Monday, June 11, 2018

Episode 81: A Good Man Goes to War


Demons run when a good man goes to war.  Ashford loves that line so much.  Yes, Straight Outta Gallifrey is covering the Steven Moffat mid series 6 finale, A Good Man Goes to War.  Plots are unraveled and tightened at the same time.  Matt Smith is at his best in this episode, the pictures are pretty, and we get a feature by the wonderful Alex Kingston.  What's not to like?  Well, Ashford has some concerns, but he still believes this is one of the era's best episodes.  Siskoid from Siskoid's Blog of Geekery joins the discussion as well.  What do you think about A Good Man Goes to War?  Write to us at prydonian.post@gmail.com 


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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Episode 80: The Sensorites


Joe Dredd, Siskoid, and Ashford discuss the Sensorites, featuring Susan Foreman, the Doctor's granddaughter.  In this particular story, a description of Gallifrey is given by Susan as well as this character displaying telepathy.  Susan really stands up for herself in this one, indicating to the Doctor that she is growing up and has the right to seek and possess her own agency. 


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Monday, May 28, 2018

Episode 79: The Doctor's Wife


Siskoid and Ashford discuss Neil Gaiman's The Doctor's Wife.  A grave yard of time capsules from Gallifrey because of unknowing Time Lords answering distress calls only to reach sudden doom could be the fate of the Doctor.  Join us in this conversation of one of the most popular episodes in the Matt Smith run.  prydonian.post@gmail.com 


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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Caves of Androzani


Episode 5 of a State of Temporal Grace, which is an extension of Straight Outta Gallifrey.  In this episode, Jordan, Diane, and Ashford are discussing Caves of Androzani by writer Robert Holmes and director Graeme Harper.  The intensity is rather high in this regeneration story.  Peri and the Doctor are in great peril.  Listen to our podcast about this fan favorite serial.  


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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Episode 88: The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon


Siskoid and Ashford discuss Steven Moffat's The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon, the two part opener for series 6.  There are so many beautifully directed episodes in this series, and this two part opener is no exception.  Moffat takes the timey wimey and ups it up to...11.  Sorry.  The T.A.R.D.I.S. crew's adventure is in America.  The United States of America to be specific.  And now, for the first time as far as a television broadcast, the Silence is introduced.

Ashford really enjoys this villain.  What are your thoughts?  Are they all style and no substance?  Or are they actually worthy foes for the Doctor and company?  Did we mention this two part story includes Richard Millhous Nixon?


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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Pandorica & The Big Bang


Siskoid and Diane join Ashford to discuss the Steven Moffat two part story, The Pandorica and the Big Bang. What are your thoughts about this two part story?  Do you believe that River Song is a Time Lady?  Do you prefer the timey wimey plots like this one?  Let us know.  We would love to hear from you.  e-mail us at prydonian.post@gmail.com

 


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Episode 76: The Aztecs


Siskoid and Ashford discuss The Aztecs by John Lucarotti, a true historical where the Doctor admonishes Barbara Wright about "messing" with time.  This first, on air, T.A.R.D.I.S. team are separated quite a bit, covering more ground of this landscape where the Aztecs resided.  

Was Barbara right for trying to change this culture with her relatively modern, English ways?  Perhaps stepping back and allowing History to take its course is not the right thing to do?  


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