Saturday, 22 April 2017

Episode 32: The Faceless Ones Episode 2: The Sound of Spies

This episode is turned into a spy thriller, according to Nick, Ben and Luke, with a great soundscape and tense atmosphere, aided by great performances. It's winning them over.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Episode 31: The Faceless Ones Episode 1: One's Authoritarian Dilemma

Malcolm Hulke swings right off the bat with moral dilemmas the fight between an anarchic Doctor and authority continues and jokes about numbers. All in an airport. Ben, Nick and Luke enjoy this one.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Episode 30: The Macra Terror Episode 4: Not a Happy Ending

Emotions run high and the end is nigh for the Macra and the Terror, but is this a happy ending? Luke, Nick and Ben tell it like it is.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Episode 29: The Macra Terror Episode 3: Better than Jaws

Whilst this is a weak episode, its content remains worthy of discussion. Sharks, brainwashing, idioms and tense music are discussed by Ben, Nick and Luke. Speaking of idioms; here's one; "Subscribe now!"

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Episode 28: The Macra Terror Episode 2: Indoctrinated

Luke produces a thesis on why this episode is so good; the fear, the terror, the paranoia, the gas-lighting. Here's a story that Nick, Ben and Luke all attempt very hard to fault it and fail. This is good.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Episode 27: The Macra Terror Episode 1: Black to Platt

This curiously complicated episode draws many comparisons from Luke, Nick and Ben. Its themes of paranoia, culture and crabs are all intensely scrutinised, as are comparisons with episodes fifty years later.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Episode 26: The Moonbase Episode 4: The God and the Machine

Patrick Troughton's Doctor is rounding up as an all-powerful all knowing figure, as are the Cybermen into completely robotic automatons, a shadow of humanity. God and the Machine collide on the Moon. It ends abruptly. Luke, Ben and Nick chastise.