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It’s New Doctor Day!

Posted: August 10, 2013 by Podwits Administrator in Doctor Who, Podcast
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For fans of the venerable Doctor Who, celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year, there’s no occasion quite so momentous as the introduction of a new Doctor—and Brian and J are no exceptions. Join them as they sink their conversational teeth into this week’s announcement of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, along with their thoughts on […]

The weekend of May 18, 2013 will live long in my consciousness.  It will stand for quite some time as the weekend that two of my favorite franchises tried to hit one out of the park… and failed miserably.  You can count my “favorite” franchises on one hand.  Among them are Doctor Who, Superman and Star Trek (not […]

If the first episode of Doctor Who‘s season 7.5 was a James Bond-esque adventure, the second episode, “The Rings of Akhaten” can best be described as Who-meets-Indiana Jones. Before I explain, let me first state that this episode was, in my humble opinion (yes, there are those of us who still spell that out), a […]

It’s been a year… um, or so… since J. and Brian last gave vent to their thoughts, feelings, and conspiracy theories regarding that venerable television institution known as Doctor Who. So, although this year’s adventures are just beginning, join our two Who-ligans as they look back at the last twelve months… um, or so… of  all […]

On Saturday, March 30, Doctor Who returned to the airwaves for the second half of Series Seven.  Let me start off by saying that for all intents and purposes this REALLY should be the eighth series, but whatever.  The first episode of the spring set, “The Bells of Saint John”, was everything that I’ve come to […]

The Return of the Stetson

Posted: September 17, 2012 by J. Marcus in Doctor Who, Recap, Television

This weekend, Doctor Who aired it’s third episode of the fall season, “A Town Called Mercy.” Much like last week’s “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship,” this week’s episode has that one iconic image/hook: A gun-slinging cyborg. DO NOT READ AHEAD IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS EPISODE YET!

One of the often-cited strengths of Doctor Who as a series is the flexibility of its concept—when your one permanent concept is an alien do-gooder with a time-and-space machine shaped like a police box, well, there’s not a whole lot you can’t do with that. Mostly, people refer to this wide-open imaginative potential when the show […]

As the Podwits’ “World Without Dion” storyline comes to its epic conclusion, Brian and J. find themselves struggling in a wasteland without their beloved friend.  Will Dion ever come back?  Meanwhile, the remaining two Podwits ponder just what it means when you “buy” media online… and gasp at the horror of science fiction fans attacked […]

Saturday night was the premiere of the seventh season (series) of the new Doctor Who on BBC America.  The show returned not with a whimper, but with a bang.  A whole series of bangs, in fact, along with the greatest threat the Doctor has ever faced: a room filled with every Dalek from the series’ […]

With Dion on the lam again, J. and Brian are forced to go it alone once again.  Amazing technical goofs aside, the boys manage to run the bases, covering such amazing topics as the upcoming San Diego Comic Con, Doctor Who, the new Spider-Man movie and even a little bit of historical comic lore!  So […]