Doctor Who: Watchers in the Fourth Dimension
Episode 59: They Shot Winnie the Pooh! (The War Games - Episodes 1-5)

Episode 59: They Shot Winnie the Pooh! (The War Games - Episodes 1-5)

May 23, 2021

The end is nigh for the Second Doctor as the TARDIS crew arrive in what appears to be World War One, but not all is as it seems… Continuing our journey through all of Doctor Who, we discuss the first half of the absolute epic that is The War Games, as we start preparing to bid farewell to some familiar faces…

 

During the episode, Reilly finds himself disappointed by the fact that Doctor von Werr doesn’t make one last return, Anthony gets to use his history degrees, Don sets a new record in how quickly he derails the conversation, and Julie gets exasperated at everyone else’s constant digressions. The entire crew discusses the commentary that this story provides on the entire Troughton era.

 

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Bonus Episode 8: Cozy, Stress Free, and Kind of Silly (Interview with David Busch)

Bonus Episode 8: Cozy, Stress Free, and Kind of Silly (Interview with David Busch)

May 16, 2021

In this bonus episode, “Cozy, Stress Free, and Kind of Silly,” Anthony sat down with animator, writer, producer, and actor David Busch for a chat about his work, including on the animations of Shada, The Macra Terror, and the special edition of The Power of the Daleks.

 

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Episode 58: No Other Women in Space (The Space Pirates)

Episode 58: No Other Women in Space (The Space Pirates)

May 9, 2021

This episode, we bring to you our discussion of a story that is, in the eyes of fandom, one of the worst stories of all time. Seriously, in Doctor Who Magazine’s 50th Anniversary poll, it came in at 7th last. It’s also the last story to have missing episodes. That’s right, it’s the one and only The Space Pirates! Will we find it as bad as accepted wisdom would have it?

 

Over the course of the episode, Don questions the justice system of the time that this is set in, Julie continues to fangirl over Jamie, Anthony questions the decision to merge the pirate and cowboy genres and then set the whole thing in space, and Reilly gets the name of The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon wrong and attempts to fix in post-production with some hilariously bad dubbing. As a group, the crew ponders the potential of a The Adventures of Milo Clancy spin-off.

 

For those of you who want to watch this along with us, this story is sadly missing – the existing episodes are available as part of the Lost in Time DVD boxset through Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3pea8s9) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3pmd2em). The audio of the missing episodes is available as part of The Lost Episodes: Collection Five CD boxset, available Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3jl0H6p) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3G7gq31). This is story is available to stream through Britbox US (http://www.britbox.com) and Britbox UK (http://www.britbox.co.uk).

 

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