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A Classic Doctor Who podcast presented by a brother and sister who are podcasting together despite living a world and many time zones apart. Andy in England, Alex in New Zealand. Both are old enough to have seen old Who back in the day, Andy was born during the Pertwee era and Alex during Tom Baker's. They play quizzes, review a story in-depth every episode, ask each other what TV they've been watching, and choose to listen to old pop songs on a Time-Space Visualiser. Why not join their world?
 
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Is it hot in here or are we just in a parallel universe?Andy & Alex uncover sexual metaphor aplenty as they grab Greg’s huge pipe, experience a dodgy flange, and get all angry (and hairy) as they reach Penetration Zero. To say nothing of Benton drilling his troops. Yes, its Inferno, that highly-regarded Season 7 story which warns of the dangers of …
 
It's our 50th episode! To celebrate our golden jubilee we have a quick look back through our podcast archives to dig out some of our favourite and silly moments from the past 4 years. Surprise guests include: @hannahbeeblogs, Kieran Hodgson off Two Doors Down, and the Cailleach! Elsewhere, Nightmare of Eden and Invasion of the Dinosaurs are in the …
 
It's hard not to be disappointed by The Armageddon Factor, but Andy and Alex do their very best to find the good in it. While Andy is intrigued by the original script Alex remembers the wonder of convention video rooms. The bottom line though is that if you're counting the number of transmats or finding joy in the squeak of a supporting character t…
 
Andy & Alex return from their summer break on Florana and join the Doctor and Romana holidaying in Brighton ahead of their visit to The Leisure Hive. Along the way they discuss why the Argolin should wear hats, the blatant scarfography in the story and the embarrassment that was Andy's mid-90s email signature. Elsewhere Andy explains the 'Tachnyoni…
 
Andy and Alex explore what has been called the most missing of Hartnells, The Savages, and find plenty to talk about. Why does Steven perpetually gaslight Dodo and why do Who fans not talk about it? What exactly are the Elders actually extracting from their victims and what is left behind? And, most importantly of all, who would have been a far bet…
 
Andy and Alex celebrate the very first Doctor Who anniversary special and as usual pose many burning questions: What would Omega wear during lockdown? What is an alternative name for a horse blanket? And Where does Jon Pertwee end and the Third Doctor begin?While Andy notes just how much of the story Terrance of Dicks nicked for The Five Doctors, A…
 
Andy and Alex stumble on a galax-ident (that's a galaxy accident to the uninitiated) waiting to happen - the William Hartnell tale The Ark. They find much to enjoy in this H G Wells inspired story and it prompts them to discuss racism, slavery and even long-COVID. Along the way they ask ALL the important questions: Why are the Refusians so keen to …
 
This month's story prompts Alex to remember what can only be described as 'a day of nicking' back in 1993. And having bravely shoplifted the story she can't help but feel a greater investment in this particular Davison adventure. There is much talk of Liza Goddard (and Lionel Blair), the blond one from Kajagoogoo, and what Nyssa had for breakfast. …
 
Andy and Alex find Paradise Towers in a state of disarray. Despite their best intentions to build high for happiness, they are confronted by inconsistent world-building, over-acting, and, worst of all, toxic masculinity.Has anything changed for the pair since their first watch of this early McCoy at the ages of 15 and 9 respectively? Did it prompt …
 
It's 2022 and Andy and Alex celebrate the fact that its 30 years (30!) since The Tomb of the Cybermen was returned to the archives. Well they don't exactly celebrate this as I've only just worked it out for these episode notes but it's a neat milestone all the same.During proceedings Alex orders 'a bottle of a bottle', Andy fails to print his podca…
 
After a brief hiatus - they got caught in a time eddy - Andy and Alex return to tackle Andy's favourite story of all time: Pyramids of Mars. It's a story they first watched at a chimney sweep's house in North Northumberland in the mid-Eighties (the chimney sweep was one of the few villagers with a video player!). Andy feels Pyramids is part of his …
 
This extra episode is an interview with the wonderful Neil Cole, curator and custodian of the Museum of Classic Science-Fi in Northumberland, recorded during my hols last week. We talked about how the museum came to be, his long off-and-on relationship with The Garm (from Terminus), the sourcing of his beloved Galsec rifle (from The Sontaran Experi…
 
Join Alex and Andy as they travel to Lanzarote (or is it Sarn?) for the penultimate Davison story Planet of Fire. What will they make of Peri's entrance and Turlough's exit? Why is this month's Dressed for Success such a bumper segment? How exactly does the Trion prison planet system work and was Sarn (or is it Lanzarote?) ever fertile? And if so, …
 
It's joyful for Andy to be reunited with Alex again in their joint podcasting endeavour to watch and critique all of classic Doctor Who. The story is the Season 2 finale The Time Meddler which sees a new TARDIS crew and an unforgettable guest star in Peter Butterworth as The Meddling Monk.But before we get to the time meddling there's a quiz on Pre…
 
June in Alberta, the morels are out and it's time to put in for your hunting draws. Mike and John discuss options for the coming season and chat about the plan to hunt new country. The Covid Crowds are pushing them into a new area. Another topic covered is when hunts don't go as planned. About tracking a wounded black bear when there's a grizzly so…
 
It's 1971 and Doctor Who is being reinvented for its 8th season! New companion! New recurring villain! New Autons! But what do Alex and Andy make of it? While there is much love for a particular stunt sequence and the horribly decorated interior of Rossini's grubby caravan, the pair struggle to like the story and reflect on why it might be that the…
 
Andy and Alex fall in love with Doctor Who all over again when they watch the first instalment of the Key to Time season. Andy takes us back to a dark time before even the Doctor Who Programme Guide existed while Alex is as happy as a 'babbit in the springtime' when she clocks Romana's boots. The con is on and these classic Doctor Who podcasters ar…
 
This month Andy and Alex turn their attention to another animated Troughton tale. While Andy shares his love of the cosy Harris residence and its Broken Sword-esque dinette, Alex gets on board with Robson's frustration at Harris's University education. Elsewhere they uncover the most often repeated phrase in the story, the gift of jumpsuits and the…
 
Alex and Andy watch the partially lost Troughton adventure The Faceless Ones. While Andy realises that there's more to this story than crouching beside aircraft wheels, Alex cottons on that this isn't Ben's first story! Although they find much to enjoy here: Pauline Collins, the postcard plot, and clappy music to name just three, Ales and Andy admi…
 
Happy New Year! Yes, its our first episode of 2021 in which we explore the Season 21 opener Warriors of the Deep. We are very pleased to be joined by the very lovely Martin (Andrew Ward) Holmes (Andy's 'A to Z of UK TV Drama' podcast co-host) as we hold forth on the much anticipated - well in 1984 - return of the Silurians and the Sea Devils. It is…
 
Welcome Back! Hunt the Front, a series highlighting big game hunting on private lands of Alberta. We have spent a lot of time discussing backcountry hunting on public land, which we love to do. But we also hunt farmland. Some of the most productive hunts have been on private land. Want to see 400+ elk on a hill at first light? Don't have all weeken…
 
The Christmas Special that very nearly wasn't! After losing most of our first recording of this episode - ironic given the episode we were reviewing is the most missing Doctor Who episode of them all - we proceeded undaunted and re-recorded our thoughts on this the first Doctor Who Christmas Special: episode 7 of The Daleks' Master Plan - The Feast…
 
At long last the guys have managed to carve out some time to record a new episode. Mike and John sit down in the Highland Arms HQ and recap what turned out to be an unusual, but successful hunting season. We hope you enjoy this fresh episode and thank you all for your continued support Highlander Hunting Podcast Crew…
 
In this episode Alex and Andy go right back to the first series of Doctor Who as the original TARDIS crew encounter The Sensorites. They enjoy Susan’s new-found strength but are aghast at the Doctor’s reaction. Andy shares his weird Ilona Rodgers coincidence which in turn prompts a guest appearance from Prisoner Cell Block H’s ‘The Freak’, while Al…
 
A special extra episode of the pod in which Andy interviews Phoenix Andrews co-author of BBC Books' The Monster Vault (with Jonathan Morris). As well as asking all the important questions (such as: Daleks or Cybermen?), Andy finds out how Phoenix became involved in the project, how it was written during the pandemic and some of their favourite enti…
 
Andy and Alex get all nostalgic this month as they look back at one of the very first Who videos they owned and watched a gazillion times back in the day: the glorious Revenge of the Cybermen. Although it has plot-holes you could drive a cute little Vogan cave-train through, they heap praise on this often maligned story for its pace, its music (yes…
 
In our 30th episode we travel back to 1966 and even further back to Culloden Moor for a tale of Jacobite intrigue which continues to flesh out the newly regenerated Second Doctor and introduces everyone's favourite piper: Jamie McCrimmon. Neither Andy or Alex were familiar with the story but find much here to enjoy despite all the terrible accents …
 
Andy and Alex find themselves on a truly surprising journey of discovery as they explore that classy Season 14 opener The Masque of Mandragora. The surprise chiefly comes in the form of their special guest, elder sister Anna, who has so much knowledge about the story that her siblings start to believe that she is a much bigger fan of Doctor Who tha…
 
In this episode we sat down with Alex Sheriff to talk about his 2019 Kyrgyzstan sheep hunt. Alex is very much an authority on wild sheep. He explained to us just how tough and expert the guides were, as well as how hospitable and proud the Kyrgyzstan people are. This was a tough hunt, with equipment failure, in very austere conditions. We hope you …
 
The Boys are Back! The rantings of mad men.... This one goes all over the map. It may offend some and anger others. The gun ban, racism, the Alberta draw system, beer, the effect of local podcasts on the ability of podcasters to draw their usual muley tags are all talked about. Mike and John got together (socially distanced of course) for a long ov…
 
It's back to those heady days of 1986 where news of Bonnie Langford's casting devastated Andy, and even 8-year-old Alex understood what a terrible threat to Doctor Who this irrepressible endlessly tap-dancing stage-school screamer posed. But what did they make of Mel's debut then and now? Alongside this debate (there is no debate dear listener just…
 
Andy and Alex are feeling 'a bit umpty' after their rewatch of the highly regarded Pertwee four-parter Carnival of Monsters. They have searching questions about an anachronistic dinosaur, if the disappearance of the SS Bernice remains a mystery, and whether the Doctor ever did lobby for the banning of miniscopes. As well as requesting more Ogrons a…
 
Alex and Andy hurtle through a Charged Vacuum Emboitement to enjoy the 1980 vampire-themed classic State of Decay. They revel in the clash of science and gothic horror, the relationship between the Doctor and Romana, and the intentional theatricality of the Three Who Rule. Elsewhere, we spoil you with no less than two quizzes. Two! While the Caille…
 
In their 25th episode Alex & Andy hurtle back to 1982 to the jungle paradise of Deva Loka where mystery boxes shouldn't be opened, you can't mend people and Nerys Hughes is practically perfect in every way.In Kinda they find much to enjoy and reflect on its first broadcast in 1982 and its repeat in 1983 as well as how they feel it stands up today. …
 
Episode 24 sees Andy and Alex Gond joined once again by Brian Gond as they talk about Robert Holmes first Doctor Who story The Krotons. Andy remembers his first experience of it during the Five Faces of Doctor Who season in 1981, while Alex recalls the video release. Brian meanwhile just makes Kroton noises. As ever, various important questions are…
 
Hurtling back in time to November 1988, our 23rd episode sees us tackle the controversial 25th anniversary story Silver Nemesis and ask ourselves whether the poor reputation of the story is fair. Along the way we ask A LOT of questions such as: Why is Ace so scared after a picnic?Who planted the gas canisters?Who lit all the candles in the crypt?Wh…
 
Welcome back podcast listeners, this episode was recorded live at this year's Boat and Outdoor show here in Calgary. John and Mike sit down at the Cabela's booth with fellow Pro Staff Bree Mason. Sitting down with a female hunter was an awesome opportunity to get yet another point of view. Asking all our favorite questions, memorable hunts, caliber…
 
In our 22nd episode we review the 1979 sequel to Genesis of the Daleks with a new Romana, a new Davros and, of course, the Movellans! Oh how much do we love the Movellans?! Honestly 'Movellan love-fest' would probably be a more appropriate title for this episode. What else do we learn from this instalment? That, some quizzes are a bit shit. That An…
 
WMU 212 is known for a few things, acreages, ranches, and very large elk herds. The herds are well over the province's population objective and so they offer plenty of opportunity to hunters. Mike and John sit down and discuss Mike's antlerless elk hunt in 212, which happened to be in some of the coldest weather we have seen this winter. Hope you e…
 
In our first episode of this new decade (gosh!)Alex and Andy adventurously start to explore the world of missing Doctor Who, beginning with the 1965 Hartnell historical The Myth Makers. Along the way they consider tragicomedy, Shakespearean overtones, Vicki's exit, artifice, horse fetlocks, and why Bill Hartnell was in such a bad mood throughout! A…
 
In our twentieth episode Alex and Andy are side-by-side again in NZ due to circumstances that neither would have wished for. Thanks to everyone who sent messages of love and support after hearing about Alex's car accident. She is now well on the road to recovery. Towards the end of my time there Al decided she was well enough to record an episode, …
 
Celebrating 56 years of Doctor Who (and Joe Ahearne)this special episode reunites us with our old mate Brian Bowen as we trawl back through classic Doctor Who picking our favourite stories and runners up. There are plenty of surprises along the way and more divergent opinion than one might imagine. Gosh!There's also a Hartnelly quiz and a visit fro…
 
Join us for our latest episode where Mike and John interview one of our listeners Jordan Pack. Just a few short years ago, Jordan and his wife Alaina, didn't hunt, and neither owned a firearm. With glasses full of peaty single malt, we chatted with Jordan as he recounted his first mountain mule deer buck. We really enjoyed hanging out and listening…
 
Welcome to this week's episode with John and Mike. Here are some of the topics covered, overcoming the bear meat taboo, rifle elk hunting, 212 primitive weapon elk tags, the finer points of reloading and using the Saterly test to optimize rifle harmonics. Hunting with youth and how not to wreck them. Make sure to listen to the end to hear what the …
 
All praise to the Great One!!! Episode 18 sees us celebrate the epic six-part Jon Pertwee swansong Planet of the Spiders as we 'Om Mane Padme Hum' alongside those burnt-out city types in Deepest Mummerset. Andy and Alex cast their minds back to their first memories of the story in 1991 before fast-forwarding some 28 years (gasp!) to share how they …
 
A special extra episode to promote the wonderful #WhoForSchools initiative set-up by Graeme and Joy of the Reality Bomb podcast. Both Alex and I have recorded special commentaries with other Who podcasters on episodes of Season 26 for this project. You can listen to these if you donate. All the details are in this episode and here: https://www.real…
 
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