Doctor Who: Watchers in the Fourth Dimension
Episode 38: Zar-off the Chain (The Underwater Menace)

Episode 38: Zar-off the Chain (The Underwater Menace)

July 26, 2020

The Watchers in the Fourth Dimension discuss mad scientists, fish people, and everyone's new favourite companion (or is that favourite new companion?), as they tackle one of the most-maligned stories of the black and white era - The Underwater Menace!

 

Over the course of the episode, Don talks about the horror elements of the story, Reilly discusses Professor Zaroff’s worst work day ever, Anthony has some sound issues and sounds like he’s recording from the lost city of Atlantis (rather than his usual location of Atlanta!), and Julie praises the new Doctor’s ethics. Unsurprisingly, the entire crew spends some time discussing whether or not Professor Zaroff was really intelligent or really stupid (regardless of his levels of craziness).

 

If you want to watch along with us, half of this story is sadly missing. However, the BBC have released the surviving episodes on DVD, along with somewhat lackluster reconstructions of the two missing episodes, and you can acquire it through either Amazon US (https://amzn.to/2Z1YvKt) or Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3lTWI2s). If you want to find the superior Loose Cannon recons, we suggest that you use Google to find them – we don’t want to get into trouble for directly linking to them on Dailymotion *wink*

 

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Episode 37: Algie Ffinch‘s Bad Day (The Highlanders)

Episode 37: Algie Ffinch‘s Bad Day (The Highlanders)

July 12, 2020

Moving full steam ahead with the Patrick Troughton era, the intrepid Watchers in the Fourth Dimension head to what could seems like the set of Outlander, as they discuss what is the last “pure” historical adventure for quite a long time – it’s The Highlanders!

 

During the discussion, Don finds himself concerned over Ben’s lack of safe firearm handling, Reilly makes what is probably the first (and also probably last) ever comparison between The Highlanders and Martin Scorsese’s Casino, Anthony talks about how crazy the new Doctor is in this story, and Julie talks Jacobite history. The entire crew, of course, discusses hats (no surprise there – we have proclaimed ourselves as the most hat-friendly Doctor Who podcast).

  

For those who want to watch along with us, this story is sadly missing. You can find the missing episodes on narrated audio in The Lost TV Episodes: Collection Three box set through either Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3lXuGTC) or Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3lTK5Et). If you want to watch the reconstruction, you should Google it – we don’t want to be naughty by posting a link to Dailymotion *wink*.

 

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