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Classic Season 18 NuWho Series 2 Podcast Season 2

Masquerade – “New Earth” & “Meglos”

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No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Masquerade - “New Earth” & “Meglos”
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Wracked by the guilt of destroying Earth in Series 1, Russell T. Davies, like a parent replacing a deceased hamster, gives us a New Earth – nearly indistinguishable from the old except for the cat medical staff.  Will Porter revel in the smug self-satisfaction that comes with at last recognizing a returning villain to Doctor Who?  Will John revel in the fact that he knows the secret of the Face of Boe and Porter does not, thus firmly establishing John as the superior person at every level?

Our revels now are not nearly ended, however, as we grasp the tenuous thread of body swapping to journey back to the sands of Zolfa-Thura, home to Meglos, played in a commanding performance by a potted cactus.  Will Porter recognize Season 1 favorite Jacqueline Hill returning to the series in the guise of Lexa?  No.  Will John now escalate his reveling at yet further confirmation that his Who knowledge is so vast?  Yes.  Yes, it’s somewhat the premise of the whole Podcast.

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Classic Season 18 NuWho Series 3 Podcast Season 3

Hey La Hey La, The Master’s Back – “Utopia” & “The Keeper of Traken”

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No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Hey La Hey La, The Master’s Back - “Utopia” & “The Keeper of Traken”
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Classic Season 18 NuWho Series 3 Podcast Season 3

Martha and Tom Baker Have HAD It – “The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords” & “Logopolis”

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No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Martha and Tom Baker Have HAD It - "The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords" & "Logopolis"
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Classic Season 18 NuWho Series 5 Podcast Season 5

Crash Into Me – “The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone” & “Full Circle”

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No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Crash Into Me - "The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone" & "Full Circle"
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Yes, it’s raining spaceships – hallelujah! – but the Doctor is there to pick up the pieces.  First, Doctor #11 and Amy Pond rescue the gorgeous and glamorous River Song, who returns to the series after dying in a library but not really dying (and trust us, it only gets more complicated from here).  Porter and John are running out of superlatives for the great Matt Smith by this point, which is ironic (sort of) as this is his first actual performance (in terms of recording order).  Yes, this sort of electrifying trivia is only part of the excitement as the Doctor, his friends, and some gun-totin’ Church folk tangle with a whole heapin’ helpin’ of Weepin’ Angels.  Check your watches, Probers, because it’s The Time of Angels (and Flesh and Stone).

It takes a little longer for the 4th Doctor and Romana to arrive at the scene of their spaceship crash (a number of generations, in fact), but per usual once they arrive they manage to up-end an entire civilization within hours.  It’s a lesson in evolution on Alzarius, which makes sense because the story is written by then 18-year old Andrew Smith, a Doctor Who fan who had probably only just studied evolution when he mailed in his script to the Doctor Who production office.  John is thrilled with some mildly homoerotic opening scenes, while Porter is delighted by the return of K-9 with whom he has been enamored since our very first, as yet unaired NNTMP Pilot episode.  So excited that even as he was dragged into a swamp (long story), he had the wherewithal to shout, “Tell John, we’ve come Full Circle!”

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Classic Season 18 NuWho Series 5 Podcast Season 5

Vamplified – “The Vampires of Venice” & “State of Decay”

No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Vamplified - "The Vampires of Venice" & "State of Decay"
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