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The Fifth Doctor Retrospective

In hindsight maybe not doing this with Krynoid was why this episode was all over the place.

Remember how the Fourth Doctor Retrospective was fun? This is… sort of fun? We take a look back at good old Peter Davison, and try to discuss his brief but fun era of Doctor Who.


Show-notes:


1:09 Which you can do here. Just saying. Not gonna force you to listen to it or anything. Mainly because I can’t. But you should listen to it.
9:25 Well maybe it needed to die.
28:54 Make it happen BBC.
32:53 Y’know. The cliffhanger-y one. The one where he’s gonna crash the ship. Hold on, I’m trying to find it. Hmm… where is it… Oh, here it is. Sorry about that. Yeah, I really liked this one. Even though it’s a quote unquote cool one.
37:31 The Life of Pie argument goes states that it’s more fun to eat pie than to do anything else in the world, so it urges people to stop what they’re doing at any time (and every time) to eat pie.
39:00 Yeah, it’s like a couple hundred thousand if you trust science as well. But I wouldn’t trust science if I were you cause last time I did I woke up in Anchorage wearing only socks and a sombrero.

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Episode 130: Pimp My Carpet

My new carpet is purple and definitely not copyright infringing.

This week we once again learn why Dylan went into Physics and not English. It’s garment. Kiyan was right, Dylan was wrong. Dylan regrets his mistake, and apologizes to all the linguists who we have offended with our podcast. In other news, they try and talk about Terminus, written by Steve Gallagher and aired in February of 1983.


Show-notes:


3:43 Check out our other podcast, Trap Trip.
9:54 🙁
13:47 He later became one of the 28 competitors from Bahamas at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
14:13 They did.
30:36 Garm, garmr, garmest.


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Episode 129: Surely You Remember Liz Shaw

Liz Shaw was truly the most memorable UNIT member.

This week’s throwback to earlier serials comes in the form of The Brigadier Allistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. The one and only, taking over for Ian. Yes, apparently the Brig can teach math? It’s Mawdryn Undead written by Peter Grimwade and aired in February of 1983.


Show-notes:


5:47 He uninstalled the randomizer randomiser at the beginning of season 18 in The Leisure Hive.
8:50 Thing.
16:27 This list is where the idea comes from. Wonder if anyone’s ever gotten all the way to 90.
20:26 Just like Cool Whip!
33:20 Batman gambit. Don’t ask why I know that. Do ask why I don’t know that.
44:54 Check out our other podcast Trapple Ploy.

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Episode 128: Full Frontal Snake

Only the best snake props in Doctor Who.

This week Kiyan and Dylan face a snake from the past. Indiana Jones would have been absolutely terrified. He probably would’t even listen to this episode. He’d just read that first line and leave before even finding out what serial it is. It’s Snakedance, written by Christopher Bailey and aired in January of 1983.


Show-notes:


2:36 Apparently manussa means “human.” The English word “man” apparently comes from the same Sanskrit root. The more you know.
5:45 Another Buddhist thingy. More modern English cognates via Proto-Indo-European: “thirst” and “drought.”
7:40 See the resemblance? You’ll think of this next time you see a Chrysler slithering down the road.
11:18 Director of Historical Research.
14:48 Chester Cheetah.
22:26 And like magic, here it is.
22:29 Don’t worry, we found it.
28:09 The “just visiting” space from Monopoly.

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Episode 127: Jason Bourne on Mars: The Musical: The Movie

Coming soon to a theatre near you!

This week Kiyan and Dylan take a nice little vacation. Ha! Just kidding, they sit down at 9 AM on a Friday and record a podcast episode about taking a vacation. Which is sort of the same thing if you squint your eyes and plug your ears. It’s Arc of Infinity, written by Johnny Byrne and aired in January of 1983.


Show-notes:


3:54 No, it’s a reference to Frasier.
14:28 Wrong lever.
15:50 Or 15. C’mon Dylan, he’s not that young. Also we didn’t go to high school with him, he just went to the same high school we did but way before us.
22:26 You should chouk out Trouple Plouy.
23:15 Well the wiki sure as heck doesn’t say anything about it. The sisterhood was actually the group who sentenced Morbius to get dispersed to the nine corners of the universe. I wonder if that hurt more than falling off that cliff.
31:04 James Bourne!?


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Episode 126: Throw a Spleen into a Circuit Board

What the hell is a spleen anyway?

One season closer to the end of classic who. Only 7 more to go! Can you believe that we finished 19 seasons? It actually feels pretty weird. Maybe we can take a time trip back to season 1 and start again… It’s Time-Flight, written by Peter Grimwade and aired in March of 1982.

We’d like to actually, honestly, dedicate this episode to Anton Yelchin.


Show-notes:


5:31 This thing. Everywhere in all of space and time open to you and you want to go here.
8:12 Unless he’s an air traffic controller. Or a TV remote controller. Or a remote controlled car.
10:26 Yeah. There was Scorby from Seeds of Doom. He was kind of a jerk. Go jump in a lake Scorby. Oh wait…
10:52 Well I wouldn’t go that far.
12:58 Roger roger.
18:15 Bioelectronics is a real thing now, but it wasn’t when this episode came out.
18:53 Vestigial organs. The term “vestigial” comes from a corruption of the word “vegetable,” because if you replaced one of these organs with an eggplant or a cabbage you’d never know the difference.
46:17 We said they wouldn’t get a new companion and then 1 second later we were like “yeah, I don’t know.”
47:53 The Wright Flyer was a plane invented by the Wright Brothers after numerous failures with their previous plane, the Wrong Flyer. You don’t want to know about that one.
48:18 Watch and be amazed.
52:52 *cough* …*COUGH COUGH*… *HACK HHHAACCCKGAHAH KAHJSHGJDJDJDJ*… Sorry, just something in my throat.

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Episode 125: Every Meme Has an Origin

Maybe one day Trust Your Doctor will be a meme.

He finally kicked the bucket. He took a dive. Got offed. Put on ice. You feel me? Yes it’s Earthshock, written by Eric Saward and aired in March of 1982.


Show-notes:


6:30 Apparently “Morphsuits” is a brand, which I guess makes it a generic trademark?
8:49 They also continue the trend of their costumes getting more and more cool. Seriously, I forgot how terrible they looked in Tenth Planet.
9:40 Don’t mind this blatant lie.
10:57 Yup.
20:20 Yeah, it does seem really bad.
22:55 What?
40:29 You heard it here first. Doctor Who stories have no plot.


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Episode 124: A Blueberry With Wings

Apparently butterfly = blueberry with wings. This is some high level math.

I think our episode where we talk about almost nothing is pretty representative of this week’s serial, where the characters to practically nothing. If you guessed Edge of Destruction, you’re completely wrong, it’s Black Orchid. Written by the ever illustrious Terence Dudley and aired in March of 1982.


Show-notes:


6:18 Chess boxing is what you think it is. I think. Not to be confused with checkers mma or snakes and ladders smackdown.
22:21 The first Bourne movie has one of the assassins sent to kill Bourne jump out a window hilariously when he fails his mission. Hmm… Maybe we’ll watch the Bourne trilogy for Triple Play one of these days… Nah, probably not.

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Episode 123: A Cross Between a Silurian and Shrek

It’s all ogre the news. Terileptals take London.

This week Kiyan and Dylan visit London. Or have they already done that? Or will they still do that? Is “The Visitation” past tense? Well. Anyway, it’s the Visitation, written by Eric Saward and aired in February of 1982.


Show-notes:


5:50 Here’s this handy chart that explains the difference between asteroids, comets, meteors, meteoroids, and meteorites. Again. For like the third time now.
7:08 You probably already know the scene, but why not watch it again? Do it, or I’ll bite your legs off.
9:23She still did go out and kill some people though, like those poor Morphos.
11:41 Undertale is a video game.
22:13 Oh god, there’s sand everywhere.
37:11 Apparently there’s a Doctor Who locations guide, so uh… feel free to take a look at the locations and studios they used for this serial I guess. They have complete listings for the classic show and the new show. How… exciting.


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Episode 122: Clocks Everywhere

But there’s still never enough time.

This week we kinda liked the serial. Just kinda though, not a lot or anything. Kinda was kinda written by Christopher Bailey and aired in February of 1982.


Show-notes:


0:48 These things here. They’re chocolate eggs with toys inside. Apparently they’ve been banned in the U.S. for a while, but I remember eating them (or something like them) all the time as a kid. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
1:29 This was the image I saw, but just googling it brought up much larger trees. Some of the characters might be from the new Lion Guard cartoon, which is a midquel to the wildly-popular Lion King II: Simba’s Pride. (Some hardcore Lion King fans out there might even remember that movie’s less-known predecessor, simply titled The Lion King.)
9:12 We never ended up getting there, so here’s a side-by-side comparison of the original snake and the new cgi snake they created for the DVD release. You may have to pause to get a good glimpse of it.
10:00 Bok.
10:07 It was Bok.
10:09 He did. It was Bok.
31:48 It’s from Buddhism.


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