Wed, 14 June 2017
"I am the Doctor... whether you like it or not."
Yes, this is Colin Baker's debut debacle as the Doctor, The Twin Dilemma.
A tale of a Hurndall understudy in a dress, two bratty bowl-cut brain-boxes, pestilent parrot people and a hairy slug with an inter-species libido.
And, at its centre, we have our 'hero' who tries to bluster, cower, whine and strangle his way into our hearts, and his poor sidekick, who has probably never felt quite so sidelined - or quite so kicked.
Blood bubbles, slugs slime, sartorial atrocities are committed with impunity and a thieving magpie is fed to the starving masses (tastes like chicken, apparently).
Loathe it or hate it, it's perennially at the bottom of the sort of polls its lead actor despises.
But do Jim and Martin think it lives down to its reputation?
Listen in to find out.
Yes,it's boring. Yes,it has terrible dialogue. Yes it has a ridiculous villain. Yes it has a smug unlikable doctor hamming it up. Yes it has dreadful performances from start to finish. Yes it's quite posssibly the worst doctor who story in 54 years. But enough about the end of time. I Don't actually lmind the twin dilemma.