"So that's the contraption, is it?"
"The console, Mr. Sutton, the console."
"Well, I thought it'd be a bit more impressive than that."
"What did you expect? Some kind of space rocket with Batman at the controls?"
-- Greg Sutton and the Third Doctor, Doctor Who: "Inferno"
This time, special guest companion Lee Leonard joins me for a new episode of Next Stop Everywhere: The Doctor Who Podcast, as we discuss "Inferno", the fourth serial from Season 7 in 1970, featuring Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor, Caroline John as Liz Shaw, Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, and John Levene as Sergeant John Benton!
In this episode, Lee and I discuss things like a brief Karen update, our previous Jon Pertwee episodes, the last appearance of Liz Shaw, Sgt. Benton deserving an official first name, how Lee became a Doctor Who fan and a Next Stop Everywhere listener, Lee's favorite Doctor, the secret real life attempt to actually drill through the Earth's crust that inspired "Inferno", the Third Doctor's early obsession with escaping his forced exile on Earth, explaining how the TARDIS console transported Bessie to the alternate Earth but not anything else, the Doctor's first experience with a parallel dimension, the Mirror Universe versions of the Brigadier, Liz and Benton, the Brigade Leader's sweet eyepatch, wanting to see a modern era prequel to "Inferno", the Brigade Leader being exposed as a coward, seeing Sgt. Benton as Chewbacca, Liz getting up in the Brigadier's grill, everyone butting heads with Professor Stahlman, the werewolf-like Primords, wondering why no one locked up Stahlman in a room somewhere, our favorite lines of the story, Greg Sutton harassing Petra, my Reverse the Reverse the Polarity segment, some feedback from Holly from Wisconsin and Paul from Australia, the upcoming return of Christine Peruski, and more!
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Be sure to come back next week as special guest companion Christine Peruski returns to Next Stop Everywhere and we discuss "Planet of the Dead", the 2009 Easter Special, featuring David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, Michelle Ryan as Lady Christina de Souza, Lee Evans as Malcolm Taylor, and Daniel Kaluuya as Barclay! Look for more of Next Stop Everywhere on iTunes, Google Play Music, YouTube, Libsyn, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and the official Southgate Media Group website!