Thu, 7 October 2010
OOOH! It's the Ninth episode of The Cloister Room, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things.
This week, the "Doctor Who" is Sylvester McCoy's "The Happiness Patrol." The "Other Things" are The Event and Undercovers!
Next week, we'll be talking about "Blood of the Daleks," a two-part Big Finish audio play featuring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor. The week after that we'll be talking about a Ninth Doctor story... of your choosing!
Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which we should discuss.
Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
00:00-01:43 - Introduction
01:44-09:28 - Discussion of Doctor Who: The Happiness Patrol
09:29-12:34 - The FUTURE
12:35-19:07 - Discussion of The Event series premiere (some spoilers)
19:08-26:18 - Discussion of Undercovers series premiere (some spoilers) and an "Odd Jobs" tangent
26:19-27:31 - Conclusion
Direct download: The_Cloister_Room_009_-_Happy_Half_Hour.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43 PM
Great show as always. I was very pleased to hear positive comments for a Seventh Doctor story, especially after reading the recent DWM interview with Sylvester McCoy. The guy takes a lot of abuse from fans, and it's nice that there wasn't any here. I'm happy to take the credit for nudging you into discussing a Big Finish audio play instead of the TV movie. :) As someone who's only recently started listening to their stories, I look forward to hearing your comments. But Tom, you sounded absolutely defeated when the subject came up, so I can only assume you're not looking forward to it yourself. The 'other things' you've discussed lately haven't been of much interest to me, although I appreciate you taking the time to watch and discuss those shows so I don't have to. The past season of Doctor Who really revitalized my interest in the classic show, so I've been watching as much of it as I can afford to pick up on dvd. I even tried one of the BBC audiobooks of a lost story, The Enemy of the World. I strongly recommend trying one; the Troughton era has been decimated by the old erasure policy, but the quality of the writing (and the descriptive narration) really do a fine job of telling the story. Power of the Daleks is next on my list. (And the benefit of absorbing all that classic Who is that I have no time to get sucked into any new TV shows this fall. :) You didn't say whether two-part stories are off limits for the Ninth Doctor segment, so my vote is conditional: I'd prefer Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, but if it's a single-part story or nothing, then I'm voting for Father's Day. I predict you'll be discussing Dalek, though.