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31 minutes | a month ago
371: Philip Bates Explains His Book, 100 Objects of Doctor Who
Released on April 2nd, 2021, 100 Objects of Doctor Who from Candy Jar Books explores the worlds of Doctor Who from a strange new angle, courtesy of Philip Bates. He's the editor of the very popular Doctor Who Companion website and he joins Christian Cawley in this podcast to discuss the DWC, 100 Objects of Doctor Who, and a little bit of recent Doctor Who news... Shownotes: Catherine Tate "spotted" in Liverpool while Doctor Who shoots Buy 100 Objects of Doctor Who Doctor Who Insider Black Archive #44: The Pandorica Opens by Philip Bates We'll Take Manhattan (Karen Gillan and Aneurin Barnard) You can hear more (in written form) from Philip at The Doctor Who Companion.Bookmark our website: www.kasterborous.co.ukFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/podkasterborousTwitter: https://twitter.com/KasterBeyondInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepodkast/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWe need your help to ensure the future of the Kasterborous podcast. If you'd like to help us with running costs, equipment and hosting, please consider supporting us:$1 Patreon We need your reviews! Head to Apple Podcasts to leave a rating and review, and we'll read it out. Deal? Not on Apple Podcasts? Leave us a review somewhere else, send the link over on Twitter or Facebook or email and we'll read it out.
31 minutes | 3 months ago
370: Cutaway Comics, Lytton, Paradise Towers, and Brian Blessed as Omega
This week Christian Cawley chats with Cutaway Comics' Gareth Kavanagh about Lytton, Omega, Brian Blessed, and accidentally discovering crowdfunding. Doctor Who fandom has been gifted with rare treats over the years, from comics and novels to audiobooks, audio plays, and independent movies. Anyone engaged with Doctor Who is aware of at least one of these alternate spins on the so-called "Whoniverse" but such productions are often limited by licenses. After all, the BBC owns Doctor Who. But, the corporation does not own the characters created by non-BBC writers who worked on the classic series. That's where Cutaway Comics comes in. In this week's show, Gareth Kavanagh tells us all about Cutaway Comics, its early success with the Eric Saward-approved Lytton, the development of Omega, and just how he got Brian Blessed involved to record the audio adaptation which was fulfilled thanks to support on Kickstarter. Shownotes Fans campaign for Netflix to revive Torchwood Andrew Cartmel's Script Doctor memoir to be republished Mark Bonnar returns to Big Finish as the Eleven Big Finish launches Enhanced Audiobooks Brian Blessed Alarm Clock Cutaway Comics The very first Kasterborous Doctor Who podKast Remember, if you enjoy the show, find us on Apple Podcasts, where your reviews will help the show considerably.
60 minutes | 4 months ago
368: Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks Reviewed
It's the one you've been waiting for: our thoughts on Doctor Who's New Year special, Revolution of the Daleks! It's good to se John Barrowman back as Captain Jack Harkness, but it is too short a trip? Is it a sad goodbye to Ryan? Are we worried about Yaz - and if not, should we be? And why did the Doctor languish in prison for nearly 20 years? After all, she should be smart enough to escape.Join Christian Cawley, James McLean, and Brian Terranova for their thoughts, reflections, opinions, insight, and reaction to the the Daleks' latest attempt to conquer earth in Revolution of the Daleks.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
368: Is Jodie Whittaker Leaving Doctor Who?
Jodie Whittaker has quit Doctor Who. Or has she? Who is in the running to replace the Thirteenth Doctor? Is there even a new name being considered? And is Chris Chibnall also leaving the show?We don't know, but there is plenty of press speculation to discuss. Also: comedian John Bishop is cast as the show's new male companion, the Dark Dimension receives an audio adaptation, and we remember Mark Eden and Barbara Shelley, both of whom have recently passed.Shownotes Has Jodie Whittaker quit Doctor Who? John Bishop cast as new Doctor Who companion The Dark Dimension audio adaptationThe Dark Dimension podcast Mark Eden (Marco Polo) dies Barbara Shelley (Planet of Fire) dies This week's show features Brian Terranova, James McLean, and Christian Cawley.
74 minutes | 4 months ago
367: Time War: Doctor Who Series 1 Revisited
Following our previous podcast on how the Time War brings a whole new dimension to Rose, we apply the same thinking across the whole of Doctor Who Series 1. This time, Christian Cawley joins Brian Terranova and James McLean as they consider the impact of the events of the "previous season" (based on an idea that there is a Time War series that concludes with The Day of the Doctor) on the Ninth Doctor and Rose's exploits. Does the fact that the audience now knows that Gallifrey survived the Time War recontextualise the events of The End of the World or The Unquiet Dead? Is there any impact to Aliens of London, Father's Day, The Empty Child, or Boom Town? How do Dalek and The Long Game change the Doctor's exploits a few episodes earlier? And does the return of the Daleks in the year 200,100 represent the final end of the Time War?
65 minutes | 4 months ago
How the Time War and Day of the Doctor Changed Rose
Doctor Who returned in 2005 with Rose. It was the first episode of the show since 1996... but in the show's continuity, The Day of the Doctor introduces new, unseen continuity to Rose. Indeed, Rose likely happens right as the regenerating War Doctor leaves the National Gallery. This podcast takes a look at The Day of the Doctor as a finale to Big Finish's Time War stories. How does this redevelop what we knew about the Doctor back in 2005? How does it change the Doctor's character in context to Rose and the subsequent episodes - all the way back to The Day of the Doctor in 2013, eight years later. Admittedly, it's timey-wimey, but we think you're on board for this. Your hosts this week are James McLean and Brian A. Terranova. They'll be watching Rose as they speak, so feel free to line up your copy and re-enjoy it along with them - assuming it starts on cue...
42 minutes | 5 months ago
Are Dalek Redesigns Really Necessary - And Which Is Best?
Christian Cawley and James McLean are back with a new show. This time, we look at the redesign of the Daleks for Revolution of the Daleks, the New Year's Day 2021 episode of Doctor Who. Comparing the design with earlier Dalek props, it's remote control/unmanned quality, and how the Dalek looks on clips and stills, we then proceed to compare the various models from over the years, all the way back to 1963. Don't forget to let us know what YOU think of the Revolution of the Daleks model.Shownotes Sol3: Spoof News From Around the Galaxy Christian Cawley talks to the DWC about Sol3 Lonely Robots in Space: Suitcase Thunderbirds Are Go
36 minutes | 5 months ago
Looking Forward to Revolution of the Daleks
The Daleks are back! Doctor Who is back! On New Years' Day, a new episode, Revolution of the Daleks will screen on BBC TV and around the world. With John Barrowman returning as Captain Jack Harkness, Chris Noth as Jack Robertson (last seen in Arachnids in the UK) and marking the departure of Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole (Graham O'Brien and Ryan Sinclair), Revolution of the Daleks also squeezes in a stunning new look for the greatest threat in the universe... Christian Cawley and James McLean meet up in this week's podKast with a K to look preview the episode - and find themselves looking forward to it...Shownotes: The Timeless Children Arachnids in the UK New Doctor Who video games
38 minutes | 7 months ago
The Best Worst Doctor Who Stories
We're back for our first post-lockdown Doctor Who podcast! This time, James McLean and Christian Cawley discuss the best "worst" Doctor Who stories, and there's also news of a new website project, Sol3. Our Best Worst Doctor Who Stories An Unearthly Child/100,000 BC Love & Monsters Delta and the Bannermen Doctor Who (1996)/TV Movie Death to the Daleks Underworld Shownotes Love & Monsters podKast Delta and the Bannermen podKast Sol 3 Spoof News
56 minutes | a year ago
362: Twitter Watchalongs, Lockdown Entertainment, and Doctor Who Obituaries
We're back with another podcast, taking a look at the recent developments in the Doctor Who fan community during lockdown. Join your hosts Christian Cawley, James McLean, and Brian Terranova as they look at tweetalongs and other ways Doctor Who fans can deal with enforced downtime. Shownotes The Stolen Earth/Journey's End tweetalong with RTD details Peter Davison singing happy birthday to himself Eccleston cuts down drinking to tackle COVID19 Britbox Obituaries: David Collings Honor Blackman Pip Baker James Garbutt Doctor Who: The Greatest Adventure Vectis toy auction Take care out there, Kasterborites - we'll be back soon.
106 minutes | a year ago
361: Doctor Who Commentary: Castrovalva
Join us as we look back on the opening episode of the Fifth Doctor's era, as Peter Davison makes his first full appearance as Doctor Who.James McLean and Brian Terranova are your hosts - why not get your DVD or streaming service ready and watch along with them?
61 minutes | a year ago
360: Is The Timeless Children the End of Doctor Who - or a New Beginning?
Doctor Who Series 12 has finished - but what did we make of The Timeless Children? Despite leaks and spoilers aplenty, it managed to surprise. But does it offer a brand new direction for Doctor Who beyond the hodge-podge of ideas?Christian Cawley and James McLean work it out.
60 minutes | a year ago
359: Doctor Who Reviewed: Ascension of the Cybermen
Wow. That was a cliffhanger, wasn't it? In terms of Series 12, it is certainly where everything changes - but before we get to The Timeless Children, we need to talk about Ascension of the Cybermen. Christian Cawley, Brian Terranova, and James McLean have put their heads together and produced what can only be described as a very low-tech Cyberium. Did we love Ascension of the Cybermen or hate it? Click play to find out! (Quick reminder: we're taking a break for a few weeks in mid-March. Don't fret - we're be back after Easter. In the meantime, look out for some classic podcasts and old articles republished on the website.) Shownotes Ascension of the Cybermen discussion on Facebook
73 minutes | a year ago
358: Doctor Who Review: The Haunting of Villa Diodati
Doctor Who rumbles towards the end of Series 12 with this "base under siege" type episode - but this time, it seems the base itself, Villa Diodati on the bank of Lake Geneva, is the enemy!Hear James McLean and Brian Terranova's thoughts, feelings, and reactions to The Haunting of Villa Diodati, and the Doctor's encounter with the future Mary Shelley, along with Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, and Mary's step-sister Claire Clairmont - as well as the haunting figure of the Lone Cyberman!Listen out, too, for how The Haunting of Villa Diodati conflicts and contrasts with other stories set in the same location on the same night from the Big Finish catalogue.
54 minutes | a year ago
357: Can You Hear Me, Doctor Who? Sort the Ratings Out BBC!
Christian Cawley, James McLean, and Brian Terranova reconvene for another in-depth chat about the latest episode of Doctor Who. Can You Hear Me? is an episode featuring a mix of time travel, classic-style villains, and a message of the week. Is the topical aspect of the show too heavy handed, as many have suggested? Or is there more to that approach? Hopefully we're some way to scratching at the answer to this question. Meanwhile, there is plenty more to talk about, not least the falling ratings of Doctor Who. What can the BBC do about it, short of forcing people to watch the TVs that they pay for and petition the government to ban Netflix? We jest... or do we? There's only one way to find out - hit play!
43 minutes | a year ago
356: Doctor Who Review: Dis-Praxeus
This week's Doctor Who episode is Praxeus, in which the show takes another Lettsian view of man's relationship with the planet Earth. But was the message too heavy handed, or did it work as part of the plot? Christian Cawley and Brian Terranova discuss this point and many others on this week's podcast. PLUS: Nicholas Parsons and Rotten Tomatoes. Shownotes Facebook threat on Praxeus RIP Nicholas Parsons Has Rotten Tomatoes removed Doctor Who Series 12 reviews?
68 minutes | a year ago
355: Doctor Who Reviewed: Fugitive of the Judoon - Game Changer!
What? What?! WHAT?! So we're midway through Doctor Who Series 12 and we've just been given a curveball the like of which has never been seen in the show. Judoon, the return of Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), a buried TARDIS, a fugitive hiding on earth, a new incarnation of the Doctor... and more mystery about Gallifrey. Standard episodes just don't do that, do they? But who was watching beyond the legion of Doctor Who fans? Sunday night, a perennial TV favorite on the other side... it takes a massive star to combat a show like Dancing on Ice. So it is with a certain amount of excitement and trepidation that Christian Cawley, James McLean, and Gareth Kavanagh got together this week to discuss Fugitive of the Judoon... Shownotes Facebook discussion of Fugitive of the Judoon John Barrowman's fake house renovation
59 minutes | a year ago
354: Doctor Who: Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror Reviewed
What did you think of Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror? Hold that thought, then ask yourself the more important question: what did *we* think of Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror? Doctor Who Series 12 has been a mixed bag so far, but was Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror the fizzy cola bottle or the unfizzy cola bottle? It's the PodKast with a K, in which forty-something male, pale, and stale anoraks chat largely about Doctor Who, a show they've no professional experience of but have nevertheless spent a large chunk of four decades watching. This week, Christian Cawley (a man who plays with phones for money) is joined by the ever-indecisive James McLean and swish trans-Atlantic man-about-suburbs Brian A. Terranova. We're here to reaffirm and challenge your opinions on Doctor Who in equal measure. Ready? Hit play! Shownotes Science of the Time Lords Facebook discussion of Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror
58 minutes | a year ago
353: Doctor Who: Orphan 55 Reviewed (and Recovery)
Orphan 55 is arguably the most divisive Doctor Who episode since 2005 - if not longer.But was it really all that bad? Is there something of value to take from the episode that split fandom and demonstrated makeup that would look amateurish on a 1990s CBBC production of A Midsomer Night's Dream?Brian A. Terranova and James McLean are on hand to find out.
60 minutes | a year ago
352: Doctor Who Spyfall Part 2 Reviewed
Hot on the heels of part one, part 2 of the Doctor Who Series 12 opener, Spyfall, has just aired in the show's usual Sunday evening slot.This week, Christian Cawley, Brian A Terranova, and James McLean discuss the story in-depth, along with a surprising realisation.PLUS: why was the sound quality so bad in portions of the last podKast? Christian explains all...
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