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Noobs & the Whovian Noobs & the Whovian

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A weekly Doctor Who podcast where we introduce a whole new generation to Doctor Who by watching an episode each week and discussing it from the perspective of a dad who’s seen it before, and two sons who haven’t.

    115.5 Theories on Series 8

    115.5 Theories on Series 8

    The Noobs and the Whovian spend a little time speculating about the upcoming series and the Twelfth Doctor in general.

    • 14 min
    115 Deep Breath

    115 Deep Breath

    This is the one where the Twelfth Doctor brings a T-Rex to Victorian London only to discover a clock-work droid making the WORST balloon ever.















    Live from Master Closet Studios, you’re listening to the only podcast on the internet recording while holding their breath: It’s the Noobs and the Whovian! 







    My name is Austin and I’m the Whovian, and these are my sons Corbin and Tripp and we’re the noobs!







    This is the podcast that introduces a whole new generation to Doctor Who by watching an episode each week and discussing it from the perspective of a dad who’s seen it before, and two sons who haven’t. 







    Welcome to Episode 115 covering the Series 8 opener: Deep Breath







    Production notes







    * Story # 242* Originally aired August 23 2014 to 9.17 million viewers * Written by: Steven Moffat* Directed by: Ben Wheatley







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    Checklist







    * Name of the episode spoken in dialogue?* Did that count?* Creatures of the week* Clockwork droids* Stuff the Doctor loves* Jiggery Pokery* Sonic* It’s voice-activated!* TARDIS * Cloister bell sounded when he passed out* You’ve redecorated. I don’t like it.* Psychic paper* Random 













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    Other stuff we noticed 







    * You have a whole room for NOT being awake in?* What the heck was that cartoon noise when the Doctor passed out?







    Who’s Who?







    * Who is Jenny? * I don’t like her, ma’am, I love her. And as to different… she’s a lizard!* Who is Vastra?* She does a half-decent Scottish accent* What was the symbolism of the veil?* It is our intent to leave. If it is your intent to stop us, perhaps we ought to get down to business.* Who is Strax? * May I take your coat? Are you wearing a hat?* Out of the way, scum! Jurassic emergency!* Don’t scratch it, or you and your bloodline will be obliterated from time and space.* We will lure him here to this place of safety and we will melt him with acid!* Why can’t you stay dead, coward?!* Who is Clara?* She’s not Handles* She is not impressed by pretty young men, but if there is anyone who could flirt with a mountain, it’s her.* Strax: deflected narcissism, traces of passive-aggressive, and lots of muscular men doing sport* Egomaniac, needy, game-player, that was me?!* Never try to control a control freak!* Hang on, she called the police. We should start doing that!* Her first interaction with Eleven (barring the minisode where she met him as a kid) was on the phone, just like her last.* Who is the Doctor?* He’s annoyed by the English accents* Door. Boring. Not me. (Looks out the window) ME!* What’s he doing here? There’s trouble, where else would he be?* I need a big long scarf. No, move on from that, it looked stupid.* He recognizes his face. It’s all full of frown, but I didn’t do the frowning. Who frowned me this face?* He has attack eyebrows* He’s Scottish* I hate being wrong in public, everyone forget that happened.* Apparently, he’d appreciate a drink before being killed* Murder isn’t in his basic programming. However, never underestimate how far he will go to protect humanity.* Nice fourth-wall break!* I’m the Doctor. I’ve lived for over 2,000 years and not all of them were good.* I’m not sure I’m a hugging person now.







    Can we talk about Clara’s reaction

    • 1 hr 28 min
    114 Matt Smith Recap

    114 Matt Smith Recap

    Welcome to Episode 114 covering the Series 5-7 with a Matt Smith Recap!















    Live from Master Closet Studios, you’re listening to the only podcast on the internet covering three years of Doctor Who simultaneously: It’s the Noobs and the Whovian! 







    My name is Austin and I’m the Whovian, and these are my sons Corbin and Tripp and we’re the noobs!







    This is the podcast that introduces a whole new generation to Doctor Who by watching an episode each week and discussing it from the perspective of a dad who’s seen it before, and two sons who haven’t. 







    Intro







    We’re gonna do something that we haven’t done in quite a while. It’s been exactly 50 episodes since we did a Doctor Recap episode!







    We watched the Farewell to Matt Smith special included with the 2013 Christmas specials to help jog our memory somewhat. We suggest you do the same!







    Misc Trivia 







    * Apparently, Matt Smith actually brought in the bowtie?! He said in The Next Doctor that he wore a tweed jacket and bowtie to the audition and the showrunners didn’t like it at first!







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    Checklist/Favorites







    * Name of the episode spoken in dialogue?* Matt Smith cemented his place as the 11th Doctor because he was the first one to be specifically called by his number on screen* Creature of the week* Austin – Weeping Angels, honorable mention to Grandpa/The Mummy/Alarm Clock in Rings of Akhaten* Corbin – the silents* Tripp –  The Silence (so scary and i love the thought that you don’t know if there real or not because you always forget them when you see them. Also love there look.)* Bow ties are cool* Austin – I love that the bowtie was not only Smith’s idea, but it charged him up just like it does the Doctor!* Tripp – yes all the way good choice.* Hats* Austin – the Dickensian top-hat* Corbin – shooting the Stetson* Tripp – fezzes are cool (which he only wears onscreen for about 8 minutes!)* Geronimo* Running count – 16* Jammie Dodger sighting* Running count – 4* Stuff the Doctor loves* Corbin – toggles; good noun, great verb* Tripp –  River (oh sad doctor)*  Jiggery Pokery* Sonic* Austin – I like that it shot up out of the control console in Eleventh Hour.* Corbin – eleven showing off his sonic to ten* Tripp –  it has dampers ( it’s so random which is why i love it)* TARDIS * Austin – I love how much we explored the TARDIS with Eleven. He/we got to meet her. We got to see what it was like to have the TARDIS controlled by an evil mind (House) and mess with the companions. We got to journey to the center of the TARDIS. We got multiple control rooms!* Corbin – storing control rooms that haven’t existed yet* Tripp –  snap to open (i thought it was dumb at first but now i think its cool)* Psychic paper* Austin – it’s a great reminder that sometimes the Doctor is a total conman. Rebel Flesh/Almost People – he flashed the psychic paper and then went “show me the stuff, you know which stuff.”* Tripp – one of my favorite things (i’ve always loved it when he walks into a room pulls it out and goes with what it says) * The Question/Doctor Who? (does anyone have a favorite occurrence “ Doctor Who?”* Austin – Dorium, Countess Clara* Tripp – the Daleks all saying it at the same time. * Doctorgangers (duplicates of the Doctor) – Tess...

    • 1 hr 21 min
    113 The Time of the Doctor

    113 The Time of the Doctor

    This is the one where the Eleventh Doctor defends a town called Mercy, er, Christmas, gives more dramatic speeches than should be allowed by law, becomes an old man, then a young man again, then an old man again… again.















    Opening







    Live from Master Closet Studios, you’re listening to the only podcast on the internet that takes over 900 hundred years to record: It’s the Noobs and the Whovian! 







    My name is Austin and I’m the Whovian, and these are my sons Corbin and Tripp and we’re the noobs!







    This is the podcast that introduces a whole new generation to Doctor Who by watching an episode each week and discussing it from the perspective of a dad who’s seen it before, and two sons who haven’t. 







    Welcome to Episode 113 covering the christmas special : The Time of The Doctor







    Production notes







    * Story # 241* Originally aired December 25, 2013 to 8.3 million overnight UK viewers 11.14 million Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (The number includes those who recorded it and watched it within seven days) 2.47 million on BBC America and 1.9 million on BBC iPlayer; the week after transmission.* Written by: Steven Moffat* Directed by: Jamie Payne







    Misc Trivia 







    * This was also the 800th episode of the series!* This is the longest adventure (in universe) up this point, taking place over 900 years* It’s also the first Christmas special to feature the same main cast as the previous Christmas special







    Cast







    * Dave Oswald – James Buller* I only mention this because he was previously played by Michael Dixon in The Rings of Akhaten. 







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    Checklist







    * Name of the episode spoken in dialogue?* Oddly, no* Creatures of the week* Judoon, Silurians, Terileptils, and the Raxacoricofallapatorians (referred to as Slitheen) are all in orbit but we don’t see them.* Sontarans – briefly* That wasn’t Strax, but it WAS Dan Starkey!* Cybermen* Wooden Cyberman!* Daleks* They remember the Doctor again, having downloaded info about him from Tasha Lem* We got Silent Daleks puppets!* Silents – they are confessional priests. You not only forget THEM, you also forget anything you’ve told them* Bow ties are cool* That was the most dramatic taking off of a bowtie ever! You could hear it hit the floor!* Amy’s reading glasses* Old Man Doctor wore them!* Hats* No hat, no hair!* Matt Smith buzzed his hair for a movie he was doing, so they made up the whole hide-the-key-in-the-wig thing as a gag.* Hilariously, Karen Gillan had just shaved HER head for Guardians of the Galaxy. So when you see her at then end, they’re both wearing wigs!* Geronimo* The Wikia says he said it with the kids, but I missed it* Running count – 16* Stuff the Doctor loves* One last bowl of fish fingers and custard* He does NOT love wine* Jiggery Pokery* Sonic* It doesn’t do turkey! Nothing does turkey!* It still doesn’t work on wood, but apparently Cybermen don’t know that!* TARDIS * Is that it? Are you doing a clever thing?* Psychic paper* Random * He fixed a little girl’s toy, fixed the wheels and the anti-gravs. May have gone a bit far.* He made a barn bigger on the inside for a farmer!* Needless sacrificial death* Surprisingly, no.* Clara deaths* Running count – 3* The Question/Doctor Who?* The Crack’s back!* We finally learn that the Crack is what the Doctor...

    • 1 hr 24 min
    112 The Day of the Doctor

    112 The Day of the Doctor

    This is the one where the Doctor and Clara and the Doctor and Queen Elizabeth and the Doctor and Billie Piper having an identity crisis all team up to NOT actually destroy all the Time Lords, but actually destroy all the Daleks, except for the thousands and millions that we already know actually survived. But don’t worry, we won’t remember any of this later, it’s all very timey-wimey.















    Live from Master Closet Studios, you’re listening to the only podcast on the internet hosted by basically three versions of the same guy: It’s the Noobs and the Whovian! 







    My name is Austin and I’m the Whovian, and these are my sons Corbin and Tripp and we’re the noobs!







    This is the podcast that introduces a whole new generation to Doctor Who by watching an episode each week and discussing it from the perspective of a dad who’s seen it before, and two sons who haven’t. 







    Welcome to Episode 112 covering the 50th anniversary special: The Day of The Doctor







    Production notes







    * Story # 240* Originally aired November 23 to everyone. Just, every single person.* Actually, there were 12.8 million live viewers on BBC and 3.2 million iPlayer requests. BUT! It was almost shown live in over 1,500 movie theaters in 94 countries, shattering viewership records all over the globe!* You’ll remember that Adventure in Space and Time was like 2.71 million viewers just 2 days before* Written by: Steven Moffat* Directed by: Nick Hurran







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    Misc Trivia 







    * This was the first episode of Who to be shot in 3D. It was released in 3D in some theaters.* Also the first episode to use an old version of the intro.* At one point, the only actor under contractual obligation to appear for the 50th Anniversary Special was Jenna Coleman. Just in case, Moffat started on a script called… The No Doctors.* A 2014 Doctor Who Magazine poll named Day of the Doctor as the readers’ favorite episode of the first 50 years!







    Checklist







    * Name of the episode spoken in dialogue?* nope* Creature of the week* Zygons – shapeshifting creatures that take on a LOT about their duplicates, not just looks.* Bow ties are cool* Amy’s reading glasses* Eleven popped them on, Ten popped on some specs. * How did we NOT get a “SNAP!” here?!* Hats* Return of the fez!* The wiki points out this is the last televised appearance of Eleven in a fez…* Well* Well, you’ve certainly come to the right place (to find the Doctor)* Allons-y!* We got one!* Two!* Geronimo* Before jumping into the time fissure* Before freezing Gallifrey* Running count – 15* Stuff the Doctor loves* Jiggery Pokery* Sonic* Same software, different case* TARDIS * That shot of Clara riding the bike into the TARDIS was AMAZING* Wait, Clara closed the doors with a snap?!* To which one of the Noobs said “So I guess she like Clara now?”* You’ve let this place go a bit. Ah, it’s his grunge phase. * Oh, the round things! I love the round things! What are the round things? No idea…* Oh, you’ve redecorated. I don’t like it.* Psychic paper* Random* Time Lord art, bigger on the inside. A slice of time, frozen.* It’s a machine that goes ding, lights up in the presence of shapeshifting DNA. Also can microwave a dinner from 20 feet away and download comics from the future. I never know when to stop!* They’re like a cup-o-soup, except you add time if you can imagine that. No, no one can imagine that, forget I said “cup-o-soups.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    111 The Name of the Doctor

    111 The Name of the Doctor

    This is the one where the Doctor and Clara and River and Jenny and Vastra and Strax finally figure out what the deal is with Clara and the souffles!















    Live from Master Closet Studios, you’re listening to the only podcast on the internet whose studio experienced a size leak: It’s the Noobs and the Whovian! 







    My name is Austin and I’m the Whovian, and these are my sons Corbin and Tripp and we’re the noobs!







    This is the podcast that introduces a whole new generation to Doctor Who by watching an episode each week and discussing it from the perspective of a dad who’s seen it before, and two sons who haven’t. 







    Welcome to Episode 111 covering the Series 7 episode 13: The Name of the Doctor .







    Production notes







    * Story # 239* Originally aired May 18, 2013 to 7.45 million viewers which made it the 3rd most watched thing that weekend.* Written by: Steven Moffat* Directed by: Saul Metzstein







    Misc Trivia







    * This is the only NuWho season finale (up until Chibnall’s/Thirteen’s time) that isn’t immediately followed by a Christmas Special. In this case, they 50th anniversary special came in between. In Series 11, there was a New Year’s special called Resolutions, instead of a Christmas special. It seems that will be what’s happening after Series 12 as well… 







    Cast







    * The Doctor – John Hurt* Kane in Alien, and then “John Hurt” in Spaceballs* Ollivander in Harry Potter* Professor Oxley/Ox in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull* We know him best as the voice of the Dragon in Merlin* He also played two roles I found interesting. He plays Winston Smith in 1984, but he also played Adam Sutler in V for Vendetta.







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    Checklist







    * Name of the episode spoken in dialogue?* What I did, I did in the name of peace and sanity. But NOT in the name of the Doctor!* Creature of the week* Dr. Simeon* The Whispering men* CGI* Simeon’s face tearing off was pretty awesome* Jiggery Pokery* Sonic* TARDIS * He jacked Clara into the navigation circuits because she saw the coordinates in the conference call* She fought against going to Trenzalore, hard.* He broke one of her windows!* When a TARDIS dies sometimes the dimensional dams start breaking down. They used to call it a size leak. The bigger on the inside starts leaking to the outside.* The Question/Doctor Who?* The doors to his tomb require a key that is a word. * Of course, River knew it and said it for him* The name you choose, it’s like a promise you make. He’s the one who broke the promise.







    Other stuff we noticed







    * In the babble of the world there are whispers if you know how to listen* Time travel has always been possible in dreams













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    Who’s Who?







    * Who is Jenny?* She got murdered* Who is Strax?* This place is surrounded. Give up your women and intellectuals!* Unhand me, ridiculous reptile!* Who is River Song?* Clara never realized she was a woman based on the Doctor’s mentions of her and having never seen her before* Strax, having both heard of her AND seen her, never realized she was a woman because he’s a loveable idiot* Strax also didn’t realize that her hair is not, in fact,

    • 1 hr 40 min

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