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Doctor Who: Strangers in Space

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Strangers in Space: once a month, for sixty minutes*, J.R. Southall, Lee Rawlings, Simon Brett and Matt Barber talk about Doctor Who so you don't have to (*times may vary) Desert Planet Picks: once a week (or so), a special guest chooses the eight items they'd take with them, if they were about to be marooned on a desert planet Film Club: once a month, the Strangers in Space review and contextualise a popular movie Film Club International: once a month, (some of) the Strangers in Space review and contextualise an international movie

Strangers in Space: once a month, for sixty minutes*, J.R. Southall, Lee Rawlings, Simon Brett and Matt Barber talk about Doctor Who so you don't have to (*times may vary) Desert Planet Picks: once a week (or so), a special guest chooses the eight items they'd take with them, if they were about to be marooned on a desert planet Film Club: once a month, the Strangers in Space review and contextualise a popular movie Film Club International: once a month, (some of) the Strangers in Space review and contextualise an international movie

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Strangers in Space: once a month, for sixty minutes*, J.R. Southall, Lee Rawlings, Simon Brett and Matt Barber talk about Doctor Who so you don't have to (*times may vary) Desert Planet Picks: once a week (or so), a special guest chooses the eight items they'd take with them, if they were about to be marooned on a desert planet Film Club: once a month, the Strangers in Space review and contextualise a popular movie Film Club International: once a month, (some of) the Strangers in Space review and contextualise an international movie

Twitter:

@JR_Southall

Language:

English

Contact:

07905869393


Episodes

Film Club 22: Halloween Special 1973

10/29/2020
With actual Halloween on general hiatus this year, we head back instead to our pagan past and take a Venetian holiday in 1973, to talk about the horror double bill of The Wicker Man and Don't Look Now Warning: contains swears

Duration:01:21:23

Bonus Episode: On the Spot Round Three

10/26/2020
(Three of) the regular hosts each talk for sixty seconds on a variety of randomly selected Doctor Who stories. Artwork from a photograph by Scott Sebring

Duration:00:30:14

Episode 45: Season Six

10/22/2020
It's the final season of the 1960s, and the last for second Doctor Patrick Troughton. We turn our microphones to Season Six, perhaps the most inconsistent till the fifth Doctor's first. Artwork 'borrowed' from FunnyNWittyReference

Duration:01:27:26

Bonus: The Happy Man Part One

10/19/2020
The first in a three-part story by Stephen Muppet, in which the TARDIS lands fifty years into the future to find all is not well. To find out what happens in the following two instalments, visit Beermat Productions at Wordpress.com

Duration:00:30:10

Bonus Episode: Six Degrees of Doctor Who Snap Round Two

10/15/2020
A short bonus episode in which we select random pairs of Doctor Who stories and then struggle to find connections between them

Duration:00:18:30

Film Club 21: 1970s Dystopias

10/12/2020
Our foreign correspondent Ross Aitken returns to help examine what the filmmakers of the 1970s seemed to think we had coming; it's the turn of Soylent Green, A Boy and His Dog and Logan's Run to go under the Film Club microphones Ross on Twitter Ross' podcast

Duration:01:22:36

Episode 44: Inventing An Emergency

10/8/2020
In the second instalment of our look at Doctor Who's curtain raisers and finales, we focus on the first and last episodes of the late 1970s and 1980s

Duration:02:05:22

Film Club 20: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

10/5/2020
A shorter than usual edition of Film Club this time, looking at Peter Jackson's epic trilogy of adaptations of The Lord of the Rings books. But which of us are the friendly hobbits and who turns out to be the irksome Orc...?

Duration:00:49:38

Episode 43: Series Five

10/1/2020
It's back to Matt Smith's debut season in this episode, our retrospective of Steven Moffat's first year in the showrunnership, Series Five

Duration:01:59:23

Bonus Episode: Doctor Who Are You Round Two

9/28/2020
A short bonus podcast today, in which we play another round of 'Guess the Doctor Who story'

Duration:00:23:45

Film Club 19: John Carpenter

9/24/2020
A profile of genre director John Carpenter, with particular emphasis on reviews of Halloween and Escape from New York

Duration:00:51:57

Episode 42: Having Its Time and Beginnings Again

9/21/2020
Examining the role of the opening and closing stories in a season; in the first part of this feature we look at the curtain raisers and finales in Doctor Who between 1963 and 1974

Duration:01:00:50

TV Club 06: Morse

9/17/2020
J.R. and Matt head back to the 1980s to remember the TV series that came to define how we watch TV detectives Opening theme: And Also the Trees

Duration:01:16:23

Episode 41: Season Twelve

9/13/2020
It's time to turn our microphones to 1975, and the first year of Doctor Who with Tom Baker in the role

Duration:01:49:09

Episode 40: The Final Return

9/10/2020
The final instalment of our returning characters conversation turns to (mostly) the Steven Moffat era

Duration:01:24:26

Film Club Extra: I'm Thinking of Ending Things

9/7/2020
Charlie Kaufman's new film goes under the Film Club microphone, in this short bonus review episode

Duration:00:48:52

Episode 39: We Meet Again Still

9/3/2020
It's time to turn our attentions to the subject of returning characters in modern Doctor Who, and in this first of two episodes, generally more specifically during the Russell T Davies era

Duration:04:29:55

TV Club 05(00th): Top Ten TV Sci-Fi

8/31/2020
3,067 days (or eight years, four months and 23 days, or 499 podcast episodes) ago, Mark Cockram, Lee Rawlings and J.R. Southall published their first Blue Box Podcast. Today, 3,067 days (or eight years, four months and 23 days, or 499 podcast episodes) later, and with the help of new regular podcasters Simon Brett and Matt Barber in place of the waylaid Mr Cockram, it's time to publish our 500th. With a very special guest, and ostensibly in order to talk about our listeners' Top Ten TV...

Duration:01:08:16

The Interview Room 03: Peter Harness Unbound

8/27/2020
The TV writer of Kill the Moon, The Zygon Invasion/Inversion and The Pyramid at the End of the World stops by for a chat about surviving the pandemic, the intersection between whimsy and seriousness, writing movies, deleting Kenneth Branagh's jokes and of course, his Doctor Who stories Opening theme: Unilever

Duration:01:37:53

Bonus Episode: YouTube Audience Quiz

8/24/2020
Earlier this year I recorded one of my little Doctor Who quizzes to go out on YouTube; here's the audio for that quiz, for anyone who might like to play along without the video element...

Duration:00:19:25