Friday, 28 November 2014

Feature Length Series Eight Recap - Peaks & Troughs

In this feature length episode we try to discuss series eight. Success is measured on a sliding scale.

Roman à clef, different type of key.

Graham Duff, i'n't he scrummy?

Uncanny Valley.

If chins could kill...

Holbein's The Ambassadors

Perfume - One Room Disco (Chevron likes the one in the shorts)

After recording we re-watched In the Forest of the Night together and diskgrinder decided he liked it after all.

The Young Poisoner's Handbook

Apologies to Drs A & B for paraphrasing.

You've seen more of Rachel Talalay's work than you think you have.

Green Cross Code.
diskgrinder & B. Chevron


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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Episode 4 - Darlin' Companion

In this episode we discuss the Doctor's companions who made an impact on our impressionable young minds, and consider what makes for an effective wing-person to your average renegade Gallifreyan. Uncharacteristically long and uncharacteristically polite. No let up on the swearing, par for the course.

Much respect, affection and contrition to the marvellous Rob of the Who Wars Podcast.

Matthew Waterhouse and Big Finish.

Why do you gotta play that song so loud?

We look up to all of them. Except Ronnie Corbett, even Chevron is taller than him.


Catherine Tate's 'Nan' (with bonus Helen A). Chevron still thinks it's bobbins.

The Scorchies.

Katy Manning's one woman show: 'Not a Well Woman'.

Big Finish's 'Gallifrey' series starring Lalla Ward and Louise Jameson (and John Leeson).

Prime adverts with Lalla Ward and Tom Baker.

Al No of the Diddly Dum podcast and his theories relating to Greek Tragedy.
diskgrinder & B. Chevron


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Sunday, 2 November 2014

Episode 3 - Girls, Girls, Girls!

In this episode Chevron, weak and feeble by virtue of her gender, sprains her ankle within seconds of hitting 'record' and diskgrinder has to carry her (literally and figuratively) for the rest of the show.

Betteridge's Law

Has Doctor Who become more sexist? No.

Brigham Young University-Idaho undergraduate infographic.

The Bechdel Test is associated more with film than with television. A not at all comprehensive list of films and how well they fare can be found here.

Criticism of the Bechdel test can be found... everywhere that common sense prevails.

The only other podcast we ever reference.

Chef Goldblum

The Wizards of Delight - Time Travel Lady

From the corrections department:

Everything Chevron said is irrelevant, obviously. She is but a woman.

Chevron unfairly described BYU-Idaho as unaccredited. This is incorrect, the institution has been accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. It does, however, insist that staff and students adhere to an honour code that includes temperance, abstaining from pre-marital sex and Section 28-esque rejection of homosexuality.

We didn't discuss the Sisterhood of Karn because we're negligent.

diskgrinder & B. Chevron


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