791 – Daleks and Cyberpersons | Sleeping With Doctor Who S2E13
Oh my, you will sleep well tonight, as heroes unite.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and friends beyond the binary, it's time for podcaster, I'm Jesse Patrons. I'm just here to keep it simple. I'm simply here to put you to sleep in the most convoluted way possible. It's time for Sleep With Me, podcast to put you to sleep. If you're up all night tossing and turning, mind racing, trouble getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep, trouble getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep. I'm still doing math. It's time for Sleep With Me the podcast to put you to sleep. We do it with a bedtime story. Alls you need to do is get in bed, turn out the lights and press play. I'm going to do the rest. What I'm going to attempt to do is create a safe place where you can set aside whatever's keeping you awake. Whether it's thoughts, feelings, so stuff you're thinking about. Something you're feeling emotionally or experiencing physically. Thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, travel just who knows? The stuff. Anticipation or whatever the other one is. Stuff. Whatever's being human.
It's not easy. If you can't sleep or you're having trouble getting asleep it's even tougher and that's why I'm here to help. What I'm going to do is I have this oral, aural, I always get those two, it's like a tongue twister. Oral and aural. Maybe we could do a tongue twister with that because I just realized that choral sounds like the choral and coral, oral and aural. Maybe that can be, does any of George Foreman's Georges listen to this podcast? One. Two, would you be interested in, do you have a litter of kittens you'd like to name? Meet them and name because and maybe we could work some math into that. I don't know.
I'm going to try to create a safe place or that's what I was saying is I'm going to smooth it. I'm going to pat it. I'm going to rub it down. I'm going to give you your space within the safe place and then what I'm going to do is I'm going to send my voice across the deep dark night. I'm going to use a lulling, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones. Those are creaky dulcets. And if you'll say, “Scoots what's a creaky dulcet?” I say, “Well, you know when you hear a door creak, there's a lot of times that's in big movies, that's portrayed as something. Or in those records of sound effects. You say oh boy a door's creaking.”
This is in this podcast that's the creaky. The dulcet would be I guess if the door was creaking because Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy or a person just that's going to give you a kiss on forehead goodnight or someone's going to tuck you in. I guess those would be the you'd say, “Oh that's a nice creaky.” Or you'd say, “Oh, now mom and dad are going to bed,” kind of creaky. You say, “Okay.”
Okay, so creaky dulcet tones, pointless meanders. You might say, “What's a pointless meander?” I say, “I think you've seen a few already.” Some pointless arithmetic. It wasn't actually pointless it just was a different kind of pointless where I said, “Hmm, inconclusive arithmetic is like a pointless meander.” Then we had a point, I don't know if it was a pointless meander trying to name, is that new rhyming conventions? Words that already rhyme. I don't know if you could say it's a new rhyming convention. That makes me think of what happened to the old rhyming convention? You say, “What the heck?” Well I used to go to that before big rhymes but bought it out and made it all corporate. They'd say, “Is big rhymes anything? Is Buster Rhyme? Where's Buster Rhymes fall? Which one's Buster Rhymes going to be at? Because I could go to that one.” You say, “Actually I don't know. We'd have to check the schedule.”
Okay, are you going to the new rhyming convention or the old rhyme? I'm going to both and the one, there's actually the one where rhyme's spelled differently. That one is even, it's O-L-D-E rhyming convention. Wow, that's confusing. There's an old rhyming convention, there's a ye olde rhyming convention even though it's just called old rhyming convention and then there's a new rhyming convention. Where's a poor convention just named rhyming convention left? Oh I'm the middle of a podcast, thanks.
Pointless meanders. That was an extra one. Superfluous tangents. Maybe that's what that was. Go off topic is basically is shorthand of it.
The whole idea of the show is I'm here to keep you company as you fall asleep. If you're new, I'm glad you're here. The only I would give you is to kind of consume the podcast a little bit passively at first because it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. It's a bit different and it doesn't work for everybody but for most of the people it works for, they listened a couple times and then it starts to work for them. Once they realize that the podcast is bit like a, it's gelatinous. It's a digital podcast, how can it be? And I'd say, “Well I don't know how. I don't know why it's gelatinous but it is.” I don't know. They've lined up my podcast against other podcasts and they say, “Yep, this one's full ones and zeroes. Zeroes and ones. Oh this one was done. This was done, what do you call that? That's not ones and zeroes. Whatever that. Digital and what? I don't know, the other one that's not digital.” And they say, “Okay yeah, that old school podcast. It's done with the older equipment, hasn't been digitized yet.”
And then we have this one. What is it? Well looks like a bowl of gelatin but it's actually sleep podcast. It's a metaphor form right now. All the other podcasts, I guess I wouldn't say that. I'd say, “I'm going to have to shut this podcast convention down because there's so many that could be good metaphors.” Unfortunately I got to focus on my new listener, my regular listeners so I got to leave this, that convention too.
I'm here. And if you're new, let me give you an idea of what to expect. Obviously unexpected stuff that's kind of strange and tangential but structurally what to expect. The show, you already heard this, it starts off with a few minutes of business and that's kind of the prize that's supposed to be most riveting part of the show because that's how we keep it free for everybody. That's a little bit more upbeat. Then there's an intro. The intro consists of, it's what do you call it? It's a bit of meandering. It gives people a chance to wind down as they get ready for bed or as they are in bed. To unwind. I guess that's like winding down, unwinding. Chilling out, getting settled in. Whatever word you want to use for it. That's what the intro is, it's about 12 to 16 minutes or so.
Now some listeners will say, “Scoots, I want you to get straight to the story or in this case, the recap of Dr. Who.” You just skip to about 18 or 20 minutes. Ideally you listen to the beginning of the show so you know how to support it and then you skip ahead. You could skip ahead to 18, 20 minutes and get right into that content if you want to.
Some listeners they also usually support the show, they fall asleep during the intro and then some people listen to it during the day as a destressor or they listen as they're getting ready for bed. There's no wrong way to use it but that's just how the show's structured. And then it can be repurposed. I guess those were examples or repurposing the show. But mostly the intro in a perfect world is introductory to new listeners and confusing, unintentionally just by me being myself as a wind down. That's the intro.
Then there'll be some business between the intro and the show. Then there's, we'll be talking about Dr. Who, an episode of Dr. Who. And we'll be talking a pretty meandering way. You say, “Scoots, are you sure you watched that episode?” Really? Or they'll say, “Man, which episode was he talking about? Because it wasn't totally clear to me.” But it makes me very sleepy. If you say, “I don't know about that episode with those things that are like robots.” And I say, “Don't worry. I'll make it lulling and soothing for you.”
Then the show ends with a thank yous. That's why I say, “Don't worry.” Is because I'm really to help. I've been there. I make the show so that you don't need to listen to it. But also you don't feel any pressure to fall asleep. No need to listen to me. But also want to give you plenty of time. The reason the shows are over an hour, right around an hour is so you can kind of fall asleep at your leisure. You say, “Okay, I'm kind of listening here, kind of don't know what he's talking about and yeah, it's distracting and relaxing. I can kind of picture the doctor and the rose.” You say, “Well it's robes.” Well you could call her the rose. Then hopefully you fall asleep. If you don't though, I'll be here til the very end.
If you can't sleep, you're going through something or you're just looking for some company, I'm here to help do that. Fill that role too because that's really what the audio was there for me when I couldn't sleep. Just listening to a friendly voice in the deep dark night with something barely interesting to say that maybe put a smile on your face, maybe put a neutral look on your face. That's basically it.
Other that thinking about the pitch again, to rename. If anybody does have any pets, what do we say? Oral, oral, aural. Boral, not doubt about it. Moral. Can you imagine being the one name? You say, “Why'd you name him Moral?” Especially if it's a cat. I'm the cat that likes to screw around. Not like that Scoots. The other kind. Take other cats' balls of string. You say, “Moral come on, you can't do that. Give the ball of string back to Coral.” Noral. I know it's hard that I named you Noral since that's not really a word but I just loved saying it. You came right after moral. Ploral. You're twins so I had to name one of you Ploral. That's how they say it. I think that may be how they say it in Ron Concoma. Another Ron Concoma shout out. Ploral. I don't know I don't have my Ron Concoma accent on me right now.
Oral, coral, that's not the rhyme. That's not a good Long Island accent. You got to, when you don't have it, you just got to, you can't fake it. Can't fake the Concoma. And shout out to everybody that's here from when I mention it because I love the strong. What else? I think that's it. If I fit in a little pandering to Long Island. You can never go wrong with that.
George Foreman, if anybody, if any of the George Foremans are listening, think about that as a naming convention for your children. Words that rhyme with, wait, part of my brain said oral and aural don't rhyme. And they'd say, “Well to you they don't.” When you say it with your heart and not your ears and your mouth, they do.
Anyway, I'm glad you're here. I really appreciate you stopping by. Give it a few tries if you're new. See if the podcast helps. It doesn't work for everybody. But I really work very hard. I yearn and I strive to help you fall asleep and thanks again for coming by.
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All right, everybody, we're talking season two or series two, episode 13 or 12 depending on how you're counting. Army of big farmers. It starts with Rose, a voiceover of Rose, Earth and Moon from space. Rose has this Khaleesi level moment actually. Starts with a gum chewing flashback and Dr. One, we see the first time, whatever number doctor is and then the current doctor. I know, I said I know, I know him wrong. It's not Dr. One and Dr. Two. Musical machine, what does that mean? I don't know, these notes are, and then I was wondering about the mystery machine. We see the doctor and Rose on the planet with manta ray pterodactyls. That's the planet. Then we see Rose on a beach, she's glum I would say. That was the word I used. Or maybe that was word she used.
Let's just see while the episode opens, what did she say? This is Earth where I was I born and where I went to become a big farmer. First 19 years of my life nothing happened and then I met the doctor, man who could change his face. Took me away from home in his magical machine. There we go. Showed me the whole time and space. Thought it would never end. Rose even says, “I think I'm going to be with you forever. And then came the army of the big farmers. Torchwood and the WA to the R, what's it good for? This is that story. How it ended.”
Then we have a playground, bluish playground. TARDIS appears. Rose puts on her backpack. At first I said, “What's in there?” But then she says, “Laundry.” There's fun music at this part of the show. They go to Jackie's house, big hugs and kisses. WTF, what did I WTF? Oh Jackie kisses the doctor on the face. She goes, “Oh no you don't, get over here. Oh you lovely big fellow you're all mine.” Doctor says, put me down. Rose has her backpack full of laundry. She give Jackie a asteroid bizarre thing. Bizulium or something, predicts the weather. Cold is rain, warm it's sunny.
Jackie has a surprise. Silver moon sculpture. There's a sculpture. Let me see if I could see it. Yeah, I see it in the background. Jackie has a lot of white, I guess what are those things called? Not porcelain because they're shiny, sculptures and one is a silver moon, another one is a shell. Not a silver of a moon, excuse me. Milk on the counter. Jackie's milk's out. Maybe she was just making tea. Doctor say hello.
Let me see, she goes, “Oh just guess who's coming to visit? Grandad Prentice, he's on his way.” They say, “Jackie's off her rocker kind of.” Then we see Dr. Who, Doctor and Rose on the run because after their Grandpa Prentice shows up, he's a big farmer. They run outside. There's big farmers everywhere. It's called big farm shift. The big farm shift is they said, “When the big farmers shift and when to shifts have big farmers?” They say, “Ends at 12 minutes past. This is a quick shift where big farmers come to visit.”
Then it cut to secret lab, Torchwood Institute where we see science types and science leader and she says, “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and friends beyond the binary, trees and multiforms, we've got a 5,000 gigawatts,” whatever. She says, “A difference.” And they say it in Back to the Future. I think he says, “Gigawatts.” And maybe she says, “Giga,” I don't know. And she says, “Give yourselves a round of applause. Back to the Future, teak on Westminster Bridge, whatever. There's big farmers on the Westminster Bridge of true purpose.
Oh no, tease. They do this in new montage. Doctor's watching with his glasses on from the floor, he's changing channels and they say, “Oh they're gathered on Westminster Bridge.” They're in formation. Little tease there. We see the Trisha Goddard Show. Product called Ectoshine for shine up your big farmers. I didn't get to look up the show. Which show? Trisha Goddard show where they get thrown out of a pub. It's east enders, I knew it was a famous show. And one of the big farmers gets kicked out of the pub. Doctor watches TV on the floor with his glasses on.
I just tried to scroll up on my notebook there to be honest with you. First time it's happened in a recording of the podcast. It's clearly my handwriting's not a smart screen. Doctor's kind of spoiling, Jackie says, “Just marry something.” There's fresh flowers in Rose's house. But the Doctor says, let's see, he says, “This can't be good that there's big farmers running around. I don't think it's your Grandad.” And Jackie says, “Oh it feels like him.” And the Doctor goes, “Maybe it's a psychic or maybe you want it to be him. Just matches, it's just your memory Jackie.”
And Rose goes, “What if the big farmers aren't the big farmers we think they are?” And Jackie goes, “Oh no, they're big farmers. Humans used to be human, now they're big farmers.” And she goes, “They're blurry.” And Doctor goes, “Yeah, I don't know. They're pressing themselves into the service of the world but a footprint doesn't look like boots.” Good old Doctor's observation. Let's see. Footprint doesn't look like a boot.
Big doing Sudokus. Raj is doing Sudokus. Let's see. Book 509 maybe. Yvonne goes, “Yeah we just had a go shift.” There's lot of random equipment in the lab. A big flat, first it looked like, one angle it looked like a flat sphere and then in other angles it looks like an actual sphere. Everybody's got a Bluetooth thing in their ear. Then Raj, he goes to touch it and he goes to touch, holds his hand up to the sphere but he can't touch it, it's kind of this weird moment.
Then we have a couple coworkers that seem like they like each other. One of them says, “I'm going to go double check the stacks.” They're like IMing each other. They go out. They say, another one says, “I'm going to go cross check the levels.” A familiar person, you can see start them one of the actor actresses, you could see that one of these characters, the person portraying them is clearly gets star quality. They say, then they talk about snogging which again I had to look up. Does that just mean kissing or the other thing?
Then I didn't like the guy Gareth. One of them uses the term daft and there's lot of tarps and then we see a cyber person. We say, “Well Gareth didn't know the cyber person was.” Then we go back to Rose and Doctor and the TARDIS. Rose brings a newspaper onto the TARDIS. It said, “Big farmer's going to be the MP for Leeds. What are we going to do.”
And then we have a cute little moment where the Doctor's kind of like a steampunk big farm buster, like a Dustbuster. Super cute moment and he's marching around. Which I don't remember the Dustbusters marching but he says, “Who you going to call?” And Rose says, “Dustbusters.” And he says, “I ain't afraid of no ghost.” And then there's action music.
Don't you think this is something. What does that say? But they're trying triangulate where the Dustbusting's coming from like tracing paper or something. Oh Jackie says, “Why do you have to reduce everything to science? Isn't this beautiful?” And Doctor goes, “No. I don't think so.” Let's see, Sudoku, that's the top of the page.
He tells Rose kind of how to operate all the trackers and what buttons and levers to use while he's out there. Setting 15B, eight seconds, goes below deep skin and they'll have to but don't push that one. Push the other one that's close to it. Jackie watches this with the hands in her pockets.
We go back to Torchwood. Roaming up a double booth toothed on the lovebirds. We see the two coworkers, they have double Bluetooth now. Then we go back to actor and Rose and action Jackie's not happy. I think Jackie says, “Shame, shame, know your name.” Let's see, powering up. Sorry we're late. Oh yeah, Jackie is Rose's skin and not great speech. She says, “Why are you starting to look like Doctor?” And Rose goes, “I guess.” She says, “You changed so much.” And Rose goes, “Yeah, I've changed, have evolved.” And Jackie says, “I suppose.” And Rose goes, “Well Mom, I used to work at a department store. Those jobs.” And she goes, “I've worked in a department store.” And Jackie goes, “What happens when I become a big farmers?” And Rose goes, “No. What?” And she goes, “Really. Then you'll never come back to Earth. Then what?” And Rose goes, “I don't know. I'm figuring out who I am.”
This is paraphrasing. Jackie goes, “You'll never settle down.” And Rose goes, “The Doctor won't and I won't. I'm just going to keep on traveling.” And Jackie says, “And changing. In 40, 50 years time, you won't even be a regular earthling anymore. You'll be a billion miles away.” And I said, “Jackie I don't appreciate that, the way you're talking.” But it was great writing. And then Doctor, we hear one of the great ones, line, “Come on, you beauty. Ha, ha, ha.”
And we're onto the big farm shift back at Torchwood headquarters. The Doctor's got his 3D glasses on as he's analyzing it. Back he basically realized someone's interfering. The Doctor's working like radio knobs with radio sound effects. They track them. Do they do some Dustbusting of big farmer? But it's still not clear what's happening. But then they track them to a SC15 or something council estate, the Powell estate. And then the Doctor's on the move because the big farm shift ends.
And then they spot him though with the CCCTV. They say, “OMG, it's the Doctor and the TARDIS.” And the Doctor's running like a lot of the heavy what do you call it? It's heavy on the Doctor being funny at the beginning. I don't know if this is the first one but this is the first time I ever remember hearing him say, “Allons y,” which is A-L-L-O-N-S Y. It does sound like a French word. Yeah, because it actually say, “I like that, allons y. I'm going to say allons y more often. Allons y. Watch out Rose, allons y.” You heard allons y. I don't know how to say it but it just sort of feels like, it feels good in my mouth. And he just goes, “I'd like to say Alonzo, allons y Alonzo, every time.”
Now the TARDIS is moving and Rose is kind of staring and she goes, “Dude, Jackie's onboard.” And Jackie goes, “I don't want to end up on Mars.” Then the TARDIS comes into a warehouse. Cut to the chase, look after Jackie. Because actor has to go out. They're busted by the Torchwood team Torchwood and they say, the Doctor says, “Don't worry. I'll handle this. You stay here with Jackie.” And everyone is so happy to see the Doctor, they say, “Hooray.” They clap for him. The Doctor kind of reacts in a funny way. First he hold his hands up then he puts his finger to his lips and he does the cut to cut the applause sign.
Capricorn, yes, grabs Jackie. Now they say, they say, “Don't you always travel with a companion? We know, we got your file.” But then the Doctor pulls Rose, Jackie out and the Doctor gives Jackie a hard time. He goes, “You're not the, it's very,” he goes, “too blonde, not steady on her pins. Just last week she stared into a time vortex, aged 57 years.” Even says, “I'm willing to trade.” It's kind of just he's giving her, and then he says, “Anyway, allons y.” And Yvonne says, “Well geez, we've been waiting for you, welcome to Torchwood.” And then see some spaceships, the Doctor says, “Well how'd you get a spaceship?” They go, “Oh yeah, it's we got it for parts. Remember the Sycorax, that was us.” She goes, “The Torchwood Institute has a motto, if it's from outer space, it's ours for the good of the British Empire.”
And Jackie says, “British Empire, there isn't one.” They go, “Not yet.” And then they show a particle beam. They say, “Art in life. People skills.” They show a particle beam and she says, “Thank you Sebastian.” She goes, “You got to know people's names in this century. It's about the people skills.” And Doctor goes, “Any Alonzo's here?” And then he goes, “By the way, what's yours?” She goes, “Yvonne Hartman.” And then the Doctor picks up some magnet thing that reduces mass. Torchwood doesn't use, they only use metric things. But only for Torchwood's benefit not for the general public. This is a lot of backstory and history.
Doctor says, “What's up with the big farmers?” They go, “It's a side effect of some work we're doing.” They say, “Geez, there's so much you can teach us.” Also see the TARDIS, Doctor's like, “You're never getting back. You're never getting in there.” Let's see.
Imperial ton. Doctor's eye. We see Doctor's eye under a magnifying glass. Rose gets off the TARDIS with the psychic paper and Rose in the hall. Doctor's in the hall. They're talking about the history of Torchwood which jumps back to 1879, episode The Season with Queen Victoria. That's when it all started. Oh that was Torchwood states. I go, “Yeah Doctor, you're going to teach us so much.” They go into the sphere room. Doctor stares up. Jackie says, “This thing feels weird.”
The Doctor has these 3D glasses, I think I mentioned that. He puts them on, looks up and down. Raj says, “Weighs nothing, no mass. It's absent, that's why it feels weird.” And Doctor goes, “It's a void ship. Thought it was impossible. Exists outside of time and space.” He said, “What do you mean?” He goes, “In the space in between dimensions is a void. There's nothing there. No time, eternal skull at the heart, the howling.” The Doctor says, “Good question is why is it there? What's going on with your ship?” And they say, “We don't know. The sphere came through the world and then the big farmers came after it.”
Then we see some more recruits for the cyber people. Let's see. Rose gets off the TARDIS now. She's wearing a turquoise sweater. There's sarcophagi near her. Looked like old and famous. She grabs a lab coat. She files somebody that's walking fast. The Doctor goes to see the hole in the world, radar black spot, 600 feet above sea level. It's where they found this time space anomaly. Doctor uses his 3D glasses so we get that.
Jackie mentions, “Oh wait a second, aren't we in, this is Torchwood tower,” they say. She goes, “Isn't this Canary Wharf?” Then the Doctor does some more place setting. He says, “Okay so you find this time space which the sphere comes through, 600 feet about London,” he goes, “what do you think happened? Why are you playing around with the hole and making it bigger?” And Yvonne says, “Well it's energy. We can become energy independent.” And she goes, “You see for yourself, two minutes is ghost shift.” There's some WTF looks and then the Doctor's like, “You know what? Cancel the ghost shift, the sphere cracked our dimension.” And she goes, “No, no, no. We're in control. Shift's in one minute.”
And Doctor does a reverse move, he goes, “Okay, go ahead, as you were cadet. Some tea? Good luck with that ghost shift.” And he stares down Yvonne with a poker face and then she says, “Thank you.” She stops shift, Doctor says, “Thank you.” The Doctor says, “I'm glad to be a help.” Then she says, “Clean up this mess Doctor made. We heard you liked to make a mess.” Then the Doctor and Jackie share a knowing look.
Then robot shine and look a try work on computers. Then the double Bluetooth cyber recruit share a look and they go back to work on their computers. Rose follows the fast walkers past the sign for the lever room. She kisses her psychic paper, gets her into the sphere room and she's checking it out and then Raj rolls on her, on Rose. He says, “What do you want? Tell me what you want.” And Rose goes, “Oh. I'm looking for whoever you caught here.” And she shows the psychic paper and he says, “Oh we have a basic level of psychic training. That's psychic paper.” Then he says, “Samuel, close the doors.” And we see that Samuel is Mickey. Which is a bit of a leap. Mickey looks good.
Doctor all stars. Oh his Converse All Stars are on the desk and they're Facetiming with Raj and Yvonne says, “Who's this dude? Who's this?” And he goes, “Okay that's Rose Tyler.” They say, “Oh so you're travel with her mother.” They say, “Who's this?” Well her mom. They say, “You travel with her mom.” And the Doctor goes, “Don't tell anybody that I got to keep it on the low.” Hello, you travel with her mother? I have a reputation to uphold.
Then everything goes into big farm shift override. They say, “We're going into it.” With that, they say, “What are you doing? Shut it down.” Also they're figuring out, they did more backstory slurring, they say, “Shut down. Addy, Gareth, Matt, shut down the big farm shift. Andrew.” They said, “Yeah.” The Doctor goes, “It's override. They got double Bluetooth. We're going into the big farm shift.”
Let's see, what else we got here? Override. Sphere start shaking, there's dramatic music. The Doctor's able to shut down everybody's Bluetooth. He says, “It's coming from a remote transmitter somewhere nearby.” Raj says, “The sphere's active and it exists.” Mickey's super confident, not just confident but confidence from competence. The Doctor starts looking into the tarps where the cyber people were. And he says, “Jesus this is like a worlds collide situation. This is advance to cyber guard and we're surrounded.”
Then Mickey explains his plan to Rose and why he's so confident. He says, “We've won this before we'll win it again.” Rose goes, “Against what?” Mickey goes, “Who do you think?” And the sphere starts to shake more. We see the big farm shift is at a 100% or increased to 100% or something. Then we hear the cyber walking sound effects. I don't know what that says. Harkeless or harness?
Let's see. Yvonne and the Doctor they're caught with the cyber people. Let's see. Mickey says, “Okay, yeah, we had already conquered the cyber people then they vanished. They found a way into this world, so did we.” And Rose says, “I thought that was impossible. The Doctor said it was.” Mickey goes, “Doctor's been wrong before.” And Rose goes, “What's inside the sphere?” Mickey goes, “I don't know, cyber leader, cyber king or cyber people. I'm on it.” I say, “Oh it's good to see you. Good to see you too.”
The Doctor says, “Okay, we're caught let's just try to figure out a plan.” Let's see. Sphere. Mickey takes off his lab coat. Wicked cool. As the sphere slowly opens, Jackie says, “WTF.” And then Doctor says, “A footprint does not look like a boot.” And with dramatic action music, all across the world we see the cyber people taking over tourist locations, globally. And saying, “We were big farmers, now we're cyberly in control of these tourist destinations.” Even one family which was kind of caught, they say, “There's one upstairs.” They said, “Our house is a tourist destination I guess.”
Yvonne says, “It's an invasion.” And Doctor goes, “No it's a victory.” Sheple activated. I don't know what that is. It looks like S-H-E-P-L-E activated. Opens the lights. Let me just see here.
Can anyone hear me? Sphere opens, is that what this is? Sphere activated. Yeah, I guess that's what it says. Doctor could see that on computer. That's what it was. It's open. Light's coming out.
Mickey has a modern turtleneck on very from the future and he says, “I'm Mickey, Mickey Smith, defender of the Earth, yo.” The world realized everything that happening. The Doctor's confused because he gives a final reveal. He says, “I don't get it though. Why would the cyber people have a void ship?” And so he asks the cyber person, “How'd you create the sphere?” And the cyber person says, “The sphere is not ours.” And Doctor says, “What do you mean?” It said, “It broke down the barriers between worlds. We followed. We don't know its origin. Unknown.”
And then we get another bill, the Doctor goes, “What's in there?” And Jackie says, “Rose is down there.” And then we see it open and out of it Mickey and Rose, Mickey goes, “Those aren't cyber men.” Rose goes, “Oh boy. We thought our problem was big farmers, it's going to be every comic book on Earth because it's Daleks.” And there's four of them, three are gold like rose gold, just like the phones and one's a space gray and it ends with big WTF. It was ends on a whatever that's, Dalek king or of course the Dalek's are saying, “No comics, no comics, no comics.”
Okay, so let's go the notes here. What do we have. The first thing that came up was mystery machine. This is from scoobydoo.fandom.com. This may only apply to Scooby-Doo where are you? Mystery machine is the main form or transportation of Mystery Inc. Fred is the owner. Very strong attachment to it though he has to lend it to Scooby-Doo and Shaggy and Scrappy when they had their own show. It looks like a 60s era panel van but some details indicate it's not a particular model of any lineage. Painted medium blue, horizontal green stripe, two orange flowers. Labeled the Mystery Machine in orange. Spare tire, two roof racks. What else? Back has equipment. Bench running long wise. This can be stored in the rear of the van. The back of it, a table and chairs. Walls may be lined with computer equipment. Large antenna can be attached to the roof. Sometimes it's also filled with kitchen cabinets.
This is the history. I don't know exactly what this was from though. This is from the Fandom. Was once known with the popular band the Mystery Kids and painted by Flash Vanigen. Then it was a news van for Daphne Blake's show Coast to Coast with Daphne Blake. Fred was her producer and then they used it for subsequent adventures. Interesting. The Mystery Machine, I guess this just kind of depends on what era show. I just wanted to see what was written about it. It's from the show Scooby-Doo where are you?
Okay what about pterodactyls? Fossils primarily found in Bavaria Germany in limestone. Dated to Jurassic period. Probably ate a bit like a bird, like a raptor. Wings had collagen, keratinous something. It's known for over 30 fossil specimens, mostly juveniles. Let's see. There was different ones. There was one that was three feet five inches wingspan. Others that were smaller. And this is really dense article so I don't want, especially because people are such dinosaur fans and take it so seriously but I just want to acknowledge that something that looked like that was on the episode. Yeah, that's like too deep to dig into.
Let's look up, here you go, if you're studying for any tests, glum. It's a short word. According to Merriam Webster, glum, G-L-U-M. It's an adjective. Glummer, glummest, that's with two M's. It can be broodingly morose. Sounds like my middle name or dreary and gloomy. Glum. You could use it in a sentence and you could spell it G-L-U-M.
Another thing I noticed in this episode was the music maybe because it was this two parter season finale. I looked up on TARDIS data core, Doctor Wiki. Let's see. The soundtrack from series one and two, just trying to look for let's see. Doctor Who series one, season two featured music from different things. Neil Hannon. This came out as a soundtrack for series one and series two so you could probably stream it somewhere.
I'm just looking for the credit myself. Looks like there's 31 tracks. It features a picture of ninth Doctor, a cyber person, a tense Doctor, not the same Rose, Dalek and one of the Slaveen. But it doesn't have any credits here. That's what I was kind of looking up. Who does all this amazing music? And I guess I flopped on that one. I guess that's, so that didn't work out.
What about the Westminster Bridge? It's a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames in London linking Westminster to Lambeth. It's painted predominantly green, same color as the leather seats in the House of Common which on the side of the Palace of Westminster nearest the bridge. It's in contrast to the Lambeth Bridge which is red, the same color as the seats of the House of Lords on the opposite side. Went under a refurbishment in 2005 to 2007. It links the Palace of Westminster on the west side with County Hall and the London Eye on the east side. Was a finishing point in the early years of the London Marathon.
Historically this is all from Wikipedia. For over 600 years the nearest the Thames ridge to London Bridge was Kingston. In late Tudor times, congestion and the trading hours of the London Bridge was more than an hour. They even had traffic back then. 1664 bridge was proposed but opposed by the Corporation of London and the water people. Then 1722, still opposed. Over intervening bridge, a timber bridge was built in Putney in 1729 and the bridge got approval in 1736. Financed by private capital, lotteries and grants. It was built between 39, 50. 1739, 1750 and opened November 18th 1750. City of London responded to Westminster Bridge and the population growth by removing buildings on the London Bridge and widening it in 1760, 63. Then there was others over the next few decades they built. It assisted in expanding the west end and to the developing south London.
Let's see. It was difficult to maintain. Let's see what else. I think that's it for right now. I just wanted to check in on it.
Oh let's check about gigawatts. How much power is one gigawatt. I think they said 400 gigawatts or something. 1.1 gigawatts is from Back to the Future. It was 1.21. Let's see. Admittedly we don't have time travel, we can analyze power. This is from energy.gov. How much power is one gigawatt? It is equal to 3.125 million PV panels, 431 utility scale wind turbines, a 100 million LEDs, 1.3 million horses, 2,000 Corvette Zs says something, 9,090 Nissan Leafs because that has a 110 kilowatt motor. And that's it. It doesn't really give us a, there's one billion watts in one gigawatt. For instance, at the end of 2017, there's was only a 144 gigawatts of solar and wind power combined. Yeah, there's a little bit of, I don't like to, if you want to see the pictures in there.
Okay, what about Trisha Goddard, does she got some time on this show? It's a real show. English television presenter, this is on Wikipedia. She had a morning talk show Trisha which was then in the mid morning spot on ITV then moved to channel five. She's been based in the US since 2010 when she started working on TV show Maury. She had her own show Trisha Goddard Show from 2012 to 2014. Let's see. Was a writer for travel magazines after setting up in Australia in the 1980s then began a career in television. She was on the 7:30 Report, a children's show called Play School. Then in 1990 returned to the UK, host of the ITV flagship daytime show BAFTA-winning Trisha. Then 2004 joined Five and a new program called Trisha Goddard focused on human stuff. Great history. She's also been on, was on the Comic Relief episode, Little Britain, Doctor Who episode, What Not to Wear Christmas special, Friday Night Project, Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Just sounds like, sometimes it's like is that real? That pop culture reference or a fake one. That's a real one.
Snog, we looked up, that means to kiss.
Daft, that's another short word, may come up on a test. D-A-F-T, it's an adjective again. Silly or foolish. In Scotland it could be frivolously merry. Or you could just say, “Scoots is daft.” Without a doubt I am.
What about 3D glasses? Okay, polarized 3D system according to Wikipedia. Uses polarization. Wait is this the wrong kind? It might be. To create an illusion of 3D, three dimensions by restricting the light. To present stereoscopic images in films, two images are projected, superimposed through different polarizing filters. As viewers wear localized sty glasses which have, let's see though. I don't know if those are the right ones. I don't know if they're polarized, the ones that are red and orange. Whatever they are.
Let's see, polarized in history was demonstrated experimentally in the 1890s. Then 3D glasses became practical after the invention of the Polaroid plastic sheet polarizers by Edwin Land who had demonstrated them in 1934 at the New York Museum of Science and Industry. There was an exhibit in 1936. Details about those glasses are not available. In 1939 World's Fair, the Schltuz polarized film, 3D film was shown at Chrysler Motors. Cardboard glasses with larger filters. Let's see, became a fad in the 50s. There was a live cover of someone wearing 3D glasses.
Let's see, the film's title as giveaways. Let's see. Imaginatively colorized versions have helped spread the myth that 3D movies of the 50s were projected by anagraph color filter method. But it was only used for a short time. Beginning in the 70s, some 1950s feature films were rereleased in the anaglyph form so they could be showed without special projection equipment. Polaroid, maybe those were the ones. I don't know.
Let me see what this anagraph color is the stereoscopic 3D effect achieved by a means of encoding each eye as using filters of different colors, usually chromatically opposite, red and cayenne or cyan. The 3D is created contained two differently filtered color images, one for each eye. When viewed through the color coded anagraph glasses, each of the two images reaches the eye. It's intended for revealing an integrated stereoscopic image. It was shown that actually the brain fuses this into a three dimensional scene or composition. Low cost and they could have accurate color filters that after 2002, used all three primary colors. The current norm is red and cyan. Red being used for the left channel.
I think those are the ones I that I saw. Yeah, I guess that was, I just jumped on the polarization one. Yeah, because they're talking about our friend from big goon friend, there was a movie about a big fish. Yeah, I'll link to that in the show notes as well.
This was something I wanted to look up last episode, I didn't have a chance to is council house and council estates. This really interested me because anything I knew about it. Council house is a form of British public housing built by local stories. An council estate is a complex of council houses and other amenities like schools and shops. Construction was mainly after 1919, the Housing Act, to the 80s with less council housing built in recent decades. The house design of the UK is defined by a series of housing acts. Public housing design is defined by the government directives and central government's relationship with the local authorities.
Starting with the Public House Act of 1875. Council houses could be generally housing of the working class or to those who need it. They could be funded by local councils, central government incentive or by revenue obtained when other houses are sold. Increasingly they have been transferred through the Instrument of Housing Associations into the public sector. Starting in the 1916s, going through all the times England went through and until 1944 when they starting building these prefab bungalows with the design life of 10 years. A number survived even to now. The Birk committee because they needed housing, new town sacked housing, well into 1950s the council house provision was shaped out of the New Towns Act of 1946 and the Town and Country Landing Act in 1947. They removed the explicit references to housing for the working class and introduced the concept of the general needs construction.
There's a lot about the design of these. There's probably a good 99 PI I would guess, about this but maybe not. Maybe. But I really was like, oh what is that when they say council estate, what do they mean? Council housing estates is the character of a council estate related to the government initiative that allowed it to be built. States the Addison Act where mixed tenure estates with generally proportioned semi-detached houses designed to be fit for heroes. Albeit only affordable by the most prosperous workers. Generosity changed in 1930s. This sounds like it's written with a little bit of a, it's on Wikipedia though.
New towns and estates planned to Tudor Walter standard. Just a little bit about the building of them. The earliest council estates were in London as they were permitted to finance houses 10 years before non-metropolitan area. In these block estates, that is estates of low to medium rise flats, boundary estate, the alternative was cottage estates. I guess you need to probably learn more about it. Honestly was unfamiliar with the term so I had to look it up. This does interest me.
Allons y as the Doctor says, according to the Dr. Who wiki is French for let's go. It was one of the 10th Doctor's favorite sayings. And maybe he gets eventually to say it to someone named Alonzo.
Last thing let's up is Canary Wharf because that's where they were. It's a commercial state on the Isles of Dogs in London. London borough of tower hamlets. It's one of the main financial centers of the UK along with the City of London. Contains of Europe's tallest buildings including the second tallest in the UK, 1 Canada Square. It's 97 acres, that's about 16 million square feet of office and retail. It forms a Canary Wharf estate. It's located on the West India docks on the Isles of Dogs. It was the West India Dock Company from 1802 to late 1980s. It was one of the busiest docks in the world but after the 60s the port industry began to decline. And huh, I just lost my page.
Let's see. Okay. Began to decline. Then the Port of London Authority. Canary Wharf takes its name from the number 32 birth of the Westwood Quay and Import Dock. London dock. This is just more of a development. It's just me wondering huh, what is it? It's got a lot of the tall building, as they say. Bunch of them. It's got a marina, a library, two cinemas, Canada Square, Cabot Square, Churchill Place, Columbus Courtyard, Chancellor Passage, Ren Landing. And yeah, so that's just a little bit about it. You got a little bit of London there.
And yeah, that's it. Good night and I'll talk to you soon.