Doctor Who: The Sonic Toolbox
A Doctor Who podcast, hosted by Daisy Kaufman and Cheryl Lowe. We focus on Doctor Who from a "how does that work in the Doctor Who universe" science-ish point of view. There's also lots of other Doctor Who discussion, and some rabbit chasing.

So, we finally have all our Doctors in a row enough to bring our review of the Christmas episode this year. We apologize for the lateness of this review. These last couple of weeks have been filled with both biological and technical ich. But we're back! Consider us regenerated, like the Doctor! Now, on with the spoilery, Christmasy show!

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

Direct download: TST253-010918.mp3
Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 4:43pm PST
Comments[0]

Merry Christmas! It's that time of year when Doctor Who has a Christmas special, Cheryl gets sick, and snow is on the ground. Oh! Did I say Cheryl is sick? Unfortunately, she is coughing too much to be able to record, but I (Daisy) am here to give you my first impression of this year's Christmas special.

We'll have a full review just as soon as Cheryl gets better.

WARNING: Contains spoilers

Direct download: TSTX2017-122517.mp3
Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 11:48am PST
Comments[0]

We revisit Peter Capaldi's fist outing as The Doctor in anticipation of seeing his last story as our favorite Time Lord. It's amazing how things change with time and distance.

WARNING: Contains rabbits

Direct download: TST252-121827.mp3
Category:New Era Episode Review -- posted at: 2:10pm PST
Comments[0]

With Christmas so near, we thought it only fitting for us to look back on all the times that the earth has been invaded.

We, too, seem to have been invaded...by rabbits. It appears they have gotten into our audio equipment. Which explains our weird sound problems.

WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

Direct download: TST251-120517.mp3
Category:Non-tech Talk -- posted at: 3:16pm PST
Comments[0]

It must be rabbit season again, because they keep running around. But not to worry. They don't distract that much from our talking about last year's Christmas episode "The Return of Doctor Mysterio". In the run up to this year's Christmas show, and the Doctor's regeneration, we're giving Doctor Mysterio a second look and refreshing our memories with what we liked and didn't like.

WARNING: Rabbit chasing ahead

Direct download: TST250-112017.mp3
Category:New Era Episode Review -- posted at: 2:00pm PST
Comments[0]

We're talking about the Bootstrap Paradox also known as a Closed Time Loop. A lovely little scientific anomaly that allows science fiction writers to confuse the hell out of their readers and viewers.

Please also excuse our brief audio problem mid-show. This was the best we could fix it (and the reason we're a tad late posting).

Direct download: TST249-110617.mp3
Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 2:57pm PST
Comments[0]

We're discussing "Under the Lake" and "Before the Flood". This isn't really a review, as we did that when they first aired, but more a revisiting and re-discovery. We also have feedback, and a few rabbits.

Direct download: TST248-102217.mp3
Category:New Era Episode Review -- posted at: 9:03pm PST
Comments[0]

Remember Capt. Jack's square gun? Well, the "Architect's" dimensional shift bomb is very similar. We figure out how it works in this episode. Get your math books out, this gets real.

PSA: Do yourself and your neighbors a solid and get involved with your local CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). Contact your local fire department or emergency management department, or visit their website, and join the next training class. You won't regret it when the next disaster hits.

Direct download: TST247-100817.mp3
Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 9:00am PST
Comments[0]

We discuss Time Heist. The first on our road to regeneration, where we say goodbye to 12 and hello to 13. Plus, we have Gally news! Apologies about the sound.

There was something wrong with Daisy's mic. We didn't know until we went to edit. This is the best we were able to get it.  

 

 

Direct download: TST246-092817.mp3
Category:New Era Episode Review -- posted at: 3:13am PST
Comments[0]

We're discussing those emotion indicator badges from the episode "Smile". We also talk a bit about the eclipse that the US just experienced (some of us experiencing it better than others...Cheryl).

Also, no news. And amazingly very little rabbit chasing.

Direct download: TST245-091017.mp3
Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 1:56pm PST
Comments[0]