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Tegan and Ace (They’re Both Aces)

Were you as excited as we were to see Tegan and Ace in the preview following “Legend of the Sea Devil”? Heck, yeah you were! And if you’re a Modern Who fan who is wondering what all the fuss was about, don’t worry, we’ve got you. This week Deb and Lynne discuss Tegan and Ace, what makes them fascinating characters and what classic Who stories are good primers to watch before the 13th Doctor’s finale.

How do you feel about Tegan and Ace? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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The Clan Stewart

We continue to delve into the origins of nifty things from modern Doctor Who. Join Erika, Lynne, and Tansy for this chat about Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, his daughter, and (briefly) his ancestor.

How do you feel about the Brig and his fam? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Breaking The Ice Warriors

We continue to delve into the origins of Doctor Who‘s “classic” villains. Join Tansy and Erika for this chat about Martians that maybe kinda sorta look like Vikings? If you can’t see them very well? And maybe don’t know what a Viking actually looks like?

What did you think of “The Ice Warriors” and of Ice Warriors in general? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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The Macra Terror Does Not Exist

Anyone for LOTS of seafood? Join Deb, Kat, Liz, and Tansy as they delve into the world of giant parasitic crabs, mind control, and highland flings. Yes, they are discussing the 2019 animated recreation of “The Macra Terror”. Join as they take a deep dive into this murky monster and its surprise 2007 appearance in modern Who‘s “Gridlock”.

What did you think of the animation and its editorial choices? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Eight – Not Enough

In this week’s “Reference Acknowledged”, Deb, Kat, and Lynne discuss the Eighth Doctor’s impact on fandom, how and why he was brought into “canon”, and the importance of naming Big Finish Companions during “The Night of the Doctor.” Thanks to Christian Smith for this week’s topic suggestion. We are ALWAYS happy to talk about the Eighth Doctor!

This week’s “year of…” title credited to Trevor S!

As a reminder, many Big Finish titles are available on streaming service so if you’re curious and want to check them out (and we suggest you do!), a quick search may grab you free Big Finish content. Warning: Big Finish is highly addictive and may result in you purchasing many many more titles but we don’t see this as a bad thing!

How do you feel about Eight? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Completion of the Daleks

More Daleks? Of course! Join Deb, Kat, Lynne, and Tansy as they cover a bunch more of the history of the Doctor vs their oldest enemy race.

Do you have any additional thoughts about Daleks? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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The Dalek Invasion of Earth Day

Is it Susan? IT’S NEVER SUSAN! Join Deb, Tansy, and Kat as they discuss not only the meme, but why they think it needs to be Susan. Along the way they delve into Susan’s leaving story “The Dalek Invasion of Earth” and its many twists and tropes.

Do you think Susan’s story needs a bit of closure? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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The Sontaran Experiment Gum

This week we are Connecting the Docs. (Thanks KarenD for that name suggestion!) Join Deb, Liz, Lynne, and Tansy as they connect Season 13’s “War of the Sontarans” to the 4th Doctor story “The Sontaran Experiment”. We also take a side journey to revisit “The Time Warrior” as well as “The Sontaran Stratagem”.

Terrifying or hilarious? And how do you situate The Sontarans among the Trifecta of Big Bads? More ruthless than the Daleks? More methodical than the Cybermen? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Planet of Fire the TCE

Hold me closer, tiny Master! Join Deb, Erika, and Lynne as we discuss another Fifth Doctor story and dive into the history of the Master’s favourite toy, the tissue compression eliminator. This story also sees the departure of one companion and the arrival of another!

How do you feel about “Planet of Fire” and the TCE?  Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

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Don’t Panic! A Coldplay cover fan video for Jodie!
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Warriors of the Deep Dive

We kick of our as-yet-unnamed 2022 theme with a look at Sea Devils! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we discuss this Fifth Doctor “workplace tragedy” and the Doctor’s general history with the Sea Devils and their cousins the Silurans. 

How do you feel about “Warriors of the Deep”? Does your “cringe memory” make you hate it? Or do you think it’s just fine? Love the Myrka? Hate the lighting? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!

And if you have ideas for deep-dive topics for this year, pop a comment on the post for our 2022 theme announcement!

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