Doctor Who @ 50

Reviews of the classic series of Doctor Who from 1963 to 1996.

The Mind Robber Robots
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045 The Mind Robber

Be warned. This isn’t a documentary about how Nigel Farage got people to vote for UKIP. Neither is it a step-by-step guide by Emma Watson about how you can fool people into thinking you’re a good actress. It isn’t even a tell-all book by Tom Cruise on his Scientology beliefs. No, it is a Doctor…

Doctor Who: The Dominators
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044 The Dominators

How do you tackle the weighty argument of pacifism versus aggression; a true 1960s ideology that – in a microcosm of society – played out with America’s unrest over the war in Vietnam? Well, if you’re Doctor Who, you stick two men in comedy armadillo costumes, add some walking pizza ovens (with paddles sticking out the…

The Wheel in Space - feat 2
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043 The Wheel in Space

The Doctor and Jamie are forced to evacuate the TARDIS after an explosion of the mercury fluid link. Sound familiar? They land in a deserted spaceship whose single occupant is the Servo-Robot, which menaces the intruders and manages to launch a group of mysterious white pods into space before Jamie destroys it. Finally rescued by…

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039 The Ice Warriors

The Ice Warriors made their debut in 1967-68’s Season Five, often remembered by fans for its iconic monsters the Cybermen, the Yeti, and the eponymous Martians of Brian Hayles’s story. The season as a whole saw the shift away from the early series’ original, more educational remit becoming complete, as historical adventures like the preceding…

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