Remember the time the Doctor met the crew of Star Trek’s Enterprise? Does Doctor Who occur in the same universe as Blake’s 7? What about Marvel UK’s soon-to-be resurrected Death’s Head, and his contract on the Doctor?

Join Christian Cawley, Gareth Kavanagh, and James McLean as they navigate the wondrous worlds of Doctor Who crossovers, imagined and real!

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Welcome to the first of our special PropKast podcasts, in which James McLean and Brian A Terranova discuss props in TV and movies. To kick off, the focus is mainly on Doctor Who props, specifically those that have been reused across serials or found in other shows.

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In the early 1980s, home video hit the UK, giving anyone who could afford to rent a giant video player the chance to watch movies from the comfort of their own home, regardless of what was on TV.

Remember your video rental store, and the video player in the living room? Those stunning video release posters, or the enticing covers of the seedier, cheaper releases? Recall the first video you watched, or the last one you bought? Christian Cawley, James McLean, and Gareth Kavanagh do, and they’re here to discuss the golden age of home video.

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What’s on your shelf? Any Doctor Who figures? Perhaps one or two classic Star Wars action figures from Kenner? Or did you prefer robots in disguise? Whether you still have those old toys, or you’re simply a modern collector – or you just love the nostalgic reminiscences – Christian Cawley and James McLean are here to have a general chat about 1980s (and some 90s) action toys. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, MASK, and even Blake’s 7 all get a mention…

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It hasn’t been a great couple of months for fans of British showbusiness, with notable passings: Rodney Bewes, Peter Wyngarde, and Jeremy Wilkin.

Unsurprisingly, all three have appeared in Doctor Who, so Christian Cawley and James McLean recently got together to recall their episodes, and their wider work beyond the show.

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  • Rodney Bewes
    • Resurrection of the Daleks
  • Flash Gordon 2 rumour
  • Lethal Weapon (TV show)
  • Peter Wyngarde
    • Planet of Fire
    • Flash Gordon
  • Jeremy Wilkin
    • Revenge of the Cybermen
    • Blake’s 7 – The Way Back

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…)!

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Taking a turn away from the usual podKast format this week, we head back in time, not to 2005, but to 1985, and the much-maligned Colin Baker story Timelash.

Over the past week, the Kasterborous team of Christian Cawley, Brian A Terranova and James McLean has watched Timelash (in varying degrees of completion) and they report back now, dear listener, for your interest and entertainment. Could it be that Glen McCoy’s script is, in fact, unfairly derided by fans, desperate to highlight a weak point of an already mixed run of episodes?

For those of you who don’t know, Timelash – this week’s only recommendation – stars Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant as the Doctor and Peri, who find themselves on the planet Karfel were the population are terrorised by the sinister Borad. Guest starring Blake’s 7 star Paul Darrow (currently seen in Contradiction) as the villainous Tekker and including a historical figure in the proceedings, the story has long been lambasted by fans.

PodKast Series 4 Episode 52 introduction by John Guilor. Theme tune this week is the Peter Howell arrangement, which featured on Timelash.

Parental advisory: this podKast features some adult language. There is also discussion of potential spoilers, so please, don’t listen if you’re easily offended by either. He voiced the First Doctor in The Day of the…