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.

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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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 157: Brutally Stabbed in the Literal Back

Ow.

This week it’s the twenty-fifth anniversary of Kennedy’s Assassination! No, that’s not right. What else happened around that time? It’s Silver Nemesis, written by Kevin Clarke and aired November and December of 1988.


Show-notes:


5:18 Because of this crap. Thanks people of the past. Thanks for doing this. Calculating dates is really something your descendants wanted to do.
15:17 If you don’t already know what that is then you probably don’t want to…
21:28 The first one is the good one. The second one is the one with the octopus face guy. The third one is the one with the ship in a desert. The fourth one is the pretty bad one. The fifth one is the one that’s not out yet. Hope that clears it up.
34:52 Jesus… Well, at least the show has come a long way in some ways. Making a better looking costume on a tiny budget is one of those ways.
37:25 Don’t believe me?
37:35 Still don’t believe me?
38:51 No.
39:03 Check out our other podcast, Triple Play. We talk about movies and stuff. Mostly stuff. We did an episode about Star Wars. We also did like 20 other episodes about not Star Wars.

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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 156: Candy Davros

In this story Davros acts as some insane Willy Wonka knockoff.

Are you happy? We’re happy. Definitely happy. No insane dictator holding a gun to our backs making sure we’re happy. Nope. Definitely happy. The Happiness Patrol, written by Graeme Curry and aired in November of 1988.


Show-notes:


1:32 The Thatcher “regime” lasted from 1979 to 1990. Apparently there’s no term limit or term of office for UK PMs, but it’s complicated.
11:31 Learn more about that here. Or don’t. I don’t care.
38:36 This mascot. I’ll never be able to look at this thing now without thinking that it’s some dangerous homicidal maniac that kills with a smile on its face.

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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 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.


Show-notes:


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.


Show-notes:


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

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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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