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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:
452
Average Episode Duration:
1:03:44
Longest Episode Duration:
3:06:41
Total Duration of all Episodes:
20 days, 0 hours, 5 minutes and 49 seconds
Earliest Episode:
19 November 2017 (2:27am GMT)
Latest Episode:
6 November 2017 (10:57pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
4 days, 15 hours, 11 minutes and 35 seconds

The Sonic Toolbox Episodes

  • 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


     


  • Episode 44: It's Just a Fantasy

    5 August 2012 (7:32pm GMT)
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    We're reviewing the 2nd Doctor story "The Mind Robber" this week.  There's also a little bit of news (it's been a slow week) and some feedback.  And LOTS of rabbit chasing.





  • Episode 43: Leggo my Opolis

    29 July 2012 (8:34pm GMT)
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    Block Transfer Computations, quantum particle theory and Mentats. The question of the week is "How is Logopolis doing what it does?" We also have lots of news and some feedback.

    Next week we're reviewing the Second Doctor story "The Mind Robber". If you don't already own it it can be streamed on Amazon Instant Video (free for Prime Members) or at the following links:
    The Mind Robber on YouTube
    The Mind Robber on DailyMotion


    Some other links we promised:
    Sonic Screwdriver at ThinkGeek.com
    Matt and Karen about the leaving of the Ponds


    WARNING: Rapid Rabbits



  • Episode 42: 42

    22 July 2012 (9:59pm GMT)
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    42 42 42  We are reviewing the 10th Doctor episode "42".  It's a Martha one, but a non-Martha-in-love-with-the-Doctor one.

    There is also lots of news and we're introducing a new feature - feedback!  Instead of waiting to read feedback (like we did for the last episode) we're going to have it at the end of every episode, so it doesn't go stale.  Nothing worse than stale feedback...except maybe a stale bagel.

    WARNING: Lots of Rapid Rabbits





  • Episode 41: So You Say

    15 July 2012 (6:24pm GMT)
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    Cheryl couldn't be here this week, so Daisy tackles talking all by herself.  So...FEEDBACK!  We've had a little bit of feedback built up over the last few months which Daisy plays and reads for you.

    Talk to us:
    thesonictoolbox@gmail.com
    http://www.facebook.com/thesonictoolbox
    @thesonictoolbox
    http://thesonictoolbox.blogspot.com/
    Also, find us on iTunes (we really need reviews there).


     


  • Episode 40: Happiness Will Prevail

    8 July 2012 (3:03pm GMT)
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    Keep smiling, you don't want anyone to think you're a Killjoy, cause then the Kandy Man will come in the night and give you a Fondant Surprise. Ah, yes. This week we are reviewing that wonderful Seventh Doctor story "The Happiness Patrol".

    We've also got some news. We forget to wish Jon Pertwee a Happy Birthday. And be warned, we talk about clowns.

    That's Bertie Bassett pictured there. We can see why Bassett's Candy got upset. Here's some of the candy that actually made up the Kandy Man:
    You can see his head there at the bottom, and his bottom in the middle.

    "The Happiness Patrol" can be streamed on YouTube or DailyMotion. It's also out on DVD if you're a completionist.


    WARNING: Rapid Rabits




  • Episode 39: Like You, But More Silver

    1 July 2012 (8:45pm GMT)
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    This week we discuss the Fifth Doctor companion, Kameleon.  We talk about both the on screen character and the actual robot.  If you've never heard of Kameleon, check out the stories "The King's Daemons" and "Planet of Fire", the only two stories that Kameleon appears in.

    We also have a non-spoilery review of the new movie "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" because we both loved the it so much.

    All that and news, too!

    Links:
    "Kameleon - Metal Man"  The featurette on "The King's Daemons"
    Honda's page on ASIMO

    WARNING: Rapid Rabbits





  • Episode 38: Dining with Monsters

    24 June 2012 (9:59pm GMT)
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    Welcome to Boom Town! No Bob Geldof here, just a funny, well written tying-up-of-ends for the Slitheen. And we talk about it! And we talk about other stuff (big surprise). Listen...enjoy.


    Episode 38: Dining with Monsters


  • Oops. Forgot this important link

    18 June 2012 (6:36am GMT)
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    Sorry, forgot to post this important link that we talked about in the news segment in Ep. 37.

    Not Another Happy Ending. A charming, romantic, indie comedy starring Karen Gillan.


  • Episode 37: Whoa there, Bessie!

    17 June 2012 (7:11pm GMT)
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    She was the Doctor's first car. And like the tinkerer he is, he couldn't help but make some modifications. He called it her Super Drive. It was actually a minimum inertia hyperdrive. We're discussing it, and other interesting aspects of Bessie in this episode.


    Links

    Wikipedia: List of words having different meanings in British and American English: A-L
                       List of words having different meanings in British and American English: M-Z


    Episode 37: Whoa there, Bessie!


  • Episode 36: Watery Warriors

    10 June 2012 (7:33pm GMT)
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    Silurians and Sea Devils, the Murka, Tegan and Turlough...we have something to say about them all. If you hadn't guessed, we're reviewing "Warriors of the Deep" this week. And if you haven't seen it yet, it is available to purchase on DVD or you can find it to stream on DailyMotion.

    This is something we talk about in the episode:

    Original Sea Devil gun

    New version of old gun


    Episode 36: Watery Warriors


  • Episode 35: Let Zygons Be Zygons

    3 June 2012 (8:29pm GMT)
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    Zygons, Zygons everywhere and not a...well, never mind. Zygons are talked about here. Their evolution, their symbiotic relationship to things, their technology. And while we do refer "Terror of the Zygons" we don't give any spoilers as to plot or details into events. But, if you can, stream it online or get it when it comes on DVD. We're sure we'll be reviewing it eventually.

    Speaking of reviewing stories, your assignment for this week is to watch "Waters of the Deep", the 5th Doctor story. We'll be reviewing it next week.


    Warning: Big rabbits this week.


    Episode 35: Let Zygons Be Zygons


  • Episode 34: The Leadworth Affair

    27 May 2012 (8:38pm GMT)
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    Wherein we review Matt Smith's first foray as the Doctor in The Eleventh Hour. We also delve into those deep questions that arise within the story: what is it like to grow up in a small town, what did Prisoner Zero do to wind up in a maximum security prison, and what's up with Matt Smith's eye sockets?

    All this and some timey wimey news for you to enjoy.


    WARNING: Rapid Rabbits (and lots of them)


    Episode 34: The Leadworth Affair


  • Episode 33: The Man from Trion Affair

    20 May 2012 (7:34pm GMT)
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    He's ginger. He's cute. He shouldn't be trusted too far. Or so goes popular opinion. This week Cheryl and Daisy discuss the Doctor's last non-human companion, Vislor Turlough.

    We'll post the Gotya video that Daisy mentions on our Facebook page.

    Don't forget to go to DailyMotion to stream The Eleventh Hour (that we're reviewing next week) if you haven't any other way of watching it.

    Warning: Glee spoilers (for those who watch Glee but haven't seen the last few episodes)
    Also Warning: Rapid Rabbits


    Episode 33: The Man from Trion Affair


  • Episode 32: Cricket Anyone?

    13 May 2012 (5:59pm GMT)
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    It's the Doctor...playing Cricket! It's Adric...eating! It's us...reviewing "Black Orchid"! This week you find out why this story is Daisy's all time favorite.

    If you haven't see it yet, go here to stream it:
    Dailymotion: Black Orchid part 1


    Warning: Contains yarn.


  • Episode 31: What Did You Say?

    6 May 2012 (5:49pm GMT)
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    It's feedback time again! So we dug into our email and Facebook and blog comments and read or played them just for you.

    And yet...we still managed to find a way to rabbit chase. Enjoy!


    Taras's links about flat speakers:

    Engadget

    Audioholics


    Leave feedback here or in the following places:
    Facebook
    thesonictoolbox@gmail.com
    On Twitter as @thesonictoolbox

    Don't for get to go to iTunes to leave a rating and a review! Help us get noticed!!


    Episode 31: What Did You Say?


  • Episode 30: Martha, Martha, Martha

    29 April 2012 (7:48pm GMT)
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    Otherwise known as "Martha goes Stupid". We review the first Martha Jones episode "Smith and Jones" in which RTD takes what started out as an intelligent, independent, career minded woman and turns her into a husband seeking drone. And Judoon. A platoon of Judoon on the moon.

    Note: The episode of M*A*S*H Daisy mentions is "Point of View".

    Nicola Tesla invented AC current. Thomas Edison invented DC. See Links for a cool article on their rivalry.

    Links:
    Tesla unit of measurement
    The Current War

    Episode 30: Martha, Martha, Martha


  • Episode 29: Adam and Jamie Aren't Here

    22 April 2012 (7:20pm GMT)
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    Time windows. Time portals. Going from a spaceship in the 51st century to France in the 18th century. We're talking all about how we think this can be. And a whole lot of other stuff.

    While we're talking about something from The Girl in the Fireplace, you don't need to have seen it to listen. There are no spoilers that weren't in the promos or the blurbs about this story. We give away no plot points or any real details about what goes on. Anything we do talk about is rather vague.

    Next week, however, we will be reviewing Smith and Jones. It can be found for streaming on Amazon, free for Prime members and $1.99 for non-Prime. Link below.


    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing.


    Links:
    Amazon for "Smith and Jones"
    Quantum Foam (Wikipedia entry)
    Stephan Hawking on Quantum Foam and other spacetime stuff.
    Musical Building



    Episode 29: Adam and Jamie Aren't Here


  • Episode 28: Cyber Revengers

    15 April 2012 (7:28pm GMT)
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    So we watched Revenge of the Cybermen, the 1977 return of the Cybermen. Now we review it. Just remember, it's Vogans not Vogons.

    Spoilers abound if you haven't seen this one yet. It's on DVD, so go watch it first.

    Warning: Contains rabbit chasing


    Links:
    TARDIS Index File pages
    Voga, the Planet of Gold
    Nerva Beacon
    Wookey Hole Caves
    Wookey Hole Caves official site


    Episode 28: Cyber Revengers


  • Episode 27: Chasing Rabbits thru Time

    8 April 2012 (6:03pm GMT)
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    There's a lot of time traveling going on out there. We're talking about lots of other shows that use a means of travel similar to the Time Vortex, and compare and contrast against those that use other means.

    And we give you LOTS of rabbits for Easter.

    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing.

    Links:
    TARDIS Wiki on the Time Vortex
    NASA on the space/time vortex
    List of Time Travel TV shows


    Episode 27: Chasing Rabbits thru Time


  • Episode 26: French Fries of Doom

    1 April 2012 (7:21pm GMT)
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    Teachers eating kids, promoting bad nutrition and trying to take over the Universe. Sounds like a typical day of high school to us. We review "School Reunion". And there's science, too! Universe comprehending science!! Cool science, check out the links below.

    As ever, there are spoilers rampant in this episode.

    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing.


    Links:
    The God Particle (Higgs boson, not the Richard Dawkins book.)
         NPR story
         CERN Higgs page

    Skasis Paradigm on TARDIS Wiki

    Universal Theory


    Episode 26: French Fries of Doom


  • Episode 25: Bits of Rassilon

    25 March 2012 (7:47pm GMT)
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    Hoo boy, did Rassilon leave a bunch of stuff behind. This man was busy inventing stuff and we talk about what it all does. From the Rod to the Great Key to the Coronet and it's Cranberries, we discuss them all.


    Links:
    Dreamsinger Harps - I've known a few people who play their harps. Lovely craftsmanship.

    Watch "School Reunion" to prepare for next week. Links to get it:
    Walmart
    Amazon Instant Watch Free if you're a Prime Member.
    iTunes Episode 4.


    Episode 25: Bits of Rassilon


  • Episode 24: Dr. Thaskalos Does it Again

    18 March 2012 (9:50pm GMT)
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    A review of "The Time Monster". We loved it! We gush and go on. We also discover many topics for discussion in future episodes.

    WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing.

    Thaskalos means master teacher in sports.


    http://concordances.org/greek/1320.htm
    didaskalos: an instructor
    Original Word: didaskalos, ou, o
    Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
    Transliteration: didaskalos
    Phonetic Spelling: (did-as'-kal-os)
    Short Definition: a teacher
    Definition: a teacher, master.


    Cognate: 1320 didaskalos (a masculine noun derived from 1321 /didasko, "to teach") - a teacher, an instructor acknowledged for their mastery in their field of learning; in Scripture, a Bible teacher, competent in theology. See 1319 (didaskalia).


     Kepler-22b
     GJ-667Cc


    Episode 24: Dr. Thaskalos Does it Again


  • "Goodbye Sarah Jane" by Juli Dunn

    11 March 2012 (8:20pm GMT)
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    Goodbye Sarah Jane
    As The Doctor approached the dreary funeral parlour, he felt a growing unease. This couldn't be real - could it? His Sarah Jane - gone? His mind rebelled against the despair. Taking a deep breath, he pushed against the heavy glass doors and passed through. As The Doctor walked into the room, Luke lifted his sweet face and looked at him sadly. A moment of wild hopefulness filled his eyes. A pleading look that sent a shock of pain through The Doctor's hearts.
    Couldn't you, Luke said in eloquent silence, with your command of time and space and past and destiny, couldn't you save her?
    The Doctor wanted to put on his brightest smile, shout "OF COURSE I CAN!" and dash out to save his friend. But he couldn't, not without causing dire consequences to the time line. He knew it and hated it. His thoughts must have shown in his eyes because the wild look on Luke's face softened to a kind of tired resignation and he turned away from The Doctor shifting his gaze to the coffin where his mother lay.
    The Doctor followed Luke's eyes and a pang went through the new wound. There she lay, the undertaker's lurid makeup attempting to bring a look of life to the death-stiffened face. She didn't deserve this. This mundane ending to such a glorious life wasn't right. What was it? A car accident? An illness? Numbed by the news, The Doctor understood nothing of Mr. Smith's Message beyond "Sarah Jane is dead." The circumstances, the details, what were they? He couldn't think straight. He'd spent so much of his lives interacting with famous people, the details of their lives and their deaths known to him by rote, he'd never been so shocked. He thought of all the friends he had lost in the heat of battle. Their deaths were shocking and saddening but nothing like this. Not so unexpected.
    Out of the corner of his eye, he saw two little red pinpoints that announced K9's presence. There was something more to this loss. He sensed there had to be and as K9 moved toward the door, The Doctor followed. He would find an answer to give him peace.

    Luke sat alone at the graveside. He wasn't alone. not really, but he felt alone. She wasn't there. Never would she be there again. The pain of loss was almost unbearable and tears stung his eyes. He didn't want to cry. Didn't want to look like a child unable to cope with sadness. He wanted to look like an adult today. But he didn't feel like one. He felt like a scared child, who wanted his mummy.
    Soft but determined footsteps sounded behind him and he turned to look. The Doctor marched down the aisle, a strangely coloured flower clasped between his fingers. He stopped in front of the yet open grave and, leaning forward, let the flower drop silently on to the casket. His mouth moved as if he were saying something and Luke strained to hear his words.
    "It's taken care of. Rest in peace, old friend."
    The Doctor stood, started to turn away, hesitated and then said, "Goodbye, my Sarah Jane." his voice cracked a little as he said this. Turning, He looked at Luke. With tears in his eyes, he flashed the boy a rueful smile and ruffled his hair a little before striding silently away.
    He didn't stay, thought Luke, but not with any surprise. He never stays.
    As Luke watched The Doctor leave, he noticed all the friends who had taken the time to be there. Mickey and Martha were there and Jack and dozens of other people who had been touched by Sarah Jane's life and work. And they were all weeping. Even Rani's father's stern countenance was streaked with silent tears. The wellspring bubbled over in Luke's heart and the tears came fast and unhindered. He buried his face in his hands and sobs wracked his body. He felt Rani and Clyde's arms enclose an affectionate circle about him. He wasn't alone. He knew it now. And it was O.K. to be sad. He thought of the tears in The Doctor's eyes and could even fancy his grief a manly one.

    After the funeral, as people stood quietly conversing in Luke and Sarah Jane's house, Luke sat alone in the loft, Mr. Smith open but silent before him. Luke's eyes strayed around the room, drinking in everything. Every picture and artifact was precious to him now, beyond price. He thought about The Doctor.
    I wonder what he meant by 'It's taken care of.' Someday he would ask him. But not today. Not now.
    Sarah Jane wouldn't want him to grieve forever. She had always seen the gleam of a bright future for him. He would do amazing things with his life. But not now. This day wasn't one for brave adventures in space and time. It wasn't a day for looking forward. That was what tomorrow was for. Today was for her for looking back and for reminiscing. For grieving one so well remembered and loved. Today was a day for saying goodbye. And so they did. Each in his or her own way, with honour, gratitude, and love.


    All rights reserved.  Reprinted with permission from author.


  • Episode 23: The Eyes of Rassilon

    11 March 2012 (8:13pm GMT)
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    The Eye of Harmony is a strange and curious thing, or things. We attempt to dissect it and interpret what we've read about how it works. Not an easy thing to do. If Rassilon and Omega were engineers here on Earth, we'd all be in big trouble.

    Plus feedback!

    Links:

    The Whoniverse on The Eye of Harmony



    Episode 23: The Eyes of Rassilon


  • Episode 22: Illness Takes It's Toll

    4 March 2012 (6:40pm GMT)
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    Cheryl has called in sick. Since we are a true team effort, this winds up to be a rather short episode. So sorry, but Cheryl should be back next week and we promise a deep, meaningful, crazy episode.

    Matt Smith on Top Gear



    Episode 22: Illness Takes It's Toll


  • Episode 21: Gallifrey One 2012 Review Main Course

    26 February 2012 (9:22pm GMT)
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    Gallifrey One Network 23 is over. What did we like? What did we love? What ribbons did we collect? Highlights and fun reviewed within!


    Gally One Review


 
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