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A Look Back: The First Doctor

Last week I was listening to an episode of The Memory Cheats podcast, where the two hosts were discussing The Romans.  One host mentioned that it was a shame that the only two things anyone ever remembers about William Hartnell … Continue reading

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A Look Back: The First Doctor novelizations

Doctor Who fiction essentially began with the November 1964 release of Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure With the Daleks.  A novelization of The Daleks, the second-ever Who TV serial, it was penned by David Whitaker, then just wrapping up his … Continue reading

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An Adventure in Space and Time

Airdate: November 21, 2013 Written by: Mark Gatiss Directed by: Terry McDonough The Story So Far: This is the BBC. The following program is based on actual events. It is important to remember, however, that you can’t rewrite history, not … Continue reading

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The Tenth Planet

Airdates: October 1966 (4 episodes) Written by: Kit Pedler & Gerry Davis Screen Credit to: Kit/Kitt Pedler (Episodes 1 & 2); Kit Pedler & Gerry Davis/Davies (Episodes 3 & 4) Directed by: Derek Martinus The Story So Far: A tenth … Continue reading

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The Smugglers

Airdates: September/October 1966 (4 episodes) Written by: Brian Hayles Directed by: Julia Smith The Story So Far: Arrrh!  The TARDIS lands outside of a smuggling tunnel on the Cornish coast in the 17th Century; soon they are caught between ruthless … Continue reading

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Daleks – Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

Release Date: August 1966 Written by: Milton Subotsky (based upon the TV serial by Terry Nation), with additional material by David Whitaker Directed by: Gordon Flemyng The Story So Far: Another big-screen adaptation of a Doctor Who serial, featuring an all-new … Continue reading

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The 50th Anniversary Specials

I am casting all objectivity aside for this one.  Let’s face it, Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary is Chanukah and Rosh Hashanah all rolled together into one for me.  It’s also my own personal 29th anniversary as a fan — I once … Continue reading

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