Joe and Toni Heath found each other on the internet, which is impressive because they didn’t have the same last name yet. Toni was part of a writing collective known as the 5NerdsomeWriters, while Joe was making videos for the internet. Thanks to mutual friends and even more mutual interests, they started an online friendship. They went from talking to watching TV shows together to being in love. Toni wound up going to college close enough to actually meet Joe in person and make sure he didn’t smell funny. He didn’t (at the time) and this sealed the deal. They became inextricable parts of each other’s worlds, both real and fictional. Nowadays, Joe continues his writing and filmmaking while Toni works on The Unseen World. But mostly they watch TV. Now you can join them as they watch Classic Who.
Christine Cherry is a fantastic writer. She wrote our bio! (We wrote this one. You can tell.) Chris co-wrote Road Trippy with Joe and Ray Friesen, occasionally reviews things, co-hosts the Burn Noticed podcast, and is involved in amazing webseries like Brains, Relativity, and Sam and Pat Are Depressed. She was a groomswoman at our wedding.
Episodes: The Edge of Destruction, The Time Meddler, Dr. Who and the Daleks, The Celestial Toymaker, The Macra Terror, The Web of Fear, The Krotons, Inferno, The Dæmons, The Three Doctors, Third Doctor Special: The Karate Doctor, The Brain of Morbius, The Face of Evil, The Ribos Operation, Fourth Doctor Special: The Definite Article, Mawdryn Undead, The Five Doctors, Fifth Doctor Special: Cricket and Celery, The Two Doctors, Hiatus Special, The Ultimate Foe, Sixth Doctor Special: Trials and Tribulations, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, 7th Anniversary Special, Seventh Doctor Special: The Real McCoy.
Adam Clegg would love to claim that he became a fan of Doctor Who when he first saw Genesis of the Daleks in the early 90s, but if he’s being entirely honest, it really started when he bought Time and the Rani on VHS at the tender age of 14. Since then, in between telling anyone who’ll listen that the McCoy era is one of the show’s all-time highlights, he has co-hosted & edited The Naked Scarf and taught at least one flatmate the phrase "classic Holmesian double act." These days you can find him rambling along with the lovely Brian on Harry Sullivan is an Imbecile. While vaguely aware that a knowledge and deep love of a very silly TV program will not be a very useful survival skill in the upcoming apocalypse, Adam consoles himself by the fact that it’s all at least a lot of fun.
Steve Conway grew up watching Doctor Who in the old school way - watching the episodes on BBC as they were originally transmitted in the 70s and 80s, then reading and re-reading the Target novelizations as they came out, before eventually graduating to the high-science of DVD copies. Steve attributes his early career in IT in the 80s to watching The Doctor meddle with myriad computer systems. In the late 80s, he left his safe IT job and ran away to sea, to become a newsreader (and later DJ) on a pirate radio ship in the North Sea. His many adventures and eventual shipwreck are told in the book Shiprocked - Life On The Waves with Radio Caroline. These days Steve still does radio and writing (for fun) and IT (to pay the bills).
Episodes: Paradise Towers.
Vincent E.L. is a writer/musician/entertainer. They also made the Atop the Fourth Wall theme song and that Reverend puppet in the Dr. Horrible bonus material. They make awesome music which you can listen to on their Soundcloud. They co-created Monsters Anonymous with Joe and was a groomsperson in our wedding.
Episodes: The Aztecs, The Space Museum, Dr. Who and the Daleks, The Ark, The Power of the Daleks, The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Dominators, Terror of the Autons, The Three Doctors, The Ark in Space, The Deadly Assassin, City of Death, Snakedance, The Five Doctors, The Happiness Patrol, Doctor Who: The Movie.
Ray Friesen draws lots of silly things, mostly penguins. He’s made awesome all-age comics like Pirate Penguin Vs. Ninja Chicken and the recently Kickstarted Fairy Tales I Just Made Up. He also made the official Discworld Graphic Novel Adaptation of Small Gods. He was a groomsman at our wedding.
Matt "Hey Thanks, Matt" Golden is a creative director/producer/editor/graphic designer/writer person. After falling in love with Doctor Who’s 2005 revival, he brought the classic series to Retro TV in a mostly failed attempt to spur himself into watching all of the classic series. He once helped make a terrible short zombie movie. He possesses the ability to turn any conversation toward The X-Files, a skill that should be monetized any day now. Matt co-created and co-produces the new TV series The Unseen World, and really hopes that you will go check it out.
Michael Gordon is a writer, publisher, and podcaster. His creator-owned comic, Tiki Zombie, has been running for over half a decade. He has also written a variety of other books that can be found at NewLegendProductions.com. Michael can also be heard saying, “Howdy!” on the weekly Earth Station One podcast, as well as a number of other shows. He is an avid aficionado of all kinds of escapism and is a skilled cinephile, TV junkie, and comic fanboy. For more info, check out newlegendmike.com.
Layne Lexx Terminate Henderson is a skater and the head coach for the North Georgia Roller Girls. She’s a fan of skating, movies, cosplay, yo-yos, kayaking, costuming, anime, TV, concerts, making props and jewelry, video games, duct tape, cons, and DALEKS! She is teaching Toni how to skate and not fall down so much.
Felicity Kusinitz is a scientist from Massachusetts. As the Mayor of Chickentown, Felicity makes occasional appearances on The Flopcast, an ESO Network podcast co-hosted by Kevin (her husband) and Kornflake. She has been a Doctor Who fan since 1984 and has attended the Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles every year since 2001.
Hallie Larsson is an unlikely arrangement of particles that appears to have consciousness, desires, and a gender. She splits her time between web development, teaching, and making the first half of cool things (and occasionally the second half of less-cool things). She spent a year training as a hospital chaplain and also co-designed and co-programmed Jamestown, award winning indie game that you have never heard of but somehow own at least two copies of.
Nathan Laws life changed at the age of 5 when he saw The Seeds of Doom. Doctor Who quickly replaced Star Trek as his favorite show. Reading every novelization, original novel, and factbook he can find, he longs for a degree in Whology & holds on to a belief that he hasn’t wasted 33 years of his life. When not worrying about when the U.N.I.T. stories are set, Nathan raises two beautiful children with his wonderful wife, Beth. He’s the host of The 42cast, the Ultimate Answer to Fandom, Geekiness, & Everything. You can read his Doctor Who TV & Big Finish Audio reviews at Blogger Who. You can tweet him at @_blogger_who or @42cast.
Jez Layman is a Masters of Libraries and an Internet Wizard. She’s How To Grow the Fuck Up’s Responsible One and spends much of her time teaching the world how to be better adults. She was part of the 5NerdsomeWriters with Toni and was a bridesmaid in our wedding. (Sensing a theme yet?)
Seumas MacDonald is a Scottish wizard studying Scottish Gaelic in Scotland. Naturally, they volunteered to join the podcast for “The Highlanders”. Also naturally, they were in Poland at the time of recording and were joined by Marta who studies rocket science and knows more about non-crofting Scottish history than Seumas.
Episodes: The Highlanders.
Nicole Mazza got sucked into ‘Doctor Who’ in 1986, by the flickering light of her local PBS channel. Her friend was surprised that she was a fan of ‘The Tomorrow People,’ yet had never heard of ‘Doctor Who.’ This was soon remedied, leading one day to her own ‘Doctor Who’ podcast Terminus. Though she’s shy, she’ll chat with anyone who wants to talk about the show. Sometimes she frightens them off, (maybe they didn’t want to know that much about the history of Omega?), but everyone has their intense passions, right? RIGHT? Check out her Twitter. She’d love to chat, especially if the Seventh Doctor is your favorite (#redkangsarebest). And like Toni, she’s into roller derby. Her moniker is Skaro Face, because she just loves Doctor Who a lot.
Melissa was our very first patron and now she’s a guest on the show! She’s been rewatching all of Classic Who over at Malice Rewatches Doctor Who. She’s currently studying to be a vet nurse. She’s not been involved in any weddings involving other guests. Yet.
Ben Paddon is a British-born writer, actor and geek humorist currently living in Los Angeles. They're the creator/director/co-writer/host of the game review webseries PortsCenter, the co-creator of the scifi-comedy webcomic Jump Leads, and co-writer/voice of the hilarious webseries Dalek Gary. Joe and Ben were groomspeople in Ray Friesen’s wedding.
R. Alan Siler is a writer, drummer, and librarian who has been a Doctor Who fan since seeing “The Five Doctors” somewhere in Florida on November 23, 1983. He has published Doctor Who’s Greatest Hits: A Guide to the Best Episodes From Time and Space and Facing the Raven: Doctor Who Series Nine in Review and edited Children of Time: The Companions of Doctor Who. As an essayist, occasional blogger, and columnist for Target Audience Magazine, he has published articles on a wide range of topics. His next major project is a book on the career of David Bowie. For the past 13 years, he is the co-chair of Atlanta-based Doctor Who convention, WHOlanta.
Brian Snape (yes, that’s his real surname) lives in Cincinnati, OH, where he obsesses over Doctor Who, Douglas Adams, the Bonzo Dog Band, and other bits of nerdy & geeky detritus. Brian’s known Joe for over six decades, having served with Cpl. Heath in the KISS Army. Brian blogs occasionally and tweets regularly on Twitter. He is also a co-host on his own Doctor Who podcast called Harry Sullivan is an Imbecile.
Josh Spurgin is the star of Monsters Anonymous and many other Minty Pineapple productions. He also makes music. For instance, that time he proposed with a song about Zelda. He was the best man at our wedding. (We saved the best man for last.)
Episodes: The Web Planet.
Ellie A.: twitter.com/baticeer
Zoë Allen-Wickler: indigoiseau.tumblr.com
Bri Castellini: brainswebseries.com
Steve Conway: twitter.com/steveconway
Elliott Cooper: docwithtardisfez.tumblr.com
Ben Cowdell: Doctor Who: Fifty Years Ago
Brenna Duncan: The Bin Podcast
The ESO Network: The ESO Network
Stephen G. Evans
Ray Friesen: RayFriesen.com
Matt Golden: mgoldentumbls.tumblr.com
Brad Heath: facebook.com/brad.heath.5437
Hope Heath: facebook.com/hope.hortonheath
Felicity Kusinitz: The Flopcast
Hallie Larsson: twitter.com/Hallie_9000
Bill Lemmond: twitter.com/PastshelfdateJr
Carie Varner: patreon.com/carievarner
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