As was warned last week, this new episode is mostly about the Series 9 premier of Doctor Who. Be warned discussion of the episode will result in SPOILERS, so turn away from the podcast (take off your headphones first) if you want to avoid such discussion.
Week in Geek: The boys were playing video games this week as Andrew finished playing Suikoden on his PS Vita while Dan wrapped up Mad Max and ponders open-world console games in the process.
The Redemption of Bill Finger: By the end of the recently started second season of Fox's Gotham as well as in the credits for the upcoming Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice it has been announced that Bill Finger will be co-credited, along with Bob Kane, as the creator of Batman. Dan and Andrew discuss the relevance of this announcement.
The Magician's Apprentice: SPOILER WARNING Andrew and Dan discuss––in frightening depth, the series 9 premier of Doctor Who.
Let's Kill Hitler: At the heart of "The Magician's Apprentice" is a long-standing thought experiment, of which Dan and Andrew dive into its history and use in fiction (and its cultural relevance). *features audio taken from Doctor Who, "Genesis of the Daleks"
Next Week: We'll be discussing Spoiler culture––why do we like spoilers and why are we so afraid of them? That and more in episode 67.
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For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap.
-"Stayin' in Black" by Wax Audio
-"Doctor Who Theme (Series 8)" by Murray Gold
-"Jeeves and Wooster" by Anne Dudley
-"How's It Gonna End" by Tom Waits