Tag Archives: 1984

Episode 140: Renaissance Fair Gone Techno

Can you imagine techno renaissance music?

This week we finally not only finish season 21, but also start the 6th Doctor. Remember last week when we said we predicted the 6th Doctor era to be the most divisive? Well buckle up, it’s the Twin Dilemma, written by Anthony Steven and aired in March of 1984.


Show-notes:


4:28 There’s a secret message hidden in The Twin Dilemma
9:00 More information about the most important part of the serial.
14:01 Wow, I definitely see the resemblance. Actually just kidding, I don’t.
16:06 There’s speculation as to what’s up with the h, but personally I don’t care. I have more important things to care about. Like which side of the bed I’m going to wake up on tomorrow. Leaning towards the wrong one right now, but you never know.

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The Fifth Doctor Retrospective

In hindsight maybe not doing this with Krynoid was why this episode was all over the place.

Remember how the Fourth Doctor Retrospective was fun? This is… sort of fun? We take a look back at good old Peter Davison, and try to discuss his brief but fun era of Doctor Who.


Show-notes:


1:09 Which you can do here. Just saying. Not gonna force you to listen to it or anything. Mainly because I can’t. But you should listen to it.
9:25 Well maybe it needed to die.
28:54 Make it happen BBC.
32:53 Y’know. The cliffhanger-y one. The one where he’s gonna crash the ship. Hold on, I’m trying to find it. Hmm… where is it… Oh, here it is. Sorry about that. Yeah, I really liked this one. Even though it’s a quote unquote cool one.
37:31 The Life of Pie argument goes states that it’s more fun to eat pie than to do anything else in the world, so it urges people to stop what they’re doing at any time (and every time) to eat pie.
39:00 Yeah, it’s like a couple hundred thousand if you trust science as well. But I wouldn’t trust science if I were you cause last time I did I woke up in Anchorage wearing only socks and a sombrero.

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Episode 139: Batnipples and Robin

And the sequel, Batnipples Forever.

And here we see the return of one of the greats of Doctor Who writing. Mostly. The Krotons was a bit of a dud, but hey, it was his first serial. This week Robert Holmes returns to write The Caves of Androzani, aired in March of 1984.


Show-notes:


0:45 Apparently the reasons date back to medieval times. Figures.
4:58 And if you don’t know you can look it up yourself. I’m not gonna be the one to let anyone who doesn’t already know about it know about it.
18:19 Wait, no it wasn’t. -_-
21:15 Warning: this link is for true underdogs only. Click at your own risk.
26:16 Melange. The most generic name for a fictional substance possible.
30:53 More Bowie never hurt anybody. I think. Labyrinth is overrated by the way.
48:36 Not sure if this is what he was talking about, but this is the first thing that came up when I googled “mars blue.” So good enough for me.
48:47 Maybe it’s this one, but that’s actually Jupiter.
48:48 Dylan here, it’s this one. Although I’m not even sure anymore if it’s actually Mars. Word on the street is that it’s just a “landscape.”

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Episode 138: Where’s My Pro-War Serial?

War is the future. War is our destiny.

This week we get two companion write outs! Two! Although I don’t think Kamelion can really be considered a companion so much as a plot device really. Turlough, on the other hand, one of the most fleshed out characters that’s not The Doctor. It’s Planet of Fire, written by Peter Grimwade and aired in February and March of 1984.


Show-notes:


6:17 It’s called Shell Shock in case anyone’s interested.
29:06 Yeah, kinda.
39:21 Or black… orchids!!!
55:01 Here it is. That cloudy sky, that damp vegetation, how it looks like it just rained and is probably gonna start raining again soon… just another typical day in Southern California. 🙂
56:20 Oh yeah, these things. I remember those things. They were gross.

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Episode 137: Bear Attacks at the BBC

When are we getting a serious bear themed episode of Doctor Who?

Wow who would have guess that Davros would come back? And who would guess that this serial would basically display genocide? About 6 people made it out of this serial alive. Amazing. It’s Resurrection of the Daleks written by Eric Saward and aired in February of 1984.

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Show-notes:


1:52 It was because of the 1984 winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. Interestingly, that was one of the only Olympic games held in a communist country.
3:33 NECESSARY TECHNOLOGY.
18:55 Oh bugger.
26:41 And then he breaks into song.
32:10 You mean this one?

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Episode 136: Tractor Beam Potatoes

French fries are potatoes so potatoes have to be good right?

A grey quarry. Bland spaceship sets. Poor concept execution. The question is, am I describing Underworld or Frontios? It’s Frontios. Sorry. Frontios was written by Christopher H. Bidmead and aired in January and February of 1984.


Show-notes:


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Episode 135: Giant Frog Head

Ribbit ribbit. Ribbit? Ribbit ribbit ribbit.

This week we continue not talking about the serial by talking about Pringles. Did you know Pringles are pretty good? Probably one of the best potato chips. It’s The Awakening, written by Eric Pringle and aired in January of 1984.


Show-notes:


0:47 It doesn’t have an apostrophe, so I guess each time you eat Pringles you’re eating a little piece of Pringle.
7:34 It would probably be curling.
10:53 Apparently it’s just some spring festival. LAME. What’s more interesting is that it’s tied to International Workers’ Day and groups like Industrial Workers of the World just based on when the holiday is. It’s also related to Beltane, which we saw in The Daemons.
11:27 Wow, they barely show jack.
19:49 Maybe one of these days we’ll watch that trilogy for our other podcast, Trout Trip.

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Episode 134: Generic-looking Piece of Garbage

I’ve thrown out way more interesting garbage.

I think, honestly, season 21 burned all of us. No one could have seen this coming. This week we begin the train wreck with Warriors of the Deep, written by Johnny Byrne and aired in January of 1984.


Show-notes:


1:46 Nope, never heard of it.
10:18 Check out Triple Play, our other podcast where we review custom license plates.
10:45 Most people don’t know that skin diving is the national sport of Nepal.
27:42 Ha ha!


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