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Since 2014 your hosts Garry and Adam have waffled about Doctor Who (almost) every week. Each episode features the latest news, a merch round up, convention reports and reviews. Email us at hello@bigblueboxpodcast with your audio reviews and read our articles on our website https://www.bigblueboxpodcast.co.uk. Welcome aboard the TARDIS and... allons-y!
 
Spark of Rebellion is the Star Wars show for casual fans and veterans alike. Featuring weekly news, reviews and discussion plus deep dives into Star Wars lore and random spotlights focussing on the most obscure and fun corners of the Star Wars galaxy, this is the perfect show to geek out on during your commute, gym session, dog walk or whilst whipping the duster around your house. Produced by Garry Aylott and Mark Asquith, the show releases every single Saturday and also releases special epi ...
 
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All six episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are now done (we know, boo!) so we're diving into each episode and the series as a whole to give you our thoughts on arguably the most important Star Wars series to land on Disney+ so far. Lightsabers ready? Let's go. Things that we discussed today... Spark of Rebellion - A Star Wars Show on Twitter: "Hello there!…
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to Episode 356. It's light on news again so after Adam gives us a review of the BFI Peter Cushing Dalek movie event he attended, we're into our review of a story we've held back on for literally years - The Waters of Mars. This is The Big Blue Box Podcast Join us each week for a new episode every Friday from your hosts Gar…
 
Plenty of news to catch up on as Garry and Mark hop back in the Falcon, including Palpatine was in fact a clone in TROS, Takia Watiti wants new characters and a fresh story for his upcoming film PLUS tid bits of news from the Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka TV shows. Things that we discussed today... Obi-Wan Kenobi Writer Swore His Kids to Secrecy Over L…
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to Episode 355. Some small chat on a casting announcement for the 60th next year then straight onto our review of Torchwood: Miracle Day Episode 3 - Dead of Night. This is The Big Blue Box Podcast Join us each week for a new episode every Friday from your hosts Garry and Adam. We talk news, reviews, commentaries and genera…
 
It's another Garry Solo episode this week as co-pilot Mark is enjoying some vacation time. Along with a couple of interesting news and merch articles to cover there was an interesting one regarding the Prequels getting more love and respect as we dive deeper into the Obi-Wan Kenobi show, something Garry touches on and we whole-heartedly agree here …
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to Episode 354. After some development work at Riverside Studios, Verity Lambert's Heritage Plaque is now back up. Our review this week is the First Doctor story The Rescue so join us on a trip to Dido to meet Vicki, the Doctor's new companion. Links to the stuff we mentioned: The music to the scene we mentioned when The D…
 
Hey, Star Wars fans! It's a Garry solo episode this week and seeing as Celebration 2022 has just finished and the dust has settled, Garry brings you his Top 3 Picks plus a very cool couple of honourable mentions. About Spark of Rebellion: This is Spark of Rebellion, A Star Wars Show , the weekly Star Wars podcast for casual fans and veterans alike.…
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to Episode 353. We're back after a week off and after our usual catch up we dive into our review of the second episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day - Rendition. This is The Big Blue Box Podcast Join us each week for a new episode every Friday from your hosts Garry and Adam. We talk news, reviews, commentaries and general chat…
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to the [Month] Round Table! Once again we're just in time for our monthly round table episode and this time it's Maria, Harry, Jordan and Garry. Now the dust has settled on the recent casting announcements for Ncuti Gatwa, David Tennant, Catherine Tate etc, they give their thoughts on those announcements and some other int…
 
Star Wars news this week includes: Kathleen Kennedy addresses the much-divided storyline for Rey's parentage and quelches the rumour of a Rey, at one point, being a Kenobi, loads of cool merch exclusives for Celebration 2022 PLUS movie, book and toy news. Things we spoke about today: Things that we discussed today... Star Wars: Lucasfilm President …
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to Episode 352. Some great news to get stuck into this week as we chat about the official announcements from the Beeb on the new companion, Yasmin Finney, David Tennant and Catherine Tate are back and there's a sweet new re-release of the Series 1 & 2 soundtrack on vinyl. Oh, and we finally get round to reviewing The Day o…
 
Hayden and Ewan were in London on the press tour for "Obi-Wan Kenobi" and it's great to see them back together formally for the first time in over fifteen years! Things we spoke about today: Things that we discussed today... Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen pose with Stromtroopers ahead of the release of Obi-Wan Kenobi | Daily Mail Online Ewan …
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to Episode 351. We finally have some news! There's a great exhibition, Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder, coming to Liverpool from May 27th then onto the big news - Ncuti Gatwa has been announced as the Fourteenth Doctor! We chat on that then onto our review of the Fifth Doctor story - Enlightenment. Links to the stuff we mentio…
 
To celebrate May the Fourth, this year we have an outstanding crossover with the Sequel Pitch team joining us in the Falcon for a rundown of the most recent Star Wars news & following up our recent appearances pitching our "The Rise of Skywalker" sequels on the Sequel Pitch podcast. Things we spoke about today: Things that we discussed today... Obi…
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to Episode 350. Aside from a chat about the upcoming Peter Cushing Dalek films having the remastered treatment and coming to the BFI, we start our review of Torchwood's fourth series Miracle Day and episode one - The New World. This is The Big Blue Box Podcast Join us each week for a new episode every Friday from your host…
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to the April Round Table! As it's been a whole month, again, since we all chatted we have a catch-up, discuss some general Who-ness that's been going on and then see what the team thought of the recent special Legend of the Sea Devils. This is The Big Blue Box Podcast Join us each week for a new episode every Friday from y…
 
More Star Wars news this week including... Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen get coy when asked about "THAT" line from A New Hope, the cute little Blue Milk Luke included in the deluxe edition of LEGO: The Skywalker Saga is already fetching big bucks on eBay, Palps was bang on in this scene from Episode III, behind the scenes of the upcoming Obi…
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to Episode 349. We catch up on a couple of ridiculous press articles before flying straight into our review of Matt Smith's final episode The Time of the Doctor. This is The Big Blue Box Podcast Join us each week for a new episode every Friday from your hosts Garry and Adam. We talk news, reviews, commentaries and general …
 
With Star Wars leaning into prequel era comebacks, why is it important that Mace Windu stays dead? In this solo episode, Mark waxes lyrical about the benefits of a dead purple lightsaber wielding Jedi. Things we spoke about today: Things that we discussed today... Mace Windu - Wikipedia About Spark of Rebellion: This is Spark of Rebellion, A Star W…
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to Episode 348. It's a bit calm out there on the news high seas so after our usual catch up we're diving straight into our review of Legend of the Sea Devils. This is The Big Blue Box Podcast Join us each week for a new episode every Friday from your hosts Garry and Adam. We talk news, reviews, commentaries and general cha…
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to Episode 347. First up, apologies for this episode landing a bit later than usual, Garry was busy with Easter weekend plans. There was no news to go through so we dived straight into our review of the Fourth Doctor story... The Creature from the Pit. This is The Big Blue Box Podcast Join us each week for a new episode ev…
 
Plenty of news as always this week including Carl Weathers confirming the wrap on The Mandalorian Season 3, Ahsoka series update, filmmakers to take the stage at SW Celebration on May 26th and gamers find a way of using young Anakin to hack getting around the map in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Things we spoke about today: Things that we dis…
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to Episode 346. A quick chat on the recent Legend of the Sea Devils trailer before jumping on to a couple of news stories and our review of Torchwood: Children of Earth "Day Five". Links to news stories and other stuff we mentioned: This is The Big Blue Box Podcast Join us each week for a new episode every Friday from your…
 
Despite Disney's statement that it was "done with the Skywalker Saga", new content continues to appear and the Skywalker stable is arguably more popular than ever. Will Star Wars ever be truly finished with its OG, main family? Things we spoke about today: Things that we discussed today... Shadow of the Sith on Amazon - The new book I talked about …
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to Episode 345. After a couple of weeks out of the game, we're back! We kick off with a chat on the latest "who's the next Doctor" update, dive into some news regarding a couple of great upcoming Doctor Who events then onto our review of The Tenth Doctor story The Next Doctor. Links to the stuff we mentioned: This is The B…
 
Patty Jenkins offers us an update on her Star Wars movie, plus Christopher Lloyd has been cast in The Mandalorian, Great Scott! Things we spoke about today: Things that we discussed today... Mark Hamill FINALLY gets the right Twitter handle! TheForce.net: Star Wars Fan Records His Own Audiobook Narration Of Heir To The Empire - This is quite nifty …
 
Welcome to the March 2022 Round Table, Who fans! In this month's episode, we're joined by Garry, Maria, Mark and Matt. The upcoming 13th Doctor story Legend of The Sea Devils is fast approaching so we're discussing the two classic TV stories - The Sea Devils and Warriors of the Deep, what we'd like to see in the new story PLUS do we think Hugh Gran…
 
Welcome, Star Wars fan to Episode 148. Garry is zipping through hyperspace solo this week to cover some interesting news stories such as Obi-Wan Kenobi leaks and rumours, is Daisy Ridley teasing us with a Rey comeback and is Mace Windu ever going to get his own spin-off? This is Spark of Rebellion, A Star Wars Show , the weekly Star Wars podcast fo…
 
There's no big news to talk about so we're dedicating all of this week's episode to dive into the recently released Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer. Luke, Vader, Inquisitors and of course lightsabers! Let's break it all down. This is Spark of Rebellion, A Star Wars Show , the weekly Star Wars podcast for casual fans and veterans alike. We are your hosts, Ga…
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to Episode 344. We kick off with an update from Adam on the latest BFI event, our thoughts on Chris Eccleston's recent comments on multi-Doctor stories and then onto our weekly review story. Our review story this week is Torchwood: Children of Earth "Day Four". This is The Big Blue Box Podcast Join us each week for a new e…
 
We have a jam-packed show this week as Garry round's up the latest news for the week then he's joined by special guest Tim aka Bossk's Bounty to chat about collecting Star Wars figures. Make sure you subscribe to the Bossk's Bounty YouTube channel and check out the website for even more Star Wars goodness. This is Spark of Rebellion, A Star Wars Sh…
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to Episode 343. Some interesting and also crazy theories for the 60th Anniversary during our catch up. Our review story this week is Planet of Giants. Time Stamps Catch up: 00:05:30 News: 00:16:30 Review: 00:33:05 This is The Big Blue Box Podcast Join us each week for a new episode every Friday from your hosts Garry and Ad…
 
Welcome to the February 2022 Round Table, Who fans! In this month's episode, we're joined by Garry, Adam, Jordan, Maria, Mark and Harry. It's the 40th anniversary of the start of The Fifth Doctor era and we throw our fav stories and moments in for a little reminisce before chatting about a subject picking up traction in mainstream media - should th…
 
Welcome to episode 145 as Garry flies the Falcon solo covering the news including LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga going gold (at last!), Disney+ production news and Iain McDiarmid is up for returning as Palps. This is Spark of Rebellion, A Star Wars Show , the weekly Star Wars podcast for casual fans and veterans alike. We are your hosts, Garry …
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to Episode 342. We chat about another couple of names thrown into the hat for the Fourteenth Doctor, Adam fills us in on the recent Fantom even and the news segment is a sad one. Our review story this week is Torchwood: Children of Earth "Day Three". This is The Big Blue Box Podcast Join us each week for a new episode ever…
 
This week we're back to a news round-up and we're starting with a big one: John Williams is BACK composing for Star Wars, at 90 years of age! This is Spark of Rebellion, A Star Wars Show , the weekly Star Wars podcast for casual fans and veterans alike. We are your hosts, Garry and Mark and every single Saturday we release a brand new episode bring…
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to Episode 341. We chat about the upcoming BFI event for Revelation of the Daleks then, after some recording problems (noisy neighbours putting the kibosh on our recording last week), we're back to conclude the episode and jump into our review. Our review story this week is The Faceless Ones. This is The Big Blue Box Podca…
 
We've come to the end of The Book of Boba Fett so for one last time (until the next book/season hits) let's chat through the latest episode then onto our scores overall. Next week we'll be back to news and who knows, maybe the odd Random Spotlight episode. This is Spark of Rebellion, A Star Wars Show , the weekly Star Wars podcast for casual fans a…
 
This week we review The Book of Boba Fett Chapter Six in all its surprising Dave Filoni-esque glory, plus we speak to who is the lead developer at Star Wars Galaxies, Restoration 3 - a must-listen for fans of the original Star Wars Galaxies game (we highly recommend checking their project out at and following them on Twitter () and YouTube ( ). Thi…
 
Hey, Who fans and welcome to Episode 340. No official news to chat about this week but Adam fills us in on the latest Fantom Events con, an unexpected actor features in the latest rumour on the next Doctor and the people of Newport, Wales, enjoy their new regenerated TARDIS. Our review story this week is Torchwood: Children of Earth "Day Two". This…
 
There are two chapters of The Book of Boba Fett to review this week so we're postponing the news to get cracking as there's a lot to talk about. This is Spark of Rebellion, the weekly Star Wars podcast for casual fans and veterans alike. We are your hosts, Garry and Mark and every single Saturday we release a brand new episode bringing you Star War…
 
The News Some news, finally! Some new Target books are on the way, releasing in July this year and the next blu ray boxset is The Sixth Doctor's Season 22. Review story this episode: Day of the Daleks Some Third Doctor action this week featuring time travel, U.N.I.T, Aikido chops and a rather angry UN rep. Oh, and the Daleks are in it for a bit. Co…
 
Welcome to another Round Table, Who fans! We're kick-starting our new monthly series of catch-ups with the Big Blue Box Team and on this one, it's Garry, Jordan, Maria, Mark and Matt. As a newcomer to Doctor Who or someone that gets asked a lot from newbies, have you considered what stories to recommend from both classic and modern Who? This month …
 
We have a special episode for you this week. We're leaving the news and reviews aside to make way for an interview with one of the most respected Star Wars authors. A firm favourite from the Marvel SW comics and now instrumental in creating The High Republic - it's Mr Charles Soule. This is Spark of Rebellion, the weekly Star Wars podcast for casua…
 
The News There's still no news to report on. Review story this episode: Torchwood: Children of Earth "Day One" With series' one and two in the bag, it's time we moved on to Children of Earth to see what we think of this five-part mini-series. Coming next week: Day of the Daleks Finally, after what feels like an age, some Third Doctor/Pertwee action…
 
After a few news stories involving the next phase for The High Republic and gaming updated, the boys try to figure out what's not quite right about Fett for our review of The Book of Boba Fett - Chapter 3. This is Spark of Rebellion, the weekly Star Wars podcast for casual fans and veterans alike. We are your hosts, Garry and Mark and every single …
 
The News Nothing to chat about this week. Review story this episode: The Hand of Fear After a couple of months of modern era Who it's awesome to be firing up the nuclear reactor and checking out some Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane action in this creepy four-parter from series 14. Coming next week: Torchwood: Children of Earth "Day One" We found the f…
 
The Book of Boba Fett is two episodes in. In our first episode of 2022 we discuss how we feel about it, the Easter Eggs that we loved and bring some news of everyone's favourite Bob, it's Bob(a) Iger and his departure from Disney after stepping down as CEO. This is Spark of Rebellion, the weekly Star Wars podcast for casual fans and veterans alike.…
 
The News Nothing to waffle about. Review story this episode: Eve of the Daleks The Festive Special was an interesting one. No heavy plot arcs, no crazy multiverse shenanigans, just an action-packed romp but how do we feel about it on the back of Flux? Coming next week: The Hand of Fear We're back to our regular schedule and so next week it's a dive…
 
An so this is Christmas! That's right, it's the last episode of the year and we're recapping our highs and lows in the Star Wars galaxy along with picking our ultimate, #1 story of 2021... happy holidays to you from a galaxy far, far away! This is Spark of Rebellion, the weekly Star Wars podcast for casual fans and veterans alike. We are your hosts…
 
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