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PodKast with an Asylum!

Brian Terranova gets close to Amy PondThis week in the Kasterborous podKast (with a “K”) we focus on Brian Terranova’s experiences at the Asylum of the Daleks preview in New York”.

With stories and recollections from the event, Brian tells us everything we need to know about this potentially triumphant return for the Daleks, without giving anything away at all!

In addition, we have a chat about Pond Life and also summarise Steven Moffat’s recent comments concerning Doctor Who scheduling and iPlayer.

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A PodKast with Speculation!

It’s podKast time again, and this week Brian Terranova, Christian Cawley and James McLean are taking a wider view of recent news and events, including some cosplay competition success for Brian, a recent viewing of The War Machines for Christian and thoughts on John Simm vs Derek Jacobi as the Master for James.

You won’t be surprised to learn that there is some Series 7 speculation in there too, mainly concerning the broadcast date. At the time of recording we still didn’t know about the most likely (but yet to be confirmed) date, so forgive us for our calendar musings at the back end of the discussion.

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A Mary Tamm PodKast

Doctor Who fans were left aghast recently at the sad loss of the original Romana, Mary Tamm, who died aged just 62. A few days later, character actor and one-time guest on the show (Trial of a Time Lord conclusion The Ultimate Foe) Geoffrey Hughes, known to millions as Coronation Street's Eddie Yates and Keeping Up Appearances' Onslow, also died.

As such, our latest podKast begins on a sad note, building up to an interesting chat about the Key to Time season, the way fandom reacts to the death of Doctor Who stars and we even give some thought as to how a Cyberman version of Asylum of the Daleks (basically every Cyberman ever in one episode) might work.

This week it’s Christian Cawley and James McLean on podKast duty, so sit back, press play or hit the download button and enjoy!

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PodKast with an Elysium

A little later than intended, it’s time for the Kasterborous podKast (with a “K”), in which Christian Cawley, Brian Terranova and James McLean discuss a selection of Doctor Who-related subjects!

Starting off with James’ review of The Crash of the Elysium, we also cover the recent San Diego Comic-Con appearances of the series’ key personnel as well as mulling over what sort of questions we would ask our favourite stars in such a situation. There is also plenty of time to discuss the new look for the Eighth Doctor which has made the transition from New Zealand convention photo to Big Finish cover image!

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PodKast with a Tweet

We’re discussing the Twitter habits of Steven Moffat and Sophia Myles in this week’s podKast (with a “K”)… well, that’s how it starts, but in fact we manage to talk about pretty much every subject in the Doctor Who universe, from snow-bound Daleks to Hugo Awards.

Christian Cawley, Brian Terranova and James McLean cover the topics with their usual good humour and honesty - the oft-derided Paradigm Daleks are mentioned once again, and as the episode progresses we wonder if they were badly done to…

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Robert Holmes PodKast Special

The Autons invade in Spearhead from Space!

This week’s Kasterborous podKast (with a “K”) features regulars Christian Cawley, Brian Terranova and James McLean discussing the legendary Robert Holmes, one of the classic series’ most prolific and remarkable writers…

…or was he? Well, that’s the crux of the conversation, which follows on from James’ assertion that as good as Holmes was, a good portion of his serials weren’t all that good and his reputation is slightly overstated. There begins a vast chat in which we discuss and compare Holmes, Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat.

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How could you possibly ignore a podKast that describes The Mysterious Planet's Queen Katryca (Joan Sims) as “sub-Irongron and sub-Carry On”?!

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PodKast with an Eternity Clock

The history of Doctor Who videogames is littered with good intentions, but sadly along the way there have been many disappointments.

With the release of Doctor Who: Worlds in Time and Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock, BBC Worldwide hope to push the concept beyond the disappointment of Return to Earth or Dalek Attack.

But just what will it take?

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Featuring an interview with BBC Worldwide’s Simon Harris, this week’s (delayed) podKast (with a “K”) features James McLean, Christian Cawley (and Brian Terranova) discussing games such as Destiny of the Doctors and Doctor Who: The Adventure Games.

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Oh and if you want to see Anthony Ainley’s scenes from Destiny of the Doctors, see Recalling Destiny of the Doctors

A PodKast in the Shada

One of the key elements of our Shada month here at Kasterborous is the podKast (with a “K”) in which we discuss the release of the new adaptation by Gareth Roberts, the original abandoned production, the attempts to remount with other Doctors, John Nathan-Turner’s clever use of Tom Baker to narrate it in the mid 1990s and ultimate the audio version from 2003.

We also try to get to the bottom of this fascinating question: if Shada had been completed, would we be thrilled by it as a classic?

Frankly, for a TV serial that was never completed there is an awful lot to talk about!

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PodKast with Handlebars

With the news of a Doctor Who and Star Trek: The Next Generation crossover series from IDW, we decided to have a look in depth at the Cybermen and how we felt they had been handled by various producers over the years.

Referencing everything from Tenth Planet to Earthshock, Rise of the Cybermen to Closing Time, we attempt to establish where the Cybermen have gone wrong - if at all.

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After all, the Borg could be described as being “Cybermen done right” - they aren’t basic storm troopers and have a fascinating, developed back story, something largely ignored in the case of Cybermen.

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The PodKast (not) On Location!

To make up for the disastrous non-appearance of last week’s Kasterborous podKast (with a “K”) we’ve brought you our latest ramblings a little earlier this time around as we discuss the fascinating topic of locations in Doctor Who.

It was our own Brian Terranova who noticed that since the modern show was first unveiled in 2005, few classically British locations have been used in the series in a way that reveals their intended purpose, allowing us to wax lyrical about The Daemons, The Android Invasion, Black Orchid and many other classic serials.

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