Sofa of Extreme Comfort
Sunday, 28 October 2018
This week, Nathan, Brendan and Richard take some time off from running around bomb craters in Central London to talk about sex, death and the terrifying prospect of Life After Eccleston. Still, we get through it all unharmed and alive: it is, after all, The Doctor Dances.
Notes and Links
Brendan mentions an article in Kotaku by Heather Alexander, in which she complains that queer characters in video games too often fall victim to the Bury Your Gays trope.
Picks of the Week
Brendan’s first pick is the first in a series of fan-made audios called The Ninth Doctor Adventures — Cold Open, which is set before the start of Series 1.
Richard recommends Mrs. Miniver (1942), directed by William Wyler and starring Greer Garson, in which a middle class family living in an English village live through the outbreak and first few months of World War II.
He also mentions Fires Were Started (1943) in which civilian firefighters in London try to protect an explosive factory,
The Next of Kin (1942), which depicts the terrible consequences when a gossipy housewife is overheard by a Nazi spy, and finally
Their Finest (2016), in which Strawberry Fields from Quantum of Solace gets a job as a secretary working for a film production company making propaganda films during the Blitz.
And then Brendan is back with an original production by Big Finish — ATA Girl, which tells the story of the women who flew aircraft in the Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II. It was created and directed by our very own Louise Jameson, and both Richard and Brendan really recommend it.
Less interestingly, Nathan recommends the four new Target novelisations which were released this year: Rose, The Christmas Invasion, The Day of the Doctor and Twice Upon a Time.
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Jodie into Terror
Over on Jodie into Terror, you can hear our initial reactions to this week’s new episode Rosa. And we’ll be back every Tuesday with fresh takes on the remaining episodes of the series. You can find Jodie into Terror at jodieintoterror.com, @JodieIntoTerror and on Apple Podcasts.
Over on Bondfinger, we’ve finally reached the end of the James Bond film series (for now), with our newly released commentary on SPECTRE. Once you’ve finished listening to that, you can check out our commentaries on all of the previous Bond films, including those ones starring that Irishman with the beautiful singing voice.
You can find Bondfinger at bondfinger.com, and on Twitter at @bondfingercast.