THE MIND OF EVIL

Episode One Sue: Is there any particular reason why this is in black and white? Me: Yes, it was specifically done to annoy you. Sue: Can’t they colour it in or something? Me: That would be ridiculous, and almost certainly impossible. Anyway, this story looks better in black and white. Sue: So why is the…

TERROR OF THE AUTONS

Episode One Sue: I like the Autons, but I can’t remember whether I like Robert Holmes or not. Me: It’s complicated. The story begins at a circus. Sue: An old-fashioned 1970s circus. This brings back memories. Me: Yeah, this was when you could torture lions to death in the name of entertainment. Sue: I feel…

INFERNO

Episode 1 Sue: Isn’t this the same location as last week? The Doctor strolls into this week’s high-tech installation. Sue: Hang on a minute… Isn’t this the same story as last week, too? And the one before that? But something isn’t quite right at this high-tech installation, and as a poor man is about to…

THE AMBASSADORS OF DEATH

Episode 1 The title sequence is rudely interrupted by Ronald Allen. Sue: Oh, it’s the man from Crossroads. He’s been in Doctor Who before. I’m surprised they asked him back after what happened last time. And then the titles pick up where they left off. Sue: What the **** was that? Was that a mistake?…

DOCTOR WHO AND THE SILURIANS

Episode 1 Sue: Is this the first time we’ve seen the words ‘Doctor Who and the…’ in the title? Me: The first and only time, yes. Sue: You sound like you’re annoyed. What’s wrong? Me: You won’t have a problem with it because you think the character’s name is Doctor Who. Sue: But it is…

SPEARHEAD FROM SPACE

Episode 1 Sue: So is that it, then? That’s the regeneration? Me: No, this is the title sequence. Sue: But it’s a massive spoiler. It ruins the Doctor’s big entrance. Oh no, not Robert Holmes again! The action begins at a radar tracking station. Sue: This is lovely. Although if I’d seen this in 1970,…

THE POMPOUS TORY

If you enjoyed reading Sue’s reactions to Jon Pertwee’s Doctor, why not buy The Pompous Tory: The Wife in Space Volume 3. As well as collecting the original blog, it also includes: Death of the Doctor (exclusive to the book) Worzel Gummidge Whodunnit? A new interview with Sue Episode annotations Unedited swearing Illustrations by Graham…

THE SCRUFFY DRUNK

If you enjoyed reading Sue’s reactions to Patrick Troughton’s Doctor, why not buy The Scruffy Drunk: The Wife in Space Volume 2. As well as collecting the original blog, it also includes: The Enemy of the World Redux (exclusive to the book) The Web of Fear Redux (exclusive to the book) The Underwater Menace Redux…

THE TROUGHTON YEARS

The Scores Here are Sue’s scores for Troughton’s stories in reverse order (and in transmission order if tied): The Dominators: “Just dreadful” – 1/10 The Space Pirates: “Well that was shit” – 1/10 The Underwater Menace: “That was bonkers. And a little bit shit” – 2/10 The Wheel in Space: “Flabby, drawn-out rubbish” – 2/10…

THE WAR GAMES

Episode One Sue: Is this the fabled 10-parter I’ve heard so much about? Me: It is, but don’t get fixated on that. The bigger news is there’s a new producer at the helm – Derrick Sherwin. Sue: Bit of a strange time to take over the reins, isn’t it? That would be like the Moff…