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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 24 NuWho Series 2 Podcast Season 2

Doctor Daddy-O – “Idiot’s Lantern” & “Delta & the Bannermen”

No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Doctor Daddy-O - “Idiot’s Lantern” & “Delta & the Bannermen”
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Calling all hepcats and fans of Netflix’s The Crown!  We journey back to the 1950s and the Queen’s new job orientation to experience the heady thrills and heart-wrenching drama that swirls around the world of television installation and repair.  Yes, five decades before HBO’s The Wire captured our hearts, it was an alien capturing peoples’ faces by sucking them through the TV screen.  If you want to find out how your favorite Podcasters (to clarify, it’s us) reacted to the latest exploits of the Doctor and Rose, then let The Idiot’s Lantern light your way.

We then slick back our hair and doo-wop over to classic Who’s Seventh Doctor tour-de-force, Delta and the Bannermen (or just “Delta” to fans).  Yes, Porter is finally introduced to the Citizen Kane of the classic series.  A story that should – nay! – demands to be taken seriously as it holds up a mirror to our society and dares the viewer to grapple with existential nihilism as- OK, never mind, it’s a lot of aging Broadway and television stars riding around on motorcycles and wielding honey as a weapon.  And it’s great!  So ring in the New Year (a couple days later) and raise a toast with your favorite Podcast team (again, us) – here’s to the future!

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Classic Season 25 NuWho Series 3 Podcast Season 3

Statue of Limitations – “Blink” & “Silver Nemesis”

No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Statue of Limitations - "Blink" & "Silver Nemesis"
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Because let’s face it – if Porter doesn’t like this one, then what are we all doing here?  If you can’t get behind a multiple Oscar-nominee facing living statues that force people to live their lives to death and can only be defeated with the help of a DVD Easter Egg, then this show is probably not for you.  So gather around your Podcast-playing medium with bated breath as our intrepid team stares down the debut of the Weeping Angels and dare each other not to Blink.

If time traveling living statues are your “thing,” then boy are you in for a treat as NNTMP rockets back to 1988 and the 25th anniversary of Who.  Flush with the tremendous achievement of reaching 25 years, the BBC pulls out all the stops (and here, apparently, “stops” means “money“) and delivers a whole lotta plot that vaguely suggests a momentous anniversary because some things are silver.  Will Porter and John be able to keep track of Gallifreyan super weapons, Cybermen, Nazis, crazy 17th Century women, crazy Tony Award winning women, the Cartmel Masterplan, and the latest Theme Section theme?  Find out as they confront the tightly plotted (erm…) Silver Nemesis.

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Classic Season 26 NuWho Series 4 Podcast Season 4

Remember Nostaglia? – “Partners in Crime” & “Battlefield”

No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Remember Nostaglia? - "Partners in Crime" & "Battlefield"
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Classic Season 24 NuWho Series 4 Podcast Season 4

Singin’ with the Brains – “Planet of the Ood” & “Time and the Rani”

No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Singin' with the Brains - "Planet of the Ood" & "Time and the Rani"
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But really, the only link here is just a couple o’ giant brains that would make a hungry zombie fall to their knees and give thanks to be alive… erm, or dead, we guess.  We start with the 10th Doctor and Donna arriving on the Ood home planet because some people thought, “Hey, maybe the Doctor should have more to say about the whole Ood slavery thing than a sternly worded Letter to the Editor in the Des Moines Daily Shopper.”  What follows is your bog standard hey-let’s-free-them-all-from-slavery-but-don’t-fall-in-the-giant-brain-because-it-will-absorb-you-(I-guess?)-for-some-reason-not-fully-understood romp featuring a guy from Blackadder and a guy from Chef.  It’s a plot so straight-forward that Probers get a glimpse into John’s formative years, which were marked primarily by the receipt of knock-off versions of movie soundtracks.  If only he had been able to run away from it all and live in lobotomized bliss on the Planet of the Ood.

We then rocket back to the always entertaining Season 24 and the debut of Sylvester McCoy – first, very briefly, as the 6th Doctor and then for a bit longer as the 7th Doctor.  Recovering from the ol’ conk-on-the-head induced regeneration, the Doctor must try to fight through the haze of post-regenerative amnesia amplified by the haze of Bonnie Langford and Kate O’Mara‘s hairspray, and Porter must fight through three episodes of the much-maligned Time and the Rani before even discovering the linking theme of these episodes – yes, it’s another giant brainAbsurd?  Sure.  But any more absurd than Kylie Minogue driving a forklift into a pit of fire?  See what the NNTMP crew has to say.

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Classic Season 24 NuWho Series 5 Podcast Season 5

Night of the Living Elderly – “Amy’s Choice” & “Paradise Towers”

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No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Night of the Living Elderly - "Amy's Choice" & "Paradise Towers"
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Classic Season 26 NuWho Series 6 Podcast Season 6

Creep Impact – “Night Terrors” & “Ghost Light”

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No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Creep Impact - "Night Terrors" & "Ghost Light"
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Classic Season 24 NuWho Series 6 Podcast Season 6

Wait Wait, Don’t Kill Me – “The Girl Who Waited” & “Dragonfire”

No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Wait Wait, Don't Kill Me - "The Girl Who Waited" & "Dragonfire"
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Classic Season 25 NuWho Series 7 Podcast Season 7

Remembrance of Who’s Past – “The Name of the Doctor” & “Remembrance of the Daleks”

No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
No Not the Mind Probe: A Doctor Who Podcast
Remembrance of Who's Past - "The Name of the Doctor" & "Remembrance of the Daleks"
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