Noobs & the Whovian

Noobs & the Whovian

112 The Day of the Doctor

July 20, 2020

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!


* 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.