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The Krynoid Podcast

The Krynoid Podcast
Description:
Jim & Martin get together to chew the fat over individual Doctor Who stories and invite you to do the same. In each podcast, a televised Doctor Who story will be discussed and the next one announced, giving you time to see it yourself and add your own views to the next podcast. Find us at https://krynoidpodcast.wordpress.com/ and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/krynoidpodcast. Email us at krynoidpodcast@gmail.com and follow and tweet us @KrynoidPodcast on Twitter.

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The Krynoid Podcast Statistics
Episodes:
196
Average Episode Duration:
2:02:54
Longest Episode Duration:
3:38:39
Total Duration of all Episodes:
16 days, 17 hours, 28 minutes and 29 seconds
Earliest Episode:
23 May 2010 (11:59am GMT)
Latest Episode:
15 November 2018 (8:27pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
15 days, 19 hours, 23 minutes and 24 seconds

The Krynoid Podcast Episodes

  • 073: Blink

    14 October 2015 (8:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes and 14 seconds

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    "Okay. Not sure but really, really hoping... pants?"

    No, not your hosts feeling their presents on Christmas morning but the ludicrously-named Laurence Nightingale in the much-lauded Blink - a tale of kinetic statues, exploding hens, dumbfounding DVD extras and a pro-celebrity wedding.

    And it prompts a number of burning questions...

    Is it really possible to be unsure of your underwear status?

    Is Martin hinting that he lives in a house called Easter Debenhams?

    And can people stop saying 'timey-wimey'? Please?

    So did the Weeping Angels command Jim and Martin's full attention? Or did our intrepid podcasters struggle to keep their eyes open?

    Find out here.



  • 073: Blink

    14 October 2015 (8:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes and 14 seconds

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    "Okay. Not sure but really, really hoping... pants?"

    No, not your hosts feeling their presents on Christmas morning but the ludicrously-named Laurence Nightingale in the much-lauded Blink - a tale of kinetic statues, exploding hens, dumbfounding DVD extras and a pro-celebrity wedding.

    And it prompts a number of burning questions...

    Is it really possible to be unsure of your underwear status?

    Is Martin hinting that he lives in a house called Easter Debenhams?

    And can people stop saying 'timey-wimey'? Please?

    So did the Weeping Angels command Jim and Martin's full attention? Or did our intrepid podcasters struggle to keep their eyes open?

    Find out here.



  • CapaldiCast 9.3 / 9.4: Under The Lake / Before The Flood

    13 October 2015 (9:51pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 49 minutes and 10 seconds

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    "This is called The Bootstrap Paradox. Google it."

    So now we have to do some homework before settling down to our favourite programme?

    Maybe not, as we get an explanation of what's going to happen before (and after) we watch it happen in Before the Flood. Oh for the simpler if more claustrophobic pleasures to be found Under The Lake.

    And our pre-titles primer also involves the fourth wall of the TARDIS being demolished and the Doctor turning his amp up to 11 (again).

    So Jim and Martin marshal together their views on what turned out to be very much a game of two halves - and even manage to do so without uttering the dreaded 't-w' word.

    And the lads close with a decision of which Tegan's Aunt Vanessa would have been proud.

    Uncover (some of) the mystery here.



  • CapaldiCast 9.3 / 9.4: Under The Lake / Before The Flood

    13 October 2015 (9:51pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 49 minutes and 10 seconds

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    "This is called The Bootstrap Paradox. Google it."

    So now we have to do some homework before settling down to our favourite programme?

    Maybe not, as we get an explanation of what's going to happen before (and after) we watch it happen in Before the Flood. Oh for the simpler if more claustrophobic pleasures to be found Under The Lake.

    And our pre-titles primer also involves the fourth wall of the TARDIS being demolished and the Doctor turning his amp up to 11 (again).

    So Jim and Martin marshal together their views on what turned out to be very much a game of two halves - and even manage to do so without uttering the dreaded 't-w' word.

    And the lads close with a decision of which Tegan's Aunt Vanessa would have been proud.

    Uncover (some of) the mystery here.



  • CapaldiCast 9.1/9.2 The Magician's Apprentice / The Witch's Familiar

    29 September 2015 (8:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 0 minutes and 27 seconds

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    "Supreme Dalek... your sewers are revolting!"

    B'dum tish! He's here all week, laydeez 'n' gen'lemen... For the next ten weeks, in fact.

    Yes, the Doctor's back on our screens and straight into in a touching but mutually mendacious bromance with Ole One-Eye (or is that Three-Eyes now?)

    Davros weeps, the Doctor shreds, Missy larks about and Clara has a communication breakdown, albeit in familiar surroundings. And Snake Face has a roller skate and segway race... with himself(s).

    But what's in the Doctor's confession dial? Why does Missy want the Doctor to live? And just what is the elephant in the 12th century arena?

    Jim and Martin bang on about it all right here...



  • CapaldiCast 9.1/9.2 The Magician's Apprentice / The Witch's Familiar

    29 September 2015 (8:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 0 minutes and 27 seconds

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    "Supreme Dalek... your sewers are revolting!"

    B'dum tish! He's here all week, laydeez 'n' gen'lemen... For the next ten weeks, in fact.

    Yes, the Doctor's back on our screens and straight into in a touching but mutually mendacious bromance with Ole One-Eye (or is that Three-Eyes now?)

    Davros weeps, the Doctor shreds, Missy larks about and Clara has a communication breakdown, albeit in familiar surroundings. And Snake Face has a roller skate and segway race... with himself(s).

    But what's in the Doctor's confession dial? Why does Missy want the Doctor to live? And just what is the elephant in the 12th century arena?

    Jim and Martin bang on about it all right here...



  • 072: Revelation of the Daleks

    15 September 2015 (8:41pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 50 minutes and 58 seconds

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    "That would have created what I believe is called 'consumer resistance'."

    True dat, Davros. Much as many people would like to get rid of the occasional relative, eating them rarely presents itself as a viable option.

    A Marxist stand-up masquerading as a crap Dee-Jay is also likely to put off customers (even the comatose ones), while melting mutants, hybridised heads and flying Kaled fingers might even prompt punters to look elsewhere than Tranquil Repose for their funerary needs.

    Yep, this is Revelation of the Daleks wherein Davros is nought but a head in a tank, Jobel is a spam-head under a rug, Orcini has a tin leg, Tasembeker thinks with her knuckles and good old Lilt communicates with his.

    But do Jim and Martin find this story irresistible? Or would they prefer a steaming plateful of The Great Healer's patented (but 'orrible) 'I can't believe it's not Quorn' (TM)?

    Find out here!



  • 072: Revelation of the Daleks

    15 September 2015 (8:41pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 50 minutes and 58 seconds

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    "That would have created what I believe is called 'consumer resistance'."

    True dat, Davros. Much as many people would like to get rid of the occasional relative, eating them rarely presents itself as a viable option.

    A Marxist stand-up masquerading as a crap Dee-Jay is also likely to put off customers (even the comatose ones), while melting mutants, hybridised heads and flying Kaled fingers might even prompt punters to look elsewhere than Tranquil Repose for their funerary needs.

    Yep, this is Revelation of the Daleks wherein Davros is nought but a head in a tank, Jobel is a spam-head under a rug, Orcini has a tin leg, Tasembeker thinks with her knuckles and good old Lilt communicates with his.

    But do Jim and Martin find this story irresistible? Or would they prefer a steaming plateful of The Great Healer's patented (but 'orrible) 'I can't believe it's not Quorn' (TM)?

    Find out here!



  • 071 The Gunfighters

    17 August 2015 (6:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 12 minutes and 53 seconds

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    "Let's hope the piano knows it."

    Merely false modesty from virtuoso ivory ticklers Steven "Regret" Taylor and Dodo "Dodo Dupont" Chaplet as we soon discover in the blood and horse-flop flecked epic, The Gunfighters.

    The Doctor ("Caligari") has a busted tooth extracted but that ain't the only malfunctioning thing coming out of anyone's mouths in this one... no siree! For accents shuttle to and forth across the Atlantic like speeding bullets, often more Tottenham than Tombstone.

    But can our Doc and his fellow "thesbians" survive the crossfire between the more whiskery (whiskey-ery?) Doc and the Clantons?

    Is Charlie the Barman related to Ghostlight's Nimrod?

    And is it possible to have a song entirely bleached from one's mind? And, if so, where does Jim sign?

    So stop right there stranger an' take a listen to this here podcast to find out the answers. To some other questions.

    NB: Our thanks to Keeper1st on YouTube for the basis of the accompaniment for the song at the top of the episode. No thanks whatsoever to Jim for the "singing" though.



  • 071 The Gunfighters

    17 August 2015 (6:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 12 minutes and 53 seconds

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    "Let's hope the piano knows it."

    Merely false modesty from virtuoso ivory ticklers Steven "Regret" Taylor and Dodo "Dodo" Chaplet as we soon discover in the horse-flop flecked epic, The Gunfighters.

    The Doctor ("Caligari") has a busted tooth extracted but that ain't the only malfunctioning thing coming out of anyone's mouths in this one... no siree! For accents shuttle back and forth across the Atlantic like speeding bullets, often more Tottenham than Tombstone.

    But can our Doc and his fellow "thesbians" survive the crossfire between the more whiskery (whiskey-ery?) Doc and the Clantons?

    Is Charlie the Barman related to Ghostlight's Nimrod?

    And is it possible to have a song entirely bleached from one's mind? And, if so, where does Jim sign?

    So stop right there stranger an' take a listen to this here podcast to find out the answers. To some other questions.

    NB: Our thanks to Keeper1st on YouTube for the basis of the accompaniment for the song at the top of the episode. No thanks whatsoever to Jim for the "singing" though.



  • 070 The Pirate Planet

    15 July 2015 (7:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 43 minutes and 13 seconds

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    "Dross and baubles!"

    A three-word review of The Pirate Planet by the salty cyborg himself?

    Perhaps. Not that there's much in the way of baubles, except for a compact and bijou planet made entirely from sweetie wrappers.

    But there are some monkish mentalists who need a decent kip, a dangerously incontinent tin budgie and a heaving metropolis of eight souls (or eleven if you include the cosmos's crappiest granddad, his doe-eyed granddaughter and her trigger-happy intended).

    Does some semblance of an intellect lie behind the Pirate Captain's relentless ranting? What's his kinky nurse-patient role-play all about? And could his garrison of gimp guards even hit a cow's arse with a banjo?

    Listen in as Jim and Martin ponder these questions while also wondering if walking the plank might be preferable to sitting through this again.



  • 070 The Pirate Planet

    15 July 2015 (7:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 43 minutes and 13 seconds

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    "Dross and baubles!"

    A three-word review of The Pirate Planet by the salty cyborg himself?

    Perhaps. Not that there's much in the way of baubles, except for a compact and bijou planet made entirely from sweetie wrappers.

    But there are some monkish mentalists who need a decent kip, a dangerously incontinent tin budgie and a heaving metropolis of eight souls (or eleven if you include the cosmos's crappiest granddad, his doe-eyed granddaughter and her trigger-happy intended).

    Does some semblance of an intellect lie behind the Pirate Captain's relentless ranting? What's his kinky nurse-patient role-play all about? And could his garrison of gimp guards even hit a cow's arse with a banjo?

    Listen in as Jim and Martin ponder these questions while also wondering if walking the plank might be preferable to sitting through this again.



  • 069: The Invasion

    16 June 2015 (9:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 5 minutes and 25 seconds

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    "Isobel... where are yoooouuu?"

    Come to that, where is Scooby Doo? Shouldn't he be with those crazy kids in the Big Smoke's syewers (sic) trying to take shots of scary Cyberm'n (one of them's sick).

    It's all because of The Invasion, masterminded by perma-winking Tobias Vaughn and his woefully inept sidekick (and arse-kick), Packer.

    The Doctor has an eye for a photo opportunity, courtesy of our snappy flapper, but Jamie proves not to be as photogenic as Zoe's spangly bottom, despite his family-friendly weighted kilt. And the jury's still out as to whether his dirk is more impressive than Jimmy's chopper.

    Does Cyber-Plan B make any sense? Why hasn't Vaughn killed Packer several times by now? And should we petition Philip Morris to recover those missing action sequences?

    See if anything "has been agreeed" by Jim and Martin in this mammoth episode.

    You'll need the stamina of a Cyberm'n to listen to it all.



  • 069: The Invasion

    16 June 2015 (9:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 5 minutes and 25 seconds

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    "Isobel... where are yoooouuu?"

    Come to that, where is Scooby Doo? Shouldn't he be with those crazy kids in the Big Smoke's syewers (sic) trying to take shots of scary Cyberm'n (one of them's sick).

    It's all because of The Invasion, masterminded by perma-winking Tobias Vaughn and his woefully inept sidekick (and arse-kick), Packer.

    The Doctor has an eye for a photo opportunity, courtesy of our snappy flapper, but Jamie proves not to be as photogenic as Zoe's spangly bottom, despite his family-friendly weighted kilt. And the jury's still out as to whether his dirk is more impressive than Jimmy's chopper.

    Does Cyber-Plan B make any sense? Why hasn't Vaughn killed Packer several times by now? And should we petition Philip Morris to recover those missing action sequences?

    See if anything "has been agreeed" by Jim and Martin in this mammoth episode.

    You'll need the stamina of a Cyberm'n to listen to it all.



  • 068: The Robots of Death

    15 May 2015 (8:36pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 32 minutes and 47 seconds

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    "You know, you're a classic example of the inverse ratio between the size of the mouth and the size of the brain."

    No, the Doctor isn't addressing your gentle hosts but Martin's favouritest actor ever is on the receiving end.

    It's The Robots of Death - a tale of unwelcome bike reflectors, irresistible make-up and ludicrous millinery.

    The Doctor and his mousy sidekick, Leela, are in a sand miner and in the frame for the mysterious marigold murders. But who's behind the rubber-gloved death-dealing droids?

    The exasperated Uvanov? The bellowing Borg? Surely not tottietastic Toos? Or might the face, voice and trousers of another crew member put him under suspicion? Just maybe?

    Listen in to hear if Jim and Martin can get to the sub-stratum of this miner problem.



  • 068: The Robots of Death

    15 May 2015 (8:36pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 32 minutes and 47 seconds

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    "You know, you're a classic example of the inverse ratio between the size of the mouth and the size of the brain."

    No, the Doctor isn't addressing your gentle hosts but Martin's favouritest actor ever is on the receiving end.

    It's The Robots of Death - a tale of unwelcome bike reflectors, irresistible make-up and ludicrous millinery.

    The Doctor and his mousy sidekick, Leela, are in a sand miner and in the frame for the mysterious marigold murders. But who's behind the rubber-gloved death-dealing droids?

    The exasperated Uvanov? The bellowing Borg? Surely not tottietastic Toos? Or might the face, voice and trousers of another crew member put him under suspicion? Just maybe?

    Listen in to hear if Jim and Martin can get to the sub-stratum of this miner problem.



  • 067: Frontios

    18 April 2015 (1:44pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 21 minutes and 0 seconds

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    "The earth is hungry. It waits to eat. I can see them. They are the appetite beneath the ground."

    Mark Strickson now regrets snacking on Daz before shooting his key scenes in the 1984 comedy-woodlice fest, Frontios.

    And these unrealistic bugs are not the only threat to our bespectacled cricketer, rabid schoolboy and Australian android PA from the Ministry of Silly Walks. No, there's a meagre monarch, his gruff 'no man', an oaken Orderly and his whiskery chum from the Village People.

    But help is at hand in the form of Mr Raaaaaange (science officer and prophet of doom), his comely daughter and, inadvertently, the chief snot-encrusted Tractator - a creature with a nose for a nonsensical plan.

    But how offensive is a chicken* vol-au-vent (*other fillings are available)? More or less than an exploding hat-stand? And what is the colony leader doing in Joe 90's egg whisk?

    Jim and Martin struggle to answer these questions, while trying not to come to blows over the usage of fingers and tools.

    Listen here for the whole sorry saga.



  • 067: Frontios

    18 April 2015 (1:44pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 21 minutes and 0 seconds

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    "The earth is hungry. It waits to eat. I can see them. They are the appetite beneath the ground."

    Mark Strickson now regrets snacking on Daz before shooting his key scenes in the 1984 comedy-woodlice fest, Frontios.

    And these unrealistic bugs are not the only threat to our bespectacled cricketer, rabid schoolboy and Australian android from the Ministry of Silly Walks. No, there's a meagre monarch, his gruff 'no man', an oaken Orderly and his whiskery chum from the Village People.

    But help is at hand in the form of Mr Raaaaaange (science officer and prophet of doom), his comely daughter and, inadvertently, the chief snot-encrusted Tractator - a creature with a nose for a nonsensical plan.

    But how offensive is a chicken* vol-au-vent (*other fillings are available)? More or less than an exploding hat-stand? And what is the colony leader doing in Joe 90's egg whisk?

    Jim and Martin struggle to answer these questions, while trying not to come to blows over the usage of fingers and tools.

    Listen here for the whole sorry saga.



  • 066: The Time Monster

    17 March 2015 (8:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes and 10 seconds

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    "Suffering catfish!"

    And they aren't the only ones suffering as Jim and Martin trudge through the lively four-part story The Time Monster, cunningly packaged as a six-part ordeal.

    The Doctor dreams of the Master, the Master dreams of universal conquest and Jo dreams of a time when her alien colleague doesn't keep treating her like a particularly backward schoolgirl. Queen Galleia is icy, the Brig is frozen and Benton is a tad chilly in his birthday suit (well that's his excuse anyway).

    Windows are left un-cleaned, Yates is doodle-bugged and Future Blackadder is swatted like a fly, while his countrymen flee from the Man-Sized Budgie of Ancient Lore.

    All this and more padding than an Abzorbaloff cosplayer.

    But does the story keep its head above the rising tide of plot inertia?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 066: The Time Monster

    17 March 2015 (8:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes and 10 seconds

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    "Suffering catfish!"

    And they aren't the only ones suffering as Jim and Martin trudge through the lively four-part story The Time Monster, cunningly packaged as a six-part ordeal.

    The Doctor dreams of the Master, the Master dreams of universal conquest and Jo dreams of a time when her alien colleague doesn't keep treating her like a particularly backward schoolgirl. Queen Galleia is icy, the Brig is frozen and Benton is a tad chilly in his birthday suit (well that's his excuse anyway).

    Windows are left un-cleaned, Yates is doodle-bugged and Future Blackadder is swatted like a fly, while his countrymen flee from the Man-Sized Budgie of Ancient Lore.

    All this and more padding than an Abzorbaloff cosplayer.

    But does the story keep its head above the rising tide of plot inertia?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 065: Warriors' Gate

    14 February 2015 (6:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 11 minutes and 35 seconds

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    "There are three physical gateways and the three are one. The whole of this domain, the ancient arch, the mirrors. All the gateways are one."

    You what? Run that by me again...

    Don't expect any more sense than this from anyone else, for this is Warriors' Gate - a tale with dialogue so oblique it makes Samuel Beckett sound like Dan Brown.

    It's an odd sort of a place too, wherein suits of armour give history lessons, lion men fail to tip waitresses and everywhere could do with a touch of colour to cheer it up a bit.

    The Doctor's flipping, Adric's tossing and Romana's turning away from her TARDIS chums. K9's lost his marbles and Rorvik's losing his rag as his bumbling underlings are set to lose the E-Space/N-Space Crew of the Year competition by some margin.

    So will Jim and Martin stagger through the choking fog of befuddlement to reach the sunlit uplands of understanding? Or will what remains of their brains melt in the attempt?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 065: Warriors' Gate

    14 February 2015 (6:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 11 minutes and 35 seconds

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    "There are three physical gateways and the three are one. The whole of this domain, the ancient arch, the mirrors. All the gateways are one."

    You what? Run that by me again...

    Don't expect any more sense than this from anyone else, for this is Warriors' Gate - a tale with dialogue so oblique it makes Samuel Beckett sound like Dan Brown.

    It's an odd sort of a place too, wherein suits of armour give history lessons, lion men fail to tip waitresses and everywhere could do with a touch of colour to cheer it up a bit.

    The Doctor's flipping, Adric's tossing and Romana's turning away from her TARDIS chums. K9's lost his marbles and Rorvik's losing his rag as his bumbling underlings are set to lose the E-Space/N-Space Crew of the Year competition by some margin.

    So will Jim and Martin stagger through the choking fog of befuddlement to reach the sunlit uplands of understanding? Or will what remains of their brains melt in the attempt?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 064: The Happiness Patrol (& Last Christmas)

    15 January 2015 (10:28pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 37 minutes and 13 seconds

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    "It's all in there somewhere. Caramel, sherbet, toffee, marzipan, gelling agents, it's all in motion."

    No, not a description of Jim and Martin's stomachs on Christmas night but rather the innards of the Kandy Man, part-time lethal confectioner and full-time Bertie Bassett stunt double.

    Yes, we're on Terra Alpha, a dystopian colony ruled over by painted Thatchalike, Helen A, and her gun-toting Hen Party, The Happiness Patrol.

    The over-athletic Doctor plays the spoons, the occasionally-catatonic Earl plays the harmonica and horrid old Helen A plays with her Fifi - her hermaphrodite wolf-poodle, that is. We don't know what you were thinking...

    The unrealistic streets teem with low-speed traffic and shambling work-shy drones while, underneath, pound-shop Yodas bark unintelligibly about Gordon Bennett.

    And the TARDIS turns pink, as do Whovian cheeks when the Kandy Man appears while any Not-We are in the room.

    So did Jim Y and Martin Z enjoy watching it? Or was the experience as hollow as Sylv and Sophie's laughter?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 064: The Happiness Patrol (& Last Christmas)

    15 January 2015 (10:28pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 37 minutes and 13 seconds

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    It's all in there somewhere. Caramel, sherbet, toffee, marzipan, gelling agents, it's all in motion.”

    No, not a description of Jim and Martin's stomachs on Christmas night but rather the innards of the Kandy Man, part-time lethal confectioner and full-time Bertie Bassett stunt double.

    Yes, we're on Terra Alpha, a dystopian colony ruled over by painted Thatchalike, Helen A, and her gun-toting Hen Party, The Happiness Patrol.

    The over-athletic Doctor plays the spoons, the occasionally-catatonic Earl plays the harmonica and horrid old Helen A plays with her Fifi - her hermaphrodite wolf-poodle, that is. We don't know what you were thinking...

    The unrealistic streets teem with low-speed traffic and shambling work-shy drones while, underneath, pound-shop Yodas bark unintelligibly about Gordon Bennett.

    And the TARDIS turns pink, as do Whovian cheeks when the Kandy Man appears while any Not-We are in the room.

    So did Jim Y and Martin Z enjoy watching it? Or was the experience as hollow as Sylv and Sophie's laughter?

     

    Listen in to find out.



  • 063: The Chase

    15 December 2014 (10:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 31 minutes and 43 seconds

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    "This game of hide and seek through time is wearing a little thin now."

    We couldn't have put it better ourselves, Chesterfield.

    Yes, it's the 1965 Dalek story The Chase we're talking about - a tale of bagpipe creatures, a highly annoying hayseed, living vegetation (gasp!), under-utilised plungers and a space pilot with a panda fetish.

    The Doctor encounters a robot look-unlike, Ian 'dad dances', Babs plays cowboys and Indians and Vicki laughs like a loon.

    The Daleks are no more impressive, hoisting their skirts and staggering through the six episodes in a quagmire of coughing, nonsensical chanting and painfully slow mental arithmetic.

    Jim and Martin search for some meaning to it all but do they find it?

    Listen here to find out.



  • 063: The Chase

    15 December 2014 (10:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 31 minutes and 43 seconds

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    "This game of hide and seek through time is wearing a little thin now."

    We couldn't have put it better ourselves, Chesterfield.

    Yes, it's the 1965 Dalek story The Chase we're talking about - a tale of bagpipe creatures, a highly annoying hayseed, living vegetation (gasp!), under-utilised plungers and a space pilot with a panda fetish.

    The Doctor encounters a robot look-unlike, Ian 'dad dances', Babs plays cowboys and Indians and Vicki laughs like a loon.

    The Daleks are no more impressive, hoisting their skirts and staggering through the six episodes in a quagmire of coughing, nonsensical chanting and painfully slow mental arithmetic.

    Jim and Martin search for some meaning to it all but do they find it?

    Listen here to find out.



  • 062: Pyramids of Mars

    24 November 2014 (8:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes and 44 seconds

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    "In my presence, you are an ant, a termite. Abase yourself, you grovelling insect!"

    So once again Sutekh's arrogance management classes fail to deliver and he's left in his sub-Saqqaran tomb for a few more centuries, waiting for another gentleman caller.

    And he had a lot going for him: a puppet archaeologist, a loyal (if irascible) Egyptian organist, a low-tech PIN-pincher and some busty yummy mummies.

    Laurence is wide-eyed, the Doctor is boggle-eyed and Marcus has eyes like piddle-holes in the snow, while Sarah is eyeing an escape route to 1980 (but not the crappy one).

    Why is Sutekh's cell so well-appointed? Why doesn't someone push a broom around the priory every now and then? And just who is Eternity's Cushion Plumper?

    Listen to find out if the answers lie in the Pyramids of Mars and what score (hint hint) Jim and Martin give the serial.

     



  • 062: Pyramids of Mars

    24 November 2014 (8:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes and 44 seconds

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    "In my presence, you are an ant, a termite. Abase yourself, you grovelling insect!"

    So once again Sutekh's arrogance management classes fail to deliver and he's left in his sub-Saqqaran tomb for a few more centuries, waiting for another gentleman caller.

    And he had a lot going for him: a puppet archaeologist, a loyal (if irascible) Egyptian organist, a low-tech PIN-pincher and some busty yummy mummies.

    Laurence is wide-eyed, the Doctor is boggle-eyed and Marcus has eyes like piddle-holes in the snow, while Sarah is eyeing an escape route to 1980 (but not the crappy one).

    Why is Sutekh's cell so well-appointed? Why doesn't someone push a broom around the priory every now and then? And just who is Eternity's Cushion Plumper?

    Listen to find out if the answers lie in the Pyramids of Mars and what score (hint hint) Jim and Martin give the serial.



  • CapaldiCast 1.11/1.12 - Series 8 Finale

    12 November 2014 (7:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes and 8 seconds

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    "I am an idiot with a box and a screwdriver."

    So after 12 weeks of soul-searching and self-scrutinisation, this is the conclusion the Doctor comes to.

    Not the only disappointment, perhaps, during the two-part Series 8 finale, Dark Water and Death in Heaven.

    Clara is not the Doctor, Missy is the Master (though perhaps not one worthy of the name) and Dead Danny becomes a Cyberman who saves the world. So far, so predictable.

    But a Time Lord travelling by Mary Poppins' umbrella, an undead metallic Brigadier and skeletons who become Cybermen after a bout of inclement weather are a little less by-the-book.

    But did Jim and Martin feel it all amounted to a satisfying end to the excellent Series 8? Or an embarrassing, drunken hurling-up after a feast of great Who?

    Listen in to find out.

     



  • CapaldiCast 1.11/1.12 - Series 8 Finale

    12 November 2014 (7:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes and 8 seconds

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    "I am an idiot with a box and a screwdriver."

    So after 12 weeks of soul-searching and self-scrutinisation, this is the conclusion the Doctor comes to.

    Not the only disappointment, perhaps, during the two-part Series 8 finale, Dark Water and Death in Heaven.

    Clara is not the Doctor, Missy is the Master (though perhaps not one worthy of the name) and Dead Danny becomes a Cyberman who saves the world. So far, so predictable.

    But a Time Lord travelling by Mary Poppins' umbrella, an undead metallic Brigadier and skeletons who become Cybermen after a bout of inclement weather are a little less by-the-book.

    But did Jim and Martin feel it all amounted to a satisfying end to the excellent Series 8? Or an embarrassing, drunken hurling-up after a feast of great Who?

    Listen in to find out.



  • Dark Water Non-Episode

    4 November 2014 (11:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 minute and 25 seconds

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    No, we're not saying Dark Water was a non-episode - just that we're not going to do an individual podcast episode on it.

    Instead, we'll wait until the full two-part Series 8 finale is completed - Dark Water and Death in Heaven - before opening our pie-holes and spewing forth.

    After 10 weeks straight, we're sure your ears could do with the rest.

    See you in a week or so...

    Jim & Martin Krynoid



  • Dark Water Non-Episode

    4 November 2014 (11:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 minute and 25 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    No, we're not saying Dark Water was a non-episode - just that we're not going to do an individual podcast episode on it.

    Instead, we'll wait until the full two-part Series 8 finale is completed - Dark Water and Death in Heaven - before opening our pie-holes and spewing forth.

    After 10 weeks straight, we're sure your ears could do with the rest.

    See you in a week or so...

     

    Jim & Martin Krynoid



  • CapaldiCast 1.10 - In the Forest of the Night

    29 October 2014 (9:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 30 minutes and 45 seconds

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    "Farewell to the Ice Age. Welcome to the Tree Age. Possibly."

    Chilling words (possibly), even to the most ardent of tree-huggers.

    So the world is covered in trees and the TARDIS is swarming with children in the latest series 8 episode, In the Forest of the Night.

    The Doctor tries to work out what's going on, Clara tries to remember she's a teacher, Danny tries to dazzle the eye(s) of the tiger and the kids try everyone's patience.

    Wolves chase people (slowly), Nelson's Column droops and a missing person is found in a shrubbery.

    So Jim and Martin can't help being reminded of the words of the White Guardian: "Nothing will happen. Nothing at all. Ever..."



  • CapaldiCast 1.10 - In the Forest of the Night

    29 October 2014 (9:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 30 minutes and 45 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "Farewell to the Ice Age. Welcome to the Tree Age. Possibly."

    Chilling words (possibly), even to the most ardent of tree-huggers.

    So the world is covered in trees and the TARDIS is swarming with children in the latest series 8 episode, In the Forest of the Night.

    The Doctor tries to work out what's going on, Clara tries to remember she's a teacher, Danny tries to dazzle the eye(s) of the tiger and the kids try everyone's patience.

    Wolves chase people (slowly), Nelson's Column droops and a missing person is found in a shrubbery.

    So Jim and Martin can't help being reminded of the words of the White Guardian: "Nothing will happen. Nothing at all. Ever..."

     



  • 061: Mindwarp

    24 October 2014 (1:53pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 0 minutes and 46 seconds

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    "As from today... I can put any brain into any body, anywhere."

    Maybe there's finally hope for the Krynoid Pod boys then?

    Whether or not they're up for a shaved head and a sex change is another matter but that is the fate of Kiv, chief Mentor and mega-capitalist Sil-botherer, at the expense of poor old Perpugilliam Brown.

    Is the scenery of Thoros Beta competing with Old Sixie's coat for day-glo garishness? Can the Lukoser shut his mouth? Come to that, can Brian Blessed shut his mouth? Please.

    Mindwarp is the second section of The Trial of a Time Lord but did Jim and Martin find watching it to be a mind-warping trial?

    Find out here.

    Addendum: this podcast was recorded before the sad news of Lynda Bellingham's passing. She was a well-loved actress and a very funny lady and, whatever happened around her in season 23, her performance as the Inquisitor was never less than excellent. Our thoughts are with her friends and family and this podcast episode is dedicated to her memory.



  • 061: Mindwarp

    24 October 2014 (1:53pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 0 minutes and 46 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "As from today... I can put any brain into any body, anywhere."

    Maybe there's finally hope for the Krynoid Pod boys then?

    Whether or not they're up for a shaved head and a sex change is another matter but that is the fate of Kiv, chief Mentor and mega-capitalist Sil-botherer, at the expense of poor old Perpugilliam Brown.

    Is the scenery of Thoros Beta competing with Old Sixie's coat for day-glo garishness? Can the Lukoser shut his mouth? Come to that, can Brian Blessed shut his mouth? Please.

    Mindwarp is the second section of The Trial of a Time Lord but did Jim and Martin find watching it to be a mind-warping trial?

    Find out here.

    Addendum: this podcast was recorded before the sad news of Lynda Bellingham's passing. She was a well-loved actress and a very funny lady and, whatever happened around her in season 23, her performance as the Inquisitor was never less than excellent. Our thoughts are with her friends and family and this podcast episode is dedicated to her memory.



  • CapaldiCast 1.9 - Flatline

    22 October 2014 (9:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 34 minutes and 53 seconds

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    "Why Doctor Oswald, you are hilarious!"

    So Clara plays the Doctor, Rigsy plays her companion and the Doctor plays Thing from The Addams Family in the latest series 8 episode, Flatline.

    The TARDIS has shrunk and swallowed the Doctor, while rugs are swallowing people and Danny may not be swallowing Clara's tall tales.

    Would you sacrifice yourself for the price of a hairband? Would you take a personal call while trying to combat an alien attack in a swinging chair? And can you pull off a TARDIS-backed hermit crab cosplay?

    Jim and Martin ponder these three-dimensional problems through the single medium of sound.

    Join them.

     



  • CapaldiCast 1.9 - Flatline

    22 October 2014 (9:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 34 minutes and 53 seconds

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    "Why Doctor Oswald, you are hilarious!"

    So Clara plays the Doctor, Rigsy plays her companion and the Doctor plays Thing from The Addams Family in the latest series 8 episode, Flatline.

    The TARDIS has shrunk and swallowed the Doctor, while rugs are swallowing people and Danny may not be swallowing Clara's tall tales.

    Would you sacrifice yourself for the price of a hairband? Would you take a personal call while trying to combat an alien attack in a swinging chair? And can you pull off a TARDIS-backed hermit crab cosplay?

    Jim and Martin ponder these three-dimensional problems through the single medium of sound.

    Join them.



  • CapaldiCast 1.8 - Mummy on the Orient Express

    15 October 2014 (7:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 45 minutes and 42 seconds

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    "Are you my mummy?"

    Yes, they couldn't resist it.

    No blitz-dodging, gasmark-wearing nippers this time though, just a rancid old vet that even a decent vet couldn't save.

    For he is the Mummy on the Orient Express who, despite his state-of-the-art soldiering kit is not really what the passengers had in mind when they were promised "all mod cons".

    The Doctor plays Poirot, Clara looks in need of a Charleston and Perkins bears an uncanny resemblance to "that disc jockey" (but thankfully not the white-haired Hartnell-alike).

    Jelly babies are shared, old ladies fulfill their job descriptions and the kitchen staff are let outside for a breath of fresh vacuum.

    But is it a rattling good locomotive of an episode? Or derailed stock which refuses to roll?

    Jim and Martin take rather more than 66 seconds to decide.



  • CapaldiCast 1.8 - Mummy on the Orient Express

    15 October 2014 (7:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 45 minutes and 42 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "Are you my mummy?"

    Yes, they couldn't resist it.

    No blitz-dodging, gasmark-wearing nippers this time though, just a rancid old vet that even a decent vet couldn't save.

    For he is the Mummy on the Orient Express who, despite his state-of-the-art soldiering kit is not really what the passengers had in mind when they were promised "all mod cons".

    The Doctor plays Poirot, Clara looks in need of a Charleston and Perkins bears an uncanny resemblance to "that disc jockey" (but thankfully not the white-haired Hartnell-alike).

    Jelly babies are shared, old ladies fulfill their job descriptions and the kitchen staff are let outside for a breath of fresh vacuum.

    But is it a rattling good locomotive of an episode? Or derailed stock which refuses to roll?

    Jim and Martin take rather more than 66 seconds to decide.

     

     



  • CapaldiCast 1.7 - Kill The Moon

    9 October 2014 (7:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes and 53 seconds

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    "The Moon's an egg."

    Does that make The First Men in the Moon "soldiers"?

    No? Suit yourselves...

    Yes, Kill The Moon is another fandom-splitting episode where science and credibility are cast onto the altar of pure daft entertainment.

    The Doctor opts out of a big decision, Clara opts out of the democratic process and Courtney opts out of school, hardly a way to brush up her presidential skills.

    Do male astronauts wear red shirts under their space suits? How many conkers does it take to ward off a badger-sized spider? And how painful is it to lay an egg larger than oneself?

    Listen in - but don't expect any logical answers.



  • CapaldiCast 1.7 - Kill The Moon

    9 October 2014 (7:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes and 53 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "The Moon's an egg."

    Does that make The First Men in the Moon "soldiers"?

    No? Suit yourselves...

    Yes, Kill The Moon is another fandom-splitting episode where science and credibility are cast onto the altar of pure daft entertainment.

    The Doctor opts out of a big decision, Clara opts out of the democratic process and Courtney opts out of school, hardly a way to brush up her presidential skills.

    Do male astronauts wear red shirts under their space suits? How many conkers does it take to ward off a badger-sized spider? And how painful is it to lay an egg larger than oneself?

    Listen in - but don't expect any logical answers.



  • CapaldiCast 1.6 The Caretaker

    1 October 2014 (9:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 47 minutes and 57 seconds

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    "I'm the new caretaker. John Smith... most people just call me the Doctor."

    Skilled exponent of the deep cover persona, the Doctor wields a broom and a non-sonic screwdriver in his new-found role as The Caretaker.

    Naturally, this makes life very difficult for the peripatetic Clara and her new (but already long-suffering) beau, Mr Danny Pink.

    A Skovox Blitzer is whizzing around disarming policemen and vandalising school property but the real fireworks happen in the TARDIS when Smith-Oswald-Pink triangle finally comes together and seemingly blows instantly apart.

    Danny gives Clara an ultimatum (surely flowers are more romantic?) Courtney defiles the time-space machine with her disruptive effluence and Space Dad gets proprietorial over his impossible little princess.

    But does all this a decent Doctor Who episode make?

    Listen in to hear what Jim and Rob make of it all.



  • CapaldiCast 1.6 The Caretaker

    1 October 2014 (9:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 47 minutes and 57 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "I'm the new caretaker. John Smith... most people just call me the Doctor."

    Skilled exponent of the deep cover persona, the Doctor wields a broom and a non-sonic screwdriver in his new-found role as The Caretaker.

    Naturally, this makes life very difficult for the peripatetic Clara and her new (but already long-suffering) beau, Mr Danny Pink.

    A Skovox Blitzer is whizzing around disarming policemen and vandalising school property but the real fireworks happen in the TARDIS when Smith-Oswald-Pink triangle finally comes together and seemingly blows instantly apart.

    Danny gives Clara an ultimatum (surely flowers are more romantic?), Courtney defiles the time-space machine with her disruptive effluence, and Space Dad gets proprietorial over his impossible little princess.

    But does all this a decent Doctor Who episode make?

    Listen in to hear what Jim and Rob make of it all.



  • CapaldiCast 1.5 Time Heist

    26 September 2014 (10:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 1 minute and 22 seconds

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    "I hate the architect."

    Another dose of self-loathing from the Doctor? Or has he just watched 'The Towering Inferno' once too often?

    Well it's one of many questions and many twists in the oh-so-tricky Time Heist - a tale of the cloned mega-rich, sunken-headed criminals, a love-lorn mind muncher and a motley crue of amnesiac bank robbers.

    One's a top-drawer impressionist, another is wired for data, and a third might end up being late for a much less important date. All are called to heel by some unnaturally assertive eyebrows.

    Why are they there? What are they trying to steal? And what exactly did that naughty Sensorite get up to?

    Jim and Rob do some detective work and try to crack the incredible case of the Successful Steve Thompson Story.

    Listen in to see how they got on.



  • CapaldiCast 1.5 Time Heist

    26 September 2014 (10:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 1 minute and 22 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "I hate the architect."

    Another dose of self-loathing from the Doctor? Or has he just watched 'The Towering Inferno' once too often?

    Well it's one of many questions and many twists in the oh-so-tricky Time Heist - a tale of the cloned mega-rich, sunken-headed criminals, a love-lorn mind muncher and a motley crue of amnesiac bank robbers.

    One's a top-drawer impressionist, another is wired for data, and a third might end up being late for a much less important date. All are called to heel by some unnaturally assertive eyebrows.

    Why are they there? What are they trying to steal? And what exactly did that naughty Sensorite get up to?

    Jim and Rob do some detective work and try to crack the incredible case of the Successful Steve Thompson Story.

    Listen in to see how they got on.

     

     



  • 060: The Sun Makers

    24 September 2014 (7:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 24 minutes and 19 seconds

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    "I sense the vicious doctrine of egalitarianism."

    Not our words, the words of financially-motivated, fish-blooded fungus, The Collector.

    One of The Sun Makers, this blob of seaweed with ideas above its station loves a healthy balance sheet and an unhealthy executionee but meets his match when the 4th Doctor, Leela and K9 visit plutocratic Pluto.

    It's a miserable world of wooden tables, cardboard control panels, unappetising curries and clown's-pocket-sized credit cards.

    The Doctor moos like a cow, Leela fights like a wildcat and K9 acts like a dog - much to Martin's incandescent rage.

    But is the story as saleable as a tray of hot cakes or a bucket of cold sick?

    Listen and find out.



  • 060: The Sun Makers

    24 September 2014 (7:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 24 minutes and 19 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "I sense the vicious doctrine of egalitarianism."

    Not our words, the words of financially-motivated, fish-blooded fungus, The Collector.

    One of The Sun Makers, this blob of seaweed with ideas above its station loves a healthy balance sheet and an unhealthy executionee but meets his match when the 4th Doctor, Leela and K9 visit plutocratic Pluto.

    It's a miserable world of wooden tables, cardboard control panels, unappetising curries and clown's-pocket-sized credit cards.

    The Doctor moos like a cow, Leela fights like a wildcat and K9 acts like a dog - much to Martin's incandescent rage.

    But is the story a tray of hot cakes or a bucket of cold sick?

    Listen and find out.



  • CapaldiCast 1.4 Listen

    19 September 2014 (8:04am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 51 minutes and 24 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "Fear is like a companion. A constant companion, always there."

    And some may think Clara Oswald is always there, in shot.

    But not Jim and his mystery new podcast companion.

    They wax lyrical on the rather watchable Listen and ponder tricky dates, misunderstood soldiers and canon attacks.

    Who wrote on the Doctor's blackboard? Who or what was under the bedclothes? And was there anything outside Orson's spaceship?

    For the answer to all of these questions, call Steven Moffat.

     

    And, while you're on hold, give our episode a Listen.



  • CapaldiCast 1.4 Listen

    19 September 2014 (8:04am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 51 minutes and 24 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "Fear is like a companion. A constant companion, always there."

    And some may think Clara Oswald is always there, in shot.

    But not Jim and his mystery new podcast companion.

    They wax lyrical on the rather watchable Listen and ponder tricky dates, misunderstood soldiers and canon attacks.

    Who wrote on the Doctor's blackboard? Who or what was under the bedclothes? And was there anything outside Orson's spaceship?

    For the answer to all of these questions, call Steven Moffat.

    And, while you're on hold, give our episode a Listen.



 
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