Today I heard some tourists complaining, “Geez, if you’re not careful crossing the street here, they will hit you and kill you!” I can’t imagine where they were visiting from, because common sense says that you should always be careful crossing the street! It’s sort of like going to space; never leave your TARDIS air bubble without looking both ways! As you may have surmised, this week we talk about “Oxygen.” Spoilers, we go through a lot of it talking about this episode!
Knocking on wood has many meanings. It is a way to let someone know you’re at the door. It can be a way to snag some extra luck. It is also a divisive episode of Doctor Who, at least amongst Joseph, Matt and Gabe. We probably cover almost every possible opinion of “Knock, Knock,” including an existential look at the title itself. Please have a listen and let us know your hot takes on the episode.
No matter how often the current incarnation of the Doctor tries to convince us he’s a big meanie, the human-loving truth always comes out. “Thin Ice” fully displays this M&M like quality, showing the Doctor to be brittle on the outside, soft inside and subtly sweet in the end. This week, we discuss all this and a lot more that may or may not be related to this episode, Doctor Who or even this universe!
We’ve all had that annoying relative that says “Smile!” when all you want to do is spit in their face and pout. Well, in “Smile,” we see both of those relatives, and it doesn’t go well for either of them. There’s something to the advice, if you believe old 12 and about five thousand Facebook posts – smiling can boost your mood. Whatever, we don’t cotton to that nonsense at the Arrow of Time.
There’s a brand new episode of Doctor Who this week, so we of course immediately launch into tangents about Star Wars and The Legend of Zelda! That’s quality podcasting you can’t find anywhere else. Once we get the manifold permutations of pop culture out of our system it’s down to brass tacks with “The Pilot,” wherein we meet Bill Potts, the Doctor’s delightful new travelling companion. Much to our surprise, El Steverino keeps most of his usual storytelling excesses in check, but he can’t help sneaking in a series arc mystery or two.
The Arrow of Time once again arises from its slumber to bring you the news, speculations, onslaught of intentional spoilers, and the many trailers gearing up to the big opening day. It’s been quite a while for The Arrow of Time, so join, Matt, Gabe, and Joseph as they get those gears grinding toward a whole new series!
We’ve been gone for a while, but we’re back, for at least one week in winter, anyway. Sort of like a certain show we all watch, whenever they can be bothered to make it. Don’t dwell on that too much and (hopefully) enjoy as Matt, Joseph and Gabe discuss the “Return of Doctor Mysterio.” One thing is assured, the Arrow of Time team’s superpowers include tangents, dissing Moffat, and, of course, drinking! Another superpower, disappearing without a trace… See you all when we see you!