305: Big Finish, Open Up! (Small Worlds)

The year is 2099. Big Finish prowls the street looking for non-Doctor Who fans.

I had never even made any association between this and the really annoyingly catchy Disney song until right this second. And now that I’ve made that association I’m not going to be able to unmake it. Plus now you’ve probably got that song stuck in your head, and you know what? You’re welcome. It’s Small Worlds, written by PJ Hammond and aired on November 12, 2006.


1:05: If you want to listen to us talk about Sapphire and Steel, The Prisoner, and other wonderful shows like Star Cops and Children of the Stones, check out our classic sci-fi podcast Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast.
16:26: The Museum of Hoaxes has a write up and images of the Cottingley Fairies photos.
19:44: Wow for some reason dozens of people have adapted Conan Doyle’s The Lost World. Apparently I was wrong about Hound of the Baskervilles being not a Sherlock story at first. 50% isn’t so bad.
35:00: Here’s the full Nightmare painting from 1781. According to etymonline, nightmare doesn’t come from the painting, but did enter the modern usage of “any bad dream” after the painting was made.
39:51: World War I was 1914 to 1918.
54:19: Here’s the full Stolen Child poem by W.B. Yeats.
1:09:54: If you want to listen to us talk about movie trilogies, check out our movie trilogy podcast, Triple Play: A Movie Trilogy Podcast

As promised here’s a Christian take on Torchwood. Spoiler: they didn’t like it. (Also spoiler warning for season 4.)
While we’re at it, here’s another Christian take on the show, this time from Be Thinking (warning: this one spoils the Children of Earth season).
Christian.org.uk also reported on how many Christians were offended by Torchwood and complained about it.

Torchwood © The BBC
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The Torchwood title music was originally composed by Murray Gold. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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