The Web of Fear Redux

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The Web of Fear Redux
It ain’t over yeti…

Episode 1

I drop the first bombshell less than thirty seconds into the episode.

Sue: What do you mean, I’ve seen this episode before? What are you trying to do to me, Neil? A divorce won’t be good for the book. You do know that, don’t you?

I offer to let her watch the first episode in silence, just like we did with The Enemy of the World Episode 3. She agrees. And then she won’t shut up.

Sue: This ...

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Your Doctor Who Memories

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Your Doctor Who Memories
Win a signed copy of our book!

In our book Adventures With the Wife in Space: Living with Doctor Who, I talk – at length – about the first time I saw the greatest television programme ever made (spoiler: it happened in February 1973). And now it’s your turn…

Simply post in the comments section below your first, strongest or strangest memory of watching (or maybe just thinking about) Doctor Who. There’s only one stipulation: your memory must be 500 words or ...

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The Enemy of the World Redux

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The Enemy of the World Redux
Sue agrees to give this rediscovered story wan more chonce…

Sue: It’s almost as if they were waiting for our book to go to print before they announced it!

That was Sue’s reaction to the news that an undisclosed number of missing episodes of Doctor Who had miraculously turned up out of the blue. It was incredible. No one had suspected a thing.

Sue: Neil? Why are you crying? Neil? Are you all right?

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In Conversation with Sue

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In Conversation with Sue
Sue looks back on the experiment…

For updates about the forthcoming book, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Don’t forget to pre-order our book (other booksellers are available).

Thanks

Neil and Sue xx

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The TV Movie

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The TV Movie
This cannot be how it ends…

The TV MovieThe TV Movie was the first brand new Doctor Who I ever watched with Sue, and she never missed another episode from that point on. So it seems appropriate to finish where we started, all those years ago. We have, of course, drezzzzed for the occasion. She’s wearing her Pip and Jane T-shirt and I’m wearing a bath robe with the collar turned up.

Sue: Before ...

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Marco Polo Redux

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Marco Polo Redux
It’s the experiment with the hole…

I lost the transcript to Sue’s review of Marco Polo down the back of the sofa, so you’ll have to make do with this instead:

recons

Yeah, we didn’t watch Marco Polo, although given how long it took us to reconstruct the reconstruction, we probably should have. We were going to watch it, I swear. I even got as far as placing the recon in the DVD player, ...

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Downtime

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Downtime
Yes, but does it count?

Sue: So what are you putting me through tonight?

Me: Tonight I’m going give you a taste of how desperate Doctor Who fans were in 1995.

Sue: A desperate Doctor Who fan. Sounds wonderful.

Me: So I’m going to show you a fan film.

Sue: Haven’t I suffered enough?

Me: The fans grew tired of waiting for the BBC to bring Doctor Who back, so they did it themselves. Fans are like that.

Sue: But how could they afford it? Kickstarter didn’t ...

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Dimensions in Time

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Dimensions in Time
What year ith thith?

Me: It’s 1993.

Sue: A very special year.

Me: Yes, it’s Doctor Who‘s 30th anniversary.

Sue: It was the year you met me, you idiot.

Me: Oh yes. Funnily enough, we did meet 20 years ago this month, but forget about that – this is Doctor Who‘s 30th anniversary.

Sue: So what I am watching tonight? And why have you been so nice to me today?

I tell her how, in a parallel universe, BBC Enterprises made a multi-Doctor special called The Dark ...

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Shada

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Shada
Beat you, cock…

Part One

I haven’t told Sue what we’re watching tonight, and I fully expect a cushion in the face.

ShadaSue: That’s what I’m looking for – the bloody exit. So what are we watching this week?

Tom Baker enters the Museum Of The Moving Image Doctor Who exhibit circa 1992.

Sue: Are we watching a Blue Peter special?

As Tom walks through the exhibition, he reels off the names of the Doctor’s enemies.

Tom Baker: Yeti, ...

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The McCoy Years

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The McCoy Years
Before we begin the Interregnum, Sue reflects on Sylvester McCoy’s time in the TARDIS…

The Scores

Here are Sue’s scores for Sylvester’s stories in reverse order (and transmission order when tied):

Time and the Rani: “Irredeemable shit.” – -1/10

Silver Nemesis: “Worse than dreadful.” – 0/10

Delta and the Bannermen: “It got on my tits.” – 2/10

Dragonfire: “Cheap.” – 3/10

Battlefield: “Shame.” – 4/10

Paradise Towers: “I enjoyed the concept more than the execution.” – 6/10
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