Pex Lives: A Doctor Who Podcast (first doctor)
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.
39: The Tenth Planet, or, It's far from being all over...

With an ailing Pex Lives crew, battling the elements, the general and precipitous downward spiral of what has laughingly been called the civilised world, uncooperative technology, and a pair of immune systems that have crapped out just when we needed them most, we have lashed ourselves to the wheel and sailed on into the raging storm of knackered nautical cliches. Kevin had to phone in his contribution because his laptop wouldn't connect to the internet so the sound quality isn't what we like it to be, but it is still listenable. We also went considerably shorter than we usually do. Shortening it further, hundreds of consumptive sounding coughs were edited out from the file, but some have slipped through.

For all that as a disclaimer, we stand by this as something worth your time. It's probably the most-Doctor Who focused thing we've ever done, if that's what you like. Here we talk about William Hartnell's swansong as the Doctor and a little about the news that Peter Capaldi is leaving the revived show this year.

Enjoy!

Direct download: pex_lives.mp3
Category:First Doctor -- posted at: 3:34pm UTC
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34: The Crusade, or, a lion without claws!

Welcome to your Pex Lives. In this episode, Kevin and James talk about then-current events, the First Doctor serial the Crusade, and three more classic westerns.

Those movies were:

Shane (1953)

Johnny Guitar (1954)

The Searchers (1956)

Direct download: The_crusade_pex_lives.mp3
Category:First Doctor -- posted at: 6:10pm UTC
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32: The Gunfighters, or, Prey to every cliché-ridden convention of the American West.

Kevin & James kick off their Western series with a chat about the Gunfighters, a Dr. Who serial from '66. Before that, they have a great conversation about three Gary Cooper films.

High Noon (1952)

Man of the West (1958)

The Hanging Tree (1959)

Direct download: Los_Cabelleros.mp3
Category:First Doctor -- posted at: 11:19am UTC
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29: The Tribe of Gum/The Face of Evil

Kevin and James talk to Oi Spaceman's Daniel Harper about the last three episodes of An Unearthly Child and The Face of Evil. 

Direct download: face_of_evil_tribe_of_gum_pex_lives.mp3
Category:First Doctor -- posted at: 1:02pm UTC
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26: The Chase, or, Say, you wouldn't be trying to have a bit of fun with me now, would you?

Crack yourself open a can of classic Pex Lives, with Kevin and James talking about the month long horror movie marathon that is their Halloween tradition, how they feel about the latest episodes (they don't), and the mind boggling serial from 1965, the Chase.

Direct download: the_chase_p1.mp3
Category:First Doctor -- posted at: 4:19pm UTC
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14: The Web Planet, or, What's happening, Doctor? What's happening?

Pex Lives returns with its first ever on-air guest! @HitlerPuncher joined us to talk about the Web Planet and much more. This is our first episode on since the new season of Doctor Who has started airing and we share our thoughts on Peter Capaldi's episodes. Get stuck into... the Web Planet!

Theme music:I Have Never Watched Doctor Who - Adam Warrock

Interlude: Human Fly - The Cramps


The Web Planet

Writer Bill Strutton
Director Richard Martin
Script editor Dennis Spooner
Producer

Verity Lambert

Direct download: web_planet.mp3
Category:First Doctor -- posted at: 11:59pm UTC
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13. The Sensorites, or At Night the Sky is a Burned Orange and the Leaves on the Trees are Bright Silver

James and Kevin are back from an unexpected break as we crossed over our one year anniversary and have gone back to basics with the classic First Doctor serial, The Sensorites. Did they love it, hate it or find it totally unnecessary? Listen and find out!

Direct download: sensorites_1.mp3
Category:First Doctor -- posted at: 8:02pm UTC
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2. The Space Museum, or Revolution!

Episode 2 of the fabulous Pex Lives podcast is live and waiting for you to hear it. The guys had a great, freewheeling conversation about The Space Museum that touches on all sorts of issues. Namechecks to Tolstoy, H.G. Wells, Bob Dylan, The Beatles and The Who, and lots of meaty discussion of colonialism and revolution. So, if you haven’t ever seen The Space Museum, don’t get left behind. Next month: The Krotons!

Direct download: pex_lives_02_the_space_museum.mp3
Category:First Doctor -- posted at: 12:00pm UTC
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1. An Unearthly Child, or I Tolerate This Century But I Don't Enjoy It

Welcome, traveller! This is the first ever episode of the monthly Pex Lives, a podcast about Doctor Who. Meet Kevin and James, your hosts through this pilot episode about a pilot episode. Apologies for the audio issues on James’ end this time: rest assured next month’s episode will be practically perfect in every way.

September’s show will be about the Space Museum, for those following along at home. Enjoy!

Direct download: pex_lives_01_an_unearthly_child.mp3
Category:First Doctor -- posted at: 12:00pm UTC
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