Lazy Doctor Who

Lazy Doctor Who

www.theincomparable.com/lazydoctorwho
Steven Schapansky (Radio Free Skaro, The Memory Cheats) and Erika Ensign (Verity!, The Incomparable, Total Party Kill, The Audio Guide to Babylon 5) are married Doctor Who fans (who also co-produce a fiction podcast for Uncanny Magazine). This is a podcast where they watch every Doctor Who story ever made, from start to finish. Each episode is recorded live. Follow on Twitter at @LazyDoctorWho and email at [email protected]
175: Doctor Who and the Silurians 6-7
Mar 17 • 33 min
Erika and Steven make it to their goal — completing every Doctor Who episode through “Doctor Who and the Silurians” Episode 7 before the Verity! recording on March 17th. Mission accomplished! Humanity survives; the Silurians don’t; the Doctor isn’t happy…
174: Doctor Who and the Silurians 4-5
Mar 16 • 28 min
Steven and Erika while away their Saturday afternoon with more colourful Doctor Who from 1970. Erika is delighted with one particular scene that displays some impressively modern gender politics and never ever wants Liz Shaw to leave the show. Ever….
173: Doctor Who and the Silurians 2-3
Mar 16 • 34 min
Erika and Steven continue to be teased by glimpses of a mysterious cave dweller. What could it be? Before we find out, we discover that the Doctor has the worst license plate ever, but a great relationship with Liz Shaw (who has the greatest wardrobe…
172: Doctor Who and the Silurians 1
Mar 16 • 22 min
Steven and Erika record an episode first thing in the morning because they can’t wait to see more colourful Doctor Who. Erika learns the 3rd Doctor is really quite delightful when he’s paired with Liz or the Brig or both….
171: Spearhead from Space 4
Mar 16 • 24 min
Erika and Steven finish off the 3rd Doctor’s first story (and what Erika feels is the first real, official episode of the 3rd Doctor — he finally feels very 3rd Doctorey)….
170: Spearhead from Space 2-3
Mar 16 • 31 min
Steven and Erika continue to get to know the 3rd Doctor, though not as intimately as the crew apparently got to know him during the filming of that shower scene!…
169: Spearhead from Space 1
Mar 13 • 26 min
Erika and Steven join the glorious world of colour as they follow Doctor Who into the 1970s. EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT. EVERYTHING….
168: The War Games 10
Mar 10 • 33 min
Steven and Erika make it to the end. The end of “The War Games”. The end of Patrick Troughton’s Doctor. The end of black and white. The end of 60s Doctor Who. Moment of silence. Followed by tears….
167: The War Games 7-9
Mar 10 • 31 min
Erika and Steven close in on the end of an era. The Chiefs (Security and War) are dead, the fighting has stopped, and the Doctor is on the run again — but will he make it?…
166: The War Games 5-6
Mar 9 • 32 min
Steven and Erika reach a pivot point in the 2nd Doctor’s final story. The baddies start turning on each other, and the Doctor’s people get a name. Time Lord alert! And of course, there’s a good helping of enthusiasm about the sets, plus a fond farewell to…
165: The War Games 2-4
Mar 6 • 36 min
Erika and Steven can’t watch just one! So they zip on through three episodes of “The War Games” and wish they had the energy for more. That said, it’s nice to take a break so they can gush and squee and exclaim with glee for many minutes about this story…
164: The War Games 1
Mar 3 • 22 min
Steven and Erika begin the end, so to speak. Because Erika has seen this story (and loves it so), it’s difficult to talk about it in a totally spoiler-free manner, so she doesn’t bother to try very hard….
163: “The Space Pirates” 5-6
Mar 1 • 23 min
Erika and Steven finish off their final reconstructed episodes of Doctor Who. What a milestone! Erika bucks received fan wisdom once again and quite enjoys this space story. Now, on to one of the greatest stories in Doctor Who history. Yes, they’re pretty…
162: “The Space Pirates” 3-4
Feb 27 • 21 min
Steven and Erika can’t get enough of “The Space Pirates” so they watch two more episodes. Space machinations! Space plot twists! Space captures! Space pirates!…
161: “The Space Pirates” 2
Feb 27 • 21 min
Erika and Steven watch the only moving-footage episode of “The Space Pirates”, and Erika has a lot to say about it: Robert Holmes has an egg agenda; Milo Clancy’s “old prospector” voice isn’t quite up to Incomparable podcast snuff; and she discovers her…
160: “The Space Pirates” 1
Feb 26 • 17 min
Steven and Erika embark upon their final reconstructed story, despite Steven’s continuing bout of con crud. What will Erika think of this generally derided piece of Doctor Who history? Well, she really likes beginnings, so it’s a fairly decent start! But…
159: The Seeds of Death 4-6
Feb 20 • 34 min
Erika and Steven complete their journey to the moon and back, and along the way enjoy a FOAM PARTY! Fewsham has layers. Managers aren’t always connected to reality. Good direction is everywhere in this story. We are closing in on the end of Patrick…
158: The Seeds of Death 2-3
Feb 10 • 27 min
Steven and Erika continue to enjoy the exciting adventures of the Doctor and his companions as they take a rocket to the moon! Fewsham is insulted and pitied, Ms. Kelly and Mr. Phipps are admired, the direction is appreciated, and T-Mat dumbwaiters are…
157: The Seeds of Death 1
Feb 3 • 23 min
Erika and Steven finish off their day of Superbowl counter-programming with the first episode of a story they both like quite a bit. If it wasn’t for Erika’s pesky day job, they might press on, but alas; it is bedtime for her….
156: “The Krotons” 3-4
Feb 3 • 20 min
Steven and Erika finish off “The Krotons” and discuss what might happen to Gond society after the Doctor & Co. run off without saying goodbye. This story might not have the greatest fan reputation, but we enjoy it quite a bit!…
155: “The Krotons” 2
Feb 3 • 9 min
Erika and Steven continue the birthday celebrations in high-brain fashion with some cake and a bit of crystal-slurry. Delicious!…
154: “The Krotons” 1
Feb 3 • 11 min
Steven and Erika celebrate Steven’s birthday in style — by watching “The Krotons”! Now that’s a party!…
153: “The Invasion” 7-8
Feb 3 • 27 min
Erika and Steven finish off one of the most epic stories we’ve come across yet. Packer and Vaughn and Cybermen and bombs and missiles and UNIT and action and a stroll across an empty-looking field. This story has it all!…
152: “The Invasion” 5-6
Jan 31 • 26 min
Steven and Erika finally reach the titular invasion! It’s every bit as iconic as we remembered. Tobias Vaughn continues to be one of the greatest Doctor Who villains of all time. Erika re-thinks her love of Isobel (just a little bit)….
151: “The Invasion” 3-4
Jan 30 • 24 min
Erika and Steven push ahead with more 1968 Doctor Who. What more need be said than “PACKER”?…
150: “The Invasion” 1-2
Jan 30 • 20 min
Steven and Erika hurtle headlong into the UNIT era of Doctor Who! With the super-suave Brig on one side and super-suave Tobias Vaughn on the other, plus adorable Doctor+Jamie and capable Zoe+Isobel, that’s the makings of the start of one heckuva story….
149: The Mind Robber 3-5
Jan 15 • 27 min
Erika and Steven finish off this delightfully fictional story in one fell swoop. They also wander off on many tangents, but they’re pretty much all fictional so that qualifies as being kinda-sorta on-topic. Probably….
148: The Mind Robber 2
Jan 6 • 11 min
Steven and Erika make their way through a forest of letters to bring you this podcast episode. And they eat more Pizza Pops….
147: The Mind Robber 1
Jan 5 • 17 min
Erika and Steven brave the awesome-trippy nothingness that is this extra episode of Doctor Who. Sometimes budgetary constraints lead to great things. Then they beg for a toaster oven. Yeah, just like this DW ep, this podcast ep takes a weird turn….
146: The Dominators 4-5
Jan 5 • 21 min
Steven introduces Erika to a Canadian delicacy: Pillsbury Pizza Pops. Maybe it’s their effect, but she came out of this story thinking it was “a hoot”! A comedic hoot….
145: The Dominators 2-3
Jan 4 • 23 min
Erika and Steven debate Quarks and comedy, then chat about Dulcian fashion, customs, and physiology. Plus, potential pizza pops! It’s quite a mixed bag here at LDW HQ tonight!…
144: The Dominators 1
Dec 26, 2018 • 22 min
Steven and Erika embark on season six of classic Doctor Who! How will Erika’s opinion stack up against the fairly abysmal opinion of received fan wisdom? So far “RFW” has it wrong. Again. (But that could very well change as we go along. This story seems…
143: The Wheel in Space 5-6
Dec 21, 2018 • 32 min
Erika and Steven finally finish off Zoe’s debut story, and Erika enjoys it more than received fan wisdom has led her to expect. There’s some neat stuff going on here. Now for true authenticity, please go back and re-listen to Lazy Doctor Who episodes 113,…
142: The Wheel in Space 3-4
Nov 10, 2018 • 27 min
Steven and Erika knock out two more episodes of “The Wheel in Space”, one of which is actually moving! Zoe is great, Bill names a bug after himself, and Jarvis continues to be annoying….
141: The Wheel in Space 2
Nov 9, 2018 • 18 min
Erika and Steven press on in hopes of an episode with more dialogue and more stuff happening. And they’re in luck because while episode two may lack the Doctor, at least there’s still a doctor. Also, ZOE! Hurrah!…
140: The Wheel in Space 1
Nov 9, 2018 • 18 min
Steven and Erika watch the BritBox-exclusive reconstruction of the first episode of this Doctor Who story from 1968. Some stuff happens. But not all that much. ¯_(ツ)_/¯…
139: Fury from the Deep 6
Nov 4, 2018 • 24 min
Erika and Steven complete this lovely, happily-ended story and say a fond farewell to Victoria….
138: Fury from the Deep 3-5
Nov 3, 2018 • 24 min
Steven and Erika zip through three episodes of this creeptacular Doctor Who story from 1968. Foam party!…
137: Fury from the Deep 2
Oct 31, 2018 • 17 min
Erika and Steven wish you a happy Halloween! They just watched one of the spookiest episodes in all of Doctor Who — much to Erika’s delighted surprise!…
136: Fury from the Deep 1
Oct 21, 2018 • 18 min
Steven and Erika are impatient when it comes to watching Doctor Who. We can’t watch today’s episode of series 11 yet? Well then we’ll watch an episode from 1968!…
135: The Web of Fear 5-6
Oct 8, 2018 • 25 min
Erika and Steven celebrate Thanksgiving by finishing off “The Web of Fear”, a Doctor Who story they definitely give thanks for—both because it’s really Quite Good, and because (most of) it EXISTS….
134: The Web of Fear 3-4
Sep 30, 2018 • 25 min
Steven and Erika power through a recon and a moving episode. They’re mostly entranced, with one notable exception on Erika’s part. Then they somehow end up in Newfoundland. You never know what you’ll get on Lazy Doctor Who……
133: The Web of Fear 2
Sep 9, 2018 • 11 min
Erika and Steven continue to work their way through “The Web of Fear”. The Doctor is missing; Anne Travers continues to be awesome; a Welshman is stereotypical; and Steven nearly chokes on popcorn—or on a bad Canadian joke….
132: The Web of Fear 1
Sep 4, 2018 • 20 min
Steven and Erika forge ahead with more Doctor Who and learn they’re much peppier when they record earlier in the evening. Hope you’re ready for lots of laughter and at least one great big tangent….
131: The Enemy of the World 5-6
Sep 3, 2018 • 21 min
Erika and Steven wish you a happy Labour Day! As is our wont, we bring you some classic Doctor Who goodness on this long weekend. What better way to celebrate than to finish off a story we both enjoy? While we do have a couple lingering questions about…
130: The Enemy of the World 3-4
Aug 19, 2018 • 24 min
Steven and Erika bring you greetings from Worldcon 76 in San Jose, California, where it’s time for some hotel-based Doctor Who viewing. Because we know how to party at a con….
129: The Enemy of the World 2
Aug 5, 2018 • 26 min
Erika and Steven wish you all a happy Heritage Festival weekend and celebrate the occasion with an episode of “The Enemy of the World”. From Hungary to Mexico to Fiji to Australia, this one is all over the map!…
128: The Enemy of the World 1
Jul 29, 2018 • 20 min
Steven and Erika get back to Doctor Who with a story they’ve both seen several times (including quite recently). This doesn’t faze them a bit, as they both still very much enjoy it. Erika just wishes she had remembered to mention the groovy wallpaper in…
127: The Ice Warriors 6
Jul 2, 2018 • 18 min
SIX Erika and Steven finish off Canada Day by finishing off “The Ice Warriors”. It had its ups and downs, but in the end they agree it’s a pretty good story….
126: The Ice Warriors 4-5
Jul 1, 2018 • 18 min
FOUR-FIVE Steven and Erika keep trucking along though the ice. To her delight, Erika finds the voices are much much better when there are moving creatures to pair them with. Steven talks about Pink Floyd — and even manages to make it relevant….
125: The Ice Warriors 2-3
Jul 1, 2018 • 19 min
…ahem… TWO - THREE Erika and Steven continue the Canada Day festivities with more Doctor Who. However, Erika isn’t feeling very festive, due to the vocal performances of some of the actors in this story. Why does it have to be a SIX-parter?…
124: The Ice Warriors 1
Jul 1, 2018 • 23 min
…or should we say “THE ICE WARRIORS ONE” to match the opening credits? We should definitely say Happy Canada Day! As per tradition, Steven and Erika spend part of their national holiday watching this show (created by a Canadian!) and podcasting about it.…
123: The Abominable Snowmen 5-6
Jun 24, 2018 • 16 min
Erika and Steven finish off their first shelf of Doctor Who! Erika (amid coughing) develops some potential headcanon for Victoria’s character development. Summer colds are the worst….
122: The Abominable Snowmen 4
Jun 9, 2018 • 11 min
Steven and Erika continue their trek through the mountains. Erika continues to discover Victoria’s cleverness. Steven repeats himself. (It was bound to happen eventually. Please forgive him.)…
121: The Abominable Snowmen 3
Jun 3, 2018 • 18 min
Erika and Steven continue unraveling the mysteries in the monastery, which is important because Victoria doesn’t like mysteries. (You go, girl! Solve that sh*t!)…
120: The Abominable Snowmen 2
Jun 2, 2018 • 24 min
Steven and Erika get back to the mountains (and argue about which mountains are better) for some more sweet Yeti action. There’s also some yammering about missing episodes, Twitch, royals, a local art installation, and a bunch of vagueness about…
119: The Abominable Snowmen 1
May 20, 2018 • 16 min
Erika and Steven are back at it and ready to celebrate the Victoria Day long weekend in style—1960s Doctor Who style, that is!…
118: The Tomb of the Cybermen 1-4
Apr 2, 2018 • 31 min
Steven and Erika say hello from a Calgary hotel as they plow through the entirety of this iconic story, but perhaps not for the reason you think….
117: The Evil of the Daleks 6-7
Mar 30, 2018 • 39 min
Erika and Steven are back! And we’ve finished season 4 of Doctor Who. Since we’ve been gone so long and want to make up for it, we bring you our longest episode yet! (Ok, that’s not really why. We just have a LOT to say about this excellent and momentous…
116: The Evil of the Daleks 5
Feb 4, 2018 • 15 min
Steven convinces Erika to (try to) stay up for one more episode of Doctor Who. Perhaps not the wisest idea, as we had to stop and rewind twice to catch poor Erika up after drifting off. Birthdays, man. Whaddaya gonna do?…
115: The Evil of the Daleks 3-4
Feb 4, 2018 • 25 min
Erika and Steven celebrate Steven’s birthday in the most appropriate way possible—watching Doctor Who and then talking about it on a podcast. And there’s quite a lot to dig into in these two episodes….
114: The Evil of the Daleks 2
Jan 30, 2018 • 19 min
Steven and Erika didn’t want to stop at just one Doctor Who episode tonight. So on we go (or back we go) to 1866!…
113: The Evil of the Daleks 1
Jan 30, 2018 • 14 min
Erika and Steven dive into another unfamiliar-to-Erika Doctor Who story, which delights her to no end. Mystery and clues and detecting and Daleks—what more could you ask for? NONE MORE, that’s what….
112: The Faceless Ones 4-6
Jan 13, 2018 • 23 min
Steven and Erika finish off “The Faceless Ones” (and thus, Ben and Polly’s tenure on Doctor Who) in one fell swoop. It may not be the best goodbye, but at least they get one—and it’s after a delightful story, so all in all, could be worse….
111: The Faceless Ones 2-3
Jan 10, 2018 • 19 min
Erika and Steven watch a couple more exciting-and-“new” episodes of Doctor Who. The second Doctor is very second Doctorey! Jamie and the Doctor start pairing off! Not enough Polly and Ben! And, most important of all, a truly, truly terrible hat….
110: The Faceless Ones 1
Jan 7, 2018 • 25 min
Steven and Erika watch the closest thing Erika has found to truly new-to-her Who yet. With virtually no knowledge of what’s to come, this story takes on an extra layer of excitement!…
109: The Macra Terror 1-4
Jan 1, 2018 • 36 min
Erika and Steven ring out 2017 ON THE PODCAST! What better way to spend the dying hours of a year than with a delightful Doctor Who story about giant, authoritarian crabs? We couldn’t think of one. So here we are….
108: The Moonbase 4
Dec 31, 2017 • 18 min
Steven and Erika finish off 1967’s “The Moonbase” and chat a bit about Cyber-continuity. Erika also has headcanon regarding coffee trays in space….
107: The Moonbase 3
Dec 27, 2017 • 18 min
Erika and Steven celebrate Boxing Day with some more of “The Moonbase”. THIS is where Polly’s awesomeness comes to the fore! And Erika remembers to say some stuff she forgot last time. Better late than never!…
106: The Moonbase 2
Dec 25, 2017 • 25 min
Steven and Erika roll right along into episode 2 because Erika doesn’t want to have to wait any longer to see real moving pictures—and moving sets! Not to mention a buncha sweet “science” and delicious technobabble!…
105: The Moonbase 1
Dec 25, 2017 • 17 min
Erika and Steven celebrate Christmas Eve by watching the first episode of the second Cybermen story—the animated version, anyway. Beware the Phantom Piper!…
104: The Underwater Menace 3-4
Dec 13, 2017 • 30 min
Steven and Erika finish off what is one of the weirdest stories in the history of Doctor Who. Erika isn’t quite sure what she just saw or if she liked it overall, but man oh man, what a ride! When we started this podcast, some people worried we’d hit the…
103: The Underwater Menace 2
Oct 25, 2017 • 14 min
Erika and Steven watch MOVING PICTURES OF PATRICK TROUGHTON. That’s the most important thing right now, really….
102: The Underwater Menace 1
Oct 15, 2017 • 12 min
Steven and Erika watch the official BBC recon of “The Underwater Menace” Episode 1 together—and it’s the first time for us both! (Though Steven has seen another recon previously.) Togetherness at last!…
101: The Highlanders 3-4
Oct 15, 2017 • 16 min
Erika and Steven stay up late to finish off “The Highlanders”, the story that introduces us to future-companion Jamie McCrimmon…but doesn’t really do anything else with him. Oh yeah, and we finally remember to acknowledge hitting 100 episodes!…
100: The Highlanders 2
Oct 7, 2017 • 12 min
Steven and Erika laugh it up over Episode Two of “The Highlanders”. Troughton is really coming into his own! And we were too lazy to keep track and notice that this was our 100th episode, so the celebration is entirely here in the show notes. Happy 100th…
99: The Highlanders 1
Oct 5, 2017 • 18 min
Erika and Steven dig into the last proper historical for a very long time. No moving pictures, but this ep moves along just fine!…
98: The Power of the Daleks 6
Sep 12, 2017 • 18 min
Steven and Erika reach the end of the second Doctor’s first serial. And what a grisly end it is! People think Who is dark these days? Sheeeeesh….
97: The Power of the Daleks 5
Sep 10, 2017 • 23 min
Erika and Steven take a few moments to talk about their new project on the TeeVee feed: a Lazy Doctor Who spinoff podcast covering every episode of The Prisoner. You (at least some of you) asked for it, so here you go! Please enjoy In the Village. And…
96: The Power of the Daleks 4
Sep 1, 2017 • 22 min
Steven and Erika reach what may be the best single Dalek episode ever—at least, according to Erika….
95: The Power of the Daleks 3
Aug 23, 2017 • 14 min
Erika and Steven are making Patrick Troughton’s first Doctor Who story last. It’s one episode at a time for us these days! Savor the goodness!…
94: The Power of the Daleks 2
Aug 15, 2017 • 19 min
Steven and Erika continue watching the reconstruction of Patrick Troughton’s first Doctor Who story. And go on a brief (but sorta kinda related) tangent about Total Party Kill….
93: The Power of the Daleks 1
Aug 8, 2017 • 14 min
Erika and Steven tread into bold new territory: the Patrick Troughton era of Doctor Who!…
92: The Tenth Planet (1-4)
Aug 5, 2017 • 38 min
Steven and Erika are joined by a couch interloper! Annette Wierstra provides a slightly new-Whoish perspective on this, the origin of the Cybermen. We also chat about the series 10 finale and the trailer for the 2017 Christmas special. It’s a truly…
91: The Smugglers 4
Jul 23, 2017 • 24 min
Erika and Steven finish off 1966’s “The Smugglers”, go on quite a tangent about the characterization of the Doctor over the years, celebrate the naming of Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor, and finish up by teasing our next episode that will be a little…
90: The Smugglers 3
Jun 26, 2017 • 15 min
Steven and Erika try to power through the last two eps of this Doctor Who story from 1966. Erika fights valiantly to stay awake and mostly succeeds. Blame the travel schedule more than the episode. It’s still fun Who!…
89: The Smugglers 1-2
Jun 17, 2017 • 15 min
Erika and Steven watch some more reconstructed Doctor Who and squee mightily over the fabness of Ben and Polly….
88: The War Machines 3-4
May 21, 2017 • 35 min
After a longish break (to mourn Dodo?), Steven and Erika are back in the classic saddle and have finished off season 3 of Doctor Who….
87: The War Machines 2
Mar 26, 2017 • 20 min
Erika and Steven say a sad farewell to Dodo, whose send-off is kinda appropriately pants. Poor Dodo. But hey, there’a new companion duo ready and willing to take her place, starting in the very next scene!…
86: The War Machines 1
Mar 17, 2017 • 21 min
Steven and Erika jump right into the swingin’ 60s. Computers! Connecting! To each other! The Inferno night club! Sad sailors and sexy secretaries! This Doctor Who episode has it all….
85: The Savages 3-4
Mar 9, 2017 • 25 min
Erika pushes through a migraine so she and Steven can finish off Steven (Taylor)’s final story. They are So Sad to see him go. They also marvel at the crucial turning point this story presents for the Doctor as a character. “The Savages” is a hidden gem!…
84: The Savages 2
Mar 5, 2017 • 22 min
Steven and Erika continue to mightily enjoy their anniversary weekend and Doctor Who from 1966. “The Savages” elicits some powerful observations, and we’re only halfway through! Also, Erika is very sorry for burping during the podcast. :/…
83: The Savages 1
Mar 4, 2017 • 24 min
Erika and Steven celebrate their anniversary weekend in Calgary by watching reconstructed Doctor Who from 1966 in their hotel room. As is right and proper….
82: The Gunfighters 4
Feb 9, 2017 • 16 min
Steven and Erika finish “The Gunfighters” from 1966…4 days ago. This is the second podcast they’ve recorded about it. But it’s the only one that still exists….
81: The Gunfighters 2-3
Jan 26, 2017 • 13 min
Erika and Steven continue watching 1966’s “The Gunfighters”, and finally suss out what’s going on with Dodo. Oh yeah, and there’s whiskey involved….
80: The Gunfighters 1
Jan 8, 2017 • 17 min
Steven and Erika haven’t podcasted together since last year! But they’re back to classic Doctor Who with the musical, comic romp that is 1966’s “The Gunfighters”….
79: Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways
Dec 11, 2016 • 19 min
Erika and Steven complete their frolic through the 2005 series of Doctor Who. It’s a strong finish for RTD’s “first album”. So that means the foreseeable future will be all classic-Who all the time. Probably….
78: Doctor Who Day 2016
Nov 23, 2016 • 8 min
Steven and Erika are flying high…literally! This LDW ep is an experiment from 30,000 feet. We hope you are all having a wonderful Doctor Who Day!…
77: The Celestial Toymaker 4
Nov 19, 2016 • 16 min
Erika and Steven wash their hands of the final episode of this Doctor Who serial from 1966. The boardgame thing is fun, but the “stupid ball” is back in play in a big way….
76: The Celestial Toymaker 2-3
Nov 17, 2016 • 16 min
Steven and Erika do a rare mid-week episode, having watched a couple of Doctor Who eps from 1966. No more creepy clowns, but creepy dolls and infuriating nonsense! Oh, and more racism! SIGH……
75: The Celestial Toymaker 1
Nov 12, 2016 • 16 min
Erika and Steven move right along to Doctor Who’s next story from 1966. It’s…less(?) racist than some others. Yay? It’s also full of fun and games…and creepy clowns. Yay?…
74: The Ark 3-4
Nov 12, 2016 • 17 min
Steven and Erika finish off the second half of this story (which is really two stories in one) from 1966. Steven is surprised at Erika’s reaction to the next story!…
73: The Ark 1-2
Nov 11, 2016 • 21 min
Erika and Steven had so much fun talking about “The Massacre”, they decide to toddle along to the first couple eps of the next Doctor Who story from 1966. Between these stories, we’ve developed quite the headcanon revolving around Steven and Dodo. Is…
72: The Massacre 2-4
Nov 10, 2016 • 27 min
It’s been a super-rough week in the real world, so Steven and Erika decide to escape into a little 1966 Doctor Who. Erika continues to enjoy this story quite a bit! (Though she does descend into fearful worry at one point. Steven gamely keeps her on track…
71: Boom Town
Nov 4, 2016 • 22 min
Steven and Erika are back at long last! The month-of-sports (October) is over, and that means there’s more time for Doctor Who. They jump back in with another episode from 2005. Series 1 is almost over!…
70: The Massacre 1
Sep 25, 2016 • 12 min
Erika and Steven try to build some momentum by diving into the next Doctor Who story from 1966. They’re both surprised by Erika’s strong reaction! Talking in rooms! It’s the best!…
69: The Daleks’ Master Plan 11-12
Sep 23, 2016 • 21 min
Steven and Erika finally finish off this epic Doctor Who story, and are utterly depressed when it’s all over. Happily, the talk turns to animated stories, conventions, and juice boxes before the end, so it’s not all doom and gloom from 1966….
68: The Daleks’ Master Plan 10
Sep 5, 2016 • 11 min
Erika and Steven enjoy another moving-pictures episode of this long serial from 1966. Not a lot happens, but we can see it happening! So that’s neat and stuff….
67: The Daleks’ Master Plan 8-9
Sep 5, 2016 • 19 min
Steven and Erika celebrate New Year’s Eve, 1966 in style! With cricket and a volcano and ancient Egypt! Oh, and a dash of a Meddling Monk and a side of time-travelling Daleks. Never a dull moment in Doctor Who!…
66: The Daleks’ Master Plan 7
Sep 4, 2016 • 10 min
Erika and Steven wish a happy Christmas to all of you at home!…
65: The Daleks’ Master Plan 5-6
Sep 3, 2016 • 26 min
Steven and Erika watch a couple more Doctor Who episodes from 1965. Then Erika waxes poetic about a Labyrinth-Doctor Who connection that blew her mind. And there may even be some more Lazy Doctor Who coming this evening, as it’s the start of a holiday…
64: The Daleks’ Master Plan 4
Sep 2, 2016 • 18 min
Erika and Steven continue making their way through this serial from 1965. This time, Erika has had wine. Which, it turns out, is not a recommended accompaniment to reconstructed Doctor Who….
63: The Daleks’ Master Plan 2-3
Aug 27, 2016 • 19 min
Steven and Erika are back to watching classic Doctor Who from 1965. Erika is high as a kite on codeine, Steven is full of info about missing episodes, and they’re both excited to see moving pictures!…
62: The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
Aug 25, 2016 • 16 min
Erika and Steven time-travel to 2005 once again to talk about the genesis of Captain Jack and oh-so-much dancing. It’s Steven Moffat’s debut with Who!…
61: The Daleks’ Master Plan 1
Aug 21, 2016 • 20 min
Erika and Steven had Quite A Day. And what better way to celebrate A Day than to watch some reconstructed classic Doctor Who from 1965? We certainly can’t think of one? Why was it Such A Day, you ask? Well, Uncanny Magazine, for which Steven and Erika…
60: The Myth Makers 4
Aug 1, 2016 • 20 min
Steven and Erika bid a fond farewell to Vicki, aka Cressida in this final (reconstructed) episode of Doctor Who’s “The Myth Makers” from 1965. They’re exhausted and full of food after attending Edmonton’s Heritage Festival, but they manage to muddle…
59: Father’s Day
Jul 24, 2016 • 29 min
Steven and Erika interrupt your regularly unscheduled classic Doctor Who with another dash of series 1 new-Who. This time it’s Paul Cornell’s Father’s Day. So Many Feels! We also plug one of our other efforts: Uncanny Magazine, which is running its Year…
58: The Myth Makers 2-3
Jul 17, 2016 • 19 min
Erika and Steven continue watching the reconstruction of Doctor Who’s “The Myth Makers” from 1965. Erika is disappointed to learn it’s only a 4-parter, and there’s only one episode left….
57: The Myth Makers 1
Jul 9, 2016 • 14 min
Is it time for Steven and Erika to go out and enjoy the Edmonton sunshine on a beautiful Saturday? Well, yes, by now it is, but 25 minutes ago, no! It was time to watch a reconstruction of a Doctor Who episode from 1965. The much-vaunted, eagerly-awaited…
56: Mission to the Unknown
Jul 2, 2016 • 26 min
Ok, NOW our Canada Day mini-marathon concludes! Erika and Steven complete the last episode in the Verity Lambert era, the unique-in-many-ways “Mission to the Unknown”. We watched an animated version of this “Dalek Cutaway” (no, it’s not really called…
55: Galaxy 4 4
Jul 2, 2016 • 17 min
Our Canada Day mini-marathon concludes(?) as Steven and Erika complete Doctor Who’s 1965 serial, “Galaxy 4”. We’re back to a reconstruction, but it’s a good’un….
54: Galaxy 4 2-3
Jul 1, 2016 • 22 min
Our Canada Day mini-marathon continues as Erika and Steven press on with more Doctor Who from 1965. And one episode is actually made up of moving pictures!…
53: Galaxy 4 1
Jul 1, 2016 • 20 min
Happy Canada Day everyone! Steven and Erika get back to 1965 Doctor Who with the first (mostly non-existent) episode of “Galaxy Four”. A Canada Day mini-marathon has apparently become a tradition. We’re good with that….
52: The Long Game
Jun 2, 2016 • 14 min
Erika and Steven jump forward once again to series 1 of “new” Who with “The Long Game”. This story that has a surprising number of parallels with “The Time Meddler”, which they just finished. And both realize they like it more than the remembered!…
51: The Time Meddler 3-4
Jun 2, 2016 • 17 min
Steven and Erika complete 1965’s “The Time Meddler”, and thus, season 2 of Doctor Who! It’s time for more monkerey!…
50: The Time Meddler 2
Jun 2, 2016 • 19 min
Erika and Steven move on to episode 2 of 1965’s “The Time Meddler”. And they do one of the most classic North American-Doctor Who-fan things they’ve ever done: a pledge break!…
49: The Time Meddler 1
May 22, 2016 • 13 min
Steven and Erika do another on-location episode, this time from the very heart of The Incomparable Podcast Network—Jason Snell’s garage. It’s a perfect opportunity to create some content, in this case, episode 1 of 1965’s “The Time Meddler”….
48: Dalek
May 4, 2016 • 17 min
Erika and Steven are popping back to 2005 for some new-Who again. From the comedy Daleks of “The Chase” to something entirely different here. Quite the media whiplash!…
47: The Chase 5-6
May 1, 2016 • 31 min
Erika and Steven are still in their Calgary hotel room and finished off 1965’s “The Chase”. Erika has feels. Many of them. Perhaps even all of them. And if you’re wondering what that background noise is at the very end as we say goodbye it’s the ice maker…
46: The Chase 4
May 1, 2016 • 16 min
Steven and Erika record another ep in a hotel room bed after attending Calgary Expo and then watching ep 4 of 1965’s “The Chase”. Erika has words for this episode. Strong, strong words….
45: Aliens of London & World War Three
Apr 10, 2016 • 15 min
Steven and Erika dip into new-Who once again, continuing series 1 from 2005. Farting aliens, anyone? Yeah. Didn’t think so….
44: The Chase 2-3
Mar 3, 2016 • 19 min
Erika and Steven cap off their anniversary celebration with two episodes of 1965’s “The Chase”. This story elicits a split decision thus far….
43: The Chase 1
Mar 3, 2016 • 15 min
Steven and Erika continue rolling along with their anniversary celebration. They start watching 1965’s “The Chase”. With wine! And before they dig into that, they chat about the “Defending the Museum” extra on the DVD of “The Space Museum”. Rob Shearman…
42: The Space Museum 3-4
Mar 2, 2016 • 13 min
Erika and Steven continue their anniversary celebration by completing “The Space Museum” from 1965. The classic Doctor Who marathon will continue soon…with wine!…
41: The Space Museum 2
Mar 2, 2016 • 10 min
Steven and Erika celebrate their anniversary by getting back to classic Doctor Who, continuing “The Space Museum” from 1965….
40: The Unquiet Dead
Feb 28, 2016 • 18 min
Erika and Steven watch another new-Who ep from series 1 in 2005. This one feels a bit more like classic Who, which is rather comforting….
39: The End of the World
Feb 27, 2016 • 19 min
Steven and Erika take another brief hiatus from classic Doctor Who to continue with the second episode from 2005’s series 1. Erika is pretty sure this is only the second time she’s seen this story. Steven thinks she had issues….
38: The Space Museum 1
Feb 25, 2016 • 18 min
Erika and Steven dive into the next Doctor Who serial from 1965. Erika declares it NONSENSE! Steven drops some technical knowledge. It’s a real party. Or a real podcast from a couch. You decide….
37: The Crusade 2-4
Feb 24, 2016 • 28 min
Steven and Erika finish off “The Crusade” from 1965. Erika has a strong reaction to this story! And sings the praises of her new accountant!…
36: The Crusade 1
Feb 18, 2016 • 10 min
Erika and Steven continue on to the first episode of “The Crusade” from 1965. (Mostly because Steven wants to watch something that’s directed better than “The Web Planet”.)…
35: The Web Planet 5-6
Feb 18, 2016 • 19 min
Steven and Erika finish off the fifth serial of Doctor Who’s second season, “The Web Planet” from 1965. And Erika begs for a return to Vortis in series 10. No, really….
34: The Web Planet 2-4
Feb 8, 2016 • 18 min
Erika and Steven close out their Superbowl Sunday Doctor Who marathon by continuing (but not quite finishing) “The Web Planet”. If only humans didn’t need sleep, there’d be more coming, but alas, sleep isn’t just for tortoises….
33: The Web Planet 1
Feb 7, 2016 • 12 min
Steven and Erika haven’t had enough Doctor Who yet on this Superbowl Sunday. They move on from a historical to something altogether more out-there. You may find the reaction to it surprising….
32: The Romans 4
Feb 7, 2016 • 17 min
Erika and Steven finish off 1965’s “The Romans”. Happily, Erika finds that the last ep is much less objectionable, which is good because she loves loving Doctor Who….
31: The Romans 2-3
Feb 7, 2016 • 7 min
Steven and Erika continue their Superbowl Sunday 1965-Doctor Who viewing party. And Erika discovers “The Romans” isn’t as easy or pleasant to watch as she’d hoped….
30: The Romans 1
Feb 7, 2016 • 10 min
Erika and Steven spend Superbowl Sunday watching Doctor Who from 1965. First up is “The Slave Traders”, episode 1 of “The Romans”, where the TARDIS crew decides to relax!…
29: The Rescue 1-2
Feb 1, 2016 • 15 min
Steven and Erika take their Doctor Who viewing into 1965 with Vicki’s first story. A two-parter means getting through a whole story in one night, which is always fun!…
28: The Dalek Invasion of Earth 2-6
Jan 31, 2016 • 35 min
Erika and Steven continue (and complete!) Doctor Who’s second Dalek serial, from 1964….
27: The Dalek Invasion of Earth 1
Jan 10, 2016 • 17 min
Steven and Erika get back to classic Doctor Who right away and watch the second Dalek serial, from 1964. See? We didn’t give up on classic Who! You can relax now….
26: Rose
Jan 9, 2016 • 20 min
Yes, really! Erika and Steven watch and discuss the first episode of “new-Who”, “Rose” from 2005. Why on Earth would we jump ahead 41 years? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out! We like to keep you guessing here at LDW HQ. But never fear, there’ll be…
25: Planet of Giants 1-3
Jan 7, 2016 • 20 min
Steven and Erika start season two of classic Doctor Who by watching an entire 3-episode story, “Planet of Giants” from 1964. And yes, Erika is a bit sleepy again. If you’ve been following along with the serial codes as we’ve listed them on the website,…
24: The Reign of Terror 6
Jan 1, 2016 • 32 min
Erika and Steven finish off their podcastey New Year’s Eve celebration by watching the final episode of the final story of Doctor Who’s first season (“The Reign of Terror” from 1964). This is the final of the three podcasts for this evening. One podcast…
23: The Reign of Terror 5
Jan 1, 2016 • 19 min
Steven and Erika continue to celebrate New Year’s Eve by watching the final story of Doctor Who’s first season, “The Reign of Terror” from 1964. This is the second of three podcasts for this evening. One podcast ep for each DW ep! They also read some…
22: The Reign of Terror 4
Jan 1, 2016 • 26 min
Erika and Steven celebrate New Year’s Eve by watching the final story of Doctor Who’s first season, “The Reign of Terror” from 1964. This is the first of three podcasts for this evening. One podcast ep for each DW ep! They also read some listener letters!…
21: The Reign of Terror 2-3
Dec 24, 2015 • 15 min
Steven and Erika continue the final story of Doctor Who’s first season, “The Reign of Terror” from 1964. It’s another extra-lazy from-the-couch night!…
20: The Reign of Terror 1
Dec 15, 2015 • 10 min
Erika and Steven start the final story of Doctor Who’s first season, “The Reign of Terror” from 1964. Erika is exceedingly sleepy and a wee bit grumpy, so it’s only one episode tonight!…
19: The Sensorites 5-6
Dec 11, 2015 • 19 min
Steven and Erika are so excited to talk about “The Sensorites” from 1964, they decide to watch the last two episodes and record a second podcast in the same night! If you didn’t get the ep with parts 1-4, check your podcatcher app and make sure it’s set…
18: The Sensorites 1-4
Dec 11, 2015 • 25 min
Erika and Steven move on to the next Doctor Who serial from 1964, “The Sensorites”. It’s much more to Erika’s taste than “The Aztecs” was, and they both spend quite a bit of time exclaiming over all the bits they enjoy. There are many!…
17: The Aztecs 3-4
Dec 10, 2015 • 18 min
Steven and Erika finish off the sixth serial of Doctor Who, parts 3 and 4 of “The Aztecs” from 1964….
16: The Aztecs 2
Dec 9, 2015 • 13 min
Erika and Steven are back home in Edmonton and back to watching Doctor Who. Picking up where they left off in London, it’s episode 2 of “The Aztecs” from 1964….
15: The Aztecs 1
Nov 5, 2015 • 19 min
Steven and Erika are in LONDON! So of course, they watch some Doctor Who from 1964. This is an extra-lazy from-the-hotel-bed recording so Erika didn’t have to hold up her head while recording. Again. Hey, walking around London (and Cardiff) is tiring!…
14: The Keys of Marinus 4-6
Oct 27, 2015 • 23 min
Erika is very sleepy because Steven wanted to watch all of the final three episodes of “The Keys of Marinus”, from 1964. This is an extra-lazy from-the-couch recording so Erika didn’t have to hold up her head while recording. Now that’s lazy!…
13: The Keys of Marinus 2-3
Oct 26, 2015 • 20 min
Steven and Erika are finally healthy enough to get back to podcasting about “The Keys of Marinus”, from 1964. They’re both still hoarse due to a bout of whooping cough, but they soldier on through talking about two episodes….
12: The Keys of Marinus 1
Sep 3, 2015 • 17 min
Erika and Steven finally get around to starting the next Doctor Who serial, “The Keys of Marinus”, from 1964. Steven has a terrible cough, and Erika is high on Tylenol 3 after some painful dental work. It’s rambly fun!…
11: Marco Polo 4-7
Aug 8, 2015 • 31 min
Steven and Erika decide to, in one fell swoop, finish off the reconstruction of Doctor Who’s fourth serial, “Marco Polo”, from 1964. How did Erika fare in consuming so much recon in one sitting? Listen and see!…
10: Marco Polo 2-3
Jul 18, 2015 • 21 min
Erika and Steven finally get back to watching the reconstruction of Doctor Who’s fourth serial, “Marco Polo”, from 1964. Warning: there’s more singing in this episode….
9: Marco Polo 1
Jul 2, 2015 • 25 min
Steven and Erika celebrate Canada Day in style—by watching Erika’s (almost) first proper recon! It’s “The Roof of the World”, the first episode of Doctor Who’s fourth serial, “Marco Polo”, from 1964. They also explain a bit about why Doctor Who has…
8: The Edge of Destruction 1-2
Jun 14, 2015 • 16 min
Erika and Steven continue Erika’s birthday weekend celebration by watching Doctor Who with Erika’s parents (who do not appear on the podcast, sadly). The story in question is the show’s third serial, “The Edge of Destruction”, from 1964….
7: The Daleks 7
Jun 14, 2015 • 10 min
Steven and Erika talk about the seventh (and final) episode of “The Daleks”, Doctor Who’s second serial, from 1964….
6: The Daleks 5-6
May 30, 2015 • 15 min
Steven and Erika record another podcast on the couch. They talk about the fifth and sixth episodes of “The Daleks”, Doctor Who’s second serial, from 1964….
5: The Daleks 4
May 28, 2015 • 18 min
Erika and Steven record a podcast on location! Well, if the couch counts as a “location”. They talk about the fourth episode of “The Daleks”, Doctor Who’s second serial, from 1964….
4: The Daleks 3
May 15, 2015 • 13 min
Erika and Steven discuss the third episode of “The Daleks”, Doctor Who’s second serial, from 1964. Follow us on Twitter at @LazyDoctorWho and email us at [email protected]….
3: The Daleks 1-2
May 7, 2015 • 18 min
Steven and Erika record a podcast on location! They talk about the first two episodes of “The Daleks”, Doctor Who’s second serial, from 1964….
2: An Unearthly Child 2-4
May 4, 2015 • 21 min
Erika and Steven discuss the final three episodes of the debut Doctor Who story, “An Unearthly Child”, from 1963….
1: An Unearthly Child 1
Apr 27, 2015 • 11 min
Erika and Steven explain the premise of Lazy Doctor Who and why this is a podcast. Then they discuss the very first episode of Doctor Who, “An Unearthly Child”, from November 1963….