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    We are moving our Krynoid Podcast blog over to http://krynoidpodcast.wordpress.com/ so please follow us there.

    Thank you!

  • Our Earliest Podcasts

    Owing to various issues with podcast hosts (no, not Jim and Martin) the first five of our podcasts are not hosted anywhere else. So here they are for your delectation and delight...

    KP001: Intro and Classic vs NuWho

    KP002: The Deadly Assassin

    KP003: The Claws of Axos
    Coming soon...

    KP004: The Web Planet

    KP005: Remembrance of the Daleks

    All our later podcasts can be accessed here (006 to 030 via the link at the top-left of this page) and/or at iTunes (also linked there).

  • 045: Dragonfire

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    "I haven't got no mum and dad. I've never had no mum and dad and I don't want no mum and dad. It's just me, all right?"

    So who's this perishin' apple-cheeked cockernee urchin then? Why, it's Ace! And she joins the show in 1987's Dragonfire, which mercifully closes Season 24.

    It's a frosty fable involving a wobbly-headed ANT, some woeful ice statuary and a frigid frozen food salesman.

    A screamer leaves, a street yoof joins, a permed old rascal returns, and the Doctor reveals that he is in fact not half-human, but half-lemming.

    Who is the little girl (and why)? Does it really take 3,000 years to set up a moderately successful branch of Iceland? And would you buy a fish finger from a homicidal maniac?

    Jim and Martin ponder these questions and more (e.g. "Isn't there something better on another channel?") so join them as they break the ice and chase the dragon…

    Listen to the podcast here...

    Or, if you haven't already, you can subscribe free to this podcast at the iTunes store - or just listen to our podcasts there. You can download iTunes here if you don't already have it.

    Or you can download this and any of our previous podcasts here (just right click on the name of the episode you want and "Save Target As")

    Why not share your views below, via krynoidpodcast@gmail.com, Facebook or tweet/follow us @KrynoidPodcast.

    Next up: The TV Movie

  • 044: The Brain of Morbius

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    "Chop Suey, the Galactic Emperor"

    The elusive Robin Bland serves up this dubious dish, with a hefty helping of hairy kebab meat, in 1976's The Brain of Morbius.

    But it's still a more appetising proposition than the Liquorice Bootlace Surprise at Chez Mehendri, a Bohemian bistro with a red, white and green wine list.

    The latest renegade Time Lord may be half man / half Macra with a goldfish bowl bonce but he's not the only patchwork person around. He's joined by a bearded old crone who's a cross between Chuck Heston and one of his Apes, and a home help who's equal parts Richard III, Liam Gallagher and Abu Hamza.

    Sarah goes blind and the Doctor gets blind drunk but sobers up in time to blind the Sisterhood with chimney sweep science. Then Morbius broadsides us with a colossal non-canon ball - the bombshell that Tom Baker is, in fact, the mystery 12th Doctor.

    It's lively, it's loony and it's lurid so listen in as Jim and Martin bend their minds in an attempt to make sense of it all.

    Listen to the podcast here...

    Or, if you haven't already, you can subscribe free to this podcast at the iTunes store - or just listen to our podcasts there. You can download iTunes here if you don't already have it.

    Or you can download this and any of our previous podcasts here (just right click on the name of the episode you want and "Save Target As")

    Why not share your views below, via krynoidpodcast@gmail.com, Facebook or tweet/follow us @KrynoidPodcast.

    Next up: Dragonfire

  • 043: Death to the Daleks

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    "It's rather a pity, in a way. Now the universe is down to six hundred and ninety nine wonders."

    The Doctor reacts badly to the news of Girls Aloud splitting up. Luckily, the Krynoid Podcast is here to take his mind off it.

    After giving Cold War, Hide and Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS the once-over, Jim and Martin travel back in time to 1974 for Death to the Daleks - a tale of disarmed Daleks, operatic Exxilons and homicidal hoovers from the City of Dave.

    They play 'Spot the Terry Nation Trope' while also wondering just how terrifying a patch of two-toned flooring can be.

    With an empty Dalek 'standing' about and a blushing high priest channeling Spike Milligan, they ask 'Who is the real goon?'

    And they plead with Carey Blyton to stop using sax as a weapon.

    So why not dive in? Come on, the water's effervescent.

    Listen to the podcast here...

    Or, if you haven't already, you can subscribe free to this podcast at the iTunes store - or just listen to our podcasts there. You can download iTunes here if you don't already have it.

    Or you can download this and any of our previous podcasts here (just right click on the name of the episode you want and "Save Target As")

    Why not share your views below, via krynoidpodcast@gmail.com, Facebook or tweet/follow us @KrynoidPodcast.

    Next up: The Brain of Morbius

  • 042:Timelash

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    "Nobody wants you. Nobody needs you. Nobody cares!"

    Well that’s the review of Timelash done then.

    Nevertheless, Jim and Martin gently tap themselves into the unrealistic Kontron tunnel of the title to see if they can’t discover a gem or two.

    Baker’s baubles get harnessed and Peri unleashes her inner damsel in distress, while Avon dons a Dick 3 wig and channels Henry Irving.

    The toga-togged Karfelans are menaced from above by Muppet cobras and from below by overgrown slowworms, little knowing that their dastardly dictator is actually half the man he used to be.

    Can the Doctor free them from this terrifying regime, where beekeepers and body-popping androids are a pain in the neck and where ‘Tinsel Inside’ is considered the highest mark of quality for time technology?

    So is Timelash as bad as the fan Hive Mind decrees?

    Yes … indeed … it … is …

    Listen to the podcast here...

    Or, if you haven't already, you can subscribe free to this podcast at the iTunes store - or just listen to our podcasts there. You can download iTunes here if you don't already have it.

    Or you can download this and any of our previous podcasts here (just right click on the name of the episode you want and "Save Target As")

    Why not share your views below, via krynoidpodcast@gmail.com, Facebook or tweet/follow us @KrynoidPodcast.

    Next up: Death to the Daleks

  • 041: The Awakening

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    "Something is coming to our village... something very wonderful and strange."

    So is the Davison two-parter The Awakening "wonderful and strange"?

    Well the sets are certainly wonderful and there are some rather strange goings on in Little Hodcombe.

    There's a bad-wigged nutter with a tinclavic stress ball, a one-eyed beggar with a penchant for ladies' handbags and Ben Wolsey's infamous Reproduction Room for starters.

    Where does old Big Face keep his body? Would an incredulous guppy make a good companion? And just who is the old fella with the wizened chesticles?

    Listen as Jim and Martin awaken their feeble brain cells and try to answer these questions, while distinguishing set from location, real person from projection and, rather more easily, stroppy air hostess from straw May Queen.

    Listen to the podcast here...

    Or, if you haven't already, you can subscribe free to this podcast at the iTunes store - or just listen to our podcasts there. You can download iTunes here if you don't already have it.

    Or you can download this and any of our previous podcasts here (just right click on the name of the episode you want and "Save Target As")

    Why not share your views below, via krynoidpodcast@gmail.com, Facebook or tweet/follow us @KrynoidPodcast.

    Next up: Timelash

  • 040: The Invisible Enemy

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    "The age of man is over, Doctor. The age of the virus has begun."

    Oh dear. Time to run this file through McAfee then?

    No. Fret Not. These words are spoken by a giant prawn to a Time Lord, just after exiting his body through his tear duct. Yes, this can only be Tom Baker’s bonkers brain-centric epic, The Invisible Enemy.

    Wherein the Doctor and Leela, in reduced circumstances, wander about inside the Gallifreyan’s brain, hotly pursued by a hairy-eyed Hitler. Signs are spelt orl rong, a certain metal dog makes his debut as a violent virologist and a behemoth of a bottom-feeder gets pushed around on a skateboard, presumably in search of a suitably large barbecue upon which to end his days.

    Now where did I put that Thousand Island dressing…?

    Listen to the podcast here...

    Or, if you haven't already, you can subscribe free to this podcast at the iTunes store - or just listen to our podcasts there. You can download iTunes here if you don't already have it.

    Or you can download this and any of our previous podcasts here (just right click on the name of the episode you want and "Save Target As")

    Why not share your views below, via krynoidpodcast@gmail.com, Facebook or tweet/follow us @KrynoidPodcast.

    Next up: The Awakening

  • 039: The Tomb of the Cybermen

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    "I have my own methods... I keep my my eyes open and my mouth shut."

    Sadly Jim and Martin don't, and consequently bang on at some length here about 1967's chilling Troughton tale, The Tomb of the Cybermen.

    It's a four-episode epic involving awful accents, anxious archaeologists and cute and convenient handbag-size hit-mice.

    Gasp as Victoria falls asleep, Jamie falls into a trance and the Doctor nearly falls from grace as he plays impromptu puppet master - handy really as there's a Toberman on strings and an under-stuffed, self-decapitating metal manikin to contend with.

    Our doughty podcasters also find time to reveal the bowel-churning origin of the Cybermats, for whom a damn good flushing is too good.

    But don't worry - just sit back, tune in and let Jim and Martin eliminate fear from your brain...

    Or, if you haven't already, you can subscribe free to this podcast at the iTunes store - or just listen to our podcasts there. You can download iTunes here if you don't already have it.

    Or you can download this and any of our previous podcasts here (just right click on the name of the episode you want and "Save Target As")

    Why not share your views below, via krynoidpodcast@gmail.com, Facebook or tweet/follow us @KrynoidPodcast.

    Next up: The Invisible Enemy

  • 038: The Power of Kroll

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    "He's not the Great One. He's the Insignificant One. If you're going to have someone imitate Kroll, it ought to be more convincing."

    Yes, it's everyone's worst Christmas nightmare – an enormous Brussels Sprout with its accompanying surfeit of methane. Only this time it's a giant squid god who menaces a model, gives a Time Lord a tentacular tourniquet and reminds some Swampies that it really isn't easy being green.

    Romana goes off seafood, the Doctor loves the sound of breaking glass and Thawn hates just about anyone who isn't Thawn.

    Green crevices, bushy gates and the imminent threat of dangly-bit exposure must have kept Mary Whitehouse on full alert but did The Power of Kroll float Jim and Martin's canoes?

    Find out here.

    Or, if you haven't already, you can subscribe free to this podcast at the iTunes store - or just listen to our podcasts there. You can download iTunes here if you don't already have it.

    Or you can download this and any of our previous podcasts here (just right click on the name of the episode you want and "Save Target As")

    Why not share your views below, via krynoidpodcast@gmail.com, Facebook or tweet/follow us @KrynoidPodcast.

    Next up: The Tomb of the Cybermen

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