Earth Station Who Podcast Episode 147 – The Ribos Operation

Earth Station Who Ep 147Bones of our fathers, bones of our kings! Mike, Mike, and Mary enter the catacombs in hopes of finding the first segment of the Key to Time. In addition, they discover a new companion for the Fourth Doctor, the pretty and prim Romanadvoratrelundar, aka Fred.
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TV review: So long, ‘Sherlock’? Thoughts on the fourth (and maybe final) season of the BBC show

I’ve been a huge fan of “Sherlock” — and its star, Benedict Cumberbatch — since the beginning. I joke that it’s the only time in my life that I discovered something before it was cool. 😉 During my post-college graduation trip to the United Kingdom in 2010, my friends and I were staying at a hotel in London and were channel surfing when we stumbled across the very first episode of “Sherlock.” Something about it caught our attention, and we were hooked (and, of course, we had to come home and tell all our other American friends about it). It took a risky premise — updating Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories to modern-day London — and turning them into a thrilling, clever, and buzz-worthy show.

We’ve only gotten four seasons of the show in the past seven years, due to the hectic schedules and ever-increasing star power of its lead actors. Although the season four finale that aired Sunday isn’t the official final episode, a fifth season hasn’t been formally announced yet and the last episode has enough closure to serve as a series ender if more episodes can’t be filmed. So, is season four a fitting send-off for this iconic show? Continue reading “TV review: So long, ‘Sherlock’? Thoughts on the fourth (and maybe final) season of the BBC show” »

The Earth Station Who Podcast Ep 146 – The Return of Doctor Mysterio

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It was a dark time in the Big Apple. Aliens bent on colonization with only a single caped crusader to stop them. But wait, what’s this? The long awaited return of the dynamic Doctor! Mike, Mike, Jen, and Mary unwrap the twelfth annual Christmas special. And they brought snacks. The mark of a pro.
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Earth Station Who Podcast Episode 145 – Revelation of the Daleks

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The ESW crew visit Tranquil Repose, which turns out to be anything but. Mike, Mike, Jen, Mary, and Boston Whovian Marc Brunco review this classic story full of dark humor and a competent and compassionate Sixth Doctor. What a revelation!
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The Earth Station Who Podcast Episode 140 – The Time Warrior

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The ESW spotlight on favorite companions shines on the debut of one of the most beloved characters of the Doctor Who franchise. Mike, Mike, Jen, and Mary travel to the Dark Ages to meet the sunny and smart Sarah Jane Smith, along with an alien race not nearly as pleasant.
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Earth Station Who Podcast Episode 139 – The Diary of River Song Series One

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It’s not polite to go through a person’s private journal, but when it is adapted by the folks at Big Finish, it is difficult to resist! Mike, Mike, Jen, and Mary thumb through the four part audio series featuring Alex Kingston and Paul McGann.
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The Earth Station Who Podcast Episode 137 – Earthshock

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When did you last have the pleasure of smelling a flower, eating a well-prepared meal, or watching an exciting classic Fifth Doctor story? The mouths on legs crew of Mike, Mike, Jen, and Mary discuss the simple pleasures of this shocking and action-filled serial suggested by the Mayor of Chickentown, Felicity Kusinitz.
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The Earth Station Who Podcast Episode 135 – The Sontaran Experiment

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Sontar Ha! Mike, Mike, Jen, Mary and special guest Michael Falkner transmat down from the station to a far-in-the-future Earth and an all-too-familiar villain, while trying to keep disagreeable noises to a minimum.
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The Earth Station Who Podcast Episode 134 – The Aztecs

Earth Station Who Episode 134For our first Companion Spotlight episode, the ESW crew focus on the first three in the franchise. Mike, Mike, Jen, and Mary brave Montezuma’s revenge and pray that Yetaxa is in a forgiving mood, so that none of them is selected as the Perfect Victim. Plus, a Doctor Who Comic Day report from Borderlands Comics and Games in Greenville, SC.
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Earth Station Who Episode 133 – The Curse of Fenric

The Curse of FernicMike, Mike, Jen, and Mary are joined by Jerry Chandler as they visit Maiden’s Point to go fishing for Haemovores and bemoan the Ancient One that got away. Included in this episode is our interview with Andrew Cartmel at Con Kasterborous 2016 with some behind-the-scenes info on the making of this story.
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