Who's Who #148: Rise of the Cybermen / The Age of Steel

24 mins - Published Sun, Mar 31, 2019 by Breki Tomasson and Petter Mårtensson

Don’t you just hate it when you record a perfectly good episode of a podcast, edit it, and then go out for a walk with your dogs while it exports to MP3, only to return and foget all about it for the next five days? … What, that’s never happened to you? Oh. Well, it happened to me, hence this episode being released on a Sunday rather than a Wednesday.

In other news, alternate reality stories continue to be “Oh, isn’t that highly relevant person/thing/device quirky?” rather than “This universe is the same as the one we’re from, except pig flatulence is now visible to the human eye… That is also the only difference.” Why don’t they ever end up in that universe? Or the universe that is the same as theirs because the differentiating point happens in the future? Or how about they travel to an alternate universe where cockroaches can hear infrared radiation .. and everything else is exactly the same?

On that note, why don’t they ever end up in a parallel universe where the Earth was never formed and, instead, the moon is inhabited by a super-intelligent race of goat-sharks? Statistically speaking, that should be just as likely as any other universe they end up in, so why do they always seem to end up in the ones where the differences are obvious and quirky, but not life-threatening or so massive that they can’t blend in nicely?

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Who's Who is the CSICON Network's very own show about Doctor Who! Publishing every other Wednesday, we discuss old episodes and serials as we discover the show. Remember to see the full list of serials to know what we're covering!

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