The Green Death

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The Green Death
Everything’s gone green…

Episode One

Sue: Oh, I like this one already. It’s filmed on location and it’s got a Land Rover in it.

The Green Death begins at a colliery in South Wales, and there’s trouble down pit.

Sue: This is very topical, isn’t it? I feel like we’ve stumbled into a Ken Loach drama by mistake.

The Green DeathAs Stevens, the director of Global Chemicals, perfects his Neville Chamberlain impersonation, a miner ...

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Planet of the Daleks

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Planet of the Daleks
It’s all downhill from here…

It’s been one hell of a fortnight. If you read our last installment, you’ll know that Sue was admitted to hospital with chest pains a few days ago. Don’t worry, she’s going to be fine; I’ve told her that she can’t die until we reach the 1996 TV Movie, and she’s perfectly happy with that arrangement.

Me: You gave us quite a scare. Are you sure you’re feeling better now?

Sue: The doctor said I’ll be fine as ...

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Frontier in Space

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Frontier in Space
Drinking games without frontiers…

Before we settle down to watch the first episode of Frontier in Space, I inform Sue that we have been watching Doctor Who together for exactly one year.

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 One

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Carnival of Monsters

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Carnival of Monsters
You never forget your first time…

I decide to toy with Sue a little. While she’s busy in the kitchen, I cue up the edit of Episode Two that includes the notorious Delaware theme arrangement.

Sue: I’m actually looking forward to this one. Now that the Doctor has a fully working TARDIS, it should be a completely different show. Did they get a bigger budget for this season?

I press ‘Play’…

Sue: They’ve changed the music – (pause) – They’ve changed the music and ...

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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 Time Monster

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The Time Monster
The re-evaluation starts here…

Episode One

The Time MonsterSue: A Time Monster, eh? I bet the Master is in this story. He’s a monster and he knows about time.

As luck would have it, the Doctor is having a vivid nightmare about his arch-nemesis.

Sue: She shoots, she scores!

The Doctor is woken by Jo, but the dream continues to disturb him.

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The Mutants

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The Mutants
It’s… The Mutants! I really hate this experiment sometimes.

Episode One

The MutantsSue: Hey, it’s… Monty Python man! Write that one down. That’s a good one. Has anyone ever made that connection before?

Bless her. But before she can dig an even deeper hole, Sue is distracted by a fat man shouting “Mutt!” at the top of his lungs.

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The Sea Devils

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The Sea Devils
A new year, a new story, and some new sounds never heard by Sue before…

Episode One

The Sea DevilsIt only takes a few seconds for Sue to pass judgement on Malcolm Clarke’s avant-garde soundtrack.

Sue: I really like the music.

Well, I certainly didn’t expect that.

Sue: It’s nice and bassy. This isn’t Dudley, is it?

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The Curse of Peladon

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The Curse of Peladon
The experiment reaches an important milestone and Sue appears on local radio in 2011′s final Adventure with the Wife in Space.

Episode One

The Curse of PeladonSue: So what’s Peladon? Is it a person or a place? Or maybe it’s this oil painting? Is it a cursed oil painting? Am I close?

She’s talking about the opening model shot.

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Day of the Daleks

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Day of the Daleks
We are faced with two wildly divergent timelines: one where Sue watched the Special Edition, and one where she didn’t…

Episode One

Me: I’m sorry, but I need you to close your eyes during this title sequence.

Sue: Why?

Day of the DaleksMe: Because the title of the story is a massive spoiler.

Sue: Wait, don’t tell me – is it The Return of the Master?

Me: No.

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