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.

 

And here's a bonus episode for all of you -- all just a wee little diversion from my previously scheduled review episode (which I'm getting back to very soon!), full of my belated thoughts on Jodie Whittaker and her recent casting as the Thirteenth Doctor.

So, please join me as I discuss Jodie herself, as well as Chris Chibnall's soon-to-be stewardship of the show, finally having a female Doctor in our midst (at least as far as the TV show is concerned!), fandom's myriad reactions to the casting news, lots of gender stuff, and, finally, just my own reaction to the news.

And as I said, this is basically a 'mini'-style episode, but again, as with previous 'mini episodes', its admittedly not particularly short in length (yes, despite the diminutive name status!) It's just how I currently differentiate such episodes from the 'regular' episodes, especially when taking a break from the regularly scheduled program. But that's all inside baseball. Or something.

Oh, and also from a production standpoint, this episode admittedly took a few weeks to edit with all my own recent Life Stuff slowing things down, so some things mentioned may be a bit dated here and here, but it's all good. I doubt it will impact anything, really!

Anyway, as always, glad to have you all here and please do enjoy the ride!

 

Mini Episode 3 – TARDIS Full of Bras: Thirteenth Doctor Announcement

 

Table of Contents:

0:00:00 - Opening, Welcome, & Production Notes
0:10:31 - Discussion of the Casting of the Thirteen Doctor (And Related Stuff!)
1:01:05 - 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:

+ Alex Kingston's Reaction Video to Jodie Whittaker's Casting
+ Verity Podcast Extra about Jodie's Casting!
+ Reality Bomb Podcast Episode #48 about Jodie's Casting
+ The Coal Hill A/V Club Podcast: 'Except for that One Time
+ Broadchurch: Series 1 (Region 1 on Amazon US and Region 2 on Amazon UK)
+ Penny Dreadful: Season 3 (Region 1 on Amazon US and Region 2 on Amazon UK)

 

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: terminusminiep003__thirteenthdoctorannouncement.mp3
Category:mini_episode_series -- posted at: 9:22pm PDT
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Hello everyone! And welcome any new listeners!

So, my episode reviewing 'Knock Knock' is finally here! And this time around I talk lots about everything from my experiences at the recent local Doctor Who convention 'Wholanta', to laying down a few delightful podcast recommendations, to some musing on the whole Race!Fail period of S3 and all that really great meta that come out of all of that WAY BACK on LiveJournal (remember that site?), to Jo Grant's grandson as the Iron Fist (!), and on to dark fairy tales and (mis)interpreting them, to British English spellings vs. American ones, and to some classical geeking about Dryads, all the way to musing a bit about this adventure as an episode of the reality show 'The Real World'. Phew!

So, I truly hope you will all join me for this episode and, as always, glad to have you all aboard. Do enjoy the ride!

 

Episode 27 – Dryadic Doodlebugs: Knock Knock

 

Table of Contents:

0:00:00 - Opening and Welcome
0:02:58 - Happy Fandom Time (Including chat about Wholanta 2017!)
0:17:52 - Discussion of "Knock Knock"
1:15:04 - 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:

+ And some of my Wholanta related pictures here, here, here, here, here, here, and here (and even a few more if you feel like poking around my Instagram! BECAUSE I'M A BIG NERD)!
+ The 20MB Podcast episode about 'Knock Knock' with me! (I show up around the 1:02:00 mark)
+ 'Death of the Doctor' (from the 'Sarah Jane Adventures') WITH IRON FIST, on Dailymotion!
+ 'Discussing Doctor Who' and 'Doctor Who: Podshock' Podcasts with listener Kyle Jones!
+ 'Woke Doctor Who' Podcast! (The Mickey EPISODE OF AWESOME and the Adipose/Fat-Shaming Episode for a great jumping off point!)
+ 'Knock Knock' and 'Blink' house on Airbnb!
+ Bedrooms on the TARDIS! (scroll down)
+ 'Hamlet' (with David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, & Mariah Gale) - Amazon Instant Video Version and DVD version
+ 'Ghost Light' -- Amazon Instant Video Version and DVD version [Region 2]

 

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: terminusep027_knockknock.mp3
Category:regular_ep_review -- posted at: 8:37pm PDT
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Greetings Earthlings!

This is Narco, from the planet Vicodin. The human in charge of this podcast has just been released from false imprisonment, as we had originally believed it was impersonating our Grand Senator Krog Krog, but was in fact just incapacitated from a recent primitive human surgery.

This recording was found on its person and is -- as the human says -- several weeks out of date. We have given the recording back to the human as it does not seem to contain anything that is a threat to our race according to our analysts. Please accept our apologies for the delay in this transmission as we hope to maintain peace with your world.

May Vicodin sing in the seven sunsets and the Great Krog Krog prevail always!

 

Episode 26 – Creature Comforts: Smile and Thin Ice

 

Table of Contents:

0:00:00 - Opening and Welcome
0:04:53 - Happy Fandom Time
0:09:29 - Discussion of "Smile"
0:53:06 - Discussion of "Thin Ice"
1:47:51 - 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:

+ Red Nose Day 'Breakfast with the Doctors'! [US site and UK site]
+ Samuel Butler 'Erewhon' Book on Amazon US

 

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: terminusep026_smile_thinice.mp3
Category:regular_ep_review -- posted at: 4:56pm PDT
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So, my episode reviewing 'The Pilot' is finally here! Yes, there were some technical errors and issues (quite a few), as well as Life Stuff that got in the way, but I bested them and finally was able to pull it all together for you here today (albeit with a bit of a sore throat that makes my voice crack much like male puberty at times, but oh well, these things happen).

Anyway, so join me as I excitedly talk about our first proper introduction to Bill Potts, discuss shades of 'Shada', play around with some Jungian interpretations and other related chat about water and reflection imagery, empathize with young awkward queers, dance for disco androids, and try to contain my burning Professor fetish.

As always, glad to have you all aboard. Do enjoy the ride!

 

Episode 25 – Starchild!: The Pilot

 

Table of Contents:

0:00:00 - Opening and Welcome
0:03:36 - Discussion of "The Pilot"
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:

+ 'Friend from the Future': Introducing Bill
+ Susan Foreman (the Doctor's Granddaughter)
+ The Chase DVD (on Amazon)

 

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 (http://www.zero2000.com/2nd-speech-center/). 'Doctor Who' theme was by ViolinistBAKA, link provided above.

Direct download: terminusep025_thepilot.mp3
Category:regular_ep_review -- posted at: 9:01pm PDT
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I'm back! Yes, another (unexpected) hiatus down and here I am again!

Yeah, as I say in my introduction, I've been really behind on podcasting these last few months due to dealing with some fairly heavy medical stuff, but, despite all that, I'm hoping to get back on the saddle and really determined to get this podcast whipped back into shape.

So, in the spirit of all of that, in this return episode, you'll find my belated review for the last Christmas special, 'The Return of Doctor Mysterio'. I just really wanted to get that one covered before my foray into S10 of the new series, so that I could feel 'caught up', per se. Now, I had honestly also hoped this episode would be out before the new Doctor Who episode aired (and recorded it before then, as you'll be able to tell when I talk about it coming up), but pesky technical issues and Life Stuff slowed things down a few days, so it is a teeny bit late (speaking of which, I had to use a temporary different recording set-up, so there were a few teeny sound issues, but probably not enough for anyone to really notice). Oh well.

Anyway, again in this episode is my long overdue review of the Christmas special, as well as talk about anything from my squee about the return of Rona Munro and the Mondasian Cybermen from the Classic series, to the upcoming Atlanta Doctor Who convention Wholanta, to Bill being our first incontrovertibly gay companion on the televised series (so, yeah, not including my beloved Izzy Sinclair from the DWM comics who was also a lesbian, of course), to my great love of the superhero and comics genre, to Nice Guys (tm) and Sexy Lamps, etc.

So, yeah, 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 24 -- The Ghost of Love and Wishes: The Return of Doctor Mysterio

 

Table of Contents:

0:00:00 - Opening and Welcome
0:03:59 - Happy Fandom Time
0:10:51 - Discussion of "The Return of Doctor Mysterio"
0:51:26 - 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: terminusep024_returnofdoctormysterio.mp3
Category:regular_ep_review -- posted at: 3:57pm PDT
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