Posts tagged Christopher Eccleston
It’s the TARDIS’ fault. She kept us from recording a podcast earlier by trapping us in an alternate dimension. Thanks to a little Time Lord ingenuity and a paper clip, Remember When is back on course with our long awaited, often discussed Doctor Who episode.
Dedicated entirely to the Man From Gallifrey, Episode 42 talks about Doctor Who as it’s existed in the past 7 years. We look back at the eras of Eccleston and Tennant and talk about their respective runs, why we love Tennant, and why Eccleston pales in comparison. Jay and Parris both discuss their respective introductions to the show, and how they came to regard it as they binged on some of the better sci-fi from across the pond.
Covering Series 1 through 4 and the final specials of David Tennant, this podcast is spoiler-laden and covers a wide range of topics. We look back at the definitive moments when we loved the Doctor, rank the companions in terms of most awesome to least awesome (and hottest to Rose), give each season a score, and talk about what it was like to come into this show. The joy that is Donna Noble is extolled to no end. After a legacy that’s run nearly half a century long, our only regret is that we wish we’d had more time to talk about Doctor Who. There are dozens of other topics we’d love to have discussed.
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No, this isn’t some kind of advanced April Fool’s Day prank. After being off the air for two months due to the cruelties of having day jobs and families, we’d be terrible people if the first thing out of our mouths was a joke.
It’s finally happening, folks. After a year’s worth of discussions, multiple episode viewings, and two scheduled attempts that went awry because of real life concerns, we’re incredibly pleased to announce that the Doctor Who episode of Remember When is finally about to happen.
Tomorrow, April 1st, Parris and I will finally be getting behind our respective microphones once again to bring you a brand new episode of Remember When. Our discussions will cover the Eccleston and Tennant era of Doctor Who. This will be the first time either of us have discussed our deep thoughts on the show with one another. That’s right. For an entire year, Parris and I have avoided talking about what we think about our favorite episodes, which companion we loved the most, or our favorite lines from the show. If you know the two of us, you’ll know that this is a Herculean feat for us.
We won’t be talking about Torchwood in this show, aside from its brief appearances during the Tennant era. We’re actually saving up our next episode to dedicate it exclusively to the adventures of Captain Jack and his crew.
Our Doctor Who episode will be recording live at 6pm Pacific tomorrow night, and you can listen in for free at our Ustream channel. If you can’t make it to the live recording session, the downloadable podcast will hit the RSS feed early next week. Either way, we hope you enjoy the show. It’s been in the making for a while, and we’ve got a lot to talk about!
Our next episode of the Remember When podcast will be focused exclusively on Doctor Who and Torchwood. We may or may not finally get around to talking about “Some Kind of Wonderful”, the latest in Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen. It’s tough to say. When it comes to the Last of the Time Lords, there’s just so much content that we hate to distract you with a piddly little John Hughes movie. There’s sci-fi talk to be had!!
Here’s what we’ll be covering, in full spoiler-y goodness:
- Doctor Who: Series 1 through Series 4 (that’s the “Series 1″ from 2005 with Christopher Eccleston)
- The 2009/2010 specials featuring David Tennant
- Torchwood Seasons 1 & 2
- Torchwood: Children of Earth
While we had originally thought to include Series 5, we’ve decided to put that one on the back burner until Parris has time to catch up and get adjusted to the new cast. Plus, putting some distance between me and Series 5 is a good thing, given my complete distaste for it. :)
We’re tentatively planning to record the show late next week, pending clear schedules on both our ends. But we’re both very excited to finally, after many months, bring you our thoughts on what could arguably be some of the best science fiction on television.
Well, not counting some of the Martha episodes.
So stay tuned kids. The day you’ve been emailing us about is upon us. The Man from Gallifrey is about to get his day in the limelight.