WHO052: The Night and Day of the Doctor

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss, not one, but two regenerations this time: The 8th Doctor’s regeneration in the web short video “Night of the Doctor” and the 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor,” which featured Matt Smith, David Tennant, and John Hurt in his lone appearance as the War Doctor. Hear their analysis of the hidden layers and deeper meanings in both stories.

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WHO051: The Doctor Who TV Movie

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha continue their review of Doctor Who regenerations with the Seventh Doctor’s regeneration during the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie. This is Doctor Who in full mid-90s TV style, including being set in San Francisco and filmed in Vancouver, Canada. Plus some news about the next season of Doctor Who.

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WHO050: Time and the Rani

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha are have made their way in their series on Doctor Who regeneration episodes to the Sixth Doctor’s regeneration. Except in this one, “Time and the Rani,” we don’t see the Sixth Doctor at all, just Sylvester McCoy’s Seventh Doctor. What gives? Join us to find out.

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WHO049: The Caves of Androzani

In some polls, “The Caves of Androzani” has been voted most popular Doctor Who story. As they make their way through all the regeneration episodes, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha review the Fifth Doctor’s regeneration in this four-part story in which the Doctor encounters an underground war and risks his life to save his companion.

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WHO048: Dalek

Last time, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha looked at the First Doctor’s first Dalek story, “The Daleks”, and now they discuss the 9th Doctor’s first Dalek story, “Dalek”. This re-introduction of the Daleks bridges the Classic and New series and creates some never-before-seen story elements for the Doctor and the Daleks.

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WHO047: The Daleks

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha look at the origin of the Doctor’s greatest enemies, the Daleks. They discuss the First Doctor story called “The Daleks” and find much that has remained the same about the Daleks over the last 50 years, but some was very different as well. Plus we have listener feedback.

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WHO045: The Slitheen

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha continue their re-watch of the Ninth Doctor’s season with the two-parter, Aliens of London and World War 3, featuring the Slitheen. What did they think? Well, they did find a couple of bright spots. Plus stay to the very end of the episode for something fun.

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WHO044: Planet of the Spiders

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.

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WHO042: The War Games

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.

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WHO041: The End of the World

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.

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WHO040: The Tenth Planet

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.

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WHO033: World Enough and Time

Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss and analyze the 11th and penultimate episode of the 10th Season of Doctor Who entitled “World Enough and Time.” Regenerations, two Masters, Mondasian cybermen, beloved characters in peril with a black hole and time dilation to boot. Showrunner Stephen Moffat pulls out all the stops as he races to the finish of his tenure at Doctor Who.

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