David Tennant’s new series of Doctor Who — before the Time War, on audio, and releasing three episodes at a time — continues. We look at the middle stretch of the series in depth, talking twists and secrecy, companion chemistry, body horror on audio, android identity, bubble dimensions, ‘fanbrain’, self selection, alien bears, vanity and sacrifice, the Time War as a meta scar across the show, & much more.
The first 18 minutes of the video is spoiler-free, discussing the series and this specific second boxset more generally. Then, we move into spoilery discussion of the episodes themselves: Cycle of Destruction, The Trojan Dalek, and The Lost. We also discuss The Destroyers, an unproduced pilot for a Dalek spinoff, that shares the character of Mark Seven with Dalek Universe, and provides an interesting comparison point in other ways as well.
Our first discussion on Dalek Universe can be found here https://youtu.be/S9N8Aj6KPYU
It covers the first boxset Dalek Universe 1 (episodes Buying Time, The Wrong Woman, and The House of Kingdom), as well as the Tom Baker prequel The Dalek Protocol. The first half of that video is spoiler-free, and discusses the concepts, context, and development of Dalek Universe as a series.
3:08 General thoughts on Dalek Universe 2
10:02 The companions of Dalek Universe
18:24 Cycle of Destruction discussion
40:49 The Destroyers discussion
50:21 The Trojan Dalek discussion
1:24:03 The Lost discussion
2:06:28 The Time War, ‘fanbrain’, how fans approach Doctor Who
More at https://whocaresdw.wordpress.com/2021/08/08/dalek-universe-2-%f0%9f%90%bb-discussion-review-doctor-who-podcast/
Nate can also be found at https://twitter.com/NateBumber & https://doctornolonger.tumblr.com/
Apple iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/who-cares-dr-who-fans-talk-tv/id1477729537
Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93aG9jYXJlc2R3LndvcmRwcmVzcy5jb20vY2F0ZWdvcnkvcG9kY2FzdC9mZWVkLw
“David Tennant, Jane Slavin and Joe Sims | Dalek Universe 2.” YouTube, uploaded by bigfinishprod, 14 July 2021, https://youtu.be/oP3tNIfL93s
“Doctor Who: Dalek Universe.” YouTube, uploaded by bigfinishprod, 15 Sep. 2020, https://youtu.be/C-Nmvxf6iXc
“David Tennant stars in Doctor Who – Dalek Universe.” YouTube,
uploaded by bigfinishprod, 14 April 2021, https://youtu.be/3hyr8Lp_WKg
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Dorney, John. “The Trojan Dalek.” Dalek Universe 2, 14 July 2021, Big Finish.
Dorney, John. “Behind the Scenes.” Dalek Universe 2, 14 July 2021, Big Finish.
Lenman, Jamie. Illustration for “The Lost”. Doctor Who Magazine, vol. 567, 22 July 2021, p. 62.
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Dorney, John. “Dalek Universe 2 – Out Now – Trailer.” Reddit, 15 July 2021, https://archive.vn/cZ1wQ
Dalek Universe cover art and keyart by Simon Holub, @smnhlb
The Dalek Protocol cover art by Ryan Aplin, @iamryanaplin
The Destroyers cover art by Alex Mallinson
Dalek Universe 2 trailer by Oliver Chenery, @oliverchenery
Dalek Universe teaser, and Dalek Universe 1 trailer, by Chris Thompson, @InvincibleChr1s
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