345: Flux Repellent Shields (War of the Sontarans)

Come one, come all, come and see the magical flux repellent shields on the Luparian fleet.

Flux repellent sounds like some sort of AXE body spray knock off. Did the UK have the phase where every middle schooler ever wore AXE? Cuz we certainly had it over here in the US and some might argue that we never really even escaped that period even tho we like to think we did. That’s neither here nor there though. It’s War of the Sontarans, written by Chris Chibnall and aired on November 7, 2021.

4:17: I’m not gonna link all the random Doctor Who stories that we reference here. You’re listening to a Doctor Who podcast, I’m pretty sure you know what we’re referencing.
9:53: In case you forgot what the HADS is, here’s the TARDIS wiki page on the HADS. I had(s) also forgotten about it until now
12:04: Here’s the Wikipedia page on The Crimean War if you’re curious and know as little about it as we did.
12:50: Mary Jane Seacole was a British-Jamaican nurse and businesswoman who also has an extensive wikipedia page.
22:28: The TARDIS wiki conveniently used an image of the exact scene Kiyan was referring to for the Armageddon Factor.
28:23: And including Alaska.
37:14: It’s just “Crimea” according to Wikipedia.
38:39: The etymology of Russia is actually pretty well documented on sites like etymonline and a bunch of others. I don’t remember seeing any of this info years ago. It comes from Rus, the name of ancient people who lived in/settled in the area. The etymology of “Rus” is a little more up for debate though according to wiki.
40:25: I was unclear in what my point was here. What I wanted to say was whether or not you considered the entire USSR as “Russia” or just the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic as “Russia”. It’s like, when you say “America” do you mean only the states, or do you include Puerto Rico?
49:15: Here’s the link to that post, on the official Doctor Who Facebook page.
51:53: SyFy actually claims directly that Doctor Who influenced The Matrix.
57:00: They look a lot like Eldrad, truly.
1:01:1: The Kuleshov Effect, enjoy. Also check out our classic sci-fi podcast, Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast, where we talked about this in more detail at some point or another.
1:06:53: Keep an Eye on Dan, he can get a little out of hand.
1:11:15: God damn we referenced a lot of other Doctor Who episodes this week.
1:16:58: Remember that you will one day die, obviously, just like the rest of us. Memento Mori.
1:18:00: Ok I’ll link the 11th Doctor’s regeneration for you.
1:36:48: Wikipedia has an in-depth history of Halloween. The modern holiday has a number of origins, but yeah, it’s basically of European origin. One of the quotes on the page is from an old book published like 100 years ago: “All Halloween customs in the United States are borrowed directly or adapted from those of other countries.”
1:39:04: Yes, Icelandic is the closest you’ll get to Old Norse.

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