69. Dinosaurs on a Podcast

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Delayed like your Season 18 BluRays and not nearly as rewarding, Ben and Mark return to discuss ‘Dinosaurs on a Spaceship’ and ‘Invasion of the Dinosaurs’.

Under discussion: Heavy moral decisions, other less successful Saturday tea time sci-fi shows, dinosaurs, the poignancy of a Burger King and a rug shop, starting again, an appreciation of both Richard Franklin and the brilliance of Elisabeth Sladen and dinosaurs. Again.

ALSO: Pondering the political parallels of current Doctor Who fandom, and giving up on DWM

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68. Rodney Bewes’ Groin Strain

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Returning after a series break, Ben and Mark return to cast their eyes towards Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary series as they discuss Asylum of the Daleks and Resurrection of the Daleks.

Along the way, they’ll play relationship therapist to Amy and Rory, ponder Daleks as set dressing, discuss big movie concepts, busy plotting, the brutality of Eric Saward and the breath of fresh air that is Jenna Coleman.

Tickets for Ben’s show at the Glasgow Comedy Festival are available here and his podcast is hosted over here. Meanwhile, Mark’s work for the Big Blue Box Podcast is available from here.

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The On the Time Lash Annual 2019

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Ben and Mark look back at Jodie Whittaker’s first series as the Doctor, giving their Top 5 episodes and discussing their own reactions to what has proved to be a divisive season.

Also, a chat about ‘Resolution’, discussing the recent New Year special and what it may mean for the future of Doctor Who specials.

And finally, the Lash Lads continue their journey through 21st Century Doctor Who with a chat about the 2011 Christmas Special “The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe”, perhaps the least loved Christmas special of all time.

ALSO: Christopher Eccleston falls foul of a catering trolley, Mark recounts his Brad Pitt story, and the boys open their Christmas gifts from Degsey Claus.

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67. A Pigeon in a Loft

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Time is against them as Ben and Mark battle sickness and a naughty dog to bring you their discussion about ‘The Wedding of River Song’ and ‘The Time Monster’.

Two season finales as Steven Moffat brings his tangled web of plotlines together to close out Series 6 and Robert Sloman does whatever it is he’s doing to close Series 10.

Why does the Doctor have a mullet? Is the new series missing the madness of Moffat? Is Kronos, God of time really such a threat? How does eating pheasant at a publicly funded institution look? How sexy is Roger Delgado?

ALSO: Ben and Mark discuss their reactions to Series 11 thus far and question whether or not Doctor Who is still for them.

You can read Mark’s latest BBBP blog here

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66. Pantomimetic

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Ben and Mark discuss sub-par Cyber sequels as they debate the relative merits of ‘Closing Time’ and ‘Attack of the Cybermen’. Are they each as bad as fan wisdom will have you believe? If you’ve been listening to this podcast for a while you’ll probably know the answer to that.

Under discussion: Parenthood, the fear of children, psycho-analysing Steven Moffat, being rude about DWM staff, saying nice things about Eric Saward, dodgy synths and Colin Baker wielding a gun.

Also: As series 11 continues, Ben and Mark briefly discuss ‘Rosa’ and ‘Arachnids in the UK’.
As ever, tweet us at @OnTheTimeLash, @BenVerth & @Oldmankrondas

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65. Ben and Mark Get the Horn(s)

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Ben and Mark talk a load of bull in their fruity Scottish accents as they reach The God Complex and pair it up with 1979’s The Horns of NimonExpect Brexit metaphors, an impassioned defence of a much maligned classic, an embarrassing defeat in Degsey’s Where Did it Come Game, the differing approaches to the comedy of Douglas Adams and appreciation for an animatronic minotaur, Amara Khan, Rory Williams and Lalla Ward. Praise them.

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Also this week: Ben and Mark discuss The Ghost Monumentthe new TARDIS, and ponder where the new merchandise for the kiddies has disappeared to.

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OTTL Extra 13.1: Tim Shaw & The Baconaise Benefactor

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Ben and Mark meet up in a WetherSPOONS (Eh? Eh?) to discuss Jodie Whittaker’s debut in The Woman Who Fell to Earth.

Along the way they’ll discuss Sheffield, the tribalist marketing push, feeling left out by social media buzz, some of Doctor Who’s top vagrants, the memeability of the opening episode, the strength and human frailty of the companions, compare Jodie with James Bond, and ponder the fear of teeth.

Special guest appearance by a bemused Wetherspoons waiter.

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