THE FIVE DOCTORS

We watched the original broadcast version of The Five Doctors. Unfortunately, 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. Nicol: I’m not watching any William Hartnell with you. You can forget…

WARRIORS’ GATE

Part One Sue: Steve Gallagher. Why does that name ring a bell? Me: You met him 15 years ago. He came to our university to talk about scriptwriting. Sue: Did you ask him a question about Doctor Who? Me: No, I was too embarrassed. Sue: That’s a shame. Oh well, I’m not worried about upsetting…

STATE OF DECAY

Part One This story begins in a castle overlooking a village. Sue: Is this one going to be a period drama? We haven’t had one of those for ages. Sue is immediately drawn to Aukon. Sue: It’s Fish from Marillion. Me: Are you insane? Sue: If Fish had a beard and a wig, he would…

FULL CIRCLE

Part One The Doctor and Romana are en route to Gallifrey. Sue: That must mean two K9s this week. How exciting is that? I bet they’ll conduct an extensive analysis of each other’s arses as soon as they meet. However, Romana doesn’t want to go home. Sue: Poor Romana. As soon as she gets back,…

MEGLOS

Part One The TARDIS is heading for Tigella, a planet the Doctor has visited previously. Sue: It must have been uneventful or you would’ve made me sit through it, Neil. On Tigella, three humanoids with fair hair are attempting to break into something. Sue: Are they Thals? Are the Daleks in this one? Have they…

THE LEISURE HIVE

Part One Sue: Ooh, new title sequence. She’s quick, my wife. Sue: The theme music is very techno. Sue thinks any up-tempo electronic music is techno. Sue: Why is Tom Baker snarling? Is he in pain? I don’t have an answer to that. Sue: Is somebody torturing him? Hmm… I’m not sure about these new…

THE HORNS OF NIMON

Part One Me: Here, Sue, grab this firmly and pull. Don’t worry, it isn’t what you think. Sue: A Christmas cracker? What’s this for? Me: It’s Christmas 1979! We pull the cracker. It doesn’t go bang. Sue: Just so we’re clear, I’m not putting this hat on. The story begins with a large spaceship hurtling…

NIGHTMARE OF EDEN

Part One Sue: Bob Baker. Why do I know that name? Me: He’s one of the Bristol Boys. Sue: Oh, has he gone solo? Did they fall out? A large space liner is hurtling through the cosmos when it suddenly shimmers and disappears. Sue: Either that ship has gone into warp drive or they’ve really…

THE CREATURE FROM THE PIT

Warning: this commentary contains strong language and adult themes. As Sue would say, this definitely isn’t for the kids… Adventures with the Wife in Space – The Creature from the Pit from Tachyon TV on Vimeo. And before you start, yes, it’s probably very unfair for Sue to mark this out of ten. We rambled…

CITY OF DEATH

Part One Nicol: Who the hell is David Agnew? Sue: Oh, no. That name rings a bell. And not in a good way. Me: David Agnew doesn’t exist. It’s a pseudonym. Practically every line is written by Douglas Adams, although some of the ideas originate from David Fisher. He wrote The Stones of Blood and…