MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 131 talks all about "The Pyramid at the End of the World", written by Peter Harness & Steven Moffat, directed by Daniel Nettheim.  It's part 2 of the "Monks" trilogy, and, candidly, it's not our favorite.  John and I discuss what worked, what didn't, and the big flaws we each found in the episode.  We will go into various theories we have, as well as real world issues that affected the creation of this episode, while holding out hope that Part 3 next week (and Toby Whithouse) can save this story.

There's also discussion of the first batch of guests announced for 2018's Gallifrey One convention - classic stars, new series stars, writers, directors, and annual favorites of us all!  Gally may be 9 months away, but we are already eagerly anticipating it!

Of course, there's trivia (7 questions this week), a brief news recap, and a cat named Puncher makes his podcast debut!  Please take a listen!  


Direct download: Mutters131_PyramidEndWorld.mp3
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MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we're discussing the mind-bending new DOCTOR WHO Episode "Extremis", written by Steven Moffat & directed by Daniel Nettheim (S 10 Ep 06).  We will dive into the episode and look at it from every angle we can - both the flashbacks with Missy & Nardole (proxy for River) as well as the main thread of the story with Bill, Nardole, the Pope, Cardinal Angelo, CERN, et al.  We pick at the details that tripped us up, potentially, and John gives me a great solution for one of the main troubles I had!  We puzzle over how we'd react if we were in such a situation, as well.  There's also of course trivia (and a puntastic opening). Plus...

We have new theme music!  It's a track called "Ecstasy" from Purple Planet:


Check out their site, lots of cool stuff!

Have a listen, won't you!

PS - Sorry for the lateness this week - a cold got John!  He's all better now. 

Direct download: Mutters130_Extremis.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:57am PDT

MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we're almost breathless while talking about "Oxygen", Jamie Mathieson's stellar new story, the 5th episode of Series 10 of DOCTOR WHO.   We both really enjoyed it, and we will discuss what excited us so.  Plus, we'll talk about where we go from here as we head into the big 3-parter (and perhaps learn who's in the vault?)!  It's easy to see there's a lot going on!  Plus, there's trivia and discussion of the latest name in the Next Doctor sweepstakes.

Take a listen, won't you?

Direct download: Mutters129_Oxygen.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:54am PDT

MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back to talk about "Knock Knock", the creepy 4th episode of Series 10 of DOCTOR WHO.  The episode is particularly disturbing for one of us who has an issue with crawling bugs/monsters, so we will talk about this, as well as the magnificent performance from guest star David Suchet.  We'll also discuss the references to GRANDFATHER and talk about just who might be in the vault!

There's also trivia, news, and even a quick discussion of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!  Please take a listen!

Direct download: Mutters128_KnockKnock.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:23am PDT

MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we're talking about "Thin Ice", the delightful 3rd episode of Series 10 of DOCTOR WHO, written by the amazing Sarah Dollard!  John and I will talk all about Bill's first trip into the past and the lessons she learns from her tutor, the Doctor.  This week, she sees some of the hard truths of the life she's embarked upon and has to confront death and suffering in a way she hasn't yet (i.e., as it happens directly in front of her).  

While there are many great and serious lines, speeches, and thoughts in this episode, there are just as many funny moments plus the continued great chemistry between Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie.  We will rhapsodize over those, as well as giving well-deserved kudos to the costuming and the overall design of the episode, courtesy of Haley Nebauer and Michael Pickwoad, respectively.

It's our favorite episode of the season, and one we both think will continue to delight us for years to come.  Quintessential Doctor Who!  Please have a listen, won't you?

Direct download: Mutters127_ThinIce.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:43am PDT






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