Doctor Who: Watchers in the Fourth Dimension
Episode 66: Scr*w You Guys, I‘m Going Home (Inferno)

Episode 66: Scr*w You Guys, I‘m Going Home (Inferno)

August 29, 2021

We’re turning into green werewolves and bringing on the apocalypse, as we tackle a much-loved Pertwee classic in the shape of the one-and-only Inferno! Will the team unanimously love this one, or as the season finale will it be true to form, consistent with the rest of the Season 7 seven-parters, with the Watchers split on their opinions?

 

Over the course of the episode, Julie ships Greg and Petra, Anthony ships Stahlman and the drillhead, Don complains about the return of his least favourite Doctor Who trope – the bad boss, and Reilly becomes obsessed with the prospect of green demons. The crew discuss the morality of not saving everyone’s parallel universe doppelgangers.

 

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Episode 65: Vicious Quatermassturbation (The Ambassadors of Death)

Episode 65: Vicious Quatermassturbation (The Ambassadors of Death)

August 15, 2021

This episode, it is our Moral Duty™ to take Quatermass homage to the extreme, engaging in some “Vicious Quatermassturbation” as we discuss The Ambassadors OF DEATH! It’s time for incompetent military forces (possibly including murdering scientists?), conspiracies, and plenty of model sequences!

 

Over the course of the episode, Don talks miraculously disappearing accents, Reilly finds that he’s unable to say “Taltalian”, Anthony gets nostalgic about UK Gold, and Julie laments the general lack of women on screen. The entire team discuss this serial's rather inconsistent usage of plot-selective radioactivity (or is it actually just good ol' Whitakerian static electricity?).

 

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Episode 64: Costume Change Level: Zoe (Doctor Who and the Silurians)

Episode 64: Costume Change Level: Zoe (Doctor Who and the Silurians)

August 1, 2021

This episode, we discuss our very first encounter with the other intelligent species from Earth in Doctor Who and the Silurians. Suffice to say that living through a pandemic, we all find ourselves somewhat triggered as we watch a deadly disease spread across England in this one!

 

During the episode, Reilly talks two-state solutions, Anthony focuses on the “otherness” of the Doctor, Julie gets offended by humans being repeatedly referred to as “apes,” and Don questions why the initial problem of the research facility losing power was considered a UNIT problem. The entire gang questions the wisdom of writing a dinosaur into the script and whether it was actually needed (spoiler: it’s not).

 

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