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 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 PDT
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Episode 181: An Amateur Psychological Study on the Effects of Regeneration on the Companions Who Witness It

There have been many companions who have witnessed The Doctor's regeneration over the last 50 years.  We here at The Sonic Toolbox are taking the time to examine how each of those companions react to and deal with the change that happens to The Doctor.

There's also news and feedback. And a plug for one of our listeners who also has his own podcast (link below and on FB).

WARNING: Contains some rabbits

Links:
Fuzzmond's Blurcast Episode 27 
Fuzzmond's Blurcast Main Show Link

Direct download: TST181-071215.mp3
Category:Non-tech Talk -- posted at: 9:00am PDT
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Episode 180: The Caves of the Androzani Rabbits

So there we were, getting ready to do the review for The Caves of Androzani when all these rabbits started to bound into the Toolbox during the news. They were all over the place!  But there is really a review here, and Gally news, and a memorial for Christopher Lee (nothing to do with DW, but it's Christopher Lee for pete's sake!), and some other stuff that actually relates to the show.

WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing and herding.

Direct download: TST180-062815.mp3
Category:Classic Episode Review -- posted at: 9:00am PDT
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Episode 179: Creepy Continued

We've whipped Skype into submission and are ready to finish our Top 10 Creepy lists.  Lots of agreements, a few dissagreements, and a whole lot of on topic rabbit chasing.  We've also got a teeny, tiny bit of news, and an update on the irradiated  Miss Cheryl.

Link:

Clip of Madame with Bea Arthur (WARNING: Racy - not for viewing by young kids)

Direct download: TST179-061415.mp3
Category:Non-tech Talk -- posted at: 9:00am PDT
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Episode 178: Creepy Interrupted

As promised last time, we have two, not as overlapping as we thought, lists of each of our Top 10 creepiest Doctor Who stories.  And a bit of good news.  And some other news.  And a lot of rabbit chasing.  And a cra...well, don't want to spoil everything.

Direct download: TST178-053115.mp3
Category:Non-tech Talk -- posted at: 9:00am PDT
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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 PDT
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Episode 176: That's Not Real, Is It?

Hey! Guess what?  Doctor Who is actually TV show.  Did you know that?  Yup, and for the past 51 (and a bit) years the production team has been attempting special effects with varying degrees of success.  This show, we're hitting the highlights, and lowlights, from all seven Doctors.

WARING: Contains rabbit chasing

Links:
TV Tropes: Special Effects Failure: Doctor Who (WARNING: Beware of holes)
iO9: The Making of Doctor Who's Most Notoriously Bad Special Effects
Doctor Who and the Lame Special Effects of Death
8 Really Good Special Effects in "Classic" Doctor Who
Doctor Who - Timely Effects
Visual Effects - Old Doctor Who

 

Direct download: TST176-050215.mp3
Category:Non-tech Talk -- posted at: 9:00am PDT
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Episode 175: Sutekh and the Rabbits of Doom

Smack us in the forehead, we recently realized we'd never reviewed Pyramids of Mars.  This week we remedy that.  It doesn't keep us from rabbit chasing, but there you go.  We've also got actual news!  More than one item!  Oh, boy!

Link:
Gelignite

Direct download: TST175-041915.mp3
Category:Classic Episode Review -- posted at: 9:00am PDT
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Episode 174: Vortex Manipulating Rabbits

So, the first half of the show got taken over by rabbits.  We're not sure how it happened, maybe somebody left the door to the hutch unlocked, but we had to do an awful lot of chasing them down.  The second half of the show is all about time travel by means other than the TARDIS.  We really get in depth into how things work and the difference between time travel in the TARDIS and time travel via Vortex Manipulator.

WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

Link:
Time Travel Simulation Resolves “Grandfather Paradox”

 

Direct download: TST174-040515.mp3
Category:Tech Talk -- posted at: 9:00am PDT
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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 PDT
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