Time and Space: A Doctor Who Podcast

Time and Space: A Doctor Who Podcast

Time and Space celebrates “Doctor Who,” one the world’s most enduring television sci-fi series. Co-hosts (and recently married couple) Jessica Nunn and Phillip Gilfus take an in-depth look at the current episodes of the Doctor and her companions, exploring how the new adventures of the Thirteenth Doctor break new ground and reach back into the canon. Jessica, a newer Whovian and an 11-year resident of the United Kingdom, and Phillip, a lifelong resident of the USA and fan of classic & nuWho, join together to discuss characters, stories, technology, Big Finish audio adventures, novels, and comics. They journey into the “TARDIS archives” each episode to look at how classic Doctor adventures helped pave the way to contemporary stories. Join Time and Space as Jessica and Phillip explore their love of “Doctor Who,” and, occasionally, for each other.

Episodes

June 9, 2021 38 min
"Staged" - Series One

Television in 2020 was quite different, due to the pandemic. But there was one show that fully embraced the reality and ... made a comedy out of it. "Staged," starring the Tenth Doctor himself, David Tennant, and Michael Sheen, made the most of COVID restriction by embarking on six hilarious episodes in its first series. We talk about the characters/actors and how it worked.

In our look into the...
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Series 5 Overview

When our new Whovian Char visits, that means it's time to review a whole series! Char just finished her introduction to the Matt Smith era with Series 5 - so she joins us to talk about her first impressions of the 11th Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, and that darn crack in the wall. She also talks the Christmas special - and what she expects to see in Series 6. Where does 11 now rank in her list of Doctors? Wh...
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April 7, 2021 48 min
The Diary of River Song, Series 4 Review

The audio adventures of Professor River Song continue with some temporal shenanigans and a devil of a villian. We look at the Series 4 entry of this Big Finish box set that finds River traveling with some new companions to save a "time-less" planet, face a time-bending race of baddies, and meeting up with a rather familiar face along the way ... maybe one of the old favorites?

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March 24, 2021 59 min
Tenth Doctor Specials

It was the end of an era in "Doctor Who." When showrunner Russell T. Davies announced he would be stepping down from the revived show, fans were further rocked when David Tennant later stated he would be leaving the TARDIS too. So what was left to do? A series of specials that would take the Doctor to his next regeneration and end the Tennant Era. First-time "Who"-er Charlynn Schmiedt joins to s...
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March 10, 2021 39 min
Law & Order: UK

Those Whovian actors pop up in other series all the time, but maybe the greatest collection can be found in the rare U.S. to U.K.-made television show, "Law & Order: UK." From American producer Dick Wolf, stories ripped from its American counterpart are acted out on the streets of London by "Doctor Who" companions "Law" actor Bradley Walsh and "Order" actress Freema Agyeman. We...
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February 24, 2021 84 min
Series Four - The Tennant Era

First Time Who Watcher Charlynn Schmiedt once again joins to talk about her new experiences watching "old" Who. This time it's series four - which can be defined in a few ways; we discuss the episodes from "Partners in Crime" to "The Next Doctor" special. There's new(ish) companion Donna Noble, the re-appearances of Rose Tyler and Martha Jones, and an epic reunion of all ...
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January 7, 2021 90 min
Revolution of the Daleks - New Year's Special

Jessica and Phillip are joined by fellow Whovians Sue and Char to say goodbye to companions Ryan and Graham for the 2021 "Doctor Who" New Year's Special. The Daleks return, in a bit of a sequel to 2020's special, along with a previous Who villain and a fan favorite. Did Captain Jack steal the show? Did the companion exit make sense? Where does this leave us for the ne...
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December 17, 2020 48 min
Series 12 - The Baker Era Begins

Jessica and Phillip return to their classic Who watch as they welcome a new Doctor, a new companion, and some new faces behind-the-scenes. The Fourth Doctor begins his era in a series featuring previous enemies like the Sontarans, the Daleks, and the Cyberman. What's new? What's old? Where will this new era of Who take us? Join in as we review series 12.
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December 2, 2020 47 min
Companion Good-byes: Graham and Ryan

It's almost time for the annual Doctor Who special! This New Year's Day will bring "Revolution of the Daleks," an adventure featuring the return of Captain Jack, the Doctor escaping prison, and a farewell for the Whittaker Era companions Graham and Ryan. We look at how they characters fared during two series of travelling in the TARDIS. What are your favorite Graham and/or Ryan mo...
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November 18, 2020 71 min
Series Three WalkThrough

New Whovian, Char, joins once again to discuss her first time watching of a "Doctor Who" series. This time, she talks about her viewing of David Tennant's second season as the Doctor - introducing new companion Martha Jones, the surprising return of a "classic" villain, and several big storylines that remain fan favorites.
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November 4, 2020 71 min
"Fury from the Deep" Animated Review

Second Doctor fans continue to enjoy the new release of animated "lost" episodes of the Troughton era. Jessica and Phillip are joined by Richard of "Clever Dick Films" as they dive into the restored series five serial. The Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria find themselves on Earth as they battle a mystery in the natural gas pipelines, a company filled with troublesome figures, a...
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October 14, 2020 72 min
Series 11 (Classic) Wrap-up

Jessica and Phillip finished their initial watch of the Third Doctor era, and now look back at the series that closed this chapter, introduced Sarah Jane Smith as a companion, and provided some memorable moments. From pseudo-historical "The Time Warrior" to unfortunate special effects of "Invasion of the Dinosaurs," from the mandatory Dalek story of "Death to the Daleks" to a rare ...
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September 23, 2020 35 min
Companion Potpourri - Martha, Amy, and Bill

They enter our lives, make us laugh and cry, and then leave by either death, marriage, or ... magic? It's the Doctor's companions - and we are examining Martha Jones, Amelia Pond, and Bill Potts. How did each of these women work with their respective Doctors? What were their families like? How did they develop and grow in character during their time in the TARDIS? And what did we t...
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September 3, 2020 49 min
Companion Potpourri - Rose, Donna, and Clara

BIllie Piper, Catherine Tate, and Jenna Coleman recently appeared on a "virtual" Doctor Who con panel -- which leads to this discussion about their respective companion characters. Jessica and Phillip look at these women's relationships with their Doctors, their families, and their departures (good, bad, and memory loss!). What are your favorite moments from these companions&#...
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August 19, 2020 46 min
Fandom Questions

Jessica and Phillip take their chances and sit down to answer random questions about their Doctor Who fandom. Which Doctor would they like to travel with? Which companions would work best with the Eighth Doctor? Which episode do they think about the most? The couple trade questions and answers, and see if they ever match!

In their look into the TARDIS library, they look at the British series "Fortitude," feat...
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August 5, 2020 35 min
Children's Books

The storytelling of "Doctor Who" takes many forms, from the television series to Target novelizations to Big Finish audio adventures. There's one avenue that's directly targeted at the youngest demographic - children's books. Jessica and Phillip look at two Who Jr. selections - the "Dr. Who" variants of the "Mr. Men and Little Miss" mini-books and one of the newest releases, &...
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July 22, 2020 51 min
In Focus: Weeping Angels

Don't blink!

This is the phrase forever associated with one of the Doctor's greatest enemies: The Weeping Angels. Jessica and Phillip look at their major appearances in "Blink," "Time of the Angels"/"Flesh and Stone, and "Angels Take Manhattan." What makes these beings so scary? Are they overused? Underused? What mysteries remain?

In their look into the TARDIS library, the c...
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July 15, 2020 38 min
TARDIS Team Challenge Meme

"Doctor Who" fans may have seen the social media post that challenges Whovians to build a TARDIS team using a certain number of points allocated to various Doctors and companions (Reddit link here). Jessica and Phillip do round-robin selections of three TARDIS team versions, how these different companions and Time Lords would (or would not) work together, and what their adventures would be like.

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July 8, 2020 64 min
"Time of the Daleks" Tabletop Adventure

Let's play a game!

The "Doctor Who" franchise offers many ways for Whovians to live out their own adventures in time and space at home - one of those is Gale Force Nine, Inc.'s "Time of the Daleks" board game. Jessica and Phillip start off as Doctors and must race against the Daleks to arrive on Gallifrey? Will they beat the Doctor's enemy? How many times wil...
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May 28, 2020 63 min
Series 10 - Jon Pertwee

Jessica and Phillip have finished their first Blu-ray set of the classic "Doctor Who" era with Series 10. Not only does it contain the first multi-Doctor story with "The Three Doctors," but also has additional features and interviews with the actors, producers, and more who made this penultimate series of the Third Doctor era. From saying goodbye to Jo Grant to saying hello to the use of CSO (...
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