Thursday, 18 April 2013


In Cold War, regular Who contributor and consummate ginger Mark Gatiss delivers a classic Who-style claustrophobic yarn, complete with returning old-school monsters... OR DOES HE? If we were being uncharitable (and when are we anything else?) we might claim that sentence right there was more tension than Gatiss managed in the entire episode; the consensus on which seems to be that it somehow managed to combine several potentially-exciting ingredients (Russians! Submarine! Ice Warriors! David Warner! Ultravox!) into a fairly dull stew.

Still, there was stuff to enjoy about it, and no doubt some of it will come up in the episode. As will quickly become apparent, Joe was so tired during the recording that he can't remember much of what was said, although it seems that Cold War is not an episode about which much can be said. Therefore, he would like to apologise in advance for a sub-standard performance. He'd make some kind of self-deprecating crack about his performance always being sub-standard but Chris would probably tell him off for that. (Yes, I would - Chris)

Anyway, join us for chills (because it's cold, geddit), if not exactly for spills and wonder at what surely filthy story Joe requested was edited out of the podcast. Answers on a postcard.

Listen to COLD WAR.

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1 comment:

Chris JC said...

Basil Poledouris: Nuke 'Em! (excerpt)
Queen: Stone Cold Crazy
Pink Floyd: Poles Apart
The Sisters of Mercy: Dominion/Mother Russia
Booth and the Bad Angel: Melting Away
Roots Manuva: Yellow Submarine
Ultravox: Vienna
Nine Inch Nails: Self Destruction, Final
The Art of Noise: Flesh in Armour
Cibelle: Man From Mars
Tasmin Archer: Somebody's Daughter
New Musik: This World of Water
Sigue Sigue Sputnik: Love Missile F1-11
Aim: Cold Water Music
The Prodigy: Warrior's Dance
Vanilla Ice: Ice Ice Baby
Bat for Lashes: Deep Sea Diver
Duran Duran: Hungry Like the Wolf
Matt Munro: From Russia With Love
Captain Sensible: Glad It's All Over