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

Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Celestial Toymaker

This week we cover Doctor Who story #24, 1966's "The Celestial Toymaker", in which our heroes become the playthings of the fiendish Celestial Toymaker!  Will they ever see the TARDIS again?

QotW: Given that Peter Capaldi’s twelfth Doctor has all new taste buds, what do you think his new favorite food should be?

Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Celestial Toymaker" (Trevor 5.5, Charlie 7, David 6.25)

Connor's Corner

Discussion of Big Finish audio adventure "The Guardian of the Solar System" (Trevor 8, Charlie 8, David 7.5)

Doctor Who Reviews: The Celestial Toystore

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who serial #25, The Gunfighters, with special guest co-host Jess Hall!  We invite you to follow along by watching this serial before the podcast.  Fully intact, the serial is available to stream from Hulu Plus, or you can rent the DVD from Netflix or purchase it from Amazon.com.  Although the DVD was affordable at the time we looked it up, be aware that this serial is out of print and prices do fluctuate.  It may be difficult to find or expensive in your place and time.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Ark

This week we cover Doctor Who story #23, 1966's "The Ark", in which our heroes accidentally re-introduce the common cold to the human race, with disastrous consequences!

QotW: If you were to choose any author, living or dead, to write a Doctor Who story, who would it be?

Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Ark" (David 9.5, Trevor 9, Charlie 9.5)

Connor's Corner

Discussion of Big Finish audio adventure "Mother Russia" (David 7, Trevor 6, Charlie 6)

Doctor Who Reviews: Doctor Who Yahtzee

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who serial #24, The Celestial Toymaker!  We invite you to follow along by watching this serial before the podcast.  Only one episode survives in video format, but the soundtrack is available from Audible.com.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Eve

This week we cover Doctor Who story #22, 1966's "The Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Eve", which finds the TARDIS crew in 16th century France, trapped in a conflict between the Catholics and the Huguenots!

QotW: What historical period would you like to see the twelfth Doctor visit (or re-visit) in series 8?

Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Massacre" (Charlie 4, David 5.99, Trevor 5.5)

Connor's Corner

Discussion of Big Finish audio adventure "Home Truths" (Charlie 8, David 8, Trevor 7.5)

 

TARDIS Coordinates: The TARDIS Room 1218 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR, 97217

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who serial #23, The Ark!  We invite you to follow along by watching this serial before the podcast.  You can stream this serial from Hulu Plus, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon, the BBC Doctor Who Shop, or many other fine retailers.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Daleks' Master Plan

This week we cover the second half of Doctor Who story #21, 1965-66's "The Daleks' Master Plan", in which our heroes must save not just Earth, not just the solar system, not just the galaxy, but the entire UNIVERSE from domination by the Daleks!

QotW: Which modern or pre-Galaxy 4 Doctor Who companion do you wish had met an untimely end?

Listener Mailbag

Discussion of the second half of "The Daleks' Master Plan" (Feast of Steven: Trevor 4, Charlie 3, David 2 eye-bleeds; Second Half: Trevor 8, Charlie 9, David 8.25; Overall: Trevor 8.25, Charlie 9, David 8.5)

Connor's Corner

Doctor Who on the Web: BBC Doctor Who Shop

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who serial #22, The Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Eve!  This serial is entirely lost, meaning that none of the episodes have survived in video form.  However, we invite you to follow along by listening to the soundtrack for this serial before the podcast.  It is available from Audible.com.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Daleks' Master Plan

This week we cover the first half of Doctor Who story #21, 1965-66's "The Daleks' Master Plan", in which our heroes must save not just Earth, not just the solar system, not just the galaxy, but the entire UNIVERSE from domination by the Daleks!

QotW: What's your favorite modern Dalek story?

Listener Mailbag

Discussion of the first half of "The Daleks' Master Plan" (David 8.75, Trevor 8.5, Charlie 9)

Connor's Corner

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Join us next week for our review of the final six parts of Doctor Who serial #21, The Daleks’ Master Plan!  This is the longest Doctor Who story, consisting of 12 episodes.  As such, we have split it across two podcast episodes.  This week we covered the first six episodes, and next week we will cover the remaining six.  We invite you to follow along by watching these episodes before the podcast.  Most of The Daleks’ Master Plan has been lost, however, the remaining episodes can be found on the Lost In Time DVD set.  The soundtrack can be acquired from Audible.com.

 

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Galaxy 4 and Mission to the Unknown

This week we cover Doctor Who story #120, 1965's "The Myth Makers", in which our heroes meet the heroes of ancient Greece and Troy, and find their allegiances split -- which side will they help to win the war?

QotW, courtesy of Joshua-Shane Vis: If you were to make a Doctor Who video game, what kind of game would it be?  Rule: Must use all canon Doctors.

Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Myth Makers" (Charlie 7, David 7.5, Trevor 8)

Connor's Corner

Discussion of Big Finish's "The Suffering"

Doctor Who on the Web: Doctor Who Parody by The Hillywood Show

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Join us next week for our review of the first six parts of Doctor Who serial #21, The Daleks’ Master Plan!  This is the longest Doctor Who story, consisting of 12 episodes.  As such, we will split it across two podcast episodes.  Next week we will cover the first six episodes, and the following week we will cover the remaining six.  We invite you to follow along by watching these episodes before the podcast.  Most of The Daleks’ Master Plan has been lost, however, the remaining episodes can be found on the Lost In Time DVD set.  The soundtrack can be acquired from Audible.com.

 

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Galaxy 4 and Mission to the Unknown

This week we cover Doctor Who story #18, 1965's "Galaxy 4", in which our heroes meet two alien races on a doomed world: the beautiful Drahvins and the hideous Rills.  But who is good and who is evil?  We also cover story #19, "Mission to the Unknown", also known as the Dalek Cutaway.  Three men are stranded on the planet Kembel a millennium after the Dalek invasion of Earth.  The Daleks have returned to our galaxy, and these men must get word back to Earth!

QotW: Not counting Capaldi, which modern Doctor do you feel is most like the first Doctor and why?

Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Galaxy 4" (Trevor 7.5, Charlie 6.5, David 6.5)

Discussion of "Mission to the Unknown" (Trevor 8.5, Charlie 8, David 7.5)

Connor's Corner

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Join us next week for our reviews of Doctor Who serial #20, The Myth Makers!  We invite you to follow along by watching the serials before the podcast.  The Myth Makers is a completely lost story, meaning no video of it has survived.  However, the soundtrack can be acquired from Audible.com.

 

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Time Meddler

This week we cover Doctor Who story #17, 1965's "The Time Meddler", in which the TARDIS crew discover strange anachronisms in 11th century England -- but who could be responsible?

QotW: If you had to choose one companion, Ian or Barbara, which would you choose and why?

Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Time Meddler" (David: 6.9, Trevor: 8.5, Charlie: 9)

Connor's Corner

Discussion of "The Time Museum"

Doctor Who Events: BBC Worldwide Celebrates David Tennant: Doctor Who + Wings by Fathom Events  http://www.fathomevents.com/event/doctor-who-and-wings

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Join us next week for our reviews of Doctor Who serials #18, Galaxy 4, and #19, Mission to the Unknown!  We invite you to follow along by watching the serials before the podcast.  Three of the four parts of Galaxy 4 are lost, so there has been no full-length DVD release.  A condensed reconstruction is available on the Aztecs Special Edition DVD, and the official soundtrack is available from Audible.com.  Mission to the Unknown is also lost, but the soundtrack is included with the soundtrack of The Daleks' Master Plan, also available from Audible.com.

 

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Episode 16: The Chase

This week we cover Doctor Who story #16, 1965's "The Chase", in which the Daleks pursue the TARDIS throughout time and space, intent on exterminating its crew wherever or whenever they may flee!

QotW: What is your favorite modern Doctor Who catch phrase?

Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Chase"

Connor's Corner

Doctor Who Review: Our video unboxing and review of the Doctor Who Chase Action Figure Set from Underground Toys

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who serial #17, The Time Meddler!  We invite you to follow along by watching the serial before the podcast.  The region 1 DVD is out of print, so you can buy it from Amazon, but it’s very expensive.  You can rent the DVD from Netflix or stream the serial from Hulu Plus.

 

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This week we cover Doctor Who story #15, 1965's "The Space Museum", which finds the TARDIS crew lost in a space museum, desperately trying to avoid becoming the next exhibit!

This week we're joined by our special guest co-host, Jess Hall, Charlie's co-host on The Infinite Longbox podcast!

QotW: If you could pick a signature accessory for Peter Capaldi's twelfth Doctor, what would it be, and why?

Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Space Museum"

Discussion of Big Finish's "The Rocket Men"

Connor's Corner

Shout Out: Comic Geek Speak Podcast

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Viewing options for next episode's serial, "The Chase"
Buy the DVD from Amazon
Rent the DVD from Netflix
Stream from Hulu Plus starting with Part 1

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