Sunday, September 21, 2014

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Episode 73

Hello again, fellow Whovians.

Only two weeks between podcasts? It's a miracle. Time for us to take a shufty at the Tom Baker '77 classic, Image of the Fendahl.

Salty squirting. It's all in a (town) name. Upsetting the dog. Mrs. Poo. Mick Jaggers house. The confusion of Licorice Allsorts. Padding free. Sen being the age of Oolons shoes. Like vinegar on Slaveen. Kick ass make-up. Lovecraft slugs. Leela and pikeys. The asteroid belt and Timelord shenanigans? The DW festive episode? More infamous than famous. Industrial relations and cheese. Beware of any humming. Being small. Telling someone it's glowing. Benedict Cumberbatch's mum. Front bottoms. Feels like RTD? K-9 on grass. Growing up next to time rifts. The definition of 'Meh' Including action figures). Serious Big Tom - and not yet bonkers. Soft spots for prawns.

Thankfully the Prof is back on editing duty, so it's remarkably coherent. All hail The Prof, he's a star. Big shout out to Chris ;)

Here's a gun. The only way out might be to shoot yourself at the end.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Episode 72

This time around we shoot the breeze on 'Sontaran Experiment' [1975] and chat about the usual bickering fluff. I won't win any awards, but it's mercifully short.

Luring humans to an empty planet. Snorkel Parkers. Death by fart. Buying council grit bins - a bit out of vogue. Johnny falling down the well. Enough Tom for everybody. The awesomeness of Ian and Liz. Tom's broken bone. What makes a story arch instead of just a connection? A distinct lack of corridors. Brummie and South African accents. More than just a filler? Councillors v's Cardinals. Paddington buttons. Sarah's wellies. Robin Day or Admiral Ackbar? Fear of humans and the rise of Galactic Empire. Laughable hallucinogenics. Minimal universal destruction. Blackpool anecdotes and Brit nostalgia. The 'Axe' effect? Two stuntmen scrapping. Harry's initiative. But first, bureaucratic stuff...

Sputters stepping in again on the edit while the Prof was away on his hollibobs.

Bless Saint Xtofer (our new Temporal Engineer) is kickin' ass with us over on Facebook. We're all over Twitter, and Terrance ios a hero at the old Google Plus. Don't forget we've got the Dirty WHOers rating system and the Dirty WHOers drinking game if you can take it.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Episode 71

Hola peeps.

Sputters was knackered and we were a bit subdued - we recorded this one months ago but technical bobbo (a can of Red Bull over Sputters MacBook Air) has thwarted an earlier release - but it's mercifully short.

This time around we cast a bleary eye over the 1972, third Doctor outing, 'Day of the Daleks'.

We discuss the cuteness of Ogrons (better than Pig Men - never happened) and Greg Evigan. Special edition special effects. Spies, tight knots and escapology. The Doctors blaster skills. Futuristic futon furniture. Paradox's done properly. The Terminator. Billie Pipers Irish accent. The Space Tricycle pile of shit. The theft of vino. Lightfoots 'special' voice. The initial seeding of the notion that that a time traveller cannot "redo" an act that he/she has or she previously taken. All hail The Brig. Pure Jon style. Daleks v's John Stewart. The sheer enjoyment of Katie's outfit. Blah, blah.

Big thanks to Lightfoot for the tidy-up and to Sputters place of work for the load of the MacBook.

Saint Xtofer (Temporal Engineer of extreme magnitude) is now helping out over on Facebook, so we're a regular as a dose of syrup of fig. We're all over Twitter, and on Google Plus. Plus, if thou be so inclined, here's the Dirty WHOers rating system and the Dirty WHOers drinking game for reference.

Monday, July 28, 2014

No flirting? Thank Fuck..

Yeah, if Malcom Tucker were a fan I'm sure he'd say that.. 
There's a very interesting Peter Capaldi Sunday Times interview(via Blogtor Who) in which he states:
"There'll be no flirting, that's for sure," Capaldi said. "It's not what this Doctor's concerned with. It's quite a fun relationship, but no, I did call and say, 'I want no Papa-Nicole moments. I think there was a bit of tension with that at first, but I was absolutely adamant."
This is a big deal for the fans, a big change in the direction of the new Doctor Who. Some whovians will hate this and others, like me, love this. 
   Since the eighth Doctor kissed Grace, for no reason at all, really, Doctor Who fandom has been debating the value of sexualizing the Doctor. If it's used with great restraint and with purpose, it works. We know because Rose's relationship with the Doctor was well done, tasteful and seemed to have a purpose within the development of the Doctor's character, as a traumatized war survivor learning to enjoy life again; Great. However, having Martha, then Amy, then River, then Clara also fancy him and "steal" kisses,(oh so, then, it's not his fault, chicks can't help themselves!) sucked the fun out of the Doctor-companion relationships and the adventure. Donna was one of the best new companions for a reason. We got to know Donna in her own right, not as someone whose self fulfillment and identity was entirely dependent on whether a thousand plus years old alien fancied her. An equal friendship made their adventures just as gripping or more than other new Who companions. 
   It also suits the Doctor's character so much better. He doesn't spend his time turning down flirtatious advances he couldn't possibly care about(sorry, but he's how old?!) and he can focus on the companion as an equal rather than someone he has to keep at an arms length - True companionship and friendship. Not to mention the writers can't go very far with a romance which means that eventually a love interest has to be dumped. RTD did it well with Rose and bringing back the series, but it devalues Rose's significance if every subsequent storyline has the Doctor kissing female companions. Those kisses also become meaningless and the Doctor just starts seeming a bit of a cad, instead of a hero.    I'd rather have the hero. 

Maybe you aren't such a good man, Doctor, but Capaldi might just put you right again.

~ The opinions expressed on this post represent my own and not those of any other Dirty WHOer. ;-)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Episode 70

Knock knock? Who's there?

This time, a Russell T and Tennant episode. More from the usual crew as we review the 'Donna-lite' episode, 'Midnight' [2008]. over 30 minutes of rambling bollocks. The second in a two hour drinking session. You lucky people you.

We chat single locations. Requests for Hartnell in drag. Vanna White dressed as Leela. Does Cornio mean Cornhole? Davies and the stakes. 'The one where they go back in time... 'Tom Bakers' plaster. Split screen in a box. Star Trek inspirations. Outstanding Torchwood? Agatha Christie tropes. Shit parenting. Marriage and Sputters cat. Still waiting for Arthur, in the 27th Century. Non-Who scripts? Murderous passengers. The 4th of July part row and sitting between two exes. Bleeding heart Liberal Tennant (was this his finest hour?). Second Life Doctor Who updates. Stand alone Dredd. Doing it again with love. Terrys' 'English' accent. Last minute King Peladon. Brown sauces. Don't say we didn't warn you...

We're still posting all the usual do-dah on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Google Plus. Plus, if ya like that kind of thing, don't forget the Dirty WHOers rating system and the Dirty WHOers drinking game.

Emergency exit at the back. Should we need it, you go first.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Episode 69

69 Dudes!

To celebrate, here's our slurring meanderings on the topic of The King's Demons [1983]. The Great Charter of the Liberties of England, wasted assistants, lady boys fighting midgets, a man who had is hand up a cows bum, the power of velvet, a crowded TARDIS, the shit music of the era, birthday memories, and Kameleon crotch shots.

It's been bloody ages, but we finally got around to turning up on Skype at the same time. Two thumbs WAY up for The Proff - our hard working editing strongman.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Episode 68

The Christmas episode reviewed, with brandy sauce and gravy. And it's a big one.

Indian giving 50th ratings, seeing other podcasts (who want's Sen and Sputters, we dare you!), sub-groups of religious do-dahs, the Powell Estate, Seal of the High Council, shagging the ultimate nun, follicle continuity, the pain of Hurt over Mr. McGann, numerical life cycles, who's on third?, chocolate cybermen (and sex toys), accuracy of juvenile hair colouring, Valliard mathematics, PROPER change, the opinions of Sputters wife re: Clara, Moffs retconing thang, the value of indi. script editors, the bullshit/K-9dom of Handles, and a load of other pointless arguing.

Big thanks to The Prof, as ever, for his ongoing awesomeness. Big thanks to everyone who listens to this slurring tosh.

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Now go and wash your ears out with soap and water, and avoid eating soya products if you don't want moobs.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Terry & Nancy's Little Christmas Extra

All around this planet of ours, people gathered this year to watch the big 5-0. In living rooms and cinemas around the globe friends and relatives flocked together to bear witness to the biggest simultaneous TV broadcast of all time.

In So Cal, our Terry and our good friend Nancy (from the Happiness Patrol Podcast) met up for the 50th Anniversary showing, chatted to some of the fans immediately before the showing and recorded their thoughts afterwards. It's short, but fun, and we thought it'd make a perfect little festive bonus.

Don't forget we're over atTwitter and at Facebook andGoogle Plus, where we share all the news and pics and stuff we find around the net. If you could give us a vote of love over on iTunes (or anywhere) that'd be awesome. Have a great Christmas y'all, and we'll see you in the New Year ;)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Episode 67

Second part of our 50th thing. Finally we chink glasses over 'The Day of the Doctor'. Smith and Tennant, and the other bloke, giving it their all, with Zygons, and Timelords, and all that other Moffat stuff.

Bless The Prof, and all who sail in him, for the usual stirling edit. We're still posting regular bobbo over on Facebook, at Twitter, and over on Google Plus. Also, if you find yourself so inclined, don't forget the Dirty WHOers rating system and the coma inducing Dirty WHOers drinking game.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Dirty WHOers Podcast - Episode 66

It's the big 50! In a uncharacteristically speedy retort to the-week-that-was-solid-Who we flop out a slightly inebriated and over emotional review of 'Night or the Doctor', 'An Adventure in Space and Time', and whatever that thing was called that was like Doom on Gallifrey.

Half an hour of Sputters, Lightfoot, Fushia, and The Senmeister, talking bollocks and getting over excited. God help you. Big props to The Prof, as ever, for the edit, and the masterful intro on this one. A few small sound issues, but we're fixing it - promise.

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