Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

This week we go waaaay back to the beginning! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we re-visit the story we reviewed on our very first (proper) podcast episode ever! Kat wasn’t able to join us for that, so we get her eight-year-old hot take.

Did you revisit “The Snowmen”? If so, what did you think? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!


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Comments on: "Episode 225 – The Snowmen Revisited" (4)

  1. emilyctopham said:

    So cool to hear you all reflect on your early days! I think I’ve been listening since sometime in 2013, and y’all are still my favorite Doctor Who podcast, long may you reign. ❤

  2. James Cox said:

    I listened back to your original episode on this a couple of years ago and I remember thinking that you really came out fully formed. Thoughtful, critical, entertaining. There is a reason why you were the first thing I ever supported through Patreon!

    And The Snowmen remains a good, if slightly flawed story. Chiefly for the iconic REG. I think in the end I just don’t like his acting much.

  3. Icon_UK said:

    Fun episode, listening to the differenfes and not so difference ! (I listened to your first episode a couple of months ago, out of curiosity rather than prep work for this, so this was timely, thanks!)

    I’m very glad it’s not just me that was disappointed by the way the Great Intelligence seemed to be a bit of a waste of fine actors like Richard E Grant and Sir Ian McKellan. (especially as it should have been busy for the previous century and a half and the following half century building it’s robot yeti in Tibet).

    Rather than call them companions, I think I’d label the Paternoster Gang “mainstays”. (Other suggestions might be “touchstones” or “anchors”, though that last seems a bit negative). They’re characters who live in a fixed part of time who the Doctor can visit from time to time for some continuity.

    The Brigadier and UNIT were one (And about the only ones the Classic series had, though you could possibly stretch the term to include Professor Travers if you don’t look too closely and squint a bit), and the New Series has had a lot of them through the companions family members; Jackie Tyler, the the Jones’ and Noble’s and Rory’s Dad. etc.

    Sarah Jane Smith (and arguably, Rory and Amy in later episodes) gets an honorable mention in both categories of course, though she transcends the terms being, well, the one and only Sarah Jane Smith.

    Ohm and might we be hearing your reaction as a group to the various recent Doctor Who lockdown video’s? I appreciate it’s probably down to recording schedules, but I’m a little surprised not to have heard “A Message from the Doctor” (coming to you from an Ikea wardrobe and being frankly the most positive, constructive message I’ve heard on the whole lockdown situation). Rory’s message for his son, and especially “Farewell, Sarah Jane”, being mentioned in the “Happy Things” spot (admittedly, I wasn’t so much “Happy” as “bawling my eyes out” at the last one on that list, but the love that went into it was amazing)

  4. Robin Pratchett said:

    If you are going to do a problematic kisses list please include a special mention of the hug between Clara and the Twelfth Doctor at the end of “Listen”. His dialogue is “No, no, no. Not the hugging. I’m against the hugging. Please.” And – well – no, she doesn’t listen.

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