Monday, 11 January 2016

PODCAST: The Husbands of River Song

Believe it or not, this is the most punctual Eleventh Hour Podcast Christmas Special ever, beating the previous winner by an entire two weeks .

In our rush to bring you this, there have been compromises - it's a shorter episode than usual and we barely pick apart the episode at all, beyond making our opinions of it very clear. It doesn't help that we're also both really ill. As you can tell, neither Joe or Chris are marketing geniuses but it you've enjoyed former episodes then we hope you like this one, too!


Tuesday, 15 December 2015

PODCAST: Hell Bent

It's the now-traditional "relaxed" final episode of a series of EHPodcast. Not because we're secretly drunk but because it's showing up days after you might expect given the scheduling of the rest of the run.

No mind, it's here now and - shock upon shock - it contains that rare EH? occurrence, the dreaded DIFFERENCE OF OPINION (brrr) wherein Joe and Chris - amazingly - don't feel exactly the same way about an episode. However, we muddle through without murdering each other, and that's true friendship.

Along with a celebrity guest cast (well, Donald and MB) we break down Hell Bent in probably the most lax fashion imaginable and actually come to some conclusions and stuff. It's ...riveting..., trust us.

Listen to HELL BENT and we'll see you after Christmas! x

Friday, 4 December 2015

PODCAST: Heaven Sent

Something that both Joe and Chris are coming to appreciate is how frequently the team in charge of Doctor Who pull a bold experiment. We prefer it even more when it works.

An episode consisting over 90% of Capaldi completely alone and in one single environment could be a huge, boring backfire or an exceptional tour-de-force. And if we can stop talking about musical instrument infidelity, novelty groinwear, Dark Souls, the stupidness of the English language and, of course, the Ultimate Warrior's astonishing death timing, we may even tell you what we thought.

So, strap in and prepare for some occasionally dark chat, (as well as a song called Crystal even though the episode itself says "diamond" and even that's not the stuff the wall is made of) as we become HEAVEN SENT.

Friday, 27 November 2015

PODCAST: Face the Raven

So she's finally gone, face-down in the street.

Clara, then, eh? Certainly the most ambitious, far-reaching set of character arcs ever crammed into one perfectly fine but somewhat nondescript figure. In Doctor Who. Apart from The Doctor. An impossible girl, created by leaf and destroyed by bird and scattered throughout time and space and also she kissed Jane Austen, you know.

Joe and Chris get decidedly unemotional as they cover this well-received, somewhat overwrought bit of telly and produce probably the only Doctor Who podcast this week to throw in an entirely relevant reference to The Rage: Carrie 2

We record at Joe's this week so naturally every idling car outside sound like a passing Star Destroyer but on the plus side, neither of us play any instruments and there's a shocking moment where one of us has a thought that's best not spoken aloud and we DON'T THEN GO ON TO SPEAK IT ALOUD. An astonishing development, I'm sure you'll agree.




Saturday, 21 November 2015

PODCAST: Sleep No More

It's a feature of this year's EHPodcast schedule that we've been pretty relaxed, and this is the MOST relaxed we've been this series. That said, we have a solid rule that we always get the podcast out before the next episode of Doctor Who airs, and we're holding true to that extremely slack promise.

We could have had it out sooner, but that would have only been possible by completely foregoing sleep and after this episode, we chose not to be absorbed by monsters made of our own eye boogers or something.

Join Joe & Chris as they offer an impromptu Metallica guitar masterclass, sing even more solo acapella than usual, institute a system of head-slapping, misunderstand the nature of Spider-Man villain Shocker and, of course, discuss whether or not Joe takes ladies home in the evening.

Wake up and listen to SLEEP NO MORE.

Friday, 13 November 2015

PODCAST: The Zygon Inversion

It's the conclusion of the mostly well-received "ZySIS" allegory and we find out what's in the box.

Join Joe and Chris as they talk about poorly thought-out liberal wet dream scenarios, Achewood, Paranormal Home Investigators (though, often in the singular by mistake), obvious writerly tricks, trigger warnings, Joe's imbalanced affairs and the EMS VCS 3 as well as, of course, turning THE ZYGON INVERSION inside out.

Friday, 6 November 2015

PODCAST: The Zygon Invasion

Let's just say right now that this is possibly the most tangent-filled of our famously tangent-filled podcast. It's not that we didn't like Peter Harness's allegorical episode (about what happens when you don't let Zygons be Zygons), but just that on this occasion we seem to rather want to talk about pretty much anything else including WWII-era ballistics technology, childhood toys, professional wrestlers (believe it or not), Stanley Kubrick and Scientology-based jokes with, sadly, inaccurate aircraft model numbers. Also featuring an eight minute voicemail from Eric and his car.

Despite the tangents above, we had a great time and we hope you will at least have an acceptable time when you listen to THE ZYGON INVASION.