Nobody likes being stuck in traffic and that includes the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones. Of course they aren’t there by choice, more because of a carjacking (which seem to work the other way around five billion years in the future). Not that a huge motorway filled with enough pollution to block out the sun will stop the Doctor, not where there are giant devolved crabs around.
Even as reality is contriving against us, the Untempered Schism presses on! Maybe a little battered and warn, but still quite good at what we do. In this case we are review The Happiness Patrol, a strange little story featuring way to much killer candy, less then subtitle political subtext and a number of bad jokes and puns. Might not be recommended for those who don’t like sweets.
The Untempered Schism are returning to the sadly short run of the Ninth Doctor as he, Rose and Jack take a side trip to Cardiff (along with Mickey). And while they do get a bit of a vacation, things turn hot when it turns out the Mayor is wearing a familiar face (easy to do when the face is part of a skin suit).
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Change is coming to the TARDIS as Romana has been called back to Gallifrey, of course no trip home can be easy and this time is no different as they end up trapped in E-Space (guess the Doctor shouldn’t have let K-9 drive). Once there they run into Marshmen, mind-controlling spiders and Adric… you can pick which one is worse but I think it’s the spiders.
We take time out from rebuilding our server (and by ‘we’ that really mean Jay) to look back at the second Third Doctor adventure. This one really has all the pieces you’ve come to expect, lots of shooting, things blowing up, Bessie and rubbery costumes. All in all a rather fun romp with the Doctor and Doctor Liz Shaw.
The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa have returned, taking the change to do some much needed repairs on the TARDIS at least until they are pulled into another round of messes on Gallifrey. This time the Time Lords are worried about someone stealing the Doctor’s body… so the logical choice is to kill him. At the same time Tegan is running around Amsterdam looking for her cousin, and naturally both of these events are connected.
This past Thursday (April 10), the server that we host the podcast from suffered a catastrophic disaster. Hardware failure, software failure, and corrupted backups. Basically, anything that could have gone wrong… did. And since this is my server, it basically falls down to me to take the blame, apologize, and rebuild from what we have left.
Fortunately, as far as the podcast goes, we have all the episodes stored offsite, so will be able to re-upload those in due course.
Please be patient as we try and get things working enough to push out the podcast once again.
In this episode of the Untempered Schism podcast we look back at The Brain of Morbius, an adventure that is only notable for the mild confusion it adds to the regeneration process. Though Sarah steals the show.
There’s been a lot of talk recently about regenerations, and the number of them. We go back to look at the episode which seemed to set this number into the mythos – “The Deadly Assassin”. Also, we take a brief look at the Sarah Jane Adventures story “Death of the Doctor”
Our last look at the 9th Doctor for a while, as we review The Unquiet Dead. – Next time, we break from our bi-weekly schedule to do a special review of The Deadly Assassin. – (Sorry about the sound quality on this one)