Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Episode 20: Assassin At Peking


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Episode Info
Marco Polo, Episode 7: "Assassin At Peking"
Originally aired April 4, 1964
Written by John Lucarotti
Directed by Waris Hussein
Starring William Hartnell as The Doctor
Podcasters: Doug, Kevin, Darcy, and Holly
Audio Length: 64 mins 4 secs


  1. Welcome back, guys! And welcome back to Darcy & Holly, the Who vets. Nice wrap-up to a challenging story to review. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on the next serial.

  2. Love the return of Darcy and Holly and the edit at the end of the podcast about not messing with the equipment.

    I know I have mentioned this before but I will say it again since you had a long break, the cliffhanger resolution is going to be something you will get at the beginning of every episode. We will be left with a danger of somekind that will ultimately get wrapped up somehow in the next episode. This is unfortunately the nature of any serial format program. Some will be good and others will have your shaking your head going 'huh'. It's just the nature of the beast.

    Trying to remain spoiler free, I hope you will pay attention to how the next story unfold. I am curious as to what you will think of how the story unfolds. This next story has a rather interesting way it is presented and put together but I can't say much more. See if you can figure out what they did as you see it unfold.

    I am also curious as to what you think of the Doctor's character development from story to story. This is still in the very early days of the show and I am interested in what you think of him from story to story.

    The Khans wife I do believe was shown in the episode he first appeared in only she had no line of dialouge. Very interesting observation as to what role she had in the story. Thanks for pointing that out.

    On a side note, if this story is discovered in the next few weeks, I hope you will work the same magic on the other missing episodes.

    Look forward to more episodes and I will be patient while you build a buffer odf recorded podcasts. Good idea that will help you out. Keep up the great work.

  3. indeed, yall do a wonderful job of dissecting a story that only exists in audio form and pictures. it give me great hope for other incomplete stories that i've personally struggled to get through. with your review, i hope to look at these with a fresh perspective.


  4. so, i leave for jamaica in a couple weeks....any episodes in the can that yall are about to release?? pretty please...need some whonoobs for the trip! and i really want to hear your take on the voord.

  5. I hope this week; editing takes a lot of time and dedication to be sure!

    I like the Voord so far, after one episode. I don't really know if they're good or evil just yet, though it's implied they're the bad guys. Like the Dalek's I'm also not entirely sure if they just wear a body suit or actually are the aliens they appear to be (though I do lean heavily to one side as we talk about in the upcoming podcast(s).) Enjoy Jamaica, man! Send us a postcard, or a pineapple even!

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  7. When will we hear your thoughts on Marinus? (Trying to be patient)