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Arrow of Time

Arrow of Time
In the not too distant future we get you back in time so you can have an excellent adventure with your favorite time traveling doctor. Doctor Who? Exactly. (Hint: It ' s a Doctor Who podcast.)

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Average Episode Duration:
Longest Episode Duration:
Total Duration of all Episodes:
6 days, 1 hours, 51 minutes and 48 seconds
Earliest Episode:
9 May 2019 (7:20pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
26 November 2018 (3:30pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
17 days, 4 hours, 20 minutes and 14 seconds

Arrow of Time Episodes

  • 148 - The Lonely Ex-Assassins of Punjab

    26 November 2018 (3:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 12 seconds

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    Hey everyone! That’s right we’re back once again with another podcast! This time we’re talking about a tear-jerking episode, “The Demons of Punjab,” once again featuring some misunderstood not-so-monsters of the week. Listen as we try to recount all the greatest moments of the episode, draw parallels with the world of today, and try to guess where the series will continue to go from here.

    For your WhoTube pleasure be sure to check out the latest and greatest called Thirteenth Doctor: We Can Evolve by user Grindewaldxedits

  • 147 - The Tsunami Condominium

    20 November 2018 (10:07pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 24 minutes and 31 seconds

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    “The TREsemme Conditioner?” “The Tyrion Canister?” I don’t know, one of those may or may not be correct. But one thing sure is, we recorded another episode about Doctor Who, and here it is! Right back to our night schedule shenanigans! So watch out for those sonic bombs we’ll be dropping all through the show, curl up in your coolest Doctor Who wear, and guzzle some podcast juice because The Arrow of Time is underway! Not to be confused with Arrows of Time, oh you’ll see… or rather hear.

    Don’t get ejected from your starship without checking out this delightful WhoTube fan creation called Thirteenth Doctor: Walk by user Jula Misiak.

    (Yes, we know it’s “The Tsuranga Conundrum.” Probably.)

  • 146 - The Giant Spider Invasion

    12 November 2018 (2:03am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 46 minutes and 0 seconds

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    I'm one of those people who likes memes promising to burn down the house when one sees a black widow spider. So, I was understandably anxious when they announced “Arachnids in the UK.” In the end, this fear would be surpassed by the only thing I hate more than spiders: rich American men who like building hotels and have plans to run for president. Can our group of friends overcome these odds and save the day? My spidey sense says yes! Also, spoilers, I've seen the episode, as should have you if you're listening to podcasts about it!

  • 145 - A Rosa By Any Other Name

    2 November 2018 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 47 minutes and 36 seconds

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    It’s been a while since Doctor Who meant something beyond how clever the show runner could be (or thought they were). And certainly we’ve encountered historical figures before, but perhaps none so influential as Rosa Parks. The most recent episode “Rosa” might be from our friends across the pond, but they leave no doubt that she changed the world… and beyond. Forgive us if we eschew some of our usual jokey times fun – even The Arrow of Time can be serious, especially when an episode set in the past all too clearly highlights the issues of today.

  • 144 - The Doctor and the Deathly Rags

    27 October 2018 (10:41pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 59 minutes and 57 seconds

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    It’s once again time for another podcast from the gents at The Arrow of Time. This week we talk about the 2nd episode of series 11 “The Ghost Monument,” aka “Space Race,” aka “Another Forbidden Planet.” Who will win the cup in the tournament of podcasting? Spoilers: it’s all of us because equal winnings.

    Speaking of equal winnings, you’ll be rich with fandom once you check out “Born Again” (The Road to the Thirteenth) by Sunny Vids

  • 143 - The Woman Who Lit Up Our Legally Acquired Content

    14 October 2018 (3:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 10 minutes and 42 seconds

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    The Arrow of Time is back once again to talk about some Who! All the new Who content you can handle, which right now is exactly one episode. We discuss the fabulous Jodie Whittaker and her take on Doc number 13, we also compare the new show runner Chibnall to his predecessors as well as delight in and of course criticize elements of his newly acquired show. Don’t worry, Chibnall would totally be down with dishing out criticism.

    For this week’s WhoTube we are spotlighting Screen Junkies Honest Trailers – Doctor Who (Modern) with their send up of the Doctor Who modern era.


  • 142 - The Arrow of Time's Foolish ChrEaster Special!

    1 April 2018 (9:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 15 minutes and 36 seconds

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    Hello Arrow of Timers! Is anyone there? We didn’t lose you did we? Well either way, welcome to our Foolish ChrEaster (pronounced cree-ster) special. Basically it’s the Christmas special that we recorded 3 months ago but we’re just releasing it now on Easter, which happens to also be April Fool’s Day. So we’re getting a bunch of holidays out in one go. Speaking of going, we need to get more podcasts going so we can be a proper podcast again! In the meantime, enjoy this one!

    Also you can enjoy this WhoTube by user Lonely Pencil called “Time Lords in Winter”: https://youtu.be/ejDaSwA5jnE

  • 141 - The Announcement Heard Across the Internet

    20 July 2017 (7:09pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 22 minutes and 30 seconds

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    While Joseph sits the rest of the year out, Matt and Gabe discuss the exciting, yet oddly still controversial, announcement of the first woman to portray our beloved cell transforming Time Lord. Matt and Gabe delve into Jodie Whittaker’s achievements and speculate what kind of a Doctor she might be, what kind of companion she might have, and what kind of show runner Chibnall might be.

    For your WhoTube enjoyment, check out this amazing tribute to some of the women in Doctor Who called “Women Of Doctor Who” by Beagonfei.


  • 140 - Best Laid Plans

    14 July 2017 (5:59pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 54 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Much like Moffat, we had a clever plan. Also like Moffat, we didn't execute that plan as well as we thought we would. We rushed to record a podcast for you right after the episode aired, then life got in the way of this episode's editor. That being said, here you go dedicated Arrow of Time listener. These are our thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams after watching "The Doctor Falls."

    For this week's WhoTube, Matt found “Doctor/Master – Loving you is a bloodsport” by Graslistia Tigrish – https://youtu.be/sd0mJQgaU7g

  • 139 - Everything's Relative

    30 June 2017 (5:24pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 16 minutes and 25 seconds

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    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Season 10 (series, if you're English) has been a breath of fresh air, and Steven Moffat has been Moffat-ing it up. Peter Capaldi has fulfilled his promise as the Doctor, and yet it's been spoiled that his time is ending. I could keep listing things, but there’s only so much space. Ride along with us as Matt, Joseph and Gabe examine “World Enough and Time” from top to bottom.

    For this week's WhoTube we have “Doctor Who Tribute – The Master of Disguise” from BabelColorApprentice – https://youtu.be/DgRW75oXyFQ

  • 138 - Sunshine, Lollipops, and Multi-Dimensional Beasts

    23 June 2017 (10:08pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 23 minutes and 44 seconds

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    Saddle up everyone because the Arrow of Time team is taking on the latest of Who with “The Eaters of Light.” And they’ll also talk about eating light, and how much of a drag it is. Also they discuss a FAN-tastic fan theory sent in by one of OUR fans, the FANbulous Conrad Fannington! No that’s not his actual last name, but it would be amazing if it was!

    For your fan made video segment of WhoTube we have “Doctor Who: The Boys Are Back In Town” by Sllittle – https://youtu.be/DRDKFQlRvr8

  • 137 - The One That Got Away

    16 June 2017 (6:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 47 seconds

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    Children get older, and we're getting older, too. One way we can tell is that we can't hold our liquor like we could at the beginning of the Moffat era! In any case, we had a lot of fun talking about "Empress of Mars," and we hope you have some fun listening to us get silly on the podcast this week.

    For this week's WhoTube, Matt found “11 and Companions ‘Soul Meets Body'” by bookdork1 – https://youtu.be/xFj0c0PaR_o

  • 136 - The Feckless Monks

    9 June 2017 (8:41pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 20 minutes and 29 seconds

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    The fine folks at The Arrow of Time attempt to block out the overpowering radio frequencies and deliver their commentary on “The Lie of the Land,” the third installment of the Monk trilogy. We attempt to answer all those lingering questions like, “Will they use colors besides orange and blue?” or “How do you even find Walkmans these days?” and “Where is Tony Shalhoub?”

    For your WhoTube viewing pleasure, watch some clips of the Doctor’s more explosive moments in “Doctor Who – Live and Let Die” by Eric Storch – https://youtu.be/PW85CQMLNhk

  • 135 - Fog of Death Planet

    1 June 2017 (9:38pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 21 minutes and 6 seconds

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    The week, Matt, Joseph, and Gabe get out their flashy lighty ropes to figure out all the possible outcomes of podcasting about “The Pyramid at the End of the World.” The result is probably the best they could come up with, so hold onto your glasses and methane experiments, cause we won’t stop until the world ends. Or we run out of podcast juice.

    For your WhoTube enjoyment, here is “Doctor Who: The Universe Owes Me” by TheTARDISGuy203 – https://youtu.be/MI-5g8k6OVI

  • 134 - The Scientists and the Clergymen

    27 May 2017 (12:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 25 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Joseph, Matt, and Gabe chat about Steven Moffat’s triumphant, or at least enjoyable-but-still-plot-hole-ridden episode, “Extremis.” I mean, this is his last season, he’s got to still be wanting to tell stories in his last ride right?

    Anyway before we wake up and find out that Capaldi’s whole run was just an elaborate video game, here is a delightful WhoTube by Beta Dottore called “Doctor Who: I am The Doctor” – https://youtu.be/muw6SSbVNNY

  • 133 - Morals and Bleakness

    18 May 2017 (2:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 35 minutes and 40 seconds

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    Today I heard some tourists complaining, "Geez, if you're not careful crossing the street here, they will hit you and kill you!" I can't imagine where they were visiting from, because common sense says that you should always be careful crossing the street! It's sort of like going to space; never leave your TARDIS air bubble without looking both ways! As you may have surmised, this week we talk about "Oxygen." Spoilers, we go through a lot of it talking about this episode!

    Your WhoTube this week is “Doctor WHO Fanvid-Photograph (Ed Sheeran)” by Zimeng WU: https://youtu.be/AFgMsTkiqLg

  • 132 - Something Mildly Irritating This Way Comes

    10 May 2017 (4:24pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 18 minutes and 23 seconds

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    Knocking on wood has many meanings. It is a way to let someone know you're at the door. It can be a way to snag some extra luck. It is also a divisive episode of Doctor Who, at least amongst Joseph, Matt and Gabe. We probably cover almost every possible opinion of "Knock, Knock," including an existential look at the title itself. Please have a listen and let us know your hot takes on the episode.

    For this week, Matt found a Who Tube from asecooper222 called “Breathe Me”: https://youtu.be/Fiyahjmr8-k

  • 131 - The Creature Underneath

    3 May 2017 (4:14pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 12 minutes and 38 seconds

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    No matter how often the current incarnation of the Doctor tries to convince us he's a big meanie, the human-loving truth always comes out. "Thin Ice" fully displays this M&M like quality, showing the Doctor to be brittle on the outside, soft inside and subtly sweet in the end. This week, we discuss all this and a lot more that may or may not be related to this episode, Doctor Who or even this universe!

    For this week's WhoTube, Matt found “Doctor Who | A Doctor or A Warrior” by user GrayzeTV – https://youtu.be/vpJI5Froxl0

  • 130 - Turn That Frown Upside Down

    27 April 2017 (3:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 3 minutes and 19 seconds

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    We’ve all had that annoying relative that says “Smile!” when all you want to do is spit in their face and pout. Well, in “Smile,” we see both of those relatives, and it doesn’t go well for either of them. There’s something to the advice, if you believe old 12 and about five thousand Facebook posts – smiling can boost your mood. Whatever, we don’t cotton to that nonsense at the Arrow of Time.

    Stay fit with your WhotTube this week, Adrianna Ojrzanowska’s “Running with the Doctor” – https://youtu.be/t6mjCcf8rU8

  • 129 - Fitting the Bill

    19 April 2017 (11:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 56 minutes and 46 seconds

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    There’s a brand new episode of Doctor Who this week, so we of course immediately launch into tangents about Star Wars and The Legend of Zelda! That’s quality podcasting you can’t find anywhere else. Once we get the manifold permutations of pop culture out of our system it’s down to brass tacks with “The Pilot,” wherein we meet Bill Potts, the Doctor’s delightful new travelling companion. Much to our surprise, El Steverino keeps most of his usual storytelling excesses in check, but he can’t help sneaking in a series arc mystery or two.

    This week’s WhoTube is harsh but fair, “Doctor Who | Punishment” from TheGaroStudios: https://youtu.be/2u3oJeKVemA

    You can also listen to this episode on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/QzXzeZc2gcg

  • 128 - Bill and Doc's Excellent Trailers

    12 April 2017 (7:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 54 minutes and 29 seconds

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    The Arrow of Time once again arises from its slumber to bring you the news, speculations, onslaught of intentional spoilers, and the many trailers gearing up to the big opening day. It’s been quite a while for The Arrow of Time, so join, Matt, Gabe, and Joseph as they get those gears grinding toward a whole new series!

    For your Who Tube enjoyment here is Mathilde with Doctor Who Whovian Craziness – https://youtu.be/ss-zQeNu01k

    Our break music this episode was by Trock band Dr. Noise Called The Doctor & The Master – https://youtu.be/5N2zVWXVMFA

    You can also listen to this episode on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/5MoXNpGQGdU

  • 127 - The Return of Doctor Disappear-eo

    26 January 2017 (8:48pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 30 minutes and 14 seconds

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    We've been gone for a while, but we're back, for at least one week in winter, anyway. Sort of like a certain show we all watch, whenever they can be bothered to make it. Don't dwell on that too much and (hopefully) enjoy as Matt, Joseph and Gabe discuss the "Return of Doctor Mysterio." One thing is assured, the Arrow of Time team's superpowers include tangents, dissing Moffat, and, of course, drinking! Another superpower, disappearing without a trace... See you all when we see you!

    This week’s WhoTube is courtesy of our old friend Babelcolour with “Doctor Who A Babelcolour Christmas” – https://youtu.be/YJ1tkEFLRBM

  • 126.5 - Brexit and Doctor Who

    9 July 2016 (12:10am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 2 minutes and 39 seconds

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    DT TweetsIn this incredibly topical Time and a Half, Matt is joined by actual UK citizen Claudine, as they talk about the results of the recent EU Referendum versus the themes in Doctor Who.

    Check out the mentioned NSFW video of David Tennant reading angry Scottish Tweets here: https://youtu.be/0nTrs-HuuUc

    And if you like our theme song be sure to check out more of Legs Nose Robinson here: http://www.legsnoserobinson.com/

    You can also listen to this episode on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/Ju-PUEwIyOU

  • 126 - Lost in Transition

    7 March 2016 (8:35pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes and 48 seconds

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    Matt is joined once again by the ever clever Rachel, as they discuss the companions that bridged one Doctor to another. They also spend a considerable amount of time talking about Legos.

    The WhoTube this week is a very masterful homage by the always Trockin’ Legs Nose Robinson, with their song “Clara (A Pretty Woman Parody) Tribute to Ms. Clara Oswald.” https://youtu.be/m7mIeOC5sBw

    If you enjoyed the WhoTube and our theme song “Dose of the Doctor,” both of them were composed by Trock band Legs Nose Robinson, who you can check out here: http://www.legsnoserobinson.com/

    You can also listen to our podcast on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/HqduUR0p52s



  • 125 - The Moff Moves On

    29 January 2016 (7:21pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 23 seconds

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    It’s a new year and a fresh new void of Doctor Who episodes. Luckily for us a whole lot of news has been popping up and your plucky friends at The Arrow of Time are here to talk about it. Join Matt, Gabe, and special guest Rachel as they discuss Moffat, our future leader Chris Chibnall, and Chibnall based entertainment. It’s a WHOOOT!

    Our WhoTube this week is a chilling venture, highlighting the more frighting moments of Doctor Who, titled “Doctor Who Horror Story” by user Voordeel. https://youtu.be/ssHvW_dW76o

    Our website pic came all the way from Deviant Art user Psycho7772

    If you like our theme song check out the other fine works of Legs Nose Robinson at their website legnoserobinson.com

    And don’t forget to listen to other excitingly geeky podcasts at musingsofageek.com

    You can also listen to our podcast on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/6hz5TNY192w

  • 124 - Mr. and Mrs. Who

    6 January 2016 (7:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 56 minutes and 15 seconds

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    Christmas is a time for loved ones, special memories and Doctor Who. Usually, Doctor Who Christmas specials come with a bit of death, and “The Husbands of River Song” doesn't disrupt the status quo. At least this time they were mostly bad guys that got coal for Christmas. Spoilers! To unwrap our thoughts just listen to Matt, Joseph and Gabe delve into the tangled history (and future) of the Doctor and River, whether or not humans can become Time Lords and Ladies and how days can seem like years on Dirillium. We might also give some props to a certain show runner. Don't make puddles... everything will be alright.

    First we have "River Song Fan Music Video" by Richard Pearce (https://youtu.be/szc_3raxwuE). Then we add some spice with “Peppermint Winter Doctor Who” by SparkyDragonSlayer (https://youtu.be/eU4yYv2q_2A).

    You can also listen to our podcast on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/4nXSnNFU0jk

  • 123 - The Season of Hybrids

    24 December 2015 (11:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 50 seconds

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    double-dareAnother year, another series, another podcast where we gather together and talk about what we’ve been talking about for the past several months already. In this the season of The Hybrid, Matt, Joseph, Gabe, and Susan act as your personal audio tour guides through a series of two-parters, replicas, and twinsies.

    Your WhoTube, “Doctor Who: Clara Oswald Farewell (Series 9) – Tribute Trailer” by user It’s Smaller On The Outside, is a beautifully brilliant summation of Series 9 with a focus on Clara: https://youtu.be/LQdGe8_6INw

    If you like our theme song and want to see what other brilliant things Legs Nose Robinson has been working on, you can visit their website here http://legsnoserobinson.com/

    You can also listen to our podcast on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/VtCWraJNWnI

  • 122 - The Big Goodbye

    11 December 2015 (6:08pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 5 minutes and 57 seconds

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    We've all heard the expression that saying goodbye is hard to do. That is especially true for a certain Time Lord we all know and love. In the series nine finale, “Hell Bent,” we look at the Doctor and his literal trek to the ends of time to try to save his friend. Along the way, we have to deal with Moffat's potty mouth, Rassilon's consistent badness, and [the most important question] of how on Earth Clara and Me can get away with a TARDIS disguised as an American diner if they go to Ancient Egypt. Timeless questions for the pocket time traveler.

    This week, our WhoTube is “Twelve & Clara: Immortality is everyone else dying” by Rose (not Tyler): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHJhYhjJ00E

    You can listen to our podcast on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/wUmWXM0YSo0

  • Review: Hell Bent - The Doctor, Clara and the Never Ending Story

    7 December 2015 (5:00pm GMT)
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    All things must end. It is an axiom accepted by scientists, philosophers, Mister Spock and our own dear Clara Oswald. It is not a sentiment shared by the Doctor. At least not this Doctor, this time. At its core, "Hell Bent" is an episode about Doc 12 and his assertion that "summer never has to end" if you steal a time machine.

    On first viewing, "Hell Bent" seemed like a mess, tied together loosely by scenes of the Doctor telling a story to a woman who looks like Clara. However, subsequent viewings and consideration reveal that this is an episode that has a lot of meat and manages to succeed in spite of itself and the musings of writer extraordinaire Steven Moffat.

    When the Doctor awakes in Nevada, stumbles into a diner that looks like the place where he met the Ponds in "The Impossible Astronaut" and is met by a waitress that looks a lot like Clara, it seems like maybe he has gone back into his mind palace and this isn't really happening. The lack of recognition says different. Also, there are early clues to Moffat's misdirection. We know the diner was in Utah, not Nevada, for example.

    The Doctor begins to spin a tale of how he got to this place and his quest to fill the lost memories of Clara. I loved hearing his guitar version of Clara's theme, which was beautiful and haunting. In retrospect, it was also fun to watch Clara toying with the Doctor, leading him on with statements like, "She must have been very important to you."

    The diner scene was just one of many instances of things not being what they seem. As the Doctor talks about his arrival back on Gallifrey, his extreme anger at Rassilon seems to be about the Time War and his own entrapment in the confession dial. The later revelation that it was really about Clara was difficult to reconcile because of the complete lack of logic. At the same time, it also spoke volumes about the relationship he built with his companion.

    The scene when the Doctor systematically deposes Rassilon with just a few words and no violence was powerful. It embodied everything we have come to know of the Time Lord who hates soldiers, guns and death. One of the first Gallifreyian soldiers to throw his allegiance to the Doctor said, "The first thing you notice about the Doctor of War is that he's unarmed. For many, it's also the last." That is slightly betrayed when the Doctor calls in four armed airships to cover Rassilon, but the point is not completely lost that "words are his weapon."

    Moffat had teased that this episode was a "big Star Wars" episode, and I'm actually glad for this spoiler because otherwise, I would have groaned out loud at the scenes and music on Gallifrey. It wasn't an homage to Star Wars, it was wholesale hackery. Knowing in advance that he was going for that, it let me groan internally and carry on with the story.

    With Rassilon and the High Council out of the way (for this episode anyway... count on their return), business can get back to stopping the hybrid, right? Sure, but first we need help from people who don't wear bad hats that might cramp the Doctor's style. He has always leaned on his companions, so it isn't a surprise that the Doctor requests getting Clara's help via a Time Lord extraction chamber. It clearly is quite a feat as it requires at least three techs to run the thing.

    Spared certain death, Clara seems momentarily taken aback. The General explains that "they always tell them" that their death is only spared for a few minutes while they help deal with a problem. It is here that we learn that the Doctor's plan was always to save Clara.

    When the Doctor asks for a neuro block, I thought Moffat telegraphed the ending for us - that the diner scenes were the Doctor talking to a Clara who had no idea who he was. The scene also presented a huge problem in that it shows our peace loving, gun hating, perpetually unarmed Doctor shoot the General. Sure, he confirmed that the Time Lord still had regenerations remaining, but it was still difficult to resolve with our Doctor. He was unravelling, and at least Clara recognized and challenged this angry Doctor.

    The Time Lords were responsible for her death, the Doctor reasoned, so they needed to help resurrect her. "I have a duty of care," he says. That perfectly sums up the depth of his feelings for her because the way he delivers the line betrays that the reason he saves her runs deeper. The Doctor did not go to such ends to save the Ponds, and he actually abandoned countless companions in the past. Since "School Reunion" we've had the idea that the Doctor has a problem with good-byes. River really drove the same point home in "The Angels Take Manhattan" when she tried to conceal her broken wrist because she didn't want the Doctor to see her vulnerability. In Clara, the Doctor found the rare companion where good-bye hurt too much.

    If you put the events of the episode in context, the Doctor of War never fired a gun at an enemy. This Doctor fired a gun at an ally. He compromised himself more for Clara than he had for his own people.

    The issue of the hybrid also seems open ended. He may have been the hybrid standing in the ruins of Gallifrey when he goes to the end of time to try to save Clara. Me was also there. Could she be the hybrid? Clara didn't actually leave the stolen TARDIS, so Me's theory that the pair of them together are the hybrid doesn't quite work. This may be the new Fields of Trenzalore from Moffat for a new Doctor.

    I really appreciate that Clara isn't dead. As long as she is alive, there is hope that the Doctor, Clara, Me or someone else will find a solution to her end. Avoiding endings is what this Doctor is about, and in spite of how illogical that may be, I at least sympathized with his plight in this instance.

    Doctor Who is at its best when the Doctor is flawed. This Doctor is brutally flawed, and he eventually comes to realize it, but doesn't actually change. "Nothing is sad until it is over, then everything is," he laments to Clara in the diner. However, the Doctor is still the loveable Time Lord when he thinks he won and chirps, "I'm going to invent a flying submarine. Why? Because no ever has and it's annoying!"

    We've seen flashes in the past of the Doctor thinking himself a god only to be grounded by reality. Think "Waters of Mars." In this episode, a desperate Doctor proclaims, "The universe is over! It doesn't have a say anymore! As of this moment, I'm answerable to no one!"

    Like that case of failing to save Adelaide in the "Water of Mars," this Doctor recognizes his own avarice. When clever Clara attempts to reverse the polarity of the nuero block, the Doctor seems to accept that they can't have a happy ending and one of them must forget the other. "Look how far I was willing to go for fear of losing you?" he asks. "This has to stop. One of us has to go."

    In his good-bye to Clara after having his memory of Clara erased, the Doctor tells her, "Run like hell because you always need to. Laugh at everything because it's always funny. Never be cruel. Never be cowardly. And if you are, always make amends." The Doctor's contrition appears to be letting go of Clara. However, as you may expect, the Doctor then begins a search based on the hole her memory left in him.


    Clara, as she has done throughout her tenure with 12, offers a perfect mirror. She's similar, but better than he is. She says, "We all face the raven at the end. That's the deal." The Doctor, by rejecting this simple truth, is both endearing and tragic. That's why I watch Doctor Who.

    The episode wasn't without its issues. A big one that I kept coming back to was, if the hybrid was so important, why didn't the Time Lords question the Doctor before? Apparently, he learned of this prophesy when he was a young Time Lord at the Academy, so they had plenty of opportunity. Also, if the Mire had medical repair technology, why didn't more Mire survive, or why didn't other races steal their technology? In my opinion, the title sequence is an ongoing problem, but I did cheer out loud when I saw Jenna Coleman's name one more time. Like the Doctor, I don't like saying good-bye to dear friends.

    All things considered, it was a good, if not slightly flawed, glimpse into the mind of our beloved Doctor. So close to a god, he always falls short. That's interesting. That's why he needs companions, and I can't wait to see who the next one is.

    First, we have Christmas fun with River!

  • 121 - The Prisoner of Azbantium

    4 December 2015 (6:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 7 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Nobody puts baby in a corner! Especially when that baby is a 2,000 year old Time Lord and the corner is a flummoxing castle that makes Hogwarts seem like a safe space. How will the Doctor get out of this one? Time will tell. Or, if you prefer not taking the long way ’round, you can listen to us tell you! It's a whopper of a podcast about the penultimate episode of the series, “Heaven Sent.”

    For this week's WhoTube, Matt found “Eighth Doctor Tribute/Larger Than Life” by The Renegade Time Lord: http://youtu.be/_r-sGcJ7qSY

  • 120 - A Nightmare on Trap Street

    26 November 2015 (6:40pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Well, it’s that time again. The air is crisp, the leaves have changed, variations of turkey are being served, and we end the run of another companion… or do we!? It’s hard to say… or is it!? One thing is for sure, Joseph, Matt, and Gabe aren’t buying into the hype just yet as they pick apart Face The Raven.” So listen to The Arrow of Time sift through this episode as some might ravage through the stuffing from their Tofurky, or Turducken, or their Toduckahedron (that’s a chicken-duck-turkey with 12 faces made of tofu).

    Be sure to get your full serving of WhoTube with “The Doctor & Clara Oswald ‘I Keep Coming Back For More‘” by YouTube user KatnissWinchester: http://youtu.be/V3GnIe3GWig

    Also enjoy the break music fresh off of the newest They Might Be Giants album Why?

    If you enjoyed our theme song, be sure to check out the band who created it, Legs Nose Robinson at: http://www.legsnoserobinson.com/

    As well as our network, Musings of a Geek, at: http://www.musingsofageek.com/

  • 119 - Eat My Dust

    18 November 2015 (10:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 1 minutes and 19 seconds

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    The general idea of a scary movie/show/book/billboard is that the premise is so frightening it keeps you up at night. It's even right in the title of this week's Doctor Who snooze scare-fest: "Sleep No More." However, the actual moral of the episode is that you should sleep. Quite a lot, actually. To the point that sleep is really the oldest thing. The most important thing. Basically, it is the very thing that makes us human. As you may infer from my attempted sarcasm, this wasn't a favorite of ours. You might say at least one of us really didn't care for it at all. If you want to know who, you're just going to have to listen!

    For this week's WhoTube, Matt found “Doctor Who: Next Stop Everywhere” by user VERITASERUMUK: http://youtu.be/62kn1fNuu28

  • 118 - Osgood That Ends Good

    12 November 2015 (8:14pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 59 minutes and 41 seconds

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    We've all been annoyed by the screaming child in a restaurant when you just want to enjoy your lasagna in peace and they wont stop running around your table. For the Doctor, Zygons are that child. As well as humans, Sontarans, Atraxi, etc. And of course, screaming babies. On this week's podcast, Matt, Joseph, Gabe, and the newly arrived Susan critique the Doctor's disciplinary skills in “The Zygon Inversion.”

    For this week's WhoTube Matt chose a feisty not suitable for work video full of swears from The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre entitled “Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who”: http://youtu.be/vfayr0Me8fU

  • 117 - Zygon in Sixty Seconds

    6 November 2015 (5:35pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 11 minutes and 4 seconds

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    I wrote this script suggestion and lovingly wrapped it around a brick. Apparently, my prayers were answered, so we now toss this brick of an episode gently through the window of your hearts. Witness the Doctor's midlife crisis, only short a brand new convertible. Roll your eyes with glee as we discuss the lamest soldiers ever portrayed on screen. Bite your nails to the new improved Clara. And watch your step as giant electric tribbles abound. All this and two other things, in the most exciting Arrow of Time episode this week. And if you feel there just aren't enough Zygons in “The Zygon Invasion,” the good news is that there is a part two on the way!

    This week on Too Many Books, Dave discusses The White Deer by James Thurber.

    And believe it or not, Matt has a WhoTube, “Doctor Who | Read My Mind | Amy/Rory” by purplefringe vids: http://youtu.be/8uJfBqbWcY0

    Unfortunately, there are more Zygons than you think.

  • 116 - Despicable Me

    30 October 2015 (5:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 8 minutes and 1 second

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    It's-a Lady Me!It’s a fact: purple is the color of death. Ron Perlman impersonators can’t be trusted. Kenny Baker never portrayed a Dalek. Breathing fire does not actually advance the plot. Learn these and other uninteresting facts as we delve shallowly into “Ye Girl in Ye Fireplace” “The Woman Who Lived.” Will Maisie Williams give up her lucrative career in Game of Thrones to be the next companion? Will a courageous writer finally destroy the sonic sunglasses once and for all? Will Strax single-handedly save the show by showing up? No. But you may find yourself mildly entertained! Marvel at Dave’s book segment BOOOooo–k! in which we discuss misconceptions of Medieval Lives by Monty Python’s own Terry Jones. Thrill to Matt’s unexpected WhoTube “Ten and Donna Noble | Unity” by Starseeker 32 (http://youtu.be/sxhpZ8pVRiQ). And yawn slightly as we digress often like fish in the night.

    This week: Not as many Rufuses as you would like.

  • 115 - No Ripples, No Problem

    22 October 2015 (11:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 13 minutes and 23 seconds

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    What do Vikings, South America, a police box, and the word ‘bafflegab’ have in common? Absolutely nothing! In our usual sloppy fashion we attempt to tie these disparate subjects together into an incomprehensible sandwich in much the same way that Stephen Moffat has in “The Girl Who Waited Died,” his best effort to remake the beloved “Pirate Planet.” Unfortunately for us, the brilliant Jamie Mathieson was only able to write the good parts. Join us as we discuss corn, Game of Thrones, and electric eels in as riveting a manner as we are capable.

    Included free of charge is this week’s “Book ’em, Dave-o” in which we talk about The Official Quotable Doctor Who: Wise Words from Across Space and Time.

    And Matt gives us a delightful surprise with this week’s WhoTube, “Doctor Who | Pompeii | Twelfth Doctor & Clara” by purplefringe vids: http://youtu.be/uuQmOXIK1rs

  • 114 - Bootstrapped

    15 October 2015 (6:18pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 49 minutes and 27 seconds

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    Our being correct average has experienced an unexpected boost this season as at least one of our number has correctly deduced “the twist” twice in a fortnight. Has Doctor Who strayed into the realm of the predictable? Maybe! But that’s not a problem when Toby Whithouse delivers a solid conclusory episode like “Before the Flood.” Now let burst the dam of your ears so that our podcast might flow into them like so much water over a mock Russian village!

    If you find yourself confronted with a wall of water, some advice comes by way of WhoTube in the form of “Run Boy Run-[Doctor Who Fanvid]” by zha xia: http://youtu.be/a8XJdm27tps

    And your underwater musical respite is from FamilyJules7X: http://youtu.be/uLQdC9r3mKA

  • 113 - "Ghost" Busters

    9 October 2015 (4:41pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 0 minutes and 5 seconds

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    Rainbows, unicorns, sonic screwdrivers! Folks, it looks like the stars have aligned and we have a great episode to discuss this week in "Under the Lake." Except somebody (Joseph) thinks it should be called anything else. Literally. We don't want to sound like fan boys, but that Toby Whithouse chap is pretty good. Could he be the new Moffat? Embrace the heresy!

    Here is our fearless leader talking out of his arse about the sonic sunglasses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=jrw_2Jp_72Q

    This week's WhoTube is "Doctor Who: Davros, the Boy - Extended" from TheTARDISGuy203: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u6R8_hHd04

  • 112 - Why Is Any of this Happening?!

    2 October 2015 (4:56pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 16 seconds

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    We don't like to boast, but when we predict the outcome of a Moffat plot months in advance, we need to say, "Told you so!" If Moffat stays on as showrunner, we may need to change our motto from 20% right to 21.5% right (because he keeps doing the same thing over and over, you see). Listen to our subdued revelry in correctness and critical critique of "The Witch's Familiar." Not for the faint-hearted.

    This week's WhoTube is a 12th Doctor tribute called "Shut Up" from our friends Legs Nose Robinson: http://youtu.be/uSUQMOugbX0

  • 111 - All Sizzle, No Fleek

    25 September 2015 (5:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 26 minutes and 47 seconds

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    It’s our eleventy-first birthday, but all the presents are for you, kind reader, as long as you can accept that the presents are in audio form and there’s only one of them. We also bring questions, such as this classic brain teaser: what if you told a BBC exec that they were looking at a man who would go on to tell the same story over and over again? Would they still hire him? No reason to ruminate, because they did, and that man is none other than Steven Q. Moffat! Now unwrap our latest podcast where we talk about (and reserve judgement on) “The Magician's Apprentice” and test our knowledge with Doctor Who: The Official Quiz Book by Jacqueline Rayner. Spoilers: we didn’t get A levels, or whatever the English do for school these days.

    One answer that’s never wrong is Matt’s choice for WhoTube, expertly filled this week with “The UNIT Files” by Legs Nose Robinson: http://youtu.be/JSG0A5i2bDg

  • 110.5 - Dangerously Current

    14 September 2015 (7:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes and 26 seconds

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    With season 9 imminent, the rampant rumors and wild speculation are turning into confirmed spoilers and loads of trailers. As we like to do, we try to examine and reexamine every tidbit of information. It's the way we show our excitement for the Doctor and Clara's return. Also in this episode, Christopher Eccleston really wants to make us all sad.

  • 110 - Things on Eyes

    24 August 2015 (8:40pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 33 minutes and 55 seconds

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    Another trailer. Another trailer! I can’t keep up. This is clearly some scheme by the BBC to release the entire ninth season of Doctor Who before it even airs! Nevertheless, it would be remiss of us to let slip the chance to commit our unparalleled speculation skills to the public record via the medium of podcast.

    This week’s WhoTube is “12th Doctor Tribute – Echo” from user Simon / Sizmy, who might be two people(!): http://youtu.be/akSGpziKH8s

  • 109.5 - The Arrow of Untimeliness

    10 August 2015 (8:46pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 49 minutes and 28 seconds

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    Matt and Gabe gather together to call across the seas and pipe in Claudine as they celebrate 10 years of new Doctor Who, several months past the anniversary.

  • 109 - Serious Series Nine Speculation

    17 July 2015 (8:09pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 53 minutes and 30 seconds

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    That title just never gets old, does it? (This is a rhetorical question, please do not write in.) Comic-Con hit San Diego during what I will generously call “this week” and brought with it the usual assortment of pop culture icons, chief among those from our point of view being the cast of a certain British Broadcasting Corporation programme. But they didn’t show up empty handed! Well, literally yes, but not metaphorically. They had a Series 9 trailer with them, and we couldn’t wait to very slowly jump on the chance to pick it apart with our advanced looking-at-and-then-talking-about-things abilities. Never content to have a focused, concise episode, we also talk about the upcoming Lego Dimensions and its inclusion of the Who universe.

    If you find that your WhoTubes haven’t been definitive enough lately, “The First Question” – The Definitive Edition from LastWhovianTrailers ought to ring your cloister bell: http://youtu.be/-wyF9s1_VvI

  • 108 - Prologue to the Master (Not the Philip Seymour Hoffman Film)

    16 June 2015 (1:40am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 16 minutes and 56 seconds

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    After a “brief” little over two month long “pause,” The Arrow of Time “returns” with “hosts” Matt and Dave as they “skim” over the different Masters. Prepare to launch into The Arrow of Time‘s Master series with this thrilling introduction to one of the Doctor’s greatest nemesises! Nemesees? Nemisi? Bad guys.

    Get a visual walkthrough of The Master with Immortal Whovian Production’s video Doctor Who The Master Tribute

    and be sure to check out the other podcasts on our network at


  • 107 - Olds

    1 April 2015 (4:53pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 41 minutes and 34 seconds

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    =If there is one thing that a podcast should do, it is certainly not record on a regular basis. If there's a second thing it shouldn’t do, it is quickly post recorded podcasts. By those measures, we're doing fine! So, if you don't know last month's Doctor Who news, this podcast is for you! Join Matt, Joseph and Gabe as they discuss and speculate about "news" and rumors not-quite-fresh from Cardiff.

    Your random video for the week is “Dematerialisation – A Doctor Who VFX Shot” by the potentially pseudonymous John Smith: http://youtu.be/DNEjx6XUbfQ

    And you don’t need a post-graduate degree from WhoTube U to enjoy Babelcolour’s Tribute to the Master: http://youtu.be/WeBv7Ma4M4o

  • 106.5 - More New to Who

    21 February 2015 (11:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 30 minutes and 57 seconds

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    In this glorious “Time and a Half” episode, Matt sits down with die hard New Who fan Kristi. They discuss where the show is going, favorite Doctors, and the best method of trapping people into watching the current show.

  • 106 - The Arrow of Trivia

    5 February 2015 (1:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes and 31 seconds

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    ucThat’s right, the Arrow of Time is back in 2015 after their over a month long hiatus. For this episode they play “Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit,” which was gifted to them by their fellow Musings of a Geek friends at the Who the What Now?! Podcast. Feel free to play along at home to see if you can out-trivia these four gents and claim the title of trivia victor (you probably won’t have as many distractions)! So get your quiz cards ready for this TRIVIAL episode of the Arrow of Time!

    The WhoTube this week is Doctor Who – Centuries by TheMongooseGoesMeow:

    Check out Legs Nose Robinson the writers of our theme song here:

    And visit The Musings of a Geek Podcast Network for more exciting podcasts:

  • 105 - Don't Think (Don't Even Think)

    29 December 2014 (6:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 14 minutes and 58 seconds

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    Wham!, that was doosey of a Christmas Special. On one hand, Moffat gives you his heart by bringing the Doctor and Clara closer together. Then, he takes it away by kinda regurgitating tired and unoriginal ideas. Kind of like this blog post is doing right now. Once bitten, twice shy! But you’re not here to read, so climb aboard Santa’s sleigh and come along with Matt, Joseph and Gabe as we revisit “Last Christmas.”

    Does Matt have a WhoTube? Of course, it is “Crying When You Are Happy” from Miden Prod: http://youtu.be/_QiUONWeFac

  • 104.5 - A Very English Christmas

    22 December 2014 (6:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 5 minutes and 25 seconds

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    In this very Holiday Special episode of The Arrow of Time and a half, Matt has an international conversation with returning guest and all around fantastic resident of England, Claudine! They talk about what makes English and American Christmas traditions so great, and how it relates to Doctor Who. We dive much deeper than just merely leaving biscuits for Father Christmas rather than cookies. We also gab about some of our favorite Doctor Who Christmas specials! If you like Doctor Who, Christmas, and British Culture, then this is the podcast for you!

    Also be sure to check out other podcasts on The Musings Of A Geek Podcast Network. http://www.musingsofageek.com/

    If you like our theme song, course you do, you can check out more by the folks who wrote it, Legs Nose Robinson, at https://www.youtube.com/user/legsnoserobinson

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