Doctor Who – The Woman Who Lived

Just finished watching last week’s ep, and now to TYPE, TYPE LIKE THE WIND. Will I finish my amazing thoughts before this week’s episode hits the telly box? Let us see! (Incidently, I can now recommend new eps of Doctor Who as an excellent way to take one’s mind off the pain generated by dropping an excessively heavy table on one’s foot.)

Spoilers ahoy. Obv.

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Doctor Who – The Girl Who Died

I chatted about this episode on Verity! so, really, do I need to write 2000 words of flail here? Do I? Yes, yes I do. I’ve started writing a post about every episode this season and I shall bloody well finish doing so or be terribly cross at myself for a lack of commitment to writing many, many words about Doctor Who.


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Fantasycon, ahoy!

I’m off to Fantasycon tomorrow, which is an Exciting Journey that takes me to places of the country I have never been (Nottingham!), and also makes me change trains like fifty times (three, but still). The programme looks rather spiffy, and I shall be contributing a wee part as I’m on a Doctor Who panel on Saturday morning where I shall totally new and interesting and daringly controversial things about my favourite telly show. Probably. I imagine what’ll actually happen is I’ll complain about Capaldi not being popularly regarded as ‘the sexy one’ and go off on a rant about his hair (or not, I hate to say this but…it’s not annoyed me even a little. I feel oddly cheated.)

Anyway, if you are going, hurrah! I hope to see you there!

(I’ve never told anyone how I discovered my love of fantasy…it is a story too dark, too terrible, too…bloody embarrassing to ever admit to anyone.)

Doctor Who – Before The Flood

Ah! Doctor Who! Only the greatest telly series ever invented, *and* we’re in a season that is one of the very, very best, so far. It’s super scary; this sort of quality can’t be maintained indefinitely. When will the fall come? Will they warn us first? Am I no longer a real Doctor Who fan because this week’s episode will be the *second* one this season I haven’t watched on boradcast?

None of these crucial questions are answered below. But there is a lot of flail about Before the Flood:

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Doctor Who – Under The Lake

So I went into last week’s Doctor Who episode with only the minimal of spoilers: thanks to SEEING THE EPISODE TITLES, I guessed it was a two-parter as the names seemed connected. And while one might argue that episode titles are not *technically* spoilers, when the second episode suggests a course of action faciliated by time travel that’s relevant to the first episode, well, yes. Conclusion? At least it was Something of the Daleks and the first cliffhanger was a bloody Dalek turning up.


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Doctor Who – The Witch’s Familiar

What day is it? It’s Doctor Who Eve! At least it was when I started writing this post. It may well become long and unwieldy enough that I flail and run away and finish it on Saturday morning instead. In which case it is an even MORE exciting day: Doctor Who Day. (Actually it’s Sunday when I’m finishing this up and posting, since yesterday I had the joy of a migraine and MISSED DOCTOR WHO. I know, the horror, but the prospect of a long lie in a dark room was quite significantly less painful.)

But for now, let us revisit last week’s rather spiffy The Witch’s Familiar (spoilers, obviously, lots and lots):

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Podcast Recs: The High Council

Apparently, starting the day with a Doctor Who podcast leaves me in an Appallingly Chipper mood even though it’s still at the excessively uncivilised hour of Before Nine O’Clock. It’s also left me wanting to share the podcast love, so I present the first in what will be an irregular series of posts reccing podcasts. The best podcasts, obviously, certainly not the podcasts that are my favourites and I want you all to listen to and love and encourage the makers to continue making podcasts forever, nooooo. Never that.

Knowing the name of the podcast you are reccing would be useful: The High Council

And who is responsible for this aural delight? Josh Zimon

This is a Doctor Who podcast isn’t it? Yes! They won’t all be Doctor Who podcasts, but I do love Doctor Who, so, shusht, question-writing-me, and this one is LOVELY.

Go on then, what’s the point of it: The POINT is that once upon a time when Liz was a tiny Who fan she watched Doctor Who ALONE, and though that was actually quite great because Doctor Who is wonderful, how much more wonderful is it to watch with friends? QUITE A LOT. Unless it’s a new episode, in which case those friends had better be bloody quiet and very non-judgy about flappy hands when exciting things happen.

You still haven’t said what this podcast is actually about: It’s commentary tracks for classic Who stories with various groups of fans doing the commenting. So you can watch and it’s like you’re NOT ALONE ANYMORE.

So which eps would you recommend: The Claws of Axos commentary – cause I’m on that one, hurrah! Or, if you’d like a rec that isn’t a bit narcissistic, it’s actually a really hard choice as everything I’ve heard so far has been really very good. Ah. The Time-Flight eps: old skool fans mocking old skool Who, lolariously.

And where might a potential listener find this podcast: right here, enjoy!