This Week in Time Travel
Hosted by Chip Sudderth and Alyssa Franke
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.
One week out from Gallifrey One, it’s time to take stock of what we saw at the family reunion. We bid farewell to an iconic carpet and take one last look at a convention every Doctor Who fan should experience at least once. We catch up with Jody Houser and Rachael Stott for more about their Thirteenth Doctor comic, and then we wrap things up with an important announcement.
February 6, 2019 A former skeptic’s guide to Big Finish audio drama
86 How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Big Finish
There’s no better guide to the worlds of Big Finish productions of Doctor Who and other great properties than a former skeptic about audio drama. We welcome Radio Free Skaro’s Warren Frey as we take a criminally overdue deep dive into Doctor Who for the ears instead of the eyes.
January 28, 2019 Gallifrey One convention geekery
85 Extended Fam
We beg your indulgence, but this podcast is 100% about Alyssa, Chip, and Rachel geeking out about the upcoming Gallifrey One convention. If you don’t have a ticket, well, we regret that it’s sold out and encourage you to come back next week for our Big Finish episode. Coming to Gally? We’ll preview some of our panels, give advice for newcomers, and relax our broadcast standards for one very important F-bomb. Sorry, canon-obsessed fanboys: “It’s never f—-ing Susan!”
January 21, 2019 Segun Akinola’s Series 11 music
84 Segun’s Genesis
Shannon Dohar, friend of TWiTT, co-host of the Deeper Cuts album review podcast, and frequent Reality Bomb contributor, flexes her musical muscles and discusses with us Segun Akinola’s music from Episode 1 to the New Year’s Special. What makes him the right composer for today’s Doctor Who, and how hard was it to make the transition from 10 seasons of Murray Gold? Regenerations can be challenging—but this new soundscape is worthy of celebration….
January 15, 2019 Academic Fandom revisited; Gallifrey One Academic Track preview
83 Scholars of Time and Space
A bite-sized episode revisits academic fandom with a look at the dedicated programming track at this year’s Gallifrey One convention. Organizers Joy Piedmont and Paul Booth take us through what it means to look at Doctor Who through a scholarly lens.
January 8, 2019 Titan’s 13th Doctor comics series reviewed
82 Panels Discussion
The TV series may be over for now, but we can still see Team TARDIS in action! We’re three issues into Jody Houser’s and Rachael Stott’s Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor from Titan Comics. Chip and Alyssa dive in to this delightful and faithful adaptation while catching up with the news of the week and arguing over whether Chip can will a meme into existence. (Alyssa: “It would have to be a better meme.”)
January 1, 2019 “Resolution” reviewed
81 Chekhov’s Combo Oven
Yup, it was the Daleks all right. If we consider this the proper end of Series 11, then it absolutely ended with a bang. Jodie Whittaker’s first standoff with the pepper pots is properly epic, but Alyssa and Chip wrestle with some of the lingering issues with the season…
December 19, 2018 Series 11: What worked? What didn’t? What next?
80 After the Glass Ceiling
That’s a wrap for 2018, This Week in Time Travel, and Series 11! Rachel Donner and Riley Silverman join us to sort out the brilliant and the tragic, the groundbreaking and the played-too-safe. Find out where we stand and what we’re looking forward to in Series 12, and tune in again when we return for the New Year’s special!
December 9, 2018 “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” reviewed
79 The Battle of Awkwardly Long Name
Bang, whimper, or something in between? Did you guess right about, “I know that voice”? (You probably did.) Which characters got to tie off a satisfying arc, and which characters have yet to launch one? Alyssa and Chip tackle the good and the meh about “The Battle of Rask—”…hang on, “The Battle of Barsoom—”…wait, that’s not right…
December 2, 2018 “It Takes You Away” reviewed
78 Mirror, Mirror
One froggy universe, two grieving husbands, one mystery woodland menace, a kajillion moths, and one question from Alyssa: who’s allowed to be selfish in grief?
November 25, 2018 “The Witchfinders” reviewed
77 Ugly Roots
Zombies? Check. Sci-fi prison? Check. Historical figure? Check. Prestige casting? Check. Commentary on the human condition, drawing analogies to our current crisis of confidence in ourselves and our tendency to blame and persecute the other in response? Check. Houdini reference? Check. “The Witchfinders” tried to cover all the bases. Let’s see if it succeeded.