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Classic Season 14 NuWho Series 1 Podcast Season 1

Tech Gone Wild – “The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances” & “The Face of Evil”

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No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Tech Gone Wild - "The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances" & "The Face of Evil"
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Pull on your Union Jack jumpers and dangle from the nearest barrage balloon as Porter and John flit back to World War II London.  Will Porter’s terror at the gas-masked child remind him that, in fact, he has seen Doctor Who and the whole premise of this Podcast is a lie?  Will John gush over the steely-blue gaze of the dreamy Captain Jack confident that his husband never listens to these Podcasts?  Find out as we flee The Empty Child and wonder if indeed The Doctor Dances.

It’s then on to dazzling Blu-Ray (the way 70s TV was meant to be seen) as we head back to the 4th Doctor’s era for a little hard sci-fi (that sounds dirty, but it’s not).  Will Porter be captivated by the enchanting (and clothing-lite) Leela?  Will John be able to explain the plot even after having seen this one, like, a dozen times?  To find out, you must stare down the grim visage of The Face of Evil.

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Classic Season 14 NuWho Series 2 Podcast Season 2

Goodbye Sarah Jane – “School Reunion” & “Hand of Fear”

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No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Goodbye Sarah Jane - “School Reunion” & “Hand of Fear”
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This week, we tear up precedent into little pieces, stomp on it, deride it as a little girly-man, chastise ourselves for using gender stereotypes as taunts, and send legions of Probers into fits of confusion as we begin with the classic story that bid farewell to the incomparable, Sarah Jane Smith.  Will the emotion of the saddest of companion swan songs crack Porter’s steely facade and leave him a blubbing wreck?  Will John too succumb to extreme emotion or will he tell it to talk to The Hand of Fear?

We then – and stay with us here – discuss the 10th Doctor story!  See, because, we talked about the classic story first this time, which means we did not discuss the “New Who” story yet, so we need to discuss that now.  Is everyone following here?  Well, it all makes sense, you see, because we join the Doctor, Rose, and Mickey for a thrilling School Reunion with none other than Sarah Jane Smith – who we have not seen since The Hand of Fear (if you ignore K-9 and Company, The Five Doctors, the Big Finish Audio series, and the 7th Doctor Missing Adventure Bullet Time).  Will Porter’s love of Sarah and Mickey overcome his disdain for K-9?  Will John suddenly realize that it makes no sense for Sarah to have been driving around for years with a broken robot in her car trunk (or as the British call it, “biscuit”)?

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Classic Season 14 NuWho Series 2 Podcast Season 2

Death by Robot – “The Girl in the Fireplace” & “The Robots of Death”

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No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Death by Robot - “The Girl in the Fireplace” & “The Robots of Death”
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If there’s one thing for which the French are most famous it’s malfunctioning, time travelin’ robots, and boy does The Girl in the Fireplace tick that box.  Listen as Porter toasts the first of his favorite character Mickey’s no doubt hundreds of journeys in the TARDIS as he finally comes on board as a full companion!  And listen to John do nothing to disabuse poor, sad Porter of this foolish notion.

Meanwhile, we have no time to contemplate the melancholy conclusion of our New Who episode for there’s been a MURDER!  Yes, climb aboard the Orient Sandminer Express for a classic Who-dunit (HA!) where the murderer is only partly given away by the title, The Robots of Death.  Will Hercule Porter-rot (HA AGAIN!) piece together the intricate clues and find the killer?  Will John come to appreciate the defensive value of light plastic vases?  There’s only one way to find out… ask someone who has listened to the Podcast.

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Classic Season 14 NuWho Series 4 Podcast Season 4

Virtual Insanity – “Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead” & “The Deadly Assassin”

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No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Virtual Insanity - "Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead" & "The Deadly Assassin"
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And so enters Dr. Elizabeth Corday… erm (or should I say, ERm?)… Dr. River Song.  A character destined to return again and again to New Who (except of course that she dies here… or not really dies, sort of).  And if Porter and John weren’t confused enough by this single character, you’ve got Steven Moffat just really being annoyingly brilliant as he hurls enough clever ideas at you in the first ten minutes to sustain the entire career of lesser writers (looking at you Illiam-Way Akespeare-Shay).  You’ve got shadow piranhas, sentient computers, soul-echoing communicators, possible future Doctors, an entire virtual life for Donna, and… most bizarre of all… a place where information is stored on bound collections of paper stored on shelves.  Now, shut your pie hole, because our Podcasting duo needs Silence in the Library as we explore the Forest of the Dead.

We then rocket back to days of 4th Doctor yore to find our hero (sadly sans talking cabbage) visiting his legendary home planet of Gallifrey for an epic encounter with a burned out husk with ping pong ball eyes (which is how John used to describe himself on hookup Apps).  But there’s no time for hookups here as the Doctor’s non-pepperpot shaped arch-enemy has returned – the Master is his name and assassinatin’ is his game as he takes potshots at the Time Lord President in a confusing attempt to steal his fashion accessories.  Fortunately for our podcasters, this involves a 3rd episode left-turn into the surreal world of the Matrix thereby justifying this episode pairing.  Join Porter and John and an eerie laughing clown reflection as they contemplate the redundancy of the title The Deadly Assassin.

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Classic Season 14 NuWho Series 7 Podcast Season 7

Boo Who – “Hide” & “Image of the Fendahl”

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No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Boo Who - "Hide" & "Image of the Fendahl"
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Classic Season 14 NuWho Series 7 Podcast Season 7

Tardis and Feathers – “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS” & “The Invasion of Time”

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No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Tardis and Feathers - "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS" & "The Invasion of Time"
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Classic Season 14 NuWho Series 8 Podcast Season 8

It’s Made of People – “Deep Breath” & “The Talons of Weng-Chiang”

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No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
It's Made of People - "Deep Breath" & "The Talons of Weng-Chiang"
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