Upcoming Episodes

Jul 27 2017 #139 The Mark of the Rani
Aug 3 2017 #140 The Two Doctors
Aug 10 2017 #141 Timelash
Aug 17 2017 #142 Revelation of the Daleks

(Dates are subject to change.)

Episode 153: Ghost Light

This week we cover story #153, Ghost Light!  The Doctor takes Ace to revisit a place from her past 100 years earlier as an "initiative test".  The old haunted house plays host to strange happenings which will force Ace to face the choices she made there a century later!

QotW: If the Doctor were to unexpectedly take you back somewhere you were unprepared to return to, where would he take you?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Ghost Light" (Charlie 5, David 4.75, Trevor 4.5)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: UNIT ASSEMBLED 4.1 Call to Arms (Charlie 7, David 7.75, Trevor 7.5)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #154, The Curse of Fenric! This serial is out of print in region 1 and the DVD is unreasonably expensive, but you can still stream the serial on BritBox. For our audio adventure, we’ll be continuing our coverage of the UNIT Assembled boxed set with the second adventure, Tidal Wave. The boxed set is available on BigFinish.com.

Episode 152: Battlefield

This week we cover story #152, Battlefield!  The Doctor and Ace receive a distress call and follow it to Earth's near future, where Arthurian villains from another dimension threaten to conquer the Earth.  UNIT recalls the Brigadier to active duty and he joins forces with the Doctor and Ace to oppose the Arthurian onslaught!

QotW: What fictional character from myth or legend would you like to have turn out to actually be the Doctor?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Battlefield" (Trevor 8.5, Charlie 9.5, David 8.25)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: THE LIVES OF CAPTAIN JACK - Month 25 (Trevor 6.75/6.5, Charlie 6.5/6, David 6.75/6.75)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #153, Ghost Light! The DVD is out of print and very expensive in region 1, but you can stream it from Britbox, buy a digital copy on iTunes, or rent the DVD from Netflix. For our audio adventure, we’ll be starting the UNIT Assembled boxed set with the first story, Call to Arms.

Episode 151: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

This week we cover story #151, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy!  The Doctor and Ace receive an ad for the Psychic Circus and decide to check it out, but soon find themselves drawn into the circus's web of intrigue when they learn that circus fans and performers alike have been disappearing.  Who is behind the mystery of the Psychic Circus?

QotW: If you could populate a circus with aliens from #DoctorWho, what aliens would be performing what acts?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy" (David 7.5, Trevor 6, Charlie 6.5)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: THE LIVES OF CAPTAIN JACK - One Enchanted Evening (David 6.5, Trevor 6, Charlie 6)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #152, Battlefield! This one is out of print in region 1 and hard to find for a reasonable price, but you can stream the serial from BritBox or rent the DVD from Netflix. For our audio adventure, we’ll be concluding The Lives of Captain Jack boxed set with the fourth adventure, Month 25. The boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 150: Silver Nemesis

This week we cover story #150, Silver Nemesis!  When a pair of travelers come to present-day England from hundreds of years in the past in anticipation of the arrival of the destructive comet Nemesis, the Doctor and Ace must get involved -- but the Cybermen have arrived as well, and a group of neo-Nazis styling themselves as the fourth Reich.  What could the comet's secret be, and what does it have to do with the Doctor?

QotW: If you could mix three themes, elements, characters, or ideas into a single Doctor Who story, what would you mix?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Silver Nemesis" (Charlie 9, Connor 10, David 8, Trevor 8.5)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: THE LIVES OF CAPTAIN JACK - Wednesdays for Beginners (Charlie 7, Connor 8.9 chocolate bars, David 7.5, Trevor 7.5 cheetos)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #151, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy! You can stream the serial from BritBox, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from the usual sources if it’s still in stock. For our audio adventure, we’ll continue The Lives of Captain Jack boxed set with the third adventure: One Enchanted Evening.

Episode 149: The Happiness Patrol

 

This week we cover story #149, The Happiness Patrol!  The Doctor and Ace explore the colony of Terra Alpha, where unhappiness has been outlawed.  This displeases them, much to their own peril!

QotW: If you were to be executed by lethal candy, what kind of candy would you want it to be?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Happiness Patrol" (Trevor 6, Charlie 7.75, David 6.75)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish Audio Adventure: THE LIVES OF CAPTAIN JACK - The Year After I Died (Trevor 6.5, Charlie 6.5, David 7)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #150, Silver Nemesis! You can stream the serial on BritBox, buy a digital copy on iTunes, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com or other fine retailers. For our audio adventure, we’ll be continuing The Lives of Captain Jack boxed set with the second adventure, Wednesdays for Beginners. The boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 148: Remembrance of the Daleks

 

This week we cover story #148, Remembrance of the Daleks!  The Doctor and Ace return to London, where two factions of Daleks are vying to capture the Hand of Omega.  The Doctor wants them to have it -- but which faction is the right faction, and how can he make sure the device serves its purpose?

QotW: If you were to to name a new Dalek story in the format "R________ of the Daleks", what would you call it?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Remembrance of the Daleks" (David 8.5, Trevor 9.25, Charlie 9)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish Audio Adventure: THE SIXTH DOCTOR - THE LAST ADVENTURE part 4: The Brink of Death (David 9.25/9, Trevor 8.75/8.5, Charlie 9.5/9.5)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #149, The Happiness Patrol! You can stream the serial from BritBox, buy a digital copy on iTunes, or rent the DVD from Netflix. The region 1 DVD is out of print and we couldn’t find an affordable source to buy it. For our audio adventure, we’ll be covering the first story from The Lives of Captain Jack boxed set, The Year After I Died. The boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 147: Dragonfire

 

This week we cover story #147, Dragonfire! Rumor has it Iceworld is home to a dragon guarding a mysterious treasure, and the Doctor is keen to find out the truth.  But there's more to Iceworld than meets the eye, as the Doctor, Mel, and new companion Ace soon find out!

QotW: If you were to model a new Doctor Who creature after one from an existing sci-fi property, what creature would you adapt?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Dragonfire" (Charlie 7, David 8.5, Trevor 7.75)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish Audio Adventure: THE SIXTH DOCTOR - THE LAST ADVENTURE part 3: Stage Fright (Charlie 9.5, David 8.75, Trevor 8.75)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #148, Remembrance of the Daleks! It’s not available from BritBox, but you can buy a digital copy on iTunes or buy the DVD from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, Amazon.com,, or many other fine retailers. For our audio adventure, we’ll be continuing The Last Adventure boxed set with the fourth and final adventure, The Brink of Death. It’s available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 146: Delta and the Bannermen

 

This week we cover story #146, Delta and the Bannermen!  The mysterious Chimeron woman, Delta, was fleeing the deadly Bannermen with precious cargo when she crossed the Doctor's path and got stranded on Earth in 1959.  What is her secret, and how can she be saved from her relentless foe?

QotW: The Doctor Who serial Delta and the Bannermen is an homage to Echo and the Bunnymen. What band would you use to create a titular homage?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Delta and the Bannermen" (Trevor 8, Charlie 8.5, David 7.25)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish Audio Adventure: THE SIXTH DOCTOR - THE LAST ADVENTURE part 2: The Red House (Trevor 7.75, Charlie 8, David 8)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #147, Dragonfire! You can rent the DVD from Netflix or buy the DVD from Amazon.com or other fine retailers. For our audio adventure, we’ll be continuing The Last Adventure boxed set with the third adventure, Stage Fright. It’s available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 145: Paradise Towers

 

This week we cover story #145, Paradise Towers.  The Doctor and Mel visit the famed Paradise Towers luxury resort community for some much-needed R&R -- but something is terribly wrong here.  The people are divided between the tribal Kangs, the suburban Rezzies, and the militaristic Caretakers, and mysterious disappearances are commonplace.  What dark secret lurks beneath these accursed towers?

QotW: If you could leave graffiti for the Doctor to find, what message would you leave?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Paradise Towers" (David 7.75, Trevor 6.75, Charlie 6)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish Audio Adventure: THE SIXTH DOCTOR - THE LAST ADVENTURE part 1: The End of the Line (David 8, Trevor 8, Charlie 8)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #146, Delta and the Bannermen! You can rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, or many other fine retailers. For our audio adventure, we’ll be continuing The Last Adventure boxed set with the second adventure, The Red House. It’s available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 144: Time and the Rani

 

This week we cover story #144, Time and the Rani.  When the evil Rani begins kidnapping geniuses from throughout history and imprisoning them on the planet Lakertya, it's up to the newly-regenerated Doctor and Mel to figure out what she needs all that brain power for!  But the Doctor's not himself and the Rani is after him, too!

QotW: In Time and the Rani, the Rani impersonated Mel. What other companion would you like to see the Rani impersonate?  

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Time and the Rani" (Charlie 8, David 8, Trevor 6.5)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish Audio Adventure: The Wrong Doctors (Charlie 7.5, David 6.75, Trevor 6)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #145, Paradise Towers! You can stream the serial from BritBox, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com, or many other fine retailers. For our audio adventure, we’ll be starting The Last Adventure boxed set with the first adventure, The End of the Line, available from BigFinish.com.