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The Eye Should Have Contentment Where It Rests

Title: Doctor Who and the Crusaders Televised as: The Crusade (video release title) Written by: David Whitaker Teleplay by: David Whitaker Published in: 1966 Chapters: Prologue, One and Two “The next time we visit Earth, I hope we encounter a … Continue reading

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Sleepless on Skaro

Title: Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure With the Daleks Televised as: The Daleks (video release title) Written by: David Whitaker Teleplay by: Terry Nation Published in: November 1964 Chapters: Seven through Ten Conventional  wisdom is that Episodes  1 through … Continue reading

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Ian Chesterton in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks

Title: Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure With the Daleks Televised as: The Daleks (video release title) Written by: David Whitaker Published in:November 1964 Chapters: Three through Six Last time, we talked about how David Whitaker opened his novelization of … Continue reading

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The Novelization That Isn’t

Title: Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure With the Daleks Written by: David Whitaker Published in:November 1964 Chapters: One and Two So here’s a true story.  I may have told it before.  It’s so embarrassing that it has to be … Continue reading

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Power of the Daleks

Airdates: November/December 1966 (6 episodes) Written by: Dennis Spooner, from scripts by David Whitaker Screen Credit to: David Whitaker Directed by: Christopher Barry The Story So Far: The TARDIS lands on Vulcan (a different one) at the exact moment that … 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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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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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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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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