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Jesse Merlin is an actor and bass-baritone. James Holloway is a teacher and writer with degrees in history and archaeology. They've been joined by their love of classic Doctor Who for over 30 years. Join them as they watch and discuss classic Who stories.
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Feb 28, 2016

After a few weeks away, we're back with a look at the classic Doctor Who story Pyramids of Mars! Join us as we talk mummies, missiles, mythology and why you should just put the damn coordinates in the rocket yourself. Plus: our special guest Luke Slater explains the mythology of Sutekh!

Luke Slater is an old university friend of James's who steps in to cover the Egypt-shaped hole in James's historical and mythological knowledge. You can read his writing about television and film and stuff at My Life as a Doge, or dive into the world of B-movies at Bad Movie Marathon (although be warned, sometimes he also talks about good movies). 

Speaking of the Egypt-shaped hole in someone's knowledge, you can read James's reports of his trip to the Rosicrucian Museum (mentioned in this episode) here, and check out some summaries of the Monstrous Antiquities conference here! Enjoy!

Finally, you may notice that James's audio sounds a little better now. Not good, you understand, but better. That's thanks to the help of good friend Jason Walter, who has brought our mic technology up from the stone age a bit. 

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Feb 7, 2016

Demons, aliens, archaeology, evil Morris men, a white witch -- it's all excitement in classic Jon Pertwee story The Daemons! Normally our run through classic Doctor Who would lead us to a Pat Troughton story next, but there was a problem with the file. Fortunately, we record well in advance, so we have this one for you to enjoy instead. 

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