The Two Doctors

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The Two Doctors
From Seville to Savile…

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, I’d delete this week’s episode of Homeland from the PVR.

I cue up the DVD’s Episode Selection screen…

Sue: It’s three episodes. But that ...

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The Invasion of Time

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The Invasion of Time
It’s a game of three halves…

Part One

I planned this story’s screening like it was a military operation. Seriously, Douglas Camfield would have been proud of me. I rigged up the DVD player the night before, when Sue was fast asleep: my PS3 will resume a disc from the same point that you stop it, if you remember to press the right button, so when I played the disc the next day, the machine circumvented both the menu screen and the ...

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The Sontaran Experiment

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The Sontaran Experiment
It’s nasty, brutish and very, very short…

Part One

When Sue claps her eyes on the DVD’s Episode Selection screen, she doesn’t even try to hide her excitement.

Sue: Only two episodes? I’m in heaven!

Me: I’ll tell you what – if you can correctly guess what makes this story interesting from a production point of view, I’ll give you a nice foot rub during the next story.

And with that deal struck, I successfully distract her during the title sequence (“Could you pass me ...

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The Time Warrior

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The Time Warrior
Jo who?

Part One

The Time WarriorI can’t wait to show Sue Season 11′s new title sequence. The diamond logo! The space-time vortex! Jon Pertwee’s legs!

Sue: They’ve changed the titles. (Pause) And they’ve missed a bit.

Me: What?

Sue: The bottom left-hand corner. They missed a bit.

Me: Is that it?

Sue: I like the new theme music.

Me: They haven’t changed the music!

Sue: Calm down! OK, it’s very clever, especially when you consider that they ...

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