MINDWARP

Part Five Sue: They should do a recap for every episode. It’s really helpful. Hey, what happened to Robert Holmes? Me: It’s Philip Martin’s turn to take over for a bit. Sue: The Gangsters man? That’s okay. He’s pretty good. Pretty good? Pretty good? PRETTY GOOD?! The episode begins on the Time Lords’ space station.…

THE MYSTERIOUS PLANET

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.…

REVELATION OF THE DALEKS

Part One The story begins on the snowy wastes of Necros. Sue: Peri is wearing sensible clothes again. I bet a million dads all switched off at once. Peri clambers over the frozen wasteland so she can reach a nearby pond. Sue: What the **** is she doing? Are the toilets backed up on the…

TIMELASH

Part One Sue: Glen McCoy. Any relation to Sylvester? Me: No. He wrote two episodes of Angels – which were seminal – but he’s probably best known for his crisps. Sue: Really? Me: No. Timelash begins on the TARDIS. Sue: I don’t believe it. Peri is wearing something sensible for a change. The Doctor and…

THE TWO DOCTORS

I wanted Nicol to watch at least one Colin Baker episode with us and The Two Doctors seemed like the safest bet. It’s a story about vegetarianism (Nicol has been meat-free for the last year) and it’s set in an exotic location (she likes Spain). And if she didn’t agree to watch it with us,…

THE MARK OF THE RANI

Before we tackled The Mark of the Rani, there were some surprises in store for us in the jungle. The first shock came on Friday night when it became clear that Colin Baker couldn’t wait to leave. The second shock arrived on Saturday when Sue saw Colin topless for the first – and hopefully last…

VENGEANCE ON VAROS

Even though he failed to endure Night of the Mini-Macra, and he dances like a Pussycat Doll with a urinary tract infection, Colin Baker has still captured Sue’s heart. Sue: He hasn’t put a foot wrong. It’s a pity he was too fat to enter that sewer, which is ironic when you think about it,…

ATTACK OF THE CYBERMEN

Colin Baker continues to impress Sue in at least one TV show. Sue: Colin’s lovely. He’s my tip to win. Colin doesn’t have a bad word to say about anyone. He’s the perfect gentleman, always comforting everyone around him. And he’s shedding plenty of weight, mainly thanks to Helen, although she did come good in…

THE TWIN DILEMMA

The Twin Dilemma isn’t Sue’s first exposure to Colin Baker. No, that came two days earlier with I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! Before that, Colin was just some actor who shouted at me at a convention once (at least we have something in common now) and, according to ITV, a former Dr…

THE CAVES OF ANDROZANI

Part One Me: You’ve seen this before, 19 and a half years ago. It was the first story we watched together when I moved in with you in ’93. Can you remember anything about it? Sue: No. I remember Genesis of the Daleks, though. Me: We watched Genesis after this. Sue: Well, it must have…