Category: Doctor Who Podcasts

Episode 168: We Are All Stories In The End

Shannon embarks on a difficult review of 2020. A year of monumental challenges personally and professionally for both hosts. He remembers CBC TV sports anchor (and Steve’s father) Carl Lake, Jeremy Bulloch of Star Wars Boba Fett fame, and Newfoundland local comic shop owner and passionate fan of all things good and geek, Jason Conway. All passed in this year, and all had an impact on this podcast and the host’s lives in many ways, small and large. While some topics pertaining to Doctor Who (such as Christopher Eccleston’s recent bizarre response to returning to the role on TV while promoting a return in audio form!), are covered, this podcast primarily is meant to be a tribute and outpouring of love and support to the families and friends who lost their loved ones. Stay safe during Covid, please. Thank you for your support, and we will return when you least expect it. Wishing all positive mental health and a much better 2021. 

Thanks:

Adam Peddle and Adam Lambert, for supplying tributes to Jason.

Heidi Edgar of Canadian Mental Health Association for invaluable light in the dark.

Steve Lake, for his technical assistance on producing this podcast under difficult circumstances.

Links:

Doctor Who News obituary/career retrospective of Jeremy Bulloch: 

www.doctorwhonews.net/2020/12/jeremy_bulloch_1945_2020.html

Vintage clip from December 12, 1978 of Steve’s dad co-anchoring Here And Now CBC TV news, courtesy of RetroRewindNL: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJikqlpfN-I

The official Downtown Comics group, with 900+ and counting tributes to Jason Conway: 

www.facebook.com/groups/17744213171

The website to learn more and support the efforts of mental health initiatives in Newfoundland:

cmhanl.ca

Social Media:

TheWhostorian.ca for 9+ years of blogs, videos, archived audio episodes

anchor.com/shannon-lush for the spinoff podcast The Whostorian Winterly

Twitter: @Marshalllush @StylinSteve @TheWhostorian

Email: thewhostorian@gmail.com

Whostorian Bonus – Covid Victorious

Shannon returns with a lengthy solo episode to update fans on mental health status of both hosts and address the current social woes of living in a pandemic. But it’s not all doom-n-gloom! Multi-platform media effort Timelord Victorious is given a spotlight and issue #1 of Titan’s 2-issue tie-in specials is covered. The 7th Doctor outwits the Sontarans for an all-powerful weapon in Big Finish’s audio story Starlight Robbery. And Matt Smith fights zombie hordes with a terrible American accent in the B-movie plague-fest Patient Zero, buddy!

The Whostorian: Episode 167 – Return Of The Jowlies

Steve and Shannon reunite and it feels so good! Pandemic weight gain, award winners, Christopher Eccleston transforming one more time, slimy slugs and cutaway comics are all discussed. Welcome back!

*Forgive me please for my (Steve)’s audio. I don’t know what happened but it’s been a while since we set up the studio in person. Next time the bugs will be worked out.

Whostorian Bonus: Max Who-Room

Shannon throws around Sumo wrestlers with B.A Baracus in the poll winner A-Team #2 Marvel comic, finds hunger to be a perfect foe for the Sixth Doctor in Big Finish’s The Seeds Of War, teams up with Frobisher to rescue cute space fish Polly The Glot in IDW’s Classic Comics, enjoys 1990s jean shirts and flip phones in Auton 2 spinoff movie, watches Richard Oliver suppress the dodgy press..and c-c-catches the wave on Fang Rock with Max Headroom!

Whostorian Bonus: Leisure Suit Liam

Shannon discovers why the 12th Doctor is bullet-proof in Titan’s Digital-First miniseries Ghost Stories #1, finds out it doesn’t take a scryer to see Titan’s Fourth Doctor: Gaze Of The Medusa #1 is worth the price of FREE, and revels in the shade of the Sun and guns of young Liam Neeson in poll-winner Miami Vice.

Whostorian Bonus: Come (Solar) Sailing With Me

Shannon finds out that in the 1976 Fourth Doctor LP story The Pescatons, this time it’s personal. Shakedown: Return Of The Sontarans features old foes with new faces and old friends with new agendas, and The Second Doctor’s era turns a memorable page in The Night Walkers comic strip from the Swingin’ Sixties!

The Whostorian: Episode 166 – It’s Christmas Charl… Stylin’ Steve

Time to close out the year with a Christmas Special talking about the Christmas specials. Stylin’ Steve goes over an informal top five of the specials he liked and will be watching on Christmas Eve as he works the night away.

From the Motes of News, here’s the YouTube channel for the school in Wales and their episode of Doctor Who: https://youtu.be/tCrP3fbKxgk

From Stylin’ Steve, have a very Mery Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year. He’ll see you in 2020.

The Whostorian: Episode 165 – Taking The Show Solo

This is not an illusion, The Whostorian is back. Stylin’ Steve is in control of his TARDIS as Shannon takes a sabbatical, so while one host is away, the other will play. After the Motes Of News, Steve dives into a review of the first outing for his favourite Doctor, Time & The Rani. There’s also the return of the video reviews to the YouTube channel as well as some discussion of new ideas and directions to take the podcast in, now that it’s a solo venture.

The Whostorian: Episode 163 – Who Stuff-N-Such

Steve becomes Stylin Segue Steve. Shannon basks in Colin Baker Blu Ray news. New segment Who Stuff covers The Unofficial Doctor Who Big Book Of Lists and The Visual Dictionary. Jon Pertwee, Canada, The United States, a niece, AND the podcast all had birthdays celebrated on this episode. Reviews of Titan Comic’s Free Comic Book Day 2019 release and issues 2 and 3 of Thirteen Doctor ongoing series, all acquired at Heroes And Hobbies. Avalon Expo 5 info: AvalonExpo.com. Support independently produced Doctor Who merchandise! Thank you for EIGHT years of your love, encouragement, and support. We love Doctor Who and we love our listeners.

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