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Episode 23: Poppycock and Nonsense (The Daleks‘ Master Plan - Episodes 1-6)

Episode 23: Poppycock and Nonsense (The Daleks‘ Master Plan - Episodes 1-6)

December 29, 2019

This episode, we finally get around to that Dalek epic that was teased a couple of stories back… yes, we’ve finally made it to The Daleks’ Master Plan! Since the televised story was twelve episodes long, it’s going to take us two podcasts to get through. Thus in this episode, Poppycock and Nonsense, we discuss episodes 1 through 6.

 

Along the way, Anthony says “absurdly” an absurd number of times, Julie questions whether the Doctor will actually have any lasting memories of Katarina, Reilly draws some parallels between this story and The Phantom Menace, and Don enthuses over the atmosphere of mistrust in the story. The entire team debate whether it would have been better or worse if it had actually been Vicki that got flushed out of that airlock.

 

For those who want to watch along with us, the surviving episodes are available as part of the Lost in Time DVD set, which is available through both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3pea8s9) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3pmd2em). You can find the missing episodes on narrated audio in The Lost TV Episodes: Collection Two box set through either Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3BT5dAh) or Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3vlQnzY). If you want to watch the reconstruction, you should Google it – we don’t want to be naughty by posting a link to Dailymotion *cough*.

 

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Episode 22: Invasion of the Dons (The Myth Makers)

Episode 22: Invasion of the Dons (The Myth Makers)

December 15, 2019

This episode, we’re off to Asia Minor to watch some Greeks and Trojans do some battling in Season 3’s The Myth Makers. We also find ourselves in the middle of an Invasion of the Dons, with this serial being written by Don Cotton, with Don Tosh as Story Editor, and our very own Don Smith contributing to our conversation!

 

Along the way, Anthony gets his Classics nerd on, Julie talks about The Doctor, Ian, and Steven and their varying abilities to convince as Classical Deities, Reilly espouses his love of the TARDIS wardrobe, and Don is busy just being one of the many Dons that contributed to the making of this episode of the podcast. The entire team find themselves disappointed that the original title for episode 3, “Is There a Doctor in the Horse?” didn’t stick.

 

For those who want to watch along with us, you can find these missing episode on narrated audio as part of The Lost TV Episodes: Collection One through either Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3DSPBh2) or Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3AUSFY1). If you want to watch the reconstruction, you should Google it – we don’t want to be naughty by posting a link to Dailymotion *cough*.

 

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Episode 21: Kembel Needs Women (Mission to the Unknown)

Episode 21: Kembel Needs Women (Mission to the Unknown)

December 3, 2019

It’s time for the Watchers to cover the only Doctor Who story ever to not feature any of the main cast (and the very first standalone episode...ish) – Mission to the Unknown! With this story being another one that’s missing, the team were fortunate to be discussing this one just after the remount hit YouTube.

 

Along the way, Anthony is still blaming Richard Martin for things (even though this is the third story since his final involvement with the show), Julie ponders why the Daleks would lower themselves to an alliance with lesser species, Reilly announces his names for the various delegates (having decided that it’s impossible to tell which one is which from the names alone), and Don laments the incompetence of the "hero" of the episode, Marc Cory. The team wraps up with a hearty discussion on the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) remake of the episode.

 

For those who want to watch along with us, you can find the missing episode on narrated audio as part of The Lost TV Episodes: Collection Two through either Amazon US (https://amzn.to/30xJRe5) or Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/2Z1BZk9). If you want to watch the reconstruction, you should Google it – we don’t want to be naughty by posting a link to Dailymotion *cough*. Finally, the UCLAN remake can be found on YouTube (https://youtu.be/NW8yk-m5Ig8), as can the “Making Of” featurette (https://youtu.be/jbYq8A_6_dc).

 

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