“I don’t want to go!” are the last words of the Tenth Doctor and we were not sure we wanted to go review this two-part finale either. But Mike, Mike, Phantom Troublemaker and Dr. Geek do what must be done for Gallifrey! For victory! For the end of time itself! We also take a look at the first BBC America 50th anniversary special, Doctor Who Revisited, and the classic story, The Aztecs.
The first part of series seven ended with the departure of one set of companions and began with a glimpse of the next character destined to travel in the TARDIS. Mike, Mike, Dave, and Bobby are joined by Dr. Scott Viguie and Mark Bousquet as they discuss the highs and lows of the past five episodes from the Dalek’s homeworld to the Weeping Angels in the Big Apple and everything in between.
“THE ANGELS TAKE MANHATTAN” – Series 7, Episode 5, Story 228 – Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Nick Hurran – It’s time to say goodbye to the Ponds as Amy and Rory take their final adventure inside the TARDIS. We’ve known all along this day was coming, but the question remained about how the deed would be done: death to Amy, death to Rory, sealed off behind an invisible plot wall … yup, yup, and yup. Let’s blame it all on New York. Because At The End, The Ponds Become The Williamses, and Live Out Their Days Away From The Doctor Behind An Invisible Plot Wall In The Big Apple.
Review by Mark Bousquet
In the mid-series finale, the Weeping Angels take a bite of the Big Apple and its up the The Doctor and the Pond family to save the day. Mike, Mike, Dave, and Bobby are joined by Keith Leonard to review the final chapter of the Amy and Rory era. And the Angels aren’t the only ones weeping!
Live from the Phantom’s Lair! Mike, Mike and Bobby are taken blindfolded to a secret location to watch the fourth episode of series seven, along with Friends of the Station Keith Castelan and Rebecca Perry. The penultimate chapter of The Doctor’s “Pond Period” polarizes the ESW players! Much thanks to our co-host with the most (toys) – it was a great evening!
A fistful of doctors! In the third episode of the seventh series, The Doctor and his companions end up in the Wild West and are very nearly upstaged by Ben Browder! Mike, Mike, Bobby, Dave and MaryLouWho cowboy up to discuss the middle chapter in this all-too-short five episode run.
Written by: Sam McPherson at TV Rage.
May 17th, 2012, 1:59 pm
Doctor Who will be returning to television next week. A mini-episode, based upon the winning entry for this year’s Script to Screen competition, will air Thursday in the UK during the CBBC channel series Blue Peter at 5:45pm.
Script to Screen is a competition in which primary school children aged 9 to 11 years old write and submit scripts. The winning entry each year is adapted into a mini-episode. Last year’s episode was the zany outing “Death is the Only Answer,” which saw saw Albert Einstein mysteriously appear in the TARDIS before being transformed into an Ood and back. It wasn’t exactly “Blink,” but it was a fun outing nonetheless.
Thursday’s mini-episode has a bit of a current topic: it’s based around the 2012 Olympics (which are taking place in London). Matt Smith will appear as the Doctor, though it’s unknown who else (if anyone else) will feature into the episode.
Doctor Who has previously featured the Olympic Games in the second series episode “Fear Her,” which saw the Doctor (then played by David Tennant) visit the then-future 2012 Olympic Games and light the Olympic Torch. “Fear Her” is widely considered as one of revived series’ worst episodes. Perhaps these primary schoolers can save the Olympics for the Doctor.
Doctor Who will not return as a series proper until August, when its seventh season premieres. The series will be the final one to feature Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as the Doctor’s companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams; Gillan and Darvill wrapped filming earlier this week.
You can check out the last mini-episode, “Death is the Only Answer,” here.
Happy Holidays everyone and welcome to a special addition of the ESO podcast. This week we talk about the newest Doctor Who Christmas Special ‘The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe’. But also to celebrate the holiday season we thought it would be fun to talk about our three favorite holiday stories.
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: I’m wearing a Santa Hat Now, Santa Hats Are Cool!!
The cable network has ordered five more specials of The Nerdist, based on Hardwick’s popular podcast of the same name. The announcement comes weeks after the pilot for the show, hosted by Hardwick and featuring Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and Craig Ferguson, aired in September as part of the network’s newly launched “Ministry of Laughs” comedy block.
The five specials, two 60-minute episodes and three half-hours, will air all through next year, timed to major network events. The first will air on Christmas Eve at 9 p.m. as a one-hour year-end review of pop culture, tech trends and more. Continue reading
by Michael O’Connell, Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The public radio quiz show makes its television debut with a “2011 Year in Review” special in December.
BBC America and National Public Radio announced Wednesday that seasoned quiz show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! will get its first television special later in the year.
The Peabody Award-winning program will air a taping of its “2011 Year in Review” special on BBC America, Friday, Dec. 23 at 8:00 p.m. Continue reading