Unfortunately this episode was bedeviled a few gremlins and you may notice some issues with the sound, and Dave’s brain falling out about 10 minutes in. Don’t worry we aren’t pod-fading and normal (or, as abnormal as usual) service will resume soon…ish.
On a very personal note farewell to New Zealand Doctor Who fan, engineer and friend Darrell Patterson. Farewell Darrell – You will be greatly missed.
We mentioned Mr Jim Moon’s Hypnogoria tribute to John Hurt findable here: Hypnogoria 51 – Tribute to John Hurt. As always Jim is a master at this kind of thing and we thoroughly recommend trying anything he does.
Dave and Pete are back with guest Alistair Hughes, and this time we are looking at the special world of Doctor Who special effects. On the way we take brief stops at hopelessly out of date news, toyetic Daleks, missing Power of the Daleks movie screenings, and the passing of the late, great Steve Dillon.
This week we take a look at the character of the Master in Doctor Who and ask the question: “Is he actually any good?” Along the way we deal with the increasingly out of date subject of the news with side steps into kid’s movies, animatronic dinosaurs, remakes and retreads.
Pete and guest host Alistair Hughes review the celebratory issue 500 of Doctor Who Magazine, and relive some memories of collecting the magazine over the years, as well as considering it’s possible future.
Pete and Dave natter about what they’ve up to, including bouts of ‘flu, before burbling about late comicon news and how children can offer a new fan experience… it may not be the end, but things are being prepared for…
Pete and Dave return from hiatus to mourn the death of Blake and the new arrival in the companion stakes… as well as critically take on the biggest villains the Doctor has ever faced… oh, and complain about Batman…