A bit of a repost from an old Halloween strip I did a few years ago, before the old website got knackered seeing as how we are getting near that lovely day…
We’re back after a wee delay (I mean we took longer than expected, no bladder control issues in this podcast), and so is Paul McGann! That one seems to a bit more popular on the internet than we are, for some reason. Steven Moffat penned the exclusive minisode – The Night of the Doctor which featured the return of Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor. Now this is the one nugget we wanted for the 50th Anniversary, so any wrongs Steven Moffat has committed, unintelligible arc plots, which fall down under examination, less episodes than we should have, the ever revolving door of producers (we miss you Beth Willis) are now forgiven. So we blether about that for a while, before turning to an equally important part of Doctor Who.
No not Doctor Who Adventures, but we get to that later I speak of course of The Deadly Assassin – starring Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor. Reknowned for redefining Gallifrey, Time Lords and for getting Philip Hinchliffe the boot thanks to Mary Whitehouse. This is a shame for it should be familiar for a greater reason, the single greatest Time Lord who wasn’t The Doctor – Castellan Spandrell as played by George Pravda.
Doctor Who Adventures reaches the milestone issue number 333 and Andu (after a few ciders picked it up) and we talk about it and also the charming Mr Men and Little Miss Magazine, both publications put out by the same publisher aimed at younger readers. Which one is better, no no they don’t need to fight. Just read the magazines or better yet let our hosts tell you. (Yes, there is swearing involved, and also some unfortunate choices of words).
Astrodog – the wonderful comic by Paul Harrison-Davies that Andu was raving about.
Read for free here
Go and buy in print here
These are not requests or suggestions but orders!
A little later than planned due to Lego based jaunts and laziness but we’re back with Episode 61.
In what can only be described as a self-harming on a near-biblical scale our intrepid team are teabagging themselves with two titanic Time Lord related televisual tortures. Gently easing themselves into the horrors to come they kick off with Meglos, starring Tom Baker as The Doctor and an evil cactus. (It’s not as much fun as it sounds kids). Although the extras do let us see into the home of Doctor Who script editor – THE BIDMEAD as well as a discussion of scene sync, cso and inevitably Underworld.
A brief discussion of the excellent Doctor Who DVD ranges as well as the late Doctor Who producer John-Nathan Turner brings a brief respite before they watch K-9 and Company.
Can the fortifying power of vodka and cardboard Spider-Man masks protect our team from the full horror?
Not a typo, not a misspelling, in this podcast one of our hosts reads an informative leaflet on how to inject drugs in your groin, courtesy of the other’s real life job. Don’t say we don’t teach you anything here at Stardub Central.
IIIIT’S CHRISTMAS if you happen to be in a supermarket at this time of year and our intrepid team take a taste challenge once more, and it’s the return of Freddo to the podcast, with some Freddo Bars with popping candy and the despair inducing Freddo Faces, possibly the bleakest confectionary you may ever partake of.
Licensed to Thrill – The Marvel Super Heroes Sweet Treat Surprise Bag, what amazing crap can the team expect, and will there be magnets?
In a vain attempt to raise the level of intellectual discourse we turn to a few issues of the Classics Illustrated series published by First Comics in the early 1990′s. Naturally any conversation of comics somehow finds it’s way to Shatter and Batman: Digital Justice and why they aren’t available digitally. Then a nice wee rant about DC Comics. Hell, everyone else is doing it so lets’ hop on the bandwagon.
Rounding off the podcast, finally Andu get’s to inflict a Taste Challenge on Rolph as he introduces him to the world of CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZELS!!!