the great intelligence

Episode 246: Do Androids Dream of Electric Peeps?

I’m pretty sure electric peeps would suck even worse than normal peeps.

You know, we kind of have experience with dealing with something we like to pretend doesn’t exist. It’s called Trust Your Doctor, Episode 1. We even rerecorded it like 5 years later, and then literally replaced it in the podcast feed so no one would see the original version. Kind of like our version of the War Doctor. Except you can still totally find episode 1. As if I’d tell you where though. It’s Name of the Doctor, written by Steven Moffat and aired on May 18, 2013.


Show-notes:


18:20 According to Paul’s Unofficial Letterbox Pages, “Most houses in Britain have a letter box in the front door, usually a simple slot with a flap over it, through which the post is delivered each morning.” No mention of personal mailboxes outside people’s houses like you see in the states.
21:25 And thus the essence of all crime is undivulged.
20:19 I think the only thing I’ve linked to more than this River Song timeline is the asteroid/meteor/meteorite differences table thing from nasa.
25:08 Arrival is a movie about alien linguistics.
33:49 Some of the best J.K. Rowling tweets.
55:02 Check out our Blake’s 7 podcast, Zenith.


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Episode 239: It’s Not a Leaf, It’s a Bomb

Who could have seen that coming?

I’m actually pretty sure the first time I saw this episode I thought Moffat was really clever for the whole “bells of St. John” thing. And you know, I still do. On the other hand though, he’s aware enough to make a joke about it, but where did the St. John’s Ambulance logo go during all those years between like 1970-something and now? In universe the exterior design of the TARDIS isn’t supposed to change so… where dit that logo go? It’s The Bells of St. John, written by Stephen Moffat and aired on March 30, 2013.


Show-notes:


4:31 Neuralink is the company Elon Musk started to create real Cybermen. And no, he doesn’t live in the house he was born in. Lol.
8:10 BBC article about how American accents resemble the British accents of a couple hundred years ago.
12:33 Summer Falls was actually published as an ebook.
22:17 National Geographic footage of a deep-sea squid interacting with bombs.
23:03 A painting by Banksy was put up for auction a few months ago and was shredded as soon as it was sold.
38:38 David Tenant started a new podcast last month.


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Episode 238: More Deadly than Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins? Now there’s a name I have not heard in a long time.

Ding dong, turns out Christmas is here again, in February! Hasn’t Christmas just passed? Like, two months ago, or not even. A month a week, on this podcast anyway. That’s kind of weird, I’d say this is the shortest period between two Christmas Specials, but during the 12th Doctor’s Era we get two in a row, which naturally has to be the shortest possible period. It’s The Snowmen, written by Stephen Moffat and aired on December 25, 2012.


Show-notes:


20:13 The Artful Dodger sounds like kind of a sketch guy.
32:23 Apparently Russell T. Davies is actually a pseudonym and as far as I can tell the “T” doesn’t stand for anything. His real name is is Stephen Russell Davies. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction says he added the T to avoid confusion with another Russell Davies.
32:32 The children’s show I was talking about here was Century Falls, which came out i 1993. I think I was mixing up the characters with another Russel T. show, Bob & Rose, which has a character named Rose Cooper. I’ve never watched either of these shows, so I could be wrong about this.
33:41 Full text of How Watson Learned the Trick and The Hound of the Baskervilles.
52:27 The hardest Sherlock Holmes story to solve in my opinion is The Boscombe Valley Mystery. The other stories we mentioned here were The Six Napoleons and The Blue Carbuncle.
57:35 Miss Marple is one of the most famous female fictional detective.


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Episode 42: The Doctor Dresses in Drag

Alliteration is alarmingly annoying and also amazingly awesome!

This week Kiyan and Dylan journey into the London underground and reencounter the Yeti and the Great Intelligence in The Web of Fear. It was written by Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln and it aired in February and March of 1968.

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Episode 39: It Sounds Pretty Stupid

The Monk definitely doesn’t come back in this serial. Sorry.

This week Kiyan and Dylan visit Detsen Monastary in The Abominable Snowmen, featuring the first appearance of The Great Intelligence. It was written by Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln. It aired in September and November of 1967.

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