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Audio Ep. 17: Brutally Boring

Can you feel the change in the podcast? We’re going back to TV.

This week Kiyan and Dylan are approaching the end of the Dark Years diversion. They’ve listened to their final audio for now, they’ve read their final book (you’ll have to wait until next week) and so it draws almost neatly to a close. Almost. But not quite. Master was written Joseph Lidster and released in October of 2003. Master can be purchased for $3 (or your local equivalent) on Big Finish’s website. It’s also on Spotify.


Show-notes:


5:59 It was McKinley.
12:29 “Son of a bitch.”
17:53 It was Mrs. Norris. Thank god Harry Potter is over. It’s over, right? Right?
21:51 I didn’t look too hard obviously, but there really wasn’t anything definitive about green being considered the color of death significantly at a certain place/time. So yeah.
22:02 Monster House is a movie.
52:11 I won’t let my dreams be dreams I guess.
Also discussed in this episode: Goodnight Saigon by Billy Joel.


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

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Episode 163: Explosions and Motorcycles

Hey look, kaboom and vroom rhyme.

This week we start a new era, and then immediately end it. It’s a single episode long, albeit a much longer than usual episode. It’s a bit weird, you may not have heard of it. It’s called The TV Movie, written by Matthew Jacobs and aired in May of 1996.


Show-notes:


22:55 He should have worn it cause he’s not a crook.
39:53 They mentioned it again in Invasion of Time.
48:06 I don’t know if it’s a reference but the guy was Kevin Briggs.

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

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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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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 143: Pretty Badly Choreographed

I question whether the choreographers even knew how to read a choreograph.

So, the universe is populated by more rogue time lords than we thought. Seriously, every week it feels like they add another one. This time it’s The Mark of the Rani, written by Pip and Jane Baker and aired in February of 1985.


Show-notes:


5:33 Yup.
5:49 Another 30 seconds on google only brought up Doctor Who stuff, so I guess it’s a totally original name. This blog gives an explanation of the name (using this as a source) but who knows how true it is? Either way, I really like “Parabola Rainbow Moondancer Galadriel.” That should have been her name.
12:54 The wiki lists a lot more, including Susan and Drax. How could we have forgotten Drax?
16:16 This one. I almost forgot how not good at all Family Guy is.
22:33 No!! NOOO!!!!
32:53 Yeah, it’s a gyroscope.

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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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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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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 132: Until We’re At Satan

Only 66 more to go…

Who thought that a serial with the Master of all characters could be so horribly boring? THE MASTER! And it didn’t help that Terence Dudley has been consistently declining in quality since his first outing. It’s The King’s Demons, written by Terence Dudley and aired in March of 1983.


Show-notes:


0:28 We’re talking about the cool Iron Maiden, not the torture device.
5:40 Thank god I didn’t grow up in the 80s.
9:38 WOW.
11:51 Here’s more about beds in the middle ages. I say we all go back to straw. It probably builds character.
13:27 Apparently it was “rare” to do so. But I say more people should start doing it in real life. It probably builds character.
20:15 And who you never see again.

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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 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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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 119: It’s More of a Mauve

Mauve is defined as a pale purple. Which means purple is still correct.

This week we come to the end of an era. Yes truly, Tom Baker has finally regenerated and Peter Davison has taken on the mantle of the Doctor. It’s Christopher Hamilton Bidmead’s Logopolis, aired in February and March of 1981.


Show-notes:


1:15 They did bring back the “Doctor Who” credit in the reboot. And then, this time at David Tennant’s request, they changed it back to “The Doctor” again.
4:51 Apparently Tegan comes from the Welsh word for “fair.” Can’t say I’ve ever heard it. And this Tegan was like the third result on Google when I googled it, so how common could it be?
18:38 It’s actually “Logopolitans.” Just to set the record straight.
24:57 Palpatine. Something tells me he wants Anakin to do “it.” But what could “it” possibly be? Surely not killing Christopher Lee…
28:48 My guess is that they’re going to brush it off with a single passing line next story!
33:18 It’s actually from Meglos.


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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 118: Murder is Definitely OK When it’s Leela

Just to clarify, we don’t condone murder.

This week our greatest villain returns: difficult to pronounce names! Just kidding, it’s the Master. The serial at hand is The Keeper of Traken, written by Johnny Bryne and aired in January and February of 1981.


Show-Notes


2:11 Ki-Adi-Mundi was a member of the Jedi High Council. He was a Cerean, a species whose members have two brains.
9:45 In 1974 Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon of any crimes he may have committed. You can read the full proclamation here.
12:36 Terrible. Just terrible.
26:00 The seagull that landed on the chimney when Pope Francis was elected was apparently symbolic. Also, the old pope, Pope Benedict XVI, didn’t die. He resigned.
26:24 Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders thinks “there may be some symbolism” regarding the bird that landed on his podium last month.
26:36 I was probably thinking of Duck for President, a children’s book about, surprisingly enough, a duck running for president.
27:06 Article 1, section 8 (a.k.a. the necessary and proper clause) of the U.S. constitution and the 10th amendment act in opposition to each other. Article 1, section 8 gives the federal government the “power… to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution… all other powers vested by this constitution in the government of the United States,” while the 10th amendment explicitly relegates to the state governments all powers not specifically given to the federal government in the constitution. If you can’t wrap your head around this, well… you’re not alone.
37:09 Spaceship Earth is a spherical building at Epcot in Disney World. The original concept for Epcot was developed by Walt himself, who, as we now know, got the idea from Adric and Nyssa.


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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 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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