Welcome to a brand new adventure on Old Space Show! Who begins a Doctor Who podcast with “The Twin Dilemma”? Apparently, that’s me! Colin Baker’s debut as the sixth iteration of The Doctor is notorious for its reputation being one of the worst stories in the show’s history. Continually voted as #1 in the wrong direction for many years, what does it potentially offer on the side of positive?
My new companion and I take a look and have some laughs regarding the derided serial. And since we are jumping into the middle of an almost 60 years running science fiction program, we spend some time giving background as to where this fits in with the series and how things were in 1984 when it broadcast.
This will be a bit different experience than Space: 1999 was, as the two of us hosts are very deeply rooted in the lore of Doctor Who and will be coming at it as experts instead of novices as it was before. And to boot, Rachel’s favorite Doctor is Colin Baker. She’ll be sharing her many stories of interacting with him over the years. This era is not seen in favorable light by most Whovians, but I’m hoping to showcase the merits and worthwhile nature it does have (Besides my longtime crush on Nicola Bryant’s Peri Brown).
Rachel Frend from the The Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast and the Gold Standard – Oscars Podcast is the Companion for Doctor Who: The Colin Baker Era.
The Brandon Peters Show will return Friday (2/12) to close with a song.
Brandon – Shure SM58-LC
Rachel -Unknown Headset (ZOOM recorded audio)
NCH Wavepad Masters Edition v8.38
NCH MixPad Masters v5.22
The Levelator 2
RUNTIME: 52 minutes
If you’re wanting to watch along (as of this posting), Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma is available on DVD. You can purchase it digitally on Amazon. It is currently streaming on Brittbox and Pluto TV