Episode 22 - The TV Movie

Episode 22 - The TV Movie

NEW TO WHO and THE TV MOVIE

“We’re back - and it’s about time!”

Late July, 2019: the brink of a new episode of New To Who. An anachronistic Australian podcast materialises in San Francisco (or is that Vancouver?) amid a hail of laughter which finds its intentional targets - three strange men who walk out of the pod.

But Col, Dan, and Steven are not the only podcasters in Vancouver. Doctor Who royalty, Jeremy Radick - who appears as Gareth in the 1996 TV Movie - is there as well, joining New To Who for a very special episode.

Seven years after disappearing from television screens everywhere, Doctor Who came back - but for one night only.

The script for The TV Movie (also unofficially known as “The Enemy Within”) was written by Matthew Jacobs - whose father appeared in the William Hartnell story, The Gunfighters - while Philip Segal was finally able to bring his vision for Doctor Who to a US mainstream audience for the first time in his role as Executive Producer of this American co-production with Fox. Geoffrey Sax, another Englishman in Hollywood, directs this big budget movie intended as a pilot for a Doctor Who series on network television.

Taking the mantle of the Doctor, this time in his eighth incarnation, was the dreamy Paul McGann. Daphne Ashbrook played his companion-in-waiting, Dr Grace Holloway, alongside Jee Yee Tso as Chang Lee, who falls under the spell of the Master - this time played fabulously by Eric Roberts.

You can listen to and see the film clip for The Safety Dance by Canadian new wave outfit Men Without Hats here.

Theme by Our Colin (2019).  Much love and thanks, Col! ❤︎

Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.

 

You can now find New To Who on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podbean, and PlayerFM.

NEW TO WHO WILL RETURN

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New To Who: A Hinchcliffe and Holmes Retrospective

New To Who: A Hinchcliffe and Holmes Retrospective

NEW TO WHO: A Hinchcliffe and Holmes Retrospective

New to Who sit down to talk with friends and fellow podcasters from all over the world about the perceived golden age of Doctor Who; the Hinchcliffe and Holmes era - but is it…?

Join Liz Myles and Paul Cornell from the Hammer House of Podcast,  Nathan Bottomley from Flight Through Entirety, Jeremy Radick, Ben and David from Metebelis II, Christopher Burgess from Radio Free Skaro and Katrina Griffiths from Verity!, Erik Stadnik from Doctor Who (and now The Outer Limits) The Writers’ Room and The Real McCoy, and Dave Kitchen from The Doctor Who Show, as we discuss the pros and cons of a much-beloved but also at-times problematic era of Doctor Who.

Great thanks go to each of our guests for appearing on New To Who!

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Episode 21 - The Ark In Space

Episode 21 - The Ark In Space

NEW TO WHO and THE ARK IN SPACE

At a time in the far-off future, Earth has become uninhabitable.  A selection of Humanity is placed, deep-frozen, in a fully-automated space station, to await the day of their return to Earth…

Thousands of years later, New To Who return.  Col, Dan, and Steven find things going suspiciously wrong, and the station under attack from the giant WIRRN, deadly creatures who, in their lust for power, now threaten the future of the whole Human Race…

New To Who are back with a look at THE ARK IN SPACE, the first story proper of the vaunted Hinchcliffe and Holmes era of Classic Who (Seasons 12 to 14).

The story is written by Robert Holmes, rewriting John Lucarotti’s original script, while Philip Hinchcliffe takes the reins from Barry Letts as producer for the first time – at the ripe old age of 29!  It boasts some beautiful set designs by Roger Murray-Leach complemented by gorgeous direction by Rodney Bennett and a haunting score from Australia’s own Dudley Simpson, while Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, and Ian Marter are wonderful as one of the all-time very best TARDIS teams.

With echoes of 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick from 1968 and foreshadowing Ridley Scott’s Alien of 1979, THE ARK IN SPACE combines existential and body horror genres to tell the story of cryogenically frozen human colony that revives only to find themselves in the midst of an insectoid alien horror that feeds on their bodies and souls! 

The cover of the original imprint of the 1976 Target novelisation for THE ARK IN SPACE is used with the kind permission of Chris Achilleos.  The novelisation is written by Ian Marter himself, and the audiobook is ready by none other than Tom Baker.

Theme by Our Colin (2019).  Much love and thanks, Col! ❤︎

Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.

 

You can now find New To Who on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and PlayerFM.

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New To Who: Interview with Christopher H Bidmead

New To Who: Interview with Christopher H Bidmead

NEW TO WHO meet CHRISTOPHER H BIDMEAD

It is with great pleasure that we give Our #SweetDorks an interview with the Script Editor of Doctor Who during the Season 18 and writer of Logopolis, Christopher H Bidmead.

Dan, Steven, and Col are joined by Christopher, who relates the story of how he became a writer, actor, and script editor of Doctor Who.

Over the course of our chat, we hear Christopher talk about what it was like to inherit the show from his predecessor, Douglas Adams, what it was like to work with Tom Baker, and what parts John Nathan-Turner and Barry Letts played in the shaping of the vision of Season 18, the last of the Fourth Doctor and the first of the 1980s.

Great thanks go to Christopher H Bidmead for appearing on New To Who!

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Episode 20 - Logopolis

Episode 20 - Logopolis

NEW TO WHO - LOGOPOLIS

In theory Dan and Steven should be able to change †heir appearance to blend in unobtrusively wherever they happen to materialise. In practice, however, because of a fault in the chameleon circuit, they always look like a police box - a minor inconvenience the they now hope to correct.

Fixing the mechanism involves a visit to Perth and a trip to the planet Logopolis - normally a quiet little place that keeps itself to itself.

But on this occasion the meddling presence of Col ensures the disruption of normality. And even Col is horrified by the threat of total chaos he unintentionally precipitates - until he finds a way to turn the imminent destruction of the universe to his own advantage...

New to Who concludes its trilogy of regeneration stories with this, the final story of the Fourth Doctor as played by the inimitable Tom Baker. It is also the introductory story featuring the first Australian companion, Tegan Jovanka played by the lovely Janet Fielding, who joins existing companion Adric (Matthew Waterhouse) and Nyssa (Sarah Sutton) who rejoins the cast in what will become known as the ‘crowded TARDIS’ in the following season.

LOGOPOLIS was written by the Season 18 script editor, Christopher H Bidmead, and is beautifully directed by the late, great Peter Grimwade, his second story as director for the programme. Peter Grimwade would go on to write three Fifth Doctor stories.

The cover of the original imprint of the 1982 Target novelisation for LOGOPOLIS is by Andrew Skilleter. The novelisation is written by Christopher H Bidmead, who also reads the audiobook, which is available from Audible.

Intro theme by Our Colin (2019), and outro music by Bridget (2019).  Much love and thanks, Col and Bridget! ❤︎

If you enjoyed Bridget's music and would like to hear more, please check out her band Simone & Girlfunkle.

Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.

 

NEW TO WHO WILL RETURN

(One day. Yes, one day…)

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Episode 19 - A New To Who Surprise Christmas Special For Our Sweet Dorks

Episode 19 - A New To Who Surprise Christmas Special For Our Sweet Dorks

A NEW TO WHO SURPRISE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FOR OUR SWEET DORKS

New to Who looks back at our 2018, asking our guests for their personal all-time favourite Classic Doctor Who story EVER!

Join Dan and Steven under the Christmas tree in a West Australian summer as they unwrap their gifts to Our Sweet Dorks.

(Re)introducing: The Watcher

Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.

 

NEXT MONTH: LOGOPOLIS

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Episode 18 - The Caves of Androzani

Episode 18 - The Caves of Androzani

NEW TO WHO AND THE CAVES OF ANDROZANI

From the moment they land on the planet Androzani Minor, everything goes wrong for Dan and Steven and their young companion, Bridget.

They become involved in the struggle between brutal gun-runners, ruthless Federation troops, and the hideously mutilated Sharaz Jek, who lurks in the depths of the caves with his android army.

Key to this struggle is spectrox, the most valuable substance in the universe. Suitably processed, spectrox is an elixir of life, but it in its raw state it is a deadly poison - a fact which will cost the Doctor another of his Time Lord lives…

New to Who continues with its trilogy of regeneration stories with this, the final story of the Fifth Doctor - and Our Steven’s favourite as a kid - the wonderful Peter Davison. It is also the second story featuring the first ‘American’ companion, Perpugilliam Brown - or Peri for short - played by the charming Nicola Bryant.

Widely regarded as a true classic of the entire series, THE CAVES OF ANDROZANI topped the 2014 Doctor Who Magazine Mighty 200 poll. It was written by the late, great Robert Holmes, and is impressively directed by Graeme Harper, his first story as director. Harper remains the only director to have worked on both Classic and New Who.

The cover of the original imprint of the 1985 Target novelisation for THE CAVES OF ANDROZANI is by Andrew Skilleter. The novelisation is written by Sir Terrance Dicks. The audiobook is read by the Doctor himself, Peter Davison.

Intro theme by Our Colin (2017). Much love and thanks, Col ❤︎

This month’s outro music - “Anywhere In The Universe” - comes courtesy and with the kind permission of THE SEVATEEM from their concept album, THE CAVES. Please check out their amazing ‘80s/Androzani-aesthetic-inspired website, and while you’re there please donate and download from Bandcamp, particularly as The Sevateem support a worthy and humanitarian cause in the form of Medicine Sans Frontier (US).

Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.

 

NEXT MONTH: LOGOPOLIS

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Episode 17 - The Tenth Planet

Episode 17 - The Tenth Planet

NEW TO WHO AND THE TENTH PLANET

Dave Kitchen from The Doctor Who Show blinked again. Lights were moving towards him through the murk of the blizzard. Even as he looked, the lights changed into figures clad in silver-armoured suits, advancing across the ice with a slow deliberate step. Horror-struck, Dave reached for his microphone. BUT THEY CONTINUED MARCHING...

Dan and Steven have arrived in Sydney. The discussion of a story of firsts by this invincible, fearless podcast has begun-and the last thrilling adventure of the first DOCTOR WHO.

New to Who begins a trilogy of regeneration stories with this, the final story of the first Doctor - the original, you might say - the late, great William Hartnell. And who better to join us in discussing this wonderful pioneer than perhaps his biggest fan, Dave Kitchen from The Doctor Who Show?

Although being the last story for the First Doctor, THE TENTH PLANET is also a story of many firsts; the first regeneration story, the first Cybermen story, and the first story of a narrative format that would come to define the show: The Base Under Siege.

The cover of the original imprint of the 1976 Target novelisation for THE TENTH PLANET is used with the kind permission of Chris Achilleos. The novelisation is written by Gerry Davis. The audiobook is read by Anneke Wills.

Intro theme by Our Colin (2017). Much love and thanks, Col ❤︎

Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.

 

NEXT MONTH: THE CAVES OF ANDROZANI

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Episode 16 - Genesis of the Daleks

Episode 16 - Genesis of the Daleks

NEW TO WHO AND THE GENESIS OF THE DALEKS

The Place: Scotland

Time: The day Verity!’s Liz Miles joined New To Who

After over fifty years of futile discussion between fans, Steven thinks this is the perfected form that carries Doctor Who into eternity - the dreaded GENESIS OF THE DALEKS. Without feeling, conscience or pity, Steven is joined as ever by Dan and this time by the wonderful Liz Myles to travel back through time in an effort to totally deconstruct this terrible menace of the future.

From Tom Baker’s first season as the Doctor, GENESIS OF THE DALEKS is rightly lauded as one of the very best Doctor Who stories ever made.

Combining the great powers of script editor Robert Holmes, producer Philip Hinchcliffe, director David Maloney, and a script by inventor of the Daleks, Davros - err, Terry Nation, we also have one of the great TARDIS teams of all time in the form of travelling companions Sarah-Jane Smith and Harry Sullivan, played resplendently by the late and wonderful Elizabeth Sladen and Ian Marter.

Fusing the still-heard echoes of World War II with aspects of moral philosophy and growing fears about scientific discoveries about the human genome, Genesis is a story of its time that remains as relevant today as it ever was.

The cover of the original imprint of the 1976 Target novelisation for GENESIS OF THE DALEKS is used with the kind permission of Chris Achilleos. The novelisation is written by Sir Terrance Dicks. The audiobook is read by Tom Baker.

Intro theme by Our Colin (2017). Much love and thanks, Col ❤︎

Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.

 

NEXT MONTH: THE TENTH PLANET

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New To Who: Interview with Andrew Cartmel

New To Who: Interview with Andrew Cartmel

NEW TO WHO meet ANDREW CARTMEL

We are privileged to bring you an extended interview with the Script Editor of Doctor Who during the entirety of the Sylvester McCoy era; Andrew Cartmel!

Join us as Andrew charts the behind-the-scenes story of a golden period for Doctor Who, starting as an aspiring writer working in a technology firm before getting a call from Producer John Nathan-Turner...

Along the way, we discuss such things as the team of writers who brought the Seventh Doctor and Ace to life, how the BBC hierarchy viewed the programme at the time - and the time when Alan Moore almost came to write for Doctor Who!

(PS Make sure to stay listening until the very end...)

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Episode 15 - Ghost Light

Episode 15 - Ghost Light

NEW TO WHO GHOST LIGHT

Perth, 2018

In the sleepy, rural parish of Perth, New To Who is by far the most imposing edifice. The villagers shun the grim pod, but the owners, the reclusive and controversial Dan and Steven, receive occasional visitors.

The Reverend Nathan Bottomley and James Sellwood (of the Flight Through Entirety podcast), have travelled from Sydney to refute Dan and Steven's blasphemous theories of Doctor Who.

The very last story filmed and the third to last story screened of Classic Doctor Who, GHOST LIGHT presents a dark, twisted version of Victoriana that - when scratched - reveals something nasty (and supremely intelligent) beneath.

Sylvester McCoy's performance as the Seventh Doctor matures into a more Machiavellian figure, seemingly manipulating not just events but also his companion, Ace, played by the wonderful Sophie Aldred.

Again drawing on a number of literary and cultural influences, lifelong fan Marc Platt turns in a stupendously funny, macabre, and smart script that the production team then realised into perhaps the greatest 'oddball' story of the entire era.

The cover of the original imprint of the 1990 Target novelisation for GHOST LIGHT is used with the kind permission of Alister Pearson. The novelisation is written by Marc Platt, based on his original 1989 script. The audiobook is read by Ian Hogg, who played the sinister Josiah Smith in the televised serial.

Intro theme by Our Colin (2017). Much love and thanks, Col ❤︎

Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.

NEXT MONTH: GENESIS OF THE DALEKS

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Episode 14 - Vengeance on Varos

Episode 14 - Vengeance on Varos

NEW TO WHO - VENGEANCE ON VAROS

Dan and Steven have stalled in Sydney, and it is only on the planet Varos that they can find his precious Zeiton-7 ore they need to continue their podcasting through time and space.

Arriving on the planet, Dan and Steven meet the rebel Todd Beilby and incur the wrath of Richard Stone, representatives of the most excellent Doctor Who podcast, Flight Through Entirety.

The hunt is on for these rebel friends. And as they are pursued through the corridors of the deadly Punishment Dome, Dan, Steven, Richard and Todd discover that the people of Varos have some very disturbing ideas of entertainment ...

The second story of the troubled Season 22, VENGEANCE ON VAROS is arguably the most indicative story of the Colin Baker entire era.  It's a dark story with strong dystopian overtones echoic of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.  It is famous or introducing one of the most memorable monsters of the decade in Sil, played so wonderfully by Nabil Shaban.

Join Dan and Steven and special guests Todd and Richard from our favourite Doctor Who podcast, Flight Through Entirety, for a story that underscores some of the best of Colin Baker as the Doctor, and the wonderful Nicola Bryant in her only full season as Peri Brown. 

The cover of the original imprint of the 1988 Target novelisation for VENGEANCE ON VAROS is by David McAllister.  It is written by Philip Martin and is based on his original 1984 script. 

Intro theme by Our Colin (2017).  Much love and thanks, Col  ❤︎

Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.


NEXT MONTH: GHOSTLIGHT

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Episode 13 - The Robots of Death

Episode 13 - The Robots of Death

NEW TO WHO AND THE ROBOTS OF DEATH

On a desert planet the giant sandminer crawls through the howling sandstorms, harvesting the valuable minerals in the sand.

Inside it, Dan and Steven relax in luxury, while most of the work is done by the robots who serve them.

Then JR Southall arrives - and the mysterious deaths begin. First a suspect, then a hunted victim, JR must find the hidden killer - or join the other victims of The Robots of Death.

The penultimate story of the acclaimed Season 14, this is perhaps the strongest four-parter of the entire Hinchcliffe and Holmes era having placed at number 11 in the DWM 2014 readers' poll.  It's a fast-paced story with an overriding Art Decor aesthetic, and an incredible array of classic series imagery including the eponymous Robots of Death in red-eyed killer mode (doing it thirty years before the Ood!). 

Join Dan and Steven and special guest JR Southall for a story that showcases an imperious Tom Baker as the Doctor, and the wonderful Louise Jameson in only her second story as Leela of the Sevateem.  You can hear more of JR on the Blue Box Podcast, which you can find on Facebook here, while JR is also on Twitter here.

The cover of the original imprint of the 1979 Target novelisation for THE ROBOTS OF DEATH is by John Geary.  It is written by Terrance Dicks and is based on Chris Boucher's 1977 original script. 

Intro theme by Our Colin (2017).  Much love and thanks, Col  ❤︎

Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.

NEXT MONTH: VENGEANCE ON VAROS

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Episode 12 - Enlightenment

Episode 12 - Enlightenment

NEW TO WHO - ENLIGHTENMENT

In response to a warning of great danger given by Rob Irwin from The Doctor Who Show podcast, Dan and Steven set new co-ordinates and the TARDIS materialises on the heaving deck of a Sydney racing yacht.

But as they all soon discover, this is no ordinary yacht – and no ordinary race. Dan, Steven, and Rob are competing for an unusual prize – ‘Enlightenment’...

The cover of the original imprint of the 1984 Target novelisation for ENLIGHTENMENT is by Andrew Skilleter.  It is written by Barbara Clegg and is based on her 1983 original script. 

Intro theme by Our Colin (2017), and outro music by Bridget (2018).  Much love and thanks, Col and Bridget! ❤︎

If you enjoyed Bridget's music and would like to hear more, please check out her band Simone & Girlfunkle.

Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.

Next month:  THE ROBOTS OF DEATH!

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Episode 11 - Inferno

Episode 11 - Inferno

NEW TO WHO - INFERNO

Inferno is the name of a top-secret podcast to penetrate this story's crust and release a major new guest, Erik Stadnik from the Doctor Who: The Writers' Room.

A crisis develops when a noxious Dan and Steven leak out as drilling progresses - the green poison has a grotesquely debilitating effect on human beings.

As the Earth's plight worsens, Erik is trapped in a parallel world, unable to rescue the planet and its inhabitants from the destructive force of INFERNO...

The cover of the original imprint of the 1984 Target novelisation for INFERNO is by Nick Spender.  It is written by Terrance Dicks and is based on a 1970 original script by Don Houghton. The audiobook available from Audible is read by Caroline John.

Intro and outro theme by Our Colin (2017) - much love and thanks, Col! ❤︎

Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.

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Episode 10 - The Invasion

Episode 10 - The Invasion

NEW TO WHO and THE INVASION

Materialising in Sydney, Dan and Steven meet the newly-formed United Nations Intelligence Taskforce, led by Brigadier Nathan Bottomley and Sergeant Brendan Jones from Flight Through Entirety.

Together, they team up to infiltrate and investigate the nefarious Tobias Vaughn and his bumbling henchman, Packer!, at the headquarters of International Electromatix; the largest computer and electronics firm in the world. 

But in reality, it's just an excuse to talk about one of the most epically fun Doctor Who stories of the 1960s!

The cover of the original imprint of the 1985 Target novelisation for THE INVASION is by Andrew Skilleter and is written by Ian Marter

Intro and outro theme by Our Colin (2017) - much love and thanks, Col ❤︎

Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.

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Episode 9 - The Seeds of Doom

Episode 9 - The Seeds of Doom

NEW TO WHO and THE SEEDS OF DOOM

In the desert wastes of sun-burnt Australia, a strange pod is unearthed, buried deep in the sands. Curiosity turns to alarm as the pod begins to grow - then horror when suddenly it cracks open and Dan and Steven shoot out, mercilessly seeking the nearest live victim...

In London, PAUL CORNELL is bewildered. Called in to fight this unknown horror, will he be in time to save Earth from the rapidly spreading tentacles of the KRYNOID, a giant man-eating monster from an alien world?

The last story of the acclaimed Season 13 of Doctor Who, THE SEEDS OF DOOM is a Gothic horror-inspired epic from the pen of the creator of the Zygons, the late Robert Stewart Banks. We again return to the Philip Hinchliffe and Robert Holmes era, and our director is the great Douglas Camfield. In short, it's an all-time classic Classic Who story!

Our thanks again to Chris Achilleos for his kind permission for the use of his original 1977 Target novelisation of THE SEEDS OF DOOM, written by Philip Hinchcliffe.

Intro theme by Our Colin (2017), and outro music by Bridget, as Pizza Pocket (2018). 

If you enjoyed Bridget's music and would like to hear more, please check out her band Simone & Girlfunkle.

Special thanks again to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.

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Episode 8 - The Curse of Fenric

Episode 8 - The Curse of Fenric

"It's a bit Michael Jackson 'Thriller'"

After seventeen centuries trapped in the shadow dimensions, Steven and Daniel are reunited with Bridget, only to discover that they are all themselves descendants of the original Vikings who carry THE CURSE OF FENRIC!

The last story of the original series of Doctor Who save one, this post-modern masterpiece is written by the creator of Ace, Ian Briggs, and showcases the best qualities of the show under the script editorship of Andrew Cartmel.

Displaying an at-times dizzying bricolage of influences, references, and philosophies, this is where Doctor Who can be seen to graduate with first-class honours in every relevant field.  It's such a shame that Season 26 was the last regular series of the programme until 2005, as it hints at a more mature direction very much in tune with the televisual landscape of the coming decade and beyond.

Our thanks again go to Alister Pearson for his kind permission for the use of his revised cover for the 2015 audiobook of the original 1990 Target novelisation of THE CURSE OF FENRIC, written by Ian Briggs (and highly recommended by Our Steven).

Intro theme by Our Colin (2017), and outro music "Wolves of Fenric" by Bridget, as Pizza Pocket (2017). 

If you enjoyed Bridget's music and would like to hear more, please check out her band Simone & Girlfunkle.

Special thanks again to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.

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Episode 7 - Day of the Daleks

Episode 7 - Day of the Daleks

"Two words, gentlemen: Hubba hubba"

Col, Daniel, and Steven are joined by Pete, a mysterious human from the 21st-century, to 'time-jump' back into the 20th century so as to discuss a high-ranking Classic Doctor Who episode; DAY OF THE DALEKS!

Another instance of Doctor Who being ahead of its time, this time-y wime-y plot by Louis Marks has since been cribbed by the likes of The Terminator and is inspired itself by the work of no less a sci-fi great than Ray Bradbury

Featuring the return of the Daleks for the first time in five years and the first time in colour, sweet dorks are encouraged to seek out the 2011 special edition of DAY OF THE DALEKS to appreciate the intent if not the budget of the original production (though the original remains a great deal of fun!).

Our thanks again go to Chris Achilleos for his kind permission for the use of his cover for the Target novelisation of DAY OF THE DALEKS, written by Terrance Dicks.

© all original music copyright New To Who 2016 and 2017

Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training for her patience and expertise.

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Episode 6 - Tomb of the Cybermen

Episode 6 - Tomb of the Cybermen

"I love testicle head!"

Materialising on a sand pit alien planet - this time in black and white - our heroic trio, Daniel, Col, and Steven, discover the ice tombs of Telos, now home to the hibernated Cybermen led by the terrifying Cyber Controller!

Perhaps the apotheosis of Doctor Who's "Base Under Siege" genre that was a staple of 1967's Season Five (aka the "Monster Season"), TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN - written by the creators of the Cybermen, Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis - is laden with atmosphere and an all-pervading sense of an impending menace. Not without its narrative and representation problems, it nonetheless remains a classic example of a story-telling blueprint from Doctor Who history that is still used to this day. 

Special thanks again to Alister Pearson for his kind permission for the use of his redone cover of Jeff Cummins' original for the Target novelisation of Tomb of the Cybermen, written by Gerry Davis.

© all original music copyright New To Who 2016 and 2017

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