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Episode 79

Kinda Lingers

As usual, this week, Brendan, Nathan and Richard are condemned to an unending cycle of suffering and futility, relieved only temporarily by ruminations on the existence of Nerys Hughes. So, hold off on the fire and acid for just forty minutes or so: enough time to hear us discussing Kinda.

Buy the story!

Kinda was released on DVD in 2001. It’s available by itself in the US, but in the UK and Australia it was released alongside next year’s Snakedance in a box set called Mara Tales. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

Almost immediately, Richard identifies some books which might have inspired this story, including Ursula LeGuin’s 1989 Novel The Word for World is Forest, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and, most importantly, Chinua Achebe’s 1994 novel Things Fall Apart.

If you are in any way sceptical of the claim that Tegan’s entire dream sequence is reminiscent of an 80s pop video, you might be convinced by the 1980 video of Visage’s “Fade to Grey”.

Mary Morris plays (another) Number Two in the eighth episode of The Prisoner episode Dance of the Dead. She’s dead posh in it. Take a look.

Blue Box Boy (yes, we’re linking to it again) tells the story of Matthew Waterhouse coaching Richard Todd. Matthew does claim that he was joking when he told him “Of course, the secret to TV acting is not to look at the camera!” (Amazon US) (Amazon UK) (Amazon AU)

There’s a notable omission from Will Brooks’s photographic cover for one of Paul Cornell’s upcoming Titan comics featuring the Third Doctor. Remind me, why are we talking about Richard Franklin again?

Aris wrestling with the snake on the studio floor at the climax reminds Richard of Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders in Lucky Bitches. But even if that wasn’t true, I’d be tempted to link to it anyway.

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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. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

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Doctor Who in 10 Seconds

Doctor Who in 10 seconds continues to be a thing, and so while you wait for Brendan’s groundbreaking Season 4 episode, why not revisit the spectacle of Brendan hilariously summarising each Doctor Who story of the first three seasons in no more than 10 seconds? Just check out the playlist on YouTube.


Well, we’ve recorded our latest commentary podcast on The Spy Who Loved Me for release next week. Exciting, what?

In the meantime, you can enjoy our commentaries on all of the preceding Bond films, including The Man with the Golden Gun, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Dr. No. You can find these commentaries on our website, and you can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

Episode 79: Kinda Lingers · Duration 0:35:16 · Download · Open in new window

Season 19The Fifth Doctor