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We talk about the use of big monsters across the history of Doctor Who. Does enlarging the monster up its threat level, make it more scary, or just make it seem ridiculous? Does one size of monster work better than others? Does one size fit all? Opening music is Dudley Simpson's (Giant) Robot theme. Closing music is Murray Gold's "Monster Bossa". W…
 
We hold an informal meeting of the Doctor Who's writer room to pitch new story ideas with underrated monsters for the Whittaker Doctor to face in series 13. Which monsters get green lit and which ones are put back on the shelf? Opening music is "The Bell Plants" composed by Peter Howell from Meglos. Closing music begins with "The Axons Approach" co…
 
We read Doctor Who Monthly #48 from January 1981 and talk about the magazine, its comics and editorial content, and look back on how official fandom was 40 years ago. Ben also gets a little nostalgic about ads for BMX bikes and Star Wars digital wristwatches. Opening music is an excerpt from "We, Pangol" aka "Pangol's March" and closing music is "B…
 
Friend of the podcast, Brian aka @project_37 joins us this week to discuss the exciting conclusion of the new Christopher Eccleston audio story from Big Finish, Ravagers: Food Fight! Does the Doctor save the universe? Is there a satisfying outcome for Nova and Audrey? Did Nick Briggs successfully resolve all the plot threads? And, what does the fut…
 
The pace quickens for the Doctor and Nova in the middle episode of Big Finish's Ravagers which we listened to this week. Ben found the timey-wimey plot lines a bit confusing, but is intrigued by what might be going on with Audrey. David thought author Nick Briggs was doing well weaving together RTD and Moffat styles and really hopes Nova (and Audre…
 
Christopher Eccleston makes his Big Finish debut in the three-part anthology: Ravagers. We talk about his return as Doctor Who and review Sphere of Freedom, his first new story in more than fifteen years. There likely are spoilers, so listen to the story before this podcast! Opening music is from the audio drama composed by Howard Carter. Closing m…
 
Ben and David try to stump one another playing the Twin Dilemma game where one host gives the name of a 20th or 21st century story and the other host has to find its perfect pair in the other century and explain why. For example, if David says An Unearthly Child, Ben could respond with Rose since they both kicked off their respective eras on the sh…
 
We discus what we wanted from Doctor Who and how it changed over time. We pay close attention to 1989 after Survival, 1996 after the TV Movie, and 2005 with the return of show to BBC One. Then, we ask what we'd like from Doctor Who in 2021 and beyond. Opening and closing music is "Open the Eye" from the 1996 TV Movie and composed by John Debney. We…
 
We ask why wasn't there a UNIT spinoff series on the BBC in the 1970s? Ben theorizes that Season 7 was pretty much a UNIT spinoff already, but David persists in asking if a UNIT series was actually made in the 1970s, then what would it be like? Opening and closing music is Dudley Simpson's "UNIT Theme," performed by Mark Ayers. We recorded this epi…
 
In this wide-ranging Dalek-focused episode, we begin our discussion with a look at the 5-part Daleks! serial written by James Goss that is part of the Time Lord Victorious Doctor Who adventure, which is made clearer by referencing Blogtor Who's guide. We then chat about the multi-platform concept itself and what it may hold for the future of Who. A…
 
We discuss Fury from the Deep, the latest story in the Doctor Who animation range. Ben observes the changes the producers made would not have been his choices and David explains why he switched to the black and white version after the first scenes in colour. We discuss helicopters, Diamonds Are Forever, regulation badger haircuts for mineral extrac…
 
We are back after a three month hiatus to discuss Shada, the story that would have been the finale for season 17, specifically the 2017 animated version. Ben reflects on Professor Chronotis shares a few anecdotes of the dons he met while at Oxford, some of whom would not have surprised Ben to learn they were, indeed, 300 years old. David shares Dou…
 
We discuss season 18, Tom Baker's last season as the Doctor. Ben reflects on going away to boarding school and the changes from childhood to being a teenager coinciding with the end of the Fourth Doctor era. For David, the end of Tom looped back to the beginning with Robot and his full-blown fandom. Opening music is "Chronic Hysteresis" from Meglos…
 
Lena Barkin, writer and Jamie scholar, joins us this week on the podcast for a discussion about our favorite Highlander, curative and transformative fandom, and classic and modern Doctor Who, and the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor. Plus we remember actor Geoffrey Palmer who passed earlier this month. Opening music is "Battle of Waternish"…
 
Jason Shron of Rapido Trains Inc. joins us this week to talk about Doctor Who, spending weekends travelling to filming locations, collecting, Canadian conventions, the best Who monster ever, and more. All aboard! Opening and closing music is from Space Adventure part 2, by Martin Slavin. We recorded this episode on 1 November 2020.…
 
Jazz man Jess from the Dudley Simpson Is Doctor Who Project joins us in this episode and we catch-up on how the project is coming along and then do a deep dive into Tom Baker's seven seasons and learn Jess's thoughts on them both in terms of music and of the stories themselves. The opening, bridge, and closing music is from the Dudley Simpson Is Do…
 
The masterly Greg joins us this podcast to reminiscence about watching Doctor Who as late night television for a kid and playing Doctor Who with a refrigerator box TARDIS and a plush-toy K9, from corridors to quaries, and the Dalek of Shakopee. We also dive into the early Doctor Who Weekly backup feature comics of Alan Moore to 1980s directors who …
 
The fabulous Holly joins us this podcast. Holly spent her time during the COVID-19 lockdown to marathon watch classic Who for the very first time! We talk about growing up with Who, RTD, Tennant, Troughton, and Tom, and then review each season for the Tom Baker era for highlights. And find out if she would recommend watching all of classic Who to f…
 
This episode we are joined by the phenomenal Peter, a master game setter on Gallifrey Base's Games of Rassilon subforum. We talk about growing up with Doctor Who, collecting, season 18, and how us old fans may view the show's 21st century version differently than the programme we grew up watching. Opening music is "Burnout on Walkway 9" by Paddy Ki…
 
This episode we are joined by the Amazing Brian aka The Analog Kid, Four to Zoomsday team captain, and podcaster of the Ultimate Spin podcast. We talk about Spider-Man, getting into Doctor Who via Target novels, and watching the change of guard from Tom Baker's Doctor to the Peter Davison era. Opening music is from Dudley Simpson's score for The Ro…
 
This episode we are joined by the wonderful Steven B of the fantastic New to Who podcast and talk about Tom Baker's time on Doctor Who and Steven's memories growing up watching him on Australian Broadcasting Corporation television to the Curator cameo in the 50th anniversary special. Opening music is from Dudley Simpson's score for The Android Inva…
 
City of Death is a masterpiece, but what of the other stories of Season 17. Find out what works for us and what didn't from Disco Thalls to more Who monsters being incorporated into David's Dungeons & Dragons games to Ben's lack of love for Cambridge University and Shada; all this and more. Opening music is Soldeed's flurry from the Horns of Nimon …
 
We discuss season 16, the Key to Time, where for David, Doctor Who mingles freely with Dungeons & Dragons. Ben explains how writing a season arc always seems easier than it is and that it's important to know how the arc will conclude before running out of money. David explains why he believes Philip Madoc was not miscast in The Power of Kroll and B…
 
We discuss the big news from Big Finish of Christopher Eccleston reprising his role as the Doctor with the first stories to be released in May of 2021. We speculate on companions, writers, and more. Opening music is "Westminster Bridge" and closing music is "I'm Coming to Get You" both from Series 1 and composed by the Murray Gold. This episode was…
 
A discussion about the Leela years in Doctor Who focusing in on Tom Baker and the behind-the-scenes change in the production office and how Leela's character's arc imploded in season 15, where ambition hit the hard wall of lack of money. Ben theorizes that K9 is the talking cabbage that Tom always wanted as a companion and may explain why he stayed…
 
Through the millennia, the Podcasters of Metebelis Two led a life of peace and ordered calm, protected from all threats from other podcasts by their great obscurity. But this was to change. Suddenly and terribly, the Podcasters faced the most dangerous crisis in their long history... Opening music is Alice Cooper's "Welcome to My Nightmare" from th…
 
We say hello to season 14 and goodbye to Sarah Jane as we talk about The Masque of Mandragora and The Hand of Fear. Ben wishes there was a monster in Masque and David recalls being inspired to research the Cult of Demnos at the library. Despite our appreciation of Stephen Thorne, Ben wishes Eldrad remained portrayed by the otherworldly Judith Paris…
 
Tomfest 2020 continues with our discussion of last two stories of season 13: The Brain of Morbius and The Seeds of Doom. David tries to explain why Brain never clicked for him to a disbelieving Ben, who simply adores the story! A brain in a jar, what's there not to love? Then off to Antarctica and Dorchester, which are geographically speaking in Do…
 
Continuing on with our look at Tom Baker's Season 13 with a discussion of Pyramids of Mars and The Android Invasion. Ben dismisses fan-suggested back story that Sarah learned to fire a rifle on her aunt's farm and rather champions Sarah as just being a totally competent and kick ass woman who rises to the occasion. David gushes over Dudley's Simpso…
 
We begin a look at season 13 with a discussion about Terror of the Zygons and Planet of Evil. Ben loves the Zygon's spaceship and fondly remembers building his own model as a kid from Lego bricks. David explains why he thinks the Zygons in their original soft and blobby form is creepier than their later toothy and muscular design. Ben touches upon …
 
This episode was recorded 14 June 2020 and the actual Doctor Who discussion begins 11:54 into the podcast where we talk about Tom Baker the Doctor who caught alight in the United States and opening up to his tenure in the programme. But first, leading off the podcast, Ben celebrates his team's, the Four-to-Zoomsday's, triumph in the Quiz of Rassilo…
 
Ben and David reminisce about growing up watching Season 12 of Doctor Who. David talks about how Who met his sci-fi fix and seemed like a natural progression from the 1977 movie: Star Wars. Ben recalls playing in motorway construction sites and school hallways battling Daleks and explains how Sontarans were a lot like teachers. Opening music is "Sa…
 
After a brief discussion on the Quiz of Rassilon and the new action figures to be released featuring Sarah Jane Smith, Ben and David begin their discussion on Tom Baker about 12 minutes in to the podcast. We talk about his early roles in film and life as a jobbing actor. Ben recalls his and his friends' reaction to the regeneration of the Pertwee D…
 
We further our discussion of sideways stories and posit that all of Who, or at the very least, all of Who set on Earth are sideways stories that diverge from our earth's timeline. The time of closest intersection with our own timeline is when new companions enters the TARDIS, but as they adventure with the Doctor their timelines grow further apart …
 
In this episode, we discuss sideways Who and how this story type was not too common in the classic Who era, but has come into its own with the show's revival and is, perhaps, in its golden age under Chibnall's tenure as showrunner. Opening music is "Univers Sideral" composed by Paul Bonneau and closing music is the main title theme for the "Attack …
 
We land on the Galápagos Islands with the Doctor and Evelyn to review Bloodtide from Big Finish. And since this is a Silurian story, we try to cobble together a timeline of their history and are flummoxed by the inconsistencies. A story overflowing with historical characters and ideas, we wonder if Silurian Tulok's real crime was genetically engine…
 
After a quick recap of our afternoon playing the Quiz of Rassilon with fellow teammates Greg and Jess, we discuss space opera. We explore which stories fit the genre and what does it take to make a space opera story in Doctor Who? The conventional wisdom is Doctor Who is a genre machine, so how frequently does it dip into space opera like other pop…
 
Since Big Finish made The Maltese Penguin a free download last week, we decided what better time to give it the ol' Metebelis Two listen. We discuss how the view of the writer, Rob Shearman, may have changed on his story over the past nearly two decades since its release. Discussion on acting, sound design, and why recommend BF create more Frobishe…
 
The Metebelis Two is joined by Eliot, David's son, to talk about the new DVD and Blu-ray release of The Faceless Ones in animated form. Opening music is "Pacific Dawn" by Tom Dissevelt from his 1963 LP Fantasy In Orbit, which used as the Faceless Ones soundtrack. Closing music is Slade's 1984 hit, "Run Runaway". We recorded this episode on 29 March…
 
Ben and David brainstorm on which one-off monsters from Doctor Who should return for series 13 and find that they are more than a little stir-crazy after just one week of quarantine, aka "sheltering at home." Opening and closing music is the 1972 "Delaware version" of the theme realized by Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson with Paddy Kingsland. We…
 
A bonus episode discussion on the fourth episode of the original Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio drama on BBC Radio 4, which is 42 years old this month! We find ourselves on prehistoric Earth, admiring Slartibartfast's signature on a glacier and trying to teach cave men how to play Scrabble. Opening music is an excerpt from "Journey of the …
 
A bonus episode discussion on the fourth episode of the original Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio drama on BBC Radio 4, which is 42 years old this month! In which we dine at the Restaurant at the end of the Universe. Opening and closing music is excerpts from "Journey of the Sorcerer" by The Eagles. We recorded this episode on 20 March 2020.…
 
A bonus episode discussion on the fourth episode of the original Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio drama on BBC Radio 4, which is 42 years old this month! A short discussion about Deep Thought, mice, Vroomfondel and Majikthise. Sound quality for Ben picks up 5 minutes in. Opening and closing music is excerpts from "Journey of the Sorcerer" by…
 
A bonus episode discussion on the third episode of the original Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio drama on BBC Radio 4, which is 42 years old this month! We land the Heart of Gold on the mythical planet Magrathea and discuss Fit the Third of the original HHGTTG, prog rock, and Jim Rockford. Opening and closing music is excerpts from "Journey …
 
A bonus episode discussion on the second episode of the original Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio drama on BBC Radio 4, which is 42 years old this month! We chat about tea, tv casting, Marvin the Paranoid Android, and Eddie the Computer! Opening and closing music is excerpts from "Journey of the Sorcerer" by The Eagles. We recorded this epis…
 
A bonus episode discussion on the first episode of the original Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio drama on BBC Radio 4, which is 42 years old this month! Opening and closing music is excerpts from "Journey of the Sorcerer" by The Eagles. We recorded this episode on 16 March 2020.Autor: Ben and David
 
With the left coast of the United States going into quarantine from the novel coronavirus, Ben and David maintain their social distance of about 300 miles to discuss germs, bacteria, and viruses in Doctor Who and, of course, Terry Nation's mid-1970s series, The Survivors. Opening and closing music is the respective themes from The Survivors compose…
 
Series 12 concludes with a continuity expanding/contracting finale. With Ben on a busman's holiday in Maui, David calls him up to share their inital thoughts of The Timeless Children. (Apologies in advance for the poor sound quality this episode.) Opening music is an isolated excerpt of Segun Akinola's Doctor Who theme. Closing music is a 2008 reco…
 
With the penultimate episode of series 12 upon us, we try to piece together all the clues to the mystery Chibnall has left. Who is Brendan? Is Gallifrey in Ireland? Is Ashad really a Cyberman, or is he just a poser? Why can't Chibnall create names that we can easily remember? So many questions. Opening and closing music taking from this episode's s…
 
Ben recounts watching The Haunting of Villa Diodati in Hall A at Gallifrey One with several hundred of his closest Who friends. From Graham looking for the loo, to Yaz's conversation with Clair, to Ryan's tortured chopsticks, to the Doctor fending off a lecherous Lord Byron, the Time Team had much, much to do this scary and beautifully written epis…
 
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