Welcome to Phantom Who, a new feature designed to go along with the Earth Station Who podcast, which I co-host. There I am known as “Dave” because “Phantom Troublemaker” takes up too much room on the stationary. Every other week there will be a new podcast discussing all things Doctor Who, with a central discussion about a particular story.
For the first year we are covering regeneration stories. Starting with An Unearthly Child and wrapping up the current regenerations with The Eleventh Hour, we’ll be covering the first and last stories of each of the first eleven Doctors.
Last time on Phantom Who…
The second Doctor, along with Ben and Polly, thwarted the Daleks’ integration into and eventual takeover of a colony on the planet Vulcan. From there, the evil fascist pepperpots were planning to propagate their species and launch a takeover of the entire galaxy.
Since then, the Doctor has had many adventures and gained new companions in the form of Jamie McCrimmon – a Scot from the 18th century – and Zoe Heriot – an astrophysicist from a space station in the 21st century.