TIME-FLIGHT

Part One Sue: Peter Grimwade again? So he writes and directs at the same time. Excellent. Let’s see how long it takes her to work it out, shall we? Sue: Bloody hell, it must have cost the BBC a small fortune to film on Concorde. Unless this is stock footage from an old British Airways…

EARTHSHOCK

Part One Sue: Eric Saward. Why do I know that name? Me: He’s about to take over as script editor. Oh, and he wrote The Visitation. Sue: Script editor? How did that happen? The Visitation was shit! The first episode of Earthshock takes place on Earth. Sue: These paintballers are using some serious kit. They’ve…

BLACK ORCHID

Part One This story begins with a murder. Sue: Blimey, this one isn’t messing around, is it? Straight in with a death, no pissing about. The editing isn’t very good, though. That gurgling noise doesn’t match the victim’s lips. Meanwhile Sarah Sutton is fast asleep. Sue: Eh? Is Nyssa dreaming this? Are we on the…

THE VISITATION

Part One For the first time since The Three Doctors, Sue’s older brother, Gary, agreed to join us for an episode or two. Sue: It’s 1982, Gary. How old would you have been? Gary: Twenty-six. Me: What were you doing on Mondays and Tuesdays at 7pm, Gary? Gary: If I told you that, you wouldn’t…

KINDA

Part One Sue: Kinda… Me: It’s pronounced Kinda, actually. Sue: As in Kinder Surprise? Me: Yes. Sue: So why the weird titles, all of a sudden? What happened to Planet of the Whatsits or The Whatsits of Doom? You know where you are with a title like that. On the planet Deva Loka, all the…

FOUR TO DOOMSDAY

Part One Sue: I’m sorry, I missed the title. Tegan distracted me. Me: Tegan isn’t in the titles. Sue: Our cat, you idiot. So what’s this one called? Me: Hang on, I’ll rewind it. Sue: No, just tell me. Me: Four to Doomsday. Sue: I beg your pardon? Me: Four to Doomsday. Sue: Numbers or…

CASTROVALVA

Part One Sue: Bloody hell, he’s still Tom Baker. Me: We’ve never had a recap like this before. Sue: Oh yes we have. We get them all the time. Me: Not before the opening titles we don’t. Sue: Oh yeah. I forgot about them. The Watcher was the Doctor all the time! Sue: That doesn’t…

K9 AND COMPANY

Sue: I am so ready for Peter Davison. Me: We have to watch a Christmas special first. Sue: A Doctor Who Christmas special? Me: Well… Sue: This had better not be a fan-thing which doesn’t count. I can’t be bothered with that. It’s not that Shada thing you keep banging on about, is it? Has…

THE TOM BAKER YEARS

The Scores Here are Sue’s scores for Tom’s stories in reverse order (and in transmission order when tied): The Invasion of Time: “Oh dear.” – 0/10 Underworld: “Am I allowed to give negative scores?” – 1/10 Image of the Fendahl: “I’ve forgotten it already.” – 2/10 Destiny of the Daleks: “I hated that.” – 2/10…

LOGOPOLIS

Part One Tom Baker’s final story begins in a motorway layby. Sue: Whenever I look at the TARDIS, I notice different things about it. Today, I’m fixated on the pink and cream tinting in the glass. Nicol: I’m starting to worry about you, mother. Me: Don’t worry, Nicol. It isn’t even a real TARDIS. The…