Doctor Who: Watchers in the Fourth Dimension

Anthony Williams, Don Smith, Julie Filipek, Reilly Schreck

Two (formerly three) Americans and a Brit attempt to watch their way through all of Doctor Who (in order), and discuss each story with a mix of whimsy and intellect. read less
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Episode 123: Tamm on Tamm (The Androids of Tara)
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Episode 123: Tamm on Tamm (The Androids of Tara)
We’re off to the planet Tara, where we encounter a medieval society that has electric crossbows, electric swords, and androids. And may possibly be aware of alien life? It’s confusing. Anyway, there’s a dastardly plan afoot by the cunning Count Grendel to seize the throne and then…? Well, it’s not high stakes, but it’s a lot of fun. It’s The Androids of Tara!   Join us as we talk about the Doctor’s reluctance to actually be involved in this adventure, the Taran Wood Beast’s need for a hug, the underappreciation of Madame Lamia, the Zodiac symbols in Taran society, flashbacks to the Pertwee era, and how Count Grendel consistently just steals the show. Additionally, Reilly figures out a potential alternative storyline for this serial that may have been a bit more interesting what we got on screen!   If you would like to watch along with us, you can find the entirety of the Season available for streaming on Britbox in the USA (http://www.britbox.com) and BBC iPlayer in the UK (https://bbc.in/48GSaCB). If you prefer physical media, you can find the entirety of the season on DVD from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3UuAcNB) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/44rFj5U).   Other media mentioned in this episode*: Looney Tunes – The Platinum Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Aov8z7 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3nRkM7w)The Adventures of Robin Hood (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Nmhl2O | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3MfWYmr)An Age of Kings (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/4c4kdxE | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3KLh9dF)The Andromeda Anthology (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3BY6KW6 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3pdzrKS)Z Cars: Complete Collection One & Two (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3pdDtmF | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3lV2cKn)Terry Nation’s Survivors (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ih2Vm1 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3xYgMUQ)Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2VNSNKA | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/37JfHoE)Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ptuM83 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3BSULsQ)Jesus Christ Superstar (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3wEX4ll | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3v4vZrk)The Prisoner of Zenda, by Anthony Hope (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3RqhyG4 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/4chUK3g)The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/48vQjkz | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/45RC3AL)Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Rt17sw | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/4b4plQI)Jamiroquai – High Times: Singles 1992-2006 (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Ry7Ilx | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/4b4p5RK)   Finally, you can also follow us and interact with us on various forms of social media - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast.
Episode 122: All the Ladies! (The Stones of Blood)
Jun 2 2024
Episode 122: All the Ladies! (The Stones of Blood)
Oh wow! It’s the 100th Doctor Who serial! For those who don’t know, that’s The Stones of Blood – a story featuring more women that we’ve seen in a long time (including possibly the greatest batty old lady that we’ve seen to date!), a return to the gothic setting before pivoting to a space courtroom drama, and magnificent stone monoliths made out of polystyrene. What more could you possibly want in a story!?   Join us as we discuss ALL the ladies, David Fisher’s ability to write to sparkling dialogue, whether this story is making fun of the Hinchcliffe era (spoiler: we think it is!), Vivien Fay’s questionable sexuality, and the amazingly bitchy personalities of the Megara – this story is absolute gold. Anthony also posits the theory that this story might be one of Russell T. Davies’ favourite stories.   If you would like to watch along with us, you can find the entirety of the Season available for streaming on Britbox in the USA (http://www.britbox.com) and BBC iPlayer in the UK (https://bbc.in/48GSaCB). If you prefer physical media, you can find the entirety of the season on DVD from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3UuAcNB) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/44rFj5U).   Other media mentioned in this episode*: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3jtKa0j | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3EdmvZX)Z Cars: Complete Collection One & Two (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3pdDtmF | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3lV2cKn)Crown Court: Volume 1 (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3KvoLk8 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3V2h1v7)Children of the Stones (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/454I2Cw | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3V4xy1u)Sky (Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3R9czcQ)   Finally, you can also follow us and interact with us on various forms of social media - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast.
Episode 121: Kids, Ask Your Parents (The Pirate Planet)
May 19 2024
Episode 121: Kids, Ask Your Parents (The Pirate Planet)
Bafflegab! We’re off to Calufrax (or is it Xanak?) in search of the second segment of the Key to Time, where a cybernetic old pirate and a decaying old Queen are busy declaring new golden ages of prosperity and destroying other planets. That’s right, we’re discussing Douglas Adams’ first contribution to Doctor Who with The Pirate Planet!   Join us as we discuss Douglas Adams’ outstanding dialogue and ability to build big plot concepts, the coming of the 80s fashion, metalhead guards, ominously pleasant psychics, and robot battles! Of course, we just have to imagine what might have been if the Captain had been played by Brian Blessed instead of Bruce Purchase!   If you would like to watch along with us, you can find the entirety of the Season available for streaming on Britbox in the USA (http://www.britbox.com) and BBC iPlayer in the UK (https://bbc.in/48GSaCB). If you prefer physical media, you can find the entirety of the season on DVD from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3UuAcNB) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/44rFj5U).   Other media mentioned in this episode*: Peter Pan (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/44O5jso | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/4dZFtpJ)Beneath the Planet of the Apes (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2ZZff56 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3mMBmEM)Mystery Science Theater 3000 – The Essentials (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3NqZRTi | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3DbPUo5)Star Trek: The Original Series: The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3aifha7 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2YtSYvx)Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ptuM83 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3BSULsQ)The Untouchables (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/4bl4slB | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3UNvGu3)Looney Tunes – The Platinum Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Aov8z7 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3nRkM7w)The Box of Delights (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Bel7Wj | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3koLaUv)Blake’s 7 – The Complete Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Zh7045 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/39luyGI)The Princess Bride (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3q9lf45 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/35BhlHS)Austin Powers Triple Feature (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3G4NQit | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3vuHNyO)The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (radio version) (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/4aqrRR1 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3WI44sP)The Essential Judas Priest (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3V68kB4 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/4bGxnQI)The Very Best of The Beach Boys (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3UPYd24 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3yqSacE)   Finally, you can also follow us and interact with us on various forms of social media - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast.
Episode 120: Missing the Junk in the Trunk (The Ribos Operation)
May 5 2024
Episode 120: Missing the Junk in the Trunk (The Ribos Operation)
The Watchers universe became so out-of-balance during the turbulent times of Season 15 that the White Guardian has summoned us all and instructed us to find the Key to Time so that we may bring balance back to fandom! That can only mean one thing: we’re kicking off Season 16’s Key to Time saga with The Ribos Operation!   Join us as we discuss our new companion(!), Holmesian double-acts, the smart use of the Shrivenzale, the touching relationship between the Graff and Shollack, and the original plan to have Garron be Australian. We also get into a little bit of a heated debate on whether Binro was a good addition to the story.   If you would like to watch along with us, you can find the entirety of the Season available for streaming on Britbox in the USA (http://www.britbox.com) and BBC iPlayer in the UK (https://bbc.in/48GSaCB). If you prefer physical media, you can find the entirety of the season on DVD from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3UuAcNB) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/44rFj5U).   Other media mentioned in this episode*: Minions (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3IMyORg | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3VukAfe)The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Uvycoi | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3y8Ctqr)Stargate: SG-1 (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3gf61WZ | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3ucNX8i)Star Trek: The Original Series: The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3aifha7 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2YtSYvx)Rear Window (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ydu7xA | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/4dtOMho)High Noon (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/4dtOCGO | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/4bjNrYm)Blake’s 7 – The Complete Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Zh7045 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/39luyGI)Tenko (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/44vCOzm | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3wtYY8D)House of Cards Trilogy (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3QxD0sb | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/44tt7BG)Terry Nation’s Survivors (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ih2Vm1 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3xYgMUQ)All Creatures Great and Small: The Complete Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3FpbQ1J | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3iC2xm9)Class (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/44taDkG | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/44ttg8c)The Matrix (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3SHQpjq | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/46mPurU)Avengers: Infinity War (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3aV91Fj | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Z0eIz4)Looney Tunes – The Platinum Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Aov8z7 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3nRkM7w)The Neverending Story (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3hwLxgX | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3hzHyA8)Blackadder: The Ultimate Edition (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/30sMUnN | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3BU2WoN)Game of Thrones: The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3lRgVWD | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3aQhh9U)Ocean’s Eleven (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3EInlAg | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3RivDWW)The Simpsons (Disney+: http://www.disneyplus.com)   Finally, you can also follow us and interact with us on various forms of social media - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast.
Episode 119: Like an Undercooked Cake (Season 15 Retrospective)
Apr 21 2024
Episode 119: Like an Undercooked Cake (Season 15 Retrospective)
It’s our customary season retrospective, as we take a look back at Season 15. If you’ve been following the podcast as we’ve talked through each story, you’ll know that we’ve fully embraced our controversial era: disliking the stories that fandom loves, and loving the stories that the fandom hates – but how will they all stand-up to our usual blend of awards, metrics, and questions from our followers?   Join us as we talk about why Underworld is the best story of the season, which character Anthony desperately wants to punch, plenty about the horny prawn (of course!), the child-friendly decision to bring in a robot dog (yay K9!), and how we would have written out Leela in an ideal situation.   If you would like to watch along with us, you can find the entirety of the Season available for streaming on Britbox in the USA (http://www.britbox.com) and BBC iPlayer in the UK (https://bbc.in/48GSaCB). If you prefer physical media, you can find the entirety of the season on Blu Ray from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3UjxV9S) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/42jXklM).   Other media mentioned in this episode*: Blake’s 7 – The Complete Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Zh7045 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/39luyGI)Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2VNSNKA | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/37JfHoE)Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3b6zlwm | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3njJrzW)Life of Brian (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3OrjEm5 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3EEb6nr)Scooby Doo Where Are You – The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2WeSMj2 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3zeqTFO)Looney Tunes – The Platinum Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Aov8z7 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3nRkM7w)Moonbase 3 (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3xdCVRm | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3Mm13Fv)Star Trek: The Original Series: The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3aifha7 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2YtSYvx)Guns n Roses – Welcome to the Jungle (YouTube: https://youtu.be/o1tj2zJ2Wvg)   Finally, you can also follow us and interact with us on various forms of social media - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast.
Episode 118: Effectively Getting Susan'd (The Invasion of Time)
Apr 7 2024
Episode 118: Effectively Getting Susan'd (The Invasion of Time)
Gallifrey, Vardans, AND Sontarans!? What is this madness!? Well, The Invasion of Time, apparently. Join us, the Watchers in the Fourth Dimension (of Rassilon) as we pick apart the Doctor’s latest return to his ancestral homeland for run-ins with high-ranking Time Lords, the introduction of exciting Time Ladies, and goodbyes to two beloved companions.   Join us as we talk about continuity errors, Tom Baker’s out-of-control ego, enormous amounts of jelly babies, mistreatment of K9, the Doctor’s enormous hypocrisy around time loops, the overuse of “DOC-TORRRR!” and the prospect of Borusa being played by Kenneth Williams. Naturally, Julie returns to old habits, talking about chairs, while the ending leaves Reilly devastated.   If you would like to watch along with us, you can find this story available for streaming on Britbox in the USA (http://www.britbox.com) and BBC iPlayer in the UK (https://bbc.in/48GSaCB). If you prefer physical media, you can find the story on DVD at both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3TPzWIJ) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/4cLqnmY), or you can find the entirety of the season on Blu Ray from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3UjxV9S) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/42jXklM).   Other media mentioned in this episode*: Flash Gordon – The Purple Death from Outer Space (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3AXE6Tn | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3nmBgD1)Mystery Science Theater 3000 – The Essentials (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3NqZRTi | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3DbPUo5)30 Rock (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/43NZCKp | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/4aEHzIM)Looney Tunes – The Platinum Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Aov8z7 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3nRkM7w)The Complete Scooby-Doo Where Are You! (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3j9MGZt | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3DV3ag1)Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ptuM83 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3BSULsQ)Arrested Development: The Complete Seasons 1-4 (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3BqTDw6 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3uT21Cc)The Simpsons (Disney+: http://www.disneyplus.com)Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Z9Jiqz | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3vrt9sg)   Finally, you can also follow us and interact with us on various forms of social media - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast.
Episode 117: Two Dollars and a Ball of String (Underworld)
Mar 24 2024
Episode 117: Two Dollars and a Ball of String (Underworld)
Questionable physics, enormous amounts of CSO, and shamelessly riffing on Greek mythology in a way that hasn’t been done since Season 9? Yeah, it can only be Underworld – widely touted as the worst story of the Tom Baker era. But is it really as bad as its reputation suggests, or will the Watchers find plenty to forgive? We ARE in our controversial era, so ANYTHING is possible!   Join us as we discuss budget sofas, surprisingly good model work and costumes, more changes to Time Lord society, the spurious use of office supplies, invoking the spirit of Vicki, and, of course, lots of running up and down corridors and around CSO caves. Additionally, Anthony once again tries to fire Reilly… twice.   If you would like to watch along with us, you can find this story available for streaming on Britbox in the USA (http://www.britbox.com) and BBC iPlayer in the UK (https://bbc.in/48GSaCB). If you prefer physical media, you can find the story on DVD at both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/4anIugL) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3PAAkK9), or you can find the entirety of the season on Blu Ray from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3UjxV9S) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/42jXklM).   Other media mentioned in this episode*: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ptuM83 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3BSULsQ)Looney Tunes – The Platinum Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Aov8z7 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3nRkM7w)Blake’s 7 – The Complete Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Zh7045 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/39luyGI)Z Cars: Complete Collection One & Two (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3pdDtmF | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3lV2cKn)Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3b6zlwm | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3njJrzW)Minions (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3IMyORg | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3VukAfe)Star Trek: The Original Series: The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3aifha7 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2YtSYvx)The Voyage of Argo, by Apollonius of Rhodes (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3IWFH2d | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3INXed0)Leeroy Jenkins (YouTube: https://youtu.be/usYvefDzOqQ)   Finally, you can also follow us and interact with us on various forms of social media - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast.
Episode 116: Saved by a Jelly Baby (The Sun Makers)
Mar 10 2024
Episode 116: Saved by a Jelly Baby (The Sun Makers)
Are you an outgoing script editor? Do you have a grievance against a government agency? Is it specifically the tax authority? Well, why not write an entire serial of a kids’ show about the unfair burden of taxes? It’s a sure-fire winner, right?!? Right!?!? Even if not, it’s what happened for us to get The Sun Makers. Good job, Robert Holmes. Thankfully, your three favourite members of Watchers in the Fourth Dimension are here to dissect it for you!   Join us as we discuss the unfair burden of taxes (surprise, surprise), the Doctor being a sore loser, whether the Collector is an anti-semetic trope, whether or not Leela and Bisham actively ran over some Inner Retinue guards, and how we miss Vicki and Jamie helping to foment rebellion. Lastly, Anthony attempts to fire Reilly and Julie from the podcast over their dislike of jelly babies. What heathens.   If you would like to watch along with us, you can find this story available for streaming on Britbox in the USA (http://www.britbox.com) and BBC iPlayer in the UK (https://bbc.in/48GSaCB). If you prefer physical media, you can find the story on DVD at both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/49L8Xoq) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/4a84Gvo), or you can find the entirety of the season on Blu Ray from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3UjxV9S) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/42jXklM).   Other media mentioned in this episode*: Jesus Christ Superstar (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3wEX4ll | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3v4vZrk)Blake’s 7 – The Complete Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Zh7045 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/39luyGI)Alien (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3nbhOZt | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3BX7I4X)Austin Powers Triple Feature (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3G4NQit | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3vuHNyO)Judge Dredd (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/4a6BHbi | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3IwRPHc)The Wizard of Oz (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ATvg9t | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3ARGSd3)The Thing (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3pe2VZ3 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3G188JE)Underworld: Ultimate Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3vaWnzO | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/4cagjDO)The Iron Sun, by Adrian Berry (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/4aa1Ndr | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3TuaMk2)A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/4a7xfsA | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3Ts4xxg)The Max Headroom Fang Rock Hijacking (YouTube: https://youtu.be/jjeUuakHsLw)   Finally, you can also follow us and interact with us on various forms of social media - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast.
Episode 115: Snuffleupagus' Detached Trunk (Image of the Fendahl)
Feb 25 2024
Episode 115: Snuffleupagus' Detached Trunk (Image of the Fendahl)
We continue our journey through all of Doctor Who, as we discuss the third serial of Season 15: Image of the Fendahl. Received fan wisdom has this as being one of the better stories of the season… however, we’re in our controversial era this season – will we find gothic Who’s final story be a worthy last hurrah, or will we find it to be as limp as a salt-covered leech? Listen in to find out!   Join us as we discuss Benedict Cumberbatch’s Mum, Big Finish’s inevitable “Leaky the Dog” series (featuring Jackie Tyler), the sloppy kitchen sink approach of lazy representations of the occult, Reilly’s dislike of squelching, and the Doctor’s hypocrisy with Time Lords. We also ask the important questions like “why does Leela look like she’s going to Coachella?”   If you would like to watch along with us, you can find this story available for streaming on Britbox in the USA (http://www.britbox.com) and BBC iPlayer in the UK (https://bbc.in/48GSaCB). If you prefer physical media, you can find the story on DVD at both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/4bTfhfl) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3wAXsBi), or you can find the entirety of the season on Blu Ray from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3UjxV9S) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/42jXklM).   Other media mentioned in this episode*: Blake’s 7 – The Complete Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Zh7045 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/39luyGI)Quatermass and the Pit (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3kW0x5y | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3h1BtZK)Out of the Unknown (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3FUDTEn | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3aHZ4LA)Terry Nation’s Survivors (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ih2Vm1 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3xYgMUQ)Z Cars: Complete Collection One & Two (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3pdDtmF | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3lV2cKn)Chariots of Fire (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ws7Hb7 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/49M5gP1)The Sting (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3wvOLIJ | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3UT8EDB)Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3FZV1bK | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3vo0fcn)Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3SdAHd5 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3oFjhZh)Looney Tunes – The Platinum Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Aov8z7 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3nRkM7w)Prometheus (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3w0yes6 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3LDuPGs)Nosferatu (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3uJXGFU | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3USM51P)Xanadu (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3rUIdNK | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3G75n8x)Chariots of the Gods, by Erich von Daniken (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3DD9rx4 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3DGzD9Z)The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/48vQjkz | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/45RC3AL)The Entertainer (YouTube: https://youtu.be/Fxk9qwCFf8s)Colonel Bogey’s March (YouTube: https://youtu.be/QuVYS4uw0as)   Finally, you can also follow us and interact with us on various forms of social media - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast.
Bonus Episode 34: The Daleks Have Blue Balls! (The Daleks... in Colour!)
Feb 18 2024
Bonus Episode 34: The Daleks Have Blue Balls! (The Daleks... in Colour!)
It’s time for a bonus episode! We are joined by our wonderful friend Diana Birney as we return to the very beginning, to discuss the recent re-edited, re-scored, and colourised version of The Daleks!   Join us as we talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of this. And there’s probably more bad and ugly than good, to be honest… still, even though they cut the “Baebara” storyline and removed any actual tension from the story, at least we get to see Barbara’s amazingly garish pink cardigan. Small blessings, amirite…?   If you would like to watch along with us, the animated version of this story is available on iPlayer in the UK, and is available on Blu Ray from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/42Izkst) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/49e4pqu).   We discussed the original version of this serial in our 2nd ever episode, Sex Pants and Naivete – check it out for a more detailed discussion of the plot here: https://bit.ly/3ut84BT     Other media mentioned in this episode*: Frozen (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3lPzNEV | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3lChXoo)The Wizard of Oz (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ATvg9t | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3ARGSd3)Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ptuM83 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3BSULsQ)The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ULoQqy)Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/49iJJOe | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/49DDUdN)Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3yWEhzi | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3HoBlyr)LMFAO, ft. Lil Jon – Shots (YouTube: https://youtu.be/XNtTEibFvlQ)   Finally, you can follow us and interact with us on our social media accounts - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast.
Episode 114: Is the Enormous Prawn Horny? (The Invisible Enemy)
Feb 11 2024
Episode 114: Is the Enormous Prawn Horny? (The Invisible Enemy)
We (finally) say hello to the legendary robotic pooch known as K9, while we also take on a giant, aggressively randy space prawn virus (yes, seriously!) which just wants to infect everyone and then BREED in The Invisible Enemy. We’ve been crying out for the weird lately… but not like this!   Join us as we discuss cheap (but actually surprisingly good) sets, the disrespect that Leela receives, the good and the bad of the model work, questionable costume choices, the continued gag of Gallifrey being in Ireland, disappointing medical doctors, and the confusion of K9 being introduced with Leela and not Sarah Jane Smith!   If you would like to watch along with us, you can find this story available for streaming on Britbox in the USA (http://www.britbox.com) and BBC iPlayer in the UK (https://bbc.in/48GSaCB). If you prefer physical media, you can find the story on DVD (along with K9 & Company) at both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3ODWevf) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3SVqowS), or you can find the entirety of the season on Blu Ray from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3UjxV9S) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/42jXklM).   Other media mentioned in this episode*: The Box of Delights (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Bel7Wj | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3koLaUv)The Best of Benny Hill (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3lUOM17 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3jg6w5k)The New Avengers (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3OGQbGl | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/42DvPUs)Fantastic Voyage (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/42HXwv9 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/42xTK7F)Return to Oz (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3usW4jI | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3UuURD4)Thunderbirds: The Complete Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3tvGdKL | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3et5aSt)Looney Tunes – The Platinum Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Aov8z7 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3nRkM7w)Die Hard: 5 Movie Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3xna8Yv | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3vmg6XX)Blake’s 7 – The Complete Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Zh7045 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/39luyGI)The Magic School Bus: The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ODYWRG | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3UChcyK)Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ptuM83 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3BSULsQ)The Dark Crystal (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Z0sou2 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3DUjUDS)Quatermass II (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2VNnpvJ | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3lZsL1v)Out of the Silent Planet, by C.S. Lewis (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/42CRoEj | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3STVULy)   Finally, you can also follow us and interact with us on various forms of social media - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast.
Bonus Episode 33: How Is This Guy Funded!? (The Underwater Menace Animation)
Feb 4 2024
Bonus Episode 33: How Is This Guy Funded!? (The Underwater Menace Animation)
Surprise bonus episode drop! We are joined by our good friend Robert Lloyd as we do the inevitable and revisit The Underwater Menace in the light of the recent animation. Suffice to say, nuzzink in the vorld can schtopp us now!   Join us as we discuss Professor Zaroff’s carefully curated brand, the wonderfully snarky octopus, whether Jamie has been eating a bit too much haggis, counter-culture hippy vibes, BBC animation budgets, and Anthony gets incredibly nitpicky about colours. Meanwhile, Julie gets a little upset about the animation of Jamie, and the pairing back of his tartan…   If you would like to listen along with us, the animated version of this story is available from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3SKxOTo) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3SLqcjJ).   We originally discussed this serial in our 38th episode, Zar-off the Chain – check it out for a more detailed discussion of the plot here: https://bit.ly/4bq3d52   Other media mentioned in this episode*: Good Omens (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3n5DA0M | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3ARTLUe)The Complete Scooby-Doo Where Are You! (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3j9MGZt | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3DV3ag1)The Venture Bros: Season One (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Ozrvzx | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3UsAMx8)Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show – The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3u9qEig)Romeo + Juliet (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3HOjnaJ | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/484pGlc)Arthur: The Ultimate Friendship Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3SK8RaI | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/4835dgk)Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3SUcM53 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3ucCMz0)Archer: The Complete Season One (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3stMDNr | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/32puwNH)Sonic the Hedgehog (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3SIdMci | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/49iA2yO)Rick and Morty – Seasons 1-4 (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3lAWSLv | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/31pNymB)The Simpsons (Disney+: http://www.disneyplus.com)The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/42y50Rl | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3UmRoX6)The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3n2F8c5 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2YWcHEe)   Finally, you can follow us and interact with us on our social media accounts - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast.
Episode 113: The Real Housewives of Wherever (Horror of Fang Rock)
Jan 28 2024
Episode 113: The Real Housewives of Wherever (Horror of Fang Rock)
We kick off a brave new era as Graham Williams takes the reins of the show with the Season 15 opener, Horror of Fang Rock. This story features our only ever sighting of a Rutan – the mortal enemy of the Sontarans. It also features… rich people? Ugh. Ok, whatever, guys.   Join us as we discuss Leela’s bloodlust, Terrance Dicks’ love of the green, whether this story suffered from overspending at the end of the previous season, the absolutely terrible rich people that find their way into this story (and if they’re really necessary), and the disappointing lack of a “Best of Fang Rock” story from Big Finish! Anthony finds himself longing for the coming of the revolution, while Reilly finds himself getting very upset about some news regarding the end of the season.   If you would like to watch along with us, you can find this story available for streaming on Britbox in the USA (http://www.britbox.com) and BBC iPlayer in the UK (https://bbc.in/48GSaCB). If you prefer physical media, you can find the story on DVD at both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3Sz58fV) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/47TWyNs), or you can find the entirety of the season on Blu Ray from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3UjxV9S) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/42jXklM).   Other media mentioned in this episode*: Space: 1999: The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3pbTv08 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3p7W43u)Callan: The Colour Years (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3OlZawq | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/48RSkHg)Count Dracula (1977 BBC adaptation) (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/47QtjuY | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3vT43H8)Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3jtKa0j | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3EdmvZX)Looney Tunes – The Platinum Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Aov8z7 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3nRkM7w)Bowie Legacy (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3HV6VWR | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3Uh7vFq)Flannan Isle, by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson (Poetry-Archive.com: https://bit.ly/3OjNVVu)   Finally, you can also follow us and interact with us on various forms of social media - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast.
Bonus Episode 32: We're Getting Cronenberg'd! (Destination: Nerva)
Jan 21 2024
Bonus Episode 32: We're Getting Cronenberg'd! (Destination: Nerva)
As has become our custom, we wrap up the season with a bonus episode featuring a Big Finish story set during the season we’ve just discussed. For Season 14, we’re heading back to Tom Baker’s first release for Big Finish with Destination: Nerva!   Join us as we discuss *the squish*, actors getting older, unnecessary back stories, how the storytelling gives a sense of grand scope, yet another plot ripping off The Thing, and spreading the British Empire. Meanwhile, Reilly gets upset at the lack of a Big Finish spin-off for Condo from The Brain of Morbius…   If you would like to listen along with us, this story is available from BigFinish.com (https://bit.ly/3S95cBG)   Other media mentioned in this episode*: The Thing (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3pe2VZ3 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3G188JE)Rick and Morty – Seasons 1-4 (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3lAWSLv | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/31pNymB)Society (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3OabC2d | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/423rcmd)The Simpsons (Disney+: http://www.disneyplus.com)Leela in Big Finish: Gallifrey audio series (BigFinish.com: https://bit.ly/47GVJY7)Zagreus (BigFinish.com: https://bit.ly/3Oc0xxF) Jago and Litefoot in Big Finish (BigFinish.com: https://bit.ly/3NKrGaJ)   Finally, you can follow us and interact with us on our social media accounts - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast
Episode 112: Three Fifths of a Speaking Woman (Season 14 Retrospective)
Jan 14 2024
Episode 112: Three Fifths of a Speaking Woman (Season 14 Retrospective)
It’s time for our all-singing, all-dancing Season 14 retrospective! Except, there’s no singing, and no dancing. Just the usual format, with your three erstwhile hosts having an absolute blast recapping one of the most iconic seasons of the classic show.   Join us as we talk about the departure of Sarah and the arrival of Leela, blowing the budget on Talons, the lack of women in the Hinchcliffe era, and whether Tom Baker has by this season become the benchmark against which all other Doctors should be judged. And, of course, we all discuss who would give the Dickie to… Oh! And we also recap our top 10 scoring stories TO DATE!   If you would like to watch along with us, you can find the entirety of the season on Blu Ray from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3SmKq3n) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/462oGga).   Other media mentioned in this episode*: Space: 1999: The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3pbTv08 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3p7W43u)Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3jtKa0j | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3EdmvZX)Blackadder: The Ultimate Edition (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/30sMUnN | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3BU2WoN)The James Bond Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3FWn6kg | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3DQB4lR)   Finally, you can also follow us and interact with us on various forms of social media - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast.
Episode 111: Simple Old-Fashioned Cannibalism (The Talons of Weng-Chiang)
Dec 31 2023
Episode 111: Simple Old-Fashioned Cannibalism (The Talons of Weng-Chiang)
Oh boy… it’s time for us to cover The Talons of Weng-Chiang! For a long time considered one of the greatest Doctor Who stories of all time, but more recently faced with accusations of racism, you just know that this is going to be a wild ride of a discussion!   Join us as we talk about Britbox trigger warnings, John Bennett in yellowface, creepy AF puppets with pig brains, classic Holmesian double acts, Victorian London, time cabinets, unnecessarily verbose dialogue, and justifying sexualization of Leela based on Julie’s prior sexualization of Jamie. Additionally, Reilly tries to get to grips with cockney rhyming slang.   If you would like to watch along with us, this story is available for streaming at both Britbox US (https://www.britbox.com) and Britbox UK (https://www.britbox.co.uk). If you prefer physical media, you can also get it on DVD from Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3REDkp2) or from Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3tCOxhM), or on Blu Ray as part of The Collection: Season 14 from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3SmKq3n) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/462oGga).   Other media mentioned in this episode*: Village of the Damned (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/48ftjWl | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/48ho1JP)The Stepford Wives (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3kv61Wc | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3hKmFPWa)Dead of Night (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3RyKyL6 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3tGG6lq)Community – The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2ZczFaG | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3C1UTpM)Goosebumps (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3tsbeFr | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3REDMne)Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3H1JDhn | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/4aygoAt)Child’s Play (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3S4tOwU | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3GZfE9M)Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/4aHR1fB | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3GZeMSL)Big Trouble in Little China (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/41NmrNy | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/4aPzdiG)Rick and Morty – Seasons 1-4 (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3lAWSLv | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/31pNymB)Austin Powers Triple Feature (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3G4NQit | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3vuHNyO)Looney Tunes – The Platinum Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Aov8z7 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3nRkM7w)The Simpsons (Disney+: http://www.disneyplus.com)The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3EHSRgz | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3AoUA7V)The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/46a4aeH | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/454Ayhm)The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/41KHRL1 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3S1zibF)The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu, by Sax Rohmer (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3TIRMyN | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/48aTq0u)Big Finish’s Jago and Litefoot series (BigFinish.com: https://bit.ly/3NKrGaJ)Colonel Bogey March (YouTube: https://youtu.be/QuVYS4uw0as) Finally, you can also follow us and interact with us on various forms of social media - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast.
Bonus Episode 31: Summoning Old Gregg (The Box of Delights)
Dec 24 2023
Bonus Episode 31: Summoning Old Gregg (The Box of Delights)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when we once again bring you our Holiday special. This year, we are joined again by our good friend Alan Siler to discuss the iconic BBC Children’s production of The Box of Delights! Many of you have asked for us to talk about this one, and so we hope that this doesn’t disappoint!   Join us as we discuss posset pots, going swift (does someone own the copyright on “flying”?), creepy clergymen, esoteric topics (yes, Anthony gets to talk about alchemy, Rosicrucianism, and Aleister Crowley!), obscure bits of mythology, the shifting motivations of the villain, the complete inability of anyone to actually look after children in this, whether or not the whole thing was actually a fever dream, and not getting as much Patrick Troughton as we wanted.   If you would like to watch along with us, this series is available to buy from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/47dfpm2) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/3tvTj0A). You can also find the original novel by John Masefield from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/48upZGi) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/48wii2H)*   Other media mentioned in this episode*: Scars of Dracula (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3TCBt3R | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3DzdsEY)The Omen (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3EbmBBl | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3pxryjF)The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3L0mRaZ | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3RwFXru)The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Z2QG6G | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3B0nSJk)Rick and Morty – Seasons 1-4 (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3lAWSLv | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/31pNymB)The Mighty Boosh: Series 1-3 (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3G4FKqh | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3lYmTVT)Community – The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2ZczFaG | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3C1UTpM)Twin Peaks: The Television Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3RWOvLa | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3vjkwUv)The Simpsons (Disney+: http://www.disneyplus.com)Lost at Christmas (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3VO7LJY | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3UOxiBJ)The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3RSNtiY | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/477zDO9)The Dark is Rising Sequence, by Susan Cooper (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/488oq1e | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/4azm10Y)   Finally, you can follow us and interact with us on our social media accounts - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast.
Episode 110: Murder on the Kill-All-Humans Express (The Robots of Death)
Dec 17 2023
Episode 110: Murder on the Kill-All-Humans Express (The Robots of Death)
This episode, we’re off to a sandminer on a distant planet where a psychopath who believes is a robot is systematically killing off his colleagues (Agatha Christie-style) in order to create a robot revolution. Sounds convoluted, but it’s actually really good – it’s The Robots of Death!   Join us as we discuss Chris Boucher’s amazing world building (again), complex interpersonal relations, the continued love for Leela, the hilarious character names (Chubb lol), which characters are sleeping with which (because, let’s be honest, this lot are stuck together for months on end, you know it’s happening…), and whether this is the best Doctor Who serial that we’ve seen so far…   If you would like to watch along with us, this story is available for streaming at both Britbox US (https://www.britbox.com) and Britbox UK (https://www.britbox.co.uk). If you prefer physical media, you can also get it on DVD from Amazon US (https://amzn.to/4aro9I8) or from Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/47WZ4TO), or on Blu Ray as part of The Collection: Season 14 from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3SmKq3n) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/462oGga).   Other media mentioned in this episode*: Superman: The Complete Collection 1978 – 2006 (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3DWFKXm | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3lUd0by)Zardoz (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2ZVt04O | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3o1ABqS)David Lynch’s Dune (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3pvxKIU | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3EabR6c)Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3jtKa0j | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3EdmvZX)Pirates of the Caribbean – Complete Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Z5pQuQ | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3DUQzJv)Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3SdAHd5 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3oFjhZh)Looney Tunes – The Platinum Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Aov8z7 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3nRkM7w)12 Angry Men (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3NwYdRL | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/48fG3vu)The Black Hole (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/4ai2MsV | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/471oApM)Buck Rogers in the 25th Century – The Complete Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3FM9XtN | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/32zijGQ)Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/41pxdsY | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3RLuRR1)The Simpsons (Disney+: http://www.disneyplus.com)And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/4740oDl | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/48hE8GY)I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3v0Us0z | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3Nv9jXl)Dune, by Frank Herbert (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Rp4DU3 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/48pgA37)U.R, by Karel Capek (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/47anecw | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/41shVnd)   Finally, you can also follow us and interact with us on various forms of social media - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast.
Episode 109: Very Leeroy Jenkins (The Face of Evil)
Dec 3 2023
Episode 109: Very Leeroy Jenkins (The Face of Evil)
The Doctor’s face carved on a mountain Mount Rushmore-style? Lots of scantily-clad people running around, fighting invisible monsters? Green-tinged people with a superiority complex? And then you want to add-on an insane computer?!? Chris Boucher definitely gets his Doctor Who career to an impressive start with his ambition. Yes, this episode, we’re discussing The Face of Evil!   Join us as we discuss Tom Baker’s ego, the absolutely fantastic direction, Chris Boucher’s amazing world building (including the complexity of the Tribe of the Sevateem), critiques of religion, the Doctor once again acting like Bugs Bunny, the surprising influence of this era of the show on Matt Groening, and whether the Tesh should work at Willy Wonka’s factory or if they should be hanging out in Oz…   If you would like to watch along with us, this story is available for streaming at both Britbox US (https://www.britbox.com) and Britbox UK (https://www.britbox.co.uk). If you prefer physical media, you can also get it on DVD from Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3QZQfRY) or from Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/47VW2Pl), or on Blu Ray as part of The Collection: Season 14 from both Amazon US (https://amzn.to/3SmKq3n) and Amazon UK (https://amzn.to/462oGga).   Other media mentioned in this episode*: Space: 1999: The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3pbTv08 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3p7W43u)The Tomorrow People – The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Ro7zl8 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3uHGiRE)The Avengers – Complete Collection (TV show) (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3B828eR | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3B0ChoS)Terry Nation’s Survivors (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ih2Vm1 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3xYgMUQ)Adam Adamant Lives! (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2UiYqzu | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3wKNIyQ)Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Rqmx99 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3GoX8Yf)Doomwatch (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3jmkouC | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3G89SBg)Looney Tunes – The Platinum Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Aov8z7 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3nRkM7w)Star Trek: The Original Series: The Complete Series (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3aifha7 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2YtSYvx)Beneath the Planet of the Apes (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2ZZff56 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3mMBmEM)Blackadder: The Ultimate Edition (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/30sMUnN | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3BU2WoN)Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3vpgmq5 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3aPDWTv)Indiana Jones – The Complete Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3n4YBbU | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3DQ3BIs)Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ptuM83 | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3BSULsQ)The Wizard of Oz (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ATvg9t | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3ARGSd3)The James Bond Collection (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3FWn6kg | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3DQB4lR)Rick and Morty – Seasons 1-4 (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3lAWSLv | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/31pNymB)Avengers: Endgame (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3JooSvr | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3uMpC9O)Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Z9Jiqz | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3vrt9sg)The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells (Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3ATu8md | Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3jh2bi2)Leeroy Jenkins (YouTube: https://youtu.be/usYvefDzOqQ)   Finally, you can also follow us and interact with us on various forms of social media - Facebook, Instagram, and X. You can also e-mail us at watchers4d@gmail.com. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating or review.   *Support Watchers in the Fourth Dimension! We are an Amazon affiliate and earn a small commission from purchases through Amazon links. This goes towards the running costs of the podcast.