The Episode That Was Not Meant To Be

Mr. Sweet will not be joining us.

With sincerest apologies, a technical issue beyond our Gallifreyan engineering skills rendered the last podcast episode (for “The Crimson Horror”) dead and gone, as if it were beaten to death by a vengeful daughter coming to the realization of her mother’s cruel manipulation and callous treatment.

Or…well…we could just say the audio got corrupted in a power surge during recording, and we were foolish enough not to have a redundancy recording in place offsite.  Silly us.

In fact, it goes well beyond that snag.  In a series of unfortunate events worthy of Lemony Snicket, this podcast recording should never have happened.  From rescheduling our usual Wednesday recording session because of travel, to my racing back from the airport to join the conference call after a bumbled luggage claim issue, to Jay’s server reboots, to Melissa’s coming down with (yet another you really need more Echinacea) cold, to the power surge that ultimately led to the episode’s demise…

I’m beginning to think the Great Intelligence was behind this in some capacity.  (Incidentally, my GI theory for series’ end is looking tattered and weak, due to a lack fo any sort of connecting thread or buildup whatsoever towards the finale that is supposedly going to “rock the foundation” of the show, but I digress…)  But we keep our chins up, and soldier on, as it were.  We do have some really interesting points of conversation that came up during the lost discussion, and with your kind permission, I’d like to break them up here in the blog so that we can take each apart in greater detail.

Interspersed with the upcoming “Nightmare in Silver” episode discussion (*squee!*), we’ll publish a few posts that touch on the Doctor’s seemingly indifferent or at times comedic reactions to the violence being perpetrated around him; the devolution of the sonic screwdriver into a glorified magic wand; and the lack of a unifying threat or suspenseful theme in this series.

Again, a deep-seated and hearts-felt, “I’m sorry…I’m so sorry” for the missing podcast this week, but we’re learning from our mistakes, and will be right as rain for Mr. Gaiman’s episode, which airs this evening as I write this — with shaking fingers!  Allons-y!

Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

Is it warm in here, or is it just me?
The episode we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. We finally get to explore the vast interior of our favorite time machine/spaceship. Well, sort of. Our dreams, while not dashed, were less than realized. What was your take on this episode? Was it everything you had hoped for? Is it the worst one so far? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
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So who wrote this, anyway?
We’ve hit the halfway point for series 7B, and it has finally taken the turn we were waiting for. We discuss the new episode penned by Neil Cross, Hide. The “right proper ghost story” finally hits our screens and we discuss the story, the implications, and the general spooky nature that it brought to us.
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