THE GREATEST SHOW IN THE GALAXY

Part One Cue the Doctor Who theme music. Sue: Is this 5.1 surround sound? Me: Yes, it is. Sue: Excellent. Good old Mark Ayres. I just hope he keeps Keff low in the mix. And then… Sue: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy? Are they taking the piss? Especially after the last one. I’m still…

SILVER NEMESIS

Part One Me: Okay. This is it. This is the big one. Not only is this our 150th story, it’s the 25th anniversary story as well. This was a big deal back in 1988. Sue: Ooh, that does sound exciting. Me: Hold onto your hat! I press Play. Sue: Silver Nemesis. I wonder what that…

THE HAPPINESS PATROL

Part One Sue: I’m looking forward to this one, now that Doctor Who is good again. Sue notices this story’s title. Sue: The Happiness Patrol? Isn’t there a band called The Happiness Patrol? Me: No, that’s Snow Patrol. Sue: Oh yes. Sorry. The story begins in a dimly lit street. Sue: It sounds like the…

REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS

Part One We begin Doctor Who’s 25th season with Sue in her favourite new T-shirt and an atmospheric pre-titles sequence. Sue: What the hell is this? This isn’t Doctor Who. And then the theme music kicks in. By the way, is it just me or does the freeze-frame really irritate you as well? Sue: Ooh,…

DRAGONFIRE

Part One Sue: Why is the TARDIS trapped in a bubble? I just don’t get this title sequence at all. Ooh, there’s a dragon in this one… Is it going to be like Game of Thrones? Welcome to Iceworld – the place where winter came and never left. It’s here that a group of reprobates…

DELTA AND THE BANNERMEN

Part One Sue: What an odd title. The episode begins with a gunfight. Sue: This paintballing game is breaking all the rules. They are covered in green paint. They should be dead! Me: They’re supposed to be green. They’re aliens. Sue: They look like those little green soldiers that Gary used to play with when…

PARADISE TOWERS

Part One Sue: I don’t think I’ll ever get used to this title sequence. Why does the Doctor have a silver face? I don’t get that at all. Me: They painted McCoy’s face silver when they took the photograph, even though they needn’t have bothered because they could have done it in post-production. Sue: I…

TIME AND THE RANI

Part One Sue: What the hell is this supposed to be? A CGI TARDIS has just been zapped by a CGI laser beam. Sue: Okay, what has Ian Levine done this time? This can’t be real. The TARDIS is forced to land on a planet with a pink sky. A native watches it descend. Sue:…