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Episode 216

Shades of Paranoia

When a mysterious astronaut completely ruins their picnic, the Doctor, Amy, Rory and River head back to 1969 in search of something, probably. Meanwhile, Nathan, Brendan and Todd are joined behind the Oval Office curtains by their new friend Maxwell Coviello and his trusty tape recorder. Hilarity ensues as they try to remember what little they can of The Impossible Astronaut.

The Series 6 Character Options astronaut action figure came in both young Melody Pond and River Song versions, complete with the most-low effort accessory imaginable — a lump of slime marketed as “The Flesh”. If you like that kind of thing, you can probably still find one somewhere on eBay.

Boston-born actor Stuart Milligan played Richard M. Nixon in these two epiodes of Doctor Who, but he also played President Ronald Reagan in Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) and Republican nutcase Senator James Inhofe in an upcoming TV movie, The Trick (2021). In things that we actually care about, he also had a role in the animated David Tennant Adventure Dreamland (2009) as Colonel Stark of Area 51.

And finally, next Sunday sees the launch of a new Blakes 7 podcast Maximum Power, which features many of the people familiar to you as hosts and guests on Flight Through Entirety. To keep up with all the Maximum Power news, follow the podcast on Twitter at @MaximumPowerPod and at the website maximumpowerpodcast.com.

Follow us

Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Brendan is @brandybongos, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Maxwell is @LostTreasurePod. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

Maxwell’s podcast is called Relic: The Lost Treasure Podcast, in which he discusses lost treasures throughout history, including the lost eighteen-and-a-half minutes from the Nixon Tapes. He also streams all of the Final Fantasy games in order on Twitch as TreasureHunterMaxwell.

We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on Apple Podcasts, or we’ll ruin your next picnic by criticising the wine before dying in an especially upsetting way.

And more

You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on the Whittaker Era of Doctor Who, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found. We’ll be back to cover Series 13 sometime later in the year.

Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well. In our most recent episode, we discussed a surprisingly excellent episode of The Champions called The Interrogation.

Episode 216: Shades of Paranoia · Recorded on Sunday, 1 August 2021 · Duration 1:25:23 · Download · Open in new window

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