Fri, 26 September 2014
"I hate the architect."
Another dose of self-loathing from the Doctor? Or has he just watched 'The Towering Inferno' once too often?
Well it's one of many questions and many twists in the oh-so-tricky Time Heist - a tale of the cloned mega-rich, sunken-headed criminals, a love-lorn mind muncher and a motley crue of amnesiac bank robbers.
One's a top-drawer impressionist, another is wired for data, and a third might end up being late for a much less important date. All are called to heel by some unnaturally assertive eyebrows.
Why are they there? What are they trying to steal? And what exactly did that naughty Sensorite get up to?
Jim and Rob do some detective work and try to crack the incredible case of the Successful Steve Thompson Story.
Listen in to see how they got on.
Wed, 24 September 2014
"I sense the vicious doctrine of egalitarianism."
Not our words, the words of financially-motivated, fish-blooded fungus, The Collector.
One of The Sun Makers, this blob of seaweed with ideas above its station loves a healthy balance sheet and an unhealthy executionee but meets his match when the 4th Doctor, Leela and K9 visit plutocratic Pluto.
It's a miserable world of wooden tables, cardboard control panels, unappetising curries and clown's-pocket-sized credit cards.
The Doctor moos like a cow, Leela fights like a wildcat and K9 acts like a dog - much to Martin's incandescent rage.
But is the story as saleable as a tray of hot cakes or a bucket of cold sick?
Listen and find out.
Fri, 19 September 2014
"Fear is like a companion. A constant companion, always there."
And some may think Clara Oswald is always there, in shot.
But not Jim and his mystery new podcast companion.
They wax lyrical on the rather watchable Listen and ponder tricky dates, misunderstood soldiers and canon attacks.
Who wrote on the Doctor's blackboard? Who or what was under the bedclothes? And was there anything outside Orson's spaceship?
For the answer to all of these questions, call Steven Moffat.
And, while you're on hold, give our episode a Listen.
Thu, 11 September 2014
"No damsels in distress. No pretty castles. No such thing as Robin Hood."
Well it just goes to show that even curmudgeonly old Time Lords can get things wrong occasionally, although the TARDIS team do also manage to encounter a Robot of Sherwood or several during their sojourn in Merrie England.
Hair is plucked, sandals are sniffed, targets are incinerated and a baddie is cast into a vat of boiling gold.
All in a day's work for Spoonman and Clara.
But does the episode hit the target or plummet into the moat of obscurity and derision?
Listen in and find out...
Mon, 8 September 2014
"Top layer, if you want to say a few words."
Ooh that 12th / 14th / 271st Doctor is a silver-tongued charmer, isn't he?
Perhaps being poked into a mental Dalek has upset his equilibrium? Or maybe not. Who knows? Who nose? etc. etc.
So Jim and Martin go Into The Dalek and try to discover why the Doctor looks so sheepish, if Clara's was a happy slap, what makes punters qualify for Missy's Heaven and if random words do a character name make.
Listen to their aimless pontifications here.
Fri, 5 September 2014
"And don't look in that mirror. It's absolutely furious!"
Peter Capaldi is the Doctor and Jim and Martin escape their Classic Who bonds to observe him in his inaugural outing, Deep Breath.
It's a Victorian melodrama, featuring a newly-coatless tramp, two attack eyebrows, some amazingly tolerant Londoners and the only restaurant with a negative Michelin star count.
Is age just a number? Does offing a clockwork robot count as homocide? And is Murray Gold really playing a kazoo?
Find out here. Maybe.