Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Episode 1: An Unearthly Child ("IT'S ALIVE!!!")

Our very first podcast is now alive!  We cover the debut episode, "An Unearthly Child".  Starring William Hartnell as Doctor Who, written by Anthony Coburn, directed by Waris Hussein.  Originally aired November 23, 1963.  Audio length: 47 min 09 sec.




  1. Dave sent me your way from the Aint it Cool News Doctor Who talkback... lovin' the show so far, very fresh perspective! Keep up the good work!


  2. Thanks for the kind words!

    Dave's a big part of the show's genesis. Not only is he the biggest fan of Doctor Who I know, but he's probably the biggest fan of ANY television show I've ever met! Excluding perhaps myself; I get pretty obsessive, haha.

    I hope you keep listening and keep enjoying the show!


  3. Chris Burgess of Radio Free Skaro recomended your podcast. I first started listening to Cadmium2: The Podcast of Cult Britannia that had also decided to cover the show Doctor Who story by story. Unfortunately that podcast has come to an end currently which lead me to asking Chris Burgess about any similiar podcasts. I look forward to listening to your podcast as an old fan of the show. I hope you might consider a Facebook group for discussions about the stories/episodes you are covering.
    Thank you very much for covering the show in this style.

  4. Trivia fact from the Beginings Box set that holds the first three stories, the show had 2300 pounds to cover everything (Writers, actors, sets, scripts, etc...) This was a lowbudget childrens drama show. Listen to the way they talk and you can see how they are trying to teach you something from time to time. I hope you will please keep in mind that this is a low budget show. While it may make the show look campy or bad at moments, it is still amazing what they did with such little money. The format of the show is also a serial that will leave you with a cliffhanger.

    I am very happy with your first episode and enjoy your views as a totally new viewer. This makes it ever so enjoyable for me as an older viewer. I hope you will continue this for the 20 years or more and please enjoy every moment of the show.

    PS will you be giving a rating to the stories you watch as to how enjoyable it is?

  5. We will likely be doing a "Season Wrapup" episode once we're finished the first season, and one of the ideas we've thrown around is rating or ranking each of the stories. Any other ideas you have for such an episode will be seriously considered.