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Doctor Who: Prepare the Timelash!!

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An in-depth look at Colin Baker's tenure as the Sixth Doctor in Doctor Who. Each month, your hosts Ken Hart and Mike Ferguson celebrate the overlooked moments of this era worth praising, criticize the things that went wrong, and lament "what could've been". Help yourself to a bracing glass of carrot juice and come join us! New episodes every month, on the last Wednesday of each month!

An in-depth look at Colin Baker's tenure as the Sixth Doctor in Doctor Who. Each month, your hosts Ken Hart and Mike Ferguson celebrate the overlooked moments of this era worth praising, criticize the things that went wrong, and lament "what could've been". Help yourself to a bracing glass of carrot juice and come join us! New episodes every month, on the last Wednesday of each month!

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United States

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An in-depth look at Colin Baker's tenure as the Sixth Doctor in Doctor Who. Each month, your hosts Ken Hart and Mike Ferguson celebrate the overlooked moments of this era worth praising, criticize the things that went wrong, and lament "what could've been". Help yourself to a bracing glass of carrot juice and come join us! New episodes every month, on the last Wednesday of each month!

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 12 - Terror of the Vervoids

12/30/2020
Did you just hear an ear-splitting scream? Why yes, Mike and Ken sure did, which means Mel has arrived and they're talking about "Terror of the Vervoids"! Besides talking about Mel's first appearance, they also discuss the troubled behind-the-scenes making of this story, the Doctor's dubious choice of this adventure as his defense, and - plot twist! - what they're looking forward to with Doctor Who in 2021! There's a lot to chew on, so pull up a wicker lounge chair and have a listen!

Duration:01:16:15

Episode 11 - Mindwarp

11/25/2020
Rombrom sabaluma sssSSSS!!! Great Morgo be praised, Ken & Mike continue their look at "Trial of a Timelord" this month, as they tackle "Mindwarp"! Among other things, they discuss the awesomeness of Brian Blessed, Sil as a second banana, and why the story's courtroom banter is something out of an argument clinic. Also, they say farewell to one Perpugilliam Brown - and the lovely and talented Nicola Bryant as well - as they take a closer look at her time on Doctor Who.

Duration:00:55:17

Episode 10 - The Mysterious Planet

10/28/2020
Order in the court, Sagacity? Yes, Ken & Mike have finally gotten to "The Trial of a Time Lord" as they examine its first story, "The Mysterious Planet"! Among many other things, they talk about some of the inherent problems of the Trial concept, just what the "L" in the name of the L1 robot actually stands for, and just how darn nice it is to FINALLY see the Sixth Doctor & Peri getting along. So, join us as we tackle Season 23, one of the oddest seasons in this era of Doctor Who!

Duration:01:07:22

Episode 9 - Arc of Infinity

9/30/2020
This month, "Prepare the Timelash!!" becomes "The Commander Maxil Show", as Ken & Mike look at "Arc of Infinity", featuring Colin Baker's first appearance on Doctor Who! Besides discussing things like why Nyssa is so awesome in this story, why Gallifreyan lore is better left mysterious, and the Castellan's complete incompetence, they also discuss how this Season 20 story differs from the darker tones of the Sixth Doctor's Season 22. All clips are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No...

Duration:01:10:50

Episode 8 - Doctor in Distress

8/26/2020
Penguin private eyes? Crazed computers? The worst New Wave song ever recorded? What in the name of Rassilon is happening here? Well, this month Ken & Mike take a look at the "Doctor in Distress" - the 18 month hiatus between Seasons 22 & 23 of Doctor Who, why it happened, and what it meant for the show. They also cover the oddities that occurred during that hiatus, and look back at the highs & lows for Season 22. It's a jam-packed episode this month, so wake the kids, phone the neighbors,...

Duration:01:09:07

Episode 7 - Revelation of the Daleks

7/29/2020
"Prepare The Timelash!!" hits a milestone this month as Ken & Mike reach the end of Season 22 with "Revelation of the Daleks", its final story! Is it a good story? Yes. Is it a good Doctor Who story ...? Well, that's a different discussion. Also discussed in this month's episode are the amazing number of double acts in this story, the brilliance of Davros, and the traveling Doctor Who Celebration exhibit that criss-crossed the US back in the Eighties, (Yes, we're old.) Also, Jobel? BACK OFF....

Duration:00:59:41

Episode 6 - Timelash

6/24/2020
We get to our namesake this month - "Timelash"! - and well, to be honest, it's more of a lament than a celebration. It's a story that just has a LOT of problems. But still, Ken & Mike try to find the silver linings in "Timelash" as they discuss Paul Darrow's hammy performance as Tekker, the puzzling and relentless Third Doctor references, and the complete confounding idiocy of Herbert, a.k.a. HG Wells. And Peri. Poor Peri. Still, join us, won't you?

Duration:00:56:11

Episode 5 - The Two Doctors

5/27/2020
Oh, my giddy aunt! It's a jam-packed episode of "Prepare The Timelash!!" this month as Ken & Mike delve into the sprawling monstrosity known as "The Two Doctors"! Among many other things, they discuss Season 6B, Dastari's sartorial style, the disappointing use of the Sontarans, and how good the food must be at Las Cadenas, considering that everyone keeps eating after the maître d' gets murdered. Oh, and the Second Doctor and Jamie as well. Phew! It's a dark tale, but is it a good one? Have a...

Duration:01:11:51

Episode 4 - The Mark of the Rani

4/29/2020
Does the art of Venusian Akido include well-placed knees to the groin? It's one of many things Mike & Ken discuss this month as they cover "The Mark of the Rani"! They also debate whether or not "Mark" is Anthony Ainley's best Master story, baby T-rexes in glam TARDISes, and Pip & Jane Baker's predilection for ostentatious palaver. Do they think it's the Sixth Doctor's best story? Tune in and find out!

Duration:01:05:57

Episode 3.5 - A Fix With Sontarans

4/1/2020
Surprise! In a very special "Prepare the Timelash", Ken & Mike look at "A Fix With Sontarans", where the Sixth Doctor, Tegan(!), & eight year-old Gareth Jenkins team up to fight a pair of angry Sontarans who've gotten aboard the TARDIS somehow, and learn a very important and valuable lesson about ... well, they don't learn anything, actually. But it's fun. And silly. And just a teensy bit violent.

Duration:00:17:43

Episode 3 - Vengeance on Varos

3/25/2020
This month, we talk about video nasties, a rather infamous acid bath, and how everyone on Varos failed Economics 101 as we delve into "Vengeance on Varos!" Also, does this story parody the glorification of violence, or does it just outright glorify violence instead? So sit back, relax, and enjoy a nice marsh minnow or two as you listen to this latest podcast.

Duration:00:58:08

Episode 2 - Attack of the Cybermen

2/26/2020
This month, Ken & Mike talk about "Attack of the Cybermen", in which the Cybermen ... don't actually do a lot of attacking? Presumably, that's due to their lack of a coherent plan. Also, there's Lytton, Most Awesomest Mercenary in the Galaxy. Oh, and these two side characters called the Doctor and Peri, who manage to get in some great lines every once in a while. With a script surreptitiously penned by Eric Saward, though, you were expecting something else?

Duration:01:09:53

Episode 1 - The Twin Dilemma

1/29/2020
We kick off our look at the Sixth Doctor's televised stories with "The Twin Dilemma", in which the newly-regenerated Doctor ... tries to strangle his companion Peri? Oh boy. NOT. GOOD. That being said, there's some good things (Azmael!) and not-so-good (the twins!) for Mike and Ken to talk about. Also, why slug people? WHY???

Duration:01:06:44

Episode 0 - You Were Expecting Someone Else?

1/15/2020
You were expecting someone else? Yes, it's a brand new Doctor Who podcast dedicated to Colin Baker's Sixth Doctor! Join Ken Hart and Mike Ferguson as they explain who they are, why they enjoy this oft-troubled era of the show, and what they hope to accomplish as this podcast gets underway. New full episodes monthly!

Duration:01:00:27