Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Aztecs

As has been said elsewhere, the plot of The Aztecs is so good, that it’s not fair to do it the injustice of a three-sentence plot summary.  It is the kind of story that a time travel-based-TV show like Doctor Who … Continue reading

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The Keys of Marinus

Well, this was bound to happen sooner or later.  Here we are at The Keys of Marinus, the first “bad” Doctor Who story.  One of the weaker scripts and some of the more shoddy production values (speaking 1964-wise) of the … Continue reading

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Marco Polo

Like most fans born after this story’s last known airing, I know Marco Polo primarily through John Lucarotti’s 1985 novelization of his then 21-year-old scripts.  I was just about 12 at the time and this was one of the first Doctor … Continue reading

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The Edge of Destruction

So, this is interesting.  The first season of Doctor Who aired pretty much concurrently with the final season of Twilight Zone.  The Zone was at that point airing in a Friday night time-slot death spiral;  The Edge of Destruction, Saturday at … Continue reading

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The Daleks

True story: When I bought the Target edition of Doctor Who In An Exciting Adventure With The Daleks in 1985, I read the first chapter… and then returned it to the bookstore.  At age 12, I was so confused by … Continue reading

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