The Trial of a Time Lord 13-14

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The Trial of a Time Lord 13-14
The verdict is in…

Part Thirteen

The Trial of a Time Lord 13-14Sue: Yay! Robert Holmes is back. Thank heavens for that.

The Doctor wants to know who’s been tampering with the Matrix.

Sue: It’s him! The Valeyard bloke. It’s obvious.

Two capsules arrive on the Time Lords’ space station. One of them contains Sabalom Glitz…

Sue: Excellent.

The other contains Melanie Bush.

Sue: Is his mate dead? I liked him. I don’t understand this. How did they get here? ...

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The Trial of a Time Lord 9-12

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The Trial of a Time Lord 9-12
The Doctor weeds his case…

Part Nine

The Trial of a Time Lord 9-12A visibly upset Doctor prepares to mount his defence.

Sue: I can’t believe they killed Peri. The bastards.

The Doctor: My excursion will be into the future.

Sue: I thought the last one was set in the future? It didn’t look very historical to me.

She doesn’t get it. Not yet.

The Doctor’s evidence revolves around the intergalactic liner Hyperion III

Sue: That’s a very nice ...

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The Trial of a Time Lord 5-8

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The Trial of a Time Lord 5-8
She’s not cried this much since Adric died…

Continuity Announcer: Sue is watching Doctor Who from the very beginning, and after 142 stories, she thinks she’s come out of it rather well. But it isn’t over yet, because her husband Neil has just cued up the next installment, and this one involves an old enemy of the Doctor. No, not that one.

Part Five

The Trial of a Time Lord Parts 5-8Sue: They should do ...

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The Trial of a Time Lord 1-4

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The Trial of a Time Lord 1-4
Welcome to the first of four separate epistopic interface updates.

Before we begin the longest story in Doctor Who’s history, I have a confession to make…

Sue: Is this Colin’s last story or not?

Me: Yes, it is. But…

Sue: But what?

Me: It’s 14 episodes long.

Crash zoom on Sue’s face.

Sue: HOW MANY EPISODES?!

Me: Calm down, calm down. It’s not so bad. The episodes are only 25-minutes long again.

Sue: I don’t care how bloody long they are, how am I supposed to remember what happens ...

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The Five Doctors

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The Five Doctors
Daleks, Yeti, Cybermen… BINGO!

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.

The Five DoctorsNicol: I’m not watching any William Hartnell with you. You can forget it.

Me: Be patient, Nicol.

Sue: Don’t worry, Nic. Neil’s promised me ...

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Arc of Infinity

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Arc of Infinity
No, I didn’t spike her with MDMA…

Part One

Sue: Has Johnny Byrne written for Doctor Who before?

Me: Yes, The Keeper of Traken.

Sue: Shit. Oh well, I’m still looking forward to seeing the Doctor on his own for a change.

Me: What about Nyssa?

Sue: Oh yeah, I forgot about her.

Arc of InfinityThe story begins on Gallifrey. Sue recognises the collar straight away.

Sue: Ooh, a Time Lord.

This particular Time Lord is conversing ...

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The Invasion of Time

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The Invasion of Time
It’s a game of three halves…

Part One

I planned this story’s screening like it was a military operation. Seriously, Douglas Camfield would have been proud of me. I rigged up the DVD player the night before, when Sue was fast asleep: my PS3 will resume a disc from the same point that you stop it, if you remember to press the right button, so when I played the disc the next day, the machine circumvented both the menu screen and the ...

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The Deadly Assassin

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The Deadly Assassin
WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE MAGIC OF THE WIFE IN SPACE?

Part One

The Deadly AssassinSue: Robert Holmes. That’s a good start. I’m not thrilled with the cheesy narration, but I can live with it.

The Doctor is on his way to Gallifrey when he is overwhelmed by a vision.

Sue: OK, pause this for a second. What just happened?

Me: The Doctor had a premonition. He just saw himself assassinating the Time Lord ...

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The Three Doctors

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The Three Doctors
Two’s company. Three’s a crowd…

As promised (or was it threatened?), here’s a video commentary featuring the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Doctors. We plan to record an edited video commentary per Doctor and I will be setting up a poll, where you can vote on which 4th Doctor story we tackle/ruin, in the very near future.

As a very special treat (or not) we are joined Sue’s brother, Gary and (for Episode Four) by her daughter, Nicol.

Normal service ...

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The War Games

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The War Games
Oh my giddy aunt, it’s the end of an era!

Episode One

Sue: Is this the fabled ten-parter that I’ve heard so much about?

Me: Yes it is, but don’t get fixated on that. The really big news is that we have a brand new producer at the helm – Derrick Sherwin.

Sue: Bit of a strange time to take over the reins, isn’t it? It’s like the Moff taking over to produce David Tennant’s last story. How very strange.

After a visually striking title ...

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