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PaulGreaves
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:45 am    Post subject: theTimeVault podcast Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

Yesterday theTimeVault podcast was launched with it's first show! The aim of this podcast is to review, chat and banter about three of our favourite subjects: The Avengers, Doctor Who and Hammer Horror.

We wanted to cover The Avengers and Hammer Horror for the simple reason that both have dedicated and loyal fan followings but neither appear to have dedicated podcasts.

Some of you may know us from a previous life where we were two of the three presenters of Cadmium2. On that podcast we were watching Doctor Who in order, from the very beginning, as well as covering many other entries in the British Cult TV and Film world. Now that Cadmium2 has ceased to be, we have decided (after many, many requests from listeners) to continue the Doctor Who part of that task. Although that wasn’t our original intention we’re happy to carry on where we left off.

Please do get involved, as this sort of podcast will thrive on the input of it’s listeners and to help you along we have a Facebook group and are on Twitter (links at the website - see below).

The first show is Quatermass and the Pit (Hammer)

Taking note that the Hammer films are, in general, expected to be crammed with creepiness and stuffed with scares we have taken the decision to watch all of them with the lights out, late at night. That should make even the ropiest effect seem half decent and really highlight the good ones!

So, for anyone who has seen the original six-part BBC serial upon which this film was based I will mention now that unlike it’s two predecessors from Hammer, Nigel Kneale (creator and writer) adapted and wrote this screenplay.

It’s early days for this podcast (it doesn’t get much earlier than Show 1 really…) and the format is likely to evolve over time and we apologise for the way I come out of one speaker and Mike comes out of the other. Hopefully it won’t spoil your enjoyment too much. The mixing board was at fault and has been duly chastised with a large mallet. It’s successor has been warned of the consequences of failure (involving bases in volcanoes and lakes full of piranha fish) so from the next show onwards the sound quality, at least, won’t be annoying

You can subscribe through the iTunes store (type thetimevault into the search engine) or download from the website.

Future podcasts are:

5/6 March – The Avengers: Mr Teddy Bear (s2) / From Venus With Love (s5)
19/20 March – Doctor Who: The Web of Fear
2/3 April – The Vampire Lovers (Hammer)
16/17 April – The Avengers: Death at Bargain Prices (s4) / Something Nasty in the Nursery (s5)
30 Apr/01 May – Doctor Who: Fury from the Deep

I hope you'll join us.

Best,
Paul & Mike
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sunday 6th March saw us release our second show and the first to cover The Avengers!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listening to it now ...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh good (he said nervously)...

I hope you enjoy it. Quite frankly, the format is almost identical to our old podcast, which ran for three and a bit years.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stayed with until the end. I thought it was informal and chatty and very engaging.

It was also good to listen to an hour + devoted to just two episodes. I'm looking forward to your take on Bargain Prices and Something Nasty as they are two of my favourite episodes.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phew! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Informal is the way we podcast best. Back in the day we tried being more formal but it was audio death, quite frankly, and a 'pilot' show that will never see the light of day Smile

Neither Mike or I would ever claim to be Avengers experts but we have both watched for years and the idea is simply to give our thoughts and opinions. If people agree or disagree then it forms debates on the facebook group or blog, which is all good - and if we get a fact wrong here or there we're always happy to be corrected (politely, of course) Smile

Given that there are many people out there who are as informed about The Avengers as Mike and I are about Doctor Who, I'm surprised it hasn't been attempted before. This only came about because I was searching for an Avengers podcast and couldn't find one...

Still, it's early days and all the emails and comments we've received so far have been positive - so armed with that we'll carry on!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most impressed with the Depeche Mode "It's No Good" intro... you're wrong about Cathy's age though (11:22) - She was born in '32 and worked with Steed '62-'64, easily time to have a PhD and garner some worldy knowledge.

PS Why do you sound like David Mitchell?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha! You're the first person to 'guess the music' Smile

We stand corrected about her age! That would still only make her 30, not old enough to have such extensive knowledge about all the things she does - and the same can be said for Mrs Peel too. Accomplished women are one thing but these two... Smile

Do I sound like David Mitchell? Really? I'll take it as a compliment as I'm a big fan but that's never been mentioned before...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I quite enjoyed it - I'm now listening to episode 1 as I'm a genre freak.

Some great points raised, and some surprising ones (I personally love the shooting gallery Tara titles, but everyone's different).

I also love the "Mrs Peel, we're needed!" scenes; after all, I named an entire website after them, although I concede the "From Venus with Love" version is the weakest of them. Probably ought to comment on your blog rather than here...

Have to say, at 30 I knew a bloody lot although it's my brother who has the PhD, I'm a bit too much of a dilettante ...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad you quite enjoyed it. I think the point to remember is that it's an opinion based podcast. We're not stating our views as fact, simply as our opinions - and we fully expect that not everyone will agree with them Smile

It's quite possible to know an awful lot at 30 years old, I think the point we were making (somewhat in jest) was that Cathy appears to know something about everything - quite an achievement for anyone, male or female!

Being a genre freak, it's a shame you didn't hear our previous podcast:

www.cadmium2.wordpress.com

It ran for over three years and we gathered quite a following!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PaulGreaves wrote:
Sunday 6th March saw us release our second show and the first to cover The Avengers!


any feedback concerning the pod casts, etc ?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PaulGreaves wrote:
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It's quite possible to know an awful lot at 30 years old, I think the point we were making (somewhat in jest) was that Cathy appears to know something about everything - quite an achievement for anyone, male or female!

Being a genre freak, it's a shame you didn't hear our previous podcast:

www.cadmium2.wordpress.com

It ran for over three years and we gathered quite a following!

True indeed, "The Avengers" likes its superwomen, people often talk about Diana's multiple and conflicting scientific qualifications as well.

True also that it's a shame I missed cadmium2, it sounds like a corker. About the only show listed that I don't care for is the anachronistically politically correct Robin of Sherwood (assuming you mean the new one, the old one I've never seen).
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
True also that it's a shame I missed cadmium2, it sounds like a corker. About the only show listed that I don't care for is the anachronistically politically correct Robin of Sherwood (assuming you mean the new one, the old one I've never seen).
Do you mean the BBC's Robin Hood, with the female saracen, the black Friar Tuck etc?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I wouldn't touch the BBC's pile of ***** with a barge pole. We were discussing the superb Robin of Sherwood from the 80s.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, that's okay then. I didn't think you would have bothered with the Bilgewater Robin. (A rare species found only in a small cottage near Martham, Norfolk).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PaulGreaves wrote:
No, I wouldn't touch the BBC's pile of ***** with a barge pole. We were discussing the superb Robin of Sherwood from the 80s.


tooo funny....but the 80's were a interesting era...more so than the 70's...
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