Doctor Who: The Sonic Toolbox (non-tech talk)
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.

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

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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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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 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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Episode 181: An Amateur Psychological Study on the Effects of Regeneration on the Companions Who Witness It

There have been many companions who have witnessed The Doctor's regeneration over the last 50 years.  We here at The Sonic Toolbox are taking the time to examine how each of those companions react to and deal with the change that happens to The Doctor.

There's also news and feedback. And a plug for one of our listeners who also has his own podcast (link below and on FB).

WARNING: Contains some rabbits

Links:
Fuzzmond's Blurcast Episode 27 
Fuzzmond's Blurcast Main Show Link

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Episode 179: Creepy Continued

We've whipped Skype into submission and are ready to finish our Top 10 Creepy lists.  Lots of agreements, a few dissagreements, and a whole lot of on topic rabbit chasing.  We've also got a teeny, tiny bit of news, and an update on the irradiated  Miss Cheryl.

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Clip of Madame with Bea Arthur (WARNING: Racy - not for viewing by young kids)

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Episode 178: Creepy Interrupted

As promised last time, we have two, not as overlapping as we thought, lists of each of our Top 10 creepiest Doctor Who stories.  And a bit of good news.  And some other news.  And a lot of rabbit chasing.  And a cra...well, don't want to spoil everything.

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Episode 176: That's Not Real, Is It?

Hey! Guess what?  Doctor Who is actually TV show.  Did you know that?  Yup, and for the past 51 (and a bit) years the production team has been attempting special effects with varying degrees of success.  This show, we're hitting the highlights, and lowlights, from all seven Doctors.

WARING: Contains rabbit chasing

Links:
TV Tropes: Special Effects Failure: Doctor Who (WARNING: Beware of holes)
iO9: The Making of Doctor Who's Most Notoriously Bad Special Effects
Doctor Who and the Lame Special Effects of Death
8 Really Good Special Effects in "Classic" Doctor Who
Doctor Who - Timely Effects
Visual Effects - Old Doctor Who

 

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Episode 172: Post-Gally Wrap Up At Last

So this is it.  The actual post-Gally wrap up.  We finally talk about this year's Gally in more than just generalities.  Daisy's voice is mostly back and can hold out for more (a lot more) than just 20 minutes.  Hence the rabbit chasing off to all sorts of other, geeky, topics.  Wheeeeeeee!!!

 

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Episode 171: Pre-Post-Gally Wrap Up: Because Sick Sucks

Consider this a preview of our post-Gally wrap up episode.  Daisy is quite sick with a bad cold (possibly con crud) and is loosing her voice.  Hence the shortness of this show.  Please bear with us as real life intrudes on our Doctor Who fantasy life.  We'll be back with the full Gally story next week (and a full voiced Daisy).

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Episode 170: Pre-Gally Extravaganza

This is it! The show where we tel you all about what's happening at Gallifrey One this year (next weekend).  The biggest, best fan run Doctor Who convention/family reunion ever! We tell you everything we're looking forward to doing, seeing and experiencing.  And, because we are who we are, we also talk about random other stuff, like Benedict Cumberbatch and Lego.  But, mostly, it's Gally!!

WARNING: Excited about Gally rabbits

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Blurcast

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Episode 167: A Little U.N.I.T. Please

We're talking a bit about U.N.I.T.  The Brigadier, Sgt. Benton, Capt. Yates, Ginger, Mary Ann, Gillig...oh, sorry.  Got carried away.  This week we celebrate the great international military organization that took the Doctor in when his own people threw him out.

WARNING: Contains rabbits

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