120: Wheelchairs are Insanity! (Castrovalva)

I hope that when the wheelchairs take over they don’t find this.

This week Kiyan and Dylan bravely soldier forth without their leading man Tom Baker. There’s this weird scruffy blonde dude now, can’t quite remember his name. Pete probably. It’s Castrovalva, written by Christopher H. Bidmead and aired in January of 1982.


0:50 You can take a road traveled by a lot of people by reading “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. I dunno how many people “a lot” is. Probably like 6.
1:52 Find that here.
4:30 But in case YOU didn’t know, here’s this super-clickable, totally-not-a-trap link.
6:02 Doctorin’ the Tardis…?
13:57 Just like this podcast!
16:10 Just like this podcast!
17:12 It was Bob Baker who co-wrote The Wrong Trousers.
19:57 Jim Jones was a cult leader best known for convincing hundreds of people to drink poisoned Kool-Aid. Except it wasn’t actually Kool-Aid. It was Flavor Aid.
22:39 Contrary to popular belief, the Large Hadron Collider is actually a real-world particle accelerator and NOT a fictional machine on Doctor Who. The LHC is well known for assisting scientists with producing some of the most interesting scientific materials of our time, such as quark-gluon plasma, a possible Higgs boson particle, and the turkey sandwich I ate for lunch yesterday.
24:49 M.C. Escher was a guy with a staircase fetish. He was born in the Netherlands in 1898 and died rotting away in a Castrovalvan jail after being imprisoned for making the city impossible to navigate.

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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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