THE DAVISON YEARS

The Scores Here are Sue’s scores for all the Davison episodes in reverse order (and in transmission order when tied): Four to Doomsday: “Tedious bollocks.” – 1/10 Time-Flight: “I’d like to give the captain one.” – 1/10 Black Orchid: “Peter’s right. It’s rubbish.” – 2/10 The Visitation: “That was crap.” – 3/10 Terminus: “A shambles.”…

THE ANDROID INVASION

Part One Sue: Oh no… Me: Go on, then. Say your catchphrase. Sue: Actually, I’ve decided to say “Terry ****ing Nation” from now on. A soldier is walking through a wood, nursing a twitching arm. Sue: Either he’s late for breakdancing practice or he’s an android. Me: I think the clue is probably in the…

TERROR OF THE ZYGONS

Part One Terror of the Zygons gets off to a cracking start. Sue: That was a nice edit to kick things off. I’m not entirely sure what I was looking at, but it’s a confident start. An oil rig crumbles into the sea. Sue: I still don’t know what I’m looking at, but that was…

ROBOT

Part One Sue: Ooh, scary face. Tom Baker looks very serious, doesn’t he? It’s a much better title sequence than the last one, though. You don’t need to see the Doctor’s legs. And then… Sue: They still haven’t fixed the titles! That’s just lazy. They’ve slapped the new titles over the old ones and hoped…

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…

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 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…

THE THREE DOCTORS

As promised (or was it threatened?), here’s a video commentary featuring the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Doctors. As a very special treat (or not) we are joined Sue’s brother, Gary and (for Episode Four) by her daughter, Nicol. Normal service will be resumed next week, when we will celebrate this experiment’s first anniversary. Adventures with…

THE TIME MONSTER

Episode One Sue: A Time Monster, eh? I bet the Master’s in this story. He’s a monster and he knows about time. It just so happens the Doctor is having a vivid nightmare about his arch-nemesis. Sue: She shoots, she scores! The Doctor is woken by Jo, but the dream continues to disturb him. Sue:…

DAY OF THE DALEKS

Episode One Me: I’m sorry, but I need you to close your eyes during this title sequence. Sue: Why? Me: Because the title of this story is a massive spoiler. Sue: Wait, don’t tell me… Is it The Return of the Master? Me: No. Sue: Is it The Return of the Cybermen? Me: Look… Sue:…