Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dr. Who and the Daleks

Release Date: August 1965 Written by: Milton Subotsky (based upon the TV serial by Terry Nation) Directed by: Gordon Flemyng The Story So Far: A big-screen adaptation of the second Doctor Who serial, featuring an all-new cast, more and bigger … Continue reading

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The Time Meddler

Airdates: July  1965 Written by: Dennis Spooner Directed by: Douglas Camfield The Story So Far: The TARDIS lands on a Northumbrian beach in late summer 1066, where the time travelers encounter a wristwatch, a gramophone,  electric lights, and a very … Continue reading

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The Chase

Airdate: May/June 1965 Written by: Terry Nation Directed by: Richard Martin (with some footage by Douglas Camfield in Episode 6) The Story So Far: The Daleks build their own time machine, and pursue the TARDIS across eternity in an effort … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: The Web of Fear

Well, they’re back!  After three months of swirling rumors, the BBC finally confirmed that two long-lost Patrick Troughton-era Doctor Who serials have been uncovered in their entirety (almost)!  So, on the night that I was supposed to watch the similarly lost-and-then-found Episode 2 of The … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: The Enemy of the World

Well, they’re back!  After three months of swirling rumors, the BBC finally confirmed that two long-lost Patrick Troughton-era Doctor Who serials have been uncovered in their entirety (almost)!  So, on the night that I was supposed to begin Episode 1 of The Daleks’ Masterplan, I … Continue reading

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The Space Museum

The Space Museum features two of the most clever story concepts Doctor Who has ever come up with, both in the same serial, and yet the end result is a serial that nobody loves.  In Doctor Who Magazine‘s 2009 ranking of every … Continue reading

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The Crusade

It only takes about six seconds for this story to wash away the foul taste of The Web Planet.  We open in the 12th century, in the Holy Land, where King Richard the Lionheart (the ubiquitous Julian Glover) is falcon-hunting and … Continue reading

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