Sunday, July 20, 2014

Episode 142: The Clash


Russell T. Davies, bless his heart, gave us the Time War in an attempt to get away from those meddling Time Lords.  What he really gave us was the biggest retcon in all of time and space.  As the summer rolls on, we explore that clash and some of its implications.   Gallifrey is calling…




Opening song: "London Calling" by The Clash, from the album London Calling.


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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Episode 141: Blondie

Next up on our Summer Concert stage is none other than that punk sensation...Rose Tyler!  Oh, you were expecting Blondie?  THAT punk, the one from the 1970's with Deborah Harry.  Yeah, no.  This week it's all about Rose.  Kinda takes you back to 2005, doesn't it?


"One Way Or Another" by Blondie, from the album Parallel Lines

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Episode 140: Los Lobos


Even a man who is pure at heart, and says his prayers at night…can meet Queen Victoria on the road to Torchwood House and stop a werewolf it it's tracks.  And so it is this week, from the Mexican/American music of Los Lobos to the moors of Scotland under a summer's full moon, we bring you "Tooth and Claw" to face your darkest fear.  Will the wolf survive?  Who knows?


Opening Music:

"Will the Wolf Survive", Los Lobos, from the album "How Will the Wolf Survive" (1984)


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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Episode 139: Three Dog Night

No bull…frogs here, Jeremiah or otherwise named.  Just a robot dog named K-9.  Of course, there’s no “just” about him.  Loyal, smart and with a lazar nose and tickertape tongue, K-9 is probably one of the Doctor’s best beloved companions.  At least among us fans.  We love him, and we’re talking all about him.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Episode 138: The Beatles

Come on in and don't rush the stage.  It's festival seating and the tickets are free!  Welcome to the start of The Sonic Toolbox 2014 Summer Concert Series!!  This week on our stage it's The Beatles!!!  Ok, so it isn't really, but we are reviewing the 10th Doctor/Donna story "Turn Left".  You know, the one where she has a beetle on her back.  See what we did there?  So sit back, put those records on your record player (or turn on your MP3 player...just doesn't have the same ring to it, tho) and join us in a Magical Mystery Tour of an alternate kind.


A Quantum of Time

Are Chronons the Elementary Particles in space and Time?

Time Particles



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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Episode 137: Yeti Yeti Yeti

The Doctor faces off with the Yeti once again!  This time in the London Underground.  With Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart.  Yup, this week we review the Second Doctor story "The Web of Fear".  This is the story where we meet the Brig before he was a Brigadier.  So much furryness.  So much story.  So much...hey! Where's episode 3?  Damn you, BBC!!  Oh, well.  Has anyone dared to look in Sudanese TV station studios, maybe??

WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Episode 136: Meatloaf Shouldn't Go Thunk

We've talked about the TARDIS before.  We've had discussions about the Chameleon Circuit and temporal physics.  This week, we're discovering a whole bunch (but by no means all) of the little used funtions of the TARDIS.  Little things that the Doctor may have mentioned or used only once, things that writers or showrunners came up with at the last moment when they realised they had painted our intrepid crew into the perverbial corner.

And stuff...

WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Episode 135: Oh Donna, My Donna

She's our favorite new Who companion.  This week we discuss why we love her so much.  Donna Noble, that fiery redhead, draws us in and becomes our touchstone companion with her down-to-earth way and her lack of attraction to the Doctor.  That and so much more.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Episode 134: Remembering The Brigadier

It's Memorial Day (due to technical dificulties, Memorial Day is almost over) and even tho he's not in the U. S. Armed Services, and died of old age rather than service to his country, we here in the Toolbox have decided to honor Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart on this week's show.  Join us as we discuss our beloved Brig and try our best to stay on topic.

WARNING: Contains rabbit chasing

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Episode 133: The Space Cockroaches Come Back

R of the Daleks.  Resurrection this time.  And we're talking about it.  The 5th Doctor, Tegan leaving (spoilers!) and the very beginning of the Dalek civil war.  A civil war that spans many years and two regenerations, that's three Doctors.  We're taking a look at "Resurrection of the Daleks" in our own, special, rabbity way.

Also, actual news and yarny talk.  Enjoy!

WARNING: Contains rabbits

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Episode 132: Diary of a Madman

His name is Davros.  He created a maniacal race of mutants from his own people, the Kaleds, and called them Daleks.  He programed them with the desire to take over the universe.  Dude's got issues.  Good thing, too, or he'd be boring to talk about.  And that's what we're doing this week.  Talking about the nutjob in the mobile life support unit.  Grab your jackbooks, we're in for a bumpy ride!

WARNING: Contains multitudes of rabbits

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Episode 131: Short...Like a Sontaran

We conclude our two part review with "The Poison Sky".  Since Daisy kept accedentally talking about it last week, this week is a bit of a short episode.  Filled with short potato aliens.  And, as usual, rabbits.

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