Gallifreyan Duck and Cover
Sunday, 21 May 2017
And now it’s time for the Trial storyline to implode completely. Nathan turns out to be a distillation of all that is evil in Todd, and Brendan has just stormed out with the only copy of this episode’s script. It’s the last two episodes of The Trial of a Time Lord — The Ultimate Foe.
Buy the story!
For the last time, The Ultimate Foe was released as part of the Trial of a Time Lord box set in 2008/2009. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)
Just one link this week
So, here’s our weekly link to Eric Saward’s tell-all interview in Starburst.
Picks of the week
Brendan recommends Matrix, by Robert Perry & Mike Tucker, a BBC Past Doctor Adventure which answers the seldom-asked question, So what’s the Valeyard up to these days?
Peri’s ultimate fate is explored by Nev Fountain in Big Finish audio Peri and the Piscon Paradox.
(Brendan also mentions in passing the New Adventures novel Bad Therapy, which features the Seventh Doctor and Peri, weirdly.)
Nathan goes embarrassingly highbrow again, recommending the BBC1 comedy frock drama Decline and Fall, based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh.
Todd comes up with a couple of excitingly silly recommendations this week: the film Beauty and the Beast, and the CW teen drama Riverdale. More sensibly, he recommends any Big Finish audio starring Colin Baker and Bonnie Langford. And a final shout-out to Big Finish audio Wirrn Isle.
Carrot juice, carrot juice, carrot juice
This week, we say farewell to Colin on television, but here on the podcast we’re not willing to say goodbye yet. In two weeks’ time, we’ll be doing a very special episode on some of our favourite Colin Baker Big Finish audios.
If you want to prepare for this episode, here are the stories you should listen to.
- Jubilee, by Rob Shearman.
- The One Doctor, by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman.
- Doctor Who and the Pirates, by Jacqueline Rayner.
- The Brink of Death, by Nicholas Briggs, the final story in The Last Adventure box set.
All teeth and curls
Don’t forget to vote for the story you want us to cover in our upcoming Tom Baker commentary podcast. Click over to last week’s shownotes and make your choice.
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We’re gearing up for another Bondfinger commentary podcast in the next couple of weeks: this time, it’s Pierce Brosnan’s first film as Bond, perennial fan favourite GoldenEye (1995) In the meantime, you can still catch up on our commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.
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