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THE SECRETS OF

Doctor Who

The Secrets of Doctor Who is a discussion of everything about the hit BBC series Doctor Who, from its beginnings in 1963 to the reboot in 2005 to the very latest episodes of today, on TV, in audio books, and everywhere in-between. Join Jimmy AkinDomenico Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha for in-depth discussions of the Doctor Who phenomenon.

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  • The Armageddon Factor

    The Armageddon Factor

    The 4th Doctor wraps up the Key to Time story. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss Romana I’s final appearance, the introduction of the Black Guardian; and the immoral illogic of mutually assured destruction.

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  • The Planet of the Daleks

    The Planet of the Daleks

    The Daleks want the planet! Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 3rd Doctor story and the themes of courage, survival, and self-sacrifice that are found throughout, as well as the warnings against glorifying war and violence.

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  • The Krotons

    The Krotons

    The 2nd Doctor takes on The Krotons! Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story of world where humans have been bred to be a fuel source for aliens, harvesting the most intelligent for their mental energy and how the Doctor almost…

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  • A Special Message from StarQuest

    A Special Message from StarQuest

    StarQuest CEO Dom Bettinelli has a special message for all listeners and supporters of StarQuest’s shows.

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  • Empire of Death

    Empire of Death

    Does the 15th Doctor’s season finale provide a satisfying conclusion? Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the resolution of the season-long story arcs and the connections to classic Who lore, plus lots of feedback and a farewell.

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  • The Legend of Ruby Sunday

    The Legend of Ruby Sunday

    Who is Ruby? And who is the One Who Waits? Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the answer we get to one of those questions, as well as all the misdirections and dives into the deep lore of Doctor Who in this…

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  • 73 Yards

    73 Yards

    Ruby on her own. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the latest 15th Doctor-less Doctor Who story that touches upon the folk horror genre and spins up an intriguing mystery that be related to Ruby’s true identity.

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  • Boom

    Boom

    The 15th Doctor and Ruby land in a minefield. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the stories complex attitude toward faith (both positive and negative) and the exploitation of war for profit as well as the mysterious actor who keeps showing up…

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  • Space Babies and The Devil’s Chord

    Space Babies and The Devil’s Chord

    The 15th Doctor’s season begins and Dom Bettinelli and Jimmy Akin discuss the first two episodes, discussing how this Doctor echoes and differs from the 9th; the building mystery of Ruby Sunday; and the potential for a big “Twist” in the season.

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  • Out of Time (Big Finish)

    Out of Time (Big Finish)

    The 4th and 10th Doctors together! Dom Bettinellli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this audio story that brings Tom Baker and David Tennant together in the a monastery outside of time, the Cathedral of Contemplation as they work to keep the Daleks out.

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  • The Dalek’s Master Plan (Ep. 9-12)

    The Dalek’s Master Plan (Ep. 9-12)

    The epic conclusion! Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha delve into the final part of this 1st Doctor story, highlighting the tragic sacrifices, the dramatic and tense atmosphere, and the ambitious nature of the 12-part series.

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  • The Daleks’ Master Plan (Ep. 5, 6, 8)

    The Daleks’ Master Plan (Ep. 5, 6, 8)

    The Master Plan continues! Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha continue their discussion of this 1st Doctor story, including the return of the Meddling Monk as well as the struggle for power, the consequences of blind obedience, and the complexities of moral decision-making.

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