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MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast this week talks all about “The Eaters of Light”, episode 10 of Series 10 (or 36) of DOCTOR WHO.  This episode marks the return of classic series writer Rona Munro (Writer of “Survival”, the final 7th Doctor story, which was also the final story of the first run of the series) to the WHO family.  It’s a story of Picts and Romans and Crows and Locusts which we both quite enjoyed.  We’ll talk about what we liked as well as what could have been a bit better for us.  We’ll also talk about how things stand heading into the HUGE 2-part finale that starts next week.  Plus, there’s trivia and a bit of news!

Please have a listen!

The Eaters of Light Podcast

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We have new theme music!  It’s a track called “Ecstasy” from Purple Planet:

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MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast this week talks all about “Empress of Mars”, Series 10, Episode 9 written by Mark Gatiss, a delightful homage to Classic Doctor Who.  The story has Ice Warriors, Victorian Soldiers on Mars, and even a cameo by Alpha Centauri herself!  Plus, some interesting Missy interaction to discuss and ponder what it could mean for the rest of the season.  Plus, there’s trivia (including a failure on my part that still has me marinating in shame) and news.

NOTE/CORRECTION on the NEWS bit – we talk about Russell T Davies giving a quote about the next Doctor.  I got the quote wrong on the podcast – I read it as “I know who HE (the next Doctor) is” instead of the correct “I know who IT is” (that has been cast as the next Doctor).  So, that’s my screwup (based on my belief that the BBC will go male AGAIN, due to their hidebound stodginess), and I apologize.  My hope is that I’ll be proven wrong about the BBC (and to be fair, I’m OFTEN WRONG) and can happily proclaim as much in the future.

Please have a listen!

Empress of Mars Podcast

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We have new theme music!  It’s a track called “Ecstasy” from Purple Planet:

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MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast this week addresses “The Lie of the Land”, the finale to the Monks trilogy, written by Toby Whithouse and directed by Wayne Yip.  We were both less than enthused by this episode individually as well as in its role as the culmination of the three-part story.  We will go in depth about what didn’t work at all for us (as well as some stuff we did like – Missy, Bill’s Mom).  John also makes some good points about how and why the trilogy doesn’t hold together for him (nor me).  I lament the loss of the early-season momentum and express my dislike of the Monks in general as foes for the Doctor.  There’s also trivia, of course!

The Lie of the Land Podcast

We have new theme music!  It’s a track called “Ecstasy” from Purple Planet:

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MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast 131 talks all about “The Pyramid at the End of the World”, written by Peter Harness & Steven Moffat, directed by Daniel Nettheim.  It’s part 2 of the “Monks” trilogy, and, candidly, it’s not our favorite.  John and I discuss what worked, what didn’t, and the big flaws we each found in the episode.  We will go into various theories we have, as well as real world issues that affected the creation of this episode, while holding out hope that Part 3 next week (and Toby Whithouse) can save this story.

There’s also discussion of the first batch of guests announced for 2018’s Gallifrey One convention – classic stars, new series stars, writers, directors, and annual favorites of us all!  Gally may be 9 months away, but we are already eagerly anticipating it!

Of course, there’s trivia (7 questions this week), a brief news recap, and a cat named Puncher makes his podcast debut!  Please take a listen!

 

 

The Pyramid at the End of the World Podcast

We have new theme music!  It’s a track called “Ecstasy” from Purple Planet:

Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

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MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we’re discussing the mind-bending new DOCTOR WHO Episode “Extremis”, written by Steven Moffat & directed by Daniel Nettheim (S 10 Ep 06).  We will dive into the episode and look at it from every angle we can – both the flashbacks with Missy & Nardole (proxy for River) as well as the main thread of the story with Bill, Nardole, the Pope, Cardinal Angelo, CERN, et al.  We pick at the details that tripped us up, potentially, and John gives me a great solution for one of the main troubles I had!  We puzzle over how we’d react if we were in such a situation, as well.  There’s also of course trivia (and a puntastic opening). Plus…

We have new theme music!  It’s a track called “Ecstasy” from Purple Planet:

Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

Check out their site, lots of cool stuff!

Have a listen, won’t you!

PS – Sorry for the lateness this week – a cold got John!  He’s all better now.

Extremis Podcast

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MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we’re almost breathless while talking about “Oxygen”, Jamie Mathieson’s stellar new story, the 5th episode of Series 10 of DOCTOR WHO.   We both really enjoyed it, and we will discuss what excited us so.  Plus, we’ll talk about where we go from here as we head into the big 3-parter (and perhaps learn who’s in the vault?)!  It’s easy to see there’s a lot going on!  Plus, there’s trivia and discussion of the latest name in the Next Doctor sweepstakes.

Take a listen, won’t you?

Oxygen Podcast

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MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast is back to talk about “Knock Knock”, the creepy 4th episode of Series 10 of DOCTOR WHO.  The episode is particularly disturbing for one of us who has an issue with crawling bugs/monsters, so we will talk about this, as well as the magnificent performance from guest star David Suchet.  We’ll also discuss the references to GRANDFATHER and talk about just who might be in the vault!

There’s also trivia, news, and even a quick discussion of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!  Please take a listen!

Knock Knock Podcast

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MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we’re talking about “Thin Ice”, the delightful 3rd episode of Series 10 of DOCTOR WHO, written by the amazing Sarah Dollard!  John and I will talk all about Bill’s first trip into the past and the lessons she learns from her tutor, the Doctor.  This week, she sees some of the hard truths of the life she’s embarked upon and has to confront death and suffering in a way she hasn’t yet (i.e., as it happens directly in front of her).

While there are many great and serious lines, speeches, and thoughts in this episode, there are just as many funny moments plus the continued great chemistry between Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie.  We will rhapsodize over those, as well as giving well-deserved kudos to the costuming and the overall design of the episode, courtesy of Hayley Nebauer and Michael Pickwoad, respectively.

It’s our favorite episode of the season, and one we both think will continue to delight us for years to come.  Quintessential Doctor Who!  Please have a listen, won’t you?

Thin Ice Podcast

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MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast returns to discuss “Smile” 😀 (by Frank Cottrell Boyce), episode 2 of Series 10 of DOCTOR WHO.  John and I talk about Bill’s first “official” trip in the TARDIS, and how her first off-world adventure compares to other “first trips” in the modern era (echoes of Rose, Amy, Clara) and what that could portend for the Doctor-Bill relationship as well as the rest of this series.  We will go over the plot, noting similarities to many other works, both inside of DOCTOR WHO and outside, and give opinions on how well the story worked for us.

We will also talk Ratings and the New Doctor Rumor Mill, and there’s some excellent trivia this week – I’m forced to use “Eagles Math” to get my score over 50%!

Have a listen, won’t you?  🎤🎧

Smile Podcast

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DOCTOR WHO is finally back with SERIES 10!  The show returns with a crackling episode called “The Pilot”, and that’s what we’re discussing on this episode of the MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast!

“The Pilot” begins the final series for Peter Capaldi as the Doctor (*CRY*), and it introduces us to the glorious Pearl Mackie as new companion Bill Potts!  John and I will discuss Bill’s initial meeting with the Doctor and the adventure that ensues.  We ponder whether “The Pilot” lives up to its name (in a tv show sense – a first episode) as a good starting point for new viewers.  We’ll also note a copious amount of Easter Eggs (TIMELY) sprinkled throughout the episode as a treat for returning fans as well as potential clues to how Series 10 will develop.  We’ll talk about the return of Matt Lucas as Nardole and what role he plays, both within the narrative and from a production perspective.

We will of course dive in to the meat of the episode itself – The Doctor becoming Bill’s “tutor” and their relationship; Bill’s encounters with Heather which leads to the encounters with the oil (water? Substance?) that ultimately absorbs Heather and sets out after Bill.  There’s a mysterious vault, some photographs from long ago, of both Bill’s mother and of the Doctor’s Family (SUSAN & River, but did we mention SUSAN?) and the fate of Heather and whether we will see her again (Magic 8-Ball says, “All signs point to YES”).

We will also talk about what the rest of Series 10 may hold and about that TRAILER – John Simm!  REGENERATION!  That leads into a discussion of the Kris Marshall rumors: IS he the next Doctor?  If so, will we see him BEFORE Christmas?  Are we being faked out by Moffat et al?

And, TRIVIA is back!  John has some excellent and interesting questions as always – I did ok on them – how will you do?

All in all, it’s a lot of excited chatter about Doctor Who & “The Pilot”.  We’re excited the show is back, and we love discussing it with each other and hope it’s a pleasant listening experience for you!  Please try it and see (or should that be hear?)!

The Pilot Podcast

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