Second Series Highs and Lows

It’s podKast (with a K) time again here at Kasterborous Towers, so before we proceed, a warning.

We recorded the podKast below (also available via direct download, from iTunes or by subscribing to the RSS feed) on Monday of this week, which is why there is no mention of the sad passing of Elisabeth Sladen the following day. For out thoughts on this matter, a short podKast was recorded on Tuesday evening which you can listen to.

As we approach the second run of episodes for Matt Smith’s Doctor under Steven Moffat’s second season of stewardship of the show, James McLean and Christian Cawley discuss the various second series of every Doctor Who (save the two who didn’t enjoy a second run of episodes) from William Hartnell through to David Tennant.

What did we find? Well there’s a large improvement in the second runs, it is fair to say, and a lot of strong episosdes. But as to whether or not it stands up as a rule in Doctor Who that the star’s second year in the show is better than the first, you’ll have to listen to find out…

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Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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