Monday, 20 April 2015

Binro Was Right Extra - Very Good

Another extra special epipod. Who are the good guys?

Probably not me and chevron.

An investigation into the rules ethics of doctor who.

Diskgrinder's number one son tells it like it is.

Yes he, killed the half face man.

Chevron drops a morality bomb: is psychological torture far worse than physical torture?

And it becomes clear my son is the black grauniad.

Dresden Codak's Dark Science


@diskgrinder    @BetsyChevron

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Episode 7 - Story yelling

In this Doctor Who light episode Diskgrinder plays Mark Lawson and Chevron almost bluffs her way through the most shambolic and borderline unbroadcastable episode of Front Row in history.

 Again we name check the No Complications blog which features literary criticism, classical scholarship and fun and games.


Chevron is talking bollocks. Just Google it.

Dissonance, it seems apt.

Drama in acts, you might not agree, but it's worth looking at Freytag's Pyramid. MORE SHAPES!

It's called acting.

Dr Joann Fletcher's Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings is well worth a watch if you're that way inclined.,

When it comes to ancient Greek comedy, the old'uns are always the best. What little we have of the 'new' ones are... completely subjectively... shite.

Dyskolos (also known as Miserable Old Bastard) was performed c.316 BCE (310 BCE was a good guess) and penned by Miranda Hart Menander. It isn't big, clever or funny.

And she's off.

Aristophanes' Wasps is magnificent. That's indisputable. It's not a question of taste. It's bloody brilliant.

Cocks, cocks, cocks.

Unsurprisingly, what we do shabbily in one hour is summed up beautifully by Sesame Street in three minutes.

And they got there first... by roughly forty years.

From the corrections department:

It's all bollocks. All of it. Back to Doctor Who next time. Promise.

Dyskolosgrinder & B. Chevron


@diskgrinder    @BetsyChevron

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Binro was Right Extra - Remembrance of the Daleks, and the Cybermen, and the Master, and the Doctors...

In this very special episode Chevron and diskgrinder go another round with the cleverest people they know; taking the opportunity to pick their brains and mine their memories.

Brace yourselves for the oncoming horror that is... ladders.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Episode 6 - Terra Firma

In this episode we discuss the Doctor's mainly on, sometimes off relationship with Gaia. It's like a planetary soap opera, or a seasonal romantic comedy, or a producer's consideration of budgetary issues.

Hastily captioned screenshots to illustrate headcanon.

Cambridge Latin Course, the national curriculum's dead language handbook.

Chevron was using 'Libertarianism' in the most basic sense of personal freedom and autonomy, diskgrinder was working on the modern interpretations and appropriations of the term that are associated with anarchy, capitalism and selfishness. Unfortunately this was only cleared up once we were off mic. Carry on, nothing to see here.

Atlas Shrugged, a 1957 novel by diskgrinder's pin-up, Ayn Rand.

Hurrumble for Bleak Expectations!

From the corrections department

Genocide is not a verb, it's a noun. A nasty noun.

diskgrinder & B. Chevron


@diskgrinder    @BetsyChevron

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Binro Was Right Extra - Daleks vs. Cybermen

A super special bonus episode with the real brains behind the operation.
Chevron and diskgrinder try to keep up whilst diskgrinder's three sons discuss the Doctor's most iconic adversaries... and fascist regimes... and religion.

Meanwhile, Chevron goes klepto.
Diskgrnder belatedly understands he should shut up.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Episode 5 - Death is not the End

In this episode Chevron is accused of failing to let go of the teenage goth that lurks in the depths of her dark and twisted soul... 'NOBODY UNDERSTANDS ME!' and we remember the fallen comrades of the Doctor with great reverence.

Yes, we know what la petite mort means. Get your minds out of the gutter.

We miss you Nicholas Courtney, especially as this epipod was recorded pre-CyberBrig.

Buy Home Truths from Big Finish.

Just a Minute is a long running Radio 4 panel show in which contestants are challenged to speak on a subject for a sixty seconds without hesitation, deviation or repetition.

From the corrections department:

Steve Coogan's swimming pool supervisor character is from The Day Today. And what we can take from this is that nobody should ever question Chevron ever at all ever.

William Hartnell's 'I am not a dog' fluff is actually in The Thing of the Thing, also known as The Daleks' Master Plan.

Jean Marsh appeared thrice, yes thrice, in The Crusade, The Daleks' Master Plan and Battlefield.

Mike Yates, as we all know, keeps cropping up until Planet of the Spiders.

diskgrinder & B. Chevron


@diskgrinder    @BetsyChevron