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The Dark Knight

Yes, we did watch these great masterpieces of cinema history.

So this episode is late because guess what? I went into my little folder, with all of this season recorded, and edited “Episode 4.3”. Seems correct, right? Turns out I had misnumbered the episodes, and so I actually edited episode 4 of this season, that is, the next episode after this (50 Shades of Grey). Anyway, this episode is a week late and it’s obviously worth the wait. It’s Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.


Show-notes:
10:30: Check out this in-depth look into the the design of Gotham and its Chicagoesque roots and real filming locations.
12:06: Christopher Nolan was interviewed by the Director’s Guild of America, and in that interview, he talks about his preference for practical effects as well as other aspects of the filmmaking process.
15:22: I had a really good source for this but the link is dead now. So you’ll have to make do with this How Stuff Works article.
16:30: Yes, this is a real thing. The first speeding ticket was given for someone going 8 MPH in a 2 MPH zone.
21:09: The pronunciation of Ra’s Al Ghul comes down to whether you prefer the Arabic (Rahz) or Hebrew (Raysh) pronunciations.
22:32: Listen to our Taken episode to hear this snafu in real time.
32:42: Check out our episode on The Predator, or even the original Predator trilogy.
36:06: We actually don’t know any more than when we recorded this because the Flash movie got delayed all to hell. All we know is that Michael Keaton confirmed he was in it.< And we have some set photos.
37:59: Here’s some details on the Batpod and the insane driving skills it required.
43:21: For some reason I decided to joker laugh in the background, dunno why I did this.
57:02: UCSC, a pretty legitimate source, says that Dickens was not paid by the word, and was actaully paid by chapter/installment. Case closed I guess.
58:53: Here, read these Madame Defarge influences for yourself, completely unsourced.
1:05:40: Tom Hardy did an interview with The Vulture where he talked about his inspiration for the voice.
1:09:52: Look I even have an official source to back me up, the International Atomic Energy Agency.
1:12:08: Johnathon Nolan learned physics to write Interstellar. Here, he talks about it with famous physicist that I’ve met Kip Thorne.

Other sources:

Movie Chronicles
IGN
The Independent


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Beverly Hills Chihuahua

“Kill me now” – Me, apparently 6 months ago.

Honestly, in hindsight, I have absolutely no reasonable clue as to why we covered this trilogy. Literally none at all. But at some point we decided, hey, let’s sit down and watch Beverly Hills Chihuahua and that’s gonna be a good time. So we did, we say down and we watched the movies, and reader, it was not a good time. It was an acid trip through a land of sheer discrimination and horrifying cgi.


Show-notes:
4:30: Here’s some information on 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Prisoner, because it’s interesting. Yeah I just linked Wikipedia. What are you gonna do about it? Also, check out Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast, on which we watched and discussed The Prisoner (1967 and 2009).
8:14: Air Buddies was extremely successful. Here, American Kennel Club talks about it a bit.
10:01: Tippet Studios actually still exists, and has taken on much better projects than Beverly Hills Chihuahua, namely things like The Mandalorian and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
10:16: Here’s an article with some pictures of Heitor Pereira recording the score to Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
11:46: Dalmatians are a notoriously difficult breed to take care of, so it was quite concerning that 101 Dalmatians sparked “dalmatian fever”.
17:11: I couldn’t find this video because every search term I could think of to find it gave me articles and videos about kid celebrities. Great.
31:28: I didn’t actually record the link of the review that I’m pulling this quote from sadly, and I’m probably not going to be able to find it now.
43:00: Here’s that mom blogger who attended a “behind the scenes” even of BHC 3 and asked questions to the dogs.
44:45: If you’ve never heard the story of the “no brown M&M’s”, allow me to enlighten you.
57:03: Amazingly, somebody actually downloaded the pilot to the animated tv show, so here, go watch it for yourself.

Sources and other stuff:
Daily Mail
Movie Insider


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Mad Max

Don’t you get it? He’s MAD!

We start off season 4 of Triple Play off with a quite extensive discussion about the merits of Australian Cinema. We also completely change the format. That’s right, we’ve regenerated. Everything is different, and nothing is the same. Can you believe it? I can believe it. For this new era of Triple Play we’re starting off strong, with Mad Max, Mad Max: Road Warrior and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.


Show-notes:
6:00: Check out all our other podcasts: Inevitable, Trust Your Doctor, and Zenith.
7:19: Tina Turner’s We Don’t Need Another Hero from Beyond Thunderdome.
11:36: Here is the link to that massive dissertation on the birth and rise of Australian Cinema.
16:43: I don’t live with this guy anymore. The passage of time between recording and release is weird.
20:05: Raising Kane has been the subject of controversy for years but it’s commonly accepted to be debunked.
23:49: If this episode was going to have a title it would be “Group of Amateurs Gets Together, Produces Garbage”.
25:25: Mel Gibson is an absolute lunatic.
27:45: Just go watch Allen v. Farrow and get the whole story and decide for yourself.
45:35: Here’s some information on Dog, dog.
46:12: I looked for 10 seconds and couldn’t find anything on the stunt show so “not well documented” seems to be accurate.
53:58: Read more about the legacy and influence of Mad Max in popular culture.
1:00:00: You can find out more about this wild stunt and others over here in this article and video.
1:03:00: Here’s where I got that quote from, for those who wanna read even more insanity. And read about the bar brawl they got into over here at BBC America.
1:05:28: Here’s Screenrant’s really questionable Mad Max article.
1:06:45: You thought I was lying when I said this behind-the-scenes documentary was fourty minutes long.

Sources and other stuff:
Indiewire Article about Beyond Thunderdome
George Miller Interview


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343: Like Getting Slapped With a Wet Sock (The Airzone Solution)

Ah, my favourite sensation.

So in the future, when we’re all wearing masks in order to stay alive, do you think we’ll look back on this movie as a warning? Probably not in al honestly, I think most people probably don’t even remember that it exists. I didn’t. And I wish to never again. See you all soon! It’s The Airzone Solution and released at some point in 1993.


Show-notes:
0:56: Here, for your very own viewing and enjoyment, the Warped Factor review that I read from.
5:44: Did you know that the ineffable Dough Liman directed Chaos Walking to the point of it being unreleasable?
11:58: Yep this takes place in 2091. Amazing.
14:47: Might as well just link to the wikipedia page for Bill and Ben Video.
25:27: Go and watch Soylent Green instead of The Airzone Solution, it’s way more interesting.
25:56: Watching The Airzone Solution feels like being held at gunpoint buy you’re bored.
31:51: How to stage faint, for all you budding actors out there.
51:30: “In chemistry, a solution is a special type of homogeneous mixture composed of two or more substances.” – Wikipedia User, 2???. The two components of a solution are a solute and solvent.
51:59: I went on AO3 and looked for “Airzone Solution”  and actually found one f*cking fan fiction about The Airzone Solution. And it was published in 2020! Creepily enough, Arnie gets slapped by Ellie in this… with a wet sock. *Twilight Zone theme plays*
1:13:06: Which Peter? Blue Peter.
1:18:44: Really, actually starting in 15 minutes from when you heard us say this.
1:20:50: Check out Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast, our classic sci-fi podcast. It’ll be running (at some point) while Trust Your Doctor’s on hiatus.
1:21:04: The 2038 problem needs some levity added to it. Please, people. Start joking about this just to take the edge off how much it’ll suck when we get there.
1:25:52: I’m not saying you can watch The Airzone Solution for yourself on Tubi, but I’m not not saying that either.
1:27:20: Blow up canon or whatever, thank god we don’t have to paste this article anymore. Pretty sure I have it memorized now.
1:31:23: This is a reference to Battlefield.


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Redux 14: Classic Who Ends with Furries ft Steven (Survival)

I can’t believe this, furries are canon.

Ah the end of two eras, almost if it weren’t for the last minute decision we made that makes this not the final episode before the hiatus. Instead we return with a shitty TV movie in a week. No not that TV movie. Not the one you’re thinking of. It’s a different one. One that’s actually shitty. Anyway before then, it’s Survival, written by Rona Munro and aired from November 22 to December 6, 1989.


Show-notes:
2:33 Here’s that episode on where Steven last appeared, From Out of the Rain.
5:44: Remember that time that canon said we should blow up Christopher Eccleston?
12:42: We turn here to the Tardis Wiki for information on Love and War.
15:10: Yes, The Curator really is in the next UNIT boxset.
21:15: This Ace Time Lord Arc would eventually be borne out in the audio Thin Ice, which was an adaptation of a script from the unmade Season 27.
23:55: The full title of the novel is “The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman”.
24:43: I am reading off the page for racism on the Tardis Wiki.
26:00: I highly recommend people check out The Art of Self-Defense, if only because it’s just hilarious.
29:12: The Goosebumps intro.
32:20: Wayne’s World Dot Gif
33:18: Here’s the link to the [redacted] wikipedia page where you can verify my facts.
33:59: And here’s Flings for all of our non-South African audience members.
35:37: I’m not gonna link any of this food because it’s all disgusting.
49:00: This is a subtle reference to the latest (as of right now) episode of Steven’s podcast Delayed Replay, which Dylan and I were on. We discussed The Matrix 4, a.k.a. M4TRIX, which is definitely out right now in May 2021 and not coming later.
48:55: Planet of the Apes is a semi autobiographical story about…
50:37: A Hath, a Hath, my kingdom for a Hath.
1:12:43: What the f*ck did you just say f*cking say about me?
1:17:51: Jordan Peele dot gif. Also check out Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast, our classic sci-fi podcast.
1:20:08: McCallum was a British crime drama TV show that has no sci-fi elements.
1:27:29: Yes we still have a blog, and if you never looked at it you personally are the reason that we haven’t updated it recently.
1:29:30: Find Steven and his stuff at:
His site
Amazon (his novel)
Delayed Replay podcast
Star Trek Culture podcast
Intergalactic Peace Coalition Podcast
Doc Holocron’s Youtube channel
University of Sussex Doctor Who Society
Kiyan and Dylan were recently on his Delayed Replay episode. We discussed The Matrix 4, a.k.a. M4TRIX
1:31:52: The podcast is called Yesshit, and you should go and check it out when it releases.


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Redux 13: Radically Unfair Trial (Timelash)

We’re beyond just regular unfair trials now.

Honestly in hindsight revisiting this was a mistake. This was a completely nonsense episode to revisit. And it wasn’t even good! Like it was just bad! And yet for some reason we say down like “yeah you know what episode I wanna revisit, Timelash.” Somebody get the TARDIS and slap past us. It’s Timelash, written by Glen McCoy and aired from March 2nd through 6th, 1985.


Show-notes:
0:15: I left it in.
0:45: Find out if we liked Timelash the first time by listening to our original episode.
2:55: We revisited Mindwarp before we started Torchwood.
5:00: The Airzone Solution. Stay tuned in the episode for where I (Dylan) somehow get convinced into watching this in two weeks time.
5:40: Here are some links to JB’s podcasts, namely Who 37 and Bat 77.
10:17: I (Kiyan) (re)read The Time Machine by H.G. Wells in the time since we recorded this episode and (re)found out that the morlocks are a reference to the something in the book.
15:28: We covered Dance of the Dead on our other podcast, Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast.
22:14: Check out Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast, our Blake’s 7 podcast.
32:31: Here’s our episode on Blake’s 7’s City at the Edge of the World. This was all the way back in 2018. Man. Time flies.
33:15: The TARDIS wiki summary really does call Tekker “sycophantic”.
53:24: Here are the blog posts as promised: Sexism in the Time Machine and Bibliophilia: HG Wells Doesn’t Play Nice. Feel free to make your own determination.
57:28: The Bandrils really did say “screw this” and just invaded everyone.
1:08:01: Can’t believe we’ve mentioned and linked this article reporting that Christopher Eccleston said Doctor Who needs to explode the canon for 5,000 weeks in a row now.


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Redux 12: PJ Hammond Would’ve Liked This Story (Enlightenment)

PJ Hammond is underrated.

Kind of like how certain Doctor Who stories are underrated. Like The Sensorites. Or Carnival of Monsters. Both stories. Both typically rated under stories that they, for whatever reason, outshine. Actually, I just made that up. I have no idea whether The Sensorites and Carnival of Monsters are generally beloved or not. Anyway, it’s Enlightenment, written by Barbara Clegg and aired from March 1st through 9th, 1983


Show-notes:
9:25: Matt Smith was the youngest actor to play the Doctor at the time of his debut.
11:55: I actually found a picture of the chess match in the story, and as it turns out Turlough is playing White and Tegan is playing Black.
18:50: Thankfully Wikipedia has a page explaining what “edutainment” is, and it sounds as corporate as the term itself.
19:33: Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce is probably going to stay in the news cycle for a while as there are literally billions of dollars and an entire charitable foundation that all need to be sorted out.
20:02: The winner takes it all.
21:48: Poodlegate and that’s all I’ll say on it.
23:43: I couldn’t find any evidence that “doctor” meant “cook” on old ships.
29:51: As promised, our original episode on this was 131: Iron Chef Space.
39:47: I found a whole random little internet forum discussion about the pronunciation of wrath in different countries so that’s neat.
58:08: Time stands still. Thanks, Cambridge Dictionary.
57:54: We talked about Sapphire and Steel at length on our other podcast, Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast.
1:20:: Worry not dear listener, I have a link to the Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon right here.
1:27:27: Yeah we still have this blog thing. Hasn’t been updated in months but oh well.


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Redux 11: Choose Sarcasm (Genesis of the Daleks)

You don’t choose sarcasm on a daily basis?

You’re missing out. Kind of like how we’ve missed out for the last 2,100 days on releasing an episode covering Genesis of the Daleks. Why are there no Doctor Who podcasts that only cover Genesis of the Daleks? The world may never know. Anyway, this week it’s Genesis of the Daleks, written by Terry Nation and aired from March 8 to April 12, 1975.


Show-notes:
2:20: We did go out in blaze of glory on our Blake’s 7 podcast Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast, which you should check out if you like podcasts, Blake’s 7, or podcasts on Blake’s 7.
2:35: it’s a good point.
15:15: Iron cross
16:15: Adolf Eichmann was one of the military organizers of the “Final Solution”, i.e. the genocide of Jewish people in Germany. Josef Mengele was one of the top scientists in the Nazi regime, performing untold countless atrocities “in the name of science” on prisoners in concentration camps.
48:09: The script for Genesis of the Daleks was released in The Scripts: Tom Baker 1974/5. Weirdly enough it’s on Amazon.
48:42: Here’s the Chakoteya transcript for this episode, I guess.
53:47: The image for Death to the Daleks on the TARDIS wiki actually kind of looks like a fan render and photoshop which is baffling because normally the wiki picks pretty good representative images.
56:56: Genesis of the Remembrance is pretty funny actually, I didn’t believe it at first.
1:20:23: Check out Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast.
1:21:20: The American Sherlock Holmes tv series was from 1954.
1:23:2: Leicester is just one of those British words that is pronounced nothing like how it’s spelled. Like Worcestershire.
1:26:00: The Airzone Solution
1:28:10: Don’t worry, turns out we actually know exactly why Peter Gabriel left Genesis.


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Lexx 4 – Gigashadow

I’m giga-over this show at this point.

Speaking of over it, I really procrastinated on writing this little summary. Honestly even now I don’t know what I should say. So I’m kind of saying this, I guess. Not much more to say on the matter really, Lexx S1 is done and so are we. It’s Gigashadow, written by Paul Donovan, Jeffery Hirschfield and Lex Gigeroff and released on September 11, 1997.


Show-notes:
3:30: We watched Troll 2 for one of our podcasts, Triple Play.
6:04: If there’s one thing I’ve learned watching Lexx, it’s that everything changes.
9:26: S’mores are a thing that are typically cooked over a campfire and are deliciously unhealthy and are probably part of the reason so many people have diabetes.
14:54: If you’re interested in the Liberator, that means you’re probably also just as or vastly more interested in the show it’s from, Blake’s 7, which we did a podcast, Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast, on.
35:45: I was thinking of these worms that leech off of crickets and mayflies.
40:55: Pinocchio 3000 actually looks bonkers.
42:13: We actually watched the 2d animated special “Kung Fu Panda: Secret of the Furious Five” over on Triple Play, and not Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.
43:13: We also watched the Bourne Identity tv movie on Triple Play.
1:07:16: Go and check out Trust Your Doctor while you wait for more Inevitable.


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Redux 10: Goings On that are Going On (The Daemons)

Better than going off, amirite?

Look one time the brig showed up at the bar I was at and asked for 5 rounds rapid. Now I thought he meant guns so I shot five glasses off the table. Bartender didn’t like that and made me pay for them. That’s all, that’s the whole story. Wasn’t really that exciting was it.  It’s The Daemons, written by “Guy Leopold” and aired fro May 22 to June 19, 1971


Show-notes:
0:54: The Whomobile first appeared in Invasion of the Dinosaurs whereas Bessie debuted in Doctor Who and the Silurians, so far earlier.
5:47: Here is the plot summary that I’m reading in this segment, on the IMDB page for White Witch of Devil’s End. To no one’s surprise the TARDIS wiki has a page dedicated to White Witch of Devil’s End. Turns out it was a Reeltime production and was not made for the season rereleases.
11:02: Artificial hills are a thing in Britain. The Journal of Antiquities has detailed descriptions of a few of them. I always thought these were related to vikings or something, but apparently they were made for various (sometimes unknown) purposes.
13:57: The last witchcraft act was only repealed in the UK in 1951. I have a question though, since the act that repealed said witchcraft act was itself repealed in 2008, does that mean the original act is back on the books?
14:50: The Civil Rights movement went deep into the 60’s and was still going on as America landed on the moon.
36:40: The 7th Doctor Dalek story was Remembrance of the Daleks, so I wasn’t even close.
37:05: Christopher Eccleston says that awe should blow up canon.
42:05: It’s Doctor Who Locations dot net, and believe it or not, it’s still up. It would seem that there was not any interior location filming done for this story, so it was likely a set.
46:48: Pretty sure Kiyan is reading the TARDIS wiki page but if you actually want to know what Beltane is  you should probably go to wikipedia.
56:04: You should watch the 2019 remake of Mission to the Unknown if you haven’t already. It’s pretty great.
1:00:14: If you don’t know the phrase “that activated my almonds,” here’s a neat little primer for you.
1:10:12 Check out our classic sci-fi podcast, Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast.


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