With just days to go until we get to know the who of a new Doctor, we decide to do a temporal 180 and review a slew of historical figures from the show’s past. That’s right folks, the Arrow of Time goes both ways! (That’s what she said.) So strap in as we go back in time with such greats as Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill, and Richard Nixon. One of those things is not like the other!
Dave’s choice for our Choking On an Odd Purple Fluid segment is Viniq Shimmery Liqueur, which isn’t nearly as deadly as it sounds (it’s pretty deadly)!
In this excitingly new “Time and a Half,” Kelley joins Matt one last time in San Diego before she ships off to Boston for the unforeseen future. They discuss Capaldi’s anti-smooch stance, ridiculous merchandising, and play some Doctor Who trivia! This sure is one for the books, if podcasts had books, which we sometimes do, but not this time.
We’re a man down this week, but Matt, Joseph, and Gabe tough it out and discuss, among other things, an interview Steven Moffat gave to SFX Magazine or Web Page or What Have You. Along the way, we find out why we won’t see the Doctor reliving old car commercials with Clara, give a brief update on the addictive mobile game Doctor Who Legacy, and discover the riches Matt was bestowed thanks to our fair city playing host to the madness known as San Diego Comic-Con.
Matt’s choices for our Last Comic Booking segment are Titan Comics’ Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1 and Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1, which weren’t nearly as easy to cram into this sentence as usual!
K9HumpsMyLeg graces WhoTube once again this week with “Doctor Who – The Angels Take Manhattan – New York” - http://youtu.be/snxOspn2n-Y
In this very international episode of The Arrow of Time and a Half, Matt defies the law of time zones and talks with FanVid Veteran Claudine Harper, or as some of you may know her on YouTube, DoctorDoggmatic. They discuss the sensation of “FanVids,” Claudine’s personal start as a “vidder,” and tips for making your own videos. So grab your favorite video ripping software and take notes, class is in session with The Arrow of Time!
Rampaging Rassilon! They finally came out with a Series 8 Trailer! Well you can bet buttons to boots that we’ll break it down and try to extract everything we can from it like a dollar dentist on a dare! And we do. We also take a fan suggestion and do a run down of some of the trippier episodes well suited for when you’ve got the munchies. So grab your bag of Crunch ‘n Munch and trip out with the circus of oddities that is the Arrow of Time!
Dave’s choice for our Book Around You segment is Stanisław Lem’s Solaris, which doesn’t have nearly as much George Clooney as it sounds!
And for all you WhoTubers the WhoTube for this episode is “Doctor Who – The Twelve Doctors” by MysteronAgent : http://youtu.be/W8C56MrjJJE
In lieu of actual Doctor Who content, the Beeb keeps releasing dismally short, mental teasers and iconic spoilers. You can be sure we will dissect these to the point of unrecognition, thus shielding you, gentle listener, from their effect. Also, we discuss a Buzzfeed quality list and a groovy game, Doctor Who Legacy.
Dave’s choice for our Through the Booking Glass segment is Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces, which doesn’t have nearly as many faces as it sounds!
With a dearth of Who news out there on the webosphere, we thought that we would need to work extra hard to deliver our usual timely(?) and informative(??) podcast. We should’ve know that we had nothing to worry about. What starts as a slow boil quickly leaves the confines of the pot as we jump from topic to topic, some of them even about Doctor Who! Our promise to you, gentle viewers, is this: neither snow nor rain nor drought of news will stay us from our daily… uh, weekly… um… We’ll keep doing podcasts.
Dave’s choice for our Bookmark of the Rani segment is Umberto Eco’s The Infinity of Lists, which isn’t nearly as long as it sounds!