Doctor Who: The Moment

Doctor Who: The Moment

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Each week on The Moment, I speak with a different guest about an individual moment in an episode of Doctor Who that means a lot to them: something that really had in impact on them, or that they had a strong reaction to, or that they think a lot about for whatever reason.
1.13 - Oh brilliant!
Oct 4 • 37 min
For the season finale of The Moment, I'm joined by Alyssa Franke, to discuss the closing moments of the most recent Doctor Who episode, 2017's Christmas special, Twice Upon a Time. We discuss the departure of a beloved Doctor, the arrival of an exciting…
1.12 - When you’re alone, silence is all you know.
Sep 27 • 31 min
This week, I'm joined by Talcott Starr, to discuss Abigail's song in 2010's A Christmas Carol. We discuss how this episode intersects with Talcott's own story, the themes of grief and love in Matt Smith's era of Doctor Who, and how love lets us see one…
1.11 - But you know what? I am good.
Sep 20 • 28 min
This week, I'm joined by Tai Gooden, as we discuss Martha's departure from the TARDIS in 2007's Last of the Time Lords. We discuss Martha's long hard journey, the tendency of fandom to pit her against a certain other companion, and the importance of…
1.10 - Binro was right.
Sep 13 • 28 min
This week, I'm joined by Luke Harrison, as we discuss the encounter between Unstoffe the con man and Binro the Heretic from 1978's The Ribos Operation. We discuss the role of science and the supernatural in Doctor Who, the fundamental nature of truth…
1.09 - Together, or not at all.
Sep 6 • 27 min
This week, I'm joined by Alex Cox, and we chat about Amy and Rory's leap of faith from 2012's The Angels Take Manhattan. We discuss Amy's definitive choice, examine the family dynamic of the Eleventh Doctor era, and decide who's going to water the plants.…
1.08 - It is our way.
Aug 30 • 28 min
This week, I'm joined by Erik Stadnik, to chat about a pleasantly open moment with the Fifth Doctor from 1982's Kinda. We discuss what makes the Doctor a good traveller, how we interact with people aren't like us, and why it's good to confront the things…
1.07 - Like I said, Gallifrey. The long way round.
Aug 23 • 27 min
This week, I'm joined by Lizbeth Myles, to chat about an uplifting moment from 2015's Hell Bent. We talk about the conclusion to Clara's character arc (concluding The Moment's loose trilogy of Twelfth Doctor and Clara discussions), and examine how it sets…
1.06 - Someone’s playing games with our minds.
Aug 16 • 27 min
This week, I'm joined by Joy Piedmont, to chat about a striking moment of tension from 1989's Battlefield. We look at the story's rather direct acknowledgement of racism, an unusual thing to see on Doctor Who. We also discuss Doctor Who's track record of…
1.05 - It’s happening again.
Aug 8 • 26 min
This week, I'm joined by Lewis Combes, to explore a world without the Doctor in 2008's Turn Left, and the rare moment of real, human horror in that story. The main topic is how human beings can be pushed to the worst kind of cruelty, but there's some fun…
1.04 - But you still have to choose.
Aug 1 • 26 min
This week, I'm joined by my friend Evan Teng, to discuss the heart-to-hearts conversation between the Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald from 2014's Mummy on the Orient Express. Along the way we talk about taking charge, changing who you are, and why the two…
1.03 - Goodbye, my Sarah Jane.
Jul 25 • 26 min
This week, I'm joined by podcaster and lifelong Doctor Who fan Rachel Donner, to discuss the long-delayed farewell between the Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith from 2006's School Reunion. Along the way we talk about Sarah Jane's history with the Doctor,…
1.02 - You can’t see me, can you?
Jul 18 • 25 min
This week, I'm joined by comedian and writer Riley Silverman, to discuss a conversation between the Doctor and Clara from Peter Capaldi's 2014 debut, Deep Breath. We talk about what this moment meant for the character of the Twelfth Doctor, the tattoo…
1.01 - Stay out of trouble, badly.
Jul 11 • 30 min
For the first ever episode of The Moment, I'm joined by Louis Mitas, my former co-host on The Cloister Room. We talk about a moment from 2010's The Beast Below. It's fun, but fair warning, things get a little heavy during the back half of the episode. You…
The Moment: Season 1 Trailer
Jul 2 • 2 min
Each week on The Moment, I speak with a different guest about an individual moment in an episode of Doctor Who that means a lot to them. Season 1 premieres July 11, 2018. This trailer includes audio from upcoming episodes featuring guests Riley Silverman,…