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Episode 83

Smiling Plasmaton Emoji

It’s the end of another season of Flight Through Entirety, we’ve run out of money and no one really gives a crap anymore. So join us as we listlessly discuss the worst story of the 1980s: it’s Time-Flight.

Don’t buy the story!

Time-Flight was released on DVD in 2007. In the US, it was released on its own (Amazon US), but in the UK and Australia it was released along with Arc of Infinity in an unspeakably horrid box set (Amazon UK).

Brendan has written an essay on Time-Flight in the upcoming anthology Hating to Love: Re-evaluating the 52 worst Doctor Who Stories of All Time, edited by J R Southall of The Blue Box Podcast.

Cornell, Day and Topping are the authors of The Discontinuity Guide, a repository of hilarious facts about the classic series. Here’s their take on Time-Flight.

This French & Saunders sketch tells you everything you need to know about what went wrong with Doctor Who in the 1980s. Sorry about the crappy quality though.

Angela Clifford dragging the TARDIS around the Jurassic tundra, inevitably reminds Brendan of this scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Picks of the week


Now that they’ve got rid of Tegan, the Doctor and Nyssa are free to go off on a series of Big Finish adventures. Brendan recommends Creatures of Beauty, but Circular Time and Spare Parts are also available.


Two recommendations: @JohnnySpandrell’s brilliant Doctor Who blog, Random Whoness, and the elegiac non-Euclidean puzzler game Monument Valley, availabl on both iOS and Android.


The children’s books of E. Nesbit, an English children’s author whose books were published in the early twentieth century, including The Railway Children, Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet and The Woodbegoods.

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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.

We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll beset you with bipedal fibreglass turds and bubbles of Fairy Liquid until you agree to watch Time-Flight again. This side of madness or the other.

Doctor Who in 10 Seconds

While Brendan edits the next episode of Doctor Who in 10 Seconds, in which he speedily summarises the delightfully strange and groundbreaking Doctor Who Series 5, why not take the opportunity to watch all of the previous videos in the series by checking out the playlist on YouTube?


Next weekend we’ll be recording our commentary on Moonraker (1979) for release the following weekend, so there’s that to look forward to, I guess. While you wait, you can listen to our previous commentaries, including The Spy Who Loved Me, The Man with the Golden Gun and Live and Let Die. You can find all of our commentaries on our website, and you can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

Episode 83: Smiling Plasmaton Emoji · Duration 0:49:57 · Download · Open in new window

Season 19The Fifth Doctor