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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:
448
Average Episode Duration:
1:03:40
Longest Episode Duration:
3:06:41
Total Duration of all Episodes:
19 days, 19 hours, 19 minutes and 49 seconds
Earliest Episode:
10 September 2017 (9:27pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
10 September 2017 (8:56pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
4 days, 13 hours, 7 minutes and 40 seconds

The Sonic Toolbox Episodes

  • Episode 209: Civil War

    8 May 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 20 minutes and 15 seconds

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    This is not the show you expected. Cheryl has called in sick, so Daisy is taking over all by her lonesome. Being that there is no Cheryl to talk to and no real Doctor Who news, this is a review of the newly released movie "Captain America: Civil War". Why? Because Daisy just saw it, so why not. The review is mildly spoilery, but no plot or specifics are revealed. Nothing that gives anything away, at least.



  • Episode 208: The Great Polymer Link

    24 April 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes and 25 seconds

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    The Nestene Consciousness is the big, plastic baddie from the Third and Ninth Doctor's eras. You know, the ones that turned Rory into the plastic Centurion. We're talking about who they are and how they exist. We're also, apparently, talking about everything else that comes to mind as well.

    We've also got some news, some not news and some breaking news.

    WARNING: Contains rabbits



  • Episode 208: The Great Polymer Link

    24 April 2016 (4:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes and 25 seconds

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    The Nestene Consciousness is the big, plastic baddie from the Third and Ninth Doctor's eras. You know, the ones that turned Rory into the plastic Centurion. We're talking about who they are and how they exist. We're also, apparently, talking about everything else that comes to mind as well.

    We've also got some news, some not news and some breaking news.

    WARNING: Contains rabbits



  • Episode 207:Xanthoplastianthophobia

    13 April 2016 (8:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes and 35 seconds

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    Doctor Who telling us that we must be afraid of ordinary things started early. Like 1970s early. Like the Third Doctor telling us we should be afraid of yellow plastic flowers. Daffodils to be exact. Plastic daffodils. The ones being handed out by... AUTONS!! Terrifying, really. And so we review "Terror of the Autons" just in time for Spring. It must be spring, the rabbits are out in force and multiplying like, well, rabbits.

    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing



  • Episode 207:Xanthoplastianthophobia

    13 April 2016 (8:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes and 35 seconds

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    Doctor Who telling us that we must be afraid of ordinary things started early. Like 1970s early. Like the Third Doctor telling us we should be afraid of yellow plastic flowers. Daffodils to be exact. Plastic daffodils. The ones being handed out by... AUTONS!! Terrifying, really. And so we review "Terror of the Autons" just in time for Spring. It must be spring, the rabbits are out in force and multiplying like, well, rabbits.

    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing



  • Episode 206: Give Us A Moment

    7 April 2016 (4:46pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes and 8 seconds

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    The Moment. A self aware weapon of mass destruction. Just how does that work? I fact, there's a whole bunch of questions about it's existence. Today, we try to figure it all out.

    Also, a little linguistic history lesson. And a whole lot of rampant rabbits.

    (Thanks for your patience with us getting this posted. Life (and work) happens sometimes.)

    WARNING: Contains much rabbit chasing



  • Episode 206: Give Us A Moment

    7 April 2016 (4:46pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes and 8 seconds

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    The Moment. A self aware weapon of mass destruction. Just how does that work? I fact, there's a whole bunch of questions about it's existence. Today, we try to figure it all out.

    Also, a little linguistic history lesson. And a whole lot of rampant rabbits.

    (Thanks for your patience with us getting this posted. Life (and work) happens sometimes.)

    WARNING: Contains much rabbit chasing



  • Episode 205: Because John Hurt

    13 March 2016 (8:51pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 55 seconds

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    We've gotten so excited at meeting the War Doctor, John Hurt (Daisy: photo op, Cheryl: autograph), that we decided to rewatch Day of the Doctor. So here we are, talking about the other three doctor special all over again. This time we're just focusing on the stuff that we found of particular interest to us rather than giving an overall review of the whole show.



  • Episode 205: Because John Hurt

    13 March 2016 (8:51pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 55 seconds

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    We've gotten so excited at meeting the War Doctor, John Hurt (Daisy: photo op, Cheryl: autograph), that we decided to rewatch Day of the Doctor. So here we are, talking about the other three doctor special all over again. This time we're just focusing on the stuff that we found of particular interest to us rather than giving an overall review of the whole show.



  • Episode 204: Post-Gally Wrap Up

    28 February 2016 (5:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Gallifrey One is over for another year. We're safely home from Los Angels. Here's what you missed if you weren't there or weren't hanging out with us.



  • Episode 204: Post-Gally Wrap Up

    28 February 2016 (5:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Gallifrey One is over for another year. We're safely home from Los Angels. Here's what you missed if you weren't there or weren't hanging out with us.



  • Gallisode 2-16: Late Morning Start

    14 February 2016 (10:47pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    OK. So we keep getting distracted. Every time we go to upload, we get waylaid by something. So here is our yesterday morning.



  • Gallisode 2-16: Late Morning Start

    14 February 2016 (10:47pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    OK. So we keep getting distracted. Every time we go to upload, we get waylaid by something. So here is our yesterday morning.



  • Gallysode 1-16: Good Morning Gallifrey One!

    12 February 2016 (9:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Sorry for the delay. As usual, we had technical difficulties uploading this. But we are here, and we are having fun!



  • Gallysode 1-16: Good Morning Gallifrey One!

    12 February 2016 (9:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Sorry for the delay. As usual, we had technical difficulties uploading this. But we are here, and we are having fun!



  • Episode 203: Pre-Gally 2016 Extravaganza!

    7 February 2016 (5:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Gallifrey One is less than one week away. We're so excited it's all we can talk about. Our show this week is all Gally all the time! We're going over all the highlights and the excitements of this best of all Doctor Who conventions in the magical (smoggy) city of Los Angles. Whoo hoo!



  • Episode 203: Pre-Gally 2016 Extravaganza!

    7 February 2016 (5:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Gallifrey One is less than one week away. We're so excited it's all we can talk about. Our show this week is all Gally all the time! We're going over all the highlights and the excitements of this best of all Doctor Who conventions in the magical (smoggy) city of Los Angles. Whoo hoo!



  • Episode 202: That Guy From That Show That One Time

    24 January 2016 (5:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes and 1 second

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    Gally's almost here and we're SO excited! All we want to do is talk about who we're going to see as guests. Well, you know us. Mostly all we want to talk about are Gally guests. So this show, we're taking a peek at the guest list and chatting about what we know and what we've seen of some of them. And some other things as we go careening off the path and down the rabbit hole.

    WARNING: Contains many, many rabbits.



  • Episode 202: That Guy From That Show That One Time

    24 January 2016 (5:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes and 1 second

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    Gally's almost here and we're SO excited! All we want to do is talk about who we're going to see as guests. Well, you know us. Mostly all we want to talk about are Gally guests. So this show, we're taking a peek at the guest list and chatting about what we know and what we've seen of some of them. And some other things as we go careening off the path and down the rabbit hole.

    WARNING: Contains many, many rabbits.



  • Episode 201: The Rabbits of Series 9

    10 January 2016 (5:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes and 58 seconds

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    Happy New Year! We start off 2016 with a look back at the end of 2015. Specifically, Series 9 and the Christmas special. Joining us for this retrospective is Fuzzmond Blurington from the Blurcast podcast.

    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

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  • Episode 201: The Rabbits of Series 9

    10 January 2016 (5:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes and 58 seconds

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    Happy New Year! We start off 2016 with a look back at the end of 2015. Specifically, Series 9 and the Christmas special. Joining us for this retrospective is Fuzzmond Blurington from the Blurcast podcast.

    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

    Link:
    Fuzzmond's Blurcast:



  • Episode 200 Corrected - Review of 2015 Christmas Special

    27 December 2015 (9:13pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes and 46 seconds

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    If you have already downloaded Episode 200, than you might have noticed that somehow it was instead Episode 199. We're sorry, we don't know what happened. This is the correct Episode 200. This really is our review of The Husbands of River Song.

    We've also replaced the wrong file on the original post with this correct one, so if you haven't downloaded it to your podcast playing device yet (or if you stream it) you should get the correct one when you do. Our original Facebook and Twitter posts are also getting the correct file now, as well. iTunes is also now playing the correct file.

    Sorry for the inconvenience. It couldn't have happened at a worse time. Happy New Year!



  • Episode 200 Corrected - Review of 2015 Christmas Special

    27 December 2015 (9:13pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes and 46 seconds

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    If you have already downloaded Episode 200, than you might have noticed that somehow it was instead Episode 199. We're sorry, we don't know what happened. This is the correct Episode 200. This really is our review of The Husbands of River Song.

    We've also replaced the wrong file on the original post with this correct one, so if you haven't downloaded it to your podcast playing device yet (or if you stream it) you should get the correct one when you do. Our original Facebook and Twitter posts are also getting the correct file now, as well. iTunes is also now playing the correct file.

    Sorry for the inconvenience. It couldn't have happened at a worse time. Happy New Year!



  • Episode 200: The Husbands of River Song - Review

    26 December 2015 (12:12am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes and 46 seconds

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    It's Christmas time. And that means the Doctor is in trouble again. This time around it's all River Song's fault. Yep, she's back and we're talking about her. And the story. And the Doctor. And what ever else comes to mind as we review The Husbands of River Song.

    WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS (and rabbits)



  • Episode 200: The Husbands of River Song - Review

    26 December 2015 (12:12am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes and 18 seconds

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    It's Christmas time. And that means the Doctor is in trouble again. This time around it's all River Song's fault. Yep, she's back and we're talking about her. And the story. And the Doctor. And what ever else comes to mind as we review The Husbands of River Song.

    WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS (and rabbits)



  • Episode 200: The Husbands of River Song - Review

    26 December 2015 (12:12am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes and 46 seconds

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    It's Christmas time. And that means the Doctor is in trouble again. This time around it's all River Song's fault. Yep, she's back and we're talking about her. And the story. And the Doctor. And what ever else comes to mind as we review The Husbands of River Song.

    WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS (and rabbits)



  • Episode 199: Little Tech Rabbits

    21 December 2015 (8:59am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes and 11 seconds

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    There was some new technology in Series 9. The Sonic Sunglasses and the Confession Disk were both introduced. There were also some story specific tech. We try to discuss all of this, but the rabbits keep jumping in and out. Nonetheless, we still figure out some stuff that we didn't think we knew anything about. How d'ya like that!

    WARNING:Contains rabbit chasing



  • Episode 199: Little Tech Rabbits

    21 December 2015 (8:59am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes and 11 seconds

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    There was some new technology in Series 9. The Sonic Sunglasses and the Confession Disk were both introduced. There were also some story specific tech. We try to discuss all of this, but the rabbits keep jumping in and out. Nonetheless, we still figure out some stuff that we didn't think we knew anything about. How d'ya like that!

    WARNING:Contains rabbit chasing



  • Episode 198: Series 9 Feedback Rabbits

    14 December 2015 (7:04am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes and 7 seconds

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    Finally, the show you've all been waiting for! FEEDBACK!! Yes, we've been holding back on our feedback for our Series 9 review shows so that we could have one big feedback show. We've got lots here, and two audio reviews by Theta Sigma of Theta Sigma's Doctor Who Podcast. All woven together with a trail of rabbit chasing.



  • Episode 198: Series 9 Feedback Rabbits

    14 December 2015 (7:04am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes and 7 seconds

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    Finally, the show you've all been waiting for! FEEDBACK!! Yes, we've been holding back on our feedback for our Series 9 review shows so that we could have one big feedback show. We've got lots here, and two audio reviews by Theta Sigma of Theta Sigma's Doctor Who Podcast. All woven together with a trail of rabbit chasing.



  • Episode 197: Hell Bent - Review

    6 December 2015 (1:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes and 27 seconds

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    Episode 197: Hell Bent - Review. Last one till Christmas. Series 9 is over, Series 10 not even a twinkle in our eyes yet. But how did the big finale fare? Did it live up to your expectations, or did it blow away like paint off the TARDIS? This is what we think...

    WARNING: SPOILERS



  • Episode 197: Hell Bent - Review

    6 December 2015 (1:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes and 27 seconds

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    Episode 197: Hell Bent - Review. Last one till Christmas. Series 9 is over, Series 10 not even a twinkle in our eyes yet. But how did the big finale fare? Did it live up to your expectations, or did it blow away like paint off the TARDIS? This is what we think...

    WARNING: SPOILERS



  • Episode 196: Heaven Sent - Review

    29 November 2015 (4:19am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes and 26 seconds

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    We're exploring the mysteries and the depths of the penultimate episode of Series 9, Heaven Sent. For a very serious story, a very serious review. Well, as serious as we can get.



  • Episode 196: Heaven Sent - Review

    29 November 2015 (4:19am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes and 26 seconds

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    We're exploring the mysteries and the depths of the penultimate episode of Series 9, Heaven Sent. For a very serious story, a very serious review. Well, as serious as we can get.



  • Episode 195: Face the Raven - Review

    22 November 2015 (2:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Face the Raven. Nothing like the self sacrifice of a well meaning companion. Today we travel down what can only be Diagon Alley in search of the meaning of the countdown tattoo. Don't fear the reaper, for death is beauty and smoke.

    WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS



  • Episode 195: Face the Raven - Review

    22 November 2015 (2:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Face the Raven. Nothing like the self sacrifice of a well meaning companion. Today we travel down what can only be Diagon Alley in search of the meaning of the countdown tattoo. Don't fear the reaper, for death is beauty and smoke.

    WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS



  • Episode 194: Sleep No More - Review

    15 November 2015 (1:33am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 58 minutes and 8 seconds

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    Mark Gatiss is back and WOW this one hits all the buttons on our fear generator. Nothing like a good, old fashioned fright fest as the weather turns cold and blustery. Sleep No More fits the bill, just don't watch it with the lights out.

    WARNING: SPOILERS



  • Episode 194: Sleep No More - Review

    15 November 2015 (1:33am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 58 minutes and 8 seconds

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    Mark Gatiss is back and WOW this one hits all the buttons on our fear generator. Nothing like a good, old fashioned fright fest as the weather turns cold and blustery. Sleep No More fits the bill, just don't watch it with the lights out.

    WARNING: SPOILERS



  • Episode 193: The Zygon Inversion - Review

    8 November 2015 (4:42am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 5 seconds

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    Five rounds rapid! That's all we need to say. Of course, we do say a whole lot more. This is a podcast, after all. And these are Zygons, and Osgoods, and U.N.I.T. here. We're wrapping up this Zygon two-parter with our thoughts on The Zygon Invasion.

    WARNING: SPOILERS



  • Episode 193: The Zygon Inversion - Review

    8 November 2015 (4:42am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 5 seconds

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    Five rounds rapid! That's all we need to say. Of course, we do say a whole lot more. This is a podcast, after all. And these are Zygons, and Osgoods, and U.N.I.T. here. We're wrapping up this Zygon two-parter with our thoughts on The Zygon Invasion.

    WARNING: SPOILERS



  • Episode 192: The Zygon Invasion - Review

    1 November 2015 (12:49am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes and 39 seconds

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    They couldn't just leave Zygons be Zygons, could they? Sorry, couldn't resist. But here they are now with Clara bothering the Twelfth Doctor. Tumbleweeds and question marks and U.N.I.T., oh my!

    Happy Halloween!

    WARNING: SPOILERS



  • Episode 192: The Zygon Invasion - Review

    1 November 2015 (12:49am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes and 39 seconds

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    They couldn't just leave Zygons be Zygons, could they? Sorry, couldn't resist. But here they are now with Clara bothering the Twelfth Doctor. Tumbleweeds and question marks and U.N.I.T., oh my!

    Happy Halloween!

    WARNING: SPOILERS



  • Episode 191: The Woman Who Lived - Review

    24 October 2015 (10:43pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Stand and deliver! No, it's not an Adam Ant song. It's a Doctor Who episode review! Maisie Williams is back this week with the sequel to The Girl Who Lived, only now she's calling herself "Me" and it's the 1600's. Join us now as we discuss "The Woman Who Lived".

    WARNING: SPOILERS



  • Episode 191: The Woman Who Lived - Review

    24 October 2015 (10:43pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Stand and deliver! No, it's not an Adam Ant song. It's a Doctor Who episode review! Maisie Williams is back this week with the sequel to The Girl Who Lived, only now she's calling herself "Me" and it's the 1600's. Join us now as we discuss "The Woman Who Lived".

    WARNING: SPOILERS



  • Episode 190: The Girl Who Died - Review

    18 October 2015 (6:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes and 26 seconds

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    Here we are at story three. Coming after the amazingness of Before the Flood can it hold up to the standard that set? Well, the premise is good. And may we say "Maisie Williams".

    Vikings and armored aliens...what could go wrong?

    WARNING: SPOILERS



  • Episode 190: The Girl Who Died - Review

    18 October 2015 (6:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes and 26 seconds

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    Here we are at story three. Coming after the amazingness of Before the Flood can it hold up to the standard that set? Well, the premise is good. And may we say "Maisie Williams".

    Vikings and armored aliens...what could go wrong?

    WARNING: SPOILERS



  • Episode 189b: Before the Flood - Full Review

    14 October 2015 (5:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes and 2 seconds

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    Cheryl's back and we have our full review of Before the Flood for you. It's a big one. You'd have thought Daisy wouldn't have that much to say, having said her piece yesterday. But noooo, there was apparently a lot more to say. For both of them.

    There's feedback, too!

    WARNING: SPOILERS (and rabbit chasing)

    (FIXED)



  • Episode 189b: Before the Flood - Full Review

    14 October 2015 (5:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes and 2 seconds

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    Cheryl's back and we have our full review of Before the Flood for you. It's a big one. You'd have thought Daisy wouldn't have that much to say, having said her piece yesterday. But noooo, there was apparently a lot more to say. For both of them.

    There's feedback, too!

    WARNING: SPOILERS (and rabbit chasing)

    (FIXED)



  • Episode 189b: Before the Flood - Full Review

    12 October 2015 (4:12am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes and 2 seconds

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    Cheryl's back and we have our full review of Before the Flood for you. It's a big one. You'd have thought Daisy wouldn't have that much to say, having said her piece yesterday. But noooo, there was apparently a lot more to say. For both of them.

    There's feedback, too!

    WARNING: SPOILERS (and rabbit chasing)



  • Episode 189a: Before the Flood - First Impressions

    10 October 2015 (9:29pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 14 minutes and 43 seconds

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    Before you start wondering, Cheryl had a family thing to attend and won't be able to watch or record until tomorrow (Sunday the 11th). Since we didn't want you to have to go so long without something to listen to right after this week's Doctor Who airs, Daisy decided to give you her first impressions of Before the Flood straight away and then join Cheryl for a proper review after she sees it tomorrow. That's 2...2...TWO for the price of one!

    WARNING: Spoilers



 
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