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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:
277
Average Episode Duration:
0:0:47:20
Longest Episode Duration:
0:2:07:10
Total Duration of all Episodes:
9 days, 2 hours, 32 minutes and 59 seconds
Earliest Episode:
19 June 2016 (7:32pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
30 January 2023 (9:15am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
8 days, 17 hours, 17 minutes and 28 seconds

Doctor Who: The Metebelis 2 Episodes

  • #151 - Nucleus of the Swarm

    16 March 2020 (10:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 0 minutes and 40 seconds

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    With the left coast of the United States going into quarantine from the novel coronavirus, Ben and David maintain their social distance of about 300 miles to discuss germs, bacteria, and viruses in Doctor Who and, of course, Terry Nation's mid-1970s series, The Survivors. Opening and closing music is the respective themes from The Survivors composed by Anthony Issac.



  • #151 - Nucleus of the Swarm

    16 March 2020 (10:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 0 minutes and 40 seconds

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    With the left coast of the United States going into quarantine from the novel coronavirus, Ben and David maintain their social distance of about 300 miles to discuss germs, bacteria, and viruses in Doctor Who and, of course, Terry Nation's mid-1970s series, The Survivors. Opening and closing music is the respective themes from The Survivors composed by Anthony Issac.



  • #150 - The Death Particle

    2 March 2020 (11:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 36 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Series 12 concludes with a continuity expanding/contracting finale. With Ben on a busman's holiday in Maui, David calls him up to share their inital thoughts of The Timeless Children. (Apologies in advance for the poor sound quality this episode.) Opening music is an isolated excerpt of Segun Akinola's Doctor Who theme. Closing music is a 2008 recording by Cyndi Lauper of "Time After Time".



  • #150 - The Death Particle

    2 March 2020 (11:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 36 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Series 12 concludes with a continuity expanding/contracting finale. With Ben on a busman's holiday in Maui, David calls him up to share their inital thoughts of The Timeless Children. (Apologies in advance for the poor sound quality this episode.) Opening music is an isolated excerpt of Segun Akinola's Doctor Who theme. Closing music is a 2008 recording by Cyndi Lauper of "Time After Time".



  • #149 - Ko Seamus

    24 February 2020 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 46 minutes and 2 seconds

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    With the penultimate episode of series 12 upon us, we try to piece together all the clues to the mystery Chibnall has left. Who is Brendan? Is Gallifrey in Ireland? Is Ashad really a Cyberman, or is he just a poser? Why can't Chibnall create names that we can easily remember? So many questions. Opening and closing music taking from this episode's soundtrack composed by Segun Akinola.



  • #149 - Ko Seamus

    24 February 2020 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 46 minutes and 2 seconds

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    With the penultimate episode of series 12 upon us, we try to piece together all the clues to the mystery Chibnall has left. Who is Brendan? Is Gallifrey in Ireland? Is Ashad really a Cyberman, or is he just a poser? Why can't Chibnall create names that we can easily remember? So many questions. Opening and closing music taking from this episode's soundtrack composed by Segun Akinola.



  • #148 - The Villa People

    22 February 2020 (11:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes and 34 seconds

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    Ben recounts watching The Haunting of Villa Diodati in Hall A at Gallifrey One with several hundred of his closest Who friends. From Graham looking for the loo, to Yaz's conversation with Clair, to Ryan's tortured chopsticks, to the Doctor fending off a lecherous Lord Byron, the Time Team had much, much to do this scary and beautifully written episode. After brief speculation what the 2-part series finale will and won't contain, Ben talks about his great lobbycon on the last night of #Gally1. Opening and closing music taking from this episode's soundtrack composed by Segun Akinola.



  • #148 - The Villa People

    22 February 2020 (11:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes and 34 seconds

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    Ben recounts watching The Haunting of Villa Diodati in Hall A at Gallifrey One with several hundred of his closest Who friends. From Graham looking for the loo, to Yaz's conversation with Clair, to Ryan's tortured chopsticks, to the Doctor fending off a lecherous Lord Byron, the Time Team had much, much to do this scary and beautifully written episode. After brief speculation what the 2-part series finale will and won't contain, Ben talks about his great lobbycon on the last night of #Gally1. Opening and closing music taking from this episode's soundtrack composed by Segun Akinola.



  • #147 - Eccleston's Birthday Bash (Gallifrey One 31 - Day 3)

    17 February 2020 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 26 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Ben is in Los Angeles attending the 31st Gallifrey One Convention. Callin in live from the pool deck, he chats with David about what happend on Day 3 of the convention from a wonderful hour with Christopher Eccleston to comic book artists to upcoming blu-ray and DVD releases. Plus speculation about the privitaization of the BBC. Music is the "Doctor's Theme" from Series 1 by Murray Gold.



  • #147 - Eccleston's Birthday Bash (Gallifrey One 31 - Day 3)

    17 February 2020 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 26 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Ben is in Los Angeles attending the 31st Gallifrey One Convention. Calling in live from the pool deck, he chats with David about what happened on Day 3 of the convention, from a wonderful hour with Christopher Eccleston to comic book artists to upcoming Blu-ray and DVD releases. Plus speculation about the privatization of the BBC. Music is the "Doctor's Theme" from Series 1 by Murray Gold.



  • #146 - Miss Basingstoke (Gallifrey One 31 - Day 2)

    16 February 2020 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 14 minutes and 7 seconds

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    Ben is in Los Angeles attending the 31st Gallifrey One Convention. Calling in live from the convention foor, he chats wth David about his experienced on the second day of the convention and plans for tomorrow. Opening and closing music composed by Roger Limb and is "Nyssa Is Hypnotised" and "Nyssa's Theme" respectively.



  • #146 - Miss Basingstoke (Gallifrey One 31 - Day 2)

    16 February 2020 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 14 minutes and 7 seconds

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    Ben is in Los Angeles attending the 31st Gallifrey One Convention. Calling in live from the convention foor, he chats wth David about his experienced on the second day of the convention and plans for tomorrow. Opening and closing music composed by Roger Limb and is "Nyssa Is Hypnotised" and "Nyssa's Theme" respectively.



  • #146 - Miss Basingstoke (Gallifrey One 31 - Day 2)

    16 February 2020 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 14 minutes and 7 seconds

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    Ben is in Los Angeles attending the 31st Gallifrey One Convention. Calling in live from the convention floor, he chats wth David about his experienced on the second day of the convention and plans for tomorrow. Opening and closing music composed by Roger Limb and is "Nyssa Is Hypnotised" and "Nyssa's Theme" respectively.



  • #145 - Pearl Mackie Mania (Gallifrey One 31 - Day 1)

    15 February 2020 (5:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 15 minutes and 27 seconds

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    Ben is in Los Angeles attending the 31st Gallifrey One Convention. Calling in live from the convention food court, he chats wth David about his experienced on the first day of the convention and plans for tomorrow. Music is "Bill's Theme" by Murray Gold.



  • #145 - Pearl Mackie Mania (Gallifrey One 31 - Day 1)

    15 February 2020 (5:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 15 minutes and 27 seconds

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    Ben is in Los Angeles attending the 31st Gallifrey One Convention. Calling in live from the convention food court, he chats wth David about his experienced on the first day of the convention and plans for tomorrow. Music is "Bill's Theme" by Murray Gold.



  • #144 - Freaky Fingers

    10 February 2020 (10:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes and 44 seconds

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    A bit of a split decision this week on the Metebelis Two. Discussion covering the plot, believability of the time team's nightmares, animation, the sonic screwdriver, and the high stakes.Was Zellin's freaky fingers the stuff of nightmares and is the Doctor emotionally available to Graham and the rest of the fam? Opening music is "Sonic Screwdriver" by Segun Akinola and closing music is an excerpt from Mike and the Mechanics' 1985 hit "Silent Running".



  • #144 - Freaky Fingers

    10 February 2020 (10:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes and 44 seconds

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    A bit of a split decision this week on the Metebelis Two. Discussion covering the plot, believability of the time team's nightmares, animation, the sonic screwdriver, and the high stakes.Was Zellin's freaky fingers the stuff of nightmares and is the Doctor emotionally available to Graham and the rest of the fam? Opening music is "Sonic Screwdriver" by Segun Akinola and closing music is an excerpt from Mike and the Mechanics' 1985 hit "Silent Running".



  • #143 - Birds Behaving Badly

    3 February 2020 (10:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes and 15 seconds

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    Back down to Earth after last week's continuity busting episode, we catch a deadly Praxeus pathogen and talk about birds behaving badly. David has many questions, but thankfully Ben has ready answers. Does the ending really prove the Doctor didn't like Adric? Who fan Pip Madeley has the true ending of Earthshock. Opening music is Radiohead's 1995 single "Fake Plastic Trees" and closing music is the end of the Minute Waltz composted by Frédéric Chopin and performed by Arthur Rubinstein.



  • #143 - Birds Behaving Badly

    3 February 2020 (10:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes and 15 seconds

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    Back down to Earth after last week's continuity busting episode, we catch a deadly Praxeus pathogen and talk about birds behaving badly. David has many questions, but thankfully Ben has ready answers. Does the ending really prove the Doctor didn't like Adric? Who fan Pip Madeley has the true ending of Earthshock. Opening music is Radiohead's 1995 single "Fake Plastic Trees" and closing music is the end of the Minute Waltz composted by Frédéric Chopin and performed by Arthur Rubinstein.



  • #142 - Dr. Ruth

    28 January 2020 (9:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 53 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Wow! More big reveals in Doctor Who than perhaps a single podcast episode can contain! We certainly will be talking about the Fugitive of the Judoon for years to come. Ben is way enthused about the new Doctor and David loves the retro TARDIS console room. Both offer their theories on how the season will unfold to try to make everything fit. This episode was recorded on Sunday evening in the United States, and by the time it was about to be posted Tuesday morning, Ben discovered that the Doctor may have been hiding in plain sight in the pages of the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip for more than a year, so Ben explains all in a late breaking addendum at then end of the podcast. Opening music is from this week's soundtrack composed by Segun Akinola.



  • #142 - Dr. Ruth

    28 January 2020 (9:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 53 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Wow! More big reveals in Doctor Who than perhaps a single podcast episode can contain! We certainly will be talking about the Fugitive of the Judoon for years to come. Ben is way enthused about the new Doctor and David loves the retro TARDIS console room. Both offer their theories on how the season will unfold to try to make everything fit. This episode was recorded on Sunday evening in the United States, and by the time it was about to be posted Tuesday morning, Ben discovered that the Doctor may have been hiding in plain sight in the pages of the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip for more than a year, so Ben explains all in a late breaking addendum at then end of the podcast. Opening music is from this week's soundtrack composed by Segun Akinola.



  • #141 - Nik at Night

    21 January 2020 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes and 28 seconds

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    In this episode, Messrs Tesla and Edison, a.k.a AC/DC, snipe at each other and help the Doctor outwit some rather nasty space scavenger scorpions. The two agree that it was great seeing the fam in period costume and David was excited about seeing a steam train finally in Doctor Who. Ben wonders why a new monster of the week when there is such a rich back catalog to use. Overall good writing, directing, and performances combine for an enjoyable mid-series romp in 1903 New York despite some sloppy CGI work. Opening music is from this week's soundtrack and closing music is "You Really Need to Get Out of Those Clothes" from series 11, both composed by Segun Akinola.



  • #141 - Nik at Night

    21 January 2020 (11:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes and 28 seconds

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    In this episode, Messrs Tesla and Edison, a.k.a AC/DC, snipe at each other and help the Doctor outwit some rather nasty space scavenger scorpions. The two agree that it was great seeing the fam in period costume and David was excited about seeing a steam train finally in Doctor Who. Ben wonders why a new monster of the week when there is such a rich back catalog to use. Overall good writing, directing, and performances combine for an enjoyable mid-series romp in 1903 New York despite some sloppy CGI work. Opening music is from this week's soundtrack and closing music is "You Really Need to Get Out of Those Clothes" from series 11, both composed by Segun Akinola.



  • #140 - Six Flags over Siberia

    14 January 2020 (9:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 39 minutes and 0 seconds

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    So Orphan 55 was that green haired kid, right? Despite the tantalizing deep space squid, we're instead trapped this week on a mysterious planet in a resort under siege by the dregs of humanity, but that's nothing a few well-placed bombs can't solve. We discuss the efficacy of the Doctor's speech and what it should mean for next week, but won't. Opening music is "Tsuranga" by Segun Akinola from series 11 and closing music is "Have a Drink on Me" from AC/DC's 1980 album "Back in Black".



  • #140 - Six Flags Over Siberia

    14 January 2020 (9:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 39 minutes and 0 seconds

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    So Orphan 55 was that green haired kid, right? Despite the tantalizing deep space squid, we're instead trapped this week on a mysterious planet in a resort under siege by the dregs of humanity, but that's nothing a few well-placed bombs can't solve. We discuss the efficacy of the Doctor's speech and what it should mean for next week, but won't. Opening music is "Tsuranga" by Segun Akinola from series 11 and closing music is "Have a Drink on Me" from AC/DC's 1980 album "Back in Black".



  • #139 - Cheese and Pickle Sandwiches and Laser Shoes

    7 January 2020 (11:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 48 minutes and 26 seconds

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    In which Ben deals with the cold, harsh reality that the Kasaavin really weren't the Vardans in disguise and David dwells on founding fathers of Gallifrey and how it could relate to the United States. Yes, this week the conclusion of Spyfall is discussed this week complete with historical cameos from Charles Babbage and almost replacement fam: Ada Lovelace, and Noor Inayat Khan. Plus Ben reads Sacha Dhawan's lovely Instagram post where he wrote about being cast as the Master. Opening music is by Segun Akinola from the Spyfall, part 2 soundtrack. Closing music is the timeless "Master's Theme" composed by Dudley Simpson.



  • #139 - Cheese and Pickle Sandwiches and Laser Shoes

    7 January 2020 (11:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 48 minutes and 26 seconds

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    In which Ben deals with the cold, harsh reality that the Kasaavin really weren't the Vardans in disguise and David dwells on founding fathers of Gallifrey and how it could relate to the United States. Yes, this week the conclusion of Spyfall is discussed this week complete with historical cameos from Charles Babbage and almost replacement fam: Ada Lovelace, and Noor Inayat Khan. Plus Ben reads Sacha Dhawan's lovely Instagram post where he wrote about being cast as the Master. Opening music is by Segun Akinola from the Spyfall, part 2 soundtrack. Closing music is the timeless "Master's Theme" composed by Dudley Simpson.



  • #138 - Get That Beard Growing

    4 January 2020 (10:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 42 minutes and 40 seconds

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    With 2020 upon us all, it is great to see the return of Doctor Who to BBC One with a new adventure, Spyfall, part one! Ben explains his reasoning why he thinks those shimmery aliens are Vardans, while a skeptical David suggests perhaps they're Gallifreyans from an alternative universe; and is time and space big enough for both Lenny Henry and Sacha Dhawan? Opening and closing music is from the Spyfall soundtrack by Segun Akinola.



  • #138 - Get That Beard Growing

    4 January 2020 (10:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 42 minutes and 40 seconds

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    With 2020 upon us all, it is great to see the return of Doctor Who to BBC One with a new adventure, Spyfall, part one! Ben explains his reasoning why he thinks those shimmery aliens are Vardans, while a skeptical David suggests perhaps they're Gallifreyans from an alternative universe; and is time and space big enough for both Lenny Henry and Sacha Dhawan? Opening and closing music is from the Spyfall soundtrack by Segun Akinola.



  • #137 - The Meddling Nun

    29 December 2019 (11:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 54 minutes and 52 seconds

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    It's series 12 trailer day on Metebelis Two. Ben and David almost go frame-by-frame over the two trailers and speculate on what awaits us in series 12. Should the Doctor be working for MI-6? Are those really Vardans? Is Lenny Henry the Doctor's friend or nemesis? Has the Meddling Monk regenerated into the Meddling Nun? All this and more as we nibble at breadcrumbs that have fallen from Chibnall's high table. Opening Music is "It's a Good Day to Save the World" from the Danger Twins. Closing Music is "This New Nose Is So Unreliable" by Segun Akinola.



  • #137 - The Meddling Nun

    29 December 2019 (11:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 54 minutes and 52 seconds

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    It's series 12 trailer day on Metebelis Two. Ben and David almost go frame-by-frame over the two trailers and speculate on what awaits us in series 12. Should the Doctor be working for MI-6? Are those really Vardans? Is Lenny Henry the Doctor's friend or nemesis? Has the Meddling Monk regenerated into the Meddling Nun? All this and more as we nibble at breadcrumbs that have fallen from Chibnall's high table. Opening Music is "It's a Good Day to Save the World" from the Danger Twins. Closing Music is "This New Nose Is So Unreliable" by Segun Akinola.



  • #136 - The Holly Terror

    23 December 2019 (7:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes and 41 seconds

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    It wouldn't be Christmas without Mrs Baddeley's plum pudding and so Ben and David travel along with the Doctor and Charley to an old Edwardian mansion in 1906 to hear The Chimes of Midnight. What makes this story tick? Is this merely a ghost story, or does writer Rob Shearman have more to say about class, horror, the line between fantasy and reality? Plus Ben, keeper of the tome, cracks open the Big Book of Big Finish and relays behind the scene details of the story's production. Tick-Tock, Bing-Bong



  • #136 - The Holly Terror

    23 December 2019 (7:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes and 41 seconds

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    It wouldn't be Christmas without Mrs Baddeley's plum pudding and so Ben and David travel along with the Doctor and Charley to an old Edwardian mansion in 1906 to hear The Chimes of Midnight. What makes this story tick? Is this merely a ghost story, or does writer Rob Shearman have more to say about class, horror, the line between fantasy and reality? Plus Ben, keeper of the tome, cracks open the Big Book of Big Finish and relays behind the scene details of the story's production. This episode's opening and closing excerpts is from the Chimes soundtrack with music by Russell Stone, sound design by Andy Hardwick, and humming featuring Louise Rolfe. Tick-Tock, Bing-Bong.



  • #135 - Sutekh's Twelve Christmas Gifts

    15 December 2019 (8:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 13 seconds

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    In a twisted mash-up of Osirian gift giving and the twelve days of Christmas, the Metebelis Two bring you Sutekh's twelve gifts of Christmas to all Whomanity. Yes kiddos, Sutekh Claus is coming to town. What gifts is he going to bestow? Opening and closing music are also a bit of a mash-up of the Pyramids of Mars and Christmas music from first Elvis and then Jimmy McGriff. Ho Ho Ho.



  • #135 - Sutekh's Twelve Christmas Gifts

    15 December 2019 (8:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 13 seconds

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    In a twisted mash-up of Osirian gift giving and the twelve days of Christmas, the Metebelis Two bring you Sutekh's twelve gifts of Christmas to all Whomanity. Yes kiddos, Sutekh Claus is coming to town. What gifts is he going to bestow? Opening and closing music are also a bit of a mash-up of the Pyramids of Mars and Christmas music from first Elvis and then Jimmy McGriff. Ho Ho Ho.



  • #134 - Moor Fougous Please

    1 December 2019 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 53 minutes and 32 seconds

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    The Brigadier reunites with the Doctor in this week's journey into Big Finish's back catalogue with The Spectre of Lanyon Moor. This is a story mines a rich vein of classic 1970s Who to tell a new, but familiar story perfect for tea time. Was how this story written the secret to the sixth Doctor's character's rehabilitation? Are round-trip holidays to Athens that short? And, why is British electricity better? Answers to these questions in more in this weeks' podcast. Music this episode is from Alistair Lock's score from The Spectre of Lanyon Moor.



  • #134 - Moor Fougous Please

    1 December 2019 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 53 minutes and 31 seconds

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    The Brigadier reunites with the Doctor in this week's journey into Big Finish's back catalogue with The Spectre of Lanyon Moor. This is a story mines a rich vein of classic 1970s Who to tell a new, but familiar story perfect for tea time. Does this story hold the secret to the sixth Doctor's character's rehabilitation? Are round-trip holidays to Athens that short? And, why is British electricity better? Answers to these questions in more in this weeks' podcast. Music this episode is from Alistair Lock's score from The Spectre of Lanyon Moor.



  • #133 - The Vardan Agenda

    25 November 2019 (12:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 39 minutes and 35 seconds

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    The series 12 trailer dropped this past weekend, so what better time for the Metebelis Two to give their quick take on what they thought. Maddeningly though, no broadcast date was given so we speculate about possible rumoured air dates; which, in turn, leads to discussing some of the other trolling rumours swirling around series 12, and ultimately, the fate and future of Doctor Who at the BBC. Opening music is from Segun Akinola's series 11 soundtrack. Closing music is from Alistair Lock's score from the Spectre of Lanyon Moor.



  • #133 - The Vardan Agenda

    25 November 2019 (12:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 39 minutes and 35 seconds

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    The series 12 trailer dropped this past weekend, so what better time for the Metebelis Two to give their quick take on what they thought. Maddeningly though, no broadcast date was given so we speculate about possible rumoured air dates; which, in turn, leads to discussing some of the other trolling rumours swirling around series 12, and ultimately, the fate and future of Doctor Who at the BBC. Opening music is from Segun Akinola's series 11 soundtrack. Closing music is from Alistair Lock's score from the Spectre of Lanyon Moor.



  • #132 - Some Kind of Wonderful

    18 November 2019 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes and 31 seconds

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    This week we chat about the magical meeting that took place during this year's Children in Need special, when Anastasia, a young Who fan, met her amazing Doctor, Jodie Whittaker. Then we discuss the announcement of series 12 writers and directors and speculate on what Chibnall has planned for our favourite show in 2020? Opening and closing music is from Segun Akinola's series 12 soundtrack; including excerpts from "Sonic Screwdriver" and "Me and My Mates".



  • #132 - Some Kind of Wonderful

    18 November 2019 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes and 31 seconds

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    This week we chat about the magical meeting that took place during this year's Children in Need special, when Anastasia, a young Who fan, met her amazing Doctor, Jodie Whittaker. Then we discuss the announcement of series 12 writers and directors and speculate on what Chibnall has planned for our favourite show in 2020? Opening and closing music is from Segun Akinola's series 11 soundtrack; including excerpts from "Sonic Screwdriver" and "Me and My Mates".



  • #131 - Wonderfully Silly Aliens

    10 November 2019 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 46 minutes and 0 seconds

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    We review Invaders from Mars, the Big Finish Main Line release from 2002 featuring Paul McGann as Doctor Who. Ben and David laugh along with this fun story written and directed by Mark Gatiss and set at Halloween 1938. Gatiss creates a joyful pastiche from 1930s radio drama, gangster films, and a hearty dose of 1950s popular sci-fi done with the sketch-comedy stylings of The League of Gentlemen. Ben enjoyed listening to this with fresh ears nearly 18 years after its release and David wondered if the time fallout from Charley would have confused listeners as much as it did for him. Opening and closing music is by Alistair Lock's sound design for the story.



  • #131 - Wonderfully Silly Aliens

    10 November 2019 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 46 minutes and 0 seconds

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    We review Invaders from Mars, the Big Finish Main Line release from 2002 featuring Paul McGann as Doctor Who. Ben and David laugh along with this fun story written and directed by Mark Gatiss and set at Halloween 1938. Gatiss creates a joyful pastiche from 1930s radio drama, gangster films, and a hearty dose of 1950s popular sci-fi done with the sketch-comedy stylings of The League of Gentlemen. Ben enjoyed listening to this with fresh ears nearly 18 years after its release and David wondered if the time fallout from Charley would have confused listeners as much as it did for him. Opening and closing music is by Alistair Lock's sound design for the story.



  • #130 - Cosmically Horrible

    4 November 2019 (9:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 52 minutes and 25 seconds

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    The Metebelis Two talk briefly about the two "missing" Troughton stories that will be released as animations next year. David wonders if Deborah Watling's likeness be successfully realized? Was that Emil Keller or Rev. Magister in the Faceless teaser trailer? Then in our main feature, Ben serves as our guide to 13 spooky and horrible Doctor Who stories to watch. What does Ben choose and what did he pass over? Discussion about when is the proper time to watch spooky stories? Halloween like in the America or Christmas like in Britain? And is the encroachment of Halloween in the UK lessening Guy Fawkes night? This episodes music is from Carey Blyton's score for "Death to the Daleks".



  • #130 - Cosmically Horrible

    4 November 2019 (9:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 52 minutes and 25 seconds

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    The Metebelis Two talk briefly about the two "missing" Troughton stories that will be released as animations next year. David wonders if Deborah Watling's likeness be successfully realized? Was that Emil Keller or Rev. Magister in the Faceless teaser trailer? Then in our main feature, Ben serves as our guide to 13 spooky and horrible Doctor Who stories to watch. What does Ben choose and what did he pass over? Discussion about when is the proper time to watch spooky stories? Halloween like in the America or Christmas like in Britain? And is the encroachment of Halloween in the UK lessening Guy Fawkes night? This episodes music is from Carey Blyton's score for "Death to the Daleks".



  • #129 - Unintentionally Scary

    27 October 2019 (10:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes and 31 seconds

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    We continue on with our discussion of spooky Doctor Who and try to answer whether horror truly works in the confines of the show. Does more realistic effects detract or enhance the storytelling of spooky stories? Is Ben a horror snob and what makes David a fan of theatre? Opening music is "Mysteries" composed by Don Harper from "The Invasion" and closing music is "Keeler's Transformation Begins" composed by Geoffrey Burgon from "The Seeds of Doom".



  • #129 - Unintentionally Scary

    27 October 2019 (10:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes and 31 seconds

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    We continue on with our discussion of spooky Doctor Who and try to answer whether horror truly works in the confines of the show. Does more realistic effects detract or enhance the storytelling of spooky stories? Is Ben a horror snob and what makes David a fan of theatre? Opening music is "Mysteries" composed by Don Harper from "The Invasion" and closing music is "Keeler's Transformation Begins" composed by Geoffrey Burgon from "The Seeds of Doom".



  • #128 - Remission

    21 October 2019 (7:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 49 minutes and 8 seconds

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    The Metebelis Two remember Stephen Moore and his role of Marvin the Paranoid Android from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Followed by speculation on what the next 1960s Who animation will be, which then leads to a conversation of the University of Lancaster's recent restaging of Mission to the Unknown. Should more missing Who be restaged? Who would the two cast as the Doctor? Opening music is "Marvin" sung by Stephen Moore and interstitial stings and closing music is by Trevor Duncan and was from the soundtrack of Mission to the Unknown.



  • #128 - Remission

    21 October 2019 (7:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 49 minutes and 52 seconds

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    The Metebelis Two remember Stephen Moore and his role of Marvin the Paranoid Android from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Followed by speculation on what the next 1960s Who animation will be, which then leads to a conversation of the University of Central Lancashire's recent restaging of Mission to the Unknown. Should more missing Who be restaged? Who would the two cast as the Doctor? Opening music is "Marvin" sung by Stephen Moore and interstitial stings and closing music is by Trevor Duncan and was from the soundtrack of Mission to the Unknown. (Note: Our sincere apologies that throughout the podcast we mistakenly referred to the wrong university and not University of Central Lancashire.)



  • #127 - Eccles Con

    14 October 2019 (6:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 47 minutes and 58 seconds

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    Christopher Eccleston is embracing Doctor Who fandom in a big way with appearances at Rose City and New York Comic Cons. Ben is exited that Eccleston is the headliner at next year's Gallifrey One. Ben references two stores in The Guardian. 20 questions with Eccleston and Sylvester McCoy modeling scarves. The two anticipate the screening of the Univesity of Lancaster's recreation of Mission to the Unknown and David pitches an idea for "Who in the Park" loosely based off of "Trek in the Park". Ben suggests "Who in the Quarry" may be more of a fit. Then the two close with thoughts on spooky versus scary Doctor Who stories and suggest it will be the theme of the podcast this month. Opening music is "The Doctor's Theme" and closing music is "Clockwork TARDIS", both composed by Murray Gold for Series 1.



 
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