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Decoding the Codex (A Pull To Open Short Trip)

Decoding the Codex (A Pull To Open Short Trip)

The question of what constitutes a complete story in Doctor Who isn't a straightforward as it may seem. The issue actually first reared its rubber-masked head fairly early on, when, in the third season, the show decided to "tease" its most epic adventure yet, The Daleks' Masterplan, with a single one-off episode called Mission to the Unknown. It even gave Mission a unique production code that tied it to that 12-part(!) adventure. So... is it its own story, or what? Years later, The Trial of a Time Lord scrambled things even more, giving its four sort-of-separate stories individual production codes, but labeling and marketing the entire 14-episode season as a single story. And don't get us started on Extremis or Flux.

Or rather — do! In this Pull To Open Short Trip, we examine the most difficult decisions we made to create our absolutely authoritative, definitive, take-it-to-the-Shadow-Proclamation record of all the Doctor Who televised adventures: the Pull To Open Codex! Fire up your spreadsheets and start honing your head canon — this one's going to be... educational.

The Pull To Open Codex

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Pull To Open: Decoding the Codex

  • Season 4

  • Episode 11

Hosts: Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor

Music: Martin West/Thinking Fish

Pull To Open
Pull To Open
There are many Doctor Who podcasts. Only one dares review the entire show... in entirely random order!
Join journalists Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor as they summarize stories in record time, play the Whomoji game, enter the History Corner, answer the Four Questions to Doomsday, and cower in fear before the almighty Randomizer.
New episode every Saturday!