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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:
478
Average Episode Duration:
1:04:23
Longest Episode Duration:
3:06:41
Total Duration of all Episodes:
21 days, 8 hours, 55 minutes and 32 seconds
Earliest Episode:
12 February 2012 (7:38pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
10 December 2018 (4:22am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
5 days, 5 hours, 8 minutes and 22 seconds

The Sonic Toolbox Episodes

  • Episode 87: The Parting of the Rabbits

    9 June 2013 (9:51am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes and 7 seconds

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    Nine goes.  Jack goes.  Ooh, look, there all the rabbits go.  Here we are, trying to review The Parting of the Ways, and all these rabbits keep running all over us.  Well, it is Spring and they do deserve some exercise.  Considering the nature of rabbits it's only right that they should show up at the beginning of our mini-series on the Imortal Jack Harkness.

    Don't forget to send us your answer to our question: Do you think Jack is the Face of Boe?

    Warning: contains rabbit chasing

     

     

    Episode 87: The Parting of the Rabbits



  • Episode 86: The Moffat Problem

    2 June 2013 (10:03pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes and 39 seconds

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    How do you solve a problem like The Grand Moff? How do you catch a T.A.R.D.I.S. and pin it down? We just don't know, but we're gonna talk about it anyway. This week we discuss where we feel Steven Moffat has gone wrong and why and what might fix it. A good ole' rant to close out Series 7.

    We're leaving our caption contest open for a few more weeks. Head over to our Facebook page and caption that angry leprechaun!

    Links:
    Matt's leaving announcement

    Episode 86: The Moffat Problem



  • Episode 86: The Moffat Problem

    2 June 2013 (9:03pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes and 39 seconds

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    How do you solve a problem like The Grand Moff?  How do you catch a T.A.R.D.I.S. and pin it down?  We just don't know, but we're gonna talk about it anyway.  This week we discuss where we feel Steven Moffat has gone wrong and why and what might fix it.  A good ole' rant to close out Series 7.

    We're leaving our caption contest open for a few more weeks.  Head over to our Facebook page and caption that angry leprechaun!

    Links:
    Matt's leaving announcement

     

    Episode 86: The Moffat Problem



  • Episode 86: The Moffat Problem

    2 June 2013 (9:03pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes and 39 seconds

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    How do you solve a problem like The Grand Moff?  How do you catch a T.A.R.D.I.S. and pin it down?  We just don't know, but we're gonna talk about it anyway.  This week we discuss where we feel Steven Moffat has gone wrong and why and what might fix it.  A good ole' rant to close out Series 7.

    We're leaving our caption contest open for a few more weeks.  Head over to our Facebook page and caption that angry leprechaun!

    Links:
    Matt's leaving announcement

     

    Episode 86: The Moffat Problem



  • Episode 86: The Moffat Problem

    2 June 2013 (9:03pm GMT)
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    How do you solve a problem like The Grand Moff?  How do you catch a T.A.R.D.I.S. and pin it down?  We just don't know, but we're gonna talk about it anyway.  This week we discuss where we feel Steven Moffat has gone wrong and why and what might fix it.  A good ole' rant to close out Series 7.

    We're leaving our caption contest open for a few more weeks.  Head over to our Facebook page and caption that angry leprechaun!

    Links:
    Matt's leaving announcement

     

    Episode 86: The Moffat Problem



  • Episode 85: Schrodinger's River

    26 May 2013 (8:12pm GMT)
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    Hoorah! We still don't know what the Doctor's name is. But we do know what we think of "The Name of the Doctor". Join us for our review as we put one more season to bed and look forward in hopes to the 50th Anniversary episode.

    Before you yell, it's the Blinovitch Limitation Effect. Yeah, we remember it NOW.

    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

    Links:
    Blinovitch Limitation Effect
    Defibrillation after cardiac arrest
    Schrodinger's Cat

    Episode 85: Schrodinger's River



  • Episode 84: Cyber-Silverfish

    19 May 2013 (7:38pm GMT)
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    Cybermen are scary. Silverfish are disgusting. Neil Gaiman is fantastic. Put the three together and you get "Nightmare in Silver", the penultimate story in Series 7. Join us as we rabbit chase our way across the cosmos with rabbits in tow.

    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

    Link:
    Neil Gaiman interview on Collider.com



    Episode 84: Cyber-Silverfish



  • Episode 83: A Dip in the Crimson Pool

    12 May 2013 (4:39pm GMT)
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    It's a reference, wrapped in a reference, inside a reference.  Whoo, Mark Gatiss had a lot of fun with this one.  And so did we.  "The Crimson Horror" is just chocked full.  The Doctor gets petrified, Clara gets a chair, and Strax gets directions!

     

    Links:
    The Top 100 Things I'd Do If I Ever Became An Evil Overlord
    The Cask of Amontillado

     

    Episode 83: A Dip in the Crimson Pool



  • Episode 82: Fire Woman

    5 May 2013 (7:52pm GMT)
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    Come with us and you'll see what we think of "Journey to the Center of the TARDIS".  As the 50th Anniversary approaches the old story references start to pile up.  Is that Tom Baker's voice wafting around in the background?

    Also, Ian Kirk has sent us something from his corner.

    Fire Woman by The Cult can be found on their 1989 album "Sonic Temple".

     

    Episode 82: Fire Woman



  • Episode 81: The Witch in the Well

    28 April 2013 (8:45pm GMT)
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    It's hard to hide the fact that Doctor Who has been getting spookier as this season progresses.  "Hide" is no exception.  This week we review this ghostly story and find the truth behind the White Lady.

    We've also got quantum talk, solving mysteries and classic references!
    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

    Links:
    Stitches in Time Facebook Group
    Quantum foam
    Pocket universe
    The White Lady

    Episode 81: The Witch in the Well (click link for direct download)





  • Episode 80: Hungry Like the Lizard

    21 April 2013 (3:59pm GMT)
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    Mark Gatiss does "Alien"! Doctor Who does spooky! David Warner does...everything that comes his way according to IMDb.  And we do a review!!  This week it's "Cold War", the third episode of the second half of Series 7.

    Ian Kirk is back in his corner of the Toolbox this week with his take on this story, too.

    "Hungry Like the Wolf" and it's album "Rio" by Duran Duran is available from iTunes (and probably your local oldies record store as well).

     

    Episode 80: Hungry Like the Lizard




  • Episode 79: Who's That Girl

    14 April 2013 (7:40pm GMT)
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    "The Rings of Akhaten", reviewed herein, has been a polarizing episode.  Half love it, half meh it.  We jump in and put our four cents in about this visually stunning story.  And some science, too.

     

    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

    Link:
    Carl Sagan

     

    Episode 79: Who's That Girl






  • Episode 78: Garcia, We Need Your Help

    7 April 2013 (6:33pm GMT)
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    Baby girl, this is one wild story. If you've braved logging into your WiFi to get access to the internet in order to listen to this podcast...congratulations! You haven't been uploaded to the Cloud yet. Thank you, Mr. Moffat. Now we're all afraid of our souls being digitized and stored in someone's server. This week we review the return of Series 7 with "The Bells of St. John".


    Episode 78: Garcia, We Need Your Help




  • Episode 77: Death Blossom Song

    31 March 2013 (11:15am GMT)
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    To close out the hiatus we're reviewing the part two of the two parter Series 6 opener "Day of the Moon".  We've discovered lots of new insights and even close a plot hole or two.  Oh, yeah... listen closely and you'll hear a vaguely obscure '80s SciFi reference.  Enjoy!

     

    Episode 77: Death Blossom Song






  • Episode 76: The Ice Rabbits Cometh

    24 March 2013 (9:40am GMT)
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    In light of their upcoming return, we are discussing the Ice Warriors this week.  Who are they?  What did they look like (and what will they look like now)?  And most importantly, will they ssstill sssound liiike ssssnnakesssss?

    And a bunch of other stuff that we ran off on tangents with.

    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

    Links:
    Article on Quantum Physics referred to in Feedback (thanks Fuzz!)
    What The Bleep Do We Know: Down the Rabbit Hole

    Episode 76: The Ice Rabbits Cometh






  • Episode 75: The Impossible Rabbits

    17 March 2013 (6:53pm GMT)
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    While reviewing The Impossible Astronaut for this week's episode we kept running into rabbits.  Since Easter (and the start of Series 7b) is just around the corner, this isn't supprising.  We discover some new stuff , and question some old stuff, in this story.  We also bring you some bits of convention news.  So step into the TARDIS with us, and don't for get to close the door behind you.

    (Note: I realize that it's George R.R. Martin and not J.R.R. Martin.  I must have Tolkien on the brain. -Daisy)


    Episode 75: The Impossible Rabbits







  • Episode 75: The Impossible Rabbits

    17 March 2013 (6:53pm GMT)
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    While reviewing The Impossible Astronaut for this week's episode we kept running into rabbits.  Since Easter (and the start of Series 7b) is just around the corner, this isn't supprising.  We discover some new stuff , and question some old stuff, in this story.  We also bring you some bits of convention news.  So step into the TARDIS with us, and don't for get to close the door behind you.

    (Note: I realize that it's George R.R. Martin and not J.R.R. Martin.  I must have Tolkien on the brain. -Daisy)


    Episode 75: The Impossible Rabbits







  • Episode 74: Who Da Master

    11 March 2013 (7:10pm GMT)
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    He's been called evil, crazy and crispy.  Of course, he prefers the name "The Master", and with that Tissue Compression Eliminator who are we to argue.  We're The Sonic Toolbox, that's who!  This week we take a look at the Master in all his regenerations and all the actors who have played him.

    (Note: Sorry about the sound.  My microphone seemed to be having trouble that I didn't notice until editing.  I've done the best I could to fix it. -Daisy)

     

    Links:
    Aliases of the Master
    Doctor Who: 13 Actors To Play The Next Master

     

    Episode 74: Who Da Master



  • Episode 73: She Blinded Me With Science

    3 March 2013 (2:24pm GMT)
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    ...And hit me with technology!  Like brain chemical sucking machines and steam engines.  But we get into all that this week as we review "The Mark of the Rani".  Ooo, the science!  And some of it is real, historic science, too.

    If you haven't seen it, it can be found on iTunes for a price, or on http://www.dailymotion.com/us.

     

    Links:
    Outside In (that book Daisy wrote a piece for)
    L.I. Who - a Doctor Who convention on Long Island coming in November

     

    Episode 73: She Blinded Me With Science



  • Episode 72: Gallifrey One - A Con in Review

    24 February 2013 (12:58pm GMT)
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    We've made it home safely from LA.  Gallifrey One is over for another year (sniff) and we want to tell you all about what we did and saw there.  We both had a fantastic time, as usual.  Hope to see you all there next time!

     

    Check our Facebook page for pictures. And "like" us while you're there!
    http://www.facebook.com/thesonictoolbox

     

    Links:
    L. I. Who - Long Island's Doctor Who Convention
    OUTSIDE IN: 160 New Perspectives on 160 Classic Doctor Who Stories by 160 Writers

     

    Episode 72: Gallifrey One - A Con in Review



  • Gallisode Two: Gally Wrap Up

    18 February 2013 (8:56pm GMT)
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    The party is over, The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One has ended for another year.  Through our tears we give you a brief wrap up of the last two days of this fantastic convention.  And tease you for our Gallifrey One in review next week.

    And guess what?  The rabbits went home last night.

    Gallisode Two: Gally Wrap Up



  • Gallisode Day One

    16 February 2013 (6:42am GMT)
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    We've made it thru Day One of Gally. Here's a quick what happened and stuff.  Sorry about the poor quality, but this was recorded on an android phone.


    Gallisode Day One



  • Episode 71: Gally Preview 2013

    10 February 2013 (9:47pm GMT)
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    Gallifrey One is less than a week away and we couldn't be more excited!  As we start packing our suit cases for the trip to LA we pause for a moment to give you a glimpse into the future and talk about what in store for us once we get to Gally. 

    In this Gally Preview show, we'll go thru the schedule highlighting what looks exciting, what we're planing on attending and what's not to miss.  We've also got Gally news (yup, last minute gest updates) and general DW news. 

    And we even manage to squeeze in some rabbit chasing.

     

    Links:
    Gally Schedule Page
    A look at the New Cybermen

     

    Episode 71: Gally Preview 2013



  • Episode 70: Silver Llamas

    3 February 2013 (9:34pm GMT)
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    It was 25 years ago this year that Doctor Who celebrated it's 25th Anniversary.  The 25th Anniversary episode was "Silver Nemisis" and we're gearing up to celebrate the 50th Anniversary by reviewing this Anniversary episode from 25 years ago!

    We've also got regular news and Gally news, and a mini lesson on llamas.

     

    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

     

    Episode 70: Silver Llamas



  • Episode 69: Cyberbrainstorming

    27 January 2013 (10:34pm GMT)
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    The Cybermen are coming!  The Cybermen are coming!  Come my children, and you shall hear of the two part story of...no, not Paul Revere.  Pete's world Cybermen.  This week we have a double review for you. "Rise of the Cybermen" and "Age of Steel" from good ole' DT's first year as the Doctor.

    We've also got both regular news and Gally news.  Plus, an impromptu visit from a real, working, electronic tech.

     

    Episode 69: Cyberbrainstorming



  • Episode 68: Cybermen 101

    20 January 2013 (10:21pm GMT)
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    Ok, class, today we are learning about the history and workings of the Cybermen.  I'd like you all to take out your Deadly Enemies textbooks and open to page 42.

    Yep, that's right.  This week we talk Cybermen.  Everything from what stories to find them in to the difference between Pete's world and Mondasian Cybermen.

    We've also got a bunch of Gallifrey One news as we get ready for that great gathering.  And feedback!

     

    Links:
    Cybermen (Wikipedia)
    Cybermen (Tardis Files)
    Cyber-converson
    The Cybermen on The Doctor Who Site
    Classic Cybermen on Vibrant Oxymoron
    The evolutonary history of life
     

    Episode 68: Cybermen 101



  • Episode 67: A Pleasure to Meet You, Mr. Werp.

    13 January 2013 (9:29pm GMT)
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    Mmm...the Doctor in a Stetson.  Just as good in 1966 as in 2012.  We review The Gunfighters this week.  And sprinkle in a bit of the real history of the American West.  Come along with us as we travel to Tombstone, Arizona in 1881 and watch the Doctor Who crew screw around with the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

    WARNING: Contains Star Trek references

    Links:
    Gunfight at The O.K. Corral
    Doc Holliday
    Wyatt Earp
    Johnny Ringo

    Episode 67: A Pleasure to Meet You, Mr. Werp.



  • Episode 66: How the TARDIS Changes Her Spots

    6 January 2013 (10:59pm GMT)
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    It's a new year and we have a new TARDIS interior.  It looks great, but not counting set builders, how did the Doctor do it?  This week we look into the technical aspects of how the TARDIS redecorates and reconfigures herself.


    That, some feedback and Daisy's winter cold are all here for you to enjoy!


    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

     

    Links:
    Tardis Index File on Architectural Configuration

    From The Whoniverse scientific website:


    • Architectural Configuration Program
    • Dimensional Transcendence
    • Desktop Theme
    Just for fun: How the Leopard Got His Spots by Rudyard Kipling   Episode 66: How the TARDIS Changes Her Spots  


  • Episode 65: Strax Cobb and The Snowmen

    31 December 2012 (12:15am GMT)
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    Merry Christmas, one and all!  And a Happy New Year!!  Now sit down with some bubbly and settle in while we tell you all about the time the Doctor lived on a cloud and fought the telepathic snowmen.  Now, don't look at us that way.  It's all true.  Cross our hearts!

    Yup, it's time for Daisy and Cheryl to  review the much awaited Christmas special "The Snowmen".  We've also got a tiny bit of news to gift you with, and some of your gifts (in the form of feedback) to open and share.  Enjoy!

     

    Links:

    Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Stamps Royal Mail registration

    How the basilisk (or "Jesus Lizard") walks on water.

     

    Episode 65: Strax Cobb and The Snowmen



  • Episode 64: The Two Christmas Rabbits

    23 December 2012 (11:35pm GMT)
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    Daisy is back and we are reviewing the first two Matt Smith Christmas Specials.  This means that this is a bit of a long (and large) episode, fair warning.  So it's A Christmas Carol and The Li Doctor, the Wit Widow and the Wardrobe.  Hang on, it's gonna be a bumpy ride!

    We also have some late breaking Gallifrey One guest news along with feedback and the usual rabbit chasing.

    Congratulations on surviving the Myan/Zombie Apocalypse!

     

    "Ding Dong Merrily on High" performed by the Cambridge Trinity College Choir.

     

    Link:

    About Kodak Disc film

     

     

    Episode 64: The Two Christmas Rabbits

     



  • 16 December 2012 (7:16pm GMT)
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    Episode 63: News and Apologies Your regularly scheduled review of A Christmas Carol has been postponed until next week due to Daisy's absence. For this week, Cheryl has the news, and we should be back to our normal schedule next week. Episode 63: News and Apologies


  • Episode 62: The Next Rabbit

    9 December 2012 (11:20pm GMT)
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    Is there a Doctor in the house?  Well, this time there's two.  Or so it seems.  This week the next in our series of Christmas episode reviews is "The Next Doctor".  Our intrepid Time Lord finds himself in Victorian England on Christmas eve, this time to face off with the Cybermen, alongside...himself?  If the rabbits will let us, we'll talk all about that and the rest of the episode, too.

    We've also got programming news from Gallifrey One.

    And,yes, I know, I ment "pupil" not "iris".

    As promised, a picture of glimpse of the new TARDIS interior (it's from the BBC, so it's officially released):

     

     

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  • Episode 61: Voyage of the Rabbits

    5 December 2012 (5:31am GMT)
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    Sailing, sailing, over the...planet Earth?  OK, so it's mostly crashing over the planet Earth.  But it's Christmas! And the TARDIS bumps into the wonderful cruise spaceship Titanic.  Wait, Titanic?  Oh boy, we know where this one's going, don't we?  Yep, to the rabbits!  Sorry, we really tried to review Voyage of the Damned hare free for you, but the rabbits showed up this time long before we even started recording.  Happy (almost) Christmas!

     

    Episode 61: Voyage of the Rabbits



  • A Slight Delay for Episode 61

    2 December 2012 (11:27pm GMT)
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    Episode 61 will be delayed for a day due to illness. We apologize for the inconvenience. It should be up by tomorrow.


  • Episode 60: The Runaway Rabbits

    25 November 2012 (10:51pm GMT)
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    As the time gets closer to Christmas we get a visit from rabbits...no no no.  Wait.  Donna. We get a visit from Donna.  Yep, it's the second Christmas special for Doctor Who and our first glimpse of Donna Noble.  Little did we know at the time that we would be seeing more of her in a year.  So join us in her madcap romp in a wedding dress as we review "The Runaway Bride"!

     

    WARNING: Contains rabbits

     

    Episode 60: The Runaway Rabbits



  • Episode 59: Invasion of the Christmas Rabbits

    18 November 2012 (11:23pm GMT)
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    All I want for Christmas is a new Doctor
    A new Doctor
    A new Doctor...

    So it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but we've got "The Christmas Invasion" on the table for you.  David Tennant's first full episode as the Doctor.  And in between all the rabbit chasing (or would that be turkey chasing this week?) we give you a great, whopping review.

     

    Links:

    Christmas Special 2012 Minisode with links to trailers and a place to donate to Children in Need via Doctor Who News

    Giant Swiss Army Knife

     

    Episode 59: Invasion of the Christmas Rabbits



  • Episode 58: Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny

    11 November 2012 (9:46pm GMT)
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    The Doctor calls them "nanogenes". The Daleks make them live in a "nanocloud". But in reality they are nanobots, just one facet in the field of nanotechnology. This week we explore that facet - what nanobots are, what researchers are looking for them to do and how that may affect our lives...possibly within our own lifetimes.

    Oh, yeah. And a whole lot of rabbit chasing.

     

    Links:

    National Nanotechnology Initiative   (great site all about nanotech in plain English for the non-scientist)

    Nanobots in medicine and industry

    Nanobot.info

    Richard Feynman on Nanotechnology

    Nanogenitcs

    Short (33sec) video showing nanobot concept

     

    Episode 58: Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny



  • Episode 57: Baby, You're the Best

    5 November 2012 (12:10am GMT)
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    Everybody's got a favorite companion.  This week Cheryl and Daisy discuss all their favorites, from Classic to New Who, on screen and off.  Some we agree on, some we don't.  We also have Gallifrey One news as the countdown drops to double digits.

    And, as usual, we g...oohlookarabbit!

    Episode 57: Baby, You're the Best

     



  • Episode 56: Gatiss Some Horror

    28 October 2012 (8:29pm GMT)
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    Happy Halloween everyone!  We're celebrating it by reviewing the spookiest DW episode that we could think of, "The Unquiet Dead".  It's got Victorian England (ok, Wales),ghosts, zombies and the Doctor!  What more can you want on a Halloween night?

     

    We also have a little rant about the Doctor and a whole lot of rabbit chasing.  Of course, we wouldn't be us if we didn't go after them rabbits.

     

    Episode 56: Gatiss Some Horror



  • Episode 55: How to Feed a Weeping Angel

    21 October 2012 (5:34pm GMT)
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    They look like statues.  They feel like statues.  But don't dare look away from them.  This week we take a look at those scariest of monsters, the Weeping Angels.  How they eat, how they procreate and how that "don't blink" thing works.  Break out your brainy specks, we dip into some real juicy science here!

     

    WARNING: Rapid Rabbits

     

    Links:

    Real Quantum Locking

    Great explanation how Weeping Angels work in the Doctor Who universe.  (scroll down, it's the 5 paragraph answer)

     

    Episode 55: How to Feed a Weeping Angel



  • Episode 54: Shhh...We're Talking

    14 October 2012 (7:33pm GMT)
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    To ease us out of the excitement of the first half of Series 7 we're doing a commentary for "Silence in the Library".  We also have some big news and feedback.  Enjoy!

    Don't forget to check the other tab on our blog to see "P.S.", the short from the BBC that gives closure to Amy and Rory.

     

    Episode 54: Shhh...We're Talking



  • Episode 53: Closing the Loop

    7 October 2012 (8:28pm GMT)
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    New York, New York...it's a wonderful town! But watch out for those statues.  This week we review the mid-season finale "The Angels Take Manhattan".  Being our usual science loving selves, we argue about the restrictions of time travel and debate the nature of the Weeping Angels.  Spoilers: no tears were shed during the watching of this Doctor Who episode.

    It being a slow news week, we dig some up for you anyway.  That and feedback round out this installment of The Sonic Toolbox!

     

    Warning: Rabbit Chasing abounds.

     

    Episode 53: Closing the Loop



  • Episode 52: Is There A Doctor In The House?

    30 September 2012 (6:51pm GMT)
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    Somewhere in between the coughing of Cheryl's cold and the coughing of Daisy's asthma is a review of "The Power of Three". If only we could put all this coughing in a box. Of course, we still do more talking than coughing. Not to fear, we should both be back to healthy by next week.

    We also have a tiny bit of news and some pseudo-PSE's for you. And feedback.


    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

    Links:
    Doctor Who swag at ThinkGeek.com
    Gallifrey One Convention Registration


    Episode 52: Is There A Doctor In The House?


  • Episode 51: Oh, Mercy Mercy Me

    23 September 2012 (7:43pm GMT)
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    Never let the British try to make a Western. This film genre is best done by Americans, where the West was won. "A Town Called Mercy" proves this rule. This week Cheryl and Daisy discuss the details of this fact while we review the third episode of Series 7. Also, a tiny bit of newsish like stuff and lots of feedback!

     WARNING: Rapid Rabbits

     Links:
     Interview with Sean Benedict
     Make your own Cube
    The Wild Wild West

     Episode 51: Oh, Mercy Mercy Me


  • Episode 50: Tea in Space

    16 September 2012 (7:59pm GMT)
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    So, Rory is a Weasley and the Weasleys are Ponds. And triceratops' are puppies and Nefertiti is on the African plain and... Oh, never mind... there are DINOSAURS ON A SPACESHIP! This week we review last week's episode of Doctor Who and try to explain the theory of relativity. Also, Gallifrey One news and feedback.

    WARNING: Rapid Rabbits

    Links:
    The Theory of Relativity and Einstein's Twin Paradox
    Ankylosaurus dinosaur
    Triceratops Horridus

    Contact us:thesonictoolbox@gmail.com@thesonictoolboxDaisy: @daisywitchCheryl: @CRLowe21

    Episode 50: Tea in Space



  • Episode 49: Oh, Those Crazy Daleks

    9 September 2012 (9:40pm GMT)
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    Season/Series 7 has begun and we're reviewing the first episode "Asylum of the Daleks". We've also got a short review of it from our listener, Ian Kirk. Plus a tiny bit of news and some feedback.

    Sorry this one's so long, we just got away from ourselves and became over excited about some points.

    WARNING: May contain spoilers if you haven't seen this episode yet. So go watch it first.

    Links:
    Doctor Who in SFX
    Pond Life (on BBC website, can be seen outside the UK)


    Episode 49: Oh, Those Crazy Daleks



  • Episode 48: Here There Be Dragons

    2 September 2012 (5:26pm GMT)
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    While Cheryl is off to Atlanta and Dragon*Con,Daisy tries to hold down the fort. Cheryl has sent reports from the con and it sounds like she's having a great time.


    Links:
    Radio Times Doctor Who page
    The Nerdist vs Doctor Who Bowling
    Dragon*Con

    Episode 48: Here There Be Dragons



  • Epiode 47: So Much More Than Dancing

    26 August 2012 (8:22pm GMT)
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    Finishing our two-parter, we review "The Doctor Dances".  We also go off on all sorts of tangents examining the Doctor himself and his background and stuff.  Plus a Gally guest announcement (with much wishing and hoping for other guests) and the answer to last week's trivia question.

    Links:
    Matt Smith was banned from dating his Doctor Who co-stars
    Radio Times listing
    Pond Life

    WARNING: Rapid Rabbits











  • Episode 46: It's All Jack's Fault

    19 August 2012 (8:02pm GMT)
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    Yep, if it wasn't for Captain Jack Harkness trying to pull a con on the Doctor "The Empty Child" would never have happened.  Good thing he did, 'cause we're reviewing it this week.  We've also got Dalaks in the news and John from North Bend gives us a really good trivia question.

    All this and Moonlight Serenade!

    WARNING: Rapid Rabids

    Links:
    Moonlight Serenade lyrics





  • Episode 45: Quantum Quantum Quantum

    12 August 2012 (8:42pm GMT)
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    Daisy aggravates Cheryl again by talking quantum physics as we discuss psychic paper, Ood translation spheres and transmat beams.  And Gally is in our news with the second block of guests announced this past week.


    Next week we're reviewing The Empty Child.  This is a ninth Doctor story and can be streamed for free if you are an Amazon Prime member, or seen on DVD (buy it or rent it on Netflix).

    WARNING: Rapid Rabbits


     


 
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