The Time Scoop Podcast

A new podcast featuring three panelists going head-to-head in a fantasy draft to assemble the best possible episode of Doctor Who!
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Apr 30, 2017

Mike looks at the third episode of Doctor Who Series 10, Thin Ice, and laments what could have been.

Jul 18, 2016

In this Extra Scoop, Mike takes a look back at the first six Doctor Who fantasy drafts held on this show and gives a look at the stats.  Also, find out about new Doctor Who podcast This Is Where It Gets Complicated featuring Mike, Lauren, & John.  Finally, an announcement about the future of this podcast.


This Is Where it Gets Complicated on the NOTLG network

May 23, 2016

We're back with the latest Doctor Who fantasy draft.  Each of our panelists will be drafting a Doctor, a Companion, a Villain/Monster, a Writer, and two Wildcard selections in order to craft the perfect Doctor Who story.

Also, we have a contest this episode to win a Kindle copy of The Vinyl Detective: Written in Dead Wax by Andrew Cartmel.  Let us know in the comments on our page what music makes you think of Doctor Who.  You have until midnight Pacific time on 6/6/16 to chime in. 


Our Panelists:

Verity! Podcast

Gallifrey Public Radio Podcast
In Defense Of Podcast

Doc in the Box


Additional Links:

Uncanny Magazine
The Viny Detective: Written in Dead Wax

May 2, 2016

We're back with our latest Doctor Who fantasy draft.  Guests Risa Romano & Matt Borcky join moderator M.A. Solko in choosing a Doctor, companion, villain/monster, a writer, and 2 wildcard choices in order to craft the perfect Doctor Who story.

You can find links for our guests below:

Risa Romano:

A Disused Yeti
Ramble on Nerdy Ponderings

Matt Borcky:

Bad Moose Cosplay on Facebook
Bad Moose Cosplay on Instagram
Bad Moose Cosplay on Tumblr

Mar 13, 2016

It's time for our latest Doctor Who fantasy draft.  Our panelists are Nicole Mazza from the Terminus Podcast & Taylor Nelson from The Podcastica.  Let us know your thoughts on the draft or any other topics discussed along the way!





BroaDWcast: A resource for Doctor Who airdates for various stations around the world. Their archive goes way back!

Doctor In Distress music video

Jan 11, 2016

It's time for our third Doctor Who fantasy draft podcast.  Joining us are guests John Pingel, Lauren Bancroft, & Enrico Palazzo.  Listen as they draft up fantastic imaginary Doctor Who stories, we discuss the upcoming Gallifrey One convention, and other fun.

Contest: We did not get any entries for the Big Finish Doctor Who Humble Bundle mentioned on the last Extra Scoop episode, so you have another chance to win!  Just let us know who you think the winner (or winners) of this episode of the Time Scoop are here on our website, on our Twitter account (@TimeScoopCast) or on our Facebook page.  Be sure to include the hashtag #TheTimeScoop on your message if you post on Twitter.  Contest ends at 11:59 PM Pacific Time on 1/18/2016.


You can find John at:


Night of the Living Geeks


You can find Lauren at:

Whoodles by Lauren on Etsy

The Whovian Complex


Dec 28, 2015

We're back for another Extra Scoop, this time looking at Big Finish Productions' Doctor Who audio dramas.  You can enter our contest for a Humble Bundle Big Finish audio bundle by tweeting at us (@TimeScoopCast), commenting on our Facebook page, or commenting below.  Include the hashtag #BigFinishAndChill and let us know which Doctor you look forward to hearing more of in Big Finish.  You have until 11:59 PM Pacific Time on 1/2/2016 to enter.


Recently, Michael guested on two episodes of Laughing at Archaeologists with previous Time Scoop panelist Rye Silverman and co-host Brock Wilbur.  The episodes covered Heaven Sent from the current series 9 and The Time Monster from series 9 of the classic series. 

Laughing At Archaeologists on iTunes

Laughing At Archaeologists on Facebook


You can find deals for the 12 Days of Big Finishmas and other great stuff at:

Big Finish Productions


The Big Finish Humble Bundle is available at:

Humble Bundle

Nov 23, 2015

We return to the ancient Gallifreyan Death Zone where three panelists have gathered to harness the power of the Time Scoop in order to craft the perfect episode of Doctor Who!  The panelists will compete in a fantasy draft choosing a Doctor, a companion, a a monster or villain, a writer, and two wild card elements that best exemplify what they love about Who.


The Panelists:

Rye Silverman: Comedian, Co-Host of the Doctor Who podcast Laughing at Archeologists

Laughing At Archaeologists

Comedy Album - "Intimate Apparel"


Katie York: Cosplayer, Vlogger with The Whovian Complex

The Whovian Complex on YouTube

The Whovian Complex on Instagram


Keith Wyrick: Representing Columbus, Georgia


Additional links: Check out last month's contest winner Mark's blog Trap One

Also, vote and let us know who won this month's fantasy draft!

Oct 6, 2015

Host M.A. Solko has just wrapped up 3 days at Time Eddy, a new convention held in Wichita, KS. Among the many guests was Doctor Who Season 24-26 Script Editor Andrew Cartmel.  Mr. Cartmel was kind enough to sit with us for an interview and went above & beyond as a guest!  Take a listen as he discusses his tenure on the show, as well as upcoming project The Vinyl Detective: Written in Dead Wax.


I also met with podcasters from the show Traveling the Vortex who provided us with a lot of great feedback.  Their show focuses on two long-term Whovians introducing a new fan to the series, both classic and contemporary.  Their show is a lot of fun and worth checking out!



You can retweet one of our tweets for this episode or comment on this post for a chance to win a CD Copy of Andrew Cartmel's Big Finish audio play Crime of the Century.  There is a maximum of one tweet entry and one comment entry per individual.  The deadline to enter is November 5, 2015.  A winner will be chosen at random from those who have commented or retweeted!

Sep 30, 2015

A mini-episode with M.A. Solko discussing Missy's impact in Doctor Who. 


How do you feel about Missy's role in the series?  Do you have a favorite incarnation of Missy/The Master? 


M.A. Solko recently attended the Art of the TARDIS craft faire at nerd wonderstore Geeky Teas in Burbank, CA.  Here are a few pics along with friends from The Whovian Complex.  Photos by Killer Cupcake Event Photography

Sep 14, 2015

Our first "Extra Scoop" episode!  Every few weeks we'll be doing a shorter episode outside of the fantasy draft format to discuss various topics that come up along the way.  In this episode, moderator M.A. Solko discusses his origins as a Doctor Who fan and how it informs the fantasy draft podcast. 


The portraits for sale in the Intergalactic Trading Co. catalog circa 1986:

Here you can see a book report crafted by M.A. Solko circa 1989:


Who's 50: The 50 Doctor Who Stories to Watch Before You Die by Graeme Burk & Robert Smith?
Art of the TARDIS: Craft Faire at Geeky Teas in Burbank, CA
Time Eddy: Doctor Who Convention in Wichita, KS
Celtic rock band The Angry Brians

Aug 31, 2015

Behold the ancient Gallifreyan Death Zone, where three panelists have gathered to harness the power of the Time Scoop in order to craft the perfect episode of Doctor Who!  The panelists will compete in a fantasy draft choosing a Doctor, a companion, a a monster or villain, a writer, and two wild card elements that best exemplify what they love about Who.


The Panelists:

Robert Chan: Comedian, Improviser, & TV Critic.

The Science Jerks
Knowing is Half the Podcast
Asking for a Friend

Alissa Morrow: Actress, Sketch Comedian

Upcoming show R.A.T. at the Empty Space in September

John Morrison: Writer & Director, not small-time
Bruised Orange Theater Company

Strangeloop Theatre


Be sure to vote for your favorite in the attached poll before October 5th!  There are no prizes at stake (aside from the bragging rights of being the first champion of The Time Scoop)! 


Additional links:
John recommends Otherworld Theatre for Chicago-area science fiction fans

F Your Show - the podcast that introduced Michael to the comedy fantasy draft format

Gallifrey Public Radio - A great Doctor Who podcast that did a fun Doctor/Companion mash-up episode in early 2015

Podcastica: A Doctor Who podcast worth checking out!