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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Episode 70: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey in Paris!!



Yes, the Birds are in Paris, but this is not a love story.  Well, actually...this is a love story between the reader and creators.  This is a rocking story, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey 18 is.  We have Spyral, Paris, future tech, a connection with other books in the DCU, and the Birds of Prey!
When Huntress is propositioned a case in Paris from Tiger, a player in the Spyral organization, which Huntress used to be apart of before joining the BOP, she recruits the Birds of Prey to come along.  As it happens, Barbara Gordon was in route to the City of Lights for a Tech Talk, and we all know Black Canary is down for whatever, so how can we not love this bottle issue? HAP-E, we are! 
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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Episode 67: The Daleks



The first show with the Daleks and the Doctor.  Well, let us say the first transmitted episodes of the Daleks and the Doctor.  With a time travel show, 1st can be quite...elusive.  Joe Dredd, Siskoid, and Ashford discuss this Terry Nation Drama.  Allen Wright of the BoOutlaw.com fame has a segment discussing the career of William Russell and more.
What did you think about the world building in Nation's script?  Are you a fan of the Daleks?  Or have they worn thin on you?  They wear quite nicely on me, thank you very much!
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Episode 10: The Apartment



Jerry tries to do Elaine a solid by informing her of an upstairs apartment that is now available, only to regret having his ex-girlfriend living upstairs from him.  And George, our lovable liar, tries to get dates by wearing a wedding ring. Wow!
Erin and Ashford rated this episode 3 out of 5 Superman Shields.  What did you think?  Please let us know on Twitter at @4ThatRule.  We have a Facebook page titled The 4 Who Rule.  Add us!  Or, you can always e-mail us at feathersandfoes@gmail.com


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Friday, January 19, 2018

A State of Temporal Grace 1: The Romans



The Romans is played as a farce, yet the the story lends itself to something that goes way beyond problematic.  The actions of Nero is flat out criminal, and the Doctor's ambivalence to Nero's antics are  damn near complicit.  Despite the hard to watch scenes, like Barbara trying to escape sexual assault from Nero, which is played for laughs, the scenes between Vicky and the Doctor are quite delightful.
Remember, Susan had just left during the Daleks' Invasion of Earth, so the Doctor really needed someone to humor him, and Vicky filled that role quite nicely.


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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Episode 66: An Unearthly Child



Siskoid, Joe Dredd, and Ashford discuss Straight Outta Gallifrey's first episode about the Doctor's granddaughter, Susan.  This first serial where we see Susan attending Coal Hill High School in 1963 London is quite fascinating.  Two concerned teachers, Barbara and Ian, investigate Susan, who is "ahead of her time" in some areas of study, and totally off in others, follow her home to a junkyard.  Quite stunned by the fact that she enters a police box, they are accosted by the Doctor.  And this is when our adventure begins.
Waris Hussein did a superlative job of directing this new challenge of television, inserting flashbacks and all.  The mysterious figure, known only as the Doctor, played by William Hartnell, really came across as a Mad Man. As a kid, I don't know how long it would have taken me to trust him.
What do you think about the Unearthly Child story?  Did the caveman stuff turn you away?   Contact us at prydonian.post@gmail.com.  @sogallifrey on Twitter. 

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Episode 9: The Phone Message



The Phone Message is a Seinfeld episode where we are introduced to the extremes this show will go as far as absurdity of the mundane.  Anything is on the table.  Jerry is taking shots at Docker pants, and George is willing to go to great lengths to start a relationship based on distrust and deceit. 
Erin and Ashford discuss the anxieties and pitfalls of dating, which are broached on this episode as well as others going forward.  Please e-mail us at feathersandfoes@gmail.com.  You can find other episodes of The Four Who Rule - A Seinfeld Podcast at www.seinfeldpodcast.libsyn.com Tweet us @4thatrule.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Episode 65: Doctor Who The Movie



In 1996, Fox/Universal and the BBC, along with other affiliates and power hand shakers tried to bring Doctor Who out of the wilderness.  Siskoid, Joe Dredd, and Ashford discuss the flaws and highlights of this failure to launch, but it launch episode...movie.  But no matter what you may think of this movie, at least we got the lovely Paul McGann.  Isn't life grand?

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Episode 64: Survival



The final episode of series 26 broached many interesting ideas by Rona Munro, who later returns to Doctor Who in 2017's story, the Eaters of Light.  Both stories play around with ideas about bravery, divides among cultures, traditions, languages, species, etc.  Ace returns to her hometown, and it is not a hero's welcome. 
"If we live like animals, we die like animals!" the Doctor shouts.  The final act of the Cold War is the backdrop for the viewer's real life.  Imagine, many people think this is a weak story to go out on, but actually, the story question's toxic masculinity, challenges the viewer with the idea that sometimes it takes more strength not to fight, and what defines the progression of a people.  I don't know about you, but the Doctor stating: Somewhere there is injustice, somewhere there is Tyranny, and somewhere else, the tea is getting cold.  C'mon Ace, we have work to do.  Sorry for paraphrasing.  Too lazy to look up the quote.  But if that is not Doctor Who, then I will just be wrong about the matter.


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