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Episode 118: Murder is Definitely OK When it’s Leela

Just to clarify, we don’t condone murder.

This week our greatest villain returns: difficult to pronounce names! Just kidding, it’s the Master. The serial at hand is The Keeper of Traken, written by Johnny Bryne and aired in January and February of 1981.


Show-Notes


2:11 Ki-Adi-Mundi was a member of the Jedi High Council. He was a Cerean, a species whose members have two brains.
9:45 In 1974 Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon of any crimes he may have committed. You can read the full proclamation here.
12:36 Terrible. Just terrible.
26:00 The seagull that landed on the chimney when Pope Francis was elected was apparently symbolic. Also, the old pope, Pope Benedict XVI, didn’t die. He resigned.
26:24 Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders thinks “there may be some symbolism” regarding the bird that landed on his podium last month.
26:36 I was probably thinking of Duck for President, a children’s book about, surprisingly enough, a duck running for president.
27:06 Article 1, section 8 (a.k.a. the necessary and proper clause) of the U.S. constitution and the 10th amendment act in opposition to each other. Article 1, section 8 gives the federal government the “power… to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution… all other powers vested by this constitution in the government of the United States,” while the 10th amendment explicitly relegates to the state governments all powers not specifically given to the federal government in the constitution. If you can’t wrap your head around this, well… you’re not alone.
37:09 Spaceship Earth is a spherical building at Epcot in Disney World. The original concept for Epcot was developed by Walt himself, who, as we now know, got the idea from Adric and Nyssa.


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Episode 91: Doctor Who: Age of Ultron

“You’re all just puppets in my political game” – Chancellor “Ultron” Goth.

This week we learn that Dylan doesn’t know the difference between commissioned and decommissioned. To be fair, flammable and inflammable mean the same thing, so… honest mistake. Anyway, the serial at hand for Kiyan and Dylan this week is The Deadly Assassin, written by Robert Holmes and aired in October and November of 1976.

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Episode 89: Sacrifice Sarah to Davros

All hail the mighty Davros. I think.

This week Kiyan and Dylan accidentally shoe-horn Davros into a non-Dalek serial. Actually, Dylan won’t lie, he chose this title for the sweet, sweet SEO. This week the non-Dalek serial that they covered was The Masque of Mandragora, written by Lewis Marks and aired in September of 1976.

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Episode 76: A Genetic Coincidence Pass

It’s like a free pass, but not really because it kind of doesn’t exist.

This week Kiyan and Dylan approach the end of the Third Doctor’s era, and for some reason he decides (somewhat poorly) to revisit Peladon. It’s not a very good serial, as you will find out soon enough. On the bright side, there’s lots of Alpha Centuri  and Ice Warrior voice imitations from both Kiyan and Dylan! The name of this week’s serial is The Monster of Peladon, and it was written by Brian Hayles and it aired in March and April of 1974.

Here is the history of printing wikipedia page. Apparently inkjet and dot matrix printers both existed by 1974.

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Episode 64: This is Becoming a Podcast of Moral Ambiguity

Ambiguity is one of the best/worst/neutral things.

In this episode, for the first time in quite a long, long while, Kiyan and Dylan end an episode disagreeing on something. Well actually multiple things over the episode. This, of course, is a product of multiple heated debates over the course of the episode, which should be hopefully enjoyable. Is Jo the worst character in the serial? Or Peladon? That’s for the dear listener to decide. The subject of these debates was The Curse of Peladon, written by Brian Hayles, and aired in January and February of 1972.

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