Doctor Who: The Writers' Room
SPECIAL - Interview with Third Doctor comics writer Paul Cornell

Hello friends! We're a little late on the podcast front this month, so to tide you over, Kyle has interviewed friend of the show and writer extraordinaire Paul Cornell about his upcoming Third Doctor miniseries for Titan Comics. It's a great chat for anybody who loves the '70s Doctor Who era as much as Kyle does, but also should probably reevaluate some of the choices... because sexism. Enjoy! And we'll be back soon!

Direct download: DWTWR_-_Paul_Cornell_Titan_Comics_Interview.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:24pm EDT

Episode 39 - Christopher H. Bidmead

Happy May, everybody! Hope you're ready for block transfer computation and charged vacuum emboitments, because this month Erik and Kyle are going to be talking about the Doctor Who stories written by Christopher Hamilton Bidmead, a writer and script editor who ushered in a whole year of hard science mathematics (deserving a badge for excellence, maybe?), with his three stories "Logopolis," "Castrovalva," and "Frontios." How do they fare under the scrutiny of the DWTWR pair? WE'LL SEE!!

Direct download: Episode_39_-_Christopher_H._Bidmead.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

Episode 38 - Robert Holmes Group C Part 2

Friends, we've returned! Thanks for sticking with us, and apologies in advance for the return trip being kind of a downer. Erik and Kyle discuss the last three stories written by Robert Holmes, all in the Colin Baker era, and none of them particularly...well, that would be telling. We've got "The Two Doctors" in season 22 and episodes 1-4 and 13 of "The Trial of a Time Lord" (but let's be honest, we call them "The Mysterious Planet" and "The Ultimate Foe" Part 1). There's also a nice discussion about his work as a whole, so don't get too upset.

Direct download: 38_-_Robert_Holmes_Group_C_Part_2.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT

UPDATE: March 2016

Hi everybody! You've probably noticed we haven't had an episode in a bit. Sorry, but life catches up sometimes. But we will be back to finally put the capper on Robert Holmes very soon. Thanks for your support, we'll be back before you know it!

Direct download: DWTWR_Update.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

Gallifrey One 2016 Robert Holmes Roundtable w/ Graeme Burk, Paul Cornell, and Steven Schapansky

From Gallifrey One, Kyle has a little chat about all things Robert Holmes with luminaries in the Doctor Who world, Graeme Burk, Paul Cornell, and Steven Schapansky. Full episode about Holmes' final three scripts in the next few days.

Direct download: DWTWR_Holmes_Gallifrey_Extra.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:48pm EDT

Episode 37 - Robert Holmes Group C Part 1

Believe it or not, Kyle and Erik haven't talked about Robert Holmes since Gallifrey 2014! That's right, almost two years since we've even ventured down the path of Doctor Who's most prolific and celebrated script writer. Well, diving back in, the boys get to discuss "The Ribos Operation" and "The Power of Kroll" from the Key to Time season and "The Caves of Androzani" which served as Peter Davison's final story. Lots to talk about? Uhh, sure. Some more than others.

Next month, we'll be at Gallifrey One again! If you see us, come up and say hello!

Direct download: Episode_37_-_Robert_Holmes_3A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT

Episode 36 - Ian Briggs & Rona Munro

We've reached the end of another calendar year and that, apparently, means it's time to do more Seventh Doctor writers. This month, Erik and Kyle are talking about two writers who collectively wrote three stories all about the character of Ace. Ian Briggs introduced Ace in "Dragonfire" and then dealt with her mother issues in "The Curse of Fenric," and Rona Munro's sole contribution to the Doctor Who canon just happens to be the last story of the classic series, as well as one that deals with the idea of home and refusing violence. Good stuff this month, folks.

Direct download: Episode_36_-_Ian_Briggs__Rona_Munro.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

Episode 35 - John Lucarotti This month, we talk about one of the most legendary writers in Doctor Who history, that being John Lucarotti. Why legendary? Well anyone who writes "The Aztecs" deserves that title, but lately a lot of people have been talking about his first story, "Marco Polo," with a lot of reverence. Is it worth that reverence? And finally, he wrote "The Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Eve," which was then heavily rewritten. So, like, what's the deal with Johnny Lukes?
Direct download: Episode_35_-_John_Lucarottii.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

Episode 34 - Johnny Byrne

Oh, hello, the 1980s. How are you this month? Erik and Kyle have remained in the decade of JNT and are looking at the three stories written by prolific TV writer Johnny Byrne, whose contributions to Doctor Who are "The Keeper of Traken," "Arc of Infinity," and "Warriors of the Deep." These three stories don't normally have the highest approval rating, but that's not specifically fair in some of the cases. Can Byrne's writing save stories with a polystyrene statue that can walk, a chicken monster with a ray gun, and a giant pantomime lizard? We'll find out today!

Direct download: Episode_33_-_Johnny_Byrne.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 1:41pm EDT

Episode 33 - Peter Grimwade

We've finally made it through the lengthy (though highly enjoyable if you ask us) jaunt with Hulke and Nation and we're celebrating by heading with Doctor Who into the future! All the way to the 1980s, that is. This month, we're talking about the three stories written by Peter Grimwade, the production assitant turned director turned writer. While we certainly do talk about his stint directing stories, we obviously focus on his authorial work, which consists of "Time-Flight," "Mawdryn Undead," and "Planet of Fire," all of which during the Peter Davison years. Well, at least we START with "Time-Flight," but there's also much talk about timelines and overcrowded storylines and TARDISes used for everything under the sun. 

Direct download: Episode_33_-_Peter_Grimwade.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:19am EDT