Oi! Spaceman: Adventures in Media Criticism (third doctor)
Does The Brig Have a Point? (Doctor Who and the Silurians)

In this episode, Shana and Daniel chat about the Third Doctor's second story: Doctor Who and the Silurians. Genocide (maybe), laggy pacing, and fucking adorable married couple antics reign supreme. 

Main Topic: Doctor Who and the Silurians. Nazi Godzillas. Titles. Hate having guests. Daniel was right. Pacing. Black and white. Pigtails. So married. Liz. Fulcrum. A37 and Z13. Squishy-squishy. "White Man Sit Down and Think." IT Crowd reference. Greatness. Lesbian innovation. "More like Twelve Monkeys." Noir Who. Peter Myles. Compression. White guys with clipboards. "Not my kink!" No sonic. Coup. The Upside of Dragging Ass. The Chick and the Doctor. Is the Doctor Right? Twilight. Alternate Hulke. Does the Brig have a point? Litter. Not genocide. Interpretation. Ambiguity. Palestinians. Allegory. Complication. Shades of gray. Bessie. One day, even here.... Excuse. Paperwork. Pet dinosaur. Missing. The one peacemaker. Nuance. Mind power in the bedroom. Jabberwocky. Boring biowarfare. Stupid faux-science. Continental drift. A more relevant statement. The Tenth Planet. Shut up. Mistaken title. Daniel was right. What this era looks like. "Is this why we have guests?" 

Daniel and Shana discuss Spearhead From Space: "Thunderballs and the Dirty Old Box." 

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Direct download: OiSp_Ep092_Does_The_Brig_Have_a_Point_Doctor_Who_and_the_Silurians.mp3
Category:Third Doctor -- posted at: 10:02pm EDT

Esoterica, Power, and Dick Jokes (DW: The Time Monster)

In this episode, Shana and Daniel are joined by Jane Campbell of Eruditorum Press to chat about The Time Monster. Much merriment and queerness ensues. 

Main Topic: The Time Monster. With special guest Jane Campbell. Awful. Gay wine glass. Love for late-stage capitalism. Beauty and monstrosity. Heathers. Dealbreaker. Justifiying The Time Monster. Structure. Never twenty-five when you can take ninety. Grad students. Balls. Misandry doesn't exist. The power that matters. Academia. Ruth and Stewart. Trickster Stewart. Cis male defense. Infantalized. Parallels. Capaldi reference. Couldn't do it to Ruth. The Daemons. Benton. Gender roles. Beside the point. Rebirth. Baby Brigadier? Benton and alternative masculinity. Naively aggressive. Absolutely nothing. Ruth the Doctor. Delgado. Missy and Delgado. Bond babes. Time Ramming with the Doctor and Master. Dick jokes. Superpenis! Time Lord physiology. Meta timewasters. Third Doctor Binro. The Daisiest Daisy. Buddhism. Esoterica. Mythology. Jo the bird. "Venerable." Lord Master. Conversation. Shippy. Paganism. Issues with the bird. Compassionate. Inconsistent. Myths of Atlantis. Moral. Power. Destroying a myth. Twenty minutes less. Precipice of annhialiation. Chronovore. "That's Jane for you." Queering. Costumes. Polyamorous Galleia? Overdramatic. Hippy? Roids.

Jane's two pieces on Beauty and Monstrosity at Eruditorum Press.

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Direct download: OiSp_Ep091_Esoterica_Power_and_Dick_Jokes_The_Time_Monster.mp3
Category:Third Doctor -- posted at: 7:23am EDT

In this episode, Shana and Daniel are joined by Holly B. of the City of the Dead podcast to discuss the Third Doctor story "Carnival of Monsters," and end up wandering over most of the Pertwee era in the process. The miniscope as metaphor for Doctor Who *and* male gaze, the appearance of Ian Marter before Harry Sullivan, and the awesomeness of Shirna are all discussed. Also: a brief discussion of the Capaldi era so far.

 

Main Topic: Carnival of Monsters. With special guest host Holly B. of City of the Dead. Nothing New Series. Rebooting the show. Small things in small rooms. The New Pertwee Era. Metebelis III. Chickens. Adorable Katy. Reading Pertwee wrong. Self-awareness. Shirna and Vorg. Shirna is awesome. The Miniscope as television. Dishrags and Daleks. Holmes the vegetarian. Jo and the male gaze. "Nothing difficult, nothing political." Stage play. Parodies of the Third Doctor. Anti-immigration gray dudes. The obligatory Quentin Tarantino reference. Daniel was a bit bored by the politics. President Zarb. An extended conversation about bootleg copies of The Web Planet. Colonialism and racism. Ian Marter. Direction in the repeated sequences. Third Doctor/Jo vs. Twelfth Doctor/Clara. Jo as keeper of the sonic screwdriver. Comparing the Twelfth to other Doctors. Discussing Capaldi. Wrapping Up. Next Week: Series 9 episodes 3 and 4. 

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Direct download: OiSp_Ep063_Round_and_Round_We_Go_Carnival_of_Monsters.mp3
Category:Third Doctor -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

The One Where Shana Says "Sontar-Ha" About a Billion Times (The Time Warrior)

In this episode, Shana and Daniel discuss Sarah Jane's first adventure ever, "The Time Warrior," and discuss her relationship with Pertwee versus the one she had with Tom Baker. Also: the introduction of the Sontarans, the invention of the word "Gallifrey," and feminism galore. Bonus content at the end of the episode includes Daniel and Shana discussing the Big Finish Eighth Doctor audio "The Sword of Orion."

Show Notes: 

Main Topic: The Time Warrior and The Sword of Orion. Exciting weaponry. Last week should have been Douglas Adams. Daniel always messes up the title of this one. Gallifrey. Daniel is an anorak. The Introduction of Sarah Jane. Characters with differing levels of knowledge. Almost called him Strax. Jingo. The Sontarans and Ancient Aliens. Strax and Irongron. Originally supposed to be Bob Hoskins. Daniel gets characters confused. Rubeish. Mr. Magoo. The thin line between scientist and superhero. Not quite Shakespeare. Sarah Jane: Guerilla. Lis Sladen, universally loved by a lot of people. More techno and less babble. Bobby H-Dawg. "Women's Lib." Third Doctor in a different setting. A possibility of Hal being a companion. Probic vent or neck vagina? An eXistenZ reference. Sontaran makeup. The weird tongue thing. Sontarans as Americans? "Write a story about a castle." The premature death of Kevin Lindsay. Wrapping up on The Time Warrior. The Sword of Orion summary. The Vortisaur. Playing with the fourth wall. The too-perfect companion. Advantages of audio. Female characters! Telegraphed. Politics. Transhumanism in Who and "Captain Android." Creepy Cybermen. Sound design. A bit of an abrupt ending. Shana gets silly. Sontar-ha! Coda: Behind-the-scenes of audio editing.

0:00-38:15: The Time Warrior

38:15-1:06:28: The Sword of Orion 

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Stupid Sexy Warmongers (The Sea Devils)

In this episode of Oi! Spaceman, Daniel and Shana are joined by Lee Russell of Hougly Reviews and the They Must Be Destroyed on Sight! podcast (often co-hosted by Daniel, so go check it out). They discuss the Third Doctor romp "The Sea Devils," with mentions of some terrible creature effects, campy overacting from Roger Delgado, and what Mac Hulke's socialism meant for his work on Doctor Who. 

Main Topic: The Sea Devils. Introducing Lee. Shana's initial thoughts on The Sea Devils: fashion victims. With a political subtext. "You don't have to pay attention to that shit!" The Sea Devils in context with the Pertwee Era. Pertwee driving around in boats and Jo Grant getting shit done. A very typical but atypical Pertwee. Can't compare Jo to Liz. Not quite a father/daughter relationship. Moving on to the Master. Eleven-dimensional chess. A useful idiot. The Three/Master dynamic. Turtle drag queens and wisdom. The Master watches the Clangers. Repeated plots in the Silurian stories. Dudes in rubber masks talking politics. "Reverse the polarity of the neutron flow." Parlaimentary Private Secretary Walker. Is Walker a stand-in for Barry Letts? Stupid Sexy Military. Sandwiches and swordfights. Dickish Jon Pertwee. Would Liz Shaw put up with it? Lee and Daniel talk about the beer can. Did Jo kill a guard? The death of Roger Delgado. Malcolm Clarke's score. The Sea-Doo chase. Screwdriver usage. Wrapping up. Next week: The Three Doctors. 

 

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Direct download: OiSp_Ep041_Stupid_Sexy_Warmongers.mp3
Category:Third Doctor -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Attack of the Demon Poo Baby (Terror of the Autons)

In this installment, Shana and Daniel confront Jo Grant in her first adventure, Terror of the Autons, which has some really horrendous CSO in service of a demonic doll. Also: Mike Yates makes eyes at Jo, The Doctor sort of gets along with the Brig and UNIT, and innovative uses for Bunsen burners are found. Not least, Daniel and Shana coin the term: "Daffodil Bukkake." Oh, and some loser with a funky beard makes his first appearance.

Main Topic: Terror of the Autons. Daffod-evils. Demon poo baby. More with working titles. A random Family Feud reference. "The Great Robert Holmes." Just someone to hand you your test tubes. Yates as a Ken doll. The introduction of the Classic Master. Bloodless efficiency. "Fifty Shades of Purple." Bowler-hat Time Lord. Shana's introduction to the Delgado Master. Deconstructing the Master's plan in Autons. Death By Daffodil Bukkake. Moffat's favorite thing. The role of plastic in society. Talking about Demon Poo Baby. The Master's obsession with the Doctor. Shana wants to cosplay Demon Poo Baby. The infamous cocoa scene. The Adventures of HAVOC. The Autons are only in two stories. Re-pilot. "The Master is Always Up to Something Stupid, The Doctor Gets to Be Badass, Unit Does its Action Thing, and Jo Grant Wears a Short Skirt." Petwee's Lisp. Character dynamics. Daniel says "y'know" a bunch. Jo's relationship to the Doctor. The uniqueness of the Pertwee Era. The Doctor/Brig relationship. Comparison to Series 8 and Danny Pink. The Doctor and War. Chaotic Good and Lawful Good. Bureaucracy. The Tissue Compression Eliminator. Adventures in Lab Safety. Lived-in-um-ness. "Doctor Rogers." Rocker Mullet Jo Grant. Airheady Jo Grant. Wrapping Up. Next week: The Sea Devils. 

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Category:Third Doctor -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Some Men Just Want to Watch the World Burn (Inferno)

Finally Shana and Daniel get around to what is probably the single most-requested Classic Who episode they've gotten to-date: Season 7's Inferno. Drilling, parallel universes, and green zombie werewolves make for an entertaining episode, both for the series itself and the podcast. 

Main Topic: Inferno. Not such a bad intro. Slightly more loopy. What if it was called "The Mo-hole Project?" The one with the big drill and the green zombie monster thingies. Drill technobabble. Parallel Universes. Shana's general thoughts on Inferno. What does Shana think fandom thinks of Inferno? Steven Shapansky. All Action by HAVOC. "If this is your jam, that's great." Inferno Trivia. Camfield heart attack. Alternate titles. Venusian aikido. Pertwee and driving. Pertwee isn't Shana's type. Free will not an illusion. "So he just kind of sings sometimes?" Alternate universe Liz. Shana ships Brig/Liz. This Brig versus the Brigade Leader. Honoring Nicholas Courtney's performance. Shana doesn't recognize Benton. Stahlman. Sir Keith. Petra Williams. Greg Sutton. Derek Ware and his history with Who. The injured stuntman. Plumbing the metaphor. Shana gets critical and mean. All wearing eyepatches. "Thank you Moffat for making your episode dumb." Charming in velvet. Rough-and-tumble Pertwee. Wrapping up. Next week: Terror of the Autons. 

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Direct download: OiSp_Ep039_Some_Men_Just_Want_to_Watch_the_World_Burn_Inferno.mp3
Category:Third Doctor -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Episode 6: Thunderballs and the Dirty Old Box

In this episode, Shana and Daniel talk about the first episode of Jon Pertwee's tenure: Spearhead From Space. Or, as Shana refers to it, Thunderballs and the Dirty Old Box. We talk about Pertwee as the Doctor, the awesomeness of Liz Shaw, and the beauty of old grifters in Doctor Who.

Main Topic: Spearhead From Space. Doctor Who title structure. Shana's experience at Horrorhound in Cincinnati. Daniel doesn't listen when Shana talks. Editorial note: referring to the "RTD Era" more accurately as the "RTD/Gardner Era." A change in format. This podcast at least as academic as Shana's grad classes in creative writing, which in no way precludes use of the term "Thunderballs." What does Shana think of Pertwee's first episode? The history of the show going into season 7. Color Doctor Who as a kind of a shock after the B&W years. Campy Who as a distinct pleasure. The mental real estate occupied by Jon Pertwee. Finally talking about the plot of Spearhead from Space. Who is Sam Seely? Thunderballs! The awesomeness of Liz Shaw. The awesomeness of the Brig. The awesomeness of the Brig and Liz Shaw. The awesomeness of the Third Doctor and Liz Shaw (and the Brig). The joys of the small moments in Classic Who. Shana forgets the plastics factory. Daniel corrects a small detail because, you know, pedantry. Shana compares Spearhead from Space to "Law & Order." Shana giggled like a 14 year old boy. Robert Holmes! Daniel namedrops Doctor Who: The Writer's Room. Shana forgot to mention the plastics factory stuff, but when reminded of it loves it. Derek Martinus just died. Daniel is a bummer. Shana laughs at balls. Daniel explains the ridiculous Nestene plot. Shana talks about Liz Shaw's fashion. Caroline John's age. Shana calls out Daniel's Zoe obsession. Shana really likes sleep. The Doctor and Liz Shaw occupy equal narrative space. Connections between Spearhead/Terror of the Autons and the beginning of the new series. Plastics as a new technology used as an object of ordinary fear. Spearhead and the Pertwee era in general as being very different from the rest of Doctor Who. Daniel edits out the pauses in Shana's side of the conversation. Spearhead as an entry point into the Classic Series. Doctor Who is a sort of continually-rebooted show. What if Matt Smith's Doctor had been a scientific advisor to Torchwood? Pertwee Who as issue-based Who. Why did they go back to using videotape after Spearhead from Space? It feels like a movie. Don't watch all of Pertwee in order. Naked Pertwee! Daniel namedrops "Wizards of Waverly Place." More Sam Seely! A belated but heartfelt RIP to Kate O'Mara. Shana does some social media shoutouts. Not enough time for Shana's fancast. Shana ends with a great Brig/Liz Shaw exchange. Next week: The Eleventh Hour. 

 Why we should refer to the RTD Era as the RTD/Gardner Era

Direct download: OiSp_006_Thunderballs_and_the_Dirty_Old_Box.mp3
Category:Third Doctor -- posted at: 11:38pm EDT

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