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…

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…