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There are hundreds of Doctor Who episodes and stories out there and we intend to watch them all! Not just that – We’ll watch, review, discuss, debate, rate and praise and/or poke holes in every episode of Doctor Who, starting with the 1963 pilot. That’s right; we’re beginning with William Hartnell and then working our way forward through time, episode by episode and Doctor by Doctor. In parallel, we're also reviewing New Who, starting with Eccleston in the 2005 revival. At the time of writing this, we're already well into the Tom Baker and Peter Capaldi eras!

From comparing Dalek and Cybermen military strategems to ranking companions by hairstyle, we’ve got it covered. And while you subscribe to us on iTunes, we’re populating WhoBackWhen.com with written reviews, episode statistics and an ever-growing visual index of aliens, creatures, historical figures and companions that the Doctor meets along the way.

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There are hundreds of Doctor Who episodes and stories out there and we intend to watch them all! Not just that – We’ll watch, review, discuss, debate, rate and praise and/or poke holes in every episode of Doctor Who, starting with the 1963 pilot. That’s right; we’re beginning with William Hartnell and then working our way forward through time, episode by episode and Doctor by Doctor. In parallel, we're also reviewing New Who, starting with Eccleston in the 2005 revival. At the time of writing this, we're already well into the Tom Baker and Peter Capaldi eras!

From comparing Dalek and Cybermen military strategems to ranking companions by hairstyle, we’ve got it covered. And while you subscribe to us on iTunes, we’re populating WhoBackWhen.com with written reviews, episode statistics and an ever-growing visual index of aliens, creatures, historical figures and companions that the Doctor meets along the way.

    N160 Fugitive of the Judoon

    N160 Fugitive of the Judoon

    Apparently there's just one place in all of Gloucester that sells coffee



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    Ruth Clayton is a thoroughly average married woman and unappreciated tour guide to the dribbling dimwits visiting the cathedral city of Gloucester, where if the jealousy and hostility from the failed barman-cum-barista are to be believed, there’s only one place anyone can buy coffee. Although to his credit he does rock a pretty sweet dossier.



    Cue the Judoon harpooning the toon with a cocoon, at which point Ruth’s shifty husband Lee makes plans to evacuate, and Doc and Fam intervene to ensure none of the applicable regulations are breached. Turns out Ruth has a past that’s secret even to both of her, and Captain Jack swings back into view with a crucial communiqué of his own.

     

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    C145 Mindwarp (Trial of a Time Lord: Part Two)

    C145 Mindwarp (Trial of a Time Lord: Part Two)

    Entirely different mind transplant technologies and Chekhov's waisted stinger



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    As the trial of our favourite Time Lord continues, the court is MST3K’d to the Doctor’s most recent adventure on the planet of Thoros Beta, a planet so mesmerizingly and distractingly coloured that he and Peri soon venture below ground instead. There, they encounter a sharp-toothed monster, but the first of many genetically manipulated creatures in this world, and learn that the population of Thoros Beta are at the economical despotic mercy of none other than Sil (of Vengeance on Varos fame) and his master Kiv.



    Kiv is suffering from an overly expansive cerebellum and needs a brain transplant pronto, which is why they keep a mad scientist on payroll. Crozier—that’s the demented surgeon in question—has not only been scientifically enslaving people to work for Kiv, but has been working to perfect his ultimate creation: a device that allows him to transplant the mind of any living being into any other. And with Doc and Peri on Thoros Beta, it would seem he has two fresh subjects for his experiments.

     

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    N159 Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror

    N159 Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror

    An incomprehensible train sequence and, erm... So, Tesla has a working death ray now?



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    The Thirteenth Doctor and Fam fall Through The Mists of Time into the domain of a chap who’s absolutely obsessed with High Voltage. It’s only that Live Wire Nikola Tesla, don’t you know! And a floating sci-fi orb has caught his attention, as has a band of electric zombie creatures who are out to get him. Hells Bells, guess it’s time for a very abrupt cut to a Rock N Roll Train where Doc gets Hard as a Rock at the reveal of Tesla’s name and off they pop to the Big Apple, 



    But they’re not Safe in New York City, because Tesla’s rival Edison thinks he’s got Big Balls and wants his Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, and the electric zombie chaps are Back in Black, Shooting to Thrill and out to kill. Then all of a sudden a floating ship’s worth of alien scorpions are bringing out the Big Guns and demanding Tesla and Doc join them upstairs to fix their War Machine. It’s A Long Way To The Top, however, and they’re about to get Thunderstruck.



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    C144 The Mysterious Planet (Trial of a Time Lord: Part One)

    C144 The Mysterious Planet (Trial of a Time Lord: Part One)

    The Doctor, The Valeyard and The Inquisitor sit down to MST3K a great episode of Doctor Who



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    Doc is on trial! It would seem that the Time Lords have been monitoring his exploits and aren’t too happy with the way he’s interfered with other life forms and civilizations. The prosecution, trying to hold Doc to account, is in the form of a Gallifreyan called the Valeyard (or Scrapyard as Doc would much rather call him). And the judge is called The Inquisitor, so it’s quite clear that the Time Lords are as mad as a box of frogs and the concept of a “fair trial” might be missing from these proceedings. The first piece of evidence the Valeyard would like the court, mainly The Inquisitor herself, to consider is a convenient 20-ish minute playback of this one time that Doc and Peri went to Ravolox, a suspiciously Earth-like planet that was meant to have been fireballed to death and yet seems a very green and pleasant land.



    Oh ho, plot twist. Ravolox is in fact Earth, it’s just a couple of light years away from where it’s meant to be. That’s not as big a plot point as it might seem though; the real problem is that there’s a crazy robot running around the place calling himself The Immortal and trying to oppress the few hundred remaining organics (a.k.a. humans). The Immortal, or Drathro to his friends, is powered by a black light machine. Unfortunately, said machine is compromised by the mercenary duo of Glitz and Dibber. Without Doc’s intervention, there’s a real possibility that this black light machine could kill all life on the planet or even, the whole universe. Objection! Sustained. Said intervention might not wholly conform to Gallifreyan law. Dum dum dum!





    PS: Go and watch Midnight. It’s great!



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    N158 Orphan 55

    N158 Orphan 55

    We did our very best not to get upset with this episode, but do sincerely wish that you’d recycle nonetheless.



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    Graham’s in his Speedos, so like it or not, that giant post-coital squid tentacle will have to remain rotting on the TARDIS floor until the fam get back from holiday at the Tranquillity Spa, an off-world fake-cation resort where the sentient squirrel staff don’t look askance no matter what you pull out of your friend’s steam room.



    What on earth? Our heroes’ repose is obliterated by a twin onslaught of overlooked autochthons and daughters. But who might they be, and is there any chance these fanged, ferocious beasties harbour a dark secret of their own? The fam may not get the holiday they expected, but perhaps they’ll get to the bottom of this mystery by searching for a kidnapped codger who this craptastic chronicle constantly clarifies is called Benni. 



    PS: Go and watch Midnight. It’s great!



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    B085 The Power of The Doctor — Instant(ish) Reaction Review

    B085 The Power of The Doctor — Instant(ish) Reaction Review

    What? What?! WHAT?! We sat down to discuss Jodie Whittaker's final adventure as The Thirteenth Doctor mere moments after watching it unfold on TV



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    Wow! Jodie Whittaker's Thirteenth Doctor regenerated only yesterday (!) into The Tenth Doctor (?!) and Drew and Leon sat down to watch the adventure unfold in realtime, only to stand up, mix a fresh drink and sit right back down again to review it.

    Thus, behold, here is our Instant(ish) Reaction Review! So, Drew knocked it out of the park with his regeneration prediction in B084 Predictions of the Power of the Doctor, and how do we feel about it? And while we're at it, what are our immediate(ish) thoughts on:





    Yaz saving Doc and the day

    Classic Companions Ace and Tegan returning, not to mention Ian, Jo and Mel

    The Master's Dalek Plan

    The myriad special effects

    The amount of lasers per square inch of television on screen at any time



    And of course Jodie's farewell performance



    Oh, my goodness, and so much more!



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