Longtime Doctor Who podcaster Chip Sudderth (Two-minute Time Lord) and essayist-podcaster Alyssa Franke (WhovianFeminism on Tumblr and Twitter) join forces for Doctor Who-related interviews, reviews and all the news that marked This Week in Time Travel.

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A Convention in Space and Time

Connecting with friends, seeing the cast and diving deep into geekery: that’s what a Doctor Who convention is all about! Chip, Alyssa and Rachel compare notes about their Long Island Who experiences, and then bound into the news of Jodie Whittaker’s costume and the first look at “Twice Upon a Time.”

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke with Rachel Donner


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Why Does Chip Hate Christmas (and Joy)?

Alyssa has (supposedly) abandoned Chip. Just like Matt Smith in “The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe” and “The Snowmen,” Chip brings in some special help to fulfill the Christmas Masterplan: Deb Stanish, moderator of Verity! Plus, Toby Hadoke remembers groundbreaking classic director Paddy Russell.

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke with Toby Hadoke and Deborah Stanish


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Happy Who-lloween!

Don’t blink, don’t drink the water and — hey, who turned out the lights? We’re getting spooOOOoookky on this special Halloween edition of This Week in Time Travel, going over the episodes, monsters and tropes that chill and thrill us.

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke with Rachel Donner


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Four’s Company

Is four a crowd? Could Sunday night’s surprise announcement mean the return of a fully-fledged TARDIS team? Or is Chris Chibnall up to something more tricksy? Plus: the Christmas Masterplan marches on. It’s time to discuss The End of Time and A Christmas Carol with Reality Bomb’s Graeme Burk.

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke with Graeme Burk


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Christmas Cheer in Short Supply

It’s Christmas on the doomed Titanic, and somewhere in Victorian times, Cybermen are trying to crush our Christmas Cheer. We look back on our companion-less Christmas specials “Voyage of the Damned” and “The Next Doctor,” plus take a sneak peek into the past, present and future of…Shada!

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke with Graeme Burk


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The Christmas Runaway Bride Invasion

The Christmas Masterplan is underway! Join Chip, Rachel, and our guest Kathleen Schowalter as we begin a trek through all the Christmas specials through Peter Capaldi’s last episode. Say hello to the Tenth Doctor for the first time (sort of) and Donna Noble (also sort of)!

Chip Sudderth and Rachel Donner with Kathleen Schowalter


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Hat-flips, Spoons and Deviousness

Thirty years ago, Sylvester McCoy rolled out of a curly-haired wig to become the last Classic Doctor! We take advantage of the anniversary to talk about his strongest stories and his place in the Doctor Who firmament. Plus a preview of Reality Bomb’s upcoming podcast of their live show in New York and we talk about our Christmas Masterplan!

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke


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Shall We Play a Game?

We’re talking about the new Doctor Who Fluxx card game with Looney Labs co-founder Andrew Looney! Plus: your responses to last week’s “My Doctor Is…” question and a Dramatic Synopsis Reading!

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke with Andrew Looney


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“MY Doctor is…”

These three words mean arguments and strife! What makes The Doctor, well, The Doctor? Are there portrayals or characteristics that are just plain “unDoctorish”? How little will you be surprised by who Alyssa and Chip pick as “their” Doctors? What essential adjectives do they use when completing the phrase, “My Doctor is _”? And, finally, how do you complete the phrase? Share it with us on Twitter (@drwhothisweek) or Facebook with the hashtag #MyDoctorIs!

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke


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Thrice Upon a Director

Director Rachel Talalay has directed every Peter Capaldi-era series finale, and is in post-production on his swan song, Christmas’s “Twice Upon a Time.” We’re thrilled to talk to her about her experiences behind the camera, her work with Steven Moffat and Capaldi, her outreach to female fans and the state of the film and TV industries for women. Please join us!

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke with Rachel Talalay


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Conventional Wisdom

No matter how connected fans become online, there’s no substitute for gathering in person. We’re joined by con-runner Ken Deep of Long Island Who as we find out what it took to start a new Doctor Who convention. Chip and Alyssa also talk about the care and feeding of guests, cosplayers, panelists and other fans.

Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke with Ken Deep


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