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    The Televerse #210- Party Animals with Caroline Siede

    This week, Caroline Siede of The A.V. Club and Debating Doctor Who joins Kate on the podcast to break down a comedy-heavy week in TV. First we talk comedies, including a preview of The League season seven and You’re the Worst season two, fun episodes of Key & Peele, Playing House, and Difficult People, and […] More

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    Anderson #1 Sends the Psychic Judge Out of Her Comfort Zone

    Anderson:Psi-Division #1 Written by Matt Smith Art by Carl Critchlow Published by IDW In her solo debut for IDW, writer Matt Smith takes psychic judge Cassandra Anderson out of familiar territory to catch some robbers that have taken an old map of the Cursed Earth from a museum in Mega City One and most definitely have […] More

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    Doctor Who 2013 Christmas Special, “The Time of the Doctor” a disappointing, frustrating mess

    Doctor Who Christmas Special promo imageIn short, “The Time of the Doctor” features a plot that, while it is easy (on the Moffat scale) to follow, almost immediately fails the, “But why?” test. Why does the fleet understand what “Doctor who?” means? Because the plot needs them to. Why doesn’t the Doctor take the townspeople out of harm’s way with the TARDIS? Because. Why do the Doctor and Clara need to be naked, for that matter? Because. The answers we finally get to lingering questions aren’t satisfying, the promising new character of Tasha Lem is a pretty straightforward copy of River Song, and the gender politics are terrible (and in this reviewer’s opinion, destructive). The Doctor may have some fantastic scenes, including the final moments with Clara before his regeneration, but he treats her terribly and she doesn’t for a moment stand up for herself. After the wonderful “The Day of the Doctor”, this final story for the Eleventh Doctor is a significant disappointment, highlighting all of the most problematic elements of his tenure. More

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    Ghosts of Doctor Who Christmas Podcasts Past

    Season’s Greetings from all of us here at Sound on Sight. For your listening pleasure, as we wait for “The Time of the Doctor” later this week, we thought we’d ride some Yuletide coattails and rebroadcast all our past Doctor Who Christmas Special Podcasts. Happy Holidays, Y’all. Mind the hoof prints. “The Christmas Invasion” & […] More

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    Doctor Who Podcast Episode 60: Sound on Sight’s Ultimate Doctor Who Companion Countdown; Part Two

    We’re still celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who here on Sound on Sight with part two of our very own MMORPG, (that’s a Massive & Magnificent Online Remarkable Podcast Gathering) a series of podcasts with ten of our favourite Whovians. Our companions for today as we continue our Ultimate and Definitive Companion Countdown are […] More

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    Doctor Who Profile: The Eleventh Doctor

    The Eleventh Doctor is whimsical and energetic, but also brooding and manipulative. His number one rule for his Companions is that the Doctor always lies, which takes the sneakiness and deceitfulness the Seventh Doctor to another level. Though he initially feels out of place with humans, not understanding basic elements of social interactions, the Eleventh Doctor eventually becomes downright domestic (in his way) with River and, after his relationship with her progresses and she heads to the Library, he becomes quite leery in his interactions with his female allies and Companions. He’s impatient and easily bored, struggling to sit still at any given moment while valuing stability for his Companions in a way he hasn’t previously and traveling with Companions who have (comparatively) normal home lives separate from their multiple-story adventures with him. More

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    Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, “The Day of the Doctor” a beautiful, fitting tribute

    Doctor Who may be an international phenomenon, but when it comes to specials, particularly multi-Doctor specials, it doesn’t have the best track record. The Three Doctors (1972-73) , which kicked off the 10th season of the show, is fun, but lacks any significant emotional punch. The Five Doctors (1983), the 20th anniversary special, is a bit of a lark but it not only fails to live up to its title (the Fourth Doctor only barely appears, in one looped clip), it wastes most of its special guest stars. Then there’s The Two Doctors (1985), which doesn’t carry the extra burden of being an anniversary special but still fails to leave much of an impression, despite being an entertaining outing. Throw in the modern series’ spotty history with Christmas and Gap Year specials and current showrunner Steven Moffat’s season seven struggles with pacing, payoffs, and character and “The Day of the Doctor” looked to have a lot riding against it, despite the much-touted return of Tenth Doctor David Tennant and Billie Piper, who played fan-favorite Companion Rose Tyler. Fortunately with “The Day of the Doctor”, all of these fears are proven to be unfounded, as Moffat and director Nick Hurran deliver an exciting, emotional special. More

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    Plausibility and Doctor Who, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Nonsense

    In the last five years of Doctor Who, the Daleks have pulled the Earth out of its orbit and dragged it across the galaxy. The Doctor has witnessed the end of the universe, pulled into nonexistence by the explosion of his TARDIS, and saved only by a bold and completely ludicrous plot to reboot everything with a “Big Bang 2.0.”. The Doctor has survived his own death, despite it being a fixed point in time. He has romanced a woman who he cradled in his arms during her infancy, befriended his future mother-in-law when she was a child, and been saved from a villain infecting his entire timeline by a pretty girl willing to do the same. Doctor Who is, to put it gently, completely nuts, a ludicrous hour of television that bends suspension of disbelief until it begs to break. More

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    Watch two new trailers for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode ‘The Day of The Doctor’

    One of the longest-running science fiction shows has been the British television series Doctor Who. Beginning in 1963, the show has spanned over 30 seasons, with numerous changes to its cast along the way, including eleven incarnations of its lead character. With the show’s 50 year anniversary coming up this month, many were interested in […] More

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