Doctor Who: The Sonic Toolbox (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.

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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Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 11:32am PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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!

Direct download: TST224-121916.mp3
Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 3:17pm PDT

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

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.)

Direct download: TST217-082816.mp3
Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 4:29pm PDT

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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Direct download: TST215-073116.mp3
Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 2:56pm PDT

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: visit us:www.facebook/thesonictoolbox

Direct download: TST213-070316.mp3
Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 9:00am PDT