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

Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Twice Upon a Time

This week we cover story # #276, Peter Capaldi’s swan song, the brief introduction of Jodie Whittaker, and the 2017 Christmas special, Twice Upon a Time!  The Doctor, refusing to regenerate, finds himself at the South Pole where he meets his first incarnation, also refusing to regenerate.  When time freezes and a WWI soldier mysteriously appears, the Doctors must discover why -- and come to terms with their own ability to cheat mortality!

Question of the Week: What word(s) would you use to fill in the blank(s)? On the first day of Christmas, the Doctor gave to me ___. (If inclined, feel free to fill in the blanks for all 12 days of Christmas).

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Review of "Twice Upon a Time" (Trevor 8.75, David 8.5, Charlie 9, Connor 9.9)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: Bonus Releases » XII. Trial of the Valeyard (Trevor 8, David 8.5, Charlie 8)

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Join us next week as we begin Wanderers in the Fourth Dimension: The Wilderness Years, covering Doctor Who and related media from the show’s long hiatus from 1989 to 2005. We’ll begin with the UNIT movies Wartime, Downtime, and Daemos Rising! These are a bit tougher to find than the canon Doctor Who serials, but some of them have multi-region DVD releases. Our audio adventure will be The Sirens of Time, available from BigFinish.com.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Classic Who Retrospective (part 2)

This week conclude our look back over our past few years of podcasting about all of classic Doctor Who.

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Retrospective: Part 2

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Join us next week as we begin Wanderers in the Fourth Dimension: The Wilderness Years, covering Doctor Who and related media from the show’s long hiatus from 1989 to 2005. We’ll begin with the UNIT movies Wartime, Downtime, and Daemos Rising! These are a bit tougher to find than the canon Doctor Who serials, but some of them have multi-region DVD releases. Our audio adventure will be The Sirens of Time, available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D155R2.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Classic Who Retrospective

This week we look back over our past 

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Retrospective: Part 1

Sylvester McCoy Era Number Crunching

Big Finish Audio Adventure: UNIT Assembled 4.4: United (Charlie 7/8, David 8/7.75, Trevor 7.75/8)

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Join us next week as we continue our retrospective of classic Who covering stories 1-155. If you’d like to share your thoughts on classic Who in general or your own experiences as a Wanderer in the 4th Dimension, now’s your last chance to weigh in, so send in your questions, comments, audio segments, and whatnot. We won't be covering an audio adventure next week, but we'll be back in two weeks with a fresh Big Finish review!

Direct download: WanderIn4D155R1.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Curse of Fenric

This week we cover story #155, Survival!  The Doctor and Ace return to Ace's childhood home of Perivale to check on her old friends, only to find they've been vanishing -- and the town has been troubled by a mysterious plague of cats.  The mystery leads them to another world, where a deadly foe lies in wait!

QotW: If you could get revenge on the person who canceled classic Doctor Who, what would you do?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Survival" (Trevor 7.25, Charlie 6.75, David 6.75)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: UNIT Assembled 4.3: Retrieval (Trevor 8, Charlie 8.25, David 7.5)

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Join us next week for our retrospective of classic Who covering stories 1-155. If you’d like to share your thoughts on classic Who in general or your own experiences as a Wanderer in the 4th Dimension, now’s your last chance to weigh in, so send in your questions, comments, audio segments, and whatnot. For our audio adventure, we’ll be concluding the UNIT Assembled boxed set with the fourth and final adventure, United. The boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Curse of Fenric

This week we cover story #154, The Curse of Fenric!  The Doctor and Ace travel to World War II where they encounter and English base under threat from Russian troops.  But the place is haunted by a prophecy and a curse, and an ancient evil lies in wait here for the Doctor!

QotW: What classic #DoctorWho protagonist do you think should have been tied into a modern era story but wasn't?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag/Call for Retrospective Segments

Discussion of "The Curse of Fenric" (David 7.5, Trevor 6.75, Charlie 7.5)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: UNIT ASSEMBLED: 4.2 Tidal Wave (David 8.25, Trevor 8.5, Charlie 9)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #155, the classic series finale, Survival! You can stream the serial from BritBox, buy a digital copy on iTunes, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com or many other fine retailers. For our audio adventure, we’ll continue our coverage of the UNIT Assembled boxed set with the third adventure, Retrieval. The boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Ghost Light

This week we cover story #153, Ghost Light!  The Doctor takes Ace to revisit a place from her past 100 years earlier as an "initiative test".  The old haunted house plays host to strange happenings which will force Ace to face the choices she made there a century later!

QotW: If the Doctor were to unexpectedly take you back somewhere you were unprepared to return to, where would he take you?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Ghost Light" (Charlie 5, David 4.75, Trevor 4.5)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: UNIT ASSEMBLED 4.1 Call to Arms (Charlie 7, David 7.75, Trevor 7.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #154, The Curse of Fenric! This serial is out of print in region 1 and the DVD is unreasonably expensive, but you can still stream the serial on BritBox. For our audio adventure, we’ll be continuing our coverage of the UNIT Assembled boxed set with the second adventure, Tidal Wave. The boxed set is available on BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D153.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Battlefield

This week we cover story #152, Battlefield!  The Doctor and Ace receive a distress call and follow it to Earth's near future, where Arthurian villains from another dimension threaten to conquer the Earth.  UNIT recalls the Brigadier to active duty and he joins forces with the Doctor and Ace to oppose the Arthurian onslaught!

QotW: What fictional character from myth or legend would you like to have turn out to actually be the Doctor?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Battlefield" (Trevor 8.5, Charlie 9.5, David 8.25)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: THE LIVES OF CAPTAIN JACK - Month 25 (Trevor 6.75/6.5, Charlie 6.5/6, David 6.75/6.75)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #153, Ghost Light! The DVD is out of print and very expensive in region 1, but you can stream it from Britbox, buy a digital copy on iTunes, or rent the DVD from Netflix. For our audio adventure, we’ll be starting the UNIT Assembled boxed set with the first story, Call to Arms.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

This week we cover story #151, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy!  The Doctor and Ace receive an ad for the Psychic Circus and decide to check it out, but soon find themselves drawn into the circus's web of intrigue when they learn that circus fans and performers alike have been disappearing.  Who is behind the mystery of the Psychic Circus?

QotW: If you could populate a circus with aliens from #DoctorWho, what aliens would be performing what acts?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy" (David 7.5, Trevor 6, Charlie 6.5)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: THE LIVES OF CAPTAIN JACK - One Enchanted Evening (David 6.5, Trevor 6, Charlie 6)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #152, Battlefield! This one is out of print in region 1 and hard to find for a reasonable price, but you can stream the serial from BritBox or rent the DVD from Netflix. For our audio adventure, we’ll be concluding The Lives of Captain Jack boxed set with the fourth adventure, Month 25. The boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D151.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Silver Nemesis

This week we cover story #150, Silver Nemesis!  When a pair of travelers come to present-day England from hundreds of years in the past in anticipation of the arrival of the destructive comet Nemesis, the Doctor and Ace must get involved -- but the Cybermen have arrived as well, and a group of neo-Nazis styling themselves as the fourth Reich.  What could the comet's secret be, and what does it have to do with the Doctor?

QotW: If you could mix three themes, elements, characters, or ideas into a single Doctor Who story, what would you mix?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Silver Nemesis" (Charlie 9, Connor 10, David 8, Trevor 8.5)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: THE LIVES OF CAPTAIN JACK - Wednesdays for Beginners (Charlie 7, Connor 8.9 chocolate bars, David 7.5, Trevor 7.5 cheetos)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #151, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy! You can stream the serial from BritBox, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from the usual sources if it’s still in stock. For our audio adventure, we’ll continue The Lives of Captain Jack boxed set with the third adventure: One Enchanted Evening.

Direct download: WanderIn4D150.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Happiness Patrol

This week we cover story #149, The Happiness Patrol!  The Doctor and Ace explore the colony of Terra Alpha, where unhappiness has been outlawed.  This displeases them, much to their own peril!

QotW: If you were to be executed by lethal candy, what kind of candy would you want it to be?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Happiness Patrol" (Trevor 6, Charlie 7.75, David 6.75)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish Audio Adventure: THE LIVES OF CAPTAIN JACK - The Year After I Died (Trevor 6.5, Charlie 6.5, David 7)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #150, Silver Nemesis! 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 other fine retailers. For our audio adventure, we’ll be continuing The Lives of Captain Jack boxed set with the second adventure, Wednesdays for Beginners. The boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D149.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Remembrance of the Daleks

This week we cover story #148, Remembrance of the Daleks!  The Doctor and Ace return to London, where two factions of Daleks are vying to capture the Hand of Omega.  The Doctor wants them to have it -- but which faction is the right faction, and how can he make sure the device serves its purpose?

QotW: If you were to to name a new Dalek story in the format "R________ of the Daleks", what would you call it?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Remembrance of the Daleks" (David 8.5, Trevor 9.25, Charlie 9)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish Audio Adventure: THE SIXTH DOCTOR - THE LAST ADVENTURE part 4: The Brink of Death (David 9.25/9, Trevor 8.75/8.5, Charlie 9.5/9.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #149, The Happiness Patrol! You can stream the serial from BritBox, buy a digital copy on iTunes, or rent the DVD from Netflix. The region 1 DVD is out of print and we couldn’t find an affordable source to buy it. For our audio adventure, we’ll be covering the first story from The Lives of Captain Jack boxed set, The Year After I Died. The boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D148.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.

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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: 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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension -- I'd Just Like To Take A Moment, Episode 1: The 13th Doctor

This week, the Wanderers recorded on Sunday night -- less than a day after the announcement of the 13th Doctor. Our discussion of the casting decision will be part of the podcast when it comes out this Thursday, but we wanted to get this segment out to you a few days early, while the news is still fresh. So here's a stand-alone release of this week's "I'd just like to take a moment..."


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Thanks for listening, everybody, and we'll be back on Thursday with our usual full-length episode covering our serial for this week, Vengeance on Varos!  Stay tuned...

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Attack of the Cybermen

This week we cover story #137, Attack of the Cybermen!  The Doctor and Peri get entangled in Lytton's latest plot (see Resurrection of the Daleks) and it leads them back to the planet Telos, home of the Cryons and site of the Tomb of the Cybermen!  Can the Doctor stop the Cybermen from altering time by destroying the Earth?

QotW: What was your favorite series 10 episode and why?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Attack of the Cybermen" (Trevor 8.5, David 8.75, Connor 9.5, Charlie 9)

Big Finish: TORCHWOOD: OUTBREAK part 1: Incubation (Trevor 7, David 7.25, Connor 8, Charlie 7)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #138, Vengeance on Varos! You can buy a digital copy on iTunes, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from BarnesAndNoble.com, Amazon.com, or many other fine retailers. It’s also available as the Colin Baker serial in the Doctors Revisited set. For our audio adventure, we’ll be continuing the Torchwood: Outbreak series with Stage 2: Prodromal. If you’d like to follow along, it’s available from bigfinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D137.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Doctor Falls

This week we cover story #275b, The Doctor Falls!  Bill is a Cyberman and there's little hope for the people aboard the colony ship to survive the onslaught of the Cybermen.  What can the Doctor do to buy these people some time -- and what will it cost him?

QotW: If Bill doesn't survive the season as a companion, whom would you like to see cast as the next one?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "World Enough and Time" (Connor 11.5, Charlie 8.5, Trevor 8.75, David 7.5)

Connor's YouTube channel now features Doctor Who games!

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Join us next week as we return to our regularly scheduled classic Who coverage with Doctor Who story #137, Attack of the Cybermen! You can stream the serial from BritBox, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com or many other fine retailers. Our audio adventure will be the first part of the Torchwood: Outbreak series, Incubation, available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D275b.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: World Enough and Time

This week we cover story #275a, World Enough and Time!  The Doctor give Missy a chance to prove her good intentions, but things get complicated when they explore a colony ship and find aboard a nascent version of one of the Doctor's oldest foes: the Cybermen!   

QotW: When Michelle Gomez moves on from the role, whom would you nominate to succeed her as Missy/the Master?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "World Enough and Time" (David 9, Connor 9.5, Charlie 9.5, Trevor 9)

Big Finish: JAGO & LITEFOOT & STRAX - THE HAUNTING (David 8.25, Connor 8, Charlie 8, Trevor 7.75)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #275b, The Doctor Falls! Please watch the new episode without doing anything that would disappoint the Doctor. We’re taking a week off from audio adventures in anticipation that the season finale will give us plenty to talk about. Check back next week to find out which Big Finish audio adventure we’ll be reviewing next!

Direct download: WanderIn4D275a.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Eaters of Light

This week we cover story #274, The Eaters of Light.  The Doctor, Bill, and Nardole go in search of the lost Roman Ninth Legion, but discover a threat so great it could bring darkness to the entire universe!  

QotW: Russell T Davies claims the next Doctor has already been cast. WHO would your top 3 picks for the role be?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Eaters of Light" (Trevor 7.5, David 8.25, Charlie 8.5)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish: UNIT: Silenced, part 4: In Memory Alone (Trevor 7.75/8, David 7.75/7.5, Charlie 8/8)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #275a: World Enough and Time! Please watch the new episode without getting into an unnecessary conflict with the Picts or the Roman Ninth Legion. Our audio adventure will be Jago & Lightfoot & Strax, available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D274.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Empress of Mars

This week we cover story #273, Empress of Mars.  When NASA discovers the words "GOD SAVE THE QUEEN" spelled out in rock under the Martian ice cap, it's up to the Doctor to find out why -- and why Victorian soldiers visited the red planet and met the Ice Warriors!

QotW: Why do you think the monks wanted to take over the world in the past few episodes of Doctor Who?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Empress of Mars" (Charlie 7.5, Trevor 7.5, David 8)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish: UNIT: Silenced, part 3: Silent Majority (Charlie 8, Trevor 8.5, David 7.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #274, The Eaters of Light! Please view the episode without angering the Queen of the Ice Warriors. For our audio adventure, will be concluding the UNIT: Silenced boxed set with part 4: In Memory Alone, available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D273.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Lie of the Land

This week we cover story #272, The Lie of the Land.  The monks have changed humanity's memories of history and the Doctor is apparently on their side -- it's up to Bill to find out what's going on and restore the truth!

QotW: The Pyramid At The End Of The World featured a little person. What other underrepresented demographic should Doctor Who feature more often?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Lie of the Land" (David 8, Charlie 8, Trevor 7.5)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish: UNIT: Silenced, part 2: Square One (David 7.5, Charlie 8, Trevor 8.25)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #273, Empress of Mars! Please view the serial without contravening the Memory Crimes Act of 1975. Our audio adventure will be UNIT Silenced part 3: Silent Majority, available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D272.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Pyramid at the End of the World

This week we cover story #271, The Pyramid at the End of the World!  When an alien pyramid suddenly appears in an area contested by Earth's three greatest military powers, peaceful cooperation between the nations may not be enough to save the Earth!

QotW: We couldn't find a name for the aliens who arranged Missy's execution in Extremis. What would you name them?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Pyramid at the End of the World" (Trevor 8, David 8.75, Charlie 9)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish: UNIT: Silenced, part 1: House of Silents (Trevor 8, David 7.25, Charlie 7.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #272, The Lie of the Land! Please view the episode without sparking a war between the United States, Russia, and China. Our audio adventure will be the second part of the UNIT: Silenced boxed set, entitled “Square One”, available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D271.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Extremis

This week we cover story #270, Extremis!  When the Pope seeks out the Doctor to personally request his assistance, the Doctor is intrigued -- and more so when he learns of Veritas, a document that drives anyone who reads it to suicide.  What secret could this strange document be hiding?  What horrible truth?

QotW: Michelle Gomez says she's leaving Doctor Who after Series 10, at least for a while. Should Missy return sooner, later, or never?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Extremis" (Charlie 8.75, Trevor 9, David 8.75)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish: THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 04: CASUALTIES OF WAR: 4.3 The Enigma Dimension (Charlie 8.5/8.75, Trevor 8.5/8.25, David 8.5/8.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #271, The Pyramid at the End of the World! Please view the episode without committing any mortal sins. Our audio adventure will be the first part of the UNIT: Silenced boxed set, entitled “House of Silents”, available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D270.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Oxygen

This week we cover story #269, Oxygen!  The Doctor, Bill, and Nardole find themselves on a space station surrounded by zombies -- or so it seems, until they realize the real monsters are the space suits, and they're wearing them!

QotW: Moffat and Capaldi are coming to the end of their runs on Doctor Who. Are you eager or reluctant to see them go, and why?

So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Oxygen" (David 8.25, Charlie 8, Trevor 8.5)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish: THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 04: CASUALTIES OF WAR 4.2: The Lady of Obsidian (David 8, Charlie 9, Trevor 8)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #270, Extremis! Please view the serial without . For our audio adventure we’ll begin concluding THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 04: CASUALTIES OF WAR with the third installment, The Enigma Dimension. If you’d like to follow along, the boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Knock Knock

This week we cover story #268, Knock Knock!  Bill and her friends get more than they bargained for when they rent a spooky old mansion to live in -- what secret hides within the walls of this place?  Luckily, the Doctor is close at hand to unravel the mystery!

QotW: Knock, Knock.  Who’s there?

Listener Mailbag/So Here's the Thing...

Discussion of "Knock Knock" (Trevor 7.5, David 7.5, Charlie 7.5)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish: THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 04: CASUALTIES OF WAR 4.1: Pretty Lies (Trevor 8, David 7.5, Charlie 7.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #269, Oxygen! Please view the episode anywhere other than the tower -- the tower is off limits. For our audio adventure, we’ll continue our coverage of THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 04: CASUALTIES OF WAR with the second installment, The Lady of Obsidian. As always, this boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D268.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Thin Ice

This week we cover story #267, Thin Ice!  The Doctor and Bill visit London in 1814, during the last great Frost Faire, and learn that the ice holds a terrible secret -- and leads them to an encounter with a terrible villain!

QotW: If Starbucks made a Doctor Who themed drink, what would it be called and what would be in it? (Bonus points if it's iced!)

Listener Mailbag/So Here's the Thing...

Discussion of "Thin Ice" (Charlie 8, Trevor 8, David 7.75)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish: THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 03: AGENTS OF CHAOS 3.3: Eye of Harmony (8.5/8, Trevor 8/7.75, David 8.25/8)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #268, Knock Knock! Please watch the serial in accordance with the terms of your oath For our audio adventure we’ll begin covering THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 04: CASUALTIES OF WAR with the first installment, Pretty Lies. If you’d like to follow along, the boxed set is available from BigFinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D267.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Smile

This week we cover story #266, Smile!  The Doctor and Bill travel to a nascent human colony in the distant future, but where are the workers who should be preparing for the colonists?  And why have their robot servants taken a dark and sinister turn?  It's up to the Doctor and Bill to find out!

QotW: What five Who-themed emojis would you add to social media if you could?

Listener Mailbag/So Here's the Thing.../The Quick Return Switch

Discussion of "Smile" (David 7.5, Charlie 8, Trevor 8)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish: THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 03: AGENTS OF CHAOS 3.2: The Eternity Cage (David 8, Charlie 8.5, Trevor 8.25)

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Join us next week as we continue coverage of modern era Doctor Who with episode #267, Thin Ice. Please remain smiling while watching the episode. For our audio adventure, we’ll be concluding our coverage of THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 03 boxed set, entitled AGENTS OF CHAOS. We’ll cover the third and final adventure from the set, “Eye of Harmony”. If you’d like to follow along, it’s available from bigfinish.com.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Pilot

This week we cover story #265, The Pilot!  When university employee Bill loses a friend (and possibly more) to a mysterious puddle, she calls on her personal tutor, an eccentric university professor known only as the Doctor to help her investigate!  What she learns will lead her to the adventure of a lifetime!

QotW: What would you most like to see on Doctor Who before Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi finish their runs on the show this season?

Listener Mailbag/So Here's the Thing...

Discussion of "The Pilot" (Trevor 8.25, David 8.5, Charlie 8.25)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish: THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 03: AGENTS OF CHAOS 3.1: The Shadow Vortex (Trevor 6.75, David 7.9, Charlie 5)

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Join us next week as we continue coverage of modern era Doctor Who with episode #266, Smile. Please watch the episode without breaking the laws of space and time. For our audio adventure, we’ll be continuing THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 03 boxed set, entitled AGENTS OF CHAOS. We’ll cover the second adventure from the set, “The Shadow Vortex”. If you’d like to follow along, it’s available from bigfinish.com.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Twin Dilemma

This week we cover story #136, The Twin Dilemma!  The Doctor, caught up in regeneration sickness, takes Peri to the asteroid Titan III where he encounters an old friend and a sinister mystery -- what has happened to the once-beautiful world of Jaconda?

QotW: What was your favorite fifth Doctor story and why?

Listener Mailbag/So Here's the Thing.../I'd just like to take a moment...

Discussion of "The Twin Dilemma" (Charlie 5.5, Trevor 6, David 6)

Connor's Corner

Fifth Doctor Number-Crunching

Big Finish: THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 02: INFERNAL DEVICES 2.3 The NeverWhen (Charlie 8.75, Trevor 8, David 8)

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Join us next week as we resume coverage of modern era Doctor Who with the series ten premiere, The Pilot. Please watch the episode without breaking the laws of space and time. For our audio adventure, we’ll be starting THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 03 boxed set, entitled AGENTS OF CHAOS. We’ll cover the first adventure from the set, “The Shadow Vortex”. If you’d like to follow along, it’s available from bigfinish.com.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Caves of Androzani

This week we cover story #135, The Caves of Androzani!  When the Doctor and Peri are poisoned in the treacherous caves of Androzani Minor and captured by a dangerous madman dead set on revenge, the Doctor must go to extreme lengths to find the cure.

QotW: Looking back over his tenure in the TARDIS, what was your favorite Turlough story?

Listener Mailbag/So Here's the Thing...

Discussion of "The Cave of Androzani" (Trevor 8.25, Charlie 8, David 8.75)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish: THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 02: INFERNAL DEVICES 2.2 A Thing of Guile (Trevor 8, Charlie 8.5, David 8.75)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #136, The Twin Dilemma! You can buy a digital copy on iTunes, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from BarnesAndNoble.com, Amazon.com, or many other fine retailers. For our audio adventure, we’ll be finishing up THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 02 boxed set, entitled INFERNAL DEVICES. We’ll cover the third adventure from the set, “The Neverwhen”. If you’d like to follow along, it’s available from bigfinish.com.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Planet of Fire

This week we cover story #134, Planet of Fire!  Turlough's mysterious past is finally revealed on the volcanic world of Sarn, where the fifth Doctor encounters his old enemy the Master and must make a heartbreaking choice regarding his companion Kamelion.

QotW: Looking back over her tenure in the TARDIS, what was your favorite Tegan story?

Listener Mailbag/So Here's the Thing...

Discussion of "Planet of Fire" (David 8, Trevor 8.25, Charlie 8.5)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish: THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 02: INFERNAL DEVICES 2.1 Legion of the Lost (David 8, Trevor 8, Charlie 8)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #135, The Caves of Androzani! You can buy a digital copy on iTunes, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, the BBC Shop, or many other fine retailers. For our audio adventure, we’ll be continuing THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 02 boxed set, entitled INFERNAL DEVICES. We’ll cover the second adventure from the set, “A Thing of Guile”. If you’d like to follow along, it’s available from bigfinish.com.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Resurrection of the Daleks

This week we cover story #133, Resurrection of the Daleks!  The TARDIS is snared by a time corridor connecting 1984 Earth to a distant space station where the Daleks are seeking the help of their creator, Davros, to recover from the Movellan war and regain supremacy in the universe!

QotW: If you could make a duplicate of yourself, what nefarious purpose would you use it for?

Listener Mailbag/So Here's the Thing...

Discussion of "Resurrection of the Daleks" (Charlie 8.5, David 8.25, Trevor 8.5)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish: THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 01 - 1.3 The Heart of the Battle (Charlie 8.75/9, David 9/9, Trevor 9/9)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #134, Planet of Fire! You can buy a digital copy on iTunes, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com or many other fine retailers. For our audio adventure, we’ll be beginning THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 02 boxed set, entitled INFERNAL DEVICES. We’ll cover the first adventure from the set, “Legion of the Lost”. If you’d like to follow along, it’s available from bigfinish.com.

Direct download: WanderIn4D133.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Frontios

This week we cover story #132, Frontios!  The Doctor and his companions find themselves in the colony of Frontios where mysterious meteorite bombardments and people vanishing into the earth are the norm.  What strange secret lies behind these odd occurrences?

QotW: The villains in Frontios can manipulate gravity. What unusual power would you like to see a Doctor Who villain wield?

Listener Mailbag/So Here's the Thing...

Discussion of "Frontios" (Trevor 7.75, Charlie 8, David 7.75)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish: THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 01 - 1.2 The Thousand Worlds (Trevor 8.75, Charlie 9, David 8)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #133, Resurrection of the Daleks! You can buy the DVD from Amazon.com, and, umm… that’s about it, really.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Awakening

This week we cover story #131, The Awakening!  The Doctor and his companions go to the village of Little Hodcombe in 1984 to visit Tegan's grandfather -- but find that he is missing, and an ancient evil sleeps beneath the church!

Last week's QotW: What is your favorite terribly cheesy-looking Doctor Who monster?

This week's QotW: If you could choose another time period to bleed into this one, what time period would you choose and why?

Listener Mailbag/So Here's the Thing...

Discussion of "The Awakening" (David 6.75, Trevor 6, Charlie 5)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish: THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 01 - 1.1 The Innocent (David 9.5, Trevor 9.75, Charlie 9.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #132, Frontios! You can buy a digital copy on iTunes, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com or many other fine retailers.

Direct download: WanderIn4D131.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Warriors of the Deep

This week we cover story #130, Warriors of the Deep!  The Doctor and his companions find themselves on a seabase at a time in Earth's future where the Silurians and the Sea Devils have been pushed to their limits -- the time for peace with humankind is over, the only path is WAR!

Discussion of "Warriors of the Deep" (Charlie 7, David 7, Trevor 7)

Connor's Corner

Big Finish: DOCTOR WHO - THE PETERLOO MASSACRE (Charlie 7.5, David 8, Trevor 8)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #131, The Awakening! You can rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com or many other fine retailers.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Five Doctors

This week we cover story #129, The Five Doctors!  When all of the Doctor's incarnations to date are abducted and taken to the Death Zone by an unknown foe, the Time Lords turn to an unlikely hero to go rescue him: surprise, it's the Master!

QotW: If could remake The Five Doctors with any five Doctors of your choice, which ones would you choose?

So Here's the Thing.../Listener Mailbag

I'd Just Like To Take a Moment: Gallifrey One

Discussion of "The Five Doctors" (Trevor 9, Charlie 9.5, Jess 9.5, David 8.75, Connor 8.9)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #130, Warriors of the Deep! You can buy a digital copy on iTunes, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, or many other fine retailers.

Direct download: WanderIn4D129.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The King's Demons

This week we cover story #128, The King's Demons!  The Doctor and his companions are mistaken for demons by King John in medieval England.  But something is amiss with the monarch -- who could be behind this, and can the Doctor save the Magna Carta and preserve history?

QotW: The Master has targeted YOU with his or her latest evil scheme! Which Doctor would you like to come to your rescue and why?

So Here's the Thing.../Listener Mailbag/Gallifrey One

Discussion of "The King's Demons" (Charlie 7.5, David 7, Trevor 6.5)

Big Finish audio adventure: The Mutant Phase (Charlie 7, David 8, Trevor 8)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #129, The Five Doctors! You can rent the DVD from Netflix or buy the DVD from BarnesAndNoble.com, Amazon.com, the BBC Doctor Who Shop, or many other fine retailers.

Direct download: WanderIn4D128.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Enlightenment

This week we cover story #127, Enlightenment.  The Doctor and his companions get caught up in a spaceship race between a number of Eternals.  But the White Guardian tasks them with stopping the Eternals from winning!  What cosmic prize awaits the winner?

QotW: If you had the power of total Enlightenment, what would you do with it?

So Here's the Thing.../Listener Mailbag/New Doctor

Discussion of "Enlightenment" (Trevor 8, Charlie 9, David 8.5)

Big Finish audio adventure: WINTER FOR THE ADEPT (Trevor 7.75, Charlie 7.5, David 8)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #128, The King’s Demons! You can rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, or other fine retailers.

Direct download: WanderIn4D127.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Terminus

This week we cover story #126, Terminus.  The Doctor finds himself on a space station at the center of the universe where diseased people are "treated" by an animalistic monster and then never seen again.  What dark secret does this place hide, and what will it cost the Doctor to put things right?

QotW: Terminus was Nyssa’s last adventure with the TARDIS crew. What was your favorite Nyssa story and why?

So Here's the Thing.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Terminus" (Charlie 6.5, David 8.5, Trevor 7)

Big Finish audio adventure: THE LAND OF THE DEAD (Charlie 5, David 6, Trevor 5.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #127, Enlightenment! You can rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD as part of the Black Guardian boxed set from BarnesAndNoble.com, Amazon.com, the BBC Doctor Who Shop, or many other fine retailers.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Mawdryn Undead

This week we cover story #125, Mawdryn Undead.  The Doctor gets separated from the TARDIS and his companions, and each group meets the Brigadier in different timelines.  Together they must find their way back together and uncover the secret of Mawdryn and his band of undead.  And who is the mysterious schoolboy known only as Turlough?

QotW: If you could meet your past self from six years ago, what advice would you give yourself?

So Here's the Thing.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Mawdryn Undead" (Trevor 8.5, Charlie 9, David 7.75)

Big Finish audio adventure: SPARE PARTS (Trevor 9, Charlie 9, David 8.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #126, Terminus! You can rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD as part of the Black Guardian boxed set from BarnesAndNoble.com, Amazon.com, the BBC Doctor Who Shop, or many other fine retailers.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Snakedance

This week we cover story #124, Snakedance!  Tegan turns out to still be infected by the snake-like Mara from the world of the Kinda, and it possesses her and makes a bid for full manifestation in its true form.  Can the Doctor stop it and free his companion from its sinister influence for good?

QotW: What rarely-seen Doctor Who monster (classic or modern) would you like to see make a return to the show?

So Here's the Thing.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Snakedance" (David 7.5, Trevor 5.25, Charlie 6.75)

Big Finish audio adventure: Omega (David 8.75, Trevor 9.25, Charlie 9)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #125, Mawdryn Undead! You can rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD as part of the Black Guardian boxed set from BarnesAndNoble.com, Amazon.com, the BBC Doctor Who Shop, or many other fine retailers.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Arc of Infinity

This week we cover story #123, Arc of Infinity!  The Doctor and Nyssa are summoned to Gallifrey where a traitor is working in league with a mysterious stranger, who turns out to be none other than the ancient abandoned Time Lord Omega!  They track him to Amsterdam where they reunite with Tegan and face off with the Time-Lord-turned-villain!

QotW: Four visited Paris; Five visited Amsterdam. What major world city would you like to see the Doctor explore?

So Here's the Thing.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Arc of Infinity" (Charlie 8.5, David 8.25, Trevor 8.5)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: Torchwood 2.5. BROKEN (Charlie 7, David 8, Trevor 6)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #124, Snakedance! You can buy a digital copy on iTunes, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from BarnesAndNoble.com, Amazon.com, or many other fine retailers.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Time-Flight

This week we cover story #122, Time-Flight!  The Doctor is recruited by UNIT to investigate a missing Concorde aircraft.  The search leads him to pre-historic Earth where a deadly and nefarious foe awaits, biding his time until ultimate power can be his!

QotW: What real-life person do you think might be the Master?

So Here's the Thing.../Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Time-Flight" (Trevor 7.25, Charlie 8.5, David 7.5)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: Torchwood 2.5. BROKEN (Trevor 8.75, Charlie 9, David 8.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #123, Arc of Infinity! You can buy a digital copy on iTunes, rent the DVD from Netflix, but the region 1 DVD appears to be out of print and is selling at a premium on the sites we usually recommend.

Direct download: WanderIn4D122.mp3
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