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Episode 220

Centuries of Embittered Religiosity

This week, gooey duplicates of Nathan, Peter and Richard are joined by a gooey duplicate of Simon Moore for an earnest discussion of camerawork, capitalism (again) and the deepest questions of human identity. Doctor Who ruins yet another workers’ uprising, in The Rebel Flesh.

Richard wishes that this story was directed more like Kozintsev’s film version of Hamlet (1964), which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube.

Richard also alludes to Walter Benjamin’s 1935 essay The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, which maintains that a copy of a work of art lacks the original’s aura or authenticity. You can read it here.

Although his Doctor Who stories are not highly regarded, Matthew Graham is the creator of the acclaimed TV fantasy cop drama Life on Mars (2006), starring our very own John Simm, and its sequel Ashes to Ashes (2008).

And of course, anyone who doesn’t know about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine will be mystified by our references to its shape-shifting Constable Odo until they follow this link.

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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 at the very start of November.

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.

Today we released Episode 4 of Maximum Power, a new Blakes 7 podcast featuring some of our regulars and guests and some of the regulars from the Trap One podcast. We’ll be continuing to cover Series A of Blakes 7 every week over the next few months.

Episode 220: Centuries of Embittered Religiosity · Recorded on Sunday 15 August 2021 · Duration 0:48:06 · Download · Open in new window

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