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The Krynoid Podcast

The Krynoid Podcast
Description:
Jim & Martin get together to chew the fat over individual Doctor Who stories and invite you to do the same. In each podcast, a televised Doctor Who story will be discussed and the next one announced, giving you time to see it yourself and add your own views to the next podcast. Find us at https://krynoidpodcast.wordpress.com/ and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/krynoidpodcast. Email us at krynoidpodcast@gmail.com and follow and tweet us @KrynoidPodcast on Twitter.

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The Krynoid Podcast Statistics
Episodes:
178
Average Episode Duration:
1:59:05
Longest Episode Duration:
3:38:39
Total Duration of all Episodes:
14 days, 17 hours, 15 minutes and 30 seconds
Earliest Episode:
17 May 2017 (9:26am GMT)
Latest Episode:
14 May 2017 (3:22pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
14 days, 7 hours, 34 minutes and 10 seconds

The Krynoid Podcast Episodes

  • 066: The Time Monster

    17 March 2015 (8:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes and 10 seconds

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    "Suffering catfish!"

    And they aren't the only ones suffering as Jim and Martin trudge through the lively four-part story The Time Monster, cunningly packaged as a six-part ordeal.

    The Doctor dreams of the Master, the Master dreams of universal conquest and Jo dreams of a time when her alien colleague doesn't keep treating her like a particularly backward schoolgirl. Queen Galleia is icy, the Brig is frozen and Benton is a tad chilly in his birthday suit (well that's his excuse anyway).

    Windows are left un-cleaned, Yates is doodle-bugged and Future Blackadder is swatted like a fly, while his countrymen flee from the Man-Sized Budgie of Ancient Lore.

    All this and more padding than an Abzorbaloff cosplayer.

    But does the story keep its head above the rising tide of plot inertia?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 066: The Time Monster

    17 March 2015 (8:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes and 10 seconds

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    "Suffering catfish!"

    And they aren't the only ones suffering as Jim and Martin trudge through the lively four-part story The Time Monster, cunningly packaged as a six-part ordeal.

    The Doctor dreams of the Master, the Master dreams of universal conquest and Jo dreams of a time when her alien colleague doesn't keep treating her like a particularly backward schoolgirl. Queen Galleia is icy, the Brig is frozen and Benton is a tad chilly in his birthday suit (well that's his excuse anyway).

    Windows are left un-cleaned, Yates is doodle-bugged and Future Blackadder is swatted like a fly, while his countrymen flee from the Man-Sized Budgie of Ancient Lore.

    All this and more padding than an Abzorbaloff cosplayer.

    But does the story keep its head above the rising tide of plot inertia?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 065: Warriors' Gate

    14 February 2015 (6:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 11 minutes and 35 seconds

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    "There are three physical gateways and the three are one. The whole of this domain, the ancient arch, the mirrors. All the gateways are one."

    You what? Run that by me again...

    Don't expect any more sense than this from anyone else, for this is Warriors' Gate - a tale with dialogue so oblique it makes Samuel Beckett sound like Dan Brown.

    It's an odd sort of a place too, wherein suits of armour give history lessons, lion men fail to tip waitresses and everywhere could do with a touch of colour to cheer it up a bit.

    The Doctor's flipping, Adric's tossing and Romana's turning away from her TARDIS chums. K9's lost his marbles and Rorvik's losing his rag as his bumbling underlings are set to lose the E-Space/N-Space Crew of the Year competition by some margin.

    So will Jim and Martin stagger through the choking fog of befuddlement to reach the sunlit uplands of understanding? Or will what remains of their brains melt in the attempt?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 065: Warriors' Gate

    14 February 2015 (6:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 11 minutes and 35 seconds

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    "There are three physical gateways and the three are one. The whole of this domain, the ancient arch, the mirrors. All the gateways are one."

    You what? Run that by me again...

    Don't expect any more sense than this from anyone else, for this is Warriors' Gate - a tale with dialogue so oblique it makes Samuel Beckett sound like Dan Brown.

    It's an odd sort of a place too, wherein suits of armour give history lessons, lion men fail to tip waitresses and everywhere could do with a touch of colour to cheer it up a bit.

    The Doctor's flipping, Adric's tossing and Romana's turning away from her TARDIS chums. K9's lost his marbles and Rorvik's losing his rag as his bumbling underlings are set to lose the E-Space/N-Space Crew of the Year competition by some margin.

    So will Jim and Martin stagger through the choking fog of befuddlement to reach the sunlit uplands of understanding? Or will what remains of their brains melt in the attempt?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 064: The Happiness Patrol (& Last Christmas)

    15 January 2015 (10:28pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 37 minutes and 13 seconds

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    "It's all in there somewhere. Caramel, sherbet, toffee, marzipan, gelling agents, it's all in motion."

    No, not a description of Jim and Martin's stomachs on Christmas night but rather the innards of the Kandy Man, part-time lethal confectioner and full-time Bertie Bassett stunt double.

    Yes, we're on Terra Alpha, a dystopian colony ruled over by painted Thatchalike, Helen A, and her gun-toting Hen Party, The Happiness Patrol.

    The over-athletic Doctor plays the spoons, the occasionally-catatonic Earl plays the harmonica and horrid old Helen A plays with her Fifi - her hermaphrodite wolf-poodle, that is. We don't know what you were thinking...

    The unrealistic streets teem with low-speed traffic and shambling work-shy drones while, underneath, pound-shop Yodas bark unintelligibly about Gordon Bennett.

    And the TARDIS turns pink, as do Whovian cheeks when the Kandy Man appears while any Not-We are in the room.

    So did Jim Y and Martin Z enjoy watching it? Or was the experience as hollow as Sylv and Sophie's laughter?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 064: The Happiness Patrol (& Last Christmas)

    15 January 2015 (10:28pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 37 minutes and 13 seconds

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    It's all in there somewhere. Caramel, sherbet, toffee, marzipan, gelling agents, it's all in motion.”

    No, not a description of Jim and Martin's stomachs on Christmas night but rather the innards of the Kandy Man, part-time lethal confectioner and full-time Bertie Bassett stunt double.

    Yes, we're on Terra Alpha, a dystopian colony ruled over by painted Thatchalike, Helen A, and her gun-toting Hen Party, The Happiness Patrol.

    The over-athletic Doctor plays the spoons, the occasionally-catatonic Earl plays the harmonica and horrid old Helen A plays with her Fifi - her hermaphrodite wolf-poodle, that is. We don't know what you were thinking...

    The unrealistic streets teem with low-speed traffic and shambling work-shy drones while, underneath, pound-shop Yodas bark unintelligibly about Gordon Bennett.

    And the TARDIS turns pink, as do Whovian cheeks when the Kandy Man appears while any Not-We are in the room.

    So did Jim Y and Martin Z enjoy watching it? Or was the experience as hollow as Sylv and Sophie's laughter?

     

    Listen in to find out.



  • 063: The Chase

    15 December 2014 (10:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 31 minutes and 43 seconds

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    "This game of hide and seek through time is wearing a little thin now."

    We couldn't have put it better ourselves, Chesterfield.

    Yes, it's the 1965 Dalek story The Chase we're talking about - a tale of bagpipe creatures, a highly annoying hayseed, living vegetation (gasp!), under-utilised plungers and a space pilot with a panda fetish.

    The Doctor encounters a robot look-unlike, Ian 'dad dances', Babs plays cowboys and Indians and Vicki laughs like a loon.

    The Daleks are no more impressive, hoisting their skirts and staggering through the six episodes in a quagmire of coughing, nonsensical chanting and painfully slow mental arithmetic.

    Jim and Martin search for some meaning to it all but do they find it?

    Listen here to find out.



  • 063: The Chase

    15 December 2014 (10:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 31 minutes and 43 seconds

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    "This game of hide and seek through time is wearing a little thin now."

    We couldn't have put it better ourselves, Chesterfield.

    Yes, it's the 1965 Dalek story The Chase we're talking about - a tale of bagpipe creatures, a highly annoying hayseed, living vegetation (gasp!), under-utilised plungers and a space pilot with a panda fetish.

    The Doctor encounters a robot look-unlike, Ian 'dad dances', Babs plays cowboys and Indians and Vicki laughs like a loon.

    The Daleks are no more impressive, hoisting their skirts and staggering through the six episodes in a quagmire of coughing, nonsensical chanting and painfully slow mental arithmetic.

    Jim and Martin search for some meaning to it all but do they find it?

    Listen here to find out.



  • 062: Pyramids of Mars

    24 November 2014 (8:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes and 44 seconds

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    "In my presence, you are an ant, a termite. Abase yourself, you grovelling insect!"

    So once again Sutekh's arrogance management classes fail to deliver and he's left in his sub-Saqqaran tomb for a few more centuries, waiting for another gentleman caller.

    And he had a lot going for him: a puppet archaeologist, a loyal (if irascible) Egyptian organist, a low-tech PIN-pincher and some busty yummy mummies.

    Laurence is wide-eyed, the Doctor is boggle-eyed and Marcus has eyes like piddle-holes in the snow, while Sarah is eyeing an escape route to 1980 (but not the crappy one).

    Why is Sutekh's cell so well-appointed? Why doesn't someone push a broom around the priory every now and then? And just who is Eternity's Cushion Plumper?

    Listen to find out if the answers lie in the Pyramids of Mars and what score (hint hint) Jim and Martin give the serial.

     



  • 062: Pyramids of Mars

    24 November 2014 (8:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes and 44 seconds

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    "In my presence, you are an ant, a termite. Abase yourself, you grovelling insect!"

    So once again Sutekh's arrogance management classes fail to deliver and he's left in his sub-Saqqaran tomb for a few more centuries, waiting for another gentleman caller.

    And he had a lot going for him: a puppet archaeologist, a loyal (if irascible) Egyptian organist, a low-tech PIN-pincher and some busty yummy mummies.

    Laurence is wide-eyed, the Doctor is boggle-eyed and Marcus has eyes like piddle-holes in the snow, while Sarah is eyeing an escape route to 1980 (but not the crappy one).

    Why is Sutekh's cell so well-appointed? Why doesn't someone push a broom around the priory every now and then? And just who is Eternity's Cushion Plumper?

    Listen to find out if the answers lie in the Pyramids of Mars and what score (hint hint) Jim and Martin give the serial.



  • CapaldiCast 1.11/1.12 - Series 8 Finale

    12 November 2014 (7:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes and 8 seconds

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    "I am an idiot with a box and a screwdriver."

    So after 12 weeks of soul-searching and self-scrutinisation, this is the conclusion the Doctor comes to.

    Not the only disappointment, perhaps, during the two-part Series 8 finale, Dark Water and Death in Heaven.

    Clara is not the Doctor, Missy is the Master (though perhaps not one worthy of the name) and Dead Danny becomes a Cyberman who saves the world. So far, so predictable.

    But a Time Lord travelling by Mary Poppins' umbrella, an undead metallic Brigadier and skeletons who become Cybermen after a bout of inclement weather are a little less by-the-book.

    But did Jim and Martin feel it all amounted to a satisfying end to the excellent Series 8? Or an embarrassing, drunken hurling-up after a feast of great Who?

    Listen in to find out.



  • CapaldiCast 1.11/1.12 - Series 8 Finale

    12 November 2014 (7:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes and 8 seconds

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    "I am an idiot with a box and a screwdriver."

    So after 12 weeks of soul-searching and self-scrutinisation, this is the conclusion the Doctor comes to.

    Not the only disappointment, perhaps, during the two-part Series 8 finale, Dark Water and Death in Heaven.

    Clara is not the Doctor, Missy is the Master (though perhaps not one worthy of the name) and Dead Danny becomes a Cyberman who saves the world. So far, so predictable.

    But a Time Lord travelling by Mary Poppins' umbrella, an undead metallic Brigadier and skeletons who become Cybermen after a bout of inclement weather are a little less by-the-book.

    But did Jim and Martin feel it all amounted to a satisfying end to the excellent Series 8? Or an embarrassing, drunken hurling-up after a feast of great Who?

    Listen in to find out.

     



  • Dark Water Non-Episode

    4 November 2014 (11:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 minute and 25 seconds

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    No, we're not saying Dark Water was a non-episode - just that we're not going to do an individual podcast episode on it.

    Instead, we'll wait until the full two-part Series 8 finale is completed - Dark Water and Death in Heaven - before opening our pie-holes and spewing forth.

    After 10 weeks straight, we're sure your ears could do with the rest.

    See you in a week or so...

     

    Jim & Martin Krynoid



  • Dark Water Non-Episode

    4 November 2014 (11:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 minute and 25 seconds

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    No, we're not saying Dark Water was a non-episode - just that we're not going to do an individual podcast episode on it.

    Instead, we'll wait until the full two-part Series 8 finale is completed - Dark Water and Death in Heaven - before opening our pie-holes and spewing forth.

    After 10 weeks straight, we're sure your ears could do with the rest.

    See you in a week or so...

    Jim & Martin Krynoid



  • CapaldiCast 1.10 - In the Forest of the Night

    29 October 2014 (9:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 30 minutes and 45 seconds

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    "Farewell to the Ice Age. Welcome to the Tree Age. Possibly."

    Chilling words (possibly), even to the most ardent of tree-huggers.

    So the world is covered in trees and the TARDIS is swarming with children in the latest series 8 episode, In the Forest of the Night.

    The Doctor tries to work out what's going on, Clara tries to remember she's a teacher, Danny tries to dazzle the eye(s) of the tiger and the kids try everyone's patience.

    Wolves chase people (slowly), Nelson's Column droops and a missing person is found in a shrubbery.

    So Jim and Martin can't help being reminded of the words of the White Guardian: "Nothing will happen. Nothing at all. Ever..."

     



  • CapaldiCast 1.10 - In the Forest of the Night

    29 October 2014 (9:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 30 minutes and 45 seconds

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    "Farewell to the Ice Age. Welcome to the Tree Age. Possibly."

    Chilling words (possibly), even to the most ardent of tree-huggers.

    So the world is covered in trees and the TARDIS is swarming with children in the latest series 8 episode, In the Forest of the Night.

    The Doctor tries to work out what's going on, Clara tries to remember she's a teacher, Danny tries to dazzle the eye(s) of the tiger and the kids try everyone's patience.

    Wolves chase people (slowly), Nelson's Column droops and a missing person is found in a shrubbery.

    So Jim and Martin can't help being reminded of the words of the White Guardian: "Nothing will happen. Nothing at all. Ever..."



  • 061: Mindwarp

    24 October 2014 (1:53pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 0 minutes and 46 seconds

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    "As from today... I can put any brain into any body, anywhere."

    Maybe there's finally hope for the Krynoid Pod boys then?

    Whether or not they're up for a shaved head and a sex change is another matter but that is the fate of Kiv, chief Mentor and mega-capitalist Sil-botherer, at the expense of poor old Perpugilliam Brown.

    Is the scenery of Thoros Beta competing with Old Sixie's coat for day-glo garishness? Can the Lukoser shut his mouth? Come to that, can Brian Blessed shut his mouth? Please.

    Mindwarp is the second section of The Trial of a Time Lord but did Jim and Martin find watching it to be a mind-warping trial?

    Find out here.

    Addendum: this podcast was recorded before the sad news of Lynda Bellingham's passing. She was a well-loved actress and a very funny lady and, whatever happened around her in season 23, her performance as the Inquisitor was never less than excellent. Our thoughts are with her friends and family and this podcast episode is dedicated to her memory.



  • 061: Mindwarp

    24 October 2014 (1:53pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 0 minutes and 46 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "As from today... I can put any brain into any body, anywhere."

    Maybe there's finally hope for the Krynoid Pod boys then?

    Whether or not they're up for a shaved head and a sex change is another matter but that is the fate of Kiv, chief Mentor and mega-capitalist Sil-botherer, at the expense of poor old Perpugilliam Brown.

    Is the scenery of Thoros Beta competing with Old Sixie's coat for day-glo garishness? Can the Lukoser shut his mouth? Come to that, can Brian Blessed shut his mouth? Please.

    Mindwarp is the second section of The Trial of a Time Lord but did Jim and Martin find watching it to be a mind-warping trial?

    Find out here.

    Addendum: this podcast was recorded before the sad news of Lynda Bellingham's passing. She was a well-loved actress and a very funny lady and, whatever happened around her in season 23, her performance as the Inquisitor was never less than excellent. Our thoughts are with her friends and family and this podcast episode is dedicated to her memory.



  • CapaldiCast 1.9 - Flatline

    22 October 2014 (9:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 34 minutes and 53 seconds

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    "Why Doctor Oswald, you are hilarious!"

    So Clara plays the Doctor, Rigsy plays her companion and the Doctor plays Thing from The Addams Family in the latest series 8 episode, Flatline.

    The TARDIS has shrunk and swallowed the Doctor, while rugs are swallowing people and Danny may not be swallowing Clara's tall tales.

    Would you sacrifice yourself for the price of a hairband? Would you take a personal call while trying to combat an alien attack in a swinging chair? And can you pull off a TARDIS-backed hermit crab cosplay?

    Jim and Martin ponder these three-dimensional problems through the single medium of sound.

    Join them.



  • CapaldiCast 1.9 - Flatline

    22 October 2014 (9:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 34 minutes and 53 seconds

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    "Why Doctor Oswald, you are hilarious!"

    So Clara plays the Doctor, Rigsy plays her companion and the Doctor plays Thing from The Addams Family in the latest series 8 episode, Flatline.

    The TARDIS has shrunk and swallowed the Doctor, while rugs are swallowing people and Danny may not be swallowing Clara's tall tales.

    Would you sacrifice yourself for the price of a hairband? Would you take a personal call while trying to combat an alien attack in a swinging chair? And can you pull off a TARDIS-backed hermit crab cosplay?

    Jim and Martin ponder these three-dimensional problems through the single medium of sound.

    Join them.

     



  • CapaldiCast 1.8 - Mummy on the Orient Express

    15 October 2014 (7:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 45 minutes and 42 seconds

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    "Are you my mummy?"

    Yes, they couldn't resist it.

    No blitz-dodging, gasmark-wearing nippers this time though, just a rancid old vet that even a decent vet couldn't save.

    For he is the Mummy on the Orient Express who, despite his state-of-the-art soldiering kit is not really what the passengers had in mind when they were promised "all mod cons".

    The Doctor plays Poirot, Clara looks in need of a Charleston and Perkins bears an uncanny resemblance to "that disc jockey" (but thankfully not the white-haired Hartnell-alike).

    Jelly babies are shared, old ladies fulfill their job descriptions and the kitchen staff are let outside for a breath of fresh vacuum.

    But is it a rattling good locomotive of an episode? Or derailed stock which refuses to roll?

    Jim and Martin take rather more than 66 seconds to decide.

     

     



  • CapaldiCast 1.8 - Mummy on the Orient Express

    15 October 2014 (7:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 45 minutes and 42 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "Are you my mummy?"

    Yes, they couldn't resist it.

    No blitz-dodging, gasmark-wearing nippers this time though, just a rancid old vet that even a decent vet couldn't save.

    For he is the Mummy on the Orient Express who, despite his state-of-the-art soldiering kit is not really what the passengers had in mind when they were promised "all mod cons".

    The Doctor plays Poirot, Clara looks in need of a Charleston and Perkins bears an uncanny resemblance to "that disc jockey" (but thankfully not the white-haired Hartnell-alike).

    Jelly babies are shared, old ladies fulfill their job descriptions and the kitchen staff are let outside for a breath of fresh vacuum.

    But is it a rattling good locomotive of an episode? Or derailed stock which refuses to roll?

    Jim and Martin take rather more than 66 seconds to decide.



  • CapaldiCast 1.7 - Kill The Moon

    9 October 2014 (7:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes and 53 seconds

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    "The Moon's an egg."

    Does that make The First Men in the Moon "soldiers"?

    No? Suit yourselves...

    Yes, Kill The Moon is another fandom-splitting episode where science and credibility are cast onto the altar of pure daft entertainment.

    The Doctor opts out of a big decision, Clara opts out of the democratic process and Courtney opts out of school, hardly a way to brush up her presidential skills.

    Do male astronauts wear red shirts under their space suits? How many conkers does it take to ward off a badger-sized spider? And how painful is it to lay an egg larger than oneself?

    Listen in - but don't expect any logical answers.



  • CapaldiCast 1.7 - Kill The Moon

    9 October 2014 (7:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes and 53 seconds

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    "The Moon's an egg."

    Does that make The First Men in the Moon "soldiers"?

    No? Suit yourselves...

    Yes, Kill The Moon is another fandom-splitting episode where science and credibility are cast onto the altar of pure daft entertainment.

    The Doctor opts out of a big decision, Clara opts out of the democratic process and Courtney opts out of school, hardly a way to brush up her presidential skills.

    Do male astronauts wear red shirts under their space suits? How many conkers does it take to ward off a badger-sized spider? And how painful is it to lay an egg larger than oneself?

    Listen in - but don't expect any logical answers.



  • CapaldiCast 1.6 The Caretaker

    1 October 2014 (9:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 47 minutes and 57 seconds

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    "I'm the new caretaker. John Smith... most people just call me the Doctor."

    Skilled exponent of the deep cover persona, the Doctor wields a broom and a non-sonic screwdriver in his new-found role as The Caretaker.

    Naturally, this makes life very difficult for the peripatetic Clara and her new (but already long-suffering) beau, Mr Danny Pink.

    A Skovox Blitzer is whizzing around disarming policemen and vandalising school property but the real fireworks happen in the TARDIS when Smith-Oswald-Pink triangle finally comes together and seemingly blows instantly apart.

    Danny gives Clara an ultimatum (surely flowers are more romantic?) Courtney defiles the time-space machine with her disruptive effluence and Space Dad gets proprietorial over his impossible little princess.

    But does all this a decent Doctor Who episode make?

    Listen in to hear what Jim and Rob make of it all.



  • CapaldiCast 1.6 The Caretaker

    1 October 2014 (9:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 47 minutes and 57 seconds

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    "I'm the new caretaker. John Smith... most people just call me the Doctor."

    Skilled exponent of the deep cover persona, the Doctor wields a broom and a non-sonic screwdriver in his new-found role as The Caretaker.

    Naturally, this makes life very difficult for the peripatetic Clara and her new (but already long-suffering) beau, Mr Danny Pink.

    A Skovox Blitzer is whizzing around disarming policemen and vandalising school property but the real fireworks happen in the TARDIS when Smith-Oswald-Pink triangle finally comes together and seemingly blows instantly apart.

    Danny gives Clara an ultimatum (surely flowers are more romantic?), Courtney defiles the time-space machine with her disruptive effluence, and Space Dad gets proprietorial over his impossible little princess.

    But does all this a decent Doctor Who episode make?

    Listen in to hear what Jim and Rob make of it all.



  • CapaldiCast 1.5 Time Heist

    26 September 2014 (10:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 1 minute and 22 seconds

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    "I hate the architect."

    Another dose of self-loathing from the Doctor? Or has he just watched 'The Towering Inferno' once too often?

    Well it's one of many questions and many twists in the oh-so-tricky Time Heist - a tale of the cloned mega-rich, sunken-headed criminals, a love-lorn mind muncher and a motley crue of amnesiac bank robbers.

    One's a top-drawer impressionist, another is wired for data, and a third might end up being late for a much less important date. All are called to heel by some unnaturally assertive eyebrows.

    Why are they there? What are they trying to steal? And what exactly did that naughty Sensorite get up to?

    Jim and Rob do some detective work and try to crack the incredible case of the Successful Steve Thompson Story.

    Listen in to see how they got on.



  • CapaldiCast 1.5 Time Heist

    26 September 2014 (10:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 1 minute and 22 seconds

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    "I hate the architect."

    Another dose of self-loathing from the Doctor? Or has he just watched 'The Towering Inferno' once too often?

    Well it's one of many questions and many twists in the oh-so-tricky Time Heist - a tale of the cloned mega-rich, sunken-headed criminals, a love-lorn mind muncher and a motley crue of amnesiac bank robbers.

    One's a top-drawer impressionist, another is wired for data, and a third might end up being late for a much less important date. All are called to heel by some unnaturally assertive eyebrows.

    Why are they there? What are they trying to steal? And what exactly did that naughty Sensorite get up to?

    Jim and Rob do some detective work and try to crack the incredible case of the Successful Steve Thompson Story.

    Listen in to see how they got on.

     

     



  • 060: The Sun Makers

    24 September 2014 (7:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 24 minutes and 19 seconds

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    "I sense the vicious doctrine of egalitarianism."

    Not our words, the words of financially-motivated, fish-blooded fungus, The Collector.

    One of The Sun Makers, this blob of seaweed with ideas above its station loves a healthy balance sheet and an unhealthy executionee but meets his match when the 4th Doctor, Leela and K9 visit plutocratic Pluto.

    It's a miserable world of wooden tables, cardboard control panels, unappetising curries and clown's-pocket-sized credit cards.

    The Doctor moos like a cow, Leela fights like a wildcat and K9 acts like a dog - much to Martin's incandescent rage.

    But is the story as saleable as a tray of hot cakes or a bucket of cold sick?

    Listen and find out.



  • 060: The Sun Makers

    24 September 2014 (7:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 24 minutes and 19 seconds

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    "I sense the vicious doctrine of egalitarianism."

    Not our words, the words of financially-motivated, fish-blooded fungus, The Collector.

    One of The Sun Makers, this blob of seaweed with ideas above its station loves a healthy balance sheet and an unhealthy executionee but meets his match when the 4th Doctor, Leela and K9 visit plutocratic Pluto.

    It's a miserable world of wooden tables, cardboard control panels, unappetising curries and clown's-pocket-sized credit cards.

    The Doctor moos like a cow, Leela fights like a wildcat and K9 acts like a dog - much to Martin's incandescent rage.

    But is the story a tray of hot cakes or a bucket of cold sick?

    Listen and find out.



  • CapaldiCast 1.4 Listen

    19 September 2014 (8:04am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 51 minutes and 24 seconds

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    "Fear is like a companion. A constant companion, always there."

    And some may think Clara Oswald is always there, in shot.

    But not Jim and his mystery new podcast companion.

    They wax lyrical on the rather watchable Listen and ponder tricky dates, misunderstood soldiers and canon attacks.

    Who wrote on the Doctor's blackboard? Who or what was under the bedclothes? And was there anything outside Orson's spaceship?

    For the answer to all of these questions, call Steven Moffat.

     

    And, while you're on hold, give our episode a Listen.



  • CapaldiCast 1.4 Listen

    19 September 2014 (8:04am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 51 minutes and 24 seconds

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    "Fear is like a companion. A constant companion, always there."

    And some may think Clara Oswald is always there, in shot.

    But not Jim and his mystery new podcast companion.

    They wax lyrical on the rather watchable Listen and ponder tricky dates, misunderstood soldiers and canon attacks.

    Who wrote on the Doctor's blackboard? Who or what was under the bedclothes? And was there anything outside Orson's spaceship?

    For the answer to all of these questions, call Steven Moffat.

    And, while you're on hold, give our episode a Listen.



  • CapaldiCast 1.3 Robot of Sherwood

    11 September 2014 (9:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 34 minutes and 36 seconds

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    "No damsels in distress. No pretty castles. No such thing as Robin Hood."

    Well it just goes to show that even curmudgeonly old Time Lords can get things wrong occasionally, although the TARDIS team do also manage to encounter a Robot of Sherwood or several during their sojourn in Merrie England.

    Hair is plucked, sandals are sniffed, targets are incinerated and a baddie is cast into a vat of boiling gold.

    All in a day's work for Spoonman and Clara.

    But does the episode hit the target or plummet into the moat of obscurity and derision?

    Listen in and find out...



  • CapaldiCast 1.3 Robot of Sherwood

    11 September 2014 (9:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 34 minutes and 36 seconds

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    "No damsels in distress. No pretty castles. No such thing as Robin Hood."

    Well it just goes to show that even curmudgeonly old Time Lords can get things wrong occasionally, although the TARDIS team do also manage to encounter a Robot of Sherwood or several during their sojourn in Merrie England.

    Hair is plucked, sandals are sniffed, targets are incinerated and a baddie is cast into a vat of boiling gold.

    All in a day's work for Spoonman and Clara.

    But does the episode hit the target or plummet into the moat of obscurity and derision?

    Listen in and find out...

     



  • CapaldiCast 1.2 Into The Dalek

    8 September 2014 (8:54pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 33 minutes and 5 seconds

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    "Top layer, if you want to say a few words."

    Ooh that 12th / 14th / 271st Doctor is a silver-tongued charmer, isn't he?

    Perhaps being poked into a mental Dalek has upset his equilibrium? Or maybe not. Who knows? Who nose? etc. etc.

    So Jim and Martin go Into The Dalek and try to discover why the Doctor looks so sheepish, if Clara's was a happy slap, what makes punters qualify for Missy's Heaven and if random words do a character name make.

    Listen to their aimless pontifications here.



  • CapaldiCast 1.2 Into The Dalek

    8 September 2014 (8:54pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 33 minutes and 5 seconds

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    "Top layer, if you want to say a few words."

    Ooh that 12th / 14th / 271st Doctor is a silver-tongued charmer, isn't he?

    Perhaps being poked into a mental Dalek has upset his equilibrium? Or maybe not. Who knows? Who nose? etc. etc.

    So Jim and Martin go Into The Dalek and try to discover why the Doctor looks so sheepish, if Clara's was a happy slap, what makes punters qualify for Missy's Heaven and if random words do a character name make.

    Listen to their aimless pontifications here.

     

     

     



  • CapaldiCast 1.1 Deep Breath

    5 September 2014 (9:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 35 minutes and 54 seconds

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    "And don't look in that mirror. It's absolutely furious!"

    Peter Capaldi is the Doctor and Jim and Martin escape their Classic Who bonds to observe him in his inaugural outing, Deep Breath.

    It's a Victorian melodrama, featuring a newly-coatless tramp, two attack eyebrows, some amazingly tolerant Londoners and the only restaurant with a negative Michelin star count.

    Is age just a number? Does offing a clockwork robot count as homocide? And is Murray Gold really playing a kazoo?

    Find out here. Maybe.



  • CapaldiCast 1.1 Deep Breath

    5 September 2014 (9:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 35 minutes and 54 seconds

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    "And don't look in that mirror. It's absolutely furious!"

    Peter Capaldi is the Doctor and Jim and Martin escape their Classic Who bonds to observe him in his inaugural outing, Deep Breath.

    It's a Victorian melodrama, featuring a newly-coatless tramp, two attack eyebrows, some amazingly tolerant Londoners and the only restaurant with a negative Michelin star count.

    Is age just a number? Does offing a clockwork robot count as homocide? And is Murray Gold really playing a kazoo?

    Find out here. Maybe.

     

     



  • 059: The Moonbase

    18 August 2014 (5:02pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes and 27 seconds

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    "Clever. Clever. Clever."

    Well, if the Cybermen are that bloomin' clever, they'd target the more body-conscious members of The Moonbase crew with their veiny virus too.

    Never mind, the silver giants have plenty more plans up their practice golfball-studded sleeves and this spells trouble for the internationally-branded Boyz N The Base.

    But they reckon without Gollum Doctor, a lead-swinging Jamie, Polly the Barista, and Ben "Know-it-all" Jackson.

    Will the Cybermen be able to cope with the gravity of the situation? Just what will fire extinguishers look like in 2070 AD? And is Dr Evans the most active dead man in history?

    Find out (maybe) here!



  • 059: The Moonbase

    18 August 2014 (5:02pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes and 27 seconds

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    "Clever. Clever. Clever."

    Well, if the Cybermen are that bloomin' clever, they'd target the more body-conscious members of The Moonbase crew with their veiny virus too.

    Never mind, the silver giants have plenty more plans up their practice golfball-studded sleeves and this spells trouble for the internationally-branded Boyz N The Base.

    But they reckon without Gollum Doctor, a lead-swinging Jamie, Polly the Barista, and Ben "Know-it-All" Jackson.

    Will the Cyberman be able to cope with the gravity of the situation? Just what will fire extinguishers look like in 2070 AD? And is Dr Evans the most active dead man in history?

    Find out (maybe) here!

     

     

     



  • 058: Robot

    19 July 2014 (3:10pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 18 minutes and 24 seconds

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    "You may be a doctor but I'm the Doctor – the definite article you might say."

     

    A statement of intent from the fresh and dewy Tom Baker in his first ever story, Robot.

    As well as being introduced to the boggle-eyed Bohemian, we continue the Adventures of Sarah Jane Smith, politely clap Benton's latest promotion and discover what the Brig does with his car keys (and more) at the weekends.

    If that wasn't exciting enough, we also meet a crazy-haired professor, an unusually silent politician, a camp Neo-Nazi and Dennis Waterman's Hitlerian ex-wife – not to mention the limp-wristed tin man of the title.

    So does the first Bakerian era start with a big bang or a wimpy whimper? Listen in to find out what Jim and Martin make of it all.



  • 058: Robot

    19 July 2014 (3:10pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 18 minutes and 24 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "You may be a doctor but I'm the Doctor - the definite article you might say."

    A statement of intent from the fresh and dewy Tom Baker in his first ever story, Robot.

    As well as being introduced to the boggle-eyed Bohemian, we continue the Adventures of Sarah Jane Smith, politely clap Benton's latest promotion and discover what the Brig does with his car keys (and more) at the weekends.

    If that wasn't exciting enough, we also meet a crazy-haired professor, an unusually silent politician, a camp Neo-Nazi and Dennis Waterman's Hitlerian ex-wife - not to mention the limp-wristed tin man of the title.

    So does the first Bakerian era start with a big bang or a wimpy whimper? Listen in to find out what Jim and Martin make of it all.



  • 057: The Green Death

    24 June 2014 (8:36pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 41 minutes and 40 seconds

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    "This fellow's bright green apparently. And dead."

     

    What's that you say? Green? And, more importantly, dead? This must be the 1973 Jon Pertwee quorn-clogged classic, The Green Death, then.

     

    Wherein the Doctor escapes from Metebelis III and seeks comfort in some cosplay while Jo finds love, the Brig finds a dinner suit at the bottom of his overnight bag and Mike Yates finds the true inner peace that only BOSS's brainwashing can bring.

     

    The miners display the survival instincts of lemmings, Dai and Fell fulfill their nominal destinies and Stevens reveals the new staff perk for Global Chemicals employees – a fully equipped S&M dungeon.

     

    Throw in some horrific maggots and some horrifically bad special effects and you have something of a great big melting pot – of "delicious" fungus soup.

     

     

    So is this a case of "there's lovely"? Listen in and find out.



  • 057: The Green Death

    24 June 2014 (8:36pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 41 minutes and 40 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "This fellow's bright green apparently. And dead."

    What's that you say? Green? And, more importantly, dead? This must be the 1973 Jon Pertwee quorn-clogged classic, The Green Death, then.

    Wherein the Doctor escapes from Metebelis III and seeks comfort in some cosplay while Jo finds love, the Brig finds a dinner suit at the bottom of his overnight bag and Mike Yates finds the true inner peace that only BOSS's brainwashing can bring.

    The miners display the survival instincts of lemmings, Dai and Fell fulfill their nominal destinies and Stevens reveals the new staff perk for Global Chemicals employees - a fully equipped S&M; dungeon.

    Throw in some horrific maggots and some horrifically bad special effects and you have something of a great big melting pot - of "delicious" fungus soup.

    So is this a case of "there's lovely"? Listen in and find out.



  • 056: The Horns of Nimon

    21 May 2014 (7:29pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 29 minutes and 18 seconds

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    "Lord Niiiimon… it is I, Soldeed…"

    Words to strike terror into every self-respecting Doctor Who fan.

    Yes, Jim and Martin scrape the very bottom of the cavernous Who barrel this time and confront The Horns of Nimon.

    The budget is low but the camp is oh-so-very high. Tom Baker and Graham Crowden compete to bite the biggest chunks out of the unimpressive scenery, accompanied by the wrong Romana and the incorrect K9, while Janet Ellis longs desperately for her Blue Peter job offer to come through the post.

    Marvel as trained dancers balance enormous bull masks on their heads and themselves on their ludicrous platform shoes. Gasp as the co-pilot flaps his jowls like a demented bloodhound. Consider suicide as Crowden and Baker have the time of their lives, at the expense of the production and its tormented viewers.

    But is it so bad it's good? Or is it so bad that it'll split your trousers?

     

    Listen in for Jim and Martin's verdicts on this pseudo-mythical mess.



  • 056: The Horns of Nimon

    21 May 2014 (7:29pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 29 minutes and 18 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "Lord Niiiimon... it is I, Soldeed..."

    Words to strike terror into every self-respecting Doctor Who fan.

    Yes, Jim and Martin scrape the very bottom of the cavernous Who barrel this time and confront The Horns of Nimon.

    The budget is low but the camp is oh-so-very high. Tom Baker and Graham Crowden compete to bite the biggest chunks out of the unimpressive scenery, accompanied by the wrong Romana and the incorrect K9, while Janet Ellis longs desperately for her Blue Peter job offer to come through the post.

    Marvel as trained dancers balance enormous bull masks on their heads and themselves on their ludicrous platform shoes. Gasp as the co-pilot flaps his jowls like a demented bloodhound. Consider suicide as Crowden and Baker have the time of their lives, at the expense of the production and its tormented viewers.

    But is it so bad it's good? Or is it so bad that it'll split your trousers?

    Listen in for Jim and Martin's verdicts on this pseudo-mythical mess.



  • 055: Kinda

    16 April 2014 (8:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 32 minutes and 49 seconds

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    "You can't mend people!"

    Well tell that to a doctor - Who or otherwise.

    And the Kinda can mend doolally folk too, turning them from sociopaths to simpletons by simply opening a box. A bit like Deal or No Deal in reverse.

    But is Kinda a box of delights or one of Pandora's old cast-offs?

    Well, Nyssa's barely in it so that's a promising start but Adric's face freaks Martin out, the presence of both Nerys Hughes and multiple Tegans sends Jim into a priapic frenzy and a moccasin-faced local keeps spouting spiritual riddles.

    The Doctor is an idiot, Tegan has narcolepsy and Adric keeps trying to twok the TSS. Couple that with a jester who badly needs his puppet (and more) stamped on, an effete bloke from That's Life roaring like a frightened vole and the Universe's least enticing bouncy castle and you have something of a mixed bag.

    But, when it comes to Kinda fans, are Jim and Martin among the We or the Not-We?

    Listen and find out.



  • 055: Kinda

    16 April 2014 (7:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 32 minutes and 49 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "You can’t mend people!"

    Well tell that to a doctor – Who or otherwise.

    And the Kinda can mend doolally folk too, turning them from sociopaths to simpletons by simply opening a box. A bit like Deal or No Deal in reverse.

    But is Kinda a box of delights or one of Pandora's old cast-offs?

    Well, Nyssa's barely in it so that's a promising start but Adric's face freaks Martin out, the presence of both Nerys Hughes and multiple Tegans sends Jim into a priapic frenzy and a moccasin-faced local keeps spouting spiritual riddles.

    The Doctor is an idiot, Tegan has narcolepsy and Adric keeps trying to twok the TSS. Couple that with a jester who badly needs his puppet (and more) stamped on, an effete bloke from That's Life roaring like a frightened vole and the Universe's least enticing bouncy castle and you have something of a mixed bag.

    But, when it comes to Kinda fans, are Jim and Martin among the We or the Not-We?

    Listen and find out.



  • 054: The Reign of Terror

    19 March 2014 (8:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes and 17 seconds

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    "The events will happen, just as they are written. I'm afraid so and we can't stem the tide. But at least we can stop being carried away with the flood!"

    And there's a veritable flood of unexpected stars in the Season One closer, The Reign of Terror.

    Rowan Atkinson captures the younger three-quarters of the TARDIS team, while Jonny Vegas bangs them up. Bill Murray busts them out only for Ian to nearly come a cropper at the hands of Rentaghost's Mr Meaker, who himself has another bust in mind when it comes to Babs.

    And an extra gets his moment in the sun too – quite literally – as William Hartnell's Lime Grove-inspired agoraphobia prevents him from indulging in a spot of location filming.

    The first Doctor's old body may already be wearing thin after walking all the way to Paris but he looks as robust as Charles Atlas next to his galactically feeble granddaughter Susan, who does more to imperil the time travellers than either First Deputy Robespierre or the last-past-the-post Traitor Party.

    But even in 1794 or 1964, nothing is black and white, so who’s right and who’s wrong? Robespierre or Renan? Barbara or Ian? Jim or Martin?

    Listen and decide…



  • 054: The Reign of Terror

    19 March 2014 (8:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes and 17 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "The events will happen, just as they are written. I'm afraid so and we can't stem the tide. But at least we can stop being carried away with the flood!"

    And there's a veritable flood of unexpected stars in the Season One closer, The Reign of Terror.

    Rowan Atkinson captures the younger three-quarters of the TARDIS team, while Jonny Vegas bangs them up. Bill Murray busts them out only for Ian to nearly come a cropper at the hands of Rentaghost's Mr Meaker, who himself has another bust in mind when it comes to Babs.

    And an extra gets his moment in the sun too - quite literally - as William Hartnell's Lime Grove-inspired agoraphobia prevents him from indulging in a spot of location filming.

    The first Doctor's old body may already be wearing thin after walking all the way to Paris but he looks as robust as Charles Atlas next to his galactically feeble granddaughter Susan, who does more to imperil the time travellers than either First Deputy Robespierre or the last-past-the-post Traitor Party.

    But even in 1794 or 1964, nothing is black and white, so who's right and who's wrong? Robespierre or Renan? Barbara or Ian? Jim or Martin?

    Listen and decide...



 
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