Oi! Spaceman: Adventures in Media Criticism (no doctor)
There's Nothing More Boring Than Hearing About Someone Else's Vacation (Our Experience at Chicago TARDIS 2014)

In this episode, Shana and Daniel bore you with a long conversation about their time at Chicago TARDIS 2014, including an hour-by-hour itinerary of what they did and didn't do. Riveting. To liven things up, they talk about getting to meet both Wendy Padbury and Frazer Hines randomly in the lobby, and share amusing anecdotes about some of the panels, including Noel Clarke's lunch with Sasha Grey and Camille Coduri's clear physical desire for Jon Pertwee. 

 

Main Topic: Chicago TARDIS 2014 Wrap-Up. (Note: On the podcast I call this episode 29, but it's kind of really 29-and-a-half.)

 

Friday:

10 AM: Chicago TARDIS Fire-Up

12 PM: Camille Coduri

1 PM: All Teeth and Curls: 40 Years of the Fourth Doctor

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2 PM: Cause and Effect: The Story of the BBC Visual Effects Department

3 PM: Noel Clarke

Noel Clarke Twitter

4 PM: Boyfriends Get the Short End (Shana)

4 PM: The Age of the DVDs (Daniel)

Steve Manfred Twitter

Evening: Dominic Glynn in Concert

Dominic Glynn's Doctor Who Theme 

Dominic Glynn Twitter

 

Saturday:

10 AM: 'Bout Cosplay Not Being Consent (Shana)

10 AM: The Ongoing Theme (Daniel)

Verity Podcast

Erika Ensign Twitter

11 AM: It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod Doctor! (Daniel)

12 PM: Hines/Padbury/Watling

Frazer Hines Twitter

1 PM: ...History of a Mechanical Mutt

2 PM: The Perils, Perks, and Promise of Teaching Doctor Who (Shana)

Paul Booth Twitter

2 PM: Power to the Podcasters (Daniel)

Listen to this panel on WHO37.

3 PM: Dominic Glynn Interview

4 PM: Big Finish on the Run

5 PM: The Billie Piper Interview

Evening: Britrock Cyberkaraoke Party and Mysterious Theatre 337 "The Tomb of the Cybermen."

 

Sunday:

11 AM: Chronicling the Doctor

Paul Booth Twitter

Lynne Thomas Twitter

3 PM: The Terrific Troughton Trio

4 PM: The Year of Nine

5 PM: Closing Ceremonies

Pixel Who is here. The 10th Doctor poster we purchased is here.

Paul Booth's Fan Phenomena: Doctor Who is here.

About Time, Volume One is here.

 

Special Thanks to everyone who made this such a great experience. Can't wait for 2015!


Not a Foucauldian Reading of Doctor Who (A Conversation with Paul Booth)

We met academic Doctor Who writer Paul Booth at Chicago TARDIS 2014, and against his better judgement he agreed to sit down with us for an hour or so for a conversation about the intersection between Doctor Who fandom and the show's production team. What are some of the defining characteristics of Doctor Who fandom? What is (and should be) the relationship between the show and its fans? How can we reconcile liking something that we find problematic in many ways? All this and Paul gives us a somewhat controversial choice for his personal favorite Doctor Who episode. (Hint: It's a Pertwee.)

 

Main Topic: Paul Booth interview. What episode number is this? Introducing Paul at Chicago TARDIS. History begins. No spoilers for Greatest Show in the Galaxy. You can swear on this podcast. Fandom as an entity in Doctor Who. A history of science fiction fandom. Quotidian. Stereotypes of fandom. Billie Piper calls David Tennant for help in understanding science fiction. Has Doctor Who done something new to shake the "geek" crowd? "No consequences." The middle space between fanon and canon. Series 6B. "The Doctor Who Mafia." Sexist/Racist Moffat? Clara in Series 8: a feminist portrayal? Taking off the academic hat. "If I like it it's good writing." The ultimate empty threat. The popularity of 70s Who. The popularity of Who varies inversely with the level of challenge it presents. The avant-garde 60s Who credit sequence. "Doctor OHO." Red Herrings in Who. Precision in the definite article. Pansexual vs. Polyamorous. Quotidian TV. Paul doesn't have a Doctor. Misconceptions of Hartnell. Paul's Favorite Episode: "Day of the Doctor." One day we'll do a Weeping Angels Special. Shipping Wendy/Frazer in real life. Nyssa in Big Finish vs. on TV. Paul: Important that Night of the Doctor wasn't on TV. Wrapping up. 

 

The Likely Lads mention Doctor Who in 1964.

 

You can find Paul's twitter here.

And his book: Fan Phenomena: Doctor Who (Intellect Press) is here.

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Shana's Tumblr Twitter 


In this episode, Daniel and Shana discuss all of the New Who Companions, starting with the six "main companions" and moving on to a discussion of the more minor characters. We should have split this into two parts, but figured what the hell? Consider it a bonus-sized episode of Oi! Spaceman.

Daniel: Twitter Tumblr

Shana: Twitter Tumblr

Show Notes:

Main Topic: New Who Companions. Introducing ourselves with Twitter and Tumblr. A multilingual podcast. Shana ruins the surprise. Does Shana think there should be a female Doctor? Ignoring Moffat's writing. A thank-you to the couple of dozen listeners we've accumulated. Moffat shouldn't write a female Doctor. Blindsiding Shana. Female representation behind-the-scenes in Doctor Who. "Enlightenment" and the Black Guardian Trilogy. The Six Major New Who Companions. Wilf is in surprisingly many episodes. Rose and kissing in Doctor Who. Daniel makes an overly-gendered assumption. Comparing the Doctor to James Bond. Family TV and representations of sexuality. Kissing as a fundamental difference between Clasic and New Who. Shana wishes some of the New Who Companions were more developed. Shana loves how Rose changes over her time in the series. All of the New Who companions are able to rise to the challenges set before them. Martha takes a lot of flack for replacing Rose. Shana wants to pretend she's friends with Freema Agyeman. The Doctor as a character who is by his nature sexually attractive. Shana identifies with Martha's relationship with the Doctor. Martha's romantic feelings for the Doctor being a very small part of the character. Shana wishes for a bit more action-oriented screentime for Martha. Martha should have been the spin-off show. Donna is our favorite, but Daniel has a very healthy heterosexual attraction to Martha. Donna works as a character because of Catherine Tate and David Tennant's great chemistry. Shana is a huge Ood fangirl, and calls "Planet of the Ood" her favorite New Who episode. Donna not being a "hot piece of ass," but just a really good friend of the Doctor. Talking about Catherine Tate's fame in Britain versus her presence in Doctor Who. David Tennant and Peter Capaldi as fanboys versus someone less familiar with the content. Amy and Rory as a unit. Daniel proves his inability to read. Drawing direct parallels between Rose and Amy. Shana is confused about what happens with Amy. Unmotivated changes in Amy's profession. Policewoman Amy. Amy and male gaze. No emotional change at the fact of losing a daughter. Rory as "Amy's companion." Imagining switching the genders of Amy and Rory. Rory and Amy's relationship as a unhealthy one. Comparing the number of Clara's episodes with other (much more minor) Doctor Who characters. Clara as a very classic-looking companion. Basic questions about Clara's experience being left unanswered in the last couple of episodes. Hating on the Mystery Girl storyline. Moving on to the "minor companions." Mickey the Idiot eventually gets to be a badass who marries Martha. Drawing a line between Mickey and Rory. We like to see companions grow and discover greatness because of their time with the Doctor. Daniel and Shana fucking love Jack Harkness. Jack Harkness as portrayed as a sort of ideally open-minded human. Jack as a foil for the Ninth Doctor. Daniel has no idea which episode Shana is talking about around 1:03. Jack Harkness as a straight line to River Song. Daniel and Shana really WANT to love River Song. Loving Chantho. Talking about the bottom-most tier of companions. Shana doesn't count Adam as a companion; he's a puppy on the TARDIS. A love letter to Wilfred Mott. Covering the one-off companions from the specials. Astrid Peth as Rose 2.0. Astrid and Lady Christina as models for one-off companions. We've basically forgotten the whole of "Planet of the Dead" and "The Waters of Mars." Shana loves Craig and Daniel hates sitcom-Who. Daniel can't pronounce "apotheosis." Then Daniel makes a joke that falls completely flat. Wishing we could see a Vastra/Jenny spinoff. Sarah Jane is a New Who companion thanks to "School Reunion," dammit! The companions as possible models for what a female Doctor might be like. Telling versus showing in RTF versus Moffat.  

 

Direct download: OiSp_004_New_Who_Companions_and_Doctor_Surrogates.mp3
Category:No Doctor -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Welcome one and all to a brand-new Doctor Who podcast, hosted by a husband-and-wife team who just love to talk about all things geeky, specifically Doctor Who. 

In this preview episode, we start off a little slow, but talk about our history with the show, including our backgrounds with science fiction/fantasy in general, and end up chatting about our plans for what we hope Oi! Spaceman will become. 

Daniel's Tumblr

Shana's Tumblr

We'll start including more information maybe as we get better organized, until now feel free to leave comments at this page or on our invidivual Tumblr sites.

Direct download: OiSp_Ep000_An_Introduction_to_Your_Hosts.mp3
Category:No Doctor -- posted at: 8:17pm EDT

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