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Bonus Episode 16: I Blame Tumblr (Big Finish - The Doll of Death)

Bonus Episode 16: I Blame Tumblr (Big Finish - The Doll of Death)

November 28, 2021

Anthony and Julie are joined by JM Casey from the Chrononauts podcast as they tackle the Season 9-adjacent Big Finish story, The Doll of Death from The Companion Chronicles range!

 

Over the course of the episode, Julie gets mad at Jo for having a date arranged with Captain Yates, JM questions established fan wisdom about the Doctor, Jo, and Yates, while Anthony ponders the use of ginger biscuits as an innuendo. The entire team ponders the effectiveness of the entire of the central concept of a parallel timestream where time runs backwards.

 

If you would like to list along with us, you can find the story available for download through the Big Finish website (https://bit.ly/3FORI6z).

 

JM can be found on the Chrononauts podcast, available from Anchor.fm (https://anchor.fm/chrononauts), or from wherever you like to get your podcasts.

 

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Episode 72: The Yokels of Death (The Dæmons)

Episode 72: The Yokels of Death (The Dæmons)

November 21, 2021

It’s a classic tale of occult shenanigans in a small South West England village as the Master dresses up as a vicar, Benton finds himself an on-screen admirer, the Doctor goes hard on the science-vs-magic debate, and Jo is (for some bizarre reason) willing to sacrifice herself for him, even though he’s awful to her for the whole story. It can only be Season 8’s finale, The Dæmons!

 

During the episode, Julie’s love of Benton reaches a whole new level, Reilly espouses his admiration for Professor Horner, Don accuses the show of trying to have its cake and eat it, and Anthony gets his occult on. We also all discuss how a Sergeant Benton & Miss Hawthorne spin-off would be absolutely perfect.

 

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 also get it on physical media from Amazon US (https://amzn.to/30BXetP) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3kX9VXz).

 

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Bonus Episode 15: Up the Kilt! (The Evil of the Daleks Animation)

Bonus Episode 15: Up the Kilt! (The Evil of the Daleks Animation)

November 14, 2021

Anthony, Don, Julie, and Reilly are joined by friend-of-the-podcast Alan Siler as they return to the Troughton-era to discuss the recently released animation of The Evil of the Daleks in this bonus episode, Up the Kilt!

 

Over the course of the episode, the team looks at the animation style, its suitability as a substitute for the missing episodes, and whether they’d watch it again. Along the way, Reilly stokes controversy by revealing that he watched the colour version(!), Julie gets to re-ignite her love for Jamie, Alan spots all the Easter Eggs, Anthony finds himself excited by the animation of the Daleks’ eyestalks, and Don tries to figure out the most convoluted method possible of watching this serial.

 

If you would like to watch along with us, you can find the animation available on physical media through Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3EKAmqH) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/31qvN6B). At the time of publication, this animation is available to stream in the US via AMC+ (https://www.amcplus.com), but is not yet available to stream in the UK.

 

If you’d like to listen to our original thoughts from when we first discussed the reconstructed version of this serial, you can hear them in our 42nd Episode, Dalek in a Dumbwaiter.

 

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Episode 71: Hot Colony Mud Wrestling (Colony in Space)

Episode 71: Hot Colony Mud Wrestling (Colony in Space)

November 7, 2021

We’re on alien planet for the first time since The Krotons! It’s corporations vs. colonizers, with an ancient weapon of mass destruction in the background! Oh, and since its Season 8, the Master shows up, in disguise. Sort of. Whatever. It’s one of the less-loved serials of the season in Colony in Space!

 

During the episode, Reilly gets his lawyer on, Julie gets frustrated at the role given to Jo (or, rather, lack of role), Anthony discusses the sunk cost fallacy and its relevance to this serial, and Don has never been so happy to see a quarry. We all contemplate this serial's similarities to the very earliest serials in Doctor Who.

 

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/3GOA7wG) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3q9hAFp).

 

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