Did Series 12 of Doctor Who disrespect Steven Moffat’s era? Two opposing sides battle this question out in a Doctor Who Debate!
1 show. 2 fans. 1 question. 2 perspectives. This is Doctor Who Debate, where we each take a side, and tackle a controversial question about Doctor Who — but it’s up to you to decide who won the debate! Let us know what you think in the comments.
David Tennant’s new series of Doctor Who — before the Time War, on audio, and releasing three episodes at a time — continues. We look at the middle stretch of the series in depth, talking twists and secrecy, companion chemistry, body horror on audio, android identity, bubble dimensions, ‘fanbrain’, self selection, alien bears, vanity and sacrifice, the Time War as a meta scar across the show, & much more.
A new series of Doctor Who with David Tennant? Before the Time War? On audio? We discuss this new series in depth, looking at colliding the 10th Doctor with 1960s Doctor Who, characterisation potential, twist marketing, season structures, questions of related content, approachability, storytelling influences & motivations, & much more.
The unproduced 6th episode, self-denial, generational legacies, the nature of forgiveness, loveless households, the logic of shame, moralism, procrastination, and binge-watching are discussed in this podcast about the fifth episode, the finale, of It’s a Sin, Russell T Davies’ drama about HIV in 1980s England.
Daleks, ballet, protests, blinkered history, psychoseuxality, Thatcher, release valves, PSA campaigns, schools, silence, and Stephen Fry…all these and more are discussed in this podcast about the fourth episode of It’s a Sin, Russell T Davies’ drama about HIV in 1980s England.
Karmic forces, pandemic narratives, the sexuality casting controversy, temporal exceptionalism, empathy, irony, and finely-honed tragedy are discussed in this podcast about the third episode of It’s a Sin, Russell T Davies’ drama about HIV in 1980s England.
Constant conspiracies, symbolic mugs, Jill’s characterisation, breaking reality, the distance of decades, & dangerous intelligence are discussed in this podcast about the second episode of It’s a Sin, Russell T Davies’ drama about HIV in 1980s England.
1980s authenticity, existential epidemic horror, autobiographical Russell T Davies, celebratory testaments, dramatic ironies, Murray Gold music, & human oddities are discussed in this podcast about the first episode of It’s a Sin, Russell T Davies’ drama about HIV in 1980s England.
Dalek depth, police parallels, Yaz yearning, troublesome timeliness, beanies, Barrowman, yes, there’s an awful lot to discuss in this podcast about Revolution of the Daleks, the 2021 Doctor Who New Year’s Day special.
Did Steven Moffat or Russell T Davies have the better Doctor Who Christmas specials? Two opposing sides battle this question out in a Doctor Who Debate!
For this debate, we tackle the question of which era of Christmas specials were superior, the 2006-2009 David Tennant Christmas specials from Russell T Davies, or the 2010-2017 Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi Christmas specials from Steven Moffat. Each side makes two arguments for their position, before a final conclusion and rebuttal. Many points are raised, many sources are pointed to, many takes are shared — but it’s up to you to let us know what you think, and who won the debate!
The 2019 ‘A Christmas Carol’ is an incredibly strange and interesting adaption. Elaborating upon, or perhaps rebuking, Charles Dickens’ original novella to an absurdly dark extent, the three-hour miniseries focuses on very modern concerns in a Christmas classic. The marvellous and striking imagery, Guy Pearce’s intensely committed lead performance, and Steven Knight’s canny tweaking of the material made for an adaption well worth watching, and certainly well worth talking about.
Should The Day of the Doctor have featured Classic Doctors? Two opposing sides battle this question out in a Doctor Who Debate!
1 show. 2 fans. 1 question. 2 perspectives. This is Doctor Who debate, where we each take a side, and tackle a controversial question about Doctor Who — but it’s up to you to decide who won the debate! Let us know what you think in the comments.
Press Gang, Steven Moffat’s show about plucky schoolkids running a newspaper, is still ripe for discussion today. But why is Moffat’s first show so enduringly popular? We tackle that, & much more, in a series looking over Moffat’s many interesting TV shows.
Infinite potential, the nature of change and mystery, the finale’s paratext and positioning, the many stances on the series, chosen one narratives, lore, Morbius, the Other, and so, so much more is discussed within!