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)

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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.

Episode 143d: The Trial of a Time Lord — The Ultimate Foe

This week we cover story #143d, the fourth and final segment of the season-long story arc The Trial of a Time Lord, The Ultimate Foe.  The Doctor's trial takes an unexpected turn when the Master arrives and reveals the Valeyard's secret identity.  The Doctor must face off with his ultimate foe, the Valeyard, in the Time Lords' "computer full of ghosts", the Matrix!

QotW: If the Valeyard were to return to #DoctorWho now, whom would you cast for the role? (Michael Jayston is still an option!)

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Trial of a Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe" (Trevor 8.75/8.5, David 8.25/8.5, Charlie 9/8.5)

Connor's Corner

6th Doctor Retrospective/The Lost Season/Number-crunching

Big Finish Audio Adventure: Key 2 Time part 3: The Chaos Pool (7.75/7.5, David 7.5/7.5, Charlie 8/7.5)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #144, Time and the Rani! 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 many other fine retailers. Our audio adventure will be The Wrong Doctors, available from BigFinish.com.

Episode 143c: The Trial of a Time Lord — Terror of the Vervoids

This week we cover story #143c, the third segment of the season-long story arc The Trial of a Time Lord, Terror of the Vervoids.  The Doctor, still on trial for interfering in the affairs of other species, is given the opportunity to defend himself.  But things go awry when the future adventure he selected to illustrate his improvement play back differently from the Matrix during the trial than it did when he did the research...

QotW: What was your favorite Peri story?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Trial of a Time Lord: Terror of the Vervoids" (Charlie 7, Trevor 8, David 7.75)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish Audio Adventure: Key 2 Time: The Destroyer of Delights (Charlie 6.75, Trevor 6.5, David 8.25)

Hosts:

Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #143d, The Ultimate Foe, also known as the final two episodes of The Trial of a Time Lord! You can stream the serial from BritBox, buy a digital copy of the season on iTunes, rent the DVDs from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, or many other fine retailers. Our audio adventure will be the second of three stories in The Key 2 Time series -- that’s The Key, numeral two, Time -- entitled The Chaos Pool. It’s available from BigFinish.com.