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The Twelfth Doctor Retrospective

This is the end of everything.

It’s kind of bittersweet saying goodbye to so many things that have kind of become staples so to speak of the show for us. Stephen Moffat, Murray Gold, Mark Gatiss, Peter Capaldi. All of them are leaving for us now. This almost feels like it might be one of the biggest changes in the show that we’ve ever experienced. This week we read Terrorformer and The Swords of Kali, published in October 2014 through February 2015.


Show-notes:


5:19: Check out our Blake’s 7 podcast Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast.
15:35: The Enigma of Amigara Fault. Also check out our classic sci-fi podcast Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast. It desperately needs the listeners.
25:42: The Massacre only had 4 episodes thankfully.


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Star Cops 8 – Other People’s Secrets

Two people can keep a secret if one of them is dead.

I have never seen a psychiatrist, but I have seen a psychologist. And I’m starting to really wonder how that distinction could be so massively lost in Star Cops. I mean, they do and perform completely and utterly different tasks so the confusion between the two is honestly baffling. Unless Parr just happens to be a psychiatrist that also performs psychological duties, which then that’s all well and good. It’s Other People’s Secrets, written by John Collee and aired on August 24th, 1987.


Show-notes:


13:15: Check out Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast, our Blake’s 7 podcast.
32:27: War Horse was directed by Stephen Spielberg
43:33: More about Bright if you care. Also, Wikipedia describes this as urban fantasy and not high fantasy, so that’s a little disappointing.
46:24: Ok here we go:
Like the ripple of the water sends a message to the shore
So for now and ever after I will miss you more and more
It won’t be easy
No, no
I won’t be easy without you
No, no
I won’t be easy
No, no, no.

Shine a light into the darkness find an answer everyday
How I wish that you were with me now I know that come what may
It won’t be easy
No, no
It won’t be easy without you
No, no
It won’t be easy
No, no, no.

Reach across the stars let them know you’re with me
Reach across the stars send out the word let them know what can be
Send out the word I remember you.

In the shelter of the moonlight in the shadow of the sun
In the silence that’s eternal there’s a blessing one by one
It won’t be easy
No, no
It won’t be easy without you
No, no
It won’t be easy
No, no, no.

Thanks, David.
47:34: The Big Finish Star Cops portal if you care.


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279: We Want People to Cry on Christmas (Twice Upon a Time)

Personally, I make it a rule to cry on every day EXCEPT Christmas.

Did you ever watch that Disney movie? Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas? Well fun fact they actually made a sequel, called Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas. And every time I watch this episode I think of that movie because the names are so suspiciously similar. I mean, have you ever seen anything else in any media that uses the word “twice” at all? It’s Twice Upon a Time, written by Stephen Moffat and aired on December 25, 2017.


Show-notes:


1:10: More about Her (2013) if you care
7:32: I messed up the numbering here, but just pretend I got it right. The order is right though.
10:55: It was Wills.
13:12: Tenth Planet takes place in December 1986.
20:19: The 500 year diary was used by the Second Doctor in Power of the Daleks. Then the Seventh Doctor used the 900 year diary in the tv movie, the Eleventh Doctor used the 1200 year diary, and the Twelfth Doctor used the 2000 year diary.
25:38: Counterfeit money scene from Exit Through the Gift Shop
30:30: Check out Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast, on which we discuss Star Cops and other classic sci-fi shows.
42:59: David Tennant on pears
51:40: Terraformer and The Swords of Kali

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Star Cops 7 – A Double Life

Alternate title: Online Guess Who Champion Anna Shoun

I just realized how much easier this show would be to do if we both also had clones. Can you imagine if there was a clone Dylan whose entire job is to just edit this podcast? Straight up I would save so much time if I had another version of me to do that. This weekend I spent upwards of 5 hours on Trust Your Doctor. 5 hours! It’s A Double Life, written by John Collee and aired on August 17th, 1987.


Show-notes:


1:26: Here’s the 30th anniversary article from We Are Cult.
10:54: Guess Who gameplay demonstration
33:59: yes, Chris Boucher is still alive. The Kaldor City series was released in the early-mid 2000s, with expanded universe stuff coming out up until 2012.


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278: Selfcest ft. Argy (World Enough and Time & The Doctor Falls)

 
Don’t knock it till you try it.

I read a pretty good poem recently, but it wasn’t in any way related to this episode. I just thought it was a good poem. It was called “Go to the Limits of Your Longing.” Rilke wrote it. I highly recommend it. It’s World Enough and Time & The Doctor Falls, written by Stephen Moffat and aired on June 24 and July 1, 2017.


Show-notes:


10:59: If you don’t know what Xena: Warrior Princess is, this is what it is.
11:47: To His Coy Mistress
16:19: Here’s the actual 12th Doctor intro and here’s the fanmade intro (created by Billy Hanshaw) that it was based on. I like Hanshaw’s version better.
28:15: Here’s a pretty good article about the whole “Doctor Who” vs. “The Doctor” debate.
52:26: Metallica’s “One” music video
1:10:14: Check out Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast (in which we discuss Star Cops). And while you’re at it, check out Zenith: A Blake’s 7 podcast and Triple Play: A Movie Trilogy Podcast.
1:15:45: Here’s an example of Michelle Gomez’s stand up.


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Star Cops 6 – In Warm Blood

My lizard body doesn’t know this “warm blood” of which you speak.

Did you know that you can use blood as a substitute for eggs in most recipes? Turns out that the protein content of blood is pretty similar to egg whites. This is why recipes like blood pancakes exist, although I can’t imagine the flavor being anything the same at all. Although if you’re out there and have given them a try, do please reach out and tell me. It’s In Warm Blood, written by John Collee and aired on August 10th, 1987.


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Star Cops 5 – This Case to Be Opened in a Million Years

When I first read the title of this episode I genuinely thought it would be a briefcase.

It’s actually kind of surprising the speed at which we’re burning through these episodes. Considering there’s only 9 of them it really feels like we just recorded episode 0 the other day, and in reality we actually just recorded episode 7. Which means in just two short weeks we’ll have watched and recorded an episode for every episode of Star Cops already. It’s also weirdly interesting that an episode that deals with radiation, and thus obliquely a half life, is halfway through the season. It’s This Case to be Opened in a Million Years, written by Philip Martin and aired on July 27th, 1987.


Show-notes:


1:17: Check out Zenith: A Blake’s 7 podcast if you like Blake’s 7.
2:30: A stormtrooper bumped his head on a door in episode IV. According to the Star Wars wiki this was a mistake that made its way into the final movie.
15:39: The Euro got its start in the late 90s and early 00s, but had been in the planning stages for way longer.
21:21: Gallery of Piet Mondrian paintings
29:25: It was from Bad Dudes.


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276: It’s Me Mickey Mouse! (Empress of Mars)

Since Disney owns nearly everything I can’t imagine this crossover is far behind.

Given how many times Mars has appeared on the show it should be pretty easy to assemble some sort of timeline of the Martian Empire right? Also, wasn’t that killer water that killed everything it ever touched in the polar ice caps? The one we learned about in Waters of Mars? Shouldn’t the gang be violently ill and trying to consume each other during almost the entirety of this episode? It’s Empress of Mars, written by Mark Gatiss and aired on June 10, 2017.


Show-notes:


4:22: Scratchman was “co-written” by James Goss. And by co-written I mean it was probably mostly written by him.
4:36: “With exclusive commentary ‘He Did It’ by the Goldman Family”
21:30: Pretty sure it was Zulu Dawn. And here’s a short description of the Great Emu War from Australian Geographic.
25:03: Here’s a pretty good (but poorly formatted) list of periods in British history.
33:28: John Cena’s theme


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Star Cops 4 – Trivial Games and Paranoid Pursuits

Star Cops is anything BUT trivial.

I used to play Trivial Pursuit actually, my family owns the movie trivia one. Which was really hard to play back in the day when I was a wee lad who didn’t know anything about anything because I was like 12 and hadn’t seen bloody Gone with the Wind. Although I still haven’t actually seen it, so I suppose I still fall into that boat weirdly enough. It’s Trivial Games and Paranoid Pursuits, written by Chris Boucher and aired on July 27th, 1987.


Show-notes:


7:24: Also Sprach Zarathustra
10:43: They won’t.
36:29: Who Framed Roger Rabbit came out in 1988.


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Star Cops 3 – Intelligent Listening for Beginners

Personally I never intelligently listen.

My computer pretty much never listens to me. Although I know my personal FBI man is sitting somewhere, staring at me typing this feeling rather insulted. Then again, if he lets me create and release this podcast into the world maybe he deserves a gentle ribbing every now and then. It’s Intelligent Listening for Beginners, written by Chris Boucher and aired on July 20th, 1987.


Show-notes:


2:49: The Sick Rose by William Blake
10:54: We mention the Anorak Zone site a lot, so here’s their page for this episode if you wanna see it.
17:49: It was Harold Godwinson.
19:20: It’s a bit from Brian Regan.
25:09: Wikipedia has a list of all (or at least a lot of) the organization that called themselves “Black Hand”
31:27: Unfortunately I can’t find the site again, but I’ll put it here if I end up finding it later.
32:51: Check out Zenith, our completed Blake’s 7 podcast.
42:25: That gif of Jordan Peele sweating

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