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.

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

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 11:48am PST
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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

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Category:New Era Episode Review -- posted at: 2:10pm PST
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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

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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

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Category:New Era Episode Review -- posted at: 2:00pm PST
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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).

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Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 2:57pm PST
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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.

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Category:New Era Episode Review -- posted at: 9:03pm PST
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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.

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Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 9:00am PST
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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.  

 

 

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Category:New Era Episode Review -- posted at: 3:13am PST
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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.

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Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 1:56pm PST
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We swear, this is a Doctor Who podcast. But the rabbits needed one last (we hope) run before summer ends. And we didn't realize how non-riveting The Reign of Terror was, but we do manage to get a review in there, somewhere.

WARNING: Contains rabbits

 

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Category:Classic Episode Review -- posted at: 4:12pm PST
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We haven't been able to clear out all the rabbits from the studio just yet. But we're pressing on and discussing some of the new creatures and species that we've been introduced to during this last series. Season. Series/season. Serison. You know what we mean.

WARNING: Contains rabbits

 

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Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 2:39pm PST
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Weee'Rrrre baa-Aa-k! Daisy's movied in to her new place and ready to roll! Cheryl's all reasted up and now we're both ready to tacklle two of the most difficult subjets of our Whovian lives: how Series 10 was as a whole, and the casting of regen 13. Hang on to your seats, it's gonna be a bumpy ride!

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This isn't the show you were expecting. Daisy sneaks 5 minutes out of an unexpected crisis to explain why.

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Category:Non-tech Talk -- posted at: 11:47pm PST
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This is it! The Finale!! For us, for Bill, for The Master/Missy, for The Doctor. Or is it? Well, it is the last episode of the season at least. And our last raw review till Christmas.

Also, more reviews from Sharon Rose. And just a little audio trouble from Cheryl (we're sorry).

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

 

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 1:06am PST
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The world is ending and Skype is the first to go. And go, and go. Sorry for the delay in posting this review, but the technical problems that plagued our recording extended to keep Daisy from being able to edit and post this till the day after.

But here it is! Our review of World Enough and Time, the penultimate episode of Series 10. Pardon all the gush.

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 2:35pm PST
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Due to technical difficulties (great way to start, right?) this is our brief review of The Eaters of Light. We hit all the important, to us, points, and fully explore our opinion of this story.

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 7:30pm PST
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Mark Gatiss gives us the Ice Warriors again. We give you a review. See how it all goes around.

Also, a bit of news. And Sharon Rose gives us her take of "The Lie of the Land" in our feedback section.

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS...and rabbits. Lots of rabbits.

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 7:51pm PST
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And so we come to the last of the three Monkmy episodes. Did it wrap up well? Did it crash and burn? Did it even happen?

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 10:38pm PST
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This is a long one folks. We're reviewing the first two of Series 10's three parter. We've also got the first Gally news of the season and some fantastic feedback/reviews from our own Sharon Rose!

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 11:44pm PST
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We apologize for the delay of the review for Extremis.

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 4:14pm PST
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A space station plagued with zombies...and a podcast plagued with audio problems. Not too sure which is worse. But at least audio problems won't kill you. But we apologize for them all the same. So if you hear Cheryl cut out, or some weird echos, don't worry. It's not you, it's us. Anyway, we still manage to talk up a storm on our first impressions of this latest episode.  

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 4:17pm PST
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Who's there? Ghoulies and ghosties and...wood lice? Yeah, Doctor, we think dryad sounds better, too. We'll tell you what else we think...right here, just hit play!

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 9:26pm PST
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The Thames is frozen, let's party! This is real history on Doctor Who again. Well, except for the big beastie under the ice. So, what did we think of it? Ya gotta listen to find out.

WANING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 9:45pm PST
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The giant, smiley abattoir awaits. And we have lots to say about it. And it's emoji robots. Along with some Bill-like questions.

We've also got feedback!

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 10:41pm PST
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DOCTOR WHO IS BACK!! We just watched the first episode of Series 10, entitled "The Pilot", and here are our immediate thoughts and feelings. 

Sorry for the audio quality. We were having technical difficulties with Skype.

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 4:59pm PST
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Only a few days away, we're looking ahead to what the BBC has shown us about Series 10. We are only talking about the official BBC trailers and press releases. No rumors or behind the scenes stories.

Don't forget to subscribe to our feed and like our Facebook page. We'll be reviewing each new Series 10 episode within hours of it airing on BBC One in the UK.

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After some post-con recuperation, and some major computer rebuilding, we bring you our fondest memories of Gallifrey One: 28 Years Later.

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Episode 228: Pre-Gally Extravaganza!

It's finally almost here. Gallifrey One is only days away and we're overly excited.This episode we give you the rundown on what we plan on seeing, what we plan on doing, and how much sleep we plan on missing. Los Angeles here we come!

We're going to be live streaming our Gallysodes throughout the day this year, so don't forget, starting Thursday night, to check in with our Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/thesonictoolbox/

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Category:Non-tech Talk -- posted at: 1:11pm PST
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Episode 227: The Play of Cos

Cosplay, formerly known as costuming, has been a big part of our expressing our fandoms. Here we discuss all aspects (and even manage to rabbit chase WHILE staying on topic) of dressing up like our favorite characters.

Plus, we have Gally news. Lots of it. Not surprising considering we're less than 3 weeks away from the start of Gallifrey One: 28 Days.

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Category:Non-tech Talk -- posted at: 5:03pm PST
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Episode 226: Gally Newbie Tips & Tricks

Sorry this one took so long to get up, but life got in the way for a while after we recorded this. But here we are! And we're imparting our wisdom and experience to you about how to survive your first trip to Gallifrey One. We're so excited about going to Gally that we just can't seem to talk about much else.

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Category:Non-tech Talk -- posted at: 5:31pm PST
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