THE TV MOVIE

The TV Movie was the first brand new Doctor Who I ever watched with Sue, and she never missed another episode from that point on. So it seems appropriate to finish where we started, all those years ago. We have, of course, drezzzzed for the occasion. She’s wearing her Pip and Jane T-shirt and I’m…

REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS

Part One We begin Doctor Who’s 25th season with Sue in her favourite new T-shirt and an atmospheric pre-titles sequence. Sue: What the hell is this? This isn’t Doctor Who. And then the theme music kicks in. By the way, is it just me or does the freeze-frame really irritate you as well? Sue: Ooh,…

REVELATION OF THE DALEKS

Part One The story begins on the snowy wastes of Necros. Sue: Peri is wearing sensible clothes again. I bet a million dads all switched off at once. Peri clambers over the frozen wasteland so she can reach a nearby pond. Sue: What the **** is she doing? Are the toilets backed up on the…

RESURRECTION OF THE DALEKS

I thought long and hard about which version of Resurrection to screen. Should I make Sue watch the two-part double-length version transmitted by the BBC in 1984, or would the four-part edit that was originally planned by the production team be a better option? I went to Facebook and Twitter looking for advice and the…

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…

DESTINY OF THE DALEKS

Episode One I hid the story’s author and title credit from Sue, and I was pretty subtle about it too. If I’d told her to look away, she would have concluded it was called The Something of the Daleks, The Something of the Cybermen or The Something of the Master. So I chose my moment…

GENESIS OF THE DALEKS

Part One When Sue glances at the DVD’s episode selection screen, her heart sinks. Sue: Oh no! Six episodes? This is not good. And then, mid-way through the title sequence, she’s buffeted by two conflicting emotions. Firstly, there’s joy: Sue: Genesis of the Daleks! Yes! Followed swiftly by horror: Sue: Terry ****ing Nation! This could…

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…

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…