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Doctor Who: The Metebelis 2

Doctor Who: The Metebelis 2
Description:
The Metebelis 2 is a transatlantic conversation about "Doctor Who" with Ben the Brit and David the American. Follow along as two old friends talk about their lifelong fandom of Doctor Who dating back to the 1970s and 1980s into the 21st century.

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Doctor Who: The Metebelis 2 Statistics
Episodes:
84
Average Episode Duration:
47:56
Longest Episode Duration:
1:05:19
Total Duration of all Episodes:
2 days, 19 hours, 7 minutes and 0 seconds
Earliest Episode:
19 June 2016 (7:32pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
18 July 2018 (11:54am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
9 days, 0 hours, 45 minutes and 58 seconds

Doctor Who: The Metebelis 2 Episodes

  • Metebelis 2 #84 - The Only Copy of The Beano in Wales

    18 July 2018 (11:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 52 minutes and 14 seconds

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    It has been terribly hot in the northern hemisphere, so Ben and David have their quick picks of Who stories to beat the heat. But, first how could they not comment on the new teaser for series 11 that dropped after the football final? Join the lads as they discuss recent Who news and then find out which stories to watch to leave you "cold". Opening music is "The Galactic Weed" by Geoffrey Burgon. Closing music is the opening of "The Ice Warriors" by Dudley Simpson.


  • Metebelis 2 #83 - The Sensual Sounds of Segun Akinola

    7 July 2018 (11:02am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 48 minutes and 14 seconds

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    Ben and David are excited to hear the music of Segun Akinola, the new composer for Doctor Who! Akinola will be scoring the incidental music for Series 11 and putting his mark on the show's theme song. So, this week the Metebelis Two listen to song excerpts from Akinola's SoundClound page and speculate what type of music he will bring. Opening with "Mount Nyiragongo" from the BBC documentary series "Expedition Volcano", the lads also listen to excerpts entitled "Dakika", and "Ororo". They also listen to music from "The Human Body", including "DNA", "Microglia", "Amorph", and "Codon". Then sample a couple of tracks from the BBC's "Black and British" including "David's Theme" and "Dalu". Finally they delve deeper into Akinola's back catalog with excerpts from "Following the Trail", "Abandoned", "Evil Knight", and "Nothing Left". This week's pod is a musical feast! Closing music is "Keshokutwa" also from Akinola's score for "Expedition Volcano".


  • Metebelis 2 #82 - A Rendezvous in Space and Time

    2 July 2018 (5:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes and 13 seconds

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    Ben and David meet in person for the first time in Metebelis 2 podcast recording history to celebrate their second anniversary of podcast. Join the unlikely lads as they have a Who chat with random emergency questions supplied by their listener. Opening sting is from the score for Planet of the Spider, composed by Dudley Simpson. Closing music is Mysteries by Don Harper.


  • Metebelis 2 #81 - No Clams

    25 June 2018 (5:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 38 minutes and 49 seconds

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    The Metebelis two review Genesis of the Daleks on the big silver screen. How did the cut down omnibus version not seen since 1975 fare on when projected to make Tom Baker appear 10 feet tall? What did the lads miss and what, if anything, was improved? And why did seeing Tom's interview make them a bit said. Also, in the battle of for the old man crown, who has the more antiquated television set-up. Opening music is from Dudley Simpson's score for Genesis of the Daleks and closing music is Heathcliff Blair's later rendition of the score.


  • Metebelis 2 #80 - Chekhov's Alien

    16 June 2018 (6:54pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 51 minutes and 19 seconds

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    In this episode, the Metebelis 2 continue their examination of Big Finish's Paul McGann stories with a listen to Paul Magr's "The Stones of Venice". What will the lads think of their time in 23rd century Venice in the Magrsverse? How has this story held up since its release in 2001? Opening music is from the Rolling Stone's 1974 song, "Time Waits For No One". Closing music is from Russell Stone's score of "The Stones of Venice".


  • Metebelis 2 #79 - Moffhangers

    3 June 2018 (7:40pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 50 minutes and 52 seconds

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    The Metebelis 2 wrap-up their exploration of Doctor Who cliffhangers through the various years with a look at those from the Moffat-era. What "Moffhangers" did each of the lads pick as their top five? Do Moffat cliffhangers herald back to earlier eras? Would the two rather talk about Monty Python than the Moffat years? Give a listen to find out. Opening is an excerpt of an interview with Graham Chapman, followed by Murray Gold's music from "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship". Closing Music is from Gold's amazing score for "Heaven Sent".


  • Metebelis 2 #78 - Crystal Clear

    28 May 2018 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 35 minutes and 41 seconds

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    This week, the Metebelis 2 pay homage to Graham Strong, the man behind the "crystal clear" recordings of mid-1960s Doctor Who. As fans we owe a great debt to him and his hobby of recording and archiving our favourite television show. Despite neither of us ever meeting him, we wanted to pay our respects and talk about the legacy of his and others' off-the-air recordings from the sixties. We included a few excerpts of interviews with Strong from the BBC and Fantom Films, so we could hear his perspective directly. Opening music is "Mr. Oak and Mr. Quill" composed by Dudley Simpson for Fury from the Deep and closing music is the "Propaganda Sleep Machine" by Brian Hodgson from The Macra Terror. Both stories were recorded by Strong on broadcast.


  • Metebelis 2 #77 - A Jolt of Cliffhangerness

    20 May 2018 (10:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 50 minutes and 9 seconds

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    We look back at the cliffhangers of the Russell Tiberius Davies era. With our favourite show returning to BBC1 in 2005, what would become of our beloved cliffhangers? Would RTD be able to keep cliffhangers intact with the change to a 45 minute, complete story format? Of course he did! Ben and David discuss the genius of RTD and how cliffhangers evolved to work in the revived era. What picks did the lads make as their top 'hangers'? Please give a listen! Opening music is an excerpt "I'm Coming to Get You" and closing music is from "The Doctor Forever", both by the incomparable Murray Gold.


  • Metebelis 2 #76 - We Play Cliffhangers Again, Time Lord

    7 May 2018 (8:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 54 minutes and 32 seconds

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    Ahh the 1980s... Ben and David pick five cliffhangers each that are the best, or at least representative of the John Nathan-Turner era of Doctor Who. From continuity errors from being away at school to the pitiful telephone calls of a fanboy wondering when the Romana and K9 in E-Space series was going to start, the Metebelis 2 lads explore j'tangers. Opening music is an excerpt from the "Earthshock" score by Malcom Clarke and closing music is an excerpt from the "Frontios" score by Paddy Kingsland.


  • Metebelis 2 #75 - She's Sonic Screwdriver Ready

    22 April 2018 (9:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 49 minutes and 3 seconds

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    The second Paul McGann Big Finish story, "Sword of Orion", is the focus of this week's podcast. Ben and David examine this early Nick Briggs story in both its presentations: the aforementioned 2001 Big Finish production and the earlier Audio Visuals production featuring Briggs, himself as the Doctor. What happens when "Aliens" is mixed with "The Long Good Friday" and seasoned with a liberal dose of Cyber history and callbacks? How does the introduction of a companion, Charley Pollard, impact the original script? Thoughts on these questions and more in this week's episode. Opening and closing music from the "Sword of Orion" Big Finish soundtrack, composed by Nick Briggs.


  • Metebelis 2 #74 - The Fear of Not Actually Being Real

    15 April 2018 (10:20am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 0 minutes and 13 seconds

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    Ben and David return to look at Tom Baker cliffhangers during the time of producers Hinchcilffe and Williams. What makes a stonkin' good cliffhanger of this era and do Ben and David's picks tell us more about them than the show itself? The lads also touch upon the idea of the Doctor Who multiverse, the purpose and difference between cliffhangers and wrapping up a story, and what would Moffat do differently. Opening music is an excerpt from "Escape and Recapture" by Geoffrey Burgon from "The Seeds of Doom" score and closing music is the 1970s Doctor Who theme realized by Delia Derbyshire and composed by Ron Grainer.


  • Metebelis 2 #73 - Those Must Be Actual Hired Monsters

    7 April 2018 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 52 minutes and 24 seconds

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    Once again Ben and David discuss cliffhangers and this time they delve into the wonderful Jon Pertwee era. How is it that Mac Hulke can reuse the same cliffhanger four times in a row? What is it about lava that is so scary? Are Silurians or Sea Devils more suspensful? Does David have a fear of Autons? Despite getting confused one or two times on where they were in their count, the lads had an thoughly enjoyable talk about the show in the early 1970s. Opening music is by Cary Blyton from "Doctor Who and the Silurians" soundtrack and closing music is by Malcom Clarke from "The Sea Devils" soundtrack.


  • Metebelis 2 #72 - Trout's Time Lord TED Talk

    24 March 2018 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Ben and David chat about their top cliffhangers from the Patrick Troughton era. Ben kept his choices to extant or animated episodes, but David ventured briefly into missing classics. What trout-hangers do the lads think are the best of Second Doctor's time in the TARDIS? Only one way to find out! Opening music is "Muzak" from "Time in Advance" by John Baker from "The Invasion". Closing music is the famous "Space Adventure, Part 2" by Martin Slavin and used in many 1960s stories.


  • Metebelis 2 #71 - The Biggest Slyther Fan Boy

    5 March 2018 (11:10am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 48 minutes and 39 seconds

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    Ben and David talk about their top five cliffhangers from the William Hartnell era and why the cliffhanger is such an important part of Doctor Who. But, before they delve back in time the lads discuss the new Target book covers illustrated by Anthony Dry and the new programme logo and the design of its promo video that was released in the past week or so. Opening music is "The Missing TARDIS" by Tristram Cary. Closing music is "Machinery in Tardis Goes Wild" by Brian Hodgson.


  • Metebelis 2 #70 - None of that Spoon-feeding from the Gogglebox

    25 February 2018 (8:01am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 47 minutes and 54 seconds

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    This week we travel back in time 17 years to discuss the first Paul McGann story from Big Finish: "Storm Warning". With the TV movie being a one-off, McGann's audio work is the majority of his Doctor's adventures. Ben and David discuss Big Finish and the early days of Doctor Who audio adventures. What works in the story set aboard Great Britain's doomed airship and what misses the mark? Only one way to find out... Opening music is "Aboard the R101" and closing music is "Charley Joins the Doctor". Both pieces are from Alistair Lock's score for "Storm Warning".


  • Metebelis 2 #69 - Who Fandom and the Collector Gene

    17 February 2018 (2:35pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Ben and David indulge in a hour-long conversation about collecting Doctor Who merchandise from the Target novelisations and Weetabix cards to VHS tapes and DVDs, and beyond. Does being a fan also make a person a collector? Are people still collecting as we move toward an on-demand, streaming fandom? What would Ben collect if money was no object? Are collections still a key part of Doctor Who fandom or is it only something tired old fanboys find interesting? Opening and closing music is from Dudley Simpson's score to "The Sun Makers".


  • Metebelis 2 #68 - From Sontar-Ha to Sontar Ha-Ha-Ha

    10 February 2018 (3:42pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 49 minutes and 12 seconds

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    They're booted and blue-suited! Davies and Moffat each had their own unique take on the potato-headed clone warriors in 21st century Who. Ben and David try to remember back to their return in 2008 in both Doctor Who and Sarah Jane Adventures, and then discuss Strax, the "comedy" Sontaran of the Paternoster Gang, of whose apperances tended to run together for the lads. Opening music is from Murray Gold's score of "The Sontaran Strategem". Closing music is "Thomas, Thomas" from "The Crimson Horror", which is also by Gold.


  • Metebelis 2 #67 - Sadistic Space Spuds

    4 February 2018 (6:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 51 minutes and 39 seconds

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    From the first appearance of the original spud warrior in Norman England through to the "freakishly tall" Sontaran duo in Seville, Spain, Ben and David talk about Sontarans in classic Doctor Who. What make them good monsters for children? When do they work and when do they fall, ahem, short? All this in more in this week's episode. Opening music is from "The Invasion of Time" score by Dudley Simpson. Closing music is from "The Two Doctors" score by Peter Howell.


  • Metebelis 2 #66 - The Thirteen Faces of Doctor Who

    20 January 2018 (11:36am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 53 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Back in 1981, then-Doctor Who producer John Nathan-Turner had a season of repeats called "The Five Faces of Doctor Who" that launched Peter Davison as fifth Doctor. So in this podcast, Ben and David suggest incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall have a summer season of the thirteen faces of Doctor Who to help launch Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor, and being ever so helpful, they each have compiled a list of which thirteen stories to rebroadcast. Opening music is "The Axons Approach" by Brian Hodgson. Closing music is "The Mad Man in a Box" by Murray Gold.


  • Metebelis 2 #65 - The Weariness of the Showrunner

    13 January 2018 (9:04am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 48 minutes and 19 seconds

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    With the broadcast of the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas special, the Capaldi era sadly has come to an end. Ben and David discuss the Moffat swan song and look forward to what may be coming as Jodie Whittaker takes over as the Doctor! Opening music is by OK Go, "Here It Goes Again". Closing music is by Murray Gold, "I am the Doctor". At the bitter end is a brief excerpt from "Toast of London". Don't say you were not warned!


  • Metebelis 2 #64 - Time-Scooped Chibnall Contingency Planning

    24 December 2017 (3:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 48 minutes and 28 seconds

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    Ben and David (me and not me) are making some contingency plans in case new showrunner Chris Chibnall is abducted by the time scoop. What dream team, or A-Team, would each Metebeli assemble together from the history of the programme to launch Jodi Whittaker as the new Doctor Who? Only one way to find out! Opening music is "Monster on the Moor" composed by Geoffrey Burgon from "The Terror of the Zygon" score and closing music is from Cary Blyton's score for "Death to the Daleks". (Does anyone know why Exxilons chant in Latin?)


  • Metebelis 2 #63 - A Space Costume from Space

    16 December 2017 (8:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 59 minutes and 36 seconds

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    This is Costume Smackdown! The premise is simple both Ben and David each pick five costumes, one from the Moffat-era, RTD-era, JNT-era, 1970s, and 1960s and then challenge the other to defend the costume as it fits within Doctor Who. What fashion faux pas will each Metebeli foist off on the other? Only one way to find out... Listen! Closing music is an excerpt from Dudley Simpson's score from "The Frontier in Space".


  • Metebelis 2 #62 - Braces and Suspenders

    8 December 2017 (1:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 48 minutes and 51 seconds

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    After nearly four months of mostly ignoring Doctor Who related news while the podcast spent time in the late 1970s, Ben and David are wrenched back to the here and now as they talk about the upcoming Christmas special, Whittaker's costume, the new Shada, BBC studios, shakedown at DWM, nostalgia, and more. Opening and closing music is from Paddy Kingsland's score for "Logopolis" with pieces featuring scenes with the Watcher.


  • Metebelis 2 #61 - Low-Rent Gallifrey

    7 December 2017 (10:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 1 minute and 23 seconds

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    February 1978, and the season of Doctor Who is coming to a close. A media-savvy 12 year-old, Ben knows enough about his favourite show to have finally cracked the code. A season of Doctor Who always concludes with a six-part tale... but that six parter is always made up of 2 parts and then another 4 parts. Or is it the other way around? When would the other shoe drop? This is a flashback Metebelis 2 podcast on The Invasion of Time. The opening song is Althea & Donna 1978 UK hit from "Uptown Top Ranking" and closing music is excerpts from Dudley Simpson's score for The Invasion of Time.


  • Metebelis 2 #60 - A Hundred Thousand Years of Paperwork

    22 November 2017 (9:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 46 minutes and 51 seconds

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    It's May 1982 and David has just informed his mom that they're out of tinfoil since he used up an entire roll of it to clad his life-sized K9 model that he built from cardboard boxes. Would she understand why they needed to do a grocery store right now so he could complete his own tin dog to be just like Doctor Who? This is a flashback Metebelis 2 podcast on Underworld. The opening song is George Clinton's solo R&B; hit from 1982 "Atomic Dog" and closing music is excerpts from Dudley Simpson's score for Underworld.


  • Metebelis 2 #59 - Men of a Certain Age

    12 November 2017 (8:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 57 minutes and 45 seconds

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    When Saturday comes, it's a new Doctor Who. But the trailers are worryingly monster-free. Even though the story seems to be set on Pluto (at that time young Ben's favourite planet), how could a story succeed with no monsters? And with that annoying robot dog too. It was with trepidation that, as the football scores faded away, that Ben turned to watch Doctor Who. This is a flashback Metebelis 2 podcast on The Sun Makers. The opening song is Status Quo's 1977 hit "Rockin' All Over The World" and closing music is from Dudley Simpson's score for The Sun Makers.


  • Metebelis 2 #58 - The Gestalt of Leftovers

    4 November 2017 (1:03pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 57 minutes and 5 seconds

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    It's nearly 5 o'clock on Friday, April 23, 1982 and David has a decision to make. With the weekend fast approaching, homework for sixth grade could wait, but could he put off going over to his friend's house to play the new Pac-Man game on his neighbor's Atari 2600 before dinner? Or, should he stay home and watch the new adventure of Doctor Who starting in 10 minutes. Pac-Man or Doctor Who? Decisions, decisions, decisions... This is a flashback Metebelis 2 podcast on Image of the Fendahl. Opening music is The Cars 1982 single "Think it Over". Closing music is an excerpt from the Image of the Fendahl score composed by Dudley Simpson.


  • Metebelis 2 #57 - Contact Has Been Lost

    27 October 2017 (7:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 49 minutes and 45 seconds

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    From the clips shown on Tomorrow's World, 12-year-old Ben was already a firm fan of the soon-to-released movie Star Wars. So he was deeply apprehensive of the outer space scenes in first part of the new story. Doctor Who in space? Whatever next; how could his favourite TV show compete with his new favourite movie? This is a flashback Metebelis 2 podcast on The Invisible Enemy. Opening music is The Stranglers' 1977 hit "No More Heroes". Closing music is an excerpt from the score from Part 2 of The Invisible Enemy composed by Dudley Simpson.


  • Metebelis 2 #56 - Triumph of Pebble Mill

    4 October 2017 (3:26pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 55 minutes and 23 seconds

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    It's the new series of Doctor Who! Is there any more joyous time for a young lad? 11 year-old Ben was already a firm fan of lighthouses, thanks to Blue Peter and The Goodies, so was excited to see what the Doctor and now new favourite companion Leela would find. This is a flashback Metebelis 2 podcast on Horror of Fang Rock. Opening music is "As You Please" by Raymond LeFevre, which was the theme for Pebble Mill at One. Closing music is excerpts from the Fang Rock score composed by Dudley Simpson.


  • Metebelis 2 #55 - Circle Back to the Giant Rat

    24 September 2017 (6:33am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 45 minutes and 0 seconds

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    The Robots of Death had been the greatest Doctor Who story ever. However, young Ben, age 11, was deeply suspicious about the educative appearance of Doctor Who set in Victorian times. Was this going to be Doctor Who goes "The Classic Serial"? If so, where would the monsters be? The best bit in Doctor Who. This is a flashback Metebelis 2 podcast on The Talons of Weng-Chiang. Opening music is Julie Covington's 1976 concept album, Evita. Closing music is taken from the Talons soundtrack composed by Dudley Simpson.


  • Metebelis 2 #54 - Robots Will Get You

    16 September 2017 (3:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 55 minutes and 55 seconds

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    It's Wednesday, March 24th, 1982 and 12-year-old David has just tried to explain to his skeptical mother, who the scantily clad "savage" was on his favorite after school tv show. This is a flashback Metebelis 2 podcast on The Robots of Death. Intro music is from the J. Giels Band's 1982 number 1 single on the US charts, "Centerfold". Closing music is a brief except from Dudley Simpson's score from The Robots of Death.


  • Metebelis 2 #53 - Looking for the Monsters

    18 August 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 55 minutes and 4 seconds

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    It's New Year's Day 1977 and 11-year-old Ben is still missing Sarah Jane Smith. The Deadly Assassin disappointed by bringing back an unrecognizable Master. Perhaps Sarah would return in this new story. This is a flashback Metebelis 2 Podcast on "The Face of Evil!" Intro music is from David Soul's 1977 number 1 single on the UK charts, "Don't Give Up on Us". Closing music is "The Interior of Xoanon" by Dick Mills of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.


  • Metebelis 2 #52 - Rare and Exotic Creatures

    30 July 2017 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 39 minutes and 33 seconds

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    This week, Ben gives the lowdown on three San Diego ComicCon BritBox, Titan, and BBC Doctor Who panels. Plus other discussion of recent news in the Whoniverse including the recent death of Deborah Watling, who played Victoria, Peter Capaldi's salary, and a message on behalf of the BBC complaints department. Plus we may have speculated on the casting of the next James Bond. Opening music is from "Space Time Music" part 1, composed by Wilfred Josephs and used in The Tomb of the Cybermen when Victoria and the Doctor discuss remembering family. The closing music is "Victoria" by the Kinks from the 1969 album, "Arthur".


  • Metebelis 2 #51 - The Doctress

    17 July 2017 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 23 minutes and 43 seconds

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    Surprise! Jodie Whittaker is the next Doctor! Ben and David chat about the casting of the first woman to play our hero and speculate on what it will bring in Series 11 next year. Spoiler alert: the Metebelis 2 is quite pleased with the casting. Opening music is a mash up of all the actors who have played Doctor Who on television and the 1970s series opening theme. Closing music is taken from the BBC trailer teaser the announcement from earlier this week.


  • Metebelis 2 #50 - Big Things Promised

    16 July 2017 (2:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 53 minutes and 55 seconds

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    This week is the wrap-up for Series 10. Did the Doctor, Bill, Nardole, and Missy's character arcs for the season resolve live up to their promise? What were the strengths and weakness of our favourite series starring Peter Capaldi? Plus the Metebelis 2 rate all of the stories. Listen to find out which ones they liked the best. Opening is "Bill's Theme" by Murray Gold and closing music is from the Series 10 trailer released by the BBC.


  • Metebelis 2 #49 - Deus Ex Aqua

    2 July 2017 (12:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 44 minutes and 9 seconds

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    With Series 10 coming to a conclusion, Ben and David discuss the finale and the fate of Cyber-Bill, Nardole, and the two Masters. What is going on in that final scene with the Doctor on Antarctica? Did Moffat's penultimate script as show runner press the right buttons for the Metebelis Two? Listen to find out! Opening is the Cloister Bell created by Dick Mills and closing music is from the soundtrack of "The Doctor Falls" by Murray Gold.


  • Metebelis 2 #48 - Shot Through the Heart

    26 June 2017 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 40 minutes and 20 seconds

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    In this week's episode Ben and David react to the revelations in emotionally impacting "The World and Time" and then speculate on how Steven Moffat is going to get Dr. Who out of the predicament posed by the penultimate episode of Series 10. Opening music was composed by Murray Gold and taken from this week's episode. The closing music is some classic incidental music very much associated with the Cybermen: "Space Adventure, Part 2" compose by Martin Slavin.


  • Metebelis 2 #47 - Have Popcorn, Will Time Travel

    25 June 2017 (2:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 42 minutes and 15 seconds

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    A week late, but hopefully still not short of laughs. Ben and David discus episode 10 from Series 10 of Doctor Who. Ben found "The Eaters of Light" a bit damp on first watch and talks about the Welsh landscape standing in for Scotland. While David appreciates Nardole's traveling with popcorn to TARDIS life and chuckles about Bill's deep cut to "The Goon Show". Opening music is excerpted from "Scotus" by Corvus Corax from their 2006 album "Venus Vina Musica". Closing music is an excerpt from "The Terror of the Zygons" soundtrack composed by Geoffrey Burgon.


  • Metebelis 2 #46 - Camp Coffee on Mars

    12 June 2017 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 35 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Doctor Who may have reached "peak Gatiss" with the continuity-laden "Empress of Mars". Ben and David sift through the story to find the callbacks to older stories and wonder how this episode fits within the larger context of Series 10 of Doctor Who. Ben especially delights in the return of a certain hermaphrodite hexapod from the Pertwee era. Open music is the theme to the 1958 movie, "The Vikings" composed by Mario Nascimbene as described by Bill in story "as amazing". Closing music is an excerpt from "Skaldak" by Murray Gold composed for Mark Gatiss' earlier Ice Warrior story, "Cold War".


  • Metebelis 2 #45 - Finale of the Monkey Trilogy

    5 June 2017 (9:24am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 44 minutes and 23 seconds

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    Join Ben and David this week as they discuss "The Lie of the Land", the conclusion of the mid-Series 10 Monk Trilogy. What worked for the duo and what led to Monday morning script editor second guesses? Intro music is from Murray Gold's score for the story with Pearl Mackie's "counter-programming" voice-over. Closing Music look forwards to next week's episode with the opening theme composed by Dudley Simpson from the 1967 Troughton story, "The Ice Warriors".


  • Metebelis 2 #44 - Biohazards Venting

    30 May 2017 (11:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 43 minutes and 10 seconds

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    In this week's episode, Ben and David discuss the middle story in Series 10's Monk Trilogy, "The Pyramid at the End of the World." Sifting through the heavy-handed plot to find the diamonds hidden in the rough. Is this biotech worst lab in Britain or a sign of things to come post-Brexit? Intro music is from Murray Gold's series 8 composition, "Hello, Hello", a variation of which was the intro for last week. The closing song is "I Can See Clearly Now" from 1972 written and sung by Johnny Nash.


  • Metebelis 2 #43 - Moffat Haereticum

    22 May 2017 (11:55am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 47 minutes and 42 seconds

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    In this episode, David explains why he thinks the monk are actually undead Exxilons out for revenge. Ben notes the similarities between the complexity of the Monk's plans and the Kraals and the Cybermen. The conversation continues on to discuss the nature of Missy and the Doctor's relationship. And then the two delve into the nature of reality. Finally, in a postscript after the closing music, David asks is suicide an appropriate topic for family teatime telly. Intro Music is from Murray Gold's soundtrack for "Extremis". Closing music is from Dudley Simpson's score for "The Android Invasion".


  • Metebelis 2 #42 - Air Tight

    15 May 2017 (12:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 53 minutes and 2 seconds

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    Ben and David heap praise upon the fifth episode of Series 10, "Oxygen" by Jamie Mathieson. A classic base-under-siege story with an anti-capitalist message at its core. Intro Music is a montage of "Where No Man Has Gone Before", also know as the them from Star Trek: the Original Series, composed by Alexander Courage and Murray Gold's opening incidental music for "Oxygen" combined with Peter Capaldi's reading of Mathieson's script. Closing Music is an excerpt from "Breathe" from Pink Floyd's 1973 album, "The Dark Side of the Moon".


  • Metebelis 2 #41 - Space Wood Lice

    8 May 2017 (10:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 37 minutes and 35 seconds

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    "Knock, Knock"? Who's there? It's the Metebelis 2 with our conversation about the fourth story in Series 10 of Doctor Who, David Suchet guest appearance, and the relationship between space wood lice and Krynoids. Is there a connection between Bill and the Doctor's granddaughter, Susan? Who is playing Beethoven on the other side of the vault door? Intro music from "Summer in the City" from Quincy Jones' 1973 album "You've Got It Bad Girl". Closing music: Adagio from J.S. Bach's Sonata No. 1 in G minor performed by Itzhak Perlman.


  • Metebelis 2 #40 - Fish Pies and Fish Poo

    1 May 2017 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 38 minutes and 24 seconds

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    The TARDIS lands back in 1814 for the final Frost Fair on the frozen Thames. Join Ben and David as they chat about "Thin Ice", Sarah Dollard's second script for Doctor Who, as they discuss mile-long fish, street urchins, and fish poo. Intro and outro music by Murray Gold from the "Thin Ice" soundtrack.


  • Metebelis 2 #39 - Smile for Me

    24 April 2017 (10:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 40 minutes and 12 seconds

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    Bill and the Doctor head off in the TARDIS to Wheat World... er Valencia, Spain... er Gliese 581D and meet up with homocidal smiling emoji robot interfaces, while Nardole stays behind on Earth to put the tea kettle on and keep an eye on the mysterious vault. From "Billie's Choice" to post structuralist philopshers to rushed endings, Ben and David chat about what all "Smile" means. Intro music from "Smile" by Murray Gold. Closing music from "Ashes to Ashes" by David Bowie.


  • Metebelis 2 #38 - Bill and the Movellan Cover Band

    17 April 2017 (9:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 32 minutes and 32 seconds

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    Yay! Series 10 has arrived and Ben and David chat about their first impressions of "The Pilot" and the debut of Bill as the Doctor's newest assistant. Did she pass the test? Did Nardole live up to expectations? What's behind the basement vault doors? Is Heather too powerful? Just like Bill, the Metebelis 2 have many questions. Opening and closing music by Murray Gold from "The Pilot".


  • Metebelis 2 #37 - Sonic Screwdriver Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

    9 April 2017 (4:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 53 minutes and 22 seconds

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    With only one week away from the start of Doctor Who Series 10, Ben and David dissect the four Series 10 trailers and speculate what they all could mean. To limit the risk of spoilers, the conversation is limited to the four trailers, announced episode titles, and Pearl Mackie's introduction to Bill. Opening music is "A Good Man, An Incredible Liar" from "Death in Heaven" and closing music is signature theme from "The Caretaker". Both pieces are by Murray Gold and are from Doctor Who, Series 8.


  • Metebelis 2 #36 - Dalek Lolly-palooza

    3 April 2017 (4:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 0 minutes and 37 seconds

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    Our copies of Vworp Vworp #3 arrived! So this week on M2P we "unbox" the fanzine. Then after a week of reading through the issue cover-to-cover, we give our reactions and talk about the differences in how Doctor Who was experienced in the UK and the US. Ben concludes the episode with a tribute to Who fandom. Opening music is "Wall of Flame" by Tristram Cary from "The Daleks' Master Plan", interlude music is an excerpt from "Day Tripper" by The Beatles, and we close with "Dalek Spaceship Takes Off" by Brian Hodgson of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.


  • Metebelis 2 #35 - Suited and Booted

    27 March 2017 (5:36am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 51 minutes and 35 seconds

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    This week on the M2P, David and Ben look at the women companions of the Doctor from Susan to Sarah. Do companions start out well, but lose definition as their time in the TARDIS goes on? What are the rare qualities that make a good assistant? Which companion is the rarest of all? Who's slightly eccentric, but everything you want in an assistant? And, is Sarah Jane the yardstick by which all companions are measured? These questions and more in our look at the first ladies of Doctor Who. Intro music is "Frantic Fracas" by Johnny Hawksworth and used as music in the Inferno nightclub in "The War Games". Closing music is "Jo Frees the Doctor" by Malcolm Clarke from "The Sea Devils".


 
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