Doctor Who: Watchers in the Fourth Dimension
Bonus Episode 18: Full-On Chumbley (Galaxy 4 Animation)

Bonus Episode 18: Full-On Chumbley (Galaxy 4 Animation)

December 26, 2021

For a very special bonus episode, we are joined by our friends Diana and Jenn from the Doctor Who: On the Rocks podcast as we jump back to the Hartnell-era to discuss the recent animation of Galaxy 4! Taking a best of both worlds approach from our two shows, we kick off the episode by discussing the Penderyn “Celt” whisky, Anthony talks about the story’s journey from being lost to animation, we launch into a robust discussion about the animation, re-rate the story, and make the all-important determination of whether the story is “neat or not?”

 

Along the way, Anthony feels pride in the Welsh half of his heritage, Diana expresses her love of Steven’s sass, Reilly tries to annoy Don through his viewing preferences for the animation, Julie fixates on Steven’s floofy hair, Don gets nostalgic for non-synth music, and Jenn compares the Doctor to the Quaker Oats man. We all find ourselves disappointed in the design of all the humanoid characters.

 

Since not everyone may be interested in hearing us talk whisky, here are the segment timestamps for this episode:

  • Intro: 00:21
  • Whisky of the Week (Penderyn “Celt”): 2:57
  • Galaxy 4 Background Information: 16:14
  • Galaxy 4 Animation Discussion: 19:40
  • Ratings: 53:17
  • Is it Neat?: 59:24

 

If you would like to watch along with us, you can find the animation on DVD and Blu Ray from Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3ekEFOl) and Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3mu1AeO). At the time of the release of this podcast episode, the animation is not yet available to stream.

 

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 20th Episode, A Fascist Version of Dusty Springfield.

 

You can find our friends from Doctor Who: On the Rocks on Podbean (https://mediaontherockspod.podbean.com/), or wherever you like to get your podcasts.

 

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Episode 74: Slight Moment of the Daleks (Day of the Daleks)

Episode 74: Slight Moment of the Daleks (Day of the Daleks)

December 19, 2021

It’s guerillas, gorillas, and Daleks, as we kick off Season 9 with Day of the Daleks - a tale of peace conferences, dystopian futures, and bootstrap paradoxes. Will this be the season where the Third Doctor finally comes into his own, or will we continue to struggle with his bad attitude? And will the Production Team finally give poor Jo something to do again!?

 

Over the course of the episode, Julie sets a new record for losing her patience with the lads, Anthony redefines UNIT’s remit, Don goes above and beyond on the assignment and watches two versions of the story, and Reilly espouses his “Law of the Conservation of Dickery.” The entire team discuss their delight at how much improved the Doctor is after Season 8 – but will it continue?

 

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 also get it on physical media from Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3GuIJrt) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3DH92ZB).

 

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Bonus Episode 17: Who‘s Who and Did Horton Hear Him? (2021 Musical Holiday Special)

Bonus Episode 17: Who‘s Who and Did Horton Hear Him? (2021 Musical Holiday Special)

December 12, 2021

Following the precedent set last year, the Watchers once again gather for a special holiday episode in which they discuss a few Doctor Who-related musical “classics.” Once again guided by our very own Don, we kick things off with Jon Pertwee’s spoken word masterpiece “Who is the Doctor?” Next, we follow that up with “Who’s Who?” by Roberta Tovey (aka Suzie Who from the Dalek movies), before wrapping it all up with the Delaware version of the Doctor Who theme. Halp.

 

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Episode 73: Peace Through Chicken in Our Time (Season 8 Retrospective)

Episode 73: Peace Through Chicken in Our Time (Season 8 Retrospective)

December 5, 2021

We’re finding it tough to believe that we’re already done with another season! And what a Masterful one Season 8 has been. Literally full of the Master! With that in mind, it’s time for our customary season retrospective, as we look back on the height of the UNIT Family™, Roger Delgado’s superb turn as everyone’s favourite villainous Time Lord, and even a long-awaited jaunt away from Earth!

 

During the episode, Anthony confesses his love of Mr Chinn (Legend of Politics) and his chicken drumstick, Julie steadily loses patience with Anthony’s nonsense, Don aligns his musical opinions to those of Julie, and Reilly finds himself growing increasingly frustrated with the amount of gunfights. The entire team find themselves more united than ever before in their opinions of a full season.

 

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