Category Archives: 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.

Audio Ep. 6: A Lesser Disneyland Experience

Maybe we shouldn’t ride Pirates of the Caribbean ride then.

This week it seems we’ve jumped a time-track. We’ll get it back on track shortly, I just need to recalibrate my time scanner… thing. Look, I’ve read the TARDIS manual and I still have absolutely no idea what this part is so I guess I’m just going to throw it out. It’s The Nightmare Fair, written by Graham Williams, adapted by John Ainsworth, and released in November of 2009. The Nightmare Fair can be purchased for $13 (or your local equivalent) on Big Finish’s website.


Show-notes:

0:41 Jamie Robertson’s Doctor Who theme for the Mary Shelly stories.
3:41 More about the Lost Stories audio range and a full list of lost stories.
4:14 Which is The Masters of Luxor. This story is set in Las Vegas, but was rejected for being too unrealistic since it didn’t feature any mafia members. This also made it unreleaseistic, so it never got made.
4:25 That one’s easy to remember, it’s called Genesis of the Genesis of the Ice Warriors of the Daleks.
4:49 The Queen of Time ft. The Queen of Time.
8:37 Nara Dreamland was a Japanese theme park inspired by Disney that opened in 1961 and closed in 2006.
8:50 The same channel as in the link above exploring Six Flags New Orleans.
9:18 A couple articles about Kowloon Walled City. They tore it down more than 20 years ago, but I wish I could’ve seen it in person.
9:52 Judge Dredd is a comic book series/character. There were a couple movie adaptations, including one in 1995, one in 2012. According to the Wikipedia page for Mega City One, where the story takes place, it wasn’t inspired by KWC.
20:11 Maybe this is the article about time going slower when you’re a kid, I don’t know. It’s tl;dr so I have no idea what it says either. Feel free to check it out though. I sure as heck won’t stop you.
26:32 No.

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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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Audio Ep. 5: Wolf Catapult ft. Flight Through Entirety

My cunning plan to win Eurovision is to bring a Wolf Catapult to my performance.

This week we’re joined by Brendan and Nathan for what is quite possibly the most inefficient (but surely the most interesting) summary of a Doctor Who story in existence. The four hosts proceed to spend about 2 hours explaining the 2 hour long story. It might just be quicker to read the wikipedia page for the story while listening to it. But that wouldn’t be as fun, now would it? We also spend upwards of 10 minutes just trying to end the episode. It’s Bang -Bang-a-Boom! written by Gareth Edwards and Clayton Hickman and released in December of 2002. Bang-Bang-a-Boom! can be purchased for $3 (or your local equivalent) on Big Finish’s website.


Show-notes:

10:56 The Mostly Made-up Doctor Who Episode Guide is still one of the best Doctor Who podcasts out there. Why don’t you, uh, go and, uh, take a listen to them? Uh? Right there. Go on. Do it.
7:56 And now with the magic of the internet you can listen to Lulu’s Boom Bang a Bang from Eurovision 1969 whenever you want. Relive the glory days with the power of modern technology. And get off my lawn. There’s not wifi on my lawn.
9:24 Something something something about rights, bla bla, where’s all the cool stuff like those holographic wolves?
13:33 Space:1999: for dummies: like us: cause we knew nothing about it: the wiki article: the animated series: the movie.
35:52 Here’s drwhoguide. Last updates 22-DEC-2013.
1:00:10 Don’t let your dreams be dreams. Follow them. Just like Shia did.
1:47:12 Flight Through Entirety. Also find them at all the other usual places like Facer, Twitbook, etc.

To make your job a bit easier, here’s some links to audios Brendan mentioned: The One DoctorLuna Romana, And the Pirates, The High Price of Parking (the first Mel&Ace one), The Dark Husband, The Wrong  Doctors, The Kingmaker, Red


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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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Audio Ep. 4: I Shot the Sheriff

But I did not shoot the vortisaur.

This is the start of our crazy little romp through Big Finish/Virgin Missing Adventures/questionable quality. It’s Storm Warning, written by Alan Barnes and released in January of 2001. Storm Warning can be purchased for $3 (or your local equivalent) on Big Finish’s website.


Show-notes:


10:56 Room 217 in the book and 237 in the movie.
22:55 Ok, if you like pretty great stories that only take like a minute to read and are also literal trash, here’s Franz Kafka’s Before the Law (one translation of it).
34:43 The de-mat gun, as seen in Invasion of Time. That’s right Rassilon. Yeah. Get out of here. And get your name off this stupid gun. Oh, it’s not on it. Well still get out. Jerk.
50:18 Find them at flightthroughentirety.sexy

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

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Episode 163: Explosions and Motorcycles

Hey look, kaboom and vroom rhyme.

This week we start a new era, and then immediately end it. It’s a single episode long, albeit a much longer than usual episode. It’s a bit weird, you may not have heard of it. It’s called The TV Movie, written by Matthew Jacobs and aired in May of 1996.


Show-notes:


22:55 He should have worn it cause he’s not a crook.
39:53 They mentioned it again in Invasion of Time.
48:06 I don’t know if it’s a reference but the guy was Kevin Briggs.

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

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The Seventh Doctor Retrospective

And with that, it ends.

Trust Your Doctor would like to announce that we’re going on a 7 year hiatus. We’ll return with the TV Movie in April of 2024. Until then, we hope you enjoy this look back at the Seventh Doctor as well as the classic show as a whole.


Show-notes:


14:18 Mostly Made Up Doctor Who Episode Guide is one of the best Doctor Who podcasts out there.
22:21 “Dinner tonight’s going to be a national disaster” is the real quote. Best quote. Best character. Bring back the chef.
26:24 300 came out in the year 300. Jk it came out in 2006.
33:25 Apparently British colonization in Australia lasted from 1788 to 1901.

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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 162: Self Offense Class

No offense intended, of course.

We did it. We’ve reached the end of the classic Doctor Who. The show is dead. We’re dead. Everything is dead. Which is kind of weird, because the story is called Survival. It was written by Rona Munro and aired in November and December of 1989.


Show-notes:


6:30 Wow, it’s real. But apparently black cat appreciation day also exists and is on August 17th. I have my calendar marked. Actually I don’t.
11:51 Probably Doctor Who and the Silurians.
21:25 According to this National Geographic article from 3 years ago, Cheetah’s are between 40 and 50 percent successful, less than other big cats.
50:22 Mostly Made Up Doctor Who Episode Guide is now my favorite Doctor Who 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 Keff McCulloch.

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Episode 161: Equal Opportunity Incompetency

In a world where everyone sucks at their job…

We’re so close I can taste it. Maybe that’s the chocolate bar I just had though. I don’t know. Well, whatever. It’s The Curse of Fenric, written by Ian Briggs and aired in October and November of 1989.


Show-notes:


7:22 Wonder where he was touring.
19:48 Which you can hear Dylan read here.
26:14 This dog might be the hero we need but don’t deserve.
28:29 YOU’RE THE BEST AROUND.
56:50 Find Blue Box Podcast here.

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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 160: Soupified

Stupefy!

Halfway through the final season wow. This week we’re back with possibly the most confusing story ever broadcast in the history of television. I promise. It’s Ghost Light, written by Marc Platt, aired October of 1989.


Show-notes:


5:07 Yeah, apparently they used a real house just for the exterior and apparently the observatory was added in post production.
13:37 Well searching “round mini shades” only brought up pictures of lampshades and searching “round mini glasses” brought up pictures of drinking glasses. My google fu is weak. Oh well.
17:35 There were a bunch of guys who researched these moths, but one of the first was someone named JW Tutt. Here’s a random journal article about him. The J didn’t stand for Josiah by the way.
21:19 Meh. Too lazy to read all of this. So maybe. You tell me.
24:04 It’s actually a big slug thing from Star Wars. Oh, sorry that’s Jabba. Java is an island in Indonesia.
37:21 According to a text from Dylan, she had nine heirs. See here for more details.
37:28 He was.

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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 159: Deceased Mule Inn

This week’s episode is brought to you by death.

It’s the final season. (To the tune of final countdown). Can you believe it? Well we’re almost at our crazy dark years plan and it’s going to be great, I promise. Until then, it’s Battlefield, written by Ben Aaronovitch and aired in September of 1989.


Show-notes:


6:41 Apparently the silver bullets killing werewolves idea got its start thanks to this jerk dog that ate some people in France.
22:11 You mean this one? Looks actually terrible, so no thanks.
24:03 They made him 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 Keff McCulloch.

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Episode 158: Malevolent Psychic Eye

As opposed to a benevolent psychic eye.

The Greatest Show in the Galaxy is not, as you might expect from our comments, Doctor Who. The Greatest Show in the Galaxy is actually Trust Your Doctor. What a twist! The Greatest Show in the Galaxy was written by Stephen Wyatt and aired in December of 1988 and January of 1989.


Show-notes:


11:25 He was a British guy who traveled to Hawaii, New Zealand, and a bunch of other places.


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