Remembrance of the Daleks

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Remembrance of the Daleks
Thanks for the memories…

Part One

Remembrance of the DaleksWe 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, new music!

Me: No it isn’t.

Sue: Oh yes it is. And it sounds great.

Me: ...

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Revelation of the Daleks

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Revelation of the Daleks
It’s time for Sue to experience ‘Doctor in Distress’. And I’m not talking about the Dirk Bogarde film…

Sue couldn’t wait to see this story. The combination of Graeme Harper and the Daleks was just too much for her to resist and she was dying for it. Unfortunately, we had to postpone the experiment for a couple of days because I had a temporary threshold shift. If you’ve never been unfortunate/stupid enough to experience this yourself, it’s basically a muffled, ringing ...

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Resurrection of the Daleks

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Resurrection of the Daleks
Brave heart, Susan…

I thought long and hard about which version of Resurrection I would 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 following exchange really made me laugh:

John Williams: If you show her the 4-part version, I’ll petrol bomb the house.

Robert Dick: Show her ...

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Destiny of the Daleks

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Destiny of the Daleks
It’s the story that no one wants to watch right now…

Mary TammWhen we heard the news about Mary Tamm last week, we were stunned. We’d both been thinking about Mary quite a lot over the last few weeks, thanks to the blog, and one of the main reasons why The Key to Time season scored so highly with Sue was Mary’s performance. Beautiful, clever, witty, resourceful, and one of Sue’s ...

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Genesis of the Daleks

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Genesis of the Daleks
We return to the place where it all began…

Part One

Sue looks over at the DVD’s Episode Selection screen and her heart sinks.

Sue: Oh no! Six episodes? This is not good.

And then, mid-way through the title sequence, she is suddenly buffeted by two conflicting emotions.

Firstly, joy:

Genesis of the DaleksSue: Genesis of the Daleks! Yes!

Swiftly followed by:

Sue: Terry ****ing Nation!

This could take some time so I pause the DVD…

Me: We ...

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