Monday, October 12, 2015

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #118 - The State of Star Wars & Doctor Who S9E4

It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link.

In what should have been a light week, we somehow recorded for close to two hours, talking first about the Star Wars: Battlefront beta on PS4, which transitions into a discussion about the state of Star Wars as we approach The Force Awakens. The hype train is in full effect, but why does everyone seem to feel so generally apathetic towards the franchise these days? We explore that and other issues before jumping into a discussion of this week’s Doctor Who, “Before the Flood,” which continues the show’s recent, entertaining hot streak. And finally, we discuss a longtime listener’s Top 10 list of their favorite podcast episodes, which made for a nice, surreal trip down memory lane (Thanks to Kenny for that!).



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1 comment:

  1. Just to clarify, the top 10 list was more my favorite podcast episodes as opposed to the “best” episodes – I wouldn’t really know how to rank those. I re-listen to these episodes the most and the subject matter weighs in more than other factors. Sorry Sean, I like me some Harry Potter (hehe). If I was more of a gamer, shows like the Halo retrospective definitely would have made it on the list. If it makes Sean feel any better, he has inspired me to watch every single episode of Doctor Who as well, including the reconstructed episodes and the unaired Tom Baker serial “Shada”. I only have half of the First Doctor and half of the Second Doctor serials to go.

    The top 5 ways I got my Classic Doctor Who fix:
    1) Netflix DVD by mail
    They have most of the episodes available. The advantages of watching Doctor Who on DVD are:
    a) You can play a DVD at 1.5 speed during the really boring episodes and still
    understand the dialogue.
    b) Most DVDs include ‘making of’ documentaries and other trivia extras.
    They have many of the serials available but in lower quality format, including, most importantly, the reconstructed lost episodes.
    3) Netflix streaming (limited amount of episodes)
    4) iTunes (generally cheaper than DVD)
    5) DVD purchase (see #1)