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.

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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He was the first.  At the time, he was the only.  He's different from all the regens to follow, yet we can see the first inklings of the Doctor we know and love.  This week our subject is the First Doctor and we're finally on the 50th Anniversary Celebration Road to the Big Party in November!

WARNING: Contains rabbits

Doctor Who Maize Maze opening day video with Colin Baker
The Machine Stops


Episode 92: The Origin of the Species

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...there was Verity Lambert and Sidney Newman, and the word was "science fiction".  And the word was good.  It's 1963 and the BBC have decided that they want a science fiction program.  A program we still watch (and they still produce) today.  This week we begin our 50th Anniversary celebration with a look at how Doctor Who began.

WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

BBC archives of correspondence concerning this new SciFi show.


Episode 91: In The Beginning

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There will be a slight delay in the posting if Episode 91 due to illness. We apologize for the delay.
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Some of the best shows on television have spin-offs and Doctor Who is no different.  This week, we discus Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.  And a bunch of other spin-offs of other shows.  And some other things. 

WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing


Episode 90: Spin Doctor
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Comments[0] we are again.  Torchwood.  Miracle Day.  It's been two years, but Cheryl never saw it...till now.  And since we've been talking about Jack being immortal it's only fitting that we torture - erm, make - uh, let Cheryl watch it now so she can give her review with Daisy, who is actually re-reviewing this for you.

WARNING: contains rabbit chasing


Quantum Xen
Sheepytime Knits


Episode 89: Jack in the USA

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He's a fixed point in time.  He's immortal.  He's an omni-sexual, time-traveling smart-ass.  He's Captain Jack Harkness and this week we talk about how and why he's immortal. 

Warning: Contains rabbit chasing


Episode 88: Jack the Fact

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Daisy and Cheryl are joined by guest host, John Calderon, to review the second J.J. Abrams Star Trek film, Star Trek Into Darkness.  We've given you enough time to see it so the spoilers we give shouldn't be spoilers by now.  Did we love it...did we hate it?  Tune in to find out!


WARNING: The rabbits followed us here.


TST Supplemental Log 001: Cold Fusion Star Trek
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Nine goes.  Jack goes.  Ooh, look, there all the rabbits go.  Here we are, trying to review The Parting of the Ways, and all these rabbits keep running all over us.  Well, it is Spring and they do deserve some exercise.  Considering the nature of rabbits it's only right that they should show up at the beginning of our mini-series on the Imortal Jack Harkness.

Don't forget to send us your answer to our question: Do you think Jack is the Face of Boe?

Warning: contains rabbit chasing



Episode 87: The Parting of the Rabbits

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