Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the regeneration episodes of the third Doctor, the Planet of the Spiders, in which John Pertwee’s Doctor visits a Buddhist monastery, has a chase in every kind of vehicle imaginable, and uses some Venusian aikido to defeat his enemies before facing the Great One.
Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha are rewatching the 9th Doctor and this time look at “The Unquiet Dead,” a Victorian ghost story featuring Charles Dickens and written by fan favorite Mark Gatiss.
Dom, Jimmy, and Fr. Cory continue their review of the regeneration stories of all the Doctors as we lead up to the 12th Doctor’s regeneration at Christmas. This time, our panel is watching “The War Games”, the 2nd Doctor’s regeneration story, as Patrick Troughton’s Doctor is put on trial by his own people, the Time Lords, and given a harsh sentence.
Continuing our re-watch of new Doctor Who, Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha analyze the themes and story of “The End of the World”, the 9th Doctor’s second episode with Rose Tyler as they take their first trip through time to the last hours of the Earth’s existence.
As we approach the 2017 Christmas special and the regeneration of the 12th Doctor, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha are going back to look at all the previous regeneration episodes, starting with the very first. This time, they watch and discuss “The Tenth Planet”, in which the First Doctor undergoes regeneration, but also whose events will play into the upcoming Christmas special.
This time, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha go back to the very beginning, to 1963, for the first Doctor Who episode starring William Hartnell, “An Unearthly Child.” They also look at how the first Doctor and his companions compare to their modern versions.
Jimmy Akin, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Dom Bettinelli go all the way back to the (new) beginning of Doctor Who in 2005 for Episode 1 of Season 1, “Rose”. They also look at why the show went off the air in 1989 and what happened in the 25 years until Rose hit the airwaves.
Fr. Cory Sticha, Dom Bettinelli, and Jimmy Akin discuss the new trailer for the 2017 Christmas Special that will feature the 1st and 12th Doctors together.
And next time, we’ll defnitely be discussing the Big Finish audio play, “Spare Parts”. If you want to listen before our next episode, you can purchase and download the audio play for just a couple of dollars.
Jimmy Akin, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Dom Bettinelli discuss the announcement of Jodi Whittaker as the 13th Doctor. What does it mean for the Doctor to be a woman now? How will it change the show? Is there any precedent in Doctor Who history?
And next time, we’ll be discussing the Big Finish audio play, “Spare Parts”. If you want to listen before our next episode, you can purchase and download the audio play for just a couple of dollars.