Saturday, October 14, 2017

#117 The Big Picture

… in which the podcaster by the lake and the podcaster from downstate predict what Doctor Who audio adventures Big Finish will release next. St. Xtofer also shares with JB his thoughts on the casting of Jodie Whittaker and his theory of the complex nature of the Doctor/Master relationship.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

#116 Geek Girl Power

… in which a fearless cosplayer becomes a fearless podcaster. Lauren Faits returns to chat with JB about her new podcast, “She-Ra: Progressive of Power" as well as the long overdue casting of the first female Doctor Who. Topics also include resisting the new world order, justifying the existence of Porgs, and learning to fly.

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SHOW LINKS

She-Ra: Progressive of Power - Lauren's new podcast w/co-host Eric Garneau
Our Fair City
Ameya Pawar - Democratic candidate for Illinois Governor
Windy City Flyers

Monday, September 4, 2017

#115 Gen X on Next Gen (Part Two)

… in which our fearless podcaster continues his voyage aboard the USS Enterprise (NCC 1701-D to be precise). Joining JB on his voyage is Ron McAdams, co-host of the 10 Backward Podcast and the MST3K Revival League Podcast. Listen in as they reminisce about their time together in Starfleet and give commentary on “The Best of Both Worlds (Part Two)”.

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SHOW LINKS

Starfleet - The International Star Trek Fan Organization
10 Backward - Star Trek TNG podcast co-hosted by Ron McAdams
Botbuilders.info - Ron's online guide to building the bots from MST3K
MST3K Revival League Podcast - of which Ron is a regular contributor
Electric Toadstool Orchestra - 8 Bit Next Gen Theme

SHOW PICS

USS Locksley - Shuttlecraft Sherwood prior to its launching at the 1993 SIU Cardboard Boat Regatta. On the right is Capt. Adam Nettles.

My guest, Ron McAdams, and I in my Starfleet uniform and hoodie, watch on as Capt. Adam prepares for departure.

The shuttlecraft successfully piloted and navigated by CMO Ann Ponder & Capt. Adam Nettles. We came in second in our heat.

Monday, August 28, 2017

#114 Gen X on Next Gen (Part One)

… in which two fearless podcasters go back in time to visit the 24th Century. JB is joined by Daniel Harper, co-host of the Oi! Spaceman Podcast, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation with a commentary for “The Best of Both Worlds (Part One)”.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

#113 Stolen Fluid Links

... in which our fearless podcaster has answers but no questions, so he steals them from another podcast. Topics include Time Lord twins, visual title sequences for audio podcasts, console room redesigning, multi-Capaldi stories, and the lack of 80's era Cybermen.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

#112 State of the Who-nion

... in which Peter Davison pleads the fifth, Steven Moffat plays the "fake news" card, Deborah Watling takes her final journey through time and space, and our fearless podcaster breaks out the poorly-done European accents.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Deborah Watling 1948-2017

Today marks the passing of 60's Doctor Who scream queen Deborah Watling, who played companion Victoria Waterfield opposite Patrick Troughton's Doctor. I did not see Victoria at all when viewing the classic series on PBS in the 80's; it wasn't until "Tomb of the Cybermen" was rediscovered and released on VHS in the early 90's when I saw her in action.

It's only recently that I saw more of her work on Who in "The Enemy of the World", "The Ice Warriors", and "The Web of Fear", and sadly I don't think much of the character of Victoria as a companion. She screamed and whimpered a lot and was basically a damsel in distress and an unrequited love interest for fellow companion Jamie.

But from what I understand, much like how Marina Sirtis was light years away from Deanna Troi in TNG, Deborah Watling was a firecracker in comparison to the character she played on Doctor Who. I saw her once at a panel at Chicago TARDIS a few years ago, and she practically read the riot act to some neckbeard in the audience for recounting some disparaging remarks about "Zoe being the worst companion." By all accounts Deborah was a sweet human being, and we all mourn her passing at age 69 to lung cancer.