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…

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This week’s show is largely a chat about the comparative lack of necessity for the Star Wars “Origins” movies, Rogue One and Solo.

Meanwhile, coming soon on BBC 1 is a new adaptation of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. But of more immediate interest is whether Brian Terranova has experienced Jeff Wayne’s seminal concept album…


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!



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.


(Featured image credit: Brian A Terranova)

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…


Image credit: Nick Amoscato/Flickr

Imagine a world where people can interact with the universal energy that binds us… a Star Wars-like world where martial arts are employed to teach Jedi-like skills… and a world where thousands of British people registered their religion as “Jedi” in the 2001 census.

You’ve guessed it: you’re already living here. Daniel M Jones, founder of the Church of Jediism, tells Christian Cawley about the church, and his book: Become the Force – 9 Lessons on How to Live as a Jediist Master.


Star Wars, Blade Runner, Alien, Terminator — all movies with special editions, directors’ cuts, and reboot/sequel/prequel continuations that fundamentally alter the original stories. What’s it all about? Are these franchises irreparably damaged by the changes? Do fans have the last word on what is canon, or the creator?

James McLean and Gareth Kavanagh are on hand to discuss.


Christian Cawley and his son Bruce have just left the cinema after 2 and a half hours of Star Wars awesomeness in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Get ready for spoiler filled reactions from a 40 year old and his 5 year old son!

We’ll have a full discussion on BeyondKasterborous in the next few weeks, but until then, enjoy this, recorded live in the car, buzzing on sweets and popcorn…