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Episode 5

She’s Madame Mao

Brendan, Richard and Nathan bring Season 2 to a triumphant close with The Space Museum, The Chase and The Time Meddler. And we like them all. No, really.

“I shall miss them. Yes, I shall miss them, silly old fusspots. Come along, my dear, it’s time we were off.”

Buy the stories!

The Space Museum/The Chase (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

The Time Meddler (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

The Space Museum

More weird timey-wimey stuff in Stephen King’s The Langoliers. Published as a short story in a collection called Four Past Midnight (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

The trippy Beatles film A Hard Day’s Night

Prime Minister of Rhodesia Ian Smith, famous for moonlighting as Ian Smith in Prisoner and Neighbours

The giant eyebrows of Gerry Anderson’s Supermarionation classics Stingray and Thunderbirds

Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back, before George Lucas started digitally wrecking it

The Chase

Dr Elizabeth Sandifer’s redemptive reading of The Chase

Absolutely Fabulous, which remains great to the end, but does it cannibalise itself after the start of Series 2?

Morton Dill, as a refugee from The Beverly Hillbillies

No German Expressionism (sigh), but here’s the architect Gaudí, who clearly inspired the Mechonoids in the building of the city.

A Mechonoid and a d20? Can you tell them apart?

The Time Meddler

Peter Butterworth’s storied career in the Carry On films

The strong female characters of Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dr Horrible, and some superhero films or something apparently. Watch them all!

Turns out, it was Lyle Lanley who sold the monorail to Springfield. (How could I forget?)

No, sorry, NASA didn’t invent Tang or Space Food Sticks.

Joachim Phoenix falls in love with Siri in Spike Jonze’s film Her, not to be confused with Alethea Charlton’s fabulous Hur.

Picks of the week

Nathan: Running Through Corridors (Amazon US) (Amazon UK) (Amazon AU

Richard: The Daleks comic strips in TV Century 21. Later reprinted as The Dalek Tapes in 1980s DWM, and as The Dalek Chronicles as a DWM Special in 1994. Adapted as an animation by Altered Vistas.

Brendan: Daleks vs Mechons

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Episode 5: She’s Madame Mao · Duration 1:23:34 · Download · Open in new window

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