We’ve done podcasts about past and future conventions. We’ve done podcasts about organising conventions. We’ve done podcasts about attending conventions. The only topic remaining was postponing conventions during global pandemics. Oh, that old chestnut, we hear you cry. Tony Jordan returns to The Whoseum to relate the palaver of having to postpone “Terrance Dicks: A Celebration” and “Capitol 5” during lockdown.
Welcome to our long-promised retrospective look at the Ninth Doctor’s era, otherwise known as Series One of New Doctor Who from 2005. Hear the results of our faithless listeners’ votes for their Top Five stories.
We review the climactic two episodes of Series 12 of Doctor Who – “Ascension of the Cybermen” and “The Timeless Children”. Along the way, we visit Chris Chibnall’s tattoo parlour and we speculate as to where so many of the Matrix scenes could have been located with a bit of imagination.
Security is tight as Tony Jordan, eminence grise (and never was an eminence griser) of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society, visits the Whoseum to look forward to the Terrance Dicks celebration on 15th March 2020, organised jointly by the DWAS and The Whoovers. Tony also presents to the Whoseum his mint condition first edition of “The Making of Doctor Who” by Terrance Dicks & Malcolm Hulke.
We review “Can You Hear Me?” and “The Haunting of Villa Diodati”. Along the way, gasp in disbelief as Mark recalls having an original Ovaltiney in the back of his cab and recoil in horror as Hayden ripostes with the news that his great-grandma knew the model in the Nimble Bread commercial.
(00:06:38) Our own Hayden has just published another of his books, “Tales from Another Me,” documenting from 2007 until 2010 his thoughts, dreams, nightmares and desires through a collection of poems. This selection illustrates how the world looked through the eyes of a teenager – lost in the noisy digital age – trying to find his way in an exciting yet confusing world against a backdrop of friendships, romance, work life, sex, drugs, alcohol, the rise of Facebook and the stranglehold that the economic recession had on a the youth of the time.
Our guest this week is Brendan from the Flight Through Entirety podcast who joins us to mull over “Orphan55” and “Nicola Tesla’s Night of Terror” before proceeding into The Whoseum’s exhibition hall to present us with his copy of the “Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctors” video game from the 1990s.
As ever at this time of year, we wish you a Happy New Year and ourselves a Happy Birthday as we complete our sixth year of podcasting. This week we review “Spyfall” parts 1 & 2 and along the way we pay tribute to the late Neil Innes. And yes, we know it’s Bruce.
The game board above tells us that another year has turned around and we’ve reached our famous Christmas games podcast. We present the “Working Titles” game, the “Who Is That?” game adapted from “The Doctor Who Role Playing Game”, the “Who Said What?” game and, as ever, we climax with our annual Blockbusters Gold Run looking back over the last 12 months. Along the way we glance at the Series 12 trailer and guest star reveals.
Here’s the second half of our Scariest Moments in Doctor Who podcast. Hear us quickly discover an urgent need for a thesaurus as we run out of synonyms for “unsettling”. Along the way, Hayden rediscovers some old school books and his missed career in central casting, and we all go kick-boxing on the Rec.