A very rusty Will and John check in from Sunday Morning at GallifreyOne. We talk about the highlights from Saturday, including "This or That" with Jemma Redgrave, Camille Coduri and Sage and Kim from Head Over Feels," Moffat commentaries, RealityBomb live recording, panels, the miracle moderator that is Deb Stanish and much much more. Listen, won't you? 

Direct download: Gallifrey_2018_Sunday_morning.m4a
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Will and John check in late Friday night from GallifreyOne, North America's premier Doctor Who convention. Special guests Morgan Danger and Susan Stanton join us as we talk about our Friday highlights, including Moffat, Cornell, Talalay, Redgrave, panels and more! Listen, won't you? 

Direct download: Friday_night_Gally_2018.m4a
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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year on the MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast!  We have our great friends Kim Rogers & Sage Young of HeadOverFeels.com back with us for our Annual PREVIEW of GALLIFREY ONE, the amazing DOCTOR WHO convention upcoming this Feb. 15-18 in Los Angeles!  Gally looks to be EXTRA amazing this year with special guests headlined by STEVEN MOFFAT as well as SO MANY more actors, writers, directors, and more, plus great panels with brilliant fans of every description!

One of the MOST exciting parts will be Sage and Kim bringing their "This or That" panel to the main stage at Gally with guests Jemma Redgrave & Camille Coduri!  We'll talk about how this came about along with their curation of a FAN VIDEO HAPPY HOUR at Gally, also.  Plus, we'll talk about their other panels, John's panels, and all of the OTHER panels and podcasts and symposiums that we are so excited to see!  

It's a family reunion weekend for all of us, and that sense of community is what keeps bringing us back every year (well, sure, the amazing guests and programming help, too!).  As Sage said on the podcast, this podcast is always a favorite for all of us, because it means GALLY is ALMOST HERE!  

We cover what to look for if it's your first time at Gally, what panels we are anticipating most, and hopefully many other helpful tips for first-timers and veterans alike!  We hope you enjoy it!

Direct download: Mutters153_Gally2018PreviewHoF.mp3
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MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we've got a double shot of guests this week - the Sisterhood of Burt!  Our friend and great guest Kayti Burt returns, and she's not alone - her sister Jen joins us as well!  We will talk all about the idea of fan entitlement, especially as it relates to changing narratives in fandom.  We'll talk Doctor Who, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Twin Peaks, X-Files, and other properties, so it's a wide-ranging conversation this week!  We will first get their Doctor Who origin stories and find out their favorite stories of the Capaldi Era.  We also get into Gallifrey One briefly, as the upcoming convention is their first.  Also, I'll do a ribbon reveal, as the ribbons that John and I ordered happened to arrive right as recording started.  

It's an entertaining and thoughtful discussion, and Jen & Kayti are great and fun guests!  Twitter information for them: For Kayti, it's @KaytiBurt and for Jen, it's @ourownstrings .  You can get a link to their brand new podcast from their twitter feeds, too!

We hope you enjoy this podcast!

BTW, Capaldi Era pt 2 coming soon, as well as our annual GALLIFREY ONE preview podcast!


Direct download: Mutters152_FandomBurtSisters.mp3
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MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we are talking about the PETER CAPALDI Era of Doctor Who!  It's the first part of our deep dive into the time when the Doctor was him.  On this week's episode, we do a broad overview, then we dive into ranking his 3 seasons and why (John does a good job of changing my mind in the process).  We then give our own personal top 5 episodes (or 6 in my case, plus, i cheat again and intentionally don't list what i think is the best, just because I know John will pick it, too).  It's 90 minutes of Talkin' Who!  

Next week, we'll dive into some other favorite episodes, missed opportunities, favorite characters and monsters, and anything else we can think of!  

We had a lot of fun recording this and discussing the greatness that is Peter Capaldi and the awesomeness of his Doctor.  We hope you enjoy it!

Direct download: Mutters151_CapaldiEraReviewPt1.mp3
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Happy New Year!  MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back for its 150th episode, a discussion of the DOCTOR WHO Series 6 (32) episode, "The God Complex", written by Toby Whithouse and directed by Nick Hurran.  We missed this episode on its original airing, during one of our (many) hiatus... hiatuses... hiati?, and it dovetails nicely with #148 on "The Horns of Nimon", so it gets that coveted spot as the sesquicentennial podcast!

"God Complex" is an intriguing mix of creepy mystery/horror combined with a philosophical examining of our core faith/beliefs (be it in religion or other outside forces, or, in the case of Amy, the Doctor himself).  It features a Minotaur at the center of a maze, but a very different one from classic Greek Mythology (or even "Nimon", which is namechecked in this story, thus the idea to link this with "Horns of Nimon").  

We dive deep in the story and its various elements, discussing what worked and what could have been fleshed out more.  We talk about the excellent guest cast, the denouement with the Doctor saying goodbye (apparently) to Amy & Rory, and even discussion about what the Doctor saw, which was a mystery at the time, but is actually revealed in the episode in a very clever way (and ultimately very clearly revealed in "The Time of the Doctor").

John has some great trivia as well, which is such a key part of our podcast!  It's a really fun discussion that we hope you'll enjoy!

Direct download: Mutters150_GodComplex.mp3
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MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we're talking about the emotional farewell to Peter Capaldi, the end of the Steven Moffat Era, "Twice Upon A Time"!  This team up of the 12th and 1st Doctors, set in frozen time just before their regenerations, was a heartfelt and moving journey which made for a fitting denouement to Peter's time as the Doctor as well as a great distillation of the last six seasons of Doctor Who under the leadership of Steven.  

We will dive deep into the episode talking in great depth (we DO like to talk) about what we loved (there were many things) and even one or two parts that didn't work quite as well.  The story was rich with emotion, and we felt all of that and more.  It was a really fun conversation about what we both love about Doctor Who and this team that has brought so much joy to us. 

We'll also excitedly look forward to the NEW DOCTOR, Jodie Whittaker, as we discuss her brief but BRILLIANT first appearance.  We both cannot wait until we see her first episode in full as the Doctor! 

John came up with some great trivia, of course, so there's that to look forward to as well!  Please join us as we wax rhapsodic about this wonderful story. 

Direct download: Mutters149_TwiceUponATime.mp3
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MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we're discussing the CLASSIC story from the Tom Baker era, "The Horns of Nimon"!  Now, Nimon isn't in a class with the very best Baker stories (Genesis of the Daleks, City of Death, Deadly Assassin, Ark in Space), but it's one that likely made an indelible impression if you've ever seen it.  It takes a classic story from Greek Mythology; puts a Whovian Sci-Fi spin on it; yet really and truly shows the limitations of classic Who and how sometimes, things JUST.  DON'T.  WORK.  From a truly dodgy envisioning of the Nimon to middling pacing to spectacularly over-the-top performances - both Graham Crowden (who was almost the 4th Doctor!) as Soldeed and Malcolm Terris as the Co-Pilot are chewing scenery by the mouthful, Nimon shows how a Who story can fail, yet still be glorious, campy fun, if you're in the right mood.  John and I will discuss all of this and more.  If it's a story you've seen, you can nod and laugh along with us (hopefully).  If you have NOT seen it, maybe we'll convince you to give it a try!  

Plus, Nimon-related trivia and some news!  Have a listen, won't you?  Happy Holidays!

Direct download: Mutters148_HornsOfNimon.mp3
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MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back with a final wrap-up of LI Who 5 as well as some news about the upcoming Gallifrey One 29 and the new guest announcements for it (MOFFAT and MURRAY GOLD!) .  It's a quick chat talking about those topics as well as some squeeing about the teaser for TWICE UPON A TIME that was shown during the Children in Need special in the UK this past week!

We'll be off next week and back the week after with a new pod--- NO, REALLY, I MEAN IT, WE WILL DO ONE .. -cast, likely focusing on a classic Series story and the modern one that featured the same Aliens, from a story we missed first time around.

Direct download: Mutters147LIWhoWrap_News.mp3
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A sleep-deprived and gravely-voiced John, flying solo, checks in with a mini-podcast from the Monday morning after LI Who. He talks about the panels and events from Sunday. We'll be with you soon with an overview of the weekend's activities as we gear up for the upcoming Christmas special. 

Direct download: LI_Who_Monday_morning.m4a
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