Vore, spycraft, Utopia & Time Flight comparisons, descriptive audio, value depreciation, these are just a few of the things the premiere of Doctor Who: Series 12 – Spyfall: Part One – makes one think about.Continue reading
Who Cares about Torchwood’s explosive second series? Character comfiness, narrative devastation, affirming v overstepping touch, communicative complications, and all sorts of other matters platonic & chtonic are discussed in a first viewing for one, a re-viewing for two (Neo & Ingiga), a reviewing for all, looking at the series that sees the show dig its own graves.Continue reading
Who Cares about Torchwood’s first series? Who cares about the adult-aimed sci-fi crime drama spinoff of DOCTOR WHO? One of us hadn’t cared at all up until now, this being her first watch, while others of us had cared a lot over the years. All of us had quite the chat, over quite the series of quite the show.Continue reading
The tenth epzode of Who Cares covered Doctor Who’s eleventh series finale; THE BATTLE OF RANSKOOR AV KOLOS.
How could such a finale be dealt with? The regular format would not do. The regular voices would not do. To catch a thief you must think like a thief. But how could it be emulated? What other episode would it have to be filtered through? Listen hopefully. Who Cares will surprise you. Constantly.
The ninth epzode of Who Cares covered the penultimate episode of Doctor Who’s 11th series; IT TAKES YOU AWAY.
Alternative universes. Alternate podcasts. Alternate Series 11s. It was not a regular podcast for the cast – or casts, rather – this time around. What became arguably the most acclaimed episode of the series demanded a slightly different approach.
The eight epzode of Who Cares covered the third and final historical of Doctor Who’s 11th series; THE WITCHFINDERS.
The cast expands to seven people for this epzode, demonstrating audience hostility by just missing out on the episode-appropriate number of voices. But the first episode directly addressing the new Doctor’s gender in dialogue certainly generated a lot of conversation. And just what are the implications of garbing one’s self in a witchfinder outfit during very real witch hunts? An unforgettable amount of unpacking was due.
The seventh epzode of Who Cares covered the seventh episode of Doctor Who’s eleventh series; KERBLAM!
A montage of clips looking at every Doctor’s ideology in relation to the episode. A dramatic reenactment of an exchange writer Pete McTighe had on Twitter, where he “profaned the Moff”. Two very exciting new additions twirlying on into the cast. A very special epzode indeed.
The sixth epzode of Who Cares covered the first episode of Doctor Who set in India; DEMONS OF THE PUNJAB.
In a blissful change of pace,the cast fall over themselves to heap carefully considered praise onto the writing of the episode. Irony is dropped and earnestness abounds as unreserved approval bubbles up. Even the theme changes tune for once.
Extended post on the episode by Neo inside.
The fifth epzode of Who Cares covered the stunningly named THE TSURANGA CONUNDRUM.
Cats had previously mused that, between Chibnall wanting JK Rowling to write for the show, JK Rowling’s various…views, and the presence of male pregnancy in the episode, that the premise could have been very, very different. It would not be the first false start of this particularly blasphemous epzode.
The fourth epzode of Who Cares covered the Halloween week episode of Doctor Who’s 11th series; ARACHNIDS IN THE UK.
An all-Australian cast – Neo and two newcomers – seemed appropriate for an episode revolving around spiders. But were the spiders the scariest thing in an episode that also featured (an attempt at) scathing political commentary? Cobwebs are cleared by the cast in this conversation.
The third epzode of Who Cares covered the first historical episode of Doctor Who’s 11th series; ROSA.
1950s Alabama. Not just any old racism, but a bona fide time-travelling cosmic racist, hell bent on manipulating bus schedules. The first episode of the series not purely written by Chibnall. A lot was riding on this episode. The cast had even expressed optimism about it beforehand. Did it live up to expectations? Nuh-uh, THIN ICE, man – we’d trained for this.
The second epzode of Who Cares naturally covered the second episode of Doctor Who’s 11th series; THE GHOST MONUMENT.
Just who are Angstrom and Epzo? The question had plagued our minds, a nonstop source of confusion and debate. Would Neo’s #teamepzo stance be vindicated in the face of his castmate’s allegiance to Angstrom? Would the sophomore episode prove the premiere a fluke, one way or another? And just what can be learned from a Sniperbot? Nate Bumber joined the cast in an instalment that would see these pressing questions answered.
The very first epzode of Who Cares covered the very first episode of Doctor Who’s 11th series; THE WOMAN WHO FELL TO EARTH.
A new Doctor. A new showrunner. New composer, new executive producer, new production designer, new day of broadcast, a whole new production era with virtually nothing carried over from the last. How would we react to the all-new Doctor Who? Neo had been defending Chibnall for months upon months, insisting he’d bring a steady hand and firm grasp on character to the show. Ingiga had been more suspicious. In the end, we were all surprised by the titular fall the show had in store for us…
Extended posts on the episode by Neo and Morphant inside this post.