On Christmas Day 2013, the Eleventh Doctor’s time was up! Mike, Mike, Jen, the Phantom Troublemaker, and guest Josh Wilson sort through their first impressions of the 800th episode of the franchise. Did Moffat and co give us the Christmas present we wished for most, or did we find coal in our stockings? No matter how we felt, it is going to be a long wait until August 2014 when the Peter Capaldi era begins!
While they anxiously await “The Time of The Doctor,” the ESW crew decides to take their minds off the impending departure of Matt Smith by taking a trip fantastic with the Second Doctor! Mike, Mike, Jen, the Phantom Troublemaker, and guest Nathan Laws encounter a different kind of Master, white robots, unicorns, minotaurs, sword fighters, and a gentlemanly Gulliver. We see a different face for Jamie and notice a different side of Zoe. Gather round, all you Karkusmaniacs! It’s time to play “Who’s your birth Doctor?”
Mike, Mike, Jen, and The Phantom Troublemaker continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who by traveling back to where it all began! And thanks to writer/producer Mark Gatiss, we don’t need a TARDIS to do it. The ESW crew reviews the docudrama that re-enacts the birth of a phenomenon. Plus, we Rant & Rave about other news and events in the DWU.
After 50 years, The Doctor finally had his day and what a day it was! After the record-breaking global broadcast, the ESW crew celebrated the 50th anniversary with an event co-hosted with TimeGate Convention, Doctor Who: The Forgotten Doctor and DragonCon British Media Track. Mike, Mike, Jen, and the Phantom Troublemaker had a blast sharing initial reactions to The Day of The Doctor special along with the award-winning author Bobby Nash, Beau Brown, Kirby Bartlett-Sloan, and the main man of the night, Alan Siler. It was an added bonus to hang out with many friends and fans throughout the evening. So much fun, it should be an annual holiday!
More 50th anniversary fun! As “The Day of the Doctor” draws closer, the ESW crew listens in on the epic audio adventure from Big Finish featuring all eight classic Doctors. Mike, Mike, Jen, Josh Wilson, and Kris Nelson take a nostalgia-filled trip full of favorite voices from the past. Plus, we discuss other events of the great occasion, including the new prelude, “The Night of the Doctor.”
Whoa Nessie! The ESW crew review the long-awaited DVD release of the classic Fourth Doctor adventure. Mike, Mike, Jen, and the Phantom Troublemaker avoid head shots, low budget stop motion effects, and orange calamari-pickle monsters to discover one of the best Doctor stories of the franchise. We also revisit the Tenth Doctor and reveal more about our plans for the 50th Anniversary Special.
On this episode, the ESW crew celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Doctor’s longest running adversary by reviewing the story where it all began! Mike, Mike, Phantom Troublemaker are joined by Rich Morris to watch Ian be the hero, Barbara go native, Susan running through the jungle, Thals passing ropes to one another, and The Doctor being a jerk. But we are so glad it is a surviving story from the early years, and we discuss the discovery of more classic episodes along with rumors of things to come.
The Doctor explores what it means to be human in one of our favorite episodes in the 50 year history of the franchise. Mike, Mike, Jen, and the Phantom Troublemaker record “The Podcast of Impossible Things” and try to avoid Family members and menacing scarecrows. We also review the ninth episode of The Doctors Revisited, and chat about the latest news and fandom.
This year Doctor Who celebrates 50 years, and this week the ESW crew celebrates 50 episodes! Mike, Mike, The Phantom Troublemaker, and the award-winning artist Mark Maddox review the seven-part classic Third Doctor story, while trying to avoid their doppelgangers – the Intern Faber, Adieu Gordon, The Phantom Organizer, and the Awardless Maddox. Hopefully the pattern can be changed before the crew reaches Penetration Zero.
Recorded live at Dragon Con 2013! The ESW crew visited the BritTrack to discuss “Doctor Who: Past, Present, Future, and Forgotten.” Mike, Mike, Phantom Troublemaker, Jennifer Hartshorn, and Brit Track Assistant Director Robert Bowen lead a packed house ready to talk about 50 years of Doctor Who and beyond. We also spend some time with Jevocas Green and William Waddell as they discuss the upcoming season one finale of The Forgotten Doctor web series. Plus, we chat with Torchwood’s Burn Gorman and cap off the episode with The Fifth Doctor himself, Peter Davison!