Doctor Who: The Krynoid PodCast
078: The Power of Three

"There are soldiers all over my house and I'm in my pants."

Not what happened during the recording of this podcast episode but a mildly diverting moment from The Power of Three - something of an oasis, some might say.

Yes, this is the story of the boring slow invasion. The Doctor's bored, Rory's out of washing powder, Amy sniffs some milk and Brian spends hours sitting around watching the box. Never fear - maybe Kate Stewart's drone (voice, not military hardware) and a half-baked, blink-and-you'll-miss-him hologram will liven things up? And maybe they won't.

But who (and why) are the grill-faced nurses? Does the little girl who lives full-time in Rory's waiting room now have squatters' rights? And does having carked it for half an hour count as a near death experience?

Listen in to hear Jim and Martin tackle all these questions - and a serious attack of ennui.

Direct download: KP078_Power_of_Three.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34pm UTC
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077: The Mind of Evil

"Well thank you, Brigadier! But do you think that for once in your life you could manage to arrive before the nick of time?"

I'd leave it another half hour next time if I was you, Brig.

Yes, the third Doctor is being as pleasant as a fart in a spacesuit again, this time in The Mind of Evil - a six-part saga of surprised screws, conniving cons, a bucket of evil and 1971's Cigar Smoker of the Year.

The Doctor crosses his eyes, the Master mesmerises with his eyes and Jo chucks hot tea into an inmate's eyes - all part of a day's work for UNIT, a small organisation tasked with running peace conferences, escorting missiles, protecting the Earth and, no doubt, taking in washing.

But is Chin Lee really the only 'dolly' Chinese girl in Europe? Why is the Master menaced by a coke float? And is any swarfega tagliatelle ever really complete without a sun-dried glass eye?

Listen in to hear the answers to none of these questions.

Direct download: KP077_Mind_of_Evil.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18pm UTC
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076: Time-Flight

"It's not exactly dull travelling with the Doctor."

Not normally, Tegan. Not normally...

But this is the season 19 closer, Time-Flight, in which the Doctor seems to be under heavy sedation, OmNyssia knows all the answers, Tegan remains an air hostess (not that she ever hints at this) and Adric is still dead (mercifully).

The Master is at large too, coercing a plane-full of extras into caressing an inner sanctum, wherein lies a battery crammed full of blokes and an orang-utan's family jewels. He also finds time to co-ordinate a platoon of turd men, all while nursing a projectile cold.

But which passenger is Victor Foxtrot? Why is Concorde's progress monitored from a broom cupboard? And why on (prehistoric) Earth is the Master cosplaying as the last Widow Twankey in the job centre, even when he's on his Jack Jones?

Listen in to hear Jim, Martin and special guest Ian Atkins pick through the wreckage.

Direct download: KP076_Time-Flight.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31pm UTC
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