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Classic Season 22 NuWho Series 1 Podcast Season 1

Mindless Entertainment – “The Long Game” & “Vengeance on Varos”

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No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Mindless Entertainment - “The Long Game” & “Vengeance on Varos”
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Can you imagine what a world would look like if it the media was totally controlled by a near omnipotent Editor?   Well neither can the producers of The Long Game, which trusts that Porter and John will take their word for it in this vicious takedown of people who surgically put holes in their heads.  [Trigger warning: Do not watch if you have a hole in your head.]

Of course, Doctor Who had long ago put the media on notice in the 6th Doctor adventure Vengeance on Varos, which made a strong statement against the horrifying effects of subjecting people in corridors to different lighting gels but is surprisingly ambivalent on throwing people into acid.

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Classic Season 11 NuWho Series 1 Podcast Season 1

Daleks – “Dalek” & “Death To the Daleks”

No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Daleks - “Dalek” & “Death To the Daleks”
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They’re back… and this time, they’re going up stairs (although to be fair, they could do that in the original series too).  Will Porter stand for this wildly inaccurate depiction of underground Utah?  Will John cower in terror from the power of the sink plunger?  It’s time we face the… Dalek.  Is this, indeed, the final end?  No.  No it’s not.

But this is not the first time they were back… they’ve been back before now!  The Daleks have arrived and they’re angry… but they’re also unarmed… for upwards of 10 minutes before that promising plot-line is quickly abandoned!  Will John and Porter join the Third Doctor and bear witness to Death to the Daleks?  Also, no.  No they will not.

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Classic Season 21 NuWho Series 1 Podcast Season 1

Human Self-Destruction – “Aliens of London/World War III” & “Warriors of the Deep”

No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Human Self-Destruction - “Aliens of London/World War III” & “Warriors of the Deep”
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The Slitheen first um… blast onto our screens with their, shall we say, effervescent personalities in the first two-parter of the New Series, Aliens of London and World War III.  Will Porter’s penchant for fart jokes leave him helpless in the face of an onslaught of gastro-intestinal humor?  Will John’s fixation on flatulence sour his take on the intrigue and excitement of an alien invasion?

We then turn to the taut, John Le Carre-esque, futuristic post-Cold War thrllier… oops, sorry, typo there, just let me go back and fix- FACE IT JOHN, IT’S MISSPELLED!  THERE’S NOTHING WE CAN DO BUT GET ON WITH WATCHING WARRIORS OF THE DEEP!

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Classic Season 26 NuWho Series 1 Podcast Season 1

Dead Walking – “The Unquiet Dead” & “The Curse of Fenric”

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No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Dead Walking - "The Unquiet Dead" & "The Curse of Fenric"
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We begin by shining a light on one of history’s more obscure authors, Charles Dickens, as the Doctor and Rose make their first trip into the past.  Will God bless us, every one, or will we be taken over by gas like old people after a Tex-Mex dinner?  We look to The Unquiet Dead for answers.

We then ominously intone the translation of the Viking runes that foretold our next episode…

Night is the time of the Who podcast,

When this story confused Porter from the very first,

But John understood on the 14th viewing of the special edition VHS with extended footage,

Along with reading the novelization and several lengthy articles in Doctor Who Magazine,

And acquiring an advanced degree in Norse mythology,

Only thus does one grasp the plot of…

The Curse of Fenric.

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Classic Season 12 NuWho Series 1 Podcast Season 1

Goodbye, Earth – “The End of the World” & “The Ark in Space”

No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Goodbye, Earth - "The End of the World" & "The Ark in Space"
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It’s an Alienpalooza as the special effects team designs… TREES!  Also, a bitchy trampoline and tiny blue people.  A rich pageant of lifeforms to compliment the destruction of Earth in the appropriately titled The End of the World.

But, if you – like many – have friends and family on Earth, then fear not – some of them may have escaped into The Ark in Space where they may or may not have been eaten by giant bugs.  Fortunately, the 4th Doctor, Sarah, and Harry have arrived to do some much needed electrical repair and battle the dreaded… bubble wrap

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Classic Season 1 NuWho Series 1 Podcast Season 1

Beginnings – “Rose” & “An Unearthly Child”

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No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Beginnings - "Rose" & "An Unearthly Child"
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We begin with 2005’s Rosethe episode that started it all… again.  Was Porter entranced?  Was John enraged?  Was the AV Club linked to bring more people to the page?

We then go back in time to the story that actually started it all… um… An Unearthly Child... or possibly The Tribe of Gum.  Or maybe 100,000 BC.  It’s possible that no one knows for sure.  It’s definite that Porter has no idea.