Live from Master Closet Studios, you’re listening to the only audio podcast on the internet that uses a green screen: Noobs and the Whovian!
My name is Austin and I’m the Whovian, and these are my sons Corbin and Tripp: 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.
This is the one where the Third Doctor meets a new companion, Whovians meet the Master, and Jo meets the Autons. The Autons are invading the Earth and the Master is helping them, until he realizes he’ll be killed to. He and the Doctor save the day, and both are now stuck on Earth with broken TARDIS’s.
Remember that one?
Story # 55
Originally aired January 2-23, 1971
Written by: Robert Holmes
Directed by: Barry Letts
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Creature of the week
The Master – we’ll talk more about him later on
Autons & The Nestene Consciousness
The Nestenes are disembodied octopodes?
The Troll doll
The daffodils and the CO2 dissolvable plastic film
The Autons – contrast their handguns with NuWho’s
Bad special effects
Holy green screen, Batman! Like, why did they green screen in an office?
All of the fake faces
Auton police officer
Master as phone technician
Jackson as the Master
Psychic paper –
Was the ID that the Master (in disguise as a phone technician) a psychic paper?
Other stuff we noticed
Did that random Time Lord messenger travel via invisible TARDIS?
Who is The Master?
He can’t snap! Every time he snapped, there was NO SOUND
Corbin said he had such a serious resting face.
Who is The Third Doctor?
I’m digging the cape!
What’s wrong with being childish? I like being childish.
I think you’ll find, sir, that I’m qualified to deal with everything. If I so choose.
Jared – 7.5 deadly inflatable chairs Rating it as as a classic who story, not stacking it up against Nuwho
Creep Level – out of 500
Austin – 125
Corbin – 100
Tripp – 100
Jared – 100 creep levels based on the fact that they thought their special effects would be creepy. So bad, even by 1970s standards
From Christina on Facebook:
How do you know you’ve been watching too much Doctor Who? When you have dreams about watching Doctor Who. It was a regeneration episode and the Doctor came back as a GINGER!!! That’s right, oh how happy he was to find he was finally a ginger, until he realized he was a 12 year old boy. And let me tell you, he was none too happy about the prospect of going through puberty all over again. I won’t bore you with all the weird dreamy stuff that never quite makes sense but I will tell you he happened upon a Wilf like grandpa type who tried to protect the Doctor the entire adventure and ended up becoming his companion. I’m going to rate my dream a 10 out of 10 red hairs and freckles just simply for the great mood I woke up in. ☺️
The Game Plan
Next week have Christmas in November as we cover the 2010 Christmas episode, A Christmas Carol.
These are separate now, kinda like the David Tennant specials were. So, search out Doctor Who – Christmas Specials, or follow our link.
Then, we might do a mini-sode on the prequel mini-sodes Space, Time and Prequel to The Impossible Astronaut
Then we’re off to series 6 with a two-part premiere: The Impossible Astronaut and The Day of the Moon.
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. Shout outs to Victor and Jared for their Patreon support.