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65: Maine is Purgatory

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A new TV season is here! We analyze the new shows, plus some returning favorites. Among our targets: Revenge, Homeland, Terra Nova, Once Upon a Time, Grimm, Person of Interest, American Horror Story, Ringer, A Gifted Man, Boss, and returning shows The Walking Dead, Fringe, Community, Supernatural, Haven, and Dexter. Also: Why does Scott McNulty think every show is Prime Suspect?

Episode 65 (80 minutes, 38 MB enhanced AAC) is live and direct on 5by5.tv. An MP3 version is also available.

The Incomparable participants: Jason Snell with Scott McNulty, Lisa Schmeiser, John Siracusa, Dan Moren, and Ben Boychuk.

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60: Thanks For Everything... Now Go Die

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Why do secret agents wear make-up under their eyepatches? When do text messages not properly convey thanks for saving the universe? Are the Cybermen the worst villians ever? We wrap up the sixth season of “Doctor Who” with discussion of the last three episodes as well as the season as a whole.

Episode 60 (66 minutes, 32 MB MP3) is live and direct on 5by5.tv.

The Incomparable participants: Jason Snell, Dan Moren, Scott McNulty, Serenity Caldwell, John Siracusa, and Glenn Fleishman.

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59: Flitting is in (TV Fantasy Pitches)

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We conclude our TV Fantasy Draft with the unveiling of our series pitches. Vampire and ghost detectives! Star Trek meets the West Wing! A sitcom starring a robot and an omnipotent being! A gritty techno-drama. A psychedelic series set on a Zeppelin! And John Siracusa’s pitch seems awfully familiar somehow.

Episode 59 (82 minutes, 39 MB MP3) is live and direct at 5by5.tv.

The Incomparable participants: Jason Snell, Dan Moren, Scott McNulty, Serenity Caldwell, John Siracusa, and Steve Lutz. Special guest star: Glenn Fleishman.

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58: Greyskull Anonymous (TV Fantasy Draft)

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Who are the best TV characters of all time? Six people set out to draft teams of 10 characters each, from which they would form some of the strangest TV cases ever seen. Will Captain Kirk, Columbo, and The Fonz end up on the same show? Perhaps the craziest episode we’ve ever done highlights dozens of our favorite characters from TV history.

Episode 58 (74 minutes, 30 MB MP3)

The Incomparable participants: Jason Snell, Dan Moren, Scott McNulty, Serenity Caldwell, John Siracusa, and Steve Lutz.

Credit for this Atrocity: It’s Glenn Fleishman’s fault. Listen to supplemental podcast 55a to hear the origin.

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Complete team rosters follow. DO NOT LOOK UNTIL YOU’VE HEARD THE EPISODE. IT WILL RUIN A LOT OF THE FUN.

 

56: Let Me in the Frickin' TARDIS!

Press the Green Anchor button and jump into a parallel timestream: it’s time to talk “Doctor Who.” In this flash episode we deconstruct the two most recent episodes, “Night Terrors” and “The Girl Who Waited.” And here’s a hint: we liked one of them way more than the other.

Episode 56 (58 minutes, 21 MB MP3)

The Incomparable participants (Green Anchor): Jason Snell, Scott McNulty, John Siracusa, and Glenn Fleishman. The Incomparable participants (Red Waterfall): Dan Moren, Serenity Caldwell.

When Jason laughs about how we don’t edit the flash podcasts, you can laugh back. This episode was actually edited a bit, though still mostly presented as recorded on Skype.

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55: If a Show Never Airs, Can It Be Cancelled?

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This podcast is cancelled! We discuss TV shows that failed to reach their proper natural lifespan. When all is said and done, you’ll hear recommendations for 25 excellent series that burned bright and weren’t allowed to fade away. Fantasy football drafts were never this good.

Episode 55 (61 minutes, 25.7 MB MP3)

The Incomparable participants: Jason Snell, Dan Moren, Scott McNulty, Serenity Caldwell, Glenn Fleishman.

Material cut from this podcast was posted here.

The Brilliant-But-Cancelled Draft

Pick zero: Firefly

  1. Pushing Daisies
  2. Kings
  3. Defying Gravity
  4. The Middleman
  5. Max Headroom
  6. Wonderfalls
  7. Eerie, Indiana
  8. Twin Peaks
  9. Journeyman
  10. The Tick
  11. Better off Ted
  12. Clone High
  13. Andy Richter Controls the Universe
  14. Ultraviolet
  15. Cupid
  16. John From Cincinnati
  17. Caprica
  18. Eureka
  19. Heat Vision and Jack
  20. Freaks and Geeks
  21. The Lone Gunmen
  22. Arrested Development
  23. Greg the Bunny
  24. Terriers
  25. Now and Again

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53: Let's Quilt Hitler

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Flash podcast! A largely unedited Skype conversation after this weekend’s “Doctor Who” midseason premiere, “Let’s Kill Hitler.”

Episode 53 (37 minutes plus six minutes of nonsense, 15 MB MP3)

The Incomparable participants: Jason Snell, Dan Moren, Herr McNulty, Serenity Caldwell, Glenn Fleishman.

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48: Can I Get Some Extra Dragons on That, Please?

From the Wall in the north (behind which lurk the fearsome White Walkers) to across the Narrow Sea (which is sort of dull), the first season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has everything the George R. R. Martin book has, with perhaps slightly more attractive naked people having sex right in front of you. Also: Uncomfortable chairs.

Episode 48 (70 minutes, 19 MB MP3 file)

The Incomparable participants: Jason Snell, Serenity Caldwell, Scott McNulty, John Siracusa, Dan Moren and special guest Monty Ashley.

Spoiler Horn

We spoil the first season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” but not anything that may or may not be coming up in later books.

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45: Lesbian, Silurian, Victorian

Pour yourself a White Mickey and listen to our discussion of the first half of "Doctor Who's" split season. We discuss "The Rebel Flesh," "A Good Man Goes to War," and the season as a whole. Or half? We also debate the merits of Lesbian Victorian Silurians and Auton Roman Centurions.

The incomparable download: Episode 45 (60 minutes plus four minutes of nonsense, 28 MB MP3 file)

The Incomparable participants: Jason Snell, Scott McNulty, Serenity Caldwell, Glenn Fleishman, John Siracusa, and Dan Moren.

Spoiler Horn

If you haven't seen this half-season of "Doctor Who," DO NOT LISTEN.

Links

Here's Moffat's rec.arts.drwho post.

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