Live from Master Closet Studios, you’re listening to the only podcast on the internet that doesn’t want to go. Noobs and the Whovian!
My name is Austin and I’m the Whovian, and these are my sons Tripp and Corbin and we’re the noobs!
This is the podcast that introduces a whole new generation to Doctor Who by watching an episode each week and discussing it from the perspective of a dad who’s seen it before, and two sons who haven’t.
Welcome to Episode 63 covering the 2009 Christmas & 2010 New Year’s Specials: End of Time Parts 1 & 2.
This is the one where we say goodbye to the Tenth Doctor.
I don’t want to go.
Story # 202
Originally aired December 25, 2009 and January 1, 2010 to 12.04 and 12.27 million viewers!
Written by: Russell T. Davies
Directed by: Euros Lyn
Rumors that Chibnall and Whitaker are leaving is apparently “nonsense.”
Final Doctor Who appearance of Elizabeth Sladen. She continued with Sarah Jane Adventures
This was RTD’s 10th consecutive writing credit, the longest run in series history.
First appearance of the Time Lords since 1986, barring their appearance in flashback in The Sound of Drums.
RTD claims that Ten’s death/regeneration had been planned out since Tennant was hired and that if he hadn’t been cast it would’ve been done differently.
One difference is that originally Ten was gonna die for a stranger. I think Wilf works way better.
The story detail of the Master sacrificing himself to save the Doctor but causing his regeneration was originally going to happen during the Third Doctor’s time. However, Roger Delgado passed away before this could happen.
Martha Jones married Mickey Smith, making her both Smith and Jones.
Working titles Impossibility Gate and Last Days of Earth
Rassilon was played by Timothy Dalton. Among other things, he was James Bond!
Verity Newman – Jessica Hynes
Hynes played Joan Redfern, the love interest of John Smith in Human Nature.
Here, she play Redfern’s great granddaughter Verity Newman who wrote a book about that adventure.
Verity Newman comes from Verity Lambert and Sydney Newman, the original creators of Doctor Who.
Creature of the week
Related to Bannakafalatta’s species
Episode count: 1
“a phrase of great power, and wisdom, and consolation to the soul in times of need”
Running count: 13
The War is time-locked
White Point Star
Deactivating the shimmer
Puts the TARDIS one second out sync
Locks with a car noise
Losing your stream of consciousness and becoming someone else.
CGP GREY VIDEO on the teleporter problem
Who is The Doctor?
This is what the worshippers called him
Regeneration feels like dying. Everything I am dies and some new man goes sauntering away and I’m dead.
He knows he needs a companion.
Says he’s 906
This song is ending, but the story never ends
Who is Wilf
Stands at the heart of coincidence
Other stuff we noticed
There was a total Cantina scene featuring an adipose, Graske, Hath, Raxacoricofallapatorian, Sycorax, and an Uvodni (who are from both Classic Who and future episodes)
The ongoing conversation about why the Doctor doesn’t go back and save the Time Lords (or any number of other things)
The Doctor says that he can’t travel back onto his own timeline.
This seems to be somewhat consistent throughout the series, though even this rule is sometimes ignored.
This has been said (or something like it) in other episodes.
The first episode was very cheesy
The Secret Books of Saxon
Potions of Life
And the reverse
Super hungry eating people down to their bones Master
Stained glass window with the TARDIS also featured someone holding a blue book that he thinks looks like River’s diary. If he’s right, that’s a deep cut.
He pointed out the tour bus was Sparrow Lane bus tours and that one of the members of the Silver Cloak was named Sally.
The woman who appears to Wilf and is standing behind Rassilon with her face covered is said by RTD to be the Doctor’s mother. THIS NEVER HAS COME UP AGAIN!
In the alien bar near the end of the episode, the song that you hear playing is the same song Talullah sings in Daleks in Manhattan. My Angel put the Devil in me
When you see the bones of the food truck lady, they’re still standing there stuck together.
The Game Plan
Join us next time for our recap episode on David Tennant’s time as the Doctor.
Noobs and the Whovian is a production of Master Closet Studios, where it’s always smaller on the inside. Your Senior Producer is Austin Reason. Our Audio Engineer is Tripp Reason. Corbin Reason is our Production Editor. Special thanks to tardis.wikia.com for the trivia, Jared for the Classic Who Connection