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260: The Moffat Code (Last Christmas)

Now for the Trust Your Doctor Code. Five words: The Rock is The Doctor.

For once we can say we have a special “Christmas in July” episode of Trust Your Doctor. Because by some weird coincidence this goes out right near the end of July. Not quite on the 25th, or in the middle either, but it’s close enough. Is this the closest that Doctor Who has ever come to a Christmas in July? I’d like to think so and because of that I’m claiming the first for Trust Your Doctor. It’s Last Christmas, written by Steven Moffat and aired on December 25, 2014.


Show-notes:


8:59 I’M GONNA TAKE MY HEARSE TO THE OLD TOWN ROAD.
12:10 It was William Blake.
12:40 Here’s a Jungle Book fanfic that uses The Tyger as an epigraph. Next best thing.
15:25 Relive the magic of Troll 2 and Never Ending Story 3 vicariously through us on Triple Play, our movie trilogy podcast.
19:30 Things like “Jake Paulers.” (shudder)
19:54 Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade. Can’t believe I’m being forced to listen to Christmas music in July.
25:53 Started way before Freud.
31:25 Gallifreyan alphabet guide.
43:02 You can listen to The Memory Cheats from Big Finish. You can also listen to The Memory Cheats podcast from The Memory Cheats.
50:29 It’s been 84 years since I last got the opportunity to link to this meme.


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259: The Interrogation of Danny Pink ft. JB Anderton (Dark Water & Death In Heaven)

Who interrogates soldiers? The Hague?

Danny Pink you’re charged with war crimes, killing innocents, and committing genocide post mortum. We would dishonorably discharge you, but you seem so hell bent on being a soldier that we thought a more fitting punishment would be to just do nothing to you. You’ll forever be a soldier. How’s that for hell? It’s Dark Water and Death in Heaven, written by Steven Moffat and aired on November 1 and 8, 2014.


Show-notes:


1:04 Check out JB’s podcast WHO 37.
1:23 42 to Doomsday is another Doctor Who podcast.
2:40 JB’s other podcast BAT 77.
10:32 JB’s original coverage of these episodes on WHO 37.
37:27 I can’t find the exact 2 seconds of footage where the Wachowskis talk about liking Doctor Who, but it’s linked somewhere in the show notes of our Matrix episode of Triple Play, our movie trilogy podcast.
39:16 The Audio Visuals were produced in the 80s and 90s and were unlicensed.
1:13:32 Blast em.
1:21:00 Paul Cornell did it first in Love and War. Also Big Finish made an audio version of it.

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258: Don’t Use Nukes to Kill Cockroaches (In the Forest of the Night)

I think cockroaches are susceptible to pretty much any other form of death though.

Do cockroaches actually live in forests? I was just thinking now, since London is a forest now, does that mean all the cockroaches are dead? Or did they just decide “hey what the hell let’s throw a party, the world just became 100% more habitable for us last night!” Stay tuned… It’s In the Forest of the Night, written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and aired on October 25, 2014.


Show-notes:


2:45 Check out WHO 37 if you haven’t already.
29:58 KNOWING trailer.


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257: The Nice Ogron (Flatline)

Have you ever met a kind hearted Ogron?

I’m imagining this as a sort of kids story in the Doctor Who universe for Time Lord children. They sit down because the Ogrons are some sort of myth, and then there’s a very nice Ogron who breaks away from society to be better than everyone else. I’m tearing up just at the thought of it. It’s Flatline, written by Jamie Mathieson and aired on October 18, 2014.


Show-notes:


1:49 Check out Zenith, our Blake’s 7 podcast.
16:09 Wikipedia has a pretty good summary of the differns MIs I guess.
16:52 London Has Fallen is a 2016 movie.
19:08 The Yellow Wallpaper, A Perfect Day for Bananafish The Telltale Heart, The Rats in the Walls
24:54 BBC article about aphantasia
34:16 Ogron Gruntleigh


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256: Teletubbies is Actually Really Interesting (Mummy on the Orient Express)

Now hang on hear me out on this…

Did you know the office where we record these episodes is right next to a train track? We usually luck out, it’s pretty rare that a train will pass while we record. It was more common when we recorded Zenith and TYD back to back, but it’s pretty rare now. Which I only mention because if there was ever a single episode, one single episode, that would have been pretty funny if the train actually did drive by on, it would have been this one. And you know, weirdly enough, it didn’t. It’s Mummy on the Orient Express, written by Jamie Mathieson and aired on October 11, 2014


Show-notes:


9:39 I couldn’t find the picture I was talking about, but I did find this other picture of Thomas Pynchon’s hand coming out of the darkness and doing the peace sign. In what looks like a reenactment of A Shocking Accident by Graham Green. Or maybe it’s a scene out of a Pynchon book. Or something else. I don’t know.
15:28 I still can’t find out who this guy is, what else he’s been in, his name, or anything else about him. Please help.
30:46 Check out Zenith, our Blake’s 7 podcast.


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255: We Can’t Just Ignore the Nukes (Kill the Moon)

I’m kind of surprised the US only sent up 100 nukes. That’s like 0.0001% of their arsenal.

In the continuing saga of “What the hell even is British English” I’ve gone and found out that a caretaker actually is a janitor. In fact, the dictionary explicitly lists “janitor” as a synonym for “caretaker.” Although I will refrain from mentioning what dictionary I used, for fear of drawing ire from the few english majors who listen. It’s Kill the Moon, written by Peter Harness and aired on October 4, 2014


Show-notes:


29:26 The San Andreas is a fault is a transform fault in California. When people talk about “the big one” happening in California, they’re talking about how the San Andreas is inevitably going to destroy everything beyond recognition and kill thousands if not millions.
46:55 Alternate reality games


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254: Silurian Droideka (The Caretaker)

Honestly I still want to know why the Trade Federation cheaped out on making more.

I actually just realized, right now, while typing this summary, that I don’t know what a caretaker is. Based on this episode I always assumed it was like, the UK version of a janitor, which is what we’ve got over here in the colonies. But maybe it’s more specialized. More research is required… stay tuned. It’s The Caretaker, written by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat and aired on September 27, 2014


Show-notes:


16:33 I hate you.
54:05 Check out Zenith, our Blake’s 7 podcast.


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253: Recycle Binned His Memories (Time Heist)

Reduce, reuse, recycle those braincells.

If Trust Your Doctor was committing a heist, what would we be stealing? I would have to imagine it would be something incredibly pointless, just to say that we could. Something like a 2×4 piece of wood from the local lumber yard. Those places have major security! This is would have to be the greatest heist of all time. It’s Time Heist, written by Steve Thompson and Steven Moffat and aired on September 20, 2014


Show-notes:


6:39 Malcolm Tucker from The Thick of It. Don’t worry, this video is 100% appropriate for children. Also, I had no idea Veep was inspired by a British show.
7:30 More totally child-friendly content courtesy of Gordon Ramsay.
10:05 Apparently Matrix code was created from recipes out of a Japanese cookbook.
16:51 Great intro sequence though.
17:41 Check out Triple Play, our movie trilogy podcast.
24:05 Dark Phoenix can’t be worse than The Last Stand, right?
41:34 Me thinking about how long a weekly Calvin & Hobbes podcast would take (the last panel).
47:28 Both Blake’s 7 in Character and Making Blake’s 7 are great sources of knowledge about Blake’s 7.


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252: Disco Ball Full of Beetles (Listen)

Well this is the worst disco I’ve ever been to!

Have you ever been to an upmarket restaurant? I have, twice, to this very upscale very fancy Mexican place. Anyway that’s not related to the fact that I was going to ask, how much of a pain do you think it is to work there? You get all these rich people coming in, acting all entitled because they’re paying so damn much for the food. People like Danny and Clara. Who once again you have to wonder where they got the money for this dinner. It’s Listen, written by Steven Moffat and aired on September 13, 2014


Show-notes:


2:43 The Mark of the Rani is the first Rani story and Time and the Rani is the second. Classic Pip & Jane Baker stories.
4:00 Here are some of Jaden Smith’s best tweets.
6:09 Surprise, motherf***er.
19:22 Blow-Up
32:41 Politics and the English Language


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251: The Medieval Times Version of Robin Hood (Robot of Sherwood)

All gather around as Sir Robin shoots this Apple off my head.

We use an Apple laptop to record this podcast, did you know that? Other podcast have fancy desktop systems, but what we lack in CPU power we gain in portability. We could literally record anywhere. In fact we’ve had semiserious discussions about recording this podcast in a car. Like an actual moving motor vehicle. Stay tuned. It’s Robot of Sherwood, written by Mark Gatiss and aired on September 6, 2014.


Show-notes:


10:47 Medieval Times is a a dinner theater type thing based on the medieval era. There are actually 10 different locations across the U.S. and Canada.
16:21 The Drashigs may not be in Sherwood Forest, but they are here. Big Finish being the heroes we need yet again.
17:25 Check out our Blake’s 7 podcast, Zenith.
19:30 Apparently this kid and others have done it with modern bows and arrows.
24:55 Patrick Troughton played Robin Hood in the 1953 BBC Robin Hood live broadcasts.
30:47 Blast em.
31:27 Apparently the droidekas were designed and produced by the Colicoids, which explains their buglike nature.
33:15 This Aladdin trailer. In theaters soon.
39:13 Dumb kid.


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