Watchers in the Fourth Dimension: A Doctor Who Podcast
Episode 15: Widow’s Peaks vs. Eyebrows

Episode 15: Widow’s Peaks vs. Eyebrows

September 8, 2019

This episode, we discuss Season 2’s The Space Museum, in all its tonal inconsistency. Along the way, Reilly is the one who brings up the music for a change, Julie gets mad at Reilly for stealing her words, Anthony reads too much into the story by drawing out themes of apartheid, and Don notes that after encountering Daleks, giant insects, and a multitude of other monsters, this is the episode that seems to make Ian lose it. The entire team find themselves amazed at how much of a great time the Doctor is having through this story (and this season in general).

For those who want to watch along with us, you can find this story in a DVD box set, along with the following story, The Chase, through either Amazon US, or through Amazon UK. Of course, if you’re in the USA, you can stream the story through Britbox.

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Bonus Episode 3: HOWWWW-DEEE! - Live at WhoLanta 2019

Bonus Episode 3: HOWWWW-DEEE! - Live at WhoLanta 2019

August 25, 2019

In our third bonus episode of content recorded live at WHOlanta 2019, we bring you our second series of interviews from the convention, in which Anthony talked to convention guests and fellow podcasters attending the convention about their opinions on the William Hartnell era. This time, we feature Nathan Skreslet of Pixel Who, Mike Gordon of Earth Station One and Earth Station Who, and comic book artist Kelly Yates. Links to material from each participant are below:

Nathan Skreslet

 Mike Gordon

 Kelly Yates

 We will be back next time with another regular episode, covering The Space Museum, In the meantime, you can also follow us and interact with us on various forms of social media – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And if you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave us a review on your preferred podcasting app.

Episode 14: Barbara in Bondage

Episode 14: Barbara in Bondage

August 18, 2019

This episode, we return to missing episode land, as we discuss Season 2’s The Crusade, in all its Shakespearean glory as the last “true” historical of the season. As we discuss this story, Reilly finds himself yearning for the Gospel of Barbara, Julie (as usual) enthuses over the costumes and the music, Anthony dusts off his history degree, and Don turns into Reilly for this episode. We also return to one of our tropes from our early episodes, by referring to Indiana Jones on several occasions.

For those who want to watch along with us, you can find the two surviving episodes of this story in the US as part of the Lost in Time DVD box-set from Amazon US, while the two missing episodes can either be found on a narrated CD from Amazon US. If you’re in the United Kingdom, you can find the surviving episodes on the Lost in Time DVD box-set through Amazon UK, and the narrated audio of the two missing episodes can be found as part of The Lost TV Episodes: Collection One through Amazon UK. The Loose Cannon recon is available online, if you know where to look (we’re not linking directly, to avoid any potential problems around copyright infringement – but Google is your friend!).

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Episode 13: Zarbi Never Skip Leg Day

Episode 13: Zarbi Never Skip Leg Day

August 4, 2019

In this episode, Zarbi Never Skip Leg Day, we discuss one of the more challenging stories of Season 2 – The Web Planet. Along the way, Reilly mounts an admirable defense of the story, Julie delights over the character of the First Doctor, Don repeatedly slates the director, and Anthony talks about the bizarre influence that this story had on the first series of revived Doctor Who in 2005.

For those who want to watch along with us, you can find this story in the US either on DVD from Amazon US, or streaming from Britbox. If you’re on the other side of the Pond (in Anthony’s native land), you can find it on DVD through Amazon UK. Disappointingly, no UK-based streaming services carry Classic Doctor Who at the time of publication (although we’ve heard that Britbox UK is on its way, and we are hopeful that this will carry Classic Who).

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Episode 12: Maximus Petulance

Episode 12: Maximus Petulance

July 21, 2019

In this episode, Maximus Petulance, we discuss one of Anthony’s favourite Hartnell-era serials – The Romans. Along the way, Reilly expresses his love for the costumes, Julie calls Anthony pretentious, Don ponders what would have happened if William Russell had decided to leave with this story, and Anthony is just sickeningly over-enthusiastic about everything.

For those who want to watch along with us, you can find this story in the US either on DVD (packaged with the next story, The Romans) from Amazon US, or streaming from Britbox. If you’re on the other side of the Pond (in Anthony’s native land), you can find it on DVD in a box set The Romans, through Amazon UK. Disappointingly, no UK-based streaming services carry Classic Doctor Who at the time of publication.

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Episode 11: Dido By Gaslight

Episode 11: Dido By Gaslight

July 7, 2019

As Doctor Who moved into its second block of recording, we do the same, as we discuss The Rescue in our latest episode, Dido by Gaslight. With this episode, we welcome a new companion and a new face behind the scenes with a new Story Editor. Along the way, Anthony gets fixated on rubber costumes, Julie objectifies Ian, Don imitates Terry Gilliam, and Reilly ponders whether Koquillion has fake social media accounts

For those who want to watch along with us, you can find this story in the US either on DVD (packaged with the next story, The Romans) from Amazon US, or streaming from Britbox. If you’re on the other side of the Pond (in Anthony’s native land), you can find it on DVD in a box set The Romans, through Amazon UK. Disappointingly, no UK-based streaming services seem to carry Classic Who in 2019.

Other notable media mentioned in this episode:

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Episode 10: Middle School of the Daleks

Episode 10: Middle School of the Daleks

June 23, 2019

The Watchers discuss the first return of everyone’s favourite fascist pepper pots, as we also say goodbye to two familiar faces on either side of the camera. Over the course of the episode, Anthony enthuses about the location shooting, Julie gets excited over Ian’s whip, Don finds himself disappointed with the lack of sex pants, and Reilly draws comparisons between the Daleks and the Nazi sketch from That Mitchell and Webb Look.

For those who want to watch along with us, you can find this story in the US either on DVD from Amazon US, or streaming from Britbox. If you’re on the other side of the Pond (in Anthony’s native land), you can find it on DVD through Amazon UK. Disappointingly, no UK-based streaming services seem to carry Classic Who in 2019.

Other notable media mentioned in this episode:

  • Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of the War of the Worlds (US Link | UK Link)
  • That Mitchell and Webb Look DVDs (UK Link only – not available in the USA)

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Bonus Episode 2: Pride and Prejudice (Again) - Live at WHOlanta 2019

Bonus Episode 2: Pride and Prejudice (Again) - Live at WHOlanta 2019

June 16, 2019

In our second bonus episode featuring content recorded live at WHOlanta 2019, we bring you a recording of the “Quatermass and Other Early British Sci-Fi” panel that was hosted by Anthony and friend-of-the-podcast Louis Robinson. This entertaining, yet meandering conversation also found its way into TV production, and the inner workings of the BBC. There is plenty of audience participation, so you'll feel like you were actually in the audience!

Notable media mentioned in this episode:

  • The Quatermass Collection - DVD (US Link | UK Link)
  • Quatermass and the Pit – Blu-ray (UK Link only – can be shipped to USA)
  • The Pathfinders in Space Trilogy – DVD (US Link | UK Link)
  • The Andromeda Anthology – DVD (UK Link only – can be shipped to USA)
  • Out of this World: Little Lost Robot – DVD (UK Link only – can be shipped to USA)
  • Out of the Unknown – DVD (US Link | UK Link)
  • Dan Dare Omnibus – Graphic Novel (UK Link only – can be shipped to USA)
  • Journey Into Space: Operation Luna – Audio Drama (US Link | UK Link)

 

We will be back with another regular episode next week, covering The Dalek Invasion of Earth! In the meantime, you can also follow us and interact with us on various forms of social media – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And if you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave us a review on your preferred podcasting app.

Episode 9: Death by Stiff Upper Lip

Episode 9: Death by Stiff Upper Lip

June 9, 2019

The Watchers move into Season Two, kicking off with the discussion of Planet of Giants. Unsurprisingly, once again the team enthuse over their love for Barbara. They also discuss the concepts of sartorial elegance in the story, rave over the sets and practical effects, and the entire cast reveal that they are cat people. Of course, they also talk about that most English way of dying - Death by Stiff Upper Lip.

For those who want to watch along with us, you can find this story in the US either on DVD from Amazon US, or streaming from Britbox. If you’re on the other side of the Pond (in Anthony’s native land), you can find it on DVD through Amazon UK. Disappointingly, no UK-based streaming services seem to carry Classic Who in 2019.

Other notable media mentioned in this episode:

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Bonus Episode 1: Sitting at the Feet of Doctor Who - Live at WHOlanta 2019

Bonus Episode 1: Sitting at the Feet of Doctor Who - Live at WHOlanta 2019

June 2, 2019

In this, our first ever special Bonus Episode, Anthony went out and about at Wholanta 2019 and talked to a number of the guests and attending professionals about their opinions on the Hartnell era, as well as some of the projects that they’ve been working on. Details on each participant are below:

Robin Burks

Robin has been the author of four books, so far – one standalone (Madame Vampire), and three volumes of the Alex Grosjean Adventures. Her work can be found at the links below:

 

Adam Spring

Adam is the host of the Remotely Interested podcast, which can be found at the link below:

 

R. Alan Siler

In addition to being one of the Con directors for Wholanta, Alan is also an author, having been the sole writer on two books, as well as the editor for the Children of Time anthology, which also features pieces by Robin Burks and host-of-this-podcast Anthony Williams. All of his projects can be found below:

 

Louis Robinson

Louis’ first career was as a film editor for the BBC, in which capacity he worked on the Jon Pertwee era story The Dæmons. From there, he went into production, and is most recognizable for having been the Producer on the British TV quiz show Telly Addicts. He has also been known for his voice on BBC Radio 4. Since retiring from his work with the BBC, Louis moved to Atlanta, and can be found these days performing his work as a singer-songwriter on the Atlanta Folk Music scene. Keep an eye out for him!

 

We will be back next week with a regular episode, and more bonus episodes with extra content from Wholanta are in the pipeline. Cover photo credit from this week's episode: Jeanine Munoz.

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