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Monthly Archives: June 2016

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

This week Shana and I are joined by the wonderful JaEpisode 91 Backgroundne Campbell, who not only blogs as Jane Says over at Eruditorum Press, but has podcasted with several of our prior guests as well. Jane brings a very different (but no less queer) perspective to Doctor who than we do, so it was a joy to have her on to chat about one of the unsung relics of the Pertwee years this week.

After the end of the podcast recording, Jane and I kept chatting for about two hours regarding a whole host of topics tangentially related to Doctor Who. I forgot to stop recording, so that may end up as a bonus episode sometime down the line. We’ll see.

Go check out Jane’s two recent pieces on Beauty and Monstrosity while you’re at  it.

Find the episode here. Direct download here.


TMBDOS! Episode 64: “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” (1969).


This week Lee and Daniel jump back into their look at sex comedies. Before they jump right into the den of sleaze for the rest of the series, they start off by cleaning their palates with a much more respectable sex comedy from 1969, “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice”: a film that tackles the topic of open relationships, among other things. Also covered: listener comments and what they’ve watched as of late.

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“Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” IMDB
Daniel’s article about Quentin Tarantino’s “Death Proof”, “Pulp Frission”, over at Eruditorum Press

Featured Music: “Main Title From ‘Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice’ (Hallelujah Chorus)” by Quincy Jones.

TMBDOS! Episode 63: “Robocop 2” (1990) & “Predator 2” (1990).


This week Lee and Daniel end their sci-fi break by looking at two big action/sci-fi sequels from 1990, “Robocop 2” and “Predator 2”. Their long lost co-host Paul finally returns for the “Predator 2” portion of the podcast. Also covered: listener comments and what they’ve been watching as of late.

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“Robocop 2” IMDB
“Predator 2” IMDB

Featured music: “Rico Suave” by Gerardo.

Humanistic Existentialism (Red Dwarf: Waiting For God)

In this episode, Shana and I finally get back to Red Dwarf and chat about the fourth episode of Series OEpisode 4 Backgroundne, “Waiting For God.” It’s essentially an episode about the search for meaning in a cold and unfeeling universe, which is the kind of thing that sitcoms do all the time, right?

Main Topic: Waiting For God. Delays. Column. Polycule. Religion. Beckett. Toaster. Garbage. Priest. Troughton. Feline. Typical. Spot. Production. Colors. Characters. Files. Eleven. Surreal. Existential. Aliens. Imperialist. Fucking. Contrast. Indigenous. Odor. Interpretation. Pictograms. Sniff. Illustrations. Curry. Apostate. Shiny. Underwritten. Budget. Unexamined? Underappreciated. Archetype. Ability. Enjoyable. Meta. Tonto. Underestimated. Continuity. Suicide. Parents. Empathy. Cult. Faith. Trash. Hat. Last. Weak. Green. Manufactured. Nature. Wrong. Hamfisted. Anthropology. Switched. Rastabilly. Worthwhile. Fuchal. Limitations. Jokes. Scrumptuous. Spoon. Shirt. Infected. Punctuation. Comma. Chicken. Acting. Quarantine. Doubt. Funny. McCoy. Next time: Confidence and Paranoia.

Check it out here. (Direct download.)


TMBDOS! Intermission #10.


This week Daniel stepped up and recorded an Intermission episode, as real life got in the way of the possibility of recording a regular episode. In this episode he covers a trio of classic westerns that were recently covered by the excellent Pex Lives podcast in their last two episodes. The films he covers are “The Hanging Tree” (1959); “My Darling Clementine” (1946), and “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” (1962). He ties the latter film in with his thoughts on the June 12th Orlando Nightclub Shooting.

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“The Hanging Tree” IMDB 
“My Darling Clementine” IMDB
“The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” IMDB
Pex Lives on “Stagecoach”, “My Darling Clementine” & “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”
Pex Lives on “High Noon”, “Man of the West” & “The Hanging Tree” 

Featured Music: “Clementine” by Neil Young & Crazy Horse.

TMBDOS! Episode 62: “Slither” (2006).


Lee and Daniel are back for their second-to-last entry into their sci-fi break before getting back into the sex comedy groove. This time out they review James Gunn’s horror/sci-fi comedy “Slither”, from 2006. Before they get to that they converse about the differences between American and Canadian junk food, answer listener comments, and talk about what they’ve watched as of late.

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“Slither” IMDB
“2001: A Space Odyssey – Discerning Themes through Score and Imagery”
Pex Lives start of their look at Westerns 
Daniel and Shana at Eruditorum Press

Featured Music: “The Meat” by Deadbolt & “Baby, I Love You” by The Yahoos.


Oh, hi. My name is Christopher Kelley and Androzani Critic. It varies. Daniel and Shana have been so lovely they actually invited me on board. Me, a filthy Moffat fan.

Basically, I’m a writer and Doctor Who fan. I identify by a made-up aesthetic called feminist neo-punk, which should tell you a great deal. You’ll learn more along the way.

Have fun. Here’s my video introduction.