Monday, July 28, 2014

No flirting? Thank Fuck..

Yeah, if Malcom Tucker were a fan I'm sure he'd say that.. 
There's a very interesting Peter Capaldi Sunday Times interview(via Blogtor Who) http://bit.ly/1pm9bY3 in which he states:
"There'll be no flirting, that's for sure," Capaldi said. "It's not what this Doctor's concerned with. It's quite a fun relationship, but no, I did call and say, 'I want no Papa-Nicole moments. I think there was a bit of tension with that at first, but I was absolutely adamant."
This is a big deal for the fans, a big change in the direction of the new Doctor Who. Some whovians will hate this and others, like me, love this. 
   Since the eighth Doctor kissed Grace, for no reason at all, really, Doctor Who fandom has been debating the value of sexualizing the Doctor. If it's used with great restraint and with purpose, it works. We know because Rose's relationship with the Doctor was well done, tasteful and seemed to have a purpose within the development of the Doctor's character, as a traumatized war survivor learning to enjoy life again; Great. However, having Martha, then Amy, then River, then Clara also fancy him and "steal" kisses,(oh so, then, it's not his fault, chicks can't help themselves!) sucked the fun out of the Doctor-companion relationships and the adventure. Donna was one of the best new companions for a reason. We got to know Donna in her own right, not as someone whose self fulfillment and identity was entirely dependent on whether a thousand plus years old alien fancied her. An equal friendship made their adventures just as gripping or more than other new Who companions. 
   It also suits the Doctor's character so much better. He doesn't spend his time turning down flirtatious advances he couldn't possibly care about(sorry, but he's how old?!) and he can focus on the companion as an equal rather than someone he has to keep at an arms length - True companionship and friendship. Not to mention the writers can't go very far with a romance which means that eventually a love interest has to be dumped. RTD did it well with Rose and bringing back the series, but it devalues Rose's significance if every subsequent storyline has the Doctor kissing female companions. Those kisses also become meaningless and the Doctor just starts seeming a bit of a cad, instead of a hero.
   I'd rather have the hero. 


Maybe you aren't such a good man, Doctor, but Capaldi might just put you right again.

~ The opinions expressed on this post represent my own and not those of any other Dirty WHOer. ;-)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Episode 70

Knock knock? Who's there?

This time, a Russell T and Tennant episode. More from the usual crew as we review the 'Donna-lite' episode, 'Midnight' [2008]. over 30 minutes of rambling bollocks. The second in a two hour drinking session. You lucky people you.

We chat single locations. Requests for Hartnell in drag. Vanna White dressed as Leela. Does Cornio mean Cornhole? Davies and the stakes. 'The one where they go back in time... 'Tom Bakers' plaster. Split screen in a box. Star Trek inspirations. Outstanding Torchwood? Agatha Christie tropes. Shit parenting. Marriage and Sputters cat. Still waiting for Arthur, in the 27th Century. Non-Who scripts? Murderous passengers. The 4th of July part row and sitting between two exes. Bleeding heart Liberal Tennant (was this his finest hour?). Second Life Doctor Who updates. Stand alone Dredd. Doing it again with love. Terrys' 'English' accent. Last minute King Peladon. Brown sauces. Don't say we didn't warn you...

We're still posting all the usual do-dah on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Google Plus. Plus, if ya like that kind of thing, don't forget the Dirty WHOers rating system and the Dirty WHOers drinking game.

Emergency exit at the back. Should we need it, you go first.




Friday, May 2, 2014

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Episode 69

69 Dudes!

To celebrate, here's our slurring meanderings on the topic of The King's Demons [1983]. The Great Charter of the Liberties of England, wasted assistants, lady boys fighting midgets, a man who had is hand up a cows bum, the power of velvet, a crowded TARDIS, the shit music of the era, birthday memories, and Kameleon crotch shots.

It's been bloody ages, but we finally got around to turning up on Skype at the same time. Two thumbs WAY up for The Proff - our hard working editing strongman.

We're still throwing random rubbish at Facebook, at Twitter, and at Google Plus. We've also got the Dirty WHOers drinking game (if you hate your liver) and (should you have dropped off while Terry is explaining it in the podcast) the Dirty WHOers rating system.

Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Episode 68

The Christmas episode reviewed, with brandy sauce and gravy. And it's a big one.

Indian giving 50th ratings, seeing other podcasts (who want's Sen and Sputters, we dare you!), sub-groups of religious do-dahs, the Powell Estate, Seal of the High Council, shagging the ultimate nun, follicle continuity, the pain of Hurt over Mr. McGann, numerical life cycles, who's on third?, chocolate cybermen (and sex toys), accuracy of juvenile hair colouring, Valliard mathematics, PROPER change, the opinions of Sputters wife re: Clara, Moffs retconing thang, the value of indi. script editors, the bullshit/K-9dom of Handles, and a load of other pointless arguing.

Big thanks to The Prof, as ever, for his ongoing awesomeness. Big thanks to everyone who listens to this slurring tosh.

Do feel free to say howdy over on Twatter, on Facepalm, and over on LinkedIn+. We also have that kidney crippling Dirty WHOers drinking game, and, if you need it, don't forget the Dirty WHOers rating system.

Now go and wash your ears out with soap and water, and avoid eating soya products if you don't want moobs.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Terry & Nancy's Little Christmas Extra

All around this planet of ours, people gathered this year to watch the big 5-0. In living rooms and cinemas around the globe friends and relatives flocked together to bear witness to the biggest simultaneous TV broadcast of all time.

In So Cal, our Terry and our good friend Nancy (from the Happiness Patrol Podcast) met up for the 50th Anniversary showing, chatted to some of the fans immediately before the showing and recorded their thoughts afterwards. It's short, but fun, and we thought it'd make a perfect little festive bonus.

Don't forget we're over atTwitter and at Facebook andGoogle Plus, where we share all the news and pics and stuff we find around the net. If you could give us a vote of love over on iTunes (or anywhere) that'd be awesome. Have a great Christmas y'all, and we'll see you in the New Year ;)


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Episode 67

Second part of our 50th thing. Finally we chink glasses over 'The Day of the Doctor'. Smith and Tennant, and the other bloke, giving it their all, with Zygons, and Timelords, and all that other Moffat stuff.

Bless The Prof, and all who sail in him, for the usual stirling edit. We're still posting regular bobbo over on Facebook, at Twitter, and over on Google Plus. Also, if you find yourself so inclined, don't forget the Dirty WHOers rating system and the coma inducing Dirty WHOers drinking game.



Friday, December 6, 2013

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Episode 66

It's the big 50! In a uncharacteristically speedy retort to the-week-that-was-solid-Who we flop out a slightly inebriated and over emotional review of 'Night or the Doctor', 'An Adventure in Space and Time', and whatever that thing was called that was like Doom on Gallifrey.

Half an hour of Sputters, Lightfoot, Fushia, and The Senmeister, talking bollocks and getting over excited. God help you. Big props to The Prof, as ever, for the edit, and the masterful intro on this one. A few small sound issues, but we're fixing it - promise.

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Episode 65

And so we get to the 'new' series Doctors in our ongoing effort to cover an episode from each of the Doctor's incarnations in this, the 50th year. This time around we get to the Eccleston and Piper episode, Fathers Day [2005].

The usual 4 whittier on for 30 minutes, speculatively nitpicking our way through assorted booze product placement. We get all nostalgic and chat Who fandom and what this stuff means to us and why we do this podcast malarky. A bit of a step back in time.

Massive thanks to Uncle Prof. for the usual editing assistance. Any feedback, come share your thoughts over at Facebook, on Twitter or over at Google Plus, where we share the bobbo we find around the web and we can track you back to where you live and where your kids play. If ya need it go check out the Dirty WHOers rating system or the Dirty WHOers drinking game.

50% recorded without trousers.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Episode 64

So before they released the new mini-sodes we decided to do a one off kinda special on the 8th Doctor and Mr. Paul McGann.

In our usual style it's taken us a while to get this out between lives and other commitments, but we get there in the end, and we very much wanted to do something McGann related in our run up to the 50th and the bedlam that has become all things Whovian.

Big thanks to The Prof, our silent but awesome pet editor or awesomeness. Any feedback, come take the piss out of us off over at Facebook, on Twitter or over at Google Plus, where we share the bobbo we find around the web and we can track you back to where you live and where your kids play. If ya need it go check out the Dirty WHOers rating system or the Dirty WHOers drinking game.

Boomshanka.


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Dimensions Interview Special

Back in late October, Fuschia and the Prof rocked up to Dimensions 2013 in Newcastle (their home town) for a weekend of Whovian shenanigans. They spoke to some jolly nice people, and this is the result.

It includes Terry's (very brief) interview with Daphne Ashbrook, and interviews with Matt Fitton (Big Finish writer), Philip Olivier (Big Finish companion and "off of" Brookside), Toby Hadoke, and Lisa Bowerman.

A bit of fun filler to keep your juices flowing while we cobble together those we've got in the can.

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