Episode 129

Advocate for Genocide

– My lady, who is that little man?
– Oh, glorious evil. It is he?

We’ve reached the end of another era. Three years at the tail end of the Classic Series, reviled by some, forgotten by others, and not watched at all by a sizeable proportion of the audience. But all four of us love literally every single aspect of it without exception. (Quiet, Todd!)

There’s always a choice

And now it’s time for you to vote for a Sylvester McCoy story for an upcoming commentary podcast episode. Vote wisely!

The poll here has long since closed. The winning story was The Happiness Patrol, and we eventually post our commentary in 2020 as Episode 195: Welcome to the Kandy Kommentary.

Nathan mentions The Stranger, a video series created in the 1990s by BBV, starring Colin and Nicola as more quiet and sombre versions of their Doctor Who characters. You can watch the first episode, Summoned by Shadows, on YouTube.

Big Finish has released a series of Lost Stories audios based on the production team’s sketchy preliminary ideas for Season 27. And no, we’re not doing an episode on it.

Andrew Cartmel wrote three novels in the Virgin New Adventures series: Cat’s Cradle: Warhead, Warlock and Warchild.
Fans of this series will enjoy Brendan’s blog about his experiences reading his way through each novel.

Richard mentions some possible influences on Andrew Cartmel’s work, including Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon and Snow Crash, the books of Verner Vinge, and Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy.

Philip Pullman’s sequel to His Dark Materials has just been released: La Belle Sauvage, first volume of The Book of Dust.

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Brendan is on Twitter as @brandybongos, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

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Over on Bondfinger, we’ve already recorded our final commentary for the Pierce Brosnan era, so we’ll be releasing it in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, our three previous Brosnan commentaries are still available, and so are our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton films.

We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

Episode 129: Advocate for Genocide · Duration 1:30:52 · Download · Open in new window

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