A deep-dive into the successes (and failures) of a Doctor, a show runner and an era of Doctor Who.
If you haven’t already, then listen to our reviews of the 31 13th Doctor episodes!
Jodie Whittaker’s and Chris Chibnall’s Thirteenth Doctor Era came to an end on TV just a year before we wrapped it up on Who Back When. We’ve reviewed every single Thirteenth Doctor episode — some of them twice! — and as we are wont to do, we are taking a step back and reflecting on what we’ve just experienced.
It was, in so many ways, a game changer: we finally had our first-ever female Doctor; it became an altogether more cinematic production; and Doc’s backstory was rewritten, for better or worse. For only the second time in Doctor Who history we even got a single-arc, standalone-story season in Flux (the first time since Trial of a Time Lord)!
Ipso facto, there was a lot to unpack here. In this bonus episode, we obviously touch upon the standard categories of our Doctor Retros (companions, villains, best/worst episodes…), but more than that we reflect on a Doctor and show runner who tried to do things a little differently, dissect what worked and what didn’t, and look ahead at what their legacy will mean for future incarnations. You won’t want to miss this one, Podcastland!
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