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Flight Through Entirety: A Doctor Who Podcast

Flight Through Entirety: A Doctor Who Podcast
Description:
Brendan, Richard, Todd and Nathan discuss the entire history of Doctor Who, season by season.

Homepage: http://www.flightthroughentirety.com/

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Flight Through Entirety: A Doctor Who Podcast Statistics
Episodes:
250
Average Episode Duration:
0:0:58:23
Longest Episode Duration:
0:2:46:16
Total Duration of all Episodes:
10 days, 3 hours, 17 minutes and 12 seconds
Earliest Episode:
16 June 2018 (3:33am GMT)
Latest Episode:
10 December 2017 (3:26pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
5 days, 4 hours, 14 minutes and 56 seconds

Flight Through Entirety: A Doctor Who Podcast Episodes

  • Thank You Very Much for Listening, And Good Night

    10 December 2017 (3:26pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 46 minutes and 16 seconds

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    \n We're all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?\n

    \n

    Brendan, Richard, Nathan and Todd fly backwards in time through the entirety of the Classic Series. Who are our heroes and villains? What stories should you watch, avoid, or remake on a film budget. And what, finally, have we learned about Doctor Who, and about each other?

    \n

    Thank you very much for listening. And no, you have something in your eye.

    \nAll you do is talk and talk and talk\n

    In fact, this isn't quite our last flirtation with the Classic Series. We still have three commentary podcasts to record: Enlightenment, with Peter Davison, Revelation of the Daleks, with Colin Baker, and a Sylvester McCoy story that our listeners are still voting on. It's not too late to cast your vote, just head over to our shownotes for Episode 129 and make your views known.

    \nNotes and links\n

    The Nth Doctor, by Jean-Marc Lofficier, discusses in depth the unmade film scripts that preceded The TV Movie.

    \n

    Clayton Hickman's Hand of Sutekh pillow is now available on his surpassingly brilliant Redbubble store.

    \n

    Richard recommends the new Big Finish Third Doctor audio series, starring Katy Manning as Jo Grant and Tim Treloar as the Third Doctor.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or -- oh, you. How can I possibly stay mad at you?

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we've finally finished the Brosnan years with our long-awaited commentary on Die Another Day (2002). This joins our three previous Brosnan commentaries, and our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton films.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 130 Always Dress for the Commentary

    26 November 2017 (1:32pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 44 minutes and 50 seconds

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    This week, we're celebrating the end of another tiresome millennium: Brendan's dressed as Madam Butterfly, Nathan's mooching about in the morgue as usual, Todd's going on about his boots for some reason, and Richard has made a terrible mess in the Console Room. It's the 1996 TV Movie!

    \nWell, that's democracy for you\n

    There's still plenty of time for you to vote for a story for us to cover in our upcoming Sylvester McCoy commentary podcast episode. No rush though. You can probably afford to worry about it later.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    This one's quite complicated. The TV Movie was one of the first stories to get a DVD release, way back in 2001, in the UK only. It finally got a Special Edition release in 2010/2011 (Amazon US) (Amazon UK). This release was also part of the Revisitations 1 Box Set, along with The Talons of Weng-Chiang and The Caves of Androzani, only available in Australia and the UK (Amazon UK). An upscaled Blu-ray version was released in 2016 in the UK only (Amazon UK).

    \nNotes and links\n

    We don't plan to cover fan favourite Dimensions in Time, which was a one-off Doctor Who/EastEnders crossover broadcast on BBC1 in November 1993, as part of Children in Need. However, Brendan says you'll enjoy this version, which includes production notes by Andrew Orton.

    \n

    Friend-of-the-podcast Gary Russell wrote the novelisation of this story, published in 1996, written before Gary got to see the actual episode and available in bookshops before the audience had either. It is now, sadly, out of print. You can read some of Gary's thoughts about the novelisation here.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll relaunch the podcast as an ill-fated series of remakes of previous episodes featuring American actors in major roles and including a number of inept Star-Trek-inspired continuity errors.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we're all set to release our final Broscast next weekend -- Die Another Day (2002). While you're waiting for that to drop, why not listen to our three previous Brosnan commentaries, or one of our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton films.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 129 Advocate for Genocide

    19 November 2017 (4:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 30 minutes and 52 seconds

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    b"

    \n - My lady, who is that little man?
    \n - Oh, glorious evil. It is he?\n

    \n

    We've reached the end of another era. Three years at the tail end of the Classic Series, reviled by some, forgotten by others, and not watched at all by a sizeable proportion of the audience. But all four of us love literally every single aspect of it without exception. (Quiet, Todd!)

    \nThere's always a choice\n

    And now it\xe2\x80\x99s time for you to vote for a Sylvester McCoy story for an upcoming commentary podcast episode. Vote wisely!

    \nNote: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.\nNotes and links\n

    Nathan mentions The Stranger, a video series created in the 1990s by BBV, starring Colin and Nicola as more quiet and sombre versions of their Doctor Who characters. You can watch the first episode, Summoned by Shadows, on YouTube.

    \n

    Big Finish has released a series of Lost Stories audios based on the production team's sketchy preliminary ideas for Season 27. And no, we're not doing an episode on it.

    \n

    Andrew Cartmel wrote three novels in the Virgin New Adventures series: Cat's Cradle: Warhead, Warlock and Warchild.
    \nFans of this series will enjoy Brendan's blog about his experiences reading his way through each novel.

    \n

    Richard mentions some possible influences on Andrew Cartmel's work, including Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon and Snow Crash, the books of Verner Vinge, and Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy.

    \n

    Philip Pullman's sequel to His Dark Materials has just been released: La Belle Sauvage, first volume of The Book of Dust.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll send Nathan over to your place to go on and on about that one time that Sylvester played the spoons on his chest. Just like he did to the Rani, you know.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we've already recorded our final commentary for the Pierce Brosnan era, so we'll be releasing it in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, our three previous Brosnan commentaries are still available, and so are our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton films.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 128 Completely Superfluous

    5 November 2017 (8:31am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 13 minutes and 23 seconds

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    \n There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, where the sea's asleep, and the rivers dream. People made of smoke, and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, and somewhere else the tea's getting cold. Come on, Ace, we've got work to do!\n

    \n

    This week, all four of us assemble on Horsenden Hill to light a fire, muck about, and discuss the last story of the 26-year run of the Classic Series. It's Survival.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Survival was released on DVD in 2007. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Fans of the music of Dominic Glynn will also enjoy FTE's multi-award winning radio drama Time Inc.

    \n

    The Planet of the Cheetah People (Cheetos in the constellation of Acinonyx) operates like a single biological entity. The Gaia Hypothesis postulates that the Earth operates in the same way.

    \n

    Horrifyingly, Adele Silva is now 37 years old, and is famous for playing Kelly Windsor on Emmerdale. She's a mum now.

    \nPicks of the week\nNathan\n

    For the second time, Nathan's pick is the New to Who podcast, which covers those Doctor Who stories which you might actually want to watch, particularly if you're a fan of the New Series.

    \nBrendan\n

    Dominic Glynn has recently released an EP called The Happiness Patrol Remixes, with new versions of the superb incidental music he composed for that story

    \nTodd\n

    Fans of both unnecessarily long films and TV's Sylvester McCoy will want to rush out and buy the Blu-ray box set of The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nRichard\n

    Richard has been enjoying the Titan Comics Doctor Who range, particularly those starring the Ninth Doctor and the Twelfth Doctor.

    \n

    He also recommends listening to Sam Waxman's film noir scores, just to see how this sort of thing can be done really well.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll secretly cancel your favourite TV show so that you don't realise for a couple of years that it's over forever and is never ever coming back.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we've resumed our long-delayed flight through the Pierce Brosnan Era, which is nice, with the release of our latest commentary on The World Is Not Enough.

    \n

    Our commentaries on the first two Pierce Brosnan films are still available, and so are our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton films.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 127 Wall of Nipples

    29 October 2017 (10:17am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes and 1 second

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    This week, we're far too busy fending off Haemovores to talk about The Curse of Fenric. Fortunately, we're each possessed of a deep and abiding faith: Nathan in Barbara, Richard in German Expressionism, and Brendan in the essential goodness of human nature.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    The Curse of Fenric was released on DVD in 2004/2005. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    According to this story, humanity will eventually evolve into sucker-faced blue monsters with seeds sprouting out of their heads. In the Blakes 7 episode Terminal, Servalan essentially reveals that humanity really evolves into the Taran Wood Beast.

    \n

    If you want to learn more about the life of Alaan Turing, you could watch the film The Imitation Game (2014), which did take some liberties with the details of Turing's life story, or you could read Alan Turing: The Enigma (2000) by Andrew Hodges. We mention some of the people that inspired Turing's work, including Kurt Godel and Lewis Carroll. Turing was pardoned by the British government in 2013.

    \n

    Here's a concise description of the Prisoner's Dilemma. And here's how things change when two people repeatedly enact the Prisoner's Dilemma situation -- the iterated Prisoner's dilemma.

    \n

    Daniel Craig acted alongside Anne Reid in The Mother (2003).

    \n

    Nicholas Parsons is as famous as possible in the UK, as the host of Sale of the Century from 1971 to 1984 and as the host of the radio quiz show Just a Minute, from 1967 to the present day.

    \n

    Here's the story of Sonequa Martin-Green meeting Nichelle Nichols on the red carpet at the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery.

    \n

    Ace is also betrayed by the Doctor in the Big Finish adaptation of Paul Cornell's Love and War.

    \n

    \xc2\xa0

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll criticise your lack of moral certitude and compare you unfavourably to your father.

    \nBondfinger\n

    We'll be returning to complete the Pierce Brosnan era any day now, but in the meantime you can taill enjoy our commentaries on the first two Pierce Brosnan films, and our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton Era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 126 Gog and Magog

    22 October 2017 (11:49am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 52 minutes and 46 seconds

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    This week, Nathan\'s outraged by Richard\'s blasphemous theories, while Brendan just wants to be a real ladylike. Don\'t tell your probation officer -- it\'s Ghost Light.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Ghost Light was released on DVD in 2004/2005. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Control asks the Doctor to "spare a farthing, guvnor" -- her climb up the evolutionary ladder is based upon the 1913 play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.

    \n

    Gwedonline calls Ace Alice, which is the most obvious reference to Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, but Nathan points out that this story owes much more to Alice than that.

    \n

    After Adam and Eve are expelled from the Garden of Eden, God places an angel with a flaming sword at the entrance to the Garden to prevent them from returning.

    \n

    Fans of the song That\'s the Way to the Zoo will enjoy this rendition by the hosts of the Splendid Chaps podcast, one of the inspirations for Flight Through Entirety. If you have never followed a link from our shownotes, break your habit, and follow this link immediately.

    \n

    Douglas Adams\'s Doctor Who movie script, Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen will be released as a novel by James Goss some time in January. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK) (Amazon AU)

    \n

    Fans of FTE outside of Australia might not be aware of the non-binding non-compulsory postal survey which our wretched government is using to determine whether LGBTI people get to enjoy legal equality with every bogan arsehole who enjoyed threatening to beat us up in the playground when we were children.

    \n

    And, finally, here\'s a list of the amazing contributions Marc Platt has made to Doctor Who over the years since this story was first written.

    \nDoctor Who in Ten Seconds\n

    Brendan\'s accelerated recaps of Classic Doctor Who are finally back, with some speedy ten-second summaries of all of the stories from Season 8.

    \n

    Fans of Brendan\'s video output will find his YouTube page here; they will also subscribe to Doctor Who in Ten Seconds here. Season 9 will be released in the next few weeks.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    We\'re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or next Monday we will come and bring you quite a lot of nuts.

    \nBondfinger\n

    We\'ve now got a bunch of James Bond commentaries banked and ready to release. While you\'re waiting for us to get our act together, you can enjoy our previous commentaries on the Pierce Brosnan films, and our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton Era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n'


  • Why Is It up Everything?

    15 October 2017 (9:20am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 56 minutes and 44 seconds

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    b"

    It's the final season of the Classic Series of Doctor Who, and to celebrate, Brendan, Nathan and Richard are blowing up either an archaelogical site or the entire world. Let this be our last Battlefield!

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Battlefield was released on DVD in 2008/2009. Included in the release is a re-edited special feature-length version. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    The Brigadier's wife Doris is played by Angela Douglas, who played a major role in a four Carry On films: Carry on Cowboy (1965), Carry on Screaming! (1966) Carry On... Follow That Camel (1967) and Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968).

    \n

    Richard Franklin's novel Operation H.A.T.E tells a the weird story of Captain M, whose narrative has been completely stripped of all overt Doctor Who references for intellectual property reasons.

    \n

    Fans of serious scholarly treatments of Arthurian Mythology will enjoy Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) and John Boorman's Excalibur (1981).

    \n

    Michael Kerrigan's direction of the final battle was clearly based on the Batley Townswomen's Guild recreation of the Battle of Pearl Harbour.

    \n

    This story's writer, Ben Aaronovitch, is now an accomplished novelist. But, back in the day, he had terrible difficulties meeting publication deadlines. Marc Platt ended up writing the novelisation of Battlefield, and Kate Orman had to step in to finish a crucial New Adventures novel, So Vile a Sin, when Aaronovitch couldn't meet the deadline (he claimed his hard drive had failed).

    \nDoctor Who in Ten Seconds\n

    Brendan's accelerated recaps of Classic Doctor Who are finally back, with some speedy ten-second summaries of all of the stories from Season 8.

    \n

    Fans of Brendan's video output will find his YouTube page here; they will also subscribe to Doctor Who in Ten Seconds here. Season 9 will be released in the next few weeks.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll tell everyone about that time we had sex with you in the woods of Celadon.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Our long-awaited commentary on Die Another Day will be recorded next Friday, probably. While you're waiting for that -- and who wouldn't be? -- you can enjoy our previous commentaries on the Pierce Brosnan films, and our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton Era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 124: Jazz Hands

    20 August 2017 (12:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes and 37 seconds

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    b'

    Remember the 1960s, when this podcast first began? We had such high ideals, and we enjoyed making people happy. Well, it\'s 2017 now, so welcome to our bitter, jaded and utterly mercenary take on The Greatest Show in the Galaxy.

    \nThe pebble drowning in his lake\n

    Campaigning for our postal plebiscite has turned predictably nasty, but it\'s very important for everyone to have their say on this issue: which Colin Baker story should be the subject of our upcoming commentary podcast? Head over to the show notes for Episode 121 to cast your vote.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    The Greatest Show in the Galaxy was released on DVD in 2012. (That was easy.) (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Brendan\'s "surprise mirror" remark is totally incomprehensible unless you\'ve seen this literal music video of Bonnie Tyler\'s Total Eclipse of the Heart. Watch it now.

    \n

    The first episode of Australian comedy series Outland featured a gay Doctor Who fan who briefly considered abandoning his date when he made a crack about Daleks being unable to climb the stairs.

    \n

    In Richard Marsden\'s biography of John Nathan-Turner, it is revealed that JNT and his partner used to refer to hard-core fans as "barkers", and the attractive ones as "doable barkers".

    \n

    Chris Chibnall will be taking the reins of Doctor Who any day now. Here he is on the BBC\'s Open Air programme in 1986, criticising The Trial of a Time Lord.

    \n

    The Pakleds from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Samaritan Snare were intended to be a parody of Star Trek fans.

    \n

    This sketch from A Bit of Fry and Laurie depicts Stephen Fry\'s reaction to increasing choice in the media landscape. Watch it all the way through -- there\'s a lovely surprise in there for fans of Doctor Who.

    \n

    Richard identifies 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) as one of the inspirations for this story. The eponymous Doctor is played by Tony Randall in some appalling yellowface. Check out the trailer here.

    \nPicks of the week\nBrendan\n

    Take a deep breath. Brendan\'s first pick is Doctor Who on Holiday a remix by Dean Gray of The KLF\'s Doctorin\' the TARDIS, featuring Green Day. It\'s good.

    \n

    His second pick is The X-Men: The Animated Series Podcast, a podcast in which two American fans discuss, well, X-Men: The Animated Series.

    \nNathan\n

    Evelyn Waugh\'s Vile Bodies, read by Robert Hardy. It\'s not available on Audible in the US. Write to your Congressman. (Audible UK) (Audible AU)

    \nRichard\n

    Richard (bless him) just wants you to watch Season 25 again. And eat some fruit.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    We\'re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we\'ll descend on your fruit cart like a pack of hippie weirdos.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Richard is off on a top-secret mission to Piz Gloria right now, so our coverage of the Brosnan era will resume in a few weeks\' time. While you\'re waiting, you can enjoy our previous commentaries on the Pierce Brosnan films, and our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton Era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n'


  • Episode 124 Jazz Hands

    20 August 2017 (12:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes and 38 seconds

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    b'

    Remember the 1960s, when this podcast first began? We had such high ideals, and we enjoyed making people happy. Well, it\'s 2017 now, so welcome to our bitter, jaded and utterly mercenary take on The Greatest Show in the Galaxy.

    \nThe pebble drowning in his lake\n

    Campaigning for our postal plebiscite has turned predictably nasty, but it\'s very important for everyone to have their say on this issue: which Colin Baker story should be the subject of our upcoming commentary podcast? Head over to the show notes for Episode 121 to cast your vote.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    The Greatest Show in the Galaxy was released on DVD in 2012. (That was easy.) (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Brendan\'s "surprise mirror" remark is totally incomprehensible unless you\'ve seen this literal music video of Bonnie Tyler\'s Total Eclipse of the Heart. Watch it now.

    \n

    The first episode of Australian comedy series Outland featured a gay Doctor Who fan who briefly considered abandoning his date when he made a crack about Daleks being unable to climb the stairs.

    \n

    In Richard Marsden\'s biography of John Nathan-Turner, it is revealed that JNT and his partner used to refer to hard-core fans as "barkers", and the attractive ones as "doable barkers".

    \n

    Chris Chibnall will be taking the reins of Doctor Who any day now. Here he is on the BBC\'s Open Air programme in 1986, criticising The Trial of a Time Lord.

    \n

    The Pakleds from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Samaritan Snare were intended to be a parody of Star Trek fans.

    \n

    This sketch from A Bit of Fry and Laurie depicts Stephen Fry\'s reaction to increasing choice in the media landscape. Watch it all the way through -- there\'s a lovely surprise in there for fans of Doctor Who.

    \n

    Richard identifies 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) as one of the inspirations for this story. The eponymous Doctor is played by Tony Randall in some appalling yellowface. Check out the trailer here.

    \nPicks of the week\nBrendan\n

    Take a deep breath. Brendan\'s first pick is Doctor Who on Holiday a remix by Dean Gray of The KLF\'s Doctorin\' the TARDIS, featuring Green Day. It\'s good.

    \n

    His second pick is The X-Men: The Animated Series Podcast, a podcast in which two American fans discuss, well, X-Men: The Animated Series.

    \nNathan\n

    Evelyn Waugh\'s Vile Bodies, read by Robert Hardy. It\'s not available on Audible in the US. Write to your Congressman. (Audible UK) (Audible AU)

    \nRichard\n

    Richard (bless him) just wants you to watch Season 25 again. And eat some fruit.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    We\'re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we\'ll descend on your fruit cart like a pack of hippie weirdos.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Richard is off on a top-secret mission to Piz Gloria right now, so our coverage of the Brosnan era will resume in a few weeks\' time. While you\'re waiting, you can enjoy our previous commentaries on the Pierce Brosnan films, and our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton Era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n'


  • Episode 123: Exit, Pursued by a Bear

    13 August 2017 (11:27am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 47 minutes and 29 seconds

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    b"

    This week, Brendan's listening to some meaningless jazz, and Nathan's hanging from a tree in his underwear, while Richard rides -- to destiny. All things shall soon be ours: it's Silver Nemesis.

    \nUngrateful wretch\n

    The cost of our plebiscite has blown out enormously, and we reserve the right to completely ignore the result, but it's almost certainly still worth casting your vote for the Colin Baker story that will be the subject of our upcoming commentary podcast. Head over to the show notes for Episode 121 to make your views known.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Silver Nemesis was released on DVD in 2010. As usual, it was released on its own in the US (Amazon US), but in the UK and Australia, it released strapped to Revenge of the Cybermen in the unimaginatively titled Cybermen box set. (Amazon UK).

    \nNotes and links\n

    This episode's title is taken from Shakespeare's most improbable stage direction, in The Winter's Tale, Act III, Scene 3, alluded to by Lady Peinforte in Part 2.

    \n

    In a cut scene from Part 1, the Doctor and Ace come across a portrait of Ace painted by Gainsborough.

    \n

    The jury is still out on the theory that the sun has an invisible brown dwarf companion called Nemesis, which occasionally wanders past to cause mass extinctions on Earth. Fans of this idea will also enjoy the theory that a giant planet is patrolling the borders of our solar system with the intention of one day killing us all.

    \n

    Death Comes to Time was an animated webcast on the BBC website in 2001, starring Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Jacqueline Pearce, John Sessions and Stephen Fry. It's terrible, but you can still hear it as an audiobook in the US (Audible US), or as a CD in the UK (Amazon UK).

    \n

    Here's Brendan cosplaying as the Doctor in Death Comes to Time.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll pretend to be completely indifferent when you tell us your most intimate personal secrets.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we've stalled in the middle of the Brosnan Era, and so our commentary on The World is Not Enough (1999) has been delayed. In the meantime, you can enjoy our previous commentaries on the Pierce Brosnan films, and our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton Era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 123 Exit, Pursued by a Bear

    13 August 2017 (11:27am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 47 minutes and 30 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    This week, Brendan's listening to some meaningless jazz, and Nathan's hanging from a tree in his underwear, while Richard rides -- to destiny. All things shall soon be ours: it's Silver Nemesis.

    \nUngrateful wretch\n

    The cost of our plebiscite has blown out enormously, and we reserve the right to completely ignore the result, but it's almost certainly still worth casting your vote for the Colin Baker story that will be the subject of our upcoming commentary podcast. Head over to the show notes for Episode 121 to make your views known.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Silver Nemesis was released on DVD in 2010. As usual, it was released on its own in the US (Amazon US), but in the UK and Australia, it released strapped to Revenge of the Cybermen in the unimaginatively titled Cybermen box set. (Amazon UK).

    \nNotes and links\n

    This episode's title is taken from Shakespeare's most improbable stage direction, in The Winter's Tale, Act III, Scene 3, alluded to by Lady Peinforte in Part 2.

    \n

    In a cut scene from Part 1, the Doctor and Ace come across a portrait of Ace painted by Gainsborough.

    \n

    The jury is still out on the theory that the sun has an invisible brown dwarf companion called Nemesis, which occasionally wanders past to cause mass extinctions on Earth. Fans of this idea will also enjoy the theory that a giant planet is patrolling the borders of our solar system with the intention of one day killing us all.

    \n

    Death Comes to Time was an animated webcast on the BBC website in 2001, starring Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Jacqueline Pearce, John Sessions and Stephen Fry. It's terrible, but you can still hear it as an audiobook in the US (Audible US), or as a CD in the UK (Amazon UK).

    \n

    Here's Brendan cosplaying as the Doctor in Death Comes to Time.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll pretend to be completely indifferent when you tell us your most intimate personal secrets.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we've stalled in the middle of the Brosnan Era, and so our commentary on The World is Not Enough (1999) has been delayed. In the meantime, you can enjoy our previous commentaries on the Pierce Brosnan films, and our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton Era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 122: This Neocon World

    9 August 2017 (3:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 15 seconds

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    b'

    This week, we\'re manic, reactive and endogenous, as we contemplate fondant, marshmallow, and the practical problem with leaving someone alive. Make sure you\'ve paid your poll tax -- it\'s time for an outing with The Happiness Patrol.

    \nOn with the Motley\n

    In our ongoing postal plebiscite, you\'ll be voting on which Colin Baker story will be the subject of our next commentary podcast. Take your mind off the horrors of democracy, head over to the shownotes for Episode 121, and cast your vote.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    The Happiness Patrol was released on DVD in 2012. In the US, it was released on its own (Amazon US), while in the UK and Australia, it was inexplicably released as part of the Ace Adventures box set, along with Dragonfire (Amazon UK).

    \nNotes and links\n

    Richard continues to feud with the hosts of the New To Who podcast. They\'re all very attractive.

    \n

    Dog lovers will find today\'s upsetting media landscape impossible to navigate without referring to doesthedogdie.com.

    \n

    The sound, look and feel of this story owes a lot to noirish thriller The Third Man (1949).

    \n

    Section 28 of the Local Government Act (1988) was a dogshit piece of legislation enacted by the viciously homophobic Thatcher Government that banned the "promotion" of homosexuality. It remained in force in the UK until 2003.

    \n

    And here\'s the Monty Python sketch about Happy Valley, in which anyone unhappy was immediately put to death. Hilariously.

    \n

    And here\'s Nathan\'s personal take on the idea of Frocks and Guns in Doctor Who.

    \n

    Horrifically enough, Richard is right about the term Joy Division being used to refer to the practice of sexual slavery in Nazi labour camps.

    \n

    Lady Land is the official TV Tropes name for the Planet of Women trope.

    \n

    Neither Richard nor Nathan have ever even heard of T-Bag, a British TV programme about a weird witch who travelled around time and space collecting weird objects. For the last few years of the show, T-Bag was played by Georgina Hale, our very own Priscilla P. (It\'s horrifically bad. Take a look at one of the episodes from Season 3 here.)

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    We\'re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we\'ll run off with your husband in your personal escape shuttle. We\'re done it before.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Our commentary on The World is Not Enough (1999) will be released this weekend, probably, but while you\'re waiting you can enjoy our previous commentaries on the Pierce Brosnan films, and our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton Era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even the fake ones that weren\'t included in the official box set.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n'


  • Episode 122 This Neocon World

    9 August 2017 (3:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 15 seconds

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    b'

    This week, we\'re manic, reactive and endogenous, as we contemplate fondant, marshmallow, and the practical problem with leaving someone alive. Make sure you\'ve paid your poll tax -- it\'s time for an outing with The Happiness Patrol.

    \nOn with the Motley\n

    In our ongoing postal plebiscite, you\'ll be voting on which Colin Baker story will be the subject of our next commentary podcast. Take your mind off the horrors of democracy, head over to the shownotes for Episode 121, and cast your vote.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    The Happiness Patrol was released on DVD in 2012. In the US, it was released on its own (Amazon US), while in the UK and Australia, it was inexplicably released as part of the Ace Adventures box set, along with Dragonfire (Amazon UK).

    \nNotes and links\n

    Richard continues to feud with the hosts of the New To Who podcast. They\'re all very attractive.

    \n

    Dog lovers will find today\'s upsetting media landscape impossible to navigate without referring to doesthedogdie.com.

    \n

    The sound, look and feel of this story owes a lot to noirish thriller The Third Man (1949).

    \n

    Section 28 of the Local Government Act (1988) was a dogshit piece of legislation enacted by the viciously homophobic Thatcher Government that banned the "promotion" of homosexuality. It remained in force in the UK until 2003.

    \n

    And here\'s the Monty Python sketch about Happy Valley, in which anyone unhappy was immediately put to death. Hilariously.

    \n

    And here\'s Nathan\'s personal take on the idea of Frocks and Guns in Doctor Who.

    \n

    Horrifically enough, Richard is right about the term Joy Division being used to refer to the practice of sexual slavery in Nazi labour camps.

    \n

    Lady Land is the official TV Tropes name for the Planet of Women trope.

    \n

    Neither Richard nor Nathan have ever even heard of T-Bag, a British TV programme about a weird witch who travelled around time and space collecting weird objects. For the last few years of the show, T-Bag was played by Georgina Hale, our very own Priscilla P. (It\'s horrifically bad. Take a look at one of the episodes from Season 3 here.)

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    We\'re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we\'ll run off with your husband in your personal escape shuttle. We\'re done it before.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Our commentary on The World is Not Enough (1999) will be released this weekend, probably, but while you\'re waiting you can enjoy our previous commentaries on the Pierce Brosnan films, and our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton Era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even the fake ones that weren\'t included in the official box set.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n'


  • Episode 121 Daleks Are Forever

    30 July 2017 (11:29am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 1 second

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    b'

    Flight Through Entirety roars back into the feed with one of its best episodes ever, in which we go back to the very beginning of the history of the show and subtly reference tons of things we\'ve done before. Except for Shirley Bassey as Davros. We\'ve never done that, I think. It\xe2\x80\x99s Remembrance of the Daleks, of course.

    \nA web of mayhem and intrigue\n

    Once again, it\'s time for you to vote for another story for our next commentary podcast -- a Colin Baker commentary, which is currently scheduled for release in a few months\' time.

    \n

    \n The voting for our Colin Baker commentary podcast has now closed. In this poll, our listeners were given the choice between The Mark of the Rani, Revelation of the Daleks, The Mysterious Planet and Terror of the Vervoids. The winner, with n% of the vote, was [Some story].\n

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Are you sitting comfortably? After its original DVD release in 2001/2002, Remembrance of the Daleks: Special Edition was released in the UK and Australia as part of The Davros Collection in 2007 (Amazon UK). It was later released on its own in 2009 in the UK (Amazon UK), and in 2010 in the US (Amazon US).

    \nNotes and links\n

    Jodie Whittaker is the Doctor!

    \n

    And here\'s what Brian Blessed said when he first met the Dalai Lama.

    \n

    The last time Moffat oversaw the Twelfth Doctor\'s regeneration into a woman was in his very first Doctor Who story, The Curse of Fatal Death.

    \n

    Ben Aaronovitch is now a well-regarded author, famous for his six-book Rivers of London series, which deals with a young policemen who works in a divison of the Metropolitan Police that deals with the supernatural. The first novel was inexplicably called Midnight Riot in the US.

    \n

    The novelisation of Remembrance of the Daleks is excellent, and is actually available on Amazon. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK) (Amazon AU)

    \n

    Counter-Measures is a series of Big Finish audios featuring Rachel Jensen, Allison Williams and Group Captain Ian "Chunky" Gillmore battling various alienesque threats in 1960s London.

    \n

    The Profumo affair refers to a scandal in which the Secretary of State, John Profumo was forced to resign as a result of his 1961 affair with Christine Keeler, who may have been in a relationship with Yevgey Ivanov, a Soviet naval attache; it contributed to the resignation of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in October 1963, just weeks before the first episode of Doctor Who aired. It was dramatised in the film, Scandal (1989), starring our very own Ian McKellen and John Hurt.

    \n

    Scottish comedian Susan Calman, from Radio 4\'s The News Quiz talks about how she plans to dress when she\'s cast as Doctor Who.

    \n

    Doctor Who\'s first script editor David "Jodie" Whitaker was involved in the production of three Dalek Annuals featuring original stories and articles: The Dalek Book (1964), The Dalek World (1965) and The Dalek Outer Space Book (1966).

    \n

    David Banks wrote a coffee-table book called Cybermen, which explains everything you never wanted to know about why the Cybermen changed their costumes all the time.

    \n

    Fans of Australian podcast episodes about Remembrance of the Daleks will enjoy the latest episode of New to Who, a podcast in which Colin, Daniel and Steven discuss Doctor Who stories you might actually want to watch.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    Brendan recounts his experiences reading his way through the Doctor Who novels on his blog, The Doctor Who Reader.

    \n

    We\'re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we\'ll come round to your local high school and draw anachronistic graffiti all over the walls.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we have now released twocommentaries on the Pierce Brosnan films, to match our twocommentaries on the Timothy Dalton Era.

    \n

    WealsohaveplentyofRodgecastsonline, and thereareotherBondsavailable, aswell. Even fakeones.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n'


  • Episode 121: Daleks Are Forever

    30 July 2017 (11:29am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 57 minutes and 1 second

    Direct Podcast Download

    b'

    Flight Through Entirety roars back into the feed with one of its best episodes ever, in which we go back to the very beginning of the history of the show and subtly reference tons of things we\'ve done before. Except for Shirley Bassey as Davros. We\'ve never done that, I think.

    \nA web of mayhem and intrigue\n

    Once again, it\'s time for you to vote for another story for our next commentary podcast, currently scheduled for release in a few weeks, after our discussion of Season 25 comes to a close.

    \n\nYour name *\n\n \n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n \n Your choice *\n The Mark of the Rani (Todd)\n Revelation of the Daleks (Richard)\n The Mysterious Planet (Brendan)\n Terror of the Vervoids (Nathan)\n\n

    Thank you for voting in our Colin Baker Commentary poll. We\'ll be announcing the result at the end of the upcoming commentary on Peter Davison\'s Enlightenment, which should be released as Episode 125 of Flight Through Entirety.

    \n\nBuy the story!

    Are you sitting comfortably? After its original DVD release in 2001/2002, Remembrance of the Daleks: Special Edition was released in the UK and Australia as part of The Davros Collection in 2007 (Amazon UK). It was later released on its own in 2009 in the UK (Amazon UK), and in 2010 in the US (Amazon US).

    Notes and links

    Jodie Whittaker is the Doctor!

    And here\'s what Brian Blessed said when he first met the Dalai Lama.

    The last time Moffat oversaw the Twelfth Doctor\'s regeneration into a woman was in his very first Doctor Who story, The Curse of Fatal Death.

    Ben Aaronovitch is now a well-regarded author, famous for his six-book Rivers of London series, which deals with a young policemen who works in a divison of the Metropolitan Police that deals with the supernatural. The first novel was inexplicably called Midnight Riot in the US.

    The novelisation of Remembrance of the Daleks is excellent, and is actually available on Amazon. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK) (Amazon AU)

    Counter-Measures is a series of Big Finish audios featuring Rachel Jensen, Allison Williams and Group Captain Ian "Chunky" Gillmore battling various alienesque threats in 1960s London.

    The Profumo affair refers to a scandal in which the Secretary of State, John Profumo was forced to resign as a result of his 1961 affair with Christine Keeler, who may have been in a relationship with Yevgey Ivanov, a Soviet naval attache; it contributed to the resignation of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in October 1963, just weeks before the first episode of Doctor Who aired. It was dramatised in the film, Scandal (1989), starring our very own Ian McKellen and John Hurt.

    Scottish comedian Susan Calman, from Radio 4\'s The News Quiz talks about how she plans to dress when she\'s cast as Doctor Who.

    Doctor Who\'s first script editor David "Jodie" Whitaker was involved in the production of three Dalek Annuals featuring original stories and articles: The Dalek Book (1964), The Dalek World (1965) and The Dalek Outer Space Book (1966).

    David Banks wrote a coffee-table book called Cybermen, which explains everything you never wanted to know about why the Cybermen changed their costumes all the time.

    Fans of Australian podcast episodes about Remembrance of the Daleks will enjoy the latest episode of New to Who, a podcast in which Colin, Daniel and Steven discuss Doctor Who stories you might actually want to watch.

    Follow us!

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    Brendan recounts his experiences reading his way through the Doctor Who novels on his blog, The Doctor Who Reader.

    We\'re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we\'ll come round to your local high school and draw anachronistic graffiti all over the walls.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we have now released two commentaries on the Pierce Brosnan films, to match our two commentaries on the Timothy Dalton Era.

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n'


  • Episode 120: Carrying an Offensive Commentary

    23 July 2017 (7:22am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    b"

    This week, we give Sylvester McCoy a brief holiday while we revisit a Doctor Who story with some actual women in it. Which seems like the right thing to do nowadays. Sausage sandwiches at the ready, everyone: it's our commentary on The Stones of Blood.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    In the US, you can buy The Stones of Blood by itself (Amazon US), or as part of the Key to Time box set (Amazon US). In the UK, it's only available as part of the Key to Time box set. (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    You can find a much more concise and sensible discussion of this story in our regular episode about The Stones of Blood -- Episode 58: The Fool Idwal Morgan, recorded in December 2015. Makes you think.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    Brendan recounts his experiences reading his way through the Doctor Who novels on his blog, The Doctor Who Reader.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll write a monograph about something and make you look a fool.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Next week on Bondfinger, we're planning to record our commentary on Pierce Brosnan's good Bond film, The World is Not Enough (1999), which was released just months after The Phantom Menace. While you're waiting for that, you can listen to our two previous Brosnan commentaries, as well as our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton films.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 120 Carrying an Offensive Commentary

    23 July 2017 (7:22am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 38 minutes and 7 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    This week, we give Sylvester McCoy a brief holiday while we revisit a Doctor Who story with some actual women in it. Which seems like the right thing to do nowadays. Sausage sandwiches at the ready, everyone: it's our commentary on The Stones of Blood.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    In the US, you can buy The Stones of Blood by itself (Amazon US), or as part of the Key to Time box set (Amazon US). In the UK, it's only available as part of the Key to Time box set. (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    You can find a much more concise and sensible discussion of this story in our regular episode about The Stones of Blood -- Episode 58: The Fool Idwal Morgan, recorded in December 2015. Makes you think.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    Brendan recounts his experiences reading his way through the Doctor Who novels on his blog, The Doctor Who Reader.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll write a monograph about something and make you look a fool.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Next week on Bondfinger, we're planning to record our commentary on Pierce Brosnan's good Bond film, The World is Not Enough (1999), which was released just months after The Phantom Menace. While you're waiting for that, you can listen to our two previous Brosnan commentaries, as well as our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton films.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 119 A Really, Really Good Length

    16 July 2017 (11:18am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 10 minutes and 31 seconds

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    b'

    After acquiring a mysterious treasure map from a German Expressionist filmmaker, Richard goes off to discover a fabulous treasure hidden deep in the bowels of a space mall, while Brendan and Nathan stay behind pouring milkshakes on each other. It\'s Dragonfire.

    \nWell, that\'s democracy for you\n

    You now have less than a week to vote for a Peter Davison story to be the subject of yet another FTE commentary podcast; we\'ll be announcing the result at the end of our Tom Baker commentary episode next week.

    \n

    To cast your vote, just visit the shownotes for Episode 116.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Dragonfire was released on DVD in 2012. It was released on its own in the US (Amazon US), of course, but in Australia and the UK, it was released as part of the Ace Adventures box set, along with The Happiness Patrol, for some reason (Amazon UK).

    \nNotes and links\n

    Tony Osoba plays Kracauer, one of Kane\'s followers. This is the second of three Doctor Who appearances: he was previously a Movellan in Destiny of the Daleks, and will go on to play an astronaut in Kill the Moon. He was also in Charles Chilton\'s Space Force 2, a BBC science fiction radio series which served as a sequel to Chilton\'s Journey into Space. He also appeared in Porridge, starring Ronnie Barker, in which he played a black Scotsman, which was apparently a hilarious thing in the 1970s.

    \n

    Australia\'s answer to Martha Stewart (without the criminal record) was called Tonia Todman, and who expected her to turn up in this episode? She\'s still with us, apparently, and seems to have outlived her fame, such as it was.

    \n

    Big Finish have staged a reunion between the Seventh Doctor, Mel and Ace in A Life of Crime, Fiesta of the Damned and Maker of Demons.

    \n

    Coincidentally, many of this story\'s characters share names with famous figures in the history of film criticism, including Pudovkin, Kracauer, Belazs (nearly) and Eisenstein.

    \n

    The guard\'s line about "the semiotic thickness of a performed text", which we are all terribly fond of, is a direct quote from Doctor Who: The Unfolding Text, which was an early attempt at academic criticism of Doctor Who.

    \n

    Nathan mentions a version of the Sylvester McCoy title sequence created in 2016 by Cloister Productions using modern CGI in less than 24 hours.

    \n

    Dominic Glynn did a full stereo remix of his version of the Doctor Who theme for The Trial of a Time Lord box set in 2008.

    \nPicks of the week\nBrendan\n

    Brendan recommends a Big Finish audio starring Sylvester McCoy and Bonnie Langford: Flip Flop, which consists of two discs that can be played in either order. Big Finish calls it "a unique innovation in storytelling", which is sweet of them.

    \nNathan\n

    Nathan recommends getting a subscription to Audible (US) (UK) (AU), where you can buy audiobook versions of many of the Doctor Who Target novelisations, particularly Delta and the Bannermen read by Bonnie Langford.

    \nRichard\n

    Richard goes all highbrow on us this week, recommending the films of Japanese screenwriter and director Akira Kurosawa, including Ran (1985), Yojimbo (1961), and The Hidden Fortress (1958.

    \n

    He also recommends the films of Josef von Sternberg, particularly those starring William Hartnell-lookalike Marlene Dietrich, including The Scarlet Empress (1934), Morocco (1930) and Shanghai Express (1932).

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    Brendan recounts his experiences reading his way through the Doctor Who novels on his blog, The Doctor Who Reader.

    \n

    We\'re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we\'ll lounge around in the emergency services tea room ignoring your increasingly urgent messages about that ice jam in the upper docking bay.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we\'re halfway through our flight through the Pierce Brosnan era, with commentaries on GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies. Fans of things much better than those films will enjoy our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton films. Or will they?

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n

    \xe2\x80\x94

    \n'


  • Episode 119: A Really, Really Good Length

    16 July 2017 (11:18am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 10 minutes and 31 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b'

    After acquiring a mysterious treasure map from a German Expressionist filmmaker, Richard goes off to discover a fabulous treasure hidden deep in the bowels of a space mall, while Brendan and Nathan stay behind pouring milkshakes on each other. It\'s Dragonfire.

    \nWell, that\'s democracy for you\n

    You now have less than a week to vote for a Peter Davison story to be the subject of yet another FTE commentary podcast; we\'ll be announcing the result at the end of our Tom Baker commentary episode next week.

    \n

    To cast your vote, just visit the shownotes for Episode 116.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Dragonfire was released on DVD in 2012. It was released on its own in the US (Amazon US), of course, but in Australia and the UK, it was released as part of the Ace Adventures box set, along with The Happiness Patrol, for some reason (Amazon UK).

    \nNotes and links\n

    Tony Osoba plays Kracauer, one of Kane\'s followers. This is the second of three Doctor Who appearances: he was previously a Movellan in Destiny of the Daleks, and will go on to play an astronaut in Kill the Moon. He was also in Charles Chilton\'s Space Force 2, a BBC science fiction radio series which served as a sequel to Chilton\'s Journey into Space. He also appeared in Porridge, starring Ronnie Barker, in which he played a black Scotsman, which was apparently a hilarious thing in the 1970s.

    \n

    Australia\'s answer to Martha Stewart (without the criminal record) was called Tonia Todman, and who expected her to turn up in this episode? She\'s still with us, apparently, and seems to have outlived her fame, such as it was.

    \n

    Big Finish have staged a reunion between the Seventh Doctor, Mel and Ace in A Life of Crime, Fiesta of the Damned and Maker of Demons.

    \n

    Coincidentally, many of this story\'s characters share names with famous figures in the history of film criticism, including Pudovkin, Kracauer, Belazs (nearly) and Eisenstein.

    \n

    The guard\'s line about "the semiotic thickness of a performed text", which we are all terribly fond of, is a direct quote from Doctor Who: The Unfolding Text, which was an early attempt at academic criticism of Doctor Who.

    \n

    Nathan mentions a version of the Sylvester McCoy title sequence created in 2016 by Cloister Productions using modern CGI in less than 24 hours.

    \n

    Dominic Glynn did a full stereo remix of his version of the Doctor Who theme for The Trial of a Time Lord box set in 2008.

    \nPicks of the week\nBrendan\n

    Brendan recommends a Big Finish audio starring Sylvester McCoy and Bonnie Langford: Flip Flop, which consists of two discs that can be played in either order. Big Finish calls it "a unique innovation in storytelling", which is sweet of them.

    \nNathan\n

    Nathan recommends getting a subscription to Audible (US) (UK) (AU), where you can buy audiobook versions of many of the Doctor Who Target novelisations, particularly Delta and the Bannermen read by Bonnie Langford.

    \nRichard\n

    Richard goes all highbrow on us this week, recommending the films of Japanese screenwriter and director Akira Kurosawa, including Ran (1985), Yojimbo (1961), and The Hidden Fortress (1958.

    \n

    He also recommends the films of Josef von Sternberg, particularly those starring William Hartnell-lookalike Marlene Dietrich, including The Scarlet Empress (1934), Morocco (1930) and Shanghai Express (1932).

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    Brendan recounts his experiences reading his way through the Doctor Who novels on his blog, The Doctor Who Reader.

    \n

    We\'re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we\'ll lounge around in the emergency services tea room ignoring your increasingly urgent messages about that ice jam in the upper docking bay.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we\'re halfway through our flight through the Pierce Brosnan era, with commentaries on GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies. Fans of things much better than those films will enjoy our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton films. Or will they?

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n

    --

    \n'


  • Episode 118 Bitter and Painful

    9 July 2017 (6:14am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 28 seconds

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    b'

    It\'s 1950s night at Flight Through Entirety, which means putting on bobby socks, combing Brylcreem through our remaining hair (if any), and leaving our copies of The Doctor Who Monster Book at home. It\'s Delta and the Bannermen.

    \nEr, just remind me. What day is it again?\n

    As a valued listener of FTE, it is your democratic right to inflict a particular Peter Davison story on us, which we can inflict, in turn, upon your fellow listeners.

    \n

    To cast your vote in our Peter Davison commentary poll, just go to the shownotes for Episode 116.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Delta and the Bannermen was released on DVD in 2009. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Well, the ur-source of this story is the long-running 1980s sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, set in a 1950s holiday camp, starring Ruth Madoc, former wife of our very own Philip Madoc (in fishnets).

    \n

    The Tollmaster was played by Ken Dodd, who earned a place in The Guinness Book of Records for the longest joke-telling session ever -- 1,500 jokes in three and a half hours. (Not four days, sadly.) Other actors considered for the role included comedian and stand-up comic Bob Monkhouse, and Doctor Who-impersonator and part-time Roman Emperor Christopher Biggins.

    \n

    Weissmuller is played by Stubby Kaye, who is best known for his role as Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls.

    \n

    The music in this story is provided by Keff McCulloch, apart from one track during the Doctor and Ray\'s hunt for Delta and Billy -- The Devil\'s Galop by Charles Williams. Fans of Keff\'s work will also enjoy the Doctor Who 25th Anniversary Album, particularly the track "8891 Royale".

    \n

    Goronwy was played by Hugh Lloyd, who had a massively long career. You can see him here as lonely pensioner Billy in Victoria Wood as Seen on TV. He also appeared in Hancock\'s Half Hour and starred alongside Terry Scott in his own show Hugh and I.

    \n

    Bannerman costume designs by Akira Kurosawa.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    Brendan recounts his experiences reading his way through the Doctor Who novels on his blog, The Doctor Who Reader.

    \n

    We\'re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or all three of us will wander around after you, making goo-goo eyes and occasionally swiping your medication.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we have now released two commentaries on the Pierce Brosnan films, to match our two commentaries on the mercilessly (or mercifully) short Timothy Dalton Era. (We own him, remember?)

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n'


  • Episode 118: Bitter and Painful

    9 July 2017 (6:14am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 28 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b'

    It\'s 1950s night at Flight Through Entirety, which means putting on bobby socks, combing Brylcreem through our remaining hair (if any), and leaving our copies of The Doctor Who Monster Book at home. It\'s Delta and the Bannermen.

    \nEr, just remind me. What day is it again?\n

    As a valued listener of FTE, it is your democratic right to inflict a particular Peter Davison story on us, which we can inflict, in turn, upon your fellow listeners.

    \n

    To cast your vote in our Peter Davison commentary poll, just go to the shownotes for Episode 116.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Delta and the Bannermen was released on DVD in 2009. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Well, the ur-source of this story is the long-running 1980s sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, set in a 1950s holiday camp, starring Ruth Madoc, former wife of our very own Philip Madoc (in fishnets).

    \n

    The Tollmaster was played by Ken Dodd, who earned a place in The Guinness Book of Records for the longest joke-telling session ever -- 1,500 jokes in three and a half hours. (Not four days, sadly.) Other actors considered for the role included comedian and stand-up comic Bob Monkhouse, and Doctor Who-impersonator and part-time Roman Emperor Christopher Biggins.

    \n

    Weissmuller is played by Stubby Kaye, who is best known for his role as Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls.

    \n

    The music in this story is provided by Keff McCulloch, apart from one track during the Doctor and Ray\'s hunt for Delta and Billy -- The Devil\'s Galop by Charles Williams. Fans of Keff\'s work will also enjoy the Doctor Who 25th Anniversary Album, particularly the track "8891 Royale".

    \n

    Goronwy was played by Hugh Lloyd, who had a massively long career. You can see him here as lonely pensioner Billy in Victoria Wood as Seen on TV. He also appeared in Hancock\'s Half Hour and starred alongside Terry Scott in his own show Hugh and I.

    \n

    Bannerman costume designs by Akira Kurosawa.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    Brendan recounts his experiences reading his way through the Doctor Who novels on his blog, The Doctor Who Reader.

    \n

    We\'re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or all three of us will wander around after you, making goo-goo eyes and occasionally swiping your medication.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we have now released two commentaries on the Pierce Brosnan films, to match our two commentaries on the mercilessly (or mercifully) short Timothy Dalton Era. (We own him, remember?)

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n'


  • Episode 117 Thatcher's Britain

    2 July 2017 (9:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 54 minutes and 13 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b'

    This week, Richard\'s admiring the architecture, Brendan wants to say how-you-do, and Nathan has had a disappointingly small meal and is still feeling a little peckish. We\'re all trapped in an excitingly hopeful modernist dystopia, so what else could it be but Paradise Towers?

    \nAttendance is compulsory\n

    Once again, we\'re asking you to shape the future of this podcast by nominating a Peter Davison story to cover in our next commentary episode. But beware: this time the choice comes with potentially complex interpersonal repercussions.

    \n

    To cast your vote, just go to the shownotes for Episode 116.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Paradise Towers was released on DVD in 2011. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Le Corbusier was a French architect who was massively fond of steel, concrete and plate glass, and who would probably have enjoyed more than a few astringent beverages with Kroagnon in Space Architect School.

    \n

    High-Rise tells the story of "a class war...inside a luxurious apartment block". It was written by J G Ballard, about whom Richard has some surprising things to say.

    \n

    David Snell was originally commissioned to write the incidental music for this story, but his score was rejected by JNT, and Keff McCulloch ended up hastily writing a replacement score instead. Snell\'s score is available as a DVD extra.

    \n

    Deputy Chief Caretaker Clive Merrison played Sherlock Holmes alongside Michael Williams as Watson for BBC Radio 4, covering every canonical Sherlock Holmes story. They\'re all available from Audible, so go out and buy them immediately.

    \n

    In Understanding Media, Marshall McLuhan talked about the differences between hot and cold media, which are concepts dear to the heart of any Doctor Who fan who has ever attempted to watch the Loose Cannon reconstruction of The Space Pirates.

    \n

    Big Finish tackles some of this story\'s themes in Spaceport Fear by William Gallagher, starring Colin Baker and Bonnie Langford.

    \n

    Steven Wyatt had got the job partly on the basis of Claws, a TV play starring Brenda Blethyn and Todd\'s beloved Mary Morris. It\'s about cat people. Like Survival, I imagine.

    \n

    And, as always, we come back to Totally Tasteless: The Life of John Nathan Turner by Richard Marson. JNT was a gay, you know.

    \n

    And going slightly more highbrow, Richard alludes to The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin, which discusses the implications of our newfound technological ability to experience works of art whenever and wherever we like.

    \n

    Brendan mentions the fraught political history of Yooka-Laylee, which actually looks like a lot of fun.

    \n

    The Pruitt-Igoe public housing project seems like it was a massive conglomeration of dozens of Paradise Towers in St Louis, Missouri. Read about it here.

    \n

    Doctor Who creator Sydney Newman offered Michael Grade some surprising advice about how to fix Doctor Who in the 1980s. More information about this is available as a DVD extra on the Time and the Rani DVD.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    Brendan recounts his experiences reading his way through the Doctor Who novels on his blog, The Doctor Who Reader.

    \n

    We\'re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or before you know it Brendan will be cosplaying as you and trying to deceive all your closest friends.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Yesterday we released a new commentary on the second Pierce Brosnan film, Tomorrow Never Dies. If we put that side by side with our commentary on GoldenEye, we\'ll have a pair.

    \n

    Of course, you can still catch our commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n'


  • Episode 117: Thatcher's Britain

    2 July 2017 (9:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 54 minutes and 13 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b'

    This week, Richard\'s admiring the architecture, Brendan wants to say how-you-do, and Nathan has had a disappointingly small meal and is still feeling a little peckish. We\'re all trapped in an excitingly hopeful modernist dystopia, so what else could it be but Paradise Towers?

    \nAttendance is compulsory\n

    Once again, we\'re asking you to shape the future of this podcast by nominating a Peter Davison story to cover in our next commentary episode. But beware: this time the choice comes with potentially complex interpersonal repercussions.

    \n

    To cast your vote, just go to the shownotes for Episode 116.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Paradise Towers was released on DVD in 2011. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Le Corbusier was a French architect who was massively fond of steel, concrete and plate glass, and who would probably have enjoyed more than a few astringent beverages with Kroagnon in Space Architect School.

    \n

    High-Rise tells the story of "a class war...inside a luxurious apartment block". It was written by J G Ballard, about whom Richard has some surprising things to say.

    \n

    David Snell was originally commissioned to write the incidental music for this story, but his score was rejected by JNT, and Keff McCulloch ended up hastily writing a replacement score instead. Snell\'s score is available as a DVD extra.

    \n

    Deputy Chief Caretaker Clive Merrison played Sherlock Holmes alongside Michael Williams as Watson for BBC Radio 4, covering every canonical Sherlock Holmes story. They\'re all available from Audible, so go out and buy them immediately.

    \n

    In Understanding Media, Marshall McLuhan talked about the differences between hot and cold media, which are concepts dear to the heart of any Doctor Who fan who has ever attempted to watch the Loose Cannon reconstruction of The Space Pirates.

    \n

    Big Finish tackles some of this story\'s themes in Spaceport Fear by William Gallagher, starring Colin Baker and Bonnie Langford.

    \n

    Steven Wyatt had got the job partly on the basis of Claws, a TV play starring Brenda Blethyn and Todd\'s beloved Mary Morris. It\'s about cat people. Like Survival, I imagine.

    \n

    And, as always, we come back to Totally Tasteless: The Life of John Nathan Turner by Richard Marson. JNT was a gay, you know.

    \n

    And going slightly more highbrow, Richard alludes to The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin, which discusses the implications of our newfound technological ability to experience works of art whenever and wherever we like.

    \n

    Brendan mentions the fraught political history of Yooka-Laylee, which actually looks like a lot of fun.

    \n

    The Pruitt-Igoe public housing project seems like it was a massive conglomeration of dozens of Paradise Towers in St Louis, Missouri. Read about it here.

    \n

    Doctor Who creator Sydney Newman offered Michael Grade some surprising advice about how to fix Doctor Who in the 1980s. More information about this is available as a DVD extra on the Time and the Rani DVD.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    Brendan recounts his experiences reading his way through the Doctor Who novels on his blog, The Doctor Who Reader.

    \n

    We\'re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or before you know it Brendan will be cosplaying as you and trying to deceive all your closest friends.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Yesterday we released a new commentary on the second Pierce Brosnan film, Tomorrow Never Dies. If we put that side by side with our commentary on GoldenEye, we\'ll have a pair.

    \n

    Of course, you can still catch our commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n'


  • Episode 117: Thatcher's Britain

    2 July 2017 (3:39am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 54 minutes and 13 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b'

    This week, Richard\'s admiring the architecture, Brendan wants to say how-you-do, and Nathan has had a disappointingly small meal and is still feeling a little peckish. We\'re all trapped in an excitingly hopeful modernist dystopia, so what else could it be but Paradise Towers?

    \nAttendance is compulsory\n

    Once again, we\'re asking you to shape the future of this podcast by nominating a Peter Davison story to cover in our next commentary episode. But beware: this time the choice comes with potentially complex interpersonal repercussions.

    \n

    To cast your vote, just go to the shownotes for Episode 116.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Paradise Towers was released on DVD in 2011. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Le Corbusier was a French architect who was massively fond of steel, concrete and plate glass, and who would probably have enjoyed more than a few astringent beverages with Kroagnon in Space Architect School.

    \n

    High-Rise tells the story of "a class war...inside a luxurious apartment block". It was written by J G Ballard, about whom Richard has some surprising things to say.

    \n

    David Snell was originally commissioned to write the incidental music for this story, but his score was rejected by JNT, and Keff McCulloch ended up hastily writing a replacement score instead. Snell\'s score is available as a DVD extra.

    \n

    Deputy Chief Caretaker Clive Merrison played Sherlock Holmes alongside Michael Williams as Watson for BBC Radio 4, covering every canonical Sherlock Holmes story. They\'re all available from Audible, so go out and buy them immediately.

    \n

    In Understanding Media, Marshall McLuhan talked about the differences between hot and cold media, which are concepts dear to the heart of any Doctor Who fan who has ever attempted to watch the Loose Cannon reconstruction of The Space Pirates.

    \n

    Big Finish tackles some of this story\'s themes in Spaceport Fear by William Gallagher, starring Colin Baker and Bonnie Langford.

    \n

    Steven Wyatt had got the job partly on the basis of Claws, a TV play starring Brenda Blethyn and Todd\'s beloved Mary Morris. It\'s about cat people. Like Survival, I imagine.

    \n

    And, as always, we come back to Totally Tasteless: The Life of John Nathan Turner by Richard Marson. JNT was a gay, you know.

    \n

    And going slightly more highbrow, Richard alludes to The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin, which discusses the implications of our newfound technological ability to experience works of art whenever and wherever we like.

    \n

    Brendan mentions the fraught political history of Yooka-Laylee, which actually looks like a lot of fun.

    \n

    The Pruitt-Igoe public housing project seems like it was a massive conglomeration of dozens of Paradise Towers in St Louis, Missouri. Read about it here.

    \n

    Doctor Who creator Sydney Newman offered Michael Grade some surprising advice about how to fix Doctor Who in the 1980s. More information about this is available as a DVD extra on the Time and the Rani DVD.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    Brendan recounts his experiences reading his way through the Doctor Who novels on his blog, The Doctor Who Reader.

    \n

    We\'re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or before you know it Brendan will be cosplaying as you and trying to deceive all your closest friends.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Yesterday we released a new commentary on the second Pierce Brosnan film, Tomorrow Never Dies. If we put that side by side with our commentary on GoldenEye, we\'ll have a pair.

    \n

    Of course, you can still catch our commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well.

    \n

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n'


  • Episode 116 Terrified of Tinsel

    25 June 2017 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 1 minutes and 10 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    Richard makes a triumphant return to the podcast just in time for the start of the Sylvester McCoy era. And the Rani's back too, cosplaying as Brendan for some reason. It's Time and the Rani.

    \nSo free will is not an illusion after all\n

    Every time we turn around it's election season, and here at Flight Through Entirety, things are no different. This time we want you to vote for a Peter Davison story for our upcoming commentary podcast, scheduled for release after we finish Season 25.

    \n

    \n Voting in the FTE Peter Davison commentary poll has now closed. In this poll, our listeners made a choice between Four to Doomsday, Arc of Infinity, Enlightenment and Resurrection of the Daleks. The winner, with 40% of the vote, was Enlightenment.\n

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Time and the Rani was released on DVD in 2010/2011. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Philip Sandifer has posted a video blog in which he explains why he thinks the visual style of this story is a vast improvement. Scroll to the bottom of his discussion of this story, or, better still, read the whole thing.

    \n

    Fans of terrible dialogue and refreshingly simplistic plots will also enjoy Pip and Jane's episode of Space: 1999, which is called A Matter of Balance. (That's a link to the actual episode, by the way, so click carefully.)

    \n

    The story of King Solomon's wisdom can be found in 1 Kings 3:16-28.

    \n

    Mrs Malaprop was a hilarious comedy aunt from Sheridan's play The Rivals (1775), famous for continually choosing the wrong word; despite that, she was the very pineapple of politeness.

    \n

    Brendan's quixotic quest to read every original Doctor Who novel is insightfully and entertainingly chronicled on his blog, The Doctor Who Reader.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or before you know it Brendan will be cosplaying as you and trying to deceive all your closest friends.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we've just recorded a new commentary on the second Pierce Brosnan film, Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). We'll be releasing that this week. In the meantime, feel free to enjoy more of Pierce in our commentary on GoldenEye (1995).

    \n

    Of course, you can still catch our commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 116: Terrified of Tinsel

    25 June 2017 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 1 minutes and 10 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    Richard makes a triumphant return to the podcast just in time for the start of the Sylvester McCoy era. And the Rani's back too, cosplaying as Brendan for some reason. It's Time and the Rani.

    \nSo free will is not an illusion after all\n

    Every time we turn around it's election season, and here at Flight Through Entirety, things are no different. This time we want you to vote for a Peter Davison story for our upcoming commentary podcast, scheduled for release after we finish Season 25.

    \n\nYour name, or another unconvincing pseudonym *\n\n \n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n \n Your chosen story *\n Four to Doomsday (Todd)\n Arc of Infinity (Brendan)\n Enlightenment (Richard)\n Resurrection of the Daleks (Nathan)\n\n

    Thank you for your vote. (Unless you voted for Arc of Infinity, of course, in which case Todd is now extremely angry with you.) We will be announcing the outcome of the vote at the end of our Tom Baker commentary podcast in a few weeks' time.)

    \n\nBuy the story!\n

    Time and the Rani was released on DVD in 2010/20111. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Philip Sandifer has posted a video blog in which he explains why he thinks the visual style of this story is a vast improvement. Scroll to the bottom of his discussion of this story, or, better still, read the whole thing.

    \n

    Fans of terrible dialogue and refreshingly simplistic plots will also enjoy Pip and Jane's episode of Space: 1999, which is called A Matter of Balance. (That's a link to the actual episode, by the way, so click carefully.)

    \n

    The story of King Solomon's wisdom can be found in 1 Kings 3:16-28.

    \n

    Mrs Malaprop was a hilarious comedy aunt from Sheridan's play The Rivals (1775), famous for continually choosing the wrong word; despite that, she was the very pineapple of politeness.

    \n

    Brendan's quixotic quest to read every original Doctor Who novel is insightfully and entertainingly chronicled on his blog, The Doctor Who Reader.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or before you know it Brendan will be cosplaying as you and trying to deceive all your closest friends.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we've just recorded a new commentary on the second Pierce Brosnan film, Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). We'll be releasing that this week. In meantime, feel free to enjoy more of Pierce in our commentary on GoldenEye (1995).

    \n

    Of course, you can still catch our commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 115 The London Commentary Quartet

    18 June 2017 (5:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 41 minutes and 9 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    Another commentary podcast: this week, it's Jon Pertwee in Death to the Daleks!

    \n

    When their holiday to Florana is unexpectedly cancelled, Brendan, Nathan, Todd and Richard all find themselves stranded in a freezing alien quarry wearing nothing but skimpy bikinis and water wings. And none of their iPhones are working, for some reason.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Death to the Daleks was released on DVD in 2012. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    For a less lengthy and much more tightly edited take on this story, you should listen to Episode 29: Sand in Your Parrinium. In that episode, we discuss the the first three stories of Pertwee's final season -- The Time Warrior, Invasion of the Dinosaurs and Death to the Daleks.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll unexpectedly spin around screeching and then explode for no reason.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we'll be recording a new Pierce Brosnan commentary in the next week or so, probably, so while you're waiting for that, you can enjoy more of Pierce in our latest commentary -- GoldenEye (1995).

    \n

    Of course, you can still catch our commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 115: The London Commentary Quartet

    18 June 2017 (5:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 41 minutes and 22 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    Another commentary podcast: this week, it's Jon Pertwee in Death to the Daleks!

    \n

    When their holiday to Florana is unexpectedly cancelled, Brendan, Nathan, Todd and Richard all find themselves stranded in a freezing alien quarry wearing nothing but skimpy bikinis and water wings. And none of their iPhones are working, for some reason.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Death to the Daleks was released on DVD in 2012. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    For a less lengthy and much more tightly edited take on this story, you should listen to Episode 29: Sand in Your Parrinium. In that episode, we discuss the the first three stories of Pertwee's final season -- The Time Warrior, Invasion of the Dinosaurs and Death to the Daleks.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll unexpectedly spin around screeching and then explode for no reason.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we'll be recording a new Pierce Brosnan commentary in the next week or so, probably, so while you're waiting for that, you can enjoy more of Pierce in our latest commentary -- GoldenEye (1995).

    \n

    Of course, you can still catch our commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 114: Never Going to Win

    11 June 2017 (12:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 28 minutes and 9 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    We've reached the end of Doctor Who's longest era: an era in which every single story was a 14-episode epic about cannibalism and Gallifreyan jurisprudence. But, despite Eric Saward, there are still nice things to say.

    \nNotes and links\n

    Those of you not from Australia won't understand our references to the only sitcom in Australian television history, Mother and Son, starring Garry McDonald as highly-strung botanist Arthur Bruchner.

    \n

    Despite the much-criticised loveliness of his era of Doctor Who, even Russell T Davies can go horribly dark and cynical: fans of harrowing things will be deeply upset by Cucumber episode 6.

    \n

    People who hate Colin's coat, which is basically everyone, might be slightly less annoyed by this footage of Colin wearing a blue version of his costume.

    \n

    Brendan nearly recommends Colin's Doctor and Evelyn in the Big Finish audio Arrangements for War. But, you know, spoiler alert: you need to know a bit about Evelyn's character to appreciate it. You might want to start with her first story The Marian Conspiracy.

    \nDo you mind not standing on my chest? My hat's on fire\n

    Don't forget to vote for the story you want us to cover in our upcoming Tom Baker commentary podcast. Click over to the shownotes for Episode 109 and make your choice. Voting will be closing soon.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll damn with faint praise your entire era as the star of Doctor Who.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we've now released our first commentary of the Pierce Brosnan's era, the highly-regarded GoldenEye (1995).

    \n

    Of course, you can still catch our commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 114 Never Going to Win

    11 June 2017 (12:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 28 minutes and 9 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    We've reached the end of Doctor Who's longest era: an era in which every single story was a 14-episode epic about cannibalism and Gallifreyan jurisprudence. But, despite Eric Saward, there are still nice things to say.

    \nNotes and links\n

    Those of you not from Australia won't understand our references to the only sitcom in Australian television history, Mother and Son, starring Garry McDonald as highly-strung botanist Arthur Bruchner.

    \n

    Despite the much-criticised loveliness of his era of Doctor Who, even Russell T Davies can go horribly dark and cynical: fans of harrowing things will be deeply upset by Cucumber episode 6.

    \n

    People who hate Colin's coat, which is basically everyone, might be slightly less annoyed by this footage of Colin wearing a blue version of his costume.

    \n

    Brendan nearly recommends Colin's Doctor and Evelyn in the Big Finish audio Arrangements for War. But, you know, spoiler alert: you need to know a bit about Evelyn's character to appreciate it. You might want to start with her first story The Marian Conspiracy.

    \nDo you mind not standing on my chest? My hat's on fire\n

    Don't forget to vote for the story you want us to cover in our upcoming Tom Baker commentary podcast. Click over to the shownotes for Episode 109 and make your choice. Voting will be closing soon.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll damn with faint praise your entire era as the star of Doctor Who.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we've now released our first commentary of the Pierce Brosnan's era, the highly-regarded GoldenEye (1995).

    \n

    Of course, you can still catch our commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 113 Rehabilitation

    4 June 2017 (1:10pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 3 minutes and 0 seconds

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    b"

    This week, we look at a medium where Colin's reputation as the Doctor is second to none. To that end, Nathan is only pretending to be evil, Brendan has two peglegs, Todd is having a hard time assembling some shelving, and Richard is just a shadow of his former self. It's Colin Baker, in the Big Finish audio adventures!

    \nBuy the stories!\n

    The stories we discuss this week are all available for download from the Big Finish website.

    \n
      \n
    • Jubilee, by Rob Shearman.
    • \n
    • Doctor Who and the Pirates, by Jacqueline Rayner.
    • \n
    • The One Doctor, by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman.
    • \n
    • The Brink of Death, by Nicholas Briggs, the final story in The Last Adventure box set.
    • \n
    \nNotes and links\nJubilee\n

    Rob Shearman has written a number of Big Finish audios, and some books, including Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical and Everyone's Just So Special. These are all available from his page on the Big Finish website.

    \n

    Fans of upsetting and occasionally funny near-future dystopias will enjoy Black Mirror, which is available on Netflix.

    \n

    As usual, Philip Sandifer has an insighful take on this story, which Nathan is impressed by. Shearman himself comments on the article.

    \n

    If you're in the mood for a much more harrowing patriarchal dystopia, Hulu has recently made a brilliant TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.

    \nDoctor Who and the Pirates\n

    This story was written by Jac Rayner, who has written a number of Doctor Who plays and novels. She also maintains a blog.

    \nThe One Doctor\n

    Richard and Nathan both remember watching The Maths Show in primary school, which occasional featured a segment called Doctor Where, in which the Doctor and Sally-Anne explained concepts like scale and probability.

    \n

    The hapless Fry drinks the emperor of the planet Trisol in the Futurama episode My Three Suns.

    \nThe Brink of Death\n

    Michael Jayston starred in a dramatisation of Geoffrey Household's 1939 novel, Rogue Male, in which a British ex-serviceman travels to Europe to assassinate the unnamed dictator of a major power. (Oh, okay, it's probably Hitler.)

    \nThose eyes\n

    Don't forget to vote for the story you want us to cover in our upcoming Tom Baker commentary podcast. Click over to the shownotes for Episode 109 and make your choice. Voting will be closing soon.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll release our next episode in the form of a sung-through musical.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we've just released our first commentary of the Pierce Brosnan's era, the highly-regarded GoldenEye (1995).

    \n

    Of course, you can still catch our commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 113: Rehabilitation

    4 June 2017 (1:10pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 3 minutes and 0 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    This week, we look at a medium where Colin's reputation as the Doctor is second to none. To that end, Nathan is only pretending to be evil, Brendan has two peglegs, Todd is having a hard time assembling some shelving, and Richard is just a shadow of his former self. It's Colin Baker, in the Big Finish audio adventures!

    \nBuy the stories!\n

    The stories we discuss this week are all available for download from the Big Finish website.

    \n
      \n
    • Jubilee, by Rob Shearman.
    • \n
    • Doctor Who and the Pirates, by Jacqueline Rayner.
    • \n
    • The One Doctor, by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman.
    • \n
    • The Brink of Death, by Nicholas Briggs, the final story in The Last Adventure box set.
    • \n
    \nNotes and links\nJubilee\n

    Rob Shearman has written a number of Big Finish audios, and some books, including Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical and Everyone's Just So Special. These are all available from his page on the Big Finish website.

    \n

    Fans of upsetting and occasionally funny near-future dystopias will enjoy Black Mirror, which is available on Netflix.

    \n

    As usual, Philip Sandifer has an insighful take on this story, which Nathan is impressed by. Shearman himself comments on the article.

    \n

    If you're in the mood for a much more harrowing patriarchal dystopia, Hulu has recently made a brilliant TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.

    \nDoctor Who and the Pirates\n

    This story was written by Jac Rayner, who has written a number of Doctor Who plays and novels. She also maintains a blog.

    \nThe One Doctor\n

    Richard and Nathan both remember watching The Maths Show in primary school, which occasional featured a segment called Doctor Where, in which the Doctor and Sally-Anne explained concepts like scale and probability.

    \n

    The hapless Fry drinks the emperor of the planet Trisol in the Futurama episode My Three Suns.

    \nThe Brink of Death\n

    Michael Jayston starred in a dramatisation of Geoffrey Household's 1939 novel, Rogue Male, in which a British ex-serviceman travels to Europe to assassinate the unnamed dictator of a major power. (Oh, okay, it's probably Hitler.)

    \nThose eyes\n

    Don't forget to vote for the story you want us to cover in our upcoming Tom Baker commentary podcast. Click over to the shownotes for Episode 109 and make your choice. Voting will be closing soon.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll release our next episode in the form of a sung-through musical.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we've just released our first commentary of the Pierce Brosnan's era, the highly-regarded GoldenEye (1995).

    \n

    Of course, you can still catch our commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.

    \n

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 112 Time Inc.

    30 May 2017 (12:41am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 30 minutes and 34 seconds

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    b"

    Transported to a nightmarish world of the Valeyard's creation, the Doctor finds himself unable to escape, because Eric Saward has stormed off, taking his script for Episode 14 with him.

    \n

    This week, we bring you that script, performed by a troupe of talented and attractive young actors. What was the original ending for The Trial of a Time Lord? Tune in to Flight Through Entirety's production of Time Inc. to find out.

    \nCredits\n\n\nThe Doctor\nTodd Beilby\n\n\nMelanie\nBrendan Jones\n\n\nThe Valeyard\nNathan Bottomley\n\n\nThe Inquisitor\nRichard Stone\n\n\nGlitz\nRichard Stone\n\n\nThe Master\nJames Sellwood\n\n\nPopplewick\nBrendan Jones\n\n\nKeeper of the Matrix\nTodd Beilby\n\n\n

    Special thanks to Dominic Glynn, who graciously permitted the use of his original soundtrack for The Ultimate Foe.

    \nWhat are you, a comedian?\n

    Normal service will be resumed next week with our Colin Baker Big Finish special, our second-last episode on the Colin Baker Era.

    \n

    If you want to prepare for this episode, you should listen to these stories.

    \n
      \n
    • Jubilee, by Rob Shearman.
    • \n
    • The One Doctor, by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman.
    • \n
    • Doctor Who and the Pirates, by Jacqueline Rayner.
    • \n
    • The Brink of Death, by Nicholas Briggs, the final story in The Last Adventure box set.
    • \n
    \nVaguely bohemian\n

    Don't forget to vote for the story you want us to cover in our upcoming Tom Baker commentary podcast. Click over to last week's shownotes and make your choice.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Fans of true facts about Doctor Who will enjoy our new Doctor Who Facts account on Twitter, which you can find at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll end every episode from now on with a series-destroying cliffhanger.

    \nBondfinger\n

    At the end of the week, we'll be releasing our first Bondfinger commentary of the Pierce Brosnan era, on the videogame-inspiring GoldenEye (1995). You can still catch up on our recent commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.

    \n

    Of course, we also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 112: Time Inc.

    30 May 2017 (12:41am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 30 minutes and 34 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    Transported to a nightmarish world of the Valeyard's creation, the Doctor finds himself unable to escape, because Eric Saward has stormed off, taking his script for Episode 14 with him.

    \n

    This week, we bring you that script, performed by a troupe of talented and attractive young actors. What was the original ending for The Trial of a Time Lord? Tune in to Flight Through Entirety's production of Time Inc. to find out.

    \nCredits\n\nThe DoctorTodd Beilby\nMelanieBrendan Jones\nThe ValeyardNathan Bottomley\nThe InquisitorRichard Stone\nGlitzRichard Stone\nThe MasterJames Sellwood\nPopplewickBrendan Jones\nKeeper of the MatrixTodd Beilby\n\n

    Special thanks to Dominic Glynn, who graciously permitted the use of his original soundtrack for The Ultimate Foe.

    \nWhat are you, a comedian?\n

    Normal service will be resumed next week with our Colin Baker Big Finish special, our second-last episode on the Colin Baker Era.

    \n

    If you want to prepare for this episode, you should listen to these stories.

    \n
      \n
    • Jubilee, by Rob Shearman.
    • \n
    • The One Doctor, by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman.
    • \n
    • Doctor Who and the Pirates, by Jacqueline Rayner.
    • \n
    • The Brink of Death, by Nicholas Briggs, the final story in The Last Adventure box set.
    • \n
    \nVaguely bohemian\n

    Don't forget to vote for the story you want us to cover in our upcoming Tom Baker commentary podcast. Click over to last week's shownotes and make your choice.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Fans of true facts about Doctor Who will enjoy our new Doctor Who Facts account on Twitter, which you can find at @FTEwhofacts.

    \n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll end every episode from now on with a series-destroying cliffhanger.

    \nBondfinger\n

    At the end of the week, we'll be releasing our first Bondfinger commentary of the Pierce Brosnan era, on the videogame-inspiring GoldenEye (1995). You can still catch up on our recent commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.

    \n

    Of course, we also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 111 Gallifreyan Duck and Cover

    21 May 2017 (1:14pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 7 minutes and 28 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    And now it's time for the Trial storyline to implode completely. Nathan turns out to be a distillation of all that is evil in Todd, and Brendan has just stormed out with the only copy of this episode's script. It's the last two episodes of The Trial of a Time Lord -- The Ultimate Foe.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    For the last time, The Ultimate Foe was released as part of the Trial of a Time Lord box set in 2008/2009. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nJust one link this week\n

    So, here's our weekly link to Eric Saward's tell-all interview in Starburst.

    \nPicks of the week\nBrendan\n

    Brendan recommends Matrix, by Robert Perry & Mike Tucker, a BBC Past Doctor Adventure which answers the seldom-asked question, So what's the Valeyard up to these days?

    \n

    Peri's ultimate fate is explored by Nev Fountain in Big Finish audio Peri and the Piscon Paradox.

    \n

    (Brendan also mentions in passing the New Adventures novel Bad Therapy, which features the Seventh Doctor and Peri, weirdly.)

    \nNathan\n

    Nathan goes embarrassingly highbrow again, recommending the BBC1 comedy frock drama Decline and Fall, based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh.

    \nTodd\n

    Todd comes up with a couple of excitingly silly recommendations this week: the film Beauty and the Beast, and the CW teen drama Riverdale. More sensibly, he recommends any Big Finish audio starring Colin Baker and Bonnie Langford. And a final shout-out to Big Finish audio Wirrn Isle.

    \nCarrot juice, carrot juice, carrot juice\n

    This week, we say farewell to Colin on television, but here on the podcast we're not willing to say goodbye yet. In two weeks' time, we'll be doing a very special episode on some of our favourite Colin Baker Big Finish audios.

    \n

    If you want to prepare for this episode, here are the stories you should listen to.

    \n
      \n
    • Jubilee, by Rob Shearman.
    • \n
    • The One Doctor, by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman.
    • \n
    • Doctor Who and the Pirates, by Jacqueline Rayner.
    • \n
    • The Brink of Death, by Nicholas Briggs, the final story in The Last Adventure box set.
    • \n
    \nAll teeth and curls\n

    Don't forget to vote for the story you want us to cover in our upcoming Tom Baker commentary podcast. Click over to last week's shownotes and make your choice.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll string you along for fourteen weeks only to deliver something completely incoherent with a megabyte modem in it.

    \nBondfinger\n

    We're gearing up for another Bondfinger commentary podcast in the next couple of weeks: this time, it's Pierce Brosnan's first film as Bond, perennial fan favourite GoldenEye (1995) In the meantime, you can still catch up on our commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.

    \n

    Of course, we also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 111: Gallifreyan Duck and Cover

    21 May 2017 (1:14pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 7 minutes and 28 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    And now it's time for the Trial storyline to implode completely. Nathan turns out to be a distillation of all that is evil in Todd, and Brendan has just stormed out with the only copy of this episode's script. It's the last two episodes of The Trial of a Time Lord -- The Ultimate Foe.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    For the last time, The Ultimate Foe was released as part of the Trial of a Time Lord box set in 2008/2009. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nJust one link this week\n

    So, here's our weekly link to Eric Saward's tell-all interview in Starburst.

    \nPicks of the week\nBrendan\n

    Brendan recommends Matrix, by Robert Perry & Mike Tucker, a BBC Past Doctor Adventure which answers the seldom-asked question, So what's the Valeyard up to these days?

    \n

    Peri's ultimate fate is explored by Nev Fountain in Big Finish audio Peri and the Piscon Paradox.

    \n

    (Brendan also mentions in passing the New Adventures novel Bad Therapy, which features the Seventh Doctor and Peri, weirdly.)

    \nNathan\n

    Nathan goes embarrassingly highbrow again, recommending the BBC1 comedy frock drama Decline and Fall, based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh.

    \nTodd\n

    Todd comes up with a couple of excitingly silly recommendations this week: the film Beauty and the Beast, and the CW teen drama Riverdale. More sensibly, he recommends any Big Finish audio starring Colin Baker and Bonnie Langford. And a final shout-out to Big Finish audio Wirrn Isle.

    \nCarrot juice, carrot juice, carrot juice\n

    This week, we say farewell to Colin on television, but here on the podcast we're not willing to say goodbye yet. In two weeks' time, we'll be doing a very special episode on some of our favourite Colin Baker Big Finish audios.

    \n

    If you want to prepare for this episode, here are the stories you should listen to.

    \n
      \n
    • Jubilee, by Rob Shearman.
    • \n
    • The One Doctor, by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman.
    • \n
    • Doctor Who and the Pirates, by Jacqueline Rayner.
    • \n
    • The Brink of Death, by Nicholas Briggs, the final story in The Last Adventure box set.
    • \n
    \nAll teeth and curls\n

    Don't forget to vote for the story you want us to cover in our upcoming Tom Baker commentary podcast. Click over to last week's shownotes and make your choice.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll string you along for fourteen weeks only to deliver something completely incoherent with a megabyte modem in it.

    \nBondfinger\n

    We're gearing up for another Bondfinger commentary podcast in the next couple of weeks: this time, it's Piers Brosnan's first film as Bond, perennial fan favourite GoldenEye (1995) In the meantime, you can still catch up on our commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.

    \n

    Of course, we also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 110: The Demeter Seed Game

    14 May 2017 (9:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 46 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    After the stressful events of last week, we've decided to treat ourselves to a luxury cruise. Brendan's working out in a pink tracksuit, Todd's playing Galaxian and terrorising the waitress, and Nathan's hanging around the communications room with an axe. And, in order to protect a secret hidden on the space liner, one of us will become a murderer. And there are Vervoids, of course.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Terror of the Vervoids was (again) released as part of the Trial of a Time Lord box set in 2008/2009. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Originally considered for this slot in the Trial was a story called Paradise 5, by P J Hammond. It has since been adapted for audio by Big Finish as part of its Lost Stories range.

    \n

    Michael Craig, who is this story's Beryl Reid, later went on to star as Dr William Sharp in the ABC drama series GP, set in a medical practice in inner-city Sydney.

    \n

    This story has no Script Editor credit at all, because Eric Saward has ragequit the show. So let's link to his pungent Starburst interview one more time.

    \n

    Here's are some future Colin Baker stories that the Doctor probably should have chosen to present as evidence instead: The Marian Conspiracy, Arrangements for War and The One Doctor. (More of which later.)

    \n

    Bonnie Langford brings a dark past to her time on the show. She played Violet Elizabeth Bott in the Just William television series in 1976 and 1977. You can see some of her very early work here. (Don't skip this one. You really need to click on that link.)

    \n

    You can find a detailed account of Noel Coward's cruel remarks about Bonnie Langford here, including another quip that we didn't mention.

    \n

    Sciencey murderer Doland is played by Malcolm Tierney, who played horrific northern Tory Patrick Woolton in the original British House of Cards (1990).

    \nThe Brink of Death\n

    The Colin Baker Era is about to meet an untimely end, but Colin's Sixth Doctor lives on very successfully in the Big Finish audios. So to round out our appreciation of the era, we're planning a Very Special Episode in which we discuss some of Colin's audio highlights.

    \n

    If you want to prepare for this episode, here are the stories you should listen to.

    \n
      \n
    • Jubilee, by Rob Shearman.
    • \n
    • The One Doctor, by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman.
    • \n
    • Doctor Who and the Pirates, by Jacqueline Rayner.
    • \n
    • The Brink of Death, by Nicholas Briggs, the final story in The Last Adventure box set.
    • \n
    \nHe just likes to irritate people\n

    There's still time for you to vote for a Tom Baker story for the four of us to talk all over for our next commentary episode. Just pop over to last week's shownotes and cast your vote.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll break into your hotel bathroom while you're out and fart copiously in the shower.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we've already dusted off the Nintendo 64 in preparation for the Piers Brosnan era. In the meantime, you can still catch up on our commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.

    \n

    Of course, we also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 110 The Demeter Seed Game

    14 May 2017 (9:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 46 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    After the stressful events of last week, we've decided to treat ourselves to a luxury cruise. Brendan's working out in a pink tracksuit, Todd's playing Galaxian and terrorising the waitress, and Nathan's hanging around the communications room with an axe. And, in order to protect a secret hidden on the space liner, one of us will become a murderer. And there are Vervoids, of course.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Terror of the Vervoids was (again) released as part of the Trial of a Time Lord box set in 2008/2009. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Originally considered for this slot in the Trial was a story called Paradise 5, by P J Hammond. It has since been adapted for audio by Big Finish as part of its Lost Stories range.

    \n

    Michael Craig, who is this story's Beryl Reid, later went on to star as Dr William Sharp in the ABC drama series GP, set in a medical practice in inner-city Sydney.

    \n

    This story has no Script Editor credit at all, because Eric Saward has ragequit the show. So let's link to his pungent Starburst interview one more time.

    \n

    Here's are some future Colin Baker stories that the Doctor probably should have chosen to present as evidence instead: The Marian Conspiracy, Arrangements for War and The One Doctor. (More of which later.)

    \n

    Bonnie Langford brings a dark past to her time on the show. She played Violet Elizabeth Bott in the Just William television series in 1976 and 1977. You can see some of her very early work here. (Don't skip this one. You really need to click on that link.)

    \n

    You can find a detailed account of Noel Coward's cruel remarks about Bonnie Langford here, including another quip that we didn't mention.

    \n

    Sciencey murderer Doland is played by Malcolm Tierney, who played horrific northern Tory Patrick Woolton in the original British House of Cards (1990).

    \nThe Brink of Death\n

    The Colin Baker Era is about to meet an untimely end, but Colin's Sixth Doctor lives on very successfully in the Big Finish audios. So to round out our appreciation of the era, we're planning a Very Special Episode in which we discuss some of Colin's audio highlights.

    \n

    If you want to prepare for this episode, here are the stories you should listen to.

    \n
      \n
    • Jubilee, by Rob Shearman.
    • \n
    • The One Doctor, by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman.
    • \n
    • Doctor Who and the Pirates, by Jacqueline Rayner.
    • \n
    • The Brink of Death, by Nicholas Briggs, the final story in The Last Adventure box set.
    • \n
    \nHe just likes to irritate people\n

    There's still time for you to vote for a Tom Baker story for the four of us to talk all over for our next commentary episode. Just pop over to last week's shownotes and cast your vote.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll break into your hotel bathroom while you're out and fart copiously in the shower.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we've already dusted off the Nintendo 64 in preparation for the Pierce Brosnan era. In the meantime, you can still catch up on our commentaries on both films of the Timothy Dalton era.

    \n

    Of course, we also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 109: Dark Colours

    7 May 2017 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 53 minutes and 3 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b'

    It\'s been a few years now, so it\'s time to cynically murder another one of the Doctor\'s companions. Which is why we spend a lot of time talking about what\'s great about this story. It\'s episodes 5 to 8 of The Trial of a Time Lord -- Mindwarp.

    \nThere\'s Always a Choice\n

    You\'ve waited long enough: it\'s time for you to vote for a Tom Baker story for our next commentary podcast. It\'s just like the British General Election, only not horrendous.

    \n\nYour name (or an unconvincing pseudonym) *\n\n \n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n \n Your choice *\n The Hand of Fear (Richard)\n The Sun Makers (Brendan)\n The Stones of Blood (Todd)\n The Horns of Nimon (Nathan)\n\n

    Thanks for your choice. We\'ll be announcing the results soon. Until then, enjoy the Colin Baker era.

    \n\nBuy the story!

    Mindwarp was (unsurprisingly) released as part of the Trial of a Time Lord box set in 2008/2009. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    Notes and links

    Not much to say here, but Nathan makes a reference to Peri being "fridged". You can find the TV Tropes entry on fridging here.

    Moments later, he namechecks another trope when he talks about "lampshading" the convenient arrival of a new companion. It\'s just tropes tropes tropes tropes tropes this week.

    Follow us!

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We\'re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we\'ll do something so horrifically cynical that it completely ruins the best TV show of your entire childhood.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we\'ve finally reached the end of the entire Timothy Dalton era, with our recently-released commenary on Licence to Kill. Fans of Timothy Dalton will also enjoy our commentary on The Living Daylights.

    Of course, we also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n'


  • Episode 109 Dark Colours

    7 May 2017 (12:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 53 minutes and 3 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b'

    It\'s been a few years now, so it\'s time to cynically murder another one of the Doctor\'s companions. Which is why we spend a lot of time talking about what\'s great about this story. It\'s episodes 5 to 8 of The Trial of a Time Lord -- Mindwarp.

    \nThere\'s Always a Choice\n

    You\'ve waited long enough: it\'s time for you to vote for a Tom Baker story for our next commentary podcast. It\'s just like the British General Election, only not horrendous.

    \n

    \n Voting in the FTE Tom Baker commentary poll has now closed. In this poll, our listeners made a choice between The Hand of Fear , The Sun Makers, The Stones of Blood and The Horns of Nimon. The winner will be announced in Episode 115.\n

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Mindwarp was (unsurprisingly) released as part of the Trial of a Time Lord box set in 2008/2009. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Not much to say here, but Nathan makes a reference to Peri being "fridged". You can find the TV Tropes entry on fridging here.

    \n

    Moments later, he namechecks another trope when he talks about "lampshading" the convenient arrival of a new companion. It\'s just tropes tropes tropes tropes tropes this week.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We\'re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we\'ll do something so horrifically cynical that it completely ruins the best TV show of your entire childhood.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we\'ve finally reached the end of the entire Timothy Dalton era, with our recently-released commentary on Licence to Kill. Fans of Timothy Dalton will also enjoy our commentary on The Living Daylights.

    \n

    Of course, wealsohaveplentyofRodgecastsonline, and thereareotherBondsavailable, aswell. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n'


  • Episode 108: I'm Supposed to Be Cross

    30 April 2017 (2:22am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 56 minutes and 35 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    This week, Brendan, Nathan and Todd go for a lovely walk in a rain-drenched forest, only to find themselves dragged halfway across the galaxy by the Time Lords and placed on trial to answer for their crimes. It's Parts 1 to 4 of the longest Doctor Who story ever -- The Trial of a Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    The Mysterious Planet was released as part of the Trial of a Time Lord box set in 2008/2009. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Trials and Tribulations is a 55-minute documentary covering the production problems that plagued the Colin Baker era, and the 1985 cancellation in particular. Do not miss this.

    \n

    After leaving the show in 1986, Eric Saward gave an interview to Starburst magazine, in which he mounted an attack on John Nathan-Turner. It's an eyewatering read.

    \n

    In 1989, Jon Pertwee starred in a Doctor Who stage play called The Ultimate Adventure. During the run, Colin Baker took over in a somewhat less horrific version of his TV costume.

    \n

    Fans of Mollie Sugden as Mrs Slocombe will undoubtedly enjoy watching her trapped on a spaceship in the year 2050 in BBC sitcom Come Back Mrs Noah (1977).

    \n

    In this story, whiskerless youth Balazar is played by Adam Blackwood. Blackwood can also be seen playing Tok in Season 4 Blakes 7 episode Assassin, in which he is bidding on slaves at the behest of Natratof of Gourimpest. He also plays Barmy Fotheringay Phipps in various episodes of Jeeves and Wooster. Most surprisingly, he is the voice of James Bond himself in the 2001 videogame 007: Agent Under Fire. You can get an idea of what he's like in this video on YouTube.

    \n

    In a nearby parallel universe, Glitz and Dibber were played by French and Saunders. Which is as good an excuse as any to link to this video of the two of them playing extras on the set of Trial of a Time Lord. You can also see them in the BBC sitcom Girls on Top (1985).

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll keep interrupting your day to comment irritatingly on everything you've just been doing.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger Bondfinger, we just released the first of a series of commentaries on the Timothy Dalton Bond film, in which we discuss The Living Daylights. We'll be releasing our commentary on Licence to Kill next weekend.

    \n

    Of course, we also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 108 I'm Supposed to Be Cross

    30 April 2017 (2:22am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 56 minutes and 35 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    This week, Brendan, Nathan and Todd go for a lovely walk in a rain-drenched forest, only to find themselves dragged halfway across the galaxy by the Time Lords and placed on trial to answer for their crimes. It's Parts 1 to 4 of the longest Doctor Who story ever -- The Trial of a Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    The Mysterious Planet was released as part of the Trial of a Time Lord box set in 2008/2009. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Trials and Tribulations is a 55-minute documentary covering the production problems that plagued the Colin Baker era, and the 1985 cancellation in particular. Do not miss this.

    \n

    After leaving the show in 1986, Eric Saward gave an interview to Starburst magazine, in which he mounted an attack on John Nathan-Turner. It's an eyewatering read.

    \n

    In 1989, Jon Pertwee starred in a Doctor Who stage play called The Ultimate Adventure. During the run, Colin Baker took over in a somewhat less horrific version of his TV costume.

    \n

    Fans of Mollie Sugden as Mrs Slocombe will undoubtedly enjoy watching her trapped on a spaceship in the year 2050 in BBC sitcom Come Back Mrs Noah (1977).

    \n

    In this story, whiskerless youth Balazar is played by Adam Blackwood. Blackwood can also be seen playing Tok in Season 4 Blakes 7 episode Assassin, in which he is bidding on slaves at the behest of Natratof of Gourimpest. He also plays Barmy Fotheringay Phipps in various episodes of Jeeves and Wooster. Most surprisingly, he is the voice of James Bond himself in the 2001 videogame 007: Agent Under Fire. You can get an idea of what he's like in [this video on YouTube].

    \n

    : https://youtu.be/BUu5qRHAxis

    \n

    In a nearby parallel universe, Glitz and Dibber were played by French and Saunders. Which is as good an excuse as any to link to this video of the two of them playing extras on the set of Trial of a Time Lord. You can also see them in the BBC sitcom Girls on Top (1985).

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll keep interrupting your day to comment irritatingly on everything you've just been doing.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Over on Bondfinger, we just released the first of a series of commentaries on the Timothy Dalton Bond film, in which we discuss The Living Daylights. We'll be releasing our commentary on Licence to Kill next weekend.

    \n

    Of course, we also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 107: Don't Do It Again, Todd

    22 April 2017 (10:54pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 4 minutes and 8 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    The walls between realities were fairly porous back in 1986, which is why we find ourselves this week in a terrifying parallel universe where the Hiatus never happened, and the original plans for Season 23 actually came to fruition. Beware.

    \nBuy the stories!\n

    Here are the four stories that we spend most of our time discussing:

    \n
      \n
    • The novel of Slipback was published in 1987, but it's now out of print. It's still available in its original form as an audiobook. (Audible US) (Audible UK) (Audible AU)
    • \n
    • The Nightmare Fair was first published as a novel in 1989, and is long since out of print. The Big Finish audio version was recorded in 2009.
    • \n
    • The Ultimate Evil was also published as a novel in 1989. It's nearly impossible to find. Sadly, Big Finish have been unable to persuade Wally K. Daly to let them produce an audio version. Sorry, Brendan.
    • \n
    • Mission to Magnus was published as a novel in 1990. Like the rest of these books, it's now out of print. The Big Finish audio version was recorded in 2009.
    • \n
    \n

    We also mention these Big Finish lost story adaptations:

    \n
      \n
    • The Song of Megaptera by Pat Mills
    • \n
    • The Hollows of Time by Christopher H. Bidmead
    • \n
    • Point of Entry by Barbara Clegg and Marc Platt
    • \n
    • The Guardians of Prophecy by Johnny Byrne
    • \n
    • Power Play by Gary Hopkins
    • \n
    • The Macros by Ingrid Pitt and Tony Rudlin
    • \n
    • Paradise 5 by PJ Hammond & Andy Lane
    • \n
    • Leviathan by Brian & Paul Finch
    • \n
    • The First Sontarans by Andrew Smith
    • \n
    \nTodd's dream Season 23\n

    If you're willing to let Todd into your head, why not try listening to his dream Season 23, the stories he wishes had been produced had the Hiatus never happened?

    \n
      \n
    • The Nightmare Fair
    • \n
    • The Song of Megaptera
    • \n
    • Leviathan
    • \n
    • Slipback (US) (UK) (AU)
    • \n
    • The First Sontarans
    • \n
    • The Macros
    • \n
    • The Hollows of Time (possibly)
    • \n
    \nNotes and links\n

    Fans of genuinely funny and brilliant radio comedy featuring wacky computers and morose robots will enjoy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, particularly the first radio series. (Audible US) (Audible UK) (Audible AU)

    \n

    Slipback's two computer voices are played by Jane Carr, who plays bald Centauri alien Timov Moralli in a number of Babylon 5 episodes, including Soul Mates. She also plays Malcolm Reed's mother on Enterprise. In that role, she actually has hair, which just goes to show how impressive her range is.

    \n

    One of Slipback's computer voices is hideously reminiscent of the presenter of the 1990s Australian children's programme, Mulligrubs. Take a look here, if you dare.

    \n

    Fans of the Planet of Women trope will enjoy the reference to the planet Cygnet XIV in the Star Trek episode Tomorrow is Yesterday, in which Captain Kirk is annoyed to find the Enterprise computer flirting with him after its overhaul at the hands of that planet's engineers.

    \nWhether you like it or not\n

    We have only one (or four) stories left to cover in the Colin Baker era. And because we can't bear to say goodbye to him so soon, we're planning a Very Special Episode about some of Colin's best Big Finish audios. To prepare for that episode, you might like to listen to these audio stories:

    \n
      \n
    • Jubilee, by Rob Shearman.
    • \n
    • The One Doctor, by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman.
    • \n
    • Doctor Who and the Pirates, by Jacqueline Rayner.
    • \n
    • The Brink of Death, by Nicholas Briggs, which is the final story in The Last Adventure box set.
    • \n
    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll release a horrifying charity single berating you for failing to do so.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Meanwhile, over at Bondfinger, we have finally arrived at the Rassilon Era, with Timothy Dalton's first film as Bond, The Living Daylights.

    \n

    Of course, we also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 107 Don't Do It Again, Todd

    22 April 2017 (10:54pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 4 minutes and 8 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    The walls between realities were fairly porous back in 1986, which is why we find ourselves this week in a terrifying parallel universe where the Hiatus never happened, and the original plans for Season 23 actually came to fruition. Beware.

    \nBuy the stories!\n

    Here are the four stories that we spend most of our time discussing:

    \n
      \n
    • The novel of Slipback was published in 1987, but it's now out of print. It's still available in its original form as an audiobook. (Audible US) (Audible UK) (Audible AU)
    • \n
    • The Nightmare Fair was first published as a novel in 1989, and is long since out of print. The Big Finish audio version was recorded in 2009.
    • \n
    • The Ultimate Evil was also published as a novel in 1989. It's nearly impossible to find. Sadly, Big Finish have been unable to persuade Wally K. Daly to let them produce an audio version. Sorry, Brendan.
    • \n
    • Mission to Magnus was published as a novel in 1990. Like the rest of these books, it's now out of print. The Big Finish audio version was recorded in 2009.
    • \n
    \n

    We also mention these Big Finish lost story adaptations:

    \n
      \n
    • The Song of Megaptera by Pat Mills
    • \n
    • The Hollows of Time by Christopher H. Bidmead
    • \n
    • Point of Entry by Barbara Clegg and Marc Platt
    • \n
    • The Guardians of Prophecy by Johnny Byrne
    • \n
    • Power Play by Gary Hopkins
    • \n
    • The Macros by Ingrid Pitt and Tony Rudlin
    • \n
    • Paradise 5 by PJ Hammond & Andy Lane
    • \n
    • Leviathan by Brian & Paul Finch
    • \n
    • The First Sontarans by Andrew Smith
    • \n
    \nTodd's dream Season 23\n

    If you're willing to let Todd into your head, why not try listening to his dream Season 23, the stories he wishes had been produced had the Hiatus never happened?

    \n
      \n
    • The Nightmare Fair
    • \n
    • The Song of Megaptera
    • \n
    • Leviathan
    • \n
    • Slipback (US) (UK) (AU)
    • \n
    • The First Sontarans
    • \n
    • The Macros
    • \n
    • The Hollows of Time (possibly)
    • \n
    \nNotes and links\n

    Fans of genuinely funny and brilliant radio comedy featuring wacky computers and morose robots will enjoy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, particularly the first radio series. (Audible US) (Audible UK) (Audible AU)

    \n

    Slipback's two computer voices are played by Jane Carr, who plays bald Centauri alien Timov Moralli in a number of Babylon 5 episodes, including Soul Mates. She also plays Malcolm Reed's mother on Enterprise. In that role, she actually has hair, which just goes to show how impressive her range is.

    \n

    One of Slipback's computer voices is hideously reminiscent of the presenter of the 1990s Australian children's programme, Mulligrubs. Take a look here, if you dare.

    \n

    Fans of the Planet of Women trope will enjoy the reference to the planet Cygnet XIV in the Star Trek episode Tomorrow is Yesterday, in which Captain Kirk is annoyed to find the Enterprise computer flirting with him after its overhaul at the hands of that planet's engineers.

    \nWhether you like it or not\n

    We have only one (or four) stories left to cover in the Colin Baker era. And because we can't bear to say goodbye to him so soon, we're planning a Very Special Episode about some of Colin's best Big Finish audios. To prepare for that episode, you might like to listen to these audio stories:

    \n
      \n
    • Jubilee, by Rob Shearman.
    • \n
    • The One Doctor, by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman.
    • \n
    • Doctor Who and the Pirates, by Jacqueline Rayner.
    • \n
    • The Brink of Death, by Nicholas Briggs, which is the final story in The Last Adventure box set.
    • \n
    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll release a horrifying charity single berating you for failing to do so.

    \nBondfinger\n

    Meanwhile, over at Bondfinger, we have finally arrived at the Rassilon Era, with Timothy Dalton's first film as Bond, The Living Daylights.

    \n

    Of course, we also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available as well. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 106: El Comentario del Mundo

    12 March 2017 (8:26pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 24 minutes and 49 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    In an eventful podcast recording, interrupted by bomb explosion, affected by earthquakes, and ruined by interference in the kitchen, all four of us talk all over the recently-discovered Troughton classic, The Enemy of the World.

    \n

    Michael Grade just phoned, and he's cancelled rested the podcast, so we'll be back in a month's time for The Trial of a Time Lord.

    \nI had to vote for someone\n

    Our Pertwee Commentary poll closes next Saturday, so go straight to the shownotes for Episode 103 and cast your vote. It's your democratic duty, you know.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    The Enemy of the World was released in 2013/2014. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    You might not want to spend 144 precious minutes of your life listening to us blathering on about this fabulous story, so why not go back many years to listen to Episode 15: Internal Pink Wobbly Bits? In that episode, we discuss the newly-discovered The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll take over the world and use our nefarious genius to produce food for the entire population, like the monsters we are.

    \nDoctor Who in 10 Seconds\n

    And, of course, you should all take the time to revisit Doctor Who in Ten Seconds, in which Brendan summarises all the stories from the first seven seasons of Doctor Who while wearing a distractingly tight T-shirt. New episodes are on their way, so make sure you subscribe to the YouTube channel so that you are immediately notified when Brendan uploads the next episode.

    \nBondfinger\n

    This commentary totally counts as our Bondfinger for this month (shut up!), which means that our commentary on The Living Daylights (1987) will be up in early April. But it will be worth the wait, probably.

    \n

    In the meantime, we have a range of Rodgecasts online, and other Bonds are also available, of course. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 106 El Comentario del Mundo

    12 March 2017 (8:26pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 24 minutes and 49 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    In an eventful podcast recording, interrupted by bomb explosion, affected by earthquakes, and ruined by interference in the kitchen, all four of us talk all over the recently-discovered Troughton classic, The Enemy of the World.

    \n

    Michael Grade just phoned, and he's cancelled rested the podcast, so we\xe2\x80\x99ll be back in a month's time for The Trial of a Time Lord.

    \nI had to vote for someone\n

    Our Pertwee Commentary poll closes next Saturday, so go straight to the shownotes for Episode 103 and cast your vote. It's your democratic duty, you know.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    The Enemy of the World was released in 2013/2014. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    You might not want to spend 144 precious minutes of your life listening to us blathering on about this fabulous story, so why not go back many years to listen to Episode 15: Internal Pink Wobbly Bits? In that episode, we discuss the newly-discovered The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear.

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we\xe2\x80\x99ll take over the world and use our nefarious genius to produce food for the entire population, like the monsters we are.

    \nDoctor Who in 10 Seconds\n

    And, of course, you should all take the time to revisit Doctor Who in Ten Seconds, in which Brendan summarises all the stories from the first seven seasons of Doctor Who while wearing a distractingly tight T-shirt. New episodes are on their way, so make sure you subscribe to the YouTube channel so that you are immediately notified when Brendan uploads the next episode.

    \nBondfinger\n

    This commentary totally counts as our Bondfinger for this month (shut up!), which means that our commentary on The Living Daylights (1987) will be up in early April. But it will be worth the wait, probably.

    \n

    In the meantime, we have a range of Rodgecasts online, and other Bonds are also available, of course. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 105 Famous Miserable Bastard

    10 March 2017 (9:07am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 55 minutes and 0 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    It's the end of the season, so we decide to head over to Necros for a delicious meal of synthetic protein, which is at least more palatable than the rather pungent protein for sale on Delta Magna. Everyone on this planet seems to be getting on so well, and the direction is lovely, so this can only be Revelation of the Daleks.

    \nAnd I voted against that, thank you very much\n

    Our Pertwee Commentary poll is still open, so go to the shownotes for Episode 103 and make your voice heard. which Pertwee story do you want us to talk all over in an upcoming commentary episode?

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Revelation of the Daleks was released on DVD in 2005/2006. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Nathan identifies two well-chosen influences on this story. The first is last year's The Caves of Androzani, which we talk about at length in Episode 97: Men Manning and Being Men at Each Other. The second is much better: Evelyn Waugh's horrifically black satire of both American and English culture: The Loved One. Read it.

    \n

    This episode, we hear Part II of Brendan's anecdote about Colin Baker's appearance on Blakes 7 in the brilliant Chris Boucher episode City at the Edge of the World.

    \n

    Famously miserable bastard Clive Swift is horribly cruel to all of us in a DWM interview about his role in Doctor Who's highest-rated episode Voyage of the Damned. Read it, and feel terribly bad about your love of Doctor Who, if you have one.

    \nPicks of the week\nBrendan\n

    Brendan sneakily mentions his contribution to Hating to Love: Re-Evaluating the 52 Worst Doctor Who Stories of All Time. So buy that. But for him, the main course is
    \nTotally Tasteless: The life of John Nathan-Turner, a new edition of Richard Marson's outrageous biography of the last producer of Doctor Who's classic series.

    \nNathan\n

    Nathan just can't resist recommending a brutally insightful and totally negative review of the DVD release of the Two Doctors by genius polymath Dr Graham Nelson.

    \n

    Among many other much more significant achievements, Nelson is responsible for a scathing review of Blakes 7 Series 3. He is also the creator of Inform, a computer language for authoring text adventures, based on a subtle and clever understanding of how natural language works.

    \nTodd\n

    Todd just wants you all to watch Season 22 again. The sentimental old thing.

    \nWhat are you, a comedian?\n

    Colin may not have been a resounding success on television (quiet, Todd!), but he has gone on to be one of the most successful actors to play the role in the Big Finish audios. To celebrate this achievement, we're planning to spend an upcoming episode discussing these Colin Baker Big Finish stories.

    \n
      \n
    • Jubilee, by Rob Shearman.
    • \n
    • The One Doctor, by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman.
    • \n
    • Doctor Who and the Pirates, by Jacqueline Rayner.
    • \n
    • The Brink of Death, by Nicholas Briggs. This is the final part of The Last Adventure, a series of four linked hour-long adventures culminating in a spectacular regeneration scene, even better than the television version featuring Sylvester McCoy in an unconvincing wig.
    • \n
    \n

    (In spite of last week's shownotes, we won't be covering Criss-Cross, but it's still very much worth listening to, apparently.)

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we might even gun down your secretary. And you know how difficult it is to find good secretaries.

    \nDoctor Who in 10 Seconds\n

    Post-production is well underway on the next few episodes of Doctor Who in Ten Seconds, which is terribly exciting. In the meantime, make sure you subscribe to the YouTube channel, so that you are informed immediately when the new episodes becomes available.

    \n

    : https://twitter.com/critiqaltheory/status/835424810909892608

    \nBondfinger\n

    We have been completely unable to locate 007, who is probably off in Gibraltar or Bratislava or somewhere completely fictional like Isthmus or Oz or Narnia or something. And so our commentary on The Living Daylights (1987) has been unavoidably delayed.

    \n

    In the meantime, we have a range of Rodgecasts online, and other Bonds are also available, of course. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 105: Famous Miserable Bastard

    10 March 2017 (9:07am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 55 minutes and 0 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    It's the end of the season, so we decide to head over to Necros for a delicious meal of synthetic protein, which is at least more palatable than the rather pungent protein for sale on Delta Magna. Everyone on this planet seems to be getting on so well, and the direction is lovely, so this can only be Revelation of the Daleks.

    \nAnd I voted against that, thank you very much\n

    Our Pertwee Commentary poll is still open, so go to the shownotes for Episode 103 and make your voice heard. which Pertwee story do you want us to talk all over in an upcoming commentary episode?

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Revelation of the Daleks was released on DVD in 2005/2006. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Nathan identifies two well-chosen influences on this story. The first is last year's The Caves of Androzani, which we talk about at length in Episode 97: Men Manning and Being Men at Each Other. The second is much better: Evelyn Waugh's horrifically black satire of both American and English culture: The Loved One. Read it.

    \n

    This episode, we hear Part II of Brendan's anecdote about Colin Baker's appearance on Blakes 7 in the brilliant Chris Boucher episode City at the Edge of the World.

    \n

    Famously miserable bastard Clive Swift is horribly cruel to all of us in a DWM interview about his role in Doctor Who's highest-rated episode Voyage of the Damned. Read it, and feel terribly bad about your love of Doctor Who, if you have one.

    \nPicks of the week\nBrendan\n

    Brendan sneakily mentions his contribution to Hating to Love: Re-Evaluating the 52 Worst Doctor Who Stories of All Time. So buy that. But for him, the main course is\nTotally Tasteless: The life of John Nathan-Turner, a new edition of Richard Marson's outrageous biography of the last producer of Doctor Who's classic series.

    \nNathan\n

    Nathan just can't resist recommending a brutally insightful and totally negative review of the DVD release of the Two Doctors by genius polymath Dr Graham Nelson.

    \n

    Among many other much more significant achievements, Nelson is responsible for a scathing review of Blakes 7 Series 3. He is also the creator of Inform, a computer language for authoring text adventures, based on a subtle and clever understanding of how natural language works.

    \nTodd\n

    Todd just wants you all to watch Season 22 again. The sentimental old thing.

    \nWhat are you, a comedian?\n

    Colin may not have been a resounding success on television (quiet, Todd!), but he has gone on to be one of the most successful actors to play the role in the Big Finish audios. To celebrate this achievement, we're planning to spend an upcoming episode discussing these Colin Baker Big Finish stories.

    \n
      \n
    • Jubilee, by Rob Shearman.
    • \n
    • The One Doctor, by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman.
    • \n
    • Doctor Who and the Pirates, by Jacqueline Rayner.
    • \n
    • The Brink of Death, by Nicholas Briggs. This is the final part of The Last Adventure, a series of four linked hour-long adventures culminating in a spectacular regeneration scene, even better than the television version featuring Sylvester McCoy in an unconvincing wig.
    • \n
    \n

    (In spite of last week's shownotes, we won't be covering Criss-Cross, but it's still very much worth listening to, apparently.)

    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we might even gun down your secretary. And you know how difficult it is to find good secretaries.

    \nDoctor Who in 10 Seconds\n

    Post-production is well underway on the next few episodes of Doctor Who in Ten Seconds, which is terribly exciting. In the meantime, make sure you subscribe to the YouTube channel, so that you are informed immediately when the new episodes becomes available.

    \nBondfinger\n

    We have been completely unable to locate 007, who is probably off in Gibraltar or Bratislava or somewhere completely fictional like Isthmus or Oz or Narnia or something. And so our commentary on The Living Daylights (1987) has been unavoidably delayed.

    \n

    In the meantime, we have a range of Rodgecasts online, and other Bonds are also available, of course. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 104 Planet Zog

    26 February 2017 (8:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes and 50 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    Our vast Flight Through Entirety budget for this season has now run out completely, so this week we're just hanging out in some dingy corridors listlessly rebelling against things for no reason. It's here, it's lame -- it's Timelash.

    \nWelcome to voting cubicle three thirty\n

    Our poll is still open: just head over to the shownotes for Episode 103 and cast your vote for the Pertwee story you would like us to ruin for you forever in an upcoming commentary episode. We're in Australia here, so voting is compulsory.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Timelash was released on DVD in 2007/2008. But you'd really be better of spending your money on plutonium and cigarettes (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Inspired by the events of this story, H. G. Wells will go on to create modern SF, probably, with classics like The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau and The Invisible Man, and with more terrible books like The Food of the Gods and In the Days of the Comet.

    \n

    Fans of guest stars coming on to a science fiction programme and completely upstaging the lead will enjoy Colin Baker's performance as Bayban in the Blakes 7 episode City at the Edge of the World.

    \n

    At the start of the Virgin Missing Adventure Speed of Flight by Paul Leonard, the Doctor plans to take Jo Grant and Mike Yates to Karfel for an exciting adventure of some kind.

    \n

    This story's composer, Elizabeth Parker, was previously responsible for special sound on Blakes 7 from Season 2 onwards. She may have provided the music for Duel; she seems definitely to have provided the music for Gambit. She will go on to have resounding success with the music for David Attenborough's The Living Planet.

    \n

    How did we all react the last time the Loch Ness Monster appeared in Doctor Who? Listen to Episode 37: A Shaved Mr Snuffleupagus to find out.

    \n

    Todd is horrified to learn that Brendan enjoyed Star Trek: The Next Generation bottle show Where Silence Has Lease.

    \n

    In a nearby parallel universe where Timelash was never made, this week's episode of Flight Through Entirety covers either Leviathan or The Song of the Space Whale.

    \nAnd a very loud voice\n

    We can't get enough Colin Baker, of course, and so in an upcoming episode we plan to talk about some of his work for Big Finish.

    \n

    If you want to prepare, here's a list of the audios we plan to cover.

    \n
      \n
    • Jubilee, by Rob Shearman
    • \n
    • The One Doctor, by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman
    • \n
    • Doctor Who and the Pirates, by Jacqueline Rayner
    • \n
    • Criss-Cross, by Matt Fitton
    • \n
    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll simply come and take the grain. Don't make us come over there.

    \nDoctor Who in 10 Seconds\n

    Brendan has been [hard at work] in the studio this week, which means that it won't be too long before we get to see another episode of Doctor Who in Ten Seconds. While you wait, you can still watch all of the previous episodes, in which Brendan summarises 51 Doctor Who stories in no more than 10 seconds each. Make sure you subscribe to his YouTube channel, so that you are informed immediately when the Season 8 episode becomes available.

    \n

    : https://twitter.com/critiqaltheory/status/835424810909892608

    \nBondfinger\n

    We were so gutted by Rodge's wildly premature departure from the Bond franchise, that we've been unable to bring ourselves to watch his successor in the role. Is he any good?

    \n

    But, our duty to Queen and Country compels us to continue, which means that Bondfinger will return with our commentary on The Living Daylights (1987).

    \n

    In the meantime, we have a range of Rodgecasts online, and other Bonds are also available, of course. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


  • Episode 104: Planet Zog

    26 February 2017 (8:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes and 50 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    b"

    Our vast Flight Through Entirety budget for this season has now run out completely, so this week we're just hanging out in some dingy corridors listlessly rebelling against things for no reason. It's here, it's lame -- it's Timelash.

    \nWelcome to voting cubicle three thirty\n

    Our poll is still open: just head over to the shownotes for Episode 103 and cast your vote for the Pertwee story you would like us to ruin for you forever in an upcoming commentary episode. We're in Australia here, so voting is compulsory.

    \nBuy the story!\n

    Timelash was released on DVD in 2007/2008. But you'd really be better of spending your money on plutonium and cigarettes (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    \nNotes and links\n

    Inspired by the events of this story, H. G. Wells will go on to create modern SF, probably, with classics like The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau and The Invisible Man, and with more terrible books like The Food of the Gods and In the Days of the Comet.

    \n

    Fans of guest stars coming on to a science fiction programme and completely upstaging the lead will enjoy Colin Baker's performance as Bayban in the Blakes 7 episode City at the Edge of the World.

    \n

    At the start of the Virgin Missing Adventure Speed of Flight by Paul Leonard, the Doctor plans to take Jo Grant and Mike Yates to Karfel for an exciting adventure of some kind.

    \n

    This story's composer, Elizabeth Parker, was previously responsible for special sound on Blakes 7 from Season 2 onwards. She may have provided the music for Duel; she seems definitely to have provided the music for Gambit. She will go on to have resounding success with the music for David Attenborough's The Living Planet.

    \n

    How did we all react the last time the Loch Ness Monster appeared in Doctor Who? Listen to Episode 37: A Shaved Mr Snuffleupagus to find out.

    \n

    Todd is horrified to learn that Brendan enjoyed Star Trek: The Next Generation bottle show Where Silence Has Lease.

    \n

    In a nearby parallel universe where Timelash was never made, this week's episode of Flight Through Entirety covers either Leviathan or The Song of the Space Whale.

    \nAnd a very loud voice\n

    We can't get enough Colin Baker, of course, and so in an upcoming episode we plan to talk about some of his work for Big Finish.

    \n

    If you want to prepare, here's a list of the audios we plan to cover.

    \n
      \n
    • Jubilee, by Rob Shearman
    • \n
    • The One Doctor, by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman
    • \n
    • Doctor Who and the Pirates, by Jacqueline Rayner
    • \n
    • Criss-Cross, by Matt Fitton
    • \n
    \nFollow us!\n

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    \n

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll simply come and take the grain. Don't make us come over there.

    \nDoctor Who in 10 Seconds\n

    Brendan has been hard at work in the studio this week, which means that it won't be too long before we get to see another episode of Doctor Who in Ten Seconds. While you wait, you can still watch all of the previous episodes, in which Brendan summarises 51 Doctor Who stories in no more than 10 seconds each. Make sure you subscribe to his YouTube channel, so that you are informed immediately when the Season 8 episode becomes available.

    \nBondfinger\n

    We were so gutted by Rodge's wildly premature departure from the Bond franchise, that we've been unable to bring ourselves to watch his successor in the role. Is he any good?

    \n

    But, our duty to Queen and Country compels us to continue, which means that Bondfinger will return with our commentary on The Living Daylights (1987).

    \n

    In the meantime, we have a range of Rodgecasts online, and other Bonds are also available, of course. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

    \n"


 
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