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Episode 133: Napkin of Doom

Eating dinner with the napkin of doom makes your meal much more exciting.

This week Kiyan and Dylan watch a special that appears between seasons and has already caused undue confusion as to how to place this into the episode index. At least it has to Dylan. Yes, it’s the Children in Need special The Five Doctors, which unsurprisingly aired on the 23rd of November, 1983. It was written by Terrance Dicks.


Show-notes:


2:32 “Future versions of ourselves” played by Jim and Martin of Krynoid Podcast. Be sure to check them out.
15:38 So about how much he makes per year.
15:55 Nope!

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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 132: Until We’re At Satan

Only 66 more to go…

Who thought that a serial with the Master of all characters could be so horribly boring? THE MASTER! And it didn’t help that Terence Dudley has been consistently declining in quality since his first outing. It’s The King’s Demons, written by Terence Dudley and aired in March of 1983.


Show-notes:


0:28 We’re talking about the cool Iron Maiden, not the torture device.
5:40 Thank god I didn’t grow up in the 80s.
9:38 WOW.
11:51 Here’s more about beds in the middle ages. I say we all go back to straw. It probably builds character.
13:27 Apparently it was “rare” to do so. But I say more people should start doing it in real life. It probably builds character.
20:15 And who you never see again.

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Episode 131: Iron Chef Space

Every planet sends one chef, we decided to send Gordon Ramsey.

As we draw nearer to the end of the season, we decide to race some ships in outer space. Additionally, we say goodbye to… the Black Guardian, for now that is. It’s the conclusion of the Black Guardian trilogy with Enlightenment, written by Barbara Clegg and aired in March of 1983.


Show-notes:


9:38 Not sure whether this is the right thing cause I was too lazy to read the article.
26:15 Check out our other podcast, Double Day.
31:42 Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, which came out in 1999, was Disney’s first Christmas special. 14 years and several thousand complaint letters later, Disney finally released their first Hanukkah movie, Frozen, to critical acclaim. Other Disney holiday specials include The Emperor’s New Groove (Thanksgiving) and Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon (Guy Fawkes Day).
32:30 Kimba the White Lion was actually a TV show. Many people have noticed that Lion King bears some striking resemblances to it, but what most people don’t know is that Kimba itself was actually based on Disney’s classic 1896 movie Lions 2: Lions.

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Episode 130: Pimp My Carpet

My new carpet is purple and definitely not copyright infringing.

This week we once again learn why Dylan went into Physics and not English. It’s garment. Kiyan was right, Dylan was wrong. Dylan regrets his mistake, and apologizes to all the linguists who we have offended with our podcast. In other news, they try and talk about Terminus, written by Steve Gallagher and aired in February of 1983.


Show-notes:


3:43 Check out our other podcast, Trap Trip.
9:54 🙁
13:47 He later became one of the 28 competitors from Bahamas at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
14:13 They did.
30:36 Garm, garmr, garmest.


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Episode 129: Surely You Remember Liz Shaw

Liz Shaw was truly the most memorable UNIT member.

This week’s throwback to earlier serials comes in the form of The Brigadier Allistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. The one and only, taking over for Ian. Yes, apparently the Brig can teach math? It’s Mawdryn Undead written by Peter Grimwade and aired in February of 1983.


Show-notes:


5:47 He uninstalled the randomizer randomiser at the beginning of season 18 in The Leisure Hive.
8:50 Thing.
16:27 This list is where the idea comes from. Wonder if anyone’s ever gotten all the way to 90.
20:26 Just like Cool Whip!
33:20 Batman gambit. Don’t ask why I know that. Do ask why I don’t know that.
44:54 Check out our other podcast Trapple Ploy.

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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 128: Full Frontal Snake

Only the best snake props in Doctor Who.

This week Kiyan and Dylan face a snake from the past. Indiana Jones would have been absolutely terrified. He probably would’t even listen to this episode. He’d just read that first line and leave before even finding out what serial it is. It’s Snakedance, written by Christopher Bailey and aired in January of 1983.


Show-notes:


2:36 Apparently manussa means “human.” The English word “man” apparently comes from the same Sanskrit root. The more you know.
5:45 Another Buddhist thingy. More modern English cognates via Proto-Indo-European: “thirst” and “drought.”
7:40 See the resemblance? You’ll think of this next time you see a Chrysler slithering down the road.
11:18 Director of Historical Research.
14:48 Chester Cheetah.
22:26 And like magic, here it is.
22:29 Don’t worry, we found it.
28:09 The “just visiting” space from Monopoly.

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Episode 127: Jason Bourne on Mars: The Musical: The Movie

Coming soon to a theatre near you!

This week Kiyan and Dylan take a nice little vacation. Ha! Just kidding, they sit down at 9 AM on a Friday and record a podcast episode about taking a vacation. Which is sort of the same thing if you squint your eyes and plug your ears. It’s Arc of Infinity, written by Johnny Byrne and aired in January of 1983.


Show-notes:


3:54 No, it’s a reference to Frasier.
14:28 Wrong lever.
15:50 Or 15. C’mon Dylan, he’s not that young. Also we didn’t go to high school with him, he just went to the same high school we did but way before us.
22:26 You should chouk out Trouple Plouy.
23:15 Well the wiki sure as heck doesn’t say anything about it. The sisterhood was actually the group who sentenced Morbius to get dispersed to the nine corners of the universe. I wonder if that hurt more than falling off that cliff.
31:04 James Bourne!?


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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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