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In It to Twin It (Imitating “Meglos,” with guest Mark Cockram)

In It to Twin It (Imitating “Meglos,” with guest Mark Cockram)

An intelligent cactus? A society that worships a giant 12-sided shape? Barbara, but not Barbara? You don’t have to get very far into Meglos to begin to feel this story is the result of a drunken session of Doctor Who mad libs, complete with its own game show segment: How Do Time Lords Get Out of a Time Loop? One thing you can’t take away from Megos — it thoroughly and completely goes for it, and Tom Baker’s double act as both the Doctor and his prickly doppelganger provides a nice throughline for the whole affair. It’s all great fun… until someone loses a dodecahedron.

Special guest Mark Cockram from the All of Time and Space podcast joins! Follow them on X at @MarkCockram (AKA The Human Palindrome) and @TimeNSpacePod.

Commentary for Meglos begins at 19:29.

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Story Essentials

  • Season 18, Serial 2

  • Story number: 110, per the The Pull To Open Codex

  • Writer: John Flanagan and Andrew McCulloch

  • Director: Terence Dudley

  • Producer: John Nathan-Turner

  • Aired 27 September – 18 October 1980

Pull To Open: Meglos

  • Season 4

  • Episode 38

Hosts: ⁠Pete Pachal⁠ and ⁠Chris Taylor⁠

Music: Martin West/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Thinking Fish⁠⁠⁠

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