Internal Pink Wobbly Bits
Sunday, 30 November 2014
Recently unearthed in a Nigerian television station by a former oil company employee, Episode 15 of Flight Through Entirety covers the middle stories of Patrick Troughton’s middle season: The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear. Crank up the foam machine, boys (as usual)!
Buy the stories!
And, for once (I Love You Philip Morris), eleven out of the twelve episodes we discuss this episode are still in existence. And you can buy them all on DVD.
The Enemy of the World is one of seven Patrick Troughton stories that exist in their entirety. Praise Amdo! (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)
The Web of Fear is missing episode 3, but the DVD contains a brilliant reconstruction which actually works pretty well. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)
The Enemy of the World
For those of you who are hanging out for us to abandon this silly children’s science fiction programme so that we can discuss the Bond films, can I whet your appetite with an incredible trip through the Bond oeuvre by a brilliant film critic? Here’s BlogalongaBond by The Incredible Suit. Read it all.
It wouldn’t be an episode of Flight Through Entirety without numerous references to The Avengers. Fans should check out The Avengers TV website. The episode The Living Dead is available online, probably illegally, here. (Sadly but predictably, this video is no longer available.)
In The Great Dictator (1940), Charlie Chaplin plays the hero, a character only known as A Jewish Barber, as well as the villain, a weird over-the-top version of Adolf Hitler called Adenoid Hynkel. I’ve never seen it, but it sounds incredible.
The Web of Fear
Some rare and wonderful photos of the Yeti, from both The Abominable Snowmen and The Web of Fear were published in The Mirror in 2012. Check them out here.
In this story, Jon Rollason played David Frost analogue Harold Chorley. He was also Dr Martin King in three episodes of season 2 of The Avengers.
Elizabeth Sandifer explains her views on the UNIT Dating Controversy in a strange psychogeographic review of The Invasion. She agrees with Nathan. Which is why Nathan has put her in these show notes.
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