THE COLIN BAKER YEARS

The Scores Here are Sue’s scores for Colin’s stories in reverse order (transmission order if tied): The Twin Dilemma: “What were they thinking?” – 1/10 Timelash: “Horrendous.” – 2/10 The Mark of the Rani: “A boring mess.” – 3/10 Revelation of the Daleks: “The Doctor did bugger all.” – 4/10 Trial 4: The Ultimate Foe:…

THE ULTIMATE FOE

Part Thirteen Sue: Yes! Robert Holmes is back. Thank God for that. The Doctor wants to know who’s been tampering with the Matrix. Sue: It’s the Valeyard! It’s obvious! Two capsules arrive on the Time Lords’ space station. One of them contains Sabalom Glitz. Sue: Excellent. The other contains Melanie Bush. Sue: So, is his…

TERROR OF THE VERVOIDS

Part Nine A visibly upset Doctor prepares to mount his defence. Sue: I can’t believe they killed Peri. The bastards! The Doctor’s evidence takes places in the future and revolves around the intergalactic liner Hyperion III. Sue: That’s a nice shape for a spaceship. Very curvy. One of the final passengers to check-in is Professor…

MINDWARP

Part Five Sue: They should recap every episode. It’s really helpful. Hey, what happened to Robert Holmes? Me: It’s Philip Martin’s turn to take over for a bit. Sue: The Gangsters man? That’s okay. He’s pretty good. The episode reconvenes in the Time Lords’ space station. Sue: We’re going to keep seeing this model shot,…

THE MYSTERIOUS PLANET

Before we tackle Doctor Who’s longest story, I have a confession to make. Sue: So is this Colin’s last story or not? Me: Yes, it is. But… Sue: But what? Me: It’s 14 episodes long. Crash zoom on Sue’s face. Sue: HOW MANY EPISODES?! Me: Calm down. The episodes are only 25-minutes again. Sue: I…

REVELATION OF THE DALEKS

Part One This story begins on the snowy wastes of Necros. Sue: I see Peri is wearing sensible clothes again. I bet a million dads all switched off at once. Peri clambers across a frozen wasteland in order to reach a nearby pond. Sue: What the **** is she doing? Are the toilets backed up…

TIMELASH

Part One Sue: Glen McCoy. Any relation to Sylvester? Me: No. He wrote two episodes of Angels – which were seminal, by the way – but he’s probably best known for his crisps. Sue: Really? Me: No. Timelash begins on the TARDIS. Sue: I don’t believe it. Peri is actually wearing something sensible for a…