Sunday, August 20, 2023

Dirty Whoers Podcast - Episode 102

Hey, you beautiful Whoers.

It's time for part two of our rundown of The Key to Time, so brace for the ham and cheese that is FX awesome of The Pirate Planet [1978].

Tabby is back, and this episode is brought to you by the letter K, the number 9, and the word Bafflegab. Big Tom, Mary Tamm, and The Tin Dog.

Directed by Pennant Roberts, who also did Planet of Evil, Sunmakers, Warrior of the Deep, and the half of Shada, plus other nostalgic GenX BBC telly. A great director but also somewhat shrewd in the casting. As shown by Bruce Purchase in this one, of Quatermass fame, as The Captain, and obviously his casting of Louise Jameson as Leela. Unmistakably written by the legend that is - or sadly was - Douglas Adams, he of Hitchhikers and Dirk Gently fame. He also wrote City of Death and all of Shada. We were robbed of his talents far too soon. Four episodes totaling 100 minutes. Produced by Graham Williams, this went out in September 1978.

The usual shenanigans, and stay around for something interesting at the end about coming podcasts. Check out our usual intermittent stuff on Facebook and Twitter (or whatever we're calling it now). Don't forget the drinking game. Spoilers and swearing, obvs, and if you've not seen it already, you can find it here. Need clarification on our rating system? So does Terry. 

Stay safe.

The Dirty WHOers.


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