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.
Episode 225: The Return of Doctor Mysterio - Review

This is our annual reveiw of the Doctor Who Christmas Special. This year it is " The Return of Doctor Mysterio". Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 3:18pm PDT
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Episode 224: Instant People Machine

We're working out how The Doctor's daughter was cloned, or replicated is a better word. We're also talking about yarn shops and celebrity deaths. Grant makes an appearance. And we have a review of The Doctor's Daughter from Sharon Rose!

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Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 3:17pm PDT
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Episode 223: A Christmas Preview

While Daisy's voice is iffy, we give you Cheryl doing most of the talking and a look at the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special.

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 11:28am PDT
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Here we review "The Doctor's Daughter". This is also the last recording before The Great Illness of The Fall of 2016. We're really grateful for your patience and support in our long absence from your feeds. Daisy was sick for almost 6 weeks with some unknown, non-deadly, annoying, cold/flu like ick and just didn't have the energy to edit and post. Then came the make up work for work, which again, took time away from this show. Life is finally getting back to mostly normal and Daisy is once again able to do her podcasterly job.  We thank you for your support.

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Episode 221b: Baker Street Irregular

Daisy went to The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes this week It was so much fun, she just had to tell everyone about it.

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Category:Non-tech Talk -- posted at: 9:00am PDT
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Episode 221: Cheryl and the Androids

Though we wind up talking more about the psychology of androids than their workings, it seems Cheryl has completely missed all the android SF stories. Let the education begin!

And Gally news. 

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Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 5:16pm PDT
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Episode 220: Books Ran Away With Our Androids

We're here to talk about Androids of Tara, but before we can get to that we get carried away geeking out about books we've read. But get to it we do. And boy, do we have a lot to say. Plus some news.

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Category:Classic Episode Review -- posted at: 7:38pm PDT
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Episode 219: Who's Your Master

We're taking a look at The Master in all his (her?) glory. From Delgado to Gomez; we talk about our first, our favorite, our most annoying. and everything in between.

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Category:Non-tech Talk -- posted at: 12:51pm PDT
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Episode 218: The Master at the End of the Universe

It's the end of the Universe as we know it. It's all about the 10th Doctor episode "Utopia" this week. But don't worry, you are not alone.

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Episode 217: It's Just A Jump To The Left

Hyperspace is only a theory and a Science Fiction concept. But for us it's as real as last week's Doctor Who episode.And the subject of this week's show.

We've also got a tiny bit of Gally news. And the usual rabbit chasing.

 

(Sorry we're late posting this. Technical issues, natch.)

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It's the third story in the Key To Time series, Stones of Blood, that we're reviewing this time out. It's our favorite of the Key to Time stories and we've been looking forward to picking it apart.

Before we get to that, tho, the hot weather has our rabbits running for cooler temps in the form of the new fall TV shows here in the US. With nothing newsworthy (in our opinion) going on with Doctor Who, we feel obliged to indulge in a bit of that sort of rabbit chasing.


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Category:Classic Episode Review -- posted at: 2:20pm PDT
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Episode 215: Gunsliinger Borg

Kahler-Tek, known now as "The Gunslinger", kind of looks like a Borg. It got us thinking that perhaps his technology was similar enough to use as a jumping off place for this discussion. And, amazingly enough, for the most part the rabbits seem to have agreed!

We've got a little bit of news. A spoiler-free review of Star Trek Beyond. Also, for you Sherlock fans, the three words for Series 4.

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Episode 214: A Fist Full Of Doctors

This is a re-review of A Town Called Mercy. We're revisiting it with the newness worn off. Also since Daisy has seen Ben Browder in Farscape. (She hadn't seen it yet when this episode was first run.) All new attitudes and a fresh look!

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 4:39pm PDT
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Pirate Booty

Talking about some of the tech on The Pirate Planet. Also talking a lot about the first block of Gally guest announcements. email us: thesonictoolbox@gmail.com visit us:www.facebook/thesonictoolbox

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Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 9:00am PDT
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Episode 212: Mr. Fibuli! Where's my cheese?

Next up as we hunt for the pieces of the Key to Time is our review of The Pirate Planet. Oh, how the cheese does flow. 

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Category:Classic Episode Review -- posted at: 11:36am PDT
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Episode 211: Black Rabbit Holes

Black holes appear in lots of TV shows and movies. Doctor Who being no exception. Here in the Toolbox, we like black holes a lot more than we do those last two episodes we reviewed. And we want to impart our fascination with this cosmic phenomenon to you. As it turns out, we also want to take you on a merry rabbit chase.

 

We also have news. OMG! News in the summer time? Yes! News!

 

For more real info on black holes, Google "black hole facts" for a pages and pages of quick info lists.

 

WARNING: Contains rabbits.

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Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 1:51pm PDT
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Episode 210: Hell is for Podcasters

Cheryl has survived the flu! She's back and we can get on with the program. Today we review the 10th Doctor two-parter, The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit.  We're also talking about the race for Gally hotel rooms that recently occurred. And Daisy's boyfriend, Grant, makes an unexpected appearance to put his two cents in, and talk briefly about the Marvel/Netflix show, "Jessica Jones". But first, a bit of rabbit chasing...

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 11:43am PDT
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Episode 209: Civil War

This is not the show you expected. Cheryl has called in sick, so Daisy is taking over all by her lonesome.  Being that there is no Cheryl to talk to and no real Doctor Who news, this is a review of the newly released movie "Captain America: Civil War".  Why? Because Daisy just saw it, so why not.  The review is mildly spoilery, but no plot or specifics are revealed.  Nothing that gives anything away, at least.

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Category:Non-tech Talk -- posted at: 9:00am PDT
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Episode 208: The Great Polymer Link

The Nestene Consciousness is the big, plastic baddie from the Third and Ninth Doctor's eras. You know, the ones that turned Rory into the plastic Centurion.  We're talking about who they are and how they exist. We're also, apparently, talking about everything else that comes to mind as well.

We've also got some news, some not news and some breaking news.

WARNING: Contains rabbits

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Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 9:00am PDT
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Episode 207:Xanthoplastianthophobia

Doctor Who telling us that we must be afraid of ordinary things started early. Like 1970s early. Like the Third Doctor telling us we should be afraid of yellow plastic flowers. Daffodils to be exact. Plastic daffodils. The ones being handed out by... AUTONS!! Terrifying, really.  And so we review "Terror of the Autons" just in time for Spring.  It must be spring, the rabbits are out in force and multiplying like, well, rabbits.

WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

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Category:Classic Episode Review -- posted at: 1:19pm PDT
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Episode 206: Give Us A Moment

The Moment. A self aware weapon of mass destruction. Just how does that work? I fact, there's a whole bunch of questions about it's existence. Today, we try to figure it all out. 

Also, a little linguistic history lesson. And a whole lot of rampant rabbits.

(Thanks for your patience with us getting this posted. Life (and work) happens sometimes.)

WARNING: Contains much rabbit chasing

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Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 9:46am PDT
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Episode 205: Because John Hurt

We've gotten so excited at meeting the War Doctor, John Hurt (Daisy: photo op, Cheryl: autograph), that we decided to rewatch Day of the Doctor.  So here we are, talking about the other three doctor special all over again. This time we're just focusing on the stuff that we found of particular interest to us rather than giving an overall review of the whole show.

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Episode 204: Post-Gally Wrap Up

Gallifrey One is over for another year. We're safely home from Los Angels. Here's what you missed if you weren't there or weren't hanging out with us.

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Category:Non-tech Talk -- posted at: 9:00am PDT
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OK. So we keep getting distracted. Every time we go to upload, we get waylaid by something. So here is our yesterday morning.

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Sorry for the delay. As usual, we had technical difficulties uploading this.  But we are here, and we are having fun!

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Episode 203: Pre-Gally 2016 Extravaganza!

Gallifrey One is less than one week away. We're so excited it's all we can talk about. Our show this week is all Gally all the time! We're going over all the highlights and the excitements of this best of all Doctor Who conventions in the magical (smoggy) city of Los Angles. Whoo hoo!

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Category:Non-tech Talk -- posted at: 9:00am PDT
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Gally's almost here and we're SO excited! All we want to do is talk about who we're going to see as guests. Well, you know us. Mostly all we want to talk about are Gally guests. So this show, we're taking a peek at the guest list and chatting about what we know and what we've seen of some of them. And some other things as we go careening off the path and down the rabbit hole.

WARNING: Contains many, many rabbits.

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Category:Non-tech Talk -- posted at: 9:00am PDT
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Episode 201: The Rabbits of Series 9

Happy New Year! We start off 2016 with a look back at the end of 2015. Specifically, Series 9 and the Christmas special. Joining us for this retrospective is Fuzzmond Blurington from the Blurcast podcast. 

WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

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Category:Non-tech Talk -- posted at: 9:00am PDT
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