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

Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Logopolis

This week we cover story #115, Logopolis!  When the Doctor goes to Logopolis with Adric an his accidental new companion, Tegan, a grim fate lies in wait for him.

Last Week's QotW: If you could immobilize someone and try to compassionately redeem them for their crimes, whom would you redeem?

QotW: If you had the power to manifest any solid object with accurate measurements and pure mathematics, what would you manifest?

Discussion of "Logopolis" (David 8.5, Trevor 8.25, Connor 9.99999, Charlie 8.5)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: UNIT -- Shutdown part 1: Power Cell (David 8.75, Trevor 8.5, Connor 9, Charlie 8)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #116, Castrovalva! You can buy a digital copy on iTunes, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD either separately or as part of the New Beginnings boxed set from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, or many other fine retailers.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Class

In this bonus episode, we cover the first two episodes of the new Doctor Who spin-off, Class!  We start with a spoiler-free discussion of the episodes, "For Tonight We Might Die" and "The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo", then we move on to spoil the spoilers!

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Keeper of Traken

This week we cover story #114, The Keeper of Traken!  When the Keeper of Traken asks the Doctor to come to Traken during the time of his passing and the succession of a new keeper, a dangerous foe lies in wait for him!

A spoiler-free discussion of the first two episodes of Class

Discussion of "The Keeper of Traken" (Charlie 9, David 8.9, Leann 7, Trevor 8.25)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: 4th Doctor Adventures 2.07. The Final Phase (Charlie 8.5, David 8, Trevor 7.75)

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Join us next week for our review of Tom Baker’s swan song, Doctor Who story #115, Logopolis! You can buy a digital copy on iTunes, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD either separately or as part of the New Beginnings boxed set from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, or many other fine retailers.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Warriors' Gate

This week we cover story #113, Warriors' Gate!  Seeking a way out of E-Space, the Doctor and Romana meet a race of time-sensitive cat people called Tharils who can travel between dimensions with the aid of a mysterious mirrors.  But before they can escape, they must unravel the secrets of the Tharils' past!

QotW: Warriors' Gate is K-9’s last serial as a series regular. What was your favorite K-9 moment?

Charlie's Variety Segment/Listener Mailbag/Class Announcement

Discussion of "Warriors' Gate" (Trevor 7.5, Charlie 6.5, David 8)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: Fourth Doctor Adventures 2.06. The Dalek Contract (No ratings -- this was part 1, tune in next week when we'll rate the story overall!)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #114, The Keeper of Traken! The DVD is out of print and expensive on its own, but you can still get it as part of the New Beginnings boxed set, which can still be found on Amazon.com for a reasonable price. BarnesAndNoble.com has it in their marketplace, as well, and you may be able to find copies at some other fine retailers.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: State of Decay

This week we cover story #112, State of Decay!  The Doctor and Romana find they have a stowaway aboard when they reach a world where society is in a state of decay.  But a darker secret lurks beneath the tower -- an ancient foe of the Time Lords bides its time, waiting to return to n-space!

QotW: In State of Decay, the Doctor faces vampires. What other classic monster would you like to see the Doctor face?

Charlie's Variety Segment/Listener Mailbag/Class Announcement

Discussion of "State of Decay" (David 8.25, Trevor 8.5, Charlie 8.5)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: 4th Doctor Adventures 2.05. Phantoms of the Deep (David 8, Trevor 8.5, Charlie 8.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #113, Warrior’s Gate! This serial is hard to get individually, but as of recording is still widely available as part of the E-Space boxed set. You can rent the DVDs from this set individually from Netflix, or buy the whole boxed set from Amazon.com, The WB Shop, BarnesAndNoble.com, the BBC Doctor Who Shop, or many other fine retailers.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Full Circle

This week we cover story #111, Full Circle!  The Doctor and Romana find themselves stuck in e-space where they meet the inhabitants of Alzarius, a world that goes through strange cycles of cold mists.  But there are other creatures too, melons, and spiders, and marshmen, oh my!  What is the dark secret known only to the First Decider about the origins and destiny of their people?

QotW with special guest co-host Connor: What should Andrew Smith's punishment be for beheading K-9 in Full Circle?

Charlie's Variety Segment/Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Full Circle" (Charlie 8, David 6.75, Trevor 7.75)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: 4th Doctor Adventures 2.04. Justice of the Jalxar (Charlie 8.5, David 7.75, Trevor 8)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #112, State of Decay! This serial is hard to get individually, but as of recording is still widely available as part of the E-Space boxed set. You can rent the DVDs from this set individually from Netflix, or buy the whole boxed set from Amazon.com, The WB Shop, BarnesAndNoble.com, the BBC Doctor Who Shop, or many other fine retailers.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Meglos

This week we cover story #110, The Leisure Hive!  The Doctor and Romana visit Tigella to mediate a dispute between the Savants and the Deons, but they're waylaid by the Zolfa-Thuran Meglos and his hired mercenary Gaztaks.  What are they really after, and can the Doctor avoid being executed for the crimes they've pinned on him?

QotW with special guest co-host Connor: If you could pick any former Doctor Who companion actor to come back in a different role, who would you choose and for what role?

Charlie's Variety Segment/Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Meglos" (Trevor 6.5, Charlie 5.5, David 7.5)

Big Finish Audio Adventure: 4th Doctor Adventures 2.03. War Against the Laan (Trevor 8, Charlie 7.5, David 7.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #111, Full Circle! This serial is hard to get individually, but as of recording is still widely available as part of the E-Space boxed set. You can rent the DVDs from this set individually from Netflix, or buy the whole boxed set from Amazon.com, The WB Shop, BarnesAndNoble.com, the BBC Doctor Who Shop, or many other fine retailers.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Leisure Hive

This week we cover story #109, The Leisure Hive!  The Doctor and Romana visit Argolis for a vacation but are soon caught up in a plot of galactic domination!  How could a leisure planet have such a dark secret?

QotW with special guest co-host Leann: The Wanderers think The Leisure Hive is not a memorable name for a serial. What would you title this serial?

Charlie's Variety Segment/Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Leisure Hive" (David 7.75, Trevor 7.5, Charlie 7.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #110, Meglos! You can buy the DVD from Amazon.com, the WB Shop, BarnesAndNoble.com, or many other fine retailers.

Direct download: WanderIn4D109.mp3
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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Shada

This week we cover story #108.5, Shada!  In this unfinished serial, the Doctor and Romana visit Professor Chronotis on Earth in the 1970s -- but what dark secret does he hide, and who is the mysterious Skagra who is after the man and his Gallifreyan book?  In this extra-long episode we review FOUR different versions of Shada!

QotW: In #Shada a TARDIS appears as a college room. What real-life building do you think might be a TARDIS?

Charlie's Variety Segment/Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Shada" (Charlie 8, David 8.25, Trevor 8.25)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #109, The Leisure Hive! You can buy a digital copy on iTunes or buy the DVD from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, the WB Shop, the BBC Doctor Who Shop, or many other fine retailers.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Horns of Nimon

This week we cover story #108, Nightmare of Eden!  The Doctor and Romana visit Skonnos where a mysterious Nimon has had a labyrinthine power complex built under the direction of his priest, Soldeed -- but to what sinister end?  

QotW: If you had to pick a universe for the Nimons to swarm like locusts, what universe would it be?

Charlie's Variety Segment/Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Horns of Nimon" (Trevor 7.5, Charlie 7.75, David 8.75)

Big Finish: 4th Doctor Adventures: The Sands of Life (Trevor 8, Charlie 8, David 8)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #... well, it doesn’t really have a number, because it was unfinished and never broadcast. But it’s after story #108 and before story 109, so let’s call it 108.5, shall we? (We’ll argue about the details on next week’s show.) You can buy the DVD from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, the WB Shop, the BBC Doctor Who Shop, or many other fine retailers.

Direct download: WanderIn4D108.mp3
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