The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman

The Weekly Stuff Bonus #6 – Doctor Who: Kinda (Story 119, 1982)

Episode Summary

In our sixth monthly bonus episode on classic Doctor Who, we discuss the reign of the Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) by exploring his strange early story "Kinda."

Episode Notes

It’s time for another monthly bonus episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, where we will be discussing serials from classic Doctor Who history.

After two wonderful months spent chronicling the adventures of the Fourth Doctor, we jump ahead to the strange reign of the Fifth, played by Peter Davison, and the rocky tenure of producer John Nathan Turner. Kinda, the story we discuss here, is the Fifth Doctor’s third-ever serial, and it is one of the weirdest, wildest, and most unique Doctor Who stories ever told, steeped in dream sequences, surreal imagery, and bizarre plotting that, at the very least, adds up to an extremely memorable story. Is there more than just wackiness on display here? What do we make of Davison’s performance as the Fifth Doctor? And is Adric or Tegan a worse companion? We answer all these questions and more in our in-depth discussion of Kinda.

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