Doctor Who: The Sonic Toolbox (new episode review)
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 186: The Magician's Apprentice - Review

WARNING: SPOILERS

We just saw the first story of Series 9 and we're here to let you know what we thought of it.  No preamble, no polish, just raw reaction.  Also, no holding back. That means that if you haven't seen the show yet don't listen to this review until you have. We talk in full about everyting that happens.  Fair warning.

Direct download: TST186-091915.mp3
Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 4:30pm PST
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Episode 184: The Song of DoctorDonnaFriend

Planet of the Ood.  That's what's going on here.  We can't believe we haven't reviewed this since it first aired.  So, we're remedying that this episode. Ooooood. Just love saying it.  Also, sorry we forgot to tell you about it last time in our Next Time segment that we forgot to do.  Ooooooops.  So if you haven't seen it yet, don't listen to this show until you have.  There's tons of spoilers, we don't watch what we say.  Course, we seem to have a problem with that in general.

We also have a bit of news.  And a bit of rabbit chasing.

DISCLAIMER: Cheryl and Daisy have no intention of ever committing any crime against anyone.  The discussions herein are merely academic.

Links:

Larry Elmore paintings on Google images page (sorry, his website is under construction)

Direct download: TST184-082215.mp3
Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 9:00am PST
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Episode 182: Blink (182)

(The laptop is all fixed. Sorry this is a week late. Thanks so much for waiting.)

We'er revisiting the 10th Doctor story "Blink" this week. Why, you might ask, are we revisiting this particular story? Because this is our 182nd episode and we can't help being cheezy. And Daisy's an old Blink-182 fan and used this as an excuse to reconnect with their music.  So, you lucky folk get our second look at the first Weeping Angels story. And get to listen to some of Blink-182's songs in the background. See below for the playlist.

We've also got Gally news! Also some yarny talk and somehow zombies work their way in to the discussion.

WARNING: Contains rabbits

Blink-182 playlist:
"Fighting the Gravity" - Neighborhoods 2011
"I Miss You" - Blink 182 2004
"Aliens Exist" - Enema of the State 1999
"Pathetic" - Dude Ranch 1997
"Everytime I look for You" - Take off Your Pants and Jacket 2001
"Alone" - Buddah 1994/1998
"I'm Lost Without You" - Blink 182 2004
"Time" - Buddha 1994/1998
"I'm Sorry" - Dude Ranch 1997
"Apple Shampoo" - Dude Ranch 1997
"TV" - Buddha 1994/1998

Direct download: TST182-080115.mp3
Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 3:33pm PST
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Episode 177: Creepy, Creepy, Creepy

Cupboard, and peg dolls, and George...Oh, my! It's not deja vu, we are revisiting "Night Terors". We thought it would be a good idea to take a fresh look at this Series 6 story and see what we thought of it out of story arc contex (and without the starry eyes we always have with shiny new episodes).

WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing.

Direct download: TST177-051715.mp3
Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 9:00am PST
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Episode 172: Good Bye 9, Hello 10

Out with the old, in with the new!  New format for us, new Doctor for the show.  As you could tell, we've gone to a bi-weekly format.  Life has gotten busy and we don't want to give this up, so this is the compromise.  We're reviewing the two parter here, Bad Wolf/A Parting of the Way.  This is the Series One finale and the first regeneration for those who just discovered Doctor Who in 2005.

Direct download: TST173-032115.mp3
Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 9:00am PST
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Episode 166: Closing Rabbit Time

Once, long ago, we did a short review (along with two other stories) of Closing Time.  With James Cordon staring in a new film and getting set to become the host of The Late Late Show (replacing Craig Ferguson) we felt it was a good time to revisit the penultiment story of Series 6 and do a proper review.

WARNING: Contains much rabbit chasing

Direct download: TST166-011115.mp3
Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 9:00am PST
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Episode 164: A Facehugger for Christmas

It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraid.  Oh, wait.  This is Doctor Who, of course there's a reason to be afraid.  "Last Christmas", Capaldi's first full Christmas special takes a que from real horror movies this year.  And gives us Santa Clause in the best way possible: Nick Frost!  Don't sleep thru this one, we're giving you our first impression of this years gift from Steven Moffat and the BBC.

WARNING: Contains spoilers

Direct download: TST164-122514.mp3
Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 6:25pm PST
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Episode 163: What's With The Tangerine

Christmas is almost here, and with it the Christmas Special.  This time around we're anticipating the special by speculating about it.  We know it's not our usual MO, but we're just so excited that we can't stop thinking about it.  We promise nothing said beyond what the BBC has officially put out and what our imaginations can dream up. 

If you really don't want to know ANYTHING about what's coming, and have even been avoiding the trailers, our speculation segment starts at time stamp 00:41:13 and ends at 1:23:58.  Just skip over that segment and you'll be OK.  Go back after Christmas and see what all we got wrong.

 

WARNING: Contains official BBC sanctioned spoilers

 

Direct download: TST163-122114.mp3
Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 12:29pm PST
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Episode 158: Death in Heaven - Review in Toolbox

Missy, Danny Pink, Zombie Cybermen, UNIT, and pumpkin pie!  It's all here in our review of the Series 8 finale "Death in Heaven".  We've also got feedback, pumpkin pie, and an engagement announcement in news.  Oh, did we mention the pumpkin pie?

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

Direct download: TST158-110914.mp3
Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 4:42am PST
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Episode 157: Moffat is in Dark Water for This Review

So, we've had the big Missy reveal.  And a few other "surprises".  This here, then, is our review of the penultimate Series 8 episode, Dark Water.

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

Link:
What is a Dyson Sphere

Direct download: TST157-110214.mp3
Category:New Episode Review -- posted at: 3:38am PST
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