Peri and Sixie meet Jamie and his Doctor, but they are in bad shape, Jamie has gone feral and the Doctor has gone all Andrugum. Hijinx ensue. We might not be entirely kind to the writing team on this one.
Nyssa has a double, Tegan dances the Charleston, the Doctor gets lost and Adric is a bottomless pit. We've watched so you don't have to. Not the best Doctor Who ever, but as British country house murder mysteries go, it's not too bad.
Iconic Doctor and companion meet an iconic monster and defeat them using . . . gold?!? Also, Harry Sullivan is an imbecile. We discuss what is wrong and what is right about this story.
Two important figures join the Doctor this time -- The Master and Jo Grant. In Grant, the Doctor gets a groovy girl Friday, and in the Master, the Doctor meets his match.
Consider this a "We Watched So You Don't Have To" moment in reconstruction history and wait for the animation coming out at the end of the year. . Also, forgive OldWho's edits -- he's got a learning curve as he takes over editing from NuWho for a while.
We've arrived at the first major hurdle to watching Old Who -- missing episodes, of which Marco Polo is the first, with zero footage remaining. So how did we "watch?" Audio (lifted by passionate fans and gifted back to BBC), narration (by one of the surviving cast members, William Russell), telesnaps (we explain) and the Target novelization. None of which make us miss it any less. [Tech note: We record over Skype and this week's feed was not ideal. Couldn't be fixed, so we apologize and promise to do what we can to prevent it in the future.]
Starting the New Year off with a bang, facing off against an old enemy. So we have some questions, and comments and then talk of our plans for the whole blasted year that we have to wait for another NuWho.