Live from Master Closet Studios, you’re listening to the only podcast on the internet that skipped a week without anybody noticing: Noobs and the Whovian
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. Except when we don’t, because this week we won’t!
Welcome to episode 91, our Timey Wimey #11 covering Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
This is the one where two idiots get help on their homework from 700 years in the future that they helped create!
Missy – Amy Stoch
She was in lots of shows before and after this
She was 30 during the filming of this movie
Socrates – Tony Steedman
Played in all kinds of stuff, including Coronation Street in the 70s.
I know him as the waiter in Scrooged.
Genghis Khan – Al Leong
This guy played a thug in like every 80’s action movie
I particularly remember him in Die Hard and Big Trouble in Little China (which he’s barely even in)
Joan of Arc – Jane Wiedlin
She was one of The Go Go’s
She was also the singing telegram girl in Clue!
Bill – Alex Winter
He had done The Lost Boys, which is his other main claim to fame
Ted – Keanu Reeves
He was also the narrator for Anyone Can Quantum, directed by Alex Winter. (Paul Rudd faces off against Stephen Hawking in a highly advanced game of Quantum Chess.) As well as the sequel Quantum is Calling (Zoe Saldana enlists the help of Stephen Hawking to solve a quantum riddle in order to get Simon Pegg’s cat back.)
He did Keanu, a movie about a kitten named Keanu, voiced by… Keanu Reeves
He appeared in Always Be My Maybe as… Keanu Reeves
Random stuff we noticed
Was that the opening of Frozen 2?!
The phone booth is more like the TARDIS than I remembered. It has a chameleon circuit!
Time travel details:
A totally-not-ripped-off time-traveling phone booth traveling through the circuits of history
The clock in San Dimas is always running.
Can you change the past?
Did they follow their own rules?
Things they got Wrong
I’m not even sure what they mean by “the clock in San Dimas is always running.” It makes it seem like they can’t cross their own timeline. But they definitely do!
It seems like from the point that you leave at time is still running
Things they got Right
We can’t forget to drop the keys here otherwise we won’t find them. But wait, we already did.
Was it good?
Was it a good story?
Tripp – YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS
Corbin – yes
Austin – Of course!
Was it a good time travel story?
Tripp – yes
Corbin – yes
Austin – yes, I love the timey wimeyness
Jason wrote in this week with some thoughts on Closing Time as well as some questions for us!
First off, the podcast is awesome. Thank you. I’m sure my neighbors wonder why I was alone, laughing out loud on my front steps. (I have a winter cap with built-in bluetooth. )
How do the Noobs not know what happens next considering Google and social media?
Do you (Corbin and Tripp) ever cheat and look ahead? You can tell me. I won’t tell.
“Mouth typo” is now a thing. Thanks for that.
Austin, how do you see all of the current NuWho and keep your mouth shut for the boys? I tell my wife and son everything, despite the fact they don’t care, or have any idea what I’m talking about.
Craig is 100% a companion. So is Sally Sparrow. I think it’s more about their relationship to The Doctor than how many adventures they’ve gone on, or how many times they’ve been in the TARDIS.
Tripp said, “Why doesn’t The Doctor just travel with (what’s her name again?) River, or other immortals (Captain Jack?)? Easy. Which Doctor? Which regeneration? Which point in which Doctor’s timeline? Time is too “Wibbly Wobbly” for a TimeLord. Like, “Crap, have we met yet?” Case in point, every time a Doctor has intersected his own timeline, I’ve gotten a migraine. Not everyone keeps a time journal. I’d be more specific but, spoilers sweetie.
I could be wrong, but I recall the show referring to companions as “traveling companions” lots of times.
That’s all. Thanks, guys. And just to establish my nerd credibility, my dog’s name is Rory, and my guitars are named Rose (Doctor Who) and Gracie (a whale in Star Trek IV).
Keep those posts coming, my friends!
The Game Plan
Next week, we’re it’s Christmas in March as we watch the 2011 Christmas Special, The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe.
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.