Tuesday, 27 April 2010

PODCAST: The Time of Angels

Join Joe and Chris on thie week's EH? as we discuss the wisdom of Steven Moffat whacking two of his most popular Doctor Who creations together in the same episode while also resolutely not saying "CRACKWATCH!"

For a while at least.

Remember to keep listening, as if you stop, we will emerge out of your speakers and earphones at speeds that defy human comprehension.

PLAYLIST (on Spotify)

Space: Avenging Angels
The Sallyangie: River Song
J. Elliott & B.A. Ferguson: Charlie's Angels
Ooberman: Blink of an Eye
The Streets: Dry Your Eyes
Outkast: When I Look in Your Eyes
Sleeper: Statuesque
Tasmin Archer: Lords of the New Church
Electric Light Orchestra: Turn to Stone
Booth and the Bad Angel: Dance of the Bad Angels
The Templeton Twins with Teddy Turner's Bunsen Burners: Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
Marvin Berry & The Starlighters: Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine?)
Pentangle: I Saw an Angel
Smashing Pumpkins: Eye
Nazz: Open my Eyes
Scott Walker: Angels of Ashes
Nuno Bettencourt: Fallen Angels
ABBA: Angel Eyes
Helmut Zacharias: Naturally Stoned
Faye Wong: Eyes on Me
Stone Temple Pilots: Where the River Goes
Van Halen: Jump
Fantastic Plastic Machine: There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)
Graeme Revell: Believe in Angels
Buddy Guy: I Got My Eyes on You


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Wednesday, 21 April 2010

PODCAST: Victory of the Daleks

Joe and Chris are back to discuss Victory of the Daleks, an episode which has received an almost unanimous kicking from the Doctor Who fanbase but find that in the end they have to concede that their expectations were higher than the episode could deliver.

But, you'll be amazed how little we mention the Dalek redesign, which is a refreshing change, right?

Last week, our sexy deep breathing caused listener Rose to suggest she had to "cover [her] ovaries' ears", so we're doing it again this week, with extra sniffing.

Also, contains gratuitous reference to Halloween III: Season of the Witch.

PLAYLIST (on Spotify)

Andrew W.K.: Victory Strikes Again
Jeff Wayne: The Fighting Machine
Malcolm Clarke: Resurrection of the Daleks (Stereo Suite)
Joan Armatrading: Drop the Pilot
The Human League: Human
Daft Punk: Human After All
Fluke: Atom Bomb
John Barry: Space Lazer Battle
Pulp: Space
Mourning Widows: Space
War: Low Rider
John Williams: Star Wars Main Title
Styx: Mr. Roboto
Muse: Blackout
Tom Jones: Sex Bomb
Bernard Herrann: Rebirth
Buzzcocks: Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
The Fucking Champs: Flawless Victory
Urban Cookie Collective: The Key The Secret
Paddy Kingsland: A Whisper from Space
Queen: Action This Day
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: I'm the Urban Spaceman
Babylon Zoo: Spaceman
Hot Chocolate: So You Win Again
Edwin Starr: War
Faith No More: A Small Victory


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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

PODCAST: The Beast Below

After last week's glitchfest, welcome to the "recorded in a totally different way" EH? wherein the extra clarity of the recording, coupled with seasonal sinus fun, gives you a very human sounding podcast complete with sniffles and sexy heavy breathing.


PLAYLIST (on Spotify)

Breakwater: Release the Beast
Whale: Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe
Kool Keith: Get Off My Elevator
Bill Callahan: All Thoughts Are Prey to Some Beast
Richard Attree: Music From "The Demon Headmaster"
Guns n' Roses: Rocket Queen
Mike Oldfield: QE2
Leonard Nimoy: Once I Smiled
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel: Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
The Supernaturals: Smile
David Axelrod - The Smile
Sunset Rubdown: They Took a Vote and Said No
The Fall: English Scheme
Kirsty MacColl: A New England
Dodgy: U.K.R.I.P.
Melvins: Lizzy
Black Box Recorder: England Made Me
Wendy Carlos: La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie)
Nine Inch Nails: The Great Below
Badly Drawn Boy: Above You, Below Me
The Beatles: Fixing a Hole
Queen: Killer Queen
Paddy Kingsland: The Whale


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Thursday, 8 April 2010

PODCAST: The Eleventh Hour


After some experimental podcast nibblings, welcome to our proper episode one. We've had some teething problems with our recording software so you will hear a few glitches. Most of them have been edited around. But enough of the apology: join Joe and Chris as we CHAT ABOUT DOCTOR WHO.


PLAYLIST (on Spotify)

Ron Grainer: The Prisoner Main Theme (Full Version)
Josef K: Applebush
Led Zeppelin: Black Dog
British Sea Power: Open the Door
Orbital: Doctor?
Weezer: Pork & Beans
Smashing Pumpkins: Zero
Tori Amos: You Can Bring Your Dog
Pink Floyd: Apples and Oranges
The Black Mages: Zeromus
Icehouse: Hey Little Girl
Labi Siffre: Doctor, Doctor
Sparks: Amateur Hour
The Prodigy: Take Me to the Hospital
Hot Chocolate: You Sexy Thing
The Human League: Being Boiled (Fast Version)
Meat Loaf: Lost Boys and Golden Girls
Scrap Heap Challenge - The Leisure Hive


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Monday, 5 April 2010

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Episode 0 Reference Guide

Hello folks! Hope you enjoyed Episode 0 as much as we enjoyed making it. I did notice listening back that, although we tried to explain things, we did make a few throwaway references to the old series of Who in particular that may not have made much sense to some of you. So, with that in mind, I've made a handy reference guide so you can look up any stuff from the episode that confuses you (and also partly for my own enjoyment). I should think that I won't have to do this again, given that Episode 0 was uncharacteristicall rambly. Anyway, here is your handy glossary for 'The Zero Room':

Androgum - A primitive human race featured in 'The Two Doctors'

The Caves of Androzani - Peter Davison's final adventure.

Chris Chibnall - Writer of '42' from series 3.

Destiny of the Daleks - 1979 Tom Baker story, regarded less positively than 'Genesis of the Daleks'. We refer to a cliffhanger where Daleks repeatedly order Romana to not move.

Dimensions in Time - 1993 Eastenders/Doctor Who crossover broadcast for Children in Need. It has a very poor reputation among fans.

Earthshock - Peter Davison story, featuring David Banks camping it up as the Cyberleader.

Genesis of the Daleks - 1975 Tom Baker story, referred to by me as the best Dalek adventure ever, and which makes the Dalek/Nazi comparison especially obvious. Also first appearance of Davros.

Murray Gold - Composer for all of New Who.

Jacqueline Hill - Played one of the initial companions of the First Doctor, Barbara, and appears as a different character in the Tom Baker adventure 'Meglos'.

Karn - The planet 'The Brain of Morbius' is set on. The 'other Karn' I refer to is Dalek Caan from the new series.

Leela - Companion of the Fourth Doctor.

Louis - My dog, who Chris may end up kissing.

Maxil - A character played by Colin Baker, the Sixth Doctor, in the Fifth Doctor adventure 'Arc of Infinity'

Mondas - In the original series, one of the home planets of the Cybermen. It was the twin planet of Earth.

The Rani - Evil time lady, featured in 'Mark of the Rani', 'Time and the Rani' and the charity special 'Dimensions in Time'

Gary Russell - Former editor of Doctor Who Magazine and writer of Doctor Who spin-off material, who Chris keeps confusing Gareth Roberts for.

Christopher Ryan - Played General Staal in 'The Sontaran Stratagem'/'The Poison Sky'

Sil - Creature (called a 'Mentor') in the Colin Baker adventures 'Vengeance on Varos' and 'Mindwarp'

Silurians - Reptilian creatures, the original inhabitants of Earth. Appear in 'Doctor Who and the Silurians' and 'Warriors of the Deep'. Their close relatives, Sea Devils, appear (unsurprisingly) in 'The Sea Devils'

The Space Museum - First Doctor adventure. Can you guess what it features?

Mary Tamm - Actress who played the first incarnation of Romana, a time lady and companion of the Fourth Doctor, in 1979-9.

Time Crash - 2007 mini-length Children in Need special, featuring a meeting between the Fifth and Tenth Doctors.

The Two Doctors - Colin Baker story (also starring Patrick Troughton) in which the Doctor, due to the actions of the androgums, does indeed swear to adopt a vegetarian diet.

UNIT - Military organisation whose purpose is to investigate and combat alien and paranormal threats to the Earth.

Toby Whithouse - Writer of 'School Reunion' from series 2.

Beth Willis - One of the other executive producers of the forthcoming series (along with Steven Moffat and Piers Wenger)