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

 

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
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Two Doctors

This week we cover story #140, The Two Doctors.  When Six and Peri encounter former companion Jamie aboard a space station, the question arises: what has happened to the Doctor's former self?  Their investigation leads them to 1980s Spain where a sinister plot is afoot!

QotW: In #TheTwoDoctors, 2 met the Sontarans, introduced in 3's era. What newer villain/older Doctor pair would you like to see?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Two Doctors" (Trevor 6.5, David 7.5, Charlie 7.5)

Connor's Corner

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #141, Timelash!  You can buy a digital copy on iTunes, stream the serial from BritBox, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, or many other fine retailers.  Our audio adventure will be The Eye of the Scorpion, available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D140.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Mark of the Rani

This week we cover story #139, The Mark of the Rani!  In 1820s England, the Doctor finds he must contend with not just one, but two renegade Time Lords when his old foe the Master teams up with the sinister Rani!

QotW: Jodie Whittaker has been cast as the next Doctor, which of the Doctor's foes would you like her to encounter first?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Mark of the Rani" (Charlie 7.5, Trevor 7.5, David 8.25)

Big Finish: TORCHWOOD: OUTBREAK part 3: Invasion (Charlie 8/8.5, Trevor 9/8.5, David 8/8)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #140, The Two Doctors! The DVD is out of print and hard to find for sale in region 1, but you can buy a digital copy on iTunes, rent the DVD from Netflix, or stream the serial from BritBox. We’re taking a week off from audio adventures, but stay tuned for our next Big Finish review in a couple of weeks.

Direct download: WanderIn4D139.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Vengeance on Varos

This week we cover story #138, Vengeance on Varos!  The Doctor and Peri find themselves on Varos, a world where democracy and reality TV blend in a sinister game of government with lives on the line.  Can they set things right on this world without losing their own lives?

QotW: In Vengeance on Varos, Peri got undeservedly slapped. What Doctor Who character or creator actually deserves to be slapped?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Vengeance on Varos" (David 7, Trevor 8.25, Charlie 6)

Big Finish: TORCHWOOD: OUTBREAK part 2: Prodromal (David 8.25, Trevor 8.25, Charlie 8.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #139, Mark of the Rani! This serial is out of print and expensive to purchase a hard copy of, but you can buy a digital copy on iTunes or stream the serial on BritBox.com. For our audio adventure, we’ll be concluding the Torchwood: Outbreak series with Stage 3: Invasion. If you’d like to follow along, it’s available from bigfinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D138.mp3
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