Episode 73 – We are back and in this episode we set the way back machine back to 1989 where the nuclear apocalypse never looked so distant after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the screening of the final episode of Doctor Who!
Come back with us as we dig through the printed archives of the enfant terrible of Doctor Who fanzines, DWB, and the more gracious letter pages of Australia’s own Sonic Screwdriver!
Laugh along at the antics of Coast to Coast, ponder Donald Sutherland’s scarf, hand out pink slips in the Doctor Who Production Office and get deep into the trenches of the hate-fest that was (and indeed remains) the Melbourne-Sydney fan wars of the 80s!
All this plus listen as Mark draws (very) tenuous links to Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Peter Howell and listen to the very end for a slice of DAAS nostalgia who ask if Kyle and Jason may or may not be Freemasons?
Episode 70 – The ‘classic’ line up of Mark and Rob are back to discuss an obscure casting announcement that was made earlier in the week. Helping us bring some sanity to the conversation, friend of the podcast and star of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Rob Lloyd returns! Not only do we discuss our own reactions to the news of Jodie Whittaker’s casting, but also the reaction in the wider Doctor Who community and the media in general.
Plus unlike Belarus, we finally break our Series 10 embargo: what were the highs and lows of the latest offerings and has Steven Moffat been able to redeem himself in our eyes?
Episode 69 – with Mark still on his Cook’s Tour of the Northern Hemisphere, Rob and Richard repair to the Fortress of Solitude, pull out the dice, and go boardgaming! That’s right, for your listening pleasure, we chart the course of Doctor Who games from the early 1960s, right up to today. Boardgames, show bags, miniatures, gamebooks, and RPGs all come under the microscope. Richard and Rob go deep, and off the reservation a couple of times, so enjoy! And don’t forget to listen right to the end of a little snippet from the past.
Episode 68 – While Mark’s away, the mice will play! Richard joins Rob to discuss the fallout of the May 27th Fantom event, where Phil Morris was, then wasn’t, attending. We also drag out that dead horse named Omnirumour for one last damned good flogging, for your entertainment!
Episode 67 – Mark and Rob are back with our latest episode looking at continuity! Joining us are Richard and Dave as we sit down for a good long chat about how production teams, and fans, (mis)handled continuity over the shows’ history. Listen as we wrestle with continuity conundrums, gasp at the insanity that gripped the production team in the 1980s, scratch your heads along with us as we wonder what the heck Moffat is up to, before peering into the future and contemplating what the Once and Future Chibnall will do with the shows’ long and storied history.
All this, plus we assemble for our Target Library reviews and listen to Rob as he goes mad trying to link Soviet propaganda with the 1981 cover of Doctor Who and The Cybermen!
Here at 42 to Doomsday have made a habit of looking at the show, its history, its characters and its monsters through its patented Top 5 lens. Often amusing, often infuriating, always engaging and thought provoking, Mark and Rob (and various guests) have delighted our fans over the years with these discussions.
Since the episodes are scattered through our run, we’ve collated the links below, to make it easier for our audience, particularly the newest members (and thank you for listening to us!) to get them all in one go.
Episode 66 – It’s another Top 5 from the Doctor Who podcast that always brings you the best and biggest Top 5’s!
To help us navigate through this minefield we are delighted to welcome back friend of the podcast, Rob Lloyd!
Marvel as we wax lyrical about some of the top underrated monsters from our favourite TV show. They may have been unloved at the time and relegated to a dreary backwater by an ignorant fandom, but we love them and list them for your enjoyment. To top off the discussion, we talk about the one’s we would love to see resurrected in the new series.
All this plus more Ultimate Adventure insights from people who actually saw it and pressed the flesh of the great man (men!) who trod the boards. And what does our self enforced ’embargo’ on Series 10 have in common with one of the best Seinfeld episodes of all time?
Episode 65 – Mark and Richard go all retro and set the way back machine to the 80’s, 90’s and today to discuss how our favourite TV show has fared as a computer game or in one case a pinball machine!
We start from the 8-bit era’s The First Adventure, Doctor Who and The Warlord and bring it bang up to date with Doctor Who Legacy and Lego Dimensions. We give our verdict on the hits, the misses and try to answer the perennial question that has alluded us all “has there ever been a decent Doctor Who computer game?”
Thanks to the immensely talented Doc Whom of the Diddly Dum Podcast for the collage of video game memories and Kevin Jordan for the audio clips from the Deus Ex Machina video game.