The Diddly Dumbers discuss their first Doctor Who VHS or DVD as the Three Who Drool regenerate into the Four Faces of Delusion (the fourth face is the listener’s own).
Along the way, we discover Hayden’s dirty little secret as a Doctor Who fan, Doc explains how Doctor Who did Star Wars six years before George Lucas did, Matt offers tantalising hints regarding his conversation with Rob Shearman about Rob’s most hated story, we examine the use of sexual imagery in spaceship design and discover the original inspiration for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in Doctor Who. Into the bargain, Doc’s remorseless logic even solves the legend of the ghost diver at Wookey Hole.
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The opening scene of the podcast in which Doc abseils down the front of the Whoseum clock tower has twin inspirations in British culture. Firstly, the famous opening of 1960s Watch With Mother classic series “Trumpton” which always began with clock figures striking the hour. This also inspires the end of the podcast in which our chums take a stroll in the park to listen to the band. The second inspiration is “Dads Army” episode “Time on My Hands” in which our heroes battle with the workings of the town hall clock.
The Whoseum computer’s choice of famous computer to annoyingly impersonate this time is Eddie, the Heart of Gold’s Shipboard Computer from Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Eddie was played by David Tate in the orginal BBC radio series.
Worzel Gummidge is a children’s television series, based on the books by Barbara Euphan Todd. Starting in 1979, the programme starred Jon Pertwee in the title role and ran for four series in the UK until 1981.
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