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 Akin
, Domenico Bettinelli
, and Fr. Cory Sticha for in-depth discussions of the Doctor Who phenomenon.
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The Wedding of River Song - The 6th season of New Who wraps up with a wedding. Jimmy and Dom discuss the trick for getting out of the impossible situation set up at the beginning of the season, as well as where it leaves all our characters, including making the Doctor small again. The Ice Warriors - The 2nd Doctor deals with climate change! Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this story that deals with the climate change worry of the 1960s, namely a forthcoming ice age. Plus the introduction of the Ice Warriors from Mars and more 60s-era worries about computers. Closing Time - The 11th Doctor meets up with Craig again and now Craig's son, Stormaggedon. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Cybermen story, the way this episode bridges to the season finale, and what it does right and wrong. The Web Planet - The First Doctor in an ambitious science fiction story for its time. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this serial that features very alien characters and situations, some clever and witty dialogue, and trenchant social commentary. The God Complex - The 11th Doctor stuck in the Labyrinth. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory examine this story that features a Minotaur-like creature that feeds on faith, as if faith was a kind of emotional energy and places it at the level of superstition. Does it do a disservice to religious faith?
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