Poets, ghosts, and getting struck by lightning at the moment of greatest convenience: James and Paul tackle The Haunting of Villa Diodati. James would like to apologise generally for not being very with it for this episode, and specifically for forgetting everything he ever read about the Romantics and thinking Lake Geneva was in Italy.
A 3-in-1 special as the boys tackle Nikolas Tesla’s Night Terrors, Fugitive of the Judoon and Praxeus. They are on a tight schedule too: they need to get through all three episodes before a Frenchman turns up at Paul’s door.
“Once you’ve destroyed the planet, what stories are there left to tell?”
The boys discuss Orphan 55, cheap package holidays, the value of allegory, and the difficulty of exploring the inner worlds of guest characters when you also have to give three different companions something to do.
We’re back! Did you miss us? Paul and James got together to talk about the opening two episodes of Series 12 (or, if you’re old grumps like us, Series 36), with Jody Whittaker returning as The Doctor and Chris Chibnall – sigh – returning as showrunner.
Along the way we talk about Britbox, the new streaming service that allows us to watch more Classic Who than we possibly even deserve, discuss the value of pastiche, and spill beer on our socks. Also one of us recites a song we might have written about Lenny Henry being a bomb.
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Happy New Year! Paul and James chat Resolution [of the Daleks], UNIT vs. Brexit, disagree slightly on the Ryan ‘n’ Aaron cafe scene, and ponder whether this was the best seasonal Doctor Who special yet.
Tim Shaw (sic) returns, the Ux spend thousands of years worshipping a false God, and Graham has a Kelly / Nelly style Dilemma. Plus, Paul gets a special card and James writes a song about the thirteenth doctor’s first season, as you do.