Doctor Who: Watchers in the Fourth Dimension
Episode 76: Rise of the Moustache Brigade (The Sea Devils)

Episode 76: Rise of the Moustache Brigade (The Sea Devils)

January 16, 2022

The Silurians are back, but in aquatic form! And disappointingly called Sea Devils and not Sealurians, because someone decided that they wanted to avoid further scientific inaccuracies. Disappointment over the name of the creatures aside, we spend the episode discussing The Sea Devils - a rollicking adventure that also includes everyone's favourite bearded Time Lord renegade, as well as some jaunts with the Royal Navy. What fun!

 

Over the course of the episode, Julie praises the fine Naval beards on display, Anthony overuses nautical puns (much to the chagrin of the rest of the team), Don takes note of the amount of food consumed in this serial, and Reilly pinpoints the moment that the Third Doctor becomes “cool.” The entire team takes note of Jo’s outfit and ponder the question of style vs. dry cleaning bills.

 

If you would like to watch along with us, this story is available for streaming at both Britbox US (http://www.britbox.com) and Britbox UK (http://www.britbox.co.uk). If you’re a little old fashioned (like Anthony), you can also get it on physical media from Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3K2jWgN) and from Amazon UK as part of the “Beneath the Surface” box set (https://amzn.to/3fkZbyJ).

 

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Episode 75: Arcturus Shot First! (The Curse of Peladon)

Episode 75: Arcturus Shot First! (The Curse of Peladon)

January 2, 2022

We’re off to an alien planet for the first time in Season 9, in The Curse of Peladon, as we head to Peladon, where there’s a bit of a kerfuffle on whether or not the planet should join the Galactic Federation. We talk politics, giant green phalluses, obvious villains not being that villainous, and the continually evolving kinder, gentler Third Doctor!

 

Over the course of the episode, Don expresses his love for Arcturus (the most metal-looking creature to date in the show), Julie finds Jo’s sneezes adorable, Reilly gets excited over model shots, and Anthony once again wonders if Jo realizes that she’s bearding for Yates. The entire crew find themselves loving the nostalgic notes of the serial.

 

If you would like to watch along with us, this story is available for streaming at both Britbox US (http://www.britbox.com) and Britbox UK (http://www.britbox.co.uk). If you’re a little old fashioned (like Anthony), you can also get it on physical media from Amazon US (https://amzn.to/34fOrQ7) and Amazon UK as part of the “Peladon Tales” box set (https://amzn.to/3JB19cg).

 

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Bonus Episode 18: Full-On Chumbley (Galaxy 4 Animation)

Bonus Episode 18: Full-On Chumbley (Galaxy 4 Animation)

December 26, 2021

For a very special bonus episode, we are joined by our friends Diana and Jenn from the Doctor Who: On the Rocks podcast as we jump back to the Hartnell-era to discuss the recent animation of Galaxy 4! Taking a best of both worlds approach from our two shows, we kick off the episode by discussing the Penderyn “Celt” whisky, Anthony talks about the story’s journey from being lost to animation, we launch into a robust discussion about the animation, re-rate the story, and make the all-important determination of whether the story is “neat or not?”

 

Along the way, Anthony feels pride in the Welsh half of his heritage, Diana expresses her love of Steven’s sass, Reilly tries to annoy Don through his viewing preferences for the animation, Julie fixates on Steven’s floofy hair, Don gets nostalgic for non-synth music, and Jenn compares the Doctor to the Quaker Oats man. We all find ourselves disappointed in the design of all the humanoid characters.

 

Since not everyone may be interested in hearing us talk whisky, here are the segment timestamps for this episode:

  • Intro: 00:21
  • Whisky of the Week (Penderyn “Celt”): 2:57
  • Galaxy 4 Background Information: 16:14
  • Galaxy 4 Animation Discussion: 19:40
  • Ratings: 53:17
  • Is it Neat?: 59:24

 

If you would like to watch along with us, you can find the animation on DVD and Blu Ray from Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3ekEFOl) and Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3mu1AeO). At the time of the release of this podcast episode, the animation is not yet available to stream.

 

If you’d like to listen to our original thoughts from when we first discussed the reconstructed version of this serial, you can hear them in our 20th Episode, A Fascist Version of Dusty Springfield.

 

You can find our friends from Doctor Who: On the Rocks on Podbean (https://mediaontherockspod.podbean.com/), or wherever you like to get your podcasts.

 

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Episode 74: Slight Moment of the Daleks (Day of the Daleks)

Episode 74: Slight Moment of the Daleks (Day of the Daleks)

December 19, 2021

It’s guerillas, gorillas, and Daleks, as we kick off Season 9 with Day of the Daleks - a tale of peace conferences, dystopian futures, and bootstrap paradoxes. Will this be the season where the Third Doctor finally comes into his own, or will we continue to struggle with his bad attitude? And will the Production Team finally give poor Jo something to do again!?

 

Over the course of the episode, Julie sets a new record for losing her patience with the lads, Anthony redefines UNIT’s remit, Don goes above and beyond on the assignment and watches two versions of the story, and Reilly espouses his “Law of the Conservation of Dickery.” The entire team discuss their delight at how much improved the Doctor is after Season 8 – but will it continue?

 

If you would like to watch along with us, this story is available for streaming at both Britbox US (http://www.britbox.com) and Britbox UK (http://www.britbox.co.uk). If you’re a little old fashioned (like Anthony), you can also get it on physical media from Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3GuIJrt) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3DH92ZB).

 

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Bonus Episode 17: Who‘s Who and Did Horton Hear Him? (2021 Musical Holiday Special)

Bonus Episode 17: Who‘s Who and Did Horton Hear Him? (2021 Musical Holiday Special)

December 12, 2021

Following the precedent set last year, the Watchers once again gather for a special holiday episode in which they discuss a few Doctor Who-related musical “classics.” Once again guided by our very own Don, we kick things off with Jon Pertwee’s spoken word masterpiece “Who is the Doctor?” Next, we follow that up with “Who’s Who?” by Roberta Tovey (aka Suzie Who from the Dalek movies), before wrapping it all up with the Delaware version of the Doctor Who theme. Halp.

 

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Episode 73: Peace Through Chicken in Our Time (Season 8 Retrospective)

Episode 73: Peace Through Chicken in Our Time (Season 8 Retrospective)

December 5, 2021

We’re finding it tough to believe that we’re already done with another season! And what a Masterful one Season 8 has been. Literally full of the Master! With that in mind, it’s time for our customary season retrospective, as we look back on the height of the UNIT Family™, Roger Delgado’s superb turn as everyone’s favourite villainous Time Lord, and even a long-awaited jaunt away from Earth!

 

During the episode, Anthony confesses his love of Mr Chinn (Legend of Politics) and his chicken drumstick, Julie steadily loses patience with Anthony’s nonsense, Don aligns his musical opinions to those of Julie, and Reilly finds himself growing increasingly frustrated with the amount of gunfights. The entire team find themselves more united than ever before in their opinions of a full season.

 

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Bonus Episode 16: I Blame Tumblr (Big Finish - The Doll of Death)

Bonus Episode 16: I Blame Tumblr (Big Finish - The Doll of Death)

November 28, 2021

Anthony and Julie are joined by JM Casey from the Chrononauts podcast as they tackle the Season 9-adjacent Big Finish story, The Doll of Death from The Companion Chronicles range!

 

Over the course of the episode, Julie gets mad at Jo for having a date arranged with Captain Yates, JM questions established fan wisdom about the Doctor, Jo, and Yates, while Anthony ponders the use of ginger biscuits as an innuendo. The entire team ponders the effectiveness of the entire of the central concept of a parallel timestream where time runs backwards.

 

If you would like to list along with us, you can find the story available for download through the Big Finish website (https://bit.ly/3FORI6z).

 

JM can be found on the Chrononauts podcast, available from Anchor.fm (https://anchor.fm/chrononauts), or from wherever you like to get your podcasts.

 

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Episode 72: The Yokels of Death (The Dæmons)

Episode 72: The Yokels of Death (The Dæmons)

November 21, 2021

It’s a classic tale of occult shenanigans in a small South West England village as the Master dresses up as a vicar, Benton finds himself an on-screen admirer, the Doctor goes hard on the science-vs-magic debate, and Jo is (for some bizarre reason) willing to sacrifice herself for him, even though he’s awful to her for the whole story. It can only be Season 8’s finale, The Dæmons!

 

During the episode, Julie’s love of Benton reaches a whole new level, Reilly espouses his admiration for Professor Horner, Don accuses the show of trying to have its cake and eat it, and Anthony gets his occult on. We also all discuss how a Sergeant Benton & Miss Hawthorne spin-off would be absolutely perfect.

 

If you would like to watch along with us, this story is available for streaming at both Britbox US and Britbox UK. If you’re a little old fashioned (like Anthony), you can also get it on physical media from Amazon US (https://amzn.to/30BXetP) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3kX9VXz).

 

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Bonus Episode 15: Up the Kilt! (The Evil of the Daleks Animation)

Bonus Episode 15: Up the Kilt! (The Evil of the Daleks Animation)

November 14, 2021

Anthony, Don, Julie, and Reilly are joined by friend-of-the-podcast Alan Siler as they return to the Troughton-era to discuss the recently released animation of The Evil of the Daleks in this bonus episode, Up the Kilt!

 

Over the course of the episode, the team looks at the animation style, its suitability as a substitute for the missing episodes, and whether they’d watch it again. Along the way, Reilly stokes controversy by revealing that he watched the colour version(!), Julie gets to re-ignite her love for Jamie, Alan spots all the Easter Eggs, Anthony finds himself excited by the animation of the Daleks’ eyestalks, and Don tries to figure out the most convoluted method possible of watching this serial.

 

If you would like to watch along with us, you can find the animation available on physical media through Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3EKAmqH) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/31qvN6B). At the time of publication, this animation is available to stream in the US via AMC+ (https://www.amcplus.com), but is not yet available to stream in the UK.

 

If you’d like to listen to our original thoughts from when we first discussed the reconstructed version of this serial, you can hear them in our 42nd Episode, Dalek in a Dumbwaiter.

 

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Episode 71: Hot Colony Mud Wrestling (Colony in Space)

Episode 71: Hot Colony Mud Wrestling (Colony in Space)

November 7, 2021

We’re on alien planet for the first time since The Krotons! It’s corporations vs. colonizers, with an ancient weapon of mass destruction in the background! Oh, and since its Season 8, the Master shows up, in disguise. Sort of. Whatever. It’s one of the less-loved serials of the season in Colony in Space!

 

During the episode, Reilly gets his lawyer on, Julie gets frustrated at the role given to Jo (or, rather, lack of role), Anthony discusses the sunk cost fallacy and its relevance to this serial, and Don has never been so happy to see a quarry. We all contemplate this serial's similarities to the very earliest serials in Doctor Who.

 

If you would like to watch along with us, this story is available for streaming at both Britbox US and Britbox UK. If you’re a little old fashioned (like Anthony), you can get it on physical media from Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3GOA7wG) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3q9hAFp).

 

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Bonus Episode 14: The Devil Was Huge in the 70s (The Omen and The House That Dripped Blood)

Bonus Episode 14: The Devil Was Huge in the 70s (The Omen and The House That Dripped Blood)

October 28, 2021

It’s a seasonal bonus episode of Watchers in the FEAR Dimension, as Reilly rallies the crew to discuss two classic horror films featuring stars from Doctor Who – The Omen (featuring Patrick Troughton) and the Amicus anthology The House That Dripped Blood (featuring Jon Pertwee and Peter Cushing).

 

Along the way, Julie plays true to type as “the musical one” and expresses a love for scores by Jerry Goldsmith, Don struggles to understand how so many men could fall in love with a non-so-attractive waxwork, Anthony talks about goofy-looking vampires, and Reilly does his best Cryptkeeper impression. The entire crew discuss whether Pertwee could ever be cast as a vampire in a non-comedic way.

 

If you would like to watch along with us, The Omen is available from Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3EbmBBl), Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3pxryjF), and to stream in the US on AMC+ (http://www.amcplus.com) and in the UK on Disney+ (http://www.disneyplus.co.uk). The House that Dripped Blood is also available from Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3m5MKLJ), Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3b8JI2F), and to stream in the US on Fandor (http://www.fandor.com) and in the UK on Shudder (http://www.shudder.co.uk).

 

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The opening and closing theme is “What if John Carpenter Did a Doctor Who Theme?” by GeorgeCMusic on YouTube (https://youtu.be/CPzulODLeD8).

 

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Episode 70: That Goldmember Look (The Claws of Axos)

Episode 70: That Goldmember Look (The Claws of Axos)

October 24, 2021

Watchers calling Earth... Request immediate listening… Watchers calling Earth… it’s a new episode of Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! And this episode, we’re discussing the most psychedelic, the most glam story so far, as we tangle with The Claws of Axos!

 

During the episode, Anthony takes pity on the story’s comedy yokel, Reilly ponders the optimal distribution strategy for Axonite, Don questions the Master’s latest disguise, and Julie gets concerned about the way that classified information is handled. The whole team find themselves loving the incompetence and idiosyncrasies of the resident bureaucrat, Mr. Chinn!

 

If you would like to watch along with us, this story is available for streaming at both Britbox US and Britbox UK. If you’re a little old fashioned (like Anthony), you can get it on physical media from Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3oI3Tg5) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3BrnHb5).

 

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Bonus Episode 13: Our Chonky Bois (The Web of Fear - Episode 3 Animation)

Bonus Episode 13: Our Chonky Bois (The Web of Fear - Episode 3 Animation)

October 17, 2021

It’s another bonus episode of Watchers in the Fourth Dimension, as the crew discusses the recent animation of The Web of Fear, Episode 3!

 

In our discussion, we ponder the key questions – what did we all think of the new animation style? Does it adequately fill the gap in the story? How does the animation compare to other releases? And would we want to see more of this animation style?

 

If you would like to watch along with us, this animation is sadly not yet available to stream. However, you can pick it up on The Web of Fear – Special Edition DVD, available from Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3DfOffK) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3ajABMd)

 

If you’d like to listen to our thoughts on the whole story, you can hear them in our 48th Episode, Chonkers 2: Electric Boogaloo, when we originally discussed this story.

 

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Episode 69: HAVOC Don‘t Come For Free (The Mind of Evil)

Episode 69: HAVOC Don‘t Come For Free (The Mind of Evil)

October 10, 2021

Peace conferences! Lobotomy by alien brain parasite! Prison takeovers! Chemical missile theft! More disguises! It’s all in a day’s work for the UNIT folks, as we discuss The Master’s second outing on Doctor Who in The Mind of Evil.

 

Over the course of the episode, Reilly finds himself a new favourite member of the UNIT team, Julie plays Yates off against Benton, Anthony questions why UNIT are on security duty for a peace conference, and Don is pleased at the avoidance of the “horrible boss” trope. As a group, we discuss whether or not this serial displays racism towards the people of China.

 

If you would like to watch along with us, this story is available for streaming at both Britbox US and Britbox UK. If you’re a little old fashioned (like Anthony), you can get it on physical media from Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3uSsgsp) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3Alr4Pv).

 

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Bonus Episode 12: Stupid Sexy Voord (”Doctor Who: The Early Years” Panel from DragonCon 2021)

Bonus Episode 12: Stupid Sexy Voord (”Doctor Who: The Early Years” Panel from DragonCon 2021)

October 3, 2021

It’s a bonus episode of Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! Recorded as a LIVE panel in conjunction with DragonCon’s Brittrack for DragonCon Goes Virtual 2021, we bring you our discussion on Doctor Who: The Early Years - a beginners’ guide to the first two Doctors, broken up into six episodes, much like many of the serials of the 1960s:

Episode 1: The Quest for Time – we discuss how New Series fans can discover the Classic Series, and some of the entry points into it.

Episode 2: The Changing Face of _______ – the Watchers sum up the personalities of first two Doctors and compare them to their modern successors.

Episode 3: The Children of Time – our panel discusses the role of the companions in early Doctor Who, how that role changes through the years, and once again, compares them to their modern successors.

Episode 4: The Evolution of the Daleks – it wouldn’t be Doctor Who without his greatest enemies! We look at their early appearances and discuss the phenomenon that was Dalekmania.

Episode 5: The Emergence of the Cybermen – with the Daleks being phased out, the show turned to a secondary “dominant” race of monsters. In this segment, we look back on their early appearances, and how the earliest Cybermen were brought back in the modern era.

Episode 6: The Recommendations of Rassilon – finally, we all provide some recommendations of highlights of the first two Doctors for newbies to the black & white era of Doctor.

 

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Episode 68: The Daffodils of Death (Terror of the Autons)

Episode 68: The Daffodils of Death (Terror of the Autons)

September 26, 2021

We kick off an exceedingly Masterful new season of Doctor Who, as the one and only Robert Holmes is once again called in to helm another soft-reboot with Terror of the Autons! Join us as we discuss the introduction of one of the show’s iconic villains, the return of the Autons, and some of the most unnecessary special effects the show has seen to date!

 

During the episode, Don fixates on the digestive impact of eggs, Reilly ponders the increasingly antagonistic dynamics between the Brigadier and the Third Doctor, Julie confronts her fear of creepy dolls, and Anthony goes on a tangent about the rank structure of the British military. The whole crew find themselves concerned by the Doctor’s tempestuous attitude throughout this story.

 

If you would like to watch along with us, this story is available for streaming at both Britbox US and Britbox UK. If you’re a little old fashioned (like Anthony), you can get it on physical media from Amazon US as a standalone release (https://amzn.to/2XrV92b) and Amazon UK as part of the Mannequin Mania boxset (https://amzn.to/3lBeEh4).

 

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Bonus Episode 11: When RPA Goes Wrong (Big Finish - Binary)

Bonus Episode 11: When RPA Goes Wrong (Big Finish - Binary)

September 19, 2021

In this bonus episode, “When RPA Goes Wrong,” Anthony and Julie tackle Binary – a Companion Chronicle from Big Finish! This audio features the amazing Caroline John as Liz Shaw, as she battles to escape from a sentient computer that’s fallen into the hands of UNIT.

 

Join Anthony and Julie as they discuss this story, bringing up subjects as diverse as the ethics of sentient computers, luges, body horror, inhuman screeching, and whether the Doctor’s always right. Julie talks about her professional interaction with bots, and Anthony applies some historical methodology to the script. As usual, we’re highly complimentary of Big Finish’s soundscape (what else would you expect)!?!?

 

If you would like to listen along with us, this audio is available from bigfinish.com: (https://bit.ly/3B4byYE).

 

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Episode 67: Beeps, Boops, and Kazoos (Season 7 Retrospective)

Episode 67: Beeps, Boops, and Kazoos (Season 7 Retrospective)

September 12, 2021

Wow! Another season down, and this one has been wrapped up so soon – so, naturally, we’re embarking on our now-obligatory season retrospective. Season 7 was the beginning of a new era for the show – new Doctor, Earthbound storylines, and the consistent involvement of UNIT. What do the Watchers think of this brave new era – does the change in format pay off, or is it just Quatermass in Doctor Who cosplay?

 

Along the way, Reilly feels a strong need to act on his MORAL DUTY, Julie finds a way to talk about Jamie (even though he’s not in this season), Anthony comes up with a way to turn the show into Sliders, and Don espouses his love for Professor Stahlman. The entire crew repeatedly slate the music from Doctor Who and the Silurians.

 

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Episode 66: Scr*w You Guys, I‘m Going Home (Inferno)

Episode 66: Scr*w You Guys, I‘m Going Home (Inferno)

August 29, 2021

We’re turning into green werewolves and bringing on the apocalypse, as we tackle a much-loved Pertwee classic in the shape of the one-and-only Inferno! Will the team unanimously love this one, or as the season finale will it be true to form, consistent with the rest of the Season 7 seven-parters, with the Watchers split on their opinions?

 

Over the course of the episode, Julie ships Greg and Petra, Anthony ships Stahlman and the drillhead, Don complains about the return of his least favourite Doctor Who trope – the bad boss, and Reilly becomes obsessed with the prospect of green demons. The crew discuss the morality of not saving everyone’s parallel universe doppelgangers.

 

If you would like to watch along with us, this story is available for streaming at both Britbox US (https://www.britbox.com) and Britbox UK (https://www.britbox.co.uk). If you’re a little old fashioned (like Anthony), you can get it on physical media from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/2XUlvdl) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3koirNV).

 

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Episode 65: Vicious Quatermassturbation (The Ambassadors of Death)

Episode 65: Vicious Quatermassturbation (The Ambassadors of Death)

August 15, 2021

This episode, it is our Moral Duty™ to take Quatermass homage to the extreme, engaging in some “Vicious Quatermassturbation” as we discuss The Ambassadors OF DEATH! It’s time for incompetent military forces (possibly including murdering scientists?), conspiracies, and plenty of model sequences!

 

Over the course of the episode, Don talks miraculously disappearing accents, Reilly finds that he’s unable to say “Taltalian”, Anthony gets nostalgic about UK Gold, and Julie laments the general lack of women on screen. The entire team discuss this serial's rather inconsistent usage of plot-selective radioactivity (or is it actually just good ol' Whitakerian static electricity?).

 

If you would like to watch along with us, this story is available for streaming at both Britbox US (https://www.britbox.com) and Britbox UK (https://www.britbox.co.uk). If you’re a little old fashioned (like Anthony), you can get it on physical media from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3g5U0n8) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/2VVBBTh).

 

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