Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.
This Week: Doctor Who‘s “Silver Nemesis”
Tread Perilously wraps up Doctor Who month with its 25th Anniversary story: “Silver Nemesis.”
The Doctor and Ace’s jazzy afternoon in Windsor gets interrupted by an alarm signalling imminent danger headed for Earth. Meanwhile in 1638, Lady Peinforte and her manservant, Richard, plan to travel 350 years into the future to recover a statue The Doctor launched into space some months before. Elsewhere, Herr De Flores plots to take the statue for himself and for “zee Fatherland.” Is this all according to The Doctor’s design? Or will another gaggle of shambling Cybermen throw off his calculations? Also, will the Queen recognize The Doctor?
Erik and Justin discover a three-part Doctor Who story can still be jam-packed with characters and explosions. Sylvester McCoy proves once again to be Justin’s favorite Doctor while Ace continues to climb up the companion leaderboard. Erik tries to mention why 23 November is important to Doctor Who. The discussion goes off the rails to discuss Birds of Prey. Navid Negahban joins the list of actors Tread Perilously would love to see as The Doctor. Erik investigates the filmography of guest actor Anton Diffring. The Other gets compared to Division. The various Doctor/companion dynamics get analyzed. Erik once again voices his disappointment in Chris Chibnall, and the Cyber-Leader has a very bad day.