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The Sonic Toolbox

The Sonic Toolbox
Description:
Two hard core science fiction fans, the DW Geek Girls - Cheryl Lowe and Daisy Kaufman - talk about the science of Doctor Who, both real and fictional. Come along as we try to explain away the impossible physics and and bring you some relevant real world science, too. Not to mention the general Doctor Who love.

Homepage: http://thesonictoolbox.blogspot.com/

RSS Feed: http://sonictoolbox.libsyn.com/rss

The Sonic Toolbox Statistics
Episodes:
475
Average Episode Duration:
1:04:15
Longest Episode Duration:
3:06:41
Total Duration of all Episodes:
21 days, 4 hours, 36 minutes and 39 seconds
Earliest Episode:
12 February 2012 (7:38pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
19 November 2018 (2:16am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
5 days, 4 hours, 51 minutes and 52 seconds

The Sonic Toolbox Episodes

  • Kerblam! - Review

    19 November 2018 (2:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes and 59 seconds

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    It's Amazon in space! And while Cheryl and Daisy love Amazon, do we love this story? Take a listen and find out.

    WARNING: Contains spoilers.



  • Demons of the Punjab - Review

    12 November 2018 (3:20am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes and 50 seconds

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    The history of Yaz. This week we are given another historical, only this time it's more personal. Join us as we discuss the 6th episode of Series 11.

    WARNING: Contains spoilers.



  • The Tsuranga Conundrum

    5 November 2018 (3:37am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Ooh! Another Chibnall script. Do we like it? Do we not? You'll just have to listen to find out!

    Sorry about my mic, no idea what's going on with it. Also, sorry about my brain. No idea what's going on with it, either.

    WARNING: Contains spoilers and rabbit



  • Arachnids In The UK - Review

    28 October 2018 (11:56pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes and 14 seconds

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    Spiders. Cheryl doesn't like spiders. Daisy does. This could be fun.

    WARNING: Contains spoilers and rabbits.



  • Rosa - Review

    22 October 2018 (12:41am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes and 8 seconds

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    Historically, Doctor Who did best with historical storylines. After all, it started as an educational show. But how's it do with the American Civil Rights Movement? We shall see.

    WARNING: Contains spoilers



  • The Ghost Monument - Review

    14 October 2018 (10:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes and 13 seconds

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    Raw and unfiltered, yet again, we bring you our first impressions of The Ghost Monument. Also, feedback!

    WARNING: Contains spoilers



  • The Woman Who Fell to Earth - Review

    7 October 2018 (10:51pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes and 5 seconds

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    Our raw, unedited review of Jodie Whittaker's first outing as The Doctor.

    WARNING: Contains spoilers



  • Message to Our Listeners

    11 July 2018 (7:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 minutes and 38 seconds

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    A very important message for our listeners.



  • Androids Among Us

    24 June 2018 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes and 29 seconds

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    Androids have been a staple of science fiction ever since the Golden Age, and Doctor Who has had it's fair share of them. We're discussing some of our favorite TV androids this week, both in Doctor Who and elsewhere.



  • Protectors of the World U.N.I.T.e!

    14 June 2018 (11:46pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 4 seconds

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    The Brigadier, Benton, Mike Yates. U.N.I.T. Who were they, what did they do, and how many rabbits will they cause us to chase?



  • In the Blink of an Angel

    27 May 2018 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes and 21 seconds

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    We get sciency! New studies have been published about the science behind Weeping Angels. This week we look at what they are, how they move (and don't move), and how to kill them.

    WARNING: Supernatural rabbit chasing



  • Focus on Mark Sheppard

    13 May 2018 (7:42am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes and 0 seconds

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    We're focusing our lenses on a man who's CV reads like a Best of SF Television in the 21st Century. His characters are the villains we hate to love, and the good guys we love to hate. This week it's all about Mark Sheppard. Mostly.

    WARNING: Spring is here and the rabbits are multiplying.



  • The Almost Science of Almost People

    29 April 2018 (7:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes and 24 seconds

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    Taking a look at Gangers from the Series 6 two parter The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People, we attempt to explain the in universe science behind them.



  • Who Would Win

    17 April 2018 (11:26pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes and 7 seconds

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    From Sherlock Holmes to Dean Winchester, we pit some of our favorite argumentative characters from other fandoms against the mind of The Doctor.characters from other fandoms against the mind of The Doctor.



  • Fooling Around With Fandoms

    1 April 2018 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 57 minutes and 59 seconds

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    Now that it's April, we're fooling around with some ideas on what other fandoms might work for us, podcast wise. Because...well...you know...



  • Post-Gally Wrap Up

    20 March 2018 (9:34pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes and 27 seconds

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    We've survived another Gally! We made it out of Los Angeles alive! We're back, and this is what happened. Mostly.



  • Pre-Gally Extravaganza!

    11 February 2018 (5:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 36 minutes and 15 seconds

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    It's that time of year again. Join us as we get ready for the Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles next weekend. We're going thru the schedule of events, getting excited about what we want to see, and counting how many times we're going to need the time turner to get to everything.



  • Glass Avatars - The Future is Tomorrow

    4 February 2018 (7:32pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 36 minutes and 29 seconds

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    Quarantine is over and we're all back and healthy. For the most part. We did our best to edit out all the coughing, but we may have missed a couple, sorry. But, we're back, and we're discussing those glass avatars from the Christmas special and looking into the very real possibility of humans being able to do something like this in the not to distant future.



  • Twice Upon A Time - Review

    10 January 2018 (12:43am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes and 35 seconds

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    So, we finally have all our Doctors in a row enough to bring our review of the Christmas episode this year. We apologize for the lateness of this review. These last couple of weeks have been filled with both biological and technical ich. But we're back! Consider us regenerated, like the Doctor! Now, on with the spoilery, Christmasy show!

    WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS



  • Twice Upon a Time - First Impression

    25 December 2017 (7:48pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 16 minutes and 58 seconds

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    Merry Christmas! It's that time of year when Doctor Who has a Christmas special, Cheryl gets sick, and snow is on the ground. Oh! Did I say Cheryl is sick? Unfortunately, she is coughing too much to be able to record, but I (Daisy) am here to give you my first impression of this year's Christmas special.

    We'll have a full review just as soon as Cheryl gets better.

    WARNING: Contains spoilers



  • A Deep Breath Before Christmas

    18 December 2017 (10:10pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes and 28 seconds

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    We revisit Peter Capaldi's fist outing as The Doctor in anticipation of seeing his last story as our favorite Time Lord. It's amazing how things change with time and distance.

    WARNING: Contains rabbits



  • Invaders From Outer Space

    5 December 2017 (11:16pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes and 54 seconds

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    With Christmas so near, we thought it only fitting for us to look back on all the times that the earth has been invaded.

    We, too, seem to have been invaded...by rabbits. It appears they have gotten into our audio equipment. Which explains our weird sound problems.

    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing



  • Grant the Superhero Revisited

    20 November 2017 (10:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes and 54 seconds

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    It must be rabbit season again, because they keep running around. But not to worry. They don't distract that much from our talking about last year's Christmas episode "The Return of Doctor Mysterio". In the run up to this year's Christmas show, and the Doctor's regeneration, we're giving Doctor Mysterio a second look and refreshing our memories with what we liked and didn't like.

    WARNING: Rabbit chasing ahead



  • Picking Ourselves Up By Our Bootstraps

    6 November 2017 (10:57pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes and 10 seconds

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    We're talking about the Bootstrap Paradox also known as a Closed Time Loop. A lovely little scientific anomaly that allows science fiction writers to confuse the hell out of their readers and viewers.

    Please also excuse our brief audio problem mid-show. This was the best we could fix it (and the reason we're a tad late posting).



  • Over the Water and After the Something

    23 October 2017 (4:03am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes and 31 seconds

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    We're discussing "Under the Lake" and "Before the Flood". This isn't really a review, as we did that when they first aired, but more a revisiting and re-discovery. We also have feedback, and a few rabbits.



  • Dropping Thru The Floor Is D. Bomb!

    8 October 2017 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes and 51 seconds

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    Remember Capt. Jack's square gun? Well, the "Architect's" dimensional shift bomb is very similar. We figure out how it works in this episode. Get your math books out, this gets real.

    PSA: Do yourself and your neighbors a solid and get involved with your local CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). Contact your local fire department or emergency management department, or visit their website, and join the next training class. You won't regret it when the next disaster hits.



  • Time Heist re-review.

    28 September 2017 (10:13am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes and 28 seconds

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    We discuss Time Heist. The first on our road to regeneration, where we say goodbye to 12 and hello to 13. Plus, we have Gally news! Apologies about the sound.

    There was something wrong with Daisy's mic. We didn't know until we went to edit. This is the best we were able to get it.



  • Badges! We don't need no stinkin' badges!

    10 September 2017 (8:56pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes and 47 seconds

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    We're discussing those emotion indicator badges from the episode "Smile". We also talk a bit about the eclipse that the US just experienced (some of us experiencing it better than others...Cheryl).

    Also, no news. And amazingly very little rabbit chasing.



  • The Reign of...OOH! Rabbits!

    28 August 2017 (11:12pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 57 minutes and 41 seconds

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    We swear, this is a Doctor Who podcast. But the rabbits needed one last (we hope) run before summer ends. And we didn't realize how non-riveting The Reign of Terror was, but we do manage to get a review in there, somewhere.

    WARNING: Contains rabbits



  • Episode 243: Of Rabbits and Other New Creatures

    14 August 2017 (9:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes and 29 seconds

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    We haven't been able to clear out all the rabbits from the studio just yet. But we're pressing on and discussing some of the new creatures and species that we've been introduced to during this last series. Season. Series/season. Serison. You know what we mean.

    WARNING: Contains rabbits



  • Episode 242: Series 10 and the Great Fan Explosion

    30 July 2017 (6:05pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes and 32 seconds

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    Weee'Rrrre baa-Aa-k! Daisy's movied in to her new place and ready to roll! Cheryl's all reasted up and now we're both ready to tacklle two of the most difficult subjets of our Whovian lives: how Series 10 was as a whole, and the casting of regen 13. Hang on to your seats, it's gonna be a bumpy ride!



  • Episode A10.2: Life is What Happens When You're Making Other Plans

    10 July 2017 (6:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 7 minutes and 1 second

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    This isn't the show you were expecting. Daisy sneaks 5 minutes out of an unexpected crisis to explain why.



  • Episode 241: The Doctor Falls - Review

    2 July 2017 (8:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes and 21 seconds

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    This is it! The Finale!! For us, for Bill, for The Master/Missy, for The Doctor. Or is it? Well, it is the last episode of the season at least. And our last raw review till Christmas.

    Also, more reviews from Sharon Rose. And just a little audio trouble from Cheryl (we're sorry).

    WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS



  • Episode 240: World Enough and Time - Review

    25 June 2017 (9:35pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes and 18 seconds

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    The world is ending and Skype is the first to go. And go, and go. Sorry for the delay in posting this review, but the technical problems that plagued our recording extended to keep Daisy from being able to edit and post this till the day after.

    But here it is! Our review of World Enough and Time, the penultimate episode of Series 10. Pardon all the gush.

    WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS



  • Episode 239: The Eaters of Light - Review

    18 June 2017 (2:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 59 minutes and 53 seconds

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    Due to technical difficulties (great way to start, right?) this is our brief review of The Eaters of Light. We hit all the important, to us, points, and fully explore our opinion of this story.

    WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS



  • Episode 238: Empress of Mars - Review

    11 June 2017 (2:51am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Mark Gatiss gives us the Ice Warriors again. We give you a review. See how it all goes around.

    Also, a bit of news. And Sharon Rose gives us her take of "The Lie of the Land" in our feedback section.

    WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS...and rabbits. Lots of rabbits.



  • Episode 237: The Lie of the Land - Review

    4 June 2017 (5:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes and 11 seconds

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    And so we come to the last of the three Monkmy episodes. Did it wrap up well? Did it crash and burn? Did it even happen?

    WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS



  • Episode 236: Extremis/The Pyramid at the End of the World - Review

    28 May 2017 (6:44am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 3 hours, 6 minutes and 41 seconds

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    This is a long one folks. We're reviewing the first two of Series 10's three parter. We've also got the first Gally news of the season and some fantastic feedback/reviews from our own Sharon Rose!

    WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS



  • Apololgy 10.1

    24 May 2017 (11:14pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 7 minutes and 4 seconds

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    We apologize for the delay of the review for Extremis.



  • Episode 235: Oxygen - Review

    13 May 2017 (11:17pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 59 minutes and 33 seconds

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    A space station plagued with zombies...and a podcast plagued with audio problems. Not too sure which is worse. But at least audio problems won't kill you. But we apologize for them all the same. So if you hear Cheryl cut out, or some weird echos, don't worry. It's not you, it's us. Anyway, we still manage to talk up a storm on our first impressions of this latest episode.

    WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS



  • Episode 234 - Knock Knock - Review

    7 May 2017 (4:26am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes and 28 seconds

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    Who's there? Ghoulies and ghosties and...wood lice? Yeah, Doctor, we think dryad sounds better, too. We'll tell you what else we think...right here, just hit play!

    WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS



  • Episode 233: Thin Ice - Review

    30 April 2017 (4:45am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 58 minutes and 35 seconds

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    The Thames is frozen, let's party! This is real history on Doctor Who again. Well, except for the big beastie under the ice. So, what did we think of it? Ya gotta listen to find out.

    WANING: CONTAINS SPOILERS



  • Episode 232: Smile - Revew

    23 April 2017 (5:41am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 57 minutes and 33 seconds

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    The giant, smiley abattoir awaits. And we have lots to say about it. And it's emoji robots. Along with some Bill-like questions.

    We've also got feedback!

    WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS



  • Episode 231: The Pilot - Reveiw

    15 April 2017 (11:59pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 47 minutes and 36 seconds

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    DOCTOR WHO IS BACK!! We just watched the first episode of Series 10, entitled "The Pilot", and here are our immediate thoughts and feelings.

    Sorry for the audio quality. We were having technical difficulties with Skype.

    WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS



  • Episode 230: Series 10 Preview

    10 April 2017 (9:07pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Only a few days away, we're looking ahead to what the BBC has shown us about Series 10. We are only talking about the official BBC trailers and press releases. No rumors or behind the scenes stories.

    Don't forget to subscribe to our feed and like our Facebook page. We'll be reviewing each new Series 10 episode within hours of it airing on BBC One in the UK.



  • Episode 229: Gally Debriefing

    27 March 2017 (9:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes and 49 seconds

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    After some post-con recuperation, and some major computer rebuilding, we bring you our fondest memories of Gallifrey One: 28 Years Later.



  • Episode 228: Pre-Gally Extravaganza!

    12 February 2017 (9:11pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes and 17 seconds

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    It's finally almost here. Gallifrey One is only days away and we're overly excited.This episode we give you the rundown on what we plan on seeing, what we plan on doing, and how much sleep we plan on missing. Los Angeles here we come!

    We're going to be live streaming our Gallysodes throughout the day this year, so don't forget, starting Thursday night, to check in with our Facebook page.

    https://www.facebook.com/thesonictoolbox/



  • Episode 227: The Play of Cos

    31 January 2017 (1:03am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Cosplay, formerly known as costuming, has been a big part of our expressing our fandoms. Here we discuss all aspects (and even manage to rabbit chase WHILE staying on topic) of dressing up like our favorite characters.

    Plus, we have Gally news. Lots of it. Not surprising considering we're less than 3 weeks away from the start of Gallifrey One: 28 Days.



  • Episode 226: Gally Newbie Tips & Tricks

    22 January 2017 (1:31am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Sorry this one took so long to get up, but life got in the way for a while after we recorded this. But here we are! And we're imparting our wisdom and experience to you about how to survive your first trip to Gallifrey One. We're so excited about going to Gally that we just can't seem to talk about much else.



  • Episode 225: The Return of Doctor Mysterio - Review

    25 December 2016 (11:18pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 57 minutes and 9 seconds

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    This is our annual reveiw of the Doctor Who Christmas Special. This year it is " The Return of Doctor Mysterio". Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!



 
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