Doctor Who: Watchers in the Fourth Dimension
Episode 48: Chonkers 2: Underground Boogaloo (The Web of Fear)

Episode 48: Chonkers 2: Underground Boogaloo (The Web of Fear)

December 20, 2020

This episode, the Watchers in the Fourth Dimension face off against the villainy of the Great Intelligence, the Yeti, and the powers-that-be at the London Underground! It can only be the return of everyone’s favourite chonkers and the introduction of a Doctor Who legend in the once-lost-now-(mostly)-found story that is The Web of Fear!

 

Over the course of our discussion, Don underestimates the therapeutic power of making tea, Julie expresses a rare enjoyment of Private Evans (someone, somewhere had to like that character), Reilly ponders whether there might have been a better tool for the Great Intelligence than the Yeti, and Anthony talks about Welsh teeth (again). The entire crew discusses the best example to date of a Doctor Who ramping up the tension through an atmosphere of claustrophobia and paranoia.

 

For those of you who want to watch this along with us, this story is available on DVD (with the missing episode as a reconstruction) through both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3G5xXs3) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3lYGGoc). There is also a newer version with the missing episode animated is available through Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3aSQbP90) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3AUnCvj). This story is also available to stream through both BritBox US (http://www.britbox.com) and BritBox UK (http://www.britbox.co.uk).

 

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Bonus Episode 7: The War on Happy (2020 Musical Holiday Special)

Bonus Episode 7: The War on Happy (2020 Musical Holiday Special)

December 13, 2020

In this bonus episode, “The War on Happy,” the entire Watchers crew convene for a Holiday special, in which they discuss two musical “classics” related to Doctor Who. Guided by our very own Don, we begin with the timeless Christmas classic “I’m Gonna Spend My Christmas with a Dalek” by the Go-Go’s. Not content with the pain that they put themselves through with that, next up is “Who’s Dr. Who?” by the our own Frazer Hines (we’re claiming him).

 

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Episode 47: Their Matching Skirts Nearly Kilt Me (The Enemy of the World)

Episode 47: Their Matching Skirts Nearly Kilt Me (The Enemy of the World)

December 6, 2020

This episode, the Watchers in the Fourth Dimension are travelling back to 2018 – where an egotistical and nefarious world leader is trying to stockpile power through increasingly subversive acts of tyranny. No, it’s not real life – it’s the Doctor Who serial The Enemy of the World, and the world leader in question is Salamander, the doppelganger of our own hero, The Doctor!

 

Over the course of the discussion, Anthony does some terrible impressions of the Doctor doing terrible impressions of Salamander, Don expresses his desire for Griffin the Chef to join the TARDIS full-time, Reilly talks about the use of rear projection to show the increased budget, and Julie heaps praise on the strong female characters. The entire team discusses the type of relationship that Jamie and Victoria may actually have.

 

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