As our own Hayden begins his paternity leave, Aussie podcaster David Kitchen teleports in (transmats surely) for a look at First Doctor stories “The Rescue” and “The Romans”.

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(00:02:16) Our guest on this podcast is long-time friend of the show and fellow podcaster David Kitchen from The Doctor Who Show Podcast, The Goodies Pirate Podcast and Space Fall: A Blake’s 7 Podcast.

(00:10:05) James Follett (1939 – 2021) was an English author and screenwriter. Among many things, he wrote “Earthsearch”, a science fiction radio series first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1981. The eyeball Earth artwork accompanying this podcast is a tribute to the cover art of the “Earthseach” novelisation. The clip which we play here is from “Earthsearch 1” episode 5: “The Pools of Time”.

(00:55:20) Doc’s personal blog can be found at Doc’s voyage through the First Doctor’s era, looking at how the Doctor changes how he addresses Ian can be found by clicking in the menu on the “Name Dropping” category.

(01:10:05) “Quo Vadis” is a 1951 American epic historical drama film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in Technicolor. It was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Sam The film stars Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, and Peter Ustinov. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards (though it won none), and it was such a huge box office success that it was credited with single-handedly rescuing MGM from the brink of bankruptcy.

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