794 – Rose Says Goodbye to Free Comic Book Day | Sleeping With Doctor Who S2 E14
Sleep during a gentle goodbye between two dreamy characters.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and friends beyond the binary, it's time for the podcaster who's making adobo of your dreams. Not really, I'm actually just waiting for some … and you say, “Which kind?” I say, “The kind that puts you to sleep,” patrons, that you support, it's time for Sleep With Me Podcast, that will put you to sleep.
Hey, are you up all night, tossing, turning, mind racing, trouble getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep? Well, welcome. This is Sleep With Me, the podcast that puts you to sleep. We do as a bedtime story. All that 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 to create a safe place where you can set aside whatever's keeping you awake. Whether it's thoughts, things you're thinking about, or your mind's thinking about, and trying to get your attention about, physical feelings, anything you're experiencing physically, or feeling emotionally that might be coming up. I'm going to try to take your mind off of that.
What I'm going to do is I got this real nice, safe place set aside here, where you can set aside whatever's keeping you awake, like I said. Then what I'll do is send my voice across the deep, dark night. I'm going to use lulling, soothing, creaky dulcet tones, pointless meanders, superfluous tangents, holy cow. You say, “I've never seen superfluous tangents, for one. But I've never … Your superfluous tangents, they're different than normal. They're low viscosity. They're super fluidity but a low viscosity. How do you to it, Scoots?” I say, “Well, I use a slow stirring motion. Very slow. I scrape the sides. Kind of like … That's what I do.” That's one of the ways I do it. Creaky dulcet tones, pointless meanders.
Basically, what the podcast is here for, if you're new, hi, how are you doing? I'm glad you're here. I hope I can help. This podcast, I'll give you a heads up, it doesn't work for everybody. But give it a few tries. I hope I can help. I hope it works for you. The reason I made this show is because I have trouble falling asleep sometime. I deal with other stuff. Waking up, trip stuff, traveling stuff, thoughts, feelings, physical sensations. I get all those things going. I just made this podcast to take your mind off of that. If you're new, let me give you a couple things of what to expect. Podcast is, I usually say it's a little bit different, but that's a mild way of saying it. It's pretty different than a normal podcast, or even a normal … even something geared towards sleep. It's like a company that's kept but you don't need to keep. I think maybe I should seal that one up. I don't think I've said that. Sleep With Me, it's like company that's kept, that you don't need to keep.
You say, “Scoots, what do you mean?” Well, let me try to explain that to you. Let me get to the new listener though. The podcast is a little bit different. Structurally what to expect is the show starts off with a few minutes of business. That's how we keep the podcast free. In this example, it would be like if the company shows up, I want to greet you, right? I guess now that's different. It's just what we're able to keep the podcast free. That's how we keep the porch lights on. That's how I have a place to greet you. Those people that support the show and support the sponsors. That's not so much important for new listeners as regular listeners. It starts off with business, then there's an intro, which you might get to the point of company that's kept that you don't need to keep, right away. The intro is kind of a show within a show.
For a lot of people it's part of their bed down, I call it the bed down wind down routine. As you get into bed, I think a lot of things that don't necessarily work kind of make you feel like, “Hey, this is going to be quick.” I'm going to snap my fingers, I'm going to count to 10. I'm going to jingle some wind chimes. And I'm going to go woo. Scooby Doo. And then you're going to be asleep. I've been doing this a long time, that's why I got these creaky dulcet tones. At one point my meanders used to have a point. It dulled off. What was my point? The intro is, it's to ease you into bed time.
So if you're not interested in the intro, you just want to get to the part of the show where tonight we'll be talking about Doctor Who, just skip to about 18 or 20 minutes or so. The intro is where I talk about the podcast for about 12 minutes and ramble in kind of a monologue type fashion. You know as we like to say around here in these parts, heavy on log, to have you sawing logs. It's more of just friendly banter. Just like if you were greeting guests at the house. Here's the good thing, this podcast, that's where it all ends. You don't got to greet me. You just hit play. You can say, “Well, there's Scoots rambling.” But I won't be able to hear you. Even if your partner says, “Is that that pod kid talking nonsense?” And then you might say, “He's a pod man, dear. Without a doubt.” And then you could both have a laugh at that and I wouldn't heard any of that. Go ahead, crack yourselves up. You say, “Pod kid, he's more like a pod tween.” I'd say, “Well, that pretty much sums me up.” Oh, what was my point? oh, just so the intro is kind of like a familiar friend that you don't have to entertain or that you can talk about in a justfull way.
Or just wonder about. Say, “What's going on with Scoots tonight?” “I'm not sure. I'm only kind of listening.” “Well, didn't he just start talking?” “Well, yeah but I'm kind of conditioned to just barely listen.” That's another one of the things around the show. This is one of the few podcasts you don't need to listen to. You could just be around it. It's like the company is kept, you say, “Well, Scoots is kind of keeping me company but I don't have to keep him … ” It's a weird social … it's not a dynamic. It's a social dynamic without the dynamic parts. You say, “There's no …” However you say that. “There's no dynamics here.” Like I said, this is super fluidity at a high viscosity. Oh, no. Maybe it's a low viscosity. You're right. Thank you. Totally mixed up my mixed up metaphors. So the intro is where I introduce you to the show and ease you into bed time and just kind of goof around. Maybe make bed time a little bit less serious.
Maybe take a little bit of the grouchy poos out of bed time because I know for me, I haven't talked about my brain bots but a lot of times my brain bots, it is like a bunch of guests showing up. As soon as my head hits the pillow, all these little unifunction parts of my personality start, I hate to use the word, harping. They say, “Hey, Drew, how come this?” “Did you realize your efficiency, we didn't even track our efficiency today? How inefficient is that?” And I'd say, “Okay.” And then the sixth grade part of me would say, “How come, were you the last person in your class ever to kiss a girl?” And I'd say, “Well, I didn't kiss a girl in sixth grade, so technically, no.” And then my second and eighth grade are saying, “So, point of order. Point of … ” I'd say, “Okay, I'm trying to go to bed here, actually.” And then another part of me would be like, “What month is it? When is April 15th? Oh my goodness.”
And then there's different pats of us and they want my attention, like a guest would. For me, at least, it's really hard to say, “Hey, listen … ” I mean, I guess as I've done the podcast, I have learned to say, “Hey, probably not the best time to discuss this stuff right now. I'm just going to listen to this podcast. Let's all … ” You could snuggle up with them and you say, “Hey, let's get snuggled here, Scoots is our guest that we don't have to entertain. He barely entertains us. He doesn't know the difference between high and low viscosity. Despite consuming, over his lifetime, four thousand hours of motor oil commercials.” My efficiency brain would say, “But, actually that's actually, holy cow, that's completely accurate.” How come that doesn't happen? You say, okay, when I'm moving onto the next phase of existence, they'd say, “Well, let's see. You tried to do this, you tried to … Let's see.” I would like that rundown. Can we have a stats component? Can I get a couple infographics and instead of the whole Peter thing or whatever, or the limbo, can we just run through, for maybe 20 years?
You have all the data up there, I'm assuming. You say, well, let's run through some info. How many hours of motor oil commercials have I consumed? I'd like to see the top 30. I'd be interested in that. You say, okay. Breakfast cereal has got to be way way up there. Motor oil, I'd put it in the top … You say, how come that's not an SAT word? They'd say, well it's over used. That's why. Viscosity. I mean, it's probably hard to spell. Maybe they do … They say we can't use it in the spelling bee, because it's a word that every child has seen. Most children. Not every. Some children aren't watching every single thing. I guess they don't have … Here's the thing, if you're a motor oil company, free advice, actually I probably have seen ads from you too, but now that I've talked about you, clearly next time I do a search it'll be like, “Have you thought about Vervoline? It's mid viscosity. It's the only mid viscosity motor oil. It's hyper synthetic.” And I'd say, “Interesting. You've been listening into me, hey?” Okay. What was I saying?
You don't need to listen to me. Also, no pressure to fall asleep. The reason the show is for about an hour is because I want you to have plenty of time to easy into, and drift off at your leisure. Just like a guest, I say, “Hey, I'll be here talking. Don't worry about keeping me company, I'm here. My company is kept. The company that's kept that you don't need to keep. Right?” Is that what I said? I'm keeping your company. You're not keeping me company. I'm just going to be here talking. That's the other thing, if you can't fall asleep, I'm going to be here for about an hour. If you can't sleep, you can queue up episode after episode. I'm here to the very end. I make this show because I truly believe you do deserve a good nights sleep. A good nights rest. Some moments of comfort and solitude. If I can enable that somehow, you know it's an honor. It's something that's powerful. If I can have a connection to that, just rambling and then talking about Doctor Who later, and you might say, “Scoots, I don't watch Doctor Who.” I say, “Don't worry. You won't recognize it.” You'd say, “Was that a story? An avant guard story about pencils?” No. Scoots is talking about, it says Doctor Who in the title.
But yeah, I don't know. I'm not sure. I'd say, “Yeah, that's right. I'm just talking Doctor Who but in a meandering, lulling, soothing way.” I think that's about it. You don't need to listen to me. No pressure to fall asleep. The shows are about an hour. Starts off with the intro. Then the business intro. The business, Doctor Who for about 45, 50 minutes, then some thank yous at the end. That's it. Give the show a few tries. 99.9% of listeners said it took a few tries before it started working for them. What I really want you to know is I'm glad you're here. I work very hard, I strive and I yearn, and I really want to help you fall asleep. Thanks again for coming by and here's a couple ways we keep the show a going.
All right everybody, we're talking season two, episode 14, or 13, depending on how you're counting. Free comic book day, I think that's what I would be called. But in an ironic way. Or not an ironic way, like free comic books day. The episode also had an alterative title when it came out and it's part two of last weeks episode. It is an episode not only where, it's not unlucky 13, but we do … This is Rose Tyler's … I don't know if it's the swan song. She has another Colisee moment to start the episode out. Where she does kind of a … her hair is blowing in the wind, she's staring and she's talking in a Colisee … There's the recap of the episode and then her talking like a Colisee. Then, let's see, yeah. She says, it's like a sea side shot and that's how the episode opens, believe it or not. Instead of closing. Rose is actually standing on a rock. Then opens, then we have Daleks they're talking about. They say, “We're back.” The one thing that leads to people becoming time lords is comics books. That's what we've got to put a stop to.
Rose calls them out. She says, “You're Daleks. Scoots used to call you Daleks. But you're Daleks.” She does this very dramatic removal of her lab coat. Very worth watching. Let's see. Something with the time war you want to know. Five status of genesis arch but Rose said, “I know your names. Think about that. How's a human know about Daleks and time wars? I'm going to be useful, same with my friends Mickey and Raj.” They say, what's this say? The genesis arch. They say it's hibernating but let's wake it up, but keep an eye on it. And Mickey says, “Daleks? I thought they were all gone?” What do we got? Climbing music, Jack starts. Oh, chanting music, Jackie and the Doctor, “I'll get you out. Both of you out.” The Doctor says to Jackie. She says, “Where's Rose?” And the Doctor says, “I promise, I'll get you both out.” Speech all global wave lengths. Oh, so then a cyber person gives a speech. First, he wants everybody, he says everybody should give up. “We want a total authority.” And she goes, “That's not how it works.” And then the cyber leader goes, “Okay. I'll tell everybody, for all human kind, I'll do a broadcast to everybody.” What about the people who don't watch broadcast? Who watch narrow cast? Or no cast? You know?
“Cyber is in charge. You will all become like us.” The Doctor is watching with 3D glasses. We see a view of London. They say, “Are you going to surrender or what?” He goes, “They're not taking instructions. You know? This is London. The Earth.” Then the Dalek, the one with the black, the space gray Dalek, I guess you'd call it, says, “Which one of you is least important?” Raj says, “I'm the one in charge of labs. I don't know if that makes me least important but I guess I'm not the one in charge.” He says, “We're going to check your brain waves for stuff.” He says, “Okay. I'm not going to tell you anything.” They go, “Oh, we're going to scan you. It doesn't matter.” Meanwhile, back with the cyber persons, they say, “Hey, we're detecting some activity. Unknown technology in this sphere chamber. Delta investigate. I obey.” They say, “Get investigating.” They say, “We obey.” “Unit 6-5 and 10-66, I obey.” They say, “Establish a visual link,” which some reason goes to a laptop. So I put WTF.
Then we get a little comedy because we're back at the sphere laboratory and they say, “We read Raj's brain waves, we read that there's another species of Earth that said they were big farmers.” To the Dalek says, “Dalek, go check it out.” He says, “I obey.” We have these two visual links, because then the Daleks are also watching. They says, “Identify yourselves.” The cyber people say, “You identify first.” Then the Dalek says, “State your identity.” Then they go back and forth. Mickey makes some joke and then the cyber person says, “You're being illogical. Modify.” And the Daleks say, “We don't take orders.” Then they say, “Well, at least you named yourself Dalek. So that's good.” Then back at the lab they say, “Well, these are cyber people. We've identified them by their … We can tell they're inferior.” Let's see, Doctor grabs Jackie's phone, calls Rose. Says, “Her phone is still working. She answered.” The Doctor hears about the genesis arch, puts the glasses on, and the cyber says, “Oh, by the way, we followed your sphere in here.” They say, these are world wide, the cyber people. The Daleks say that.
They say, the cyber person says, “They don't know what they're talking about. These cyber people don't know what they're getting themselves into.” They say, “Your design is inelegant.” The Dalek says, it's just so worth it hearing the Daleks talk. I could listen to them talk all day long. Until it would get on my nerves. They say, “Daleks have no concept of elegance.” Just because they're always taking it up a notch. They could literally run … Nowadays, they'd say, “Those Daleks, people really get behind them.” Then the cyber person says, “Hey, what about we team up? We could be compatible. Cybermen plus Daleks. Together we could upgrade the universe.” The Dalek says, “You propose an alliance?” They say, “Denied.” And then they have a little showdown. Because the Daleks say, “We only want to get rid of the comic books. We don't want to upgrade anything. We're downgrading.” Let's see. “No concept.” Daleks, “You propose an alliance. Request denied.” I think I put pest control we. I don't know what that means. They have this showdown. They say, “This is pest control.” Daleks. They say four Daleks versus five million cyber people and they say, “You're really going to take out all the cyber people with four Daleks?” And they go, “We can do it with one.” There was even more jokes. And then let's see, even more jokes.
It's funny. Mickey is mugging after the Daleks. Then the Daleks happen to catch the Doctor. They do a rewind and Mickey likes that. They say, “Wait a second, go back. Female's heartbeat increases.” Mickey goes, “Yeah, tell me about it.” Rose goes, “That's the Doctor.” She goes, “Oh, five million Cybermen don't bother you, but one Doctor.” Then the cyber people say, “Let's upgrade some people.” Daleks concentrated on genesis. Oh, so they're like, “Let's get this genesis thing going.” They also know that the Doctor knows something about the Daleks. Jackie does. They split them up. I concentrate on the genesis. Mickey goes, “Rose, what's going on with the two of us? Why aren't they bugging us?” Then Jackie and Vaughn go to … Vaughn gets upgraded. She says, “I did my duty for Queen and country.” Jackie says, “Vaughn you really messed up England.” That was a bit of a showdown. Daleks catch Mickey. “Why do they need us, Rose?” Jackie yells at Torchwood, “I did my duty.” “You protect. You are proof emotions are no good.” Somebody said, I think that's what the cyber leader says to the Doctor. Doctor goes, “Well, okay, I quite like hope. A good emotion hope is.” Then the Doctor, the Doctor knows what is coming, because team boy band shows up with Jake and the Hair Gels. I think that's the name of Jake's crew. Jake rescues the Doctor.
You remember Jake from four or five episodes ago? Mickey's partner. And alternative universe, Pete. Jackie somehow sneaks off during this confusion. They said, “We got a new cyber leader.” Which I said, these cyber people, they're worthless. Except for their armor. Jackie snuck off and Jake sends everybody off. Then Doctor says, “You can't be jumping around from alternative universe to alternative universe.” They have these big, cheap, plastic buttons they use. Jake goes, “Come with me. You've got to go check out our own version of Torchwood.” They go to this parallel world. Things are a little bit more messy and less … This is where the people's republic runs it. Pete shows up, that was Jake, I meant. Pete goes, “Now I know who you are, Doctor.” He goes, “Well, I've got to get back there.” Pete goes, “I'm in charge in this world. You're going to listen up.” Plastic buttons, Torchwood parallel, Pete shows up, “I've got to get back.”, going to listen.
Also, Mickey has one of these cheap plastic buttons but he goes, “I can't transfer without you.” And Rose goes, “How come you keep showing up?” He goes, “I don't know.” She goes, “You're the bravest man I've ever met.” He goes, “Really?” She goes, “Well, human.” Now, you know the Doctor is more brave. Which I don't know if that was a necessary … I guess it is necessary for the story of the episode. Let's see. Bravest human, Rose flash to human touch, needed human touch to wake up the Daleks. They think it's because they sucked a bunch of time lord power. Or time travel power. Meanwhile, they're talking and the Daleks just listening in. Because Rose goes, “I don't know where this thing came from or what it does.” Mickey goes, “Well, how can they open it?” And the Doctor says, “We took it. It's a time lord design. It's all that's left.” Rose goes, “What's inside?” He says, “The future. The future is inside.” The Doctor is listening to the walls back at parallel Pete land. As the cyber recoup goes on. The cyber recap. Pete gives some exposition about the cyber people from their world. Doctor goes, “Where's old Mickey boy?” And he goes, “He's helping you.” Any chance to see Rose. He goes, “You know she's your daughter?”
He goes, “Well, that's complicated, dude.” Pete goes, “Oh, by the way, this is a golden age here in London. Harriet Jones is running things.” Doctor goes, “Oh.” He goes, “Yeah, there's something going on though.”And the Doctor goes, “Yeah. There's a breach. You shouldn't be time traveling between parallel worlds. That's not even time travel. All of you are going back and forth, it's a void energy.” He goes, “Can you seal the breach, Doctor?” He goes, “I could, but then there would be five million cyber people in the world I'm at.” Pete goes, I'm not worried about that.” The Doctor goes, “Well, what about Jackie Tyler?” He goes, “No.” The Doctor goes, “Really?” And Pete goes, “Doctor you've got to help us.” He goes, “Close the breach, stop the Cybermen, defeat the Daleks. Do you think I can do all that?” Pete goes, “Yeah.” Then the Doctor goes, “Let's do it.” I just loved how he said, “Old Mickey boy.” He says it in a funny way. Off we go. Phone call.
He calls Jackie via landline. She starts talking, she goes, “I'm on staircase N3.” And Doctor says, “Okay, I've got to go.” He goes, “Okay, north staircase three. We'll see you in a little bit.” Then the Doctor says, “Jacklyn Andres Suzette Tyler, dude. That's your wife. I was at the wedding.” Then the Doctor comes around the corner waving a white flag. Surrenders to the cyber people. He goes, “I surrender unto you.” Then the Daleks are in the final stage of awakening and Rose kind of brags, she goes, “Oh, by the way, you know I took down your emperor. The emperor was doing great until I took the time vortex and sent him in there. You got that Daleks?” And the Dalek doesn't like that. Then we see the Doctor in his 3D glasses. Let's see. The Doctor rolls in there with his 3D glasses, which didn't really explain. I didn't see. There's part missing I guess. It goes to the cyber people or whatever. He pulls a sonic probe. He says, “Hey, everybody … ” They go, “You're the Doctor.” He goes, “Yep.” “You're powerless.” The Doctor goes, “Me? No.” And then Rose and the Doctor says, “Oh, hey.”
Then he says, “Mickety, Mickey, Mick, Mickey. Good to see you.” Mickey says, “Yep.” And the Doctor says, “Social time will cease.” They said, “Well, how did you get out of time war, Doctor?” He goes, “All of Arcadia.” He goes, “It was tough, but you four ran away.” They go, “Yeah, we had to.” He goes, “The last four Daleks in existence.” He goes, “What's so special?” Rose goes, “They have names.” “The Daleks have names?” And one says, “I'm Thea” “Sac.” “Jast.” And, “Kahn.” The Doctor goes, “Oh, code of Scaro. The secret order of Daleks to become more, to empathize.” Mickey goes, “This is some other sort of time lord ship, yo.” And the Doctor goes, “Really? Never seen it.” He goes, “There's secrets all around.” The Dalek goes, “Good news. Time Lord science will restore Dalek supremacy .” The Doctor goes, “What do you mean?” And Rose goes, “One touch from a time lord traveler will wake it up.” Then the Doctor pulls out the sonic screwdriver because they say, “You've got nothing.” They go, “Probe?” He goes, “No. Screwdriver.” He goes, “It doesn't do much but open doors.”
Then Jake and the Hair Gels bust in. Then there's a bit of a showdown. Mickey accidentally slips and touches the arch which activates it. Daleks are, Emperor Genesis Pixel needs … let me check this. They say the cyber people are not very tough against the Daleks. They're trying to … Let's see. Then everybody runs out. The genesis arch is primed. It needs 13 square miles. So they roll out. Every one runs. Jackie is saved by Pete, WTF. What does that mean? Jackie … So, Jackie is running and they say, “We're going to upgrade you.” Then Pete saves her. He goes, “Hello, Jacks.” She goes, “That's, what?” Doctor goes, “Parallel world Jackie. Try to have your mind just instantly absorb it while I explain it to you. Parallel Pete from parallel existence.” Jackie was like, “Shush it.” She said, “You look pretty old.” Pete goes, “You don't.” And they go, “Wait a second.”
And Pete is like, “You raised Rose. She was going to do much. Always been single.” Pete goes, “Same here, but in my world it worked out. I'm rich.” Jackie goes, “I don't care how rich.” She goes, “Very.” She goes, “I don't care. How very?” They go, “Well, this isn't the right thing to do.” Then they of course kiss or hug. Then, let's see. Take the left [inaudible 00:33:52]. Vaughn looks for cast. While this is happening, there's lots of cast reaction shots that are really good. Big hug, love. Then there's a big showdown between cyber people, Torchwood employees, and the Daleks. All units to Torchwood. They're trying to work through it. Genesis arch outside. Cyber people are marching. Doctor grabs a giant magnet. He looks back with 3D glasses. Then the Daleks open up a room mechanism. Time lord, take the lift. I don't know what that time lord … Or time lord science. The Doctor science says, “Oh, with time lord science, what do you mean by that?” Then the genesis arch opens. They see it's bigger on the inside. That's the trick of it. They say, “Oh, boy. This isn't good.” Millions of Daleks start coming out as it spins around. He goes, “Oh, that's where they were keeping them.”
Like what is that? Superman three or two. “How many Daleks in there?” Millions probably. All of them that the Cybermen caught, I guess. Then the Daleks and cyber people kind of go to try to shut down the comic book shops. Take the lift. Then Pete goes, “This doesn't look good. We've got to get out of here. This isn't going to work.” “Oh I'm ready. Very happy.” What does that mean, Drew? So Pete goes, “This isn't good. We've got to get out of this world. We'll head back to our world and make the most of it there. Jackie, Rose, you'll come with us, huh?” And Jackie goes, “Oh, no.” And Pete goes, “Come on. It's not London, there's cyber people and Daleks everywhere now. The Doctor will close the breach.” The Doctor is actually happy. He's got the 3D glasses on. Very happy. That's was it was. He goes, “Oh, I'm ready. I got all the equipment I need.” Part of P, Rose puts on 3D glasses. Rose goes, “We can't just go.” And the Doctor goes, “Don't worry. Part of the solution.”
And they have a cute moment. Him and Rose. The Doctor goes, “Is anyone going to ask what's with the glasses?” And Rose goes, “What's with the glasses?” The Doctor goes, “I can see.” He goes, “Everything has got void time travel energy.” She puts them on and it then says reboot in three minutes. The Doctor and Rose start to do teamwork. Mickey is impressed. He goes, “See, I told you.” He says that to Jake. “The Doctor is a cool dude, huh?” He goes, “I'll just open the void and that will suck them in like magnetic energy. Close the void.” They go, “What's the void?” “A place they keep everybody. Don't worry about it. You'll be closed off from two worlds.” They go, “Okay.” The Doctor goes, “Pete's world. That world. Everybody will be safe there.” And, “Kaput.” He says. “The void will close itself.” Rose says, “But you'll be on the other side.” Or, “Won't you get pulled in?” He says, “Haven't you seen that episode of Next Generation?” He goes, I'll just hang onto this magnetic clamp.” He goes, “I'll hold on tight. Been doing it my whole life.” Rose goes, “You want me to go with them?” And he goes, “Yeah.” And she goes, “That's it? This is how you're going to break up with me?”
And the Doctor goes, “Yep. And save the world.” Kind of convenient. A little awkward. Pete goes, “We've got to go now.” Rose goes, “I'm not going.” Jackie says, “I'm not going without Rose.” Pete goes, “We're going.” And Jackie says, “I'm not going without Rose.” Rose goes, “Mom, go without me.” Jackie goes, “No way.” The computer says one minute. Rose goes, “Mom, I've lived with you for 19 years. My in my time with the Doctor, I've seen everything. I've seen him do it for me, for you, for all of us, for the whole planet. Every planet. He does it alone, mom. But not anymore because he's got me.” But then the Doctor sends Rose back with everybody. Jack and them happy, Cybermen retreat. At some point, did I miss that part or has it come yet? I don't think it came yet. Maybe it did. Then the cyber people almost get in the room. But then Vaughn, as the cyber person says, “You shall not pass.” Just like Gandalf.
She has oil tears and she says she does her duty. She protects the lab from cyber people. Leaves optimal. I don't know what that means. Levers operational. I think I'm a little ahead of myself. Rose goes back into Pete's world. Then she goes right back and then Jackie says, “I've got to go back.” And Pete goes, “No way.” He takes everybody's plastic buttons. He goes, “Everybody stand here. It's an order.” Jackie goes, “Make me.” And everybody says, “No. We're using up too much parallel energy.” Then Rose is back. The Doctor says, “You're not going to be able to see your mom.” She goes, “I made my choice a long time ago. I'm not leaving you. What can I do to help?” Doctor goes, “Set the coordinates on the computer.” Jackie is not happy in the other world. This is when Vaughn protects them. Then they say everything is operational.
“Open glory, mutton Jeff, shiver and shake,” the Doctor says. Rose goes, “Who's shiver?” The Doctor says, “I'm shake.” Then they seal their electro magnets. Press their buttons. Open the breach. The electro magnets, the Daleks are coming. Then everyone goes in the void. Except for one Dalek. The space gray one. The Dalek energy, it is a temporal shift. Don't know what that last word is. Except for one Dalek. Emergency temporal shift. Then one of the levers jammed, so Rose tries to fix it. The Doctor watches. Action music. It's kind of like a bike grip. Rose can't hold on. She slips, Pete rescues her right as the void closes and everyone goes through it. The Doctor says, “Rose. No.” At first he didn't realize that Pete was going to save her maybe. I'm sure they recorded multiple versions of this or maybe really debated it. I think this is was probably the best way for them to end it. Pete saves Rose, back to the Parallel world. The void is closed, so the buttons won't work anymore. Rose is in Pete's world. Pete reserve system closed. The bridge is closed. There's chanting music. The Doctor touches the wall, puts his face to it, stares blankly. Rose is on the other side against the wall. Missing the Doctor. Finger tips, the Doctor's finger tips are on the wall. Kind of saying goodbye. He walks off with his hands in his pockets.
Then it ends like the Doctor walks off. The system is closed. Rose isn't happy but she says goodbye to the Doctor. Then the next thing you know, we see Rose's … We hear somebody call Rose. Like a whisper on wind. Then we see Rose in bed sleeping. Then she wakes up. She's got polka dot PJs on. Kind of silk pajamas. Then she gets up, she tells mom, she calls them mom and dad. Her mom and dad. And Mickey by her side. Rose kind of says, “I had a dream.” Rose said, “I heard the Doctor calling. I heard a voice calling my name.” Dad, Mickey and Jack … Mom and Dad and Mickey, they listened to the dream. This is very Colisee like meditative, wise, distant Rose. Kind of almost like a poetry. Then we back up into Dad's old jeep and we head off. Just like the dream said. Followed the voice across the water, kept on driving for hundreds and hundreds of miles, because he's calling. “Rose.” They show all that. Them driving. Then they're at a beach. Rose is walking down the beach alone. Pete, Jackie, and Mickey are kind of standing there.
It's back to where she was at the beginning. This is the story of how I didn't work for the Doctor anymore. And Rose goes, “Where are you?” And then we see a holographic version of the Doctor. He goes, “In the Tardis. One gap in the universe left. About to close. It takes a lot of power to send this. I'm using a super nova. Burning up a sun to say goodbye.” Then the Doctor uses his screwdriver to make himself more solid. He says, “You can't touch me. It would mess everything up.” He goes, “Where are we?” “Norway.” He says, “Norway. Perfect.” Then she says, “[inaudible 00:44:12] Dalek.” And Doctor says, “Dalek?” And she goes, “Would you believe this is Bad Wolf Bay? Could you believe that?” And he goes, “Oh, perfect.” He goes, “Got about two minutes.” This is really good writing and acting, I thought. She goes, “I don't even know what to say.” The Doctor goes, “Well, you've got Mickey.” Rose goes, “Well, there's five of us now. Mom, Dad, Mickey, and the baby.”
There's just enough of a pause here, that's not too long to be like, “Rose and Mickey? Rose and the Doctor?” But then they say, “No, mom's three months. More Tyler's.” The Doctor says, “What about you?” She goes, “I'm working back in the shop. The Doctor says, “Oh, that's good.” And she goes, “Dude, no. I work at Torchwood. Since I know a thing or two.” He goes, “Rose Tyler, defender of Earth. Back in our world, our adventure … ” He goes, “Here you are living life day after day, one adventure I can never have.” She goes, “Can I see you again?” He goes, “No.” And she goes, “What are you going to do?” He goes, “Tardis, last of the time lords.” Then she says, “On your own. “Forever. From this point forward. 100% alone. Single. Only platonic relationships.” And she says, “I love you.” And the Doctor goes, “Quite right too.” And I suppose if there's one chance to say it, “Rose Tyler … ” and he vanishes out before he says I love you. Rose hugs Jackie and the Doctor is back in the Tardis.
He looks up and the next thing you know it's like a teaser, because he sees a woman in a veil, like [inaudible 00:46:19] style. He goes, “What?” She goes, “What?” And he goes, “What?” And she goes, “Who are you?” And he goes, “What?” And she goes, “Where am I?” And then it ends with a teaser for the … I think it's the special for the start of the next season. Pretty sure the Doctor was crying too. Let me just double check. I'm right here. I think there's a tear on his cheek. Rose of course, she's missing the Doctor lots. Mickey and Pete don't know what to say. Jackie and Rose running and hugging. Now we're going to cut to the Doctor here. Big hugs. Oh yeah. The Doctor is rubbing his hands on his face. I don't see a tear yet. I'm still checking for any tears. He's walking around the Tardis doing a circle around the center console. Looking it up and down. Looking at the Tardis. Blue light on his face. No tears. Now he sees [inaudible 00:47:31] and the episode comes to a close and the season.
Take a little break from Doctor Who here. But I'm sure we'll return for another season down the road. Good night. Let's run through a couple facts that came up in this episode. Sphere, which I think has come up before. Let's see. Let's see what Wikipedia says. The dictionary on Wikipedia. Let's just see what some … From middle English, sphere, old French sphere. Late Latin, sphera. So something like a ball and a globe. Even in Persian, it's S-E-P-E-H-R. For sky. Mathematics, a regular three dimensional object in which every cross section is a circle. Spherical object, globe or a ball. Celestial bodies. This is a little bit about it. Mythology. Area or activity of a planet. I guess area or activity or expertise. Next on through, let's look up Wikipedia about hair gel. Hair gel had place in my life. Definitely has a place in Jake's life. It's a hair styling product used to harden hair into a particular thing. According to Wikipedia, ancient Egyptian mummies said they even styled their hair using a fat based gel to ensure the style stayed in place the whole time when they were in the earthly realm in [inaudible 00:49:17]. The oldest is 35 hundred years old.
Also in Irish bog, they found people using hair gel from a pine tree resin. Possibly from Spain or South West France. 1914 in Buenos Aires, veterinary student created the first fixative for hair. They got a registered trademark. It was Gomina, which is G-O-M-I-N-A. It became synonymous with fixative. And this fixative was used for the purchase and there was [inaudible 00:50:03] in 1929 in Britain. 1960s, modern hair gel was invented in the United States by what would later be renamed the DEP Corporation who's inventor, Louis Montoya, designed a non greasy consistency. Diethyl Phthalate, that's DEP, that's how he came up with the name DEP. Many brands come with a number variance, higher rate of hold. Some are for more spiky stuff. Some have cationic polymers. Those are the main functional components, positive changes in the polymer cause them to stretch making them the gel more viscous. Hair gels resist the natural protein formations that allow hair to be styled and textured. The stretched out polymer takes up more space than a coiled polymer. Resists the flow of solvent molecules around it.
Doesn't work too much for me, because even my hair … I would need a ton of the strongest stuff. I didn't realize DEP was so old. Here's just the ingredients of a current DEP product. I wanted to look it up just to see what's in there. Just waiting for this thing to load. Let's see here. This is one that's for sporty people. DEP Sport. It has Water, EVP, Sorbitol, Carbomer, Amino Acids, Sodium Chloride, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Benzophenone-4, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance), Amyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, CI 42090, that's blue number one, CI 17200, that's red 33. The direction are to apply to damp or dry hair as desired. Style as desired. Okay.
I thought about this 13 square mile thing. I found this cool website. Bluebulbprojet.com. It's called the measure of things. You can create comparisons for measurements. It's blueballproject.com. I did 12 square miles. It as four fifths as big as Rock Island, which is a personal island. It's in Illinois on the Iowa border. I don't know it but it's 15.14 square miles. It's a famous place. Ft. Mead, that's 1.4 … Oh, it's one and two fifths the size. Ft. Mead is 1.45 square miles. Karen Islands are 18 square miles. San Marino is 24 square miles. That's a country in Italy. LAX Airport is 5.5 square miles. That's cool. Let's see what's on page two here. Did we get more things? No. Maybe I hit the wrong button. No. Okay. Yeah, [inaudible 00:54:23] is, let's see, [inaudible 00:54:30] in New Zealand, 4.60 square miles. Mackinac Island in Lake Huron with Victoria Grand Hotel is 4.36. Let's see. What else we got? Disney World is 39 square miles. Wow. That's pretty big. Hilton Head is 42 square miles. Gibraltar is 2.50 square miles. I'm trying to just find famous places. A lot of these ones are things I've never heard of.
Washington DC, 68 square miles. Carlsbad Caverns is 73 square miles. American Samoa's is 76. Honolulu is 102. Central Park is 1.3 square miles. Philadelphia is 135 square miles. This is just some of the things that are … it's just a cool thing for other … you can look up other stuff on there. This is state symbols USA. This has some square mileages of states. I've just jumped to some of the smaller ones. Rhode Island is 1,034 square miles. Delaware is 1,955 square miles. Connecticut is 45 square miles. Let's just jump to bigger states. South Carolina, 30,111 miles. New York and Mississippi are both in the 46, 47. Same with North Carolina. Missouri, 68,898. Minnesota, 79,617. The top 10. Oregon at 96,000. Wyoming at 97. Colorado, 103 plus. Nevada at 109 plus. Arizona, 113 plus. New Mexico, 121. Montana, 145,000 square miles. California, 155,973 square miles. Texas, 261,914 square miles. And Alaska, 576,076 square miles. You could open up 100 things in Arizona and New Mexico or Montana I think.
That's a little bit about square miles. Elevators, kaput and electro magnets. Let's see what we got with elevators. Elevator, US, Canada, and Japan or lift in UK, is a vertical transportation device to deliver people or goods between floors, levels, or decks. This is from Wikipedia. They are typically powered by electrical motors that drive traction cables or counter weight systems. Some use hydrolic fluid. In agriculture manufacturing, it's a conveyor device used to lift the materials in a continuous stream into bins or silos. There are several types including one that uses a screw conveyor that uses Archimedes screw. Panels that work as hay elevators. Other language may have long words based on elevator lift. Roman architect, Vitruvius, wrote that Archimedes built his first elevator in 236 BC. Then let's see what else? Let's see. The Book of Secrets by Al-Muradi in Islamic Spain used an elevator like lifting device. In the 17th century there were prototypes. They used them in the palace buildings in England and France. Elevators could be used to drive systems based on hoists or wind lasses. Once industrialization came, then they really needed them to lift heavy stuff. That's just a little bit. I'll link to that article there.
There's also an article about kaput from Grammar Phobia. Is there a better expression than loan word to describe kaput? I'd say restaurant is certainly now an English word on loan from the French. Kaput seems to be in a different class. A German word in international use like [German 00:59:19] they say. That was a question. This is from June 2nd, 2017. Loan word means an English word adopted more or less in tact from another language. We could also use adoption or borrowing. We don't know a better term than borrowing or adoption. A loan word for a word like kaput that hasn't lost its, even though it's in English, it's a German word. Though other linguists have suggested possibly it could be popular loan words and learned loan words. Popular loan words are orally transmitted. Learned ones are part of a living vocabulary. They would say this one is probably just a popular loan word.
Then there's a nice article about electro magnetism that we've used before I think, from Wikipedia. I'll just close off with the history of the theory of electro magnetism. The view changed, they used to be two separate forces but Jame Clerk Maxwell's treaty on electricity and magnetism were shown to be mediated by one force. There are more main effects resulting from these interactions which are cruelly demonstrated by experiments. When electrical charges attract or repel one another with a force adversely proportional to square distance between them. Unlike charges attract, like ones repel. Magnetic poles or states of polarizations at individual points attract or repel one another in a manner similar to positive and negative charges. And always exist as pairs. Every north pair is yoked to a south pole. The electric current inside a wire creates a corresponding circumferential magnetic field outside the wire. Each direction, it depends on the direction of the current in the wire. The current is introduced in a loop of wire when it is moved toward or away from a magnetic field or the magnet is moved towards or away from it. The direction of the current depends on the movement.
There's a little bit about that. We'll say goodnight to Doctor Who for a little while. And I say goodnight to you but there will be some thank yous. Thanks.