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Episode 97

Men Manning and Being Men at Each Other

To celebrate 2017’s impending dumpster fire, all four members of the Flight Through Entirety crew take an ill-advised trip to the blowholes of Androzani Minor. Things don’t go well. For anyone.

Spoiler warnings

Spoiler warning for Rogue One about 5 minutes into this episode. Spoiler warning for Passengers: it makes Robert Holmes look like a militant feminist.

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The Caves on Androzani was originally released on DVD in 2001/2002. The Special Edition, with extra gunfire and leg pustules, was released on its own in the US in 2012 (Amazon US). In the UK, it was released in 2010 as part of the Revisitations 1 box set, along with The Talons of Weng-Chiang and Grace: 1999 (Amazon UK).

Christopher Gable, who plays the once-comely Sharaz Jek, starred in The Boy Friend (1971), along with Twiggy, and Doctor Who’s very own King Priam, Max Adrian. Here’s some terrifying footage of Gable and Twiggy singing You Are My Lucky Star and A Room in Bloomsbury.

Graeme Harper claims that he wanted Alan Lake and Diana Dors to play Morgus and Timmin: you can learn more about their crazy swinging antics in our Underworld episode — Episode 54: Sophisticated Psychological Realism.

Much like the President of Androzani Major, LA Law’s Rosalind Shays fell to her death down an empty lift shaft. You can hear Diana Muldaur discussing her character’s demise in this interview.

Fans of evil authority figures monologuing directly to camera will enjoy this clip of Ian Richardson doing exactly that in his role as Francis Urquhart in the original British House of Cards, directed by Doctor Who’s very own Graff Vynda-K.

Fans of bearded Doctor Who villains in other roles will enjoy Scorby as Captain Peacock in the new 2016 episode of Are You Being Served?, as well as Stotz as a sympathetic Romulan commander in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Chase, which, despite starring Linda Thorson as a Romulan, was not as good as the Doctor Who story of the same name.

It seems that Time Out did not enjoy Matthew Waterhouse’s definitive Hamlet, according to this excerpt from their review.

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Doctor Who in 10 Seconds

In this critically-acclaimed YouTube series, FTE’s very own Brendan Jones deftly summarises the first seven seasons of Doctor Who, spending no more than ten seconds on each story. To see this feat unfolding in real time, check out the playlist on YouTube!


The Bondfinger team are yet to get together for our farewell Rodgecast, a commentary on 1985’s A View to a Kill. With a bit of luck, we should be releasing it next weekend.

In the meantime, you can enjoy our other Rodgecasts, from For Your Eyes Only to Live and Let Die. Other Bonds are also available, of course. You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.

Episode 97: Men Manning and Being Men at Each Other · Duration 1:00:51 · Download · Open in new window

Season 21The Fifth Doctor