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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:
235
Average Episode Duration:
0:0:47:35
Longest Episode Duration:
0:2:07:10
Total Duration of all Episodes:
7 days, 18 hours, 23 minutes and 48 seconds
Earliest Episode:
19 June 2016 (7:32pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
17 November 2020 (2:00am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
6 days, 20 hours, 33 minutes and 18 seconds

Doctor Who: The Metebelis 2 Episodes

  • #178 - He Just Wants One Nice Sunday

    17 November 2020 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 20 minutes and 31 seconds

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    Lena Barkin, writer and Jamie scholar, joins us this week on the podcast for a discussion about our favorite Highlander, curative and transformative fandom, and classic and modern Doctor Who, and the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor. Plus we remember actor Geoffrey Palmer who passed earlier this month. Opening music is "Battle of Waternish" performed on bagpipes by Robert Nicol and Robert Brown and used in The Highlander. Closing music is the finale reprise of "That's Entertainment" from the 1953 MGM musical "The Band Wagon" composed by Arthur Schwartz with lyrics by Howard Dietz. We recorded this episode on 7 November 2020.


  • #177 - Zarbi on The Canadian

    9 November 2020 (1:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 31 minutes and 31 seconds

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    Jason Shron of Rapido Trains Inc. joins us this week to talk about Doctor Who, spending weekends travelling to filming locations, collecting, Canadian conventions, the best Who monster ever, and more. All aboard! Opening and closing music is from Space Adventure part 2, by Martin Slavin. We recorded this episode on 1 November 2020.



  • #176 - Composing Is Improvising in Another Way

    2 November 2020 (11:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 7 minutes and 10 seconds

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    Jazz man Jess from the Dudley Simpson Is Doctor Who Project joins us in this episode and we catch-up on how the project is coming along and then do a deep dive into Tom Baker's seven seasons and learn Jess's thoughts on them both in terms of music and of the stories themselves. The opening, bridge, and closing music is from the Dudley Simpson Is Doctor Who Project, transcribed and arranged by Jess Jurkovic and composed by Dudley Simpson. The pieces are "Bessie", "The Doctor's Theme I. All's Well That Ends", and "The Time Lords". We recorded this episode on 23 October 2020.



  • #175 - Anything Was Just Around the Corner

    26 October 2020 (12:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds

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    The masterly Greg joins us this podcast to reminiscence about watching Doctor Who as late night television for a kid and playing Doctor Who with a refrigerator box TARDIS and a plush-toy K9, from corridors to quaries, and the Dalek of Shakopee. We also dive into the early Doctor Who Weekly backup feature comics of Alan Moore to 1980s directors who never were involved with Doctor Who, but should have been all the while battling furnace sounds and dog barks. Opening music is from The Sun Makers score composed by Dudley Simpson and closing music is from the Logopolis score composed by Paddy Kingsland. We recorded this episode on 20 October 2020.



  • #174 - There's Something So Comforting About Who

    18 October 2020 (6:14pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 30 seconds

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    The fabulous Holly joins us this podcast. Holly spent her time during the COVID-19 lockdown to marathon watch classic Who for the very first time! We talk about growing up with Who, RTD, Tennant, Troughton, and Tom, and then review each season for the Tom Baker era for highlights. And find out if she would recommend watching all of classic Who to fans of the Doctor Who revival. Opening music is from the Logopolis score composed by Paddy Kingsland. Closing music is "Only Martha Knows" from the Human Nature score by Murray Gold. We recorded this episode on 10 October 2020.



  • #173 - The Idiot's Lantern Was a Magic Box

    11 October 2020 (9:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 1 minutes and 8 seconds

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    This episode we are joined by the phenomenal Peter, a master game setter on Gallifrey Base's Games of Rassilon subforum. We talk about growing up with Doctor Who, collecting, season 18, and how us old fans may view the show's 21st century version differently than the programme we grew up watching. Opening music is "Burnout on Walkway 9" by Paddy Kingsland and closing music is "Meglos" by Peter Howell, both pieces are from the Meglos soundtrack. Tom Baker played Captain Redbeard Rum in the episode "Potato" of Blackadder II. We recorded this episode on 1 October 2020.



  • #172 - Like Warm Chocolate In Your Ears

    4 October 2020 (5:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 1 minutes and 58 seconds

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    This episode we are joined by the Amazing Brian aka The Analog Kid, Four to Zoomsday team captain, and podcaster of the Ultimate Spin podcast. We talk about Spider-Man, getting into Doctor Who via Target novels, and watching the change of guard from Tom Baker's Doctor to the Peter Davison era. Opening music is from Dudley Simpson's score for The Robots of Death. Closing is Gary William Friedman's Spider-Man Theme Song for The Electric Company. We recorded this episode on 27 September 2020.



  • #171 - When That Voice Rung Out in the Darkness

    27 September 2020 (2:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 0 minutes and 28 seconds

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    This episode we are joined by the wonderful Steven B of the fantastic New to Who podcast and talk about Tom Baker's time on Doctor Who and Steven's memories growing up watching him on Australian Broadcasting Corporation television to the Curator cameo in the 50th anniversary special. Opening music is from Dudley Simpson's score for The Android Invasion. Closing is from Paddy Kingsland's score for Logooplis. We recorded this episode on 19 September 2020.



  • #170 - It's So Bizarre That It Just Works

    20 September 2020 (1:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 52 minutes and 18 seconds

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    City of Death is a masterpiece, but what of the other stories of Season 17. Find out what works for us and what didn't from Disco Thalls to more Who monsters being incorporated into David's Dungeons & Dragons games to Ben's lack of love for Cambridge University and Shada; all this and more. Open music is Soldeed's flurry from the Horns of Nimon and closing music is from the 2013 BBC Prom's orchestral version of City of Death theme, both composed by Dudley Simpson. This episode was recorded 16 September 2020.



  • #170 - It's So Bizarre That It Just Works

    20 September 2020 (1:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 52 minutes and 18 seconds

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    City of Death is a masterpiece, but what of the other stories of Season 17. Find out what works for us and what didn't from Disco Thalls to more Who monsters being incorporated into David's Dungeons & Dragons games to Ben's lack of love for Cambridge University and Shada; all this and more. Opening music is Soldeed's flurry from the Horns of Nimon and closing music is from the 2013 BBC Prom's orchestral version of City of Death theme, both composed by Dudley Simpson. This episode was recorded 16 September 2020.



  • #169 - The Key to Tamm

    26 August 2020 (5:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 33 seconds

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    We discuss season 16, the Key to Time, where for David, Doctor Who mingles freely with Dungeons & Dragons. Ben explains how writing a season arc always seems easier than it is and that it's important to know how the arc will conclude before running out of money. David explains why he believes Philip Madoc was not miscast in The Power of Kroll and Ben wishes that the production team of Graham Williams and Tony Read had done a better job of crafting stories for Mary Tamm so she would have stayed for season 17. Opening music is Dick Mill's sound scape for the "White Guardian's Windbells". Closing music is from "The Stones of Blood" soundtrack composed by the Dudley Simpson. This episode was recorded 15 August 2020.



  • #169 - The Key to Tamm

    26 August 2020 (5:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 33 seconds

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    We discuss season 16, the Key to Time, where for David, Doctor Who mingles freely with Dungeons & Dragons. Ben explains how writing a season arc always seems easier than it is and that it's important to know how the arc will conclude before running out of money. David explains why he believes Philip Madoc was not miscast in The Power of Kroll and Ben wishes that the production team of Graham Williams and Tony Read had done a better job of crafting stories for Mary Tamm so she would have stayed for season 17. Opening music is Dick Mill's sound scape for the "White Guardian's Windbells". Closing music is from "The Stones of Blood" soundtrack composed by the Dudley Simpson. This episode was recorded 15 August 2020.



  • #168 - Fantastic News

    11 August 2020 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 32 minutes and 0 seconds

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    We discuss the big news from Big Finish of Christopher Eccleston reprising his role as the Doctor with the first stories to be released in May of 2021. We speculate on companions, writers, and more. Opening music is "Westminster Bridge" and closing music is "I'm Coming to Get You" both from Series 1 and composed by the Murray Gold. This episode was recorded 9 August 2020.



  • #168 - Fantastic News

    11 August 2020 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 32 minutes and 0 seconds

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    We discuss the big news from Big Finish of Christopher Eccleston reprising his role as the Doctor with the first stories to be released in May of 2021. We speculate on companions, writers, and more. Opening music is "Westminster Bridge" and closing music is "I'm Coming to Get You" both from Series 1 and composed by the Murray Gold. This episode was recorded 9 August 2020.



  • #167 - The Talking Cabbage

    9 August 2020 (9:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 2 seconds

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    A discussion about the Leela years in Doctor Who focusing in on Tom Baker and the behind-the-scenes change in the production office and how Leela's character's arc imploded in season 15, where ambition hit the hard wall of lack of money. Ben theorizes that K9 is the talking cabbage that Tom always wanted as a companion and may explain why he stayed on for season 16. While David wonders why Boucher and Holmes dropped Leela's "Pygmalion" storyline in their season 15 scripts. Opening and closing music is from "The Invasion of Time" soundtrack composed by the incredible Dudley Simpson. This episode was recorded 5 August 2020.



  • #167 - The Talking Cabbage

    9 August 2020 (9:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 2 seconds

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    A discussion about the Leela years in Doctor Who focusing in on Tom Baker and the behind-the-scenes change in the production office and how Leela's character's arc imploded in season 15, where ambition hit the hard wall of lack of money. Ben theorizes that K9 is the talking cabbage that Tom always wanted as a companion and may explain why he stayed on for season 16. While David wonders why Boucher and Holmes dropped Leela's "Pygmalion" storyline in their season 15 scripts. Opening and closing music is from "The Invasion of Time" soundtrack composed by the incredible Dudley Simpson. This episode was recorded 5 August 2020.



  • #166 - The Phantom of the Panopticon

    5 August 2020 (7:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 27 seconds

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    Through the millennia, the Podcasters of Metebelis Two led a life of peace and ordered calm, protected from all threats from other podcasts by their great obscurity. But this was to change. Suddenly and terribly, the Podcasters faced the most dangerous crisis in their long history... Opening music is Alice Cooper's "Welcome to My Nightmare" from the same-titled 1975 album. Closing music is from "The Deadly Assassin" soundtrack composed by Dudley Simpspon. This episode was recorded 27 July 2020.



  • #166 - The Phantom of the Panopticon

    5 August 2020 (7:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 27 seconds

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    Through the millennia, the Podcasters of Metebelis Two led a life of peace and ordered calm, protected from all threats from other podcasts by their great obscurity. But this was to change. Suddenly and terribly, the Podcasters faced the most dangerous crisis in their long history... Opening music is Alice Cooper's "Welcome to My Nightmare" from the same-titled 1975 album. Closing music is from "The Deadly Assassin" soundtrack composed by Dudley Simpson. This episode was recorded 27 July 2020.



  • #165 - Eldrad Is a Jerk

    26 July 2020 (11:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 42 minutes and 26 seconds

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    We say hello to season 14 and goodbye to Sarah Jane as we talk about The Masque of Mandragora and The Hand of Fear. Ben wishes there was a monster in Masque and David recalls being inspired to research the Cult of Demnos at the library. Despite our appreciation of Stephen Thorne, Ben wishes Eldrad remained portrayed by the otherworldly Judith Paris, or possible by Lis Sladen. David questions whether the Bristol Boys' story was strong enough to support the darker themes of the story. Opening music is "Basse danse La brosse, Tripla / Tourdion" performed by the Ulsamer Collegium. Closing music is "Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow Wow", composed by Joseph Tabrar, and sung by Helen Mirren and Peter Sellers from the ill-conceived movie: "The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu". This episode was recorded 19 July 2020.



  • #165 - Eldrad Is a Jerk

    26 July 2020 (10:53am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 42 minutes and 26 seconds

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    We say hello to season 14 and goodbye to Sarah Jane as we talk about The Masque of Mandragora and The Hand of Fear. Ben wishes there was a monster in Masque and David recalls being inspired to research the Cult of Demnos at the library. Despite our appreciation of Stephen Thorne, Ben wishes Eldrad remained portrayed by the otherworldly Judith Paris, or possible by Lis Sladen. David questions whether the Bristol Boys' story was strong enough to support the darker themes of the story. Opening music is "Basse danse La brosse, Tripla / Tourdion" performed by the Ulsamer Collegium. Closing music is "Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow Wow", composed by Joseph Tabrar, and sung by Helen Mirren and Peter Sellers from the ill-conceived movie: "The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu". This episode was recorded 19 July 2020.



  • #164 - The Green Green Grass of Karn

    20 July 2020 (6:40am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 37 seconds

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    Tomfest 2020 continues with our discussion of last two stories of season 13: The Brain of Morbius and The Seeds of Doom. David tries to explain why Brain never clicked for him to a disbelieving Ben, who simply adores the story! A brain in a jar, what's there not to love? The off to Antarctica and Dorchester, which are geographically speaking in Doctor Who's earth, to be about as close as the Thal and Kaled cities are from one another. Ben is startled to learn that Boyce had his own spin-off series and wonders what a Morbius and Solon spin-off from Big Finish would be like. In conclusion the two pick their top story from the season. Opening, "Molotov Cocktail", and closing music, "Amelia Ducat's Theme", is from The Seeds of Doom; both composed by Geoffery Burgon. This episode was recorded 12 July 2020.



  • #164 - The Green Green Grass of Karn

    20 July 2020 (6:40am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 37 seconds

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    Tomfest 2020 continues with our discussion of last two stories of season 13: The Brain of Morbius and The Seeds of Doom. David tries to explain why Brain never clicked for him to a disbelieving Ben, who simply adores the story! A brain in a jar, what's there not to love? Then off to Antarctica and Dorchester, which are geographically speaking in Doctor Who's earth, to be about as close as the Thal and Kaled cities are from one another. Ben is startled to learn that Boyce had his own spin-off series and wonders what a Morbius and Solon spin-off from Big Finish would be like. In conclusion the two pick their top story from the season. Opening, "Molotov Cocktail", and closing music, "Amelia Ducat's Theme", is from The Seeds of Doom; both composed by Geoffery Burgon. This episode was recorded 12 July 2020.



  • #163 - Ginger Beer Is Delicious

    6 July 2020 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Continuing on with our look at Tom Baker's Season 13 with a discussion of Pyramids of Mars and The Android Invasion. Ben dismisses fan-suggested back story that Sarah learned to fire a rifle on her aunt's farm and rather champions Sarah as just being a totally competent and kick ass woman who rises to the occasion. David gushes over Dudley's Simpson's score for Pyramids and praises Paddy Russell's direction and ability to bring out great performances from her leading man. Ben defends ginger beer (pop) and thinks Sarah's one weakness, aside from her ankles, is her dislike of stuff and David finds hollyhocks Devesham, a.k.a, East Hagbourne as a lovely Oxforshire village with beautiful hollyhock flowers. Opening music is from "Clement and the Mummies" composed by Dudley Simpson and arranged and performed by Heathcliff Blair. Closing music is also composed by Simpson and taken from the score to The Android Invasion. This episode was recorded 28 June 2020



  • #163 - Ginger Beer Is Delicious

    6 July 2020 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Continuing on with our look at Tom Baker's Season 13 with a discussion of Pyramids of Mars and The Android Invasion. Ben dismisses fan-suggested back story that Sarah learned to fire a rifle on her aunt's farm and rather champions Sarah as just being a totally competent and kick ass woman who rises to the occasion. David gushes over Dudley's Simpson's score for Pyramids and praises Paddy Russell's direction and ability to bring out great performances from her leading man. Ben defends ginger beer (pop) and thinks Sarah's one weakness, aside from her ankles, is her dislike of stuff and David finds Devesham, a.k.a, East Hagbourne as a lovely Oxforshire village with beautiful hollyhock flowers. Opening music is from "Clement and the Mummies" composed by Dudley Simpson and arranged and performed by Heathcliff Blair. Closing music is also composed by Simpson and taken from the score to The Android Invasion. This episode was recorded 28 June 2020



  • #162 - The Mystic Doctor

    28 June 2020 (1:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 26 seconds

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    We begin a look at season 13 with a discussion about Terror of the Zygons and Planet of Evil. Ben loves the Zygon's spaceship and fondly remembers building his own model as a kid from Lego bricks. David explains why he thinks the Zygons in their original soft and blobby form is creepier than their later toothy and muscular design. Ben touches upon the shift of received mysticism of Pertwee's Doctor to where Tom Baker's Doctor is mysticism itself. David appreciates Prentis Hancock's portrayal as Salamar and Ben remembers how he also built an oculoid tracker from his Lego bricks. We bemoan what we see as the only flaw in this season; the poor exit for Harry, the Brigadier, and UNIT. Opening music is "The Destruction of Charlie Rig" composed by Geoffery Burgon and closing music is "Nightfall on Zeta Minor" composed by Dudley Simpson and arranged and performed by Heathcliff Blair. This episode was recorded 20 June 2020.



  • #162 - The Mystic Doctor

    28 June 2020 (1:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 26 seconds

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    We begin a look at season 13 with a discussion about Terror of the Zygons and Planet of Evil. Ben loves the Zygon's spaceship and fondly remembers building his own model as a kid from Lego bricks. David explains why he thinks the Zygons in their original soft and blobby form is creepier than their later toothy and muscular design. Ben touches upon the shift of received mysticism of Pertwee's Doctor to where Tom Baker's Doctor is mysticism itself. David appreciates Prentis Hancock's portrayal as Salamar and Ben remembers how he also built an oculoid tracker from his Lego bricks. We bemoan what we see as the only flaw in this season; the poor exit for Harry, the Brigadier, and UNIT. Opening music is "The Destruction of Charlie Rig" composed by Geoffery Burgon and closing music is "Nightfall on Zeta Minor" composed by Dudley Simpson and arranged and performed by Heathcliff Blair. This episode was recorded 20 June 2020.



  • #161 - Vagabond Tom

    21 June 2020 (8:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 52 minutes and 31 seconds

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    This episode was recorded 14 June 2020 and the actual Doctor Who discussion begins 11:54 into the podcast where we talk about Tom Baker the Doctor who caught alight in the United States and opening up to his tenure in the programme. But first, leading off the podcast, Ben celebrates his team's, the Four-to-Zoomsday's, triumph in the Quiz of Rassilon. David then asks a simple question about a sporting metaphor and the two get mired the two get mired in cricket talk for a good five minutes. After that, the two discuss Churchill in light of statues coming down across the UK and the US; this part of the podcast was shunted off to the end of the podcast and begins after a musical interlude from Heathcliff Blair and begins at 34:34. (Think of it as studio floor Blu-ray extra footage.) Once that discussion runs it course, we talk about Tom Baker's tenure as the Doctor beginning 11:54 running through to the aforementioned musical interlude. All rather confusing isn't it. Oh, and we briefly mention the December 1981 interview of Tom with Mavis Nicholson which is definitely worth a watch. Anywho... we're back to season 13 next episode. Opening "Davros' Megalomania" and closing "The Doctor's Theme" music was composed by Dudley Simpson for season 12 stories and arranged and performed by Heathcliff Blair on the "Pyramids of Mars" disc.



  • #161 - Vagabond Tom

    21 June 2020 (8:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 52 minutes and 31 seconds

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    This episode was recorded 14 June 2020 and the actual Doctor Who discussion begins 11:54 into the podcast where we talk about Tom Baker the Doctor who caught alight in the United States and opening up to his tenure in the programme. But first, leading off the podcast, Ben celebrates his team's, the Four-to-Zoomsday's, triumph in the Quiz of Rassilon. David then asks a simple question about a sporting metaphor and the two get mired the two get mired in cricket talk for a good five minutes. After that, the two discuss Churchill in light of statues coming down across the UK and the US; this part of the podcast was shunted off to the end of the podcast and begins after a musical interlude from Heathcliff Blair and begins at 34:34. (Think of it as studio floor Blu-ray extra footage.) Once that discussion runs it course, we talk about Tom Baker's tenure as the Doctor beginning 11:54 running through to the aforementioned musical interlude. All rather confusing isn't it. Oh, and we briefly mention the December 1981 interview of Tom with Mavis Nicholson which is definitely worth a watch. Anywho... we're back to season 13 next episode. Opening "Davros' Megalomania" and closing "The Doctor's Theme" music was composed by Dudley Simpson for season 12 stories and arranged and performed by Heathcliff Blair on the "Pyramids of Mars" disc.



  • #160 - The Games We Played

    13 June 2020 (7:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 15 minutes and 57 seconds

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    Ben and David reminisce about growing up watching Season 12 of Doctor Who. David talks about how Who met his sci-fi fix and seemed like a natural progression from the 1977 movie: Star Wars. Ben recalls playing in motorway construction sites and school hallways battling Daleks and explains how Sontarans were a lot like teachers. Opening music is "Sarah Pursued" composed by Dudley Simpson and the later realized by Heathcliff Blair. Closing music is from Carey Blyton's score for The Revenge of the Cybermen.



  • #160 - The Games We Played

    13 June 2020 (7:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 15 minutes and 57 seconds

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    Ben and David reminisce about growing up watching Season 12 of Doctor Who. David talks about how Who met his sci-fi fix and seemed like a natural progression from the 1977 movie: Star Wars. Ben recalls playing in motorway construction sites and school hallways battling Daleks and explains how Sontarans were a lot like teachers. Opening music is "Sarah Pursued" composed by Dudley Simpson and the later realized by Heathcliff Blair. Closing music is from Carey Blyton's score for The Revenge of the Cybermen.



  • #159 - All He Had Was a Sonic Stick

    31 May 2020 (11:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes and 20 seconds

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    After a brief discussion on the Quiz of Rassilon and the new action figures to be released featuring Sarah Jane Smith, Ben and David begin their discussion on Tom Baker about 12 minutes in to the podcast. We talk about his early roles in film and life as a jobbing actor. Ben recalls his and his friends' reaction to the regeneration of the Pertwee Doctor into a dark-haired chap with a long scarf. Opening music is "Mysterious Robot" and closing music is The Violation", both composed by Dudley Simpson and the later realized by Heathcliff Blair.



  • #159 - All He Had Was a Sonic Stick

    31 May 2020 (11:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes and 20 seconds

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    After a brief discussion on the Quiz of Rassilon and the new action figures to be released featuring Sarah Jane Smith, Ben and David begin their discussion on Tom Baker about 12 minutes in to the podcast. We talk about his early roles in film and life as a jobbing actor. Ben recalls his and his friends' reaction to the regeneration of the Pertwee Doctor into a dark-haired chap with a long scarf. Opening music is "Mysterious Robot" and closing music is The Violation", both composed by Dudley Simpson and the later realized by Heathcliff Blair.



  • #158 - Divergent Timelines

    22 May 2020 (7:10am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 55 minutes and 32 seconds

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    We further our discussion of sideways stories and posit that all of Who, or at the very least, all of Who set on Earth are sideways stories that diverge from our earth's timeline. The time of closest intersection with our own timeline is when new companions enters the TARDIS, but as they adventure with the Doctor their timelines grow further apart from reality. Opening music is from Castrovalva, composed by Paddy Kingsland and closing music is from Warriors' Gate, composed by Peter Howell.



  • #158 - Divergent Timelines

    22 May 2020 (7:10am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 55 minutes and 32 seconds

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    We further our discussion of sideways stories and posit that all of Who, or at the very least, all of Who set on Earth are sideways stories that diverge from our earth's timeline. The time of closest intersection with our own timeline is when new companions enters the TARDIS, but as they adventure with the Doctor their timelines grow further apart from reality. Opening music is from Castrovalva and closing music is from Meglos, both composed by Paddy Kingsland.



  • #157 - Sideways Into the Zsogsphere

    11 May 2020 (2:30am GMT)
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    In this episode, we discuss sideways Who and how this story type was not too common in the classic Who era, but has come into its own with the show's revival and is, perhaps, in its golden age under Chibnall's tenure as showrunner. Opening music is "Univers Sideral" composed by Paul Bonneau and closing music is the main title theme for the "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" composed by Ronald Stein.



  • #157 - Sideways Into the Zsogsphere

    11 May 2020 (2:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 50 seconds

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    In this episode, we discuss sideways Who and how this story type was not too common in the classic Who era, but has come into its own with the show's revival and is, perhaps, in its golden age under Chibnall's tenure as showrunner. Opening music is "Univers Sideral" composed by Paul Bonneau and closing music is the main title theme for the "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" composed by Ronald Stein.



  • #156 - Death by Myrka

    23 April 2020 (10:24am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 47 minutes and 20 seconds

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    We land on the Galápagos Islands with the Doctor and Evelyn to review Bloodtide from Big Finish. And since this is a Silurian story, we try to cobble together a timeline of their history and are flummoxed by the inconsistencies. A story overflowing with historical characters and ideas, we wonder if Silurian Tulok's real crime was genetically engineering lady bumps on Silurian women. Opening music is "Tried" and closing music "The Cave"; both pieces composed by Alistair Lock for Bloodtide.



  • #156 - Death by Myrka

    23 April 2020 (10:24am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 47 minutes and 20 seconds

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    We land on the Galápagos Islands with the Doctor and Evelyn to review Bloodtide from Big Finish. And since this is a Silurian story, we try to cobble together a timeline of their history and are flummoxed by the inconsistencies. A story overflowing with historical characters and ideas, we wonder if Silurian Tulok's real crime was genetically engineering lady bumps on Silurian women. Opening music is "Tried" and closing music "The Cave"; both pieces composed by Alistair Lock for Bloodtide.



  • #155 - The TARDIS Destroys Space Opera

    16 April 2020 (9:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 45 minutes and 7 seconds

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    After a quick recap of our afternoon playing the Quiz of Rassilon with fellow teammates Greg and Jess, we discuss space opera. We explore which stories fit the genre and what does it take to make a space opera story in Doctor Who? The conventional wisdom is Doctor Who is a genre machine, so how frequently does it dip into space opera like other popular sci-fi franchises like Star Trek and Star Wars? Opening and closing music is from "The Frontier in Space," composed by the incomprable Dudley Simpson.



  • #155 - The TARDIS Destroys Space Opera

    16 April 2020 (9:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 45 minutes and 7 seconds

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    After a quick recap of our afternoon playing the Quiz of Rassilon with fellow teammates Greg and Jess, we discuss space opera. We explore which stories fit the genre and what does it take to make a space opera story in Doctor Who? The conventional wisdom is Doctor Who is a genre machine, so how frequently does it dip into space opera like other popular sci-fi franchises like Star Trek and Star Wars? Opening and closing music is from "The Frontier in Space," composed by the incomprable Dudley Simpson.



  • #154 - Quack

    8 April 2020 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 31 minutes and 37 seconds

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    Since Big Finish made The Maltese Penguin a free download last week, we decided what better time to give it the ol' Metebelis Two listen. We discuss how the view of the writer, Rob Shearman, may have changed on his story over the past nearly two decades since its release. Discussion on acting, sound design, and why recommend BF create more Frobisher adventures in this week's episode. Opening and closing music is from David Darlington's score and sound design for the story.



  • #154 - Quack

    8 April 2020 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 31 minutes and 37 seconds

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    Since Big Finish made The Maltese Penguin a free download last week, we decided what better time to give it the ol' Metebelis Two listen. We discuss how the view of the writer, Rob Shearman, may have changed on his story over the past nearly two decades since its release. Discussion on acting, sound design, and why recommend BF create more Frobisher adventures in this week's episode. Opening and closing music is from David Darlington's score and sound design for the story.



  • #153 - The Chameleon Factor

    1 April 2020 (9:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 53 seconds

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    The Metebelis Two is joined by Eliot, David's son, to talk about the new DVD and Blu-ray release of The Faceless Ones in animated form. Opening music is "Pacific Dawn" by Tom Dissevelt from his 1963 LP Fantasy In Orbit, which used as the Faceless Ones soundtrack. Closing music is Slade's 1984 hit, "Run Runaway".



  • #153 - The Chameleon Factor

    1 April 2020 (9:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 53 seconds

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    The Metebelis Two is joined by Eliot, David's son, to talk about the new DVD and Blu-ray release of The Faceless Ones in animated form. Opening music is "Pacific Dawn" by Tom Dissevelt from his 1963 LP Fantasy In Orbit, which used as the Faceless Ones soundtrack. Closing music is Slade's 1984 hit, "Run Runaway".



  • #152 - Babies Versus Brains

    25 March 2020 (5:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes and 11 seconds

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    Ben and David brainstorm on which one-off monsters from Doctor Who should return for series 13 and find that they are more than a little stir-crazy after just one week of quarantine, aka "sheltering at home." Opening and closing music is the 1972 "Delaware version" of the theme realized by Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson with Paddy Kingsland.



  • #152 - Babies Versus Brains

    25 March 2020 (5:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes and 11 seconds

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    Ben and David brainstorm on which one-off monsters from Doctor Who should return for series 13 and find that they are more than a little stir-crazy after just one week of quarantine, aka "sheltering at home." Opening and closing music is the 1972 "Delaware version" of the theme realized by Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson with Paddy Kingsland.



  • Bonus #6 - Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy #6 - A Wonderful World

    22 March 2020 (10:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 22 minutes and 39 seconds

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    A bonus episode discussion on the fourth episode of the original Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio drama on BBC Radio 4, which is 42 years old this month! We find ourselves on prehistoric Earth, admiring Slartibartfast's signature on a glacier and trying to teach cave men how to play Scrabble. Opening music is an excerpt from "Journey of the Sorcerer" by The Eagles. Closing music is a 1968 live recording of Louis Armstring singing "What a Wonderful World".



  • Bonus #6 - Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy #6 - A Wonderful World

    22 March 2020 (10:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 22 minutes and 39 seconds

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    A bonus episode discussion on the fourth episode of the original Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio drama on BBC Radio 4, which is 42 years old this month! We find ourselves on prehistoric Earth, admiring Slartibartfast's signature on a glacier and trying to teach cave men how to play Scrabble. Opening music is an excerpt from "Journey of the Sorcerer" by The Eagles. Closing music is a 1968 live recording of Louis Armstrong singing "What a Wonderful World".



  • Bonus #5 - Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy #5 - Bourge-Mobiles

    21 March 2020 (9:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 17 minutes and 36 seconds

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    A bonus episode discussion on the fourth episode of the original Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio drama on BBC Radio 4, which is 42 years old this month! In which we dine at the Restaurant at the end of the Universe. Opening and closing music is excerpts from "Journey of the Sorcerer" by The Eagles.



  • Bonus #5 - Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy #5 - Bourge-Mobiles

    21 March 2020 (9:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 17 minutes and 36 seconds

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    A bonus episode discussion on the fourth episode of the original Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio drama on BBC Radio 4, which is 42 years old this month! In which we dine at the Restaurant at the end of the Universe. Opening and closing music is excerpts from "Journey of the Sorcerer" by The Eagles.



 
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