Doctor Who: Watchers in the Fourth Dimension
Episode 57: The Mix-a-Lot Principle (The Seeds of Death)

Episode 57: The Mix-a-Lot Principle (The Seeds of Death)

April 25, 2021

This episode, we discuss the first return of everyone’s favourite lizardmen as the show revisits the base-under-siege genre in The Seeds of Death! Will the Watchers enjoy it better than their debut adventure? You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out!

 

Over the course of the episode, Anthony questions why the T-Mat base on the Moon has a hall of mirrors, Don discusses his theory about rear-end size being the status ultimate symbol of the Ice Warriors (#THICC), Julie continues her Jamie love-fest, and Reilly questions how the Ice Warriors’ react to temperature. The entire crew talks traumatic stress and the effective way that it’s represented in this story.

 

For those of you who want to watch this along with us, this special edition of this story is available on DVD as an individual release through Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3aAaHnW), and as part of the Revisitations 2 box set through Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3tT0laG). This is story is also available to stream through Britbox US (http://www.britbox.com/) and Britbox UK (http://www.britbox.co.uk/).

 

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Episode 56: Gond But Not Forgotten (The Krotons)

Episode 56: Gond But Not Forgotten (The Krotons)

April 11, 2021

This episode, we discuss the script debut of the legendary writer Robert Holmes, in a story where a group of students use the power of acid to overthrow their educational overlords! Surprisingly, it’s not footage of student riots from the 1960s – it’s actually The Krotons!

 

Over the course of the episode, Don gets passionate about canon, Reilly contemplates the hours of fun that would be a Kroton video game, Julie tries to make sense of why the Gonds never previously rose up against the Krotons, and Anthony gives a mini history lesson. The entire team discusses how utterly terrible and nonsensical the Krotons’ method of powering their spacecraft actually is.

 

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Episode 55: All About the ‘Stache (The Invasion - Episodes 5-8)

Episode 55: All About the ‘Stache (The Invasion - Episodes 5-8)

March 28, 2021

This episode, the Watchers in the Fourth Dimension pick up where they left off last time, with the TARDIS crew still trying to figure out what’s really happening, and an Invasion still on the horizon, as we discuss the second half of the Troughton-era epic that is The Invasion!

 

Over the course of our discussion, Don casts doubt on Isobel’s photography skills, Reilly talks Cyber branding, Julie helpfully keeps track of all the up-kilt filming attempts (quelle surprise!), and Anthony gets an early start on the UNIT dating question. Additionally, the entire team can’t help but rave about their love of Kevin Stoney as Tobias Vaughn.

 

For those of you who want to watch this along with us, this story is available on DVD through both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3rM3gRn) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3bIwUkM). This is story is also available to stream through Britbox US (http://www.britbox.com/) and Britbox UK (http://www.britbox.co.uk/).

 

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Episode 54: Too Expensive, Too Welsh (The Invasion - Episodes 1-4)

Episode 54: Too Expensive, Too Welsh (The Invasion - Episodes 1-4)

March 14, 2021

This episode, the Watchers in the Fourth Dimension head back to contemporary(ish) Earth, where trouble is brewing with suave businessmen, thuggish paramilitary troops, and a silver menace lurking in the background, as they tackle the first half of The Invasion!

 

Over the course of our discussion, Julie talks about the Doctor’s obnoxious door-bell etiquette, Reilly once again contrasts Lethbridge-Stewart against the bad bosses of Season 5, Anthony thinks too hard about Cyberman continuity, and Don expresses his strong, strong dislike of the new Cybermen. The entire crew discuss whether Vaughn was creeping on Rutledge’s secretary, and whether Rutledge was trying to avoid his wife…

 

For those of you who want to watch this along with us, this story is available on DVD through both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3rM3gRn) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3bIwUkM). This is story is also available to stream through Britbox US (http://www.britbox.com/) and Britbox UK (http://www.britbox.co.uk/).

 

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Episode 53: One for the Dads (The Mind Robber)

Episode 53: One for the Dads (The Mind Robber)

February 28, 2021

This episode, the Watchers in the Fourth Dimension find that reality is getting too hot anyway, and move outside of the confines of our reality and into a world where they could well become works of fiction. It can only be The Mind Robber!

 

Over the course of our discussion, Julie (of course) has strong feelings about the temporary re-casting of Jamie, Anthony learns some things about Scottish culture, Reilly finds himself curious about Captain Jack Harkaway, and Don has theories on the origin of the story’s villain and the nature of the Land of Fiction itself. The entire team find themselves loving how meta this story ended up being.

 

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Hamish Wilson, who sadly passed away from COVID-19 in March 2020.

 

For those of you who want to watch this along with us, this story is available on DVD through both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3B7QnFc) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3E64759). This is story is also available to stream through Britbox US (http://www.britbox.com) and Britbox UK (http://www.britbox.co.uk).

 

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Episode 52: Replacement Hot Blonde (The Dominators)

Episode 52: Replacement Hot Blonde (The Dominators)

February 14, 2021

This episode, the Watchers in the Fourth Dimension kick off Season 6 of Doctor Who with a more of a whimper than a bang, as they tackle a story that involves two hostile turtles as they seek to dominate an entire planet of hippies and turn it into a radioactive ball of lava. It’s that rather misjudged attempt at satire, known only as The Dominators

 

Over the course of our discussion, Don questions the impact of this story on the reputation of the Dominators themselves, Anthony talks about the homogeny of the Dulcians, Julie focuses in on Jamie’s kilt (as usual), and Reilly finds a way to draw a parallel between this story and horror movies! The entire crew question some of the costuming choices, and wonder what was going on with the costume designer…

 

For those of you who want to watch this along with us, this story is available on DVD through both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3EabMze) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3vHgBNt). This is story is also available to stream through Britbox US (http://www.britbox.com) and Britbox UK (http://www.britbox.co.uk).

 

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Episode 51: A Tale of Two Cybermen (Season 5 Retrospective)

Episode 51: A Tale of Two Cybermen (Season 5 Retrospective)

January 31, 2021

This episode, the Watchers in the Fourth Dimension look back at seven stories of monsters, bases under siege, bad bosses, and evil doppelgangers, as they recap their journey through Season 5, picking out the best and worsts of the season!

 

Over the course of our discussion, Julie surprises everyone with her choice of best lead actor, Don questions the greatness of “The Great Intelligence,” Reilly gives some love to Fariah, and Anthony talks about the huge gulf in quality between the two Cybermen stories of the season. The entire team tries to think of whether the season could have worked better if the stories had been in a better order.

 

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Episode 50: Fury from the Web of the Cybermen (The Wheel in Space)

Episode 50: Fury from the Web of the Cybermen (The Wheel in Space)

January 17, 2021

This episode, the Watchers in the Fourth Dimension enter battle against the tropes that have come to be persistent through all of Season 5, as the TARDIS crew take on the Cybermen in their most bizarre plan yet. As you may have guessed, we spend this episode discussing the season finale of Season 5 – The Wheel in Space!

 

Over the course of our discussion, Anthony wonders whether the plotline for this story was put together on the back of an envelope, Don questions whether the Cyberplanner is actively working against the Cybermen, Julie praises the quality of Loose Cannon’s CGI work, and Reilly ponders whether the Doctor was actually concussed for almost the entire story. The entire team discusses the horrors of the barely-mentioned society that this story is set around, among hints of brainwashing.

 

For those of you who want to watch this along with us, this story is sadly missing – the existing episodes are available as part of the Lost in Time DVD boxset through Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3pea8s9) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3pmd2em). The audio of the missing episodes is available as part of The Lost Episodes: Collection Five CD boxset, available Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3jl0H6p) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3G7gq31). This is story is available to stream through Britbox US (http://www.britbox.com) and Britbox UK (http://www.britbox.co.uk), complete with reconstructions of the missing episodes. There is also a superior reconstruction out on the internet, courtesy of Loose Cannon (we don’t want to risk being told off for linking directly to those, but Google is your friend!)

 

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Episode 49: It‘s Z Cars or Nothing (Fury from the Deep)

Episode 49: It‘s Z Cars or Nothing (Fury from the Deep)

January 3, 2021

This episode, the Watchers in the Fourth Dimension struggle to hide their sniggers as the Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria face off against some evil weed and its calming effect on people as it tries to take over Earth! It may sound like Reefer Madness, but it’s actually the (sadly) missing story Fury from the Deep!

 

Over the course of our discussion, Anthony relentlessly makes weed jokes, Julie ponders the seaweed’s relationship with its foam, Reilly laments the poor characterization of Victoria across her run on the show, and Don complains repeatedly about Robson. The whole crew discuss the tropes that are repeated through the entire season – including the legendary BBC foam machine.

 

For those of you who want to watch this along with us, this story is sadly missing, but there is a full animation available through both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3nfFRqr) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3C3xSmk). Sadly, this is story is not yet available to stream.

 

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Episode 48: Chonkers 2: Underground Boogaloo (The Web of Fear)

Episode 48: Chonkers 2: Underground Boogaloo (The Web of Fear)

December 20, 2020

This episode, the Watchers in the Fourth Dimension face off against the villainy of the Great Intelligence, the Yeti, and the powers-that-be at the London Underground! It can only be the return of everyone’s favourite chonkers and the introduction of a Doctor Who legend in the once-lost-now-(mostly)-found story that is The Web of Fear!

 

Over the course of our discussion, Don underestimates the therapeutic power of making tea, Julie expresses a rare enjoyment of Private Evans (someone, somewhere had to like that character), Reilly ponders whether there might have been a better tool for the Great Intelligence than the Yeti, and Anthony talks about Welsh teeth (again). The entire crew discusses the best example to date of a Doctor Who ramping up the tension through an atmosphere of claustrophobia and paranoia.

 

For those of you who want to watch this along with us, this story is available on DVD (with the missing episode as a reconstruction) through both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3G5xXs3) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3lYGGoc). There is also a newer version with the missing episode animated is available through Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3aSQbP90) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3AUnCvj). This story is also available to stream through both BritBox US (http://www.britbox.com) and BritBox UK (http://www.britbox.co.uk).

 

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Bonus Episode 7: The War on Happy (2020 Musical Holiday Special)

Bonus Episode 7: The War on Happy (2020 Musical Holiday Special)

December 13, 2020

In this bonus episode, “The War on Happy,” the entire Watchers crew convene for a Holiday special, in which they discuss two musical “classics” related to Doctor Who. Guided by our very own Don, we begin with the timeless Christmas classic “I’m Gonna Spend My Christmas with a Dalek” by the Go-Go’s. Not content with the pain that they put themselves through with that, next up is “Who’s Dr. Who?” by the our own Frazer Hines (we’re claiming him).

 

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Episode 47: Their Matching Skirts Nearly Kilt Me (The Enemy of the World)

Episode 47: Their Matching Skirts Nearly Kilt Me (The Enemy of the World)

December 6, 2020

This episode, the Watchers in the Fourth Dimension are travelling back to 2018 – where an egotistical and nefarious world leader is trying to stockpile power through increasingly subversive acts of tyranny. No, it’s not real life – it’s the Doctor Who serial The Enemy of the World, and the world leader in question is Salamander, the doppelganger of our own hero, The Doctor!

 

Over the course of the discussion, Anthony does some terrible impressions of the Doctor doing terrible impressions of Salamander, Don expresses his desire for Griffin the Chef to join the TARDIS full-time, Reilly talks about the use of rear projection to show the increased budget, and Julie heaps praise on the strong female characters. The entire team discusses the type of relationship that Jamie and Victoria may actually have.

 

For those of you who want to watch this along with us, this story is available on DVD through both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3plmheQ) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3nbOgen). It is also available to stream on both BritBox US (http://www.britbox.com) and BritBox UK (http://www.britbox.co.uk).

 

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Episode 46: Closed Due to Glacier (The Ice Warriors)

Episode 46: Closed Due to Glacier (The Ice Warriors)

November 22, 2020

This episode, the Watchers in the Fourth Dimension ask themselves “oven mitt or lego hand?” as something is stirring in the ice… in the latest of these seemingly never ending “base under siege” stories, it’s The Ice Warriors!

 

Over the course of our discussion, Reilly discusses the size of the Ice Warriors’ hips and the cold-blooded nature of reptiles, Anthony criticizes the animation style for episodes 3 and 4, Julie praises the costume design in the story, and Don questions the naming of the titular aliens. The entire team discusses the experience of having to work for a bad boss (like Clent) – we’ve all been there!

 

For those of you who want to watch this along with us, this story is available on DVD (with the missing episodes animated) through both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/2Z5nWL9) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3jgBlXh). Sadly, this one doesn’t seem to be available for streaming at this time.

 

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Episode 45: Chonkers of the Himalayas (The Abominable Snowmen)

Episode 45: Chonkers of the Himalayas (The Abominable Snowmen)

November 8, 2020

Moving further into the show’s famous “base under siege” season, we discuss The Abominable Snowmen – a story in which a Lovecraftian disembodied intelligence utilizes some #THICC robot Yeti to carry out its nefarious plan for World domination! 

 

Over the course of our discussion, Reilly praises the proactive role of Victoria in this story, Anthony expresses a desire for a TARDIS band, Julie declares her appreciation for the familial relationship between Jamie and Victoria, and Don talks about the complete lack of introspection on the part of the Monks. The whole crew find themselves debating the intricacies of how the relationship between the Yeti and their control spheres.

 

For those of you who want to watch this along with us, this story is mostly missing. The surviving episode can be found as part of the Lost in Time box set, which is available through Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3pea8s9) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3pmd2em). The soundtracks of the missing episodes can be found as part of The Lost TV Episodes Collection 4, also available through Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3DVuFWx) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3G2HeRN). For those who prefer recons, we don’t want to get in trouble by linking directly, but they can be found by searching on Dailymotion

 

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Episode 44: The Cyberman Outreach Program (The Tomb of the Cybermen)

Episode 44: The Cyberman Outreach Program (The Tomb of the Cybermen)

October 25, 2020

After a brief diversion in the shape of our Dragon Con panel, we are BACK to continue our journey through all of Doctor Who as we get started with Season 5 of the show. This episode, we discuss a story where our heroes get drawn into a remake of The Mummy starring a rag-tag group of archaeologists, some logicians, and the Cybermen… it’s The Tomb of the Cybermen!

 

Over the course of the episode, Julie praises Victoria’s characterisation, Anthony’s mind goes to the gutter, Reilly ponders whether the Scrubbing Bubbles brand is part of a Cyberman plot, and Don discusses the inferiority complex of the Brotherhood of Logicians. The whole team questions the archaeological method on display in this story and whether it was sensible in any way, shape, or form.

 

For those of you who want to watch this along with us, this story is available on DVD as a standalone release through Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3C1jdbx), or as part of the Revisitations 3 box set through Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/2ZahAtP). It’s also available for streaming on Britbox US (http://www.britbox.com) and Britbox UK (http://www.britbox.co.uk).

 

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Bonus Episode 6: Nobody Likes This, But It‘ll Be Cheap (Missing Episodes Panel from Dragon Con Goes Virtual 2020)

Bonus Episode 6: Nobody Likes This, But It‘ll Be Cheap (Missing Episodes Panel from Dragon Con Goes Virtual 2020)

October 18, 2020

With many conventions forced to go virtual in 2020, we were invited to participated in a panel for DragonCon, in which we discussed Doctor Who’s Missing Episodes. The result is this special bonus episode, in which we are joined by our old friend R. Alan Siler, and the Director of Dragon Con’s British Media Track (aka the “Brittrack”), Caro McCully Tidwell. If you would prefer to watch the panel, rather than listen, it can also be found on the Brittrack’s YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBUvs6-m0WA).

 

As you would expect from such a discussion, the group discusses why Doctor Who has missing episodes, where any surviving episodes could possibly be hiding (and the chances of anything else showing up), as well as the various attempts over the years to bridge the gaps. And, naturally, a missing episodes discussion just isn’t complete without a discussion on most wanted stories for return.

 

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Episode 43:  Scr*w Your Spreadsheets! (Season 4 Retrospective)

Episode 43: Scr*w Your Spreadsheets! (Season 4 Retrospective)

October 11, 2020

It’s that time again! We’ve reached the end of another season, and so we spend an episode looking back on Season 4, which was a time of enormous change for the show. What were our favourite things from the season, and how does this season stack up against what we’ve seen so far? Does the fact that the majority of this season is missing materially impact our feelings towards it?

 

Along the way, Julie continues to rave over Jamie, Don brings down a fellow Smith, Anthony once again takes great pleasure in doing his best Professor Zaroff impression, and Reilly makes an unexpected choice for Best Supporting Actor. The entire team take turns to take shots at that most forgettable of stories - The Smugglers.

 

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Episode 42: Dalek in a Dumbwaiter (The Evil of the Daleks)

Episode 42: Dalek in a Dumbwaiter (The Evil of the Daleks)

September 27, 2020

Antiques! Alchemy! Time travel! Daleks! David Whitaker! What could possibly go wrong for The Evil of the Daleks! It’s another missing story – but is it a lost classic, or just a needlessly padded 7-parter? Listen along to hear what we decide.

 

Over the course of the episode, Reilly volunteers to voice Kemel in Big Finish, Julie finds herself delighted by the conflict between Jamie and the Doctor, Anthony fixates on alchemy, and Don laments how the story title completely ruins the surprise of the Daleks. The whole team ponders an alternative, much darker (but still humourous) exit for Ben and Polly. 

 

If you want to watch along with us, this story is sadly mostly missing. The surviving episode is available as part of the Lost in Time DVD set, available through Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3pea8s9) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3pmd2em). You can listen to the soundtracks of the missing episodes as part of The Lost TV Episodes: Collection 4 CD set, also available through Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3DVuFWx) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3G2HeRN). We all watched the reconstruction for the missing episodes, but we wouldn’t want to be naughty and link to Dailymotion *cough*

 

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Episode 41: Almost Dodo‘d (The Faceless Ones)

Episode 41: Almost Dodo‘d (The Faceless Ones)

September 13, 2020

It’s a farewell to a couple of series regulars as we discuss a mostly-lost-but-recently-animated story in the shape of The Faceless Ones! What will the judgement be – missing classic, or are we not missing much with this one?

 

Over the course of the episode, Don develops a small obsession with the “airport creeper,” Reilly casually insults an entire city, Anthony ponders whether the Chameleons had watched any James Bond films, and Julie defends the United States Postal Service. The whole team find themselves pondering how the Chameleons had kidnapped 50,000 people, with only one person noticing.

 

If you want to watch along with us, this story is sadly missing. However, the BBC have released an animated version on DVD and Blu Ray, and you can acquire it through either Amazon UK or Amazon US.

 

If you want to watch along with us, this story is sadly missing. However, the BBC have released an animated version on DVD and Blu Ray, and you can acquire it through either Amazon US (https://amzn.to/30BtVYh) or Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3E1VNDz).

 

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Episode 40: Like Dirty Dancing, but With Crabs (The Macra Terror)

Episode 40: Like Dirty Dancing, but With Crabs (The Macra Terror)

August 23, 2020

There is no such thing as the Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! The Watchers in the Fourth Dimension do not exist! Huh? Well, it must be time for us to take an anti-authoritarian stance and discuss The Macra Terror!

 

Over the course of the episode, Don calls out the incompetence of middle management, Reilly discusses the usage of media indoctrination in this story (and how prescient it is), Anthony talks about the British class system and how the holiday camp setting feeds into that, and Julie gets excited over the Doctor’s use of a screwdriver. The whole team discusses the design of the Macra - whether they actually worked in the original, and if they were maybe better realized in animated form.

 

If you want to watch along with us, this story is sadly missing. However, the BBC have released an animated version on DVD and Blu Ray, and you can acquire it through either Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3lXCBQQ) or Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3C06pC5) .

 

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