On November 23, 1963 the BBC aired the first episode of Doctor Who; a show about a time traveler from the planet Gallifrey who, along with his companions, works to save the galaxy from various foes and right injustice. On Christmas Day, 2013, Peter Capaldi became the 12th Doctor (or the 13th, from a certain point of view) making this the longest running sci-fi show ever.
In this episode of The 602 Club, host Matthew Rushing and his guests Andi VanderKolk and Norman Lao discuss this British sci-fi institution, their favorite Doctors and companions, as well as their thoughts about Series Eight and Capaldi.
Doctor Who Conversions (2:39)
Favorite Doctors (11:50)
Favorite Companions (34:14)
Navigating the “River” (49:00)
Season 8 and Capaldi (54:11)
Final Thoughts (1:06:40)
Norman C. Lao
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlene Schmidt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)
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