The Geeks at the Gates Podcast: Episode 28 - "Farm Ex Machina", The Doctor Who Series 11 overview part 2

January 22, 2019

Regie, Hat and Steve continue their conversation about the eleventh series of modern Doctor Who. Click on the image beloe to go to the download page at SoundCloud, or subscribe to The Geeks at the Gates wherever you get your podcasts.

 So, we weren't sure what the cave dwelling dude in the "Scandi Dad" episode (It takes you away) was called. We checked. He was officially called "Ribbons".

 

Regie may well have clensed the name of the wroter of "Kerblam" from his mind with bleach, but we can tell you that it was in fact a bloke called Pete McTighe, who had not written for Doctor Who before, but who does have a decent number of screen writing credits behind him - mostly Neighbours, Prisoner Cell Bock H and Eastenders. Make of that what you will.

 

Nobody could remember the name of the bad borther in Demons of the Punjab - it was "Manish". We wonder if that was a pun.

 

Since it came up - Sheffield is, in fact, the second largest city in Yorkshire (pop 518,000) after Leeds (pop 761,481). For the record Leeds is the 4th largest city in the UK, while Sheffield is 8th.

 

There was some discussion about whether Captain Jack was from Earth or not. Regie thought he was from Canada, Hat thought he was from somewhere else in the universe. Well, both thought he came from the Boshane Pennisnsula, but that is indeed on an alien world and not in Canada, so Hat was right. Because of course she was. Do we really trust Regie as a source of info?!

 

Mention was made again the the Verity Podcast, which is awesome and can be found here.

 

We gave you the explaination of "Chekvov's Microewave" last week, but just in case you missed it, you can find all the info you need here.

 

Nobody could remember the name of James Marsters' character in Torchwood, but everyone was pretty sure that Regie was wrong and it wasn't Captain Dave. Everyone was right, Captain Dave would've been a cool name, but he was in fact Captain John Hart.

 

Around 43 minutes or so, there's a weird glitch in the sound which merans that the stereo flips and everyone starts coming though the opposite speaker. It lasts about twenty seconds and we have no idea what went wrong. Just so you know.

 

The geeks couldn't remember who Timn Shaw's people were. For the record, they are the Stenza.

 

Regie mentions the classic Who story "The Curse of Fenric". More info can be found here.

 

Regie mentions an Arthur C. Clarke story involving people surviving in space without a suit. He thought it was the novel Earthlight, and he was right. More info here.

 

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