Doctor Who: Watchers in the Fourth Dimension
Episode 44: The Cyberman Outreach Program (The Tomb of the Cybermen)

Episode 44: The Cyberman Outreach Program (The Tomb of the Cybermen)

October 25, 2020

After a brief diversion in the shape of our Dragon Con panel, we are BACK to continue our journey through all of Doctor Who as we get started with Season 5 of the show. This episode, we discuss a story where our heroes get drawn into a remake of The Mummy starring a rag-tag group of archaeologists, some logicians, and the Cybermen… it’s The Tomb of the Cybermen!

 

Over the course of the episode, Julie praises Victoria’s characterisation, Anthony’s mind goes to the gutter, Reilly ponders whether the Scrubbing Bubbles brand is part of a Cyberman plot, and Don discusses the inferiority complex of the Brotherhood of Logicians. The whole team questions the archaeological method on display in this story and whether it was sensible in any way, shape, or form.

 

For those of you who want to watch this along with us, this story is available on DVD as a standalone release through Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3C1jdbx), or as part of the Revisitations 3 box set through Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/2ZahAtP). It’s also available for streaming on Britbox US (http://www.britbox.com) and Britbox UK (http://www.britbox.co.uk).

 

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Bonus Episode 6: Nobody Likes This, But It‘ll Be Cheap (Missing Episodes Panel from Dragon Con Goes Virtual 2020)

Bonus Episode 6: Nobody Likes This, But It‘ll Be Cheap (Missing Episodes Panel from Dragon Con Goes Virtual 2020)

October 18, 2020

With many conventions forced to go virtual in 2020, we were invited to participated in a panel for DragonCon, in which we discussed Doctor Who’s Missing Episodes. The result is this special bonus episode, in which we are joined by our old friend R. Alan Siler, and the Director of Dragon Con’s British Media Track (aka the “Brittrack”), Caro McCully Tidwell. If you would prefer to watch the panel, rather than listen, it can also be found on the Brittrack’s YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBUvs6-m0WA).

 

As you would expect from such a discussion, the group discusses why Doctor Who has missing episodes, where any surviving episodes could possibly be hiding (and the chances of anything else showing up), as well as the various attempts over the years to bridge the gaps. And, naturally, a missing episodes discussion just isn’t complete without a discussion on most wanted stories for return.

 

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Episode 43:  Scr*w Your Spreadsheets! (Season 4 Retrospective)

Episode 43: Scr*w Your Spreadsheets! (Season 4 Retrospective)

October 11, 2020

It’s that time again! We’ve reached the end of another season, and so we spend an episode looking back on Season 4, which was a time of enormous change for the show. What were our favourite things from the season, and how does this season stack up against what we’ve seen so far? Does the fact that the majority of this season is missing materially impact our feelings towards it?

 

Along the way, Julie continues to rave over Jamie, Don brings down a fellow Smith, Anthony once again takes great pleasure in doing his best Professor Zaroff impression, and Reilly makes an unexpected choice for Best Supporting Actor. The entire team take turns to take shots at that most forgettable of stories - The Smugglers.

 

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