Episode 14 Hauling a Couple of Prize Marrows

This week, we’re looking at the first three stories of Season 5: The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Abominable Snowmen and The Ice Warriors. And to celebrate, each of us is wearing a different outfit — vinyl, fur or fibreglass scales. Monster Season, we’re ready for ya!

Buy the stories!

Thanks to those lovely Mormons (or not, actually), The Tomb of the Cybermen exists in its entirety, and is available to purchase on DVD. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK). In Australia and the UK, the Special Edition DVD was released as part of the Revisitations 3 box set.

The Abominable Snowmen is not so lucky. The surviving Episode 2 is available in the Lost in Time box set. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK). An audio version, narrated by Frazer Hines, is also available. (Audible US) (Audible UK)

Two episodes of The Ice Warriors are missing, but they have been skilfully animated by Qurios Entertainment, which means that we have a DVD release of the entire story. Hooray! (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

The Tomb of the Cybermen

Oops. Turns out that GarageBand for the iPad is only capable of recording podcasts that are ten minutes long. And so we suddenly had to switch to Brendan’s iMac. Can you spot the difference in sound quality? (If so, sorry. I blame George Pastell.)

Well, we spent ages discussing Victoria’s wardrobe, and said hardly anything about the story itself. But, frankly, we regret nothing!

The Abominable Snowmen

Ooh, Nathan’s Randomiser gets a mention. If you want a computer to choose your next Doctor Who story, then that’s the place to go.

That Tibetan story that everyone is secretly thinking of is James Hilton’s The Lost Horizon. The Goon Show episode is called Shangri-La Again.

The 1957 film The Abominable Snowman might be an, er, inspiration for this story?

Of course, Buddhism and Psychedelia were inseparable in the 1960s, thanks to Timothy Leary.

The Ice Warriors

Richard’s mention of Zardoz (1974) can’t go without comment. If you’re keen to see Sean Connery in tiny, tiny pants, then just look here. Yeesh.

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