TARDIS blend
TARDISblend is the official Geeks of Doom (http://geeksofdoom.com) podcast dedicated to the Universe(s) of Doctor Who, Torchwood, and the Sarah Jane Adventures. Hosted by Greg Davies and Tom Cheredar.

Christmas time has come and gone, and with the festive season, as always, we received the gift of a Doctor Who Christmas Special for 2011. The Doctor (Matt Smith) finds himself indebted to Madge Arwell (Claire Skinner), a mother from World War II era England, for saving his life. The Doctor, after learning that her husband is missing and presumed dead during the war, decides to help provide the best Christmas ever to Madge and her children.

In his effort, he uses technology from TARDIS to create a Christmas present that is, in fact, a dimensional portal to another planet called Androzani Major. Unfortunately one of the children sneak into the present early and begin exploring the world… the Doctor follows only to find that this planet of Christmas trees is not only in risk, but so is Madge and her children.

During TARDISblend 47, we review the events of The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe, and examine the personal connections and character development of our favorite Time Lord – as well as the brilliant performance by Matt Smith, continuing to make the role his own. We also discuss the short appearance of Bill Bailey, and discuss our hopes to see him return to another episode of Doctor Who in the future.

Later, we highlight how Steven Moffat speaks his own thoughts and clues through the dialogue of the Doctor in his writing, we make some Classic Doctor Who recommendations, and highlight what is coming up for both the future of Doctor Who and the TARDISblend!

ALSO: Please let us know what your thoughts are about our previous commentary episode. If you enjoyed it, please leave a comment for us on this post and tell us if you would like for us to do more of those specials. If so, are there any recommended episodes you’d like for us to record commentaries for? Let us know!

All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and geek journalist Tom Cheredar, TARDISblend is a podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures in the Doctor Who Universe – as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor!

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This edition of the TARDISblend is a special one: a commentary track we’ve recorded for one of the episodes from Doctor Who Series 6. Arguably one of the best of the season, the Neil Gaiman penned The Doctor’s Wife, is what we focus on for this edition. Joining us for the commentary are Jay Fowler, Andy Sorcini, and Anthony Ha.

The commentary sequencing is very simple. Cue up your version of The Doctor’s Wife, press play on the podcast. After the mini-intro, you’ll hear a sequence of four beeps. On the fourth beep, resume the playing of The Doctor’s Wife with the volume down low. We hope you enjoy it!

Tom Cheredar and Greg Davies will be returning later in the year for a TARDISblend review of the upcoming Christmas special. Keep checking Geeks of Doom for all the latest Whoniverse news.

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and geek journalist Tom Cheredar, TARDISblend is a podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures in the Doctor Who Universe – as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor!

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We bid farewell to the wonderful Elisabeth Sladen, as The Sarah Jane Adventures concludes, with a story that includes an odd CEO of a big tech corporation that Sarah Jane and her companions must investigate. With some underhanded references to modern tech companies, we soon learn that the company is nothing more than a front for something far more sinister and disturbing.

During TARDISblend 45, we review the events of The Man Who Never Was, and pay tribute to Elisabeth Sladen in final adventure in the Whoniverse. Later we make a few recommendations for people to check out, both in earlier Sarah Jane episodes, and in the era of Classic Doctor Who.

All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and geek journalist Tom Cheredar, TARDISblend is a podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures in the Doctor Who Universe – as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor!

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The Sarah Jane Adventures continues, with a new adventure that’s become considered to be as good as a Doctor Who episode. An odd meteorological occurance leads Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) and her team into investigating a strange totem pole on display in a museum. While examining the exhibit, Clyde Langer (Daniel Anthony) gets cut by a splinter from the totem, causing an unnerving series of events.

Following his blood being spilt by the totem, Clyde’s name becomes cursed… turning everyone around him to hate and despise him after the mention of his name. Disowned and kicked out from home, Langer finds himself on the streets alone, homeless, and without hope… until a homeless girl he had previously helped callled Ellie (Lily Loveless) enters his life, and helps him adjust to the street life.

But the curse doesn’t end there. The totem is in fact a prison for a malicious alien, and is using the curse to psychically cause its escape. The events lead up to a pivotal moment where Clyde must make a choice: shall he save the life of one person – of the life of billions?

During TARDISblend 44, we review the events of The Curse of Clyde Langer, and look at the impressive performance put in by Daniel Anthony, in an episode that was quite mature and very emotional. The serial takes on the complicated, but important, issue of homelessness, in addition to the usual fare of adventures involving aliens.

We also review a couple of historical facts brought up in the episode, including the curious Curse of Tippecanoe. Later, we make some early Sarah Jane Adventures and Classic Doctor Who recommendations, and discuss what YOU had to say in comments on previous episodes. All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and geek journalist Tom Cheredar, TARDISblend is a podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures in the Doctor Who Universe – as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor!

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Elisabeth Sladen may be gone, but she is not forgotten, as her final episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures are released at long last. The fifth and final series begins with a strange knock on the door in the middle of the night, in which Sarah Jane finds an infant abandoned at her doorstep.

Naming the baby Sky, she soon discovers this child has the strange ability to conduct and absorb energy, causing havoc across the area. But Sarah Jane is convinced that Sky was brought to her for a reason – and it turns out that it is central to a galactic war between two civilizations who have now brought their battles to Earth.

During TARDISblend 43, we review the events of Sky, and look at the extensive history of Sarah Jane and how much Elisabeth Sladen has contributed to the universes of Doctor Who. We also take a look at the next adventure in the series, that places Clyde Langer (Daniel Anthony) as the central focus of the episodes.

Later, we make some early Sarah Jane Adventures and Classic Doctor Who recommendations. All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and geek journalist Tom Cheredar, TARDISblend is a podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures in the Doctor Who Universe – as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor!

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Spoiler Alerts go out to all listeners, for the season finale for Doctor Who Series 6 is here, and finds the Doctor (Matt Smith) stepping forward to face his ultimate destiny at the fixed point in time at Lake Silencio in Utah. But before he allows the Silence to accomplish their goals, he begins to investigate their motivations. The quest will bring him answers – and more questions.

The result is a choice by River Song (Alex Kingston) that splits time apart, and the Doctor must find a way to restore the universe from the wibbly-wobbly alternate timeline, and the only way to do so is his accept the demise at Lake Silencio. How will the Doctor get out of this one? And what is the mysterious question for which the answer is “Silence Will Fall”?

During TARDISblend 42, we review the events of The Wedding Of River Song, and look at the revelation of the question that must never be asked, and the impact it may have on the future of Doctor Who. We also look into the answers surrounding the events at the beginning of the season – did Steven Moffat wrap everything up as expected?

Dorium Maldovar (Simon Fisher Becker) returns in this episode in a very inventive manner, and provides some clues to things we may see in Series 7 and Series 8, as we make our predictions and wish list for what we want in the future of Doctor Who. We also discuss the badass scenes shared between Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) in the season finale.

Later, we make some Classic Doctor Who recommendations, discuss what YOU had to say in comments on previous episodes, and highlight what is coming next week for our next show!

All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and geek journalist Tom Cheredar, TARDISblend is a podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures in the Doctor Who Universe – as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor!

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As Series Six of Doctor Who begins to race to its conclusion, the Doctor (Matt Smith) is on the tail end of a 200 year journey since separating from companions Amy and Rory Williams (Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill). Before taking the steps towards his deadly encounter with the Impossible Astronaut, Madame Kovarian (Frances Barber), and the Silents, the Time Lord decides to drop in on an old friend: Craig Owens (James Corden).

But the social visit turns out to be a destiny with danger, as the Doctor begins to detect strange things afoot in a shop near Craig’s home. The two team up, and along with Craig and Sophie’s (Daisy Haggard) baby Alfie, they quickly discover a new plot from the dreaded Cybermen… and it could be a disastrous showdown.

During TARDISblend 41, we review the events of Closing Time, and look at the conclusion to the journey the heroes face in this adventure. We reminisce on some of the connections to both Classic and Modern Doctor Who episodes made during this adventure, examine the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver a little closely, and debate the concluding scenes of this episode featuring River Song (Alex Kingston) as we speed towards the season finale.

The season finale, entitled The Wedding of River Song, features an all star cast featuring many different characters that have made appearances since the resurgence of Doctor Who with Christopher Eccleston in 2005. Later, we make some Classic Doctor Who recommendations, and discuss what YOU had to say in comments on previous episodes.

All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and geek journalist Tom Cheredar, TARDISblend is a podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures in the Doctor Who Universe – as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor!

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Series Six of Doctor Who continues, with the Doctor (Matt Smith) and companions, Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill), arrive in a mysterious cliched 1980′s Earth hotel. But not everything is as it seems – the Doctor detects the scenery to be an imitation, and as they find other people in the hotel, they discover it is an unending labyrinth that shapeshifts and changes.

More significantly is that there seems to be a hotel room for each person, within which it contains their deepest and darkest fears. But beyond these bad dreams personified is a deeper evil, something feeding on more than just fear itself…

During TARDISblend 39, we review the events of The God Complex, and look at the unexpected closing of the show, which directly leads in to the next episode, Closing Time, featuring the return of Craig and Sophie Owen (James Corden and Daisy Haggard).

We also speculate on what was in the Doctor’s hotel room, Room 11, and explore the history behind the Minotaur culture responsible for the hotel. Also, don’t talk to the clown! Later, we make some Classic Doctor Who recommendations, and discuss what YOU had to say in comments on previous episodes.

All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and Tom Cheredar (Tched from The Drill Down Podcast) TARDISblend is a podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures in the Doctor Who Universe – as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor!

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Series Six of Doctor Who continues, and Team TARDIS find themselves on the mysterious world of Apalapucia, with the Doctor (Matt Smith) promising grand tours of gardens and mountains. However, the Doctor and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) find themselves separated from Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) – and it’s discovered they’re not only separated by distance, but by time itself as Amy is trapped in a faster and separate time stream.

In an effort to rescue Pond, The Doctor uses the TARDIS to track down Amy’s specific time stream – only for Rory to find that although their arrival was successful, Amy has been waiting 36 years to be rescued. Bitter and aged, the old Amy Pond proves to be a cunning warrior, with incredible skills in temporal technology. The unusual situation will position Rory into making some difficult decisions, and into facing some impossible realities.

During TARDISblend 39, we review the events of The Girl Who Waited, becoming one of the best episodes of the current season – perhaps second only to Neil Gaiman‘s The Doctor’s Wife. Written by Tom MacRae, the adventure flips the situations for many of the characters, as we see further hints of the Doctor’s darker side.

We also look into some of the clues planted in this standalone episode by both MacRae and showrunner Steven Moffat, which may provide some insight into the direction of future episodes. Finally, we preview the next adventure, titled The God Complex, which can only be described as “What if Stephen King wrote Doctor Who?”

All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and Tom Cheredar (Tched from The Drill Down Podcast) TARDISblend is a podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures in the Doctor Who Universe – as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor!

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The conclusion to Torchwood: Miracle Day has arrived, and finds the Torchwood team split into two groups – one heading to Shanghai, the other to Buenos Aires. They are tracking down the Triangle Families, and what they discover will lead them to the enigmatic Blessing.

Determined to remove their unethical hold on a newfound power, Torchwood makes their move against the Families – but the mission may cost them their lives this time, and for Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), the cost may very well be in blood.

During TARDISblend 38, we review the events of The Blood Line, and examine the outcome of Miracle Day for the Torchwood team, particularly the impact on Rex Matheson (Mekhi Phifer). We look into many unanswered elements of the series, including the mysterious Blessing, and how it may tie in to certain creatures below the surface of the Earth encountered in Doctor Who.

We also ask, “What is The Blessing?” and ponder its significance on a possible fifth series of Torchwood. We deconstruct the Triangle Families, and their goals set forth for Phase Two/Plan B, and how that may impact the next season. Finally we throw in a few Classic Torchwood UK recommendations for new fans to check out.

All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and Tom Cheredar (Tched from The Drill Down Podcast) TARDISblend is a podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures in the Doctor Who Universe – as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor!

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Series Six of Doctor Who continues, and begins with the Doctor receiving a mysterious message via the Psychic Paper asking to be "saved from the monsters". Along with companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill), the trio trace the message to a multi-story set of flats in a council estate area of England, where they find the young boy who sent the plea of his fears across the cosmos: George (Jamie Oram).

But as the Doctor begins investigating the strange case of George, Amy and Rory disappear and find themselves in a mysterious wooden Victorian home being chased by creepy "life-size" wooden dolls with malicious intents. The deeper the trio delve into the confusion, the more they discover the horrible truth: George's monsters are real. But where are they coming from?

During TARDISblend 36, we review the events of Night Terrors, a return to form for writer Mark Gatiss. Within the episode itself, we look especially closely at Smith's flawless performance as The Doctor, evoking elements of previous Doctors, in a manner that made it his own, looking upon the galaxy with the old eyes of a Time Lord.

Also during the show, we bring you an exclusive clip from Geeks Of Doom of Sylvester McCoy performing Smith's Pandorica monologue during Dragon*Con 2011. We also refer to the infamous Dimensions In Time charity episode from 1993 featuring the first seven Doctors (well, five of them at least).

Later in the podcast, we bring you some Classic Doctor Who recommendations, and then speculate on the significance of the number 32 in the current series...

All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and Tom Cheredar (Tched from The Drill Down Podcast) TARDISblend is a podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures in the Doctor Who Universe - as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor! TARDISblend Show Links and Sources

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Torchwood: Miracle Day continues and finds our heroes separated across the world, until one chance meeting with Oswald Danes (Bill Pullman) forces the team to reunite and begin to ask the tough question: What is The Blessing?

As they dig deeper, their questions will take them to separate poles of the Earth where they discover that the blood of Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) may have more to do with The Blessing and The Miracle than they previously had thought.

During TARDISblend 36, we review the events of The Gathering, and find ourselves less than enthused about the episode's inclusion of elements unconnected to the Blessing and the Miracle, such as the Nazi-style Welsh police trackdown of Gwen Cooper's (Eve Myles) father, Geraint (William Thomas).

Later, we deconstruct Oswald Danes' arrival in Wales to confont Gwen, another aspect of the episode that felt somewhat out of place. We also discuss the significance of Jack's blood thus far in the series, and speculate with some predictions on where this thread will go for the season finale.

Finally we throw in a few Classic Torchwood UK recommendations for new fans to check out, and find out what our listeners recently had to say about the podcasts. All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and Tom Cheredar (Tched from The Drill Down Podcast) TARDISblend is a podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures in the Doctor Who Universe - as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor! TARDISblend Show Links and Sources

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Doctor Who finally returns, and the Time Lord (Matt Smith) returns to Earth following an unconventional summons from companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) to find out his progress in locating their daughter. However, the reunion soon goes awry, as their childhood friend Mels (Nina Toussaint-White) hijacks the heroes and the TARDIS by gunpoint.

What follows is an unusual adventure that takes them to Nazi Germany in 1938, sets them face-to-face with Adolf Hitler (Albert Welling), and reunites them with River Song (Alex Kingston)

During TARDISblend 35, we review the events of Let's Kill Hitler, and also look at Amy's and Rory's childhood relationship with the "new" character of Mels, and how it developed as they grew to adulthood. We discuss Hitler's brief cameo and writer Steven Moffat's allusions and metaphors used in this episode about the character as well.

Additionally, Ella Kenion from The Catherine Tate Show was in this episode as Harriet, which was a nice little tie-in to a former companion's old title comedy show. Steven Moffat also cheekily threw in a tribute / homage to a previous work of his in this episode, hearkening back to Rowan Atkinson's short time as the Doctor in the comedic special called The Curse Of The Fatal Death - we have included a link to this wonderful show in the links below so you can check it out.

Meanwhile, River Song learns about life as a "child of the TARDIS", and we discuss what the vague explanation of The Silents/The Silence in this episode could all amount to. We preview the next episode, titled Night Terrors and written by Mark Gatiss, and take a look at a Classic Doctor Who adventure featuring the Cybermen called Earthshock.

All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and Tom Cheredar (Tched from The Drill Down Podcast) TARDISblend is a podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures in the Doctor Who Universe - as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor! Podcast

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Torchwood: Miracle Day reaches into exciting revelations, as Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and his Torchwood team begin discovering answers to the Miracle, stemming back almost a hundred years, and connected to his previous relationship with Angelo Colasanto (Daniele Favilli).

But while the new Torchwood join forces with the CIA, Harkness unearths some surprising alien technology when they find out there is one other man who can face mortality as the rest of humanity deals with being immortal.

During TARDISblend 34, we review the events of End of the Road, examining how Jack Harkness himself is at the center behind the cause of Miracle Day. Meanwhile, we examine the new character developments of Jilly Kitzinger (Lauren Ambrose), and deconstruct how Oswald Danes (Bill Pullman) could be more connected to those who caused the Miracle than we previously thought.

We take a look at some amusing trains of thought that simultaneous blame Jack Harkness, Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), The Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston), and Davros (Michael Wisher) for the Miracle, and we also preview the next upcoming episode of Miracle Day, The Gathering, which brings us even closer to further answers and the ultimate climax of the new Torchwood series.

Finally we throw in a few Classic Torchwood UK recommendations for new fans to check out, and find out what our listeners recently had to say about the podcasts. All this and more on the latest TARDISblend! Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and Tom Cheredar (Tched from The Drill Down Podcast) TARDISblend is a podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures in the Doctor Who Universe - as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor! Podcast

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Torchwood: Miracle Day continues, as the team work their way out of the Overflow Camps to get word out to the world of the horrific consequences of becoming a "Category One Patient". Meanwhile, Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) continues his investigation into those behind Miracle Day. Later, events transpire that pit Jack against Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles), while we discover more secrets behind the Miracle as Jack remembers dangerous choices from his past.

During TARDISblend 33, we review the events of The Middle Men and Immortal Sins, we discuss the suprising appearance of Mr. Winston Ghostbusters himself, Eddie Hudson, and the wonderful exposition scene he shared with John Barrowman.

We also look at Captain Jack's problems when he tries to emulate the Doctor, as we examine the flashbacks in the recent episodes, and ponder the significance of the Triangle Group making their deal for his blood. Speaking of Captain Jack, we (inevitably) debate his sexuality - is he homosexual, bisexual, or omnisexual - because this IS important of course ;)

Finally we throw in a few Classic Torchwood UK recommendations for new fans to check out, and find out what our listeners recently had to say about the podcasts. All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and Tom Cheredar (Tched from The Drill Down Podcast) TARDISblend is a podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures in the Doctor Who Universe - as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor! Podcast

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Torchwood: Miracle Day continues, as we find the governments of the world recategorizing life. Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles)returns home to Wales to investigate the segregation of the ill and the injured into Overflow Camps, while the rest of Torchwood is joined by Doctor Vera Juarez (Arlene Tur) to investigate the American camps, under the guidance of Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman).

During TARDISblend 32, we review the events of The Categories Of Life, in which we drill down into many criticisms we have on the episode in addition to the series as a whole. We comment on Gwen's return to and mission in Wales, and discuss the pivotal moments for the character of Vera Juarez during the episode.

Performances seemed a little off this time around, and even Bill Pullman wasn't up to his usual best. We also look at some past Torchwood episodes, and make some new recommendations for some of the new fans out there. All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and Tom Cheredar (Tched from The Drill Down Podcast) TARDISblend is a mini podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures of Doctor Who - as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor! TARDISblend Show Links and Sources

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After a short break, the TARDISblend is back, as we take a look at the news for Doctor Who and Torchwood that came out of San Diego Comic-Con, and look at the most recent episodes of Torchwood: Miracle Day.

We cover the major news and information revealed to fans at San Diego Comic-Con 2011. From details about upcoming Torchwood episodes, to the big news revelations for Doctor Who, we discuss it all! Additionally we take a look at Matt Smith's appearance on the Craig Ferguson show; and examine what may happen if Toby Jones returned as the Dream Lord.

As Miracle Day continues, the CIA team have captured the remaining members of Torchwood, Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles). However, the CIA have turned against their own, attempting to wipe out any remnant of Torchwood, and Rex Matheson (Mekhi Pfifer) and Esther Drummond (Alexa Havins) find themselves uniting with the ones they have captured.

On the run, the small band of heroes identify themselves as members of a new Torchwood, whether they like it or not. Investigating the cause and the reason behind Miracle Day finds more questions for them than answers, and along their way they become tied up with big pharmaceutical companies, assassins from the mysterious Triangle Group, and the despicable criminal Oswald Danes (Bill Pullman) as he moves from being hated child molester to a beloved messianic icon to the masses.

And the further Torchwood look into Miracle Day, the more they find that it may have much more to do with Captain Jack Harkness than they previously believed...

During TARDISblend 31, we review the events of Rendition, Dead of Night, and Escape to L.A. We look at how both kick-ass and beautiful Eve Myles is in the new series, strongly maintaining her Welsh heritage at the same time.

Bill Pullman continues to steal the show as Oswald Danes, in an ongoing amazing performance. Meanwhile, we also drill down into some of our criticisms of the new show, from writing elements, to distractions of realism, to some of the new characters.

All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and Tom Cheredar (Tched from The Drill Down Podcast) TARDISblend is a mini podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures of Doctor Who - as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor! Podcast

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30pm EST

TARDISblend 30: The New World

The TARDISblend returns for the premiere of the first episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day, where the world is facing perhaps its most unusual threat ever: global human immortality. Without explanation, dying ceases to occur among humans on Planet Earth, causing everyone to be immortal - threatening global peace, access to resources, and additional population explosion problems.

When the Miracle Day begins, the CIA is tipped off to a single word: Torchwood - bringing forth a sequence of events that reunite Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) to investigate the cause of the miracle. Along the way, they meet Rex Matheson (Mekhi Pfifer) and Esther Drummond (Alexa Havins), in which it seems inevitable that Torchwood is destined for resurrection...

During TARDISblend 30, we review the events of The New World, the beginning of the 4th series of Torchwood, this time crossing the globe from the UK and into the United States. We discuss what the events of Miracle Day hold for our main hero, Captain Jack Harkness, in a twist that the character will find quite challenging.

Additionally, we look into one of the more horror-esque sequences and scenes in this first episode, something that would very much fit into a Romero, Raimi, or Argento flick. Bill Pullman's role as Oswald Danes also brings a chilling, creepy factor to the show, leaving us to question what direction his role will take in upcoming episodes.

We take a look at the preview for the next episode, Renditions, and finally we make some Torchwood UK and Doctor Who recommendations for new viewers to Miracle Day. Also, as we close, we discuss the news of Netflix account changes and how this may impact Doctor Who fans who use the service to check out the Classic Series... All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and Tom Cheredar (Tched from The Drill Down Podcast) TARDISblend is a mini podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures of Doctor Who - as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor! Podcast

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The mid-series finale for Series 6 of Doctor Who is here, and while Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) are her baby are being held captive by Madame Kovarian (Frances Barber) and the Cleric Military, the Doctor (Matt Smith) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) call upon old debts from a variety of unlikely allies to form an "army", as A Good Man Goes To War.

The Doctor will rise higher than ever before, and fall so much further - and the true identity of the enigmatic River Song (Alex Kingston) will finally be revealed...

During TARDISblend 29, we review the events of A Good Man Goes To War, the conclusion to the first half of the current season. We discuss the final revelation of who River Song truly is, and the band of companions the Doctor unites for his army to find Amy Pond. We look at the consequences of the Doctor being seen and feared as a great warrior, and speculate on what to expect for the second part of Series 6.

We also discuss the recent news about Series 7 - which now looks like it will be split across the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013. We recommend some Classic Doctor Who, and reveal a spoiler for Torchwood: Miracle Day. All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and Tom Cheredar (Tched from The Drill Down Podcast) TARDISblend is a mini podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures of Doctor Who - as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor! Podcast

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:13am EST

Continuing from the Doctor Who episode The Rebel Flesh, the Doctor (Matt Smith) and Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) find themselves face-to-face with a "clone" of the Time Lord, a Ganger-Doctor. Meanwhile, Rory (Arthur Darvill) is searching for the mineworker known as Jennifer (Sarah Smart), but may find himself dealing with more than he bargained for, as the Gangers continue to revolt against the humans they were created from.

The battle reaches its peak, and is leading the Doctor and his companions to an unexpected but inescapable conclusion...

During TARDISblend 28, we review the events of The Almost People, the second part of an adventure written by Matthew Graham - and one that leads directly into Steven Moffat's mid-season finale. We discuss the major cliffhanger - and incredible spoiler - of the episode, and its implications for the upcoming chapters.

We also take a look at the minor Tom Baker and David Tennant "cameos" in this adventure (did you spot them?), and the role of the two Doctors. Finally, we glimpse at the preview for A Good Man Goes To War, and briefly mention the upcoming Torchwood series. All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and Tom Cheredar (Tched from The Drill Down Podcast) TARDISblend is a mini podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures of Doctor Who - as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor! Podcast

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:06am EST

It is the 22nd century, and the Doctor (Matt Smith) with companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) arrive on a small island that is home to an old 13th century monastery. The site also happens to be a mining location, where humans are gathering and transporting acid for some unexplained reason.

The mine workers use an avatar system, where they control flesh-grown 'gangers of themselves. Built from something known as The Flesh, the situation turns awry when the monastery is hit by a solar storm - resulting in the 'gangers separating themselves from their controllers, causing a tense situation that the Doctor fears may go out of control...

During TARDISblend 27, we review the events of The Rebel Flesh, part one of a two-part adventure written by Matthew Graham. We discuss the cliffhanger at the end of the episode, something that had been ruined and spoiled for some fans by the Daily Mail recently - either way, the ending was a surprise for some, but predictable for others.

We examine the character development of Rory Williams during this episode, as he takes on a more active role in this episode. We also take a look at the Next Time trailer for part two of this adventure, The Almost People, and discuss how this leads directly on to the mid-series finale, A Good Man Goes To War.

All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and Tom Cheredar (Tched from The Drill Down Podcast) TARDISblend is a mini podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures of Doctor Who - as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:20pm EST

It begins with a knock at the TARDIS door, while still in deep space, and an important message from a long lost Time Lord friend. The distress signal prompts the Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) to literally leave the universe, and leads them to a junkyard asteroid. The matrix and power of the TARDIS is immediately drained, leaving them stranded on this odd world, where they confront a mysterious entity called the House (Michael Sheen). What secrets does the mad bitey woman known as Idris (Suranne Jones) hold for the Doctor?

During TARDISblend 26, we review the events of the long awaited Neil Gaiman episode, The Doctor's Wife, an episode that proves to be much of the best Doctor Who has offered in a long time. We marvel at the spectacular performance by Suranne Jones, who is credited as Idris, thinks her name is "Sexy", and is actually the human personification of the Doctor's TARDIS (hence, the Doctor's "Wife"). We also take a look at the return of the TARDIS control room used by Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant, and examine Rory's repeated deaths again. With a bit of a flashback, we briefly mention Rowan Atkinson's quick time as The Doctor as written by Steven Moffat - and we look back at Classic Doctor Who episodes including Patrick Troughton in The War Games, and Tom Baker in City of Death. We also discuss the upcoming next episode, The Rebel Flesh, which is the first chapter of a two-part adventure. All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and Tom Cheredar (Tched from The Drill Down Podcast) TARDISblend is a mini podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures of Doctor Who - as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor! Podcast

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:04am EST

After their victory against The Silents, the Doctor (Matt Smith) and his companions decide to head off into the seas of the 17th century, where in responding to a distress signal they come face to face with the famous pirate, Captain Henry Avery (Hugh Bonneville). But not all is as it seems - for Avery's ship is stuck in calm waters, haunted by the curse of a Siren (Lily Cole), who comes to claim those that have been marked with the Black Spot...

During TARDISblend 25, we review the events of The Curse of the Black Spot, and find ourselves to be somewhat disappointed at the poor editing and pacing of what could have been a very fun episode. From missing pirates to "Kenny from South Park" (Arthur Darvill), we find the saving grace to be elements of the overaching story arc and discuss who the mysterious Madame Kovarian (Frances Barber) could possibly be and why only Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) can see her.

We also discuss some in-universe fan debating over the use of the Sonic Screwdriver during this season. Our Classic Doctor Who recommendations this week also tie into ships and/or pirates, and we take a flashback to the Secondary Console Room in the TARDIS during the Tom Baker era. All this and more on the latest TARDISblend!

Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The Social Blend Podcast) and Tom Cheredar (Tched from The Drill Down Podcast) TARDISblend is a mini podcast that takes a look at the ongoing adventures of Doctor Who - as Matt Smith makes his journey as the Eleventh Doctor!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:29am EST