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Ep 32: THE MOONBASE

6/2/2018
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We kick off Pride Month with an all-gay panel discussing whether THE CYBERMEN is a homophobic book. (The answer? Anything can be anything if you want it hard enough?) Come join Tony Whitt and co-panelists Dalton Hughes and Danny Celedon to find out whether the Cybermen really are meant to be a bunch of emotionally unavailable yet hunky men in fetish wear…oh. If you’d like to hear more of this sort of quality content, please come visit our Patreon page! It's at...

Duration:01:10:44

Ep 32a: Nigel Robinson Interview

5/28/2018
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Happy Memorial Day! It’s 92 f**kin’ degrees here in Chicago, so we’re celebrating the holiday by staying indoors and playing trivia against the man who created DOCTOR WHO trivia himself, Nigel Robinson! (That’s actually just the last few minutes of the show – we first ask him lots of questions that you’ve always wanted to ask but never could because he doesn’t know you. So there. Nyah.) If you’d like to hear more of this sort of quality content, please come visit our Patreon page! It's at...

Duration:00:53:40

Ep 31: THE UNDERWATER MENACE

5/19/2018
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Atlantis (Version 1.0), a city without refrigerators…and a possible slap for Polly?! This week we debate possible sexism and definite lack of plot (albeit not the fault of the author this time) in Nigel Robinson’s novelization of THE UNDERWATER MENACE! Come join host Tony Whitt and a panel comprised of not one but two novice fans, our usual fish o’ the sea Alyson Fitch-Safreed and our fill-in Fish Person Rory Jobst! We also have a Patreon extra this time, available starting Sunday, May 20...

Duration:01:27:11

Ep 30: THE HIGHLANDERS

5/5/2018
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Och, aye, we’ve bin oot and aboot…no, no, don’t do that. Just…don’t. In our discussion of Gerry Davis’ novelization of THE HIGHLANDERS, we find ourselves saying that a lot – especially since our extra-special guest panelist, J.G. McQuarrie of the TALKING WHO TO YOU podcast, has exactly that accent! (Or at least more of one than anyone onscreen or on the page does…) Join host Tony Whitt, J.G., and returning panelist Jenny Ingersoll as they try to figure out why historicals suck, why...

Duration:01:38:07

Episode 29 - POWER OF THE DALEKS

4/29/2018
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In this episode, we (finally!) kick off the Troughton-era novelizations with the extra-special double-length POWER OF THE DALEKS by John Peel! Come join host Tony Whitt and panelists Dalton Hughes and Alyson Fitch-Safreed as they marvel over the wonders of Whitaker, the prose of Peel, and how it’s possible they’ve done so many episodes together without going all Janley on each other! (Oh, and please ignore the echoes in Alyson's first five minutes? Didn't realize that had happened until...

Duration:01:39:06

Ep 29a: John Peel Interview

4/21/2018
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Although our discussion of POWER OF THE DALEKS is delayed till next week due to real world problems, we do have a special treat this week: an interview with the author of the book, John Peel! In this discussion, our host Tony Whitt asks Peel about being the go-to guy for Target Books about the Daleks, his friendship with Terry Nation, and what Dalek character most resembles Donald Trump. It’s a fun time! Featuring special guest stars: John’s pet birds! If you really like us or feel the...

Duration:01:02:09

Ep 28a

4/1/2018
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We appear to have been hacked. No, seriously. This was supposed to be POWER OF THE DALEKS, but it’s…not. I have no idea where this file came from, nor do I have any memory of recording it. It certainly isn’t DOCTOR WHO, and I would never, NEVER threaten the life of one of my panelists during a recording, even in jest. Ahem. Anyway, some of you may still enjoy it… Please come visit our Patreon page! It's at https://www.patreon.com/DWTargetBC. If you decide to support us in our ongoing...

Duration:00:48:23

Ep 28: THE TENTH PLANET

3/24/2018
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Care? Why should you care? There are podcasts being produced all over your world, yet you do not care about them. Well, you should care about THIS one, as it features our usual panel of experts and semi-experts discussing Gerry Davis’ novelization of the first Cyberman story and the final William Hartnell story, THE TENTH PLANET. We also find out which author you thought gave us the best version of the First Doctor (and why, just like resistance, polls on Facebook are useless)! CORRECTION...

Duration:01:22:45

Ep 27: THE SMUGGLERS

3/10/2018
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What happens when you have three panelists who don’t give a s**t about the book you’re discussing? You get our discussion of THE SMUGGLERS, of course! Come listen to us kick off our fourth season of the podcast by smuggling with THE STRUGGLERS…er, other way around. And yes, any time two of the three panelists wander off in the middle of the episode to go to the kitchen (and one of them is the host!), you know it was a rough time. Enjoy! Which author do you think gave us the best version of...

Duration:02:06:49

Ep 26: THE WAR MACHINES

2/24/2018
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We finish Black History Month with the second of two books written by Ian Stuart Black, THE WAR MACHINES. Come listen as regular panelists Alyson Fitch-Safreed and Dalton Hughes discuss Evangelical thought, British and Spanish colonialism, Internet culture, slavery, and, of course, megalomaniacal computers who want to take over the world. In other words, Saturday. Please come visit our Patreon page! It's at https://www.patreon.com/DWTargetBC. If you decide to support us in our ongoing...

Duration:02:12:29

Ep 25: THE SAVAGES

2/10/2018
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“Tuesdays!” Trust us, that’ll make a bit more sense after you listen to our host Tony Whitt slowly losing his mind over THE SAVAGES, the first of two books written by Ian Stuart Black for Black History Month. (No, we’re not kidding.) Come listen to the fun as regular panelists Alyson Fitch-Safreed and Dalton Hughes discuss the promise and perils of a 60s-era DOCTOR WHO story trying to (and sometimes even succeeding at) unpacking the seemingly endless struggles between the oppressor and the...

Duration:02:08:55

Ep 23: THE CELESTIAL TOYMAKER

1/13/2018
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For our one-year anniversary, we try to solve one of the few unresolved questions around THE CELESTIAL TOYMAKER: who actually wrote the damn thing? And no, we don’t mean the televised story! This time, we’re discussing Gerry Davis and Alison Bingeman’s alleged novelization, and we welcome back Dalton Hughes and Alyson Fitch-Safreed! It’s more fun than a Trilogic game set to move 1000! We also now have a Patreon page! It's at https://www.patreon.com/DWTargetBC. If you decide to support us...

Duration:01:45:49

Episode 21: THE MASSACRE

12/9/2017
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Oh, yes, it’s Ladies’ Night, and the feeling’s right – but it’s also THE MASSACRE, so the feeling is…not so right. Because, really, can all the wine in the world make us feel any better about a story that ends in the slaughter of thousands of French Protestants? In addition to our usual host, our three-person panel includes not one but two novice fans, both of the female gender: Alyson Fitch-Safreed and Jenny Ingersoll! A warning: the quality of this episode goes a bit south later on due...

Duration:01:36:27

Ep 20: THE DALEKS' MASTERPLAN

11/25/2017
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Welcome to our first annual Thanksgiving special, and our very first podcast recorded LIVE at Chicago TARDIS on November 24, 2017! Our three-person panel features Alyson Fitch-Safreed and special guest Trey Korte, discussing John Peel’s mammoth two-volume novelization of THE DALEKS’ MASTERPLAN. And since we had under an hour to do it in, there’s a special after-con report from Alyson and me! (Actually, it’s just us babbling at each other for about thirty minutes to try to stay awake on the...

Duration:01:23:58

Ep 19a - 2017 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

10/28/2017
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Welcome to our first annual Halloween special! What special trick and treat do we have in store for you this time? Come join our three-person panel, featuring Dalton Hughes and Alyson Fitch-Safreed, to find out! If nothing else, it’s got to be better than candy corn, amiright? Good news! Alyson, Trey Korte, and myself will be doing a live episode at the upcoming CHICAGO TARDIS convention the weekend of November 24-26! As of right now, we’re being told we’re scheduled for Saturday...

Duration:01:28:11

Ep 19 - THE MYTH MAKERS

10/14/2017
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What does the Iliad have to do with The Addams Family, Mortal Kombat, and Ecclesiastes have to do with the twentieth DOCTOR WHO story THE MYTH MAKERS? Our three-person panel, featuring Dalton Hughes and soon-to-be-older Alyson Fitch-Safreed, discusses these connections and more as we talk about Donald Cotton’s rollicking novelization! Good news, everyone! Alyson, Trey Korte, and myself will be doing a live episode at the upcoming CHICAGO TARDIS convention the weekend of November 24-26! We...

Duration:01:47:39

Ep 18: GALAXY FOUR

9/23/2017
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Gnosticism, Jack Chick, anti-intellectualism, AND sexism? Well, then it must be GALAXY FOUR! Come join us for our discussion of William Emms' novelization of his script of the eighteenth DOCTOR WHO story, featuring our three-person panel with Dalton Hughes and Alyson Fitch-Safreed! We also have news! Alyson, Trey Korte, and myself will be doing a live episode at the upcoming CHICAGO TARDIS convention the weekend of November 24-26! We don't know the time yet, but we will be on the regular...

Duration:01:20:13

Ep 17: THE TIME MEDDLER

9/9/2017
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WARNING: Discussions of rape ahead! It’s not all fun and games this time when we discuss Nigel Robinson’s novelization of the seventeenth DOCTOR WHO story, THE TIME MEDDLER – though, naturally, there are fun and games, too. And this time, there’s even cake! Our three-person panel features birthday boy Dalton Hughes and a more-snarky-than-usual Alyson Fitch-Safreed! We now have a Patreon page! It's at https://www.patreon.com/DWTargetBC. If you decide to support us in our ongoing effort to...

Duration:01:27:16

Ep 15: THE SPACE MUSEUM

8/5/2017
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This week we discuss anal leakage and THE SPACE MUSEUM - but I repeat myself. Glyn Jones novelized his own script for this, the fifteenth DOCTOR WHO story. This time, we have a four-person panel featuring Dalton Hughes, Alyson Fitch-Safreed, and Jenny Ingersoll! Come find out why we liken this book and this story to one of the worst contraindications you can have from a medication - aside from, you know, death. We now have a Patreon page! It's at https://www.patreon.com/DWTargetBC. If you...

Duration:01:37:45

Ep 14: THE CRUSADERS

7/22/2017
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We're reminded this week how sexist society is, both in 2017 with the response to the casting of Jodie Whittaker and in 1965 with David Whittaker (no relation) and his otherwise excellent novelization of his own script for the fourteenth DOCTOR WHO story, THE CRUSADERS! This time, our three-person panel features Dalton Hughes and the triumphant return of Jenny Ingersoll! Come find out why we love this book so much, even with all the simply TERRIBLE things that happen in it. We now have a...

Duration:01:51:59