The Nephew’s PodKast

This week’s Kasterborous PodKast (with a K) features Christian Cawley, James McLean and Brian A Terranova discussing matters as disparate as the original design for Nephew in Neil Gaiman’s The Doctor’s Wife, whether or not the Paul McGann-starring TV Movie from 1996 has dated badly, and just what Danny Cohen thought he was playing at with his recent discussion about Doctor Who at the Church and Media conference.

Here are a few quotes. On the matter of the TV Movie:

“It did feel as though there were bits of The X Files in there but that the script and the tone of the show hadn’t actually caught up with where The X Files was at that time.”

On the original design for Nephew:

“The Nephew design is pretty stunning… they were having their lives augmented by House… it’s understandable that the Ood might not have that, and I think that design would have much more suited the story.”

The recent statements by BBC One Controller Danny Cohen concerning Doctor Who Series 7:

“I think the whole…caboodle needs to be more responsive to the situation. Knocking it aside and saying “you’ve got to have faith” doesn’t help the issue… I don’t think using Twitter helps.”

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Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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