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.
City of the Dead - 02: It's Trad, Dad

Holly and James talk about the teen musical comedy from the nascent Amicus productions. 

Direct download: Amicast_02_Its_Trad_Dad.mp3
Category:City of the Dead -- posted at: 3:32pm UTC
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City of the Dead - 02a: Helen Shapiro Interview

Holly and James chat to legendary superstar, the lovely Helen Shapiro about her role in the early Amicus film It's Trad, Dad, Richard Lester, the music scene of then and now, and her faith in Jesus.

Direct download: Helen_Shapiro_Interview.mp3
Category:City of the Dead -- posted at: 6:51pm UTC
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Shabcast 8

What bloody man is that?  It's bloody Jack Graham.  Again.  Another Shabcast so soon?  Yes, but don't get used to this kind of schedule.  It's only happening because time is out of joint.  This time, myself and my actorly buddy Elliot Chapman (returning guest from the Macra shabcast, and Big Finish's new Ben Jackson) discuss Shakespeare's great tragedy 'Macbeth', and Shakespeare generally.  We even say the word 'Macbeth' occasionally... hopefully without bringing too much theatrical ill-luck down upon ourselves.  We chat as we watch the TV film of Trevor Nunn's legendary production from 1978, starring Ian McKellen and Judi Dench, and produced by Verity Lambert.  The second most profound material she ever televised.  Elliot will be appearing in a production of 'Macbeth' soon to run in Redcliffe Caves in Bristol, produced by Insane Root as part of the Bristol Shakespeare Festival.  Jack will be appearing in the kitchen soon to make himself an evil sandwich as part of a obscene, perverse ritual.  Root for us insanely, and download our shabcast.  Exeunt.

Direct download: Shabcast_8_-_The_Scottish_Shabcast.mp3
Category:Shabcast -- posted at: 11:00am UTC
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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