Episode 118: Murder is Definitely OK When it’s Leela

Just to clarify, we don’t condone murder.

This week our greatest villain returns: difficult to pronounce names! Just kidding, it’s the Master. The serial at hand is The Keeper of Traken, written by Johnny Bryne and aired in January and February of 1981.


Show-Notes


2:11 Ki-Adi-Mundi was a member of the Jedi High Council. He was a Cerean, a species whose members have two brains.
9:45 In 1974 Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon of any crimes he may have committed. You can read the full proclamation here.
12:36 Terrible. Just terrible.
26:00 The seagull that landed on the chimney when Pope Francis was elected was apparently symbolic. Also, the old pope, Pope Benedict XVI, didn’t die. He resigned.
26:24 Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders thinks “there may be some symbolism” regarding the bird that landed on his podium last month.
26:36 I was probably thinking of Duck for President, a children’s book about, surprisingly enough, a duck running for president.
27:06 Article 1, section 8 (a.k.a. the necessary and proper clause) of the U.S. constitution and the 10th amendment act in opposition to each other. Article 1, section 8 gives the federal government the “power… to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution… all other powers vested by this constitution in the government of the United States,” while the 10th amendment explicitly relegates to the state governments all powers not specifically given to the federal government in the constitution. If you can’t wrap your head around this, well… you’re not alone.
37:09 Spaceship Earth is a spherical building at Epcot in Disney World. The original concept for Epcot was developed by Walt himself, who, as we now know, got the idea from Adric and Nyssa.


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

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