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Neil Studd and Dan Billing bring you a fortnightly movie podcast with a software testing spin. We'll be looking for bugs in the plot, and comparing how the films compare to real-life experiences we've faced in the world of testing!
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Jun 30, 2017

In our first venture into the world of Doctor Who, guest Andrew Morton adds to Dan's expertise (and Neil's ignorance) to unpack a Fourth Doctor story which has vibes of The Manchurian Candidate and The Matrix (with a bit of a whodunnit and a courtroom drama in the middle). Plus there are fisticuffs!

We take a reverential look at some of the series' tropes, including The Doctor's skill at hiding behind things, the speed at which cliffhangers are negated, stilted deathbed monologues and a villain's inability to finish off his enemy.

We also analyse The Master's ability to turn people into Action Man dolls, short-sighted writers creating continuity nightmares, wonder whether the Timelords would do well to invest in two-factor authentication, and make very early plans for Screen Testing's thirty-year anniversary episode.

Clips from The Deadly Assassin on YouTube (courtesy of BBC Worldwide):

Miscellaneous references:

Doctor Who episodes referenced (ordered by airdate):

  • An Unearthly Child (first story, 1963)
  • The Daleks (first Dalek story, 1963)
  • The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964)
  • The Chase (1965)
  • The Enemy of the World (1967)
  • The Web of Fear (1968)
  • The War Games (1969)
  • Spearhead from Space (1970)
  • Terror of the Autons (1971)
  • The Sea Devils (1972)
  • Frontier in Space (1973)
  • Planet of the Daleks (1973)
  • Genesis of the Daleks (1975)
  • The Brain of Morbius (1976)
  • The Seeds of Doom (1976)
  • The Hand of Fear (1976)
  • The Face of Evil (1977)
  • The Invasion of Time (1978)
  • Shada (unfinished due to strikes, 1980)
  • The Five Doctors (1983)
  • The Caves of Androzani (1984)
  • Revelation of the Daleks (1985)
  • The Trial of a Time Lord (1986)
  • The Mysterious Planet (1986)
  • Terror of the Vervoids (1986)
  • Time and the Rani (1987)
  • The Curse of Fenric (1989)
  • Doctor Who (TV movie, 1996)
  • The Stolen Earth (2008)
  • The Name of the Doctor (featuring The War Doctor, 2013)
  • The Day of the Doctor (50th anniversary episode, 2013)
  • World Enough and Time / The Doctor Falls (season finale, 2017)

We'll be back in a fortnight with Christopher Chant, to discuss one of Neil's all-time favourite movies, WHIPLASH.

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Intro music: Doctor Who theme
Outro music: The Timelords - Doctorin' The Tardis

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