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EP 54: TERROR OF THE AUTONS

6/9/2019
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Killer Teletubbies, insecure madmen who are NOT the President, and a new assistant with the science knowledge of a third-grader: these are all things that our panel (Tony Whitt, Alyson Fitch-Safreed, and Dalton Hughes) discuss, and more, during our episode on Terrance Dicks’ novelization of TERROR OF THE AUTONS. All this, and the Master, too! Enjoy him, because you will NEVER see him again! (Ahem.) If you’d like to hear more of this sort of quality content, please come visit our Patreon...

Duration:02:01:16

Ep 53: INFERNO

5/27/2019
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A dictatorial nitwit who thinks he knows everything and listens to no one steers a project with no oversight on a course for disaster, all the while turning into a monster before everyone’s eyes. But enough about Trump. Let’s instead talk about the novelization of INFERNO, which our panel (Tony Whitt, Alyson Fitch-Safreed, and Dalton Hughes) discovers has its own shocking parallels to our own space-time continee… contin…continuum? (Is that what he was trying to say?) Then stick around to...

Duration:01:27:27

Ep 52: THE AMBASSADORS OF DEATH

5/12/2019
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It’s not short, it’s not sweet, and it will definitely give you cancer. But enough about AMBASSADORS OF DEATH… Our regular panelists Alyson Fitch-Safreed and Dalton Hughes get together to talk about why the novelization of this story isn’t much better than the televised story and may indeed be far, far worse. If you’d like to hear more of this sort of quality content, please come visit our Patreon page! It's at https://www.patreon.com/DWTargetBC. If you decide to support us in our ongoing...

Duration:01:11:24

Ep 51B: THE CAVE MONSTERS - SEMI-NOVICE EDITION

4/28/2019
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Last time we asked the experts what they thought of Malcolm Hulke’s THE CAVE MONSTERS, and this time our regular panelists Alyson Fitch-Safreed and Dalton Hughes are joined (and hosted) by special guest panelist Jenny Ingersoll to give us their semi-novice opinion…and wow, are they ever different! Also, Jenny tells us what potholing really is – which is worth the entire episode, in our opinion. Hint: NSFW. If you’d like to hear more of this sort of quality content, please come visit our...

Duration:01:40:55

Ep 51A: THE CAVE MONSTERS-EXPERT EDITION

4/14/2019
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Some writers are so good that they have other writers as fans, which is why Target novelist John Peel specifically requested to come on the show to talk about Malcolm Hulke and THE CAVE MONSTERS. (Y’know, those creatures the continuity geeks call “Silurians”?) We’re also joined by fellow podcaster Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg, host of DOCTOR OF THE DEAD, as we try to reproduce the energy we would have had if we’d done the episode live at (Re)Generation WHO 5 as planned. (And I think we succeed!)...

Duration:01:22:29

Ep 50: THE AUTON INVASION

3/30/2019
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Life in plastic? It’s fantastic! But you can’t brush their hair or undress them anywhere – their creation is your extermination! It’s a new era for the podcast, with new artwork by our lovely Ron Schiding, a new arrangement of our theme music by Tony Whitt, and a Terrance Dicks book that feels brand-new! Come join our regular panelists Alyson Fitch-Safreed and Dalton Hughes as they discuss Dicks like they’ve never seen Dicks before! If you’d like to hear more of this sort of quality content,...

Duration:01:34:36

Ep 49: THE WAR GAMES

3/10/2019
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NOTE: A corrected version of this episode was uploaded at 1:30am CST on Monday, March 11. If you didn't like it the first time because of all those echoes, try it again, won't you? Thank you! It’s the end of the Troughton era, and the moment has been prepared for, with a special extra large panel to deal with the novelization of the extra long story THE WAR GAMES! (You were expecting a Dicks joke? Too bad, because it’s a Malcolm Hulke novelization. We’ll get one for you next time.) Come join...

Duration:01:54:16

Ep 48 - THE SPACE PIRATES

2/24/2019
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Could there actually be some good things to say about this much maligned story from an early Robert Holmes and a late Terrance Dicks? It’s the lowest rated Target book on Goodreads, but surely there’s something good about it? Come join our panelists Alyson Fitch-Safreed and Dalton Hughes as they try to find the few digestible pieces of corn in this old turd – and they succeed! (Kind of.) Featuring a cameo by special panelist Trey Korte! If you’d like to hear more of this sort of quality...

Duration:01:25:30

Ep 47: THE SEEDS OF DEATH

2/10/2019
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A freak disruption in the T-Mat system has caused our audio this week to go all FUBAR! (Actually, it’s just a fault in our Discord server, but as you will soon hear, we do have a lot to be upset about.) Not exactly the best way to welcome our guest panelist, Skip Benninghouse from the FICTION PARADOX podcast, but there you go. You’ll be able to hear him just fine, by the way – it’s Tony Whitt and Alyson Fitch-Safreed who sound like we’re speaking through a fan on high speed. Sigh. If you’d...

Duration:01:17:59

Ep 46: THE KROTONS

1/27/2019
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Not only are they beautifully designed, they’re tasty and add so much to a boring, average salad…oh, you meant KROTONS. Nope, useless. Good book, dumb monster. But as usual, our three-person panel (including Dalton Hughes and Alyson Fitch-Safreed) have a lot to say about it, and you may actually enjoy it as much as a salad brimming with tasty croutons (though somehow we doubt it). If you’d like to hear more of this sort of quality content, please come visit our Patreon page! It's at...

Duration:01:09:33

Ep 45: THE INVASION

1/13/2019
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What do the Cybermen have in common with Mormon polygamists? If you never thought you’d ever be asking that question then you’ve got to listen to our discussion of Ian Marter’s novelization of THE INVASION! Come join Tony Whitt, Alyson Fitch-Safreed, and Dalton Hughes as they discuss Cybercontinuity, Marter’s penchant for gore, and how UNIT and MST3K exist in the same universe. As Isobel Watkins might say, it’s a gas! If you’d like to hear more of this sort of quality content, please come...

Duration:01:29:02

Ep 44: THE MIND ROBBER w/Stephen Fodor of TOO MUCH SCROLLING

12/23/2018
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Where WAS Moses when the lights went out, anyway? How did Jamie lose his face? Even more importantly, how does Jamie suddenly know how to pilot the TARDIS? All of these questions – well, two of them – will be fully answered in our Holiday episode discussing THE MIND ROBBER by Peter Ling. Our usual panelists Tony Whitt and Dalton Hughes are joined by a special guest, Stephen Fodor of the TOO MUCH SCROLLING podcast! Download this to listen to on your way to Grandmother’s house (unless there...

Duration:01:19:36

Ep 43: THE DOMINATORS

12/9/2018
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Just how dull can a kiss get? If it’s on the planet Dulcis, pretty damn dull – and even a bit of domination can’t spice things up. Come join Tony Whitt, Alyson Fitch-Safreed, and Dalton Hughes as they discuss the sadomasochistic stylings of Ian Marter in his novelization of THE DOMINATORS by Norman Ashby (spoiler alert: not a real person). Plus we welcome our new Patron, Jay Berry! If you’d like to hear more of this sort of quality content, please come visit our Patreon page! It's at...

Duration:01:11:21

Ep 42: THE WHEEL IN SPACE-LIVE!

11/24/2018
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We have our second live recording and first room party at the best DOCTOR WHO convention in the Midwest, Chicago TARDIS! You’ll hear applause, audience participation, and the interruption of the occasional over-served guest while our three-person discussion discusses Terrance Dicks’ novelization of THE WHEEL IN SPACE! Come join Tony Whitt, Alyson Fitch-Safreed, and Trey Korte as they discuss this rarest of DW novelizations and discover that expensive does not equal good… Special guest...

Duration:01:17:57

Ep 41: FURY FROM THE DEEP

11/11/2018
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EPISODE 41: FURY FROM THE DEEP It’s time for a bit of weeding, or for a hit of weed, depending on your individual tastes. Oh, and don’t forget the nori! If none of this makes any sense yet, then come join our three-person discussion panel, featuring Alyson Fitch-Safreed and Dalton Hughes, as we discuss Victor Pemberton’s novelization of FURY FROM THE DEEP. It still won’t make any sense, but you won’t care as much. If you’d like to hear more of this sort of quality content, please come visit...

Duration:01:29:19

Ep 40a - 2018 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

10/31/2018
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EPISODE FORTY-a: 2018 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL It’s finally Halloween, and time for our three-person discussion panel, featuring Alyson Fitch-Safreed and Dalton Hughes, to do something special – for our Halloween Special! Come listen, if you dare…or if you’re just really, really bored, of course. If you’d like to hear more of this sort of quality content, please come visit our Patreon page! It's at https://www.patreon.com/DWTargetBC. As a Halloween special, if you decide to join our Patreon at any...

Duration:01:39:49

Ep 40: THE WEB OF FEAR

10/21/2018
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It’s Halloween month, and what’s Halloween without a little fear? Come join our three-person discussion panel, featuring Alyson Fitch-Safreed and Dalton Hughes, as we get back to Dicks and discuss his novelization of THE WEB OF FEAR. Now with 100% more Lethbridge-Stewart! If you’d like to hear more of this sort of quality content, please come visit our Patreon page! It's at https://www.patreon.com/DWTargetBC. As a Halloween special, if you decide to join our Patreon at any level by 11:59pm...

Duration:01:15:03

Ep 39: THE ENEMY OF THE WORLD

10/7/2018
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Could Ian Marter’s book be the worst novelization we’ve read so far? By “we,’ we mean our unprecedented two-person discussion “panel,” featuring Dalton Hughes – now with one-third less pretension! And, as it turns out, one-third less script in the book… If you’d like to hear more of this sort of quality content, please come visit our Patreon page! It's at https://www.patreon.com/DWTargetBC. If you decide to support us in our ongoing effort to discuss all of the DOCTOR WHO novelizations,...

Duration:02:23:10

Ep 38: THE ICE WARRIORS

9/23/2018
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EPISODE THIRTY-EIGHT: THE ICE WARRIORS Hayles? Hayles! The gang’s all here! And by “gang,” we mean our three-person discussion panel, featuring Alyson Fitch-Safreed and Dalton Hughes, ready to discuss one of only two novelizations the late Brian Hayles did, THE ICE WARRIORS. Get out your parkas, ‘cuz it’s about to get chilly! If you’d like to hear more of this sort of quality content, please come visit our Patreon page! It's at https://www.patreon.com/DWTargetBC. If you decide to support us...

Duration:01:26:20

Ep 37: THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMEN

9/9/2018
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What does one panelist call “the best Dicks we’ve had so far”? Why, THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMEN, of course! Come see why our four-person discussion panel, featuring Alyson Fitch-Safreed, Dalton Hughes, and classic panelist Danny Celedon consider this book the pick of the Dicks! If you’d like to hear more of this sort of quality content, please come visit our Patreon page! It's at https://www.patreon.com/DWTargetBC. If you decide to support us in our ongoing effort to discuss all of the DOCTOR WHO...

Duration:01:12:51