Thursday, 23 October 2014

PODCAST: Flatline

People have often criticised Doctor Who villains for being less than three-dimensional, but it's never been truer than in the case of the Bonus. Bolus? Boners? What's that? Boneless? If you insist.

With the Doctor stuck in a tiny TARDIS (and presumably fulfilling filming duties elsewhere, while getting a continuity-breaking haircut), it's time for Clara to be The Doctor and be cold, dark and scary while doing it? If you insist.

So, do we hate it or what, or is this write-up a clever blind to hide our true feelings about Jamie Mathieson's second Doctor Who script? If only there was some way to find out...

Join Joe and Chris as they further assassinate listener Donald's character, strangle adorable talking dogs in bizarre thought experiments, use up a lot of train-related songs they didn't get to last week and hint at a potential future project. Excite-o-times!

(The audio this week is oddly inconsistent in volume and panning and we are unsure why. We've tried to minimise it as much as possible but not totally. We hope it does not trouble your ears too much.)

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Friday, 17 October 2014

PODCAST: Mummy on the Orient Express

After Robots of Sherwood and Mummy on the Orient Express, we give ourselves over to wonder what other established title could have a fantastical creature or machine added to it to make future Doctor Who titles and cookie-cutter plots? Could it be The Vampire Strikes Back? To Cerberus With Love? The Ghost Busters (basically The Dam Busters, but with ghosts)? Or perhaps Mo Money, Mokèlé-mbèmbé? (That's our pick)

Jamie Mathieson makes his Doctor Who debut with this story that pulls at a spare thread left over from The Big Bang four years ago, and finds an extremely workable concept on the end of it.

Join Joe and Chris as they visit the toilet, click their fingers, reveal Donald's secret hobby, play to their ever-silent live audience and, to their amazement on a day when they were both really tired, stay awake. Personal triumphs all around.

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Thursday, 9 October 2014

PODCAST: Kill the Moon

It's Quel Dommage! It's Kelda Holmes! It's KILL THE MOON; the possibly allegorical, hugely unscientifical, improbably bacterial tale of some kind of Space Charizard and its unlikely reproductive process.

First time Doctor Who writer Peter Harness straps himself into the writer's chair and proceeds to split the fanbase violently in half. Is it a pro-life allegory? Is it patronising and sexist? Is it simply marvellous drama? We don't feel that a consensus can be reached on that, but at least we can all rest safely in the knowledge that the science is utterly nonsensical.

Join Joe and Chris as they burp, make loud noises with their chairs, have their Donald Tolerance pushed to the limit, say "Lundvik" quite a lot and generally do that thing of tying themselves in knots trying to debate the big issues without wanting to offend anyone at all. It's a tough life.

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Friday, 3 October 2014

PODCAST: The Caretaker

The most controversial series of Eleventh Hour Podcast continues! Though, thankfully, in this case it doesn't mean increased sexual content, racism, or blasphemy, just that we once again politely disagree about the episode's quality. One of us liked it, one of us didn't. Which was which? You'll just have to find out!

In this podcast you will also hear:
  • Joe's most complicated joke setup ever
  • TWO Final Fantasy musical references
  • A discussion as to the relative ease of spontaneous lying
  • More about the stilted direction of Mike Oldfield's "Pictures in the Dark" video
  • Continuing evidence of Donald's attempt to take over the podcast
  • And maybe even some discussion of the episode

Who's been reeling from the balls? Who can do the needful? Just how many individual lines establish that Danny is a soldier and the Doctor doesn't like soldiers? All these questions and more will be answered by the podcast we hope is good enough for you...

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

PODCAST: Time Heist

"It's not just a bank heist, it's a time travel heist", so says the Doctor, missing the opportunity to say the title and causing massed cheers. So, Steve Thompson is back behind the wheel for at least the majority of the script. Will it be third time lucky for the guy who's famously unpopular with us, or will it be business as usual?

Join Joe and Chris as incorrect corrections are offered, incorrect Scottish Independence Referendum results are discussed and the usual cavalcade of belches and sniffing noises are routinely not edited out.

And now a fun game. How many voicermails will Donald leave this week?

a) 0
b) 1-2
c) 3-5
d) 6 or more.

If you are correct, well done, you've won a time travel heist plot that doesn't hold up to any scrutiny. You have also won this if you are wrong.

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Friday, 19 September 2014


"Listen to LISTEN". That's what it's going to say on the link to the podcast this week and there's frankly nothing we can do about that.

It's been a while since we've had to deal with an episode that's garnered near universal praise, the kind where dissenters are treated like there's something wrong with them, and it's odd how the pressure to deliver can build up, even for an irreverent, low-hassle podcast such as ours. How well do we do? You can find out when you listen to LISTEN.

This week there are fewer technical issues and we manage to avoid locking ourselves out, but due to a confluence of vehicle and builder noise, the outside efficiently breaks in a few times.

But anyway, come join us for a surprisingly broad range of opinions, noises, embarrassing and poorly-thought-out comments and pronunciations of Capaldi.

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Friday, 12 September 2014

PODCAST: Robot of Sherwood

In Robot of Sherwood, Mark Gatiss added another string to his bow (ho ho!) by writing a Doctor Who episode that was pure knockabout comedy. It can be difficult to get the tone on these historical farces right - if the plot is too silly or the jokes don't land then it can all fall apart and become The Shakespeare Code.

So which way did it go? You'll hear both extremes of opinion this week, and well as our customary fidgety noises, one listener's surprising revelation as to how he pictures us and our theory as to why the robots just wanted to eat pizza and listen to reggae.

Another thing that happened this week is that our attempt to record a more compact episode than our somewhat bloated offerings of late ironically led to a recording that took well over three hours to complete. What was the hilarious incident which led to such a mammoth recording session? You'll just have to listen to find out!


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