Noobs & the Whovian

Noobs & the Whovian

111 The Name of the Doctor

July 12, 2020

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… 


* 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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* 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,