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Audio Ep. 5: Wolf Catapult ft. Flight Through Entirety

My cunning plan to win Eurovision is to bring a Wolf Catapult to my performance.

This week we’re joined by Brendan and Nathan for what is quite possibly the most inefficient (but surely the most interesting) summary of a Doctor Who story in existence. The four hosts proceed to spend about 2 hours explaining the 2 hour long story. It might just be quicker to read the wikipedia page for the story while listening to it. But that wouldn’t be as fun, now would it? We also spend upwards of 10 minutes just trying to end the episode. It’s Bang -Bang-a-Boom! written by Gareth Edwards and Clayton Hickman and released in December of 2002. Bang-Bang-a-Boom! can be purchased for $3 (or your local equivalent) on Big Finish’s website.


Show-notes:

10:56 The Mostly Made-up Doctor Who Episode Guide is still one of the best Doctor Who podcasts out there. Why don’t you, uh, go and, uh, take a listen to them? Uh? Right there. Go on. Do it.
7:56 And now with the magic of the internet you can listen to Lulu’s Boom Bang a Bang from Eurovision 1969 whenever you want. Relive the glory days with the power of modern technology. And get off my lawn. There’s not wifi on my lawn.
9:24 Something something something about rights, bla bla, where’s all the cool stuff like those holographic wolves?
13:33 Space:1999: for dummies: like us: cause we knew nothing about it: the wiki article: the animated series: the movie.
35:52 Here’s drwhoguide. Last updates 22-DEC-2013.
1:00:10 Don’t let your dreams be dreams. Follow them. Just like Shia did.
1:47:12 Flight Through Entirety. Also find them at all the other usual places like Facer, Twitbook, etc.

To make your job a bit easier, here’s some links to audios Brendan mentioned: The One DoctorLuna Romana, And the Pirates, The High Price of Parking (the first Mel&Ace one), The Dark Husband, The Wrong  Doctors, The Kingmaker, Red


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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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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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Episode 153: The Power of Malcolm Krohll

You shouldn’t mess with the power of Malcolm, it might kill you.

This week we’re on the downslope for season 24 already. We’re already 3/4 of the way through the season, although if they had done a 6 part serial we’d be done already. Wouldn’t that be great? It’s Delta and the Bannerman, written by Malcolm Kohll, and aired in November of 1987.


Show-notes:


04:36 Now only a $100 value! Sure must be the happiest place on earth for whoever’s raking in all this money.
12:00 OG version’s the best.
30:43 Wow, 2009 camcorder-vision. Still not the stupidest answer on this show sadly.

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Episode 152: Everybody Has Their Own Way of Eating People

Mine is lightly salted. I like to keep it simple.

Moving swiftly through the Seventh Doctor. He only has 12 serials, so every serial we cover moves us 1/12 of the way closer to the end. That’s pretty much the quickest we’d move through any Doctor except maybe the 6th. Too lazy to do the math now. It’s Paradise Towers written by Stephen Wyatt and aired in October of 1987.


Show-notes:


15:43 Heeeeere’s PEX!!
44:30 Check out our other podcast, Dribble Day.

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Episode 151: Bow Ties or No Ties

I’ll take cable ties thanks.

This week we return to your regularly scheduled programming. Which means Pip and Jane Baker are back writing for the show, stumbling through the darkness because no one knows how the hell to characterize the 7th Doctor yet. Thanks Eric Saward/JNT/Andrew Cartmel/Whoever you want to blame for this. It’s Time and the Rani, aired in September of 1987.


Show-notes:


5:36 Crispin Glover, who usually goes by his alter-ego “Really Distinctive Facial Structure Man,” sued some people over some stuff.
25:16 The “intense” sound effects at the end of this.

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The Sixth Doctor Retrospective

It feels like we just started this era yesterday.

The end of an era, truly. The Sixth Doctor was here for nearly 10 seasons. Wait, you’re telling me that in this universe he only had two seasons? How did you guys cope? So you didn’t get The March of the Valeyard?  Devastation of the Daleks?  The Damnation? I can’t believe it, this really is the darkest timeline. Well, here’s the Sixth Doctor retrospective anyway, featuring an additional discussion of Spiral Scratch. Spiral Scratch was written by Gary Russell and released on the 4th of August, 2005.


Show-notes:


17:20 “Other voice actors: Colin Baker”
21:08 Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a book by Douglas Adams. It’s kind of inspired by the Doctor Who serials he wrote, but I thought it was boring and also terrible.
31:08 It’s The Langoliers, which is from a larger collection by Stephen King.
48:24 Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo. Bamboo.

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

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Episode 150: Trapped in the Intro Sequence

Oh no. It appears I’ve become trapped in Doctor Who.

We finally made it to the end of The Trial of a Time Lord. For us, only 4 weeks of TV. For anyone back in 1986, it was a solid 14 weeks. 14! I’m so sorry. It’s the Ultimate Foe, where Part 1 was written by Robert Holmes and Part 2 by Pip and Jane Baker. It was aired in November and December of 1986.


Show-notes:


2:30 And The Two Doctors.
10:18 For Doom the Bell Tolls.
35:20 Which would be The Wrong Doctors. Maybe we’ll listen to that someday. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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