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

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...

Direct download: WanderIn4DMoment1JW.mp3
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST
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