In a mini-sidestep from our recent podKast, James McLean and Christian Cawley discuss whether William Shatner really did act like a dick on British breakfast TV recently, or if the superficial nature of the Good Morning Britain set up created a situation that was hard for the presenters and the guest to come out of looking good.


Back in 2014, we took the opportunity to speak with Ian Dickerson, a gentleman closely involved with attempts to bring The Saint back to television!

Following the news that the pilot episode starring Adam Rayner as Simon Templar that gained attention on YouTube in 2013 had been abandoned in favour of a new pilot written by Chris Lunt (who recently penned the superb ITV serials Prey, the first starring John Simm, the second more recently with Philip Glenister) Ian – co-producer on the first pilot and the public face of the estate of Leslie Charteris – talked us through the current status of the production, which at the time of our discussion was in the scripting stage.

We’d encourage you to click play for our first CultKast, which comes in at around 24 minutes and features Ian telling Christian who the The Saint‘s new producer is as well as give us an idea on just how they might bring Simon Templar up to date in the 21st century: “[He’s] a product of the times… we’ve got to come up with a Saint for the 21st century. Does he spend his life online, or does he not…?”

In this week’s PodKast with a K, Christian Cawley, James McLean and Brian A. Terranova reveal the latest stage in the podKast’s evolution: BeyondKasterborous, our new home on the web!

Familiar name? Well, maybe, but if you want to know why we selected it, and where we’re going next, then it’s time to hit play. And welcome a new era (which will, no doubt sound exactly the same as the last…)!

Shownotes Series 6 Episode 25

In a lull between kommentaries (we’ve a new one for you next week) Brian, James and Christian discuss recent Marvel movies, the Doctor’s place in the Marvel comics universe, Captain America’s Hydra revisionism and how the producers of Doctor Who could do the same thing with the Doctor — or have they already?

PLUS: Christian and Brian talk 1980s action figures.

Shownotes Series 6 Episode 17

Theme tune by Russell Hugo.

Christian Cawley and James McLean look back at Ripper Street Series 4, which recently completed its initial run on Amazon Instant Video.

Did we like it? Did we love it? Were we stunned by the finale? There’s only one way to find out…

Shownotes CultKast Episode 5

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In a break from the usual Doctor Who programming, this week’s podKast takes a break from time travel (well, mostly – listen out for TV Movie references, as well as Christopher Eccleston’s in-character message to…