thing ever happened to Doctor Who?



  • 2MTL 267: "The Parting of the Ways" Two-minute Throwback

    13 May 2012 (1:01am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 59 seconds

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    "You have the guts to do what's right when everyone else just runs away!" That's what the Doctor's taught Rose, she tells Mickey and Jackie during the most important scene in "The Parting of the Ways." But is this story about the triumph of the human spirit, or something much more bleak? And, oh yeah, isn't this someone's last episode?



  • 2MTL 266: Google's Glasses are a Cyber-Conspiracy, I Tell You!

    7 May 2012 (12:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds

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    The Bluetooth earpiece gag in "Rise of the Cybermen" was kind of obvious — it was made in 2005, after all — but Google's Project Glass plans revealed last month made me think that we're much closer to our impending cyber-conversions than previously anticipated!



  • 2MTL 265: The Steven Moffat Evaluation (Time Dilation)

    24 April 2012 (3:26am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 54 minutes and 47 seconds

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    May 2008 (not 2009, ignore your host during the podcast): Steven Moffat prepares to take the reins of Doctor Who in one of the most anticipated showrunner transitions ever.

    January 2010: Matt Smith kisses his knees, spits out cinders, and shouts, "Geronimo!"

    April 2012: A massive Time Dilation episode of the Two-minute Time Lord podcast assesses Steven Moffat's first two series and looks toward the future! Your principal panelists are Chicks Unravel Time editor Deb Stanish, Adventures with the Wife in Space blogger Neil Perryman, multitudinous writer Teresa Jusino and Radio Free Skaro's own Steven Schapansky.

    But they're not the only ones weighing in, as we find out what fans thought about Series 5 and 6 at Gallifrey One 23 last February, and present some very special guests' two cents:

    io9.com managing editor Charlie Jane Anders!
    Doctor Who: Podshock co-founder Ken Deep!
    Comics artist Pia Guerra!
    Mythbusters co-host Grant Imahara!
    Nerdist host and overlord Chris Hardwick!
    Scottish comedian Charlie Ross!
    Chicago Sun-Times tech columnist Andy Ihnatko!

    As Series 7 commences production, what's the current state of Doctor Who? Find out now.



  • 2MTL 264: Who Should Win the Hugo?

    12 April 2012 (1:56am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 28 seconds

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    Will Who reign supreme at the 2012 Hugos? I thought I knew who I would vote for, were I a Worldcon member, but then I wavered not only over a non-Doctor Who nominee, but also questions about the nature of the awards themselves.

    Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) (512 ballots)

    • "The Doctor's Wife" (Doctor Who), written by Neil Gaiman; directed by Richard Clark (BBC Wales)
    • "The Drink Tank's Hugo Acceptance Speech," Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon (Renovation)
    • "The Girl Who Waited" (Doctor Who), written by Tom MacRae; directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Wales)
    • "A Good Man Goes to War" (Doctor Who), written by Steven Moffat; directed by Peter Hoar (BBC Wales)
    • "Remedial Chaos Theory" (Community), written by Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna; directed by Jeff Melman (NBC)


  • 2MTL 263: "Bad Wolf" Two-minute Throwback

    9 April 2012 (12:01am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 43 seconds

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    Does Doctor Who suffer when it taps into trends, rather than trying to remain timeless? Exhibit A is "Bad Wolf," wherein reality TV takes a beating. Does it hold up? And how about that epic reveal which wasn't?



  • 2MTL 262: List of Demands

    8 April 2012 (1:17am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 56 seconds

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    By the time Chip got around to thinking about what he'd like to see in Series Seven and the 50th anniversary, that cheeky Steven Moffat got around to making the darned thing without waiting for Chip's demands. This is not stopping the strangely assertive, possibly temporarily unhinged Chip from posting his list of demands, written on the palm of his hand.

    Works cited: 2MTL 161 on McGann, Tiki Dalek, Adventures With the Wife in Space.



  • 2MTL 261: If You Want a Really Alien Doctor, Look at Sheldon Cooper?

    28 March 2012 (11:17am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 53 seconds

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    Geeks have a love-hate relationship with The Big Bang Theory, America's favorite sitcom. I'm a Johnny-come-lately to the show, but when I saw it I suddenly got, after years of resistance, that a "truly alien" Doctor could really work in the modern series. (And yes, I'm saying that Smith isn't THAT much more alien than his two predecessors.)



  • 2MTL 260: And the Companion Played by Jenna-Louise Coleman Shall Be. . .

    22 March 2012 (3:44am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 11 seconds

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    Everybody welcome Jenna-Louise Coleman, who will play [PROPER NAME] when she [VERB, PRESENT TENSE] the Doctor at [PLACE] next season. As soon as her character's [NOUN] was announced, I knew her [GERUND] would be confidential among the [REDACTED] Doctor Who fans!

    But seriously, folks, what kind of companion is Jenna-Louise Coleman going to portray?



  • 2MTL 259: And the Next Actor Playing the Master Should Be...

    8 March 2012 (4:55am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 2 minutes and 58 seconds

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    . . .a familiar face but not Benedict Cumberbatch.



  • 2MTL 258: "Boom Town" Two-minute Throwback

    1 March 2012 (3:59am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 44 seconds

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    Well, they can't all be winners. They certainly can't all be huge and epic, either, but "Boom Town" particularly suffers by being bracketed by Steven Moffat's debut and the first in a long line of budget-busting series finales. This cheap-feeling episode has a couple of things to recommend it, however, and it's actually better in 2012 than it was in 2005.



  • 2MTL 257: After Gallifrey One, the Other Side of Doctor Who's Coin

    24 February 2012 (3:33am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 16 seconds

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    In which I reflect on the possibility that Doctor Who's vaunted flexibility (hey, I vaunted it myself during Radio Free Skaro Live at Gallifrey One last weekend) can also be a bit of a trap for the show…



 
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