Forget about what appears under the tree Christmas morning. The present many sci-fi fans are looking forward to on Dec. 25 is the new Doctor Who Christmas special airing that night at 9pm on BBC America. And to get everyone ready, we brought our resident Doctor Who expert, Clark Collis, onto the InsideTV Podcast to give his take on the episode. Clark has seen the installment — titled “The Snowmen” — and he’ll explain why the episode brought him to tears. We also put Clark on the spot and ask him to name his favorite of the recent Doctors. Will he choose Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, or Matt Smith? Listen in by clicking on the audio player icon below and find out! (The Doctor Who discussion begins at 4:30.)
Then, we welcome EW TV critic Ken Tucker to dissect and debate his Best & Worst of 2012 list. Does he stand by his number one selection of Homeland, even after what some felt was an uneven last month of the season? Did he include Parks and Recreation just because of his recent shot-out on the NBC comedy? And will he survive a blistering attack from Jessica Shaw for ranking The Good Wife above Parenthood? It’s Ken Tucker unleashed! (The Best & Worst discussion begins at 19:00)
But we start things off with a quick discussion on the Survivor: Philippines finale and reunion. Did Jonathan Penner go too far by outing Lisa Whelchel’s past on The Facts of Life? We discuss that as well as some behind the scenes nuggets I can reveal from my interviews with the final four.
To join in the fun, just click on the audio player icon below. Or, since we’re on iTunes, you can subscribe for free and take the podcast with you. No iTunes? No problem. You can also download the entire podcast right here. And to send a question to the InsideTV Podcast team, follow us on Twitter @InsideTVPodcast. But first let us know what you think: Who is your favorite of the post-reboot Doctors? What’s your number one TV show of the year? And did Penner go too far by outing Lisa’s past on the Survivor finale? The message boards are open for business!