Worst TARDIS Team Ever

Cats and dogs. Oil and water. Conservatives and liberals. 80s Star Wars fanboys and the rest of the world. Some things just never seem to coexist without struggle and tension. In keeping with this era of polarity, we foolishly decide to make light of the things that, while improbable, would be detrimental to the success of our beloved Doctor Who programme.

Because it’s out of character for us to want to see good things go wrong, we make a game of wondering what combinations of Doctors and companions would make for the most disastrous adventures. From personality clashes, to inevitable arguments, to likely fisticuffs, there are just some pairings of time travelers from among the dozens of individuals we’ve come to know that simply wouldn’t work. Why not celebrate them, eh?

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Tiny Rebel Games Discusses Doctor Who: Infinity

We may still be quite some time away from the nebulous time of “Autumn” and this new series of Doctor Who that keeps getting dangled in front of us like the proverbial carrot, but the team at Tiny Rebel Games is taking on the noble work of keeping us covered with new content. What’s more, they’re giving us just the right distraction to keep us from fully realizing how mind-dumbing our jobs are, how long the train commute is, and how long we’re spending waiting for the oven to preheat.

In their latest undertaking, the development team at Tiny Rebel Games has promised us the release of “Doctor Who: Infinity” early this summer.  As we did a few years back, we got the chance to call and chat with them about the game, find out what distinguishes it from their previous title, “Doctor Who: Legacy”, and try and determine if we should really be all that excited for it.

(Spoilers? You really should…and that’s before Michelle Gomez, Katy Manning, George Mann, Ingrid Oliver, and a host of other renown Whovian stars enter the picture.)

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Desert Island Doctors

Desert Island Doctors

Just sit right back, and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a big blue box
That left you and your Time Lord mate abandoned on the rocks.
No rescuers will come to aid, no hope of being found
You’re on your own, so make the best of what you find around.
Your cohort is a little mad, you’ve known that for a while,
But which face does the Doctor wear beside you on the isle?

This week, the GPR trio sits down to play their fledgling “who’d you choose?” game in earnest, looking to identify which of the Doctor’s regenerations we’d want with us if trapped on a deserted island. To make the game interesting, we ponder categories like ‘the Doctor you’d want if looking to survive’, or ‘the Doctor to help keep you sane’, or even ‘the Doctor to help escape the island because you sure as heck know that search and rescue team isn’t coming, and if you eat one more banana you’re going to snap’. In any case, Gilligan had the Professor, so the Doctor’s a definite improvement, right?

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Two Whos and a Lie! (Live from L.I. Who 5)

As expected, the weekend spent in Long Island with a few thousand good-natured and excitable Whovians was a whirlwind of laughter, surprises, fascination, and even dancing (yes, that was Barnaby Edwards leading what could only be described as “The Dance Floor Revolution of the Daleks”). Through it all, GPR opted to keep spirits up and minds confused, with a series of game show panels designed to entertain and amuse. We sincerely hope we met our self-appointed challenge.

This week, we share the live recording from the Long Island Doctor Who Convention (L.I. Who 5) of our audience participation game, in which players (you lovely listeners) attempt to identify the false fact from amid a trio of odd trivia. As Jay was unable to join us in New York, our good friend Alyssa Franke of ‘This Week in Time Travel’ helped us on the stage, and ten rounds later, we spilled back out into the con with some new facts learned and new friends met.

Immense thanks to Ken Deep, Amanda-Rae Prescott, Billy Davis, and the entire LI Who staff and volunteers for making another great convention a reality. (Or was this our reality after all?) Thanks as well to all our contestants, panelists, and those who simply stopped to chat with us throughout the weekend to comment and/or commend us for the work we do on GPR. Your input and support give us life.

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Gallifrey! The Musical!

There’s only one place where you’ll see the most fantastic costumes, outlandish characters, unbelievable exploits, manic emotional upheaval, and tumultuous conflicts — Camden, New Jersey! No, wait. Broadway? Getting closer, in a non-geophysical location sense — GALLIFREY!

This week, joined by Andy Hicks of the Coal Hill A/V Club, we destroy some perfectly nice, quiet down time by wondering what Doctor Who would be like if characters suddenly broke into song. Much like episodes of “The Monkees”, “Galavant”, or the odd NBC live attempt, we grab memorable moments from some of our favorite episodes, and think of who would take that opportunity to step forward into the limelight and belt out a tune. Andy even rewards us with one of the A/V Club’s signature song parodies — and you may never listen to Jefferson Timeship…er…Starship the same way again.

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