Steven Schapansky (Radio Free Skaro, The Memory Cheats) and Erika Ensign (Verity!, The Incomparable, Total Party Kill, The Audio Guide to Babylon 5) are married Doctor Who fans (who also co-produce a fiction podcast for Uncanny Magazine). This is a podcast where they watch every Doctor Who story ever made, from start to finish. Each episode is recorded live.

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Doctor Who and the Silurians 6-7

Erika and Steven make it to their goal — completing every Doctor Who episode through “Doctor Who and the Silurians” Episode 7 before the Verity! recording on March 17th. Mission accomplished!

Humanity survives; the Silurians don’t; the Doctor isn’t happy about it. But Erika is happy to be able to take a bit of a break from Lazy Doctor Who to work on some special Incomparable member bonuses. Fear not though! LDW will be back before too long, when the pace will likely be much more sedate.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

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Doctor Who and the Silurians 4-5

Steven and Erika while away their Saturday afternoon with more colourful Doctor Who from 1970. Erika is delighted with one particular scene that displays some impressively modern gender politics and never ever wants Liz Shaw to leave the show. Ever.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


Doctor Who and the Silurians 2-3

Erika and Steven continue to be teased by glimpses of a mysterious cave dweller. What could it be? Before we find out, we discover that the Doctor has the worst license plate ever, but a great relationship with Liz Shaw (who has the greatest wardrobe ever).

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


Doctor Who and the Silurians 1

Steven and Erika record an episode first thing in the morning because they can’t wait to see more colourful Doctor Who. Erika learns the 3rd Doctor is really quite delightful when he’s paired with Liz or the Brig or both.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


Spearhead from Space 4

Erika and Steven finish off the 3rd Doctor’s first story (and what Erika feels is the first real, official episode of the 3rd Doctor — he finally feels very 3rd Doctorey).

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


Spearhead from Space 2-3

Steven and Erika continue to get to know the 3rd Doctor, though not as intimately as the crew apparently got to know him during the filming of that shower scene!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


Spearhead from Space 1

Erika and Steven join the glorious world of colour as they follow Doctor Who into the 1970s. EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT. EVERYTHING.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The War Games 10

Steven and Erika make it to the end. The end of “The War Games”. The end of Patrick Troughton’s Doctor. The end of black and white. The end of 60s Doctor Who.

Moment of silence.

Followed by tears.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The War Games 7-9

Erika and Steven close in on the end of an era. The Chiefs (Security and War) are dead, the fighting has stopped, and the Doctor is on the run again — but will he make it?

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The War Games 5-6

Steven and Erika reach a pivot point in the 2nd Doctor’s final story. The baddies start turning on each other, and the Doctor’s people get a name. Time Lord alert! And of course, there’s a good helping of enthusiasm about the sets, plus a fond farewell to Lady Jennifer.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


The War Games 2-4

Erika and Steven can’t watch just one! So they zip on through three episodes of “The War Games” and wish they had the energy for more. That said, it’s nice to take a break so they can gush and squee and exclaim with glee for many minutes about this story — whee!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

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