Posted on 12:09 pm,
July 5, 2012

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We are back with our third episode of WhoHype. The show is dedicated to in-depth discussion about the Doctor Who universe: show and cast commentary, filming locations, rumors, tie-in video games/other products, spin-off series and more.

Don’t worry if you are trying to stay spoiler free for the upcoming series. We even have a specially marked spoiler section with a little help from River Song herself so listeners can skip around that information if they wish.

The four hosts of the show are from around the globe: the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Hypable’s regular Doctor Who writers, Laura Byrne-Cristiano and Harri Sargeant, lead the discussion with two additional Doctor Who fans from the staff joining us: Jennifer Lamoureux and Natalie Fisher.

– During the intros this week, Harri decides Laura is Sally Sparrow, and Natalie and Jen can’t say anything. Find out why.

– We proceed with an in-depth discussion of:

  • Bill Nighy turning down the role of the Doctor
  • First official photos of the Doctor and the new Companion
  • Showrunner Steven Moffat’s new monster
  • No, that’s not the TARDIS you hear landing, it’s the fan in Harri’s computer. He’s so dedicated to the podcast he risked overheating it to record.
  • Should all the former Doctors be in the 50th anniversary show, how would that work?
  • Pro’s and con’s of a female Doctor

Our spoilers cover the new companion, aliens making a comeback, filming locations

– Back from our spoilery discussion we leap into our mailbag, and answer questions from our listeners:

  • Which classic Companions do we think are the best for newbies to watch
  • How should newbies approach watching classic Doctor Who

As we say in the show, our listeners are the most important thing to us. We want you hear from you. What do you want us to discuss? 

You can contribute  to the next episode of the podcast by commenting on this post, emailing or tweeting us @whohype

You can also catch our hosts on Twitter:

Harri @HarriFSargeant

Laura @Laura__BC

Natalie @nataliefisher

Jen @JenLam26 

This episode's hosts: Harri, Laura, Natalie, Jen

  • HarryTheHippo

    Yes, a new podcast, I’ll listen to it right after I finish “The Fires of Pompeii”

  • Phantomfluteplayer

    Yay! I’ve been eagerly awaiting this episode! :D

  • Phantomfluteplayer

    Great episode guys! I love speculating on Clara’s back story. Based on a comment I saw on another article, I wonder if she is stuck back in time and The Doctor somehow gets stuck with her. I don’t know exactly how that would work, but I am sure Moffat is brilliant enough to come up with something. 

  • Maria Wang

    Downloading it NOW!!!

  • Matthew Potter

     Another great episode guys!

    On another note, thank you for mentioning how John Barrowman named his dog Tegan. I work at a wildlife rehab center with anywhere from 250-400 animals at a time and it’s always hard to think of names for the more permanent or interesting critters. Now I’m going to start using companion names, woot! haha. I think I might use creatures as names after I run out to. I’m thinking ‘Dalek’ can go to a squirrel or rabbit, or something and I’ll wait until we get a wild turkey in to use ‘Ood’. I’m such a loser at how excited I am about this now, haha.

  • The507thDoctor

    Actually out of all of the Doctors returning the one that has most surprised me has been Tom Baker. When it was the show’s 20th anniversary and they did The Five Doctors, he was the only one against the idea so they had to use footage from the abandoned story Shada.
    You guys did not mention him but I think that Paul McGann could still convincingly play the Doctor. What I’m really hoping for is maybe having the Doctor tell Clara (or whoever is in the Tardis with him at the time) about the Time War and then flashing back to it. Also I’ve heard a theory about having the Doctor travel back to previous adventures and having to stop the Silence, which would be a good way of having old Doctors back.

     Great podcast guys, keep it up!

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