Doctor Who News Doctor Who: The Rings of Akhaten

Published on April 9th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

The PodKast with Rings!

Kasterborous Doctor Who podKastThe full Kasterborous podKast (with a “K”) team returns this week to discuss The Rings of Akhaten, the latest episode in Doctor Who Series 7!

Along with the main feature, we’ll be discussing Brian Terranova’s fan film shoot, James McLean will give us his thoughts on Clara’s character development and Christian Cawley will give vague answers to questions about Cold War, next week’s episode that sees the return of the mighty Ice Warriors!

We also cover the recent Sun-fuelled ratings controversy and Waris Hussein’s feelings about the “sexualisation” of the Doctor.

Kasterborous Series 3 Episode 11 Shownotes

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About the Author


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+.

3 Responses to The PodKast with Rings!

  1. avatar TimeChaser says:

    Good show guys. :)

    I think what Hussein doesn’t get is that, while the element of sexuality is definitely present in New Who due to the times we live in, and the Doctor gets kissed occasionally and he also flirts quite a lot, the character has still managed to maintain that asexuality he always had. Its like, he flirts because its fun, but when his flirting is misinterpreted he becomes completely flustered and uncomfortable at the idea of sex itself. A great example of this was how embarrassed he got in “A Good Man Goes to War” when Madame Vastra asked if it was possible that Melody was conceived aboard the TARDIS.

    As long as the Doctor never becomes like Jack Harkness or Capt. Kirk, as long as he’s not out to shag every girl in the universe, I think we’ll be OK.

    • avatar Guy Grist says:

      Hello loved the podcast, I think the Doctor’s interaction with his companions should be in the same manor as we treat pets, as the Eighth Doctor talked about in Scherzo.

      • Hi Guy, thanks for listening! That’s an interesting point, I think we’ll perhaps go back to this topic in more depth once S7 is out of the way…

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