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!
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.
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!
The Doctor finally returns home to Gallifrey and he might not have a companion, but that doesn’t mean he’s alone. Mike, Mike, Phantom Troublemaker, Jennifer Hartshorn, and Kris Nelson don the traditional Timelord robes and accompany the Fourth Doctor as he battles his rival into the Matrix itself. Try though we may, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have the see The Deadly Assassin for yourself.
Last weekend, the world was watching as Peter Capaldi was announced as the chosen actor to play the 12th Doctor. Mike, Mike, Phantom Troublemaker, Jennifer, JC & Rita express our thoughts on the casting. We also review the 25th anniversary story arc, Remembrance of the Daleks. Batter up!
In this episode the crew of ESW finishes off our look at Doctor Who crossovers. This time out we look at the “The Two Doctors”, which feature the return of The Second Doctor and Jamie, and some creatures that look like Sontarans. With Mike G still recovering from San Diego Comic Con, Mike F & The Phantom are joined this week by Jennifer Hartshorn , Dr Scot Viguie and Josh Wilson to discuss cannibals, time machines and fine cuisine. As a bonus we talk about what had or hadn’t happened Doctor Who wise at San Diego Comic Con.
What would you do if you met yourself from different points in your past, well in Episode 45 of Earth Station Who, we find out what the Doctor did. In ‘The Five Doctors’ he is forced to call on the four previous incarnations of himself to help them all survive the dangerous Death Zone. With Mike Gordon at SDCC, Mike F is joined by The Phantom Troublemaker and ‘the 6th Doctor’ Ian from the Cultom Collective Podcast to discuss the 20th Anniversary of Doctor Who. As a Bonus friend of the station Lady Soliloque sits down with Gareth David Lloyd (Torchwood’s Ianto Jones) to talk about his visit to Dragon Con this year and his band Blue Gillespie and their new album.
The ESW crew was preparing an intense look at the second half of series 7 when it was announced that the 11th Doctor will say good bye at the end of the year. Mike, Mike, Phantom Troublemaker, Jennifer Hartshorn, Lady Soliloque, and Drew Meyer express their thoughts on the unexpected changing of the guard along with the past season that was. And we even find some time to revisit the Fifth Doctor and Earthshock (which was as impactful in its day as the departure of Matt Smith was to us this weekend).