Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

It’s time for the second(?) part of our first hindsight project! Join Deb, Liz, and Tansy as they talk about Doctor Who stories that didn’t really work for them the first time around — and what they remember of those stories. There’s a sizable side-trek into Big Finish as well.

Do you have a Who story that didn’t hit right for you the first time around? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!


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Extra-special thanks to this week’s guest editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
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Comments on: "Episode 224 – Our Un-Favourites (Part 2ish)" (4)

  1. ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ gave me tonal whiplash the first time I saw it. It works much better in rewatch once all the pieces of Series 6 are in place, and you have the context of Amy’s trauma as displayed in the finale.

  2. Joel Aarons said:

    Okay here’s my defence of Caves of Androzani, my top favourite Doctor Who story of all time. When you compare it to Logopolis, what Androzani does is it shows a Doctor who is willing to give his life for his friend. A friend he barely knows. Juxtapose this with Logopolis and there you have a fourth doctor who gives his life for the universe, which says a lot about his version of the Doctor. Also this is one of the few Doctor Who stories which deliberately is set up that the Doctor has absolutely no effect on what goes on in the story. All the events in my opinion that happened, would’ve played out exactly the same way whether he was there or not. That plus the Shakespearean speeches to camera the incredible acting the pathos and the grimness of it all which is so unlike the fifth doctor stories makes this an absolute bonafide stone cold classic. You can quote me on that.

  3. Angus said:

    There is hope for Deb’s redemption 🙂 I didn’t really get *that story* first time either. It was the second viewing where I realised it’s Doctor Who’s The Importance of Being Ernest, and I’ve loved it ever since. You do have to be in the right mood for it to get you!

  4. Angus said:

    Apologies for the typo in the play title, by the way!

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