The Faceless Ones

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The Faceless Ones
The adventure departing from Gate 4 is the delayed 13/07 to recon land. Passengers are advised that there are no emergency exits and we are fresh out of coffee.

Episode 1

The Faceless OnesSue: That isn’t something you see on Doctor Who every day – stock footage of a plane.

Neil: That isn’t stock footage.

We are both amused when our heroes step out of the TARDIS into immediate danger. Ben and Polly ...

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The Macra Terror

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The Macra Terror
Another day, another recon. But at least we managed to claw our way through it.
Note:

To extract maximum enjoyment from this installment, please activate the following audio file whenever Sue speaks. Trust me, she can’t get enough of it.


Episode 1

The Macra TerrorSue: Ooh, that’s new.

Me: Proper Doctor Who titles.

Sue: He looks drunk.

Me: He looks magnificent.

Sue: No, ...

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The Moonbase

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The Moonbase
The experiment is over! And then it’s back on again! Just like the Cybermen, we’re all over the shop this week…

Episode 1

The MoonbaseSue: I bet the Moon was very topical when this originally went out.

Me: Just a bit.

Sue: I’m not convinced by the Ronson hairdryers on their backs, and their helmets are steaming up something rotten. I notice that they’re using the same wires from The Underwater Menace. ...

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The Underwater Menace

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The Underwater Menace
Nuffink in ze world can stop us now! Except this story, obviously…

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!

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The Highlanders

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The Highlanders
Sue Perryman. She watches The Highlanders so you don’t have to…

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Sue: I do like a good historical, especially when it’s not a recon.

Me: Sorry to disappoint you, love, but that’s not Doctor Who. If I’m not mistaken, it’s a clip from Peter Watkins’ 1964 documentary, Culloden. It’s quite clever, actually.

The HighlandersSue recognises Frazer Hines immediately. Well, I say recognise.

Sue: Oh look, it’s whathisface from Emmerdale Farm! He definitely becomes ...

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The Power of the Daleks

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The Power of the Daleks
It’s the beginning of a brand new chapter. Will the wife miss Hartnell? Will she take to Troughton? And, even more importantly, will she be able to overcome recon fatigue?

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The Power of the DaleksSue: Bring on the Troughton!

Me: Are you genuinely excited or are you just trying to be sarcastic?

Sue: No, I really am excited. I honestly cannot wait. Do we get a new title sequence? ...

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The Tenth Planet

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The Tenth Planet
It’s taken us 86 episodes, 33 recons, two films that don’t count, and 32 blog updates to reach The Tenth Planet. But it’s far from being all over…

Episode 1

The Tenth PlanetSue: Yay! It’s The Tenth Planet! I know all about this one.

OK, it’s time for me to come clean. It would be fantastic if Sue had been oblivious to the significance attributed to this story, but she wasn’t. I ...

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The Smugglers

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The Smugglers
This week, the good wife watched The Smugglers. Jamaica? Yes, I did.

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The SmugglersThe fourth season of Doctor Who kicks off where the third season left off – with Polly and Ben barging their way into the TARDIS.

Sue: Ben and Polly are very modern, compared to what we’ve seen in the series before. They are almost too modern. They may as well shout “Fab and groovy, man!” at the top ...

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The War Machines

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The War Machines
Susan Perryman Is Required…

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The War MachinesSue: This one has 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 gets when he’s near a Dalek, Sue’s suspicions are confirmed. The Doctor decides that something is up to no good at the newly erected Post Office Tower (“It was probably ...

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