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Secrets of Doctor Who

English, TV & Video, 1 season, 355 episodes, 5 days, 15 hours, 37 minutes
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A Doctor Who fan podcast in which we analyze the themes, stories and symbolism of the BBC TV Series 'Doctor Who'.
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Boom

The 15th Doctor and Ruby land in a minefield. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the stories complex attitude toward faith (both positive and negative) and the exploitation of war for profit as well as the mysterious actor who keeps showing up in different roles. The post Boom appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/22/202443 minutes, 41 seconds
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Space Babies and The Devil’s Chord

The 15th Doctor's season begins and Dom Bettinelli and Jimmy Akin discuss the first two episodes, discussing how this Doctor echoes and differs from the 9th; the building mystery of Ruby Sunday; and the potential for a big "Twist" in the season. The post Space Babies and The Devil’s Chord appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/15/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 34 seconds
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Out of Time (Big Finish)

The 4th and 10th Doctors together! Dom Bettinellli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this audio story that brings Tom Baker and David Tennant together in the a monastery outside of time, the Cathedral of Contemplation as they work to keep the Daleks out. The post Out of Time (Big Finish) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/8/202436 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Dalek’s Master Plan (Ep. 9-12)

The epic conclusion! Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha delve into the final part of this 1st Doctor story, highlighting the tragic sacrifices, the dramatic and tense atmosphere, and the ambitious nature of the 12-part series. The post The Dalek’s Master Plan (Ep. 9-12) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/1/202441 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Daleks’ Master Plan (Ep. 5, 6, 8)

The Master Plan continues! Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha continue their discussion of this 1st Doctor story, including the return of the Meddling Monk as well as the struggle for power, the consequences of blind obedience, and the complexities of moral decision-making. The post The Daleks’ Master Plan (Ep. 5, 6, 8) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/24/20241 hour, 30 seconds
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The Daleks’ Master Plan (Ep. 1-4)

Tackling the first part of this mega 1st Doctor story, Dom Bettinellli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss Nicholas Courtney's first appearance on Who; the first Companion death; and the moral ambiguity surrounding characters like Mavic Chen and Sarah Kingdom. The post The Daleks’ Master Plan (Ep. 1-4) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/17/202446 minutes
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The Power of Kroll

The 4th Doctor vs. giant squid monster. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the allegory of colonization and displacement of indigenous groups; the use of humor and wit in the dialogue; and the avoidance of simple good/bad guy divisions. The post The Power of Kroll appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/10/202437 minutes, 59 seconds
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Scherzo (Big Finish)

A story that can really only be told in audio. Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 8th Doctor audio story that delves into the nature of music and its importance to human existence; self-sacrificial love and mortality; and the evolution of Charlie's relationship with the Doctor. The post Scherzo (Big Finish) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/3/202436 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Butler Did It (Big Finish)

A 9th Doctor murder mystery, Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Big Finish audio story of a murder mystery on a space station, highlighting the Doctor's quippy nature against the cynical attitudes of the other characters and how it sets the stage for his TV adventures. The post The Butler Did It (Big Finish) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/27/202425 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Rapture (Big Finish)

The 7th Doctor at The Rapture. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this audio story that takes the Doctor and Ace to Ibiza where they encounter two angels and the imminent Rapture. They discuss the Rapture within Christian belief; Ace's existential crisis; and the true story of Blessed Francisco Palau. The post The Rapture (Big Finish) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/20/202452 minutes, 38 seconds
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Warriors of the Deep

The 5th Doctor is caught in an undersea Cold War thriller that mixes in two old foes as well. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the highs and lows of the story; the more than usually bad effects; and the ethical underpinnings of the Silurians and Sea Devils. The post Warriors of the Deep appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/13/202453 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Androids of Tara

Prisoner of Zenda in space! Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 4th Doctor story and Romana's active role in it; the use of androids and technology in a feudal society; and the story's exploration of social class, technology, and hierarchy. The post The Androids of Tara appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/6/202450 minutes, 58 seconds
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Frontier in Space

The 3rd Doctor on the frontier! Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story of conflict between Earth and the Draconian Empire, manipulated by the Master and the Daleks, including the Cold War themes, political prisoners, and Jo's character development. The post Frontier in Space appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/28/202450 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Invasion

UNIT's origin. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 2nd Doctor story of a Cyberman invasion of Earth featuring the Brigadier. They discuss the ethical dilemmas of technology raised, as well as parallels to some contemporary figures in society. The post The Invasion appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/21/202451 minutes, 35 seconds
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Precious Annihilation

River Song and the 10th Doctor are back. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this audio story featuring exploding jewels, an alien ghost, and a deadly sea voyage, including the ethical dilemmas around the preservation of civilizations. The post Precious Annihilation appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/14/202434 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Myth Makers

The First Doctor in the Trojan War! Dom Bettinelli and Jimmy Akin discuss the humor and history of the Doctor's visit to Troy; the departure of Vicki; connections to the Iliad and the Odyssey; and the "true" origin of the Trojan Horse. The post The Myth Makers appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/7/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Robots of Death

The 4th Doctor needs to solve an Agatha Christie style set of murders. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story that includes good and bad robots, a decadent culture, and a giant sand crawling transport. The post The Robots of Death appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/31/202439 minutes, 39 seconds
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Neverland

Romana is back! Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 8th Doctor audio story that resolves Charlie's paradox, including a dicussion on free will, the ethical and moral implications of the manipulation of time, the impact of power, and more. The post Neverland appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/24/202437 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Ratings War

The 6th Doctor meets Beep the Meep in this audio story. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this pre-2023 appearance of the villain; the story's commentary of television media and especially reality TV in the early 2000s; and how appearances can be deceiving. The post The Ratings War appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/17/202425 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Church on Ruby Road

The 15th Doctor starts his run and Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss everything, including what they think of the new Doctor, his new Companion, the fairytale shift, the themes of family and goodness of babies, and who is Mrs. Flood? The post The Church on Ruby Road appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/3/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 36 seconds
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Hell Bent

Clara's time with the 12th Doctor concludes and Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the story, including the unsatisfying ending of the Hybrid arc and Clara's fate; the theme of Companion tragedy; and the morality of the Doctor's actions. The post Hell Bent appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/20/202358 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Giggle

As the 60th anniversary specials conclude, Dom Bettinellli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the big change to regeneration; NPH's Toymaker as antagonist; the evolution of Donna Noble as Companion; the 14th Doctor's trauma and fate; and what may be next. The post The Giggle appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/13/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 18 seconds
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A special message from StarQuest CEO Dom Bettinelli

StarQuest CEO Dom Bettinelli has a special message for listeners as we approach the Christmas season. We need to hear from you this Advent and Christmas at sqpn.com/give The post A special message from StarQuest CEO Dom Bettinelli appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/7/20232 minutes, 38 seconds
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Wild Blue Yonder

Two plus two equals nothing? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 14th Doctor and Donna story that takes them to edge of the universe where they encounter creepy not-things and must grapple with who they really are. The post Wild Blue Yonder appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/6/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Star Beast

The 14th Doctor and Donna! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the highlights of the return of the Doctor and Donna, the live action debut of the Meep (and its history), and the problematic additions to the show and what it may mean for the future. The post The Star Beast appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/29/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 34 seconds
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Liberation of the Daleks and Destination: Skaro

It's the 14th Doctor like you've never seen him. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the first 14th Doctor story, a series of comics released over the past year, as well as the 2nd 14th Doctor story that brings him to the genesis of the Daleks in an amusing way. The post Liberation of the Daleks and Destination: Skaro appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/22/202352 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Five Doctors

Five Doctors! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss this story that brings together, well, four of the Doctors (plus a brief cameo) to celebrate the show's 20th anniversary along with a passel of Companions who get shuffled among their not usual partners as well as the Master. The post The Five Doctors appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/15/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 53 seconds
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Heaven Sent

This 12th Doctor story gets mixed reviews from Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha. Trapped in an atmospheric, moody castle, pursued by the Veil, the Doctor must make a confession of the truth. An unfortunately implausible wall is one major barrier for this episode though. The post Heaven Sent appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/8/202352 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Talons of Weng-Chiang

The game is afoot! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this fan-favorite 4th Doctor story set in Victorian London that features the popular Jago and Litefoot, the Doctor going full Sherlock Holmes, and the mysteries of ancient Chinese myths. The post The Talons of Weng-Chiang appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/1/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 1 second
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Face the Raven

It's the end for Clara. Or is it? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 12th Doctor story of betrayal, substitutionary sacrifice, the insularity of small communites, and the tensions of justice and mercy. All overshadowed by a writer fakeout. The post Face the Raven appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/25/202354 minutes, 57 seconds
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Carnival of Monsters

Lilliputian Doctor! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story of the 3rd Doctor and Jo getting shrunk into an alien flea circus of sorts and getting caught up in an attempted coup and a slave rebellion. Who are the real monsters here? The post Carnival of Monsters appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/11/202357 minutes, 50 seconds
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Below There (Big Finish)

The 9th Doctor on the edge of space! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this audio story featuring Christopher Eccleston, including its connection to a Dickens story; the moral choices the Doctor makes; and how he gives some hope. The post Below There (Big Finish) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/4/202342 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Mind Robber

The 2nd Doctor in the Land of Fiction. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story, including the Master of Fiction, the clever literary references to Gulliver's Travels and Rapunzel and more, and the battle of words. The post The Mind Robber appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/27/202342 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sleep No More

The 12th Doctor battles sleep. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss human dignity and worth; found footage stories; and this Doctor Who era's fondness for finding horror in the banal. The post Sleep No More appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/20/202332 minutes, 30 seconds
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A message from Dom Bettinelli of Starquest

We need your help to continue to produce our great Catholic shows that explore the intersection of faith and modern culture and look at the world from a uniquely Catholic perspective. The post A message from Dom Bettinelli of Starquest appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/14/20232 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mission to the Unknown

A perfect reconstruction? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 1st Doctor story that isn't. The original, which didn't even include William Hartnell, was lost and a group of university students recreated the episode, shot for shot, line by line. The post Mission to the Unknown appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/13/202330 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Stones of Blood

The 4th Doctor runs into some druids and an ancient alien pretending to be a Celtic god. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this entertaining story that could be hit or miss, including the modern druid phenomenon, stone circles, and justice lights. The post The Stones of Blood appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/30/202355 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Time of the Daleks (Big Finish)

Whither Shakespeare? Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 8th Doctor story where the Daleks erase Shakespeare from history as part of a plot to take over the Earth in the future and the mystery of Companion Charley deepens. The post The Time of the Daleks (Big Finish) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/23/202333 minutes, 41 seconds
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My Dinner with Andrew (Big Finish)

River Song is back with the 5th Doctor. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this audio story which is structured around the courses of a meal; the copious amount of comedy; and the complexity of the structure of the story. The post My Dinner with Andrew (Big Finish) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/9/202339 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Zygon Inversion

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the conclusion to the 12th Doctor's Zygon invasion story, including themes of forgiveness, justice, and war; some inconsistent logic and character motivations; and the joy of seeing the Osgoods again. The post The Zygon Inversion appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/2/202348 minutes, 26 seconds
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Survival

The end of the 7th Doctor! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the final story of the Classic Who era, which appropriately enough pits the Doctor against the Master in Ace's hometown. Dare we say, "we laughed, we cried, it was better than Cat's"? The post Survival appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/26/202355 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Zygon Invasion

Who doesn't love an Osgood episode? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss this tale of good and bad Zygons, the hidden enemies (and friends) living among us, and the inevitable Truth or Consequences. The post The Zygon Invasion appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/12/202335 minutes, 42 seconds
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The King’s Demons

Kamelion arrives! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss this 5th Doctor story of King John, the Master, and the infamous animatronic companion, Kamelion, including Magna Carta, Davison's fencing skills, and why Kamelion was such a bad idea. The post The King’s Demons appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/5/202340 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Woman Who Lived

The 12th Doctor and the immortal woman! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the reunion of the Doctor and Ashildr, now known as Me, as the Doctor faces the consequences of his actions in their previous encounter and ponders his obligations to her. The post The Woman Who Lived appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/28/20231 hour, 1 minute, 16 seconds
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The Face of Evil

The 4th Doctor meets Leela! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the story that recalls H.G. Wells' Time Machine; asks what if the Doctor's interventions left him as a mythological figure of evil; and illustrates the shortcomings of AI as a deity. The post The Face of Evil appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/21/202358 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Girl Who Died

The Doctor and Clara encounter Vikings of a sort. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the introduction of Ashildr, the Doctor's epiphany about his recycled face, and the themes of heroism, identity, and mortality. The post The Girl Who Died appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/14/202338 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Three Doctors

For anniversaries, Doctor Who often gives us multiple Doctor stories, and this was the first for the 10th anniversary. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the precedents set for the first multi-Doctor story, how well it worked, the expansion of Time Lord mythology with the introduction of Omega. The post The Three Doctors appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/7/202349 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Calendar Man (Big Finish)

The 11th Doctor encounters a figure from Time Lord myth, the Calendar Man who knows what is written on our hearts. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this audio story and its theme of guilt and confession and memory and substitutionary sacrifice. The post The Calendar Man (Big Finish) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/31/202323 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Dominators

The 2nd Doctor meets the Dominators! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story of a meek, pacifist people bullied by a violent, warlike race, and the Doctor's attempts to motivate their own self-interest and thereby save them. The post The Dominators appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/24/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 27 seconds
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Before the Flood

Who is the Doctor willing to sacrifice to save Clara? Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this second part of the story, including free will and predestination, the nature of causality, and the nature of sacrifice and heroism. The post Before the Flood appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/17/202340 minutes, 19 seconds
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Under the Lake

Sacrifice and communication are key themes as Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 12th Doctor story that traps him and Clara under a lake with some odd ghosts, the crew of a mining station, an abandoned spaceship, and a puzzling message. The post Under the Lake appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/10/202334 minutes, 17 seconds
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Galaxy 4

The 1st Doctor encounters the Drahvens and Rills. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story that features the classic "don't judge a book by its cover" moral and the lesson that humans will help one another and even die for one another. The post Galaxy 4 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/3/202344 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Pirate Planet

Gems rain from the skies! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 4th Doctor story of a parasitic planet that surrounds and chews up others for their wealth and Romana and the Doctor encounter a Queen who wants to cheat death forever. The post The Pirate Planet appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/26/202342 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Brink of Death (Big Finish)

The 6th Doctor's final chapter! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 6th Doctor's final battle with the Valeyard that results in his ultimate sacrifice and sets him up for the 7th Doctor's darker turn. The post The Brink of Death (Big Finish) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/19/202343 minutes, 29 seconds
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Stage Fright (Big Finish)

For the third installment in the 6th Doctor's audio-only regeneration story, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha Discuss the return of several characters from the 4th Doctor's time, the new Companion Flip, and a man fighting against his dark side in Victorian London. The post Stage Fright (Big Finish) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/12/202338 minutes, 1 second
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The Red House (Big Finish)

The 2nd stop in the 6th Doctor's last adventure. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the red riding hood connections, the unexpected twists, the Valeyard's creeping plan, and the difference between Companion Charli with the 6th and 8th Doctors. The post The Red House (Big Finish) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/5/202341 minutes, 34 seconds
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The End of the Line (Big Finish)

It's the end of the line for the 6th Doctor. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the first part of the 6th Doctor's Last Adventure audio story, which takes him to a creepy train station for an encounter with a couple of old foes. The post The End of the Line (Big Finish) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/29/202342 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Witch’s Familiar

Mercy is the key to unlocking the mystery of the Daleks as Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 2nd-part of a two-parter featuring the 12th Doctor, Clara, and Missy, and an apparently repentant Davros. The post The Witch’s Familiar appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/22/202337 minutes, 1 second
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The Magician’s Apprentice

Missy is back! Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 12th Doctor story that teams up Missy and Clara to find the Doctor, who's preparing for his end as he meets up with his oldest foes. The post The Magician’s Apprentice appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/15/202337 minutes
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Enlightenment

The 5th Doctor's last confrontation with the Black Guardian. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the Doctor's encounter with the Eternals, the ennui of immortality, and the true gift of enlightenment. The post Enlightenment appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/8/202350 minutes, 13 seconds
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Last Christmas

The 12th Doctor meets Santa at the North Pole! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Christmas special that reunites Clara and the Doctor in a dreamy, facehugger alien story that is by turns funny, endearing, and creepy. The post Last Christmas appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/1/202345 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Deadly Assassin

The Doctor for Lord President! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 4th Doctor story of Time Lord politics, assassination, the Matrix, and the "decayed" Master. The post The Deadly Assassin appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/22/202352 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Time Monster

The 3rd Doctor battles the Master in an adventure that takes him to Atlantis. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss early 70s women's lib, his encounter with the Minotaur, and the Doctor's story of the worst day of his life. The post The Time Monster appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/15/202358 minutes, 14 seconds
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Regeneration Impossible

11 and 12 together! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Big Finish audio play that brings the 11th and 12th Doctors together to contemplate death, regeneration, and wallowing in loss. The post Regeneration Impossible appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/8/202346 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Wheel in Space

Zoe arrives! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 2nd Doctor story that brings him back into conflict with the Cybermen; sees another autocratic leader go crazy; and introduces new Companion Zoe. The post The Wheel in Space appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/21/20221 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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Death in Heaven

The 12th Doctor deals with the afterlife. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the concepts raised by the story; how the show deals with death; and what makes Missy so compelling as a character. The post Death in Heaven appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/14/202254 minutes, 25 seconds
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Dark Water

Missy revealed! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this first of a two-part 12th Doctor season finale that begins with a startling death, which confronts our mortality and discusses our concept of the afterlife. The post Dark Water appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/7/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 11 seconds
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Blessed Advent, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from StarQuest

Dom Bettinelli, CEO of StarQuest, has a special Advent and Christmas greetings for all listeners and an important message about the mission of StarQuest. The post Blessed Advent, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from StarQuest appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/1/20221 minute, 7 seconds
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The Time Meddler

The 1st Doctor encounters an 11th-century monk who is more than he seems. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the Doctor's encounter with a time traveler and Vikings in 1066 England along with new companion Steven. The post The Time Meddler appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/30/20221 hour, 16 seconds
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The Ribos Operation

The 4th Doctor is joined by his new Companion, Romana. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this heist caper that involves grifters, a deposed dictator, and a part of the Key of Time. The post The Ribos Operation appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/23/202254 minutes, 8 seconds
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Embrace the Darkness

The 8th Doctor in a story about aliens and preconceived notions. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss how effectively this audio story deals with darkness and blindness in a typical base under siege tale. The post Embrace the Darkness appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/16/202257 minutes, 30 seconds
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13th Doctor Retrospective

At the end of the 13th Doctor era, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha assess the Doctor, the Companions, the stories, and showrunner Chris Chibnall and then look forward to what's next. The post 13th Doctor Retrospective appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/9/20222 hours, 12 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Power of the Doctor

The 13th Doctor regenerates! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss all the classic Who Easter eggs; the Master's evil plot; and the surprising result of the Doctor's regeneration and what it could mean for the future. The post The Power of the Doctor appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/26/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Bekdel Test (Big Finish)

Missy and River together! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Big Finish audio story that brings together the Doctor's two women in his life who gave him a run for his money ... without the Doctor present. The post The Bekdel Test (Big Finish) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/19/202239 minutes, 40 seconds
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In the Forest of the Night

After the Night at the Museum, the trees! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss this 12th Doctor story, which has a completely implausible premise and sees the Doctor completely give up. In fact, is this a Raiders of the Lost Ark story in which nothing our heroes do matters at all? The post In the Forest of the Night appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/12/202245 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Curse of Fenric

Viking, Soviets, and sea monsters! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 7th Doctor story that sees this Doctor at his sneakiest and includes a vicar going through a crisis of faith, all set during World War II. The post The Curse of Fenric appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/5/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ranking the Companions (300th episode!)

We're 300! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha celebrate reaching the 300 episode milestone by discussing all the many Companions the Doctor has had over 6 decades and giving them tier rankings. Plus, who qualifies as a Companion? The post Ranking the Companions (300th episode!) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/28/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 44 seconds
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Flatline

Dimensions! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 12th Doctor story which imagines a unique species that exists in only two dimensions and sucks dimensionality out of the Tardis. The post Flatline appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/21/202249 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Hand of Fear

Farewell Sarah Jane. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 4th Doctor story that sees the departure of popular companion, Sarah Jane Smith; and talk about this story that deals with nuclear power and rock-based super aliens. The post The Hand of Fear appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/14/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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Mummy on the Orient Express

Throw the mummy from the train! Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 12th Doctor's turn in an Agatha Christie-like story as he contemplates the nature of certain impending death and how to make choices when all you have are bad ones. The post Mummy on the Orient Express appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/7/202245 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Mutants

The 3rd Doctor is in a story that addresses the 1970s' concerns about the end of colonization and empire. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this unique story that's also about metamorphosis and transformation. The post The Mutants appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/31/202234 minutes, 13 seconds
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Expiry Dating

River, the Doctor, and the Quantum Vatican! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Big Finish story featuring the 10th Doctor and River and their flirty second date through time on their way to rob the Apocalypse vault. The post Expiry Dating appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/24/202244 minutes, 8 seconds
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Fury From the Deep

Victoria's final journey! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss this 2nd Doctor story that exists only in animation now and features a tense base-under-siege story of sentient seaweed attacking gas drilling rigs. The post Fury From the Deep appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/17/202256 minutes, 12 seconds
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Kill the Moon

Return to the Moon Egg! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha revisit this 12th Doctor story that presents a more implausible and less scientific than usual plot contrivance to create dramatic tension between the Doctor and Clara. Our commentary may be more entertaining the episode itself. The post Kill the Moon appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/10/202241 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Chase

Goodbye Ian and Barbara. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the departure of these Companions and the arrival of a new one in this story that takes the Doctor through a bunch of mini-adventures pursued by Daleks. The post The Chase appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/3/202258 minutes, 1 second
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The Invasion of Time

Fourth Doctor Lord President. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story that sees the 4th Doctor become Time Lord President only to seemingly turn traitor, plus we get to see a lot more of the Tardis interior. The post The Invasion of Time appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/27/202239 minutes, 54 seconds
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Seasons of Fear

Time loops within time loops. Jimmy Akin and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 8th Doctor Big Finish story, including a character who says he kills the Doctor in his future; the Roman cult of Mithras; and loose threads connecting to later stories. The post Seasons of Fear appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/20/202243 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Broken Clock (Missy)

All about Missy! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Big Finish audio story featuring Missy, the Doctor's female nemesis, in which she becomes part of a TV true crime documentary ... or does she? The post The Broken Clock (Missy) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/13/202246 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Caretaker

The Doctor goes back to school and meddles in Clara's love life. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the Doctor's animus toward soldiers, Danny's controlling behavior, and the enduring presence of Coal Hill School. The post The Caretaker appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/6/202247 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Ultimate Foe

The 6th Doctor's finale! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the end of the 6th Doctor on TV and the Trial of a Time Lord, including how they see him at the end of his tenure compared to the beginning. The post The Ultimate Foe appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/29/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 25 seconds
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Time Heist

The 12th Doctor has an Oceans 11-style bank heist with a time travel twist. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the plot misdirections and story twists as well as the moral and ethical questions that arise. The post Time Heist appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/22/202259 minutes, 44 seconds
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Terminus

The 5th Doctor's farewell to Nyssa. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 2nd story of the Black Guardian trilogy, the connection to Norse mythology, and what really caused the Big Bang. The post Terminus appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/15/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 43 seconds
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Listen

Sssshhhh! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 12th Doctor's obsession with a theoretical creature capable of perfect hiding, how Danny Pink and Clara fail to listen, and the elephant-in-the-room loose thread of Orson Pink. The post Listen appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/8/20221 hour, 46 seconds
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The Masque of Mandragora

The 4th Doctor and Sarah Jane are in Renaissance Italy. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the court intrigue, the pagan worship in Catholic Italy, and how the Doctor thwarts an alien presence from conquering Earth. The post The Masque of Mandragora appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/1/202254 minutes, 24 seconds
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Robot of Sherwood

The Doctor and Clara meet Robin Hood. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 12th Doctor's acerbic encounter with the fictional(?) character, including impossible trick shots and boastful competition and a resolution of questionable morality. The post Robot of Sherwood appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/25/202246 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Curse of Peladon

Our introduction to Peladon. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha dig into this 3rd Doctor and Jo Grant story of a primitive planet on the edge of joining the galactic neighborhood; overcoming preconceived prejudices; and the perils of pretending to be a princess. The post The Curse of Peladon appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/18/202247 minutes, 15 seconds
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Food Fight (Ravagers #3)

The story that brought the 9th Doctor back wraps up and Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss its highs and lows. Was the story too complex for audio? Should it have been three parts? And does Christopher Eccleston step right back into the iconic leather jacket? The post Food Fight (Ravagers #3) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/11/202239 minutes, 10 seconds
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Cataclysm (Ravagers #2)

Part 2! Fr. Cory Sticha and Jimmy Akin discuss the 2nd part of this 9th Doctor audio story, including the complex story building, the interesting new companion and foes, and a connection to old 8-bit video games. The post Cataclysm (Ravagers #2) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/4/202225 minutes, 34 seconds
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Sphere of Freedom (Ravagers #1)

The 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, is back in Big Finish. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the first part of this three-part event, which sees the Doctor dealing with a futuristic VR game, Cold War London, and Romans run amok. The post Sphere of Freedom (Ravagers #1) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/27/202233 minutes, 13 seconds
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Legend of the Sea Devils

Easter special! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the penultimate 13th Doctor story that brings back the Sea Devils and introduces some 19th century Chinese pirates and then talk about the teaser for the upcoming regeneration special that will bring back familiar faces. The post Legend of the Sea Devils appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/20/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Sea Devils

The Sea Devils are coming back for the 13th Doctor, so Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha review their first appearance with the 3rd Doctor, which was a high seas adventure that included the Master and the Royal Navy! The post The Sea Devils appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/13/202248 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Web of Fear

Until recently, most of this 2nd Doctor story was lost, but in 2021 it was completed with animation substituting for the lost footage. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this base-under-siege story of the Great intelligence's return, the robot Yeti, and the introduction of Lethbridge-Stewart. The post The Web of Fear appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/6/20221 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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The Curse of Fatal Death

In the spirit of April Fools Day, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the wonderful Doctor Who spoof from Comic Relief starring Rowan Atkinson, among others, as the Doctor. It's a hilarious (sometime off-color) non-canonical (or is it?) romp that the panel has fun exploring. The post The Curse of Fatal Death appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/30/202231 minutes, 12 seconds
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Into the Dalek

In classic scifi style, the Doctor gets shrunk down to go inside a Dalek. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about how the Doctor himself has to deal with his Dalek-like behavior and attitudes and Clara's role in confronting him with it. The post Into the Dalek appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/23/202242 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Space Museum

The first Doctor and his Companions find a space museum where they are the exhibits. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the failing empire and how Vicki foments a rebellion among the young people as well as the early roots of the dangers of the Doctor's time travel. The post The Space Museum appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/16/202247 minutes, 55 seconds
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Deep Breath

Back to the beginning! It's been over 7 years since we started this podcast with the 12th Doctor's first episode, and Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha are revisiting his tenure with a fresh look at this story, including a pondering of the Doctor's moral choices. The post Deep Breath appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/9/202253 minutes, 17 seconds
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Underworld

The 4th Doctor goes underground. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Tom Baker story that sees him helping yet another society of oppressed underclass, talk about finding the edge of the universe, and think about the Time Lords being seen as gods. The post Underworld appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/2/202245 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Name of the Doctor

It's the 11th Doctor's penultimate story, and Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about the resolution of several ongoing 11th Doctor story threads, incl. the Impossible Girl, the doom of Trenzalore, and the menace of the Great Intelligence. The post The Name of the Doctor appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/23/202253 minutes, 12 seconds
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Invaders from Mars

In this 8th Doctor audio play, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss how it uses H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds radio program as a plot element; the old-time radio play production style; and big guest stars like Simon Pegg. Plus how aliens, Nazis, Soviets, and the Mafia come together in one story. The post Invaders from Mars appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/16/202241 minutes, 10 seconds
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Nightmare in Silver

Creepy amusement park filler with Cybermen? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about this 11th Doctor story that brings back this classic enemy, but upgrades them; talk about Warwick Davis's guest role; and the Doctor's antics fighting against an evil version of himself. The post Nightmare in Silver appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/9/202253 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ghost Light

The 7th Doctor continues his dark turn with Ace. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about the Victorian horror story with a scifi twist and dig into why the Doctor is putting Ace through some harrowing adventures involving some of her worst memories. The post Ghost Light appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/2/202245 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Crimson Horror

The 11th Doctor in Victorian horror! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the Doctor and Clara's team up with the Paternoster Gang against Dame Diana Rigg's villain; what optograms are; and Matt Smith's Yorkshire accent. The post The Crimson Horror appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/26/202234 minutes, 42 seconds
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Terror of the Vervoids

The Orient Express in space! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 6th Doctor's new companion, Melanie and the change in tone with her arrival; the continuation of the Trial of a Time Lord; and the prospect of sentient, carnivorous plant people who see humans as livestock. The post Terror of the Vervoids appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/19/202239 minutes, 54 seconds
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Journey to the Center of the Tardis

More of the Tardis than we've ever seen before. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story that takes us to parts of the Doctor's ship we've never seen, but also addresses questions of personhood and the dignity of each individual. The post Journey to the Center of the Tardis appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/12/202241 minutes, 47 seconds
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Eve of the Daleks

The best Doctor's New Year's Eve yet? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 13th Doctor special, especially its fun guests characters, Sarah and Nick; the fun, lowered-stakes plot device; and the quippy dialogue that overcome the few missteps. The post Eve of the Daleks appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/5/202243 minutes, 28 seconds
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Mawdryn Undead

The Brigadier is back again. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the return of Lethbridge-Stewart with the 5th Doctor; the addition of Turlow to the Tardis Companions; attempts to steal the Doctor's regenerations; and this first part of the Black Guardian trilogy of stories. The post Mawdryn Undead appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/29/202145 minutes, 12 seconds
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Hide

The Doctor goes ghost hunting. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about the 11th Doctor's search for answers to the mystery of Clara; how it is based on a 1959 movie; and Jimmy's assessment of the paranormal research depicted in the episode. The post Hide appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/22/202143 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Seeds of Doom (4)

The 4th Doctor v. killer plants! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 4th Doctor story that combines Lovecraft's "Mountains of Madness" and Hawks' film "The Thing From Another World," including a Bond-level villain, an Antarctic base, and an English country estate. The post The Seeds of Doom (4) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/15/202149 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Vanquishers

The end of the Flux! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this last chapter which jam-packs the end of this 6-episode season, assess the season a whole, and give their predictions for what happens next in the upcoming specials. The post The Vanquishers appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/8/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 35 seconds
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Survivors of the Flux – The Secrets of Doctor Who

Five plot threads race to a conclusion of the Flux as Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the potentially mythos shattering revelations about the Doctor's true backstory, but will it ruin the mythos to reveal too much? The post Survivors of the Flux – The Secrets of Doctor Who appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/1/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 1 second
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Village of the Angels – The Secrets of Doctor Who

In Chapter 4 of The Flux, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about how the lore of the Weeping Angels is greatly expanded and for the better; how much they liked guest character Professor Jericho; and what that mid-credits scene meant. The post Village of the Angels – The Secrets of Doctor Who appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/24/20211 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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Once, Upon Time

The Flux continues! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this midpoint of the 13th Doctor's last season, incl. fan theories about Vinder; who the odd woman was; and how they want to see more of "Doctor Ruth." The post Once, Upon Time appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/17/202153 minutes, 23 seconds
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War of the Sontarans

The Doctor goes to Crimea. Jimmy Akin and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the historical context of the 2nd chapter of the Flux; the return to form of the Sontarans; and the interesting context of What would the Doctor do? The post War of the Sontarans appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/10/202149 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Halloween Apocalypse

The 13th Doctor starts her final season with the first chapter in a six-episode arc. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the many threads that are unspooled here and how this may be the best 13th Doctor episode yet. The post The Halloween Apocalypse appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/3/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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Cold War

The Doctor averts World War III by reasoning with a Cold Warrior. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about the return of the Ice Warriors, a Companion who finally stays put, and Dom's nitpicking on how submarines work. The post Cold War appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/27/202143 minutes, 23 seconds
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Day of the Daleks

The Third Doctor gets his first encounter with Daleks. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this time-hopping adventure that jumps from Cold War brinksmanship to a future dystopia ruled by collaborators, apemen, and Daleks. The post Day of the Daleks appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/20/202135 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Rings of Akhaten

Clara and the Doctor go on their first offworld adventure. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about what makes Clara different as a Companion; how the plot of the story resolves in a totally unclear way; and how right off the bat Clara is already taking on the Doctor's role. The post The Rings of Akhaten appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/13/202146 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Enemy of the World

Patrick Troughton in two roles. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this 60s supervillain thriller in which the 2nd Doctor also plays the bad guy and shows his acting range. Plus the very cool spy-agent Astrid. The post The Enemy of the World appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/6/202158 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Bells of St. John

Clara Oswald's first adventure with the Doctor sees the return of an old, but recent foe. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the beginning of a new era for the Doctor with the Impossible Girl and how the episode is more important for setting the stage than for its own plot. The post The Bells of St. John appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/29/202149 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Crusade

The First Doctor visits King Richard the Lionheart in the Holy Land during the Crusades. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the story of the Doctor's encounter, the nuanced portrayal of both Richard and Saladin, and dispel some myths about the crusades along the way. The post The Crusade appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/22/202148 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Snowmen (11)

The Impossible Girl comes for Christmas! Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory talk about the season arc involving Clara's curious appearances; interesting guest voice actors; the Pater Noster gang and where their name comes from; and the Great Intelligence as recurring enemy. The post The Snowmen (11) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/15/202153 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Sun Makers

The 4th Doctor and Leela and taxes! Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this story about a company town, unreasonable taxes, a heartless bureaucracy, and a revolution. It sounds like the writer had some issues with the tax system he wanted to express. The post The Sun Makers appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/8/202140 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Angels Take Manhattan

Goodbye Amy and Rory! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the end of this era of Doctor Who; the problem of fixed points in time; and the watering down of the Weeping Angels as scary villains. The post The Angels Take Manhattan appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/1/202154 minutes, 50 seconds
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Minuet in Hell

The 8th Doctor has lost his mind! Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Big Finish audio story in which the 8th Doctor ends up in the US South, encounters a Satanic society, meets dastardly televangelists, and reunites with his old friend, the Brigadier. The post Minuet in Hell appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/25/202144 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Power of Three

The Doctor comes to stay. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the time the 11th Doctor stayed with Amy and Rory; why they still love Rory's dad; and why there is so much filler in this story. The post The Power of Three appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/18/202137 minutes, 14 seconds
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Battlefield

The return of the Brigadier! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about the Arthurian roots of this 7th Doctor story, the inclusion of the now-retired Lethbridge-Stewart, the Doctor's dark turn, nuclear brinksmanship, and more. The post Battlefield appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/11/202143 minutes, 5 seconds
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A Town Called Mercy

The Doctor in the Old West. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about the balance between justice and mercy, whether the good done today compensates for evil done before, and the Doctor's own conscience about his deeds. The post A Town Called Mercy appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/4/202133 minutes, 54 seconds
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Mindwarp

The 6th Doctor is still on trial and Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the bombastic action by guest star Brian Blessed, the hidden motivations of the Time Lords, and the sudden departure of Peri as Companion. The post Mindwarp appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/28/202145 minutes, 12 seconds
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Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

What if the lone joke of an obscure Samuel L. Jackson movie were morphed into a Doctor Who episode? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss everything that's wrong with this story, including the Doctor's murder of the villain. The post Dinosaurs on a Spaceship appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/21/202137 minutes, 58 seconds
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Snakedance

The return of the Mara. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this 5th Doctor story that was partially inspired by tales of Christian snake handlers, but also uses concepts out of Asian religions and philosophies. The post Snakedance appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/14/202141 minutes, 4 seconds
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Asylum of the Daleks

The Doctor, Amy, and Rory are on a mission from the Daleks to stop even worse Daleks. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the turn in the relationship between Amy and Rory and the first appearance of the "Impossible Girl". The post Asylum of the Daleks appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/7/202146 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Brain of Morbius

The 4th Doctor fights a mad scientist and his horrific creation. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the classic story and its implication that the Doctor had many more than the traditional 13 (or 14) incarnations, and how that relates to the Timeless Child. The post The Brain of Morbius appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/30/20211 hour, 1 minute, 23 seconds
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The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe

The Doctor riffs on Narnia, but misses just a bit. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this Christmas special in which pretty much nothing the Doctor does makes any difference to the main action of the plot, but at least there's sentient trees and a happy reunion. The post The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/23/202135 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Daemons

The 3rd Doctor deals with the Master who poses as village vicar summoning demons. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory talk about how the BBC ordered no mention of God; the science vs. occult theme; and the occurrence of horned beings through mythology. Plus Morris dancing! We also remember in prayer Damaris Hayman, who played Miss Olive Hawthorne in this episode and just died on June 8, 2021. The post The Daemons appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/16/202150 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Wedding of River Song

The 6th season of New Who wraps up with a wedding. Jimmy and Dom discuss the trick for getting out of the impossible situation set up at the beginning of the season, as well as where it leaves all our characters, including making the Doctor small again. The post The Wedding of River Song appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/9/202150 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Ice Warriors

The 2nd Doctor deals with climate change! Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this story that deals with the climate change worry of the 1960s, namely a forthcoming ice age. Plus the introduction of the Ice Warriors from Mars and more 60s-era worries about computers. The post The Ice Warriors appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/2/202136 minutes, 38 seconds
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Closing Time

The 11th Doctor meets up with Craig again and now Craig's son, Stormaggedon. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Cybermen story, the way this episode bridges to the season finale, and what it does right and wrong. The post Closing Time appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/26/202142 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Web Planet

The First Doctor in an ambitious science fiction story for its time. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this serial that features very alien characters and situations, some clever and witty dialogue, and trenchant social commentary. The post The Web Planet appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/19/202135 minutes, 49 seconds
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The God Complex

The 11th Doctor stuck in the Labyrinth. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory examine this story that features a Minotaur-like creature that feeds on faith, as if faith was a kind of emotional energy and places it at the level of superstition. Does it do a disservice to religious faith? The post The God Complex appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/12/202141 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Stones of Venice

The 8th Doctor is in a future Venice facing a cataclysm. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory talk about this audio story that bears remarkable resemblance to later TV episodes and how the story has a very fairy tale quality about it. The post The Stones of Venice appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/5/202146 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Girl Who Waited

This time it's Amy who waits for Rory and the Doctor. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory talk about another story of doppelgängers and duplicates and alternate time streams; discuss the question of which Amy is the real one; whether it is moral to sacrifice one; and if the Doctor is being cruel. The post The Girl Who Waited appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/28/202137 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

The 7th Doctor and Ace go to a demented circus. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss fear of clowns, hippie circuses, werewolves, and the gods of Ragnarok, plus Sylvester McCoy's real magic tricks he performs on-screen. The post The Greatest Show in the Galaxy appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/21/202143 minutes, 19 seconds
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Night Terrors (11)

The 11th Doctor comes to the aid of a scared little boy whose night terrors become real. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha this fairy tale horror story about the unconditional love of a father for his unusual son. The post Night Terrors (11) appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/14/202132 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Mysterious Planet

The Trial of a Time Lord begins! Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory talk about the first part of the 6th Doctor's "trial" season that brings him to an "alien" planet that turns out to be a post-apocalyptic Earth run by a domineering robot. Plus lots of Valeyard name puns. The post The Mysterious Planet appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/7/202150 minutes, 31 seconds
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Let’s Kill Hitler

With the Doctor tracking down Amy and Rory's missing baby, they encounter a mysterious group tampering with time. Dom, Jimmy, and Fr. Cory discuss the ethics of punishing historical criminals in the way described here as well as an element introduced here to be important later. The post Let’s Kill Hitler appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/31/202157 minutes, 21 seconds
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Arc of Infinity

Omega in Amsterdam! Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this 5th Doctor story that includes future 6th Doctor, Colin Baker; lots of Doctor Who mythology; the Time Lords on Gallifrey; and capital punishment among the Time Lords. The post Arc of Infinity appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/24/202140 minutes, 32 seconds
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A Good Man Goes to War

"Demons run when a good man goes to war." Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about this 11th Doctor story that broadens the mythology surrounding River Song, Amy and Rory, and the Doctor, plus brings together a lot of elements from throughout New Who. The post A Good Man Goes to War appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/17/202148 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Android Invasion

The 4th Doctor lands on Earth, but is it really Westworld? Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this Tom Baker story that involves a small English town and a space defense station completely taken over by lookalike androids, except for a lone human and alien invaders. The post The Android Invasion appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/10/202141 minutes, 39 seconds
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Colony in Space

The Third Doctor faces off against corporate interests and the Master. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the story's allegory for North American colonization, as well as the 3rd Doctor's first off-Earth adventure in the Tardis. The post Colony in Space appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/3/202153 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Almost People

In part 2 of this story, the 11th Doctor gets a doppelgänger and then sets up the big reveal for the next two episodes. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the Doctor's deception, the two kinds of gangers, and whether they are really alive. The post The Almost People appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/24/202142 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Rebel Flesh

In the first of a two-part story, the 11th Doctor encounters the gangers. Dom, Jimmy, and Fr. Cory discuss the ethics and morality of sentient duplicates, plus the wider implications for the Who season story arcinvolving a ganger. The post The Rebel Flesh appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/17/202136 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Abominable Snowmen

The 2nd Doctor in the Himalayas. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this complex story involving a monastery, robots, an alien intelligence, a British explorer, a centuries-old guru, and Yeti. The post The Abominable Snowmen appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/10/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Doctor’s Wife

Neil Gaiman's first outing as a Doctor Who screenwriter results in this fan favorite exploration of the Doctor's relationship to the Tardis. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the revelations about the Doctor, the Tardis, other Time Lords, and more all wrapped up in clever dialogue. The post The Doctor’s Wife appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/3/202144 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Romans

The Doctor meets Nero! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 1st Doctor story of ancient Rome that has some strong comedic elements, but also brings the Doctor into contact with persecuted early Christians. The post The Romans appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/27/202150 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Curse of the Black Spot

Ahoy! Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the 11th Doctor's pirate adventure that allows for a lot of pirate jokes, but lets in a lot of plot holes and loose ends as well. But there's also self-sacrifice and trust and parental and spousal relationship. The post The Curse of the Black Spot appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/20/202142 minutes, 50 seconds
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Sword of Orion

The Eighth Doctor and Charley encounter the Cybermen in this audio story. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the origin in fan-made stories from the 80s, the fast pacing of the story, and the Doctor's handling of moral dilemmas he encounters between humans, Cybermen, and someone else. The post Sword of Orion appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/13/202146 minutes, 27 seconds
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Revolution of the Daleks

The 13th Doctor is back along with Graham, Ryan, Yaz, and Capt. Jack. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory agree that it was a very good episode and discuss the return of Jack Robertson, then talk about the news of next season, a new companion, and rumors of a new Doctor. The post Revolution of the Daleks appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/6/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Feast of Steven

In what could be called the first Doctor Who Christmas special, the 1st Doctor has a brief madcap adventure on the day itself. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the fun, little adventure and then wish all of our listeners a Merry Christmas! The post The Feast of Steven appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/30/202029 minutes, 12 seconds
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Silver Nemesis

It's the 25th (i.e. silver) anniversary of Doctor Who and Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory enjoy the 7th Doctor and Ace's battle against their silver enemies, the Cybermen, Nazis, an Elizabethan witch, and a weapon from the Doctor's own past. And the Queen! The post Silver Nemesis appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/23/202047 minutes, 44 seconds
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Day of the Moon

In the 2nd part of the season premiere, the Doctor and companions battle the Silence in 1969. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the vast scope of this story over time, the clever ways they counter the Silence's power, and the first hints at the bigger story arc involving Amy and her child. The post Day of the Moon appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/16/202049 minutes, 3 seconds
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Blessed Advent, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from StarQuest

StarQuest (SQPN) wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We are grateful for all your support in 2020 whether by listening to our programs, sharing them with your friends, or providing financial support. Please consider supporting our media apostolate with a US tax-deductible gift and help us continue making the programs you love. The post Blessed Advent, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from StarQuest appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/15/20202 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Impossible Astronaut

With the start of Matt Smith's 2nd season, the Doctor began a new story arc by traveling to the USA in the 1970s. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory talk about the surprisingly fair depiction of Nixon, River song's tragic relationship with the Doctor, and starting the season with a surprising death. The post The Impossible Astronaut appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/9/202048 minutes, 12 seconds
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Revelation of the Daleks

Part soylent green, part Evelyn Waugh novel, this 6th Doctor story brings him up against the Daleks for the first time and leaves Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory searching for the bright spots, including some dark humor amidst the horror, an interesting side character in an assassin with a good heart, and the usual Davros machinations. The post Revelation of the Daleks appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/2/202040 minutes, 13 seconds
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Time-Flight

The 5th Doctor catches a Concorde flight back to the Cretaceous. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory talk about how the inclusion of the supersonic Concorde was a nod to then-groundbreaking tech; how the show dealt with the loss of Adric; and whether this return of an old enemy works well. The post Time-Flight appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/25/202053 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Big Bang

As the 11th Doctor's first season ends, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss how Moffat's first season-long arc wraps up, the hints dropped throughout the season of the resolution, and the elevation of Rory from tagalong to romantic hero. The post The Big Bang appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/18/202051 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Pandorica Opens

The first season of the 11th Doctor wraps up the "crack in the universe" arc. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the universal stakes of the story, the array of the Doctor's enemies together, and a certain Roman centurion whose appearance here cements him as a fan favorite. The post The Pandorica Opens appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/11/202041 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Faceless Ones

The 2nd Doctor catches a flight! Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss another lost Doctor Who story that's been recovered through animation, this time set at London's Gatwick Airport in the 1960s. It's a cross between Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Airport 1970. The post The Faceless Ones appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/4/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 19 seconds
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Our Essential Doctor Who Stories

It's our 200th episode and Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory have a special celebration in which they discuss the Doctor Who stories--Classic and New--that they consider essential for anyone who wants to be a Whovian. The post Our Essential Doctor Who Stories appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/28/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Pyramids of Mars

The Doctor and Sarah Jane meet a being who once posed as an Egyptian god and is more than a match for the Doctor. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the ultimate power of Seth, a logic puzzle that is anything but devious, and Sarah Jane's amazing marksmanship. The post The Pyramids of Mars appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/21/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Lodger

Before he was a late night star, James Corden was a fan favorite guest star on Doctor Who. Jimmy and Dom discuss another episode the Doctor being domestic, the sweet love story that forms the backbone of the episode, and what kind of roommate the Doctor would be. The post The Lodger appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/14/202055 minutes, 21 seconds
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An Important Update from StarQuest’s Dom Bettinelli

An important thank you message and update from StarQuest's Dom Bettinelli. The post An Important Update from StarQuest’s Dom Bettinelli appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/8/20201 minute, 36 seconds
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The Claws of Axos

The Doctor and the Master team up to save Earth from Axos. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this 3rd Doctor story that includes a unique monster, officious government bureaucrats, and a scheming Master. The post The Claws of Axos appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/7/202054 minutes, 21 seconds
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Vincent and the Doctor

The Doctor and Amy meet Vincent van Gogh. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha review a fan favorite of new Who and appreciate how it deftly handles the issues of depression and mental health while also managing to tell an entertaining story. The post Vincent and the Doctor appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/30/202056 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Evil of the Daleks

Jumping between 1966 and 1866, the 2nd Doctor and Jamie destroy the Daleks once and for all. Or not. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the Doctor's guile that almost alienates Jamie and the producers' attempt to kill off the very popular villains. The post The Evil of the Daleks appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/23/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Rescue

Introducing Vicki. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 1st Doctor story that includes the first new Companion to come aboard the show and the Doctor getting physical as they confront a killer's evil plan. The post The Rescue appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/16/202049 minutes, 30 seconds
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Cold Blood

In this 2nd part of a 2-parter, the Doctor and Amy both win and lose. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about the losses incurred, a mother's mistakes, and ultimate sacrifices. The post Cold Blood appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/9/202042 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Hungry Earth

In part 1 of this 2-parter, Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the return of the Silurians in new Who as written by current showrunner Chris Chibnall and they appreciate the depiction of a loving dad helping a dyslexic son to read with patience. The post The Hungry Earth appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/2/202044 minutes, 9 seconds
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Storm Warning

We've added the 8th Doctor's Big Finish audio plays to our rotation of Doctor reviews, starting with Storm Warning. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss how different the 8th Doctor is from the TV movie, the use of Britain's dirigible disaster in the story; and the introduction of companion Charley. The post Storm Warning appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/26/202057 minutes, 24 seconds
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Amy’s Choice

It's 2020, Amy is pregnant, Rory is a country doctor, and the Doctor is visiting. But is it real? Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the Dream Lord (is he real?) and the moment in this season when Amy has to definitively decide whether her feelings lie with Rory or the Doctor. The post Amy’s Choice appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/19/202039 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Happiness Patrol

The 7th Doctor and Ace find the happiest totalitarian state ever. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory talk about this Orwellian Candy Land where sadness is outlawed and the punishment is death by candy in what was supposed to be a parody of Thatcherism and Margaret Thatcher. The post The Happiness Patrol appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/12/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 34 seconds
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Special: David Tennant Does a Podcast With…

Please enjoy this special sponsored episode of Secrets of Doctor Who that introduces you to season 2 "David Tennant Does a Podcast With...", including an excerpt of David's conversation with Jim Parsons of the Big Bang Theory. The post Special: David Tennant Does a Podcast With… appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/11/202010 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Vampires of Venice

The Doctor battles vampire-like creatures in Renaissance Venice. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the story's deeper connections to the season's story arc and how Rory's character arc begins to grow. The post The Vampires of Venice appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/5/202056 minutes, 53 seconds
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Timelash

The 6th Doctor and Peri bounce between the 19th century and the far future while battling the Borad. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the identity of the young man named Herbert they encounter in 1885 Scotland and this story's connection to the 3rd Doctor. The post Timelash appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/29/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 38 seconds
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Earthshock

The 5th Doctor goes from dinosaur bones to Cybermen in space and back. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story clearly inspired by the movie "Aliens" and its at-the-time unprecedented ending. But were they celebrating or sad? The post Earthshock appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/22/20201 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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Flesh and Stone

For the second part of this two-parter, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss how the story advances the season-long arc about the crack in time, the revelations about Amy's role, and the beginning of River Song's increasing prominence in the Doctor's story. The post Flesh and Stone appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/15/202043 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Time of Angels

In the first of a two-part story featuring the Weeping Angels and River Song, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 51st century Church that apparently has an attached military; talk about how River Song's story elevates in the Moffat era; and compare the Angels to the Alien movies. The post The Time of Angels appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/8/202055 minutes, 46 seconds
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An important message from StarQuest’s Dom Bettinelli

Dom Bettinelli shares an important message about the future of this podcast and all the shows at StarQuest. The post An important message from StarQuest’s Dom Bettinelli appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/8/20201 minute, 43 seconds
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Planet of Evil

The Doctor ends up in a Jekyll and Hyde story on the edge of the universe. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the story, but the high point is when Jimmy sings the entire theme song to the 70s kids show Lidsville. The post Planet of Evil appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/1/202052 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Victory of the Daleks – The Secrets of Doctor Who

When the Doctor and Amy are called London under the Blitz by Churchill, they encounter an unexpected ally. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss how this episode sets up the Doctor's interactions with the Daleks throughout the Moffatt period of the show. The post The Victory of the Daleks – The Secrets of Doctor Who appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/24/202046 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Mind of Evil

The 3rd Doctor gets to play at James Bond. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli talk about this Cold War spy-thriller-style story that also includes the Master, a dangerous alien entity, a prison riot, and a weapon of mass destruction. The post The Mind of Evil appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/17/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Beast Below

For Amy's first real adventure, the 11th Doctor takes her to Britain in space. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the nature of a society that agrees collectively to ignore a horrific truth in order to feel better about a decision, letting the end justify the means. The post The Beast Below appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/10/202059 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Macra Terror

The 2nd Doctor has to free a human colony from mind-controlling intelligent crabs? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story now found only in an animated reconstruction, including how the animation makes it an even better story than the original. The post The Macra Terror appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/3/202047 minutes, 12 seconds
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Russell T. Davies & 10th Doctor Retrospective

Russell T. Davies resurrected Doctor Who in 2005 and Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha look back at his era and his impact on the show for the future. They also discuss the 10th Doctor's character and stories and the best and worst episodes from the RTD era. The post Russell T. Davies & 10th Doctor Retrospective appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/27/202054 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Dalek Invasion of Earth

The Daleks take London! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 1st Doctor story of a post-apocalyptic world ruled by Daleks and includes the first departure of a companion, his granddaughter Susan, from the Tardis. The post The Dalek Invasion of Earth appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/20/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 54 seconds
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Dreamland

An animated 10th Doctor adventure in Area 51! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this little-known special featuring David Tennant's Doctor in 1950s America dealing with an alien invasion, a Doctor Strangelove-style military officer, native Americans, and a diner waitress who happens to be his real life wife. The post Dreamland appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/13/202036 minutes, 28 seconds
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Image of the Fendahl

The 4th Doctor encounters an impossible million-year-old human skull with psychic powers, a witch cult, and an obsessed tech tycoon. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this creepy tale that features Benedict Cumberbatch's mom as the guest star. The post Image of the Fendahl appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/6/202048 minutes, 18 seconds
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Waters of Mars

Time Lord Victorious! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about this penultimate story of the 10th Doctor's arc before he regenerates and the end of the first era of modern Doctor Who. The story shows us the danger of a Doctor unchecked and unregulated by either Time Lords or Companions. The post Waters of Mars appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/29/202050 minutes, 44 seconds
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Remembrance of the Daleks

The 7th Doctor goes back to where it all began in 1963. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story that sees the Doctor turn from madcap and jolly to Machiavellian in the Daleks' last appearance in Classic Who, and we get a glimpse at the so-called Cartmel master plan. The post Remembrance of the Daleks appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/22/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 48 seconds
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Planet of the Dead

The Doctor meets ... Lara Croft? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha explore this Easter encounter between the Doctor and a woman who seems a lot like the famous tomb raider as they get flung to a distant planet on a London double-decker. The post Planet of the Dead appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/15/202043 minutes, 16 seconds
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Happy Easter from StarQuest

From all of us at StarQuest, we wish you a Happy and Blessed Easter with this brief message from our chaplain, Fr. Cory Sticha. The post Happy Easter from StarQuest appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/12/20203 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Two Doctors

The 6th Doctor and the 2nd Doctor cross paths in Spain to save the Earth from a Sontaran plot. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the story's setting in Spain, seeing the 2nd Doctor and Jamie together again for the first time in decades, and more. The post The Two Doctors appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/8/202055 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Next Doctor

A companionless 10th Doctor meets a Victorian Doctor. Could he be his next regeneration? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 2008 Christmas special that was a throwback to Dickens and featured a fakeout for fans expecting to see David Tennant's replacement. The post The Next Doctor appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/1/202052 minutes, 21 seconds
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Black Orchid

The 5th Doctor story Black Orchid was the last of the true historicals, travels in time that feature no aliens or the like. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha delve into this story of the Edwardian era that features cricket, a costume party, and mysteries of the Amazon. The post Black Orchid appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/25/20201 hour, 52 seconds
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Looking Back on Series 12

Now that the latest season has ended, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha look at what worked, what didn't, how the season improved over the last, give their thoughts on each character, and then look ahead to what they expect to come in the future. The post Looking Back on Series 12 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/17/202059 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Timeless Children

For the season finale, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the big reveals, twists, and revelations from the Doctor's confrontation with the Master and the new cybermen, plus the roots of the new mythos in classic Who and the implications for the future. The post The Timeless Children appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/3/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ascension of the Cybermen

The 13th Doctor's 2nd season nears its end with the first half to the two-part finale. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha dig into their theories about what's really going on, who is the mysterious Brendan, who the Timeless Children are, and how it will fit into the Doctor Who canon. The post Ascension of the Cybermen appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/25/20201 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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The Haunting of Villa Diodati

The Doctor visits Mary Shelley on the night she had the inspiration for Frankenstein. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the modern Prometheus, the connection to a Who villain, the big setup for the season finale, and of course English country dancing. The post The Haunting of Villa Diodati appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/18/20201 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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Can You Hear Me?

The Doctor and friends face their nightmares and some old foes from the Classic series. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the Eternals and Guardians as well as the new character developments in the Doctor's Companions. The post Can You Hear Me? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/11/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 54 seconds
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Praxeus

Was Praxeus a terrible mess or a perfectly good episode of Doctor Who? This time Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha have a diversity of opinion on this episode. One thing they agree on is they were expecting more about that other Doctor. The post Praxeus appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/4/20201 hour, 11 seconds
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Fugitive of the Judoon

The unexpected return of a fan favorite character isn't even the biggest surprise of this episode. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the big twist that could potentially change everything and use their extensive Who knowledge to come up with credible theories for what to expect next. The post Fugitive of the Judoon appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/28/20201 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror

The Doctor encounters the mysterious inventor Nikola Tesla and has to save him from aliens. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the real history of Tesla and Edison and how much the episode pulled from actual events, plus the story's connections to classic Who. The post Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/21/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 22 seconds
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Orphan 55

The Doctor takes a cut-rate vacation at a spa on a toxic planet and then lectures the audience. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss why this episode falls flat, starting with the messy plot and unrealized characters and ending with heavy-handed preaching that breaks the fourth wall. The post Orphan 55 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/14/202057 minutes, 39 seconds
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Skyfall: Father Cory Speaks

Father Cory Sticha couldn't join our regular panel for the discussion of the premiere of the latest season of Doctor Who, so he's recorded a brief message containing his thoughts and discoveries as special bonus extra for listeners. The post Skyfall: Father Cory Speaks appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/6/202013 minutes, 44 seconds
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Spyfall

The new season of Doctor Who is here and Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli are excited to talk about the premiere two-part episode, especially the great writing, the James Bond theme, and the big reveal of an old "friend". Find out why they think this is a promising start to the 13th Doctor's second season. The post Spyfall appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/6/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 40 seconds
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Big Finish: Mastermind

We wrap up our Big Finish to 2019 with a story of the Master that not only brings back a classic Who actor, but also the actors from the 8th Doctor TV movie as UNIT agents. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss how the sinister Master recounts a tale of being trapped in 20th century America. But what's his plan? The post Big Finish: Mastermind appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/1/202056 minutes, 32 seconds
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Big Finish: The Chimes of Midnight

Merry Christmas! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha are discussing this set-at-Christmas audio play featuring the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann), his Companion, and a strange Edwardian household. How does it compare to televised Christmas specials? Our Big Finish of 2019 continues. The post Big Finish: The Chimes of Midnight appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/25/201949 minutes, 14 seconds
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Big Finish: Trial of the Valeyard

Continuing our Big Finish of 2019, Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory talk about this Big Finish audio play featuring the Sixth Doctor and the Valeyard. The tables are now turned and it's the Valeyard on trial for his life. And the Doctor has to defend him. But what's really going on? The post Big Finish: Trial of the Valeyard appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/18/201950 minutes, 50 seconds
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Big Finish: Live 34

To start the "Big Finish to 2019," Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss this innovative 7th Doctor story told in the form of a series of radio broadcasts, a format only possible through an audio play like this. To finish out the year, SDW is doing four special episodes featuring favorite Big Finish audio plays. The post Big Finish: Live 34 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/11/201959 minutes, 48 seconds
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Journey’s End

In the final episode of the season, Donna becomes the Doctor Donna and Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss what it means, as well as whether the Meta-crisis Doctor is really a separate person from the Doctor. Plus a roundup for all the "Doctor's Children". The post Journey’s End appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/4/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Stolen Earth

As Donna Noble's time as Companion winds down, the 10th Doctor is reunited with many of his prior Companions. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the gathering threads by Russell T. Davies as his time as showrunner comes to an end too. The post The Stolen Earth appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/27/201940 minutes, 33 seconds
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Terror of the Zygons

The Fourth Doctor goes to Scotland, meets Zygons, and finds out the truth about the Loch Ness monster. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story that features the only outing of the Zygons in classic Who, plus the departure of Harry Sullivan and the Brigadier. The post Terror of the Zygons appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/20/201951 minutes, 8 seconds
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Turn Left

Everything hinges on one seemingly inconsequential decision by Donna. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli talk about the importance of one decision and one person, what the Trickster Brigade is, and the return of Rose and Bad Wolf. The post Turn Left appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/13/201949 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ranking the Doctors

Celebrating their 150th episode, Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory engage in a typical Who fan exercise of ranking the Doctors from most favorite to least. They decide which Doctor they're most like and then let the other panelists pick for them. The post Ranking the Doctors appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/6/20191 hour, 18 seconds
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Terror of the Autons

The Master makes his Doctor Who debut in this 3rd Doctor story. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this first appearance of the Master, as well as this gentle reboot of the 3rd Doctor with a new companion, a new enemy, and a new setting. The post Terror of the Autons appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/30/201950 minutes, 7 seconds
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Midnight

The 10th Doctor is stuck on a deadly planet called Midnight. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss which is the greater threat: the fatal environment, the mysterious invisible creature, or the fear of his fellow passengers on the broken-down vehicle. The post Midnight appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/23/201943 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Moonbase

The 2nd Doctor and Companions romp on the Moon while repelling another Cybermen invasion plot that uses a gravity beam to control Earth's weather. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this fast-paced adventure, including how parts were reconstructed in animation after being lost. The post The Moonbase appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/16/201938 minutes, 16 seconds
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Planet of Giants

The First Doctor has returned to Earth, but now he and his companions are really small. Jimmy and Dom enjoy this classic "little people in a big world" story that is also a murder-mystery and a cautionary tale of ecological disaster. The post Planet of Giants appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/9/201947 minutes, 8 seconds
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Forest of the Dead

In the second of this two-part story, the Doctor and Donna come to a costly compromise with the Vashta Nerada. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory talk about the sacrifices made, the ongoing ripples through the future of the series, and a writer's inability to commit to finality. The post Forest of the Dead appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/2/201940 minutes, 40 seconds
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Silence in the Library

The first part of this two-part story introduces us to Dr. River Song and sets up yet another creepy scenario by script writer Stephen Moffat. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha explain why this two-part story is among their favorite New Who episodes. The post Silence in the Library appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/25/201949 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Invisible Enemy

The 4th Doctor takes an incredible journey into his brain to fight the Swarm. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about how the episode plays off other "shrink and travel into the body" stories as well as the introduction of a beloved canine companion. The post The Invisible Enemy appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/18/201949 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Unicorn and the Wasp

The Doctor and Donna encounter Agatha Christie and, of course, a murder-mystery ensues. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha enjoy the fun detective tropes, but also make some comparisons with a later episode that features a real-life artist, "Vincent," and see how differently they come out. The post The Unicorn and the Wasp appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/11/201942 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dragonfire

The 7th Doctor drops a Companion and picks up a new one in his adventures on Iceworld that involve a freezing criminal, a pirate named Glitz, and a "dragon" that looks like it should be fighting Sigourney Weaver. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory talk about the departure of Mel and arrival of Ace in the midst of this adventure. The post Dragonfire appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/4/20191 hour, 23 seconds
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The Doctor’s Daughter

Has the Doctor met his match when he suddenly gets a fully grown daughter? Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory talk about this Doctor-Donna-Martha adventure that brings in David Tennant's future wife/Peter Davison's daughter as a guest star to play his daughter. The post The Doctor’s Daughter appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/28/201945 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Mark of the Rani

The 6th Doctor shows up at the start of the Industrial Revolution in 19th century England where the Master and a new foe, the Rani, have joined forces. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss all the scene chewing between the evil villains and the encounters with great historical figures. The post The Mark of the Rani appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/21/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 14 seconds
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A Special Message from StarQuest’s Dom Bettinelli

Dom Bettinelli has an urgent message to all listeners of StarQuest shows. We need your help right now. Please listen to this brief recording and then visit sqpn.com/give today. Thank you. (If you subscribe to multiple StarQuest shows, you may receive this message more than once.) The post A Special Message from StarQuest’s Dom Bettinelli appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/20/20192 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Poison Sky

In the 2nd of a two-part story, The Doctor and two Companions deal with a sneaky clone, bad emissions, and a bratty dot-com genius. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the smog moralizing, the world-ending stakes, and someone else who dies in the Doctor's place. The post The Poison Sky appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/14/201946 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Sontaran Stratagem

The first of a two-part story featuring the 10th Doctor and two Companions against an old foe. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the return of Martha Jones, the reintroduction of Sontarans for New Who, and world-threatening plots. The post The Sontaran Stratagem appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/7/201957 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Visitation

The 5th Doctor ends up in the 18th century facing down aliens who want to make Earth their new home by killing off humanity in a deadly plague. Fr. Cory and Jimmy discuss the story whose premise is like so many other like it. The post The Visitation appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/31/201945 minutes, 11 seconds
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Planet of the Ood

The Ood have returned as the Doctor and Donna free them from their servitude. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this 10th Doctor story that brings back the Ood and lays the groundwork for significant events at the end of the season. The post Planet of the Ood appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/24/201939 minutes, 37 seconds
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Revenge of the Cybermen

The 4th Doctor, Tom Baker, ends his first season with the return of the Cybermen, a solid gold planet, and humanity caught between warring aliens. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss the complex story that has multiple antagonists and interesting moral quandaries. The post Revenge of the Cybermen appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/17/201944 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Fires of Pompeii

The Doctor and Donna show up in Pompeii on Volcano Day, meet the Doctor's future face, and get caught in a fixed point in time. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory talk about the moral conundrum the Doctor faces, the trickiness of seeing the future, and our glimpse at a future Doctor and Companion playing different roles. The post The Fires of Pompeii appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/10/201952 minutes, 23 seconds
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Inferno

The Third Doctor has to stop a scientist from drilling through the Earth's crust, but has to take a detour to a parallel Earth for the solution. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the evil alternates of the Doctor's friends he encounters and this premise that was based on a real world project. The post Inferno appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/3/20191 hour, 23 seconds
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Partners in Crime

At the start of season 4, the 10th Doctor (David Tennant) teams up with the popular Companion Donna Noble. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha enjoy that Donna is a breath of fresh air as Companion and discuss Granddad Wilf as one of their favorite New Who characters. The post Partners in Crime appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/26/201953 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Underwater Menace

The 2nd Doctor visits the Lost Civilization of Atlantis where a 20th-century madman plans to destroy the world. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the quality of the story itself and how the special effects of the time may have held it back and more. The post The Underwater Menace appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/19/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 33 seconds
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Voyage of the Damned

It's Christmas 2007 and the Doctor is on the Titanic. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss Voyage of the Damned, where a newly Companion-less Doctor ends up on the ominously named spaceliner Titanic along with singer Kylie Minogue when things go wrong, as they do. The post Voyage of the Damned appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/12/20191 hour, 1 minute, 3 seconds
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The Reign of Terror

The First Doctor travels back to France's Reign of Terror where he encounters the infamous Robespierre. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss once again their love of the pure historical stories, the inventiveness of the episode, and the difference between classic and modern Doctors. The post The Reign of Terror appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/5/20191 hour, 1 minute, 28 seconds
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Horror of Fang Rock

The 4th Doctor and companion end up at a Victorian-era lighthouse with an odd bunch of characters being menaced by an alien. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha enjoy the gothic horror style and Tom Baker's near-maniacal glee at unraveling the deadly mystery. The post Horror of Fang Rock appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/29/20191 hour, 33 seconds
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Last of the Time Lords

As the third season and Martha's stint as a companion come to a close, the Doctor grapples with the Master and takes on Messianic overtones. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the Doctor's Year of Hell that ends with him alone. The post Last of the Time Lords appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/22/201957 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Sound of Drums

The Harold Saxon Master's first appearance is huge with the 10th Doctor and his Companions stymied at every turn. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 2nd part of the 3-part season finale. The post The Sound of Drums appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/15/201954 minutes, 56 seconds
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Utopia

The Master returns in New Who for the first time! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this first part of a 3-part season finale, including the having great actor Derek Jacobi, playing the Master, and finding Captain Jack at the end of the universe. The post Utopia appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/8/201950 minutes, 11 seconds
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Delta and the Bannermen

The 7th Doctor visits 1959 where he enlists British holiday campers, rock-and-rollers, and some American spies to thwart fascist aliens and save the sole survivors of another alien race. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about the nostalgia feast, the famous actors who show up, and a mysterious character who might be a future version of the Doctor. The post Delta and the Bannermen appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/1/201955 minutes, 28 seconds
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Blink

Many fans rank Blink as the greatest Doctor Who story. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha don't necessarily disagree and they have great fun discussing the Weeping Angels, the Doctor-less story, and writer Steven Moffat's two-fold inspiration for it. The post Blink appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/24/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 34 seconds
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Vengeance on Varos

The 6th Doctor visits a totalitarian world where the residents vote through their TVs on whether the leaders should be totured and prisoners should be executed. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the similarities to other dystopian stories and the morality of such a system. The post Vengeance on Varos appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/17/201950 minutes, 8 seconds
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Family of Blood

In this 2nd of 2 parts, the Doctor in 1913 still thinks he's human and is dealing with alien predators hunting him. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the Doctor's temptation and his punishment of the Family of Blood. The post Family of Blood appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/10/201943 minutes, 20 seconds
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WHO119: Human Nature

In the first part of this two-part story, the Doctor's memory has been wiped to hide him from a family of hunters in an English military school in 1913. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the Doctor as an ordinary man and the inhumanity we sometimes show each other. The post WHO119: Human Nature appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/3/201959 minutes, 16 seconds
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WHO118: Kinda

This 5th Doctor story is filled with Buddhist concepts, references to Eden, and analogies to British colonianism that Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss along with Adric's wavering loyalty and the other companions' sleepiness. The post WHO118: Kinda appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/27/201941 minutes, 51 seconds
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WHO117: 42

The 10th Doctor story 42 is your basic run-around-like-mad adventure which is good fun, but is also current showrunner Chris Chibnall's first Doctor episode. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the story's lighter elements and deeper layers. The post WHO117: 42 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/20/201947 minutes, 17 seconds
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WHO116: The Sontaran Experiment

The 4th Doctor (Tom Baker) returns to a future devoid of human life... or is it? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story that includes the classic villain, the Sontarans. The post WHO116: The Sontaran Experiment appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/13/201936 minutes, 14 seconds
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WHO115: The Lazarus Experiment

After jumping to the past and the future, the Doctor and Martha Jones deal with a mad scientist in our time. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about another unlikeable mom, the hints of Harold Saxon, and which is more human: facing death or clinging to life. The post WHO115: The Lazarus Experiment appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/6/201939 minutes, 27 seconds
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WHO114: The Ambassadors of Death

The Second Doctor deals with an alien invasion, but finds the real enemies aren't in outerspace. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 2nd Doctor (John Pertwee) story, as well as news of Season 12 filming, David Tennant's podcast, and a cool, new Big Finish audio production. The post WHO114: The Ambassadors of Death appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/27/201944 minutes, 39 seconds
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WHO113: Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks

The Doctor and Martha Jones travel to Depression-era New York and run into the Daleks. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha review this two-part story featuring the Cult of Skaro, some wild New York accents, and some crazy makeup effects. The post WHO113: Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/20/201957 minutes, 19 seconds
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WHO112: The Highlanders

The 2nd Doctor travels to Scotland in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden. Will he and his companions be hung as Scottish spies? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this last of the Doctor Who pure historicals that survives now only in audio form. The post WHO112: The Highlanders appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/13/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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WHO111: The Sensorites

The First Doctor encounters a race of telepathic beings in conflict with humans, but it's the internal conflicts of the Sensorites that will put the Doctor and his Companions in danger. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this classic episode from the first season. The post WHO111: The Sensorites appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/6/201943 minutes, 34 seconds
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WHO110: Gridlock

In the future, traffic jams will take forever... literally. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha look at the 10th Doctor story, Gridlock, in which David Tennant's Doctor and Martha Jones must find out why people spend their entire lives in an unending commute in far future New York. The post WHO110: Gridlock appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/30/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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WHO109: Paradise Towers

Take me down to the Paradise Towers with the 7th Doctor and Mel. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the penthouse highs and sub-basement lows of this classic Doctor story about cannibal grannies, homicidal Roombas, and big-hair girl gangs. The post WHO109: Paradise Towers appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/23/201953 minutes, 28 seconds
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WHO108: Looking Back at Season 11, Part 2

In the 2nd part of their look at the recently completed season of Doctor Who, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha rank this season's episodes from worst to best, look at what the US and British ratings say about the future of the show, discuss the fan response the changes this season, and then look forward to next season. The post WHO108: Looking Back at Season 11, Part 2 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/16/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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WHO107: Looking Back at Season 11, Part 1

Now that Season 11 is complete, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha look back on this Doctor Who season and their own hopes for it and come to conclusions about how good it was. This is the first part of a two-part conversation. The post WHO107: Looking Back at Season 11, Part 1 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/9/201939 minutes, 59 seconds
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WHO106: Resolution

It's a New Year and the Resolution of the the 13th Doctor's first season. Dom Bettinelli and Jimmy Akin discuss the Doctor Who New Year's special titled Resolution, what they think of the return of an old foe, and how it works as the season finale. The post WHO106: Resolution appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/2/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 17 seconds
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WHO105: A Christmas Carol

The Doctor Who Christmas special became a tradition when the series revived and some have been better than others, but perhaps this one was the best of all. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 10th Doctor's homage to Dickens, "A Christmas Carol." The post WHO105: A Christmas Carol appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/24/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 28 seconds
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WHO104: The Shakespeare Code

In his first proper adventure with Martha Jones, the 10th Doctor whisks her away to meet William Shakespeare. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the Doctor's inspiration for old Will, witches who are aliens, and the play that really was lost. The post WHO104: The Shakespeare Code appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/17/201838 minutes, 31 seconds
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WHO103: The Battle of Ranskoor av Kolos

In the season finale, the Doctor and companions deal with an old enemy, a false god, and issues of justice and revenge. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli look at how this episode works as a bookend for the season, wrapping up a story line that began in the premiere. The post WHO103: The Battle of Ranskoor av Kolos appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/10/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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WHO102: It Takes You Away

The Doctor takes a Nordic noir turn with a few twists in present-day Norway. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss It Takes You Away and some of them think it may be one of the best episodes of the season. Listen to their reasons why. The post WHO102: It Takes You Away appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/3/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 20 seconds
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WHO101: The Witchfinders

How do you know she's a witch? The Doctor and companions are back in the 17th century and encounter a witch trial and King James. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the episode's high points, the misses, the religious references, and the real history behind the story. The post WHO101: The Witchfinders appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/26/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 53 seconds
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WHO100: Kerblam!

We celebrate our 100th episode with a BANG! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss "Kerblam!" and how it completely subverts your expectations and the usual tropes about technology, automation, and people. The post WHO100: Kerblam! appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/19/201856 minutes, 35 seconds
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WHO099: Demons of the Punjab

The Doctor and Companions travel to the Partition of India and reveal Yax's family secrets. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Jimmy Akin discuss the latest episode which addresses religious violence, unconditional love, and remembrance of the dead on Remembrance Day/Veteran's Day. The post WHO099: Demons of the Punjab appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/12/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 29 seconds
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WHO098: The Tsuranga Conundrum

The Doctor has a P'Ting problem and Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha are here to talk about it, as well as male doulas, antimatter, and a misplaced Tardis... again. The post WHO098: The Tsuranga Conundrum appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/5/201858 minutes, 7 seconds
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WHO097: Arachnids in the UK

Creepy spiders! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the latest episode of Doctor Who, including the caricature of a political figure, what humane treatment for spiders looks like, and how Graham's grief proceeds realistically. The post WHO097: Arachnids in the UK appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/29/20181 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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WHO096: Rosa

Doctor Who brings us a classic historical story, traveling back to protect Rosa Parks and her world-changing act of bravery from meddling, while addressing the sensitive topic of racism. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the episode, how deftly it handles the topic, and what they liked about this outing by the Doctor and friends. The post WHO096: Rosa appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/22/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 47 seconds
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WHO095: Ghost Monument

The Doctor needs her Tardis back and needs to survive a race through a deadly planet to get it. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss whether the fun is back in Dr. Who, the introduction of some new ideas and beats, and what is the Timeless Child. The post WHO095: Ghost Monument appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/15/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 12 seconds
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WHO094: The Woman Who Fell to Earth

It's finally here. With a new Doctor, a new season, and a new showrunner, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha are back to discuss everything about The Woman Who Fell to Earth and to assess all the big changes that have taken place. The post WHO094: The Woman Who Fell to Earth appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/8/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 5 seconds
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WHO093: Attack of the Cybermen

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about the 6th Doctor story Attack of the Cybermen, a real throwback to the mid-80s with its reference to Halley's Comet, as well as connection to the very first 1st Doctor story. The post WHO093: Attack of the Cybermen appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/1/201853 minutes, 21 seconds
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WHO092: Dear Chris Chibnall, Our Advice

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha wrap up their preparation for the new season of Doctor Who with their much sought-after advice to new showrunner Chris Chibnall on how to make the show a success. The post WHO092: Dear Chris Chibnall, Our Advice appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/24/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 13 seconds
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WHO091: Chris Chibnall’s Doctor Who

As they prepare for the new season of Doctor Who, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha review the track record of new showrunner Chris Chibnall in the six episodes of the show he's written as well as his work on Broadchurch. Does it show us what we can expect? The post WHO091: Chris Chibnall’s Doctor Who appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/17/201851 minutes, 16 seconds
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WHO090: Reviewing Peter Capaldi’s Doctor

As we close out the era of Peter Capaldi's Doctor, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha review the 12th Doctor's 40 episodes over 3 seasons to find the best, the worst, and our overall assessment. The post WHO090: Reviewing Peter Capaldi’s Doctor appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/10/20181 hour, 13 minutes
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WHO089: Smith and Jones

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the first appearance of the 10th Doctor's companion, Martha Jones. Is she just another girlfriend for the Doctor or does she have something unique to contribute? Plus, what's with the Doctor's fascination with hospital lobby shops? The post WHO089: Smith and Jones appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/3/201844 minutes, 37 seconds
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WHO088: Four to Doomsday

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 5th Doctor story, Four to Doomsday, which features frog-men, Australian aborigines, ancient Greeks, and the Pink Panther's Kato. The post WHO088: Four to Doomsday appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/27/201856 minutes, 4 seconds
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WHO087: The Runaway Bride

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about the 2006 Christmas special, The Runaway Bride, featuring once and future companion Donna Noble and the change of atmosphere she brings to Doctor Who. The post WHO087: The Runaway Bride appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/20/20181 hour, 1 minute, 36 seconds
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WHO086: The Ark in Space

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha consider this 4th Doctor (Tom Baker) adventure that brings them to a future space station where cryogenic humans are confronted by their own extinction at the hands of those they caused to die off. The post WHO086: The Ark in Space appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/13/201848 minutes, 9 seconds
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WHO085: Army of Ghosts and Doomsday

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 2nd season finale of New Who and the departure of Rose Tyler. Does it live up to the hype or it is just emotional manipulation of the audience? The post WHO085: Army of Ghosts and Doomsday appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/6/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 10 seconds
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WHO084: Doctor Who and the Silurians

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha delve into the 3rd Doctor story, Doctor Who and the Silurians, the first appearance of the underground dwelling dinosaur descendants who present some unique moral quandaries. The post WHO084: Doctor Who and the Silurians appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/30/201855 minutes, 47 seconds
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SDS002: The 2018 Comic-Con Trailer

In a special episode, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha react to the Series 11 trailer released for the San Diego Comic-con, including the emphasis on all that's new: faces, places, and times, and what's not emphasized. The post SDS002: The 2018 Comic-Con Trailer appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/23/20187 minutes, 56 seconds
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WHO083: Fear Her

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss Fear Her, in which the Doctor and Rose save the 2012 London Olympics from a little girl whose angry drawings can come to life. Many fans voted it their least favorite episode. Hear how our panel came down on that question. The post WHO083: Fear Her appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/23/201838 minutes, 56 seconds
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WHO082: The Tomb of the Cybermen

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 2nd Doctor story, The Tomb of the Cybermen, that once again finds that megalomaniacal scientists bent on world domination get hoist on their own petard. The post WHO082: The Tomb of the Cybermen appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/16/20181 hour, 58 seconds
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WHO081: Love & Monsters

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this very different episode of Doctor Who that has very little of the Doctor. We agreed that the ELO music was the best part and if we could get rid of the last 20 minutes. The post WHO081: Love & Monsters appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/9/201852 minutes, 40 seconds
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WHO080: The Aztecs

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha dig into, The Aztecs, a great historical story from the First Doctor and confront some deep issues including the morality of a time traveler not ending the practice of human sacrifice when given the chance. The post WHO080: The Aztecs appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/2/201855 minutes, 39 seconds
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WHO079: The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this two-part 10th Doctor story that asks the big question: Is the Devil real and is hell really a planet orbiting a black hole? They also discuss whether the Ood really are a slave race, the Doctor's religion, and Rose wanting to set up house with the Doctor. The post WHO079: The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/25/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 13 seconds
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WHO078: The Keys of Marinus

Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory join the First Doctor's quest for the keys of Marinus, a classic hunt for the McGuffins in four different worlds: a deadly island, a beautiful trap, a screaming jungle, a snowbound mountain, and city of justice without mercy. Plus they discuss the morality of enforced consciences. The post WHO078: The Keys of Marinus appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/18/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 19 seconds
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WHO077: The Idiot’s Lantern

Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this 10th Doctor (David Tennant) that combines post-WWII optimism, the pitfalls of new technology, and shades of Cold War intrigue with an alien and a coronation. The post WHO077: The Idiot’s Lantern appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/11/201849 minutes, 29 seconds
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SDS001: The BBC’s Doctor Who Live Twitch Stream

In this special announcement, Dom, Jimmy, and Fr. Cory wanted quickly to let you know about the BBC's new livestream of classic Doctor Who for seven weeks this summer. The post SDS001: The BBC’s Doctor Who Live Twitch Stream appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/4/20183 minutes, 48 seconds
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WHO076: The 11th Hour

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha conclude their journey through all the post-regeneration stories of each Doctor with Matt Smith (the 11th) and the beginning of the Steven Moffat era of Doctor Who. The post WHO076: The 11th Hour appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/4/201850 minutes, 35 seconds
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WHO075: Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel

Our panel discusses the 10th Doctor (David Tennant) two-part story that brings the Cybermen to New Who for the first time, including whether the Cybermen are still the people whose brains have been taken or machines with body parts grafted on, plus Airpods are mind control! The post WHO075: Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/28/201850 minutes, 14 seconds
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WHO074: Castrovalva

No, it's not a new motor oil. Castrovalva is the first adventure of the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davidson, and Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory dig into the story, the deeper layers, and how Doctor Who changed with this episode. The post WHO074: Castrovalva appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/21/201856 minutes, 21 seconds
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WHO073: The Girl in the Fireplace

Discussing the most popular 10th Doctor episodes, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about The Girl in the Fireplace, who the real Madame de Pompadour was, and how this episode predicted how Steven Moffat would be as showrunner. The post WHO073: The Girl in the Fireplace appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/14/201845 minutes, 37 seconds
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WHO072: Robot

Tom Baker's 4th Doctor was the most popular of all and Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinellli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about his first episode, Robot, featuring the classic killer robot scenario and a very different kind of Doctor. The post WHO072: Robot appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/7/201852 minutes, 2 seconds
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WHO071: School Reunion

Speaking of reunions, in this episode the 10th Doctor (David Tennant) reunites with a companion from Classic Who, Sarah Jane Smith. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the return of the most popular companion of all time, plus Giles from Buffy as the bad guy of the week. The post WHO071: School Reunion appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/30/201855 minutes, 12 seconds
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WHO070: Spearhead from Space

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha watch the Third Doctor, John Pertwee's, first episode featuring the same villains we will see in the first episode of New Who in 2005. What other similarities will they find? The post WHO070: Spearhead from Space appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/23/201844 minutes, 4 seconds
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WHO069: Tooth and Claw

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 10th Doctor story, Tooth and Claw, a rollicking tale of werewolves, ninja monks, Queen Victoria, and Tennant's Scottish accent. The post WHO069: Tooth and Claw appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/16/201850 minutes, 23 seconds
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WHO068: Power of the Daleks

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha are reviewing all the post-regeneration Doctor Who stories, starting with the 2nd Doctor, who set the precedent. Power of the Daleks was also a lost episode whose original soundtrack has been matched with new animation. Is it as good as the original? The post WHO068: Power of the Daleks appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/9/201850 minutes, 25 seconds
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WHO067: New Earth

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 10th Doctor (David Tennant) story, "New Earth". I see cat nuns! Plus dated Face of Bo Jackson references. The post WHO067: New Earth appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/2/201840 minutes, 48 seconds
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WHO066: The Edge of Destruction

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha go the Edge of Destruction to discuss this First Doctor story, a two-parter that takes place all inside the Tardis and was a little controversial back in 1964 when it aired. The post WHO066: The Edge of Destruction appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/26/201837 minutes, 23 seconds
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WHO065: The Christmas Invasion

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the first David Tennant Doctor Who episode, the Christmas Invasion. It is also the first Christmas special. On the whole have these been good episodes? Plus listener feedback! The post WHO065: The Christmas Invasion appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/19/201859 minutes, 13 seconds
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WHO064: The Twin Dilemma

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha endure the Doctor Who story voted least favorite by fans three times, The Twin Dilemma, featuring the Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker. But is it really so bad? The post WHO064: The Twin Dilemma appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/12/201842 minutes, 29 seconds
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WHO063: Boom Town

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha look at the 9th Doctor story, Boom Town, and concludes it's the best Slitheen story. Also more discussion of redemption and the morality of "killing baby Hitler." The post WHO063: Boom Town appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/5/201848 minutes, 17 seconds
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WHO062: Genesis of the Daleks

Our panel looks at the 4th Doctor (Tom Baker) story, Genesis of the Daleks, often considered one of the best of Classic Who, with its complex story and deep moral questions. Exterminate! The post WHO062: Genesis of the Daleks appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/26/201848 minutes, 28 seconds
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WHO061: Empty Child/The Doctor Dances

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the great two-part 9th Doctor episode, Empty Child and The Doctor Dances, the award-winning story that was the first Doctor Who written by Stephen Moffat. Does it live up to the acclaim? The post WHO061: Empty Child/The Doctor Dances appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/19/201844 minutes, 34 seconds
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WHO060: Father’s Day

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 9th Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) story Father's Day, and some change their minds to find that it's a sweet story about appreciating the ones you love and have lost. The post WHO060: Father’s Day appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/13/201837 minutes, 20 seconds
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WHO059: Shada

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the previously and newly restored Doctor Who story: "Shada". Starring Tom Baker, the 4th Doctor, and written by Douglas Adams, the original Shada was never completed due to a BBC strike in 1979. Now the whole story is available with animation and newly recorded voiceovers by the original cast to fill in the gaps. But is it any good? Was it worth the effort? The post WHO059: Shada appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/23/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 20 seconds
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WHO058: Twice Upon A Time

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the long-awaited Christmas 2017 episode of Doctor Who, which brings together the First Doctor and the 12th Doctor in an adventure that ends with the 12th Doctor's regeneration. And which marks the end of the Stephen Moffat era of Doctor Who.  The post WHO058: Twice Upon A Time appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/30/20171 hour, 57 minutes, 7 seconds
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WHO057: An Adventure in Space and Time

It's a TV show about the TV show! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha look at the 2013 BBC dramatization of the beginnings of the Doctor Who TV show, starring David Bradley as William Hartnell, the first Doctor, and who also appears in the 2017 Christmas special as the first Doctor. Our discussion gets even more timey wimey than that! The post WHO057: An Adventure in Space and Time appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/18/201757 minutes, 56 seconds
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WHO056: The Time of the Doctor

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha complete their review of all the regenerations of the Doctor with Matt Smith, the 11th Doctor. How does this regeneration compare to the others? Did following on the 50th Anniversary Special and before that the big season finale rob it of some its impact? Plus, Clara's family! The post WHO056: The Time of the Doctor appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/11/201756 minutes, 10 seconds
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WHO055: The Long Game

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha continue their New Who Rewatch with the 7th episode of the 9th Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) season, "The Long Game". Featuring Simon Pegg as a great villain as well as the first time a Companion was ever kicked off the Tardis for bad behavior, the episode also offers commentary on "fake news" and Big Data... all from 2005! The post WHO055: The Long Game appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/4/201758 minutes, 45 seconds
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WHO054: The End of Time

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha continue their look at the regenerations of all the Doctors, this time looking back at the regeneration of the 10th Doctor, played by David Tennant. This two-part episode features the return of the Master as played by John Simm and well as Wilfred, Donna Noble's granddad, not to mention Timothy Dalton as a Time Lord. Plus, our panel discusses casting news from the next new season of Doctor Who. The post WHO054: The End of Time appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/27/20171 hour, 34 minutes, 36 seconds
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WHO053: Bad Wolf and Parting of the Ways

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the first regeneration of the New Who era, the 9th Doctor's in the two-parter "Bad Wolf" and "Parting of the Ways." How is it different from Class regenerations? What's the same? They discuss whether they think this regeneration fits with all previous ones and why Christopher Eccleston only stayed one year in the role of the Doctor. The post WHO053: Bad Wolf and Parting of the Ways appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/20/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds
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WHO052: The Night and Day of the Doctor

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss, not one, but two regenerations this time: The 8th Doctor's regeneration in the web short video "Night of the Doctor" and the 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor," which featured Matt Smith, David Tennant, and John Hurt in his lone appearance as the War Doctor. Hear their analysis of the hidden layers and deeper meanings in both stories. The post WHO052: The Night and Day of the Doctor appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/13/20171 hour, 36 minutes, 2 seconds
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WHO051: The Doctor Who TV Movie

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha continue their review of Doctor Who regenerations with the Seventh Doctor's regeneration during the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie. This is Doctor Who in full mid-90s TV style, including being set in San Francisco and filmed in Vancouver, Canada. Plus some news about the next season of Doctor Who. The post WHO051: The Doctor Who TV Movie appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/6/20171 hour, 20 minutes, 20 seconds
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WHO050: Time and the Rani

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha are have made their way in their series on Doctor Who regeneration episodes to the Sixth Doctor's regeneration. Except in this one, "Time and the Rani," we don't see the Sixth Doctor at all, just Sylvester McCoy's Seventh Doctor. What gives? Join us to find out. The post WHO050: Time and the Rani appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/30/20171 hour, 50 seconds
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WHO049: The Caves of Androzani

In some polls, "The Caves of Androzani" has been voted most popular Doctor Who story. As they make their way through all the regeneration episodes, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha review the Fifth Doctor's regeneration in this four-part story in which the Doctor encounters an underground war and risks his life to save his companion. The post WHO049: The Caves of Androzani appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/23/20171 hour, 18 minutes, 12 seconds
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WHO048: Dalek

Last time, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha looked at the First Doctor's first Dalek story, "The Daleks", and now they discuss the 9th Doctor's first Dalek story, "Dalek". This re-introduction of the Daleks bridges the Classic and New series and creates some never-before-seen story elements for the Doctor and the Daleks. The post WHO048: Dalek appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/16/201746 minutes, 11 seconds
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WHO047: The Daleks

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha look at the origin of the Doctor's greatest enemies, the Daleks. They discuss the First Doctor story called "The Daleks" and find much that has remained the same about the Daleks over the last 50 years, but some was very different as well. Plus we have listener feedback. The post WHO047: The Daleks appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/9/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 17 seconds
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WHO046: Logopolis

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha are reviewing all the Doctor Who regeneration stories and this time discuss Logopolis, the 4th Doctor's regeneration. For many Classic Who fans, Tom Baker is their Doctor. Does the regeneration do him justice? Also, listener feedback! The post WHO046: Logopolis appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/2/201759 minutes, 5 seconds
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WHO045: The Slitheen

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha continue their re-watch of the Ninth Doctor's season with the two-parter, Aliens of London and World War 3, featuring the Slitheen. What did they think? Well, they did find a couple of bright spots. Plus stay to the very end of the episode for something fun. The post WHO045: The Slitheen appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/25/201739 minutes, 35 seconds
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WHO044: Planet of the Spiders

Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the regeneration episodes of the third Doctor, the Planet of the Spiders, in which John Pertwee's Doctor visits a Buddhist monastery, has a chase in every kind of vehicle imaginable, and uses some Venusian aikido to defeat his enemies before facing the Great One. The post WHO044: Planet of the Spiders appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/18/20171 hour, 38 seconds
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WHO043: The Unquiet Dead

Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha are rewatching the 9th Doctor and this time look at "The Unquiet Dead," a Victorian ghost story featuring Charles Dickens and written by fan favorite Mark Gatiss. The post WHO043: The Unquiet Dead appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/11/201732 minutes, 51 seconds
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WHO042: The War Games

Dom, Jimmy, and Fr. Cory continue their review of the regeneration stories of all the Doctors as we lead up to the 12th Doctor's regeneration at Christmas. This time, our panel is watching "The War Games", the 2nd Doctor's regeneration story, as Patrick Troughton's Doctor is put on trial by his own people, the Time Lords, and given a harsh sentence. The post WHO042: The War Games appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/4/201753 minutes, 3 seconds
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WHO041: The End of the World

Continuing our re-watch of new Doctor Who, Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha analyze the themes and story of "The End of the World", the 9th Doctor's second episode with Rose Tyler as they take their first trip through time to the last hours of the Earth's existence. The post WHO041: The End of the World appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/28/201740 minutes, 58 seconds
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WHO040: The Tenth Planet

As we approach the 2017 Christmas special and the regeneration of the 12th Doctor, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha are going back to look at all the previous regeneration episodes, starting with the very first. This time, they watch and discuss "The Tenth Planet", in which the First Doctor undergoes regeneration, but also whose events will play into the upcoming Christmas special. The post WHO040: The Tenth Planet appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/21/201746 minutes, 18 seconds
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WHO039: An Unearthly Child

This time, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha go back to the very beginning, to 1963, for the first Doctor Who episode starring William Hartnell, "An Unearthly Child." They also look at how the first Doctor and his companions compare to their modern versions. The post WHO039: An Unearthly Child appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/14/201736 minutes, 4 seconds
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WHO038: Rose

Jimmy Akin, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Dom Bettinelli go all the way back to the (new) beginning of Doctor Who in 2005 for Episode 1 of Season 1, "Rose". They also look at why the show went off the air in 1989 and what happened in the 25 years until Rose hit the airwaves. The post WHO038: Rose appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/7/201744 minutes, 55 seconds
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WHO037: Big Finish: Spare Parts

Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 2003 Big Finish audio play, Spare Parts, featuring the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, in which we see the origins of the Mondasian Cybermen. The post WHO037: Big Finish: Spare Parts appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/31/201749 minutes, 20 seconds
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WHO036: The 2017 Christmas Special Trailer

Fr. Cory Sticha, Dom Bettinelli, and Jimmy Akin discuss the new trailer for the 2017 Christmas Special that will feature the 1st and 12th Doctors together. The post WHO036: The 2017 Christmas Special Trailer appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/24/201733 minutes, 46 seconds
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WHO035: The 13th Doctor

Jimmy Akin, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Dom Bettinelli discuss the announcement of Jodi Whittaker as the 13th Doctor. What does it mean for the Doctor to be a woman now? How will it change the show? Is there any precedent in Doctor Who history? The post WHO035: The 13th Doctor appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/17/201746 minutes, 41 seconds
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WHO034: The Doctor Falls

Jimmy Akin, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Dom Bettinelli discuss and analyze the 12th episode of the 10th Season of Doctor Who entitled “The Doctor Falls.” The post WHO034: The Doctor Falls appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/4/20172 hours, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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WHO033: World Enough and Time

Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss and analyze the 11th and penultimate episode of the 10th Season of Doctor Who entitled “World Enough and Time.” Regenerations, two Masters, Mondasian cybermen, beloved characters in peril with a black hole and time dilation to boot. Showrunner Stephen Moffat pulls out all the stops as he races to the finish of his tenure at Doctor Who. The post WHO033: World Enough and Time appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/26/20171 hour, 36 minutes, 13 seconds
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WHO032: The Eaters of Light

Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss and analyze the tenth episode of the 10th Season of Doctor Who entitled “The Eaters of Light.” Hear about the real life mystery surrounding the Ninth Legion of the Roman Army, the special distinction held by the writer of this episode and our recounting of all the great Scottish jokes. After all, as you can see below, it featured Jimmy Akin wearing Pictish face paint! What did you think of this episode? The post WHO032: The Eaters of Light appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/19/20171 hour, 34 minutes, 6 seconds
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WHO031: The Empress of Mars

Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss and analyze the ninth episode of the 10th Season of Doctor Who entitled “The Empress of Mars.” It's a rip-roaring adventure on Mars straight out of Edgar Rice Burroughs and featuring the classic Doctor Who villains, the Ice Warriors. Our panel examines the episode within the context of the season, but also in the context of their classic appearances on the show. What did you think of this episode? The post WHO031: The Empress of Mars appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/12/20171 hour, 16 minutes, 38 seconds