Saturday, 15 July 2017

Episode 44: Finale: Discussion about Doctor Who Season 4

Luke, Nick and Ben discuss Season 4 of Doctor Who (1966/1967) and determine what it was about, what it succeeded in and why its so important to Doctor Who.

Oh, this is the last video/podcast/BlogSpot post. Thanks for watching and listening. Keep watching Doctor Who, folks.

Ok, so I'm lying...

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Episode 41: The Evil of the Daleks Part 5: Let's Play Trains

Ben, Luke and Nick watch Daleks at their most evil: causing a country manor special of Doctor Who. But is it a good one?

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Episode 40: The Evil of the Daleks Part 4: Humans and the Human Factor

Ben, Luke and Nick get the closest they will ever be to the Doctor in this episode, in that they are also mostly off screen and nodding occasionally

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Episode 39: The Evil of the Daleks Part 3: Not Like Moffat

Ben, Luke and Nick see the finale of the podcast in sight, and so end up looking at the finales of Doctor Who. Also, Evil part 3.

Episode 38: The Evil of the Daleks Part 2: Competency of the Daleks

Our three intrepid heroes, Ben, Luke and Nick, dive into an unknown world, that of strange moving pictures. Do they enjoy their adventures in this bizzare realm?

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Episode 37: The Evil of the Daleks Episode 1: Romping around Borough de Chelsea

One last crime drama mystery for us to start this last story of this season. A romp in Chelsea, dancing in bars, the poshest man in the world, this story draws on the '60s very well.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Episode 36: The Faceless Ones Episode 6: Champagne Socialism Revolution

This plot resolves itself remarkably quickly. Let's instead answer questions such as; how much did this cost? Who is David Ellis? How does Champagne Socialism relate to the Faceless Ones? Find out in this conclusion.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Episode 35: The Faceless Ones Episode 5: Contrasts

A great number of contrasts are found in this episode, with clever yet silly villains, simplistic and complicated ideas about identity and villainy and a moral dilemma placed in a traditional Doctor Who story.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Episode 34: The Faceless Ones Episode 4: Escapism Orbit

Sci-fi of the past and sci-fi of the present battles each other to see which is more interesting in this episode. Also includes space and love.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Episode 33: The Faceless Ones Episode 3: The Crime of Comedy

This serial turns into a crime drama and our three critics don't mind it. The subject of comedy in Doctor Who is also discussed, it isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Sunday, 23 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.

Sunday, 16 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.

Sunday, 2 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!"

Sunday, 26 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.

Sunday, 19 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.

Sunday, 12 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.

Sunday, 5 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.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Episode 24: The Moonbase Episode 2: Idiots Among Us

Doctor Who and the Trouble with Feminism, by Gerry Davis. Also includes bizarre plans and exemplary Troughton acting.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Episode 23: The Moonbase Episode 1: Reality Whiplash

Ben, Luke and Nick discuss the reveals of monsters in Classic Who, the trouble with science in sci-fi and take note of the gravity of the situation.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Episode 22: The Underwater Menace Episode 4: Cod God

This serial is a mad one, ending in a good old massacre. Fish, nuclear reactors and endless corridors, truly the staple of a Classic Doctor Who fan.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Episode 21: The Underwater Menace Episode 3: Pisces de Resistance

This mad episode captivates Ben, Luke and Nick with its fish-people striking, Troughton in sunglasses and hammy old Zaroff.
Nothing in ze world can stop us now.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Episode 20: The Underwater Menace Episode 2: The Sharaz Jek of Laughs

Earth-shattering kabooms are what Zaroff wants and what we scoff at. Other things on the derisory menu are music, religion and fish. Troughton's great though. We like him.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Episode 19: The Underwater Menace Episode 1: The Menace of Caves

Ben, Nick and Luke discuss the fallacies of exploring caves, mad German scientists and the fish people, discovering a odd connection between them and a certain fan-film...

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Episode 18: The Highlanders Episode 4: Twee Denouement

Bizarrely enough, this one's an average episode. Shame about the other three. The trio muse about this poor serial's existence in general, concluding it did the best it could.

"Oh dear, this is really all too much" - Algernon Ffinch, 1746.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Episode 17: The Highlanders Episode 3: Failed

The trio are unimpressed by this episode; despite its gun-toting, burglarising, cross-dressing, third-party conniving themes. The writer is given a right good seeing to.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Episode 16: The Highlanders Episode 2: The Lost and the Found

Floundering on things to talk about in this clunker, Nick, Luke and Ben resort to giving pet names to motor cars and theorising where all the missing episodes are. Certainly not in Scotland, that's for sure.