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.

Monsters! We're discussing CG vs practical. What we like, what we don't, and what we feel could have been done better the other way. Monsters!  

Sorry this is late, but chemo sucks.

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Finally, we let you know what we did in L.A. and at Gally.

Sorry for the delay in getting this to you. Daisy needed a longer recuperation period than in past years and didn't have the energy to record. But all is good now, and we are back on track!

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Gallifrey One is just down the block (even closer than around the corner), and we're very excited. Once more, we give you our annual PRE-GALLY EXTRAVAGANZA!!! #gally1

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Now that we've seen all of Jodie's first series as the Doctor, what do we think of it? What do we think of her? What's on our minds in general? All this, and more! Just click "play".

WARNING: Contains small rabbits 

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Our thoughts and feelings about this first ever New Year Day episode.

So sorry for the delay, but Daisy is OK. Full explanation about what is going on, healthwise, is within. Thanks so much for the support.

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It's the end of the Series as we know it...and we feel fine! At least about this final episode of Series 11. And a few other things we ramble on about.

WARNING: Contains relatively relavant rabbits and SPOILERS.

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Did this story take us away?  Or did it make us want to go away?  Well...you'll just have to hit play and find out.

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Witch hunt?  Attack of the mud zombies?  Where’s Sam and Dean?  All these questions, and more, are discussed in our review of The Witchfinders.

WARNING: Contains spoilers

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It's Amazon in space! And while Cheryl and Daisy love Amazon, do we love this story? Take a listen and find out.

WARNING: Contains spoilers.

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The history of Yaz. This week we are given another historical, only this time it's more personal. Join us as we discuss the 6th episode of Series 11.

WARNING: Contains spoilers.

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Ooh! Another Chibnall script. Do we like it? Do we not? You'll just have to listen to find out!

Sorry about my mic, no idea what's going on with it. Also, sorry about my brain. No idea what's going on with it, either.

WARNING: Contains spoilers and rabbit

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Spiders. Cheryl doesn't like spiders. Daisy does. This could be fun.

WARNING: Contains spoilers and rabbits.

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Historically, Doctor Who did best with historical storylines. After all, it started as an educational show. But how's it do with the American Civil Rights Movement? We shall see.

WARNING: Contains spoilers

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Raw and unfiltered, yet again, we bring you our first impressions of The Ghost Monument. Also, feedback!

WARNING: Contains spoilers

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Our raw, unedited review of Jodie Whittaker's first outing as The Doctor.

WARNING: Contains spoilers 

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A very important message for our listeners.

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Androids have been a staple of science fiction ever since the Golden Age, and Doctor Who has had it's fair share of them. We're discussing some of our favorite TV androids this week, both in Doctor Who and elsewhere.

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The Brigadier, Benton, Mike Yates. U.N.I.T. Who were they, what did they do, and how many rabbits will they cause us to chase?

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We get sciency! New studies have been published about the science behind Weeping Angels. This week we look at what they are, how they move (and don't move), and how to kill them.

WARNING: Supernatural rabbit chasing

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We're focusing our lenses on a man who's CV reads like a Best of SF Television in the 21st Century. His characters are the villains we hate to love, and the good guys we love to hate. This week it's all about Mark Sheppard. Mostly.

WARNING: Spring is here and the rabbits are multiplying.

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Taking a look at Gangers from the Series 6 two parter The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People, we attempt to explain the in universe science behind them.

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From Sherlock Holmes to Dean Winchester, we pit some of our favorite argumentative characters from other fandoms against the mind of The Doctor.characters from other fandoms against the mind of The Doctor.

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Now that it's April, we're fooling around with some ideas on what other fandoms might work for us, podcast wise. Because...well...you know...

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We've survived another Gally! We made it out of Los Angeles alive! We're back, and this is what happened. Mostly.

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It's that time of year again. Join us as we get ready for the Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles next weekend. We're going thru the schedule of events, getting excited about what we want to see, and counting how many times we're going to need the time turner to get to everything.

 

 

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Quarantine is over and we're all back and healthy. For the most part. We did our best to edit out all the coughing, but we may have missed a couple, sorry. But, we're back, and we're discussing those glass avatars from the Christmas special and looking into the very real possibility of humans being able to do something like this in the not to distant future.

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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We apologize for the delay of the review for Extremis.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 1:51pm PDT
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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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Fuzzmond's Blurcast:

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Category:Non-tech Talk -- posted at: 9:00am PDT
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Episode 200 Corrected - Review of 2015 Christmas Special

If you have already downloaded Episode 200, than you might have noticed that somehow it was instead Episode 199. We're sorry, we don't know what happened. This is the correct Episode 200. This really is our review of The Husbands of River Song.

We've also replaced the wrong file on the original post with this correct one, so if you haven't downloaded it to your podcast playing device yet (or if you stream it) you should get the correct one when you do. Our original Facebook and Twitter posts are also getting the correct file now, as well. iTunes is also now playing the correct file.

Sorry for the inconvenience. It couldn't have happened at a worse time. Happy New Year!

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 1:13pm PDT
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Episode 200: The Husbands of River Song - Review

It's Christmas time. And that means the Doctor is in trouble again. This time around it's all River Song's fault. Yep, she's back and we're talking about her. And the story. And the Doctor. And what ever else comes to mind as we review The Husbands of River Song.

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS (and rabbits)

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 4:12pm PDT
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Episode 199: Little Tech Rabbits

There was some new technology in Series 9. The Sonic Sunglasses and the Confession Disk were both introduced. There were also some story specific tech. We try to discuss all of this, but the rabbits keep jumping in and out. Nonetheless, we still figure out some stuff that we didn't think we knew anything about. How d'ya like that!

WARNING:Contains rabbit chasing

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Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 12:59am PDT
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Episode 198: Series 9 Feedback Rabbits

Finally, the show you've all been waiting for! FEEDBACK!! Yes, we've been holding back on our feedback for our Series 9 review shows so that we could have one big feedback show. We've got lots here, and two audio reviews by Theta Sigma of Theta Sigma's Doctor Who Podcast. All woven together with a trail of rabbit chasing.

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Category:Non-tech Talk -- posted at: 11:04pm PDT
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Episode 197: Hell Bent - Review

Episode 197: Hell Bent - Review. Last one till Christmas. Series 9 is over, Series 10 not even a twinkle in our eyes yet. But how did the big finale fare? Did it live up to your expectations, or did it blow away like paint off the TARDIS?  This is what we think...

WARNING: SPOILERS

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT
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Episode 196: Heaven Sent - Review

We're exploring the mysteries and the depths of the penultimate episode of Series 9, Heaven Sent. For a very serious story, a very serious review. Well, as serious as we can get.

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 8:19pm PDT
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Episode 195: Face the Raven - Review

Face the Raven. Nothing like the self sacrifice of a well meaning companion. Today we travel down what can only be Diagon Alley in search of the meaning of the countdown tattoo. Don't fear the reaper, for death is beauty and smoke.

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

 

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 6:21pm PDT
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Episode 194: Sleep No More - Review

Mark Gatiss is back and WOW this one hits all the buttons on our fear generator. Nothing like a good, old fashioned fright fest as the weather turns cold and blustery. Sleep No More fits the bill, just don't watch it with the lights out.

WARNING: SPOILERS

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 5:33pm PDT
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Episode 193: The Zygon Inversion - Review

Five rounds rapid! That's all we need to say. Of course, we do say a whole lot more. This is a podcast, after all. And these are Zygons, and Osgoods, and U.N.I.T. here. We're wrapping up this Zygon two-parter with our thoughts on The Zygon Invasion.

WARNING: SPOILERS

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 8:42pm PDT
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Episode 192: The Zygon Invasion - Review

They couldn't just leave Zygons be Zygons, could they?  Sorry, couldn't resist.  But here they are now with Clara bothering the Twelfth Doctor.  Tumbleweeds and question marks and U.N.I.T., oh my!

Happy Halloween!

WARNING: SPOILERS

Direct download: TST192-103115.mp3
Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 5:49pm PDT
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Stand and deliver! No, it's not an Adam Ant song. It's a Doctor Who episode review! Maisie Williams is back this week with the sequel to The Girl Who Lived, only now she's calling herself "Me" and it's the 1600's.  Join us now as we discuss "The Woman Who Lived".

WARNING: SPOILERS

Direct download: TST191-102415.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm PDT
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Episode 190: The Girl Who Died - Review

Here we are at story three.  Coming after the amazingness of Before the Flood can it hold up to the standard that set?  Well, the premise is good.  And may we say "Maisie Williams". 

Vikings and armored aliens...what could go wrong? 

WARNING: SPOILERS

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 11:47pm PDT
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Episode 189b: Before the Flood - Full Review

Cheryl's back and we have our full review of Before the Flood for you.  It's a big one.  You'd have thought Daisy wouldn't have that much to say, having said her piece yesterday.  But noooo, there was apparently a lot more to say.  For both of them.

There's feedback, too!

WARNING: SPOILERS (and rabbit chasing)

(FIXED)

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 10:38pm PDT
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Episode 189a: Before the Flood - First Impressions

Before you start wondering, Cheryl had a family thing to attend and won't be able to watch or record until tomorrow (Sunday the 11th).  Since we didn't want you to have to go so long without something to listen to right after this week's Doctor Who airs, Daisy decided to give you her first impressions of Before the Flood straight away and then join Cheryl for a proper review after she sees it tomorrow.  That's 2...2...TWO for the price of one!

WARNING: Spoilers

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Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 2:29pm PDT
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Episode 188: Under the Lake - Review

Ooh, it's a horror story. Perfect start to October. And what a horror story it is.  Toby Whithouse has written a beautiful script and...well...just listen and you'll see what we think.

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

Direct download: TST188-100315.mp3
Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 4:28pm PDT
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