The Cloister Room 013 - The Sleeper Has Awakened

 

Ow! It's the lucky Thirteenth episode of The Cloister Room, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. This episode is coming at you a bit late, as you'll soon learn if you give it a listen.

This week, the "Doctor Who" is the Matt Smith story "Amy's Choice". The "Other Things" are Sarah Jane Adventures: "Death of the Doctor" and the  Battlestar Galactica franchise.

Next week, we'll be talking about ZOMBIES!

Be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, by commenting here on this post, leaving an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter, or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

 

SHOW TOPICS:

02:17-02:18 - Intro

02:19-14:05 - Discussion of Doctor Who: "Amy's Choice"

14:06-16:30 - Discussion of The Sarah Jane Adventures: "Death of the Doctor"

16:31-19:24 - The number 507

19:25-20:32 - THE FUTURE

20:33-32:29 - The Battlestar spin-offs ("Caprica", "Blood and Chrome")

32:20-35:25 - Outro

 

Direct download: The_Cloister_Room_013_-_The_Sleeper_Awakens.mp3
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The Cloister Room 012b - Interlude

We'll be back soon with a REAL new episode. This episode is just meant to explain our recent absence, and also provide a bit of light amusement without any real substance.

 

Direct download: The_Cloister_Room_012b_-_Interlude.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46pm EST
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The Cloister Room 012 - Poor Doctor

Eh? It's the Twelfth episode of The Cloister Room, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. 

This week, the "Doctor Who" is the David Tennant story "Midnight". Aaaaand no "Other Things."

Next week, we'll be talking about the Eleventh Doctor story "Amy's Choice". The week after that we'll be talking about.... ZOMBIES!

Be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, by commenting here on this post, leaving an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter, or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

 

SHOW TOPICS:

00:00-01:48 - Intro

01:49-06:50 - Feedback on "Dalek"

06:51-24:03 - Discussion of "Midnight"

24:04-27:23 - What's coming up

27:24-28:47 - Outro

Direct download: The_Cloister_Room_012_-_Poor_Doctor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22pm EST
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The Cloister Room 011 - Poor Daleks (again)

Oh! It's the eleventh episode of The Cloister Room, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things.

This week, the "Doctor Who" is the Christopher Eccleston story "Dalek". Aaaaand no "Other Things."

Next week, we'll be talking about the Tenth Doctor story "Midnight". The week after that we'll be talking about an Eleventh 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 thecloisterroom@gmail.com.


Show topics:

00:00-01:27 - Intro

01:28-17:01 - "Dalek" discussion

17:02-19:40 - Next week: "Midnight"!

19:41-21:18 - Conclusion

Direct download: Cloister011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm EST
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The Cloister Room 010 - Poor Daleks

 

Huh. It's the tenth episode of The Cloister Room, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. 

This week, the "Doctor Who" is "Blood of the Daleks," a two-part Big Finish audio play featuring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor. The "Other Things" refers to Firefly! 

Next week, we'll be talking about the Ninth Doctor story "Dalek." The week after that we'll be talking about a Tenth 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 thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

Topics covered:

00:00-03:32 - Introduction

03:33-09:43 - Blood of the Daleks

09:44-10:55 - Next week

10:56-13:13 - News

13:14-24:45 - Firefly

24:46-end - Outroduction

 

Direct download: The_Cloister_Room_010_-_Poor_Daleks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm EST
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The Cloister Room 009 - Happy (Half) Hour

 

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 thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

Show topics:

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: 7:43pm EST
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The Cloister Room 008: Cryon, You Crazy Diamond Thief

WHEEEE! It's the Eighth episode of The Cloister Room, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. 

This week, the "Doctor Who" is Colin Baker's "Attack of the Cybermen. The "Other Things" are Fringe! Well, I guess that would be an "Other Thing" singular.

Next week, we'll be talking about "The Happiness Patrol," featuring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor. The week after that we'll be talking about an Eighth Doctor story... of your choosing! But wait! Wasn't there only one Eighth Doctor story? Well, we're throwing Big Finish's "Blood of the Daleks" into the mix, just to make things interesting. 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 thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

 

Show topics:

00:00-01:18 - Introduction

01:19-17:34 - Listener Feedback and "Attack of the Cybermen"

17:35-21:23 - Next Week

21:24-24:15 - Karen Gillan's tragic life

24:16-29:56 - Fringe season three premiere (spoilers!)

29:57-end - Outroduction

By the way, this week we mentioned TachyonTV's "Paula Moore" song. You can hear it and many other amusing TachyonTV song parodies On "TachyonTV the Album." It's the third song in the compilation!

Direct download: The_Cloister_Room_008__Cryon_You_Crazy_Diamond_Thief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:04pm EST
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The Cloister Room 007: The Spectrox Must Flow

WHAAAT? It's the seventh episode of The Cloister Room, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. 

This week, the "Doctor Who" is Peter Davison's swan song, "The Caves of Androzani." The "Other Things" are Buffy and Angel!

Next week, we'll be talking about "Attack of the Cybermen," featuring Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor. The week after that we'll be talking about a Seventh Doctor story... of your choosing! Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which Seventh Doctor story we should discuss. Stories not on DVD are fine! 

Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

 

SHOW TOPICS

00:00-01:08 - Introduction

01:09-13:01 - Discussion of "The Caves of Androzani"

13:02-16:37 - What's up next week?

16:38-22:23 - Discussion of Buffy and Angel (only the vaguest and most minor of spoilers)

22:24-end - Outroduction

Direct download: Cloister007.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:40pm EST
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The Cloister Room 006: Telecom of the Daleks

Whoa! It's the fifth episode of The Cloister Room, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. 

This week, the "Doctor Who" is the Tom Baker story "Genesis of the Daleks." The "Other Things" include The Sarah Jane Adventures and Caprica!

Next week, we'll be talking about "Caves of Androzani," featuring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor. The week after that we'll be talking about a Sixth Doctor story... of your choosing! Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which Sixth Doctor story we should discuss. Stories not on DVD are fine! Not that it matters, since all of Colin's stories are out on DVD. But it's the principle that matters. Also note: Trial of a Time Lord counts as four stories, so you can't vote for it!

Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

 

SHOW TOPICS

 

00:00-01:24 - Intro

01:25-07:19 - Genesis of the Daleks discussion

07:20-13:36 - Tom Baker discussion

13:37-15:20 - Sarah Jane and Harry

15:21-19:50 - The Sarah Jane Adventures (no spoilers here!)

19:51-23:47 - Caprica (no spoilers here!)

23:48-25:09 - Sonic Wiimote

25:10-26:57 - What's next?

26:58-28:53 - Outro

Direct download: Cloister006.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24pm EST
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The Cloister Room 005: Drill, Baby, Drill!

Hey! It's the fifth episode of the new Cloister Room podcast, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. I say "new," but we're five episodes in. So maybe I'll stop calling it that now.

This week, the "Doctor Who" is the Jon Pertwee story "Inferno." The "Other Things" include The Walking Dead, Avatar, Lost, Fringe, and some obscure game Louis likes!

Next week, we'll be talking about "Genesis of the Daleks," featuring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor. The week after that we'll be talking about a Fifth Doctor story... of your choosing! Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which Fourth Doctor story we should discuss. Stories not on DVD are fine!

Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

 

SHOW TOPICS:

(00:00 - 01:25) Intro

(01:26 - 06:07) The Third Doctor Era

(06:08 - 12:22) Inferno

(12:23 - 13:43) What's next?

(13:44 - 19:00) Avatar re-release (spoilers!)

(19:01 - 22:56) Trailers for AMC's The Walking Dead 

(22:57 - 26:57) Lost: The New Man in Charge DVD extra (spoilers!)

(26:51 - 29:09) TV spots for FOX's Fringe (spoilers for season 2 finale!)

(29:10 - 30:14) Outro

Direct download: Cloister005.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:17pm EST
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The Cloister Room 004: The War Games, Now in the App Store

Hey! It's the fourth episode of the new Cloister Room podcast, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. 

This week, the "Doctor Who" is the Patrick Troughton story "The War Games." The "Other Things" include Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, James Cameron's Avatar, and even more discussion of Disney movies on VHS!

Next week, we'll be talking about "Inferno," featuring Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor. The week after that we'll be talking about a Fourth Doctor story... of your choosing! Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which Fourth Doctor story we should discuss. Stories not on DVD are fine!

Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

 

Show topics:

00:00 - 01:14 - Intro

01:15 - 05:55 - Split Season 6/7 and Eighth Doctor news

05:56 - 11:18 - The War Games discussion

11:19 - 14:42 - More War Games 

14:43 - 18:26 - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (no spoilers!)

18:27 - 20:29 - Theatrical re-release of Avatar

20:30 - 23:16 - Avatar 2?

23:17 - 25:37 - Announcement of Third Doctor story, call for Fourth Doctor votes

25:38 - end - Conclusion.

Direct download: Cloister004.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37pm EST
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It's the third episode of the new Cloister Room podcast, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. This week, the "Doctor Who" is the William Hartnell story "The Aztecs." Get your sacrifice face on. The "Other Things" include Torchwood, Caprica, Battlestar Galactica, The Legend of Zelda, and even the upcoming Eric Roberts vehicle "Sharktopus!"

Next week, we'll be talking about "The War Games," featuring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor. The week after that we'll be talking about a Third Doctor story... of your choosing! Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which Third Doctor story we should discuss. Stories not on DVD are fine!

Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

Show topics:

00:00-01:27 - Intro

01:28-09:11 - The Aztecs

09:12-11:47 - Next week: The War Games! (and other banter)

11:48-14:04 - Torchwood: The New World (spoilers, if you don't want to hear about the character descriptions published by Starz)

14:05-17:22 - Third episode of the Doctor Who Adventure Game announced! BUT...

17:23-21:16 - ...IS IT CANON?

21:17-27:23 - Caprica finale discussion

27:24-30:37 - Battlestar Webisodes (and "finding the fun" in the Battlestar-verse)

30:38-32:29 - The future of Caprica

32:30 - end - Outroduction

Direct download: Cloister003.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48pm EST
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The Cloister Room 002: An Unearthly Bald White Guy

It's the second episode of the new Cloister Room podcast, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. This week, the "Doctor Who" is the very first episode of Doctor Who, "An Unearthly Child. The "Other Things" include VHS tapes, Sherlock, Tron, And a slew upcoming TV shows! If four a slew? If so it's a slew.

Next week, we'll be talking about "The Aztecs," featuring William Hartnell as the First Doctor. The week after that we'll be talking about a Second Doctor story... of your choosing! Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which Second Doctor story we should discuss. Stories not on DVD are fine, but no stories with missing episodes are out. Sorry, I know that rules out a lot of great stuff, but we want to WATCH this and then discuss it.

Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

Show topics:

00:00 - 01:25 - Introduction
01:26 - 04:33 - Billy fluffs, and general classic series chatter.
04:44 - 12:57 - An Unearthly Child discussion
12:58 - 15:43 - Pre-discussing The Aztecs... and a tangent about the merits of the VHS format.
15:44 - 16:50 - Doctor Who news - Soundtrack albums announced, and non-spoilery, months-old casting info on the Christmas specials.
16:51 - 19:23 - Sherlock discusssion [SPOILERS for episode 3]
19:24 - 20:53 - The future of Sherlock, in the UK and US
20:54 - 28:58 - Upcoming fall TV shows in the US [see below for links]
28:59 - 33:42 - Tron and Tron Legacy [no spoilers for either]
33:44 - end - Outroduction

Trailers:

The Event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4vumb8J-x8
The Cape: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYfJSZZpia0
Undercovers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIDRG1edDpg
No Ordinary Family: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mDukZLfuz0

Direct download: Cloister002.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:19pm EST
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The Cloister Room Episode 001 (8 August 2010)

Welcome to the first episode of the new Cloister Room podcast, a podcast about Doctor Who and other things. This week, the "Doctor Who" is series Five, and the "Other Things" are Torchwood, Caprica, Inception, Sherlock, and Lost! And more! Well, not MUCH more, but a LITTLE more.

Next week, we'll be talking about An Unearthly child, and the week after that we'll be talking about another First Doctor story... of your choosing! Comment here on this post, or leave an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter telling us which First Doctor story we should discuss (other than An Unearthly Child, of course).

Oh, and be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, through either of those ways or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

Show topics:

00:00-03:27 - Introduction
03:28-07:46 - Who is the mysterious voice in "The Pandorica Opens?"
07:47-11:52 - General Series Five Reactions
11:53-14:04 - BREAKING NEWS: MATT SMITH FIRED! REALLY!
14:05-16:36 - Torchwood: The New World
16:37-18:01 - More on Torchwood... and on Caprica.
18:02-22:14 - Inception (spoilers for ending)
22:15-27:25 - Sherlock (first two episodes, no explicit spoilers)
27:26-34:01 - Lost finale discussion (spoilers, of course)
34:02-end - Outroduction

Direct download: TCR001.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:22pm EST
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TCR 012: The FOX Factor

This week, it's a slightly abbreviated Cloister Room, as Tom talks about the recent setbacks with the US version of Torchwood. There are some interesting implications if you read between the lines.

Check out Tom's review of Victory of the Daleks: http://www.behindthesofa.org.uk/2010/04/spitfire-from-space.html

Direct download: tcr012.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:52pm EST
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TCR 011: Mo Monsters Mo Problems (16 April 2010)

This week on The Cloister Room, Tom digs into Doctor Who: The Beast Below and Lost: Everybody Loves Hugo, with some kind words for Ashes to Ashes as well.

In Act One, it's all about the monsters, and whether Doctor Who always needs them. In Act Two, Tom makes some minor complaints about how the final season of Lost is going. But in Act Three, Tom turns it around and brings the optimism, praising the first two episodes of series three of Ashes to Ashes.

All this plus the Dune Quote of the Week!

Check out Tom's review of The Beast Below: http://www.behindthesofa.org.uk/2010/04/pushing-the-right-buttons-.html

Direct download: tcr011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:08pm EST

TCR 010: The Fish Custard Dating Controversy

In this episode, Tom shares some brief considerations on the most recent episodes of Doctor Who and Lost.

In Act One, it's all about the Doctor and the companion keeping secrets form one another. In Act Two, Tom discusses the Fish Custard Dating Controversy. In Act Three, Tom explains why, if anything happens, Desmond Hume will be his constant.

All this plus the Dune Quote of the Week.

Check out Tom's review of The Eleventh Hour: http://www.behindthesofa.org.uk/2010/04/the-pinwheelest-pinwheel.html

Direct download: tcr010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:51pm EST

TCR 009: NOT about Matt Smith

 

In this episode, Tom does not talk about Matt Smith or Steven Moffatt or Series Five or any of the amazing things that are going to happen tomorrow.

Instead, he goes ahead with the episode he was planning on doing two weeks ago, reviewing the Klein stories by Big Finish, and talking about recent mythological revelations on Lost. And at the end, some impromptu reviews of classic series episodes.

 

Direct download: tcr009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:59pm EST

TCR 008: Incursion of the Ha'Roul

In this weeks (er... actually, LAST week's, since I was four days late in releasing it) thrilling episode of The Cloister Room, Tom talks about sense an nonsense. 

In Act One, Tom talks about the lack of nonsense in Doctor Who story titles. In Act Two, the "Tom Says Some Stuff About Lost" is about the answers (or non-answers) that Lost is delivering in its final season. Are we making sense of Lost, or aren't we?

Plus, the Dune Quote of the Week, and Haiku Reviews on... well, music, which is entirely off-topic. Does that make sense? Maybe not, but that's what this episode is about!

Direct download: tcr008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42pm EST

TCR 007: I Hope It's Cool!

This week on The Cloister Room, Tom talks about reboots. No, not ReBoot. Franchise continuity reboots. Of the kind that, back in January, Jane Tranter was considering engaging in for the purpose of bringing Doctor Who to the US. Tom explains his reaction and, well... it's not fanboyish bile.

Plus two new, presumably regular segments:  Tom Says Some Stuff About Lost: Tom unravels the mysteries of the new narrative device introduced this season of Lost. The Haiku Review: Tom offers his poetically pithy reviews of three currently-running TV programs.

All this and more*, on this week's episode of The Cloister Room.

Please follow me on Twitter! You can get updates about this show at @TheCloisterRoom, and you can follow my daily musings on all sorts of banal things at @tdickinson.

*NOTE: And by "more" I mean the Dune Quote of the Week. That's more, right?

Direct download: tcr007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41am EST

TCR 006: An Announcement, and a Lament for Gallifrey

Tom announces the advent of weekly episodes, and shares his thoughts on the Gallifrey One Convention. By singing.

Links: Blinovitch: "The Ultimate Foe" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMMsuhwZ7Bo Blinovitch: "Five Docs" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLPkpxl4u7E

Special thanks to these guys for featuring my song! Bridging the Rift: http://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com/ Tim's Take On...: http://timstakeon.libsyn.com/

Please follow me on Twitter! You can get updates about this show at @TheCloisterRoom, and you can follow my daily musings on all sorts of banal things at @tdickinson.

 

Direct download: tcr006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:26pm EST



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