THE UNDERWATER MENACE

A couple of hours before we settled down to watch The Underwater Menace, Sue and I appeared as guests on Bob Fischer’s BBC Tees radio show to shamelessly plug this blog. You can listen to the edited highlights below; Sue’s PVC Dalek-suit anecdote was news to me! http://tachyon-tv.co.uk/podcasts/bob2.mp3 Episode 1 When the TARDIS arrives on…

THE HIGHLANDERS

Episode 1 Sue recognises Frazer Hines immediately. Well, I say recognise. Sue: It’s whatshisface from Emmerdale Farm. He definitely becomes a companion. Don’t ask me why, but I know that for a fact. Does that mean Ben gets himself killed? That wouldn’t be very nice. The Doctor is still sporting a stovepipe hat. Sue: Why…

THE POWER OF THE DALEKS

Episode One Sue: Bring on the Troughton! Me: Do you really mean that, or are you being sarcastic? Sue: No, I really am excited. I honestly cannot wait. Do we get a new title sequence? Will it be a brand new show? Will it have a quicker pace? And better writers? Or is it just…

THE MISERABLE GIT

If you enjoyed reading Sue’s reactions to William Hartnell’s Doctor, why not buy The Miserable Git: The Wife in Space Volume 1. As well as collecting the original blog, it also includes: An Adventure in Space and Time (exclusive to the book) An Unearthly Child Redux (exclusive to the book) Marco Polo Redux (exclusive to…

THE HARTNELL YEARS

The Scores Because some of you requested it, here are Sue’s scores for all Hartnell’s stories in reverse order (and in transmission order if tied): The Celestial Toymaker: “complete shite” – 0/10 The Web Planet: “I would’ve given it 0/10 if it wasn’t for the Spanish episode” – 1/10 The Edge of Destruction: “it certainly…

THE TENTH PLANET

Episode 1 Sue: Yay! It’s The Tenth Planet! I know all about this one. It’s time to come clean. It would have been fantastic if Sue had been oblivious to this story’s significance, but she wasn’t. I could have pretended it shocked her to her core but, alas, that isn’t what happened. Truth be told,…

THE SMUGGLERS

Episode 1 The fourth season begins where the third season left off – with Polly and Ben barging they way into the TARDIS. Sue: Ben and Polly are very modern, compared to what we’ve seen so far. They’re almost too modern. They may as well shout, “Fab and groovy, man!” at the top of their…

DALEKS: INVASION EARTH 2150AD

Earlier this week, just as I was about to head into town, I jokingly suggested to Sue that she watch Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150AD on her own. Watching Doctor Who with me is one thing – but watching it alone? That would be hardcore (just don’t mention the “m-word”). I expected her to throw a…

THE WAR MACHINES

Episode 1 Sue: This one has the Daleks written all over it. Even the titles look like a Dalek has written them. It’s so obvious. When the Doctor complains about his irritable skin condition, which he only ever gets when Daleks are in the vicinity, Sue’s suspicions are confirmed. The Doctor then decides that something…

THE SAVAGES

Episode 1 Sue: I miss the individual episode titles. Me: Already? But at least you know what the story is called without having to ask. Sue: I can’t read it properly – the background is too white. What does it say? ‘The Sky Ages’? Me: This is proper Doctor Who. Look, we’re in a quarry.…