10: Missing Doctor Who Episodes

Most DOCTOR WHO fans know the tragic story of the “missing episodes” – individual installments and occasionally entire stories from the early days of the show, wiped or junked by the BBC sometimes only shortly after they were aired, never to be seen again. Most of the losses centered around the First Doctor (William Hartnell) and Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) eras, but as the decades have passed there have been a number of surprising and very welcome recoveries. Missing episodes have been found and returned to the BBC from all over the globe, and as of 2013 there were 106 episodes still missing…until now.

This October – and appropriately enough in the show’s 50th anniversary year – the largest haul of recovered episodes in the last 25 years or more has been announced: nine episodes that restore one Second Doctor story and nearly complete another.

Now available on iTunes as digital downloads (find the link below) and soon to appear on DVD at the end of this year and the beginning of 2014, the six-episode Second Doctor story “The Enemy of the World” is complete for the first time since its airing in 1967-1968, and the subsequent tale “The Web of Fear” is now lacking only its third episode. Both stories are treasures beyond imagining for fans to either revisit or see for the very first time.

Scott and Arnold are two of those fans, and they’re joined in this very special “Satellite” episode by Stephen Graves, online deputy editor of Stuff.tv and co-host of The Naked Scarf podcast. Stephen was fortunate enough to attend the BBC’s press conference on Thursday, October 10, 2013 that announced the recovery of the episodes and gave those in attendance the chance to watch two of them alongside stars Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling, who appear as the Doctor’s companions Jamie and Victoria in both adventures.

Join the guys as they celebrate the “new” episodes and speculate on what the future may hold for the ongoing “missing episode” hunt!

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9: John Carpenter – The “Prince of Darkness”

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Scott and Arnold kick off a month-long tribute to the greatest holiday of them all – Halloween – with a tribute to a film maker whose name is synonymous with that festival: John Carpenter! The guys have selected five films to discuss in this feature-length episode – HALLOWEEN, THE FOG, THE THING, PRINCE OF DARKNESS, IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS – three of which comprise the director’s self-titled “Apocalypse Trilogy.” Join us as we start a month of horror and mayhem with a Master of the Macabre, the Prince of Darkness himself!

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Michael Myers Masks

Hysterical (1983, The Hudson Brothers)

John W. Campbell Jr.’s “Who Goes There?” (Wikipedia)

Practical effects from The Thing remake (video by ADI)

Bernard Quatermass (Wikipedia)

Timescape (1980, Gregory Benford – John Carpenter has credited this as partial inspiration for Prince of Darkness)

8: True Blood S6 Finale

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It’s a quick stop back at Bon Temps in this short “Satellite” episode as the guys react to the TRUE BLOOD sixth season finale, “Radioactive.” What was good, what was bad, when will we stop making trips to the fairy plane of the plastic plants? Let’s talk about a few last bad things before the show goes away until next year…

SPOILER WARNING! Don’t listen to this unless you’ve already seen the episode, you have to take some personal responsibility for your relative level of spoiler sensitivity. The management thanks you.

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The Official Website for the HBO Series True Blood

True-Blood.net – The Authority on all things True Blood (fan site)

The Vault – The ultimate True Blood resource (fan site)

7: True Blood – PLUS Deadlands: Noir

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Scott and Arnold want to do bad things with you, so it’s time to take a trip to Bon Temps, Louisiana and find out what all the fang-banging fuss is about. The guys talk TRUE BLOOD past and present as we reach the end of the show’s sixth season and face an uncertain future for the vampire, werewolf, fairy, human, and other assorted denizens of that beleaguered Bayou community.

PLUS: Scott takes us on a brief tour of the amazing line-up of materials now available for DEADLANDS: NOIR, the popular RPG campaign setting also based in Louisiana.

SPECIAL NOTES: We’ve upped our bit rate for this episode to improve sound quality, so let us know what you think! This is also an epic-length installment, so settle in with a drink and some snacks.

Also, although we usually try to be “PG-ish” in content, this particular episode (mainly due to the subject matter) is a little… well let’s say more coarse than previous episodes.

Finally, for those that worry about that sort of thing, be warned: we do discuss the penultimate episode of Season Six in depth, so SPOILER WARNING!

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The Official Website for the HBO Series True Blood

True-Blood.net – The Authority on all things True Blood (fan site)

The Vault – The ultimate True Blood resource (fan site)

The Deadlands: Noir Kickstarter Page

Pinnacle Entertainment Group

6: Peter Capaldi IS the Doctor!

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We just found out this past Sunday, August 4, 2013, that Peter Capaldi will be taking over the TARDIS at the end of this 50th anniversary year of DOCTOR WHO as the twelfth incarnation of the Time Lord. Join Scott and Arnold for our first extra “Satellite” episode to discuss the news, how it was announced, and what the capable Capaldi might bring to the role. Happy times and places!

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BBC One – Doctor Who (featuring clips of the live announcement)

Peter Capaldi at IMDb

“How They Kept it Quiet” (The Drum)

Capaldi’s Request to Run the Doctor Who Fan Club in 1972 (SFX)

Capaldi’s Letter to the Radio Times in 1974

23 Reasons to Love Peter Capaldi (BuzzFeed)