Erika and Steven continue to work their way through “The Web of Fear”. The Doctor is missing; Anne Travers continues to be awesome; a Welshman is stereotypical; and Steven nearly chokes on popcorn—or on a bad Canadian joke.
Steven and Erika forge ahead with more Doctor Who and learn they’re much peppier when they record earlier in the evening. Hope you’re ready for lots of laughter and at least one great big tangent.
Erika and Steven wish you a happy Labour Day! As is our wont, we bring you some classic Doctor Who goodness on this long weekend. What better way to celebrate than to finish off a story we both enjoy? While we do have a couple lingering questions about “The Enemy of the World”, we’re quite satisfied by the end.
Steven and Erika bring you greetings from Worldcon 76 in San Jose, California, where it’s time for some hotel-based Doctor Who viewing. Because we know how to party at a con.
Erika and Steven wish you all a happy Heritage Festival weekend and celebrate the occasion with an episode of “The Enemy of the World”. From Hungary to Mexico to Fiji to Australia, this one is all over the map!
Steven and Erika get back to Doctor Who with a story they’ve both seen several times (including quite recently). This doesn’t faze them a bit, as they both still very much enjoy it.
Erika just wishes she had remembered to mention the groovy wallpaper in Astrid’s bungalow.
Erika and Steven finish off Canada Day by finishing off “The Ice Warriors”. It had its ups and downs, but in the end they agree it’s a pretty good story.
Steven and Erika keep trucking along though the ice. To her delight, Erika finds the voices are much much better when there are moving creatures to pair them with. Steven talks about Pink Floyd — and even manages to make it relevant.
…ahem… TWO - THREE
Erika and Steven continue the Canada Day festivities with more Doctor Who. However, Erika isn’t feeling very festive, due to the vocal performances of some of the actors in this story. Why does it have to be a SIX-parter?
…or should we say “THE ICE WARRIORS ONE” to match the opening credits?
We should definitely say Happy Canada Day! As per tradition, Steven and Erika spend part of their national holiday watching this show (created by a Canadian!) and podcasting about it.
There’s an awful lot to say about this episode! From incidental music to Victoria headcanon to a surprising amount of talk about Mark Gatiss’ stories, but there’s still time to squeeze in the official Canada Day-Doctor Who theme song!
Erika and Steven finish off their first shelf of Doctor Who! Erika (amid coughing) develops some potential headcanon for Victoria’s character development. Summer colds are the worst.
Steven and Erika continue their trek through the mountains. Erika continues to discover Victoria’s cleverness. Steven repeats himself. (It was bound to happen eventually. Please forgive him.)
Erika and Steven continue unraveling the mysteries in the monastery, which is important because Victoria doesn’t like mysteries. (You go, girl! Solve that sh*t!)
Steven and Erika get back to the mountains (and argue about which mountains are better) for some more sweet Yeti action. There’s also some yammering about missing episodes, Twitch, royals, a local art installation, and a bunch of vagueness about forthcoming podcast projects.
Erika and Steven are back at it and ready to celebrate the Victoria Day long weekend in style—1960s Doctor Who style, that is!
Steven and Erika say hello from a Calgary hotel as they plow through the entirety of this iconic story, but perhaps not for the reason you think.
Erika and Steven are back! And we’ve finished season 4 of Doctor Who. Since we’ve been gone so long and want to make up for it, we bring you our longest episode yet! (Ok, that’s not really why. We just have a LOT to say about this excellent and momentous story!)
Steven convinces Erika to (try to) stay up for one more episode of Doctor Who. Perhaps not the wisest idea, as we had to stop and rewind twice to catch poor Erika up after drifting off. Birthdays, man. Whaddaya gonna do?
Erika and Steven celebrate Steven’s birthday in the most appropriate way possible—watching Doctor Who and then talking about it on a podcast. And there’s quite a lot to dig into in these two episodes.
Steven and Erika didn’t want to stop at just one Doctor Who episode tonight. So on we go (or back we go) to 1866!
Erika and Steven dive into another unfamiliar-to-Erika Doctor Who story, which delights her to no end. Mystery and clues and detecting and Daleks—what more could you ask for? NONE MORE, that’s what.
Steven and Erika finish off “The Faceless Ones” (and thus, Ben and Polly’s tenure on Doctor Who) in one fell swoop. It may not be the best goodbye, but at least they get one—and it’s after a delightful story, so all in all, could be worse.
Erika and Steven watch a couple more exciting-and-“new” episodes of Doctor Who. The second Doctor is very second Doctorey! Jamie and the Doctor start pairing off! Not enough Polly and Ben! And, most important of all, a truly, truly terrible hat.
Steven and Erika watch the closest thing Erika has found to truly new-to-her Who yet. With virtually no knowledge of what’s to come, this story takes on an extra layer of excitement!
Erika and Steven ring out 2017 ON THE PODCAST! What better way to spend the dying hours of a year than with a delightful Doctor Who story about giant, authoritarian crabs? We couldn’t think of one. So here we are.
Steven and Erika finish off 1967’s “The Moonbase” and chat a bit about Cyber-continuity. Erika also has headcanon regarding coffee trays in space.
Erika and Steven celebrate Boxing Day with some more of “The Moonbase”. THIS is where Polly’s awesomeness comes to the fore! And Erika remembers to say some stuff she forgot last time. Better late than never!
Steven and Erika roll right along into episode 2 because Erika doesn’t want to have to wait any longer to see real moving pictures—and moving sets! Not to mention a buncha sweet “science” and delicious technobabble!
Erika and Steven celebrate Christmas Eve by watching the first episode of the second Cybermen story—the animated version, anyway. Beware the Phantom Piper!
Steven and Erika finish off what is one of the weirdest stories in the history of Doctor Who. Erika isn’t quite sure what she just saw or if she liked it overall, but man oh man, what a ride!
When we started this podcast, some people worried we’d hit the recons in the 1st and 2nd Doctors’ eras, get demoralized, and give up. I think we have proved that’s not the case. NOTHING IN THE WORLD CAN STOP US NOW!
Erika and Steven watch MOVING PICTURES OF PATRICK TROUGHTON. That’s the most important thing right now, really.
Steven and Erika watch the official BBC recon of “The Underwater Menace” Episode 1 together—and it’s the first time for us both! (Though Steven has seen another recon previously.) Togetherness at last!
Erika and Steven stay up late to finish off “The Highlanders”, the story that introduces us to future-companion Jamie McCrimmon…but doesn’t really do anything else with him.
Oh yeah, and we finally remember to acknowledge hitting 100 episodes!
Steven and Erika laugh it up over Episode Two of “The Highlanders”. Troughton is really coming into his own!
And we were too lazy to keep track and notice that this was our 100th episode, so the celebration is entirely here in the show notes. Happy 100th ep, everyone! Confetti! Party poppers! Silly hats! Especially silly hats.
Erika and Steven dig into the last proper historical for a very long time. No moving pictures, but this ep moves along just fine!
Steven and Erika reach the end of the second Doctor’s first serial. And what a grisly end it is! People think Who is dark these days? Sheeeeesh.
Erika and Steven take a few moments to talk about their new project on the TeeVee feed: a Lazy Doctor Who spinoff podcast covering every episode of The Prisoner. You (at least some of you) asked for it, so here you go! Please enjoy In the Village.
And then we talk about creepy Daleks and creepy rebels and awesome Polly and the Doctor.
Steven and Erika reach what may be the best single Dalek episode ever—at least, according to Erika.
Erika and Steven are making Patrick Troughton’s first Doctor Who story last. It’s one episode at a time for us these days! Savor the goodness!
Steven and Erika continue watching the reconstruction of Patrick Troughton’s first Doctor Who story. And go on a brief (but sorta kinda related) tangent about Total Party Kill.
Erika and Steven tread into bold new territory: the Patrick Troughton era of Doctor Who!
Steven and Erika are joined by a couch interloper! Annette Wierstra provides a slightly new-Whoish perspective on this, the origin of the Cybermen. We also chat about the series 10 finale and the trailer for the 2017 Christmas special.
It’s a truly momentous episode. We have completed the William Hartnell era, and the timing is perfect to tie in with the current series. Just…wow.
Erika and Steven finish off 1966’s “The Smugglers”, go on quite a tangent about the characterization of the Doctor over the years, celebrate the naming of Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor, and finish up by teasing our next episode that will be a little different. We also use this very episode of the podcast itself (in the future! — our future, your present) to coerce help from next episode’s special guest. We hope.
Steven and Erika try to power through the last two eps of this Doctor Who story from 1966. Erika fights valiantly to stay awake and mostly succeeds. Blame the travel schedule more than the episode. It’s still fun Who!
Erika and Steven watch some more reconstructed Doctor Who and squee mightily over the fabness of Ben and Polly.
After a longish break (to mourn Dodo?), Steven and Erika are back in the classic saddle and have finished off season 3 of Doctor Who.
Erika and Steven say a sad farewell to Dodo, whose send-off is kinda appropriately pants. Poor Dodo. But hey, there’a new companion duo ready and willing to take her place, starting in the very next scene!
Steven and Erika jump right into the swingin’ 60s. Computers! Connecting! To each other! The Inferno night club! Sad sailors and sexy secretaries! This Doctor Who episode has it all.
Erika pushes through a migraine so she and Steven can finish off Steven (Taylor)’s final story. They are So Sad to see him go. They also marvel at the crucial turning point this story presents for the Doctor as a character. “The Savages” is a hidden gem! (We hope!)
Steven and Erika continue to mightily enjoy their anniversary weekend and Doctor Who from 1966. “The Savages” elicits some powerful observations, and we’re only halfway through!
Also, Erika is very sorry for burping during the podcast. :/
Erika and Steven celebrate their anniversary weekend in Calgary by watching reconstructed Doctor Who from 1966 in their hotel room. As is right and proper.
Steven and Erika finish “The Gunfighters” from 1966…4 days ago. This is the second podcast they’ve recorded about it. But it’s the only one that still exists.
Erika and Steven continue watching 1966’s “The Gunfighters”, and finally suss out what’s going on with Dodo. Oh yeah, and there’s whiskey involved.
Steven and Erika haven’t podcasted together since last year! But they’re back to classic Doctor Who with the musical, comic romp that is 1966’s “The Gunfighters”.
Erika and Steven complete their frolic through the 2005 series of Doctor Who. It’s a strong finish for RTD’s “first album”. So that means the foreseeable future will be all classic-Who all the time. Probably.
Steven and Erika are flying high…literally! This LDW ep is an experiment from 30,000 feet. We hope you are all having a wonderful Doctor Who Day!
Erika and Steven wash their hands of the final episode of this Doctor Who serial from 1966. The boardgame thing is fun, but the “stupid ball” is back in play in a big way.
Steven and Erika do a rare mid-week episode, having watched a couple of Doctor Who eps from 1966. No more creepy clowns, but creepy dolls and infuriating nonsense! Oh, and more racism! SIGH…
Erika and Steven move right along to Doctor Who’s next story from 1966. It’s…less(?) racist than some others. Yay? It’s also full of fun and games…and creepy clowns. Yay?
Steven and Erika finish off the second half of this story (which is really two stories in one) from 1966. Steven is surprised at Erika’s reaction to the next story!
Erika and Steven had so much fun talking about “The Massacre”, they decide to toddle along to the first couple eps of the next Doctor Who story from 1966.
Between these stories, we’ve developed quite the headcanon revolving around Steven and Dodo. Is Steven Dodo’s great-grandfather? Is Dodo high as a kite on LSD? Listen and see if we can convince you!
It’s been a super-rough week in the real world, so Steven and Erika decide to escape into a little 1966 Doctor Who. Erika continues to enjoy this story quite a bit! (Though she does descend into fearful worry at one point. Steven gamely keeps her on track with the delights of the Doctor and Co.)
Steven and Erika are back at long last! The month-of-sports (October) is over, and that means there’s more time for Doctor Who. They jump back in with another episode from 2005. Series 1 is almost over!
Erika and Steven try to build some momentum by diving into the next Doctor Who story from 1966. They’re both surprised by Erika’s strong reaction! Talking in rooms! It’s the best!
Steven and Erika finally finish off this epic Doctor Who story, and are utterly depressed when it’s all over. Happily, the talk turns to animated stories, conventions, and juice boxes before the end, so it’s not all doom and gloom from 1966.
Erika and Steven enjoy another moving-pictures episode of this long serial from 1966. Not a lot happens, but we can see it happening! So that’s neat and stuff.
Steven and Erika celebrate New Year’s Eve, 1966 in style! With cricket and a volcano and ancient Egypt! Oh, and a dash of a Meddling Monk and a side of time-travelling Daleks. Never a dull moment in Doctor Who!
Erika and Steven wish a happy Christmas to all of you at home!
Steven and Erika watch a couple more Doctor Who episodes from 1965. Then Erika waxes poetic about a Labyrinth-Doctor Who connection that blew her mind. And there may even be some more Lazy Doctor Who coming this evening, as it’s the start of a holiday weekend!
This story is really great, you guys.
Erika and Steven continue making their way through this serial from 1965. This time, Erika has had wine. Which, it turns out, is not a recommended accompaniment to reconstructed Doctor Who.
Steven and Erika are back to watching classic Doctor Who from 1965. Erika is high as a kite on codeine, Steven is full of info about missing episodes, and they’re both excited to see moving pictures!
Erika and Steven time-travel to 2005 once again to talk about the genesis of Captain Jack and oh-so-much dancing. It’s Steven Moffat’s debut with Who!
Erika and Steven had Quite A Day. And what better way to celebrate A Day than to watch some reconstructed classic Doctor Who from 1965? We certainly can’t think of one?
Erika is Rather Overwhelmed.
Steven and Erika bid a fond farewell to Vicki, aka Cressida in this final (reconstructed) episode of Doctor Who’s “The Myth Makers” from 1965. They’re exhausted and full of food after attending Edmonton’s Heritage Festival, but they manage to muddle through a podcast recording anyway.
Steven and Erika interrupt your regularly unscheduled classic Doctor Who with another dash of series 1 new-Who. This time it’s Paul Cornell’s Father’s Day. So Many Feels!
We also plug one of our other efforts: Uncanny Magazine, which is running its Year Three Kickstarter!
Erika and Steven continue watching the reconstruction of Doctor Who’s “The Myth Makers” from 1965. Erika is disappointed to learn it’s only a 4-parter, and there’s only one episode left.
Is it time for Steven and Erika to go out and enjoy the Edmonton sunshine on a beautiful Saturday? Well, yes, by now it is, but 25 minutes ago, no! It was time to watch a reconstruction of a Doctor Who episode from 1965.
The much-vaunted, eagerly-awaited “The Myth Makers” is finally here! Will it live up to the hype? Maybe!
Ok, NOW our Canada Day mini-marathon concludes! Erika and Steven complete the last episode in the Verity Lambert era, the unique-in-many-ways “Mission to the Unknown”.
We watched an animated version of this “Dalek Cutaway” (no, it’s not really called that), which was really fab. Erika felt as much tension watching the animated characters as she has with many live actors. It cooked along and I could tell what was happening!
More observations and some serious reminiscences await in the podcast!
Our Canada Day mini-marathon concludes(?) as Steven and Erika complete Doctor Who’s 1965 serial, “Galaxy 4”. We’re back to a reconstruction, but it’s a good’un.
Our Canada Day mini-marathon continues as Erika and Steven press on with more Doctor Who from 1965. And one episode is actually made up of moving pictures!
Happy Canada Day everyone! Steven and Erika get back to 1965 Doctor Who with the first (mostly non-existent) episode of “Galaxy Four”. A Canada Day mini-marathon has apparently become a tradition. We’re good with that.
Erika and Steven jump forward once again to series 1 of “new” Who with “The Long Game”. This story that has a surprising number of parallels with “The Time Meddler”, which they just finished. And both realize they like it more than the remembered!
Steven and Erika complete 1965’s “The Time Meddler”, and thus, season 2 of Doctor Who! It’s time for more monkerey!
Erika and Steven move on to episode 2 of 1965’s “The Time Meddler”. And they do one of the most classic North American-Doctor Who-fan things they’ve ever done: a pledge break!
Steven and Erika do another on-location episode, this time from the very heart of The Incomparable Podcast Network—Jason Snell’s garage. It’s a perfect opportunity to create some content, in this case, episode 1 of 1965’s “The Time Meddler”.
Erika and Steven are popping back to 2005 for some new-Who again. From the comedy Daleks of “The Chase” to something entirely different here. Quite the media whiplash!
Erika and Steven are still in their Calgary hotel room and finished off 1965’s “The Chase”. Erika has feels. Many of them. Perhaps even all of them.
And if you’re wondering what that background noise is at the very end as we say goodbye it’s the ice maker in the fridge of the fancy hotel room.
Steven and Erika record another ep in a hotel room bed after attending Calgary Expo and then watching ep 4 of 1965’s “The Chase”. Erika has words for this episode. Strong, strong words.
Steven and Erika dip into new-Who once again, continuing series 1 from 2005. Farting aliens, anyone? Yeah. Didn’t think so.
Erika and Steven cap off their anniversary celebration with two episodes of 1965’s “The Chase”. This story elicits a split decision thus far.
Steven and Erika continue rolling along with their anniversary celebration. They start watching 1965’s “The Chase”. With wine!
And before they dig into that, they chat about the “Defending the Museum” extra on the DVD of “The Space Museum”. Rob Shearman is both very right and very wrong.
Erika and Steven continue their anniversary celebration by completing “The Space Museum” from 1965. The classic Doctor Who marathon will continue soon…with wine!
Steven and Erika celebrate their anniversary by getting back to classic Doctor Who, continuing “The Space Museum” from 1965.
Erika and Steven watch another new-Who ep from series 1 in 2005. This one feels a bit more like classic Who, which is rather comforting.
Steven and Erika take another brief hiatus from classic Doctor Who to continue with the second episode from 2005’s series 1. Erika is pretty sure this is only the second time she’s seen this story. Steven thinks she had issues.
Erika and Steven dive into the next Doctor Who serial from 1965. Erika declares it NONSENSE! Steven drops some technical knowledge. It’s a real party. Or a real podcast from a couch. You decide.
Steven and Erika finish off “The Crusade” from 1965. Erika has a strong reaction to this story! And sings the praises of her new accountant!
Erika and Steven continue on to the first episode of “The Crusade” from 1965. (Mostly because Steven wants to watch something that’s directed better than “The Web Planet”.)
Steven and Erika finish off the fifth serial of Doctor Who’s second season, “The Web Planet” from 1965. And Erika begs for a return to Vortis in series 10. No, really.
Erika and Steven close out their Superbowl Sunday Doctor Who marathon by continuing (but not quite finishing) “The Web Planet”. If only humans didn’t need sleep, there’d be more coming, but alas, sleep isn’t just for tortoises.
Steven and Erika haven’t had enough Doctor Who yet on this Superbowl Sunday. They move on from a historical to something altogether more out-there. You may find the reaction to it surprising.
Erika and Steven finish off 1965’s “The Romans”. Happily, Erika finds that the last ep is much less objectionable, which is good because she loves loving Doctor Who.
Steven and Erika continue their Superbowl Sunday 1965-Doctor Who viewing party. And Erika discovers “The Romans” isn’t as easy or pleasant to watch as she’d hoped.
Erika and Steven spend Superbowl Sunday watching Doctor Who from 1965. First up is “The Slave Traders”, episode 1 of “The Romans”, where the TARDIS crew decides to relax!
Steven and Erika take their Doctor Who viewing into 1965 with Vicki’s first story. A two-parter means getting through a whole story in one night, which is always fun!
Erika and Steven continue (and complete!) Doctor Who’s second Dalek serial, from 1964.
Steven and Erika get back to classic Doctor Who right away and watch the second Dalek serial, from 1964.
See? We didn’t give up on classic Who! You can relax now.
Yes, really! Erika and Steven watch and discuss the first episode of “new-Who”, “Rose” from 2005.
Why on Earth would we jump ahead 41 years? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out! We like to keep you guessing here at LDW HQ.
But never fear, there’ll be more classic Doctor Who coming at you soon. Or not-soon, depending on how lazy we are. But we’re not giving up on the good old days!
Steven and Erika start season two of classic Doctor Who by watching an entire 3-episode story, “Planet of Giants” from 1964. And yes, Erika is a bit sleepy again.
If you’ve been following along with the serial codes as we’ve listed them on the website, you’ll note the letter I was skipped. That’s because “I” looks too much like the number 1 and could have been confusing. Production code neepery FTW!
Erika and Steven finish off their podcastey New Year’s Eve celebration by watching the final episode of the final story of Doctor Who’s first season (“The Reign of Terror” from 1964). This is the final of the three podcasts for this evening. One podcast ep for each DW ep!
They also ask each other some questions from Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit!
Steven and Erika continue to celebrate New Year’s Eve by watching the final story of Doctor Who’s first season, “The Reign of Terror” from 1964. This is the second of three podcasts for this evening. One podcast ep for each DW ep!
They also read some listener tweets!
Erika and Steven celebrate New Year’s Eve by watching the final story of Doctor Who’s first season, “The Reign of Terror” from 1964. This is the first of three podcasts for this evening. One podcast ep for each DW ep!
They also read some listener letters!
Steven and Erika continue the final story of Doctor Who’s first season, “The Reign of Terror” from 1964. It’s another extra-lazy from-the-couch night!
Erika and Steven start the final story of Doctor Who’s first season, “The Reign of Terror” from 1964. Erika is exceedingly sleepy and a wee bit grumpy, so it’s only one episode tonight!
Steven and Erika are so excited to talk about “The Sensorites” from 1964, they decide to watch the last two episodes and record a second podcast in the same night!
If you didn’t get the ep with parts 1-4, check your podcatcher app and make sure it’s set to download more than just the one most recent episode from our feed. You never know, this could happen again!
Erika and Steven move on to the next Doctor Who serial from 1964, “The Sensorites”. It’s much more to Erika’s taste than “The Aztecs” was, and they both spend quite a bit of time exclaiming over all the bits they enjoy. There are many!
Steven and Erika finish off the sixth serial of Doctor Who, parts 3 and 4 of “The Aztecs” from 1964.
Erika and Steven are back home in Edmonton and back to watching Doctor Who. Picking up where they left off in London, it’s episode 2 of “The Aztecs” from 1964.
Steven and Erika are in LONDON! So of course, they watch some Doctor Who from 1964. This is an extra-lazy from-the-hotel-bed recording so Erika didn’t have to hold up her head while recording. Again. Hey, walking around London (and Cardiff) is tiring!
Erika is very sleepy because Steven wanted to watch all of the final three episodes of “The Keys of Marinus”, from 1964. This is an extra-lazy from-the-couch recording so Erika didn’t have to hold up her head while recording. Now that’s lazy!
Steven and Erika are finally healthy enough to get back to podcasting about “The Keys of Marinus”, from 1964. They’re both still hoarse due to a bout of whooping cough, but they soldier on through talking about two episodes.
Erika and Steven finally get around to starting the next Doctor Who serial, “The Keys of Marinus”, from 1964. Steven has a terrible cough, and Erika is high on Tylenol 3 after some painful dental work. It’s rambly fun!
Steven and Erika decide to, in one fell swoop, finish off the reconstruction of Doctor Who’s fourth serial, “Marco Polo”, from 1964. How did Erika fare in consuming so much recon in one sitting? Listen and see!
Erika and Steven finally get back to watching the reconstruction of Doctor Who’s fourth serial, “Marco Polo”, from 1964. Warning: there’s more singing in this episode.
Steven and Erika celebrate Canada Day in style—by watching Erika’s (almost) first proper recon! It’s “The Roof of the World”, the first episode of Doctor Who’s fourth serial, “Marco Polo”, from 1964. They also explain a bit about why Doctor Who has missing episodes and what a “reconstruction” is. Learning is fun!
Erika and Steven continue Erika’s birthday weekend celebration by watching Doctor Who with Erika’s parents (who do not appear on the podcast, sadly). The story in question is the show’s third serial, “The Edge of Destruction”, from 1964.
Steven and Erika talk about the seventh (and final) episode of “The Daleks”, Doctor Who’s second serial, from 1964.
Steven and Erika record another podcast on the couch. They talk about the fifth and sixth episodes of “The Daleks”, Doctor Who’s second serial, from 1964.
Erika and Steven record a podcast on location! Well, if the couch counts as a “location”. They talk about the fourth episode of “The Daleks”, Doctor Who’s second serial, from 1964.
Erika and Steven discuss the third episode of “The Daleks”, Doctor Who’s second serial, from 1964.
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Steven and Erika record a podcast on location! They talk about the first two episodes of “The Daleks”, Doctor Who’s second serial, from 1964.
Erika and Steven discuss the final three episodes of the debut Doctor Who story, “An Unearthly Child”, from 1963.