Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Weekly Stuff Podcast # 94 - Revisiting Classic Doctor Who Introduction Stories

It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, video gaming, and television. Remember to subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link!

You all know by now how much we love Doctor Who here at The Weekly Stuff, so it should come as no surprise that we are very excited for the introduction of Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor on the new season of the show this Saturday. In preparation for this momentous occasion, we’ve gone back to several other Doctor introduction stories over the life of the series to examine how other writers and actors have handled the difficult and unique challenge this kind of episode presents. Specifically, we break down and discuss the 3rd Doctor debut “Spearhead from Space,” the 6th Doctor premiere “The Twin Dilemma,” “The Christmas Invasion” from the 10th Doctor, and “The Eleventh Hour” from the 11th.

Enjoy, and come back in just a few days for the next episode, in which we discuss the first story of the Capaldi era!

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