Ark In Space

That favourite t-shirt, which looks a but threadbare, but is the softest thing in your bureau. That hokey song that has been around forever, and makes all your friends roll their eyes, but you still sing it at the top of your lungs in the shower. The comfort food that has all the nutritional value of a bathmat, but brings a smile to your face just preparing it. We all have those things that mean the world to us, though others may look upon them with quizzical eyes, wondering exactly what the appeal is.

Let’s just get this out in the open, then — it’s green bubble wrap. WE KNOW. It doesn’t change the fact that it’s used in a brilliant way, in a story that we adore, performed by actors who are making it 100% endearing and wonderful. (So stick that in your fist, and pop it.)

Joined by Rachel from Hockey Feels and other podcasts, we enter the ‘Space Station That Steve Jobs Built’, and deal with some unusual pest control in “Ark In Space”. We look in particular at the growing relationship between Fourth and Sarah Jane, note the growing contempt for Harry Sullivan (nice shoes, mate), revel in the set and costume design, and yes — we commend the design team for doing something exceptional and rather convincing with items from your local home improvement market.

EXTRA: We subject Rachel to the obligatory ‘Five Rounds, Rapid’!