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.
Episode 110: Victory of the Eleventh

We're tuning it up to 11 this week.  It's time for us to take a look at the Eleventh Doctor and the story "Victory of the Daleks".  We also seem to be in the midst of a rabbit invasion, so watch your step.  There's also a bit of time traveling as our future selves pop in to review "The Night of the Doctor" that exploded onto the internet after we recorded this show.

WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

The Night of the Doctor

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Beneath the motorway is something that keeps eating cars.  Usually, it's a pothole.  In "Gridlock" it's a plothole.  Oh, Russell T. Davies wants us to think it's the Macra, but we know better.  This week on the next to last stop on the Road Trip to the 50th Anniversary we attempt to fill in these plotholes and give you a look at the Tenth Doctor story "Gridlock".

WARNING: Contains rabbits

About "Lord of Cragsclaw" by Bill Fawcett, the book with the Mrem.

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Our journey on the Road Trip to the 50th Anniversary is almost over.  We have arrived at the next to last stop with the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant.  But we don't need to get all emotional about it, the Tenth Doctor will do that for us.


"Bigger isn't Better" from the musical "Barnum" by Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart, book by Mark Bramble


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It's time for Nine.  Christopher Eccleston gave us one year as the Doctor, so we give him part of an episode.  This week we also talk about the Ninth Doctor episode Dal...ehem, Pepperpot (no sense antagonizing them). 

BTW, Daisy was wrong.  Julian Assange is in the Ecuadorian Embassy.

"She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby


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The Eighth Doctor and the TV movie.  What more can we say?  A whole lot, apparently.  Join us this week as Cheryl pontificates about her Doctor and Daisy tries to get a word in edgewise.

WARNING: Contains rabbits

"Where In The World Is Carman Sandiego" by Rockapella.  Yes, they're still around, they're on tour and have a new album out.

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies receipe

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Creepy clowns, Ragnarok gods, robots and a werewolf.  Yep, "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy" has everything.  And we talk about it.  And some other stuff, too.  And news!  Join us for for this Seventh Doctor episode...and we say welcome to the show!!

WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

"Psycho Circus" by KISS, off Psycho Circus (1998)


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All the world loves a clown, and while the Seventh Doctor isn't dressed as loudly as his predecessor he certainly is more entertaining.  This Doctor does magic, juggles and (famously) playes the spoons.  This week we find ourselves rrrrolling along, and rrrrolling ourrrr Rrrrrs, with the last of the original run Doctors.

"Be A Clown" by Cole Porter, for the Gene Kelly/Judy Garland film "The Pirate".  Available on Amazon (NTSC) and Amazon UK (PAL).


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Come with us to Tranquil Repose, where they keep your dying loved ones in suspended animation...until Davros turns them into food to solve a intersteller famine to earn money to build a Dalek army out of humans so he can fight other Daleks... Hey, look! Peri's wearing pants!  It's Revelation of the Daleks, our Sixth Doctor stop on our road to the 50th Anniversary.

WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing


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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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