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.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Episode 25: The Moonbase Episode 3: Trouble of the Cybermen

An intriguing discussion about how difficult it is to write Cybermen forms the base of this episode, supplemented with talk about feminism and science.