Rank #1: 42 to Doomsday - Staff Xmas Party Goes Fourth
Episode 79 - The Four Horsemen of the Podcopalypse have returned! Join Rob, Mark, Dave and Richard as we celebrate 2018 with laughs, tears, bitter recriminations and then joyful reconciliation! Gasp as we summarise the first (and potentially last?) full Jodie Whitaker season of Doctor Who and then we go old school chatting about why doesn't fandom feel the love we think Terry Nation deserves. The Target Book Club reconvenes as we look over four of the least loved Doctor Who stories. And because nobody asked for it, we each bring our Fanwank of the year nominations for discussion! Finally, we shed a festive tear as we look back at all the non-Doctor Who stuff that captivated our attention. Wishing a very Merry Christmas to all of you at home...42 to Doomsday will RETURN!* *unless Rob goes back into rehab! Fingers crossed, either way!
Rank #2: 42 to Doomsday - The Omni-Rumourist - Part Two
Episode 76 - Dave Hoskin returns to discuss the progress of his book Chasing Shadows which looks at Phil Morris and his search for missing episodes and the impact it's had on Doctor Who fandom. All that plus we talk about our plans for our 'cross our heart and hope to die' final monthly episode!
Rank #3: 42 to Doomsday - Staff Xmas Party 3
Episode 75 - Rob and Mark are joined by Richard and Dave to help us 'celebrate' our very last Christmas special! We attempt to rehabilitate Eric Saward’s contribution to the show, examine arcs in their classic and modern contexts (warning: Rob doesn’t mince words), wax lyrical about ye olde novelisations in The Target book session, go deep into our favourite shows of the year and our hope and dreams for Series 11! Hang in there, folks. Only one more to go…
Rank #4: 42 to Doomsday - Top 5 U.N.I.T Stories
Episode 74 - Mark and Rob are joined by 42 to Doomsday stalwart and friend of the podcast, Rob Lloyd as we all dive deep into the top secret dossier stamped 'Top 5 U.N.I.T stories! Listen to us wax lyrical about our favorite military organisation, the highs and lows and which do we prefer United Nations Intelligence Taskforce or Unified Intelligence Taskforce? Plus listen in as we gasp at the new Doctor’s new clothes, shake our heads mournfully at the Children in Need clip, talk cheap desks and burble happily over Rob’s new book! As the podcast careens to its fiery demise in January, get in before we shut up shop – FOREVER!
Rank #5: 42 to Doomsday - Dragged from the Archives 4
Episode 73 - Aah, 1989. Nuclear apocalypse never looked so distant after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the screening of the final episode of Doctor Who! Come back with us as we dig through the printed archives of the enfant terrible of Doctor Who fanzines, DWB, and the more gracious letter pages of Australia's own Sonic Screwdriver! Laugh along at the antics of Coast to Coast, ponder Donald Sutherland's scarf, hand out pink slips in the Doctor Who Production Office and get deep into the trenches of the hate-fest that was (and indeed remains) the Melbourne-Sydney fan wars of the 80s! All this plus listen as Mark draws (very) tenuous links to Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Peter Howell and listen to the very end for a slice of DAAS nostalgia who ask if Kyle and Jason may or may not be Freemasons? Hayden Gribble's book excellent book Child Out Of Time: Growing Up With Doctor Who In The Wilderness Years is out now! It ca be ordered at goo.gl/EVk97d and for more information about Hayden and his work can be found at http://www.haydengribble.net and https://www.facebook.com/haydengribbleauthor
Rank #6: 42 to Doomsday - Games, Games & More Games!
Episode 69 - with Mark still on his Cook's Tour of the Northern Hemisphere, Rob and Richard repair to the Fortress of Solitude, pull out the dice, and go boardgaming! That's right, for your listening pleasure, we chart the course of Doctor Who games from the early 1960s, right up to today. Boardgames, show bags, miniatures, gamebooks, and RPGs all come under the microscope. Richard and Rob go deep, and off the reservation a couple of times, so enjoy! And don't forget to listen right to the end of a little snippet from the past.
Rank #7: 42 to Doomsday - Amateur Omnirumourists
Episode 68 - while Mark's away, the mice will play! Richard joins Rob to discuss the fallout of the May 27th Fantom event, where Phil Morris was, then wasn't, attending. We also drag out that dead horse named Omnirumour for one damned good flogging, for your entertainment!
Rank #8: 42 to Doomsday - Continuity Capers!
Episode 67 - Mark and Rob are back with our latest episode looking at continuity! Joining us are Richard and Dave as we sit down for a good long chat about how production teams, and fans, (mis)handled continuity over the shows' history. Listen as we wrestle with continuity conundrums, gasp at the insanity that gripped the production team in the 1980s, scratch your heads along with us as we wonder what the heck Moffat is up to, before peering into the future and contemplating what the Once and Future Chibnall will do with the shows' long and storied history. All this, plus we assemble for our Target Library reviews and listen to Rob as he goes mad trying to link Soviet propaganda with the 1981 cover of Doctor Who and The Cybermen!
Rank #9: 42 to Doomsday - Top 5 Underrated Monsters
Episode 66 - It's another Top 5 from the Doctor Who podcast that always brings you the best and biggest Top 5's! To help us navigate through this minefield we are delighted to welcome back friend of the podcast, Rob Lloyd! Marvel as we wax lyrical about some of the top underrated monsters from our favourite TV show. They may have been unloved at the time and relegated to a dreary backwater by an ignorant fandom, but we love them and list them for your enjoyment. To top off the discussion, we talk about the one's we would love to see resurrected in the new series. All this plus more Ultimate Adventure insights from people who actually saw it and pressed the flesh of the great man (men!) who trod the boards. And what does our self enforced 'embargo' on Series 10 have in common with one of the best Seinfeld episodes of all time? Full details of Rob Lloyd's upcoming tour of Who Me in Canada, USA and Edinburgh can be found at http://www.roblloyd.com.au What in Nimon's name are you waiting for book your tickets now!!!
Rank #10: 42 to Doomsday - Computer Games (Who style!)
Episode 65 – Mark and Richard go all retro and set the way back machine to the 80’s, 90’s and today to discuss how our favourite TV show has fared as a computer game or in one case a pinball machine! We start from the 8-bit era’s The First Adventure, Doctor Who and The Warlord and bring it bang up to date with Doctor Who Legacy and Lego Dimensions. We give our verdict on the hits, the misses and try to answer the perennial question that has alluded us all “has there ever been a decent Doctor Who computer game?” Thanks to the immensely talented Doc Whom of the Diddly Dum Podcast for the collage of video game memories and Kevin Jordan for the audio clips from the Deus Ex Machina video game.