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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:
269
Average Episode Duration:
0:0:47:13
Longest Episode Duration:
0:2:07:10
Total Duration of all Episodes:
8 days, 19 hours, 43 minutes and 5 seconds
Earliest Episode:
19 June 2016 (7:32pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
30 August 2022 (7:00am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
8 days, 9 hours, 51 minutes and 24 seconds

Doctor Who: The Metebelis 2 Episodes

  • #212 - Journey Into Colour

    30 August 2022 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 32 seconds

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    In a wide-ranging discussion, Ben and David talk about the use of colo(u)r in Doctor Who and elsewhere in television and film. We also reflect on our own experiences watching black and white Doctor Who episodes on television and VHS. We also debate whether or not 1960s stories should be officially colourised. Opening music is "Technicolour Dreams" by Status Quo. Closing music is a song by Mihâly Vig, from Bela Tarr's film "A Torinoi Lo" (The Turin Horse). We recorded this episode on 21 August 2022.



  • #211 - The Wombles and Mr Benn 2150 A.D.

    16 August 2022 (8:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 48 minutes and 16 seconds

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    To mark the sad passing of Bernard Cribbins, we journey back to 1966 to look at his first role associated with Doctor Who, which was PC Tom Campbell in Daleks' Invasion of Earth 2150 A.D. Ben reflects how Cribbins and Ray Brooks, who played David, were the voices of his childhood. Cribbins voiced all of the Wombles and Brooks narrated the Mr Benn animated shorts. When watching the movie as a child, Ben was annoyed by these crossover performances, but now he finds it quite cool. David, for his part, cannot remember when he first saw this movie and concludes this may be his first time viewing it all in one go. Opening music is the theme from Daleks' Invasion of Earth 2150 A.D. composed by Bill McGuffie. Closing music features Bernard Cribbins singing back in 1963, "The Bird on the Second Floor" with accompaniment directed by Johnnie Spence. We recorded this episode on 9 August 2022.



  • #210 - RTD2

    30 July 2022 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 2 minutes and 49 seconds

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    The Metebelis Two are excited to welcome Brian Jacob and Jess Jurkovic back to the podcast for a discussion about the return of Russell T Davis as showrunner and Ncuti Gatwa as Doctor Who. We share our thoughts and concerns about RTD's second chance and wonder what 2023 will bring for our favorite Time Lord. (Also, to help support season two of the Dudley Simpson IS Doctor Who Project, please visit Jess's Patreon page.) Opening and closing music is from The Voyage of the Damned score, composed by Murray Gold. We recorded this episode on 10 July 2022.



  • #209 - Exploitation of the Daleks

    16 July 2022 (8:22am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 55 minutes and 33 seconds

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    It's the summer lull! So what better time to persuade their respective better halfs to sit down with them to watch the 1965 movie adaptation of the first Dalek adventure known by all as Dr. Who and the Daleks, starring Peter Cushing as the inventor, Dr. Who. Along with his granddaughters Susie Who, played by Roberta Tovey, and Barbara Who, played by Jennie Linden. They are joined by Barbara's boyfriend, Ian Chesterton played by Roy Castle. Ben remembers how his 8-year-old self was unsettled by seeing the host of Record Breakers on the BBC playing Ian. He also watching this not-Who movie made his boyhood self seethe with rage. Meanwhile, David wonders what the movie would have been like if Bill Hartnell and the other original members of time team reprised their roles and how he would have reworked the script for the big screen. Opening music is the theme to Dr. Who and the Daleks, composed by Malcolm Lockyer. Closing music is the 1961 45" single, "A Lonesome Cup of Coffee", sung by Roy Castle and featuring Wally Stott and his Orchestra. We recorded this episode on 3 July 2022.



  • #208 - Who's Your Daddy?

    30 June 2022 (10:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 56 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Father's Day! To mark our sixth anniversary of podcasting, we discuss fathers in Doctor Who. We talk about the fathers in the show who made the most memorable appearances for us. We ask what is the role of dads in Who throughout the show's history? Can Davros be considered as a father and was he a good dad? We briefly note that some fathers on screen acted alongside their children from time-to-time in Who. And, weigh in whether or not the plans for the McGann Doctor to search the universe for his father, Ulysses, was a lost opportunity, or not. So all things dad in this episode of the Metebelis Two. Opening music is from the Father's Day score, composed by Murray Gold. Closing music is from the 1968 single from The Zombies, "Time of the Season". We recorded this episode on 19 June 2022.



  • #207 - Inconsequential and Pointless

    17 June 2022 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 33 minutes and 37 seconds

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    Eighteen months have passed since Revolution of the Daleks was first broadcast. Has Ben's opinion of it changed over time? Having just watch the story for the first time, David could relate with the Doctor when she felt "mostly angry" about the Timeless Children. We say hello again to Jack Robertson and say our goodbyes to Ryan and Graham. Mostly we just ask each other, why does Chris Chibnall keeps telling us how great things are instead of actually showing us? Opening music is "367 Minutes" and closing music is "Something Revolutionary" both composed by Segun Akinola. We recorded this episode on 5 June 2022.



  • #206 - Pushing Things Forward

    30 May 2022 (9:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes and 13 seconds

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    The floodgates of Doctor Who recording news were opened with the casting announcement of Jasmin Finney as Rose mk 2 and the return of David Tennant as the Doctor and Katherine Tate as Donna. We speculate about what changes RTD has in store for the viewers and lament the end of the Whittaker era and the overall lack of buzz during the Chibnall era. Opening music is "Hanging on the Tablaphone" and closing music is "All The Strange, Strange Creatures" both composed by Murray Gold. We recorded this episode on 17 May 2022.



  • #205 - Technology Indistinguishable from Magic

    16 May 2022 (7:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 47 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Fresh off Beltane, we discuss stories with the occult in Doctor Who. After a brief background of the folk horror in British cinema, we dive into The Dæmons and other stories looking for common themes and tropes that are used in Who. Opening and closing music is of the Morris dancers from The Dæmons soundtrack. We recorded this episode on 8 May 2022.



  • #204 - Fabulousness

    9 May 2022 (5:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 25 minutes and 9 seconds

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    Our reaction to Ncuti Gatwa being cast by Russell T Davies as the next Doctor Who. Opening music is "I Can Change" by Ezra Furman. Closing music is Segun Akinola's arrangement of the Doctor Who Theme. We recorded this episode on 8 May 2022.



  • #203 - Back by Popular Demand

    30 April 2022 (2:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 12 seconds

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    Returning monsters are a hallmark of Doctor Who from Sea Devils to Daleks, we look at the second act of popular monsters of the classic era. We talk about which monster return worked and how to villains and monsters intersect. And, speculate on some missed opportunies of monsters that had one-and-done outtings. Opening music is "We're Doing a Sequel" from the 2014 film Muppets Most Wanted. Closing music is "The Master's Plan" composed by Malcolm Clarke from soundtrack of The Sea Devils. We recorded this episode on 24 April 2022.



  • #202 - The Scottish Podcast

    11 April 2022 (2:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 49 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Ben, having recently installed an art exhibit at Balmoral Castle, has been pondering the great impact that Scotland and the Scots have made on Doctor Who. David was surprised to learn that the Brigadier wasn't always Scottish and it was director Douglas Camfield that gave Col. Lethbridge his hyphenated surname Stewart. Jamie McCrimmon, Amy Pond, and three Doctors Who from Scotland, plus one showrunner, Scotland is ever-present in the TARDIS. Opening and closing music is from Terror of the Zygons, composed by Geoffrey Burgon. We recorded this episode on 2 April 2022.



  • #201 - The Kind of Stupid Choice an Alien Entity Would Make

    22 March 2022 (4:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 47 minutes and 50 seconds

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    Yeti menacing the London underground — one of the most iconic images of Doctor Who in the 1960s; and we discuss The Web of Fear in this podcast. Ben recalls how the Target cover by Chris Achilleos for The Abominable Snowmen with its yeti with a hint of fang helped confuse him when he first saw the mark 2 version. David fell in love with this story after hearing the narrated soundtrack and dreams about being a yeti cosplayer at Doctor Who conventions. We touch upon the missing episode 3 and how the fan animation made by Adam Bullock helped bridge the gap in 2013 and what to make of the new 3d motion-capture animation. Opening music is "Palpitations", composed by J. Scott and, closing music is "Music For Strings, Percussion, and Celesta, SZ 106 - 3. Adagio", composed by Béla Bartók and performed by RIAS Symphony Orchestra, directed by Ferenc Fricsay. We recorded this episode on 13 March 2022.



  • #200 - Strangers When We Meet

    7 March 2022 (9:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 46 minutes and 6 seconds

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    After recording 199 podcasts together, do Ben and David know each other well enough to correctly pick which stories are on one another's top ten list of Doctor Who stories? Let's hope so! Opening music is is "Strangers When We Meet" by The Smithereens and closing music is from "Space Time Music, part 1" composed by Wilfred Josephs. We recorded this episode on 27 February 2022.



  • #198 - Live from LobbyCon! Gallifrey One 32 - Day 3

    21 February 2022 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 15 minutes and 51 seconds

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    Ben is joined this episode by two very special guests, Lena Barkin and Jess Jurkovic, in the middle of the hustle and bustle of LobbyCon during the waning hours of 32nd Gallifrey One! Everyone is in a jovial mood and celebrating with friends the conclusion of another great Doctor Who convention. The video of her pitch for the 60th anniversary special can be viewed on Vimeo. Opening music is from The Claws of Axos and closing music is from "The Carnival of Monsters" composed by Dudley Simpson. We recorded this episode on 20 February 2022.



  • #198 - And Then They Threw It Open to Floor Questions… Gallifrey One 32 - Day 2

    20 February 2022 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 21 minutes and 12 seconds

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    Ben reports in live from Day 2 of the 32nd Gallifrey One convention in the City of Weeping Angels. Ben talks about the Kaffeeklatsch with Matthew Sweet, the British broadcaster and journalist, Big Finish news, what and when to expect with The Abominable Snowmen animation, seeing Jo Martin, Mandeep Gill, and Sacha Dhawan in a crowded Hall A, and how "fried" is the flavour of the food trunks this year at the convention. Opening music is from The Claws of Axos and closing music is from The Two Doctors incidental music composed by Peter Howell. We recorded this episode on 19 February 2022.



  • #197 - And Some Cat Nuns Just Walked By… GallifreyOne 32 - Day 1

    19 February 2022 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 18 minutes and 4 seconds

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    Ben reports in live from Day 1 of the 32nd Gallifrey One convention in sunny Los Angeles, California. Ben talks about meeting Michael Jayston, hearing Sacha Dhawan, the Blu-Ray panel, cosplay, and more! Opening music is from The Claws of Axos and closing music is by Blink-182. We recorded this episode on 18 February 2022.



  • #196 - Talking in Our English Accents

    13 February 2022 (4:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 47 minutes and 8 seconds

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    We are joined this podcast by Lena Barkin and Jess Jurkovic for our Gallifrey One pre-panel! We chat about the whole con experience from meeting people, being on panels, cosplay, the dealers' room, our hopes and expectations, and more! Opening music is from "Jet Airliner" by the Steve Miller Band and closing music is an alternative take of "Day Tripper" by The Beatles. We recorded this episode on 6 February 2022.



  • #195 - Daleks Repowered

    7 February 2022 (4:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes and 23 seconds

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    We turn our focus to The Power of the Daleks - special edition and marvel upon its many improvements, some obvious and others more subtle. Then we discuss the news that BBC America is ending funding for future animations and the Conservative government under Boris Johnson is freezing, and then ending funding for the BBC. The podcast's music was composed by Tristram Cary for The Daleks, and used also for Power's soundtrack. We recorded this episode on 16 January 2022.



  • #194 - The Weird Line of Fidelity

    24 January 2022 (8:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes and 59 seconds

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    The recent animation watch continues with a discussion of Galaxy 4, the first Hartnell story animated since the end of the DVD range. David is impressed by the planet set design and the near-perfect likeness of Vicki in her animated form, and enjoys the Hartnell line mishaps with the script. Ben questions the switch from lace-up boots to go-go boots, which opens the door to other interesting decisions made producing this animation. This episode's music is "Marche" from Les Structures Sonorés used as incidental music in Galaxy 4. We recorded this episode on 9 January 2022.



  • #193 The Restortion of Damaged Art

    10 January 2022 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes and 1 second

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    We discuss The Evil of the Daleks recently released as an animated recreation or reinterpretation of the 1967 story starring Patrick Troughton. Ben is intrigued by the decisions the production team made that diverge from the original presentation and likens the animation project to the restoration of damaged art. David wonders if Whitaker's script could be tighter with fewer characters. Along the way we, discover Rutans disguised as Christmas puddings, ponder why Maxtible has a dungeon and traps and a Turkish wrestler on staff, and the lost story of the great Dalek-Chumbley war. Opening music is Jack Trombley's "Mexican Beat" and closing music is the Dalek's entrance music composed by Dudley Simpson, both pieces are from The Evil of the Daleks soundtrack. We recorded this episode on 30 December 2021.



  • #192 - Catch the Christmas Omnibus

    26 December 2021 (10:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 48 minutes and 2 seconds

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    For a brief five or so years, the BBC broadcast an omnibus version of Doctor Who in the middle of the Christmas week holiday, usually on 27 December. We talk about how Barry Letts got this viewing tradition underway and ruminate on why by the time Graham Williams became producer that the omnibus specials had ceased to be. We then discuss the relevance of omnibus repeats for audiences in the 21st century in a television landscape dominated by streaming and in-home video. We recorded this episode on 23 December 2021.



  • #191 - No Place to Hide

    30 June 2021 (5:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 53 minutes and 55 seconds

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    We talk about the use of big monsters across the history of Doctor Who. Does enlarging the monster up its threat level, make it more scary, or just make it seem ridiculous? Does one size of monster work better than others? Does one size fit all? Opening music is Dudley Simpson's (Giant) Robot theme. Closing music is Murray Gold's "Monster Bossa". We recorded this episode on 20 June 2021.



  • #190 - Space Eurovision

    18 June 2021 (5:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 45 minutes and 59 seconds

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    We hold an informal meeting of the Doctor Who's writer room to pitch new story ideas with underrated monsters for the Whittaker Doctor to face in series 13. Which monsters get green lit and which ones are put back on the shelf? Opening music is "The Bell Plants" composed by Peter Howell from Meglos. Closing music begins with "The Axons Approach" composed by Dudley Simpson with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and ends with Jodie Whittaker singing Coldplay's "Yellow" from the BBC Children in Need album, Got It Covered. We recorded this episode on 13 June 2021.



  • #189 - Page Layout of Unreasoning Terror

    12 June 2021 (8:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 42 minutes and 0 seconds

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    We read Doctor Who Monthly #48 from January 1981 and talk about the magazine, its comics and editorial content, and look back on how official fandom was 40 years ago. Ben also gets a little nostalgic about ads for BMX bikes and Star Wars digital wristwatches. Opening music is an excerpt from "We, Pangol" aka "Pangol's March" and closing music is "Back to Work", both pieces are from the Leisure Hive score composed by Peter Howell of the BBC Radiophic Workshop. We recorded this episode on 6 June 2021.



  • #188 - Remixed Ideas

    4 June 2021 (4:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Friend of the podcast, Brian aka @project_37 joins us this week to discuss the exciting conclusion of the new Christopher Eccleston audio story from Big Finish, Ravagers: Food Fight! Does the Doctor save the universe? Is there a satisfying outcome for Nova and Audrey? Did Nick Briggs successfully resolve all the plot threads? And, what does the future hold for Eccleston and Big Finish? Opening music is from the Ravagers score composed by Howard Carter. The podcast closes with the trailer for Eccleston 1.2: Respond to All Calls. We recorded this episode on 30 May 2021.



  • #187 - Linear Geezers

    28 May 2021 (6:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 31 minutes and 0 seconds

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    The pace quickens for the Doctor and Nova in the middle episode of Big Finish's Ravagers which we listened to this week. Ben found the timey-wimey plot lines a bit confusing, but is intrigued by what might be going on with Audrey. David thought author Nick Briggs was doing well weaving together RTD and Moffat styles and really hopes Nova (and Audrey) will still be alive by the story's conclusion. Join us this week as we talk about Cataclysm! Opening and closing music is from the Ravagers score composed by Howard Carter. We recorded this episode on 25 May 2021.



  • #186 - Time Eddies

    21 May 2021 (9:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 30 minutes and 26 seconds

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    Christopher Eccleston makes his Big Finish debut in the three-part anthology: Ravagers. We talk about his return as Doctor Who and review Sphere of Freedom, his first new story in more than fifteen years. There likely are spoilers, so listen to the story before this podcast! Opening music is from the audio drama composed by Howard Carter. Closing music is the Big Finish trailer for the Ninth Doctor adventures with music also by Howard Carter. We recorded this episode on 16 May 2021.



  • #185 - Needlessly Being Twins

    7 May 2021 (6:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 45 minutes and 28 seconds

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    Ben and David try to stump one another playing the Twin Dilemma game where one host gives the name of a 20th or 21st century story and the other host has to find its perfect pair in the other century and explain why. For example, if David says An Unearthly Child, Ben could respond with Rose since they both kicked off their respective eras on the show. Some stories are easy to find a match, others not so much and thus comedic tension is created! Opening music is "The Panel Beaters" by Padding Kingsland. Closing music is from The Twin Dilemma score by Malcolm Clarke. Both compositions are the work of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. We recorded this episode on 2 May 2021.



  • #184 - Not for Lack of Want

    30 April 2021 (6:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 49 minutes and 35 seconds

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    We discus what we wanted from Doctor Who and how it changed over time. We pay close attention to 1989 after Survival, 1996 after the TV Movie, and 2005 with the return of show to BBC One. Then, we ask what we'd like from Doctor Who in 2021 and beyond. Opening and closing music is "Open the Eye" from the 1996 TV Movie and composed by John Debney. We recorded this episode on 25 April 2021.



  • #183 - That Wasn't Ever Going to Happen

    24 April 2021 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 47 minutes and 29 seconds

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    We ask why wasn't there a UNIT spinoff series on the BBC in the 1970s? Ben theorizes that Season 7 was pretty much a UNIT spinoff already, but David persists in asking if a UNIT series was actually made in the 1970s, then what would it be like? Opening and closing music is Dudley Simpson's "UNIT Theme," performed by Mark Ayers. We recorded this episode on 18 April 2021.



  • #182 - Identifying With Daleks

    14 March 2021 (9:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 56 minutes and 59 seconds

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    In this wide-ranging Dalek-focused episode, we begin our discussion with a look at the 5-part Daleks! serial written by James Goss that is part of the Time Lord Victorious Doctor Who adventure, which is made clearer by referencing Blogtor Who's guide. We then chat about the multi-platform concept itself and what it may hold for the future of Who. A future, it would seem, that has a Doctor Who Magazine without a monthly comic serial and, perhaps, a bit searching for a new identity in these pandemic times. Ben reflects upon the TV Century 21 Daleks comic, which Goss's new story reminded him of and mentions the fan-created Second Empire Dalek comic. David brings up Pink For Your Actual Pterodactyl website's exhausivly detailed look at the History of the Pebble Mill Foyer and Ben expresses his appreciation of the site's examination of chairs in Doctor Who. Opening music is excerpted from Daleks! sound design by Steve Foxon. Closing music is "I Am A Dalek", the 1977 7" single by The Art Attacks. We recorded this episode on 9 March 2021.



  • #181 - Unfriendly Weed and Static Foam

    7 March 2021 (12:51am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 45 minutes and 28 seconds

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    We discuss Fury from the Deep, the latest story in the Doctor Who animation range. Ben observes the changes the producers made would not have been his choices and David explains why he switched to the black and white version after the first scenes in colour. We discuss helicopters, Diamonds Are Forever, regulation badger haircuts for mineral extraction, hairy seaweed, static foam, Scooby-Doo, and rubber arms. Opening music is from James Brown's "Static" and closing music is "Mr. Oak and Mr. Quill" composed by Dudley Simpson. We recorded this episode on 28 February 2021.



  • #180 - First Hand Knowledge

    20 February 2021 (8:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes and 4 seconds

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    We are back after a three month hiatus to discuss Shada, the story that would have been the finale for season 17, specifically the 2017 animated version. Ben reflects on Professor Chronotis shares a few anecdotes of his the dons he met while at Oxford, some of whom would not have surprised Ben to learn they were, indeed, 300 years old. David shares Dogulas Adams' thoughts on Shada via quotes pulled from DWM. Opening and closing music Al Stewart's song from 1967, "Beleeka Doodle Day". We recorded this episode on 15 February 2021.



  • #179 - Tegan and the Watcher

    8 December 2020 (8:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 40 minutes and 20 seconds

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    We discuss season 18, Tom Baker's last season as the Doctor. Ben reflects on going away to boarding school and the changes from childhood to being a teenager coinciding with the end of the Fourth Doctor era. For David, the end of Tom looped back to the beginning with Robot and his full-blown fandom. Opening music is "Chronic Hysteresis" from Meglos and closing music is "The Moments Has Been Prepared For" from Logopolis, both composed by Paddy Kingsland. We recorded this episode on 15 November 2020.



  • #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.



 
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