The Definite Article: UPDATE: New Launch date Thursday, June 1

UPDATE: Due to unexpected and unusual circumstances the launch of the podcast has been postponed. We could go into excruciating detail here but basically...stuff happens. The new launch date will be Thursday, June 1. The inaugural episode will still be the Tom Baker classic: The Face of Evil by Chris Boucher. We apologize for the [...]

Reverse the Polarity: The 3rd Doctor

Doctor Who Week continues on DaddyElk! The Series 9 premiere is coming this Saturday and to celebrate we're going to be doing all kinds of Who-related content starting with revisiting some old articles written for the 50th anniversary highlighting my take on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Doctors. In addition to regenerating (see [...]

The Illusion Is Always One of Normality: The 5th Doctor

Doctor Who Week continues on DaddyElk! The Series 9 premiere is coming this Saturday and to celebrate we're going to be doing all kinds of Who-related content starting with revisiting some old articles written for the 50th anniversary highlighting my take on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Doctors. In addition to regenerating (see [...]

Hubble Sees an Ancient Globular Cluster: NASA Image of the Day

Sometimes I think my life is an ancient globular cluster, but let's not get into that right now. This image is gorgeous and awe-inspiring and filled with wonder and unimaginable beauty. Of course the first thing I thought of is the opening of Doctor Who in the 1980s because that's just how my mind works. [...]

A Thing Will Probably Happen Quite Soon: Doctor Who Series 8: Time Heist

A bank robbery with a time travel twist. That’s new. Doctor Who has always been about crashing into different genres. The Doctor meets Shakespeare, the Doctor meets Frankenstein, the Doctor meets James Bond. The show is specifically built to be a different category of story each week; it could be a mystery or an action [...]

No Damsels in Distress, No Pretty Castles: Doctor Who Series 8: Robots of Sherwood

My goodness Mr. Gatiss loves his references and callbacks doesn’t he? He name drops the Ice Warriors and having met Richard the Lionheart (The Crusade), mentions the miniscope (Carnivale of Monsters) and even has the Doctor pull off a man’s shoe to inspect it (à la Patrick Troughton in Moonbase). There were several Jon Pertwee-esque [...]

She Cares So I Don’t Have To: Doctor Who Series 8: Into the Dalek

The trouble with writing a review immediately after an episode airs is there is no time to reflect. There is no time to see the episode from a historical sense; you can’t put it into the perspective of an entire season or even better, an era. No, the only thing you have after an initial [...]