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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 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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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 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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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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The Web Planet

Up to this point,  watching Doctor Who from the beginning, I have tried to maintain a positive attitude.  I’ll find the good in anything (even in The Sensorites or The Rescue).  If an episode’s plot is bad or the writing is bad … Continue reading

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The Romans

When you’re watching Doctor Who in sequence, one episode a night, it takes you about two months to get to The Romans.  In that time, you’ve followed this crazy little show backwards in time, to visit cavemen and Robespierre, and far into … Continue reading

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The Rescue

You wouldn’t think there would be a whole lot to discuss here, honestly.  The Rescue, the first story produced in Doctor Who‘s second production season, is essentially a two-part filler episode designed to introduce Vicki, the replacement companion for Susan. … Continue reading

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The Dalek Invasion of Earth

I’ve seen The Dalek Invasion of Earth at least half a dozen times over the years but never find myself holding the same opinion twice.  I first saw it as an omnibus at a Doctor Who convention in Manhattan in July 1985; … Continue reading

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