The ESW crew travels back 30 years to one of the only 5th Doctor stories to feature the tin terrors and their creator, Davros. Mike, Mike, the Phantom Troublemaker, and Shiksa dodge armed policemen, Kaled mutant creatures, Dalek and prison guard laser fire, poisonous gas, and exploding prison stations to review Tegan’s last adventure with The Doctor, only to find that they all may be clones. Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!
The 21st century is when it all changes. One difference is the introduction of the first official Doctor Who spin off for mature viewers, Torchwood. Mike, Mike, Jen, Josh Wilson, and Jason De La Torre travel to Cardiff, London, the U.S., Shanghai, and Buenos Aires, following the exploits of Captain Jack Hartness, Gwen Copper, and company. Will we ever see the team again? Well, that’s classified information, but next time the world is going to hell, keep your eyes open for a black SUV.
As the bow tie falls slowly to the floor, we remember the highs and lows of the Eleventh Doctor. From “Geronimo” to “Raggedy Man, good night” Mike, Mike, Jen, the Phantom Troublemaker, and Rob Levy review the impact the last three years have had on the franchise and the fandom. No matter whether we enjoyed some of the stories, we all agree that Matt Smith was the perfect man for the role. We’ll indeed miss him, but are looking forward to the new chap with the different colored kidneys.
On Christmas Day 2013, the Eleventh Doctor’s time was up! Mike, Mike, Jen, the Phantom Troublemaker, and guest Josh Wilson sort through their first impressions of the 800th episode of the franchise. Did Moffat and co give us the Christmas present we wished for most, or did we find coal in our stockings? No matter how we felt, it is going to be a long wait until August 2014 when the Peter Capaldi era begins!
Mike, Mike, Jen, and The Phantom Troublemaker continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who by traveling back to where it all began! And thanks to writer/producer Mark Gatiss, we don’t need a TARDIS to do it. The ESW crew reviews the docudrama that re-enacts the birth of a phenomenon. Plus, we Rant & Rave about other news and events in the DWU.
Lights…Camera…Action! The ESO satellite reeks of testosterone this week as we rave about our favorite action heroes on the big and small screen. The award-winning author Bobby Nash takes control of the station and leads the elite fighting force of Mike, Mike, Dan Carroll, and Thomas Deja through shootouts, fists of fury, daredevil car chases, and explosions galore to find out which heroes are left standing and which are expendable. And if that wasn’t enough to make our guest Thomas sweat, we also strap the writer in The Geek Seat. Plus, Michael Day beams aboard to promote the upcoming Farragut Fest in the Khan Report. All this along with the usual Rants, Raves, and Shout Outs!
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Action Figures: Our Favorite Action Heroes
After 50 years, The Doctor finally had his day and what a day it was! After the record-breaking global broadcast, the ESW crew celebrated the 50th anniversary with an event co-hosted with TimeGate Convention, Doctor Who: The Forgotten Doctor and DragonCon British Media Track. Mike, Mike, Jen, and the Phantom Troublemaker had a blast sharing initial reactions to The Day of The Doctor special along with the award-winning author Bobby Nash, Beau Brown, Kirby Bartlett-Sloan, and the main man of the night, Alan Siler. It was an added bonus to hang out with many friends and fans throughout the evening. So much fun, it should be an annual holiday!
To celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who, Mr Jim Moon takes a journey through an A to Z of monsters, villains and aliens!
For a gallery of assorted rogues and creatures mentioned go here
More 50th anniversary fun! As “The Day of the Doctor” draws closer, the ESW crew listens in on the epic audio adventure from Big Finish featuring all eight classic Doctors. Mike, Mike, Jen, Josh Wilson, and Kris Nelson take a nostalgia-filled trip full of favorite voices from the past. Plus, we discuss other events of the great occasion, including the new prelude, “The Night of the Doctor.”
Whoa Nessie! The ESW crew review the long-awaited DVD release of the classic Fourth Doctor adventure. Mike, Mike, Jen, and the Phantom Troublemaker avoid head shots, low budget stop motion effects, and orange calamari-pickle monsters to discover one of the best Doctor stories of the franchise. We also revisit the Tenth Doctor and reveal more about our plans for the 50th Anniversary Special.
On this episode, the ESW crew celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Doctor’s longest running adversary by reviewing the story where it all began! Mike, Mike, Phantom Troublemaker are joined by Rich Morris to watch Ian be the hero, Barbara go native, Susan running through the jungle, Thals passing ropes to one another, and The Doctor being a jerk. But we are so glad it is a surviving story from the early years, and we discuss the discovery of more classic episodes along with rumors of things to come.
The Doctor explores what it means to be human in one of our favorite episodes in the 50 year history of the franchise. Mike, Mike, Jen, and the Phantom Troublemaker record “The Podcast of Impossible Things” and try to avoid Family members and menacing scarecrows. We also review the ninth episode of The Doctors Revisited, and chat about the latest news and fandom.