Noobs & the Whovian

Noobs & the Whovian

109 Classic Who Rewind: The Two Doctors

June 28, 2020

This is the one where the Sixth Doctor and the Second Doctor join up to form the ultimate team of jerkwad good guys and stop the Androgum and Sontarans from achieving time travel.

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

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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 109 covering Classic Who Season 22 episodes 7-9: The Two Doctors.

Production notes

* Story # 140* Originally aired February 16 – March 2, 1985 to 6.6, 6 and 6.9 million viewers* Written by: Robert Holmes* Directed by: Peter Moffatt

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* Creature of the week* Sontarans – man they didn’t look as good as the modern Sontarans. Even more potatoey* Androgum* Jiggery Pokery* Sonic* TARDIS* Uh, is Two’s TARDIS black?* So there’s some kind of symbiotic relationship between the Doctor and the TARDIS?* It has to primed by the Rassilon Imprimatur. A symbiotic print within the physiology of a Time Lord. * Random

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Other stuff we noticed

* It seems bizarre that the episode/serial starts with Two instead of Six* Peri: Perhaps you should see a doctor. Six: Are you trying to be funny?* Violence is alien to the Time Lord nature.* Really?! Apparently they’ve changed!* Banana in the pocket!* So, the mind-slip caused Six to seek out the help of a doctor, Dastari, which is exactly where Two was on the other end of the mind-slip.* But if I were dead then and here now, it means I’m at the epicenter of the engulfing chaos.* If anything happens to myself as a result of it, I’ll never forgive himself!* Two referred to Stike as a nurse! “Tea-time already, nurse?”* Was Shockeye supposed to have been bending steel restraints?* That’s not why it’s called shepherds pie!* So, when coronic acid comes into contact with Sontaran skin, it turns into seaweed?* The scene with Two and Shockeye discussing food was just bizarre * Oscar’s death was bizarre as well. I thought he was overreacting, but then he was actually dead!

Who’s Who?

* Who is Jamie?* The butcher called him Tellurian.* Apparently, Tellus is a Latin synonym for Terra, meaning earth* Two said his companion isn’t for sale.* How long was that unsheathed knife up against his skin in his boot?* Who is the Second Doctor?* According to the subtitles, the Second Doctor is Doctor 1 and the Sixth Doctor is Doctor 2* One meal a day is quite sufficient* SNAP!* Had Two met Six before? Two met One through Five, I know. How’d he recognize Six?* Who is the Sixth Doctor?* Somehow I can’t imagine the Doctor sitting around for hours waiting on a fish to bite* He knows a computer when he talks to one. He knows an Androgum when he sees one.* I closed off my respiratory passages. How did you breathe? With great difficulty.* I am interested in everything.