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Reality Bomb Episode 095

Reality Bomb - a Doctor Who podcast

Release Date: 12/23/2021

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Reality Bomb - a Doctor Who podcast

On the ninety-fifth edition of Reality Bomb, we're talking about all things Flux: the uber-serialized nature of it, the characters, how the Doctor's new backstory works in it... all the things. It's a deep dive into the special serial that made up Series 13 with Kayti Burt, Evan Teng and KatyBeth Schmid. We also talk with author Paul Hayes about his new book and the obstacles the show faced in coming back to TV in the late '90s including a Doctor Who film in development hell, confusion about the rights to the series and indifference within BBC culture to science fiction. And writer and...

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Reality Bomb - a Doctor Who podcast

On the ninety-fourth edition of Reality Bomb, we're doing a live episode on Zoom where Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont are joined by panelists Sage Young, KatyBeth Schmid, Max Curtis and Bill Evenson to talk about Chris Chibnall's legacy on Doctor Who. Plus a surprise (perhaps not really) guest brings the 1965 story The Rescue to the Gallery of the Underrated. And the panel plays "Would I Lie 'Bout Doctor Who With You" with special guest Alex Kennard. And Kim Rogers joins us for comedy and listeners Q and A. It's the best way to enjoy the 58th anniversary of Doctor Who!

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Reality Bomb - a Doctor Who podcast

NPR Books Editor Petra Mayer, who has been a longtime contributor to Reality Bomb, died suddenly on November 13. In this special episode Graeme Burk is joined by the Verity! podcast's Deb Stanish to remember Petra and the special enthusiasm she had for Doctor Who. We revisit the highlights of Petra's 26 appearances on the program, and represent four complete segments including Petra's first time on the program, doing a Gallery of the Underrated on the Sylvester McCoy story The Happiness Patrol way back in episode 013 (July 2014); Petra's stinging critique of the lack of women writers in Doctor...

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Reality Bomb - a Doctor Who podcast

On the ninety-third edition of Reality Bomb, we have a super-sized episode that first of all takes a deep dive into the marketing and promotion of Doctor Who -- talking about what's working and what disasters have befallen the show's promotion in the lead-up to the new season with Alex Kennard, Lori Steuart and Max Curtis. We also have spoons as a musical instrument and malapropisms in abundance as Time and the Rani comes to the Gallery of the Underrated with Marvel Comics' legendary editor Tom Breevort. And Priya Deonarain talks about what she's looking forward to when Flux comes to our...

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Reality Bomb - a Doctor Who podcast

On the ninety-second edition of Reality Bomb, we're talking about Russell T Davies' return to showrunning Doctor Who, what that means and the challenges ahead, with Evan Teng, Head Over Feels' Kim Rogers and Guardian writer Martin Belam. We travel back to 2003 to talk about the original announcement that Russell was coming to Doctor Who with Lisa Gledhill, Jim Sangster and Nick Abadzis. And KatyBeth Schmid plans to break into the Gallery of the Underrated with Time Heist. Plus a conversation with one's self from 2010!

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Reality Bomb - a Doctor Who podcast

On the ninety-second edition of Reality Bomb, we're talking about Russell T Davies' return to showrunning Doctor Who, what that means and the challenges ahead, with Evan Teng, Head Over Feels' Kim Rogers and Guardian writer Martin Belam. We travel back to 2003 to talk about the original announcement that Russell was coming to Doctor Who with Lisa Gledhill, Jim Sangster and Nick Abadzis. And KatyBeth Schmid plans to break into the Gallery of the Underrated with Time Heist. Plus a conversation with one's self from 2010!

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Reality Bomb - a Doctor Who podcast

Never fear, Reality Bomb listeners. There's nothing wrong with your podcast! The gang from Deeper Cuts -- Shannon Dohar, Rob Jones and Reality Bomb's very own Graeme Burk -- have been timescooped over to Reality Bomb's feed (in honour of the Deeper Cuts miniseries, The Soundtrack Sessions, available now!) to do their thing with us-- talking about an album that was of significance to one of them. Because it's Reality Bomb, they're talking about a Doctor Who soundtrack: 1984's Doctor Who - The Music II, which Graeme bought as 17 year-old as it was the sequel to an album he coveted from PBS...

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Reality Bomb - a Doctor Who podcast

On the ninety-first edition of Reality Bomb, we have a super-sized episode that looks at what a showrunner does on modern day British TV with Mikey Williams and Philip Lawrence. We also talk to NPR’s Petra Mayer and Den of Geek’s Kayti Burt about what we hope to see in Doctor Who’s next showrunner… whoever they may be. We also have a brand new feature, the Reality Bomb Book Club, where Sage Young and Alex Kennard join Joy Piedmont in a discussion of Steven Moffat’s novelization of The Day of the Doctor. And Series 12 finally comes to the Gallery of the Underrated with the arrival of...

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On this super-sized episode of Reality Bomb we're talking about the recent SDCC Doctor Who panel and trailer with Katy Beth Schmid and Max Curtis. We check in with Dominic G. Martin, Beth Axford and Martin Belam about the interactive Doctor Who play Time Fracture, and we also talk with Martin Belam about his . Plus hide the scissors - Michelle Tidmore is bringing The Edge of Destruction to the Gallery of the Underrated! And Rachel Donner talks about Judiasm and Doctor Who. All this... and a discovery about the recent trailer you might not expect! Bonus content!  We talk to Sage Young and...

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On the eighty-ninth episode of Reality Bomb, we discuss the latest revelations regarding Noel Clarke and John Barrowman, and what they mean to Doctor Who fandom, with Amanda Rae Prescott and Rachel Donner. Plus the Monks have always been on this podcast as author Jonathan Morris discusses The Lie of the Land in this month's Gallery of the Underrated. Plus Listeners' Letters, and what happens if you don't comply with the BBC's FAQ regarding fan fiction...  Resources on sexual assualt: In North America call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or go...

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On the ninety-fifth edition of Reality Bomb, we're talking about all things Flux: the uber-serialized nature of it, the characters, how the Doctor's new backstory works in it... all the things. It's a deep dive into the special serial that made up Series 13 with Kayti Burt, Evan Teng and KatyBeth Schmid. We also talk with author Paul Hayes about his new book The Long Game: the Inside Story of How the BBC Brought Back Doctor Who and the obstacles the show faced in coming back to TV in the late '90s including a Doctor Who film in development hell, confusion about the rights to the series and indifference within BBC culture to science fiction. And writer and renaissance man Graham Kibble-White emerges from a maze that looks like a 1980s hotel to bring The God Complex to the Gallery of the Underrated. Plus Priya Deonarain offers an editorial on what she thought about Flux when all was said and done. All this plus an experiment to give people Flux in its purest form!

BONUS CONTENT: We have a special animated version of this month's Gallery of Underrated on Vimeo!