The Pex Lives boys are back to talk about the only Doctor Who story to rival Paradise Towers for the sheer amount of utterly unwarranted vitriol to have been thrown at it, namely The Gunfighters. Along with a discussion of three classic Gary Cooper westerns, High Noon, Man of the West, and The Hanging Tree. It’s a good time for people who like it when other people get shot, and you can listen to it here. …
In a very special pocast (albeit one recorded a month ago) Jane and James discuss Steve Thompson’s Doctor Who episodes. At length. Now, mind you, this was at midnight over here in the States, and I was well past my bedtime. Whereas James was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 6am over in the UK. So I would definitely go James’s version of the event, because my memory is hazy on the point. I think I kept talking about death. Yeah. That seems likely.
Grab the episode here.
And feel free to mock us to the high heavens in the comments. 🙂…
Eruditorum Press is pleased to announce the release of Pex Lives #25, featuring our very own Jane Campbell alongside Kevin and James. This month’s installment opens with a discussion of The Magician’s Apprentice(which James seems to like more than anyone) before heading into a combined fairground twister on Carnival of Monsters and Nightmare of Eden.
Back in June, I was a guest on the Pex Lives! podcast with my good friend Jack Graham (of Shabogan Graffiti and Xenomorph’s Paradox). The subject at hand was tacitly the Doctor Who movie starring Paul McGann, but we very quickly spiraled tangentially off into a great conversation that had perishingly little to do with Doctor Who. The details largely escape me now, but I seem to recall at least touching on topics as disparate as Sliders, Homicide: Life on the Street, the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Melora”, Super Sentai, capitalism and domesticity, capitalism and Pop Christianity, the difference between high fantasy and science fiction, the aesthetic of non-modern naturalistic generativity in sci-fi, Dirty Pair, Gothic cathedrals, fascism vs. anarchy, the origins of mainline fandom histories, radical politics and detournement in fanfiction and criticism, pop culture as western oral mythology, and Toho’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde game for the NES.
Sadly, the recording and editing process was marred by a myriad of technical problemsthat can really only be described as “we fucked up big time”, so the episode hasn’t actually been able to see the light of day until now. But it’s been entirely reconstructed and pieced back together thanks to the valiant efforts of the Pex Lives! boys, so I can finally share it with you all today! You can download or stream the podcast here or here, and you too can marvel as I stammer incoherently while people far more articulate and cogent than I say very clever and thoughtful things!
Big thanks again to Kevin and James for the opportunity, and a happy, albeit terribly belated, anniversary!…