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Doctor Who Literature

Doctor Who Literature
Description:
Doctor Who is not just one of the world's longest-running science fiction TV shows, but it's also generated a prolific amount of tie-in books, often with strong literary merit. Join Jason from the Trap One Podcast on a solo journey through the Target novelizations, in publication order.

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Doctor Who Literature Statistics
Episodes:
127
Average Episode Duration:
0:1:30:54
Longest Episode Duration:
0:2:18:20
Total Duration of all Episodes:
8 days, 0 hours, 24 minutes and 59 seconds
Earliest Episode:
6 November 2021 (4:53pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
11 February 2024 (7:03am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
6 days, 12 hours, 12 minutes and 21 seconds

Doctor Who Literature Episodes

  • Episode 103 - The Twin Dilemma (with Graeme Burk)

    11 February 2024 (7:03am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 35 minutes and 0 seconds

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    This week's Doctor Who novelization is The Twin Dilemma. Which, when you rank Doctor Who's TV stories from best to worst, is almost always at the bottom of the list.

    And our Doctor Who Literature guest this week is Graeme Burk, from one of Jason's favorite Doctor Who podcasts, Reality Bomb.

    Please listen to the two Doctor Who Essentials episodes of Reality Bomb, here and here.

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    Watch this episode and all previous episodes on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@drwhonovels

    "Doctor Who – The Twin Dilemma" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

    Please e-mail the pod at DrWhoLiterature@gmail.com.

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  • Episode 102 - The Time Monster (with Si Hart)

    4 February 2024 (7:11am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 33 minutes and 11 seconds

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    After two weeks celebrating "The Gunfighters", we now spend a week tolerating, or at least giving a curt head nod to, "The Time Monster". Why was this one of the last Pertwee stories to be novelized? If the TV scripts were co-written by Barry Letts, why does Terrance Dicks appear to have so little patience for it?

    Check out Si's Library of Impossible Things podcast.

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    Watch this episode and all previous episodes on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@drwhonovels

    "Doctor Who – The Time Monster" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

    Please e-mail the pod at DrWhoLiterature@gmail.com.

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  • Episode 101-B - The Gunfighters Part II (with Jim Sangster)

    28 January 2024 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 27 minutes and 14 seconds

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    Jim Sangster rejoins me this week -- this time in the interviewer's seat -- as we continue our deep dive into The Gunfighters. Why was a particular 1983 Doctor Who hardcover reference book so hard on the story? Did the story effectively kill the historical genre in '60s Who? Was this the lowest-rated story of all time? Is the inclusion of the ballad a betrayal of the Western genre?

    Jim and I both love this story to bits. Which is why we spent two weeks on it and not just one.

    Sampled or narrated this week:

    --The final pitch of Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.

    --The theme to US TV's The Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp.

    --Frankie Laine sings the theme to Gunfight at O.K. Corral.

    --The theme to Gerry Anderson's Four Feather Falls.

    --The Doctor Who discussion in U.S. sportswriter Allen Barra's now out-of-print Inventing Wyatt Earp.

    In short, Jim and I had a delightful two weeks in Tombstone. Next week a new guest and I will be off to Atlantis... will that be as much fun?

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    "Doctor Who – The Gunfighters" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

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    Please e-mail the pod at DrWhoLiterature@gmail.com.

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  • Episode 101-A -- The Gunfighters Part I (with Jim Sangster)

    21 January 2024 (7:02am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 21 minutes and 16 seconds

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    Jason loves The Gunfighters. Unreservedly and without irony. It ranked as #13 on his Top 60 of-all-time Doctor Who stories as announced in November 2023.

    So this episode about the novelization needs to be big, epic, as widescreen as Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas (and Deforest Kelley!) in John Sturges' Gunfight at the OK Corral.

    This week, Jim Sangster and I focus primarily on the behind-the-scenes production chaos behind the making of Doctor Who's third production season, which informs a lot about why Gunfighters is one of the show's last pure historicals. Jason also touches briefly on the context of the novelization, and then next week, both Jim and I are back for more rootin' tootin' Gunfighters.

    The Harvey Keitel interview referenced in this episode can be viewed here.

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    "Doctor Who – The Gunfighters" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

    Please e-mail the pod at DrWhoLiterature@gmail.com.

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  • Episode 100 - The Two Doctors (with Conrad Westmaas, Frazer Gregory, and Jason Davis)

    14 January 2024 (6:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 57 minutes and 58 seconds

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    Target Book 100 was a special event for Doctor Who fans. A milestone novel, with a special introduction written by show producer John Nathan-Turner -- his only direct contribution to the Target books -- and with a gold-stamped foil logo and a unique flash above the logo.

    Is The Two Doctors -- Patrick Troughton's final live contribution to Doctor Who, filmed about two and a half years before his untimely passing -- as special a story as the novelization? We need three guests to break it down for us this week. Conrad, Frazer, and Jason Davis, all back for repeat appearances.

    Conrad co-stars in a brand-new Big Finish release with the Sontarans (and TV Sontaran Dan Starkey!). Buy it here!

    Musical inspiration for this episode comes from The Sundays.

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    "Doctor Who – The Two Doctors" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

    Please e-mail the pod at DrWhoLiterature@gmail.com.

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  • Episode 99 - The Krotons (with Jim Sangster)

    7 January 2024 (3:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 34 minutes and 37 seconds

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    And, incidentally, a happy 2024 to all of you at home.

    We are no longer on Twitter, but can be found on YouTube, BlueSky, and all your favorite podcast apps of choice.

    Jim Sangster rejoins me this week with a specially recorded "Direction Point" intro, a comedy sketch featuring the Krotons, and, of course, a lengthy conversation about Xmas movies and... the Krotons.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please follow, subscribe, and rate us!

    Watch this episode and all previous episodes on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@drwhonovels

    "Doctor Who – The Krotons" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

    Please e-mail the pod at DrWhoLiterature@gmail.com.

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  • Episode 99 - The Krotons (with Jim Sangster)

    7 January 2024 (6:55am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 5 minutes and 15 seconds

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    And, incidentally, a happy 2024 to all of you at home.

    We are no longer on Twitter, but can be found on YouTube, BlueSky, and all your favorite podcast apps of choice.

    Jim Sangster rejoins me this week with a specially recorded "Direction Point" intro, a comedy sketch featuring the Krotons, and, of course, a lengthy conversation about Xmas movies and... the Krotons.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please follow, subscribe, and rate us!

    Watch this episode and all previous episodes on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@drwhonovels

    "Doctor Who – The Krotons" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

    Please e-mail the pod at DrWhoLiterature@gmail.com.

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  • Happy New Year + The Future of This Podcast (with Mark from Trap One)

    1 January 2024 (7:14am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 46 minutes and 14 seconds

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    And, incidentally, a happy 2024 to all of you at home!

    Mark from Trap One is my guest this week. We discuss the coming changes to Doctor Who Literature as Jason is deleting Twitter. You can find this show on BlueSky and YouTube going forward, as well as your favorite podcast apps of choice.

    Jason and Mark watch Doctor Who's first New Year's Day special -- Volcano, Episode 8 of The Daleks' Master Plan, aired January 1st, 1966 -- and do a live episode commentary. Couldn't ask for a better discussion partner than Mark!

    We also say goodbye to Richard Franklin (Captain Mike Yates), and discuss our plans for the upcoming Gallifrey One convention. You can hear the late Richard's appearance on Trap One here. Jason and Mark's latest Trap One is here.

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    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

    Please e-mail the pod at DrWhoLiterature@gmail.com.

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  • Episode 98 - The Invasion (with Pete Lambert)

    17 December 2023 (7:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 53 minutes and 22 seconds

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    We are up to one of Doctor Who's all-time greats -- The Invasion, Number 19 on Jason's recent Top 60 list for the 60th anniversary. Rejoining me after a too-long hiatus is Pete Lambert (@Prof_Quiteamess). And joining us for her first guest reading on Doctor Who Literature is Lucy McCaul (@LucyMcCaul).

    Interested in The Golden Land? A trailer from the theatrical staging in NYC a few years back is here.

    This past week Jason moderated the Trap One recap of The Giggle.

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    "Doctor Who – The Invasion" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

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  • Episode 97 - The Myth Makers (with Si Hart) and The Giggle (with Callie)

    10 December 2023 (7:02am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 41 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Please welcome back to the show Mr. Si Hart (@Si_Hart) as we travel back into antiquity and explore The Myth Makers. But first, in a conversation recorded two days before the premiere of The Giggle, we predict what might happen in Doctor Who's latest episode. Spoiler alert, one of us is very, very right, and the other one of us (me) is very, very wrong.

    Check out Si's new solo podcast, The Library of Impossible Things.

    And joining me to break down The Giggle seconds after it ended, please welcome back my teen daughter Callie, who has lots of Thoughts about Fourteen and Donna, and all our other Who pals.

    Last week I was back on Trap One to discuss Wild Blue Yonder.

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    "Doctor Who – The Myth Makers" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

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  • Episode 96 - The Mind of Evil (with Jim Sangster)

    3 December 2023 (6:59am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 46 minutes and 51 seconds

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    After taking a month to observe Doctor Who's 60th anniversary with a wide range of guest interviews, we're back -- like RTD back with David Tennant and Catherine Tate to ring in the TV show's newest era -- to look at the Target novelizations, picking up with the July 1985 paperback release of The Mind of Evil.

    Jim Sangster (@Monster_Maker), who brings so much behind-the-scenes value to this show, joins me on the air to discuss Mind. And some history facts about The Tyburn Tree.

    This interview was also recorded on Halloween, so join us as we discuss our favorite scary movies.

    But how is Jim with his Doctor Who quotations? The answer might surprise you...

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    "Doctor Who – The Mind of Evil" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

    Please e-mail the pod at DrWhoLiterature@gmail.com.

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  • Doctor Who Turns 60! -- Part IV -- Pull to Open (Paul Hayes) and The Star Beast (Jason, Jan, and Jim)

    26 November 2023 (6:59am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 37 minutes and 36 seconds

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    Happy Doctor Who Day, everybody! Except this episode is not narrated by Paul McGann.

    My first guest this week is a great one, Mr. Paul Hayes (@the_questmaster), covering his new non-fiction volume Pull to Open, available from Ten Acre Films, publisher of so much excellent Doctor Who and other BBC-related volumes.

    You can find Paul's blog here.

    So soon after discussing the making of Doctor Who's very first serial, I'm then joined by longtime friends of the show Jan Fennick, and Jim Sangster (@Monster_Maker), as we discuss The Star Beast, the newest DW episode, released on the 60th anniversary plus two days.

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    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

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  • Doctor Who Turns 60! -- Part III -- Shaun Lyon from Gallifrey One

    19 November 2023 (7:08am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 49 minutes and 13 seconds

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    As we continue on with our monthlong celebration of Doctor Who's 60th anniversary, please give a warm welcome to Shaun Lyon (@shaunlyon), the Program Director and programming head at the annual Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles each February. Shaun and I will be presenting our "60 for 60" lists -- our personal top 60 Who TV stories from the past 60 years.

    A supercut of Kevin Stoney saying "Packer" in "The Invasion" does actually exist, not discovered in time for us to seek out permission to include the audio here, but please give a listen!

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    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

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  • Doctor Who Turns 60! -- Part II -- Gary Russell & Mickey Lewis

    13 November 2023 (6:52am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 45 minutes and 11 seconds

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    We continue on with our 60th anniversary month hiatus from our weekly review of the Doctor Who Target novelizations, with recordings of two interviews that Jason conducted at L.I. Who 2023 this past August, with two Doctor Who novelists, Gary Russell (@twilightstreets) and Mickey Lewis. Two great writers and two great guys. We hope you enjoy.

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  • Doctor Who Turns 60! -- Part I -- Adam Christopher

    5 November 2023 (6:03am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 26 minutes and 2 seconds

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    My guest this week has already given me dozens of hours of enjoyment as a science fiction and mystery writer. Please welcome Adam Christopher (@ghostfinder) to the show. Adam and I discussed many topics, starting with his Doctor Who fandom in New Zealand in the 1980s, and moving on to his wide-ranging professional career.

    The infamous 1977 blackout can be heard on this newly-unearthed Mets radio broadcast, which includes the blackout striking in the 6th inning, and the belated resumption of the game two months later.

    During the recording, Adam and I enthuse about the Bowery Boys Podcast, which you can find here.

    In writing his Stranger Things novel, Adam found New York Mets knowledge on Faith and Fear in Flushing, which it won't surprise you to learn, Jason has already been following for years.

    Jason's latest Trap One episode is here. Thanks to fellow Doctor Who podcasters Brendan (@brandybongos) and Mark (@QuarkMcMalus) for their entertaining joint appearance this week.

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    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

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  • Episode 95 - The Awakening (with Andrew Smith)

    29 October 2023 (6:08am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 41 minutes and 43 seconds

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    Andrew Smith (@Andr3wSmith) rejoins the show this week to discuss the 1984 TV story The Awakening and its 1985 novelization. Jason and Andrew are coming from very different places with regard to the story, but are more than happy to meet in the middle... and each brings a diabolical game for the other to play.

    Shannon Patrick Sullivan's A Brief History of Time (Travel) brings us some data on the authorship of The Awakening.

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    "Doctor Who – The Awakening" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

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  • Episode 94 - Marco Polo (with Ross Aitken)

    22 October 2023 (6:10am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 54 minutes and 49 seconds

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    After a run of pre-recorded episodes, Jason is back with a (somewhat) live episode full of current events, Doctor Who news, and tons of feelings.

    Ross Aitken (@traitken) from Gallifrey's Most Wanted is our guest this week. The conversation is fast and furious and might not have much to do with Marco Polo, but it's typically intense and wide-ranging.

    Please consider ordering in Outside In Regenerates from ATB Publishing. Jason will have an essay in the forthcoming volume.

    More information on the late lamented Waldenbooks Otherworlds Club.

    This episode features opening and closing titles from the classic U.S. TV Western Have Gun Will Travel, the radio version of which you can find on your Old Time Radio player of choice, or here.

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    "Doctor Who – Marco Polo" features cover art by David McAllister.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

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  • Episode 93 - The Caves of Androzani (with Paul Scoones)

    15 October 2023 (6:04am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 37 minutes and 7 seconds

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    A perennial consensus choice for one of the Greatest Of All Time Doctor Who episodes, The Caves of Androzani features an intense script by Robert Holmes, one of Peter Davison's most well-rounded and Doctor-ish performances, groundbreaking direction by Graeme Harper, Roger Limb's best-ever score, and... well, so much else to praise.

    My guest this week is truly one of the foremost experts on all things Androzani. It's Paul Scoones (@Paul_Scoones), author of the most recent DVD production notes on the story. Always a great time talking to Paul, and he was game enough to try out our newest game...

    The news this week is provided by Jim Sangster (@Monster_Maker)!

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    "Doctor Who – The Caves of Androzani" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

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  • Episode 92 - Planet of Fire (David Barsky; Graeme Burk, and Mark from Trap One)

    8 October 2023 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 43 minutes and 3 seconds

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    Planet of Fire was a Doctor Who episode with an awful lot happening in it. We here at Doctor Who Literature are of course very fond of it. So, to celebrate, here's an episode... with an awful lot happening in it.

    Graeme Burk (@graemeburk) from Reality Bomb joins us to discuss his favorite Doctor Who TV story from the past 60 years.

    Mark (@QuarkMcMalus) from The Trap One Podcast joins us for a correspondent's piece on the island of Lanzarote.

    David Barsky checks back in with us to discuss Planet of Fire, the record albums of Peter Wyngarde, surprising messages coded in our DNA, and what it's really like to walk on red-hot lava flow.

    The song "I Remember It Well" from the film Gigi can be found here.

    [If you enjoyed this episode, please follow, subscribe, and rate us!]

    "Doctor Who – Planet of Fire" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

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  • A Conversation with Andrew Smith

    1 October 2023 (6:19am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 17 minutes and 38 seconds

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    In a bonus episode in between our looks at the 1984 and 1985 Target novelizations, we're joined by Andrew Smith (@Andr3wSmith), author of the classic Doctor Who episode (in every sense) Full Circle.

    This is a great time to revisit my episode on the Full Circle novelization, which was written by the man himself.

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  • Episode 91 - Frontios (with Si Hart)

    24 September 2023 (5:50am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 20 minutes and 12 seconds

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    It's Frontios week on Doctor Who Literature. This is one of the underrated gems of the Peter Davison story, but Si Hart (@Si_Hart) and I are here to spread the word.

    The new 60th Anniversary mini-season trailer dropped on the day that this episode releases. Jason gives his instant reaction to the trailer -- perhaps too instant, as Jason had not seen the concurrent BBC tweet identifying Neil Patrick Harris' character!

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    "Doctor Who – Frontios" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

    Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

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  • Episode 90 - The Highlanders (with Daniel Knight)

    17 September 2023 (5:42am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 16 minutes and 27 seconds

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    The last Doctor Who novelization published before I became I fan of the TV show, it's The Highlanders. Joining us to discuss is a guest who's visited the Culloden battlefield several times, and who actually purchased his copy of this book in the Highlands, it's Daniel Knight (@DanielKnight1973)!

    Musical cues featured in this episode include The British Grenadiers and The Skye Boat Song. One particular gag in the text owes a life debt to Netflix's late lamented "The Who Was? Show".

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    "Doctor Who – The Highlanders" features cover art by Nick Spender.

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  • Episode 89 - Inferno (with David Barsky)

    10 September 2023 (5:13am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 53 minutes and 48 seconds

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    Jason flew all the way to Los Angeles to record this week's interview with David Barsky, one of the producers of this podcast and an important figure in the development of the show. Sitting in Barsky's nearly 3,000-book science fiction and fantasy TV and film library, we enthuse about Inferno, book and TV, and also talk about Peter Cushing, The Twilight Zone, and a host of other related (and, of course, unrelated) topics. Includes an encore presentation of Kate Orman's audio essay from last week's episode on The Aztecs. If you enjoyed this episode, please follow, subscribe, and rate us! "Doctor Who – Inferno" features cover art by Nick Spender. Doctor Who Literature is a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network. Please e-mail the pod at DrWhoLiterature@gmail.com. You can catch all past episodes at https://anchor.fm/doctorwholit. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/doctorwholit/message


  • Episode 88 - The Aztecs (with Ross from Gallifrey's Most Wanted)

    3 September 2023 (6:07am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 45 minutes and 33 seconds

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    A jumbo-sized episode as Ross (@traitken) from Gallifrey's Most Wanted (@GallifreysMWPod) stops by to discuss The Aztecs, both the 1964 Doctor Who TV serial and the 1984 novelization. We have lots to say about it... as well as about critical readings of the story, OPPENHEIMER, Bing Crosby, and our favorite American soap operas.

    Also contributing to the show this week are Jim Sangster (@Monster_Maker) with an introductory segment, and Doctor Who author Kate Orman, who co-wrote this week's audio essay on the Aztecs book.

    Audio from Game 7 of the 1960 World Series: an excerpt, and the recovered full game video.

    Also discussed this week is James Cooray Smith's Substack essay on The Krotons.

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  • Episode 88 - The Aztecs (Ross Aitken; Kate Orman)

    3 September 2023 (6:07am GMT)
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    A jumbo-sized episode as Ross (@traitken) from Gallifrey's Most Wanted (@GallifreysMWPod) stops by to discuss The Aztecs, both the 1964 Doctor Who TV serial and the 1984 novelization. We have lots to say about it... as well as about critical readings of the story, OPPENHEIMER, Bing Crosby, and our favorite American soap operas.

    Also contributing to the show this week are Jim Sangster (@Monster_Maker) with an introductory segment, and Doctor Who author Kate Orman, who narrates her own 1992 essay on the Aztecs book.

    Audio from Game 7 of the 1960 World Series: an excerpt, and the recovered full game video.

    Also discussed this week is James Cooray Smith's Substack essay on The Krotons.

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  • Bonus Episode - L.I. Who 60 (with Conrad Westmaas)

    27 August 2023 (5:00am GMT)
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    This week it's an unplanned bonus episode replaying the audio of two fan panels Jason moderated at L.I. Who 60 (@LIDoctorWhoCon) last weekend, with permission to record from all panelists.

    Special thanks to Conrad (@HairOfTheHound_), without whom this week's episode would not exist.

    "60 for 60" features Jason, Keir Hansen (@GallifreyRadio), Drew Meyer (@whoandcompany), Hannah Long (@HannahGraceLong), and Jan Fennick.

    The Target Books discussion features Jason, John Peel, Kathryn Sullivan, Rob Bardsley, and Dan Murphy.

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  • Episode 87 - Warriors of the Deep (with "UK Jason" McLaughlin)

    20 August 2023 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 26 minutes and 53 seconds

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    One of Jason's early favorite Doctor Who episodes, Warriors of the Deep, comes up for discussion. Joining in the fun is Jason McLaughlin (@jangomac72) of Bearded Geek Toy Reviews.

    This episode also features music by Jim Sangster (@Monster_Maker) as we explore that '80s vibe!

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  • Episode 86 - The Dominators (with Frazer Gregory)

    13 August 2023 (5:56am GMT)
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    And now, the episode of Doctor Who Literature that you've all been waiting for... the showdown between Frazer Gregory (@FelixFrazer) and myself over what many believe (but not Frazer) is one of the worst Doctor Who tales of all. But today, the debate will be settled (or not).


    Also appearing this week are Stacey Smith?, reading an excerpt from Look at the Size of That Thing, and Bill Evenson (@BillEvenson) reading an excerpt from Outside In.

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  • Doctor Who Podcast Day trailer

    9 August 2023 (5:14am GMT)
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    Hello, and thank you for downloading the Doctor Who Literature podcast. This special trailer is being released on August 9, 2023, which has been designated Doctor Who Podcast Day. Please enjoy the brief introduction to the show, and, whatever you do, keep turning the pages!

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  • Episode 85 - Enlightenment (with Jason and Callie)

    6 August 2023 (5:39am GMT)
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    A very special guest joins us this week to discuss Enlightenment... my daughter! She has much to say about Barbara Clegg and how this story is unique in showing the female perspective in Doctor Who's early years.

    Jim Sangster (@Monster_Maker) also has a song for us this week. With a YouTube video!

    This concludes our run of ten straight Peter Davison books. The Target range's focus is about to shift in a major way. And be sure to join in next week for what may well be our Biggest Episode of All Time.

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  • Episode 84 - Snakedance (with Jim Sangster)

    30 July 2023 (6:09am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 31 minutes and 21 seconds

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    The novelization of Snakedance is published the month after the novelization of Kinda, so it fell to Terrance Dicks to adapt both Doctor Who Mara stories from the small screen to the printed page. Terrance doesn't have all that much to add to Christopher Bailey's complex themes and explorations of the dark sides of human nature... but we have plenty to add to the discussion.

    Joining me this week is Jim Sangster (@Monster_Maker). Jim also contributed our show logo, and this week's celebrity voice impression sketch. Along the way, we'll talk about the great Hollywood movies, EuroVision and Top of the Pops, Nellie Bly, and... well, many other topics.

    Superman: The Movie can be purchased or streamed on Amazon, while My Dinner With Andre can be watched free on YouTube.

    You can hear the voices of H.G. Wells and Walt Whitman on YouTube, and also watch the entirety of the January 1973 Foreman v. Frazier heavyweight title fight.

    Lastly, for more on Nellie Bly, check out the Bowery Boys Podcast, as I always do for all things NYC.

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  • Bonus Episode - A Conversation with Ian Potter

    23 July 2023 (6:06am GMT)
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    Delighted to welcome to the show this week Ian Potter, who's done remarkably good work with Big Finish, Black Archives volumes on The Myth Makers and Carnival of Monsters, and with RIffTrax Presents. A great conversation, do not miss!

    And Jim Sangster (@Monster_Maker) has a correspondent's piece for us about the recent Target Books Day in London. Thanks, Jim!

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  • Episode 83 - Kinda (with Dale Smith)

    16 July 2023 (6:02am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 27 minutes and 51 seconds

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    Rejoining me this week is Dale Smith, author of several Doctor Who novels and Black Archives books, including a forthcoming (August 2023) look at The Greatest Show in the Galaxy. The book this week is 1982's Kinda, novelized in 1984.

    Jason has several other podcast episodes out on other shows, including A Kettle and Some String, and new Trap One episodes repackaging my interviews with Philip Hinchcliffe and Elizabeth Morton. Please enjoy (after you've downloaded this episode first).

    Friend of the podcast James Cooray Smith also has a terrific Psychic Paper article up about The New Adventures, well worth a read. Jason previously did a documentary about the first four NAs over on Trap One.

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  • Episode 82 - Mawdryn Undead (with Steven B. from New To Who)

    9 July 2023 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 37 minutes and 5 seconds

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    Season 6 of Doctor Who Literature starts a week early as our bonus episode is delayed. We jump into the 1984 books by looking at Mawdryn Undead with the capable help of Steven B. (@steedstylin) from the New To Who podcast (@NewToWhoPodcast). We have a lot to talk about.

    Steven's new project is Reimagining Doctor Who, which comes highly recommended.

    Many thanks to Jim Sangster (@Monster_Maker) for research assistance and for a dramatic reading from the diaries of Angus Mackay, a member of the Mawdryn Undead guest cast.

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  • Episode 81-B - The Five Doctors, Part II (Elizabeth Morton; Graeme Burk, David Barsky, and Stacey Smith?)

    2 July 2023 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 57 minutes and 34 seconds

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    As we continue on with our look at The Five Doctors, Doctor Who's 20th anniversary special, this week we are joined by Elizabeth Morton (@LiverpoolGirl72), author of the new novel The Orphans from Liverpool Lane. We'll discuss Elizabeth's strong Doctor Who family connection, and, of course, with two Doctors in her household already, who's her favorite? The answer may surprise you.

    A panel of three great friends of the podcast then join Jason to discuss Five Doctors -- is it the greatest episode of all time? Again, the answer may surprise you. Welcome back to Graeme Burk (@GraemeBurk), Professor Stacey Smith?, and David Barsky.

    Jason then examines the back half of the Terrance Dicks' Five Doctors novelization.

    Next week we'll finish up our look at The Five Doctors and will have another bestselling author for you to join the conversation.

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  • Episode 81-A - The Five Doctors, Part I (with James Cooray Smith)

    25 June 2023 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 2 minutes and 56 seconds

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    This week, it's The Five Doctors, the 20th anniversary special for Doctor Who, aired (at least in the States) exactly on the 20th anniversary, and the novelization, by episode writer Terrance Dicks, came out the same week. We're now at three times the 20th anniversary, but this story still has a powerful hold.

    We'll be bringing you three straight episodes exploring Five Doctors - in every dimension, in every detail - and this week my guest is James Cooray Smith, author of many Black Archives titles such as The Massacre, and keeper of the great Psychic Paper Substack. James and I have much to discuss; there's probably enough material in here to cover seven episodes, let alone one, as we discuss Five Doctors and beyond -- way beyond.

    Music heard this week includes a 1980s US cartoon TV theme (sung by John Sebastian!), the theme to the PBS staple This Old House, some old school late '80s hip-hop, and a Jim Sangster (@Monster_Maker) homage to Tulips from Amsterdam.

    Shout-out to the Metebelis 2 Podcast.

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  • Episode 80 - Arc of Infinity (with Bill Evenson)

    19 June 2023 (4:56am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 37 minutes and 34 seconds

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    Joining me this week is Bill Evenson (@BillEvenson) of the Frankenstein Minute Podcast (@FrankenMinute). This was Jason's first Doctor Who cliffhanger; Bill came to the story later, but we're both fond of it, even against conventional wisdom.

    Naturally the conversation takes several twists and turns. No conversation with Bill fails to reference the 1987 World Champion Minnesota Twins.

    This episode also features a musical composition by Jim Sangster (@Monster_Maker), and includes a few feature, #DoctorWhoOnPluto

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  • Episode 80 - Arc of Infinity (with Bill Evenson)

    18 June 2023 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 36 minutes and 30 seconds

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    Joining me this week is Bill Evenson (@BillEvenson) of the Frankenstein Minute Podcast (@FrankenMinute). This was Jason's first Doctor Who cliffhanger; Bill came to the story later, but we're both fond of it, even against conventional wisdom.

    Naturally the conversation takes several twists and turns. No conversation with Bill fails to reference the 1987 World Champion Minnesota Twins.

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  • Episode 79 - Terminus (with Steven Alexander)

    11 June 2023 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 45 minutes and 6 seconds

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    Thank you for downloading this episode of the Doctor Who Literature podcast. We know you have a choice... and we know that not many Who fans are gonna wanna sit through a 105-minute discussion on Terminus -- but this is a strong episode. Promise!!

    Steven Alexander (@stealexanderuk) from the Robots in Your Eyes podcast (@RobotsInEyes) is my return guest this week. He has a LOT to say about "Terminus", both TV serial and book. We'll discuss religion, disease, Norse mythology, the movie Alien, and epic 1920s Hollywood silent-film-blockbusters... and "Terminus".

    The 1923 Cecil B. DeMille production of The Ten Commandments can be watched on YouTube.

    The 1993 HBO original movie And The Band Played On can be watched on Max.

    Paul Scoones' excellent article on the Doctor Who DVD information text commentary tracks can be found here.

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  • Episode 78 - Earthshock (with Jon Arnold)

    4 June 2023 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 39 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Earthshock was a signal moment in the journey of many Doctor Who fans when it aired in March 1982, from the surprise reveal of a returning monster, to the unexpected departure of a regular cast member. Ian Marter's August 1983 novelization of the story is a bit different from what we saw on television, but is no less impactful.

    We're very happy to have with us this week Jon Arnold (@The_Arn) as a first-time Doctor Who Literature guest. Jon can be heard on two other excellent podcasts, the Doctor Who-inspired Strangers in Space (@strangerscast), as well as the football (soccer)-themed @BustingBallsPod. Jon has also written several terrific volumes in Jason's favorite Who non-fiction range, The Black Archives from Observe Books, including a look at a TV story previously examined on this very show, Invasion of the Dinosaurs. And don't forget Jon's contributions to the Silver Archive range; Jon and Jason also discuss TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" this week.

    Also mentioned this week is Jim Sangster (@monster_maker)'s newest DWLit-themed T-shirt.

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  • Episode 77 - Four to Doomsday (with Jason Davis, and Matt West)

    28 May 2023 (6:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 51 minutes and 11 seconds

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    For a story like Four to Doomsday, what else could we do but give you three terrific interviews, with two guests?

    Up first is Jason Davis (@TheJasonDavis), writer and editor extraordinaire, of TheJasonDavis.com, This interview was recorded live at Gallifrey One in Los Angeles in February 2023, and you already heard the first half of that interview in my Harlan Ellison special. This is the rest of that conversation.

    Then I was joined on short notice by Matt West (@WingedPodcast) of Q the Winged Podcast and Miwk Publishing (on which Matt gives me a pronunciation lesson).

    Followed by a return visit from Jason Davis.

    Between the three of us and the three interviews, he hit just about every corner of science fiction from television to the printed page.

    You can find some more of Matt's work on the original Pyramids of Mars DVD.

    And Jason (this podcast's Jason) was most recently on Trap One to discuss the Season 9 Blu-ray Collection.

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  • Episode 76 - Castrovalva (with Graeme Burk)

    21 May 2023 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 36 minutes and 38 seconds

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    As much as I love Season 18 and its novelizations... the Season 19 premiere, "Castrovalva", and its novelization, are right up there. Especially the novelization, says my guest this week, Graeme Burk (@graemeburk) from Reality Bomb. We both read out favorite passages from the book -- and then quickly get off on several wide-ranging tangents, before coming back to the greatness of "Castrovalva".

    Simon Guerrier (@0tralala) recently tweeted out the first page of David Whitaker's unfinished novelization of "The Enemy of the World".

    Groucho Marx duets with his then 8-year-old daughter on a song from The Mikado.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmEuXaea8rY

    Graeme references the 1964 documentary on Culloden, which can be found here.

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  • Episode 75 - Meglos (with Conrad Westmaas)

    14 May 2023 (6:03am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 47 minutes and 46 seconds

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    The new trailer for the Autumn 2023 Doctor Who specials is up!

    Conrad Westmaas (@HairOfTheHound_) is back this week as we discuss "Meglos". Conrad tries to win back his 20 Questions crown... how well will that go? We also play a lively game of show-and-tell.

    The "Josie and the Pussycats In Outer Space" series can still be found on DVD.

    The full cut of Peter Howell's "The Astronauts", mentioned this week, can be heard in full.

    "Doctor Who – Meglos" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

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  • Episode 74 - Time-Flight (with Frazer Gregory)

    7 May 2023 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 37 minutes and 58 seconds

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    It's 1983! And the second-ever novelization of a Peter Davison story, released just in time for the end of TV's Season 20.

    Joining me this week is Frazer Gregory (@FelixFrazer). We have an epic discussion of "Time-Flight" the book and TV, and play an involved game of "Target Books First Lines" -- turning the tables on Frazer after he sprung this game on ME on an earlier episode.

    You can hear a lot of Frazer's recent appearances on other Doctor Who podcasts such as WHO Corner to Corner.

    And Jim Sangster (@MonsterMaker), who contributed the excellent show open this week, can recently be heard on Reality Bomb and the Doctor Who Target Book Club Podcast.

    You can read Waris Hussein's 1963 diaries here.

    Also mentioned in this episode is David Gerrold's very funny book about the genesis of Star Trek: TOS "The Trouble with Tribbles".

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  • Episode 73 - The Sunmakers (with Lewis Baston)

    30 April 2023 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 40 minutes and 55 seconds

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    What is The Sun Makers on TV? A simple satire on 1970s' British taxation? A subversive takedown of capitalism? Colonialism? All of these things? Lewis Baston (@LewisBaston5) has written the book on this story -- literally -- and is back this week to discuss with us.

    Please purchase Lewis' Black Archive volume on Sun Makers here.

    Last week, one memorably cranky reviewer on Apple Podcasts described my guests as "ghastly woke zombies". You bet we are! And even more of that this week. Jim Sangster (@Monster_Maker) has gone ahead and designed the Ghastly Woke Zombie T-shirt.

    And friend of the podcast Brian Burkart has given us the K-9 Roomba.

    "Doctor Who and the Sunmakers" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

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  • Episode 72 - Logopolis (with Jonathan Blum)

    23 April 2023 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 51 minutes and 23 seconds

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    One of Jason's favorite Doctor Who TV episodes and novelizations is the subject of this week's episode.

    Joining me is long-time Doctor Who author Jonathan Blum, back for his third appearance.

    Kate Orman was on the schedule but unable to join us this week, but please purchase and listen to her incredible new Big Finish audio novel, The Dead Star.

    John Fraser, who was the principal guest star in Logopolis, wrote a terrific autobiography several years ago which you can still find -- even if, sadly, the book doesn't describe his three weeks on Doctor Who.

    Jason's most recent guest spot on the Doctor Who Target Book Club Podcast can be found here.

    "Doctor Who – Logopolis" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

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  • Episode 71 - Full Circle (with Jim Sangster)

    16 April 2023 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 49 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Joining me this week to wrap up the E-Space Trilogy -- the first story in the trilogy is the last to be novelized -- is Jim Sangster (@Monster_Maker), the designer of our excellent new logo, and the musical genius behind... well, you'll hear it within today's episode.

    Check out Jim's RedBubble Store, my official Doctor Who convention T-shirt outfitter, and from which Jim wore a selection during our recording for this week.

    You can catch Jason on the most recent podcast guest appearance on the most recent episode of Gallifrey's Most Wanted.

    This week's episode frequently references James Cooray Smith's excellent Doctor Who-themed Substack.

    A new James Bond novel is out, and author Kim Sherwood has a surprising connection to Doctor Who's "Full Circle"...

    "Doctor Who and the Leisure Hive" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

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  • Episode 70 - The Visitation (with Mark from Trap One)

    9 April 2023 (5:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 31 minutes and 42 seconds

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    This week, it's the first Peter Davison novelization, the first Season 19 novelization, and the first photographic cover. We love all three, no surprise.

    Our guest is the superb @Quark_McMalus of Trap One Podcast.

    You can find an image of the proposed (and rejected) cover painting for this novelization here.

    Doctor Who: Doom's Day Hours 14-11 by M.G. Harris is due out in August.

    We have a new logo beginning this week and it's all thanks to @Monster_Maker! It's absolutely lovely and I can't believe it's mine!

    If this week's book sounds familiar, it's possibly because the Doctor Who Target Book Club Podcast covered it last week, also with the help of @Monster_Maker.

    And don't forget to tune in NEXT week, when our special guest is... @Monster_Maker.

    The full 1963 version of "Meet the Mets" can be found here.

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  • Episode 69 - The Leisure Hive (with Si Hart)

    2 April 2023 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 42 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Welcome to your weekend of Jason. This weekend I can also be found on the following just-released podcast episodes:

    We're All Stories in the End: Camera Obscura

    Trap One: The Season 2 (William Hartnell) Blu-ray Collection

    Doctor Who Literature: The Eight Doctors

    Meanwhile this week, the ubiquitous Si Hart brings his talents back to DWLit. And brings not one, not two, but, how gratifying, THREE copies of the Leisure Hive novelization.

    We also discuss the significance of Lalla Ward's bathing costume, the many splendors of Season 18, and whether or not, when it comes to playing "20 Questions", Si is smarter than an AI program.

    "Doctor Who and the Leisure Hive" features cover art by Andrew Skilleter.

    Doctor Who Literature is now a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

    Please e-mail the pod at DrWhoLiterature@gmail.com.

    You can catch all past episodes at https://anchor.fm/doctorwholit.



  • Bonus Episode - The Eight Doctors (with Stacey Smith?)

    1 April 2023 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 40 minutes and 50 seconds

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    Happy April 1st, y'all!

    The topic of our annual April Fool's episode is Terrance Dicks' generally derided 1997 novel The Eight Doctors. But, no fooling, Stacey and I just get into a pretty hard-hitting debate about all sorts of things related to the book.

    Back with a regular episode tomorrow!

    Doctor Who Literature is now a member of the Direction Point Doctor Who podcast network.

    Please e-mail the pod at DrWhoLiterature@gmail.com.

    You can catch all past episodes at https://anchor.fm/doctorwholit.




 
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