Trust Your Doctor

In this stunning podcast, two average guys try to get through as much Doctor Who as possible without going insane. Currently they’re mainlining their way through Classic Doctor Who. 800 episodes or bust, they say. And on the side, well. Books, Audio Dramas, Comics?!? Anything is possible! So in summary: They’re trying to see how much Doctor Who they can take before dying.

279: We Want People to Cry on Christmas (Twice Upon a Time)

Personally, I make it a rule to cry on every day EXCEPT Christmas.

Did you ever watch that Disney movie? Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas? Well fun fact they actually made a sequel, called Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas. And every time I watch this episode I think of that movie because the names are so suspiciously similar. I mean, have you ever seen anything else in any media that uses the word “twice” at all? It’s Twice Upon a Time, written by Stephen Moffat and aired on December 25, 2017.


Show-notes:


1:10: More about Her (2013) if you care
7:32: I messed up the numbering here, but just pretend I got it right. The order is right though.
10:55: It was Wills.
13:12: Tenth Planet takes place in December 1986.
20:19: The 500 year diary was used by the Second Doctor in Power of the Daleks. Then the Seventh Doctor used the 900 year diary in the tv movie, the Eleventh Doctor used the 1200 year diary, and the Twelfth Doctor used the 2000 year diary.
25:38: Counterfeit money scene from Exit Through the Gift Shop
30:30: Check out Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast, on which we discuss Star Cops and other classic sci-fi shows.
42:59: David Tennant on pears
51:40: Terraformer and The Swords of Kali

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The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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278: Selfcest ft. Argy (World Enough and Time & The Doctor Falls)

 
Don’t knock it till you try it.

I read a pretty good poem recently, but it wasn’t in any way related to this episode. I just thought it was a good poem. It was called “Go to the Limits of Your Longing.” Rilke wrote it. I highly recommend it. It’s World Enough and Time & The Doctor Falls, written by Stephen Moffat and aired on June 24 and July 1, 2017.


Show-notes:


10:59: If you don’t know what Xena: Warrior Princess is, this is what it is.
11:47: To His Coy Mistress
16:19: Here’s the actual 12th Doctor intro and here’s the fanmade intro (created by Billy Hanshaw) that it was based on. I like Hanshaw’s version better.
28:15: Here’s a pretty good article about the whole “Doctor Who” vs. “The Doctor” debate.
52:26: Metallica’s “One” music video
1:10:14: Check out Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast (in which we discuss Star Cops). And while you’re at it, check out Zenith: A Blake’s 7 podcast and Triple Play: A Movie Trilogy Podcast.
1:15:45: Here’s an example of Michelle Gomez’s stand up.


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The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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277: I Dream of Drashigs (The Eaters of Light)

Even closing my eyes is no escape from the horror that is the drashigs.

If I could subsist on light, I totally would if I’m being honest. I mean, now that I think about it, that’s kind of what plants do right? They eat light and then they turn it into food and survive. So does that mean the main enemy of this story is a plant? Food for thought. It’s The Eaters of Light written by Rona Munro and aired on June 17, 2017.


Show-notes:


2:31: This article from over 10 years ago explains how to dial straight to voicemail using something called “Slydial.” I obviously didn’t try it to see if it still works, but feel free to do so yourself.
4:34: Check out our other podcasts Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast, Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast, and Triple Play: A Movie Trilogy Podcast
22:40: Why a pterosaur is not a dinoasur
25:52: Here’s what the aftermath of the largest simultaneous dice roll looks like.

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The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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276: It’s Me Mickey Mouse! (Empress of Mars)

Since Disney owns nearly everything I can’t imagine this crossover is far behind.

Given how many times Mars has appeared on the show it should be pretty easy to assemble some sort of timeline of the Martian Empire right? Also, wasn’t that killer water that killed everything it ever touched in the polar ice caps? The one we learned about in Waters of Mars? Shouldn’t the gang be violently ill and trying to consume each other during almost the entirety of this episode? It’s Empress of Mars, written by Mark Gatiss and aired on June 10, 2017.


Show-notes:


4:22: Scratchman was “co-written” by James Goss. And by co-written I mean it was probably mostly written by him.
4:36: “With exclusive commentary ‘He Did It’ by the Goldman Family”
21:30: Pretty sure it was Zulu Dawn. And here’s a short description of the Great Emu War from Australian Geographic.
25:03: Here’s a pretty good (but poorly formatted) list of periods in British history.
33:28: John Cena’s theme


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The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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275: Blink 2017 Edition (Extemis, The Pyramid at the End of the World & The Lie of the Land)

As opposed to Blink 2019 edition.

It’s surprising to me that an episode so clearly about propaganda actually didn’t cause much of a splash at all when it landed. Kind of seems like everyone shrugged and looked right past it, even though it explicitly mentions a few people that this episode is clearly sending up. Weird. It’s Extremis, The Pyramid at the End of the World and The Lie of the Land written by Steven Moffat, Peter Harness, and Toby Whithouse and aired on May 20 and 27 and June 3, 2017.


Show-notes:


3:32: The comic is called The World Shapers.
6:19: In case you don’t remember this prehistoric meme
39:45: Lol just looked it up, Nebraska doesn’t even border Texas.
45:21: This was the exact Gandhi quote according to Goodreads. Here’s more stuff Gandhi apparently wrote about fear and love too. And here are some articles that could potentially shed some light on the controversy surrounding Gandhi.
56:55: Lonely Island songs we reference here: I’m on a Boat, Threw it on the Ground, Like a Boss, Jack Sparrow. Also check out our other podcasts, Triple Play, Inevitable, and Zenith.
1:00:06: Official (?) site of the Church of Last Thursday
1:22:48: The Strenuous Life was a 1899 speech by Theodore Roosevelt

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The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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274: Are We Not All Just Fleshy Meatbags? (Oxygen)

This sounds like a shitty Rocky spinoff.

Sometimes, when I can’t breathe, I wonder what it would be like if I had to pay for my next breath. Like, if I was dying right now would I be willing to fork over the money required to keep on living? It’s a really interesting thing to think about, but also kind of horrifying. Is your life worth that much? It’s Oxygen, written by Jamie Mathieson and aired on May 13, 2017.


Show-notes:


0:30: The “Damn Daniel” meme came out about 3 and a half years ago, possible a little more. Because Internet is a new book from Gretchen McuCulloch, one of the hosts of the Lingthusiasm podcast.
3:30: It was The Pursuit of Happyness, but as usual I got what it was about wrong.
7:06: Check out Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast, a new podcast we started to discuss classic sci-fi.
9:32: It was Clive.
22:36: Check out Zenith, our Blake’s 7 podcast.


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The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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273: Only Kids Love Bugs (Knock Knock)

Sorry entomologists, I really hate to break this to you.

I always thought it was going to be four knocks, you know? Like, knock knock knock knock. At least that’s what that weird fortune teller told us it was going to be. But I guess the Twelfth Doctor only requires half as many knocks. I wonder what that says about him.  It’s Knock Knock, written by Mike Bartlett and aired on May 6, 2017.


Show-notes:


3:35 I think this is the album version of Song for Ten. This is the tv version for comparison. Also I can’t believe the Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon was also officially released.
4:33 Reach across the stars with our new science fiction podcast Inevitable. We’re watching Star Cops for season 1.
5:25 Palm Jumeirah is a series of artificial islands made to look like palm trees.
10:24 For our first watch of Troll 2, check out our Triple Play episode on the Troll “series”
16:59 It was way more than $600.
17:27 I guess Van Halen really didn’t like brown m&ms.
24:49 Yeah they eat wood.
31:58 It was Disturbia.
36:52 More on the Trump Nickelback meme fiasco
45:31 Here’s our Star Wars Holiday Special episode if you’re interested.
50:01 Children of the Stones intro


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Inevitable: Episode 0

This week we have something new for you.

This is Episode 0 of our new podcast, Inevitable. Because, as we all know, we’re basically suckers for attention and so as soon as someone mentioned we should watch even more sci-fi everyone has to have known that this would be inevitable. Inevitable will be available on your favourite podcasting platform on October 18, 2019!

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272: Glowing Cool Whip (Thin Ice)

Might be from the radioactive cool whip factory.

Did you ever notice how it’s always “thin ice” but never “thick ice.” You can never have thick ice, I guess, which is weird since most ice like glaciers are pretty thick. But then again I guess it depends if you measure thick or thin vertically or horizontally. It’s Thin Ice, written by Sarah Dollard and aired on April 29, 2017.


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271: Watching the Star Wars Holiday Special Every Day (Smile)

I can think of worse ways to spend my time.

I just watched that Joker movie and now every time I see the word Smile I think of that song that tells you to Smile all the time. You know, Smile if you want to, Smile around the world, the B-52s one. I’m pretty sure that’s called Smile too. Wait no hang on that might be Roam. It’s Smile, written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and aired on April 22, 2017.


Show-notes:


1:16 The wikipedia page for the City of Arts and Sciences has some pretty good pictures of the real thing.
23:31 Apparently soylent green is a cookie/wafer thing. Also the movie takes place in a dystopian future where it’s like the best or only food source for a bunch of people.
29:09 Here’s an example of speed reading words in the same place on the screen.
40:08 The 100 is a fairly new post-apocalyptic tv series.
41:54 Necropolitics by Achille Mbembe


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The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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