Episode 186: Blink

 

This week, the Wanderers join Sally Sparrow in modern-day England, where they find their lives may depend on following the Doctor's urgent advice: Don't turn your back, don't look away, and don't blink!

QotW: If the Doctor were to leave a secret message for you as an Easter egg on your favorite DVDs, what are the top three titles he should put it on to maximize your chances of finding it?

So Here's the Thing.../Listener Mailbag/Who News

Discussion of "Blink" (Trevor 10, David 8.5, Connor 9.5, Charlie 9)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: Theatre of War (Trevor 7.5*, David 7.5, Charlie 8)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #187, the three-part series 3 finale, Utopia, The Sound of Drums, and Last of the Time Lords! Given the amount of material to cover for that story, we’ll be taking the week off from our Big Finish reviews, but audio adventure coverage will resume soon!

Episode 185: Human Nature/The Family of Blood

 

This week, the Wanderers join the Doctor and Martha in England in 1913!  The Doctor is hiding from alien pursuers, working as a schoolteacher in a boys' school with Martha posing as his maid.  Even his biology and memories have been rewritten in service of the ruse, but somehow it's not enough -- what will the now-human John Smith do when killer aliens come a-calling?

QotW: If you were the Doctor and needed to unleash your fury to punish a villain without killing them, what would the punishment be?

So Here's the Thing.../Listener Mailbag/Who News

Discussion of "Human Nature/The Family of Blood" (Charlie 9, Trevor 9.75, David 8.5, Connor 9.5)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: The Highest Science (Charlie 5.5, Trevor 5.75, David 7.25)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #186, Blink! Our audio adventure will be Theatre of War, available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 184: 42

 

This week, the Wanderers join the Doctor and Martha in on a ship in deep space where something has gone horribly awry -- the ship is plummeting toward a nearby star, with only 42 minutes left to repair it and escape!  But someone -- or something -- has other ideas!

QotW: If you could choose a trivia question that people had to answer correctly in order to open a door and gain access to the restricted area behind it, what question would you choose?

So Here's the Thing.../Listener Mailbag/Who News

Discussion of "42" (Connor 8, Charlie 7, Trevor 6.5, David 7.25)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: UNIT - CYBER-REALITY - 6.4 Master of Worlds (Connor 9.5/9.75, Charlie 9/9.5, Trevor 9.25/8.5, David 9.5/9)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #185, the two-parter Human Nature and The Family of Blood! Our audio adventure will be The Highest Science, available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 183: The Lazarus Experiment

 

This week, the Wanderers join the Doctor and Martha in modern-day London, for the unveiling of Professor Lazarus's new invention which he promises will change what it means to be human.  And that it does -- with disastrous consequences!

QotW: If you could use a machine that could give you one superpower, what power would you take and why?

So Here's the Thing.../Listener Mailbag/Who News

Discussion of "The Lazarus Experiment" (David 8.25, Connor 8.5, Charlie 8.5, Trevor 7.5)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: UNIT - CYBER-REALITY - 6.3 Code Silver (David 9.25, Connor 9.25, Charlie 9, Trevor 9.25)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #184, 42. Our audio adventure will be the last part of the UNIT -- Cyber-Reality boxed set, Master of Worlds. The boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 182: Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks

 

This week, the Wanderers join the Doctor and Martha for a trip to Depression-era New York, where people are vanishing and one of the Doctor's oldest foes is behind it!  But this time, they have a new trick up their sleeve...  err...  gunstick?

QotW: If you were to create a hybrid of the Daleks with another Doctor Who race (other than humans), what other race would you choose and what would you call the result?

So Here's the Thing.../Listener Mailbag/Who News

Discussion of "Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks" (Trevor 7.75, David 8.5, Connor 8.75, Charlie 8)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: UNIT - CYBER-REALITY - 6.2 Telepresence (Trevor 6.5, David 8.25, Connor 8.75, Charlie 8.5)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #183, The Lazarus Experiment! Our audio adventure will be the third part of the UNIT -- CYBER-REALITY boxed set, Code Silver. The boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 181: Gridlock

 

This week, the Wanderers join the Doctor and Martha for a trip to New New York in the year 5 billion and 53.  Things have gone awry here since the Doctor's last visit, and many of the citizens have gone to the motorway -- a permanent traffic jam from which no one ever returns!  The Doctor and Martha must discover why, help the motorists, and uncover another cryptic clue to the Doctor's future!

QotW: If you were on Gridlock’s motorway and needed two passengers to gain access to the fast lane, who would you take with you?

So Here's the Thing.../Listener Mailbag/Who News

Discussion of "Gridlock" (Charlie 8.5, Trevor 8.5, David 9.25, Connor 8.5)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: UNIT - CYBER-REALITY - 6.1 Game Theory (Charlie 8, Trevor 7.5, David 8.75, Connor 8.5)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #182, the two-parter Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks! Our audio adventure will be the second part of the UNIT - CYBER-REALITY boxed set, Telepresence. The boxed set is, available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 180: The Shakespeare Code

This week, the Wanderers join the Doctor and Martha for a trip to London in 1599 to meet the man himself, Shakespeare!  But they find he's fallen under the influence of mysterious creatures who are twisting his words to their own dark purposes -- who are they and what do they want?

QotW: If the Doctor were to take any author, living or dead, on an adventure, which author would he take and where would they go?

So Here's the Thing.../Listener Mailbag/Who News

Discussion of "The Shakespeare Coed" (Connor 9.5, Charlie 8.5, Trevor 8.25, David 8)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: UNIT -- Encounters -- Invocation (David 8.75, Charlie 8.75, Trevor 8.25)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #181, Gridlock! Our audio adventure will be the first story in the UNIT -- Cyber-Reality boxed set, Game Theory. The boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 179: Smith and Jones

This week, the Wanderers join the Doctor and new companion Martha Jones on the moon to discover why the Judoon have abducted an entire hospital -- and they seem intent on punishing non-humans!

QotW: If the Judoon were pursuing you across the universe for crimes you committed on alien worlds, what would the charges be? 

So Here's the Thing.../Listener Mailbag/Who News

Discussion of "Smith and Jones" (David 8.75, Connor 8.5, Charlie 8.5, Trevor 8.75*)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: UNIT -- Encounters -- Invocation (David 8, Charlie 7.5, Trevor 7.75)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #180, The Shakespeare Code!  Our audio adventure will be the fourth and final part of the UNIT -- Encounters boxed set, False Negative.  The boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 178: The Runaway Bride

This week, the Wanderers join the Doctor and first-time companion Donna Noble to solve the mystery of how she wound up in the TARDIS and why everything seems to be going wrong at her wedding -- a mystery which, strangely, seems to pre-date the Earth!

QotW: On Doctor Who, Christmas decorations tend to come to life and become lethal. What other holiday paraphernalia would you like to see attack the Doctor?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag/Who News

Discussion of "The Runaway Bride" (Trevor 8.25, David 8, Connor 8, Charlie 8)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: UNIT -- Encounters -- Invocation (Trevor 6, David 6.5, Charlie 5.5)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #179, Smith and Jones! Our audio adventure will be the third part of the UNIT -- Encounters boxed set, The Sontaran Project. The boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 177: Army of Ghosts/Doomsday

This week, the Wanderers join the Doctor, Rose, Mickey, and Jackie to face down not one but TWO of the Doctor's bitterest foes!  

QotW: If you could choose two #DoctorWho enemy races to meet in a story, which races would you choose?

So Here are the Things... (Comic Con edition)/Listener Mailbag/Who News (Comic Con edition)

Discussion of "Army of Ghosts/Doomsday" (Charlie 9.25, Trevor 9.25, David 8.75, Connor 9.25)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: UNIT -- Encounters -- The Dalek Transaction (Charlie 8.5, Trevor 7.75, David 8.5)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #178, The Runaway Bride!  Our audio adventure will be the second installment of the UNIT Encounters boxed set, Invocation.  The boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.