With Deep Breath and Into the Dalek, the Three Who Drool finally get around to reviewing new TV episodes of Doctor Who. We initially travel to Mancini’s Family Restaurant for the first story, armed with umbrellas against the missing roof and a tube of Pringles in the absence of even a children’s menu. Later, inspired partly by the Doctor and Clara diving into the Dalek but mostly by The Numskulls comic strip, Al and The Rev shrink themselves down to fit inside Doc’s bonded polycardboard box.

In the course of our discussion, we blow wide open Steven Moffat’s secret plan to use the first Doctor of the new regeneration cycle to reboot the series back to the era of the First Doctor. But not the First Doctor you may be thinking of.

We also look at the significance of the female thorax in Sontaran lore. The Rev tells us about a friend of his who once had a date with a gibbon. Al explores a possible narrative link between the Meddling Monk and the Mondasian Cybermen. Doc advocates punches in retaliation for slaps.


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Tom Jones – “It’s Not Unusual”.

Peter Capaldi on “The One Show” – Part One and Part Two.

South Korean painting of Peter Capaldi & Jenna Coleman.

42 to Doomsday podcast reviews the Australian leg of the world tour.

Crossing the International Date Line.


The Paternoster Gang as the UNIT family – an idea we heard on The Pharos Project podcast.

“Coupling” by Steven Moffat

Doc’s bonded polycardboard box

The Numskulls is a comic strip that started in The Beezer, before jumping to The Beano and finally landing in The (digital) Dandy where it’s still going strong today.

Steven Moffat explains why he’ll never bring back The Rani.

Waterloo Road

Peter Capaldi’s butter advert

Dramaturgy is a sociological perspective starting from symbolic interactionism and commonly used in microsociological accounts of social interaction in everyday life. At least, that’s what Al thinks. And here’s one on the Reality-Tunnel: How Beliefs And Expectations Create What You Experience In Life. Doc needed a lie-down after reading them.

Doc blogs on Murray Gold’s “Unexpectedly Cold Bath Choir”.

“This is evil refined as engineering” brings to mind the Castrol GTX adverts. Those of us approaching middle age never listened to the 2nd Movement of Mahler’s 7th Symphony in the same way again.

How pink and blue became gender-specific.


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