REVELATION OF THE DALEKS

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 sound in your ears which can last for days. I had it in my left ear for ...

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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 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 the four ...

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DESTINY OF THE DALEKS

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 favourite companions, Mary Tamm’s Romana was a constant delight.

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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.

Genesis of the DaleksAnd 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 take some time so I pause the DVD.

Me: We watched this story together almost 19 years ago ...

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