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 155W3: P.R.O.B.E.: The Zero Imperative/P.R.O.B.E.: The Devil of Winterborne

This week we continue our coverage of the Wilderness Years with the first two P.R.O.B.E films, The Zero Imperative and The Devil of Winterborne!

QotW: The acronym P.R.O.B.E. stands for "Preternatural Research Bureau", but leaves the letters "O" and "E" unused. Let's fix the acronym -- what should P.R.O.B.E. stand for, using all the letters? (You can change the "P", "R", and/or "B" if you like.)

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "P.R.O.B.E.: The Zero Imperative" (Trevor 5, David 6.5, Charlie 7)

Discussion of "P.R.O.B.E.: The Devil of Winterborne" (Trevor 6, David 7, Charlie 6.75)

Big Finish: Davros (Trevor 7.75, David 7.75, Charlie 7.5)

Hosts:

Join us next week as our coverage of the Wilderness Years continues with our review Paul McGann's first, last, and only full-length television adventure, Doctor Who: The Movie! Our audio adventure will be Storm Warning, available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 155W2: Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans/Dimensions in Time

This week we continue our coverage of the Wilderness Years with Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans and Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time!

QotW: Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans takes place during the novel Shakedown. What novel (#DoctorWho related or otherwise) would you like to see adapted into a movie? #QotW

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans" (Charlie 3, Trevor 6.5, David 7.25)

Discussion of "Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time" (Charlie 7.5, Trevor 7.75, David 6.75)

Big Finish Novel Adaptation: Love and War (Charlie 9.5, Trevor 9.5, David 8.75)

Hosts:

Join us next week as our coverage of the Wilderness Years continues with our reviews of PROBE: The Zero Imperative and PROBE: The Devil of Winterborne. Our audio adventure will be Davros, available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 155W1: Wartime/Downtime/Daemos Rising

This week we begin our look at the Wilderness years with three Reeltime Productions films: Wartime, Downtime, and Daemos Rising!

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Wartime" (David 6, Charlie 3, Trevor 3.5)

Discussion of "Downtime" (David 7.75, Charlie 8, Trevor 8.75)

Discussion of "Daemos Rising" (David 7, Charlie 5, Trevor 6)

Big Finish: The Sirens of Time (David 6.9, Charlie 7.5, Trevor 7.25)

Hosts:

Join us next week as we continue our coverage of Wilderness Years productions with Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans and Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time. Our audio adventure will be the novel adaptation Love and War, available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 276: Twice Upon a Time

This week we cover story # #276, Peter Capaldi’s swan song, the brief introduction of Jodie Whittaker, and the 2017 Christmas special, Twice Upon a Time!  The Doctor, refusing to regenerate, finds himself at the South Pole where he meets his first incarnation, also refusing to regenerate.  When time freezes and a WWI soldier mysteriously appears, the Doctors must discover why -- and come to terms with their own ability to cheat mortality!

Question of the Week: What word(s) would you use to fill in the blank(s)? On the first day of Christmas, the Doctor gave to me ___. (If inclined, feel free to fill in the blanks for all 12 days of Christmas).

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Review of "Twice Upon a Time" (Trevor 8.75, David 8.5, Charlie 9, Connor 9.9)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: Bonus Releases » XII. Trial of the Valeyard (Trevor 8, David 8.5, Charlie 8)

Hosts:

Join us next week as we begin Wanderers in the Fourth Dimension: The Wilderness Years, covering Doctor Who and related media from the show’s long hiatus from 1989 to 2005. We’ll begin with the UNIT movies Wartime, Downtime, and Daemos Rising! These are a bit tougher to find than the canon Doctor Who serials, but some of them have multi-region DVD releases. Our audio adventure will be The Sirens of Time, available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 155R2: Classic Who Retrospective (part 2)

This week conclude our look back over our past few years of podcasting about all of classic Doctor Who.

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Retrospective: Part 2

Hosts:

Join us next week as we begin Wanderers in the Fourth Dimension: The Wilderness Years, covering Doctor Who and related media from the show’s long hiatus from 1989 to 2005. We’ll begin with the UNIT movies Wartime, Downtime, and Daemos Rising! These are a bit tougher to find than the canon Doctor Who serials, but some of them have multi-region DVD releases. Our audio adventure will be The Sirens of Time, available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 155R1: Classic Who Retrospective (part 1)

This week we look back over our past 

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Retrospective: Part 1

Sylvester McCoy Era Number Crunching

Big Finish Audio Adventure: UNIT Assembled 4.4: United (Charlie 7/8, David 8/7.75, Trevor 7.75/8)

Hosts:

Join us next week as we continue our retrospective of classic Who covering stories 1-155. If you’d like to share your thoughts on classic Who in general or your own experiences as a Wanderer in the 4th Dimension, now’s your last chance to weigh in, so send in your questions, comments, audio segments, and whatnot. We won't be covering an audio adventure next week, but we'll be back in two weeks with a fresh Big Finish review!

Episode 155R1: Classic Who Retrospective (part 1)

This week we look back over our past 

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Retrospective: Part 1

Sylvester McCoy Era Number Crunching

Big Finish Audio Adventure: UNIT Assembled 4.4: United (Charlie 7/8, David 8/7.75, Trevor 7.75/8)

Hosts:

Join us next week as we continue our retrospective of classic Who covering stories 1-155. If you’d like to share your thoughts on classic Who in general or your own experiences as a Wanderer in the 4th Dimension, now’s your last chance to weigh in, so send in your questions, comments, audio segments, and whatnot. We won't be covering an audio adventure next week, but we'll be back in two weeks with a fresh Big Finish review!

Episode 155: Survival

This week we cover story #155, Survival!  The Doctor and Ace return to Ace's childhood home of Perivale to check on her old friends, only to find they've been vanishing -- and the town has been troubled by a mysterious plague of cats.  The mystery leads them to another world, where a deadly foe lies in wait!

QotW: If you could get revenge on the person who canceled classic Doctor Who, what would you do?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Survival" (Trevor 7.25, Charlie 6.75, David 6.75)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: UNIT Assembled 4.3: Retrieval (Trevor 8, Charlie 8.25, David 7.5)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our retrospective of classic Who covering stories 1-155. If you’d like to share your thoughts on classic Who in general or your own experiences as a Wanderer in the 4th Dimension, now’s your last chance to weigh in, so send in your questions, comments, audio segments, and whatnot. For our audio adventure, we’ll be concluding the UNIT Assembled boxed set with the fourth and final adventure, United. The boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 154: The Curse of Fenric

This week we cover story #154, The Curse of Fenric!  The Doctor and Ace travel to World War II where they encounter and English base under threat from Russian troops.  But the place is haunted by a prophecy and a curse, and an ancient evil lies in wait here for the Doctor!

QotW: What classic #DoctorWho protagonist do you think should have been tied into a modern era story but wasn't?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag/Call for Retrospective Segments

Discussion of "The Curse of Fenric" (David 7.5, Trevor 6.75, Charlie 7.5)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: UNIT ASSEMBLED: 4.2 Tidal Wave (David 8.25, Trevor 8.5, Charlie 9)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #155, the classic series finale, Survival! You can stream the serial from BritBox, buy a digital copy on iTunes, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com or many other fine retailers. For our audio adventure, we’ll continue our coverage of the UNIT Assembled boxed set with the third adventure, Retrieval. The boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.

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.