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Doctor Who is not just one of the world's longest-running science fiction TV shows, but it's also generated a prolific amount of tie-in books, often with strong literary merit. Join Jason from the Trap One Podcast on a solo journey through the Target novelizations, in publication order.

Doctor Who Literature Jason Miller

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Doctor Who is not just one of the world's longest-running science fiction TV shows, but it's also generated a prolific amount of tie-in books, often with strong literary merit. Join Jason from the Trap One Podcast on a solo journey through the Target novelizations, in publication order.

    Episode 105 - Timelash (with Simon Guerrier -- LIVE)

    Episode 105 - Timelash (with Simon Guerrier -- LIVE)

    Recorded live at Gallifrey One in Los Angeles last week, Simon Guerrier -- author of the magisterial new biography of David Whitaker -- sits down with me, and Mark from Trap One -- to discuss one of Doctor Who's more controversial episodes... Timelash. Plus, a brief recap of Gally.

    Mark and I also collaborated on a Trap One Gally Field Report.

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    "Doctor Who– Timelash" features cover art by David McAllister.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

    Please e-mail the pod at DrWhoLiterature@gmail.com.

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 104 - Galaxy Four (with Stacey Smith? LIVE)

    Episode 104 - Galaxy Four (with Stacey Smith? LIVE)

    Live from Los Angeles, it's Saturday night... or rather, Sunday morning at Gallifrey One. Welcome to the first of three live interviews recorded at the con, with another to follow next week and the third to follow in a couple of months. The accomplished and well-traveled and glamorous Stacey Smith? rejoins me to discuss one of Doctor Who's less remembered, but possible underrated, 1960s episodes.

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    "Doctor Who – Galaxy Four" features cover art by Andrew
    Skilleter.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

    Please e-mail the pod at DrWhoLiterature@gmail.com.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 103 - The Twin Dilemma (with Graeme Burk)

    Episode 103 - The Twin Dilemma (with Graeme Burk)

    This week's Doctor Who novelization is The Twin Dilemma. Which, when you rank Doctor Who's TV stories from best to worst, is almost always at the bottom of the list.

    And our Doctor Who Literature guest this week is Graeme Burk, from one of Jason's favorite Doctor Who podcasts, Reality Bomb.

    Please listen to the two Doctor Who Essentials episodes of Reality Bomb, here and here.

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    "Doctor Who – The Twin Dilemma" features cover art by Andrew
    Skilleter.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

    Please e-mail the pod at DrWhoLiterature@gmail.com.

    You can catch all past episodes at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/doctorwholit


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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 102 - The Time Monster (with Si Hart)

    Episode 102 - The Time Monster (with Si Hart)

    After two weeks celebrating "The Gunfighters", we now spend a week tolerating, or at least giving a curt head nod to, "The Time Monster". Why was this one of the last Pertwee stories to be novelized? If the TV scripts were co-written by Barry Letts, why does Terrance Dicks appear to have so little patience for it?

    Check out Si's Library of Impossible Things podcast.

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    "Doctor Who – The Time Monster" features cover art by Andrew
    Skilleter.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

    Please e-mail the pod at DrWhoLiterature@gmail.com.

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 101-B - The Gunfighters Part II (with Jim Sangster)

    Episode 101-B - The Gunfighters Part II (with Jim Sangster)

    Jim Sangster rejoins me this week -- this time in the interviewer's seat -- as we continue our deep dive into The Gunfighters. Why was a particular 1983 Doctor Who hardcover reference book so hard on the story? Did the story effectively kill the historical genre in '60s Who? Was this the lowest-rated story of all time? Is the inclusion of the ballad a betrayal of the Western genre?

    Jim and I both love this story to bits. Which is why we spent two weeks on it and not just one.

    Sampled or narrated this week:

    --The final pitch of Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.

    --The theme to US TV's The Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp.

    --Frankie Laine sings the theme to Gunfight at O.K. Corral.

    --The theme to Gerry Anderson's Four Feather Falls.

    --The Doctor Who discussion in U.S. sportswriter Allen Barra's now out-of-print Inventing Wyatt Earp.

    In short, Jim and I had a delightful two weeks in Tombstone. Next week a new guest and I will be off to Atlantis... will that be as much fun?

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    "Doctor Who – The Gunfighters" features cover art by Andrew
    Skilleter.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

    Please e-mail the pod at DrWhoLiterature@gmail.com.

    You can catch all past episodes at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/doctorwholit]


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 101-A -- The Gunfighters Part I (with Jim Sangster)

    Episode 101-A -- The Gunfighters Part I (with Jim Sangster)

    Jason loves The Gunfighters. Unreservedly and without irony. It ranked as #13 on his Top 60 of-all-time Doctor Who stories as announced in November 2023.

    So this episode about the novelization needs to be big, epic, as widescreen as Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas (and Deforest Kelley!) in John Sturges' Gunfight at the OK Corral.

    This week, Jim Sangster and I focus primarily on the behind-the-scenes production chaos behind the making of Doctor Who's third production season, which informs a lot about why Gunfighters is one of the show's last pure historicals. Jason also touches briefly on the context of the novelization, and then next week, both Jim and I are back for more rootin' tootin' Gunfighters.

    The Harvey Keitel interview referenced in this episode can be viewed here.

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    "Doctor Who – The Gunfighters" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

    Please e-mail the pod at DrWhoLiterature@gmail.com.

    You can catch all past episodes at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/doctorwholit


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    • 1 hr 21 min

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