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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.

    130 The Magician’s Apprentice & The Witch’s Familiar

    130 The Magician’s Apprentice & The Witch’s Familiar

    This is the one where the Doctor, Clara, & Missy go to Skaro to meet with Davros! And Clara gets turned into a Dalek… again.















    Live from Master Closet Studios, you’re listening to the only podcast on the internet whose name becomes less accurate with each episode: It’s the Noobs and the Whovian! 







    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 130, covering series 8 episode 1 and 2: The Magician’s Apprentice & The Witch’s Familiar







    Production notes







    * Story #254* Originally aired September 19 and September 26 2015 to 6.54 and 5.71 million viewers * Written by: Steven Moffat* Directed by: Hettie MacDonald who did Blink back in the day, and that’s it!







    Misc Trivia







    * Fun fact: Peter Capaldi actually shreds. He plays that guitar for real.* This is the first story set on Skaro since 1979’s Destiny of the Daleks















    Checklist







    * Name of the episode spoken in dialogue?* Creature of the week* The Daleks* They need her to run, they are toying with her. * Is that why they suck so bad at killing?* They can’t die? They are hard-wired not to die, but keep on going no matter what happens. But they still age.* Cybermen suppress emotion. Daleks channel it through a gun. That’s why they keep yelling Exterminate, it’s how they reload.* Davros* Davros was a child of war, a war that wouldn’t stop. Lasting for a thousand years until nobody could remember why anymore.* He created the Daleks as warriors that wouldn’t bother with the why.* For Davros, the Time War is still going…* Wait, he has eyes?!* Jiggery Pokery* TARDIS * HADS* Sonic* He doesn’t have a screwdriver anymore* Now he’s all about wearable technology!







    Other stuff we noticed 







    * The Maldovarium – Dorium Maldovar* The Doctor’s guitar amp was by Magpie* Anyone for dodgems? Dalek bumper cars!* Your sewers are revolting













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    Who’s Who?







    * Who is Missy?* Death is for other people, dear.* She’s his closest friend. Clara is the puppy.* Their trying to kill each other is like their texting.* She has NOT turned good.* Traps are her flirting* She might be even crazier than Sims’ Master.* She had a daughter – is this the first we’ve heard of this?* I’m murdering a Dalek. I’m a Time Lady, it’s like our golf.* That’s why I gave her to you: to see the enemy inside the friend, the friend inside the enemy. We’re all both.* Who is Clara?* She’s on speed dial for UNIT now?* When we first met her, she was actually stuck in a Dalek….* Who is the Doctor?* Who are you? I’m just a passer-by. I was looking for a book shop, how am I doing?* You have one chance in a thousand, but one is all you ever need. * He has a weakness. If you seek the Doctor, seek his friends.* Have you called him yet? We don’t know enough yet, he doesn’t like gossip.* I spent yesterday in a bowtie. The day before that in a long scarf. It’s my party and all of me is invited.* His “new face” is more like Davros’* Why have I ever let you live? Compassion, Doctor. It has always been your greatest indulgence.* Why does the Doctor always survive? He assumes he’s going to win!* There’s no such thing as the Doctor. I’m just a bloke in a box telling stories.







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    • 1 hr 5 min
    129 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

    129 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

    This is the one where the Doctor helps the Doctor, the Doctor, the Doctor, and the Doctor break onto the set of Doctor Who! Oh and steal their own costumes from a Doctor Who museum.















    Live from Master Closet Studios, you’re listening to the only podcast on the internet whose hosts had to fight three other guys to host it: 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 129 covering the 2013 Special The Five(ish) Doctors.







    Production notes







    * Story #3?* Originally aired November 23, 2013 * Written by: Peter Davison* Directed by: Peter Davison







    Cast







    * every-stinkin-body!















    Checklist







    * Name of the episode spoken in dialogue?* Surprisingly, no* Creature of the week* The Wikia names Steven Moffat as the Main Enemy!* Jiggery Pokery* TARDIS * Lots of smack talk about Eleven’s TARDIS control room* The Question/Doctor Who?* Baker referred to himself as the Sixth Doctor Who













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    Other stuff we noticed 







    * I almost cried when Davison’s kids said “You know, it could just be Matt Smith and David Tennant.” * There were EIGHT living Doctors at the time, and we only got 2 and a new made-up one!* The Fifth Doctor’s daughter was eating her ice cream with a celery stick* Radio show – who was your favorite Doctor? Peter Cushing. Controversial pick.* He did the 1960’s movies Dr. Who and the Daleks and Dalek’s Invasion Earth 2150AD.* McGann couldn’t make it to the protest because of “filming commitments.” He was doing The Night of the Doctor* I love Steven Moffat’s regeneration scene!* Seven recreated the sugar decision scene from the episode we just watched!* Good catch, Tripp!* They were hearing the music changes!* Costumes* Davison’s t shirt was his costume* McCoy was wearing a hat and carrying an umbrella* Baker’s* I desperately wish the scene of them as the shrouded statues was real! But alas, it was a different take that used production crew members.







    Who’s Who?







    * Do you think they were playing themselves, or their Doctors?























    Classic Who Connections







    * Olivia Coleman has been in just about everything since 2000. She co-stared in Broadchurch with David Tennant* Olivia Coleman was also in Eleventh Hour!* Georgia Moffett (Peter Davison’s daughter and also played Jenny in The Doctor’s Daughter) is seen eating ice cream with a large celery stalk* On the radio, the announcer talks about his Doctor being Peter Cushing. Peter Cushing played the Doctor in two Doctor Who movies in the 1960s that both involved the Daleks. Doctor Who and the Daleks and Daleks Invasion Earth -2050 AD) Terry Nation sold the movie rights for the characters of Doctor Who and the Daleks and that’s how they came to be made, but the debate has long dragged on by fans as to whether they are canon or not. In the movies the Doctor is not an alien but an old professor who created a time machine/spaceship called Tardis (no acronym). Steven Moffat apparently made them canon in a novelization of The Day of the Doctor where h...

    • 1 hr 13 min
    128 Last Christmas

    128 Last Christmas

    This is the one where Cobb does the impossible by attempting to plant an idea inside of a person’s head… wait sorry that’s Inception. This is the one where the Doctor and Clara get slowly eaten by headcrabs from Half Life and get sent through five dream levels. Also we say goodbye to Danny… again. Sad Clara. 















    Live from Master Closet Studios, you’re listening to the only podcast on the internet recording from a dream within a dream within a dream within a dream: It’s the Noobs and the Whovian! 







    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 128, series 8 Christmas special: Last Christmas 







    Production notes







    * Story #253* Originally aired Christmas Day, 2014 to 8.28 million viewers* Written by: Steven Moffat* Directed by: Paul Wilmshurst







    Misc Trivia







    * We said in the last episode that it seemed like Clara was leaving. As it turns out, this was going to be her last episode. Moffat and Capaldi talked her into doing another season and she finally changed her mind very late in the game, perhaps as late as the read-through, which lead to a last minute change of the ending.* According to Moffat, they had a new companion in this episode. If you had to guess who it was, who would you guess?* Two fan theories…







    Cast







    * Professor Albert – Michael Troughton* Patrick Troughton’s son!* Ian the Elf – Dan Starkey!* This marks Dan’s third Christmas Special in a row. He was Strax in The Snowmen, Commander Skarr in The Time of the Doctor, then Ian in Last Christmas* In addition, this was Jenna Coleman’s third Christmas Special, appearing as an echo Clara in The Snowmen, then as original Clara in The Time of the Doctor and Last Christmas.* She’s the first companion to appear in 3!* Santa Claus – Nick Frost* Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul* Basically everything Simon Pegg has done that wasn’t Star Trek or Mission Impossible 















    Checklist







    * Name of the episode spoken in dialogue?* Do you know why people get together at Christmas? Because every time they do, it could be their last. Every Christmas is last Christmas.* Who ya gonna call? Just one last time, huh? One last Christmas, as if your life depended on it, believe in Santa.* Creature of the week* Dream crab – Kantrofarri* The legend says “if you think about a dream crab, a dream crab is coming for you.* Curse you, Steven Moffat!* Stuff the Doctor loves* Jiggery Pokery* TARDIS * He called it a telephone kiosk* Psychic paper* Random * Needless sacrificial death* Attack Eyebrows* The Question/Doctor Who?* Jammie Dodger sighting* Running count – 4* Termy wermy* Trying to disprove beardy weirdy* Oh as the Doctor would say, it’s all a bit dreamy weamy







    Other stuff we noticed 







    * It was a white Christmas in the time vortex!* Helman-Zeiglar test – the only reliable dream test I know* None of us knows we’re not dreaming. Not one of us, not one minute of our entire lives.













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    Who’s Who?







    * Who is Santa?* I can commit several million housebreaks in one night while wearing a red suit and jingle bells, so yeah, I can get back into the infirmary.* You’re a dream who’s trying to save us? I’m Santa Claus, I think you just defined me.* Who is Clara?* She’s a racist,

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    127 Remembrance of the Daleks

    127 Remembrance of the Daleks

    This is the one where the Doctor and Ace let two factions of the Daleks fight each other for the Hand of Omega. Oh and Ace beats up some Daleks with an electric bat and then jumps through a window.















    Live from Master Closet Studios, you’re listening to the only podcast on the internet that tried to record without microphones: It’s the Noobs and the Whovian! 







    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 127, a Classic Who Rewind covering season 25 episode 1-4: Remembrance of the Daleks







    Production notes







    * Story #148* Originally aired October 5, 12, 19, & 26, 1988 to 5.5, 5.8, 5.1, & 5.0 million viewers * Written by: Ben Aaronovitch* Directed by: Andrew Morgan







    Misc Trivia







    * Last week I mentioned the whole thing with Michelle Gomez (Missy)’s birthday, Clara’s birthday, and the premiere of Doctor Who all being Nov. 23. This episode takes place on Nov. 23, 1963* Though there was the rest of the season and one more full season after this story, it is the last appearance of the Daleks until the Ninth Doctor episode Dalek in 2005.













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    Cast







    * Johh, the Jamaican cafe guy – Joseph Marcell* Geoffrey from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air* Ace – Sophie Aldred* Has the same birthday as Sylvester McCoy* Sophie Aldred did many of her own stunts, bonding with the new stunt coordinator, Tip Tipping. She found the experience “terrifying” at first. She was also trained in firing guns for the scene where she shoots a Dalek.* She came on at the end of the previous season and stayed on the TARDIS until the very end of Classic Who.* She’s done tons of Big Finish audio dramas* She was also the voice of Muck from Bob the Builder!* The Doctor – Sylvester McCoy* He was Radagast in the Hobbit trilogy!















    Checklist







    * Name of the episode spoken in dialogue?* NOPE! And what did that title even MEAN?!* Creature of the week* Daleks – little green blobs in bonded polycarbide armor* I kinda dig the white and gold Daleks* There were two kinds – amoeboid and another with functional appendages and tech grafted on* Blobs vs. cybernetic blobs with bits added on* Tin covered pepper pots!* Special Weapons Dalek* Emperor Dalek – what the heck was that all about?!* Actually… Davros?* The creepy little girl* We kept trying to figure out why they were hiding Davros’ face!* She has Dalek-Sith lightning?!* Jiggery Pokery* TARDIS * Was hardly present!







    Other stuff we noticed 







    * Who’s on first?* Left here. When were they left here? No, turn left here! Left? Right. Right here* The headmaster thought the Doctor was there to interview for the job of caretaker at Coal Hill School. Not for a few years!* The music was straight out of Beverly Hills Cop!* That intro!













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    Who’s Who?







    * Who is Ace?* She’s awesome! Definitely my fav Classic Who companion* What movie? Oh it doesn’t matter, I’ve probably already seen it on tv* Do me a favor and go drown yourself* Who is the Doctor?* He reminds me of Rowan Atkinson, something about his accent and speech patterns* He says he has 900 years experience...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    126 Dark Water & Death in Heaven

    126 Dark Water & Death in Heaven

    This is the one where the Doctor and Clara chase after a psycho aka the girl in the shop aka the mistress aka the master… then robo zombies take over the world as the Doctor’s birthday present. Just for him to give it away.















    Live from Master Closet Studios, you’re listening to the only podcast on the internet that’s held up by an invisible exoskeleton, it’s you, the listeners that hold up our dead rotting corpses: 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 126 covering the Series 8 episode 11: Dark Water and Death in Heaven 







    Production notes







    * Story # 252* Originally aired November 1 and November 8 to 7.4 million viewers and 7.6 million viewers * Written by: Steven Moffat* Directed by: Rachel Talalay







    Misc Trivia 







    * After the camera zoom on Clara’s face when she said “I’m the Doctor,” they put her eyes in the opening credits and placed Jenna Coleman’s name before Capaldi’s.* There was a fan theory that this was Clara last story. This was actually true for a while, before Jenna Coleman renewed her contract for Series 9.







    Cast







    * Missy – Michelle Gomez* She was born November 23, 1966* Clara’s birthday was given as November 23, 1986* Doctor Who premiered on November 23, 1963







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    Checklist







    * Name of the episode spoken in dialogue?* We call it dark water, only organic matter can be seen through it.* Creature of the week* Cybermen* Jiggery Pokery* TARDIS * It takes lava to destroy a TARDIS key. And there are what, only 7?* Psychic paper* Why is there so much swearing. * The Question/Doctor Who?* My heart is maintained by the Doctor. Doctor Who? DR. CHANG!!!!!







    Other stuff we noticed 







    * What’s so special about a volcano? It’s just like a leaky mountain.* Time can be rewritten, but with great care and precision. If I save him then you’ll never come here to ask me to save him. A paradox.* I’m sorry, didn’t Eleven do just that with the grenade thingy?* Go to hell. No seriously, we’re going to hell.* That last thing that happened to you, that really happened.* And it was literally the last thing that happened to him!* iPads? We have Steve Jobs!* Doctor Skarosa? Skaro?* It’s like I’m missing something obvious *elevator closes with mirrored 3W logos look just like Cybermen eyes













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    Who’s Who?







    * Who is Osgood?* We saw her in the 50th anniversary episode* She’s a companion that never was!* Who is Danny Pink? * His death was boring. It was ordinary. * Who is Clara?* She calls Danny and as soon as he answers she says “shut up!”* I love you – I’ll never say those words to anyone else for the rest of my life. Those words from me are yours now.* Don’t do that with the eyes, how DO you do that anyway? It’s like they inflate!* Speak for me again and I’ll detach something from you.* She’s the Doctor!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    125.5 Seventh Doctor Primer

    125.5 Seventh Doctor Primer

    This is the one where Jared introduces us to the Seventh Doctor as we get ready for Remembrance of the Daleks.















    * Sylvester McCoy* Comedian before Doctor Who known on TV for doing kids shows Jigsaw, Tiswas and Vision On* First Serial Time and the Rani 1987 * Last Serial Survival 1989/Dimensions in Time 1993* Also in Doctor Who in 1996* He had three seasons, then the 30th special (a short benefit serial like Time Crash) and showed up for the TV movie to regenerate* Started with Melanie Bush (Mel) as a companion who carried over from the end of the Sixth Doctor’s time. Then he paired up with Ace McShane.* He was more of a mentor to Ace than a companion* Ace started calling him “Professor” as a joke and it stuck* Ace loves an explosive substance she invented called nitro-9. She said it’s “just like ordinary nitroglycerin, except it’s got a bit more wallop”* I think the show writers were going for family-friendly 80s punk. She is laughable by today’s standards, but she did a good job and is a fan favorite. * John Nathan-Turner is still the show runner (he started with the Fifth Doctor)*  This doctor was a bit like Monk or Inspector Clouseau. The defective detective trope* Roots in the Second Doctor and most closely related to the Eleventh Doctor in NuWho* Under his comedic surface there was a manipulative and Machiavellian undertone. The excuse was he did what he had to do to defeat evil. * He thought he was a good dresser* He almost always had his question mark umbrella with him. It was sort of like his sonic screwdriver but without any of the cool functionality* One of my favorite quotes from the Seventh Doctor, said to Mel as she was leaving: “Think about me when you’re living your life one day after another, all in a neat pattern. Think about the homeless traveler and his old police box, with his days like crazy paving.”* The Seventh Doctor’s final monologue what would be the final serial for some time: “There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, and the sea’s asleep, and the rivers dream; people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there’s danger, somewhere there’s injustice, and somewhere else the tea’s getting cold. Come on, Ace. We’ve got work to do”







    The Seventh Doctor was complex. He started off funny and goofy, but then he turned dark and manipulative towards the end. Some think the writers did this as they were revealing more about his past and personal life as they drew the series to a close.







    In Remembrance of the Daleks we see Ace and the Doctor together, with the Doctor returning to the Coal Hill school in 1963. This is the start of the Seventh Doctor’s second season. It is Ace’s first full serial and the Doctor is starting to transition from clownish antics to a more serious persona.







    Viewership was way down when McCoy started as the Doctor. By his second season, they saw higher ratings than they had in five years. But in his third and final season the ratings took a dive and the producers put the show on a hiatus that turned into cancellation….or was it?

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