It’s Christmas, so we’ve recorded a special seasonal podcast. Time travel back to 2006 with Christian Cawley and Brian Terranova as they talk all the way through The Runaway Bride, starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate.

This episode went out on Christmas Day evening to an audience of 9.35 million viewers, and famously split fans, some of which adored Catherine Tate’s first full appearance (following the cameo at the end of Doomsday) while others were less than enthused.

A quick look in the Ultimate Regeneration compendium of Doctor Who reviews from the RTD era reveals what Christian thought at the time:

“This wasn’t a ‘fun adventure for all the family’. It had all of the worst excesses of Russell T Davies’ take on Doctor Who sliced up, repackaged as something new and different and frankly empty. Without a strong lead, Doctor Who would be dead in the water. That’s worth thinking about. He shouldn’t really have to put up with nonsense like this.”

But what does Christian think of The Runaway Bride 13 years later?

So get ready to hit play. We’ve even provided a count-in so you can watch the episode along with us. What’s more, we’d love to hear your thoughts on rewatching The Runaway Bride, so leave them below.

We’ve got a problem. With a new Doctor Who series on the horizon, how can we manage to fit it in? With books, games, comics, magazines, radio shows, movies – even podcasts – where does TV sit? Should specific shows be prioritised? If so, is Doctor Who really a show to watch before, say, The Mandalorian, or The Man in the High Castle, or even I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here?

James McLean and Christian Cawley get together to try and assess the load media consumers have to work through. We might also have speculated again on the future of Doctor Who as a broadcast show, in terms of how we might view (as in “consume”) in the future…

Is the family audience still there? Has it migrated to Marvel’s hero movies? Will the producers of Doctor Who evolve the show into a new format for streaming platforms? Is the future of shows like Doctor Who digital-only, or is a physical product still required?

This week’s show is a PropKast featuring Brian A Terranova telling us about how he and a group of prop enthusiasts built their own RTD-era sonic screwdriver.

Tying in nicely with our RTD era sonic screwdriver PDF, Brian tells Christian Cawley how prop makers put their heads together, pooled resources, and built their own sonic screwdrivers.

As if all that wasn’t enough, there’s even some chat about how the Star Wars fan community discovered how a lightsaber prop changed during Return of the Jedi. You’ll also learn what a “Hero Prop” is, assuming you don’t already know…

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter: look for @kasterbeyond for show updates, interesting retweets, and wry observations about Doctor Who and other favorite shows.

Meanwhile, as well as the Kasterborous PodKast player above, you can find us on:

…and most of the places you’ll find podcasts.

While you’re there, especially on iTunes, take the time to leave a review. It doesn’t have to be a five star review – we’d appreciate your honesty! But it’s really important to get in touch with podcasters and let them know what you think. You can, of course, drop us a line via Facebook, which we always welcome, but ratings and reviews on iTunes, Spotify, and the like, really help us to reach more listeners.

After all, that’s why we’re here – to share our thoughts with as many people as possible. As ever, thanks for listening, and we’ll speak to you again soon.

We’ll probably give your review a shoutout, too!

Comic cons, book launches, interviews in Radio Times – former Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston is everywhere right now, opening up and talking honestly for the first time ever. So it should come as no surprise that this brand new Kasterborous PodKast is almost entirely about him.

Oh, and Brian A. Terranova – he’s back as well. So scratch that tribute episode, yeah?

In the coming weeks we have a load of new podcasts and other content set to come your way. There’s a brief allusion to this in the show, but speaking generally, Brian and Christian have recorded a bunch of new shows, and new blog content is set to come along soon too. Among the things you can look forward to are a new BeyondKasterborous, a PropKast, and a short discussion about the new site.

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Don’t forget you can follow us on Twitter @kasterbeyond!

Meanwhile, as well as playing the Kasterborous PodKast above, you can find us on:

…and most of the places you’ll find podcasts.

While you’re there, please take the time to leave a review. It doesn’t have to be a five star review – we’d appreciate your honesty! But it’s really important to get in touch with podcasters and let them know what you think. You can, of course, drop us a line via Facebook, which we always welcome, but ratings and reviews on iTunes, Spotify, and the like, really help us to reach more listeners.

After all, that’s why we’re here – to share our thoughts with as many people as possible. As ever, thanks for listening, and we’ll speak to you again soon.

Remember The Iron Legion? Or are your early memories of Doctor Who somewhat different?

In this week’s Kasterborous Doctor Who podcast, Christian Cawley and Gareth Kavanagh look back through the space-time visualizer at their earliest memories of classic Doctor Who.

The summer is over and we’re back! Gareth Kavanagh and Christian Cawley recall the great Terrance Dicks who sadly died on August 29th, 2019, aged 84. Considering his various Doctor Who highs and lows, we also recall our own encounters with the Great Oak of Doctor Who.

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There’s not a lot of Doctor Who news around at the moment, but what is going on is pretty interesting. To highlight the gems, Christian Cawley and James McLean got together to record a new podcast!

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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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