1981

Special 4: Gnomewatch

We’re now courting founds for our Baywatch remake in the vein of Gnomeo and Juliet.

This week Kiyan and Dylan take a nice little stroll down into some random village in the middle of the nowhere. They were getting a bit tired of The Doctor’s antics and decided to follow Sarah Jane and K9 for a week. In this very special episode of Trust Your Doctor, we cover the pilot (and only aired episode) of K9 & Company, written by Terrance Dudley and aired on the 28th of December 1981.


Show-notes:


1:54 The Australian K9 TV series is just called K9. It was the first Doctor Who-related series with which the BBC wasn’t involved. Bob Baker was involved though. It also features a horrific new redesign for K9!
5:31 Apparently Hecate/Hekate was a Greek goddess of witchcraft, necromancy, and other sketch things.
13:00 Other robotic dogs include Poo-Chi and Spot. Warning: the second link contains cruelty toward robots, which we don’t condone. Stop kicking robots!
28:13 O Levels, or Ordinary Levels, are a now-defunct (in the UK) section of high school level classes. Apparently they’re less difficult than higher levels of classes, like the A Levels.
30:30 K9: Timequake is a movie written by Bob Baker and set to release for K9’s 40th anniversary in 2017. It features K9 (duh) and… Omega? Yes, Omega. Yes, really. This is really real. Really.
31:25 Anti-matter universe.
45:50 Like we’ve mentioned about 100 times now, we’ll be doing a Fourth Doctor era retrospective next week in place of our usual episode, and it’ll feature Jim and Martin from Krynoid Podcast. You can find their show at all the links on this page.

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The K9 & Company title music was originally composed by Ian Levine. The version used in this episode was arranged by Peter Howell.

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Episode 119: It’s More of a Mauve

Mauve is defined as a pale purple. Which means purple is still correct.

This week we come to the end of an era. Yes truly, Tom Baker has finally regenerated and Peter Davison has taken on the mantle of the Doctor. It’s Christopher Hamilton Bidmead’s Logopolis, aired in February and March of 1981.


Show-notes:


1:15 They did bring back the “Doctor Who” credit in the reboot. And then, this time at David Tennant’s request, they changed it back to “The Doctor” again.
4:51 Apparently Tegan comes from the Welsh word for “fair.” Can’t say I’ve ever heard it. And this Tegan was like the third result on Google when I googled it, so how common could it be?
18:38 It’s actually “Logopolitans.” Just to set the record straight.
24:57 Palpatine. Something tells me he wants Anakin to do “it.” But what could “it” possibly be? Surely not killing Christopher Lee…
28:48 My guess is that they’re going to brush it off with a single passing line next story!
33:18 It’s actually from Meglos.


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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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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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Episode 117: Adric is a Cat

We flipped a coin to decide this title.

This week Kiyan and Dylan record in a white featureless room. It might be a padded room, we’re not really sure anymore. There’s a gate here somewhere. A Warrior’s Gate, written by Steve Gallagher and aired in January of 1981.


Show-notes


8:31 Several Dragon Ball Z characters train in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, another single-gated, featureless plane that you wouldn’t want to get lost in.
9:43 The Infinite Featureless Plane of Death is, unsurprisingly, an infinite featureless plane from the surprisingly-regular Irregular Webcomic. Here are some strips that feature (get it?) the Plane.
19:13 Two-Face is a Batman villain who decides things based on the flip of a coin. Kind of like how we make all the decisions for this podcast. Ok, not really. Maybe.
19:59 Daredevil is a Marvel character who lost his sight in a freak accident. In exchange, all his other senses are hilariously overpowered.
32:00 Carl Sagan was a scientist and the host and co-writer of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.
44:57 Richard Dawkins is another scientist and a strong opponent of creationism. He and Lalla Ward got married in 1992.
46:46 Here’s costume designer June Hudson’s design archive if you’re interested. Here are her recent designs, which include more contemporary Doctor Who characters.
49:48 Our Fourth Doctor retrospective will be a collaboration with Jim and Martin of Krynoid Podcast! Links to their various outlets 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 Peter Howell.

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