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1. The TARDIS is headed towards the hot birth of a star system, and is in deep trouble in 'Edge of Destruction'. The cause is the faulty 'fast return switch', labelled in black felt tip, pressed by the Doctor upon leaving Skaro. What highly technical component of the switch does the Doctor discover is the problem?
2. In 'The Web Planet', the TARDIS crew encounters giant insect type creatures. They look remarkably like people in insect suits. What kind of insects are NOT encountered?
3. 'The Celestial Toymaker' always looked so exciting in pictures in those 'Doctor Who' magazines, but honestly. Grumpy companions Steven and Dodo have to play 'TARDIS hopscotch' against the Toymaker's evil offsider, who is dressed as a schoolboy. The hopscotch court is of course electrified - horrors! What is the offsider's chilling name?
4. 'The Krotons' - they're a sort of robot, aren't they? Or perhaps they're made of crystal...? Anyway, they are in suspended animation and feed off other people's mental powers. When the TARDIS lands near to them, they get excited about the new, rich source of mental power that it carries, in the form of the TARDIS crew. Which regular character fails the Krotons' intelligence test?
5. Ice warriors, T-Mat and fungus sums up 'The Seeds of Death'. Oh, and it must be the only 'Doctor Who' story ever to mention Canberra, the Australian capital city that everyone forgets. T-Mat is the main form of transport, and much of the story is set in a T-Mat relay station. Where is the station located?
6. Perhaps the most memorable thing about 'The Ambassadors of Death' is the opening credits: at first it just says 'The Ambassadors', and then, out of the screen in scary big letters, the words, 'OF DEATH', leap out to shock us! What else happens in it?
7. In 'The Time Monster', the Doctor memorably visits Atlantis. And then there's that scene when all the UNIT personnel run in slow motion outside the university building. The main plot is actually that the Master has invented a machine designed to summon Kronos, a creature from outside time. What is the machine's name?
8. 'The Deadly Assassin' was the subject of complaints for the famous scene when the Doctor is drowned by that blonde guy. Aside from that, there is an assassination, and the Gallifreyan Matrix. Yawn! Who is the companion in this story?
9. 'Destiny of the Daleks' began quite well, with Romana regenerating into an amusing sequence of whacky and zany forms. Then it went downhill, as we encountered those pesky Daleks again, but this time in a tale not even a quarter as good as its predecessor, 'Genesis of the Daleks'. The most memorable thing about it is the Daleks' enemy race. Who are they?
10. Oh the pain. In 'Four to Doomsday', Tegan - an Australian didn't you know - can speak Kurkutji's language, because, as she says (as if there were an obvious connection), "He's an Australian Aborigine". If the script editors had been paying attention, they'd have raised some objections to this delusional statement of Tegan's. Which of the following would NOT be a reasonable objection?
11. In 'Time Flight', the Master has kidnapped a Concorde from the 20th century and transported it back to the Jurassic period. The obvious question to ask is, why oh why?
12. 'Arc of Infinity' is another one that has something to do with Gallifrey. What exactly the connection is, is difficult to remember, since the most memorable sequences take place on Earth. Who is the main baddie in this story?
13. Infamy of all infamy, 'The Trial of a Timelord' must be the most famous forgotten story in the history of 'Doctor Who'. Even the Doctor reveals repeatedly that he has forgotten most of what happens. Which of the following does NOT happen in the end?
14. 'Paradise Towers' is hardly the only Doctor Who story with an unconvincing bad guy, an intensely irritating companion and a series of deeply grating support characters, but it is a particularly prime example. The only redeeming features are the Kangs. Which Kangs repeatedly insist to the Doctor and Mel that they are best?
15. And then there was 'Delta and the Bannermen'. There must have been more to this story than the tough woman on the motor bike, but what was it?
Source: Author Phyllis_n_Jean
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