398 episodes

Regular podcast featuring a unique and in-depth discussions covering Doctor Who and other classic TV.

Your hosts are Christian Cawley and James McLean.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 18 Ratings

Regular podcast featuring a unique and in-depth discussions covering Doctor Who and other classic TV.

Your hosts are Christian Cawley and James McLean.

    Contemporary Language in Sci-fi TV and Movies

    Contemporary Language in Sci-fi TV and Movies

    In this podcast, Christian Cawley and James McLean commence a conversation that takes them into an unexpected direction, namely language.

    Why is representation of contemporary language so poor in TV and movies? Beyond expletives in Hollywood movies, the representation of what we archaicly refer to as "street talk" is in most cases laughable.




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    We also have a Patreon, which comes with a free trial and 3 tiers. Learn more at www.patreon.com/kasterborous.

    (This episode was published first on Patreon.)

    • 46 min
    Remembering William Russell - The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Commentary

    Remembering William Russell - The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Commentary

    Esteemed British actor William Russell sadly passed away on June 4th, 2024, at the age of 99. An actor with a career spanning 73 years, his final screen appearance was, of course, in a 2022 Doctor Who episode, The Power of the Doctor.

    Over the years, Russell (who also acted under the name Russell Enoch) accumulated a remarkable 109 screen and audio credits (based on an IMDb figure which we suspect is incomplete) dating back to 1949.

    In this podcast, we take a look at Russell's most famous role before Doctor Who. 30 episodes of The Adventures of Sir Lancelot were recorded, a show that was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Such a hit, in fact, that some episodes were recorded in colour, way back in 1956!

    So, join Christian Cawley and James McLean as they watch, and talk over, episode 1 of The Adventures of Sir Lancelot.




    Shownotes
    The Adventures of Sir Lancelot, episode 1, on YouTube
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    We also have a Patreon, which comes with a free trial and 3 tiers. Learn more at www.patreon.com/kasterborous.

    • 35 min
    An Unearthly Child Commentary

    An Unearthly Child Commentary

    James introduces Magnus to An Unearthly Child, a planned kommentary podkast that has found bittersweet timing with the sad passing of William Russell, the actor who played Ian Chesterton, and James’ beside framed autograph. 

    Explore An Unearthly Child through the eyes of a being who has never seen it before!




    Shownotes
    An Unearthly Child is not available on BBC iPlayer. However, you can find it on DailyMotion
    (If you're watching along, there is a short 1m, 6s break early in the episode.)




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    We also have a Patreon, which comes with a free trial and 3 tiers. Learn more at www.patreon.com/kasterborous.

    • 41 min
    Space Babies and The Devil's Chord reviewed

    Space Babies and The Devil's Chord reviewed

    James McLean welcomes back the enigmatic Magnus to discuss the new adventures of Doctor Who. Series 14 is with us, but what is the Kasterborous take on Space Babies and The Devil's Chord episodes?

    Well, there is only one way to find out. (Actually two, but unless you're prepared to track down James and Magnus and ask them face-to-face, listening to this podcast is your best option.)




    Shownotes

    Doctor Who Series 14 on BBC iPlayer
    Doctor Who Series 14 on Disney+




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    • 47 min
    It's 25 Years Since The Phantom Menace Ruined/Revived Star Wars

    It's 25 Years Since The Phantom Menace Ruined/Revived Star Wars

    Incredibly, it is 25 years since The Phantom Menace hit cinemas and launched a revival of Star Wars that continues to this day. 

    Inspired by the discovery of a 4K vs 35mm comparison video on YouTube, Christian Cawley and James McLean discuss The Phantom Menace. From watching it for the first time, to modern questions and inconsistencies, this talk hits a number of key points about Star Wars pre- and post-Disney acquisition.

    After all, Disney didn't have a hand in Caravan of Courage, did they?




    Shownotes




    The Phantom Menace 25th Annniversary screenings
    The Phantom Menace 4K vs 35mm
    Masters of the Universe: Revolution
    X-Men '97


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    • 49 min
    Philip Bates Talks Racoons, Doctor Who Companions, and UNIT Books

    Philip Bates Talks Racoons, Doctor Who Companions, and UNIT Books

    We're back with a new, later-than-planned podcast with guest Philip Bates of The Doctor Who Companion. 

    Philip chats to Christian Cawley about some projects he's working on with Candy Jar Books, which includes some books on The Racoons, an update to Companions: Fifty Years of Doctor Who Assistants called Companions: Sixty Years of Doctor Who Assistants (announced here for the first time!), and a new UNIT book.

    (Apologies, there is a small hiss on Philip's mic, which we tried to remove early on and in post-production, and this is as good as it gets.)

    Shownotes





    Candy Jar Books
    The Celestial Toy Maker Blu-ray trailer

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

futoomph ,

Yes…No…I Don’t Know

Rarely agree with a word they say, but likeable trio of Doctor Who fans who give an interesting angle on the latest episodes. James “Yes, No, I Don’t Know” McLean fights his inner turmoil in an ongoing saga that can never have a good ending.

Murjim2 ,

Hmmm

Feels like this has lost its way somewhat. The episode reviewing the first Gatwa story was a real fun free zone with James and what sounded like a female clone of him, droning on about agency and patriarchy whilst sounding half asleep.

NikNikSmith ,

Great DW podcast!

Been listening to this podcast for many years and one of the best out there. Keep up the good work guys!

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