Friday, July 3, 2015

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Episode 80

It's been a bloody long time since the last one, we know. This one went in the can months ago, back in October 2014, and we've just got around to sorting the edit. Life gets pretty busy, what can we say?

The usual crew, accompanied by St. Xtofer, nit-pick our way over 'The Caretaker' [2014] and the series up until then, without the benefit of having seen the later episodes.

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By now you've probably forgotten the Dirty WHOers rating system, there's a copy.

Grab a glass. Run a bath. It's mercifully short.


Rhianon Jameson July 6, 2015 at 10:37 PM  

As always, I enjoyed the podcast, even if sometimes it sounds as though you all are watching a different show. Hey, I liked "The Caretaker." Maybe I'm easily amused.

One thing, though, that Sen said early on that I thought I should respond to: that the Doctor’s treatment of Danny was “borderline racist.” I’ve seen other commentary along those lines, so while Sen didn’t follow up on the remark, I assume it referred to the Doctor hectoring Danny as “PE,” and claiming to reject the idea that Danny could possibly teach math(s). Any time there’s a black actor, someone out there is going to claim that criticism of the character is racially-motivated. But the rest of the season has made it clear that the 12th Doctor has a thing against soldiers. What’s more likely: that the Doctor thinks soldiers can’t be smart, or that this incarnation has suddenly developed racist tendencies? Hell, the 12th Doctor can’t seem to distinguish among humans - I’m not sure we have evidence that he knows Danny is black!

While I’m crankily commenting, I rather liked Series 8’s version of Clara. Sure she’s a terrible role model for kids - her attempt to betray the Doctor in the “Dark Water” was jaw-dropping - but, let’s face it, neither is the Doctor, especially this one.

I share everyone’s disdain for Courtney, however. The actress did a great job, but the character… yecchh.

Looking forward to the podcasts on the rest of the season… whenever they may fall.

Gangplank Press August 30, 2015 at 7:27 PM  

Can't find an email, so will post here:

I run an independent publishing company, and was wondering if you'd like to interview the author of our latest Kindle book, "The Mysteries of Dr Who" - an exploration of the deeper meanings and unanswered questions inherent throughout the show's storylines.

Lynn Hamilton is a full-time freelance writer and longtime Dr. Who enthusiast.

You can read a little more about the book below, and a PDF file is available upon request.

I can be reached at


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