Terminus: A Doctor Who Podcast
A queer woman's perspective on Doctor Who, both the classic and new series, as well as its various spin-offs and ephemera.
Terminus Podcast -- Episode 23 -- Random Fandom Episode Generator: The Fires of Pompeii: Smoke. Chickens. Chaos.

Just on the tail end of a American Thanksgiving celebrations and chaos, here is the newest episode of 'Terminus', wherein I discuss the S4 story, 'The Fires of Pompeii'. All as a continuation, of course, of my ongoing 'Random Fandom Episode Generator' series.

Inside you'll find squee about regeneration-related anniversaries, Doctor Who on big screens in large dark rooms, Doctor and Donna shipping love, and lots and lots (possibly too much) of geeking about Classical Studies-type things.

Anyway, I hope you all will join me for my review and episode discussion. And, as always, glad to have you all aboard. Enjoy the ride!

Episode 23 -- Random Fandom Episode Generator: The Fires of Pompeii: Smoke. Chickens. Chaos.

 

Table of Contents:

0:00:00 - Opening and Welcome
0:03:43 - Happy Fandom Time
0:14:33 - Discussion of "The Fires of Pompeii"
1:02:57 - Coming Soon on the Next Episode! (Plus Goodbye, Thanks, and Outro!)

Links:

+ Music Theme:  'Violin Doctor Who Theme' by ViolinistBAKA (on YouTube)

 

Fun Links Related to the Show:

+ 'Rome: The Complete Series' on Amazon US on Regular DVD or Blu-Ray

 

BE SURE TO CHECK THE TERMINUS AMAZON A-STORE FOR WHERE TO BUY OTHER THINGS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE!

 

Notes:

Opening audio clips from the Fifth Doctor serial 'Terminus' and the Tenth Doctor serial 'The Shakespeare Code', copyright BBC. The female robot voice was from '2nd Speech Center' text-to-voice software. 'Doctor Who' theme was by ViolinistBAKA, link provided above.

Direct download: terminusep023_rfeg_thefiresofpompeii.mp3
Category:regular_ep_review -- posted at: 4:18pm PDT
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Terminus Podcast -- Episode 22 – Bigger on the Inside: The Face of Evil: Edge of Sevateem

We are returned! We are here!

And on this episode of 'Terminus', I discuss Leela of the Sevateem's debut story 'The Face of Evil'. All as a continuation, of course, of my ongoing 'Bigger on the Inside' series about some of my favorite companion's first stories. This one is especially happy-making and sentimental for me, by the way, as Leela was actually my very first companion back in the day when I was young.

Also on this episode, you'll find some belated recommendations of Spooky Doctor Who stories from both the new and classic series for Halloween fun (I'd honestly hoped to have this out by Halloween, natch, but sadly it was not to be!), excitement about Dalek-related potential social gatherings, musings on the mysterious Janice Thorn, a bit of scratchy sore throat on my end, the Doctor as a Mountain Man, a manipulative and schizophrenic AI playing psychological games, hoarding tests FTW, and quite a bit of a meditation on eugenics.

This is probably the longest episode I've ever done, as I just found I had SO MUCH to talk about, so remember that the time stamps below are your friend to help you navigate through everything to make things easier for you. Still, I hope you all will join me for my review and episode discussion. And, as always, glad to have you all aboard. Enjoy the ride!

 

Episode 22 – Bigger on the Inside: The Face of Evil: Edge of Sevateem

 

Table of Contents:

0:00:00 - Opening and Welcome
0:03:25 - Spooky Doctor Who Stories for Halloween Fun Times
0:12:08 - Happy Fandom Time
0:21:52 - Discussion of "The Face of Evil": Intro, General Thoughts, & Episode One
0:50:48 - Discussion of "The Face of Evil": Episode Two
1:06:29 - Discussion of "The Face of Evil": Episode Three
1:22:13 - Discussion of "The Face of Evil": Episode Four & Wrap-Up
1:40:33 - Coming Soon on the Next Episode! (Plus Goodbye, Thanks, and Outro!)

 

 

Links:

+ Music Theme:  'Violin Doctor Who Theme' by ViolinistBAKA (on YouTube)
 

Fun Links Related to the Show:

+ NYCC 'Tales From the TARDIS' Panel Video (with Matt Smith, Alex Kingston, & Jenna Coleman)

 

BE SURE TO CHECK THE TERMINUS AMAZON A-STORE FOR WHERE TO BUY OTHER THINGS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE!

 

Notes:

Opening audio clips from the Fifth Doctor serial 'Terminus' and the Tenth Doctor serial 'The Shakespeare Code', copyright BBC. The female robot voice was from '2nd Speech Center' text-to-voice software. 'Doctor Who' theme was by ViolinistBAKA, link provided above.

 

 

Direct download: terminusep022_boti_faceofevil_halloween.mp3
Category:regular_ep_review -- posted at: 8:06pm PDT
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Terminus Podcast -- Episode 21 – Random Fandom Episode Generator: The Doctor's Wife: In the House

On this episode of 'Terminus', I discuss the 2011 love-letter-to-'Doctor Who'-story, 'The Doctor's Wife'.

Inside you'll find some Neil Gaiman love, some supporting and main cast love, some shipping love (mostly TARDIS/Doctor and Amy/Eleven, natch), some open communication love, and hell, even also some podcast love and some arguably-Royalist love.

This is one loved-up episode and its not even Valentine's Day! So, feel free to draw hearts around it. I know I sure will! <3

Anyway, I hope you all will join me for my review and episode discussion. And, as always, glad to have you all aboard. Enjoy the ride!

 

Episode 21 – Random Fandom Episode Generator: The Doctor's Wife: In the House

 

Table of Contents:

0:00:00 - Opening and Welcome
0:03:15 - Happy Fandom Time
0:12:00 - Discussion of "The Doctor's Wife" 
1:08:54 - Coming Soon on the Next Episode! (Plus Goodbye, Thanks, and Outro!)

 

 

 

Links:

+ Music Theme:  'Violin Doctor Who Theme' by ViolinistBAKA (on YouTube)
 

Fun Links Related to the Show:

 

BE SURE TO CHECK THE TERMINUS AMAZON A-STORE FOR WHERE TO BUY OTHER THINGS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE!

 

Notes:

Opening audio clips from the Fifth Doctor serial 'Terminus' and the Tenth Doctor serial 'The Shakespeare Code', copyright BBC. The female robot voice was from '2nd Speech Center' text-to-voice software. 'Doctor Who' theme was by ViolinistBAKA, link provided above.

 

Direct download: terminusep021_rfeg_thedoctorswife.mp3
Category:regular_ep_review -- posted at: 10:28pm PDT
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Terminus Podcast -- Episode 20 – Bigger on the Inside: Smith and Jones: Completely Mad

On this episode, my discussion is probably equal parts raves and equal parts rants (I'm not so good at math, but that sounds about right) and overall just A WHOLE LOTTA FEELS. Seriously, this is probably the most shiptastic episode I've ever done (Martha/Doctor is still sort of my OTP), so that shippy aspect could possibly put people off, but, hey, it's how I feel about the episode and Martha's tenure on the show, so I had to just go with it to be authentic. *shrug*

Anyway, please won't you join me as I squee about the long-lost 'Doctor Who Confidential' series and also about All Things Martha (because, really, Competency is Sexy!), get nostalgic about the old days of 'Doctor Who' on PBS in North America from my youth, pump my fist in the air for #TeamJulia (it'll make sense once you listen), rant kind of a lot about RTD-style 'Doctor Who' (I know, what a surprise!), and, finally, embarrass myself with a bonus fanmix-song I made ages ago and pulled from the dusty vault of yesteryear in honor of this episode.

So, yeah, enjoy the ride!

 

Episode 20 – Bigger on the Inside: Smith and Jones: Completely Mad

 

Table of Contents:
 
0:00:00 - Opening and Welcome
0:02:48 - Happy Fandom Time
0:15:21 - 'Smith and Jones' Chat: Mostly Raves Edition
0:59:20 - 'Smith and Jones' Chat: Mostly Rants Edition
[TW: Suicide Discussion -- 01:04:12 - 01:06:45]
1:28:55 - Coming Soon on the Next Episode! (Plus Goodbye, Thanks, and Outro!)
1:34:45 - 'Martha's Theme (The Dr John - Keats Mix)'

 

 

 

Links:
+ Music Theme:  'Violin Doctor Who Theme' by ViolinistBAKA (on YouTube)
 

Fun Links Related to the Show:

+ Martha MySpace Blog Archives! (thanks @aproperdoctor!)

 

BE SURE TO CHECK THE TERMINUS AMAZON A-STORE FOR WHERE TO BUY OTHER THINGS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE!

 

Notes:

Opening audio clips from the Fifth Doctor serial 'Terminus' and the Tenth Doctor serial 'The Shakespeare Code', copyright BBC. The female robot voice was from '2nd Speech Center' text-to-voice software. 'Doctor Who' theme was by ViolinistBAKA, link provided above.

Direct download: terminusep020_boti_smithandjones.mp3
Category:regular_ep_review -- posted at: 4:56am PDT
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Terminus Podcast -- Episode 19 – Finest Exploding Restaurants: The Husbands of River Song

On this belated episode, I indulge in some Andrew Cartmel love, I lament a bit about my current state of Moffat-Hate-Fatigue, I feel far too many feels discussing 'Husbands of River Song', I rant a bit about the show's portrayal of Rose and her relationship with the Doctor (contrasting it with River and the Doctor's relationship, natch), and I even embarrass myself quite a bit by uncharacteristically tacking on some small boopers/outtakes at the end of the show (despite my perfectionist side screaming in protest!).

So, I really do hope you all will join me for this episode and, as always, glad to have you all aboard. Enjoy the ride!

 

Episode 19 – Finest Exploding Restaurants: The Husbands of River Song

 

Table of Contents:

0:00:00 - Opening and Welcome
0:08:03 - Happy Fandom Time
0:18:08 - Discussion of 'The Husbands of River Song'
0:50:30 - Coming Soon on the Next Episode! (Plus Goodbye, Thanks, and Outro!)
 
 

 
 
Links:
+ Music Theme:  'Violin Doctor Who Theme' by ViolinistBAKA (on YouTube)
 

Fun Links Related to the Show:

+ Huntsville's Con Kasterborous
+ 'Walk Around Con Kasterborous 2016' video by Kirby Bartlett-Sloan
+ Seven vs Twelve 'Epic Rap Battle' Video
+ Matt Strevens as co-producer announcement on Den of Geek
+ 'K-9 and Company' DVD (on the DVD for 'The Invisible Enemy')

 

BE SURE TO CHECK THE TERMINUS AMAZON A-STORE FOR WHERE TO BUY OTHER THINGS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE!

 

Notes:

Opening audio clips from the Fifth Doctor serial 'Terminus' and the Tenth Doctor serial 'The Shakespeare Code', copyright BBC. The female robot voice was from '2nd Speech Center' text-to-voice software. 'Doctor Who' theme was by ViolinistBAKA, link provided above.

Direct download: terminusep019_husbandsofriversong.mp3
Category:regular_ep_review -- posted at: 4:17pm PDT
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Terminus Podcast -- Episode 18 – Sad and Beautiful: End of S9 Review

I've long heard tales from other podcasters of 'cursed' episodes that have either been lost to time or were just vast struggles to get out. So, I guess it was inevitable that I'd have one of those misfortunes myself. Yes, this episode had tons of stumbling blocks, almost too many to name, but its finally here (albeit about 2 months late!). I do hope that it is worth the wait!

Anyway, join me on this episode as I finally discuss the last three episodes of S9 -- 'Face the Raven', 'Heaven Sent', and 'Hell Bent' -- finally polishing off my thoughts on last year's Doctor Who stories. I do hope you all will join me and, as always, glad to have you all aboard. Enjoy the ride!

 

Episode 18 – Sad and Beautiful: End of S9 Review

 

Table of Contents:

0:00:00 - Introduction, Part One: Where I've Been
0:04:17 - Introduction, Part Two: 20th Anniversary of the TV Movie
0:09:13 - Happy Fandom Time
0:15:34 - Discussion of 'Face the Raven', 'Heaven Sent', and 'Hell Bent'
1:10:02 - Coming Soon on the Next Episode! (Plus Goodbye, Thanks, and Outro!)
 

Links:
+ Music Theme:  'Violin Doctor Who Theme' by ViolinistBAKA (on YouTube)
 

Fun Links Related to the Show:

+ Doctor Who: the TV Movie ('The Enemy Within')
+ 'Pulse' - A Twelve/Clara fanvid by KatrinDepp
+ Andrew Cartmel's 'Written in Dead Wax' from the 'The Vinyl Detective' series: Amazon US + Amazon UK
+ Reality Bomb #30 (With Summation of Clara's arc and 'Color Separation Overlay')
+ Social Engineering (from Wikipedia)
+ Selfie of Me with Magenta Hair (for anyone interested)
+ Atlanta's TimeGate Convention (now WHOlanta)
+ Huntsville's Con Kasterborous

 

BE SURE TO CHECK THE TERMINUS AMAZON A-STORE FOR WHERE TO BUY OTHER THINGS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE!

 

Notes:

Opening audio clips from the Fifth Doctor serial 'Terminus' and the Tenth Doctor serial 'The Shakespeare Code', copyright BBC. The female robot voice was from '2nd Speech Center' text-to-voice software. 'Doctor Who' theme was by ViolinistBAKA, link provided above.

Direct download: terminusep018_endofs9review.mp3
Category:regular_ep_review -- posted at: 6:54pm PDT
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Terminus Podcast -- Episode 17 -- I'm Just a Bill: Random Fandom Musings

OMG, I'm back! Is anyone still out there? *crickets* Um, maybe not. Anyway, it's really good to be back, finally. I've had tons of Big Life Stuff pod-blocking me all year, but I think I'm now in a good place to get back aboard the good-ship Terminus. Admittedly I was a bit under the weather recording the episode, but I was just so determined to get a new episode done and dusted, I went forward with it anyway. Let it be known that many coughs were valiantly sacrificed on the cutting floor, though. So, that was definitely a challenge! Well, that and trying not to slip up and say 'Chinballs' instead of Chibnall, because REASONS.


Anyway, join me on this episode as I talk about my humble little podcast's plans for the year and then also my thoughts about the new companion (as)Bill, the 2017 Doctor Who television hiatus, Steven Moffat leaving as showrunner, and finally Chris Chibnall coming on board as showrunner in his stead. I hope you all will join me and, as always, glad to have you all aboard. Enjoy the ride!

Episode 17 – I'm Just a Bill: Random Fandom Musings

 

Table of Contents:

0:00:00 - Opening and Welcome
0:08:59 - Podcast Plans for 2016
0:16:05 - Discussion of the New Companion, Bill
0:20:27 - Discussion of the 2016 Doctor Who Hiatus
0:22:45 - Discussion of Steven Moffat Leaving Doctor Who
0:27:38 - Discussion of Chris Chibnall as New Showrunner
0:32:13 - Coming Soon on the Next Episode! (Plus Goodbye, Thanks, and Outro!)
 

 
Links:
+ Music Theme:  'Violin Doctor Who Theme' by ViolinistBAKA (on YouTube)


Fun Links Related to the Show:

+ Oi Spaceman Podcast Episode with Me as Guest (discussing 'Terminus', the serial)
+ The Time Scoop Podcast Episode with Me as Guest (includes geeking about Izzy Sinclair)
+ Eighth Doctor and Izzy DWM Graphic Novels! Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3!
+ Izzy's Big Finish story (as part of 'The Company of Friends')! At the Big Finish website and on Amazon.
+ 'Terminus' serial DVD (as part of the 'Black Guardian Trilogy')
+ TimeGate Convention (in Atlanta)
+ Vans Shoes as Skates (linked for funsies!)
+ Teen!Chibnall on Open Air (Low quality on Youtube or you can find it as a DVD extra on the Trial of a Time Lord DVD)
+ The Memory Cheats Podcast (podcast page and episode spreadsheet)

 

BE SURE TO CHECK THE TERMINUS AMAZON A-STORE FOR WHERE TO BUY OTHER THINGS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE!

 

Notes:

Opening audio clips from the Fifth Doctor serial 'Terminus' and the Tenth Doctor serial 'The Shakespeare Code', copyright BBC. The female robot voice was from '2nd Speech Center' text-to-voice software. 'Doctor Who' theme was by ViolinistBAKA, link provided above.

Direct download: terminusep017_imjustabill.mp3
Category:misc_doctor_who -- posted at: 1:03am PDT
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Just a quick update on the delay on the newest episode. Apologies as between the crazy-busy-ness of the holidays and a recent car accident that has left my hand/fingers injured, I've gotten quite behind on things.

I am working on getting the next episode out as soon as possible though. I am combining the last 3 episodes of the season ('Face the Raven' through 'Hell Bent') into one episode as they're essentially a trilogy anyway, plus I'll be doing a separate episode on 'The Husbands of River Song'.

Thanks so much for your patience, guys!

Category:administrative_misc -- posted at: 8:57pm PDT
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