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Doctor Who S10E2 Review: "Smile"

🙂 The Doctor and Bill just pop out for a moment while the kettle is boiling to explore a future space colony with no people, lots of robots, emojis for communication, and a deadly secret. Did the episode’s scant plot (and abrupt solution) matter, given the strong dialogue and characterization? Grab a cuppa and join Jason and special guest James Thomson as we break the episode down into its constituent parts and use it as fertilizer in a beautiful garden.

Jason Snell with James Thomson

TeeVee 239

Doctor Who S10E1 Review: "The Pilot"

Doctor Who is back! And we’re here to break down the season premiere, in which we meet Bill Potts, the newest companion. How is her entry into the TARDIS different from other companions? What are the Doctor and Nardole up to? Why should we be afraid of puddles? We break it all down.

Jason Snell with Alyssa Franke

Lazy Doctor Who 87

The War Machines 2

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!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 86

The War Machines 1

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 85

The Savages 3-4

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!)

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 84

The Savages 2

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 83

The Savages 1

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 82

The Gunfighters 4

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 81

The Gunfighters 2-3

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 80

The Gunfighters 1

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

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Doctor Who review: "The Return of Doctor Mysterio"

After a year’s absence, “Doctor Who” returns with a new Christmas special. This is a very Doctor Who take on superheroes, with fun and farce and baby monitors and brains with eyes along the way. Recorded on Christmas night as is our tradition, this is our snap-judgments take on this annual tradition.

Jason Snell with David J. Loehr and James Thomson

Lazy Doctor Who 79

Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 78

Doctor Who Day 2016

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 77

The Celestial Toymaker 4

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 76

The Celestial Toymaker 2-3

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 75

The Celestial Toymaker 1

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?

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 74

The Ark 3-4

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 73

The Ark 1-2

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!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 72

The Massacre 2-4

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.)

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 71

Boom Town

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 70

The Massacre 1

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!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 69

The Daleks' Master Plan 11-12

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 68

The Daleks' Master Plan 10

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 67

The Daleks' Master Plan 8-9

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 66

The Daleks' Master Plan 7

Erika and Steven wish a happy Christmas to all of you at home!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 65

The Daleks' Master Plan 5-6

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 64

The Daleks' Master Plan 4

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 63

The Daleks' Master Plan 2-3

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 62

The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 61

The Daleks' Master Plan 1

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?

Why was it Such A Day, you ask? Well, Uncanny Magazine, for which Steven and Erika produce a monthly podcast (and Erika helps proof the magazine itself), won a Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine!

Erika is Rather Overwhelmed.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 60

The Myth Makers 4

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 59

Father's Day

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 58

The Myth Makers 2-3

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 57

The Myth Makers 1

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!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 56

Mission to the Unknown

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!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 55

Galaxy 4 4

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 54

Galaxy 4 2-3

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!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 53

Galaxy 4 1

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 52

The Long Game

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!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 51

The Time Meddler 3-4

Steven and Erika complete 1965’s “The Time Meddler”, and thus, season 2 of Doctor Who! It’s time for more monkerey!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 50

The Time Meddler 2

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!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 49

The Time Meddler 1

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 48

Dalek

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 47

The Chase 5-6

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 46

The Chase 4

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 45

Aliens of London & World War Three

Steven and Erika dip into new-Who once again, continuing series 1 from 2005. Farting aliens, anyone? Yeah. Didn’t think so.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 44

The Chase 2-3

Erika and Steven cap off their anniversary celebration with two episodes of 1965’s “The Chase”. This story elicits a split decision thus far.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 43

The Chase 1

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 42

The Space Museum 3-4

Erika and Steven continue their anniversary celebration by completing “The Space Museum” from 1965. The classic Doctor Who marathon will continue soon…with wine!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 41

The Space Museum 2

Steven and Erika celebrate their anniversary by getting back to classic Doctor Who, continuing “The Space Museum” from 1965.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 40

The Unquiet Dead

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 39

The End of the World

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 38

The Space Museum 1

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 37

The Crusade 2-4

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 36

The Crusade 1

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”.)

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 35

The Web Planet 5-6

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 34

The Web Planet 2-4

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 33

The Web Planet 1

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 32

The Romans 4

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 31

The Romans 2-3

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 30

The Romans 1

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!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Robot or Not? 43

Daleks and Cybermen

Two enemies wrapped in metal shells from “Doctor Who” face their ultimate foe—the judgment of John Siracusa.

John Siracusa and Jason Snell

Lazy Doctor Who 29

The Rescue 1-2

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 28

The Dalek Invasion of Earth 2-6

Erika and Steven continue (and complete!) Doctor Who’s second Dalek serial, from 1964.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 27

The Dalek Invasion of Earth 1

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 26

Rose

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!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Bonus Track 282b

Last Christmas

Discussion of the 2014 “Doctor Who” Christmas special one year on, plus a bunch of other “Doctor Who”-related outtakes from Glenn’s shockingly prolific Head Canon.

Jason Snell with Glenn Fleishman, Erika Ensign, Steven Schapansky and David J. Loehr

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Head Clara

Jump in your TARDIS, visit the Space Lions, and get prepared for a 24-year-long night! This week our panel takes on the recently-concluded ninth series of “Doctor Who.” How does this season measure up to the previous ones? Was the more character-focused conclusion a good change of pace? How did Missy, Ashildr, and Clara make things feel a bit different? And how well did the show handle the moment when Clara faced the raven? This episode is bigger on the inside.

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign, Glenn Fleishman, Steven Schapansky and David J. Loehr

Lazy Doctor Who 25

Planet of Giants 1-3

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 24

The Reign of Terror 6

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!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 23

The Reign of Terror 5

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 22

The Reign of Terror 4

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!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

TeeVee 129

Doctor Who review: "The Husbands of River Song"

River Song returns, and this time gets to match wits with Peter Capaldi’s Doctor. Was this one of the most fun episodes of “Doctor Who” in ages, or is that the egg nog talking? In our sixth straight Christmas Night flashcast, we review the 2015 “Doctor Who” Christmas Special.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Scott McNulty, David J. Loehr and Tony Sindelar

Lazy Doctor Who 21

The Reign of Terror 2-3

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Robot or Not? 37

Clockwork Droids

Doctor Who’s clockwork repair droids (from the episodes “Girl in the Fireplace” and “Deep Breath”) come under scrutiny. Sure, they start out as robots, but do they become something else..?

John Siracusa and Jason Snell

Lazy Doctor Who 20

The Reign of Terror 1

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!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 19

The Sensorites 5-6

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 18

The Sensorites 1-4

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!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 17

The Aztecs 3-4

Steven and Erika finish off the sixth serial of Doctor Who, parts 3 and 4 of “The Aztecs” from 1964.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 16

The Aztecs 2

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

TeeVee 123

Doctor Who S9E12 review: "Hell Bent"

We’re back with the final Doctor Who Flashcast of the season! Everything we’ve been building to for the last 11 weeks has led to this. The Doctor has a bone to pick with the Time Lords. Who is the Hybrid? Familiar diners with familiar waitresses! We flail our arms and get super nerdy as we dissect the finale and the season as a whole with a special half-Scottish panel, if you count Space Glasgow. Now it’s the wilderness — 20 whole days until the Christmas special.

Jason Snell with Liz Myles, Chip Sudderth and James Thomson

TeeVee 119

Doctor Who S9E11 review: "Heaven Sent"

One night only! Peter Capaldi in the one-man show, “Doctor Who.” We break down part one of the season finale.

Jason Snell with Philip Mozolak

TeeVee 118

Doctor Who S9E10 Review: "Face the Raven"

Jason is joined by Chip Sudderth of the Two-Minute Time Lord podcast to discuss the dramatic (some might say traumatic) events of the latest episode of “Doctor Who.” Ashildr, Riggsy, hidden aliens, London urban fantasy, and a surprising ending…

CHIP. CHIP. WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED.

Jason Snell with Chip Sudderth

TeeVee 114

Doctor Who S9E9: "Sleep No More"

You shouldn’t listen to this podcast. We found this conversation about this week’s “Doctor Who” episode, “Sleep No More,” and present it as it was recorded. Your expectations will be undermined. The plot twists might be shocking. And in the end, you’ll be wondering what happened to the opening theme song.

Jason Snell with Liz Myles

TeeVee 112

Doctor Who S9E8 review: "The Zygon Inversion"

This week’s “Doctor Who” culminates a plot not just from last week, but from the 50th anniversary episode, “Day of the Doctor.” Still, the most important thing in it may be Peter Capaldi’s one-man show, which doubles as a mission statement for The Doctor. And while Clara isn’t in it much, Jenna Coleman does a great turn as her Zygon duplicate. Plus, more Osgood!

Jason Snell with Lauren Snell

Lazy Doctor Who 15

The Aztecs 1

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

TeeVee 109

Doctor Who S9E7 review: "The Zygon Invasion"

Last seen in the 50th anniversay special, the Zygons return to duplicate people and invade the earth! Osgood and UNIT return! More sonic sunglasses and electric guitar! Dramatic invasions of Fakeistan and New Mexico! Political parallels aplenty! We break down part one of this two-part episode.

Jason Snell with Glenn Fleishman

Lazy Doctor Who 14

The Keys of Marinus 4-6

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!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 13

The Keys of Marinus 2-3

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

TeeVee 106

Doctor Who S9E6 review: "The Woman Who Lived"

Eyes of Hades, cowardly lions, and a familiar but enigmatic character named… me? The second of this bifurcated two-parter finds the Doctor teaming up with the Viking girl he made immortal and raises some interesting questions about our favorite Time Lord and what the value of human life really is.

Dan Moren with David Sparks

Robot or Not? 28

The TARDIS

The blue box from “Doctor Who” might be sentient, might be alive, but is it a robot?

John Siracusa and Jason Snell

TeeVee 103

Doctor Who S9E5 review: "The Girl Who Died"

Enough TARDIS shenanigans! This episode is all about the Doctor and Clara saving a village of Vikings from an invading hoarde of… space vikings? Plus lots of interesting talk of immortality, identity, and responsibility, and references to Matt Smith and David Tennant. Join us for our breakdown of this episode, which features Maisie Williams from “Game of Thrones” as Ashildr.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren

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Doctor Who S9E4 review: "Before the Flood"

The Doctor’s a ghost, but how did he get that way? Alien undertakers, deposed tyrants with insidious plans, time paradoxes, and Beethoven! Also, what did the Doctor know and when did he know it? Jason break it all down with the help of James Thomson, direct from Glasgow.

Jason Snell with James Thomson

TeeVee 97

Doctor Who S9E3 review: "Under the Lake"

An underwater base, a flooded village, an abandoned spaceship, mysterious symbols, and an alien ghost? All in a day’s work for the Doctor and Clara. Join us as we break down “Under the Lake” and look ahead to next week’s “Before the Flood.” Also, did anyone notice that this is all just a big game of Pac-Man?

Jason Snell with Serenity Caldwell

TeeVee 96

Doctor Who S9E2 review: "The Witch's Familiar"

This week we follow Clara and Missy through the sewers of Skaro and take stock of the Doctor and Davros and their long, meaningful conversations—punctuated by joyrides in Davros’s cool chair.

Want only The Incomparable Network’s Doctor Who-themed episodes, including this very Doctor Who Flashcast? Subscribe to this feed or on iTunes.

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign

TeeVee 95

Doctor Who S9E1 review: "The Magician's Apprentice"

We’re back with a new weekly look at this season of “Doctor Who” with a larger-than-usual panel. Join us as we travel to the farthest Ood-infested regions of space—but watch out for snakes! Look, it’s more trickery from Steven Moffat! Plus, why is Jason both a bad fan and a good fan? And we discuss the nature of two-parters and our expectations going into part two…this is going to be a trend this season, folks.

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Jason Snell with Glenn Fleishman, David J. Loehr and Chip Sudderth

Lazy Doctor Who 12

The Keys of Marinus 1

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!

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 11

Marco Polo 4-7

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 10

Marco Polo 2-3

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 9

Marco Polo 1

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 8

The Edge of Destruction 1-2

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.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 7

The Daleks 7

Steven and Erika talk about the seventh (and final) episode of “The Daleks”, Doctor Who’s second serial, from 1964.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 6

The Daleks 5-6

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 5

The Daleks 4

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 4

The Daleks 3

Erika and Steven discuss the third episode of “The Daleks”, Doctor Who’s second serial, from 1964.

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Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 3

The Daleks 1-2

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 Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 2

An Unearthly Child 2-4

Erika and Steven discuss the final three episodes of the debut Doctor Who story, “An Unearthly Child”, from 1963.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Lazy Doctor Who 1

An Unearthly Child 1

Erika and Steven explain the premise of Lazy Doctor Who and why this is a podcast. Then they discuss the very first episode of Doctor Who, “An Unearthly Child”, from November 1963.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Unjustly Maligned 7

"Doctor Who: The Movie" with Al Kennedy

Geek critic and podcaster Al Kennedy joins Antony to bemoan the unjust maligning of the 1996 “Doctor Who” movie, explain how Paul McGann was a great Doctor, and why he always drezzzzzes for the occasion.

Antony Johnston with Al Kennedy

Game Show 6

Counterclockwise: Long TARDIS Nights

This month’s Counterclockwise topic is “Doctor Who”! And here to discuss four fresh “Doctor Who” topics in 42 minutes or less are “Doctor Who” podcast luminaries Steven Schapansky (Radio Free Skaro, The Memory Cheats) and Erika Ensign (Verity!, The Audio Guide to Babylon 5).

Jason Snell and Dan Moren with Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

TeeVee 43

Doctor Who review: "Last Christmas"

Merry Christmas! If you’ve been bad, someone will put a Dream Crab in your stocking. We break down Peter Capaldi and Nick Frost’s confrontation as The Doctor and Santa Claus. Also, what does this episode mean for Clara?

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Chip Sudderth and David J. Loehr

221

Do the Hand-Wavy Thing

With this season of “Doctor Who” completed, it’s time to break down the start of Peter Capaldi’s tenure as our favorite Time Lord. Is he a good man or a cosmic hobo? Why are hugs untrustworthy? Why does Jason keep watching episodes in hotel rooms? These questions and many others are asked, and some of them are even answered.

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign, Glenn Fleishman, Dan Moren and David J. Loehr

Bonus Track 221b

Gerbils and Tamagotchis

Glenn says a lot of things. Also, Erika discovers the element Handwavium.

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign, Glenn Fleishman, Dan Moren and David J. Loehr

TeeVee 37

Doctor Who S8E12 review: "Death in Heaven"

Well, here we are at the end of the “Doctor Who” season. In this finale we got a lot of technical and plot stuff that doesn’t survive a whole lot of logic, but the emotional and character beats are truthful and the season’s overarching themes (Doctor as commander of soldiers, “Am I a good man?”, Clara as Doctor-in-training, and the lies—oh, all the lies) are brought home strongly. How does it all fit together? Why should we never trust a hug? And what does Nick Frost have to do with it all? Let’s break it all down one final time before the fat man sings and we have to wait until Christmas to see Peter Capaldi’s eyebrows again.

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Jason Snell with James Thomson and David J. Loehr

TeeVee 36

Doctor Who S8E11 review: "Dark Water"

It’s here! Part one of the season finale! And “Dark Water” combined a very familiar format with some major surprises. What is the fate of Danny Pink? Who is Missy? What happens when Clara steals the Doctor’s keys and cuts off his thumbs? We’ve got it all covered.

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Jason Snell with Chip Sudderth and Serenity Caldwell

TeeVee 34

Doctor Who S8E10 review: "In the Forest of the Night"

The forest is deep and dark and full of wolves. Join Jason and Glenn to talk about Frank Cottrell-Boyce’s first “Doctor Who” story. If there’s no Lorax, who will speak for the trees? We talk about the Doctor’s relationship to Earth, Clara’s strange decisions about how to protect her young charges, Jason rants about the continued appearances of Missy and how they don’t add up to a story arc, and in the end we give a big fat raspberry to the episode’s final scene. It was quite a roller coaster this week.

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Jason Snell with Glenn Fleishman

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Doctor Who S8E9 review: "Flatline"

It’s bigger on the inside, now more than ever! It’s time to talk about “Flatline,” an episode that starts out like it’s going to be funny and ends up being anything but. Will Clara’s lies catch up with her? What does the Doctor really think of Clara playing his role? Does he even want to play it himself? (The answer seems to be yes, if someone else will play the role of the monster.) Listen as Jason breaks it down with his very special guest, his wife Lauren!

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Jason Snell with Lauren Snell

TeeVee 30

Doctor Who S8E8 review: "Mummy on the Orient Express"

Live from Montreal, Canada, Dan Moren and Jason Snell watch an episode of “Doctor Who” and then talk about it! Clara’s unique relationship with the Doctor combines with an interesting (if familiar) “Doctor Who” plot. We talk it all through.

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Jason Snell with Dan Moren

TeeVee 28

Doctor Who S8E7 review: "Kill the Moon"

What has the moon ever done to you? We discuss this week’s “Doctor Who” adventure, the insanely titled “Kill the Moon.” Is this original or more of a pastiche? The unexpected Courtney Woods story continues! Polka dots! And much more.

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Glenn Fleishman with David J. Loehr and Scott McNulty

TeeVee 26

Doctor Who S8E6 review: "The Caretaker"

The Doctor takes a job at Coal Hill School in order to stop a clicky-clacky robot who wants to shoot people full of laser beams. But that’s really beside the point in an episode that’s all about dialogue, character, and the relationships that the Doctor, Clara, and Danny Pink have. We break down the latest episode of “Doctor Who,” “The Caretaker,” and also ponder Matt Smith lookalikes, the Doctor as an officer and a Time Lord, and Courtney Woods, Disruptive Influence.

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Jason Snell with Dan Moren and Glenn Fleishman

TeeVee 25

Doctor Who S8E5 review: "Time Heist"

Four people, no memories, and the biggest bank in the galaxy. What could go wrong? To break down Doctor Who’s latest episode, “Time Heist,” we’ve assembled a crack team of experts, each with their own special abilities. Also, we wonder about vents, praise the lighting technicians at the bank, and discuss whether looking into your own eyes is as bad as it’s made out to be.

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Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Chip Sudderth

TeeVee 23

Doctor Who S8E4 review: "Listen"

Don’t blink! Don’t breathe! But do listen to this episode, where we break down Steven Moffat’s “Listen,” a standalone episode with some surprising connections to Doctor Who history. We identify a possible theme for this season’s episodes, separate from the story arc. Jason recalls previous Steven Moffat series. And Danny Pink and The Doctor both appreciate the importance of a toy soldier who doesn’t carry a gun.

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Jason Snell with Glenn Fleishman

TeeVee 21

Doctor Who S8E3 review: "Robot of Sherwood"

The Doctor finally meets Robin Hood, and refuses to acknowledge his existence! What does this say about the Doctor’s view of himself and his own story? We talk about Mark Gatiss’s “Robot of Sherwood.” Yet another fantastic Capaldi performance with crackling dialogue. Jack Kirby robots! Spoon duels! Gallimaufry! Gold arrows! David Loehr and Dan Moren join Jason Snell to break it all down.

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Jason Snell with Dan Moren and David J. Loehr

TeeVee 20

Doctor Who S8E2 review: "Into the Dalek"

Warm up your shrink ray and join us as we journey inside a Dalek! Jason is joined by our very own Glasgow Correspondent, James Thomson, to analyze this week’s Dalek-themed episode. Soldiers named Pink and Blue! Is the Doctor a good man, or a good Dalek? And what did you expect to happen when you “fixed” a good Dalek, anyway?

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Jason Snell with James Thomson

TeeVee 19

Doctor Who S8E1 review: "Deep Breath"

We kick off our weekly look at this season of Doctor Who with a larger-than-usual panel for this larger-than-usual episode. Praise for Peter Capaldi! Condemnation for the clockwork droids plot and the extremely weird skin balloon! We also attempt to define the challenges in regeneration episodes in general, and compare and contrast with some of the most recent representatives.

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Jason Snell with Serenity Caldwell, David J. Loehr and Chip Sudderth

203

Get to the Farting Aliens

“Doctor Who” will be returning shortly, with Peter Capaldi stepping into the role. So what if you’re “Doctor Who”-curious, but intimidated about where to jump in? Our panel of extraordinary “Doctor Who” fans has lots of recommendations for you. Then we survey the highs and lows of the show’s revival era, which featured Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant in the role of The Doctor.

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign, Chip Sudderth and Glenn Fleishman

175

War on Christmas

“Doctor Who” said farewell to Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith on Christmas Day. In an Incomparable Christmas tradition, we convened almost immediately after the airing of the episode to discuss “The Time of the Doctor” in great detail in an unedited live flashcast. Cyberman-head companions! A turkey that takes 300 years to cook in the vortex! Lots of past plot boxes checked! A teary farewell and regeneration! Kidneys of a dubious color! We break it all down.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, David J. Loehr, Glenn Fleishman, Scott McNulty and Serenity Caldwell

170

Let Zygons Be Zygons

In this special unedited flashcast edition, we talk about the 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who, “The Day of the Doctor,” immediately after viewing it! It just about made our heads explode and we want to watch it again immediately. Join us for our post-episode breakdown of what we saw and what we liked.

Jason Snell with Serenity Caldwell, Dan Moren, David J. Loehr and Scott McNulty

169

A Man with a Long Scarf

50 years ago some very clever people invented “Doctor Who.” 50 years later we still love it. On the occasion of the show’s golden anniversary, here’s our unabashed lovefest for the BBC’s most clever invention. Four American fans discuss how we discovered the show, our favorite Doctors and stories, and the unique and welcoming culture of sci-fi fandom.

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign, Chip Sudderth and Glenn Fleishman

142

Free Public WiFi

From aliens in the wi-fi to a brain leech under a hat, from some bad nannying to a trio of idiots with a really big space magnet, it’s been an odd half-season for our favorite Time Lord. Here’s our recap of the second half of series 7 of “Doctor Who.” Plus: The Spoiler Horn makes it safe for everyone who wanted to learn the Doctor’s real name.

Jason Snell with Chip Sudderth, John Siracusa, Dan Moren and Scott McNulty

121

Ice Mary Poppins

A live “flash” episode recorded right after we watched the 2012 “Doctor Who” Christmas special, “The Snowmen.” We welcome (back?) Jenna-Louise Coleman and discuss whether this new start for the Doctor has rekindled our enthusiasm for the show.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Scott McNulty and Serenity Caldwell

Bonus Track MM

Madman With a Box: "Rose"

From the “A Madman With a Box” podcast, Stephen Prescott welcomes Jason Snell to discuss the episode that brought “Doctor Who” back from the dead. Jason clearly lays out the case for why “Rose” may not have known what it was or what “Doctor Who” was going to be, but it was still exactly what the show needed for its glorious comeback episode.

Jason Snell

110

Cyborg Cowboy

Robot sheriff, coming through! We break down the first half of “Doctor Who” season 7, and discover the truth about the Siracusa Threshold. Today we are all John Siracusa, except for Scott. He’s our Rory.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, John Siracusa and Scott McNulty

72

The Screams of Trees

All hail the power of motherhood! We discuss this year’s “Doctor Who” Christmas special, “The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe.” Plus, why Christmas episodes make us feel warm inside, and the amazing scanner-blocking powers of wool!

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, Scott McNulty and Serenity Caldwell

60

Thanks For Everything... Now Go Die

Why do secret agents wear make-up under their eyepatches? When do text messages not properly convey thanks for saving the universe? Are the Cybermen the worst villians ever? We wrap up the sixth season of “Doctor Who” with discussion of the last three episodes as well as the season as a whole.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, John Siracusa, Scott McNulty and Serenity Caldwell

56

Let Me in the Frickin' TARDIS!

Press the Green Anchor and jump into a parallel timestream: it’s time to talk “Doctor Who.” In this flash episode we deconstruct the two most recent episodes, “Night Terrors” and “The Girl Who Waited.” And here’s a hint: we liked one of them way more than the other.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, John Siracusa, Glenn Fleishman, Scott McNulty and Serenity Caldwell

53

Let's Quilt Hitler

Flash podcast! A largely unedited Skype conversation after this weekend’s “Doctor Who” midseason premiere, “Let’s Kill Hitler.”

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, Scott McNulty and Serenity Caldwell

45

Lesbian, Silurian, Victorian

Pour yourself a White Mickey and listen to our discussion of the first half of “Doctor Who’s” split season. We discuss “The Rebel Flesh,” “A Good Man Goes to War,” and the season as a whole. Or half? We also debate the merits of Lesbian Victorian Silurians and Auton Roman Centurions.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, John Siracusa, Scott McNulty and Serenity Caldwell

39

Bigger on the Inside

Neil Gaiman breathes life into the TARDIS in this week’s “Doctor Who” episode, “The Doctor’s Wife.” We discuss what we liked about this much-hyped episode, as well as detailing how Rory dies this week.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman and Scott McNulty

38

Curse of the Bad Plot

Flash discussion of Doctor Who’s “Curse of the Black Spot.” We try to give it CPR, but we do it wrong and the patient dies. Or, no, wait! It came back to life! Hooray! Unrelated: why Rory is like Kenny from “South Park.”

Jason Snell with Dan Moren and Serenity Caldwell

36

Impossible Astronauts

Flash! A discussion about the first two episodes of this season of “Doctor Who,” “The Impossible Astronaut” and “Day of the Moon.” Who is in that spacesuit? Who is the little girl? Are the Silence just lazy? We speculate wildly.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, John Siracusa and Serenity Caldwell

18

Christmas with the Doctor

If you do something every Christmas for six years, it’s time to call it a tradition. And so we have to add the “Doctor Who” Christmas special to our lists. We enjoyed this year’s episode, “A Christmas Carol,” so much, we recorded this flash podcast to talk about it. Happy holidays, everyone.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, Scott McNulty and Serenity Caldwell

3

Doctor Sherlock vs. The Melty Man

It’s British TV time. Steven Moffat’s “Sherlock” and “Doctor Who” are on the agenda. We mention his sitcom “Coupling” too. And Glenn cranks the pretension meter up to ten, only for Jason to crank it right back down to one.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, John Siracusa, Glenn Fleishman, Serenity Caldwell and Jason Brightman