Shada

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Shada
Beat you, cock…

Part One

I haven’t told Sue what we’re watching tonight, and I fully expect a cushion in the face.

ShadaSue: That’s what I’m looking for – the bloody exit. So what are we watching this week?

Tom Baker enters the Museum Of The Moving Image Doctor Who exhibit circa 1992.

Sue: Are we watching a Blue Peter special?

As Tom walks through the exhibition, he reels off the names of the Doctor’s enemies.

Tom Baker: Yeti, ...

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The Armageddon Factor

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The Armageddon Factor
Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Doctor Who

Sundays are supposed to be our day off. The one day of the week when I don’t have to think about Doctor Who. But Sue couldn’t wait, and she insisted that we find the final segment of the Key to Time as quickly as possible…

Part One

Sue: Six parts? Bloody hell. Oh well, it is the last part of the Key to Time, so it has to be epic.

Me: You’ll be ...

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The Power of Kroll

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The Power of Kroll
What’s its name again?

Part One

The Power of KrollSue: The Power of Kroll. I don’t think much of the title. It sounds like some sort of B-movie. Oh, wait, Robert Holmes is back again. When Robert Holmes is good, he’s really good.

Me: And you’ve got Philip Madoc as well.

Sue: That definitely helps.

The episode begins on a high-tech mining refinery where four men – Fenner, Thawn, Harg and Dugeen – ...

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The Androids of Tara

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The Androids of Tara
Story 101. But will it be the worst thing in the world for Sue?

Let’s begin with some news:

The Fitzroy TavernFirstly, our recent trip to London was full of surprises. After a quick tour of the Fitzroy Tavern (yes, it was the wrong night – I’m getting her into training for a proper visit in November), we decided to see Derren Brown’s Svengali on a whim. We got great last-minute ...

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The Stones of Blood

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The Stones of Blood
Stone the crows, it’s our 100th story!

Part One

Me: Our 100th story! Can you believe it?

Sue: Is that all? How many stories are left?

Me: 50…ish. It’s complicated.

Sue: What a surprise. So we’re not even two-thirds of the way through this yet? Is that what you’re saying?

Me: Don’t say it like that. And Nicol is baking us a celebratory cake, so it’s not all bad news.

The Stones of BloodThis landmark ...

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The Pirate Planet

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The Pirate Planet
We’re 99 not out…

Part One

The Pirate PlanetNicol is a huge fan of Douglas Adams (when she was growing up, her nickname for me was Slartibartfast), so it was inevitable that she would join us for this one; getting people to pester her on Twitter certainly helped…

Sue: How did Doctor Who get their hands on Douglas Adams?

Me: Well, he wasn’t famous at the time, In fact, some of Doctor Who‘s ...

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The Ribos Operation

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The Ribos Operation
The con is on…

Part One

Sue: How many episodes is this one?

Me: 26.

Sue: Are you taking the piss? I haven’t got that kind of attention span. Do I really have to give a single mark to 26 episodes? How do you expect me to do that?

Me: Don’t worry, we’ll break it up into manageable chunks. You’ll be fine.

I press Play.

Sue: So, another season, then?

Me: Yes.

Sue: With the same producer?

Me: Yes.

Sue: Has he been told to pull his socks up? Have the ...

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