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285: Yes, But Actually No (Demons of the Punjab)

 

I feel really bad about not knowing anything about partition, but watching this episode for the second time has actually prompted me to look into it more. It seems to have served the Doctor Who purpose of introducing an audience to an entirely new topic that they had no idea about. Does that make it the most successful Doctor Who episode of all time? Stay tuned to find out. It’s Demons of the Punjab, written by Vinay Patel and aired on November 11, 2018.


Show-notes:


2:12: The Hugo awards are chosen by the World Science Fiction Society. The Nebulas on the other hand are chosen by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Wikipedia’s joint winners of the Hugo and Nebula awards. Also the book I was talking about was The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, which won the World Fantasy Award for long fiction and was nominated by the Hugos, Nebulas, and Locus awards.
14:49: Behold the majesty of ThrustSSC.
24:44: It was probably the Battle of Singapore, part of World War 2.
28:52: Seeds of Death had Jamie and Zoe in it.
34:17: Check out Triple Play: A Movie Trilogy Podcast and Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast
56:20: Mountbatten


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284: Surfing the Skies of New York (The Tsuranga Conundrum)

We call it sky surfing here.

When I heard the name of this episode I kind of imagined it as an almost Kobayashi Maru situation. You know in Star Trek, it’s the no win situation that Kirk cheats at to win, and that cheating is the reason he gets given the captain’s chair because they really like his initiative in… cheating… I guess? But then it turned out to not be that at all. It’s The Tsuranga Conundrum, written by Chris Chibnall and aired on November 4, 2018.


Show-notes:


4:15: Check out Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast and Triple Play: A Movie Trilogy Podcast.
13:28: I did a little googling and I’m pretty sure this is wrong. I think you’d only die by eating and/or licking poison dart frogs, not just touching them. None of the sources I found mentioned that just touching them would kill you.
15:11: Side-by-side comparison of the unreleased cut of Lilo & Stitch featuring more realistic aircraft and cityscapes and the theatrical version.


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283: The Twitspace (Arachnids in the UK)

All of America is the twitspace.

I just realized how weird it is that the villain in a UK story is an American. There’s probably more to that now that I think about it, something about how America gained its independence and now the UK hates them or something. It’s Arachnids in the UK, written by Chris Chibnall and aired on October 28, 2018.


Show-notes:


2:12: Article about George Lucas’ original ideas for the sequel trilogy.
3:56: Triple Play: A Movie Trilogy Podcast
10:50: Obviously I was just joking here, but a quick skim of the Tardis wiki reminded me that the Master’s plan in Time-Flight was something along the lines of using the Tardis’ energy to break out of some alternate dimension. Also here’s (one version of) that meme with Gru from Despicable Me.
13:46: Yeah I still have no idea what this was supposed to be or what it is. According to the Doctor Who wiki, he said pakora, but that’s not what it sounded like at all.
24:05: Before the Law by Kafka
25:54: Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast
27:26: Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast
40:02: Pretty sure it was grime.
45:11: Axolotl by Cortázar

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282: It’s Just Ozzies ft. Argy (Rosa)

Ozzie Osborne that is.

This week we’re joined by Argy yet again to travel back in time to Montgomery. To be fair absolutely none of us have been to Montgomery before, so it’s a bit of a new experience for all of us. I’ll be honest I think I can say with some mild certainty that most of our audience hasn’t been to Montgomery either. So it’s new for you too. It’s Rosa, written by Malorie Blackman and Chris Chibnall and aired on October 21, 2018.


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281: End Doctor Who Once and for All (The Ghost Monument)

Doctor Who must not go on.

When I saw the title for this episode the first time I was convinced it was some sort of monument to Casper the friendly ghost. Like it was going to be something super cool about this cartoon character. In hindsight I’m starting to think that would be the weirdest crossover in existence, but I kind of want to see if they could make it work. It’s The Ghost Monument, written by Chris Chibnall and aired on October 14, 2018.


Show-notes:


10:11: From Wikipedia: Continuity editing is the process, in film and video creation, of combining more-or-less related shots, or different components cut from a single shot, into a sequence to direct the viewer’s attention to a pre-existing consistency of story across both time and physical location.
23:53: Wikipedia (the source of all my knowledge) doesn’t seem to say anything about being able to overcome dyspraxic setbacks mentally.


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280: I’ve Made my Final Judgement (The Woman Who Fell to Earth)

We all regenerate into women this week.

Just kidding, Trust Your Doctor is still a sausage fest. Sort of. It’s kind of sobering to realize just how many male Doctor Who podcasts there are, and then compare that to the number that have, say, at least one female host. It’s The Woman Who Fell to Earth, written by Chris Chibnall and aired on October 7, 2018.


Show-notes:


8:13: It’s Segun Akinola.
9:35: Population: 582,506 (according to wiki)
10:35: Brian Regan on spelling things
10:55: Pea tear griffin
24:35: Check out Krynoid Podcast
36:28: Check out our classic sci-fi podcast Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast.

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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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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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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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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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