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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:
193
Average Episode Duration:
2:02:00
Longest Episode Duration:
3:38:39
Total Duration of all Episodes:
16 days, 8 hours, 24 minutes and 33 seconds
Earliest Episode:
23 May 2010 (11:59am GMT)
Latest Episode:
9 August 2018 (9:49am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
15 days, 13 hours, 2 minutes and 44 seconds

The Krynoid Podcast Episodes

  • 108: The Android Invasion

    9 August 2018 (9:49am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 6 minutes and 10 seconds

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    "Is that finger loaded?"

    A good question because nothing is as it seems in Devesham-on-Oseidon.

    The horse-brasses are plastic, the dartboard has a functional bullseye and the ginger beer may not be The Real Thing (but its supply is inexhaustible).

    Then there's Guy Crayford, who has a spacesuit of vacuum-resistant denim, incomplete underpants and an eye-patch which is purely cosmetic.

    And, behind the scenes, the horny Kraals are eager to spread their infection and have been using fake UNIT personnel for practice.

    But did Jim and Martin find The Android Invasion to be the real McCoy or as phoney as a Devesham publican?

    Find out here.



  • 107: Planet of Giants

    15 July 2018 (1:22pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 53 minutes and 5 seconds

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    "You've got some of it on your hands and you didn't tell us anything about it. It was very wrong of you, wasn't it?"

    The Doctor makes Barbara feel small with a little ticking off. Fair enough though - she had almost died from the stiffest of upper lips (and a dangerously unbathed ankle).

    Eco-whistleblower Arnold Farrow fares even worse with a slug in the chest and a ruined holiday, while his murderer - Mr (D?) Forester - escapes with a burnt aerosol and a bloody nose. But the bloody nosey Hilda and PC Bert save the day.

    Ian has a knees-up in a matchbox, Susan shins up a drainpipe and the Doctor's spirits sink in a basin as the regular cast prove there are no small roles, just small actors.

    So did Jim and Martin find that good things come in small packages or that size really does matter?

    Listen to find out.



  • 106: Terminus

    16 June 2018 (1:35pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 7 minutes and 18 seconds

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    "What is this horrendous place?"

    Well, Nyssa, it's Terminus - a place to which Bor was presumably drawn by nominative determinism.

    It's a drab old hospital where the porters are metal, the doctors are Goths and the burglars are New Romantics.

    The Doctor wins a fight, Nyssa loses her skirt and Tegan draws the short straw, what with Turlough staring at her posterior and the extras revealing her upper assets.

    Did Olvir train at the Wayne Sleep Combat Academy?

    Is the Doctor's creepy CCTV standard TARDIS issue?

    Do the Vanir have enough dog poop bags to last until their next Ocado delivery?

    And did Jim and Martin find Terminus to be a real tonic or some used Hydromel?

    Find out here...



  • 105: Day of the Daleks

    15 May 2018 (6:41pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 4 minutes and 58 seconds

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    "No complications."

    That infamous moment when the first Ogron on the left accidentally reveals his MENSA potential to his masters but no-one bats a shiny eyelid.

    Yes, this is Day of the Daleks in which our intrepid TARDIS twosome wine, dine and enjoy a ride, while Yates pulls rank, Benton pulls out of a minor skirmish and the Brig pulls his hair out as he defends world peace from humans and aliens alike while, no doubt, also taking in washing and doing a paper round.

    Will the Jeep Pronto ever make it to market?

    Why do people keep giving the Controller dirty looks? Is it his personal hygiene? Or is it because the only kid he ever charges for his sweets is poverty-stricken Charlie Bucket?

    And why are the Daleks wasting resources on their minions' make-up when their vital attack force wouldn't fill a football team?

    Jim and Martin ponder these questions and try to decide whether this is a red-letter day or 24 hours of ennui.

    Listen in for their verdict.



  • 104: The Krotons

    16 April 2018 (8:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 42 minutes and 24 seconds

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    "The Doctor's almost as clever as I am."

    Zoe Heriot may be the Krotons' pet but she must have been expelled from modesty school.

    Yes, this is The Krotons, a saga of sub-standard scientists, snaky CCTV spies and shouty fridges from another world.

    The Doctor flunks, Jamie fights and Zoe infuriates while the Gonds lack the gonads to take on their reclusive rulers.

    Will Beta reveal the secret of transmat to his backward brethren (or is it still at Beta stage)?

    From which Brummie enclave of Johannesburg do the Krotons hail?

    Will the Doctor's twanged nipple ever recover?

    And do Jim and Martin think the story is the work of High Brains or should it be dispersed?

    Find out here.



  • 103: The Talons of Weng-Chiang

    15 March 2018 (6:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 55 minutes and 58 seconds

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    "Never trust a man with dirty fingernails."

    ...Or a face like a Shar Pei's nether regions.

    Especially if he exacerbates London's rodent problem, takes advantage of young scrubbers and test-drives prototype orgasmatrons.

    Yes, this is The Talons of Weng-Chiang - a strange (Robert) Holmesian melodrama where people pop poison pills, ventriloquist dummies are hands-free and Birmingham has cornered the Chinese firearms market.

    Leela takes some clothes, the Doctor takes a boat trip, Jago takes fright and Litefoot takes delivery of a surprise hamper, while Chang prestidigitates, Mr Sin recidivates and a mad old crone expectorates.

    So do Jim and Martin think this is a superlative specimen of Seventies sci-fi or do they smell a rat?

    Find out here.



  • 102: The Savages

    15 February 2018 (6:32pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 37 minutes and 49 seconds

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    "I hate conducted tours."

    Dodo single-handedly sows the seeds of the Doctor Who Experience's eventual demise, way back in 1966.

    This month we find ourselves in a land where greedy leaders feather their own nests at the expense of the downtrodden underclass. And it's much the same in Doctor Who's The Savages, screened some 52 years ago (badum tish!)

    The Doctor is drained, Steven is ordained and Dodo is reined-in on a world where the big city holds no attraction for our clan of outsiders, a bunch of sapped saps with their very own cheeky girl (but mercifully no Lembit Opik).

    Who else gets to use the Doctor's vibrator? Did Jano and his mates manage to video The Daleks' Master Plan? Who's producing destructive vapours and shouldn't their diet be looked at?

    And did Jim and Martin find The Savages to be a shot in the arm or an enervating experience?

    Tune in to find out.



  • 101: Delta and the Bannermen

    15 January 2018 (7:46pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes and 30 seconds

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    "Let's make this baby fly!"

    Said the uncool and un-Welsh Welsh rock 'n' roller Billy, who refrains (perhaps disappointingly) from drop-kicking the Chimeron child over the Shangri-La camp's Olympic size swimming pool.

    Yes, it's time to take a look at the distinctly odd Delta and the Bannermen, a tale of a baffling bee-keeper, unnecessary Americans, a shot-down stand-up and life-size plastic soldiers with lockjaw.

    When will Ray realise that she's barking up the wrong tree? When will Billy realise he's sniffing around the wrong species? Will the Bannermen have a whip round to get Gavrok a barbecue? And can the Flying Pickets achieve further chart success now their leader has been reduced to smoking footwear?

    Don't expect to find the answers here as Jim and Martin struggle to decide whether to mark the story hi-de-high or hi-de-low.



  • 100: The War Games

    14 December 2017 (4:09pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 32 minutes and 13 seconds

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    "You have returned to us, Doctor. Your travels are over."

    But thankfully not forever. It was, indeed, a long way from being all over.

    So Jim and Martin stagger to their century milestone with their biggest story yet, The War Games.

    It's an epic tale of trials, tribulations, heavily corrected (and impaired) vision, and a Very. Stupid. Voice.

    The Doctor plays with fridge magnets, Jamie plays the fool, Zoe plays Villa like a violin and the War Lord plays with his real live toy soldiers - and gets a Paddington stare for his trouble.

    Romans gawp and mince, wigs wander almost as far as the accents, and the scenery is chewed up, gargled and spat out - even when it's as wobbly as a Quark under enemy fire.

    So do Jim and Martin think this is a worthy end for a very worthy Doctor? Or was it ten parts of terrible tedium?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 099: Black Orchid

    14 November 2017 (6:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 51 minutes and 9 seconds

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    "A delightfully unexpected afternoon."

    Well it won't take up much of your afternoon and there's very little that's unexpected here.

    For this is Black Orchid - a ripping yarn of bronchial brothers, lippy bookworms, smutty absentees and a child bride who's passed around like a gold ball at a Telosian rugby match.

    The Doctor plays the clown, Tegan cuts a rug, Nyssa finds her double and Adric eats double his body weight in finger food.

    But who is the tweed-trousered killer who's friends with an Amazonian Indian?

    Could he possibly have any connection with Charles "not one of the Worcester Woosters" Cranleigh whose brother disappeared on an Amazonian expedition?

    And who is the piratical prat with the badge for mathematical excellence?

    Listen to find out...



  • 098: Nightmare of Eden

    15 October 2017 (3:21pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 24 minutes and 2 seconds

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    "I don't work for anybody. I'm just having fun."

    Not so much fun for the cold turkeys, the cattle-prodded Mandrels and the eviscerated punters on the good ship Empress though.

    Yes, this is Nightmare of Eden and 'nightmare' could be seen as an apposite epithet by the crew and viewer alike. It's a heady cocktail of spiked drinks, unfortunate zips and insurance policy wordings.

    K9 needs some obedience classes, the Doctor shrieks about his extremities and Romana gets a nasty love bite (but not as nasty as her dress), while Tryst accentuates the silliness, Fisk makes it uniformly worse and Rigg turns on, tunes in and drops out.

    So did Jim and Martin find the story as first class as the toilet facilities or were they glad when the nightmare was over?

    Find out here.



  • 097: Terror of the Autons

    16 September 2017 (2:16pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 35 minutes and 43 seconds

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    "I am usually referred to as the Master."

    Or some very slight variation thereof.

    Terror of the Autons is a story where a bloomin' cockernee is masquerading as an Italian, a Time Lord as an astral Mr Benn, Autons as an army of Frank Sidebottoms, and the man himself as BT's most sackable employee. Yet the Master can't muster the energy to think up an even vaguely misdirecting pseudonym.

    Plenty of imagination elsewhere though with unfriendly neighbourhood Bobbies, dolls that are a bit too clingy, armchairs that give you a hug, a phone you can really get tied up on and gift daffs you really shouldn't look in the mouth.

    Can the grumpy Doctor, scatty Jo, and a Maxi full of UNIT defeat the Master and the Nestene Unconvincingness?

    And did Jim and Martin find all this plastic fantastic or as flat as Old Ma Farrel's CSO kitchen?

    Find out here.



  • 096: The Time Meddler

    14 August 2017 (8:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 6 minutes and 7 seconds

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    "I'm not a mountain goat and I prefer walking to any day. And I hate climbing."

    If you think Steven Moffat era Doctor Who taxes the mind, imagine being part of the 1965 audience and having to decode anagrams of the scripted lines on the fly.

    And the mind is boggled in many other ways by The Time Meddler. How can an 11th Century monk have a wristwatch, electric stove and gramophone? Has the BBC lost the plot? Has Dennis Spooner been hot-spooning? Or perhaps the pee-drenched padre is to blame and thus a legitimate target of the (extremely) long arm of Doctor Tickle.

    Our eponymous hero and visiting Vikings alike get merry on mead from Hur indoors, while Vicki suffers sexism from Steven, the new companion who likes to attack first and ask (too many) questions later. And then not believe any of the answers.

    Will the groat ever drop for Steven? Will he find the bovine astronaut he seeks? What do you do if your TARDIS is smaller on the inside? Whose beard is camping out on Eldred's face?

    And did Jim and Martin delight in this first ever pseudo-historical or do they disapprove of all this time meddling?

    Find out here.



  • 095: The Stones of Blood

    15 July 2017 (4:57pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 25 minutes and 51 seconds

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    "It's getting rather exciting, isn't it?"

    Well mileage may vary and opinions certainly differ a wee bit between your intrepid hosts on this one.

    For it is The Stones of Blood, a tale of vampiric slabs, a reclusive mistress-villain with a morbid fear of lemon sherbets and the latest mismatched cop duo - Android and Wirrn.

    The Doctor wears a barrister's wig, Romana sports a chav cap and Vivien Fay shows off her deep silver tan. Professor Rumford forgets her words and her bra but remembers her truncheon, and K9 spills his guts while being goosed by a jack plug.

    The local druids summon a wrinkly comedy star, a camping couple suffer post-coital depression, and two clouds of bling argue the toss while the Doctor doesn't appear to give one.

    So did the story stir the blood of Jim and Martin or leave them stony faced?

    Listen to find out.



  • 094: The Twin Dilemma

    14 June 2017 (7:05pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 35 minutes and 46 seconds

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    "I am the Doctor... whether you like it or not."

    Ahem... awkward!

    Yes, this is Colin Baker's debut debacle as the Doctor, The Twin Dilemma.

    A tale of a Hurndall understudy in a dress, two bratty bowl-cut brain-boxes, pestilent parrot people and a hairy slug with an inter-species libido.

    And , at its centre, we have our 'hero' who tries to bluster, cower, whine and strangle his way into our hearts, and his poor sidekick, who has probably never felt quite so sidelined - or quite so kicked.

    Blood bubbles, slugs slime, sartorial atrocities are committed with impunity and a thieving magpie is fed to the starving masses (tastes like chicken, apparently).

    Loathe it or hate it, it's perennially at the bottom of the sort of polls its lead actor despises.

    But do Jim and Martin think it lives down to its reputation?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 093: The Macra Terror

    14 May 2017 (3:22pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 12 minutes and 15 seconds

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    "No-one on the Colony believes in Macra! There is no such thing as Macra! Macra do not exist! There are no Macra!!"

    Well maybe stop going on about them so much then?

    He's right though. This colony is lovely - except for the brainwashing, harrowing jingles, cheerless cheerleading, occupational hazards and the ministrations of hit security group, Ola and the Bootboys, that is.

    Oh and the Macra, of course. Not that there are any Macra. Or are there...?

    Well, yes there are, as the name of the story implies, and they're a crabby (and shouty) bunch of crustaceans, with their grubby pincers on the reins of power within the colony. Meanwhile, Ben goes over to the dark side, Polly gets a haircut, Jamie has a fling and the Doctor has a problem with excess gas.

    But did Jim and Martin give The Macra Terror 11 out of 10? Or did it just wash over their brains?

    Find out here.



  • 092: Inferno

    14 April 2017 (1:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds

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    "You're liable to wake up Old Nick going that deep!"

    And imagine old Nick's horror when he woke up after the BBC stag do and found that someone had given him a comedy eye-patch and a joke shop scar.

    But it's not just the Brig who's had an unsympathetic makeover in Inferno's alt-right universe. Cuddly Sergeant Benton is now brutal bastard Benton and lovely Liz has adopted a nasty wig and an equally nasty attitude. Professor Stahlman, of course, is equally gittish wherever you find him, but Greg Sutton's sexist tendencies have been crushed under the fascist jackboot - and he seems even less likely to achieve penetration with this particular Petra.

    Throw in some technicians in wolf's clothing (and Christmas cracker teeth), a soldier shooting himself off a gasometer and lashings of automatic door porn, and we have something of a great big melting pot.

    But do Jim and Martin think Inferno burns brightly or does it feel like the end of the world?

    Find out here.



  • 091: Castrovalva

    15 March 2017 (4:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 34 minutes and 6 seconds

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    "What are you concealing from me, boy?"

    Not enough, some might say, for this is Castrovalva - where Master Waterhouse introduces the innocent and unsuspecting viewer to "Little Matthew"

    .

    But that's not the only harrowing element of the Fifth Doctor's first outing. The Time Lord himself is made incompetent (and incontinent?) by his regeneration but still gets to go on a self-propelling wheelchair and pulls off decent impressions of his former selves - and Basil Fawlty (the War Hotelier).

    Tegan gets hot and bothered, Nyssa gets moist and, of course, Adric has a semi on, before they all meet Chardonnay Shardovan and his sheep-in-wolf's-clothing chums.

    There's a fly in the ointment, of course, and this one has a risible, raisable platform, a double-decker perspex top hat and a penchant for looking at boys on the dark web.

    But does the new Doctor bowl Jim and Martin over? Or is he out first ball?

    Find out here.



  • 090: Underworld

    15 February 2017 (2:57pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 42 minutes and 5 seconds

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    "Whatever blows can be sucked."

    Not The Creature From The Pit this time but a story which could be said, in American vernacular, both to 'blow' and to 'suck'.

    It's Underworld - a production so maligned that even most of the sets refused to participate. A CSO mother lode in which Minyans are led by Minions, the proletariat dine on the very rock they mine and gravity does precisely whatever the hell it likes.

    Meanwhile, Gwyneth Paltrow gets a drastic makeover, Mr Dors takes it lying down and Leela takes a fancy to a bit-part with a Rohypnol ray. Chuck in some deaf-blind guards, hordes of bored extras and some rather louche lift music and it really does feel like we're descending to rock bottom.

    So 'the quest is the quest' but will Jim and Martin see Underworld as a golden moment in Who mythology or will they end up feeling fleeced?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 089: The Edge of Destruction

    15 January 2017 (2:58pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes and 4 seconds

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    "If anything happens, let me know."

    What do you get if you have two episodes to fill with no guest actors and no new sets?

    Well in the weird world of Lime Grove 1964, you get The Edge of Destruction - a veritable cryptic crossword with clues from another, different cryptic crossword.

    This is, of course, the one where Susan turns scissor sister, Ian seems to have been at the BBC brown ale, the Doctor - even with a head wound - still wins Gallifrey's Fastest Butler and poor old Babs has to hold it all together, despite her pathological fear of Salvador Dali.

    Even the Fornicator can't help them as they try to discover what the heck is going on (and what the writer has been smoking) until, finally, the solution springs to mind.

    So can Jim and Martin make sense of the sentient ship's clues or will the story leave them on the edge of nervous destruction?

    Find out here.



  • 088: Planet of the Daleks

    14 December 2016 (4:21pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 38 minutes and 39 seconds

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    "It was terrible... and then I got rescued by this bowl."

    No, not a symptom of BBC budget cuts - although its economically-priced, invisible owner may have been.

    It's the Planet of the Daleks - or, more accurately, the planet of the plants which either spy or spray, the molten ice which somehow isn't just water and the locals who are definitely more than meets the eye.

    Chuck into this great big ice-melting pot a poorly Time Lord, a lady with an embarrassing fungal infection, some flaxen-haired, squabbling space-squaddies and the most evil wheelie bins in the ninth system, and you have all the makings of an epic six-parter.

    But does it deliver like Santa or disappoint like... erm... Satan...?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 087: The Crusade

    13 November 2016 (2:27pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 9 minutes and 18 seconds

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    "I'll turn the world we know into your enemy!"

    Confusingly, this isn't The Enemy of the World but in fact The Crusade - a swords and Saracens saga of identity theft, cross-dressing and honey traps.

    The Doctor is courting intrigue, Ian is caught in a sticky situation and Vicki is caught out cosplaying. Meanwhile Barbara and Princess Joanna are treated like sacks of flour and El Akir should surely be sacked for abusing his Emir's position - not to mention his long-suffering staff.

    There's also room for the sage Saladin, the smitten Saphadin and the Unscrupulous Hulk, not to mention some stereotyped light-fingered locals.

    So do Jim and Martin see The Crusade as a glorious victory or as successful as one of King Richard's hunting trips?

    Find out here.



  • 086: The Creature From The Pit

    15 October 2016 (1:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 35 minutes and 44 seconds

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    "She tipped the ambassador into a pit and threw astrologers at him."

    Public Notice: Beware of low-flying Russell Grants.

    What else could this be but 1979's The Creature From The Pit?

    It's a somewhat green-tinged tale about an enormous slug who, despite being chucked down a pit and starved, still seems very pleased to see us. He shares the dank depths with Catweazle's charlatan cousin but they're soon joined by a somewhat over-stretched stuntman, a sweaty Doctor, a haughty Romana and a tin dog in the middle of an identity crisis.

    Bad enough you might think but they also have to contend with a matriarch with magpie tendencies, Poundshop Fagin and his cronies and a conniving old crone. The addition of the whip-cracking Captain Camp and his homicidal sprouts just makes things even worse.

    But did Jim and Martin fall for the Pit and its attendant charms or were they left green about the gills? Listen here to find out.



  • 085: The Web of Fear

    13 September 2016 (11:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 57 minutes and 58 seconds

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    "I shouldn't be down here at all, really. Driver, I am. See?"

    Yes, perhaps it would be better if you were absent, Evans. You certainly drive everyone up the wall.

    But the Welsh wimp is not the only peril in the London Underground in 1968's The Web of Fear. The slimmer-line Yeti now sling more web than Spidey, Professor Travers is now an old duffer cum Yeti whisperer, Harold Chorley is the obsequious and unacceptable face of the gutter press and somewhere a filthy traitor is at work...

    Luckily, Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart is at hand, with his ever-shrinking batallion, while Ann Travers proves adept at rebuffing both amorous advances and unwelcome interviews and, somehow, finds time to smile at a rampaging Yeti.

    Meanwhile, the Doctor is delighted by one of his balls, Jamie hides in a bin and Victoria drops an unidentified lanyarded object.

    So is the return of this once-lost story a cause for celebration or should it have been left in the cobwebs? Listen here to find out what Jim and Martin think.



  • 085: The Web of Fear

    13 September 2016 (11:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 57 minutes and 58 seconds

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    "I shouldn't be down here at all, really. Driver, I am. See?"

    Yes, perhaps it would be better if you were absent, Evans. You certainly drive everyone up the wall.

    But the Welsh wimp is not the only peril in the London Underground in 1968's The Web of Fear. The slimmer-line Yeti now sling more web than Spidey, Professor Travers is now an old duffer cum Yeti whisperer, Harold Chorley is the obsequious and unacceptable face of the gutter press and somewhere a filthy traitor is at work...

    Luckily, Colonel Lethbridge Stewart is at hand, with his ever-shrinking batallion, while Ann Travers proves adept at rebuffing both amorous advances and unwelcome interviews and, somehow, finds time to smile at a rampaging Yeti.

    Meanwhile, the Doctor is delighted by one of his balls, Jamie hides in a bin and Victoria drops an unidentified lanyarded object.

    So is the return of this once-lost story a cause for celebration or should it have been left in the cobwebs? Listen here to find out what Jim and Martin think.



  • 084: Arc of Infinity

    15 August 2016 (8:40pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes and 34 seconds

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    "Rondel - intergalactic region devoid of all stellar activity"

    So how come it feels like we've gone on location to Rondel, rather than Amsterdam? There's certainly a lack of activity in Arc of Infinity - and a less than stellar cast, if it comes to that.

    But at least we have a trigger-happy Nyssa, a new look (but, alas, same personality) Tegan and a Doctor who seems to be staining his whites with more than grass. And they're up against a naughty, helium-powered Time Lord, a swarfega-spewing 'mystery' renegade and something which appears to have crawled out of Colonel Sanders' bin.

    Couple that with a pair of berks who give backpackers (and indeed bipeds) a bad name and a strangely familiar guard captain, who is the bottom of everybody's favourites list, and you have an uneven start to an anniversary season.

    So do Jim and Martin see this story a delicious Edam or a Dutch oven? Listen here to find out.



  • 084: Arc of Infinity

    15 August 2016 (8:40pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes and 34 seconds

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    "Rondel - intergalactic region devoid of all stellar activity"

    So how come it feels like we've gone on location to Rondel, rather than Amsterdam? There's certainly a lack of activity in Arc of Infinity - and a less than stellar cast, if it comes to that.

    But at least we have a trigger-happy Nyssa, a new look (but, alas, same personality) Tegan and a Doctor who seems to be staining his whites with more than grass. And they're up against a naughty, helium-powered Time Lord, a swarfega-spewing 'mystery' renegade and something which appears to have crawled out of Colonel Sanders' bin.

    Couple that with a pair of berks who give backpackers (and indeed bipeds) a bad name and a strangely familiar guard captain, who is the bottom of everybody's favourites list, and you have an uneven start to an anniversary season.

    So do Jim and Martin see this story a delicious Edam or a Dutch oven? Listen here to find out.



  • 083: Frontier in Space

    15 July 2016 (12:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 14 minutes and 6 seconds

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    "Oh, how very embarrassing!"

    That's what the unsuspecting viewer probably said in 1973 when the so-called "large and savage reptile" hoved into view at the top of the Ogron quarry. If only there'd been enough budget to show more than its dangly bits...

    But close your eyes for those couple of seconds and Frontier in Space will reward you with many riches.

    For where else can you find the third Doctor in hoisty judo slacks, Jo in platform baseball boots and Delgado's Master in a Dracula-collared PVC number with Dalek logo?

    And where else could you observe, in one story, twitchy Earth folk, noble Draconians, monumentally thick Ogrons and a stir crazy TARDIS team, who are in and out of prison more often than Mr Mackay?

    But does Frontier in Space go where no Drashig has gone before? Or does it outstay its welcome like a Draconian at a UKIP rally?

    Listen here to find out what Jim and Martin made of it all.



  • 083: Frontier in Space

    15 July 2016 (12:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 14 minutes and 6 seconds

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    "Oh, how very embarrassing!"

    That's what the unsuspecting viewer probably said in 1973 when the so-called "large and savage reptile" hoved into view at the top of the Ogron quarry. If only there'd been enough budget to show more than its dangly bits...

    But close your eyes for those couple of seconds and Frontier in Space will reward you with many riches.

    For where else can you find the third Doctor in hoisty judo slacks, Jo in platform baseball boots and Delgado's Master in a Dracula-collared PVC number with Dalek logo?

    And where else could you observe, in one story, twitchy Earth folk, noble Draconians, monumentally thick Ogrons and a stir crazy TARDIS team, who are in and out of prison more often than Mr Mackay?

    But does Frontier in Space go where no Drashig has gone before? Or does it outstay its welcome like a Draconian at a UKIP rally?

    Listen here to find out what Jim and Martin made of it all.



  • 082: The Face of Evil

    13 June 2016 (9:28pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 47 minutes and 15 seconds

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    "Well now, it seems I have been here before."

    You have: Planet of Evil. Well... only up to a point.

    Sure the red-outlined empty creatures from the id are here again but this time they have Tom Baker's distinctive fizzog. As does the local equivalent of Mount Rushmore (although the DVD cover features someone else entirely, for some reason...).

    And cheap terrifying invisible monsters are causing a rumble in the jungle again, but this time they're accompanied by sultry space savage turned stowaway, a shape-throwing shaman whose hat fits like a glove, a chieftain who's just been Tango'd, and the campest IT support team ever seen. Throw in a computer with more voices than Rob Culshaw and you have one of the most bonkers bouillabaisses of the Baker era.

    Martin reveals he's a Horda hoarder and Jim displays a positively Luddite awareness of current technological thinking, but do they like The Face of Evil? Or do they turn their own, even more reviled countenances away in disgust?

    Listen to find out...



  • 082: The Face of Evil

    13 June 2016 (9:28pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 47 minutes and 15 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "Well now, it seems I have been here before."

    You have: Planet of Evil. Well... only up to a point.

    Sure the red-outlined empty creatures from the id are here again but this time they have Tom Baker's distinctive fizzog. As does the local equivalent of Mount Rushmore (although the DVD cover features someone else entirely, for some reason...).

    And cheap terrifying invisible monsters are causing a rumble in the jungle again, but this time they're accompanied by sultry space savage turned stowaway, a shape-throwing shaman whose hat fits like a glove, a chieftain who's just been Tango'd, and the campest IT support team ever seen. Throw in a computer with more voices than Rob Culshaw and you have one of the most bonkers bouillabaisses of the Baker era.

    Martin reveals he's a Horda hoarder and Jim displays a positively Luddite awareness of current technological thinking, but do they like The Face of Evil? Or do they turn their own, even more reviled countenances away in disgust?

    Listen to find out...



  • 081: The Sensorites

    17 May 2016 (3:54pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 8 minutes and 40 seconds

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    "I rather fancy that's settled that little bit of solution."

    OK, that's Billy going way off piste again but six-part saga The Sensorites is all about solutions.

    A remarkably serene Susan is the solution to an impasse on a spaceship, the devious Doctor finds the solution to a municipal malaise and the unlucky Ian drinks a solution which may well have previously passed through half a dozen Sensorites.

    These frisbee-footed, central-hearted denizens of the Sense-Sphere are a strange bunch. Even without eyelids, they seem blinkered to everything that's going on. And, ill-equipped as they are for darkness, noise and identity parades, they're hardly the stuff of nightmares, so the late arrival of some subterranean soap-dodgers brings some welcome menace to proceedings.

    So is this story as soporific as fan wisdom would have you believe? Well pack some fruit and (clean) water, strap yourselves in and prepare for the long haul and as Jim and Martin slowly sense the solution to that question.



  • 081: The Sensorites

    17 May 2016 (3:54pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 8 minutes and 40 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "I rather fancy that's settled that little bit of solution."

    OK, that's Billy going way off piste again but six-part saga The Sensorites is all about solutions.

    A remarkably serene Susan is the solution to an impasse on a spaceship, the devious Doctor finds the solution to a municipal malaise and the unlucky Ian drinks a solution which may well have previously passed through half a dozen Sensorites.

    These frisbee-footed, central-hearted denizens of the Sense-Sphere are a strange bunch. Even without eyelids, they seem blinkered to everything that's going on. And, ill-equipped as they are for darkness, noise and identity parades, they're hardly the stuff of nightmares, so the late arrival of some subterranean soap-dodgers brings some welcome menace to proceedings.

    So is this story as soporific as fan wisdom would have you believe? Well pack some fruit and (clean) water, strap yourselves in and prepare for the long haul and as Jim and Martin slowly sense the solution to that question.



  • 080: Ghost Light

    15 April 2016 (2:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 43 minutes and 39 seconds

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    "Professor... what's going on?!"

    Good question, Ace.

    The last ever classic Who story to be recorded, Ghost Light, is something of a period-piece puzzle - with a few pieces missing.

    But it does include dinner-suited monsters, gun-toting maids, an insane explorer, a simian sermoniser and a Neanderthal butler (doesn't every home have one?). This madhouse is presided over by a dusty but upwardly mobile photophobe, with high treason on his ever-evolving mind.

    But he doesn't bargain on the devious Doctor and the arsonous Ace, ably abetted by a racist rozzer and an uncontrolled control experiment.

    Enter the angelic, anally retentive Light and the Earth is in imminent danger of being purged in a fit of OCD pique.

    But can Jim and Martin shed any light on proceedings? Listen in and decide for yourself.



  • 080: Ghost Light

    15 April 2016 (2:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 43 minutes and 39 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "Professor... what's going on?!"

    Good question, Ace.

    The last ever classic Who story to be recorded, Ghost Light, is something of a period-piece puzzle - with a few pieces missing.

    But it does include dinner-suited monsters, gun-toting maids, an insane explorer, a simian sermoniser and a Neanderthal butler (doesn't every home have one?). This madhouse is presided over by a dusty but upwardly mobile photophobe, with high treason on his ever-evolving mind.

    But he doesn't bargain on the devious Doctor and the arsonous Ace, ably abetted by a racist rozzer and an uncontrolled control experiment.

    Enter the angelic, anally retentive Light and the Earth is in imminent danger of being purged in a fit of OCD pique.

    But can Jim and Martin shed any light on proceedings? Listen in and decide for yourself.



  • 079: Meglos

    28 March 2016 (12:56pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes and 24 seconds

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    "Haven't I seen you somewhere before?"

    Dunno. Have you watched The Golden Voyage of Sinbad?

    Hurrah! It's double helpings of Tom Baker in 1980's Meglos, one bristlier and greener around the gills than the other.

    It's a saga of succulents, savants and power supplies wherein Romana is fondled by a bunch of flowers, K9 is assaulted by a bunch of light opera extras and the Doctor is plagued by a bunch of pricks.

    Debate rages between the Wigs and the lunatic fringe and the poor man's John Le Mesurier is caught dithering in the middle.

    Will Meglos succeed? Is Brotadac's anagram apposite? Will anyone remember any of this in the morning?

    Listen in as Jim and Martin discuss ... sorry... what were we talking about again...?



  • 079: Meglos

    28 March 2016 (12:56pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes and 24 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "Haven't I seen you somewhere before?"

    Dunno. Have you watched The Golden Voyage of Sinbad?

    Hurrah! It's double helpings of Tom Baker in 1980's Meglos, one bristlier and greener around the gills than the other.

    It's a saga of succulents, savants and power supplies wherein Romana is fondled by a bunch of flowers, K9 is assaulted by a bunch of light opera extras and the Doctor is plagued by a bunch of pricks.

    Debate rages between the Wigs and the lunatic fringe and the poor man's John Le Mesurier is caught dithering in the middle.

    Will Meglos succeed? Is Brotadac's anagram apposite? Will anyone remember any of this in the morning?

    Listen in as Jim and Martin discuss ... sorry... what were we talking about again...?



  • 078: The Power of Three

    4 March 2016 (10:34pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes and 25 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "There are soldiers all over my house and I'm in my pants."

    Not what happened during the recording of this podcast episode but a mildly diverting moment from The Power of Three - something of an oasis, some might say.

    Yes, this is the story of the boring slow invasion. The Doctor's bored, Rory's out of washing powder, Amy sniffs some milk and Brian spends hours sitting around watching the box. Never fear - maybe Kate Stewart's drone (voice, not military hardware) and a half-baked, blink-and-you'll-miss-him hologram will liven things up? And maybe they won't.

    But who (and why) are the grill-faced nurses? Does the little girl who lives full-time in Rory's waiting room now have squatters' rights? And does having carked it for half an hour count as a near death experience?

    Listen in to hear Jim and Martin tackle all these questions - and a serious attack of ennui.



  • 078: The Power of Three

    4 March 2016 (10:34pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes and 25 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "There are soldiers all over my house and I'm in my pants."

    Not what happened during the recording of this podcast episode but a mildly diverting moment from The Power of Three - something of an oasis, some might say.

    Yes, this is the story of the boring slow invasion. The Doctor's bored, Rory's out of washing powder, Amy sniffs some milk and Brian spends hours sitting around watching the box. Never fear - maybe Kate Stewart's drone (voice, not military hardware) and a half-baked, blink-and-you'll-miss-him hologram will liven things up? And maybe they won't.

    But who (and why) are the grill-faced nurses? Does the little girl who lives full-time in Rory's waiting room now have squatters' rights? And does having carked it for half an hour count as a near death experience?

    Listen in to hear Jim and Martin tackle all these questions - and a serious attack of ennui.



  • 077: The Mind of Evil

    15 February 2016 (9:18pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 37 minutes and 37 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "Well thank you, Brigadier! But do you think that for once in your life you could manage to arrive before the nick of time?"

    I'd leave it another half hour next time if I was you, Brig.

    Yes, the third Doctor is being as pleasant as a fart in a spacesuit again, this time in The Mind of Evil - a six-part saga of surprised screws, conniving cons, a bucket of evil and 1971's Cigar Smoker of the Year.

    The Doctor crosses his eyes, the Master mesmerises with his eyes and Jo chucks hot tea into an inmate's eyes - all part of a day's work for UNIT, a small organisation tasked with running peace conferences, escorting missiles, protecting the Earth and, no doubt, taking in washing.

    But is Chin Lee really the only 'dolly' Chinese girl in Europe? Why is the Master menaced by a coke float? And is any swarfega tagliatelle ever really complete without a sun-dried glass eye?

    Listen in to hear the answers to none of these questions.



  • 077: The Mind of Evil

    15 February 2016 (9:18pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 37 minutes and 37 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "Well thank you, Brigadier! But do you think that for once in your life you could manage to arrive before the nick of time?"

    I'd leave it another half hour next time if I was you, Brig.

    Yes, the third Doctor is being as pleasant as a fart in a spacesuit again, this time in The Mind of Evil - a six-part saga of surprised screws, conniving cons, a bucket of evil and 1971's Cigar Smoker of the Year.

    The Doctor crosses his eyes, the Master mesmerises with his eyes and Jo chucks hot tea into an inmate's eyes - all part of a day's work for UNIT, a small organisation tasked with running peace conferences, escorting missiles, protecting the Earth and, no doubt, taking in washing.

    But is Chin Lee really the only 'dolly' Chinese girl in Europe? Why is the Master menaced by a coke float? And is any swarfega tagliatelle ever really complete without a sun-dried glass eye?

    Listen in to hear the answers to none of these questions.



  • 076: Time-Flight

    15 January 2016 (8:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 46 minutes and 47 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "It's not exactly dull travelling with the Doctor."

    Not normally, Tegan. Not normally...

    But this is the season 19 closer, Time-Flight, in which the Doctor seems to be under heavy sedation, OmNyssia knows all the answers, Tegan remains an air hostess (not that she ever hints at this) and Adric is still dead (mercifully).

    The Master is at large too, coercing a plane-full of extras into caressing an inner sanctum, wherein lies a battery crammed full of blokes and an orang-utan's family jewels. He also finds time to co-ordinate a platoon of turd men, all while nursing a projectile cold.

    But which passenger is Victor Foxtrot? Why is Concorde's progress monitored from a broom cupboard? And why on (prehistoric) Earth is the Master cosplaying as the last Widow Twankey in the job centre, even when he's on his Jack Jones?

    Listen in to hear Jim, Martin and special guest Ian Atkins pick through the wreckage.



  • 076: Time-Flight

    15 January 2016 (8:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 46 minutes and 47 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "It's not exactly dull travelling with the Doctor."

    Not normally, Tegan. Not normally...

    But this is the season 19 closer, Time-Flight, in which the Doctor seems to be under heavy sedation, OmNyssia knows all the answers, Tegan remains an air hostess (not that she ever hints at this) and Adric is still dead (mercifully).

    The Master is at large too, coercing a plane-full of extras into caressing an inner sanctum, wherein lies a battery crammed full of blokes and an orang-utan's family jewels. He also finds time to co-ordinate a platoon of turd men, all while nursing a projectile cold.

    But which passenger is Victor Foxtrot? Why is Concorde's progress monitored from a broom cupboard? And why on (prehistoric) Earth is the Master cosplaying as the last Widow Twankey in the job centre, even when he's on his Jack Jones?

    Listen in to hear Jim, Martin and special guest Ian Atkins pick through the wreckage.



  • 075: Planet of Evil

    15 December 2015 (8:43pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes and 17 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "Usually I only entertain friends in the TARDIS."

    Everyone off to the tinselled Type 40 then for some serious wassailing! Like all the best parties, we'll no doubt end up clustered around the food machine.

    Yes, it's our snow-capped Christmas 2015 edition in which Jim and Martin cast their occuloid trackers over the 1975 Tom Baker space epic (Forbidden) Planet of Evil and then appraise - but not unanimously praise - the last four episodes of 2015's Series 9, all under the influence of listener-brewed ale!

    Many questions arise...

    How much chest-hair should Morestran men of a certain age be revealing? Is a visit to Blackpool really that scary? And did Clara's 479th tear-stained death leave the lads' eyes as red as Sorenson's?

    Listen and find out!



  • 075: Planet of Evil

    15 December 2015 (8:43pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes and 17 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "Usually I only entertain friends in the TARDIS."

    Everyone off to the tinselled Type 40 then for some serious wassailing! Like all the best parties, we'll no doubt end up clustered around the food machine.

    Yes, it's our snow-capped Christmas 2015 edition in which Jim and Martin cast their occuloid trackers over the 1975 Tom Baker space epic (Forbidden) Planet of Evil and then appraise - but not unanimously praise - the last four episodes of 2015's Series 9, all under the influence of listener-brewed ale!

    Many questions arise...

    How much chest-hair should Morestran men of a certain age be revealing? Is a visit to Blackpool really that scary? And did Clara's 479th tear-stained death leave the lads' eyes as red as Sorenson's?

    Listen and find out!



  • 074: Vincent and the Doctor

    13 November 2015 (6:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes and 29 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "Is this how time normally passes? Really slowly and in the right order?"

    No, not a comment from one of our long-suffering listeners but one of the many amusing lines from Vincent and the Doctor, in which the Doctor tilts at wind, Amy is a typical Brit abroad (either shouting at or chatting up the locals) and Alan Van Gogh puts his paintings to a variety of (un)sanitary uses.

    Our heroes dodge marauding locals and their bouncing bottoms, skewer a catering-sized invisible chicken and endure both bill stickers and Bill Nighy.

    But is the episode high art or low-brow?

    Listen to find out what card-carrying philistines Jim and Martin make of it.



  • 074: Vincent and the Doctor

    13 November 2015 (6:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 24 minutes and 29 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "Is this how time normally passes? Really slowly and in the right order?"

    No, not a comment from one of our long-suffering listeners but one of the many amusing lines from Vincent and the Doctor, in which the Doctor tilts at wind, Amy is a typical Brit abroad (either shouting at or chatting up the locals) and Alan Van Gogh puts his paintings to a variety of (un)sanitary uses.

    Our heroes dodge marauding locals and their bouncing bottoms, skewer a catering-sized invisible chicken and endure both bill stickers and Bill Nighy.

    But is the episode high art or low-brow?

    Listen to find out what card-carrying philistines Jim and Martin make of it.



  • 073: Blink

    14 October 2015 (8:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes and 14 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "Okay. Not sure but really, really hoping... pants?"

    No, not your hosts feeling their presents on Christmas morning but the ludicrously-named Laurence Nightingale in the much-lauded Blink - a tale of kinetic statues, exploding hens, dumbfounding DVD extras and a pro-celebrity wedding.

    And it prompts a number of burning questions...

    Is it really possible to be unsure of your underwear status?

    Is Martin hinting that he lives in a house called Easter Debenhams?

    And can people stop saying 'timey-wimey'? Please?

    So did the Weeping Angels command Jim and Martin's full attention? Or did our intrepid podcasters struggle to keep their eyes open?

    Find out here.



  • 073: Blink

    14 October 2015 (8:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes and 14 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "Okay. Not sure but really, really hoping... pants?"

    No, not your hosts feeling their presents on Christmas morning but the ludicrously-named Laurence Nightingale in the much-lauded Blink - a tale of kinetic statues, exploding hens, dumbfounding DVD extras and a pro-celebrity wedding.

    And it prompts a number of burning questions...

    Is it really possible to be unsure of your underwear status?

    Is Martin hinting that he lives in a house called Easter Debenhams?

    And can people stop saying 'timey-wimey'? Please?

    So did the Weeping Angels command Jim and Martin's full attention? Or did our intrepid podcasters struggle to keep their eyes open?

    Find out here.



  • CapaldiCast 9.3 / 9.4: Under The Lake / Before The Flood

    13 October 2015 (9:51pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 49 minutes and 10 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "This is called The Bootstrap Paradox. Google it."

    So now we have to do some homework before settling down to our favourite programme?

    Maybe not, as we get an explanation of what's going to happen before (and after) we watch it happen in Before the Flood. Oh for the simpler if more claustrophobic pleasures to be found Under The Lake.

    And our pre-titles primer also involves the fourth wall of the TARDIS being demolished and the Doctor turning his amp up to 11 (again).

    So Jim and Martin marshal together their views on what turned out to be very much a game of two halves - and even manage to do so without uttering the dreaded 't-w' word.

    And the lads close with a decision of which Tegan's Aunt Vanessa would have been proud.

    Uncover (some of) the mystery here.



 
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