Pex Lives: A Doctor Who Podcast
James Murphy and Kevin Burns are both Certified Minor Internet Personalities with a shared love of Doctor Who. Explore the history of the show with them, as they watch classic serials and chat with each other each month about them. Each month, the pair will pick a classic serial to watch and then break down, exploring the themes, characters and production of the given story. There will also be jokes. New episodes on the first Sunday of every month.
23: City of Death, or, Exquisite. Absolutely exquisite.

This is almost as much fun as the serial being discussed. 

 

 

Writer "David Agnew" (pseudonym for David FisherDouglas Adams and Graham Williams)
Director Michael Hayes
Script editor Douglas Adams
Producer Graham Williams
Direct download: City_of_Death_pex_lives.mp3
Category:Fourth Doctor -- posted at: 4:13pm UTC
Comments[6]

Shabcast 7

Join me, Josh Marsfelder (of Vaka Rangi) and Jane (of many fames) as we watchalong and chat about the wonderful and neglected 1966 TV production of Alice in Wonderland, directed by Jonathan Miller. A sweet way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of the original book.  Very proud of this one.

Direct download: Shabcast_7_-_Alice_Narrates_Herself.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 12:50pm UTC
Comments[5]

Here's the exciting pilot episode for a brand new podcast which will cover every film released by Amicus Studios, starting here with proto Amicus film, Horror Hotel aka City of the Dead. 

 

This podcast was recorded before Christopher Lee died. 

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: CotD_01_Horror_Hotel.mp3
Category:City of the Dead -- posted at: 2:50pm UTC
Comments[11]

R.I.P. Christopher Lee

The day after learning of the passing of unparalled icon Christopher Lee, Holly B, Jack Graham, and James have a great unplanned, unstructured chat about the man's legendary life and work.

Direct download: RIPCLEE.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 4:30pm UTC
Comments[10]

Phil Sandifer talks to Vox Day, the writer and editor behind the Rabid Puppy/Hugo Awards controversy, about the relative merits of John C. Wright's One Bright Star to Guide Them and Iain M. Banks' The Wasp Factory. 

You can find Shabcast 6, featuring an afterparty featuring Phil, Jack Graham and your own intrepid Pex Lives hosts here: http://pexlives.libsyn.com/shabcast-6

Direct download: Pex_Lives_and_Eruditorum_Press_Present_the_Vox_Day_Interview.mp3
Category:EruditorumPex -- posted at: 11:58am UTC
Comments[8]

This Shabcast is an accompaniment to this month's edition of Pex Lives, which features the long-awaited encounter between Phil Sandifer (from off of TARDIS Eruditorum) and 'Vox Day' (from off of fascism and fucking up the Hugo Awards). 

Kevin and James have kindly turned the June installment of Pex Lives over to the Sandifer/Vox Day interview, in which Phil quizzes Vox about his attitudes towards two texts, One Bright Star to Guide Them by John C. Wright (which Vox loves and Phil hates) and Iain M. Banks' The Wasp Factory (which Vox hates and Phil loves).
 
Shabcast 6 is something in the way of an 'afterparty' for Phil, in which Phil chats with myself, Kevin and James about the Vox Day interview.  Very much necessary listening.  And lots of fun.  After the serious business of the interview itself, the four of us kick back and have a chat which veers from the serious to the plain giggly.
 

This Shabcast also features frequent and vehement contributions by my elderly, crotchety and extremely loud-voiced bengal cat Quiz.  You won't be able to understand her, but I can... and she's telling me to kill.

Direct download: Shabcast_6.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 11:32am UTC
Comments[8]

22: The Macra Terror, or, Dreadful. Did you hear that rhyme?

Pex Lives had a wondeful time talking to the brilliant Holly B. about Moffat for a little while and the classic Troughton serial, the Macra Terror. Download, enjoy, and share!

Have you heard? May is Macra Madness Month,

Direct download: The_Macra_Terror_p1.mp3
Category:Second Doctor -- posted at: 12:23am UTC
Comments[7]

May is Macra Madness Month for both Pex Lives and the Shabogan Graffiti Podcast.  Shabcast 5 - a mammoth discussion of lost 60s classic 'The Macra Terror' - sees Jack joined by longstanding online buddy, actor Elliot Chapman, who also happens to have recently been cast by Big Finish as the new Ben Jackson!  Elliot seems to be on some kind of mission to singlehandedly disprove the old prejudice about actors being thick.  And he likes Jack's blog, which Jack takes as proof of his intelligence.  This is possibly the most shabgraffy Shabcast yet, i.e. lots of Doctor Who and lots of politics... as well as unrestrained ramblings about stuff as diverse as complicity, conspiracy, CRPGs, The Prisoner (of course), Herbert Marcuse, Universal horror films, Abbott and Costello, Marshall Berman, the Nazi's Degenerate Art Exhibition and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.  It's another long one.  But you don't *have* to listen to it.  Nobody's forcing you.  Ungrateful bastards.

 

Direct download: Shabcast_5_-_This_Podcast_Does_Not_Exist.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 9:28am UTC
Comments[7]

Direct download: macramadnessmonth.mp3
Category:Second Doctor -- posted at: 9:14am UTC
Comments[25]

Normal shabcast service has been resumed after the unplanned emergency anti-fascist edition from earlier this month (though you may be hearing more from Phil and myself on the issue of the Hugos and the nazis).  This episode of the Shabogan Graffiti podcast is the long-awaited continuation of my mammoth chat with the lovely Josh Marsfelder, writer of the ridiculously good Vaka Rangi blog.  A slightly disjointed episode this one, but you're getting all the good bits.  The bits I chopped out are mostly me (Jack, that is) being inconsequential.  What's left is mostly Josh being eloquent and passionate about TNG, Trek generally, Dirty Pair, aesthetics, fan fiction, slash, Mary Sues, singularity archetypes, and all sorts and manners and conditions of interesting stuff.  We also do a bit of violently malevolent hating on Wesley Crusher... which should be entirely acceptable to all right-thinking people.  You'll love it, trust me.  Hardcore nattering, with no fascism to ruin everything.  Paint a bulls-eye on your heart right now.

Direct download: Shab_Cast_Four_-_The_Next_Iteration.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 4:27pm UTC
Comments[5]