Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: A Journey Through Doctor Who

 

Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Delta and the Bannermen

This week we cover story #146, Delta and the Bannermen!  The mysterious Chimeron woman, Delta, was fleeing the deadly Bannermen with precious cargo when she crossed the Doctor's path and got stranded on Earth in 1959.  What is her secret, and how can she be saved from her relentless foe?

QotW: The Doctor Who serial Delta and the Bannermen is an homage to Echo and the Bunnymen. What band would you use to create a titular homage?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Delta and the Bannermen" (Trevor 8, Charlie 8.5, David 7.25)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish Audio Adventure: THE SIXTH DOCTOR - THE LAST ADVENTURE part 2: The Red House (Trevor 7.75, Charlie 8, David 8)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #147, Dragonfire! You can rent the DVD from Netflix or buy the DVD from Amazon.com or other fine retailers. For our audio adventure, we’ll be continuing The Last Adventure boxed set with the third adventure, Stage Fright. It’s available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D146.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Dragonfire

This week we cover story #147, Dragonfire! Rumor has it Iceworld is home to a dragon guarding a mysterious treasure, and the Doctor is keen to find out the truth.  But there's more to Iceworld than meets the eye, as the Doctor, Mel, and new companion Ace soon find out!

QotW: If you were to model a new Doctor Who creature after one from an existing sci-fi property, what creature would you adapt?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Dragonfire" (Charlie 7, David 8.5, Trevor 7.75)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish Audio Adventure: THE SIXTH DOCTOR - THE LAST ADVENTURE part 3: Stage Fright (Charlie 9.5, David 8.75, Trevor 8.75)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #148, Remembrance of the Daleks! It’s not available from BritBox, but you can buy a digital copy on iTunes or buy the DVD from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, Amazon.com,, or many other fine retailers. For our audio adventure, we’ll be continuing The Last Adventure boxed set with the fourth and final adventure, The Brink of Death. It’s available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D147.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Paradise Towers

This week we cover story #145, Paradise Towers.  The Doctor and Mel visit the famed Paradise Towers luxury resort community for some much-needed R&R -- but something is terribly wrong here.  The people are divided between the tribal Kangs, the suburban Rezzies, and the militaristic Caretakers, and mysterious disappearances are commonplace.  What dark secret lurks beneath these accursed towers?

QotW: If you could leave graffiti for the Doctor to find, what message would you leave?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Paradise Towers" (David 7.75, Trevor 6.75, Charlie 6)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish Audio Adventure: THE SIXTH DOCTOR - THE LAST ADVENTURE part 1: The End of the Line (David 8, Trevor 8, Charlie 8)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #146, Delta and the Bannermen! You can rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, or many other fine retailers. For our audio adventure, we’ll be continuing The Last Adventure boxed set with the second adventure, The Red House. It’s available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D145.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PDT
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Time and the Rani

This week we cover story #144, Time and the Rani.  When the evil Rani begins kidnapping geniuses from throughout history and imprisoning them on the planet Lakertya, it's up to the newly-regenerated Doctor and Mel to figure out what she needs all that brain power for!  But the Doctor's not himself and the Rani is after him, too!

QotW: In Time and the Rani, the Rani impersonated Mel. What other companion would you like to see the Rani impersonate?  

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Time and the Rani" (Charlie 8, David 8, Trevor 6.5)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish Audio Adventure: The Wrong Doctors (Charlie 7.5, David 6.75, Trevor 6)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #145, Paradise Towers! You can stream the serial from BritBox, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com, or many other fine retailers. For our audio adventure, we’ll be starting The Last Adventure boxed set with the first adventure, The End of the Line, available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D144.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Trial of a Time Lord -- The Ultimate Foe

This week we cover story #143d, the fourth and final segment of the season-long story arc The Trial of a Time Lord, The Ultimate Foe.  The Doctor's trial takes an unexpected turn when the Master arrives and reveals the Valeyard's secret identity.  The Doctor must face off with his ultimate foe, the Valeyard, in the Time Lords' "computer full of ghosts", the Matrix!

QotW: If the Valeyard were to return to #DoctorWho now, whom would you cast for the role? (Michael Jayston is still an option!)

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Trial of a Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe" (Trevor 8.75/8.5, David 8.25/8.5, Charlie 9/8.5)

Connor's Corner

6th Doctor Retrospective/The Lost Season/Number-crunching

Big Finish Audio Adventure: Key 2 Time part 3: The Chaos Pool (7.75/7.5, David 7.5/7.5, Charlie 8/7.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #144, Time and the Rani! You can stream the serial on Britbox, buy a digital copy on iTunes, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com or many other fine retailers. Our audio adventure will be The Wrong Doctors, available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D143d.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Trial of a Time Lord -- Terror of the Vervoids

This week we cover story #143c, the third segment of the season-long story arc The Trial of a Time Lord, Terror of the Vervoids.  The Doctor, still on trial for interfering in the affairs of other species, is given the opportunity to defend himself.  But things go awry when the future adventure he selected to illustrate his improvement play back differently from the Matrix during the trial than it did when he did the research...

QotW: What was your favorite Peri story?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Trial of a Time Lord: Terror of the Vervoids" (Charlie 7, Trevor 8, David 7.75)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish Audio Adventure: Key 2 Time: The Destroyer of Delights (Charlie 6.75, Trevor 6.5, David 8.25)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #143d, The Ultimate Foe, also known as the final two episodes of The Trial of a Time Lord! You can stream the serial from BritBox, buy a digital copy of the season on iTunes, rent the DVDs from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, or many other fine retailers. Our audio adventure will be the second of three stories in The Key 2 Time series -- that’s The Key, numeral two, Time -- entitled The Chaos Pool. It’s available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D143c.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Trial of a Time Lord -- Mindwarp

This week we cover story #143b, the second segment of the season-long story arc The Trial of a Time Lord, Mindwarp.  Still on trial, the Doctor must defend his actions leading up to a terrible fate befalling his companion Peri -- but he can't remember what happens, and it seems the Matrix's account of events is inaccurate...

QotW: If the Time Lords plucked you from time & put you on trial, what fictional character would you want to defend you and why?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag/RiffTrax The Five Doctors review

Discussion of "The Trial of a Time Lord: Mindwarp" (David 8.25, Trevor 7, Charlie 8.5)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish Audio Adventure: 117. THE KEY 2 TIME - THE JUDGEMENT OF ISSKAR (David 8, Trevor 8, Charlie 8.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #143c, Terror of the Vervoids, also known as the ninth through twelfth episodes of The Trial of a Time Lord! You can stream the serial from BritBox, buy a digital copy of the season on iTunes, rent the DVDs from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, or many other fine retailers. Our audio adventure will be the second of three stories in The Key 2 Time series -- that’s The Key, numeral two, Time -- entitled THE DESTROYER OF DELIGHTS. It’s available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D143b.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Trial of a Time Lord -- The Mysterious Planet

This week we cover story #143a, the first segment of the season-long story arc The Trial of a Time Lord, The Mysterious Planet.  The Doctor finds himself on trial once more for his violations of Time Lord law.  The mysterious Valeyard is prosecuting and presents as evidence the Doctor and Peri's journey to the planet Ravelox, where a mysterious Immortal rules an underground realm...

QotW: If you could choose just 3 books to survive the near-destruction of humanity to help afterward, which 3 books and why?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Trial of a Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet" (Trevor 8.5, David 7.75, Charlie 9)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish Audio Adventure: The Davros Mission (Trevor 8.75, David 8.75, Charlie 7.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #143b, Mindwarp, also known as the fifth through eights episodes of The Trial of a Time Lord! You can stream the serial from BritBox, buy a digital copy of the season on iTunes, rent the DVDs from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, or many other fine retailers. Our audio adventure will be the first story of three in The Key 2 Time series -- that’s The Key, numeral two, Time -- entitled THE JUDGEMENT OF ISSKAR. It’s available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D143a.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Revelation of the Daleks

This week we cover story #142, Revelation of the Daleks.  The Doctor and Peri head to the Tranquil Repose funeral parlor on Necros to pay respects to the Doctor's friend, Professor Arthur Stengos.  But he has been lured there by his old foe Davros, who has a new sinister plan in mind...

QotW: If you were in suspended animation indefinitely with a DJ-provided soundtrack, what 6 songs would you want in rotation?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Revelation of the Daleks" (Charlie 8, Trevor 8.25, David 8.25)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish Audio Adventure: Renaissance of the Daleks (Charlie 7.5, Trevor 6.5, David 7.75)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #143a, The Mysterious Planet, also known as the first four parts of The Trial of a Time Lord! You can stream the serial from BritBox, buy a digital copy of the season on iTunes, rent the DVDs from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, or many other fine retailers. Our audio adventure will be The Davros Mission, available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D142.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Timelash

This week we cover story #141, Timelash.  The Doctor and Peri return to a world once visited by Three and Jo Grant, but something has gone awry since the Doctor's last visit.  Can the Doctor set things right again, keep Peri from falling victim to yet another lecherous villain, and rescue the historical Earth science-fiction writer who finds himself tangled up in all this?

QotW: If you could take a historical figure on a voyage in the TARDIS, whom would you take, and to what place and time? #DoctorWho #QotW

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Timelash" (David 7, Trevor 8, Charlie 6.5)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish Audio Adventure: The Eye of the Scorpion (David 8.25, Trevor 8.5, Charlie 8.75)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #142, Revelation of the Daleks! This one’s pretty tough to find, but you can rent the DVD from Netflix -- if you know where to look. Unlike most classic Who serials, it is not filed under its own name. Search for an entry entitled “Classic Doctor Who” and you’ll find this serial marked as the third season. Our audio adventure will be Renaissance of the Daleks, available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D141.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PDT
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