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Tread Periously — Doctor Who: The Face of Evil

Tread Perilously celebrates its second anniversary by treading safely with the Tom Baker era Doctor Who story, “The Face of Evil.” Despite trying to land in Hyde Park, the Doctor finds himself on a world ravaged by the bitter war … Continue reading

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Tread Perilously — Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang

Tread Perilously courts controversy as it takes a look at the Tom Baker era story “The Talons of Weng-Chiang,” one of the highest-regarded stories in the series, but suggested by a listener who hates it. The Doctor and Leela land … Continue reading

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Tread Who Perilously Series 2: Episode 7

Erik and Justin’s next stop in their televisual adventures brings them to 1978 and the Fourth Doctor’s first Greek myth-inspired story, “Underworld.” The Doctor and Leela help the Minyans aboard starship R1C find the P7E, missing in space for 100,000 … Continue reading

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Tread Who Perilously: Episode 4

Erik and Justin conclude their first series of Tread Who Perilously with “The Horns of Nimon”, a story from the classic series Erik has called “the worst Doctor Who story.” Does he still think that’s true? Justin praises Romana and … Continue reading

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An Appreciation of the Tom Baker Era (Part 1)

Tom Baker portrayed the Doctor for seven years, the longest run of any of the actors who played the part on television. Originated by William Hartnell, refined by Patrick Troughton and played with class by Jon Pertwee, it is Baker’s … Continue reading

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Tread Who Safely: The Robots of Death

So a couple of years back, I offered a primer in Doctor Who. I generally recommend people try the newer series. Back then, Season 1, Episode 1, “Rose”, seemed like a good place to start. A few years on, I … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: A Primer

It seems the BBC and BBC America’s attempts to make “Doctor Who” more high profile in the states are working. More and more people are asking me about the show as I’ve made no secret of my love for it … Continue reading

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