3.02 - Be a Doctor.


January 13th, 2021

25 mins 58 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

This week, I'm joined by Merlin Mann, to discuss another moment from The Day of the Doctor, the 50th anniversary special from 2013, featuring Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor, David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, John Hurt as the War Doctor, and Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. We discuss what it means to for the Doctor to encounter himself from another time, how media nostalgia can do the same for us, and how the Doctor's promise makes him such a compelling character.

You can follow Merlin on Twitter at @hotdogsladies.

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Episode Links

  • The Day of the Doctor - Wikipedia — "The Day of the Doctor" is a special episode of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who, marking the programme's 50th anniversary.
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