758 – Age of Steel | Sleepin’ With Doctor Who S2E7
A sleepy boy band sigh will be the blimp that floats you off to dreamland.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and friends beyond the binary and all my patron peeps, thanks for keeping the show going patrons. I really really appreciate it. Thanks for being the wind in my sails. Thanks for watering the garden. And let's get on with the show.
Hey, are you up all night, tossing, turning, mind racing, trouble with getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep. Well, welcome. This is Sleep With Me podcast to put you to sleep. We do it to 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 can set aside whatever is keeping you awake, whether it's the thoughts, the feelings, the physical sensations, it changes in time or temperature, [inaudible 00:00:52] and moving or ticking. The stuff you're thinking about is exterior stuff, situational things, feelings, sensations. Whatever it is, I'd like to take your mind off of that.
Like I said, I'm gonna take a safe place. I'm gonna pad it. I'm gonna smooth it. I'm gonna rub it down, polish it, smooth it … Did I say smooth it? I think I did. I'll say safe place. I'll do welcoming gestures. I'll walk backwards and say, “Welcome you in.” And I say, “Here you go, a safe place to set aside whatever is keeping you awake.”
And the way I'm gonna do it is I'm gonna send my voice across the deep dark note. I'm gonna use a lulling, soothing, creaky dulcet tones, and pointless meanders. And those are both, if you're new, things that may take some adjustment. Your first reaction might be, what are these creaky dulcet tones, or rusty meanders, or pointless tangents? And I'd say, “Well, just give the show a few tries. That's what most people say.” And you don't even have to give it a few tries. I'm just here to help. I'd like to help. Go ahead and get comfortable. Don't try to make a lot of sense of it. If you're new, I'll right up front walk you through structurally what to expect.
Show starts off with a few minutes of business. That's more important to regular listeners. That's how we keep the show going and free. Then there's an intro. In the intro we've just started, it's about 12 minutes of me rambling. It's a show within a show, or an intro. It's an introduction to the podcast. It just takes 12 minutes. So, it's really more of a part of … It's structurally part of the podcast. And really, it's like when you start a car in the winter and you get it warmed up. I guess that really is what it is. But, you know, I gotta go outside and do the thing where it makes a noise for a while. And then I say, “Scooch, take a breath.”
Luckily, I don't live in a winter zone anymore, or have a car with a key. And they say, “Okay. Come on. Come on. This time, warm it up.” And then it gives. Then I go inside and drink … And then I say, “Okay. Now, let me put the heater on.” And go inside in the car. It's a double positive. The inside of the car is getting warmed. But also, the car is getting warmed. And if it was a talking car, it would say, “Warm me up. Warm it up Chris.” And I'd say, “I'm about to.” Actually, your name is Chris. My car is not name is Chris. This imaginary car's name is Chris. Nice non binary name for a vehicle.
Then I say, “Yeah Chris. I'm warming it up. I'm not only about to. You're in the current thing of getting warmed up. So, I'm gonna go inside where it's warm and I'll just drink coffee, which is also cold, ironically enough. You know, it's strange Chris, but I drink cold brew coffee in the winter, in the summer too. But I'm gonna be inside. Oh, you want me to stay here while you warm up? No problem. Actually, strangest thing, maybe this is a new podcast, the car warmer podcast for cars and things interesting to cars. Okay. But I make a sleep podcast.”
“This is what I was doing Chris, I was explaining in to the new listeners of the sleep podcast I make that there's a long intro here. Some listeners fall asleep during the intro. About 3 percent of listeners skip the intro. A lot of people use it as part of their wind down routine. Maybe they started when they're brushing their teeth. Maybe the started when they first get in bed, you know, 'cause no one's instantly asleep as the pull the covers up and settle into their positions, set the temperature, do an ebalming … Chris, this is the strangest thing. And I'm not sure if it's inside my mind or … no, like the Phantom of the Opera, yeah. But no no, not like that. I balm the back of my neck in the winter. I don't know what it is. It dries out. Or it feels like it's dried out. You're right Chris.”
“But yeah, so, I do … What was I talking about? Oh, I was trying to talk to new listeners. It's tough. I've got my attention divided between an imaginary sentient vehicle named Chris that's warming up, and talking about the intro for the podcast, which is more of a cool down or a neutral down. And actually, I should say that this bed … I'm declaring your bedroom a safe place now, a neutral ground. Because, for me, bedtime can be this thing that has some seriousness or some … you say … the show … That's really why I make the show and why the intro is so long is to warm it up and cool it down at the same time. Got that Chris?”
“No. Chris, I just want you warmed up. Your engine, I want your circulation to be good with the viscosity and get it nice and toasty in here, right around my toes, oh so nice. And you're really humming. But I know I can hear your engine still racing, so I give it some time. And you know, Chris, it's like the strangest thing. Situational … I love the smell of your exhaust on these cool days. Yeah. You have the freshest breath. Oh yeah, you're right. I will go and re brush my teeth. I did have about. Okay. Oh, so that's what the intro is. It's a show within a show where I mis explain what the podcast is while some people fall asleep and some people get ready to drift off. So, that's the first part of the show.”
“Then, the second part of the show will be where I kind of talk about … Tonight, it will be Doctor Who. And it will barely … It may vaguely resemble an episode of Doctor Who. But it will be a rolling recap of it that really you … that you could sleep to. Or if you can't sleep, I'll be there to keep you company. It's the other thing about the show. There's no pressure to listen and there's no pressure to fall asleep. I'm gonna be here for about an hour to keep you company, or in this case, Chris, 'cause I'm dividing my work. I'll be in the car 'til you're warmed up to a comfortable temperature and I can hear your engine purring.”
“Yeah, the podcast is a bit like metaphorical purring, you're right. And Chris, you … wow, you could have your own sleep podcast if you weren't a vehicle, and you weren't imaginary, and you weren't … wasn't trying to warm you up for this … you're right. Get back to the … “
So, that's the structure. So, at the end is some thank yous. Between the intro and the story is some business, again, keeping the show going. So, that's structurally what to expect. And again, yeah, I'm here to keep you company as you drift off. The reason why I make the show is, I said earlier, is I've been there, tossing and turning, wondering … You know, the stuff that goes on when you can't sleep that other people might not be able to relate to. I know what it's like. I know how it feels. And I really truly believe you do deserve a good night's sleep, ideally free of the hassle and the rigamorale.
But I know I don't really have a ton of power around that. What I do have the power to, is to keep you company and to take your mind off stuff. To be your friend, your bore friend, your bore bud, your bore bro, bore bae, your bore sib, your bore cuz, your bor besty, to kind of sit at your bedside or across the room, and just to talk to you gently and kind of goof around a little bit. The car is getting warm here. Chris is starting to purr.
“Yeah, usually Chris, this is when even my intimacy issues creep up in vehicles. So, I'll start … it really looks like I'm absentmindedly touching your buttons and things. But it's more like I'm trying to think of what to say to break the silence within the vehicle, with the vehicle. Have I mentioned how nice your dashboard is. Let me just rub my hand across your dashboard Chris. And actually, your dashboard, it's unwarmed. Really like it … Is this a pleather or vinyl? Those are the same thing. Really, it's supple. Do you mind if I say that your dashboard is supple to the touch, because it is. It really is. ‘Cause I'm supple. Can supple be a … Is that a verb or a adverb, or a adjective, or a noun?”
Okay. I think Chris just sighed, which is probably a good sign that you've warmed up. “But what I was gonna ask is, could it be a verb? Am I suppling? Can I supple something? If it's supple, what am I doing? Appreciating it. So much. I don't know. Like I just imagine that there's a verb out there somewhere unused. What about suppulence? I know that's not a word. But Chris, if I could describe your dashboard and your whole thing, your whole je ne sais quoi. You'd like that, huh? You're suppulent, not succulent. I just don't associate succulence with car … this particular car. Though, it is feeling a little arid in here now that I've had the heat blasting, and we've reached peak temperature with my coat on and stuff. But I still gotta go inside and brush the old gums, as they say.”
“Right now, I'm flapping 'em. You're right Chris. Totally caught me there. Believe it or not, Chris though, I'm in the middle of a podcast. I think you knew that. So, maybe one day, I'll launch another podcast for cars. I mean, once they have self driving cars with AI, they'll need it. So yeah, Chris, do you mind if I make jest and say maybe I'm foo future proof? Ooch, yeah. Well, I didn't mean to miss pronounce future. But uture proof. I'm not fuji proof. ‘Cause believe me, as soon as I hear that, I start dancing when I hear the Fujees. You've played the Fujees before Chris. Holy Moly!”
“Okay. So yeah … get back to … So yeah, I'm here to keep you company. And you say maybe sometimes keeping a car's company is business all on it's own. It doesn't pay, huh Chris? It pays in the power of the heart. Holy cow! Are you a poet? No wonder you're so supple, supple to the touch. Here's the strange thing Chris. I know that I've done this before in other cars. But I don't think I've laid my lips on your dashboard. That was one of my favorite country hits. I think … I don't know. That was a crossover. I think it was Lucinda Williams wrote that my lips … laying my lips on your dashboard. It was a true … It was a straightforward. It wasn't a metaphorical tune.”
“And I used to talk about like when I would bite on dashboards, which people may not believe. But it is … not bite into them. Well, gently nibble on a dashboard. That was when I submitted lyrics. I said, ‘What about this for a course? Gently nibbled on the dashboard.' It didn't … they said, ‘This is a fan club, by the way.' I said, ‘Okay. Well, lips on the dashboard.' Okay Chris. You do.”
Chris has got it. Chris is fully warmed up now and ready to work. So, I gotta close this out. But if you're new, I'm here to help. I'm here to keep you company, take your mind off of stuff, which my mind was taken off of reality there. Holy Mackerel! But that's my question is, if you were along for the non ride, the sitting in Chris hopefully took your mind off whatever else could have been keeping you awake. And that's the idea for the show. Whether you're asleep or awake, I'm here to keep you company throughout the deep dark night. I work very hard. And I shurn, I yearn and I strive to keep you company and to help you fall asleep. But thank you so much for coming by. And here's a couple of ways we keep the show a going.
All right everybody. Here we are in part two of this two part Age of Steel. I forgot to look up the Age of Aquarius. But his is definitely not the Age of Aquarius, 'cause steel and water … What is the steel sign? Would an exoskeleton based creature be steel sign? But it starts off with a recap, then some writing I can't read at all. I think it says Tom … let's see. Let's see. This is a recap. Oh, maybe this is who wrote it. Let's see if I could pick that up during the opening. And then they've put “Doctor uses question mark.”
‘Cause I wasn't sure if it was his … what is it? Sonic screwdriver? Just when I was taking notes, I forgot what the sonic screwdriver was called just like just now I did. But the cyber persons are saying, “Delete, delete, delete.” And let's see, here's the opening. I'm watching it live here. We'll see who wrote this episode, who's Tom MacRae? Or maybe it's directed by Tom MacRae? And that beloved Russel Davies, David Tenant, Billy Viper, Doctor Who. And here we go, coming in, Age of Steel, by Tom MacRae. So, I was correct. I just spelled it wrong and I couldn't read it. But the Doctor's app saw the cyberman with a sonic screwdriver. But it was orange, it was super powered thing. And it's all honk honk honk. The van picks him up.
Everybody in. But Rose and the … what's the dad's name? There's a dad. Oh, Pete, they don't wanna go. So, Doctor has to give them real talk. He says, “Actually, that's not the Rose you know.” I mean, “That's actually not the Jack you know.” And he says, “It's probably a lost cause.” And the woman driving the van, she says, ‘This is the slowest getaway I've ever done. Finish chatting already. My mom is still in there hiding.”
Then, they're in the van. Also put red light to see at night. The van is red. Oh, it's a revitalizing … let's see. It wasn't the sonic screwdriver, it was the heart of the TARDIS. Is there a song, Heart of the TARDIS? ‘Cause if not, somebody come on. Do it. I didn't even realize how well heart of the TARDIS … so like, see how that rolls out of my mouth?
But Ricky says, “What was that thing?”
Doctor says, “A little technology from home.”
Mickey says, “Well, it was glowing before. Has it run out?”
And Doctor goes, “No. It's in a revitalizing loop. But it'll charge back up.”
And they say, “What are we gonna do?” This is a boy band guys. There are two. Jake … and again, I don't know a lot of Doctor lore. But I would feel like this is like a kick off episode for Jake and Mickey as a team. But I'm not exactly positive that happened. But they go back and forth. Pete starts getting blamed … They start the blame game. Mrs M …
They say, “You don't want the Doctor as an enemy.” When's that come out? 20 point 5. Let me look through. They basically say, “Hey Pete, you're like the worst.”
And Pete goes, “You ever heard of Gemini the mole, that's me.”
And they say, “Oh wow, you're actually kind of a leader of our movement.”
Pete says, “Encrypted wavelength is six five seven using binary nine. I was like undercover with Lumic. And now I'm with Scooby Doo and the gang, even got the van.”
And Mickey says, “We're the preachers man.” No. Mickey says, “The preachers know what they're doing. Ricky's the toughest person in London.'
And they say, “Really?”
And then he goes, “Well, for parking tickets. I got a lot of parking tickets. I fight the power of parking.”
And then, the Doctor says, “I'm a doctor by the way, anyone interested?”
And Rose says, “I'm a Rose.”
He goes, “That's the name of my dog. Your catering staff … ” Oh, this is …
Rose goes, “I knew you were a good guy.”
And they say, “What is Lumic up to with these cyber people, ear pods. Let's look at these ear pods.” Doctor starts messing with the ear pods. Okay. That's that page. Let's see what else. Park anywhere. Doctor finds … oh, he finds this super riveting, or something interesting targeting Mickey. Also, did I say they have camouflauge sheets? That's what I wrote, WTF. Oh, this is when the Doctor identifies them as the cyber people. “We get to the city, we gotta inform the authorities.”
And Lumic's talking to this robot. He keeps … oh, I see. Why do they have two tears in their eyes. What does this say? Excellent. What is it? My dear children, let's take over … oh, he voices over into the computer, “Aggravate everything in the village of London, or the city of London.” I don't know if that meant London proper, the city of London, or London general area, you know what I mean. But yeah, he talks.
He says, “Oh, my children.” He tries to catch Crane with his ear pods, but Crane pulls them out. Then they see people are hypnotized by their cyber ears, their blue tooths. Here's a question I didn't find an answer to. I didn't look it up though. Why are charging lights always blue, like the information LEDs? I mean, I can see out of battery red, fully charged green. So, everyone is always zoned out. Something about a brain … oh, you can't rip off your ear pads when they're in action, 'cause it will cause a brain storm. The Doctor is annoyed at humans.
He says, “You humans. You're always like this, asleep in the universe.” Let's see what … Van Statten Museum, and the first person we saw with Rose … And let's see, satellites, chamber of 12 … Oh, then they started bringing people to a power station to process them into cyber beings. I don't know. The Doctor gave them a big speech. I'm trying to find it. He says, “You humans …”
“Oh, for such an intelligent life, you aren't half susceptible. Give anyone a chance to control and you submit. Sometimes, I think you like the easy life.” There's lots of marching robots. They only march though. Then they split up. They say, “quicker, split up.”
Istory? What is that? Quick … oh, we get a quick history of the cyber people [inaudible 00:21:02] Doctor Who. Then, there's lots of marching. Ricky and Mickey go for a plan. Mickey kisses Rose goodbye. There's lots of running, a few minutes of running. There's side by side shot of Ricky and Mickey talking. Vitex assigns a cyberman [inaudible 00:21:21] Vitex signs. That's what Rose's Pete sells. But the cyber people are not stealthy. The Doctor uses a sonic screwdriver one time when they're cornered to distract them in another direction, jacking into trouble. What is that? Jocking in trouble, Ricky in trouble. Oh, Jackie's in trouble. She gets where she's in a brigade to become a cyber person.
And then Ricky and Mickey get to where they're going. But Ricky decides … He's climbing a fence. He says, “You know. Let me go to the big farm in the sky.” Mickey got over the fence. But Ricky did not. Or maybe Mickey was on the other side saying, “Hurry up man.” He says, “Come on twinsy poo. I wanna have a twin finally.” And then, the Cyberman say, “No, no. Let's go to the big farm with you.” So, he does. Cyberman stare at Mickey, which was strange 'cause it was just a chain link fence. Mister Crane is a rebel and a liar, wtf. What does that mean? I think … oh, that's what Lumic says.
Lumic is a very relatable character, I'd say, to these current days. Yeah, Lumic says, “What do you mean man? I thought you were 100 percent loyal to me. Why didn't you become a cyber person? That's your job.”
‘Cause the cyber people say, “This guy is not programmed. He wasn't using his earpads.” He says, “Oh, they broke.” Lumic says, “Are you a volunteer?” He goes, “Oh, I'm on your team. But I wanna be on the human team.” So then he messes with Lumic's Vader type stuff, like his aparati. And then, he … whatever that dude … How did I forget his name in four seconds? Crane, he goes bye bye. And then Lumic … The Cyberman say, “You know what Lumic? It's time for your upgrade too.” And he actually needed it to full Vader.
They say, “We're gonna give you the full Vader. You're only half Vader. We're going full Vader on you.” We're actually beyond Vader to that other dude. You're thinking to a Grievous level, General Grievous. Let's see, talk to boss, Lumic equipment, we discovered that, they do a fist to their cyber … That's their symbol. They put their fist to their cyber read out. Hundreds of cyber … He says, “Send everybody to Tim's”
No, somebody says that. Mickey comes running. Jake, boy band Jake, says, “Oh boy, it's my body.” But Rose knows it's Mickey. So boy band Jake's not happy. He says, “You're nothing man.” And they say, “We gotta move on. We gotta do it.” Even Mickey says that. And then, there's music to underscore that. And there's this ominous factor with a Dirigible on the roof, the Zepplin. I put, “four smoke stacks.” It reminded me of a scene in the first season of Alice Isn't on the Big Farm. They have a schematic or they talk about schematics. Look into my finance box. Just check my schematics. They … I don't think they … Oh, they have it on the computer though, Miss Moore's computer.
And they say, “Okay. Let's split up. Mickey and Jake, you take out the Dirigible. Me and Miss Moore will go in through the cooling tunnels.” Rose and Peter are like, “We're gonna try to go get Jackie.” So, that's how they say, “Go in on three sides: above, between, below. We'll get to the control center. We'll stop it all.” Actually, that was originally just Jake. And Mickey goes, “What about me? Am I still the tin dog?” He goes, “No. I'm going with Jake.” And then Jake says, “I don't need you man. I'm a one man boy band.” Mickey goes, “Do you hear yourself? There's no such thing as a one man boy band.” He goes, “That's a Bieber. That's just a …”
And he goes, “Oh man, maybe we do need team work right now. Be the tin dog.” I love how he says that, genuine Mickey. I'm a friend to help. A really good moment, actually. Mickey heads off with Jake. He looks back. This is because he has a parting ways with Rose. And he looks back and he kind of sees that Rose has moved on. Her and the doctor have a big hug and smile. Mickey's a little sad. Light ladder down, a dench for every ocean. I don't know what that means. Let's see if I have any notes here. Let's see. We see the cyber people processing proper torch.
Oh. Moore says, “Device for every occasion.” ‘Cause they don't have any lights for the ladder. There's a big smile. Cyber people of … there's a lot of resting cyber people. What else do they say? I think they had an interesting conversation. Moore's trying a head band. The Doctor says, “You got a hot dog in there?”
“No. Of all the things to wish for, mechanically recovered food.”
Doctor says, “It's the Cyberman of food.”
Then they say, “Okay. These ones are just resting. Well, let's not wake them up. Let's not trip anything.” Big wonder spool? Oh, big wooden spool at some point. It's when dad and Rose are on the run, don't show any emotion, don't worry. They hold hands. Also, there was a dump truck. They think the doctor, or … what's the guy's name? Pete and Rose, they pass a dump truck and a big wooden spool. There's lots of talks about upgrades. Boy band gets to the top of the ladder. What do we got here. These two, they take the ladder to the roof. Two guards … Mickey says, “I'll trick them.” And Jake says, “Oh, let's use this sleeping powder. Another one of Miss Moore's little tricks.”
And they say, “Let's go on board and see.”
Then the doctor says, “How'd you meet the preachers?”
And Miss Moore says, “Well, originally I worked for Cybus Industries nine to five. Then I found something on the main frame. You know how it goes. Didn't you see MATRIX or whatever? They found the preachers. They needed a tech person, and so I learned.”
Doctor says, “What about Mister Moore?”
She goes, “No. I took that from a book, Missus Moore. It was Scooch's next door neighbor too, safer not to use real names. I gotta keep Mister Moore and the kids okay. I'm changing the world here.” And she goes, “What about you? You got any family?” Doctor goes, “No. Whole world on my shoulders.”
But he says, “What's your real name?” She goes, “Angela Price.” And she says, “Don't tell anyone.” Doctor actually says, “Okay. I won't.” But then a cyber person goes on motion detected. I wonder what book she took her name from. I didn't have a chance to research that. Maybe I should know. A torturous flashlight, that's just terminology. Wake up ladder, good team at 6500 and rising. Rose has to wait for the Jackie bot. At deep gold six … These are all things that got said in the [inaudible 00:29:37] that I wrote down that I might have heard.
Rose has to wait. We see the Jackie Bot. Okay, let's see where it was. I was trying to find the stuff with the Jackie Bot. Let's see if I can find it here. Chamber six, human upgrades. Oh yeah, “Any sign of Jackie?” Pete asked.
And then someone says, a cyber person says, “Are you Pete Tyler. Conform you're Pete Tyler.” And Pete's pretending he's hypnotized. So, he says, “Confirmed.” And she goes, “Oh, by the way, I'm Jackie.” And Rose and Pete go, “Wha-Wha-What?” And then, cyberperson Jackie says, “Restrain, unprogrammed.”
Pete goes, “You can't be Jackie.” And she goes, “I once was. And now, I'm cyber form.” And Rose goes, “No way.” And they go, “Yeah, yes.” Well, she goes, “Way, totally, Wayne's world or whatever.”
And Pete goes, “I'm here to help you.” And she goes, “Didn't you work with Cybus Industries to help us?” And she says, “Take them to cyber control.” And Pete goes, “Maybe we could reverse this. I don't know.” Rose goes, “There's nothing we can do about this one. She's a bot now.”
And then, they lose her in the great, you know, all the collection of the bots. Which one is Jackie? Then Mickey and Jake are in the control room of the air ship. They tap on one of the cyber people in there. And they say, “Upgrade this heart of steel.” That's Pete's first hit or second hit from whatever the first hit I said is, Bardis on the TARDIS. Another one Pete wrote, one of my favorite ones, is “Don't come knocking when this TARDIS is rocking.” And there's also another one on the B side was, “Please come knocking when the TARDIS is rocking, 'cause we're just having a party. Also, there's rooms in the TARDIS, so even if the TARDIS is rocking, there's still privacy within the TARDIS.”
But the other song was … what was it called? Oh, Upgrade this Heart of Steel. Oh, that was a classic. I loved that song so much. So much so that I've never upgraded my heart of stone. But a stodial inhibitor or something, what is it? Oh, emotional inhibitor. They said, “I've heard of that.” Are you kidding me? They say, “What are your hobbies and past times?” I say, “Oh, emotional inhibitor, that's the key.” Someone says … I think.
This is when Jake and Micky are working, is in the tough call, she's out … The Doctor and Miss Moore get surrounded. And Miss Moore goes to the big farm in the sky. But she first gives him an EM … electromagnetic thing. Maybe the Doctor's the one that introduces the thing about the heart of whatever. What is all this? Oh, they talk to the cyber and says, “I'm cold.” Oh, 'cause they broke the emotional inhibitor. That's why. It stops them from feeling anything. And working absolution … Mickey hacks the Zepplin. Why Led Zepplin? I put Doctor has time. Rose and Pete, the Doctor asks about Lumic AKA cyber controller, who says, “This is the age of steel.” Let's see. I'm just scrolling through this.
So cold. They say, “You're okay now Sally. Go to sleep. That was Sally Phelan, one of the cyber people we met. Maybe we could cancel the … do a cancellation code, and that would send all the cyber people to the big farm.” Oh, so they figure it out. And that must be the binary vascular system. Oh, that's the doctor with two hearts. Then they say, “Okay …”
I think I've lost … My notes were really not good this week, or maybe I just … maybe my cyber thing is going … They go to cyber control. This is cyber thing, boy band. [inaudible 00:34:24] hacking the computer. Then the cyber person comes to life and Mickey tricks the cyber person, who shuts down the transmitter. Then everybody's on the run. A tick tick happy sound. What does that mean? Mickey sees the Doctor and Rose on a closed circuit camera. The Doctor says, “Okay. I've been captured. But Rose and Peter are still out there.”
Wait. There's a good speech in here. Let's still scroll on through here. Okay, they get into the thing. “I'm good with computers. We've covered that. Where's the famous Mister Lumic? Don't we get a chance to meet our Lord and Master?” the Doctor says. The cyber people say, “Yeah. Lumic is the cyber controller.” And then he comes out, “Welcome to the age of steel. I'm the creator.” Then Mickey shuts things down. And the people wake up that are not converted yet. And Doctor says, “Good work boys. Vote for free will.” And Lumic goes, “Yeah, I got this going on every continent, not just London.”
Mickey logs in to cyber control. That's when they see the Doctor and Rose. And Lumic says, “I'm gonna bring peace to the world and uniformity.” Doctor goes, “What about imagination? You don't have imagination and no pure logic.” And Lumic goes, “What's your name?” He goes, “I'm the doctor.” He goes, “We don't need doctors anymore. Our cyber people don't get colds.”
The Doctor goes, “That's it. That's the point. You might be a genius. But I'm in the room. And everything you've invented is not so you don't get a cold.” But he goes, “That's so human that you wanted to get rid of colds. It's what you strive for.” And he goes, “It's about striving and not stagnation. If you don't get a cold, you don't know how to get a … you get the benefits of bone broth.” He goes, “That's what keeps this planet alive is striving for stuff like bone broth.” And Lumic says, “You're proud of emotions.” Doctor says, “You better believe it, the whole spectrum and rainbow buddy.”
He goes, “Don't you wanna be free from P-A to the double I to the A to the N and spelling issues?” And Doctor goes, “Nope.”
And Doctor goes, “You don't control me buddy.” [inaudible 00:37:05] or whatever.
And they go back and forth. Meanwhile, the Doctor is really just buying time I think. ‘Cause then he says, “All this would take is some ordinary person to find the right codes, say the code behind the emotional inhibitor right in front of them. Whoever might know how to use a computer and firewalls, just like Pete said, binary nine. Anybody could find that cancellation code. And they'd type it in, eh Micky? To save his friend.”
And Lumic says, “Talk is cheap,” or something. And Doctor goes, “Yeah. I talk too much. Rose knows that too.” And somehow, they get the password to Mickey and they text it to him. And then Mickey … They say okay. They're getting ready to upgrade everybody to delete them. And they text it to the Doctor. And he plugs his phone into a docking station. You have no means of stopping me, the most ordinary person, binary nine, keep typing, words are irrelevant. Yeah. It's 6879760, minds are blown. Mickey and Jake cheer. Cyber Ann gets a cyber headache. People start looking in the mirror and then their minds are really blown. And some of them head to the big farm.
Then we see an exit sign. Boy band, track to run, Mickey steers in back. Oh, so he's flying the air ship. Boy band wants to run. But Mickey's like, “We gotta steer the air ship and pick everybody up.” He calls Rose. Then there's some hero music. Then there's some action music. Then there's Lumic not being happy. Bada bada the morning or something. Hold on, I'm coming. And they drop a ladder. Let me see what else I'm missing here. Spinning the Zeppelin wheel, Jake is. Head for the roof. They head up. They say, “Where'd you learn to fly that thing?” Mickey says, “Games man.”
Then they throw the little hatter out. Rose goes up. And then Pete and the Doctor, Mickey's spinning the wheel around, pushing levers like he's on the TARDIS a little bit. Lumic has LEDIs on the ladder. The Doctor gives Pete a sonic screw driver because he's following Pete up the ladder. “Jackie Tyler, this is for her,” he says. And then, there's a slow mo Lumic fell all the way down. They fly off. Quiet. TARDIS redactors. There's one little spark. We're back on line. Then Pete and Rose, they have a quiet moment together, about the two different worlds. Each goes, “I gotta get after those Lumic, I gotta shut down Lumic worldwide, tell the authorities.”
Doctor goes, “Rose, we gotta roll.” She goes, “Thanks. Thanks.” And she goes, “By the way, you're my dad.” And he goes, “Oh, don't tell me that. I gotta go.” Mickey has Doctor's suit. It's a tough goodbye. Doctor touches the back of his head, Pete's head I think. Doctor tells Rose to find Miss Moore's husband. He doesn't tell Rose that. What does he say? My suit … oh, Angela Price. He tells Jake to do that, Boy Band, “Find her family. Tell them that she's a hero.” And Doctor is, “Off we go then.” And Pete says … or Mickey says, “The thing is I'm staying.”
And his voice cracks. He goes, “It balances out.” He goes, “I'll be Ricky here.” He goes, “There's work to do with these cyber people.” Rose goes, “You can't stay.” Mickey goes, “Yeah, my gran is here, so …”
And Rose goes, “Well, what about me? What if I need you?” Mickey finally says, “You know Rose, you got the Doctor. It's you and him.” He goes, “We used to have something, but not anymore.” And she goes, “We'll be back, right? Right?” And the Doctor goes, “Actually, we can't come back here. This is it Mickey.” And Mickey goes, “Yeah.” Then they even have it's over music. Can't ever return. The Doctor, Mickey shakes his hand. Half step over those frictures, good luck Mickey. He gives Mickey his old name. He says, “I'll take Rose's phone. That's got all the secret codes in it.” He pats his cheek, and Mickey says, “Watch it.”
Mickey says, “We had a good time Rose. Who would have thought you and me? Not even back in the old estate, flying through the stars.” He goes, “We used to imagine stuff like this. Never saw this one coming.” Mickey goes, “Don't miss your flight.” Mickey faces Rose, who's a bit stunned, hug, tears, music. Then Rose gets on. Mickey says, “Jake, you gotta watch this.” And Jake goes, “What?” And he goes, “That's the doctor in the TARDIS with Rose Tyler.” And he's really very proud.
Then Jackie … Then we see our world Jackie feeling her Brita. She hears the TARDIS, which appears in her living room. And they say, “Mom, so good to see you.” She goes, “What's wrong? Where were you?” They go, “Far away.” She goes, “Where's Mickey?” The doctor says, “He's home.”
And then Brita … Vick said hug, doctors arms are crossed. And then, we have Mickey and Boy Band Jake in a van. And Mickey says, “Look. Even though I'm like Ricky, I'm different. I'm not replacing him.” But he goes, “I'm here for his mission. Stop in the cyber factories.” He goes, “What do you think about Paris, Jake?” And Jake says … you know, he sings the song, “Yeah, let's liberate Paris.” And he goes, “What? You and me in a van?” That's what Jake says.
Mickey goes, “I saved the universe with a big yellow truck once upon a time.” And with that, the episode comes to a close. Let's run through a couple things that came up. Night vision was one thing which was like … it was thinking about red light and night vision. Using red light for night vision is less effective for people with red color. Let's see. Here it is. Blue, green, biological, night vision, there's different ways of illuminating night vision. Where is the thing? I could have sworn there was something about why you use red light. Oh, here it is.
Photo receptors. Biological night vision. Photo receptors in the cells in vertebrate eye have photo receptor protein, which is a combination of protein … This is from Wikipedia … photopsin in color vision cells and rhodopsin … it's a bunch of different molecules. Retinal must diffuse with the vision cell out of the eye, circulate it to the blood to the liver, where it's regenerated. In bright light conditions, most of the retinal is not in the photo receptors, but outside the eye. It takes about 45 minutes of dark, for all the photo receptor proteins to be recharged with active retinal. Most of the night vision adaptation occurs within the first 5 minutes. Adaptation results in maximum sensitivity to light. In dark conditions, only the rod cells have enough sensitivity to respond and trigger vision.
Rodospin … rodo … rodopsin, Rodopsin …. why is that so hard? In the human rods, it's insensitive to longer red wavelengths. So traditionally, many people use red light to help reserve night vision. Red light only slowly depletes Rodopsin stores in the rods. And instead is viewed by the red sensitive cone cells. So, it's a little bit … What about Project Gem … There's a lot of Gemini. So, I looked up a few things about Gemini in here. One is Project Gemini … and this is all … That was NASA's second space flight program, between Mercury and Apollo. It started in '61, ended in '66. Gemini space craft carried a two astronaut crew.
Ten Gemini crews flew low earth orbit missions. And the objective was the development of space travel techniques to support the Apollo mission to land astronauts on the moon. It performed emissions long enough for a trip to the moon and back, and perfected working out side the space craft with EVA, Extra Vehicular Activity, pioneering orbital maneuvers, space rendezvous and docking. They were all based on Cape Kennedy Air Force Station in Florida, and they were launched from Gemini Titan Two. And they were the first program to use the mission control center in Houston. So, that's a little bit of Gemini. What about an astrology Gemini, aka the twins?
Looks like I pressed the wrong button. It's the third astrological sign of the zodiac. Zodiac is from the constellation. The sun transits the sky … the sign, between May 21st and June 21st. And it's represented by the twins Castor and Bollocks, who … you know, there's big farm related stuff. So, that's the Gemini of astrology. What about … oh, the constellation. I guess I meant to look up the zodiac. This is about the constellation. One of the constellations of the Zodiac, one of 48 constellations described by Ptolemy. And one of 88 modern constellations today. It's Latin for twins. And its symbol is almost like the Roman numeral two, a little bit different.
It lies between Taurus to the rest and Cancer to the east, with orega and links to the north, and mono seras and canus minor to the south, and which we've said, its sun is from June 20th … July 20th of the year … Even though the Zodiak dates are May to June. By mid August, Gemini will appear along the eastern horizon in the morning sky, prior to sunrise. They don't say where on earth. I guess …
The best time to observe Gemini is at night, and it's overhead during the months of January and February. So get on your Gemini looking. April and May, it'll be visible soon after sun set in the West. The easiest way to locate it is to find Castor and Pollux eastward from the familiar V shaped Esterium of Taurus, and the three stars under Orion's belt. Okay. So this is a little bit about it. Pretty cool. What about the song Side by Side? That came up, I think, just 'cause they saw Mickey and Ricky side by side. And the song is best known in the 1953 recording by K Star. It's a popular song by Harry M Woods written in 1927, considered a standard.
There's a bunch of different recorded versions. It was used in TV shows. It was used in a Judy Bloom Novel, a Richie Rich movie, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Kitt Kittridge American Girl, Florence and Henry singing in a Jefferson's episode, Lauren Ambrose who sang it in Birbig's … Also, if you're in New York, go see Mike Birbiglia's broadway show. He was in Sleepwalk with Me, so maybe that's why. So maybe that's why. But let's see, lyrics to this song. Let's check the lyrics.
Oh, we ain't got a barrel of money. Maybe we're ragged and funny. But if you travel along, singing a song, side by side. Oh, we don't know what's coming tomorrow, maybe it's trouble and sorrow, but we'll travel the road, sharing our load, side by side. Through all kinds of weather, what if the sky should fall? Just as long as we're together, it doesn't matter at all. Well, when they've had their quarrels and parted, we'll be something started, just traveling along, singing our song, side by side. I would have liked Mickey and Ricky to sing this to each other. My sentiments exactly. I know what you're saying, something, exactly, side by side.
Side by side. Here's one. Chimney's came up. And I said, “Well, how tall are chimneys? What are the tallest chimneys in the world?” And then I said, “Chim, Chiminy, Cheree.” And really, here's the timeline of the world's tallest chimneys. The Chimney of the North Lotts Glass Bottle Company in Dublin Ireland was the tallest in 1820 to 1835. It was 30 feet … 30 meters, 95 feet. In 1836, it was the Adams Soap Works Chimney in Birmingham England, 97 meters. Then, Tenants Stalk in Glasgow, 132 meters. Port Dundas Townsend Chimney in Glasgow, 132 … Oh, that one, Tenant's Stalk went bye bye. That was point two meters smaller. Let's see. Then a couple in Germany, 134, 140.
Then, Great Falls Montana's Big Stack, 154. Then the Hitachi Smelter and Refinery, 155. These are meters, by the way. That was in Japan. And then another smelter in Japan, 167. Then a smelter in Ruston Washington, 174. Most of these are gone, which is a great … I mean, I am a chimney fan. I would prefer a retired chimney. I say retire the chimney but keep it up there. Then a smelter in Montana, which was the tallest chimney built of bricks, 178 meters of bricks, holy mackerel. Then Selby California, 184. And it keeps going. Let's look at the current ones.
The top one, get ready, buckle your seatbelt. The tallest chimney in the world is in Kazakhstan, 419 meters. Then Sudbury Ontario, 380 meters. That's the tallest chimney in the western hemisphere. Then Homer City Pennsylvania, 371 meters. That's the tallest chimney in the US. Kennecott Smokestack is 370 meters. That's the tallest chimney west of the Mississippi. The tallest chimney in Russia is 370 meters. The tallest chimney before the … I don't know. There's other ones. Just to like give you …
So, the tallest chimney is 419 meters. And then, there's a lot of chimneys that's in the 300 meter range. So, the tallest structure, just to give you a thing … So, what'd I say? 400 meters. The tallest structures in the world … You've got the tallest building in the world is 829 meters. After that, is a self supporting tower in Tokyo that's 634. Then a TV mast in North Dakota, 328. Then a transmitter in Hawaii, 458. The Petronas Towers are 452. And then, we have our chimney at 419. So, chimney is in the top ten. And I think there's like … yeah, a lot of chimneys, 'cause most … hold on a second.
This thing drops down pretty fast to 200. There's a … yeah. So, like … I don't know. If only Sleep with Me podcast would have an international chimney tour. There's a lot of other stuff I'll link to, but this last thing … I think there's a really good article in The Atlantic, the Big Farm dream of the Dirigible. And it's from 2012. It's written by Megan Garber. And it's easy to forget now. But the air ship was once a flying machine of the future. And you know, we've seen a lot of steam [inaudible 00:55:42] and stuff. And maybe I've linked to this article before.
It shows the USS Los Angeles moored to the Empire State Building, and talking about the increase in height of the planned edifice from 1000 feet to 1250, so that there could be a mass for dirigibles, which would fly passengers directly to midtown Manhattan, while people got off air ships … you know, how they were lighter than air, and the first vehicles to enable controlled and powered human flight. People thought they were the way of the future. Let's see.
But not long after 1929, dirigibles and their fellow aerostats would fall out of favor as the preferred technology for passenger flight, relegated to sports advertising and ad … sports and advertising and filming. As we know blimps today … Their decline was because of some things that happened. But the nichification of the airship was mostly due to the fact that the gaseous materials that allowed dirigibles their effortlessness of flight were less effective than … and less than good old fossil fuels. And that's why flight kind of went out. There's a nice long form article about that, with some great pictures and posters and things.
I'm also gonna link to an article about, from cineffects.com, and the show notes about using two actors, and one actor playing twins in the same shot, run through that, through history. I thought that was really interesting. The how stuff works article about motion detection and then the ten wildest fact checking wild Led Zeppelin facts. And then, I'll close out with the lyrics to One Little Spark, which is a … I'm reading this from Disney Wikia. It's a theme song to Journey into Imagination at Epcot. It was written by Sherman Brothers and is still used. It used to be sung by Dream Finder and Figment. Now, I think just Figment sings it, or maybe Eric Idol too.
But it goes, “One little spark of inspiration is at the heart of all creation. Right at the start of everything that's new, one little spark lights up for you. Two tiny wings, eyes big and yellow. Born of a steer, but a lovable fellow. From head to tail, he's a royal purple pigment. And there, voila, you've got a figment. We have sparks, imaginations. It's how our minds create creations. From there, they make our wildest dreams come true, those magic sparks in me and you. Imagination, imagination, a dream that can be a dream come true, with just that spark in me and you.” Good night every body.