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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.

Episode 155: Ace-Off

Just like that John Travolta movie.

This week we move into season 25. Can you believe we’ve almost finished 25 years of Doctor Who? Time wise that’s almost half of all the time it’s existed. It’s Remembrance of the Daleks, written by Ben Aaronvitch and aired in October of 1988.


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Episode 154: The Audacity of Hope

And the inevitable disappointment that comes after it.

And we close out the first season of Sylvester McCoy. It’s the real McCoy. Two seasons left, and spoiler, The Seventh Doctor has a snap character change next week. It’s Dragonfire, written by Ian Briggs, aired in November and December of 1987.


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1:04 Hopefully our other podcast, Triple Play, isn’t alien to you. But if it is, check it out.
9:56 It’s out now.
24:21 Svalbard is part of Norway and has some of the northernmost settlements in the world. This is what it looks like in summer.
26:13 Pinewood Derby. Pretty good episode.

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

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Episode 153: The Power of Malcolm Krohll

You shouldn’t mess with the power of Malcolm, it might kill you.

This week we’re on the downslope for season 24 already. We’re already 3/4 of the way through the season, although if they had done a 6 part serial we’d be done already. Wouldn’t that be great? It’s Delta and the Bannerman, written by Malcolm Kohll, and aired in November of 1987.


Show-notes:


04:36 Now only a $100 value! Sure must be the happiest place on earth for whoever’s raking in all this money.
12:00 OG version’s the best.
30:43 Wow, 2009 camcorder-vision. Still not the stupidest answer on this show sadly.

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

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Special 5: The Three Year Anniversary!

We have anniversaries. Podcasts are built on anniversaries.

Yes three years in, and we’re still sitting in front of a microphone every single week just to talk about some nonsense inconsequential television show from fifty years ago. Here’s a look forward for you, we won’t catch up to where the show is right now (The Return of Doctor Mysterio) until 9/22/19. Yes, 2019. We’re here for a minimum of 3 more years. You’re welcome.


Show-notes:


00:45 Who made this stuff up?
1:20 You can listen to that too. Here.

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Episode 152: Everybody Has Their Own Way of Eating People

Mine is lightly salted. I like to keep it simple.

Moving swiftly through the Seventh Doctor. He only has 12 serials, so every serial we cover moves us 1/12 of the way closer to the end. That’s pretty much the quickest we’d move through any Doctor except maybe the 6th. Too lazy to do the math now. It’s Paradise Towers written by Stephen Wyatt and aired in October of 1987.


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15:43 Heeeeere’s PEX!!
44:30 Check out our other podcast, Dribble Day.

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Episode 151: Bow Ties or No Ties

I’ll take cable ties thanks.

This week we return to your regularly scheduled programming. Which means Pip and Jane Baker are back writing for the show, stumbling through the darkness because no one knows how the hell to characterize the 7th Doctor yet. Thanks Eric Saward/JNT/Andrew Cartmel/Whoever you want to blame for this. It’s Time and the Rani, aired in September of 1987.


Show-notes:


5:36 Crispin Glover, who usually goes by his alter-ego “Really Distinctive Facial Structure Man,” sued some people over some stuff.
25:16 The “intense” sound effects at the end of this.

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

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The Sixth Doctor Retrospective

It feels like we just started this era yesterday.

The end of an era, truly. The Sixth Doctor was here for nearly 10 seasons. Wait, you’re telling me that in this universe he only had two seasons? How did you guys cope? So you didn’t get The March of the Valeyard?  Devastation of the Daleks?  The Damnation? I can’t believe it, this really is the darkest timeline. Well, here’s the Sixth Doctor retrospective anyway, featuring an additional discussion of Spiral Scratch. Spiral Scratch was written by Gary Russell and released on the 4th of August, 2005.


Show-notes:


17:20 “Other voice actors: Colin Baker”
21:08 Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a book by Douglas Adams. It’s kind of inspired by the Doctor Who serials he wrote, but I thought it was boring and also terrible.
31:08 It’s The Langoliers, which is from a larger collection by Stephen King.
48:24 Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo.

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

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Episode 150: Trapped in the Intro Sequence

Oh no. It appears I’ve become trapped in Doctor Who.

We finally made it to the end of The Trial of a Time Lord. For us, only 4 weeks of TV. For anyone back in 1986, it was a solid 14 weeks. 14! I’m so sorry. It’s the Ultimate Foe, where Part 1 was written by Robert Holmes and Part 2 by Pip and Jane Baker. It was aired in November and December of 1986.


Show-notes:


2:30 And The Two Doctors.
10:18 For Doom the Bell Tolls.
35:20 Which would be The Wrong Doctors. Maybe we’ll listen to that someday. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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

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Episode 149: An Implausibility of Gnus

Imagine how implausible it was that this would go out on Christmas.

Actually it’s like a 1/7 in chance that it’d land on Christmas. Although I’m not a statistician so who actually knows right? It’s Terror of the Vervoids, written by Pip and Jane Baker and aired in November of 1986.


Show-notes:


16:03 Here’s the list. Other ones that stood out: a flamboyance of flamingos, a bike of hornets, an exaltation of larks, an unkindness of ravens.
29:03 If you didn’t know, Ms. Pac-Man was originally a Pac-Man knockoff/copycat before becoming officially endorsed by Namco.

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

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Episode 148: Why are we Supposed to Care Again?

Peri’s supposedly dead and we don’t care. Kind of like Crozier when Yiv started dying.

The greatest Doctor Who writer ever returns. Philip Martin. Why is he the greatest? Well he created Sil, the best villain we’ve ever had. The Ferengi slash Slug hybrid is the most conniving and genius person who’s ever faced off against the Doctor. It’s Mindwarp, aired in October of 1986.


Show-notes:


5:07 It’s actually six species. I guess. I wouldn’t know since I’ve never watched Start Wreck. I mean Star Trek.
10:11 Hmmm… I think I do.
14:41 Please let this be true.
15:21 Luckily they didn’t go down that route. And I’m sure they wouldn’t pull something like retconning it into happening in a later serial, right? Ha ha.
23:42 Definitely don’t not check out our other podcast, Treble Plane. Though the X-Men episode we talk about here doesn’t come out until like March.
32:33 What most people don’t know is that the theme building at LAX was actually converted from a crashed alien spacecraft back in the 60s. No wonder it looks so futuristic and out of place.
32:55 3 seconds of Google brought me to this list of iconic buildings. Yeah some of these are pretty cool. Probably pretty famous too. Not sure if they’re top-3-worthy though.

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

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