The Savages

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The Savages
It’s the story no one likes to talk about. Is it because it’s tedious, missing or racist? It’s up to Sue to find out…

Episode 1

The SavagesSue: I miss the individual episode titles.

Me: Already? But at least you know what the story is called without having to ask.

Sue: I can’t read it properly – the background is too white. What does it say? The Sky Ages?

Me: This is proper Doctor Who. ...

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The Gunfighters

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The Gunfighters
After shooting down a so-called classic, Sue turns her attention to a story that has been saddled with a terrible reputation. Can you see what I did there?

A Holiday for the Doctor

The Gunfighters, as if you didn’t know, begins with a song.

Sue: This an interesting way to start an episode. We’ve never seen anything like this before.

Nicol: This isn’t Doctor Who. What is this?

I should tell you that my step-daughter watched this episode with us. Putting classic Doctor Who on ...

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The Celestial Toymaker

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The Celestial Toymaker
Sorry for the long delay between updates but we’ve been watching The Celestial Toymaker. Need I say more?

The Celestial Toyroom

Sue: Is there anything I should know about this one before we start?

Me: Well, a new producer has taken over the reins. He’s called Innes Lloyd and he’ll stick around a lot longer than the last one did. Another interesting fact is that the Doctor Who Appreciation Society named their monthly magazine after the title of this first episode.

Sue: Oh, ...

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The Ark

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The Ark
I tell Sue that The Ark is only two episodes long. I hope the risk to my own personal safety will be worth it…

The Steel Sky

Sue: Moving images again at last. And only two episodes as well. This should be a walk in the park.

This episode doesn’t piss about. The first thing we have to contend with is a Monoid.

Sue: That’s very sinister. Where’s its mouth?

Me: It doesn’t have a mouth.

Sue: It had better not talk, then. If I ever ...

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The Massacre

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The Massacre
It’s Saturday April 23rd and that can only mean only one thing: it’s time for Doctor Who. A black and white, completely missing, couldn’t-be-arsed-hiring-John Cura, episode of Doctor Who. God help us all.

War of God

Sue: Can we watch the new Matt Smith episode again instead?

Me: No.

Sue: But I need to discuss my River Song theory with you.

Me: I’m not falling for that old chestnut. Come on, we have to crack on. Do you want to be stuck in the 1960s ...

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The Daleks’ Master Plan 11-12

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The Daleks’ Master Plan 11-12
We set out for the summit of the Daleks’ Master Plan. Nothing in the world can stop us now.

The Abandoned Planet

Sue: I do not believe it…

That’s right, the Monk’s directional thingamy whatsit has burnt itself out. Sue isn’t happy. Just when she thought the Doctor could finally “drive” his TARDIS properly. But, as luck would have it, it worked long enough to get us back to Kembel.

Sue: How big is Kembel?

Me: That’s a good point. They could have landed hundreds ...

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The Daleks’ Master Plan 5-10

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The Daleks’ Master Plan 5-10
Four recons, some mice, a Christmas Special, a malfunctioning fourth wall, and a surprise visit from an old adversary. What could possibly go wrong?

Counter Plot

We enjoy – if enjoy is the right word – a brief respite from the recons with an episode that still exists in the archives. Whoopee-****ing-do. Of all the episodes to survive from The Daleks’ Master Plan, why did it have to be this one?

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The Daleks’ Master Plan 1-4

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The Daleks’ Master Plan 1-4
The time has come for us to tackle the Mount Kilimanjaro of Doctor Who stories…

The Nightmare Begins

This story has worried me for quite some time. Should I come clean and tell Sue it’s a 12-part epic, or do I postpone the inevitable and pretend it’s a two-parter? The second option will only get me so far (and a punch in the face to boot), and so I have decided to take the approach endorsed by a wonderful blog called Continue ?

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The Myth Makers

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The Myth Makers
If you’d told me two months ago that a William Hartnell adventure would sneak into my Top 10 Doctor Who stories of all time, I’d have laughed in your face.

The Myth Makers

The Myth MakersI will be changing the format for this particular installment. Instead of writing up my notes episodically, I’m going to tackle it as a single entry. The reason for this is simple: The Myth Makers passed ...

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Galaxy 4

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Galaxy 4
Shit just got serious…

Four Hundred Dawns

John Williams has kindly furnished me with all the recons I need to get us through the next few months, but his Loose Canon version of Galaxy Snore leaves a lot to be desired. It looks as if it’s been sourced from a tenth-generation VHS tape, complete with picture distortion, hissy sound and off-locks galore. In fact, it’s so poor, I seriously consider buying the remastered audio soundtrack on CD so we can listen to ...

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