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Podcastica

Podcastica
Description:
A Doctor Who fan podcast, following and analysing both Classic and New episodes of one of the greatest sci-fi shows ever: Doctor Who.

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Podcastica Statistics
Episodes:
243
Average Episode Duration:
0:1:01:20
Longest Episode Duration:
0:1:55:25
Total Duration of all Episodes:
10 days, 8 hours, 25 minutes and 31 seconds
Earliest Episode:
28 August 2014 (5:06am GMT)
Latest Episode:
5 October 2021 (12:39pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
10 days, 16 hours, 19 minutes and 38 seconds

Podcastica Episodes

  • Episode 235: Invasion of the Dinosaurs OR Curse Your Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal

    5 October 2021 (12:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes and 3 seconds

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    The Doctor and Sarah Jane return to present day London to find it basically empty, save for looters, UNIT, and dinosaurs?!!? Trying to sort out the cause of these time eddies, The Doctor & Sarah Jane also discover deep underground (former) military bases, MK Ultra-esque mind control programs, and a secret space program psyop worthy of Alternative Three! All of this bonkers conspiracy-ness is ultimately hiding a plot to turn back time as an act of returning to a less polluted time! It’s six-parts of intrigue, mystery, and environmental commentary (that comes off better than Orphan 55 did) with Invasion of the Dinosaurs! We also spend a good few minutes talking about the news of RTD's return to Doctor Who!



  • Podcastica Episode 234: The Visitation OR Iguana Melting Man

    21 September 2021 (12:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes and 44 seconds

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    This time we discuss the 5th Doctor story The Visitation! We go deep on the interpersonal dynamics on the TARDIS right now, marvel at a sparkly droid, and behold the joy that is the character of Richard Mace! Team TARDIS are finally getting Tegan back to Heathrow, but they’re 315 years early. That’s okay, right? The air is clean, the locals are...being controlled by a fugitive Tereleptil bent on exterminating the human race and taking over the planet using a modified version of the Black Plague. Just a regular day in jolly old England, yeah? Can The Doctor save the day without his sonic? Can Nyssa turn up the bass against a sparkly android? Can Tegan manage to get through an adventure without being possessed? And could Adric possibly whine and cry in the same story? It’s all that and more during The Visitation!



  • Episode 233: Day of the Daleks OR We Concoct a Whovian Racing Game

    7 September 2021 (12:35pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 10 minutes and 58 seconds

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    Jump around! Jump around! In time, that is! This week, John & Taylor review...well, two different versions of Day of the Daleks! So you get the added bonus of us comparing what you'll find on BritBox versus the original broadcast version (and there definitely are some differences!). Regardless, Day of the Daleks is a little bit of an underwhelming story, but we dig through the muck to find the gems and also come up with an idea of a Doctor Who racing video game! Who do we know out there in the games industry?



  • Podcastica Episode 232: The Girl in the Fireplace OR Horse on a Spaceship

    24 August 2021 (12:42pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 2 minutes and 52 seconds

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    John is back! And we're reviewing The Girl in the Fireplace! The Doctor, Rose, and (well…) that other guy, arrive on a spaceship in the 51st Century. No time agents about, but the power of the spaceship is being used to punch holes back to 18th Century France and the life of Madame de Pompadour. Rather snazzy looking clockwork droids are terrorizing Reinette until she’s "ready." Can The Doctor, Rose, and the horse figure out when Reinette will be ready and possibly stop the droids from going all “off with her head”? They’ll have to if they want to save The Girl in the Fireplace! Also, please don’t ever place actual girls in actual fireplaces. That’s not a safe place for them. This Public Service Announcement brought to you by your friends at Podcastica!



  • Podcastica Episode 231: The Aztecs OR The Doctor's Hot Cocoa Wife

    10 August 2021 (1:38pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 33 minutes and 26 seconds

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    This time Taylor is join by friend of the show Dan van der Werf who's chosen The Aztecs for them to watch. The Aztecs is an incredible story that shows just how powerful early Classic Who can be. Frankly, they both see much of the Modern Who template in this story! Join them for a discussion about the merits of this adventure along with some heartfelt stories of just how much Doctor Who is an anchor during these troubled times!



  • Podcastica Episode 230: Time-Flight OR Let's Play Doctor Who Mad Libs!

    26 July 2021 (3:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 59 minutes and 35 seconds

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    This time Taylor is joined by friend of the show Terry Manley as they discuss the 5th Doctor story (and Season 19 finale) Time-Flight! It's a bonkers adventure with next to no budget that was all inspired by Peter Grimwade's hope that he could score a ride on the Concorde! But Time-Flight is a generally panned adventure that possibly would have worked better in the middle of the season. Regardless, Taylor and Terry find the elements that work best (Kalid's accent definitely not amongst that list) and celebrate the craziness that is Time-Flight!



  • Podcastica Episode 229: The Sun Makers OR The Yeet Heard Round the World

    13 July 2021 (12:49pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 3 minutes and 23 seconds

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    Effective immediately there is a tax of five Talmars for listening to this podcast! Just kidding, but this time we watched the 4th Doctor story The Sun Makers! This is a bonkers tale and quickly becomes one of our favorites. From set design to costume to the dialogue, it was very clear Robert Holmes was miffed with the tax board and, well, sometimes an artist's frustration produces some of their best work. So sit back, save the Talmars for a nice cold beverage, and let's talk about The Sun Makers!



  • Podcastica Episode 229: The Sun Makers OR The Yeet Heard Round the World

    13 July 2021 (12:49pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 3 minutes and 23 seconds

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    Effective immediately there is a tax of five Talmars for listening to this podcast! Just kidding, but this time we watched the 4th Doctor story The Sun Makers! This is a bonkers tale and quickly becomes one of our favorites. From set design to costume to the dialogue, it was very clear Robert Holmes was miffed with the tax board and, well, sometimes an artist's frustration produces some of their best work. So sit back, save the Talmars for a nice cold beverage, and let's talk about The Sun Makers!



  • Podcastica Episode 228: The Rescue OR 69 Hours to Dido

    29 June 2021 (1:41pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 3 minutes and 21 seconds

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    The Doctor, Ian, and Barbara land on Dido...not the singer, don’t worry, she’s fine...only to be instantly separated after discovering a crashed rocket ship on the planet’s surface. But a slightly menacing figure named Koquillion is keeping crash survivors Vicki and Bennett confined to the rocket. The Doctor, however, having been to Dido before, finds things aren’t as they ought to be. Can he uncover the rather delightful twist at the end of the story? Can Barbara manage to not point the flare gun at herself? And can we get a moment of silence for Sandy? It’s time for The Rescue! Oh! And today just happens to be Maureen O'Brien's birthday! How's that for timing?



  • Episode 227: Ravagers OR I've Heard that Gruff Guard Voice Somewhere Before

    18 June 2021 (1:40pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 16 minutes and 22 seconds

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    We're back after a slight delay! This time around Taylor is joined by Michael Nixon (of The Game of Rassilon fame) to discuss Christopher Eccleston's return to the role of the Ninth Doctor (this time in audio form for Big Finish)! Despite being quite happy to have new 9th Doctor adventures, we're both left wanting a little bit more from what Ravagers offers. As always, we discuss what worked, what didn't, and where we've heard something like that gruff guard's voice before!



  • Episode 226: The End of the World OR Maximum Hospitality Zone

    2 June 2021 (2:27pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 59 minutes and 9 seconds

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    The Doctor, eager to impress his new friend, launches them not 100, not 10,000, but 5-ish billion years into the future! Because nothing impresses a shop girl more than seeing her home planet blasted to pieces by the expansion of the sun as it approaches its next phase of life. But not all is hunky dory as glorified skin pancake, Cassandra, is plotting some shenanigans of her own as a way to maybe sort of extort money out of the delegations present. Can The Doctor save the day, save Rose, and flip the script on Cassandra all while spending the whole season’s CGI budget? Welcome to The End of the World!



  • Episode 225: Cold War OR Professor Grisenko's Mixtape

    18 May 2021 (2:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes and 7 seconds

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    Cold War is a tight, well-directed base-under-siege story in which the base is a claustrophobic submarine trapped 700m underwater and they're under siege from the inside by an Ice Warrior! Grand Marshall Skaldak has just awoken from a 5000 year slumber and no one's offered him any coffee yet. Can The Doctor and Clara head off both an international and intergalactic incident?! Join us as we review Cold War!



  • Episode 224: The Doctor's Daughter OR The Search for the Secret Sauce

    11 May 2021 (1:42pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 44 seconds

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    13 years ago, the Doctor welcomed a daughter into his life. She was a...full-grown adult woman who could speak, handle a rifle, and was a clone of his hand (while there was already an extra hand of his floating around in the TARDIS!). Not your typical birth, to say the least! This time around, we review The Doctor's Daughter! It's a fun story with great looking creatures, well-crafted arcs, and some memorable moments! We also look at the first block of guests for the next Gallifrey One, so join us!



  • Episode 223: Nightmare in Silver OR Delights, Delicacies, and Death

    28 April 2021 (1:43pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 53 minutes and 1 second

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    A quarter million years in the future (not that we're explicitly told that), The Doctor, Clara, and her two wards (remember Clara's nanny phase?) land on a theme park planet that's certainly seen better days! Things quickly go south as Cybermites kickstart the long-dead Cybermen on display and a high-paced, high-stakes story ensues! We discuss Nightmare in Silver...did this 2013 episode improve with age? What did we think of these more Borg-like Cybermen? And has the psychic paper become as much of a story-telling crutch as the sonic sometimes is? Join us as we talk about all that and more!



  • Episode 222: The Ambassadors of Death or The Worldwide Hookup

    13 April 2021 (1:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 10 minutes and 56 seconds

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    It's a classic tale of xenophobic astronaut turned general using alien ambassadors to kill, steal, and do his dirty work! Sound like a lot to take in? It is! Because we're reviewing the 7-part 3rd Doctor serial The Ambassadors of Death as we round out all the Doctor Who stories that end in "of Death!" While there's lots to follow in the story, there's also lots of action, lots of shooting, and even a bit of humor. So steer clear of the static touch, strap in, and let's get into The Ambassadors of Death!



  • Episode 221: The Robots of Death OR The Bicycle Reflectors of Doom

    30 March 2021 (1:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 5 minutes and 44 seconds

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    The Doctor and Leela, having just faced down a crazy zealot with a glove for a helmet, land in a mine. Well, on a mine. Well, on a mining ship...er, mining tank? Anyway, they’re on this giant mining vessel (yes, vessel sounds good) crewed by a small team of humans (who, if we’re being honest, have some of the most wild outfits!) and a much larger team of robots. However, under the surface (it’s a mine gag...the gag is also mine), foul play is afoot as humans start dying off left and right. But who is behind these, ahem, Bad Robots? Can the Doctor and Leela save the day before everyone is marked by the bicycle reflectors of doom?



  • Episode 220: The Seeds of Death OR Kilts in Space

    16 March 2021 (2:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 9 seconds

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    On Podcastica, we're quickly realizing that the Second Doctor's era contains some of the most ambitious storytelling in all of Doctor Who's history! The Seeds of Death is no exception and we find very little fat that could be trimmed from its six-episode length. The Ice Warriors are back and have a devious plan to make the Earth habitable for these Martians! We find some great adventure, hilarious computer voices, and absolutely excellent directing!! Join us for the #TroughtonRun through The Seeds of Death!



  • Episode 219: Horror of Fang Rock OR Something Nasty in the Coal Hole

    2 March 2021 (2:51pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 7 minutes and 23 seconds

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    No, you haven't tumbled into the movie The Lighthouse. It's Horror of Fang Rock! This 4th Doctor adventure is full of excellent Leela moments, a team of lighthouse keepers, a mysterious meteor crashing into the ocean, a creepy fog, a crashed boat of snooty types, one excellent slap, and only two characters make it to the end of the story! Horror of Fang Rock is essentially a British murder mystery masquerading as Doctor Who. Join us as we punt the Rutan back down the stairs over and over again!



  • Episode 218: The Maltese Penguin OR Hard-Boiled Exposition

    16 February 2021 (2:58pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 52 minutes and 11 seconds

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    After far too many episodes, we review a Big Finish story (and we have plans for more in the near future)! Between a hard-boiled detective and a multi-colored Doctor, we find The Maltese Penguin! Originally a bonus story, this adventure is a fantastic blend of parody, homage, and crazy Doctor Who logic! If you've never heard this one, be sure to check the show notes for a link to purchase the story.



  • Episode 217: Warriors of the Deep OR Missle Run Green Alert

    2 February 2021 (2:54pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 2 minutes and 52 seconds

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    This time John and Taylor sit down to review the season opener for Season 21! Warriors of the Deep is a classic undersea base under siege tale with two of the slowest-walking, oddly talking monsters in Whovian history! And they're taking advantage of a future Cold War to take back control of Earth! Can the Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough stop them? Will they fall prey to a panto sea monster?! Will they just end up the only ones standing, surrounded by the dead? Yeah, it's a little dark in Warriors of the Deep!



  • Episode 216: Terror of the Autons OR Radio Tower Nonsense

    19 January 2021 (2:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes and 31 seconds

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    50 years ago this month, Season 8 of Classic Who marked the introduction of some absolutely legendary characters. Both The Master and Jo Grant made their debut in Terror of the Autons! To celebrate this anniversary, we sat down to watch and discuss this absolutely fantastic story! From moment one, The Master is on point! Jo is a breath of fresh energy! And with everything from circuses to quarries, crazy stunts, and lots of CSO...Terror of the Autons is a fantastic watch!



  • Episode 215: Revolution of the Daleks or No Dalek Necks

    5 January 2021 (1:53pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 17 minutes and 42 seconds

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    You say you want a revolution. Well, you know...THAT IT SHOULD NEVER INVOLVE DALEKS! Really, Daleks in your revolution is bad. But this week we sit down to discuss the New Year's Special Revolution of the Daleks! It's a mostly entertaining story with the return of some welcome faces, one face we'd really like to see punched, and two faces who leave at the end (but live!). For all we liked about this adventure, there were a few troubling aspects that left things feeling a little lopsided going into Season 13.



  • Episode 214: Dreamland OR From the High Desert and the Great American Southwest

    29 December 2020 (2:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 5 minutes and 18 seconds

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    Our final episode of 2020! Thank you so much for joining us this year! It's been a rough ride, but there's light at the end of the tunnel. We hope you're having a great holiday and are staying safe. So join us now as we venture into Dreamland! A companion-less Doctor arrives in a remote part of Nevada in 1958 and quickly finds himself facing down the Men in Black, the US government, and a race of cockroach-esque aliens as he finds himself within the confines of the infamous Area 51! There he ends up helping a pair of classic gray aliens...who happen to be married, because sure...grays are down to marry. There aren’t any classic saucers, but there’s much to be found in Dreamland!



  • Episode 213: Fury From the Deep OR A Potent Strain of Weed

    15 December 2020 (3:09pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 5 minutes and 1 second

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    The Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria land...well, in the ocean. That’s new. But they’re on the property of a large gas extraction factory. And something isn’t quite right. There’s weed growing everywhere...and not the good kind! This weed is potent! And sentient! And it means not just to win Wimbledon, but take over the world! Can our TARDIS team tackle this tickly weed before it’s too late?! Or will they succumb to the Fury from the Deep? Also, this is our last episode before Christmas...so we hope you all have a very Merry (and safe) Christmas!!



  • Episode 212: Revenge of the Cybermen OR The Curse of the Cave Witch

    1 December 2020 (2:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 14 minutes and 30 seconds

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    This time we round out the rest of Season 12 with Revenge of the Cybermen, a story that sadly faced some scripting struggles along the way. Far more fascinating than that, however, is the apparent curse that followed the cast and crew around during filming! Come for the adventure, stay for the creepy stories that come with it (along with an insane amount of Who News) as we review Revenge of the Cybermen!



  • Episode 211: The Ark in Space OR Emotional Manipulations in the Dark

    17 November 2020 (3:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 14 minutes and 8 seconds

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    The Doctor, Sarah Jane, and Harry on their first adventure together end up deep in humanity’s future, long after the planet’s been scorched by solar flares. But before they can wake up and get down to the business of repopulating the planet, it becomes clear that something from somewhere is trying to throw a wrench into that process?! Is it the Kerblam man? Sadly, no, but bubble wrap does figure prominently into wrapping things up on The Ark in Space!



  • Episode 210: Frontios OR The Hat Rack at the End of the Universe

    3 November 2020 (2:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 7 minutes and 28 seconds

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    It's Election Day 2020. Please go vote! Seriously, stop the podcast if you need to and go vote! All done? Good! This time, John & Taylor sit down to discuss the 5th Doctor story FRONTIOS! It's a classic tale of a far-flung human outpost besieged by giant crawdads who can control gravity and are planning to use the planet to start an intergalactic Uber! Can The Doctor, Tegan, and a fairly catatonic Turlough help save the day? You'll have to listen to find out!



  • Episode 209: The Faceless Ones OR DoppelGangam Style

    20 October 2020 (1:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 21 minutes and 57 seconds

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    After what feels like another very long two weeks, John & Taylor are back to discuss the animated recreation of THE FACELESS ONES! This 2nd Doctor story has been 66% missing for quite some time, so does the animated version do the story justice? It's also the departure story for Ben & Polly, so they discuss how well this story serves them. There's lots to get into, so hop aboard, set your tray tables to the upright position, and let's take off!



  • Episode 208: The Sontaran Experiment OR Blowin' Up Epcot

    6 October 2020 (1:49pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 30 seconds

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    The past two weeks have felt like a long six months (thanks, 2020), but John and Taylor are back (so is John's mixer) with their review of The Sontaran Experiment! It's a quick two-parter that highlights the budgets of the 70s, but has some fun dialogue and some pretty decent action sequences! Plus, you may just hear Taylor's two new kittens playing in the background! So join us for some deflated potato casserole!



  • Episode 207: The Masque of Mandragora OR IO Demnos! We Invoke Thee!

    23 September 2020 (1:56pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 59 minutes and 12 seconds

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    It's been a weird week, friends. Taylor had a birthday and a massive synchronicity with this week's story! John's been swamped with work and had his mixer die on him (think 5th Doctor console explosions)! Despite all that, we review THE MASQUE OF MANDRAGORA! The Doctor and Sarah Jane accidentally take an ancient entity to 15th century Italy where it quickly gets involved with an underground cult that worships Demnos. Will the Mandragora Helix use its Palpatine-like energy to halt the progress of humanity, keeping it trapped in the Dark Ages? Or will the Doctor and his super rad lion mask ultimately save the day?!



  • Episode 206: Partners in Crime OR Two Sonics Scream As One

    15 September 2020 (1:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 8 minutes and 51 seconds

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    This week we watched PARTNERS IN CRIME! But first, a word from our "sponsor"...Now you too can manage your weight loss with Adipose. Adipose is a daily pill with a synthesized mobilizing lipase that breaks up the triglycerides stored in your fat cells. The fat just gets up and walks away. No, really, the fat literally walks away. Often in the middle of the night. Possibly setting off your home alarm. Adipose will revolutionize humanity. Do not take Adipose if you’re allergic to its ingredients, are already thin, or may become pregnant. If you experience extreme side effects like seeing cute little babies made of fat or having parts of you that are not fat converted into cute little fat babies, stop taking Adipose right away and seek the advice of a Doctor.



  • Episode 205: Let's Kill Hitler OR Rory Punching Nazis Forever

    8 September 2020 (12:58pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 24 seconds

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    The boys of Podcastica have a bit of a rough week. But they soldiered on and reviewed the 11th Doctor adventure LET'S KILL HITLER! How much did they miss this era of Doctor Who and how exactly is Moffat's writing seen nearly 10 years later? There's lots to talk about...plus some Nazis get punched while others get covered in regeneration energy! It's a wild ride. And we also take a moment to say goodbye to our unofficial 3rd host.



  • Episode 204: The Creature from the Pit OR The Rantings of a Demented Space Tramp

    1 September 2020 (1:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 0 minutes and 1 second

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    Well, we're not quite in the pits over THE CREATURE FROM THE PIT. There were a few things we enjoyed about this 4th Doctor story, but overall the adventure fell a little flat with us, especially being the story that comes on the heels of the amazing City of Death. But, as always, we persevere and find the good within the not so good and let those bits shine for everyone. Join us as we open trade negotiations with THE CREATURE FROM THE PIT!



  • Episode 203: The Claws of Axos OR The Great Space Sphincter

    25 August 2020 (2:26pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 14 minutes and 55 seconds

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    We're back in bonkers territory this week with possibly the most 70s episode we've ever reviewed! THE CLAWS OF AXOS starts as a typical aliens-land-on-earth-to-recharge-their-batteries story and quickly evolves into an attempt by The Master to get his TARDIS back by serving up the planet to a race of golden-haired shapeshifters bent on consuming the Earth. Some of the most LSD-inspired psychedelic craziness is infused throughout and we find our proto-Duggan in the form of dangerous American Bill Filer! It's a wild ride from start to finish, so join us for The Claws of Axos!!



  • Episode 202: The War Games (Ep 7-10) OR I Told You! My Guns Best!

    18 August 2020 (2:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 10 minutes and 30 seconds

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    THE WAR GAMES comes to an end! This week we reviewed the final four episodes of The War Games and the action ramps back up (and gets pretty crazy toward the end) as the War Lord arrives to find infighting between the Security Chief and the War Chief. The Doctor, his crew, and the resistance add to the mix! But, when all is said and done, The Doctor's only choice is to call in the Time Lords and Whovian lore will never be the same!



  • Episode 201: The War Games (Ep 4-6) OR SIDRAT Stopping All Stations

    11 August 2020 (1:57pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 7 minutes and 12 seconds

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    The War Games marches onward! This week we review Episodes 4 through 6 of this epic final Patrick Troughton story! Does the pace of the first three episodes continue? Well, give a listen to get our thoughts. But we also have some amazing new from Big Finish to share that we're almost more excited about than The War Games. Join us for a romp through Central Command...be sure to grab your Devo-esque visors, too!



  • Episode 200: The War Games (Ep 1-3) OR We Lost Over 100 Shovels

    4 August 2020 (2:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 54 minutes and 10 seconds

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    Friends, listeners, we have reason to celebrate! Podcastica has reached episode 200!! And what better way to honor this blockbuster number than by reviewing an absolute blockbuster of a story! We're spending this episode and the next two reviewing THE WAR GAMES! The final Patrick Troughton story is a sprawling, ambitious story with great pacing and scope. And it does a great service in pushing the Doctor's mythology forward into the next regeneration. Join us as we dive into a fox hole and start discussing THE WAR GAMES!!



  • Episode 199: The Daleks (Ep 5-7) OR One Star, No Goblins

    28 July 2020 (1:59pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds

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    We are on the cusp of Episode 200! But first, we finish reviewing the debut of THE DALEKS! In episodes 5-7, The Daleks have the Fluid Link and the Doctor and crew must convince the Thals to fight back, jump across caverns, and deal with the Daleks counting down very slowly in order to save themselves and prevent Skaro from becoming a completely uninhabitable wasteland. Can the bipeds sabotage enough static electricity and throw enough rocks to save the day? Only time...lots of time spent traversing scenery...will tell! Yes, we definitely take a deep look at the scene that set the standard for discussions of poor pacing. Join us!!



  • Episode 198: The Daleks (Ep 1-4) OR Please Scream Inside Your Hearts

    14 July 2020 (2:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 39 seconds

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    The Doctor, Susan, Ian, and Barbara (fresh off their very first adventure together) land on a mysteriously deserted world, but the temptation of exploring a nearby deserted city leads the Doctor to sabotage his own ship and put his friends in jeopardy! As a result, they discover one of the most legendary villains in Doctor Who history! That’s right, Dalekmania begins here! Strap in because the Daleks are a bit more chatty than exterminate-y in the first four episodes of THE DALEKS!



  • Episode 197: The Unquiet Dead OR I Ain't Afraid of No Gelth

    7 July 2020 (2:08pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes and 46 seconds

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    The race to 200 begins with THE UNQUIET DEAD! With mere weeks to go until we hit our 200th episode, we review the 9th Doctor story that John would often tell friends "Yeah, you don't have to see this one." Well, he's happy to admit he was wrong. The Doctor and Rose land in Naples...wait, no, sorry...Cardiff...in 1860! Wait...no, sorry...1869! On Christmas eve! At least that part is still correct. Just in time to catch Charles Dickens giving a live performance. Well, that wasn’t their goal, but nonetheless...they do show up in time a decent recreation of some scenes from Ghostbusters because a race of rather gaseous beings (no, not the Slitheen, they’re next week) are catfishing the humans into letting them rock up and take over! Be sure to share us with friends, give us a follow on the socials, and wear ya damn masks!



  • Episode 196: School Reunion OR Happy Slappy Hoodies with ASBOs and Ringtones

    30 June 2020 (2:03pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 9 minutes and 23 seconds

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    The Doctor and Rose are investigating strange things afoot at a school (near a UFO sighting, no less). New headmaster, new staff, new amazing achievements amongst the student body! And, apparently, a new brand of chips being served in the lunch room. What’s behind all this strangeness? Could it be a certain Watcher from a completely different TV series?! Well, Sarah Jane is on the case and The Doctor, Rose, and two tin dogs are along for the ride! It’s a School Reunion!



  • Episode 195: Victory of the Daleks OR Meet the New Shiny Bois

    23 June 2020 (2:26pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 58 minutes and 21 seconds

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    The shiny bois are back in town! This week we return to Modern Who with a review of VICTORY OF THE DALEKS! The Doctor and Amy answer the Call of Churchill only to discover British Military Green Daleks blastin' Nazis outta the skies and serving tea to the locals. But not all is well in the ready room and those Ironsides are playing a loooong con in order to resurrect the Dalek race! Can the Doctor save the day and defeat the Daleks, especially when they’ve set us up the bomb? Subscribe! Rate & review! Support your independent artist friends during the pandemic!



  • Episode 194: The Time Monster OR In the Soup Without a Ladle

    16 June 2020 (2:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Io Kronos! All hail the somewhat owl-shaped demi-god of time!! Yes, it's time to tackle THE TIME MONSTER! This six-parter is a downright wacky romp with questionably named projects, The Master at his best, tools of questionable shape, Atlantis (!), UNIT, Bessie's Super Drive, slow motion effects, and Season 9 ends with a naked Sgt. Benton! And that, seriously, is just the tip of the iceberg that is The Time Monster! Strap in and let's dive in!



  • Episode 193: The King's Demons OR The Medieval Misfits

    9 June 2020 (1:54pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 53 minutes and 57 seconds

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    This week, we round out Season 20 with THE KING'S DEMONS! A quick two-parter that doesn't feel all that quick. We have 13th century England, sword fighting, The Master in disguise, an original song, and a shape-shifting android! Sounds like a total recipe for success, right? Well, you'll have to listen to the episode to get the deep and dirty on our feelings for how Doctor Who wrapped this anniversary season.



  • Episode 192: Enlightenment OR The Great Space Race

    3 June 2020 (1:46pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 5 minutes and 44 seconds

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    This week The Black Guardian Trilogy concludes with ENLIGHTENMENT! The Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough land on what appears to be an Edwardian era ship. Well, it is...but it’s in space. You know, as you do. Our team finds themselves as part of a race between a bunch of Eternals who’re cosplaying as sea-going types and borrowing humans from throughout time in order to achieve Enlightenment! But who set the race in motion?! The answer will be (not surprisingly) enlightening! Be sure to rate & review and please share us with friends!



  • Episode 191: Terminus OR Alignment Maneuvers in the Dark

    26 May 2020 (1:56pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 9 minutes and 37 seconds

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    This is it, folks...we've reached TERMINUS. Not the end of the podcast, no that's not for quite some time. Just the 5th Doctor episode that sees the departure of Nyssa, the continued whining of Tegan and Turlough, and the appearance of the cryptid Dogman...well, it's called The Garm here. This week we take a look at this story along with an absolute tonne of Big Finish news and some really rather obscure references! Join us, won't you?



  • Episode 190: Destiny of the Daleks OR I'm In a Glass Tube of Destruction

    19 May 2020 (2:14pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 1 minutes and 7 seconds

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    The Doctor and Romana find themselves, inadvertently, on Skaro centuries after he was last there (insert cross-reference to Genesis of the Daleks here). Both the Daleks and the Movellans (who appear to have escaped from a Buggles music video) are trying to find a very cobweb covered Davros way down in his base. Why are they both trying to find Davros? What can he possibly offer either group? The answer may well determine the DESTINY OF THE DALEKS!



  • Episode 189: Carnival of Monsters OR Honey, I Shrunk The Doctor

    12 May 2020 (2:05pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 2 minutes and 49 seconds

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    Hot off the heels of his adventure with his prior two selves, The Doctor (along with Jo) land on the SS Bernice (not Metebelis 3, I promise you) in 1926. Well, sort of. The answer turns out to be far more bizarre as we meet Harry Sullivan’s doppelganger, some Drashigs, journey to the center of the miniscope, and get taken for a ride on the Carnival of Monsters! Join John and Taylor as they review the second story of Season 10!



  • Episode 188: The Enemy of the World OR Quarantine Underground for 5 Years

    6 May 2020 (1:47pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 23 minutes and 55 seconds

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    This week we're joined by Justin Quizon to watch THE ENEMY OF THE WORLD! And we were all blown away by the scope and execution of this amazing adventure! The Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria land in Australia, 2018 where Ramon Salamander is slowly but surely taking control of the world. It just so happens that The Doctor looks exactly like Salamander and what follows is a globe-spanning adventure of intrigue, double crossing, and multiple layers of awesomeness. Did we mention this was all done in 1967?



  • Episode 187: Vengeance on Varos OR It's Crazy. It's Cruel. It's Varos!

    28 April 2020 (1:59pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 55 minutes and 28 seconds

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    Well, they can't all be zingers. And Vengeance on Varos is no zinger. As a dark, bleak, dystopian adventure, this story falls a little flat and relies on a bit of handwavium at times. There are still, however, some prescient takes on culture, decent effects, and Sil. He really steals the show! This week, we close out the 6th Doctor's televised adventures with Vengeance on Varos!



 
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