Tag Archives: Nigel Robinson

The Underwater Menace (TV)

Airdates: January/February 1967 (4 episodes) Written by: Geoffrey Orme and Gerry Davis Screen Credit to: Geoffrey Orme Directed by: Julia Smith The Story So Far: In the ruins of Atlantis, the faith of one priest is severely tested when the … 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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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 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 Sensorites

Think about this for a moment.  The only stories from Doctor Who‘s first TV season to introduce alien races were The Daleks and The Sensorites.  Both of these races live on in the revived series, with the Daleks being imported pretty much wholesale (with some … Continue reading

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The Edge of Destruction

So, this is interesting.  The first season of Doctor Who aired pretty much concurrently with the final season of Twilight Zone.  The Zone was at that point airing in a Friday night time-slot death spiral;  The Edge of Destruction, Saturday at … Continue reading

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The Underwater Menace

Novelization by: Nigel Robinson TV script by: Geoffrey Orme Episode aired: January – February 1967 Novelization released: July 1988 Overview: Coming four years after the publication of the novelization of The Dominators, The Underwater Menace was basically the bottom of … Continue reading

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