Tag Archives: John Lucarotti

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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The Massacre

Airdates: February 1966 Written by: Donald Tosh, from scripts by John Lucarotti Screen Credit to: John Lucarotti (Episodes 1-3); John Lucarotti & Donald Tosh (Episode 4) Directed by: Paddy Russell The Story So Far: It’s Paris, August 1572.  The Doctor … 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 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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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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