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It’s a jam-packed and bittersweet edition of the MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast this week!  Our friend Kayti Burt joins us to talk all about SHERLOCK, as we discuss her great ranking of the show’s episodes, from worst to best, that she did for Collider.com (Link HERE ).  We’ve been trying to have her on for a couple of weeks, and we finally solved our usual tech issues to get her on the podcast!  HOWEVER…

In the interim from our original recording date to the actual date, several sad occurrences of various forms have happened:

1. Peter Capaldi has announced that he’s leaving DOCTOR WHO after the Christmas 2017 episode (Same time that Steven Moffat departs).  We discuss his decision and talk about some of our favorites for #13.

2. Even more sad is the news of the passing of the War Doctor, SIR JOHN HURT.  We talk of his significance to all of WHO fandom as well as each of us individually (Especially John, as Sir John in many ways led him into Whovian fandom).  We discuss the great privilege that John & I had of meeting him and interacting last year at Gallifrey One.

SO – that leads to a 2 hour episode, but one that I think is one of our very best (and easily broken up into shorter chunks).

As a bonus, you’ll hear Sir John himself, doing 2 of WHO’s most famous speeches: William Hartnell’s farewell to Susan from “Dalek Invasion of Earth” (and “The Five Doctors”) AND the 12th Doctor’s exquisite speech from “The Zygon Inversion”.

PLEASE take a listen.  Thanks!!

Sherlock Recap w Kayti, Capaldi Announces Exit, Sir John Hurt Appreciation Podcast

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Corneal abrasions!  Lingering colds!  Microphone issues!  Travel Delays!  And that’s just for the podcasters! Also, THE EAST WIND!  MUSGRAVE!  And, perhaps, our last adventure with Sherlock Holmes and John Watson (for now and for this incarnation)!  It’s all there as MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast tackles “The Final Problem”, the final episode of SHERLOCK’S (FINAL?) season!

This episode generates some strong opinions from us, and we don’t view everything as positively as at other times!  However, as always, Sherlock episodes make for great fodder for discussion.  We talk about the story and about how it fits into the overall narrative of the series, and how it affects everything we’ve seen previously.  We’ll contemplate what worked for us, as well as what didn’t.

Plus, there’s some trivia, and even some REVERSE TRIVIA about the sneaky cameo in the final moments (“Struggle after Struggle, year after year”)!  Please take a listen!

Remember: WE ARE SOLDIERS TODAY.

(technical note: due to the aforementioned microphone issues, the sound is a little wonky, but still listenable)

Sherlock – “The Final Problem” Podcast

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SHERLOCK Series 4 continues with “The Lying Detective”, and there’s SO MUCH for us to discuss!  How are Sherlock and John after the events of last episode?  Where do we go from here?  HOW CREEPY is Culverton Smith?  Has Sherlock finally lost control of, well, everything?  Can John find his way back to some semblance of normalcy?  The answer to these questions as well as ALL of the other goings on (no spoilers here, just in case), will be talked about in full on this week’s podcast (I took 8 pages of notes!)!  Plus, some trivia!  But mostly, SHERLOCK DISCUSSION as we head towards the close of Series 4 (and the series for the near future?)!  Please listen!

Sherlock – “The Lying Detective” Podcast

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The tension is mounting in “Power of the Daleks”, and MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast is back to break it down for you!  The pieces are falling into place, and we can see things getting worse and worse for the Doctor, Ben & Polly!  John and I discuss the ratcheting dread, as well as showing our appreciation for the great script and performances (and animation).  We’re really enjoying this weekly trek through this classic WHO story!

Plus, there’s a new Sherlock trailer, and we discuss that as well as the entirety of the upcoming Series 4.  We discuss story titles, their corresponding stories from the Holmes canon, and just what we might possibly see in the new season!

POWER of the DALEKS Episode 4 Podcast

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and since it’s an even-numbered year, that means SHERLOCK is back, too!  “The Abominable Bride” returns Sherlock, Watson, Mary, Molly, Lestrade, Mrs. Hudson, Mycroft & Moriarty to our screens FINALLY!

It’s a very fun and inception-y episode with parts both in the 1890s (Traditional Sherlock Holmes stomping grounds) and modern day, following the end of S3 while also veering off fancifully!

John & Will discuss it fully – what they really liked, what they really did not like (Will has some issues, so much so that he can’t finish a sentence), but just generally exalt in the return of Holmes & Watson to our screens.  Plus, there’s trivia!  Please have a listen!

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Podcast

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THIS IS THE CORRECTED VERSION – I accidentally left out about 10 minutes when assembling the podcast the first time.

Sherlock Holmes takes “His Last Vow”, and MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast is back to discuss everything to do with the SHERLOCK Series 3 finale.  Join John & Will as they discuss the jam-packed episode: Mary, Magnussen, Memory Palaces, even the Miser Brothers!  We are coiled springs of action, ready to talk (and talk and talk).  Please take a listen!

His Last Vow Podcast (CORRECTED)

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It’s a John Watson Wedding, a Sherlock Holmes speech and a MUTTER’S SPIRAL Podcast all about “The Sign of Three” – the epic 2nd episode of Sherlock’s 3rd Series.  John & Will talk about the speech, comedy v. mystery, plot v. characters, and which one of us might provide the Watson-esque “contrast” to the other’s brilliance… plus, trivia and some Doctor Who news – won’t you listen?  Thanks~!

The Sign of Three Podcast

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It’s been two LOOOOONG years, but Sherlock and John Watson are finally back in “The Empty Hearse”, and John & Will are back to talk about it.  Sherlock survived the fall and lives!  John gets engaged and will be married (or is it Mary-ed?).  Plus, Mycroft, Molly and the whole gang – deductions, laughter, tears, it’s all here!  Plus, of course, trivia – all in all, it’s a lovely outing written by series co-creator Mark Gatiss.  Come take a listen, won’t you?

The Empty Hearse Podcast

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MUTTER’S SPIRAL wraps up the journey through SHERLOCK Series 2 with discussion of “The Hounds of Baskerville” & “The Reichenbach Fall”.  We focus mostly on The Fall and the epic battle between Sherlock & Moriarity – The FINAL Problem!  How did Sherlock survive the fall?  We advance some ideas (although I INCORRECTLY state that you don’t see Sherlock hit the ground – WE do, but WATSON doesn’t).  Come join us for talk, speculation and trivia!

Sherlock S2 Baskerville & Reichenbach 

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SHERLOCK is returning in the new year… and we never got around to doing Season 2… so, here it is!  We start off with a typically brief 2 hour podcast on the Season 2 lid-lifter, “A Scandal in Belgravia”.  Irene Adler!  Moriarty!  Mycroft!  Deerstalker hats!  Battle Dresses!  More Sherlock easter eggs than you can fit in Mrs. Hudson’s fridge!  We both LOVE this story, so we give it the full MSP going over.  Plus, Trivia!

NOTE:  This was actually recorded in JULY.  We just ended up holding off the release until closer to the S3 premiere.  Well, the time is now!  Please take a listen!

A Scandal in Belgravia Podcast  

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