Doctor Who: Watchers in the Fourth Dimension
Bonus Episode 14: The Devil Was Huge in the 70s (The Omen and The House That Dripped Blood)

Bonus Episode 14: The Devil Was Huge in the 70s (The Omen and The House That Dripped Blood)

October 28, 2021

It’s a seasonal bonus episode of Watchers in the FEAR Dimension, as Reilly rallies the crew to discuss two classic horror films featuring stars from Doctor Who – The Omen (featuring Patrick Troughton) and the Amicus anthology The House That Dripped Blood (featuring Jon Pertwee and Peter Cushing).

 

Along the way, Julie plays true to type as “the musical one” and expresses a love for scores by Jerry Goldsmith, Don struggles to understand how so many men could fall in love with a non-so-attractive waxwork, Anthony talks about goofy-looking vampires, and Reilly does his best Cryptkeeper impression. The entire crew discuss whether Pertwee could ever be cast as a vampire in a non-comedic way.

 

If you would like to watch along with us, The Omen is available from Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3EbmBBl), Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3pxryjF), and to stream in the US on AMC+ (http://www.amcplus.com) and in the UK on Disney+ (http://www.disneyplus.co.uk). The House that Dripped Blood is also available from Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3m5MKLJ), Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3b8JI2F), and to stream in the US on Fandor (http://www.fandor.com) and in the UK on Shudder (http://www.shudder.co.uk).

 

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The opening and closing theme is “What if John Carpenter Did a Doctor Who Theme?” by GeorgeCMusic on YouTube (https://youtu.be/CPzulODLeD8).

 

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Episode 70: That Goldmember Look (The Claws of Axos)

Episode 70: That Goldmember Look (The Claws of Axos)

October 24, 2021

Watchers calling Earth... Request immediate listening… Watchers calling Earth… it’s a new episode of Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! And this episode, we’re discussing the most psychedelic, the most glam story so far, as we tangle with The Claws of Axos!

 

During the episode, Anthony takes pity on the story’s comedy yokel, Reilly ponders the optimal distribution strategy for Axonite, Don questions the Master’s latest disguise, and Julie gets concerned about the way that classified information is handled. The whole team find themselves loving the incompetence and idiosyncrasies of the resident bureaucrat, Mr. Chinn!

 

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 (https://amzn.to/3oI3Tg5) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3BrnHb5).

 

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Bonus Episode 13: Our Chonky Bois (The Web of Fear - Episode 3 Animation)

Bonus Episode 13: Our Chonky Bois (The Web of Fear - Episode 3 Animation)

October 17, 2021

It’s another bonus episode of Watchers in the Fourth Dimension, as the crew discusses the recent animation of The Web of Fear, Episode 3!

 

In our discussion, we ponder the key questions – what did we all think of the new animation style? Does it adequately fill the gap in the story? How does the animation compare to other releases? And would we want to see more of this animation style?

 

If you would like to watch along with us, this animation is sadly not yet available to stream. However, you can pick it up on The Web of Fear – Special Edition DVD, available from Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3DfOffK) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3ajABMd)

 

If you’d like to listen to our thoughts on the whole story, you can hear them in our 48th Episode, Chonkers 2: Electric Boogaloo, when we originally discussed this story.

 

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Episode 69: HAVOC Don‘t Come For Free (The Mind of Evil)

Episode 69: HAVOC Don‘t Come For Free (The Mind of Evil)

October 10, 2021

Peace conferences! Lobotomy by alien brain parasite! Prison takeovers! Chemical missile theft! More disguises! It’s all in a day’s work for the UNIT folks, as we discuss The Master’s second outing on Doctor Who in The Mind of Evil.

 

Over the course of the episode, Reilly finds himself a new favourite member of the UNIT team, Julie plays Yates off against Benton, Anthony questions why UNIT are on security duty for a peace conference, and Don is pleased at the avoidance of the “horrible boss” trope. As a group, we discuss whether or not this serial displays racism towards the people of China.

 

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 (https://amzn.to/3uSsgsp) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3Alr4Pv).

 

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Bonus Episode 12: Stupid Sexy Voord (”Doctor Who: The Early Years” Panel from DragonCon 2021)

Bonus Episode 12: Stupid Sexy Voord (”Doctor Who: The Early Years” Panel from DragonCon 2021)

October 3, 2021

It’s a bonus episode of Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! Recorded as a LIVE panel in conjunction with DragonCon’s Brittrack for DragonCon Goes Virtual 2021, we bring you our discussion on Doctor Who: The Early Years - a beginners’ guide to the first two Doctors, broken up into six episodes, much like many of the serials of the 1960s:

Episode 1: The Quest for Time – we discuss how New Series fans can discover the Classic Series, and some of the entry points into it.

Episode 2: The Changing Face of _______ – the Watchers sum up the personalities of first two Doctors and compare them to their modern successors.

Episode 3: The Children of Time – our panel discusses the role of the companions in early Doctor Who, how that role changes through the years, and once again, compares them to their modern successors.

Episode 4: The Evolution of the Daleks – it wouldn’t be Doctor Who without his greatest enemies! We look at their early appearances and discuss the phenomenon that was Dalekmania.

Episode 5: The Emergence of the Cybermen – with the Daleks being phased out, the show turned to a secondary “dominant” race of monsters. In this segment, we look back on their early appearances, and how the earliest Cybermen were brought back in the modern era.

Episode 6: The Recommendations of Rassilon – finally, we all provide some recommendations of highlights of the first two Doctors for newbies to the black & white era of Doctor.

 

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