Episode 100: The War Games

“You have returned to us, Doctor. Your travels are over.”

But thankfully not forever. It was, still, a long way from being all over. 

So Jim and Martin stagger to their century milestone with their biggest story yet, The War Games.

It’s an epic tale of trials, tribulations, heavily corrected (and impaired) vision, and a Very. Stupid. Voice.

The Doctor plays with fridge magnets, Jamie plays the fool, Zoe plays Villa like a violin and the War Lord plays with his real live toy soldiers – and gets a Paddington stare for his trouble.

Romans gawp and mince, wigs wander almost as far as the accents, and the scenery is chewed up, gargled and spat out – even when it’s as wobbly as a Quark under enemy fire.

So do Jim and Martin think this is a worthy end for a very worthy Doctor? Or was it ten parts of terrible tedium?

Listen in to find out.

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Episode 088: Planet of the Daleks

“It was terrible… and then I got rescued by this bowl.”

No, not a symptom of BBC budget cuts – although its economically-priced, invisible owner may have been.kp088-artwork-300

It’s the Planet of the Daleks – or, more accurately, the planet of the plants which either spy or spray, the molten ice which somehow isn’t just water and the locals who are definitely more than meets the eye.

Chuck into this great big ice-melting pot a poorly Time Lord, a lady with an embarrassing fungal infection, some flaxen-haired squabbling space-squaddies and the most evil wheelie bins in the ninth system, and you have all the makings of an epic six-parter.

But does it deliver like Santa or disappoint like… erm… Satan…?

Listen in to find out.