Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 153

Administrator - Posted on 13 June 2009

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Outpost Gallifrey Presents:
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 153
Running Time: 1:37:00

The first Doctor regeneration story, The Tenth Planet is reviewed, plus news, rumours, and feedback (from: Fox Cutter, Rooney, Richard, Jeremy Bement, Gregg (Th3AppStoreReviewer), Tiggs Panther, Graeme, and Donavon).

Hosted by Ken Deep, James Naughton and Louis Trapani.

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daveac's picture

Good show guys.

Just a image of 'The Tenth Planet' Book

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Tenth Planet Book


Cheers, daveac

Louis Trapani's picture

Thanks Dave... It looks like you grabbed that image of the book using your new "web cam" camera (Logitech QuickCam). It seems to be working well for you. It did well on your re-launch show of daveac vblog last week too.




Louis Trapani's picture

Outside of the fact that I was literally just finishing breakfast before we began recording this episode and feeling a bit off my game (takes a bit before the coffee kicks in -- actually I think I ran out of coffee that day, I had make do with emergency rations), the fact of the matter is that I had not seen/heard The Tenth Planet in years. So I wasn't prepared to review it for this episode.

So I will have to revisit The Tenth Planet again soon and give a proper review of it.




Lucas's picture

Haven't had a chance to listen to 153 yet, but I just wanted to say that I hope as part of this new feature on the various regenerations (which I think is a great idea) that you guys will look at the first story of the subsequent doctor as well as the story in which the regeneration actually takes place, because it's usually in these subsequent stories that we see most of the impact of the regeneration explored.

I can't recall the plot details of Power of the Daleks, but Spearhead From Space, Castrovalva, The Twin Dilemma, Time and the Rani and The Christmas Invasion are all stories where the consequences of the regeneration are inherent to the plot, and we see the Doctor come to terms with his new identity over the course of the story.  This is in contrast to Robot, for example, where as I recall they made a point of departing from this pattern, instead emphasising how smooth the transition was and jumping straight into the story.

I'm kind of hoping the Matt  Smith regeneration is a Robot-style more confident regeneration.  I've really enjoyed all those other stories dealing with post-regeneration trauma and instability (particularly Castrovalva, which I love) but we've seen that a lot now, and it'd be refreshing to go somewhere different with it...

Louis Trapani's picture

That is indeed what we are planning to do. Next up for review is Planet of the Daleks, the first story of the 2nd Doctor. To do this series of reviews we are breaking course with our usual goal of only reviewing titles available on DVD in region 1 and 2 (outside of new episodes being transmitted of course). 

Planet of the Daleks is one of those stories in which all the episodes are missing unfortunately. Though there are audio and reconstructions available.

Also a couple of the regeneration and post-regeneration stories we have already reviewed in past episodes of Doctor Who: Podshock. In those cases, we may just discuss the regeneration aspect of the story instead of re-reviewing the whole thing again.

Keep on listening.




Mr Smith's picture

Hi Guys Really enjoyed the show especially the review of The Tenth Planet. A couple of interesting things about this story. First of all the surviving visual material. As well as the clip that survived through Blue Peter, there is also some other material that survives because somebody (in Australia I think) pointed a home movie camera at there TV set and recorded a few precious moments of this (& some other) episode. The Target novel. The ending is very different from the TV version. In the novel, the doctor puts his cloak over his face & when Ben & Polly pull the cloak back, the Doctor has changed !

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