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The Cloister Room

The Cloister Room
Description:
A Podcast about Doctor Who and Other Things, featuring Tom Dickinson and Louis Mitas.

Homepage: http://thecloisterroom.libsyn.com

RSS Feed: http://thecloisterroom.com/rss

The Cloister Room Statistics
Episodes:
207
Average Episode Duration:
46:44
Longest Episode Duration:
1:29:34
Total Duration of all Episodes:
6 days, 17 hours, 14 minutes and 1 second
Earliest Episode:
13 August 2018 (6:22pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
1 January 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
11 days, 7 hours, 50 minutes and 18 seconds

The Cloister Room Episodes

  • The Cloister Room 044 - Agricultural Angels

    21 November 2012 (4:39am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 42 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Tom and Louis return with their much-delayed review of The Angels Take Manhattan, as well as some general thoughts on the first half of Doctor Who’s seventh series.



  • The Cloister Room 043 - Random Bits of Thing

    29 September 2012 (5:49pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 44 minutes and 41 seconds

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    It’s yet another episode of The Cloister Room! Tom and Louis discuss the ups and downs of The Power of Three, and get drawn off on a long tangent about who is fit to run Doctor Who when Moffat eventually steps down.



  • The Cloister Room 042 - I Was Expecting Steampunk

    22 September 2012 (5:59pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 36 minutes and 49 seconds

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    Doctor Who is back again for the third week running! We’re getting spoiled, aren’t we? In any case, Tom and Louis have turned their attention toward “A Town Called Mercy.”



  • The Cloister Room 041 - The Hexagonal Ball Standard

    15 September 2012 (2:52am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 36 minutes and 13 seconds

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    While Tom is entranced with by the Dinosaurs (ON A SPACESHIP!), Louis has numerous grievances to air. Topics of discussion include unlikely coincidences, action figures, and Dazzler. Spoilers abound.



  • The Cloister Room 040 - Wh-Wha? What's-Its-It-Uh-Wha? What's Going On?

    7 September 2012 (2:22am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 36 minutes and 51 seconds

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    New Doctor Who has arrived, and with it, it has brought every Dalek ever. Oh, and one massive, confusing, exciting surprise. Which is the source of our titular confusion. Join Tom and Louis for some head scratching. There are, of course, spoilers for Asylum of the Daleks. Which is the episode we're discussing.



  • The Cloister Room 039 - The Most Boring of Pseudoscience

    1 September 2012 (12:51am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 14 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Before Doctor Who series seven begins, Tom and Loius briefly resume their discussion of Doctor Who’s eighteenth season. Teenagers, large numbers, and cruelty to doves—you know it’s gotta be Full Circle!



  • The Cloister Room 038 - No Hounds Were Harmed

    25 August 2012 (9:05pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 17 minutes and 51 seconds

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    After an extended absence, Tom and Louis return to discuss the second series of that OTHER Moffat show, Sherlock.



  • The Cloister Room 037 - Does HE know about IT?

    10 May 2012 (10:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 24 minutes and 22 seconds

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    Hey! It's Tom and Louis discussing the early episodes of Awake. Just in time for... the late episodes for Awake.

    You're judging us. Stop judging us.



  • The Cloister Room 036 - They Don't Humanize the Human

    8 April 2012 (12:19am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 17 minutes and 58 seconds

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    This week Tom and Louis continue their journey through Season 18 with a chat about the classic story Meglos. Digressions occur.



  • The Cloister Room 035 - Such Was JJ Abrams' Hubris

    9 March 2012 (2:19am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 20 minutes and 13 seconds

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    Tom and Louis discuss recent developments on Fringe. Well, recent-ish. It might be two episodes past its sell-by date, but we guarantee it still tastes oh so good.



  • The Cloister Room 034 - Write That Down in Your Copybook Now

    4 March 2012 (9:24pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 21 minutes and 5 seconds

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    This week on The Cloister Room, Tom and Louis begin watching experiencing the Bidmead era of Doctor Who. That’s right, it’s 1980 all over again, and we’re watching Season Eighteen.

    This week, we explore the finer points of Tachyon Image Generation for a discussion of The Leisure Hive.



  • The Cloister Room 033 - Intense Digesting Action

    12 February 2012 (12:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 15 minutes and 0 seconds

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    This week on the Cloister Room, Tom and Louis awaken from a long winter's nap to discuss the Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe, and chat a bit about Doctor Who's future.



  • The Cloister Room 032 - Intelligent Slop

    13 December 2011 (12:56am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 55 minutes and 32 seconds

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    This week on The Cloister Room, Tom and Louis reminisce on the brilliance of Series Six of Doctor Who (as well as some of the less brilliant parts). Also, they talk about the first couple episodes of Fox's new show Terra Nova, and throw in some discussion of the current season of Fringe and some cursory discussion of a couple other science fiction shows. Please note: the last couple of minutes contain vague spoilers for the end of Battlestar Galactica.



  • The Cloister Room 031 - "What Have We Learned Today?"

    16 October 2011 (12:32am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 51 minutes and 44 seconds

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    This week on The Cloister Room, Tom and Louis unpack the myriad implications of the Wedding of River Song. What they find may surprise you. Also: they talk about nothing else.

    Tom's recap of The Wedding of River Song on The Faster Times:

    http://www.thefastertimes.com/tvrecapsandnews/2011/10/02/doctor-who-series-6-finale-recap-facing-death-or-faking-death/



  • The Cloister Room 030 - Giant Amy Pond Face

    1 October 2011 (2:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 54 minutes and 32 seconds

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    This week on The Cloister Room, Louis and Tom explore the depths of the department store in Closing Time, and what they find my surprise you. And they travel through time and alternate dimensions to bring you some contentious discussion on the end of Fringe's third season and the beginning of its fourth.

    Tom's recap of Closing Time on The Faster Times:

    http://www.thefastertimes.com/tvrecapsandnews/2011/09/24/doctor-who-recap-series-6-episode-12-talk-baby-to-me/



  • The Cloister Room 029 - I'm Sorry I Killed You, Peter Davison!

    24 September 2011 (2:11pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 43 minutes and 6 seconds

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    This week Tom and Louis examine the God Complex and uncover the truth about the Doctor's greatest fear. The answer may surprise you. Also, Louis is right. Then, they FINALLY finish the first season of Eighth Doctor Adventures by discussing Human Resources.

    Tom's recap of The God Complex on The Faster Times

    http://www.thefastertimes.com/tvrecapsandnews/2011/09/17/doctor-who-recap-series-6-episode-11-fear-and-faith/



  • The Cloister Room 028 - How They Frict

    17 September 2011 (3:19am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 41 minutes and 3 seconds

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    This week Tom and Louis take on Doctor Who: "The Girl Who Waited," and attempt to unravel the potent psychological metaphor of the green anchor and the red waterfall. Tom picks on Louis a lot. Like, more than usual. And then they talk about Torchwood: Miracle Day, which is now done. 

    Tom's recaps at The Faster Times:

    Doctor Who: "The Girl Who Waited" 

    http://www.thefastertimes.com/tvrecapsandnews/2011/09/11/doctor-who-recap-series-6-episode-10-rorys-choice/

    Torchwood: Miracle Day: "The Blood Line"

    http://www.thefastertimes.com/tvrecapsandnews/2011/09/10/torchwood-miracle-day-recap-episode-10-playing-the-field/



  • The Cloister Room 027 - Please Fix Our Financial Troubles

    9 September 2011 (2:20am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 40 minutes and 14 seconds

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    The Cloister Room 027 - Please Fix Our Financial Troubles

    This week Tom and Louis discuss Doctor Who: "Night Terrors", and propose potential solutions to the financial issues raised (but never addressed) in the universe. And even though they're a bit frustrated by Torchwood: Miracle Day, they have a few things to say about the latest episode, "The Gathering." 

    TOM'S SHAMELESS PLUGS:

    Recap/Review of Doctor Who: "Night Terrors" for The Faster Times

    http://www.thefastertimes.com/tvrecapsandnews/2011/09/04/doctor-who-recap-series-6-episode-9-the-cupboard-revisited/

    Recap/Review of Torchwood: Miracle Day: "The Gathering" for The Faster Times

    http://www.thefastertimes.com/tvrecapsandnews/2011/09/03/torchwood-miracle-day-recap-episode-bland-canyon/

    LOUIS'S SHAMELESS PLUGS:

    The poor man still has none.

    RELEVANT LINKS:

    http://www.zefrank.com/sandwich/tool.html

    http://feelinglistless.blogspot.com/2011/09/doctor-couldnt-die-when-hes-supposed-to.html



  • The Cloister Room 026 - Clearly I Am Not A Farmer

    29 August 2011 (7:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 50 minutes and 28 seconds

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    Doctor Who is back on our screens and in our hearts. Tom and Louis discuss "Let's Kill Hitler" and there's plenty of baseless speculation to go around. Plus, now that Tom is caught up on Torchwood: Miracle Day, he and Louis discuss the latest developments in that area.

    TOM'S SHAMELESS PLUGS:

    Recap/Review of "Let's Kill Hitler" for The Faster Times: http://www.thefastertimes.com/tvrecapsandnews/2011/08/27/doctor-who-recap-series-6-episode-8-putting-hitler-in-the-cupboard/

    Tumblog (featuring Classic Who tumblin'): http://nowwearealltom.tumblr.com

    LOUIS'S SHAMELESS PLUGS

    He doesn't have any. What's up with that guy?



  • The Cloister Room 025 - A Storm-at-the-Heart-of-the-Sun Kind Of Guy

    27 August 2011 (3:08am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 49 minutes and 9 seconds

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    The Cloister Room returns from its inexcusable hiatus to stumble through some thoughts on Torchwood: Miracle May, and speculate wildly (and baselessly) about what's to come on Doctor Who when it returns this weekend.



  • The Cloister Room 024 - Riverlation

    25 June 2011 (3:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 41 minutes and 4 seconds

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    The Cloister Room's semi-edited discussions of Doctor Who series six come to s close until "late summer" as Tom and Louis find out what happens when a Good Man Goes to War and scratch their heads a bit trying to fit all the pieces together and guess where this is all heading. Plus, a little discussion about the futures of Doctor Who and Torchwood.

    Come back next week for our oft-delayed discussion of Trial of a Time Lord!



  • The Cloister Room 023 - The Eyes Say Why

    15 June 2011 (3:14pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 35 seconds

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    This week our slightly edited discussion of Doctor Who is coming to you a bit late. Before watching A Good Man Goes To War, Tom and Louis discussed the two-part story The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People. That discussion is now yours, courtesy of the magic of podcasting.

    Our thoughts on A Good Man Goes to War and the first half of series six as a whole will (hopefully) arrive in your ears before too long.



  • The Cloister Room 022: Sexy

    21 May 2011 (7:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 50 minutes and 53 seconds

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    Do you want more unedited discussion about Doctor Who and other things? Well. You can have that. You're welcome.

    This week Tom and Louis discuss The Doctor's wife, and talk a bit about upcoming fall television programs (following up on the discussion in episode 018).

    Here are some relevant links:

    http://quarridors.tumblr.com/post/5579798087/as-much-as-i-loved-the-doctors-wife-the-tardis

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_50wn4WeNBs



  • The Cloister Room 021: Damned Spot

    14 May 2011 (2:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 44 minutes and 59 seconds

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    The unedited ramblings about series six continue. This week Tom gets a little too interested in the urination situation on board the TARDIS, and Louis tries desperately to deny the death of the Zune, as they discuss Doctor Who: The Curse of the Black Spot.



  • The Cloister Room 020: Crazyguy and Creepyhouse

    7 May 2011 (1:03pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 43 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Tom and Louis continue their sparsely edited discussions about series six. This week Tom gripes about how he disliked Day of the Moon. Louis barely gets a word in edgewise, as is customary.

    Complete with factual inaccuracies regarding changes in this series's episode order, numerous difficulties with Silent/Silents/Silence, and baseless speculation!



  • The Cloister Room 019: The Impossible Astronaut

    30 April 2011 (12:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 46 minutes and 42 seconds

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    The Cloister Room is going weekly, by hook or by crook. These episodes will be less polished, but they will certainly be timely. Here's our discussion of The Impossible Astronaut. Spoilers ahead.

    My brain is broken and I simply could not think of a good title for this episode. Figured I'd steal the one Moffat used.



  • The Cloister Room 018 - Drugs, Not Gloves

    29 March 2011 (1:53am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 36 minutes and 42 seconds

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    You've managed to acquire The Cloister Room 018, "Drugs, Not Gloves." We talk not only about the classic William Hartnell story "The Daleks," but also about the Peter Cushing film adaptation, "Dr. Who and the Daleks." It's all very exciting. We also talk about the news on some upcoming new television projects. Some of this news is a little outdated by now because it's been so long since we recorded it.

    Next week, we'll be doing an all Doctor Who episode, talking about "Trial of a Time Lord: Mind Warp," and two Big Finish Eighth Doctor episodes, "Phobos" and "No More Lies." All this plus the latest Doctor Who news!

    Topics:

    00:00-01:14 - Introduction

    01:15-17:36 - The Daleks, and Dr. Who and the Daleks

    17:37-35:56 - Upcoming television projects

    35:57-36:38 - Outroduction

     



  • The Cloister Room 017 - Robots? Clones? Robot Clones

    25 February 2011 (12:31am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 35 minutes and 27 seconds

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    How do you do? Allow me to introduce you to The Cloister Room episode 017, "Robots? Clones? Robot Clones?" On it, we have much to say about the third and fourth episodes of Big Finish's Eighth Doctor Adventures series, "The Horror of Glam Rock" and "Immortal Beloved." We then have some rather heated discussion about the last few episodes of Caprica.

     Next week, we'll be looking at the classic William Hartnell story "The Daleks," and the Peter Cushing film adaptation, "Dr. Who and the Daleks." We'll also talk about the news on some upcoming new television projects.

    Be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, by commenting here on this post, leaving an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter, or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

    Topics:

    00:00-02:28 - Introduction

    02:29-16:11 -  Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor Adventures: The Horror of Glam Rock and Immortal Beloved

    16:12-32:48 - Caprica - final episodes (spoilers)

    32:49-35:26 - Outroduction



  • The Cloister Room 016 - Lashing the Time Away

    15 February 2011 (3:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 32 minutes and 36 seconds

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    Here is The Cloister Room episode 016. It is about the Sixth Doctor story "Timelash!" And also about the film "Tron Legacy," as well as our usual sort of tangents and sarcastic rambling.

    Hope you enjoy the episode!

    Be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, by commenting here on this post, leaving an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter, or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

    00:00-01:12 - Intro

    01:13-15:06 - Discussion of Doctor Who: Timelash

    15:07-30:24 - Discussion of Tron: Legacy

    30:25-32:31 - Outro



  • The Cloister Room 015 - Zombies Are The Greatest Teachers

    1 February 2011 (3:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 27 minutes and 33 seconds

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    It's The Cloister Room episode 015. And this isn't just any episode. it's the perennially delayed ZOMBIE EPISODE!

     

    In this one, we talk about the "zombies" in The Unquiet Dead (and have some difficulty relating the episode to the theme), then talk about the Star Wars novel Death Troopers and the recent first season of AMC's The Walking Dead.

     

    Next time, we'll be discussing the oft-maligned Timelash!

     

    Be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, by commenting here on this post, leaving an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter, or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

     

    Show Topics:

    00:00-01:48 - Intro

    01:49-07:18 - The Unquiet Dead

    07:19-19:43 - Star Wars: Death Troopers (some spoilers)

    19:44-26:15 - The Walking Dead, season 1 (some spoilers)

    26:16-27:39 - Outro



  • The Cloister Room 014 - Shark of Wonder, Shark of Light

    7 January 2011 (3:42am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 27 minutes and 3 seconds

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    It's The Cloister Room episode 014!

    We talk about Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol and do a commentary. Well, not a REAL commentary. We only do a commentary of the trailer for series six.

    Next week will be our oft-delayed zombiesode.

    Be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, by commenting here on this post, leaving an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter, or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

    Show Topics:

    00:00-01:27 - Intro

    01:28-21:38 - Discussion of A Christmas Carol

    21:39-25:40 - Series Six trailer discussion and commentary

    25:41-end - Outro

     



  • The Cloister Room 013 - The Sleeper Has Awakened

    14 December 2010 (5:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 35 minutes and 31 seconds

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    Ow! It's the lucky Thirteenth episode of The Cloister Room, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. This episode is coming at you a bit late, as you'll soon learn if you give it a listen.

    This week, the "Doctor Who" is the Matt Smith story "Amy's Choice". The "Other Things" are Sarah Jane Adventures: "Death of the Doctor" and the  Battlestar Galactica franchise.

    Next week, we'll be talking about ZOMBIES!

    Be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, by commenting here on this post, leaving an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter, or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

     

    SHOW TOPICS:

    02:17-02:18 - Intro

    02:19-14:05 - Discussion of Doctor Who: "Amy's Choice"

    14:06-16:30 - Discussion of The Sarah Jane Adventures: "Death of the Doctor"

    16:31-19:24 - The number 507

    19:25-20:32 - THE FUTURE

    20:33-32:29 - The Battlestar spin-offs ("Caprica", "Blood and Chrome")

    32:20-35:25 - Outro

     



  • The Cloister Room 012b - Interlude

    13 December 2010 (2:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 8 minutes and 20 seconds

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    We'll be back soon with a REAL new episode. This episode is just meant to explain our recent absence, and also provide a bit of light amusement without any real substance.

     



  • The Cloister Room 012 - Poor Doctor

    30 October 2010 (12:22am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Eh? It's the Twelfth episode of The Cloister Room, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. 

    This week, the "Doctor Who" is the David Tennant story "Midnight". Aaaaand no "Other Things."

    Next week, we'll be talking about the Eleventh Doctor story "Amy's Choice". The week after that we'll be talking about.... ZOMBIES!

    Be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, by commenting here on this post, leaving an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter, or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

     

    SHOW TOPICS:

    00:00-01:48 - Intro

    01:49-06:50 - Feedback on "Dalek"

    06:51-24:03 - Discussion of "Midnight"

    24:04-27:23 - What's coming up

    27:24-28:47 - Outro



  • The Cloister Room 011 - Poor Daleks (again)

    22 October 2010 (12:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 21 minutes and 24 seconds

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    Oh! It's the eleventh episode of The Cloister Room, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things.

    This week, the "Doctor Who" is the Christopher Eccleston story "Dalek". Aaaaand no "Other Things."

    Next week, we'll be talking about the Tenth Doctor story "Midnight". The week after that we'll be talking about an Eleventh Doctor story... of your choosing!

    Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which we should discuss.

    Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.


    Show topics:

    00:00-01:27 - Intro

    01:28-17:01 - "Dalek" discussion

    17:02-19:40 - Next week: "Midnight"!

    19:41-21:18 - Conclusion



  • The Cloister Room 010 - Poor Daleks

    14 October 2010 (11:58pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 4 seconds

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    Huh. It's the tenth episode of The Cloister Room, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. 

    This week, the "Doctor Who" is "Blood of the Daleks," a two-part Big Finish audio play featuring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor. The "Other Things" refers to Firefly! 

    Next week, we'll be talking about the Ninth Doctor story "Dalek." The week after that we'll be talking about a Tenth Doctor story... of your choosing!

    Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which we should discuss.

    Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

    Topics covered:

    00:00-03:32 - Introduction

    03:33-09:43 - Blood of the Daleks

    09:44-10:55 - Next week

    10:56-13:13 - News

    13:14-24:45 - Firefly

    24:46-end - Outroduction

     



  • The Cloister Room 009 - Happy (Half) Hour

    7 October 2010 (10:43pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 27 minutes and 37 seconds

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    OOOH! It's the Ninth episode of The Cloister Room, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. 

    This week, the "Doctor Who" is Sylvester McCoy's "The Happiness Patrol." The "Other Things" are The Event and Undercovers! 

    Next week, we'll be talking about "Blood of the Daleks," a two-part Big Finish audio play featuring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor. The week after that we'll be talking about a Ninth Doctor story... of your choosing!

    Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which we should discuss.

    Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

    Show topics:

    00:00-01:43 - Introduction

    01:44-09:28 - Discussion of Doctor Who: The Happiness Patrol

    09:29-12:34 - The FUTURE

    12:35-19:07 - Discussion of The Event series premiere (some spoilers)

    19:08-26:18 - Discussion of Undercovers series premiere (some spoilers) and an "Odd Jobs" tangent

    26:19-27:31 - Conclusion

     



  • The Cloister Room 008: Cryon, You Crazy Diamond Thief

    29 September 2010 (10:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 31 minutes and 55 seconds

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    WHEEEE! It's the Eighth episode of The Cloister Room, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. 

    This week, the "Doctor Who" is Colin Baker's "Attack of the Cybermen. The "Other Things" are Fringe! Well, I guess that would be an "Other Thing" singular.

    Next week, we'll be talking about "The Happiness Patrol," featuring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor. The week after that we'll be talking about an Eighth Doctor story... of your choosing! But wait! Wasn't there only one Eighth Doctor story? Well, we're throwing Big Finish's "Blood of the Daleks" into the mix, just to make things interesting. Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which we should discuss.

    Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

     

    Show topics:

    00:00-01:18 - Introduction

    01:19-17:34 - Listener Feedback and "Attack of the Cybermen"

    17:35-21:23 - Next Week

    21:24-24:15 - Karen Gillan's tragic life

    24:16-29:56 - Fringe season three premiere (spoilers!)

    29:57-end - Outroduction

    By the way, this week we mentioned TachyonTV's "Paula Moore" song. You can hear it and many other amusing TachyonTV song parodies On "TachyonTV the Album." It's the third song in the compilation!


  • The Cloister Room 007: The Spectrox Must Flow

    22 September 2010 (11:40pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 24 minutes and 24 seconds

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    WHAAAT? It's the seventh episode of The Cloister Room, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. 

    This week, the "Doctor Who" is Peter Davison's swan song, "The Caves of Androzani." The "Other Things" are Buffy and Angel!

    Next week, we'll be talking about "Attack of the Cybermen," featuring Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor. The week after that we'll be talking about a Seventh Doctor story... of your choosing! Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which Seventh Doctor story we should discuss. Stories not on DVD are fine! 

    Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

     

    SHOW TOPICS

    00:00-01:08 - Introduction

    01:09-13:01 - Discussion of "The Caves of Androzani"

    13:02-16:37 - What's up next week?

    16:38-22:23 - Discussion of Buffy and Angel (only the vaguest and most minor of spoilers)

    22:24-end - Outroduction



  • The Cloister Room 006: Telecom of the Daleks

    17 September 2010 (12:24am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 58 seconds

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    Whoa! It's the fifth episode of The Cloister Room, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. 

    This week, the "Doctor Who" is the Tom Baker story "Genesis of the Daleks." The "Other Things" include The Sarah Jane Adventures and Caprica!

    Next week, we'll be talking about "Caves of Androzani," featuring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor. The week after that we'll be talking about a Sixth Doctor story... of your choosing! Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which Sixth Doctor story we should discuss. Stories not on DVD are fine! Not that it matters, since all of Colin's stories are out on DVD. But it's the principle that matters. Also note: Trial of a Time Lord counts as four stories, so you can't vote for it!

    Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

     

    SHOW TOPICS

     

    00:00-01:24 - Intro

    01:25-07:19 - Genesis of the Daleks discussion

    07:20-13:36 - Tom Baker discussion

    13:37-15:20 - Sarah Jane and Harry

    15:21-19:50 - The Sarah Jane Adventures (no spoilers here!)

    19:51-23:47 - Caprica (no spoilers here!)

    23:48-25:09 - Sonic Wiimote

    25:10-26:57 - What's next?

    26:58-28:53 - Outro



  • The Cloister Room 005: Drill, Baby, Drill!

    7 September 2010 (1:17am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 30 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Hey! It's the fifth episode of the new Cloister Room podcast, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. I say "new," but we're five episodes in. So maybe I'll stop calling it that now.

    This week, the "Doctor Who" is the Jon Pertwee story "Inferno." The "Other Things" include The Walking Dead, Avatar, Lost, Fringe, and some obscure game Louis likes!

    Next week, we'll be talking about "Genesis of the Daleks," featuring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor. The week after that we'll be talking about a Fifth Doctor story... of your choosing! Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which Fourth Doctor story we should discuss. Stories not on DVD are fine!

    Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

     

    SHOW TOPICS:

    (00:00 - 01:25) Intro

    (01:26 - 06:07) The Third Doctor Era

    (06:08 - 12:22) Inferno

    (12:23 - 13:43) What's next?

    (13:44 - 19:00) Avatar re-release (spoilers!)

    (19:01 - 22:56) Trailers for AMC's The Walking Dead 

    (22:57 - 26:57) Lost: The New Man in Charge DVD extra (spoilers!)

    (26:51 - 29:09) TV spots for FOX's Fringe (spoilers for season 2 finale!)

    (29:10 - 30:14) Outro



  • The Cloister Room 004: The War Games, Now in the App Store

    1 September 2010 (12:37am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 27 minutes and 4 seconds

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    Hey! It's the fourth episode of the new Cloister Room podcast, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. 

    This week, the "Doctor Who" is the Patrick Troughton story "The War Games." The "Other Things" include Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, James Cameron's Avatar, and even more discussion of Disney movies on VHS!

    Next week, we'll be talking about "Inferno," featuring Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor. The week after that we'll be talking about a Fourth Doctor story... of your choosing! Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which Fourth Doctor story we should discuss. Stories not on DVD are fine!

    Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

     

    Show topics:

    00:00 - 01:14 - Intro

    01:15 - 05:55 - Split Season 6/7 and Eighth Doctor news

    05:56 - 11:18 - The War Games discussion

    11:19 - 14:42 - More War Games 

    14:43 - 18:26 - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (no spoilers!)

    18:27 - 20:29 - Theatrical re-release of Avatar

    20:30 - 23:16 - Avatar 2?

    23:17 - 25:37 - Announcement of Third Doctor story, call for Fourth Doctor votes

    25:38 - end - Conclusion.



  • The Cloister Room 003: This is my Sacrifice Face

    23 August 2010 (10:43pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 33 minutes and 8 seconds

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    It's the third episode of the new Cloister Room podcast, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. This week, the "Doctor Who" is the William Hartnell story "The Aztecs." Get your sacrifice face on. The "Other Things" include Torchwood, Caprica, Battlestar Galactica, The Legend of Zelda, and even the upcoming Eric Roberts vehicle "Sharktopus!"

    Next week, we'll be talking about "The War Games," featuring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor. The week after that we'll be talking about a Third Doctor story... of your choosing! Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which Third Doctor story we should discuss. Stories not on DVD are fine!

    Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

    Show topics:

    00:00-01:27 - Intro

    01:28-09:11 - The Aztecs

    09:12-11:47 - Next week: The War Games! (and other banter)

    11:48-14:04 - Torchwood: The New World (spoilers, if you don't want to hear about the character descriptions published by Starz)

    14:05-17:22 - Third episode of the Doctor Who Adventure Game announced! BUT...

    17:23-21:16 - ...IS IT CANON?

    21:17-27:23 - Caprica finale discussion

    27:24-30:37 - Battlestar Webisodes (and "finding the fun" in the Battlestar-verse)

    30:38-32:29 - The future of Caprica

    32:30 - end - Outroduction



  • The Cloister Room 002: An Unearthly Bald White Guy

    16 August 2010 (10:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 36 minutes and 56 seconds

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    It's the second episode of the new Cloister Room podcast, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. This week, the "Doctor Who" is the very first episode of Doctor Who, "An Unearthly Child. The "Other Things" include VHS tapes, Sherlock, Tron, And a slew upcoming TV shows! If four a slew? If so it's a slew.

    Next week, we'll be talking about "The Aztecs," featuring William Hartnell as the First Doctor. The week after that we'll be talking about a Second Doctor story... of your choosing! Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which Second Doctor story we should discuss. Stories not on DVD are fine, but no stories with missing episodes are out. Sorry, I know that rules out a lot of great stuff, but we want to WATCH this and then discuss it.

    Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

    Show topics:

    00:00 - 01:25 - Introduction
    01:26 - 04:33 - Billy fluffs, and general classic series chatter.
    04:44 - 12:57 - An Unearthly Child discussion
    12:58 - 15:43 - Pre-discussing The Aztecs... and a tangent about the merits of the VHS format.
    15:44 - 16:50 - Doctor Who news - Soundtrack albums announced, and non-spoilery, months-old casting info on the Christmas specials.
    16:51 - 19:23 - Sherlock discusssion [SPOILERS for episode 3]
    19:24 - 20:53 - The future of Sherlock, in the UK and US
    20:54 - 28:58 - Upcoming fall TV shows in the US [see below for links]
    28:59 - 33:42 - Tron and Tron Legacy [no spoilers for either]
    33:44 - end - Outroduction

    Trailers:

    The Event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4vumb8J-x8
    The Cape: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYfJSZZpia0
    Undercovers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIDRG1edDpg
    No Ordinary Family: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mDukZLfuz0



  • The Cloister Room Episode 001 (8 August 2010)

    9 August 2010 (10:22pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 37 minutes and 14 seconds

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    Welcome to the first episode of the new Cloister Room podcast, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. This week, the "Doctor Who" is series Five, and the "Other Things" are Torchwood, Caprica, Inception, Sherlock, and Lost! And more! Well, not MUCH more, but a LITTLE more.

    Next week, we'll be talking about An Unearthly child, and the week after that we'll be talking about another First Doctor story... of your choosing! Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which First Doctor story we should discuss (other than An Unearthly Child, of course).

    Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

    Show topics:

    00:00-03:27 - Introduction
    03:28-07:46 - Who is the mysterious voice in "The Pandorica Opens?"
    07:47-11:52 - General Series Five Reactions
    11:53-14:04 - BREAKING NEWS: MATT SMITH FIRED! REALLY!
    14:05-16:36 - Torchwood: The New World
    16:37-18:01 - More on Torchwood... and on Caprica.
    18:02-22:14 - Inception (spoilers for ending)
    22:15-27:25 - Sherlock (first two episodes, no explicit spoilers)
    27:26-34:01 - Lost finale discussion (spoilers, of course)
    34:02-end - Outroduction



  • TCR 012: The FOX Factor

    24 April 2010 (7:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 11 minutes and 32 seconds

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    This week, it's a slightly abbreviated Cloister Room, as Tom talks about the recent setbacks with the US version of Torchwood. There are some interesting implications if you read between the lines.

    Check out Tom's review of Victory of the Daleks: http://www.behindthesofa.org.uk/2010/04/spitfire-from-space.html



  • TCR 011: Mo Monsters Mo Problems (16 April 2010)

    17 April 2010 (2:08am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 15 minutes and 19 seconds

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    This week on The Cloister Room, Tom digs into Doctor Who: The Beast Below and Lost: Everybody Loves Hugo, with some kind words for Ashes to Ashes as well.

    In Act One, it's all about the monsters, and whether Doctor Who always needs them. In Act Two, Tom makes some minor complaints about how the final season of Lost is going. But in Act Three, Tom turns it around and brings the optimism, praising the first two episodes of series three of Ashes to Ashes.

    All this plus the Dune Quote of the Week!

    Check out Tom's review of The Beast Below: http://www.behindthesofa.org.uk/2010/04/pushing-the-right-buttons-.html



  • TCR 010: The Fish Custard Dating Controversy

    9 April 2010 (10:51pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 15 minutes and 4 seconds

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    In this episode, Tom shares some brief considerations on the most recent episodes of Doctor Who and Lost.

    In Act One, it's all about the Doctor and the companion keeping secrets form one another. In Act Two, Tom discusses the Fish Custard Dating Controversy. In Act Three, Tom explains why, if anything happens, Desmond Hume will be his constant.

    All this plus the Dune Quote of the Week.

    Check out Tom's review of The Eleventh Hour: http://www.behindthesofa.org.uk/2010/04/the-pinwheelest-pinwheel.html



  • TCR 009: NOT about Matt Smith

    2 April 2010 (10:59pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 19 minutes and 4 seconds

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    In this episode, Tom does not talk about Matt Smith or Steven Moffatt or Series Five or any of the amazing things that are going to happen tomorrow.

    Instead, he goes ahead with the episode he was planning on doing two weeks ago, reviewing the Klein stories by Big Finish, and talking about recent mythological revelations on Lost. And at the end, some impromptu reviews of classic series episodes.

     



  • TCR 008: Incursion of the Ha'Roul

    15 March 2010 (2:42am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 12 minutes and 40 seconds

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    In this weeks (er... actually, LAST week's, since I was four days late in releasing it) thrilling episode of The Cloister Room, Tom talks about sense an nonsense. 

    In Act One, Tom talks about the lack of nonsense in Doctor Who story titles. In Act Two, the "Tom Says Some Stuff About Lost" is about the answers (or non-answers) that Lost is delivering in its final season. Are we making sense of Lost, or aren't we?

    Plus, the Dune Quote of the Week, and Haiku Reviews on... well, music, which is entirely off-topic. Does that make sense? Maybe not, but that's what this episode is about!



 
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