We’re back! Did you miss us? Paul and James got together to talk about the opening two episodes of Series 12 (or, if you’re old grumps like us, Series 36), with Jody Whittaker returning as The Doctor and Chris Chibnall – sigh – returning as showrunner.
Along the way we talk about Britbox, the new streaming service that allows us to watch more Classic Who than we possibly even deserve, discuss the value of pastiche, and spill beer on our socks. Also one of us recites a song we might have written about Lenny Henry being a bomb.
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Happy New Year! Paul and James chat Resolution [of the Daleks], UNIT vs. Brexit, disagree slightly on the Ryan ‘n’ Aaron cafe scene, and ponder whether this was the best seasonal Doctor Who special yet.
Tim Shaw (sic) returns, the Ux spend thousands of years worshipping a false God, and Graham has a Kelly / Nelly style Dilemma. Plus, Paul gets a special card and James writes a song about the thirteenth doctor’s first season, as you do.
Fear, superstition, and alien mud monsters trapped under Pendle Hill: Paul and James review The Witchfinders, hear from a listener in a far-off land, and explain why Alan Cumming was probably a better choice for the role of King James than Jim Davidson.
James and Paul review Doctor Who Season 37, episode seven: Kerblam!
Poor Ryan heads into space only to find a massive warehouse very similar to the one he worked in on earth. Corporate satire with a twist: is it now easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism?
“Love is a form of hope, and like hope, love abides”.
James and Paul both think this one is a cracker: hear them eulogise over Demons of the Punjab, as the Doctor and the Scooby Gang head back to 1947 and the Partition of India, as we learn more about Yas’ family, and the bits of British history they don’t teach you at school.