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The Tenth Doctor Retrospective

Only the best parenting tips on this podcast.

This week Kiyan and Dylan take a long introspective look at themselves as parents of a little baby podcast. Have we done it right? Have wee been raising this little boy right? Or girl, whatever it chooses. We also sort of talk about like, The Tenth Doctor and Death and the Queen, written by James Goss and released in May of 2016. Death and the Queen can be purchased for $3 (or your local equivalent) on Big Finish’s website.


Show-notes:


12:29 The Tench Doctor Chronicles were released earlier this year by Big Finish, though not all of them feature Rose.
26:03
Picard and his cloud.
37:09 Before Smith, Davison was the youngest Doctor at time of casting at 29. Tennant was second youngest at 34.
41:06 The Ship of Theseus is a philosophical concept that’s basically what we describe. Check this out if you want to know more.
42:14 Here’s the trailer. Doesn’t really spoil anything or give away too much, even if you haven’t watched up to that point like me. Also, just found out that France won. I don’t follow sports at all.
44:03 Faust is a character from German legend who hangs out with demons. The Marvel character Mephisto is named after a demon from the story.
44:31 The Ferengi don’t hang out with demons, but they look kinda like demons.
54:51 The most interesting part of the Ballad of Russel and Julie was seeing how well the cast can sing.
56:28 And the best part about the cast & crew 500 miles video was probably the dancing Ood.


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Episode 209: Let Her Go Russell T.

Don’t you even think about it Stephen.

So it comes to this. The end of the Tenth Doctor, goes out with quite a bang, and about 10 minutes of plot stretched out over two hours with a twenty minute epilogue! Truly, the epitome of the Russell T. Story. It’s The End of Time, written by Russell T. Davies and aired on December 25, 2009 and January 1, 2010.


Show-notes:


4:49 It’s called rack focus.
9:55 More brain stuff from a brain blog that hasn’t been updated in 6 months.
13:07 Children of the Stones. Weird that we’d bring up this series that features a time loop in this episode cause we talk about whether time (and stories) are circular later on.
13:10 Follow Ernest Malley.
1:09:07 According to the wiki he’s only done Song for Ten and the extended version of Song for Ten.
1:13:59 John Barrowman plays Dark Archer on Arrow.


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Episode 205: Break Glass to Win

That’s all there is to it. Break glass and win.

This is the end of the Russell T. era. Sort of. Almost. Kind of. Just kidding. There’s still like 4 more weeks for us to go, but it’s basically over. Russell T. has basically thrown in the towel, given us the best season finale of the reboot (so far) and now is going to coast and rest on his laurels until he can basically throw the reigns off onto Stephen Moffat. It’s The Stolen Earth and Journey’s end, written by Russell T. Davies and aired on June 28 and July 5, 2008.


Show-notes:


1:30 Sorry for linking to Know Your Meme.
1:57 Ocean’s 8 is the sequel to Magnificent 7.
5:56 Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist and writer, but I’m pretty sure he’s mostly famous for being a douchebag to anyone who believes in religion.
10:10 Sarah Jane also encountered the Daleks in Death to the Daleks.
19:14 Here’s the Blake’s 7 forum I was talking about.
28:06 Here’s the image with all the companions leading up to Rose. All of the females ones at least (and K9).

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Episode 204: Bad Bad Wolf Wolf

Anytime now. We’ll let Rose go. Any day. Just. Right there.

We used to have a grasshopper in our recording studio but we’ve recorded so many different places now that I don’t think the grasshopper has shown up many times in the past year. I was going to make a joke about recording this podcast with grasshoppers on our back but it wouldn’t really make sense if the grasshoppers can’t be heard. It’s Turn Left, written by Russell T. Davies and aired on June 21, 2008.


Show-notes:


8:20 It was Myanmar
18:23 Here’s the entire story. I bet that guy’s still wondering how that shrimp fried rice would’ve tasted.
22:22 I guess I was way off cause London is actually the 13th most populated capital.
25:28 British succession is way too complicated to explain in a sentence or two, so read about it on Wikipedia if you’re curious.


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Episode 203: Electric K. Ant

So, Mr. Ant, what qualifies you for this position?

This is one of the best Doctor Who stories of all time according to Dylan, and a very good one according to Kiyan, and basically all of fandom really. Most people like this, so if you don’t you’re obviously wrong. Just flat out wrong, that’s the nature of the game unfortunately. It’s Midnight, written by Russell T. Davies and aired on June 14, 2008.


Show-notes:


3:02 Sapphires are actually a type of corundum and is slightly softer than diamond.
5:26 I completely forgot Independence Day: Resurgence existed. Pretty sure most of the world has forgotten about it too.
6:11 Rio is about some bird or something.
8:22 Turns out a klick is just a kilometer.
11:15 Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti.
15:14 Hereditary might actually be scary.
16:09 Check out Zenith, our Blake’s 7 podcast.
16:12 Vaster than Empires and More Slow and The Word for World is Forest are 2 stories by Ursula K. Le Guin.
19:42 People talking without speaking, people hearing without listening.
42:56 Electric Ant is a story about ants.

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Episode 202: Books Suck

Unlike books, however, River is actually useful.

Every once in a while we deserve to take a digression, I think. A nice little trip down the yellow brick road so to speak. Of course, it just so happens that this digression is all of the episode, but you know, whatever! It’s Silence in the Library & Forest of the Dead, written by Steven Moffat and aired on May 31 and June 7, 2008.


Show-notes:

12:36 David Bowie had liver cancer.
32:51 St. Elsewhere is a medical tv series.
48:04 Lingthusiasm is a linguistics podcast.
49:35 The Night is Short, Walk on Girl is a Japanese animated movie.
1:00:44 The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe is a 2016 novella by Kij Johnson.
1:04:49 We have a Blake’s 7 podcast called Zenith. It’s alright I guess.


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The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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Episode 201: The Wasp in the Study with the Lead Pipe

Look out! A Wasp!

At the end of this recording session, around 1 in the morning, after recording Zenith, we both walked to our cars. We looked at each other, dead inside, dead on the outside. Just dead all around. “Never again.” It’s The Unicorn and the Wasp, written by Gareth Roberts and aired on May 17, 2008.


Show-notes:


2:36 Cluedo is the original name. According to Wikipedia, it’s a play on the words “clue” and “ludo” which means “I play” in Latin. It was changed to Clue in North America because over here the traditional game of Ludo is known as Parcheesi, so most people wouldn’t get the reference.
4:30 Unicron.
5:12 Ego the Living Planet is a sentient planet from Marvel. I don’t read comics and I try to stay away from comic book movies but I think this guy was in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2.
5:25 We have a Blake’s 7 podcast called Zenith. It’s alright.
14:57 The Last Man wasn’t Mary Shelley’s second book. I’ve never read this thing at apparently it was mostly ignored in favor of Frankenstein, but it’s starting to get a lot more attention recently.
19:51 According to these bee and wasp articles, wasps can’t grow their stingers back.
21:24 This is what wasp hives look like. Not as cool as bee hives. Another category wasps completely fail in when put up against bees.
23:52 Here’s how you make a Harvey Wallbanger.
32:53 It was actually a mental disability basketball team, but same deal.Spain confirmed for huge cheaters. (Couldn’t find the article.)
34:05 Arsene Lupin is just some guy.


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Episode 200: Made It To 200

I was finally there, 200 episodes and still no one cares.

Turns out both Kiyan and Dylan have daughters, I mean, who would have guessed that? They have their own podcast, it’s called “She’s Your Doctor” or something like that. You can tell I’m making this up as I go along really. It’s The Doctor’s Daughter, written by Stephen Greenhorn and aired on May 10, 2008.


Show-notes:


0:41 Harry Melling, who played Harry Potter’s annoying cousin, is Patrick Troughton’s grandson.
1:38 Blue Box 250 is a huge collaborative special that Blue Box podcast did for their 250th episode. We were on it but I honestly forgot what we talked about.
19:36 Nice bog there.
23:20 Am I supposed to like this for the early 2000s CG?
32:10 You tell me.

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Episode 199: The Sontaran Surprise

Ah! I am so surprised that the Sontarans are in this.

This week we reveal that we’ve installed a super secret system into every car in the world. It’s the Trust Your Doctor Podcast GPS System. It comes with two equally annoying voice options: Dylan and Kiyan. It’s The Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky, written by Helen Raynor and aired on April 26 and May 3, 2008.


Show-notes:


19:21 Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World might be the first English science fiction story.
20:01 You can probably download Some Presumptuous Approaches to Science Fiction from Project Muse is you’re a librarian, or a student, or if you work for an academic institution.
40:15 Yeah, Tommy Zoom is a British cartoon.
53:26 Hey Arnold is an American animated series that ends on a cliffhanger that didn’t get resolved for like 15 years.
57:39 Can’t believe the Ant-Man movie is already 3 years old.
58:46 Tardigrades are a microorganism that can survive in space.

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Episode 198: You Ood What You Gotta Ood

More ood, more problems.

This week we visit the Sense Sphere again. Well. Sort of. We kind of come close, like the same solar system so that’s pretty close in my mind. And the Ood come back, which I guess means the Sensorites and the Ood are related somehow? It’s Planet of the Ood, written by Keith Temple and aired on April 19, 2008.


Show-notes:


0:28 Back at it again with the 3 year old memes.


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