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Don't Listen to This Podcast (Reviving "Sleep No More")

Don't Listen to This Podcast (Reviving "Sleep No More")

You've been warned. We're still trying to make sense of the discussion that ensued when Chris and Pete revisited Sleep No More, the only episode in Doctor Who history that tosses out the opening credits and relies entirely on "found footage" to tell the story. We searched for rational explanations for how eye boogers could turn into carnivorous monsters or sleep dust could shoot in 4K, but instead found parallels to early '90s sci-fi literature and some of the best (and only) Peter Capaldi turn-to-camera moments ever filmed. Perhaps this is all just the twisted fantasy of a madman, determined to make you listen closely for a Plasmatons reference hidden in the transmission. Is Who's most unusual story still watchable despite all this weirdness? The only way to know is to listen...

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Story Essentials

  • Series 9, Episode 9

  • Story number: 262, per the The Pull To Open Codex

  • Production Code: 1DW 09.09

  • Writer: Mark Gatiss

  • Showrunner: Steven Moffat

  • Aired 14 November 2015

Pull To Open: Sleep No More

  • Season 2

  • Episode 4

Hosts: Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor

Outro music: Chronos by Alexander Nakarada

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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.
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