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Handwavium: a Doctor Who podcast

Handwavium: a Doctor Who podcast
Description:
A Doctor Who podcast by a fan & her Da (no, a fan & his daughter).

Homepage: http://handwavium.net

RSS Feed: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:189600067/sounds.rss

Handwavium: a Doctor Who podcast Statistics
Episodes:
110
Average Episode Duration:
0:0:11:40
Longest Episode Duration:
0:0:27:39
Total Duration of all Episodes:
0 days, 21 hours, 23 minutes and 0 seconds
Earliest Episode:
5 December 2022 (8:22am GMT)
Latest Episode:
3 January 2022 (7:02am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
20 days, 5 hours, 57 minutes and 17 seconds

Handwavium: a Doctor Who podcast Episodes

  • Ep. 58 – Revenge Time

    3 January 2022 (7:02am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 15 minutes and 40 seconds

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    Review of S13E05 — Survivors of the Flux

    Show Notes & Links

    • Eleven delivered some great speeches
    • We still have unresolved feelings about the Timeless Child 
    • Luke was told to search his feelings over 40 years ago
    • Yaz, Dan & Eustacious Jericho were, in fact, travelling for *three* years
    • Providing another great opening for Big Finish 
    • At the time of recording, 13 & Yazz only have three specials remaining: Eve of the Daleks, Legend of the Sea Devils & the unnamed special for the centenary of the BBC 
    • The YW loves modern day UNIT... 
    • And [spoiler] was completely correct about the resolution of the cliffhanger

    We are also at handwavium.net & on Twitter @handwavium



  • Ep. 57 – An Element of Risk

    1 January 2022 (4:59am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 13 minutes and 26 seconds

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    Review of S13E04 — Village of the Angels

    Show Notes & Links

    • The cliffhangers continue to not disappoint
    • The Angels appeared in Blink, The Time of the Angels/Flesh and Stone  and The Angels Take Manhattan as well as in various other cameos
    • Maxine Alderton also wrote The Haunting of Villa Diodati
    • ‘Reverse the polarity’ was said first in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sea_Devils and for the second time in The Five Doctors
    • How fast is a Weeping Angel? 
    • This was not the first mid-credit sequence which came in Death in Heaven 
    • Our memories of Utopia are a little vague
    • Claire Brown is a percipient
    • The OM is confused about Weeping Angel biology 

    We are also at handwavium.net & on Twitter @handwavium



  • Wait, Where Are We Now?

    30 December 2021 (4:39am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 16 minutes and 37 seconds

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    Show Notes & Links:

    • Azhur Saleem debuts as DW director
    • Alain Resnais made Last Year at Marienbad 
    • Satsumas are rare in Oz
    • We do love Ruth Doctor (fugitive) & Jo Martin 
    • The Weeping Angels were introduced in Blink 
    • We don’t know much about the Mouri 
    • Bell does not have a tamagotchi 
    • Hopefully, one day, people will need COVID explained 
    • The YW was *almost* on board with The Timeless Child 

     

    We are also at handwavium.net & on Twitter @handwavium



  • Ep. 55 – Several Exclamation Points

    27 December 2021 (6:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 14 minutes and 58 seconds

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    Show Notes & Links:

    • Director Jamie Magnus Stone has good ideas
    • We don’t know much about the Crimean War but did know about Florence Nightingale & *should* have known about Mary Seacol 
    • Sydney Newman wanted the show to have a ‘strong informational core based on fact’
    • Not like Back to the Future 
    • Mary Seacoll was played by Sara Powell
    • Oscar Isaac doesn’t write scripts 

    We are also at handwavium.net & on Twitter @handwavium



  • Ep. 55 – Several Exclamation Points

    27 December 2021 (6:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 14 minutes and 59 seconds

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    Show Notes & Links:

    • Director Jamie Magnus Stone has good ideas
    • We don’t know much about the Crimean War but did know about Florence Nightingale & *should* have known about Mary Seacol 
    • Sydney Newman wanted the show to have a ‘strong informational core based on fact’
    • Not like Back to the Future 
    • Mary Seacoll was played by Sara Powell
    • Oscar Isaac doesn’t write scripts 

     

    We are also at handwavium.net & on Twitter @handwavium



  • Ep. 54 — So Different, So Good

    26 December 2021 (4:12am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 15 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Review of S13 E01 — The Halloween Apocalypse

    • Some are quite invested in the Thasmin ship 
    • As many were with Rose 
    • We are still processing our feelings about the Timeless Child  & Division 
    • Time Lords first appeared in The War Games 
    • The COVID-19 impact on Doctor Who is a story still untold 
    • Doctor Who has a long history on the ABC in Australia 
    • A Thanos version of the Red Skull in an episode with a colour palette reminiscent of Guardians of the Galaxy
    • Segun Akinola continues to deliver
    • Dan Starkey looked truly disgusting
    • The Doctor was once Lord President of the Time Lords 
    • The Sontarans first appears in The Time Warrior 
    • Paternoster Gang! Paternoster Gang! 
    • Russell T. Davies foreshadowed his return as show runner with this Instagram Post
    • The Cloister Bell tolls in the most serious of emergencies 
    • The Mad Mole was a posthumous nickname for Joseph Williamson 
    • Vortex Energy had less impact here than in Bad Wolf

    We are also at handwavium.net & on Twitter @handwavium



  • Ep. 53 — So Many Questions

    24 November 2020 (1:37am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 16 minutes and 42 seconds

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    Review of S12 E10 — The Timeless Children

    Episode Notes

    • The Doctor first called her companions ‘fam’ during The Woman Who Fell to Earth 
    • % don’t suppose you remember when the Timelords captured and summoned/banished the master?
    • We keep talking about events in the previous episode, Ascension of the Cybermenthe mast
    • The Ruth-Doctor appears in Fugitive of the Judoon
    • The Master says “everything you know is a lie” in Spyfall
    • The Doctor has had more than the 12 regeneration ‘limit’
    • Clara asking the Time Lords to give the Doctor more regenerations in The Time of the Doctor is retrospectively amusing
    • References in this episode include Borusa and the Panopticon
    • The matrix appeared in Hell Bent
    • The Old Man is making a confused reference to The Deadly Assassin
    • Previous incarnations of the Doctor are shown in The Brain of Morbius
    • The Doctor having two hearts is not introduced until Spearhead from Space, being a Time Lord in The War Games, and regeneration in The Tenth Planet

     

    We are also at handwavium.net & on Twitter @handwavium



  • Is There Even a Word

    1 February 2020 (9:09am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 24 minutes and 53 seconds

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    • Watches have previously been used to store the memories of Time Lords locked away by the Chameleon Arch 
    • There have been many other stories featuring multiple Doctors
    • There were three TARDISes in one room during The Day of the Doctor
    • To the relief of the OM, Chris Chibnall confirmed, “she is definitely the Doctor. There is no sore of parallel universe going on, there’s no tricks.”
    • In The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End Ten nearly regenerates but keep his appearance by using a handy hand. 
    • The sonic screwdriver first appeared during the 2nd Doctor’s time but wasn't a regular part of the show until later
    • YW thought Ruth was acting like the Master when he still thought he was a human in Utopia 
    • Clara’s TARDIS initially has a Type 1 default interior
    • The Judoon first appeared on the moon
    • Nida Manzoor also directed Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror (not Spyfall, OM)
    • During Spyfall Part 1 the Master tells the Doctor, “everything that you think you know… is a lie”


  • Ep. 51 – Messing with the Humans

    9 January 2020 (9:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 21 minutes and 39 seconds

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    • Missy (the previous incarnation of The Master?) was last seen at the end of S10
    • Part 1 was directed by Jamie Magnus Stone, Part 2 by Lee Haven Jones
    • Ada Lovelace was a pioneer in computer science & Noor Khan a British WWII hero
    • Big Finish should ask Nakkiah Lui to write about the Doctor in the Outback
    • Google used to have a ‘don’t be evil’ clause in it’s Code of Conduct
    • Unlike the classic-villain-free season which preceded it, the previous New Year’s Day special, Resolution, included a Dalek
    • Day of the Doctor was the amazing culmination of the 50th Anniversary Year
    • The Cartmel Master Plan was never really Cartmell’s master plan
    • Kylo Ren is a Star Wars villain
    • Omega & Rassillon were (two of?) the founders of Gallifrey
    • There was a Classic example of ‘contact’ in The Three Doctors
    • The Remnants mentioned The Timeless Child in The Ghost Monument
    • The Boneless were antagonists from another dimension in Flatline
    • It’s Artron Energy, not Archon Old Man
    • Donna’s fate in Journey’s End was very controversial


  • Ep. 50 – The 50th Anniversary Special, Part One

    15 December 2019 (1:59pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 27 minutes and 39 seconds

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    • Vortex Manipulators should be hard to find
    • It was, of course, an Oilers jersey
    • Erika Ensign can be heard on Verity, Lazy Doctor Who & many other Incomparable podcasts
    • Steven Schapanksy is the other half of Lazy Doctor Who & can also be heard on Radio Free Skaro & The Memory Cheats
    • Night of the Doctor was released on 14th of November, 2013
    • Steven’s interviews with Paul McGann can be heard on Radio Free Skaro #510 
    • Steven Moffat was the show runner for Doctor Who from 2010-2017
    • Karn & the eponymous Sisterhood, first appeared in The Brain of Morbius
    • Coincidentally, The Sun Makers was set on Pluto
    • Britbox is not available in Australia, but we do have Youtube
    • Paul Cornell & Lizbeth Myles are writers who share a podcast, Hammer House of Podcast
    • Paul has written numerous Doctor Who Stories, including Father’s Day, Human Nature & The Family of Blood 
    • Liz has written the 12th Doctor audio Distant Voices & forthcoming River Song adventure Abbey of Heretics
    • She can also be heard on Verity
    • Both Paul and Liz are blogging in the lead up to Xmas
    • What Paul said to himself that night, all those years ago, was a quote from The Outer Limits 
    • The other, less impressive mini-episode was The Last Day
    • The Eight Doctor got his hair cut, & new outfit, in the Big Finish audio story Fugitives
    • The Brain of Morbius was written by Terrance Dicks & Robert Holmes
    • Gallifrey is the home of the Time Lords
    • The renown Discontinuity Guide was written by Paul, Martin Day & Keith Topping
    • The Sisterhood of Karn also appear in The Deadly Assassin
    • Ohila, played by Gilly Brown is not to be confused with Ohica, played by Clare Higgins 
    • John Hurt played Caligula in I, Claudius 
    • Peter Cushing is a fine actor who once played The Doctor 
    • Turlough didn’t get many lines in Resurrection of the Daleks
    • The Time Monster is a, somewhat divisive, Third Doctor story
    • Josh Kinal introduced the OM to podcasts and was one of the hosts, with Glenn Peters, on the long running Boxcutters
    • The Doctor Who Technical Manual was released in 1983
    • Paul McGann starred in Withnail & I
    • Adventure Time is an animated TV series
    • There are many differences between The Doctor & Gregory House
    • Bluey is a short-form animated TV show from Australia
    • The creepy question is from The Empty Child
    • These notes were a much bigger job than usual


  • Ep. 49 – Objectively Way Cooler

    30 November 2019 (5:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 14 minutes and 2 seconds

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    Review of S11 E02 — Ghost Monument

    • Segun Akinola’s theme sampled Delia Derbyshire’s original arrangement
    • Which was also used for The Day of the Doctor
    • The YW hasn’t seen much Three but was already familiar with Venusian Aikido
    • We refer to Watsonian vs. Doylist perspectives
    • The Stenza first appeared in The Woman Who Fell to Earth
    • Andrew Cartmel was interviewed on New to Who 
    • How do you know it’s a duck pond?
    • The self-lighting cigar was an example of Chekov’s Gun


  • Ep. 48 – Surrounded by Enemies

    16 November 2019 (6:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 14 minutes and 40 seconds

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    Review of S01 – The Sensorites E5-6. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us on Twitter @handwavium.



  • Ep. 48 – Surrounded by Enemies

    16 November 2019 (6:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 14 minutes and 41 seconds

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    Review of S01 – The Sensorites E5-6. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us on Twitter @handwavium.



  • Ep. 47 – Very Clever TARDIS

    2 November 2019 (7:36am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 12 minutes and 40 seconds

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    Review of S01 – The Sensorites E02-04. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium on Twitter.



  • Ep. 47 – Very Clever TARDIS

    2 November 2019 (7:36am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 12 minutes and 41 seconds

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    Review of S01 – The Sensorites E02-04. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium on Twitter.



  • Ep. 46 – One Space Lady

    19 October 2019 (3:50am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 9 minutes and 42 seconds

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    Review of S01 – The Sensorites E01. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium on Twitter.



  • Ep. 46 – One Space Lady

    19 October 2019 (3:50am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 9 minutes and 43 seconds

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    Review of S01 – The Sensorites E01. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium on Twitter.



  • Ep. 45 – Blowing Up the House

    5 October 2019 (10:14am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 12 minutes and 42 seconds

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    Review of S01E03 – The Unquiet Dead. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us on Twitter @handwavium



  • Ep. 45 – Blowing Up the House

    5 October 2019 (10:14am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 12 minutes and 43 seconds

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    Review of S01E03 – The Unquiet Dead. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us on Twitter @handwavium



  • Ep. 44 – Automatically Cheating

    22 September 2019 (4:09am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 13 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Review of S04E11 – The Doctor's Daughter. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium.



  • Ep. 44 – Automatically Cheating

    22 September 2019 (4:09am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 13 minutes and 34 seconds

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    Review of S04E11 – The Doctor's Daughter. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium.



  • Ep. 43 – Talking to the Veil

    7 September 2019 (10:29am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 10 minutes and 4 seconds

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    Review of S07E11 – The Crimson Horror. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 43 – Talking to the Veil

    7 September 2019 (10:29am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 10 minutes and 5 seconds

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    Review of S07E11 – The Crimson Horror. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 42 – You Stole My Line

    25 August 2019 (12:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 11 minutes and 38 seconds

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    Review of S06E09 – Night Terrors. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 42 – You Stole My Line

    25 August 2019 (12:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 11 minutes and 39 seconds

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    Review of S06E09 – Night Terrors. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 41 – Which One's Vastra?

    12 May 2019 (7:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 13 minutes and 39 seconds

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    Review of S05E09 – Cold Blood. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium on Twitter.



  • Ep. 41 – Which One's Vastra?

    12 May 2019 (7:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 13 minutes and 40 seconds

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    Review of S05E09 – Cold Blood. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium on Twitter.



  • Ep. 40 – Silurian PowerPoints

    4 May 2019 (12:53am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 13 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Review of S05E08 – The Hungry Earth. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 40 – Silurian PowerPoints

    4 May 2019 (12:53am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 13 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Review of S05E08 – The Hungry Earth. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 39 – Performance Promising

    26 April 2019 (9:56pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 11 minutes and 37 seconds

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    Review of S08E08 – Mummy on the Orient Express. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 39 – Performance Promising

    26 April 2019 (9:56pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 11 minutes and 38 seconds

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    Review of S08E08 – Mummy on the Orient Express. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 38 – Skip the King Bits

    20 April 2019 (7:56am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 7 minutes and 58 seconds

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    Review of S09 — The Curse of Peladon (E4). Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 38 – Skip the King Bits

    20 April 2019 (7:56am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 7 minutes and 59 seconds

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    Review of S09 — The Curse of Peladon (E4). Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 37 – Atmospheric Outside Shot

    31 March 2019 (5:55am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 9 minutes and 23 seconds

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    Review of S09 – The Curse of Peladon (E2-3). Visit handwavium.met for show notes & follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 37 – Atmospheric Outside Shot

    31 March 2019 (5:55am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 9 minutes and 24 seconds

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    Review of S09 – The Curse of Peladon (E2-3). Visit handwavium.met for show notes & follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 36 - Interstitial Beam Locator

    28 January 2019 (5:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 10 minutes and 18 seconds

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    Review of S09 -- The Curse of Peladon E01. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 36 – Interstitial Beam Locator

    28 January 2019 (5:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 10 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Review of S09 — The Curse of Peladon E01. Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 35 - Genuine Surprise Dalek

    18 January 2019 (12:48am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 17 minutes and 38 seconds

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    Review of S11 New Year Special - Resolution Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 35 – Genuine Surprise Dalek

    18 January 2019 (12:48am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 17 minutes and 39 seconds

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    Review of S11 New Year Special – Resolution Visit handwavium.net for show notes & follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 34 - Deep Pockets

    23 December 2018 (11:02am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 14 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Review of S11E09 - It Takes You Away Visit handwavium.net for show notes or follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 34 – Deep Pockets

    23 December 2018 (11:02am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 14 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Review of S11E09 – It Takes You Away. Visit handwavium.net for show notes or follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 33 - I'm In / Me Too

    1 December 2018 (6:33am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 9 minutes and 14 seconds

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    Review of S11E06 - Demons of the Punjab Visit handwavium.net for show notes or follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 33 – I'm In / Me Too

    1 December 2018 (6:33am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 9 minutes and 15 seconds

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    Review of S11E06 – Demons of the Punjab Visit handwavium.net for show notes or follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 32 - Very Doctor, Very Different

    6 November 2018 (11:29am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 17 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Review of S11 E01 -- The Woman Who Fell to Earth Visit handwavium.net for show notes or follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 32 – Very Doctor, Very Different

    6 November 2018 (11:29am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 17 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Review of S11 E01 — The Woman Who Fell to Earth Visit handwavium.net for show notes or follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 31 - Vanity Issues

    19 March 2017 (8:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 10 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Review of S04E12 - The Stolen Earth. Visit handwavium.net for show notes or follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 31 – Vanity Issues

    19 March 2017 (8:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 10 minutes and 22 seconds

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    Review of S04E12 – The Stolen Earth. Visit handwavium.net for show notes or follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 30 - All of the Nonesense Words

    16 January 2017 (5:34am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 11 minutes and 24 seconds

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    Review of S13 - Terror of the Zygons E4 Visit handwavium.net for show notes or follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 30 – All of the Nonesense Words

    16 January 2017 (5:34am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 11 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Review of S13 – Terror of the Zygons E4 Visit handwavium.net for show notes or follow us @handwavium



  • Ep. 29 - The Doc & the Brig

    9 January 2017 (6:11am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 10 minutes and 39 seconds

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    Review of S13 - Terror of the Zygons E2-3 Visit handwavium.net for show notes or follow us @handwavium



 
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