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

Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Nightmare of Eden

This week we cover story #107, Nightmare of Eden!  The Doctor and Romana find themselves aboard a ship with a problem: another ship has materialized overlapping it.  Meanwhile, the crew are overdosing from a rare drug and monsters are rampaging through the ship.  What foul plot could explain all of these disasters?

QotW: If you could capture a place in a data crystal and later project it and return there any time, what place would you choose?

Charlie's Variety Segment/Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Nightmare of Eden" (David 7.5, Trevor 7.75, Charlie 7)

Big Finish: 4th Doctor Adventures: The Auntie Matter (David 8, Trevor 8, Charlie 8.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #108, The Horns of Nimon! You can rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD from Amazon.com, but we had difficulty locating other retailers selling it directly at a reasonable price.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: Creature from the Pit

This week we cover story #106, The Creature from the Pit!  The Doctor and Romana find themselves on a world in a dark age where metal is precious and a strange alien eggshell has appeared on the landscape.  But what mysterious creature lurks in the pit the planet's leader casts her enemies into?

QotW: Creature from the Pit was the last Doctor Who serial directed by Christopher Barry. What's your favorite story of his and why?

Charlie's Variety Segment/Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Creature from the Pit" (Scott 8.5, Charlie 8.5, David 8.25, Trevor 7.5)

Big Finish: Tenth Doctor Adventures -- Death and the Queen (Charlie 7, David 7.75, Trevor 7.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #107, Nightmare of Eden!  You can buy a digital copy on iTunes or rent the DVD from Netflix.  This one is out of print in region 1, so if you can find a copy for sale, it will likely be rather expensive.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: City of Death

This week we cover story #105, City of Death!  In Paris, 1979, the Doctor and Romana discover a plot to steal the Mona Lisa -- but sinister alien plot is behind this comparatively simple theft?  The sinister Count Scarlioni will lead them on a chase through Earth's history to find out!

QotW: The Wanderers think City of Death was poorly named; what would be a better title for this serial?

Charlie's Variety Segment/Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "City of Death" (Chad 9, Trevor 9.25, Charlie 9.5, David 8.25)

Big Finish audio adventure: The Tenth Doctor Adventures 1.2 -- Time Reaver (Trevor 5.75, Charlie 8, David 6.9)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #106, The Creature from the Pit! You can buy a digital copy on iTunes, rent the DVD from Netflix, or buy the DVD 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: Destiny of the Daleks

This week we cover story #104, Destiny of the Daleks!  The Doctor and the newly-regenerated Romana find themselves caught between the Daleks and the mysterious Movellans.  Unable to defeat the Movellans, The Daleks seek out their creator, Davros, to help them.  With the Doctor help the Movellans put an end to the Daleks once and for all?

QotW: In Destiny of the Daleks, Romana regenerated to look like someone else. If you could do the same, who would you choose?

Charlie's Variety Segment/Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "Destiny of the Daleks" (David 8, Trevor 8.25, Charlie 8.5)

Big Finish audio adventure: The Tenth Doctor Adventures 1.1 -- Technophobia (David 7.99, Trevor 8, Charlie 8)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #105, City of Death! This title is out of print in region 1 and extremely expensive, but you can rent the DVD from Netflix… for now.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Armageddon Factor

This week we cover story #103, the Armageddon Factor!  The Doctor and Romana trace the last segment of the Key to Time to the planet Atrios, locked in a deadly war with the planet Zeos.  But where is the Key segment hidden, and who is this mysterious Shadow interfering in their plans?

QotW: The Doctor has gone by many nicknames & aliases. If you were to give K9 a nickname or alias, what would it be?

Charlie's Variety Segment/Listener Mailbag

Discussion of "The Armageddon Factor" (Charlie 8.5, Scott 8.5, David 8.5, Trevor 8.75)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #104, Destiny of the Daleks! You can rent the DVD from Netflix, or try to buy the DVD from the usual retailers, but as of recording it looks like stock is running out and this DVD may be out of print. It looks like your best bets may be BBC Doctor Who shop or the Barnes and Noble Marketplace.

 

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Power of Kroll

This week we cover story #102, the Power of Kroll!  On a moon of Delta Magna, the Doctor and Romana encounter industrial humans and primitive swampies in conflict with one another.  But where is the Key fragment, and what role does the monstrous squid-being Kroll play in all this?

QotW: Kroll resembles Final Fantasy's Malboro. What other video game character design would make a good Doctor Who monster?

Charlie's Variety Segment/Social Media

Discussion of "The Power of Kroll" (Trevor 6, Charlie 6.5, David 6.75)

Big Finish audio adventure: 4th Doctor Adventures "The Oseidon Adventure" (Trevor 8, Charlie 9.5, David 7.75)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #103, The Armageddon Factor! You can buy a digital copy on iTunes or buy the special edition Key To Time DVD 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 Androids of Tara

This week we cover story #101, The Androids of Tara!  The Doctor and Romana find the next fragment of the Key to Time on a world with a strange mix of medieval and futuristic technology.  Can they keep the evil Count Grendel from usurping the throne -- and killing them off in the process?

QotW: If the 4th Doctor had an android doppleganger, how would you distinguish the genuine article from the robot?

Charlie's Variety Segment/Social Media

Discussion of "The Androids of Tara" (David 7.25, Chad 7, Trevor 7.5, Scott 6, Charlie 6.5)

Big Finish audio adventure: 4th Doctor Adventures "Trail of the White Worm" (David 7.25, Trevor 8.25, Charlie 8)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #102, The Power of Kroll! You can buy a digital copy on iTunes or buy the special edition Key To Time DVD 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 Stones of Blood

This week we cover story #100, The Stones of Blood!  The Doctor and Romana's investigation of a circle of standing stones in Cornwall reveals that they are more than they seem -- and a Celtic deity may have something to say about their snooping around!

QotW: This week’s Question of the Week: In The Stones Of Blood the Doctor goes on trial. Who would you like to see tried by a pair of overeager justice machines?

Charlie's Variety Segment/Social Media

Discussion of "The Stones of Blood" (Charlie 6.75, David 7, Trevor 7.5)

Big Finish audio adventure: 4th Doctor Adventures "Energy of the Daleks" (Charlie 8.5, David 7.5, Trevor 7)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #101, The Androids of Tara! You can buy a digital copy on iTunes, rent the DVD of the serial from Netflix, or buy the special edition Key To Time DVD 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 Pirate Planet

This week we cover story #99, The Pirate Planet!  The Doctor and Romana seek the second fragment on the planet Calufrax -- but something is amiss, and the blustering Captain appears to be behind it.  But who is REALLY pulling the strings?

Last Week's QotW: What modern-day thinker or theory gets dismissed as crackpot that you think may one day be proven correct (like Binro)?

QotW: This week’s Question of the Week: In your best Captain (The Pirate Planet) voice, how would you complete this sentence (i.e. fill in the blanks)? “By the mighty ____ of ____!"

Charlie's Variety Segment/Social Media/Convention update

Discussion of "The Pirate Planet" (Trevor 8, Charlie 9, Chad 9, David 7.75, Scott 9)

Big Finish audio adventure: 4th Doctor Adventures "Wrath of the Iceni" (Trevor 7.5, Charlie 8, David 8)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #100 (WOO HOO! Wanderers in the 4th Dimension 100th serial party!), The Stones of Blood! You can rent the DVD of the serial from Netflix, or buy the special edition Key To Time DVD boxed set from Amazon.com, WBShop.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, the BBC Doctor Who Shop, or many other fine retailers.

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Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: The Ribos Operation

This week we cover story #98, The Ribos Operation!  When the White Guardian drafts the Doctor to reassemble the mysterious Key to Time, he finds himself embroiled in a planet-selling scam on Ribos.  But fraud is not the worst that is occurring here...

Discussion of "The Ribos Operation" (David 7.5, Trevor 7.75, Charlie 8.5, Chad 6.5)

Big Finish audio adventure: 4th Doctor Adventures "Renaissance Man" (David 6.5, Trevor 7.75, Charlie 7.5)

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Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #99, The Pirate Planet! This is the second serial of the season-long Key To Time story. You can buy a digital copy of The Pirate Planet on iTunes, rent the DVD of the serial from Netflix, or buy the special edition Key To Time DVD boxed set from Amazon.com, WBShop.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, the BBC Doctor Who Shop, or many other fine retailers.

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