This week, we’re joined by Jack Shanahan and Joe Ford to dicuss an episode where we discover that not only is the Doctor good at saving the world, he’s a useful striker, a reliable employee and a skilled matchmaker. And someone who looks good in a skimpy towel. It’s The Lodger.
Notes and links
Daisy Haggard created, co-wrote and starred in Back to Life (2019), a BBC comedy series about a woman who returns home to live with her parents after 17 years in jail. It features a hilarious comedy turn from our very own Jo Martin.
Fans of those rare moments when Brendan talks about how terrible something is will enjoy his discussion of Black Orchid in his video Doctor Who: My Bottom 5 Stories!. More of the same can be found in our very own Black Orchid episode, Episode 81: The Worst Lawn Party Ever.
The Lodger is based on a comic strip featuring The Tenth Doctor and Mickey Smith first published in April 2007 in Doctor Who Magazine issue 368.
Spaced (1999) was a comedy series starring amd written by our own Jessica Hynes and Simon Pegg and directed by Edgar Wright. It was very clever and trope-aware, and if you can find it, we’re certain that you will enjoy it.
This story’s Emergency Crash Hologram is a loving tribute to or a blatant ripoff of Star Trek: Voyager’s Emergency Medical Hologram, wonderfully played by TV’s Robert Picardo and — delightfully — also known as the Doctor.
Gareth Roberts published an extract from his original script of this story, whose working title was Meglos 2 in Doctor Who Magazine issue 423.
Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Brendan is @brandybongos, Jack is @shackjanahan and Joe is @docoho. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.
Jack and Joe host a Doctor Who podcast called The Nimon Be Praised!, which you can follow on Twitter at @NimonPodcast, and which features the two of them discussing every Doctor Who-related topic you could possibly imagine and occasionally praising the Nimon.
Joe is also the writer of Doc Oho Reviews, which contains reviews of all your favourite genre shows, including Doctor Who, of course, but also Buffy, Star Trek, The X-Files, Battlestar Galactica and more.
And you can also hear Joe on A Hamster with a Blunt Penknife, a podcast where he teams up with other witty and attractive people, including our hosts and guests, to watch and comment on their favourite Doctor Who stories. There’s a lot there to listen to, so you’d better get started right away.
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