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.

What's short tempered, grandiloquent, and difficult to look at?  The Sixth Doctor!  This week we take a look at Colin Baker's aborted foray into the TARDIS.  What makes this Doctor tick, and what makes so many Americans hate him so much.  All this, and more, on the 102nd episode of The Sonic Toolbox.


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Poor Tegan.  The Doctor just can't seem to find Heathrow for her.  Maybe she should get Nyssa and Adric to fly her there, they seem to be able to pilot the TARDIS with pin point accuracy.  And so it goes in the Fifth Doctor story, The Visitation.  We're reviewing it this week, dontcha know.

The link to the Paul McGann audition clip is in last weeks show notes. 

WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

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It's our 100th episode!!!  Whoo hoo!!!!  How do we celebrate it?  With...

PETER DAVISON!!!!!  OK, we've made it to Daisy's Doctor.  Once known as Tristan Farnon, the Fifth Doctor is stern, testy, adorable and plaguedby many companions all at once.  This week we on our road trip we stop off in the mid 1980s to visit this Doctor in beige. 

WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing.

Paul McGann audition tape for the Eighth Doctor


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So the White Guardian hijacks the Doctor, saddles him with a young upstart companion and sends him off on a mission.  And thus we get The Ribos Operation.  This week we take a look at this first story of the Key to Time series, the first Romana story, as we continue on our road trip to the 50th Anniversary.  Come sample this Fourth Doctor dish with us.


WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

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We all know the scarf.  Some of us have knitted, or had knitted for us, the scarf.  This week we take a look at the Doctor inside the scarf.  The Fourth Doctor was with us for seven seasons and gave us some of the best stories.  Join us for our celebration of the most iconic Doctor of them all!

WARNING: Contains rabbits

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We're in the Miniscope this week, watching the Doctor and Jo muck about on a circuit board, battle a Drashig and shut down some gray bureaucrats.  It's our look at the Third Doctor's story "Carnival of Monsters" as we continue our road trip to the 50th Anniversary.

WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing


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Venusian Aikido.  Capes and frilly shirts.  U.N.I.T. and the Brigadier.  The Third Doctor brought us all this and more in living color.  This week is mostly all about this velvet clad, scientific advisor.  Straingly, tho, Peter Capaldi keeps creeping into our conversation.


WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing (and Peter Capaldi)


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Little pointy robots and weird shoulder pads, the Dominators were a force to be reckoned with.  The week we discuss the Second Doctor episode "The Dominators".

WARNING: Big announcement reported.  Skip the news if you don't want to know.

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The first regeneration, the Second Doctor.  A baggy clothed, recorder playing, childish man this new face brings to us a more recognizable Doctor.  The Second Doctor is truly the beginning of the modern day Doctor that we all know and love.  Join us this week as we talk all about him.  And Ian's back in his corner giving us a UK perspective on this Cosmic Hobo.

WARNING: Contains rabbits

Episode 94: The Cosmic Hobo

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For our First Doctor story selection, we present "The Romans".  The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki are taking some time off just outside Nero's Rome when adventure, danger and hilarity ensue.  Also, some news and feedback...and rabbits.


Episode 93: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The TARDIS

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