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JODIE WHITTAKER is the 13th DOCTOR!  This exciting news was announced this past Sunday by the BBC, and we’re back on this episode of MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast to discuss, expound, and squee joyfully about it!  We talk about our reaction, including our joyous shock that the exciting choice was made – to select a staggeringly talented young FEMALE actor to take over the iconic role.  We’ll talk about Jodie’s CV, our experience with her work, and also how much of the Steven Moffat era led to this momentous choice.  Please have a listen!

Jodie Whittaker Announcement Podcast

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MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast is back with its review of Series 10 of DOCTOR WHO!  We’ll talk all about what we loved (Capaldi, Pearl, Michelle Gomez, Sarah Dollard, Rona Munro) in Series 10 as well as what we did NOT care for (THE MONKS, the BBC publicity department who spoiled John Simm’s return).  We’ll dive into our favorite episodes and moments while also talking about those that left us wanting.  We’ll also talk a bit about expectations for the Christmas special.  Please have a listen!

NOTE: This was recorded BEFORE ep 137 that was posted on Monday.

Series 10 Review Podcast

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MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast is STILL talking about “The Doctor Falls”, and this time we’ve got our friend Kathleen Schowalter joining us to offer her insights and viewpoints!

We loved talking Who with Kathleen in her first appearance on the podcast, so this seemed like a great time to have her back on, in the wake of the finale.  She brings up some areas of discussion that John and I didn’t go over (or just missed) in our recap, and her intelligence and perspective is a great catalyst for conversation!  We really enjoyed making this episode, and it should be a fun and thought-provoking experience for you, dear listener!  So, please check it out!

Kathleen & The Doctor Falls Podcast

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

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Well, that was quite a finale, wasn’t it?  MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast will talk all about the epic “The Doctor Falls”, written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay, and of course starring the glorious cast of Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, Michelle Gomez, and John Simm, on this week’s episode.  We’ll discuss what we loved, liked and didn’t care for in the story while talking about how it fit in the season as a whole as well as the entire Moffat canon.  We will gush a lot (as we do), but we’ll also discuss some of the more problematic elements.  Of course, there’s also trivia!  Please have a listen!!

The Doctor Falls Podcast

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

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OMG!  WTF?  WHAT?  WHAT?  MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast is AGOG over the action-packed, jaw-dropping penultimate episode of Series 10 (and part 1 of the series finale) “World Enough and Time”, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay!  We will discuss all of the amazing goings-on from this shattering episode.  John was mesmerized by the impact of the story, while the amount of pre-episode spoilage I’d suffered muted my reactions to a varying degree.  We’ll go over everything – the great performances and direction, the surprises, the revelations, and where we think the finale will go from here.  Plus, there’s trivia, as always!

Please have a listen!

World Enough and Time 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 “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:

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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:

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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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