THE FIVE DOCTORS

We watched the original broadcast version of The Five Doctors. Sadly, I couldn’t source an off-air copy with the Children in Need ticker running across the bottom of the screen. I hope this doesn’t invalidate the science at the heart of this experiment. Nicol: I’m not watching any William Hartnell with you. You can forget…

THE PERTWEE YEARS

The Scores Here are Sue’s scores for Pertwee’s stories in reverse order (and in transmission order when tied): The Monster of Peladon: “Tedious.” – 2/10 The Daemons: “It didn’t know what it wanted to be.” – 4/10 The Curse of Peladon: “Peladon is a shit-hole.” – 4/10 The Mind of Evil: ” The Master is…

PLANET OF THE SPIDERS

Part One Me: Right, this is it. Sue: This is what? Me: Jon Pertwee’s last story. Six more episodes and it’s over. Sue: Really? Why are you telling me this now? Are you winding me up again? Me: I was going to keep it a surprise, but this story works better if you know it’s…

THE MONSTER OF PELADON

Part One Sue: Peladon… Peladon. The name rings a bell… I sigh. For lots of different reasons. Sue: Oh yeah, Peladon. I remember now. So what have we come back here for? Peladon is a shit hole. Things immediately get off to a ropey start. Sue: It’s Mad Max with badgers. Peladon’s miners are terrified…

DEATH TO THE DALEKS

Part One Me: I’d like you to close your eyes during the title sequence… Sue: Is it called Something of the Daleks? Me: **** it. Yes, the Daleks are in the ****ing title. There, you’ve ruined the surprise. Sue: What surprise? It’s the bloody title, Neil! Me: I thought it’d be more interesting if you…

INVASION OF THE DINOSAURS

Part One Me: Right, we have two choices. We can watch a recently recolourised version of the first episode which is a bit ropey around the edges, or we can watch a black white copy instead. It’s entirely up to you. Sue: Wow, I’m spoilt for choice. What do you recommend? Me: I’d go with…

THE TIME WARRIOR

Part One I can’t wait to show Sue the new title sequence. The diamond logo! The space-time vortex! Jon Pertwee’s legs! Sue: They’ve changed the titles… And they’ve missed a bit. Me: What? Sue: The bottom left-hand corner. They’ve missed a bit. There’s a hole in the titles. I like the new theme music, though.…

THE GREEN DEATH

Episode One Sue: I like this one already. We’re on location and it’s got a Land Rover in it. The Green Death takes place at a colliery in South Wales, and there’s definitely trouble at t’pit. Sue: I feel like we’ve stumbled into a Ken Loach drama by mistake. As Stevens, the director of Global…

PLANET OF THE DALEKS

Episode One Sue: We used to have a wardrobe like that. Actually, everyone had a wardrobe like that in 1973. And why have we never seen this wardrobe before? Have the Time Lords sent the Doctor some furniture in his hour of need? Is it a magic cupboard of some sort? What the **** is…

FRONTIER IN SPACE

It’s been a whole year since we started watching Doctor Who together. Sue: It’s flown by. Me: Really? I thought you’d be fed up with it by now. Sue: Not at all. In fact, I think it’s probably brought us closer together. Nicol: I think I’m going to be sick. Me: Go away, Nicol. Episode…