THE FACELESS ONES

Episode 1

Sue: 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 don’t get a line of dialogue between them before they’re running for their lives!

The Faceless OnesSue: What are they running away from?
Me: I think that plane is supposed ...

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THE MACRA TERROR

Episode 1

The Macra TerrorSue: Ooh, that’s new.
Me: Proper Doctor Who titles.
Sue: He looks drunk.
Me: He looks magnificent.
Sue: No, he looks like a drunk who’s been arrested and had his mug shot taken. It’s not a good look.
Me: This is an incredibly iconic title sequence.
Sue: Shame about the font.
Me: Yes, well…
Sue: It looks like Times New Roman. Is that the best font ...

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THE MOONBASE

Episode 1

Sue: 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. Are they trying to get their money’s worth out of them?

When a base commander informs us that we have arrived on the Moon in the year 2070, Sue sighs.

Sue: ...

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THE HIGHLANDERS

Episode 1

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.

Sue recognises Frazer Hines immediately. Well, I say recognise.

The HighlandersSue: Oh look, it’s whathisface from Emmerdale Farm! He definitely becomes a companion. Does this mean Ben will get himself ...

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THE POWER OF THE DALEKS

Episode One

Sue: 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? Will it be a brand new show? Will it have a quicker pace? And better writers? Or will it just be the same old tat with a different actor?

I decide to side-step the question.

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THE TENTH PLANET

Episode 1

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

The Tenth PlanetIt’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, she’s been looking forward to this one ever since we sat down to watch ...

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THE SMUGGLERS

Episode 1

The fourth season begins where the third season left off – with Polly and Ben barging they way into the TARDIS.

The SmugglersSue: 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 lungs and be done with it.
Me: The Doctor won’t be pleased.
Sue: But does he ...

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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.

The War MachinesWhen 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 is up to no-good at the newly erected Post Office Tower (“It was probably ...

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