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Bonus Episode 10: A Bit Pudgy for a Stormtrooper (Quatermass 2)

Bonus Episode 10: A Bit Pudgy for a Stormtrooper (Quatermass 2)

July 25, 2021

In this bonus episode, “A Bit Pudgy for a Stormtrooper” Anthony, Don, and Reilly take a side step away from Doctor Who and discuss the 1957 film Quatermass 2! This film has been cited as one of the main influences on Season 7 of Doctor Who in general, and specifically on Spearhead from Space.

 

Along the way, Don discusses how this film influenced an iconic scene from one of his other favourite shows, Anthony is surprised at how the critics were apparently unimpressed by this movie, and Reilly wants to talk about hats. All three of us ruminate on the more gruesome elements of the film, and how these might be amped up if the movie were made today.

 

If you would like to watch along with us, this film is available in glorious High Definition through both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3iiMx4B) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3ex8U54), and is also available for streaming on Shudder (http://www.shudder.com/).

 

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Episode 63: Liberace‘s More Flamboyant Magician Uncle (Spearhead from Space)

Episode 63: Liberace‘s More Flamboyant Magician Uncle (Spearhead from Space)

July 18, 2021

We’re back - in glorious colour(!) - as we kick off the Pertwee-era with the very highly regarded Robert Holmes standard Spearhead from Space. Will the Watchers find this story as good as fan opinion would have it? Well, we’re hardly going to spoil that in this blurb, are we!? That said, there is a treat in store for anyone who enjoys Julie’s singing!

 

During the episode, Anthony ponders the potential for profane language from the UNIT troops, Don talks about how Robert Holmes introduces new lore to the show just to avoid potential plot holes, Reilly discovers his love of the new Doctor’s watch, and Julie fixates on yellow phones. The entire team enters into a love fest over Liz Shaw’s skepticism.

 

If you would like to watch along with us, this story is available for streaming at both Britbox US (http://www.britbox.com/) and Britbox UK (http://www.britbox.co.uk/). If you’re a little old fashioned (like Anthony), you can get it on physical media from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/2Um8Ez9) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3z6nM2q).

 

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Bonus Episode 9: Will They, Won‘t They? (Big Finish - Daughter of the Gods)

Bonus Episode 9: Will They, Won‘t They? (Big Finish - Daughter of the Gods)

July 11, 2021

In this bonus episode, “Will They, Won’t They?” Anthony and Julie discuss the Second and First Doctor cross-over story from Big Finish - Daughter of the Gods, by David K. Barnes. Part of Big Finish’s 20th anniversary celebrations, this was conceived as being done in the style of a hypothetical 5th anniversary special, and features both the First and Second Doctors!

 

Join us as we discuss the dynamics between the First and Second Doctors, non-linear storytelling, the challenges of vocal ageing, alternate timelines, and the (in)famous Big Finish lunches. If you’d like to listen along with us, the story is available through Big Finish’s website (https://bit.ly/3BaDvhl). Also be sure to check out David K. Barnes’ professional website (https://www.davidkbarnes.com/), and his other Big Finish serials:

 

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Episode 62: A Review to a Kilt (Troughton-era Retrospective - Live from WHOlanta Virtual TARDIS 2021)

Episode 62: A Review to a Kilt (Troughton-era Retrospective - Live from WHOlanta Virtual TARDIS 2021)

July 4, 2021

Wrapping up the Troughton era, the Watchers are joined by friend-of-the-podcast Alan Siler for a special retrospective of the entire era, recorded LIVE at Wholanta Virtual TARDIS 2021! Alan takes us through a series of questions about the Troughton era as a whole, asking about everything from comparisons to his predecessor, how the companions work in comparison to each other, and our favourite stories of the era – and much, much more!

 

During the episode, Anthony talks about the severe inconsistency of Season 6, Don discusses how we’re living in the best possible time for experiencing missing episodes, Reilly once again expresses his disdain for historical adventures, and Julie gets her very last opportunity to express her love of Jamie. The entire group discusses the main differences between the Troughton and Hartnell eras.

 

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