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The Seventh Doctor Retrospective

And with that, it ends.

Trust Your Doctor would like to announce that we’re going on a 7 year hiatus. We’ll return with the TV Movie in April of 2024. Until then, we hope you enjoy this look back at the Seventh Doctor as well as the classic show as a whole.


Show-notes:


14:18 Mostly Made Up Doctor Who Episode Guide is one of the best Doctor Who podcasts out there.
22:21 “Dinner tonight’s going to be a national disaster” is the real quote. Best quote. Best character. Bring back the chef.
26:24 300 came out in the year 300. Jk it came out in 2006.
33:25 Apparently British colonization in Australia lasted from 1788 to 1901.

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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 162: Self Offense Class

No offense intended, of course.

We did it. We’ve reached the end of the classic Doctor Who. The show is dead. We’re dead. Everything is dead. Which is kind of weird, because the story is called Survival. It was written by Rona Munro and aired in November and December of 1989.


Show-notes:


6:30 Wow, it’s real. But apparently black cat appreciation day also exists and is on August 17th. I have my calendar marked. Actually I don’t.
11:51 Probably Doctor Who and the Silurians.
21:25 According to this National Geographic article from 3 years ago, Cheetah’s are between 40 and 50 percent successful, less than other big cats.
50:22 Mostly Made Up Doctor Who Episode Guide is now my favorite Doctor Who podcast.

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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 161: Equal Opportunity Incompetency

In a world where everyone sucks at their job…

We’re so close I can taste it. Maybe that’s the chocolate bar I just had though. I don’t know. Well, whatever. It’s The Curse of Fenric, written by Ian Briggs and aired in October and November of 1989.


Show-notes:


7:22 Wonder where he was touring.
19:48 Which you can hear Dylan read here.
26:14 This dog might be the hero we need but don’t deserve.
28:29 YOU’RE THE BEST AROUND.
56:50 Find Blue Box Podcast 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 Keff McCulloch.

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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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