Thursday, 25 September 2014
"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?
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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Listen to TIME HEIST
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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Listen to LISTEN
Friday, 12 September 2014
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!
Listen to ROBOT OF SHERWOOD
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Friday, 5 September 2014
Would you make a good Dalek? It probably depends which definition of "good" is being used, and therein lies the problem with the word itself.
Despite the clearly fascinating conversational possibilities brought about by this linguistic tripwire, we thought we might end up with quite a short show this week, but our feedback massive had other ideas. We were so distracted that neither of us even thought to mention how impressed we were with Into the Dalek's interpretation of Hartnell's very first Dalek adventure as the moment he first realises what it means to be the Doctor ("The Doctor is not the Daleks"). It's sweet, it's nostalgic and - if you've seen the very first few episodes of Doctor Who ever - it's completely accurate.
We're certainly living up to the Eleventh Hour name this week, being released incredibly late. We'd beg your forgiveness, but the general reaction from people is that they've just come to expect it,. Damn.
Join Joe and Chris as they discuss soundtrack possibilities, create the worst ending for a Sherlock Holmes adventure ever, require the window to be open (thus allowing a lot of jet aircraft noise onto the podcast again), mention Jim Watari and talk about blood being forcibly removed from their bodies.
Listen to INTO THE DALEK
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