Day 24: Favorite Season (Classic Edition)

Okay, I’m honestly sort of regretting ever wanting to do this challenge in the first place. I am, by nature, horribly indecisive and once forced into a decision, I will nearly always second guess myself and/or feel a sort of soul-crushing guilt for not choosing something else. Today is one of those days. In thinking…

Day 23: The Sassiest Character (Classic Edition)

This category was, I admit, a bit tougher than I thought. There’s sort of a surprising amount of sass throughout the history of the show–with some eras having a bit more than others. However, I think it it is only right and proper to correctly acknowledge that the real Queen of Sass is none other than The…

Day 22: The Most Underrated Story (Classic Edition)

Season 7 is generally credited as one of the most perfect seasons in Doctor Who history. Jon Pertwee’s inaugural run was astonishing in that it gave us FOUR consecutive brilliant stories. Admittedly, Spearhead From Space may have set us up for future disappointment in the way it was shot.* But the story quality didn’t diminish right away,…

#LoveIsLove

We like to keep things light and positive here at Pardon My Sci-Fi, but there are some times when that’s just impossible. There’s not much we can say that hasn’t already been said, but we’re thinking of you, Orlando. We’re sending all of our love and support to the victims, their friends and families, and…

Welcome to the TARDIS, Pearl Mackie!

Have you seen it yet? Well, of course you have. We finally know who will be joining Peter Capaldi in the TARDIS next series. Not a bad introduction for a new companion, is it? We’re very excited about Pearl Mackie joining Peter Capaldi in the TARDIS for the next series!! A new companion is always…

It’s the most wonderful tiiiime of the yeeaar.

It’s Comic Con time again! Well, okay, Madison Comic Con, to be accurate. So since we never posted them, we thought we’d share a few snapshots of our adventures at Chicago Comic Con last year. Erin and I are actually in the same place at the moment, which makes for a nice change. And we, along…

Day 21: Favorite Scenery (Classic Edition)

From the days of no budget, extremely wobbly sets, and that weird not-a-real-wall in the TARDIS, choosing favorite scenery is actually an incredibly joyful task. I can hear the New Who fans laughing again, but I’m totally serious. There were some absolutely incredible sets in the old days. And three in particular* stand out in my mind as…

Day 20: Favorite One-Off Character (Classic Edition)

The history of Doctor Who is absolutely chock-full of awesome one-off characters. Some that were initially intended to be one-offs even became recurring characters or companions (Donna, anyone?). But it’s no secret that some stand out more than others. That’s as true today as it ever was, but I think it’s important that we remember…

Day 19: Scariest Moment (Classic Edition)

Choosing a scariest moment is something that may at first seem a bit silly. For those who are used to the New series, it might seem laughable that the wobbly sets and rubber monsters of the Classic era could be considered scary. But I think they had their moments. And what really made them work…

Day 18: Favorite Regeneration Story (Classic Edition)

I struggled with this one a little bit, if I’m honest. My knee-jerk reaction was to say “The Tenth Planet” because it introduced the Cybermen. But because the focus is actually meant to be about the story itself that leads to the Doctor’s regeneration, that answer doesn’t really work. And you might remember we established in the beginning that just because…