A podcast about Doctor Who with Ben from England and David from America. Two guys talking about their favourite programme on the telly, making a few jokes along the way, and having the odd, occasional insight. Entertaining conversation.
#170 - It's So Bizarre That It Just Works
City of Death is a masterpiece, but what of the other stories of Season 17. Find out what works for us and what didn't from Disco Thalls to more Who monsters being incorporated into David's Dungeons & Dragons games to Ben's lack of love for Cambridge University and Shada; all this and more. Open music is Soldeed's flurry from the Horns of Nimon and closing music is from the 2013 BBC Prom's orchestral version of City of Death theme, both composed by Dudley Simpson. This episode was recorded 16 September 2020.
#169 - The Key to Tamm
We discuss season 16, the Key to Time, where for David, Doctor Who mingles freely with Dungeons & Dragons. Ben explains how writing a season arc always seems easier than it is and that it's important to know how the arc will conclude before running out of money. David explains why he believes Philip Madoc was not miscast in The Power of Kroll and Ben wishes that the production team of Graham Williams and Tony Read had done a better job of crafting stories for Mary Tamm so she would have stayed for season 17. Opening music is Dick Mill's sound scape for the "White Guardian's Windbells". Closing music is from "The Stones of Blood" soundtrack composed by the Dudley Simpson. This episode was recorded 15 August 2020.
#168 - Fantastic News
We discuss the big news from Big Finish of Christopher Eccleston reprising his role as the Doctor with the first stories to be released in May of 2021. We speculate on companions, writers, and more. Opening music is "Westminster Bridge" and closing music is "I'm Coming to Get You" both from Series 1 and composed by the Murray Gold. This episode was recorded 9 August 2020.
#167 - The Talking Cabbage
A discussion about the Leela years in Doctor Who focusing in on Tom Baker and the behind-the-scenes change in the production office and how Leela's character's arc imploded in season 15, where ambition hit the hard wall of lack of money. Ben theorizes that K9 is the talking cabbage that Tom always wanted as a companion and may explain why he stayed on for season 16. While David wonders why Boucher and Holmes dropped Leela's "Pygmalion" storyline in their season 15 scripts. Opening and closing music is from "The Invasion of Time" soundtrack composed by the incredible Dudley Simpson. This episode was recorded 5 August 2020.
#166 - The Phantom of the Panopticon
Through the millennia, the Podcasters of Metebelis Two led a life of peace and ordered calm, protected from all threats from other podcasts by their great obscurity. But this was to change. Suddenly and terribly, the Podcasters faced the most dangerous crisis in their long history... Opening music is Alice Cooper's "Welcome to My Nightmare" from the same-titled 1975 album. Closing music is from "The Deadly Assassin" soundtrack composed by Dudley Simpson. This episode was recorded 27 July 2020.
#165 - Eldrad Is a Jerk
We say hello to season 14 and goodbye to Sarah Jane as we talk about The Masque of Mandragora and The Hand of Fear. Ben wishes there was a monster in Masque and David recalls being inspired to research the Cult of Demnos at the library. Despite our appreciation of Stephen Thorne, Ben wishes Eldrad remained portrayed by the otherworldly Judith Paris, or possible by Lis Sladen. David questions whether the Bristol Boys' story was strong enough to support the darker themes of the story. Opening music is "Basse danse La brosse, Tripla / Tourdion" performed by the Ulsamer Collegium. Closing music is "Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow Wow", composed by Joseph Tabrar, and sung by Helen Mirren and Peter Sellers from the ill-conceived movie: "The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu". This episode was recorded 19 July 2020.
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Twice the fun
Great , and informative chat on Doctor Who , and other stuff as well . Just like two mates chatting in the pub , but much better than that .