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Season 3

London Underground – “Runaway Bride” & “Doctor Who and the Silurians”

Yes, we meet Donna Noble, and what a great companion she would have been, yes?  But, here we are, fated to meet her but once.  (*Snicker*  Shhh.  Shhhh.  Don’t tell Porter!  What a sap!)  Anyway, she’s a bride and she’s run away (as in, been kidnapped by alien time particles), hence we meet The Runaway Bride!  Will Porter thrill to one of the best realized Police Box car chases in television history?  Will John discard his rose-colored nostalgia goggles and rank a new series episode as one of the best?  Would we ask these questions if the answer was no?

Meanwhile, if you are keeping track, the center of the Earth is a nest of alien baby spiders, then there is a layer of superhot green slime that turns you into a werewolf, and then there are the Silurians (except they should be the Eocenes).  Yes, we meet the Silurians for the first time for the second time and also the Doctor is in it and thus we have the aptly named Doctor Who and the Silurians.  Will Porter’s crush on the great Liz Shaw be further inflamed?  Will John really spend more time than is necessary flagging the odd inclusion of “Doctor Who” in the story title?  And will they both take the listener on a magical journey through the technological witchcraft that is… EXCEL!