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Episode 42: Bleak’s 7

It’s even bleak visually, it’s all brown.

One of the two of us is a dirty, dirty traitor who sold out the podcast. Can you guess which one of us two it is? It’s probably pretty obvious but you know, why not try and guess anyway? It’s Traitor, written by Robert Holmes and aired on October 12, 1981.


Show-notes:


7:01 Killer was the one with the virus, not the one with IMIPAK. Still a great episode.
10:24 Check out Trust Your Doctor, our Doctor Who podcast. We’ve been watching Doctor Who in order from the beginning for almost 5 years now.
18:44 I just chucked Chuck onto the list of shows I’m going to watch someday.
47:02 According to the 5 seconds I just spent on Google, “south” in Afrikaans can be either “zuid” or “suid.”
49:59 I’m glad the Crush, Texas incident took place in the 1800s. Makes it more funny for some reason.


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The Blake’s 7 title music was originally composed by Dudley Simpson.

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Episode 24: Why Are You Hitting Yourself?

Why are you hitting yourself?

In what is a common occurrence on Trust Your Doctor but what appears to be rather rare on Zenith, we completely disregard fan wisdom and go way against the grain and basically just form an opinion so far removed from common knowledge that people were dreading this episode before it even went out. It’s Gambit, written by Robert Holmes and aired on March 20, 1979.


Show-notes:


17:33 Just look at all of the credits Deep Roy has. Look at it. Freaking insane.
18:28 Speed chess.


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

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

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