Ace Doctor Podcast #10: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos

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.

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P.S. In case you can’t make out all the lyrics to James’ We Really Like The Doctor song, here they are:

We Really Like The Doctor (with apologies to Billy Joel)

Thirteenth doctor, Sheffield train, crashes and regenerates
Ryan rides his bike and fails: dyspraxia

Tim Shaw, Grace falls, they float in space, Ghost Monument
Art Malik, Sand tactic, Tardis is found

Rosa Parks, Luther King, Cranzo future racist kid
Quantum leap, bus fun, Graham is complicit

Brutalism, Yas’ fam, Spiders in Park Hill
Donald Trump, shoot to kill, let them all starve

We really like the Doctor
Cos She’s always gurning while the kids are learning yeah
We really like the Doctor
But when Chibnall writes it then we have to fight it yeah

Pting is like the adipose, a baby called Avacado

Spaceships, Demons, Yas in the Punjab
Partition, Empire, love will save us all

Amazon in Kerblam, Graham with a mop in hand
Alan Cumming, King James, trapped inside a tree

Scandi-noir, fjord kid, the actor Kevin Eldon
Battle of Ranskoor, Graham wants to kill some more

Tim Shaw – shot in the leg – shoot him in the head instead
Underwhelming finale – what else is there to say

We really like the Doctor
Cos She’s always gurning while the kids are learning yeah
We really like the Doctor
But when Chibnall writes it then we have to fight it yeah

No Cyberwoman next season please

Ace Doctor Who Podcast #3: Rosa

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Paul and James review Rosa in the beautiful surrounds of London’s Royal Festival Hall.

The TARDIS sends our nascent Scooby Gang back to 1955 Alabama, where we meet Rosa Parkes, Martin Luther King, a lot of sweaty-faced racists, and what can only be described as a member of the alt-right, but from the future.

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A new era begins!

It’s approximately 40 hours since The Woman Who Fell To Earth aired on BBC1 and I’m waiting in a cafe in Soho waiting to record the first edition of our new podcast.

Recording podcasts is just like riding a bike – you crash repeatedly due to your dyspraxia, throw your metal steed off a cliff in frustration, and accidentally find a humming alien pod while trying to fish it out of a tree.

At least, that’s what we’re hoping.

Since we said farewell to our last podcast, Doctor Who has been regenerating under a new showrunner while we humans continue to age and develop irrational prejudices.

I can’t speak for my fellow podcaster, but I’ve tried very hard to not learn any titbits of information about the new show.

I want to go into it with an absolutely open mind and to be completely surprised and angered by any unexpected plot twists, or outrageous changes, like I don’t know, the Doctor now only communicates in rhyme or one of the doctor’s new companions is played by Jim Davidson.

Taking anti-research into new and aggressive territories, I haven’t even seen Chris Chibnall’s Broadchurch series, or any of Jodie Whittaker’s previous work, such as, ahem, Chris Chibnall’s Broadchurch series.

I have seen the Cyberwoman episode of Torchwood, though. Eeeeeesh.

Welcome!

Hello! We are Paul and James, and we have had the novel idea of doing a Doctor Who podcast. With the exciting new era of a female Doctor about to get underway, clearly what the universe needs now is two white middle class guys talking about Doctor Who on the internet. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.

We called it the Ace Doctor Who Podcast because, well… you understand. Don’t you?

This is not our first attempt at Doctor Who podcasting. Some of you will remember us from the world’s nichest podcast: the Cricket and Doctor Who podcast, which was 50% about Who and 50% about cricket.

Tiring of explaining to people that, no, you don’t have to like cricket and Doctor Who to listen*, we thought, heck, let’s pick one of our two loves and have an entire podcast dedicated to that instead.

And here it is.

We’ll try our damndest to update our podcasts on Mondays, or as soon after new episodes are aired as possible (Sunday nights: exciting! And it sort of makes sense). And we hope to have special guest stars, mysterious new features and hell, even the occasional video. I hear video is big nowadays? We might be a bit old to become YouTube sensations.

We look forward to your ears listening to our podcast.

* “No, it’s not about instances of cricket in Doctor Who and instances of Doctor Who in cricket, there aren’t many of either… well yes, there is the 5th Doctor I suppose… etc etc.