Doctor Who Flashcast

Hosted by Jason Snell, Erika Ensign, and Chip Sudderth

Jason Snell, Erika Ensign, and Chip Sudderth have a post-episode discussion of “Doctor Who” that’s always bigger on the inside.

Latest Episode: May 24, 2024

79 “73 Yards” (S1E5)

A spooky story told around a campfire, involving the adventures of Ruby Sunday and the mystery of the woman standing 66.66666667 meters away from her at all times. Vibes! We’re here for the vibes.

Previous Episodes

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    May 19, 2024
    78 “Boom” (S1E4)

    Former showrunner Steven Moffat joins the new-new-series party with an episode set almost entirely in a bomb crater. The Doctor can’t move, and can’t emote too much, but he can still attempt to control the world around him. We talk about Moffat’s return, the importance of getting Ruby up to speed as a companion, and much more!

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    May 13, 2024
    77 “The Devil’s Chord” (S1E3)

    Jinkx Monsoon stars in an episode where an otherworldly force beyond the Doctor’s abilities manages to steal all music and potentially set off a human apocalypse. Oh, also the Beatles are there—but they don’t really matter. And there’s a musical number at the end—but it doesn’t really matter, either. These are the problems.

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    May 11, 2024
    76 “Space Babies” (S1E2)

    “Doctor Who” regnerates for a whole new first season on Disney+. Russell T Davies has a plan to welcome new audiences, but do his showrunner machinations balance out with the narrative elements of this episode? Chip and Jason consider what RTD’s up to, why he’s doing it, what works, and what doesn’t.

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    December 25, 2023 2023 Special 4
    75 “The Church on Ruby Road” (S1E1)

    Merry Christmas! The Ncuti Gatwa era begins! We judge this episode as a Christmas special, as a Doctor introduction, as a jumping-on point for new viewers, and as the last new “Doctor Who” we’ll see until May.

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    December 10, 2023 2023 Special 3
    74 “The Giggle”

    What Russell wants, Russell gets! We say goodbye to David Tennant and hello to Ncuti Gatwa and also hi-how-are-you to Neil Patrick Harris! Is the Toymaker living in an original Star Trek episode? It’s the end of the 60th anniversary celebration, but the moment has been prepared for. Special guest Annette Wierstra joins Jason and Chip to break it all down.

    See you in two weeks for the Christmas special with a lightly-used new Doctor!

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    December 3, 2023 2023 Special 2
    73 “Wild Blue Yonder”

    Off we go for a discussion of rusty robots, long spaceships, creepy doubles, the merits of a U-shaped season, the two kinds of Russell T. Davies scripts, and our love of Bernard Cribbins!

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    November 26, 2023 2023 Special 1
    72 “The Star Beast”

    “Doctor Who” is back and your Doctor Who Flashcast returns too, regenerated and rejuvenated. Jason, Erika and Chip discuss Russell T. Davies return to the series, the tricky balance of creating a 60th anniversary reunion show that plays the hits, while also starting production on a whole new era of “Doctor Who.” We’re so excited that it’s back that we talked for a long time!

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    October 23, 2022
    71 “The Power of the Doctor”

    It’s the end! We break down the end of the Jodie Whittaker/Mandip Gill/Chris Chibnall era. The plot left us mostly cold, but the emotional beats and fan service kept us very warm indeed. And who’s this new Doctor, anyway?

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    April 17, 2022
    70 “Legend of the Sea Devils” (2022 Easter Episode)

    If it feels like a regular episode, can it be called a special? In any event, the 2022 Easter Special of Doctor Who has arrived. Pirates! Sea Devils! Plot machinations! Interpersonal relationship… developments? It’s the last stop before the final episode of the Chibnall/Whitaker era, and we’ll spend a lot of time wondering (again) how today’s Doctor Who might not be like tomorrow’s Doctor Who.

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    January 1, 2022
    69 “Eve of the Daleks” (2022 New Year’s Special)

    It’s a time loop with killer robots with stupid names! We give our quick reactions to this year’s festive “Doctor Who” special, which features time loops and Daleks and comic relief and a little bit of set-up for the remainder of the Chibnall era. Happy New Year, everyone!

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