THE FIVE DOCTORS

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 that ...

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INFERNO

Episode 1

InfernoSue: Isn’t this the same location as last week?

The Doctor strolls into this week’s high-tech installation.

Sue: Hang on a minute… Isn’t this the same story as last week, too? And the one before that?

But something isn’t quite right at this high-tech installation, and as a poor man is about to have his skull split open with a wrench, we cut to Sergeant Benton hammering a nail into a wall.

Sue: The ...

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THE AMBASSADORS OF DEATH

Episode 1

The title sequence is rudely interrupted by Ronald Allen.

Sue: Oh, it’s the man from Crossroads. He’s been in Doctor Who before. I’m surprised they asked him back after what happened last time.

And then the titles pick up where they left off.

Sue: What the **** was that? Was that a mistake?

The Doctor is tinkering with the TARDIS console.

Sue: Where are we supposed to be now? Are we inside the TARDIS? Has the Doctor redecorated, or did he have another control ...

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DOCTOR WHO AND THE SILURIANS

Episode 1

Doctor Who and the SiluriansSue: Is this the first time we’ve seen the words ‘Doctor Who and the...’ in the title?
Me: The first and only time, yes.
Sue: You sound like you’re annoyed. What’s wrong?
Me: You won’t have a problem with it because you think the character’s name is Doctor Who.
Sue: But it is Doctor Who.
Me: I don’t agree.
Sue: Even in ...

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SPEARHEAD FROM SPACE

Episode 1

Spearhead from SpaceSue: So is that it, then? That’s the regeneration?
Me: No, this is the title sequence.
Sue: But it’s a massive spoiler. It ruins the Doctor’s big entrance. Oh no, not Robert Holmes again!

The action begins at a radar tracking station.

Sue: This is lovely. Although if I’d seen this in 1970, it would have been in black and white. We couldn’t afford a colour telly.
Me: ...

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