Doctor Who: Watchers in the Fourth Dimension
Episode 68: The Daffodils of Death (Terror of the Autons)

Episode 68: The Daffodils of Death (Terror of the Autons)

September 26, 2021

We kick off an exceedingly Masterful new season of Doctor Who, as the one and only Robert Holmes is once again called in to helm another soft-reboot with Terror of the Autons! Join us as we discuss the introduction of one of the show’s iconic villains, the return of the Autons, and some of the most unnecessary special effects the show has seen to date!

 

During the episode, Don fixates on the digestive impact of eggs, Reilly ponders the increasingly antagonistic dynamics between the Brigadier and the Third Doctor, Julie confronts her fear of creepy dolls, and Anthony goes on a tangent about the rank structure of the British military. The whole crew find themselves concerned by the Doctor’s tempestuous attitude throughout this story.

 

If you would like to watch along with us, this story is available for streaming at both Britbox US and Britbox UK. If you’re a little old fashioned (like Anthony), you can get it on physical media from Amazon US as a standalone release (https://amzn.to/2XrV92b) and Amazon UK as part of the Mannequin Mania boxset (https://amzn.to/3lBeEh4).

 

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Bonus Episode 11: When RPA Goes Wrong (Big Finish - Binary)

Bonus Episode 11: When RPA Goes Wrong (Big Finish - Binary)

September 19, 2021

In this bonus episode, “When RPA Goes Wrong,” Anthony and Julie tackle Binary – a Companion Chronicle from Big Finish! This audio features the amazing Caroline John as Liz Shaw, as she battles to escape from a sentient computer that’s fallen into the hands of UNIT.

 

Join Anthony and Julie as they discuss this story, bringing up subjects as diverse as the ethics of sentient computers, luges, body horror, inhuman screeching, and whether the Doctor’s always right. Julie talks about her professional interaction with bots, and Anthony applies some historical methodology to the script. As usual, we’re highly complimentary of Big Finish’s soundscape (what else would you expect)!?!?

 

If you would like to listen along with us, this audio is available from bigfinish.com: (https://bit.ly/3B4byYE).

 

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Episode 67: Beeps, Boops, and Kazoos (Season 7 Retrospective)

Episode 67: Beeps, Boops, and Kazoos (Season 7 Retrospective)

September 12, 2021

Wow! Another season down, and this one has been wrapped up so soon – so, naturally, we’re embarking on our now-obligatory season retrospective. Season 7 was the beginning of a new era for the show – new Doctor, Earthbound storylines, and the consistent involvement of UNIT. What do the Watchers think of this brave new era – does the change in format pay off, or is it just Quatermass in Doctor Who cosplay?

 

Along the way, Reilly feels a strong need to act on his MORAL DUTY, Julie finds a way to talk about Jamie (even though he’s not in this season), Anthony comes up with a way to turn the show into Sliders, and Don espouses his love for Professor Stahlman. The entire crew repeatedly slate the music from Doctor Who and the Silurians.

 

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