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Episode 20: Travis in a Tuxedo

If Travis doesn’t wear a tuxedo in this show I’m rioting.

One of these two people is a killer. A silent killer, which if you think about it is really the only kind of killer they could be if they’re on an audio based podcast. Because they have to talk all the time, you know? Anyway, it’s Killer, written by Robert Holmes and aired on February 20, 1979.


Show-notes:


14:07 yeah I guess Gambril does look kind of like Art Garfunkel.
21:04 Check out our newest episode of Triple Play, our movie trilogy podcast. We discuss Ocean’s 11 and stuff.
30:19 Here’s the forum in case you want to join.
35:37 The movie is Space is the Place. Sun Ra was a jazz composer. The Egyptian god was just Ra.
36:55 Yeah, Neil Armstrong was from Ohio.

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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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Episode 147: Marsupial Court

The Doctor is a marsupial now. Deal with it.

Robert “Basically created Doctor Who” Holmes returns to pen his final complete serial. Obviously he starts the Ultimate Foe, but he never finishes that so, it’s just this final serial of his, The Mysterious Planet to watch. It was aired in September of 1986.


Show-notes:


2:28 This masterpiece. Ok, honestly I actually like this arrangement. They should have used it.
16:56 Garron and Unstoffe from The Ribos Operation.
22:20 You thought I was link to it? Well nope. Not gonna do it. Deal.

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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 144: Oh Great, The Whomobile

*Whomobile does not actually appear.

This week, the slog through season 22 continues. Luckily our distress call was heard by The Second Doctor and Jamie, so they’re shown up to spice up the serial a bit. It’s the Two Doctors, written by Robert Holmes and aired in February and March of 1985.


Show-notes:


3:44 Looks like it was just retconned. Just like how they retconned the Third Doctor into being a world champion hula hooper. Definitely not making this up. Seriously. Look it up if you don’t believe me.

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Episode 139: Batnipples and Robin

And the sequel, Batnipples Forever.

And here we see the return of one of the greats of Doctor Who writing. Mostly. The Krotons was a bit of a dud, but hey, it was his first serial. This week Robert Holmes returns to write The Caves of Androzani, aired in March of 1984.


Show-notes:


0:45 Apparently the reasons date back to medieval times. Figures.
4:58 And if you don’t know you can look it up yourself. I’m not gonna be the one to let anyone who doesn’t already know about it know about it.
18:19 Wait, no it wasn’t. -_-
21:15 Warning: this link is for true underdogs only. Click at your own risk.
26:16 Melange. The most generic name for a fictional substance possible.
30:53 More Bowie never hurt anybody. I think. Labyrinth is overrated by the way.
48:36 Not sure if this is what he was talking about, but this is the first thing that came up when I googled “mars blue.” So good enough for me.
48:47 Maybe it’s this one, but that’s actually Jupiter.
48:48 Dylan here, it’s this one. Although I’m not even sure anymore if it’s actually Mars. Word on the street is that it’s just a “landscape.”

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

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Episode 98: Let’s Just Overthrow the Government

I woke up this morning and was like “hey, why hasn’t anyone else done this?”

This week Kiyan and Dylan… Don’t really complain about taxes, but do talk about a serial that does complain about taxes. There’s a subtle difference here. The serial this week is The Sun Makers, written by Robert Holmes and aired in November and December of 1977.

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Episode 94: Equal Opportunity Life Force Drainer

Weng-Chiang is in violation of the temporal employment act.

This week Kiyan and Dylan investigate a mysterious magician in the back alleys of London as they discuss Robert Holmes’ finale to season 14, The Talons of Weng-Chiang. It originally aired in February through April of 1977.

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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 87: Now That’s What I Call Doctor Who 57

They say Steven Moffat is a big contributor to Now That’s What I Call Doctor Who: Greatest Hits Revisted 3.

This week Kiyan and Dylan explain their way through The Brain of Morbius, and successfully avoid accidentally joining a cult. The Brain of Morbius was written by Robert Bland (Terrance Dicks and Robert Holmes), and was aired in January of 1976. Just January.

(Ok so The Eight Leg two parter and the Morbius two parter are different seasons of the Eighth Doctor Adventures, but let’s not forget that a good deal of the other stories are greatest hits revisited too. I.e. the return of the Wirrn, the Zygons, Susan, the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Ice Warriors.)

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Episode 85: Rainbow Tunnel of Death

The colors! They burn!

This week Kiyan and Dylan make up a new term (biobabble), sort of explore a serial from Doctor Who, and indicate that Kiyan is half asleep. It’s been quite a week. The serial sort of covered this week is Pyramids of Mars, which was written by Stephen Harris (in reality Robert Holmes)  and aired in October and November of 1975.

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