1068 – Forty Two | Sleeping With Doctor Who S3 E7
Sleepy sunshine will lighten the mood as The Doctor and Martha return.
- Tute Show
- Pungent moments
- Recreational Mathematics
- Doctor Who
- Kiefer Sutherland
- Sunshine – Danny Boyle film
Notable Talking Points:
- 1 Billion ways to get to Grandmother’s house
- He looks like an Ashton
- Old Andy and Nana, the comedy team that quashes your dreams
Episode 1068 – Forty Two | Sleeping With Doctor Who S3 E7
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SCOOTER: Friends beyond the binary, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls…who am I and why am I here? Well, I’m Scoots, your bedtime…I’m here to be your friend in the deep, dark night. I’m not…I’m no David Tenant, but…or David Tenant. Or how about Dave Tennin? Does anybody know…? Dave Tennin, give me a shout…I’m giving you a shout-out. I don’t even know if you’re listening because I just…popped in my head. But maybe you’re saying oh, Tenenbaum, what are you talking about, sir? I’d say well, if you’re confused, you may be in the right place, ‘cause it’s time for Sleep With Me, the podcast that puts you to sleep. Patron peeps, lady…friends beyond the binary, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, trees and Multi-forms everywhere; is that what I was supposed to say when I do the Doctor Who intros? I don’t know, patrons, but I know I do it because of your support. Thanks.
INTRO: [INTRO MUSIC] 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 or sends you off to sleep. We do it with a bedtime story and a super-long intro and other stuff. We do it with a bedtime story. Alls you need to do is…sorry, regular listeners. I’m always trying little thing…little changes. They don’t always work. Sometimes I know they don’t work right away. 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 gonna do the rest. What I’m going to attempt to do is create a safe place where you could set aside whatever’s keeping you awake or as a distraction to whatever’s keeping you awake.
It could be thoughts you’re thinking about on your mind, in your mind, around your mind, thoughts about the past, present, or the future. There could be feelings, emotions related to those thoughts or that are just there. My emotions and my thoughts, they tend to chase…they’re like a dog chasing its tail…like one of those…I don’t know if it would be an M.C. Escher painting. Here’s another question; are there any M.C. Eschers out there now? Because…I don’t know. I just thought of that, of that…all the great M.Cs. I’m sure there is an M.C…if you’re thinking about becoming a M.C., first of all, I’m not 100% sure what a M.C. is, other than…I know the names of M.C.s, but I say what is…? I don’t…at some point I probably knew what M.C. stood for. I don’t think it stands for microphone check.
That’s just what one part of my brain just said. But M.C. Escher, what was I saying? Oh, my thoughts and my feelings are chasing one another. So, you say well, that’s…my thoughts are chasing its tail, but my feelings are also chasing my thoughts while my thoughts are chasing my feelings’ tail. So, whether it’s thoughts, feelings, it could be physical sensations, changes in time, temperature, routine. Whatever it is that’s keeping you awake, there’s a lot of different things. There’s a lot of different listeners that are going through a lot of different stuff. But whatever it is, we’re here together, kind of, you’d say, and I’m here to take your mind off of whatever it is that’s keeping you awake, and the way I propose to do it is I’m gonna…I have a safe place here, and I can send it to you, you could drift over, it could drift over there, you could just look at it.
I’m gonna smooth it, I’m gonna pat it, I’m gonna rub it down. I’m gonna say safe place, and then I’m gonna send my voice across the deep, dark night. I’m gonna use lulling, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones, pointless meanders, superfluous tangents. So, I’m gonna go off-topic, I’m gonna get mixed up, I’ll get confused, then I’ll backtrack, then I’ll talk about some more stuff, then I’ll get mixed up again. So, that’s…I don’t know what my point was. Oh, that’s…those are the techniques I use, all to keep you company so you could fall asleep, so you could drift off. Let me tell you a little bit more, ‘cause that could be confusing, right? If you’re new or you just listened to a couple episodes, you say okay, wait a second; I don’t understand. When does the bedtime story start?
What time do you start counting…do you do counting backwards or do you do the alphabet backwards? Part of your brain’s like, this M.C. Escher…let me…I’m gonna have to Google that tomorrow. But how about…here’s another idea; not a free idea…I…but free to pay me for this idea. What about a young M.C. Escher cartoon or animated series? Of course, I’m sorry, cartoons. I didn’t mean to…it could be a graphic novel; Young M.C. Escher. I retain…unless some…here’s the other thing; somebody already probably did it. If I was wittier, I could come up with jokes…I could do…maybe I could do a set about young M.C. Escher. I couldn’t, but someone could. But you can’t, because I’d say well, wait a second, are…did I talk about that on the podcast? I forgot.
I think I was trying to introduce the show to new listeners, actually, and I went on another pointless tangent, or…so, okay, so a few things if you’re new; I’m so glad you’re here, and when I say that, I actually really mean it, and I know that’s hard to believe. But one of the reasons I mean it is because I’ve been there, tossing, turning, mind racing, trouble getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep, trouble waking up, all that stuff. I’ve been there in the deep, dark night. That’s why I call it that. I know how it feels. I know how it feels not to look forward to bedtime strongly, to try tons of different stuff to get a good night’s sleep, to be…I’ve been there in the deep, dark night, the deep, dark day. I know how it feels. That’s one of the reasons I make the show.
But the more important reason I make the show is for you, because I really do believe…I know, I don’t believe it; you deserve a good night’s sleep. You deserve a bedtime you could look forward to or feel neutral about that you don’t dread. You deserve a place of respite and the rest you need so that your life is more manageable, your life can improve, you can get the rest you need on a consistent basis. You deserve that, and also reflecting from that is if you’re getting the rest you need and you’re out there living your life more fully, flourishing, that means our world is a better place, your world’s a better place. That is very, very important. Don’t forget it, even if you stop listening to the show. Remember that. Take it with you, please. Don’t take the idea about M.C. Escher, but you could take that idea.
That’s important, and so, that’s why I make the show. Now, the show is very different. It does not work for everybody, and on top of that, it almost works for no one on the first try. It is a kind of show you gotta get used to. It’s very different. That’s what most listeners say. So, yeah, give it a few tries if you can, but I’m gonna give you the information. You say, why would I give it a few tries? I say well, if you tried a lot of stuff and it hasn’t worked, why would…if someone says something’s gonna work to put you to sleep, it usually…for me, it would work once and then I would try it the next night; it wouldn’t work, or they would be kinda shoulding me about sleep and they’d say oh boy, this is the way you should do it. Have you tried sleeping on top of your covers? No, because they’re called covers, not unders, right?
Then they’d be unders; they wouldn’t be covers. I mean, I guess they’d be covering my mattress, so technically you’re…and they’d say, are you quibbling with me? I’m trying to help you fall asleep. I say well, it sounded more like you were telling me how to fall asleep. Go ahead, again. Oh, okay, I was just trying to help. Have you tried sleeping on top of your covers? No, I haven’t. I mean, I have take…accidentally I’ve fallen…right; you fall asleep on your covers, right, when you took a nap one time. Correct, but I think you’re jumping to…anyway, if that’s happened to you, you’d be skeptical around sleep stuff, right? So, if you come to this show skeptical or doubtful, that’s 100% natural way to arrive at a sleep podcast. So, that’s one thing, but then in addition to you being skeptical or doubtful, I’m an acquired taste.
Not everybody likes me or the style of the show, and that’s normal, too. It’s just not…it’s not for everybody. But then, the reason it takes two or three tries for the people that really listen to the show on a regular basis is there’s a couple other things. One, this is a podcast you don’t really listen to. You just kinda…it’s just kinda there while you fall asleep. You just kinda barely listen. I think my logic so far has made that evident. You say, this is not a person that deserves my full attention. I’d say, you got it. You nailed it. If only they had that in school; you say…if I could have raised my hand at any point at the start of any school year of my entire life and said…when the teacher was laying stuff out and I said let’s be realistic about me.
I can’t speak for anybody else in this class, but I can’t promise to give you my full attention, teach. I could kinda give you some of it some of the time. Most of the time some of the time, and…I don’t know what that has to do with anything, but that’s kinda how you listen. You say okay, I’ll just kinda barely listen to you. That wouldn’t go in school, but a sleep podcast, it does. You just kinda…just like passing clouds or scenery as you’re driving by or passing on the…out the window of a train. That’s the kinda listening you do with Sleep With Me. Now, you can listen, and if you can’t sleep, I’m gonna be here to the very end. I’m here for those people that can’t sleep at all, but also I’m here so you could listen. You don’t have to listen. So, this is a podcast you just barely listen to. Also really doesn’t put you to sleep.
I’m here to keep you company while you drift off versus putting you to sleep. I take your mind off of stuff. I’m your bore-friend, your bore-bae, your bore-cuz, your bore-bestie, your bore-bor. I’m here to be here for you and to keep you company and…so that things feel less lonely in the deep, dark night. So, yeah. So, that’s…okay, so…oh yeah, so it’s a podcast you don’t really listen to, doesn’t really put you to sleep. Give us some more good news, Scoots. Okay, no problem. Also, the structure of the show is very different, and it serves a very specific purpose, but it also takes some getting used to. The first part of the show, easy to get used to. It starts off with a greeting; friends beyond the binary, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Faces of Boe everywhere. Sir, there’s only one Face of Boe. Oh, sorry.
Well, Boe-based beings everywhere, or Multi-forms…trees and Multi-forms. It’s a greeting so you feel kinda seen and welcome and you say, this is a bit confusing and silly, too. So, most podcasts have a greeting like…or something, so you say oh, okay, I know where I am. In this case, I don’t know where I am, but I know I don’t know where I am. Then there’s support for the show. Just like other podcasts, we come out twice a week for free on all podcast apps, and the sponsors and the people that support the show financially are how we’re able to do that for you twice a week for free, over 400 episodes in the archives for free. Then there’s support for listeners if you’re having a tough time, there’s support for the communities around the show, and then there’s the intro, which we’re probably, I don’t know, ten minutes into.
The intro is a show within a show which can really throw people off. Some people have strong feelings. They think it’s part of…they think it’s navel-gazing. I’d say oh boy, if I…that could be a whole episode, navel-gazing at my own navel. Only my own. But no, it’s…or it’s part of the support and the sponsor stuff. But the intro between minute, whatever, eight and minute twenty-ish is a show within a show where one, I unsuccessfully try to introduce the podcast to new listeners ‘cause yeah, most podcast intros would be one or two minutes long, tops. So, yeah. Our intro goes on and on and on, but it’s new every single episode. I try to follow the same structure unsuccessfully, so I kinda…it’s like if there was a tenth…they say, over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go, in one of those songs.
It would be like that, but if you said there…if you also…if you were…maybe you have a life partner that you’re traveling to grandma’s house with or just a friend, you say yeah, we haven’t put a label on it yet. Don’t call…I say okay, but there’s some sort of astrophysicist or something. They say, there’s actually one billion ways to get to grandmother’s house. That’s the intro of the podcast. We’re still going to grandmother’s house and there’s still some…some of the streets are gonna be the same, but they’re gonna be different every time. If that’s not confusing but also an apt metaphor…so, the reason the intro’s different every time is because…at least in my opinion, my brain constantly adjusts, or whatever parts of me are trying to keep me awake.
So, everything else I’ve tried in the history of trying to get to sleep, if there’s not some variety every time, my brain just adjusts. They say, the birds are gonna tweet again. Here comes that robin at four minutes and ten seconds. Then eventually, two days later, my brain says you know what I loathe? That robin at four minutes and two seconds. It just goes downhill from there. So, having the intro different every time, I don’t know, helps…I think…keep things from getting adjusted. It’s something new every time but something familiar for the regular listener. For the new listener, hopefully I unsuccessfully introduce the podcast to you in a successful way. That’s why it takes two or three tries to get used to the show.
But there’s also a more important part about the intro; for a lot of listeners, the intro is the transition period from being awake to drifting off to sleep. So, the reason it is about twenty minutes or fifteen minutes is to ease you into bedtime whether you’re in bed getting comfortable, maybe there’s some listeners that are already asleep. We’re so happy for them. But for a lot of listeners, it’s like you’re getting ready for bed or you’re winding down. Wherever you’re doing that, however you’re doing it, it’s like a landing strip. You’re going in, easing you into bedtime, whatever, a twilight period. That’s just one of the things we’ve seen work, and that…over the history of the show, is having some sort of chill bedtime routine instead of setting…at least with this show, the expectation that I’m just gonna put you to sleep right away with some sort of method.
There’s only…there’s…there is a method, it’s just a…it’s like, it’s a gloppy-type method. So, that’s why the intro goes on and on and on. Some people skip it; about 2% or 3% of people skip it and start the show at twenty minutes. A few thousand people listen to story-only episodes on Patreon, but they also listen to the full episodes, so, I think it’s just to have something to listen to every night of the week. So, just see how it goes. So, that’s the intro, then there’s more support for the show between the intro and the story, again, so the podcast can come out twice a week for free, and then after that is the episode. Tonight, we’ll be talk…we’ll be returning to Doctor Who…sleeping with Doctor Who. David Tenant, the back half of…his second season as the Doctor. So, that’ll be exciting.
Then we have some thank-yous at the end. So, that’s the structure of the show, it’s why I make the show. I’m really glad you’re here. Really, give this show a few tries, but if you already…I guess it’s a little late because the people that already strongly dislike me, they may already be letting me know about it. But if you…if this show isn’t for you, that’s cool too. I got a bunch of different stuff at sleepwithmepodcast.com/nothankyou, so you could check that stuff out and see if anything there works for you, but I’m really glad you’re here. I work really hard, I yearn and I strive, and I really hope I can help you fall asleep. Thanks again for coming by, and here’s a couple ways we’re able to do it for you for free twice a week.
Alright everybody, it’s Scoots here and we’re talking…welcome back, Doctor. Instead of Codder, welcome back, Doctor. We’re talking Doctor Who. A while ago…I don’t know if it’s been a year or two years since we’ve covered some Doctor Who, but oh boy, did I miss it. I forgot how much I missed it, so I started watching it again. So, I’m so happy to be back. We’re in the middle of Season 3, the second David Tenant season, and we’re starting with Episode 7. What we’ll do is…I enjoyed with this…with the…well, let’s be perfectly honest; I enjoyed reading through my notes and then watching it on Great British Bake Off, but I also sat down to record and I don’t have my iPad with me, so I said okay, I guess we’re rolling with the notes first. So, we’ll run through my notes and then we’ll run through the episode visually.
So, that’ll be fun, right? This is…so, this is Doctor Who, Season E, which I think is actually a 3, Episode 7. Luckily, for some reason, one of my bosses taught me to use a European 7 with the thing in the middle, so I can always tell when I do a 7, but any other…so, I got that going for me. I know my 7s. According…forty-two seconds is what I put for the episode title, but I think it’s just forty-two. Technically, I think it’s forty-two minutes. We got a quick TARDIS toot show. Oh, flutes? Does that say flute solo? Quick TARDIS…T-U-T-E S-H-O, then flip phone. What does tute sho mean? I don’t think there was a flute solo. Interesting. Tute sho. But then, there’s…Big Bezel’s on the phone. It doesn’t say sonic screwdriver…oh, that comes up. Big Bezel, sonic screwdriver…maybe it showed it outside. Tute sho. Flute show.
It’s only four letters. It definitely looks like T-U-T-E. Tutu? Maybe tutu show? No one was in a tutu that I know of. But…flip phone, Big Bezel, screwdriver, pursed dock? That’s what that looks like. Pursed dock lips. Universal roaming. No way to…frequent flyers…prinking…parking. Privilege, I think…perk. Disillusion…they get a call, basically. There’s turbulence and they’re coming in hot. They get a distress call. Distress call, maybe that says. They’re coming in hot, there’s steam, steam like a sauna. Can’t stand the heat…can’t start the heat…then we see crew running times three. Get out…so, they basically go into this chamber, the TARDIS. They get out of the TARDIS, it’s really hot. Then the Doctor says…they say, what’s going on here? We’ll go through that when we go through it.
Then the crew runs…three crew members. They say, what are you doing in there? It’s like, boiling in there. Get out. The Doctor says we got no engines. Then there’s the secure closure, and something’s locked into 27. Who are you? He’s the Doctor and I’m Martha. Martha, it’d been too long…if I can’t…if you don’t mind me saying, you and the Doctor. Forty-two minutes. Doctor, talktor…Doctor times two. How come…here’s a pitch too late now, but instead of Sister, Sister, they could have had…or we could do this with another set of twins. But it would be better if it was a…not a reboot, but a continuation. So, there was a show, Sister, Sister, right? What if there was a show in the future, Doctor Doctor? I’m just saying that would…that’s a title that could be used.
There hasn’t been…how come there hasn’t been a show about…here’s a pitch, not for free, by the way, and…but Doctor, Doctor. This would be more of a mainstream show. These are not…where my skill set is, but two Doctors that are twins. Probably would be something I would not…that I would not be nice to on the podcast or in my mind. Like, what’s your favorite show? Doctor, Doctor, man. That’s how I find out about the latest breakfast cereals and mainstream products. I need my laugh track. Oh, it’s…no, yeah, it’s just a sitcom. It’s a sitcomedy. What’s that? Well, because it has a little bit of…it’s barely dramatic. Oh, where can I watch this? Only in Scooter’s imagination when he thinks of it.
But originally, it was supposed to be the sisters from Sister, Sister, but then he could only get the wink…the people…he could only get the…then he tried to do the Weasleys. Obviously that didn’t work out. So, then he was able to do the Winklevosses. He calls them the Winklevi. That’s how he’s able to get around, ‘cause they didn’t actually want to be involved. So, anyway, it’s…it was…he doesn’t think about it often, so I guess you could say it’s no longer airing. Okay, but so, back to the show. Oh, so then my next question was, is this real-time, like 24…there’s…once upon a time, for all you youth out there and those of you not in the US, there was a show…I think it was on for many, many seasons, then there was this…a break and then it was rebooted at least once.
It starred Kiefer Sutherland and it was called 24. At the time…and this was before the Sopranos and TV had changed. This was kind of…I think it probably spanned the cusp of TV…streaming…what do they call it? Golden…platinum television? I don’t know, whatever they call it. Peak TV? I don’t believe that term. But talk about petering things out. But so, the show 24 was based on the premise that it was happening in real-time. So, Kiefer Sutherland was this person with all of these skills, and it was like a action show. It was on Fox and each episode would play out over an hour. Now obviously it’s fiction, but it was…they tried…that was the…one of the conceits, was this is…Kiefer Sutherland has essentially twenty-four hours to save something very important. I presume it was twenty-four episodes.
I remember watching it, right, and the first few seasons were constantly talked about. Then I got a job and the people I got a job with, they were huge 24 fans. So it was almost a working requirement to work for them. What was my point in there? I guess my point was that…oh, at some point, it became…it realized…I believe; it could have been a series of mishandles, but I think there were campy elements of it and soap operatic elements. So, they leaned into those, I think, in a good way when I was watching it, when I was working with this husband and wife team. So, the main thing was the show played out and essentially tried to stick to the premise. Each episode was an hour long. I don’t know…again, don’t ask me what…I think it was still…that hour was still running during the commercials and it had a ticking clock.
This episode has a ticking clock, but I had to do some basic math. But I put 207 was when they said 24…42 minutes left, time starts. Sunday…big sun, big ship, big music. So there’s the sun, there’s a big ship, there’s big music. The ship’s out of control, then the episode opens and we see…we find out there’s seven crew, there’s something with an A, there’s steam, there’s my ship. This is a lot of cuts. This is a very quick-moving episode. There was…on the second and third time I watched it, I said okay, it was a little bit slower. The first time I was kind of breathless. But the second, third time I watched it, I said okay, it does have a couple slower beats and really pungent or whatever…not pungent beats, but poignant ones. But anyway, it is one of the faster-moving episodes.
Not a lot of introspection or pondering; action-based. Seven crew, steam, my ship, lifeboat, we’re stuck. There’s forty minutes and twenty-six seconds left. Blimey. Uncredited everyone…un-something engine…Ashton, Korwin…glass, glasses…oh, we’re on Torajii. We’re in the Torajii system. Oh, Doctor puts his glasses on, figures out where they are; Torajii System. Half a universe away, Martha. The Doctor does a throw…what’s seemingly a throwaway line which is actually essential; he says oh, was this before or after they banned energy scoops for fusion? Crew kinda has a…there’s a look. Outlawed yet…no response or no repose. Burnt-out controls, auxiliary engines, twenty-nine password-sealed doors. No engine…no. How about some Dunkirk spirit? The Doctor says. It’s a two-person job.
Martha thanks…Martha thinks…Martha helps. Be careful. McDonald…get up to med. Careful now, lots of running. So, this is my first math attempt. An attempt is a way to describe it. 34:31 is the time left on the 42-minute clock, but six minutes have elapsed in the episode. So, that’s kind of…this is our control time now, because they didn’t do a control time earlier, apparently. Or did I? Oh yeah, 2…42 to 2. At two minutes, the clock started, and that’s at 42. So, at 42 is two minutes. So, it should have been…forty would be four minutes, thirty-eight would be six minutes, but we’re at thirty-four, so it is not exactly real time, or my math is off. Yeah, I put 42 to 2. Four shall be…forty-six should be thirty-eight. Dude in tube won’t open his eyes. Too hot, too hot, baby. Sabotage the ship…no way. I saw it. Open your eyes.
The Doctor’s saying hey man, open your eyes. The sedative stasis chamber bio scan. Something’s going on. May have caught a cold. Industrial music. I just realized that this moment…I was thinking I was hearing…I said oh, remember…I remember writing about that industrial music. A little bit like Nine Inch Nails or Ministry. But I said oh wait, that was on Mandalorian. But kind of a similar vibe, a little bit. Any questions? Who are you? I’m the Doctor. So, the med person says who are you? He says, I’m the Doctor. The dude wakes up but no one sees it. Then we’re eight minutes and thirty-two minutes on the clock. I don’t know what the math is on that. Clamp door…trip colors. Trip coders. But only one chance. SS Pentallian’s first flight.
So, basically they’re…every time a door seals on the ship, when they were partying…science of data dude wakes up. Scans of data wakes up…trouble. Then there’s a happy prime mention and really funny dialogue. 331, 313, 331, 367. The next number in that sequence, just in case you need it one day. 379…but don’t use it, because my handwriting…I didn’t do a European 7, though it looks like a 7. Will do, thanks. Pub quiz…be it less…Here Comes the Sun. So, then they get a question; who had more number 1 hits pre-download era, Elvis or The Beatles? I was like, I would have definitely got it wrong. Even the Doctor may say Here Comes the Sun thing. Use grenches to do a jump-start. So, they’re gonna try to jump-start the engines. Tiny glimmer of hope…then we’re at 25:46, but 11:10 in the episode.
Martha calls her mom. I’ve been calling you in listen time. Who did you get? So radio…so rude. So, Martha’s mom plays…she’s irritated again. Are you with the Doctor? Where are you? I’m concerned. Then we put Colin, but I think it’s Korwin’s body is changing. Eyes closed, he’s awake…urgent. Doctor runs. Guitar music…eyes closed. Sun with me. Says man, let’s sit out in the sun instead of working. Basically, this Korwin, he’s behaving strangely. He’s saying let’s just park the engine and sit in the sun, very similar…at first, the first time I watched it, I said oh, this is similar to…now I can’t even remember the name of the movie. So, never mind. It was a movie…nope, I almost had it, but it’s gone now. But then it turns out the answer is Elvis. Who had more number 1s, Elvis or The Beatles? I guess it’s Elvis.
So, it probably means…I say, ‘cause The Beatles’ catalog is so huge, but I don’t know. I love Elvis, but…steam with me he says, then sun with me. What was that? Got to go. Hand on…27:06 left…fourteen…so, math…you can do it on your own. Colin, give…steam with me. Not luna vapor. Bio-scan…100 degrees. Hydrogen…it’s gotta be wrong. So, the Doctor basically is saying he’s become a hydrogen-based being. Planet fill…exont content. Just a cargo ship. So, the Doctor’s trying to get to the bottom of this, like solve the mystery part of what happened to Korwin, why did he become a hydrogen-based being that doesn’t want to work or have the ship move, but just wants to bask in the glory of the sun. There’s a Danny Boyle movie, Sun…it was about the sun. I used to watch it a lot with my brother.
Very visually stunning movie. Great performances, too. I think…yeah, I’m thinking of the casting. Holy moly. Anyway, just a cargo ship. The Doctor stares…we think he steams Abby. Yurina at her locker…she’s irritated. Korwin shows up. Can you give him…we’ve been married for eleven years. He keeps me honest. No false hope. He’s gone. So, the Doctor’s interviewing the captain of the ship, saying what’s happened? What strange happened? She says, nothing. The Doctor says well, it doesn’t make any sense, then. Nothing strange? You haven’t docked with anybody? You haven’t done…? Oh, I almost had it…sunlight…not the name of the movie, but…and he says, I don’t know. She says, I don’t know. Nothing strange has happened. But you could see on her face that she’s not telling the truth.
I wish I knew. It’s vital you tell me. Eyebrow up. Steam door…run…Area 17. Another crew out…Korwin…we are mates. It’s too hot, too hot, baby. Then we see a shot of the ship in the sun. The door…Korwin moves…they got reserves…they got a reserve pod. He gets stuck in escape…put on trying to reprogram…okay, so what happens here is Martha and one of the crew members, they’re the ones trying to open all the sealed doors. Korwin shows up; he’s a hydrogen-based being now, and he’s not down to problem-solve anymore. So, he says…they try to get away from him ‘cause he also has the power of the sun and in close quarters, that’s no good. When he says too hot, too hot, baby, he means it. Like, run away lately or whatever the next line is. So, they run into an escape pod.
Then Korwin and the crew member are both trying to reprogram the escape pod. Korwin’s trying to launch it, which the only thing nearby with a gravitational pull is a giant sun. So, they’re go…they do a reprogramming back and forth, like three or four times. Ashton’s his name. He looks like an…I think that’s…may…is that Ashton? I don’t know. But you know, there’s that boy band, 5 Seconds of Summer, there’s a Ashton in there. This guy has got a hunk…he’s got some hunk action going, too. No way to jump-start. What the heck…Korwin, where are…what are you? Why? My husband…okay, so…oh wait, I’m…I got ahead of myself, here. So, they try to jettison, reschedule. Lots of yelling. Doctor’s running. Hold, stabilize…lots of breathing…laughs.
So then finally, Korwin smashes the controls, launches the escape pod. There’s no way to stop it. So then Kath, the captain of the ship, says my husband, you know me; I’m Kath, your wife. He goes, it’s your fault. The Doctor runs…two verts of it…oh, this is when he punches it. Two verts of it? Three exclamation points. I don’t know what that is. Two verde of it? Punches…can’t stop it, can’t stop it. Your fault. Steam bath…Doctor V…I want to know. Airlock sealed. Ashton on his way. Locked in airlock. Pod out…ding, ding, ding. Doctor and Martha…I’ll show…I’ll save you. Don’t worry; I’ll save you. I can’t hear you. So, he’s saying I’ll save you. Martha and this guy, maybe Ashton, are on the escape pod getting launched. Can’t hear you times three. The pod’s out. Doctor says sorry, there’s a slow mo, there’s the sun.
17:07 left in the countdown clock. Twenty-four minutes into the episode. Kath and Korwin and another dude…your fault. The Doctor does know. We need you. Get down here. I’ll deal with Ashton. Pod drops. He’ll come for us. Martha tells the other guy in the pod…he’s hopeless. She says don’t worry, the Doctor will say…you don’t know…he says there’s no hope. She goes, you don’t know the Doctor. Really, this is the downbeat moment, or emotionally strong…so, they share a moment in the quietest space, or multiple moments. They talk about family and prepare themselves. No silence, so much noise…they’ll never know. They also talk about their comparative families. Martha begins to come to terms with…she keeps kinda…this…one of the thematic things is her and her family.
This guy has no family, really. So, they kinda share…it’s an important moment that they’re this…have this inverse thing going. They’ll never know. He says call them. Err on 33…Area 30…shandown…lured by Kath into bio-scanner. Doctor suits up. I gotta re-magnetize it. Then the guy says it’s too late. He goes, I’m not gonna lose her. So, they go kinda subtle on this one because you’re carrying stuff with Rose and even with Martha’s past interactions with the Doctor, that the Doctor’s gotta save his companion, right? Pretend this rad, red suit, man. That’s at 12:55 in the countdown, 28:45 in the episode. Martha calls her mom. It’s me again. There’s mysterious people listening into the mom’s phone. They got it tapped. She says she’s out with mates. Let’s talk about anything.
The mom’s trying to buy time for whoever’s tapping the phone. So, it was a little bit like…I said Martha, you call me; I’ll talk to you about nothing for as long as you want. But she says, just talk to me, mom, about anything. I just want to hear your voice. But the mom, of course, kinda takes it where parents tend to take it, to the…right to the bone. Then she says never mind, mom. I gotta go. Kiss everybody for me. The tapper wants more time. Then there’s a big pod hug, and then…real nice moment. The guy…he’s not Ashton, apparently, but he kisses her…Martha on the forehead, holds her. Doctor action, more wind, sun…so, he’s out there trying to re-magnetize the pod. Gotta do it on the outside of the ship, of course. So, he’s trying to reach these controls and hit buttons.
We see the big ship moving against the sun, big music. He gets one button, then I think two buttons, then he’s gotta open up a thing and flip a lever. He does, finally. They’re like, you can’t do it, you’re…it’s too much wind, the whole thing. But he pulls it off. Margaret Balfour…magnet Balfour…I told you the Doctor…then they come back. The Doctor actually looks at the sun while he’s out there. It comes and he says oh, the sun’s alive. It’s a sentient being or beings or something, or maybe collective something. It goes into him. They close the airlock. This is nine minutes left, thirty-three minutes into the episode. The Doctor crawls out. Doctor, Doctor, story; what’s happened? Stay away, he says, to Martha and everybody. The sun is a living organism. This is maybe the captain.
He says humans, you should have scanned, ‘cause they did do a energy scoop. He says you gotta put me in the stasis chamber and freeze it out quickly. Then they had thought they froze the husband, but he wakes back up. Purple ferrite color, orange…I don’t know what that is. Purple ferrite color, orange…Doctor yelling. He’s not human. Let’s mishap you…that’s enough. Ten seconds. Get rid of it. Doctor…the Doctor’s scared. Quiet, now. Doctor’s still in the suit. He goes, you gotta do 200 degrees. Seven green yells…sun and ship shot. Hubby rises. Shuts in downpour…out…cut. Oh, he cuts the power. They’re trying to freeze the Doctor to get the sun out of him. This husband, Korwin, wakes up from a big sleep, cuts the power. Kath, the captain, says leave it to me. Half crim…41:47 or 37:20, lots of cuts.
Doctor starts to defrost. Get to the front of the ship. Give back what you took. So, essentially they scoop sun energy out of the sun to run their fusion reactors, which turns out in the future, would be banned. But it’s actually…had been banned. I mean, I’ll spoil it; she says jeez, it takes a lot of work. We just needed fuel for the ship, you know? He goes, you can’t scan the planet for living beings? She goes, you know, we gotta report back in. The efficiency triplicate or whatever. 408 shut down…it was my fault. So, Kath says at 343…hide-and-seek in the airlock. So, Kath’s playing hide-and-seek with Korwin in the airlock. She totally does that move that we’ve seen before. Great move, by the way. She does hide-and-seek in the airlock and says coming…come and try to find me.
Then he goes in the airlock and so, they take a trip…she says, you want the sun? Let’s go see it close up, baby. Just the two of us. We can make it if we try. So, she says I’m sorry. They’re out. I love you. They hit it in space…keep going…okay, I will. 22:17, 39:54 into the episode. Everyone’s moving at this point. Doctor’s crawling. More big music. Cymbals are crashing…0% chance now, the computer’s giving them. Martha! Exclamation point. Doctor; can’t fight it. Give it back. Martha runs…121. Code is…make it to reboot. Not working. So, the dudes have made it into the re…energy restart place, but then they can’t reboot the engines. Martha says forget about it; you just gotta dump all the fuel out of the ship. Then she says come on, Doctor, hold on. They do a fuel dump. The sun exits the ship.
There’s lots of turbulence. They pull out of the dive, it exits the Doctor. Impact is averted. Everyone stands and hugs the Doctor, runs, hugs…ship reversal. Talking TARDIS, compact, robust. Oh, so then…yeah, they have the…whatever, the sequence after. So, the couple of the crew are left. They see the TARDIS, they say this is your ship? He goes…this I loved; he goes yeah, this is…it’s compact, it’s robust. They’re all hugging. Official…so, they say, what are you gonna do? They say, we sent out an official mayday. Then they said, what are you gonna tell them? Then the Doctor says, why don’t you try telling them the truth? They share…then Martha shares a moment with the person whose name’s not Ashton. It’s really an…I guess relatable ‘cause he’s developed obviously a crush on Martha.
He goes, jeez…she goes, I hope you find somebody to believe in. He goes, I think I already did. She goes…he goes, will we ever see each other again? She goes, nah. She goes, we can make it…make out for a second. I guess he’s a good kisser ‘cause she says well done. I think she might have even said that was hot, and I said holy…are you kidding me? That’s an understatement. Then she steps onto the ship; she’s kinda skipping and she gives the Doctor a hard time, like, turned out we didn’t even need you. We solved that one on our own. But the Doctor’s kind of scowling. There’s this awkward moment at first, but it’s really that he’s locked in thought, or maybe not. But again, this is a little bit of a good moment to say okay, this is kind of tough to interpret…is how you’d define their relationship, but with some emotion.
So, then awkward…but then he says…he comes out of his…whatever you call that where you’re…the stuff I do all the time, scowling, look off into space. He says, here’s…oh, here’s a key to the TARDIS for long-term companions or whatever. But it’s still kinda awkward. Then she says oh, my mom. So, she calls her mom and mom says oh, what do I do to deserve three calls in a day? She goes, if you’re gonna act like that, you won’t be getting another one. She says, I’m gonna come around and see you, yeah? What day is it, by the way? It’s election day. Mom keeps wanting to know if she’s with the Doctor. She goes, I gotta go. I’ll see you at some point soon. I guess she probably could be telling the truth, ‘cause they can go…jump around in time and space. Then we see the agents.
They put the phone…the mom’s phone in a bag, so they take her phone, and then they say…Mr. Saxon will hear about this, or something. That’s the end of the episode of my notes, and I’ll be talking in a second here about the episode as I’m watching it. Alright, we got…the episode’s running now. He’s scanning the phone and walking around, talking to Martha; tosses her the phone. She says oh, no way, this is mad…you can call anywhere as long as you know the area code. A frequent flyer privilege. So, I’m running the tape. I just want to see…let me fast forward a little bit…fast forward, whatever they call it. Just scrubbing…have to scrub my way through things. No way to…oh, that was one of the things. Now they’re on the steamy ship. Now that is hot. Automated distress…it’s like a sauna in here.
Working at full pelt, trying to cool down. Whatever it is, whatever we are…well, if you can’t stand the heat, the Doctor says…but then he just exits. Get out of the kitchen. I guess he’s getting out of the kitchen. That’s when the crew come. They say get outta there. What are you doing? They say…oh, they do notice the box, that it’s a police box. Huh. They say jeez, the engines stopped. Why aren’t the engines going? Secure closure active…ship’s gone mad. Somebody else is running. I forgot…I’m sorry, I forgot so many people’s names. Who are you? He’s the Doctor. I’m Martha. Hello. Then Martha…this is how they hang the beginning of the episode; she looks out the window, or this is how they get to the beginning of the episode. She looks out the window, sees the sun, says Doctor, Doctor, Doctor, look.
Forty-two minutes ‘til the sun, Kath, the captain says. It’s a slow pull out and pan across. We see the tail of the ship, we see the sun, and everything’s moving around. What did I say? Solar? No, that’s not the name. I should Google what the name of that movie was. It was a name I can’t remember even though I’ve seen it a bunch of times. Then the episode starts to open and…let’s see, what is this? It goes through the stars of the show and who directed it or wrote the episode. That’s what I was kinda interested in. It’s Doctor Who…and just waiting here, waiting as things go over now. Chris Chibnall…and then the Doctor’s starting…let’s see. Can’t believe I can’t remember the name of this movie. Solar? Not Solaris. I’m close, though. Let’s see, it’s only one word.
But why…I mean, my brain is just…but I can’t not…you say well, Drew, this is your job here, is to make sure people know about it. Sunshine. That’s why I couldn’t think of it. It was too sensible for me to remember. Sunshine. So, okay. So, now they’re working on the ship, trying to figure stuff out. Twenty-nine passwords…Tarjay system; T-O…Tarjay. Half-universe away from home, Martha. Feels it, she says. Hey Doc, or hey captain, what’s up with the ship? I thought fusion was outlawed. Well, let’s just do a awkward look and move on. Or oh, that’s convenient, it hasn’t been outlawed yet. I want to see the happy prime song. No response. Can’t get to the computers or whatever. Controls are burnt out. I can’t get them online. What about auxiliary engines? Don’t have access.
They’re at the front of the ship, which is sealed off. Twenty-nine doors. Override them, yo, Martha says. They say, deadlocks. Gotta put a passcode in. Oh, deadlock…sonic screwdriver doesn’t work on a deadlock. Defeated before you even started. Oh, listen to you. Where’s your Dunkirk spirit? I could use a little Dunkirk spirit. Riley Vashtee…that’s the person…that’s the hunky person, not Ashton. Get to work. Reliable and simple. Okay, let’s get to work. Martha’s gonna help. Remote controls…needs two. Be careful, Martha. Okay, I will. Okay, then the thing runs on. Let’s see, my next notes are clamp door trip colors, but only one chance. Let’s see where that is. We got a stasis chamber, industrial music. Little old sedation. Doctor’s looking sharp in this suit.
I like…the stripe shirt…the stripe…I love the way everything plays off one another. Chuck Taylors on. Doctor’s giving out instructions, eh? Get to work here. Let’s do that. Okay, is this what I’m supposed to be doing? Oh, what’s your favorite color? I think it’s purple, for one of the people. That’s later in the episode. Clamp it on. What are you typing? Door’s trip code is set to a random question set by the crew. Nine tours back, we thought them up so we’d know…we’re the only ones that knew the answers, right? Okay, remote pulse clamp. We only get one chance. If you get it wrong, the whole system freezes. Go ahead…the time here…oh no; that’s 32:50. Pentallian’s first flight. What is the date of that? Must be a popular piece of history. Okay, yeah, only one chance. What’s Korwin doing? Check that bio-scan.
Can’t make sense of his data. Give me a couple minutes. I’ll let you know. That’s when Korwin is faking sleeping. He’s already become a hydrogen-based being and he’s getting ready to make his move. They go to the next thing; this is a good one. I liked this dialogue. How’s it going? We’re at Door 28, boss. Move faster, hardy-har. Okay, find the next number in the sequence. 331, 313, 331…367. Doctor knows it right away, ‘cause she says what do you mean you don’t know all the answers? He says 379. It’s a sequence of happy primes. 379. Happy what? Enter it. You sure? Any number that reduces to one…okay, whoa, whoa, whoa, too fast, Doctor. See if I can get the pauses right on this. I don’t think I can. Happy sequence of primes…you know who’s happy? Optimus Prime, sometimes.
Also, I like that Optimus Prime’s sometimes grouchy, though. You know who’s not very happy? Optimus Prime. He does seem a bit grouchy, but very paternal. He does seem loving, but a grouch. Any number that reduces to one when you take the sum of the square of its digits and continue iterating until it yields one is a happy number. No idea. The crew and everybody looks stunned. Any number that doesn’t isn’t a happy prime, is a number that’s both happy and prime. Now type it in. He says, talk about dubbing down…dumbing down. Don’t they teach recreational mathematics anymore? So, that’s pretty funny. Okay, we got Doctor running, clamp in, thirty minutes left on this countdown. Just a cargo ship. Can’t believe this all depends on a pub quiz. What’s this next one? Classical music.
Most pre-download number 1s. The Beatles…how are we supposed to know that? Even the Doctor doesn’t know this answer. They’re working on the engine. Nobody knows Here Comes the Sun. She calls her mom. Hey, it’s me, Martha. Mom’s like, in the kitchen. She’s fixing…she has a French press, so I don’t know if she’s making coffee or tea. She has a couple plants; I think she grows her own herbs, mom does. Oh, she’s doing some dishes. So, she’s such a good hostess for her guests. Oh, just in case you were wondering, yeah, Martha has a flip phone, ‘cause this is a flip phone. When did you get so rude? A couple pineapples mom has in a fruit bowl. Okay, right now, I don’t see any interference, so I guess later in the episode’s when the people show up. So, she’s trying to boot up her computer.
She’s gotta plug the mouse in. What is this for? For a pub quiz. Yeah, can you look it up? You’re not allowed to look stuff up. Please find it. There’s 400,000 results. Give me a minute. 28:50 left ‘til impact. The Doctor call…or the Doctor…ship’s doctor calls the Doctor. Oh, did I ever tell you this one? It’s a pretty old gag, but it’s one of my favorite things to do, is if you know…like, if you’re somewhere where there’s a medical convention…this is one of…you say Scoots, what do you do for fun other than the stuff you talk about on the podcast? I say well, I think of stuff on elevators to do that’s silly. So, you get on the elevator…I guess you could do this also at a place where there’s other places, and then you go to the back of the elevator, you wait a little while, and then you say doctor?
Everybody turns around, or a lot of people do, when you say doctor. If you’re with somebody, it’s even better. But I did that in Las Vegas once, like hours at a time. Once, I thought…once I found it amusing, I couldn’t stop doing it. I’m trying to think what hotel it was. But there was a convention. I knew a doctor that was there, so I knew of its existence. So yeah, this…that probably says more about me than it says about me. Okay, Colin, Irwin…Irina, Area 17…Martha’s still on the phone with her mom. What was that? There was a lot of yelling ‘cause of vapors and stuff. Mom…maybe this is what push…maybe there was a scene cut where mom calls in the authority figures from, whatever, the secret team that taps her phone. Nerves…reserve…lots of yelling. Doctor running to stabilize some stuff. Korwin, why?
My husband…so, this is all the notes. You already heard this part. I’m trying to think. I wonder what details…this is a nice-looking ship. I don’t know how…I’d like to see the filming of this. Questions; are they building a new set for every episode? Are they using other existing sets? Here’s a challenge to anybody that’s in…that has access to sets; this is totally impossible, but what if you put me randomly on one of your sets? You don’t tell me anything about it, right; you give me no information, you bring me in there, I’ll make a Sleep With Me episode on…we’ll call it Sleeping on the Set. ‘Cause I could do it on this; I could go to…’cause there’s probably multiple locations, right? Here’s more about…here’s another tangent about me; so, I did think about that for Good Place, but I was too afraid.
So here’s…just being honest, normalizing things for people out there that avoid things…it came up a few times. I may have already shared it, too. I actually met the person…maybe it was during Season 1 of The Good Place that was producing a podcast for NBC. I think we exchanged e-mails. Not just e-mail addresses, but we even sent an e-mail to one another. What year was this? Probably, I don’t know, 2015 maybe? 2016? Then I didn’t think of it ‘til Season 2 or 3, and then I said I should e-mail them. I did e-mail NBC so I could get early screeners, which was…which happened so that I could watch the episodes a week early. But I never…I said I should ask the person that runs the podcast.
Then it ended up that the host of the podcast…I had…I didn’t know them personally; I had seen them perform live, Mark, and then I knew someone that knew them, actually met them. But I didn’t know them but I shook his hand. This is Marc Evan Jackson. So I said oh, I could e-mail that person and ask them to ask Marc, I could try to e-mail my contact, the person that was originally producing the podcast for NBC, I could e-mail the person who gave me the screeners…‘cause I said okay, I know The Good Place has some of their sets on Universal’s lot or Universal Studios. I know that’s not that far for me to go. What if I did the episode from the set of some inane details of the set, or even interviewed the set dresser or anybody? ‘Cause they do such a good job there. Old Andy came in, or old nana.
Andy and nana, my comedy team, the comedy team that…a comedy team; we quashed dreams. Andy and nana. Somebody remind me of some of this stuff. The Andy and Nana comedy team that quashes your dreams. Andy and Nana. Maybe I should write that down. Hold on. I think we may have just figured out Nuns in Space, Season 3. So, if you’re listening to this…since stuff gets released out of order, pretty cool. I’m pretty sure we got one piece of…that’s a missing piece, Andy and Nana. Or it could be Andy and Anna, the comedy team that quashes dreams. Okay, so, what was I saying about quash…comedy…I had a tangent I was going on. Not about a elevator with doctors, not about Doctor Who, really. Now I can’t even remember what it was. Andy said to me…huh. Well, I lost it. That’s alright, though.
Thought it was…it was some story about me, obviously. That’s why I was…what am I gonna be talking about. I was going down some mental pass thing. Can’t remember now. Sorry about that. Well, you know, we’ll see. I’m sure it’ll bubble back up to the surface again. What was it about? Was it even related to this…? It had to be related to the episode in some way, I guess. But the episode’s still running. Doctor’s talking to Kath like serious talk. She’s still in denial, saying I wish I knew. Let’s see, he’ll care…he’ll come for us. Okay, so this is the next thing. We got…Ashton goes…gets transformed into a hydrogen-based being, and they’re trying to figure out the next code. Right now, Korwin’s about to turn Ashton into the carbon…or, not a carbon-based being who’s there. Ashton, what are you doing?
I’m about to shine like a diamond. So, that’s when they go into the escape pod and they have to…that’s when the…this is the back and forth. They close the doors…oh, being on set. Sorry, Doctor Who. We did run through the episode, though. So, it’s like…so, I said oh, don’t bother. Andy and Nana came in and they said don’t bother. I said oh yeah, you’re right, that’s kinda scary to me, to pitch an idea. I said, it’s not a half-bad idea, but the thing is, with Sleep With Me-related ideas…if you’re a listener, you say oh, of course it’s a great idea. But normal people that don’t listen to Sleep With Me or have never had a contact…a direct contact with somebody…even if they have somebody in their life that listens to Sleep With Me, the usually just give…a look I’m gonna get.
I say…even when I pitch anything, I say what if I come to your festival and I record it? They say, what do you mean? I said, I’ll just observe things and I’ll record it, or I’ll record live. Even other fairs that have actually gotten access to, they still give me a look. They say, what are you doing again? Then I say don’t worry, it’s not…this is…no one is the butt of a joke but me, and no one’s got a bigger butt for…being the butt of a joke than I do, so don’t worry; that’s not my purpose here. I’m not making it boring to be funny, either. It’s really…the best lulls come from true joy and appreciation. But that’s not…that’s hard for me to…I tend to go…I’ll be talking like this and say, how about this doily over here?
So, I did pass on that, but I think maybe I’m growing, so maybe someday I’ll be able to pick…pitch a future series and say hey, what if I came on set? So, that’s that. Episode’s still running. Doctor’s gonna come for us…right now Kath is having a showdown with her husband. I don’t know if any of this…Doctor’s running to try to get Martha. That’s enough…he’s showing down with Ashton. What do you want? Tell me. That’s when he punches the thing. Jettison activated…can’t stop it. Martha’s…or Kath’s having a showdown with Korwin. He says yeah, it’s your fault. Korwin gets frozen, which we find out later is temporarily. They have a ice fence; that’s handy. I mean, I guess if you’re working by a sun…so, Doctor shows down with Ashton. Hey, let’s go toe-to-toe. I want to know who you really are.
He goes to reach for his thing, but that’s when the freezing affects them both, ‘cause they’re kind of a community or they’re linked, you know? Airlock is sealed. So meanwhile, the Doctor is distracted just long enough…oh no, then Ashton has to go deal with…he says Ashton’s coming up. He’s like Korwin now. They say, we’re toast, man. Now Martha’s…says everything’s locked. She’s stressed. The pod’s jettisoned. Doctor’s like, oh no. Now they’re sealed, so they can’t hear each other. Doctor says I’ll save you. She says Doctor, I’ll save you. The dude says Martha, I don’t have any…no Dunkirk spirit on this ship. Can’t hear you. I’ll save you. Martha’s at the window. Beautiful necklace on Martha. I don’t know if I know anything about it. Has she had it the whole time?
That was kinda…that was the kinda things I would only be able to observe on set. Okay, ship’s drifting off slowly away, and Martha’s against the glass, so is the Doctor. Her hand slowly sinks. Sorry. The ship’s slowly lowering towards the sun. Whatever materials they’re using to mitigate the heat are high-quality, because people have a long enough time to get this episode to the end, to solve everything. So, Kath and one of her shipmates…he said…what does he mean when he said it was your fault? She’s not happy. He says, the Doctor says this wasn’t Korwin. This was now some sort of hydrogen-based being. We need your leadership, Kath, to get off this boat. Oh, Skinele; he goes yo, I need a spacesuit, quick. She goes, go on, help the Doctor. Ashton’s out there. I’ll deal with him.
Okay, I want to see the…before we go, I want to see this last scene with…I liked this scene with Martha and the guy whose name I already forgot, probably ‘cause a little bit of jealousy, for sure. Okay, wonderful world of space travel. Prettier it looks, less good it is. Don’t worry, Doctor will come. Nope, not gonna happen. Haven’t you heard anything about whatever, Andy and Nana? You don’t know the Doctor. I believe in him. Then you’re lucky I never found anyone worth believing in. She turns; this catches her attention. No girlfriend, no boyfriend, nobody? No, I’ve been…I work in space. Not really…family? Nah. I haven’t talked to my mom in a while; six years. My dad is in…on another outer space…big space tour. Things are silent out here, man, silent. Mom wanted to hold onto me, but I needed to fly.
She goes yeah, families, man. He goes, what about you? She goes, I got mom, dad, dad’s girlfriend, full works. Sister, brother. No silence there. So much noise. Really nice moment, especially contrasting with the…then she says jeez, they’ll never…that’s the thing; I think Rose went through the same thing. It’s like, they don’t know nothing. He says well, give her a call, then. She goes oh, wait a second, you’re right. Meanwhile, the Doctor suits up. He’s in rescue mode. Let’s just see the end of this…I mean, the end of this little interaction here. Doctor’s got his spacesuit on. He’s getting to work, and Martha’s calling. Mom? Just talk to me. Let’s just run the…my internal dialogue needs a boost. Could you help? Of course I can help, honey. Love you. Why are you asking me so many questions?
Well, I just wanted to say I love you. That’s why I called, to say I love you, to show how much I care. Meanwhile, we see that somebody’s tapping in on the line. Tell Leo, dad, Tish, everybody I love them. What’s wrong? Nothing. Just out with mates. Anyone nice? Yeah. What mates? The Doctor? Mom. Okay, what do you want to talk about? She says, just talk about anything, please. Tell me what you had for breakfast, what you watched on TV, you and dad’s disagreements. Is the Doctor there? She goes, leave it. She goes, it’s a simple question. Meanwhile, Martha’s crying, you know. She goes, I gotta go, but the spy person’s like no, no, no, drag it out; we need to…we’re trying to zero in. But Martha hangs up. She’s crying and then they hug.
Sometimes even though there’s…we saw how the episode played out, sometimes that comfort and kissing somebody on the forehead…something we could do for other people. Even if there isn’t that kiss, there’s…that’s why I say to people, kiss your…or, you could kiss your biceps, kiss your shoulders. It’s a way to say hey, yeah, it’s…I don’t know. Space may be a vacuum. I think I heard that once, and it’s not easy. Sometimes that’s a metaphor, unless you’re in space; but you couldn’t be, because then it wouldn’t be a metaphor. It could never…here’s a…here’s, I guess, a piece…a strange piece of irony; the fact for a human being to use it in proper context, you would never be able to say space is a…I mean, you could say it…a scientist could say it from a point of in…but you could never be in space and say oh, I found out space is a vacuum, right?
I mean, that’s like that…my favorite book when I was a little kid, where the kid digged all the way…digged; dug all the way to the other side of the world and kept having to invent stuff. Of course, I don’t remember the name. I think I’ve been…I’m unable to uncover…the two most seminal books of my childhood, I can’t figure out the titles of them or if they even existed. The other one was on a space station and the kid had a twin that was an android. I think that was the two-part series or more. But this book was a picture book. That other one was not young adult, but whatever you read between being picture books and young adult. But you could never say…I guess my point would be unless you wrote a picture book about how to do it, you could never be in space and say space is a vacuum.
Wow, there’s some life…some…I guess you couldn’t even say that was a life goal for me to find that out. So, it’ll…there’s something that might be almost like…forever like a metaphor or a simile, that space is a vacuum. But sometimes…but I’m here to kinda keep vacuuming up those thoughts and keep you kissing your shoulders. Whether you’re kissing your shoulders for you or someone else out there, like Martha and that handsome dude she’s with in space whose name I can’t remember, the Doctor, Kath, or Korwin or the other crew members, I hope you’re drifting comfortably. If you’re not, there’s plenty of other episodes ready to go to help. Thanks and goodnight.
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(Transcription by Leah Hervoly)