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Summons From Gallifrey: A Doctor Who Podcast

Erik Yuzwa

Join me regularly as I break down and explore the British science fiction television series Doctor Who.

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The Trailer for Season 1: The Alpha and The Omega
Oct 17 2021
The Trailer for Season 1: The Alpha and The Omega
Do you want regular updates straight to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter===I'm planning out the first season of this podcast, which I'm theming as "The Alpha and The Omega". I'm planning to dive into the first and last stories of each of the first 7 Doctors. It's going to be a wild ride, and I'm looking forward to it!I'm planning to tackle the following stories:- An Unearthly Child- The Tenth Planet- The Power of the Daleks- The War Games- Spearhead from Space- The Planet of the Spiders- Robot- Logopolis- Castrovalva- The Caves of Androzani- The Twin Dilemma- The Ultimate Foe- Time and the Rani- Survival
Episode 19 | Season One FINALE
May 9 2022
Episode 19 | Season One FINALE
Season One Finale everyone!A special guest host, Collin Legault joins me in discussing a Tier-list ranking of the stories I covered during this first season of the podcast!I also wanted to discuss what I thought worked well, and what challenges I had putting this podcast together.Watch the video here!! me on Twitter ( Follow Collin on Twitter ( How did you find the first season of this podcast? How do you feel about our rankings of each of these stories?
Episode 18 | Survival
Apr 29 2022
Episode 18 | Survival
This is the final story of the Sylvestor McCoy era, which also happens to be the last story of Classic Doctor Who. It will be another 19 years before the next series of Doctor Who begins."If we fight like animals, we die like animals!"Follow me on Twitter ( - Be sure to leave a rating and review for this podcast, it REALLY helps the algorithm!
Episode 17 | Time and the Rani
Apr 23 2022
Episode 17 | Time and the Rani
Sylvestor McCoy's first story is...well it's his first story. He's trying to figure things out, while dealing with the Rani, a giant brain, and creatures with eye balls all over their heads. It's no wonder that he almost accidentally kills Mel, while coming up with some bad puns.Follow me on Twitter ( - Be sure to leave a rating and review for this podcast, it REALLY helps the algorithm!
Episode 16 | The Ultimate Foe
Apr 11 2022
Episode 16 | The Ultimate Foe
The 6th Doctor is in trouble! Put on trial by his own people (AGAIN), the Doctor implicates himself with the charge of genocide of the Vervoids via his own defense. Soon, however, the Master appears to illuminate the situation -- the High Council of Time Lords on Gallifrey made a secret deal with the Valeyard; in exchange for a guilty verdict, the Valeyard will have access to all the remaining regenerations of the Doctor. Crikey!In a bit of a mess of a season that saw Doctor Who return with a total of 14 episodes, the death of Robert Holmes, Eric Saward quitting the show and Colin Baker getting the sack.Follow me on social media -
Episode 15 | The Twin Dilemma
Apr 1 2022
Episode 15 | The Twin Dilemma
The Doctor has regenerated and all is not well. Confused, angry and acting strangely, the new Doctor decides to become a hermit, taking his concerned companion Peri to a desolate asteroid where he plans to live for several centuries with her serving him as his faithful disciple.The time travellers soon uncover a plot that threatens the entire galaxy. But who is the mysterious Professor Edgeworth? Why has an alien Gastropod kidnapped twins? And will the Doctor recover in time to stop Gastropods taking over the universe?Voted the WORST story of Doctor Who by Doctor Who Magazine in 3 separate polls, this is a real humdinger.
Episode 14 | The Caves of Androzani
Mar 17 2022
Episode 14 | The Caves of Androzani
Do you want regular updates straight to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter===Arriving on the barren world of Androzani Minor, the Doctor and Peri find themselves embroiled in a long running war, fought between the ruthless Morgus and the sinister Sharaz Jek. At the heart of the conflict is a substance called Spectrox - both valuable and deadly! The Doctor and Peri end up being poisoned by the material, which is killing them slowly and painfully, and there is no cure.With death just hours away, how far must the Doctor go in order to save his friend's life?
Episode 13 | Castrovalva - Block Transfer Computation Run Amok
Feb 5 2022
Episode 13 | Castrovalva - Block Transfer Computation Run Amok
Do you want regular updates straight to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter===The Doctor's latest regeneration has proven more unstable than his previous ones. His two companions, Tegan and Nyssa, try to help him recuperate on the tranquil planet of Castrovalva. Adric has been captured by the Master, who is taking advantage of the Doctor's weakened state to ensnare him in an elaborate trap whose recursive nature threatens to destroy his mind.As the Doctor begins to recover he realizes that the Master's trap for Adric is even more intricate than he could have imagined and that he will stop at nothing to gain his revenge over the Doctor.
Episode 12 | Logopolis
Jan 1 2022
Episode 12 | Logopolis
Do you want regular updates straight to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter===The Doctor and Adric travel to Logopolis to repair the TARDIS' chameleon circuit, not knowing that a shadowy watcher is spying on him.Meanwhile, his old enemy the Master has only recently gained secure longevity by possessing the body of Tremas, and revels in his safety. He has plans of his own for the planet of mathematicians, Logopolis, and a plan that could spell doom for the entire universe.Could this mean the unravelling of the causal nexus and the end of the universe itself?The Doctor must pit his wits against the Master in a desperate battle to thwart his plans. But he is aware that this might be a fight which could easily spell the end of his life.
Episode 11 | Robot
Dec 14 2021
Episode 11 | Robot
Do you want regular updates straight to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter===Greyhound Leader to Trap One - Greyhound Leader to Trap OneIn this episode we're tackling Tom Baker's first story as the 4th Doctor - Robot. Written by Terrance Dicks. While a mystery is a fantastic idea, it would be neat if it wasn't such an obvious one. In this episode we go through Robot, as well as the evil Science Reform Society (SRS) - That is, if you can call 10 people a Society.
Episode 10 | Planet of the Spiders
Dec 6 2021
Episode 10 | Planet of the Spiders
Do you want regular updates straight to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter===Here we are everyone! Episode 10!In this episode, we're tackling Planet of the Spiders. Jon Pertwee's final story as the Third Doctor.It's a farewell to an era - not only to Jon Pertwee's Doctor, but also to UNIT - United Nations Intelligence Taskforce - which has been a solid pillar of the Doctor's original exile to the Planet Earth.
Episode 09 | Spearhead From Space
Nov 29 2021
Episode 09 | Spearhead From Space
At last we've hit the 1970's AND Doctor Who in full color! Jon Pertwee begins his tenure as the Doctor, in this exciting opening story about defending Britain...well "The Earth" from an invasion by the Autons and the Nestene Intelligence.It's one of Pertwee's better adventure stories, and it just happens to be his first one! How lucky are we?!
The War Games (Discussion)
Nov 27 2021
The War Games (Discussion)
Welcome my friends to the episode where we discuss some points of Patrick Troughton's regeneration story, The War Games.In this episode, we cover the exciting conclusion of this epic 10-part story! What will happen to the War Chief and the War Lord? How will the Doctor overcome these enemies that have massive armies at their disposal?As always, please send your feedback to mailbag@summonsfromgallifrey.com. If you have a chance, please leave a rating and review for the show! Reviews are the life blood of getting this podcast spread out across the networks. I'd be extremely grateful!
The One About The War Games (Part II)
Nov 19 2021
The One About The War Games (Part II)
Welcome my friends to the episode where we cover Patrick Troughton's regeneration story, The War Games.In this episode, we cover the exciting conclusion of this epic 10-part story! What will happen to the War Chief and the War Lord? How will the Doctor overcome these enemies that have massive armies at their disposal?As always, please send your feedback to mailbag@summonsfromgallifrey.com. If you have a chance, please leave a rating and review for the show! Reviews are the life blood of getting this podcast spread out across the networks. I'd be extremely grateful!
The One About The War Games (Part I)
Nov 12 2021
The One About The War Games (Part I)
Welcome my friends to the episode where we cover Patrick Troughton's regeneration story, The War Games.Due to the 10 episode length of this story, we'll be splitting it up into 2 podcast episodes covering each half. As always, please send your feedback to mailbag@summonsfromgallifrey.com. If you have a chance, please leave a rating and review for the show! Reviews are the life blood of getting this podcast spread out across the networks. I'd be extremely grateful!
The One About The Power of the Daleks
Nov 5 2021
The One About The Power of the Daleks
Thanks for joining me on this adventure of exploring the Alpha and Omega stories of the first seven Doctors! In this episode, we focus on the one that had to get it right - The Power of the Daleks. No pressure, just the entire franchise depended on the opening story of Patrick Troughton.After landing near an Earth colony on the planet Vulcan, the Doctor, Ben & Polly find themselves in the middle of a mystery over the death of an Examiner from Earth. Soon they find themselves in the midst of a power struggle over the colony with some not-so servient Daleks involved.I go through a synopsis of the story, and give it my thoughts. This is only half the conversation though - please submit feedback to mailbag@summonsfromgallifrey.com to let me know what YOU thought of The Power of the Daleks.Do you agree with my rating? What did you enjoy or dislike about it?
The Tenth Planet: Feedback Episode
Nov 3 2021
The Tenth Planet: Feedback Episode
After landing near the Snowcap base in the Antarctica, the Doctor, Ben & Polly find themselves embroiled in an international situation involving a mysterious planet and an energy drain on the Earth itself! Plus Cybermen! Plus the first regeneration!I came out of the story with a few questions of my own, along with one from email. I also give a little background to more of the creation of the Cybermen, along with some suggestions for my top 3 list of Cybermen stories in the first 7 Doctors.What are YOUR favorite Cybermen adventures? I'd love to know!
The One About The Tenth Planet
Oct 29 2021
The One About The Tenth Planet
Thanks for joining me on this adventure of exploring the Alpha and Omega stories of the first seven Doctors! In this episode, we focus on the one that went through the first regeneration - The Tenth Planet.After landing near the Snowcap base in the Antarctica, the Doctor, Ben & Polly find themselves embroiled in an international situation involving a mysterious planet and an energy drain on the Earth itself!I go through a synopsis of the story, and give it my thoughts. This is only half the conversation though - please submit feedback to mailbag@summonsfromgallifrey.com to let me know what YOU thought of The Tenth Planet. Do you agree with my rating? What did you enjoy or dislike about it?
An Unearthly Child: Feedback
Oct 26 2021
An Unearthly Child: Feedback
Thank you so much to everyone who's responded to this podcast! This is a community-driven episode, where I'm fortunate enough to have some feedback to go through regarding the opening story, "An Unearthly Child".If you hear something and want to send feedback of your own, please contact me at mailbag@summonsfromgallifrey.com#KSPS #FriendsOf7
The One About An Unearthly Child
Oct 23 2021
The One About An Unearthly Child
Thanks for joining me on this adventure of exploring the Alpha and Omega stories of the first seven Doctors! In this episode, we focus on the one that kicked everything off: An Unearthly Child. I go through a synopsis of the story, and give it my thoughts.This is only half the conversation though - please submit feedback to mailbag@summonsfromgallifrey.com to let me know what YOU thought of An Unearthly Child. Do you agree with my rating? What did you enjoy or dislike about it?
The Trailer for Season 1: The Alpha and The Omega
Oct 17 2021
The Trailer for Season 1: The Alpha and The Omega
Do you want regular updates straight to your inbox? Subscribe to the newsletter===I'm planning out the first season of this podcast, which I'm theming as "The Alpha and The Omega". I'm planning to dive into the first and last stories of each of the first 7 Doctors. It's going to be a wild ride, and I'm looking forward to it!I'm planning to tackle the following stories:- An Unearthly Child- The Tenth Planet- The Power of the Daleks- The War Games- Spearhead from Space- The Planet of the Spiders- Robot- Logopolis- Castrovalva- The Caves of Androzani- The Twin Dilemma- The Ultimate Foe- Time and the Rani- Survival