100 Classic Who Rewind: The Caves of Androzani

This is the one where the Fifth Doctor and Peri meet semi-immortal drug-fiend humans and their pet androids right before the Fifth Doctor regenerates, and not a moment too soon.

Doctor Who's Fifth Doctor about to regenerate

Live from Master Closet Studios for the 100th time, you’re listening to the only podcast on the internet whose faces are too hideous for video podcasting: 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!

And from the St. Louis Annex Offices, we have a special 100th episode guest: Jared!

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 100 covering Classic Who Season 21 episodes 17-20: The Caves of Androzani.

Production notes

  • Story # 135
  • Originally aired March 8 – 16 1984 to 6.9, 6.6, 7.8 & 7.8 million viewers
  • Written by: Robert Holmes
  • Directed by: Graeme Harper

Miscellaneous Trivia

  • Every man dies! 
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Checklist 

  • Creature of the week
    • Sharaz Jek
    • The Queen Bat

Who’s Who?

  • Who is Peri?
    • Perpugilliam Brown
  • Who is the Fifth Doctor?
    • Overall, what do yall think of him?
    • He commented on the last time he stopped by Androzani, he’s pretty sure it wasn’t the future!
    • He tried keeping a diary once. Not in chronological order of course. The problem with time travel is one never seems to find the time.
    • I never should’ve followed those tracks. Curiosity has always been my downfall.
    • Your sense of humor will be the death of you. Probably very soon.

Overall impressions

  • Does it hold up?
    • Bad special effects
      • Makeup
        • The queen bat AKA Chuck E. Cheese
      • Acting
      • Overall rating out of 10 – 
        • Austin – 7 lethal mud bursts
        • Corbin – 7 snakes from metal gear
        • Tripp – 5 horrifying faces
        • Jared – 10 milking bat queens
      • Creep Level – out of 500 
        • Austin – 375 for 1984, 125 for 2020
        • Corbin – 20
        • Tripp – 1 wanted to be a 500
        • Jared – 300 

      Listener Input

      • In addition to the milestone today, we reached another huge milestone a few weeks back when we crossed the 10,000 download mark!

      The Game Plan 

      • Next week we resume series 7 with the mid-season premiere episode The Bells of St. John

      Closing

      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.

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