The thirteenth episode of the BlogtorWhoCast is now online and features a discussion of Tom Baker’s debut Season. Bedwyr, Mat and Susan discuss the impending Blu-Ray boxset and the five stories that are included; ‘Robot’, ‘The Ark in Space’, ‘The Sontaran Experiment’, ‘Genesis of the Daleks’ and ‘Revenge of the Cybermen’.
Bedwyr, Susan and Mat return with their brand of Doctor Who related conversation. Firstly the team discuss the Season 12 Blu-Ray release. They debate the use of the new Doctor Who logo on the cover, which may be subject to change. This logo has symbolised the new era of Jodie Whittaker but is included on the provisional cover for this set. Mat also raises an interesting point, pondering if the logo will have to be retained should a new production team come in and change it on other merchandise in a few years.
Discussion then turns to the stories of Season 12 beginning with ‘Robot’. The K1 robot proved a hit for Bedwyr and Susan enjoyed the close connection to the Third Doctor era which had just concluded. ‘The Ark in Space’ triggers body horror imagery and a comparison with a brutal horror movie franchise. ‘The Sontaran Experiment’ and ‘Revenge of the Cybermen’ both receive positivity. Unfortunately, the gap between Cybermen stories means the portrayal of the cyborg monstrosities is flawed. Of course, ‘Genesis of the Daleks’ remains the highlight of the season. The trio also point to the connections to later stories, including tales of the Time War, first established here. Finally, the team ponder which other seasons of Doctor Who they are looking forward to seeing. Early contenders for the next release include Season 6, Season 16 and Season 25.
Episode 13 of the BlogtorWhoCast is available to stream and download now from Soundcloud, iTunes and the Apple Podcasts app. Keep up to date with the BlogtorWhoCast by following @BlogtorWhoCast on Twitter. Share your feedback by emailing [email protected]