Did “Doctor Who” create “Frankenstein”, or did “Frankenstein” create “Doctor Who”? It’s worth pondering as we discuss an episode in which Mary Shelley encounters some notable time travelers, Lord Byron is really into the Doctor, and Graham eats a spooky sandwich. Recorded live in Los Angeles at the Gallifrey One convention, nearly every “Doctor Who” podcaster watched this episode in a single room—and then fled to their own individual rooms to record episodes about it. This one is ours.
Host Jason Snell with Annette Wierstra and Jean MacDonald.
More episodes from "Doctor Who Flashcast"
66: "Village of the Angels" (S13E4)
57:28A lot of stuff happens in this episode. Angels in basements! Angels in tunnels! Angels in a fireplace! Angels in graveyards! If you want Weeping Angels, where else to go but the village of the angels? More broadly, Houman Sadri and Antony Johnston join Jason to discuss how the season is shaping up, where the show may be going from here, and at the end, some particularly wild fan theories—and Jason even invents one of his own. Jason Snell with Antony Johnston and Houman Sadri.
65: "Once, Upon Time" (S13E3)
54:12Just as time has always dreamed of destroying its age-old enemy, space, we have always wanted to podcast weekly about “Doctor Who,” so we did! This week’s episode features flashbacks! Secrets! Surprise appearances! And Tamagotchi baby? We try to break it all down and decide there is too much—so we sum up what we can. Jason Snell with Annette Wierstra and Jean MacDonald.
64: "War of the Sontarans" (S13E2)
1:14:59Popular “Lazy Doctor Who” podcasters Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky join Jason to discuss part two of “Flux,” which features both fictional aliens the Sontarans and actual historical figure Mary Seacole! Also, Yaz meets Vinder at a temple populated by floating triangles, and Dan takes a wok on the wild side. (No?) We also offer some theories about where “Flux” may be going, some of which may be somewhat too reliant on our ridiculously detailed knowledge of “Doctor Who” history. Jason Snell with Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky.
63: "The Halloween Apocalypse" (S13E1)
48:03“Doctor Who” is back and so are we, for part one of this season’s six-episode-long epic story. As is so often true for multi-part Doctor Who adventures, it’s actually hard to judge how it went from a single episode! But we try our best to identify all the dangling threads in episode one, from men in hats to a surprisingly un-chilly Arctic Circle to a tiny house that puts one in the mind of The Master even if he’s not anywhere to be found! Also, we discuss if this sort of storytelling is what “Doctor Who” in a modern context should look like. Jason Snell with James Thomson.
62: "Revolution of the Daleks" (2021 New Year's Special) (TeeVee 684)
1:09:55It’s New Year’s Day and there’s new “Doctor Who” on the telly. Jason is joined by an enormous pajama party of a panel as we break down a visit from Daleks, Chris Noth, John Barrowman, and the TARDIS Fam! Host Jason Snell with Erika Ensign, Steven Schapansky, Annette Wierstra, James Thomson, Jean MacDonald, Chip Sudderth and Moisés Chiullan.
61: "The Timeless Children" (S12E10) (TeeVee 623)
1:05:45“Doctor Who” wraps up a pretty successful season this week. But did the finale stick the landing? Has series canon been rewritten forever? Does the Master have a design department? Time for one final breakdown before the Flashcast goes into cold storage until the next holiday special. Host Jason Snell with Antony Johnston and James Thomson.
60: "Ascension of the Cybermen" (S12E9) (TeeVee 620)
47:14When this season’s available as a binge watch you’ll forget this gap ever even happened. We’re here to discuss the first half of the “Doctor Who” season finale, which is a little like reviewing the first half of a book or movie. What will happen next week? We have endless theories and no hard evidence! Are these red herrings we see before us? Why is the Lone Cyberman so effective as a villain? Ko Sharmus isn’t a planet, he’s a person! Bring on Barack Stemis. Host Jason Snell with James Thomson.
59: "The Haunting of Villa Diodati" (S12E8) (TeeVee 619)
40:04Did “Doctor Who” create “Frankenstein”, or did “Frankenstein” create “Doctor Who”? It’s worth pondering as we discuss an episode in which Mary Shelley encounters some notable time travelers, Lord Byron is really into the Doctor, and Graham eats a spooky sandwich. Recorded live in Los Angeles at the Gallifrey One convention, nearly every “Doctor Who” podcaster watched this episode in a single room—and then fled to their own individual rooms to record episodes about it. This one is ours. Host Jason Snell with Annette Wierstra and Jean MacDonald.
58: "Can You Hear Me?" (S12E7) (TeeVee 618)
46:40This week Houman Sadri joins Jason to discuss angry gods, quick resolutions, animation, nightmare fuel, the realities of being a “Doctor Who” companion, and the importance of seeking help when you are struggling, all embedded inside a discussion of this week’s episode. Plus, we dive deep into conspiracy corner to talk further about the ramifications of “Prisoner of the Judoon” and how it hangs over every dramatic moment of this episode. Host Jason Snell with Houman Sadri.
57: "Praxeus" (S12E6) (TeeVee 615)
44:21This week Jason and guest Antony Johnston form two points of a globe-spanning triangle! But rather than solving an international mystery, we’ll just discuss the latest episode of “Doctor Who,” which trades last week’s momentous canon-altering events for a fun adventure romp that works pretty well. Is that one guy hiding under a boat somewhere? Where did that text message come from? Two middle-aged men stick up for Graham! Yaz gets to use her police skills! Ryan is an impressive adventurer who works out! We cover it all… in plastic. Host Jason Snell with Antony Johnston.