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A Mad Man with a Box

A Mad Man with a Box
Description:
A Doctor Who podcast in which whovians both famous and not so discuss their favorite or possibly least favorite episodes of the show with host Stephen Prescott.

Homepage: http://www.amadmanwithabox.com

RSS Feed: http://www.amadmanwithabox.com/feed/

A Mad Man with a Box Statistics
Episodes:
138
Average Episode Duration:
0:0:14:35
Longest Episode Duration:
0:1:17:13
Total Duration of all Episodes:
1 days, 9 hours, 33 minutes and 13 seconds
Earliest Episode:
1 May 2012 (7:55pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
30 August 2016 (11:35pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
11 days, 11 hours, 9 minutes and 25 seconds

A Mad Man with a Box Episodes

  • Series 7 part 2 Posters and Synopses!

    18 March 2013 (1:15am GMT)
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    With less than 2 weeks to go until the 30th March premiere, BBC America has released a slew of information on the first 4 episodes of series 7 part 2. Spoilers ahead..

    Continuing on the blockbuster themefrom the first half of series 7 here are the movie style posters for the next 4 episodes with their corresponding synopsis. Click on the posters for bigger versions:

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    The Bells of Saint John – Episode 6

    The Doctor's search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern day London, where Wi-Fi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a Wi-Fi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy.

    Episode credits: Written by Steven Moffat, directed by Colm McCarthy (Ripper Street, The Tudors), and produced by Denise Paul (Taggart).

     

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    The Rings of Akhaten – Episode 7

    Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.

    Episode credits: Written by Neil Cross (Mama, Luther), directed by Farren Blackburn (Luther, The Fades) and produced by Denise Paul

     

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    Cold War – Episode 8

    The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control into the ocean depths. An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it's not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake!

    Episode credits: Written by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Silent Witness).

     

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    Hide – Episode 9

    Clara and the Doctor arrive at Caliburn House, a haunted mansion sat alone on a desolate moor. Within its walls, a ghost hunting Professor and a gifted psychic are searching for the Witch of the Well. Her apparition appears throughout the history of the building, but is she really a ghost? And what is chasing her?

    Episode credits: Written by Neil Cross and directed by Jamie Payne (The Hour, Call the Midwife).

     

    And just in case you haven’t seen it yet, here is the fantastic BBC America trailer:

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  • Moffat, Smith and Coleman Interviews!

    18 March 2013 (1:01am GMT)
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    Along with posters and synopses, BBC America has released interviews with Steven Moffat, Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman. Minor spoilers after the jump…

    A quick note that these interviews were conducted by BBC America and not by myself. First up Steven Moffat:

    So it's back and with James Bond-esque urban thriller. Why did you decide to kick-off the new series with a very modern day threat?

    It was Marcus Wilson’s idea. We were discussing how the first ep of the second run would probably be a contemporary Earth adventure, so the Doctor could meet the modern day Clara – and anyway, I wanted to do Wi-Fi monsters – and Marcus suggested we do a proper urban thriller. The Doctor can never be Bond or Bourne – but if he tried it might look a bit like this.

    What else can we expect from the new series?

    A haunted house, a submarine, a planet with cool rings, Victorian Yorkshire, a journey into the TARDIS, Dame Diana Rigg and her daughter Rachael Stirling together on screen for the first time, new Cybermen, and the Doctor’s greatest secret revealed.

    You are bringing back a couple of classic monsters with the Cybermen and Ice warriors, are there any new ones to look out for?

    Plenty of new monsters! Watch out for the Spoonheads, the Whispermen, and – my favorite – the Vigil. Oh and Neil Gaiman has done something horrible with the Cybermen!

    We finally get to meet the Clara that will travel with the Doctor across the series' eight epic adventures. Can you tell us a little bit about her character?

    You’ve sort of met her, but you sort of haven’t. The same shed load of attitude you saw before, the same rapid-fire banter with the Doctor, but this time she’s living in modern London with no memory of the Time Lord!

    How has the dynamic of the relationship between the Doctor and his companion changed since the introduction of Clara?

    It’s all new for the Doctor – this time the greatest mystery in the universe is standing right next to him.

    What was it about Jenna that made you decide she would be right fit for the role of the new companion?

    Casting is a funny process – the right people sort of choose themselves. It happened with Matt a long time ago, and when we saw him bantering with Jenna it happened again. Auditions start with you telling the actor about the character – sometimes they end with the actor telling you. That’s what happened with Jenna!

    A ghost story, a period drama to end all period dramas and an underwater siege, was it intentional to go as big as possible with this series in the year of the 50th?

    We try to make every year the biggest possible, but when you see that big, glittering 50 hanging above you, you start trying even harder. I’ve been a fan all by my life and I know we have to deliver!

    Next is the Doctor himself Matt Smith:

    Having run down corridors from every monster imaginable, Matt Smith returns as the Doctor to face old and new foe. But he's not alone. Along for the ride in his brand new TARDIS is the Doctor's latest companion, Clara Oswald. Here Matt talks about what he is looking forward to from the epic new series.

    "I think it is very exciting to introduce Clara to the world and Steven has hit a real vein of form," explains Matt as he chats enthusiastically about the new series.

    Along with a new costume this series, the Doctor has a new TARDIS to travel through space and time. "Walking on to the new TARDIS was like the first day at school," explains Matt. "I actually found it quite difficult as I had got so used to the rhythm of acting on the old one, where I used to slide about on the glass floor, but Michael Pickwoad has done a fabulous job," he continues, "this one is more like a machine."

     

    Having lost his first companions, the Ponds, at the hands of the Weeping Angels in New York last year and after a period of mourning the Doctor is joined by a new companion this series, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, "She's done brilliantly well," says Matt. "She's kind, charming, thoroughly prepared and very brave as an actress. And most importantly of all we get on, which is vital on a show like this. I'm so proud of what she has achieved in the last year," he concludes.

    So what do fans have to look forward to this series? An urban thriller, The Bells of Saint John, brings the series back with a bang as the Doctor's search for Clara Oswald takes him to modern day London, where Wi-Fi is everywhere. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. Filming for this James Bond-esque thriller took Matt to Westminster Bridge, the Southbank and St Paul's, "Amazing, I loved shooting in London," says Matt. "There is something so brilliant about having the locations there rather than just adding them in."

    Following on from this the second episode, The Rings of Akhaten, take the Doctor and Clara away from Earth and on their first proper adventure.....in outer space. Featuring an alien market Matt remarks, "It was very 'Whoey.' We had between 50 to 60 prosthetic aliens, which is something that only really this show can offer," he continues, "making it a very unique experience as an actor."

    As well as introducing some new monsters, the new series brings back a couple of old monsters in the form of the Ice Warriors and Cybermen, "I think it's good to pay homage to the classic series," says Matt, "especially for the fans. This series we have modernized some of the monsters for a whole new generation."

    "Soggy, like drowned rats," Matt is explaining the shooting experience for the third episode Cold War, written by Mark Gatiss. Set on a Russian submarine spiraling out of control in 1983 an alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. "They built a submarine and the five-year old in me was like 'Yeah it's a submarine!'" says Matt. "I loved getting sprayed down at the beginning of the shoot," Matt continues, "and it wasn't a chore as it does so much of the acting for you, making it really authentic. Mark Gatiss has delivered one of the best episodes of the series," he concludes.

    And finally the twice dead girl, Clara Oswald, Jenna-Louise Coleman

    The new series will mark the official introduction of the Doctor's latest companion, Clara Oswald. Having already appeared in the series opener Asylum of the Daleks in September and as Clara in the Christmas special, The Snowmen, here Jenna explains a little bit about her character and working with monsters.

    "Very excited," Jenna is talking animatedly about her first series as the Doctor's companion. "It will be fantastic to see the final version with all of the elements put together."

    Having made a surprise appearance as one of the Doctor's most notorious of enemies, a Dalek, in last year's series opener, audiences have been treated to two different versions of the latest companion. "We've had one introduction to Clara in the Christmas special, but not necessarily the same Clara we will see in this series," explains Jenna. "But the essence of all the different versions is the same," Jenna continues, "she's very brave and resourceful, a match for the Doctor and an explorer in her own right. She dreams of travelling and seeing the world and wants more than what's on offer."

    So how has Jenna found working with Matt Smith? "Just a joy, it really is. He is the most perfect leading man and sets such a lovely tone on set, making the atmosphere so wonderful. There's not much more you could ask for in your co-star," she concludes.

    The series opener The Bells of Saint John is a modern day urban thriller, which sees the Doctor and Clara face a monster in the Wi-Fi, as minds are uploaded by an organization run by Miss Kizlet (Celia Imrie). Set in London, Jenna was thrown in to the deep end as she was asked to get on a motorbike...driven by the notoriously clumsy Matt Smith.

    "I loved shooting in London, says Jenna, it was so much fun. It was one of those moments where I thought 'I'm filming Doctor Who, on a motorbike, riding across Westminster Bridge with the Houses of Parliament in the background.'" So would Jenna trust Matt to drive her on a motorbike in real life? "Well on screen it looks very exciting, but both of us were being very silly as we were so tightly strapped in. I just clung on!"

    As the newest edition to the show, Jenna explains how this series will take the viewer on the same journey of discovery she experienced when she first joined, especially for episode two The Rings of Akhaten which is set on an alien planet. "It's one of my favorite episodes," says Jenna, "it's so weird and wonderful and something that only this show can offer. It shows Clara for the first time what life with the Doctor will be like. It's a complete fantasy," she continues, "and it's great for audiences as the story begins again and we get to explore all these strange new worlds together, as well as getting to know the Doctor again."

    The third episode, Cold War, set on a Russian submarine marks the return of the classic Doctor Who monster the Ice Warriors. "They were terrifying," exclaims Jenna, "I think this is the first time Clara is really, really scared. The whole set was really realistic and built to size, which wasn't too much of a problem for me," she jokes. So how did they make it look so realistic? "Before every take they would come and spray us, the whole make-up process was reversed as they would damp us down in the morning and rub my mascara off! We were soaking wet for two weeks."

    So having completed filming and watched most of the episodes, does Jenna have a favorite? "I really like The Rings of Akhaten as and it's the first proper adventure for the Doctor and Clara."



  • Brand New Series 7b Trailer

    16 March 2013 (6:08pm GMT)
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    I am speechless. Go watch it now!

    And a completely different trailer over on EW.com HERE



  • Exec. Producer Caro Skinner Leaving

    13 March 2013 (2:44pm GMT)
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    The BBC has announced today that current executive producer Caroline Skinner is leaving Doctor Who to return to BBC Drama Production in London.


    Caro told the BBC Doctor Who blog, “It has been an honour to have been a part of Doctor Who, and a privilege to have worked with Steven Moffat and Matt Smith on this extraordinary show. I have hugely enjoyed my time in BBC Wales and would like to thank Faith Penhale, and our wonderful production team for their unending commitment and brilliance. I will miss them all enormously, but I’m leaving Doctor Who in fine form, with the new series starting at Easter and the fantastic plans for the 50th Anniversary already underway. I am delighted to be now returning to BBC Drama Production in London as an executive producer, and the new opportunities and projects that will bring.”

    The current Head of Drama at BBC Wales, Faith Penhale, will serve as executive producer on the 50th anniversary episode alongside Steven Moffat.

    Source: BBC Doctor Who Blog

     



  • Jenna-Louise Coleman Radio 5 Interview

    12 March 2013 (6:55pm GMT)
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    Jenna-Louise Coleman was on Radio 5 talking to Richard Bacon yesterday and let loose some interesting tidbits. Spoilers after the jump…

    Still there? Ok…speaking to Bacon over the phone (even though Bacon was actually broadcasting from Roath Lock in Cardiff) Jenna revealed that she would be returning for series 8 of Doctor Who and that it would start shooting in September when Matt returns from the US after he finishes shooting Ryan Gosling’s How to Catch a Monster. You can listen to the entire interview here:

    Source: doctorwhotv.co.uk



  • WonderCon Screening Announced

    12 March 2013 (1:28am GMT)
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    WonderCon has announced via their official blog, what some of us had already expected, that there will be a BBC America panel with a screening of a new Doctor Who episode during their convention which happens to take place the same weekend that the show returns to our screens, 29-31 March. From the blog:

    7:00-9:00 BBC America's Doctor Who and Orphan Black Screening--Join BBC America for an exclusiveSupernatural Saturday screening of Doctor Who and Orphan Black. BBC America's new Supernatural Saturday lineup launches Saturday, March 30 with Doctor Who at 8/7c, Orphan Black at 9/8c ,and The Nerdist at 10/9c. Doctor Whowill kick off the screening with Steven Moffat's new episode "Phantom of the Hex," the first of eight epic new episodes starring Matt Smith and his new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman. Then, catch the premiere episode of BBC America's new original series Orphan Black. Tatiana Maslany portrays Sarah, an orphan and outsider whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. She takes her identity, her boyfriend, and her bank account. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a deadly conspiracy. Please note: Doctor Who is TV-PG and Orphan Black is TV-MA. Room 300AB

     

    Now I know what you are all thinking…”Phantom of the Hex?!?” This is most certainly someone getting their wires crossed. The details of the post clearly state first episode of eight and written by Steven Moffat. Neither of which apply to “Phantom of the Hex,” but definitely apply to “The Bells of St. John.” I can’t imagine that BBC America would show the fourth episode of the new series at this screening so I would expect that slip up to be fixed fairly soon. Either way though this excellent news for any North American fans who will be attending the convention as they will be getting an opportunity to see new Doctor Who a while day early. If you are planning on attending I suggest getting in line early…very early.



  • BBC Announces 50th Celebration Weekend

    7 March 2013 (5:38pm GMT)
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    The BBC has announced today plans for a 50th anniversary celebration to take place at ExCeL London on the weekend of the actual anniversary, 22 November to 24 November. Full text from the announcement after the jump.

    To celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who, BBC Worldwide will bring thousands of the Time Lord's fans together for a very special three-day event, across the anniversary weekend. The Doctor Who 50th Celebration Weekend will be held at ExCeL in London, beginning on Friday, 22 November, with tickets for over 15,000 fans.

    More details about the Doctor Who 50th Celebration Weekend, including guests, intinerary, ticket prices and booking information will be revealed soon, alongside a host of other surprises. Fans should sign up to the doctorwho.tv newsletter to be the first to hear about plans for the celebration.

    Saturday November 23, 2013 will mark 50 years to the day since the Doctor first appeared on British TV screens and since then his global appeal has continued to grow, with viewers across generations in over 200 territories around the world and over 3 million Facebook fans.

    Throughout the year, Doctor Who fans across all of space and time will be able to join in the celebrations closer to home. BBC America are marking the anniversary with a number of original programme commissions which will look back at the Doctor throughout the years. The programmes will focus on a different Doctor each month in chronological order, and kicked off with William Hartnell's Doctor in January before culminating with the current Doctor, played by Matt Smith in November. The programmes will also be made available internationally.

    In New Zealand, BBC Worldwide Australasia has collaborated with the New Zealand Mint to produce a Doctor Who commemorative coin featuring the TARDIS which will be classified as legal tender to the value of $2(NZD).

    A huge range of new products will also be released throughout 2013. A set of 11 celebratory Doctor Who stamps will be available to purchase from March 26 and Harlequin Goldsmiths has created a collection of Limited Edition Sterling silver and 9ct gold statuaries, together with a range of jewellery for both ladies and gentlemen.

    Amanda Hill, Chief Brands Officer at BBC Worldwide said: "Generations of fans young and old have been captivated by the Doctor and we've seen Doctor Who go from strength to strength, enjoying something of a global march over the past few years attracting new followers from Turkey to Brazil to South Korea. This year long celebration is an opportunity for fans around the world to come together and celebrate the glorious past, present and future of Doctor Who."

    Source: doctorwho.tv



  • New Series 7b Promo Pics

    6 March 2013 (3:40am GMT)
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    Minor spoilers after the jump

    Click on any of the photos for larger versions.

    “The Bells of St. John” written by Steven Moffat

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    Episode 2 (rumored to be “The Rings of Akhaten”) written by Neil Cross

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    Episode 4 (rumored to be “Phantom of the Hex”) written by Neil Cross

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  • New Ice Warriors Officially Revealed

    5 March 2013 (12:39am GMT)
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    As promised SFX magazine has officially revealed the new look of the Ice Warriors who are set to return in the first of two Mark Gatiss penned episodes that are part of Series 7b/8. Photo after the jump…

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    For reference here is how they looked in the classic series:

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    Source: SFX Magazine



  • "The Bells of St John" Will Be Ringing Soon...Also "Doctors Revisited" News!

    2 March 2013 (12:21am GMT)
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    In case you haven’t already seen it elsewhere here is the full press release on Doctor Who‘s return March 30th at 8:00pm ET/PT Spoilers!:

    Following a record-breaking year, fan favorite Doctor Who returns with a modern day urban thriller, The Bells of St. John, written by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock). Set in London against the backdrop of new and old iconic landmarks - The Shard and Westminster Bridge - The Bells of St. John introduces a new nemesis, the Spoonheads, who battle the Doctor as he discovers something sinister is lurking in the Wi-Fi. The premiere will be followed by seven epic episodes written by Steven Moffat, acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman (Coraline, Beowulf), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Neil Cross (Luther) and Stephen Thompson (Sherlock).

    The Doctor (Matt Smith) is joined by his new companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) for the latest set of incredible adventures through space and time. The duo finds new adversaries and familiar friends around every corner as they journey from the bottom of the ocean in a submarine to the center of the TARDIS and beyond. The Cybermen make a thunderous return and the Ice Warrior arrives in an unexpected place.

    Steven Moffat, executive producer and lead writer, said, "It’s the 50th year of Doctor Who and look what’s going on! We’re up in the sky and under the sea! We’re running round the rings of an alien world and then a haunted house. There’s new Cybermen, new Ice Warriors and a never before attempted journey to the centre of the TARDIS. And in the finale, the Doctor’s greatest secret will at last be revealed! If this wasn’t already our most exciting year it would be anyway!"

    Also appearing this season are guest stars Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives, Mission: Impossible II), Warwick Davis (Life's Too Short, Harry Potter), Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Richard E Grant (Iron Lady, Dracula), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife) and Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders, Law & Order: UK). Additionally, mother and daughter Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones, On Her Majesty's Secret Service) and Rachael Stirling (Tipping the Velvet) will appear on screen together for the first time. Doctor Who premieres Saturday, March 30, 8:00pm ET/PTas part of Supernatural Saturday.

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    Also included in the press release was information on the next Doctors Revisited special set to air on March 31st:

    BBC AMERICA celebrates the third Doctor, Jon Pertwee, in a new special of Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited, followed by the classic storyline Spearhead from Space. In the epic story, a swarm of meteorites fall on the sleepy English countryside, bringing with them a terrible new threat to mankind: the Nestene consciousness – a disembodied alien intelligence with an affinity for plastic. The Doctor is forced to race against time, in order to stop humanity from being replaced by a generation of terrifying plastic replicas. Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited - The Third Doctor premieres Sunday, March 31, 8:00pm ET/PT.



  • The Stolen Earth and Journey's End with That Chip Guy

    21 January 2013 (10:31pm GMT)
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    I suspect Chip gave a listen to the “End of Time” episode and felt moved to action enough come on the podcast and lay down some very strong pro-RTD statements.

    I have to say despite my Moffat fanboyism and Chip’s RTD fanboyism we don’t disagree with quite as much as he or I (or you the listeners) were probably thinking that we would. We still have a lively discussion though and I think Chip makes a very strong case for not dismissing the series 4 finale quite as easily as a lot of people do.

    Don’t forget to give a listen to The Two-minute Time Lord Podcast at http://twominutetimelord.com

    and follow him on Twitter @2minutetimelord



  • The Snowmen with Ewan Anderson

    29 December 2012 (12:53am GMT)
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    Ewan joined me all the way from Scotland to talk about this year’s Christmas special and as always we had a blast!

    This episode can barely be called a review. I feel like there was so much I wanted to cover and talk about in regards to “The Snowmen” but I’m pretty sure you all would be bored by that 3 hour episode. It was just that good in my eyes. Luckily Ewan agreed and the two of us just gush in this episode. I hope you enjoy our ramblings as much as we enjoyed recording them. Also listen to the end for a very special announcement!



  • The Five Doctors with Ken Deep

    20 December 2012 (10:12pm GMT)
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    I’m back!

    Ken Deep has always been one of my favorite podcasters and it was an utter delight to have him as a guest on the show. We may have missed getting this episode out for the 49th anniversary of Doctor Who, but it’s never too late to shower some love on our favorite show. Ken and I spend a lot of time doing just that as well as opining on the exciting year that we hope Moffat has planned for us. Is “The Five Doctors” a good template for what we can expect this year? No one knows but the production team. But you can listen to the episode and find out what we think.

    Visit the home of “Doctor Who Podshock” at GallifreyanEmbassy.org

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  • The TV Movie with Brian Uiga

    16 November 2012 (1:34am GMT)
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    Paul McGann only had one outing as the Doctor on screen, but boy was it a doozy.

    Brian Uiga has a unique insight into the 1996 TV movie it having been his first exposure to our beloved show. We take a deep look at it and figure out if it still holds up. Brian also spends some time talking about his various prop restoration projects including the console seen in this movie!

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  • The End of the World with Matt Munson

    8 November 2012 (11:19pm GMT)
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    Some staunch RTD defending this week from the very smart and talented Matt Munson as we take on the ninth Doctor’s second episode.

    I don’t know if we really meant for this to turn into a RTD era vs. Moffat era discussion, but it turned out that way and I think we take a really interesting look at just how much the show has changed since it came back in 2005. There is definitely a lot about RTD’s era that I dislike but it has to be said that he really got it right at the beginning and I think Matt and I make a really good case for that. This was another really fun episode to record.

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  • Rose with Jason Snell

    1 November 2012 (9:12pm GMT)
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    Jason Snell, Macworld and The Incomparable, joins me this week to discuss the episode that brought our beloved show back from the dead.

    Jason clearly lays out the case for why “Rose” may not have known what it was or what Doctor Who was going to be but it was still exactly what the show needed for its glorious comeback episode. And I agree with him. Somehow we do it all without mentioning Graham Norton’s famous interruption.

    Follow Jason on Twitter @jsnell

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  • Beautiful...

    29 October 2012 (7:45pm GMT)
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    I had to share this beautiful version of “The Mad Man with a Box” that I just discovered on YouTube



  • Vengeance on Varos with James Rockliffe

    25 October 2012 (5:00am GMT)
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    My quest to have every Doctor Who podcaster as a guest continues with James from The Doctor Who Podcast and he brings with him the milestone of a sixth Doctor story for MMWAB!

    It’s no secret that I am not the biggest fan of the sixth Doctor, but there really is a lot about “Vengeance on Varos” that supersedes any of my issues with this incarnation of our beloved character. Also James does a fantastic job of putting me in my place about my problems with Colin Baker and the sixth Doctor and even has me reconsidering my stance.

    Thank you James for an excellent chat that I hope you listeners will enjoy as well!

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  • The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone with Roth Cornet

    18 October 2012 (10:10pm GMT)
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    Afterbuzz TV‘s Roth Cornet joins me this week to talk about a very important episode in the history of modern Doctor Who.

    I know it has been a few weeks since my last episode but hopefully this episode will more than make up for it because I think it is fantastic. I met Roth at San Diego Comic Con this year and we immediately hit it off over our love of all things Who. We decided right off the bat that we wanted to talk about this series 5 2-parter because of the important part it played in not only the larger Doctor Who mythology but behind the scenes of the show as well. It is definitely a fun chat that goes a little astray in places but is very entertaining.

    Follow Roth on Twitter @JRothC to keep up with her writing and hosting gigs.



  • The Angels Take Manhattan with Ewan Anderson

    2 October 2012 (10:15pm GMT)
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    I hope you are prepared for a very somber podcast…
    Both still reeling from the very emotional ride that Steven Moffat took us on with this episode, Ewan and I attempted to tackle a review. Like our review of the episode I don’t have much to say except that I’m sure most of you are feelings the same feelings we were when we recorded.

    Goodbye Ponds. You will be missed.



  • The Power of Three with Brian, Kyle and Ewan

    25 September 2012 (5:27am GMT)
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    If there’s one thing to be learned from this week’s episode it is to trust in the power of three, that’s why I brought on three special guests to help me dissect it!

    Brian Walton, Kyle Anderson and Ewan Anderson (no relation) join me this week to discuss Chris Chibnall’s second contribution to series 7A and I think we all feel pretty much the same about it though some of us have more feelings than others. We also talk a little about what we’re expecting for “The Angels Take Manhattan” and rather surprisingly do so without revealing much (if at all) in the way of spoilers. Episodes like this are the reason I started this podcast.

    Don’t forget, if you are in LA this Saturday Sept 29th, be sure to head over to the NerdMelt Theater in the back of Meltdown Comics for the first of their new monthly screenings of classic Doctor Who episodes hosted by my Kyle Anderson himself! There’s more info on the NerdMelt website and at Nerdist.com.



  • A Town Called Mercy with Kyle Anderson

    16 September 2012 (11:12pm GMT)
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    Toby Whithouse puts the Doctor, Amy and Rory in the American wild west and Nerdist.com’s Kyle Anderson joins me to figure out if this episode is as good as I think it is…

    This episode was shot in the same locations as some of the classic spaghetti westerns and features a terminator-esque character called the Gunslinger what could possibly go wrong? I’m not sure, but Kyle and I spend a good time dissecting and discussing and very emotionally complex episode. Please share your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter.

    Read all of Kyle’s Series 7 reviews on Nerdist.com

    Follow Kyle on Twitter: @FunctionalNerd



  • Dinosaurs on a Spaceship with Brian Walton

    9 September 2012 (8:17pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 46 minutes and 42 seconds

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    I know I’ve gone on about it quite a bit, but Chris Chibnall has got a pretty spotty track record with Who in my eyes, so with such and epic title before him can he pull it off?

    My good friend, editor-in-chief of Nerdist News, and dinosaur enthusiast Brian Walton returns to the podcast to take on episode 2 of series 7. The Doctor has a gang, Mitchell and Webb are robots and of course there are dinosaurs. It all adds up to a pretty fun episode of “Doctor Who” and a pretty fun episode of this podcast.

    Enjoy!

    Follow Brian on Twitter @B2Walton

    Follow Nerdist News on Twitter @NerdistNews

    Sign up for the Nerdist newsletter HERE

    Like Nerdist News on Facebook.com/NerdistNews



  • Asylum of the Daleks with Alan Kistler

    4 September 2012 (6:19pm GMT)
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    The long wait is over! “Doctor Who” has returned to our screens with a fantastic season opener chock full of surprises and of course ...Daleks!

    Alan “Sizzler” Kistler returns to the podcast to provide some insightful commentary on this episode. I’ll tell you right now, we both really enjoyed the story but it definitely asks more questions than it answers. If this is an indication of things to come for the next five weeks we, the viewers, are in for a hell of a ride.

    Follow Alan on Twitter @SizzlerKistler

    Visit his website at AlanKistler.com

    Subscribe to Crazy Sexy Geeks on iTunes



  • Bob Mitsch/The Face of Evil

    28 August 2012 (2:16am GMT)
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    You seen him at conventions, he has probably offered you a Jelly Baby, Bob Mitsch joins me on the podcast this week to discuss “The Face of Evil.”

    For me this episode is all about Leela. If it weren’t for the superb performance of Louie Jameson and the introduction of the amazing character of Leela, this episode wouldn’t be half as good as it is. But it is that good! Bob and I dissect it pretty thoroughly and if you aren’t convinced after this episode to give it a second or first or fifth episode, than I just don’t know how I can help you.
    Read Bob’s blog at honorarydoctor.livejournal.com

    and find tons of great Doctor Who costuming reference (including breakdowns of the costumes of all eleven Doctors written by Bob himself) at dwcosplay.com



  • Ewan Anderson/The Doctor's Wife

    9 August 2012 (10:37pm GMT)
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    Apologies are in order, this episode should have gone up earlier this week, but I have been sick as a dog. Regardless, it was so much fun to get my very good friend Ewan Anderson on the show (finally!) to talk about the Neil Gaiman penned episode “The Doctor’s Wife.”

    We go off on a lot of tangents in this episode because we’re nerdy and that’s what we do, but I truly hope you enjoy listening to this as much as we enjoyed recording it. You can definitely look forward to further appearances from Ewan on this here podcast.

    By the way what exactly is the smell of dust after rain?



  • Chloe Dykstra/Midnight

    31 July 2012 (7:29pm GMT)
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    The lovely and talented Chloe Dykstra joins me this week to talk what could possibly be the best Tennant Era episode, “Midnight.”

    Chloe is one of my favorite people. Her fandom knows no boundaries (well except for My Little Pony, but who can blame her?) and her costumes are legendary. But her love for Doctor WhoA runs deep and from our conversation it’s pretty clear why “Midnight” is her favorite episode.

    Check Chloe out on Just CosA on youtube.com/nerdist

    Follow her on Twitter @skydart



  • San Diego Comic Con Interviews

    19 July 2012 (10:38pm GMT)
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    As you are all well aware, the cast ofA Doctor Who along with head writer Steven Moffat and new executive producer, Caroline Skinner attended San Diego Comic Con last weekend. I was lucky enough to get some time in front of a camera with them and here are the results. Enjoy!



  • Who are these folks??

    16 July 2012 (1:25pm GMT)
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    …and a fun one with The Nerdist, Chris Hardwick



  • Steven Schapansky/The End of Time

    5 July 2012 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 5 minutes and 59 seconds

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    We promised it would happen. Steven from Radio Free Skaro and I set our sights squarely on David Tennant and RTD’s farewell story and we are not kind.

    This episode of the podcast is a catharsis. I needed to get this off my chest. I was a 10th Doctor lover, but I can no longer apologize for how his departure was handled. I’m so glad that I have Steven to support and re-inforce my feelings on “The End of Time Parts 1 & 2.” I can only hope our discussion helps some of you come to terms with these issues that plague many a Doctor Who fan.

    Also it was fun… Enjoy!

    Listen and subscribe to Radio Free Skaro here

    Listen and subscribe to The Memory Cheats here

    Listen and subscribe to Shaken Not Stirred at Prognosis Negative here

    Follow Steven on Twitter: @Legopolis



  • Phil Cannon/Inferno

    21 June 2012 (11:05pm GMT)
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    I am joined this week by Phil Cannon one of the hosts of the excellent Who’s He? Podcast to discuss the polarizing 3rd Doctor story, “Inferno.”

    Even though Phil and I don’t quite see eye-to-eye on this story we had a most enjoyable time discussing it and I hope you have a most enjoyable time listening to that discussion. I don’t want to say anymore lest I give away too much about one of my favorite episodes of the podcast so far. Go forth and stream or download, whichever you prefer!

    Find Phil on Twitter @Whos_He_Podcast

    The Who’s He? Podcast website is here

    And on iTunes here



  • Paul F. Tompkins/Robots of Death

    14 June 2012 (8:03pm GMT)
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    “Robots of Death!” The title alone is full of awesome and the story lives up to it! Robot revolutions, brilliant hats and Robophobia!

    I’m such a big fan of Paul’s and it was so much fun to geek out with him about Doctor Who for a little bit. If you haven’t listened to his comedy and podcasts you are doing yourself a great disservice. He really might just be a Time Lord…seriously.

    Follow Paul F. Tompkins on Twitter: @PFTompkins

    and Tumblr

    Watch his web series Speakeasy!

    Listen to the Dead Authors Podcast!



  • Shaun Lyon/City of Death

    7 June 2012 (10:53pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes and 36 seconds

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    GallifreyOne’s Shaun Lyon joins me on the podcast this week to talk about the fantastic fourth Doctor story “City of Death.”

    The Doctor and Romana in Paris, but it’s really just Tom and Lalla in Paris, seeing the sights and sitting in cafes. Julian Glover playing with time and another scientist with a bad accent! Shaun and I can’t say enough good things about this story.

    This is not a fake!

    Visit Gallifreyone.com to find out all about North America’s largest Doctor Who convention. The first round of guests for next year was just announced and registration is still available at the $70 reduced rate. If you love Doctor Who this is an event that you do not want to miss.



  • Kyle Anderson/The Time Meddler

    1 June 2012 (10:24pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 35 minutes and 15 seconds

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    Kyle Anderson saw the absence of first Doctor stories covered on the podcast and he had some thoughts about one that he really needed to get out. It’s win for him, win for me and hopefully win for you the listener!

    Apologies for the sound towards the end, apparently my microphone came unplugged. I’m hopeful though that it doesn’t ruin what is otherwise a fantastic episode of the podcast. “The Time Meddler” should be included in any Doctor Who primer. If you haven’t seen it you should and I think Kyle and I make a clear case as to why.

    Kyle on Twitter: @FunctionalNerd

    Kyle on Nerdist.com

    Kyle on Modern Primate

    WTF Are You Watching Podcast

    Prognosis Negative Podcast



  • Blue Peter "Good as Gold" mini-sode

    25 May 2012 (6:00pm GMT)
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    No new episode from me this week folks, but we did get some brand new Doctor Who action in the form of a mini episode written by school students for the recent Blue Peter “Script to Screen” competition. It’s a cute little sketch, but my only question is “where’s Rory?”

    In related news Matt Smith will be carrying the Olympic torch this weekend when it passes through Cardiff. Still now word yet on letting David Tennant light the flame in full 10th Doctor attire though.

    Here’s the video:



  • Neil Perryman/Ghost Light

    17 May 2012 (10:53pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 27 minutes and 11 seconds

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    We finally get to a 7th Doctor episode and who better than Adventures with the Wife in Space‘s Neil Perryman to make that happen?

    Ghost Light is a packed episode that barely takes a breather, so Neil and I took the opposite approach in this episode of the podcast by keeping it light. Really though how much could we say about what is essentially an all-around solid episode of Doctor Who?

    Enjoy!

    Find Neil at:
    Adventures with the Wife in Space
    Who Fix
    Tachyon TV
    Also follow “Wife in Space” on Twitter @wifeinspace and on Facebook



  • Dr. Phillip Serna/The Leisure Hive

    10 May 2012 (5:59pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 38 minutes and 33 seconds

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    On this week’s episode Dr. Phillip Serna of the Adventures in Time Space and Music Podcast and I debate if there is any recreation to be found in the re-creation machine of The Leisure Hive

    To say anymore about this discussion would be to spoil it but let’s just say one of us is none too impressed by this episode.

    Listen to the Adventures in Time Space and Music Podcast here

    Follow the podcast on Twitter @ATSMPodcast



  • Alison Haislip/Silence in the Library & Forest of the Dead

    1 May 2012 (7:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 31 minutes and 36 seconds

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    I’m very excited about episode lucky #13 as Alison Haislip(!) joins me to chat about the Series 3 River Song 2-parter Silence in the Library and The Forest of the Dead!

    I’ve been a fan of Alison’s for a long time now. She has been one of my dream guests to have on the show and was an absolute delight to talk to. Alison and I bow before the genius that is Moffat as we delve into the complex web he has woven in bringing River Song to our screens. I love Alison’s enthusiasm for the show and can’t help but wonder where were all the girls like her when I was growing up in New Jersey. Enjoy!

    Follow Alison on Twitter @alisonhaislip

    Watch her show Battleground exclusively on Hulu.com/battleground

    And subscribe to the Nerdist YouTube channel youtube.com/nerdist Alison’s new show Four Points with Alex Albrecht premiers May 2nd!



 
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