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Episode 4: Trip Out Tremendously

Put down the drugs and listen to Triple Play instead. Please.

This month Kiyan and Dylan digitized and uploaded themselves into the virtual world. No it’s not Tron, it’s The Matrix. Tron doesn’t even have 3 movies, the third one got canceled last we heard. Anyway, read on below for some links and show notes, and listen in to find out how The Matrix got made and what we thought of it.

A good starting place for any self respecting Matrix fan would be The Wachowskis themselves. The New Yorker published a comprehensive overview of their film career that you can read on their website.

If you’re curious about how the Matrix came about, check out this Time article which details not only the conception of the Matrix, but also a lawsuit surrounding its underlying idea.

A great source for background information on the making of the first film, from it’s conception to casting to special effects, would be The Making of The Matrix documentary, included on the DVD releases. It has been graciously posted to YouTube.

The casting of the Matrix was some of the more complex and involved casting than in the previous trilogies we’ve covered. For an overview of this casting, check out this short piece. For a more in-depth look, a lot of our specific examples and notes about Keanu’s casting came from this CinemaBlend article. For just weird casting news and rumors, as well as a glimpse into an early Matrix idea, be sure to read Empire’s summary of that time when Will Smith turned down the Matrix.

The curious conception of the Matrix extended well beyond the first film, and the second and third have many stories behind them as well. For an interesting look at the second film in particular, you can watch a short 20 minute documentary, called PRELOAD, on YouTube.

We mention quite a few fun little facts throughout the episode, most of which center around the extensive Martial Arts training that the cast went through to make the film. You can find more of these over here.

For an in-depth look into some of the visual and special effects of Revolutions, be sure to read this article detailing the final Zion battle scene.

If you couldn’t tell from the episode, both of us loved the practical effects that went into making the freeway scene in Matrix Reloaded. You can see pictures and a nice overview of the 1 mile freeway that was constructed here. For those who prefer the video medium, you can view two different behind the scenes videos detailing the freeway chase scene here and here.

For any other visual and behind the scenes information, IGN provides a good article that can serve as a nice bookend following this podcast episode.

So now that the behind the scenes is out of the way, let’s ask the big question: What the heck happened in these films? If Kiyan and Dylan’s attempt at an explanation left you wanting a more in-depth film analysis, then be sure to read some of their subject material, David Edwards’ The Matrix: An Ideological Analysis.

For those who don’t want a heavy paper to start of 2016, there is also a slightly less in depth plot analysis and summary at TheMatrix101.com.

These show notes started with the Wachowskis, and it seems only fair that it should end with them too. So, here’s a fairly lengthy interview with the Wachowskis, where they discuss all of their films and what happens behind the scenes.

So that’s all for The Matrix. Be sure to tune in next month where we explore some expanded universe Matrix topics, before returning the month after (that would be March, if you lost track) with our next trilogy.

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Audio Ep. 3: The Holy Hiatus Trinity

In the name of Find and Replace, Echoes of Grey, and Quinnis. Amen.

Welcome to 2016, Trust Your Doctor fans! An entire new year for you to anticipate episodes! Coming up soon: our two year anniversary episode! But until then, listen in as Kiyan and Dylan explain the audio drama Quinnis, starring the First Doctor and Susan. It was written by Marc Platt and released in December of 2010. You can purchase it on Big Finish’s website for $8 on download and roughly $14 on CD.

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Episode 101: K9 Compatible Computer Systems

Trust Your Doctor is now available only on K9 OS. Please update.

This week Kiyan and Dylan begin an entirely new journey. No they didn’t start a new podcast, they’re just following the Doctor looking for the KEY TO TIME. I put that in all caps because it seemed pretty important. The quest begins with The Ribos Operation, written by Robert Holmes and aired in September of 1978.

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Audio Ep. 2: They’re On To Us! Quick! Make Up Lies!

Ah! What’s a lie and what isn’t? I don’t know!

In this little special episode, also recorded for the planned, but eventually not needed, hiatus, we learn that Dylan can’t do math. Seriously, 40 minutes is not double 28 minutes. On another note, you can tell when this was recorded, because Kiyan mistakes Zoe for Sarah. Besides that, you could call this our “christmas special,” although it isn’t really. Anyway, the audio drama at hand is Echoes of Grey, written by John Dorney and released in August of 2010. You can purchase it from Big Finish’s website here for $8 on download, or roughly $14 on CD.

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Episode 100: Mystical Magic Plot Device

Yay 100 episodes. That’s the extent of our celebration.

Kiyan and Dylan break into the triple digits and finish off season 15 AND put in two character retrospectives. What an episode! Listen in to find out what they thought of The Invasion of Time, written by “David Agnew” and aired in February and March of 1978.

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Episode 99: The Seedy Underbelly of Cave Life

Hey, hey man. You got a map? I can give you 5 talmars. No, they’re not fake. I swear.

How far we’ve fallen. After struggling through 4 episodes of total non-content, Kiyan and Dylan meet to try and explain precisely what happened. Maybe they succeeded, maybe they didn’t. But if you want to check for yourself, just go watch Underworld, written by Bob Baker and David Martin. It aired in January of 1978.

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Episode 98: Let’s Just Overthrow the Government

I woke up this morning and was like “hey, why hasn’t anyone else done this?”

This week Kiyan and Dylan… Don’t really complain about taxes, but do talk about a serial that does complain about taxes. There’s a subtle difference here. The serial this week is The Sun Makers, written by Robert Holmes and aired in November and December of 1977.

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Episode 3.5: Instead We Got Wookie Vigil

“In the arms…. of… a wooookieee… FLY AWAAAAY.”

You may notice something a bit different. Or maybe not, maybe you totally missed it. The podcast has been decked out in full holiday attire with a temporary intro and outro from the Nutcracker ballet. Consider it the Triple Play Holiday Special, an hour long jokes fest about the Star Wars Holiday Special. Which was aired on November 17, 1978. No seriously, this is our Holiday Special. We made it up on the spot; it’s literally just a string of dumb jokes. And as a bonus, it’s way better than the Star Wars one. Enjoy.

Torture yourself with the Holiday Special itself here.

As an aside, sorry, the audio clips a lot as a result of us laughing so much. There’s also a lot of sniffing. Winter just set in, and we weren’t prepared.

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Episode 97: Little House on the Priory

A priory is a monastery, so a house ON the priory is… interesting.

This week Kiyan and Dylan explore Chris Boucher’s final serial for Doctor Who, Image of the Fendahl. It’s almost amazing, but the dialogue falls apart. Pity. It aired in October and November of 1977.

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Audio Ep. 1: I Thought it Was Like… MEOW

Fun fact: Incursion is spelt with an I.

This was originally recorded as part of a potential (but at the time unconfirmed) December/January hiatus. Since then it’s been confirmed that the hiatus will not be necessary. And now it’s being released as a “thanksgiving”  special. If you needed something to be thankful for, you can now be thankful for more Trust Your Doctor. You’re welcome.

Anyway, in this episode Kiyan and Dylan ventured into the world of audio dramas with a Third Doctor and Jo grant adventure named Find and Replace. If you want to pick up the story you can at Big Finish’s website for $8 on download, and ~$14 on CD. It was written by Paul Magrs and released in September of 2010.

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