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Cybermen attack in Doctor Who: The Moonbase
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033 The Moonbase

The Cybermen returned for a second appearance just four serials after their first in 1966, kicking off what would become known as the Monster Era and cementing their place in Doctor Who history as a memorable foe. Kowtowing to the Daleks aside, imagine how exciting this blurb from the back cover of Gerry Davis’s Doctor…

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Hide ReKapped!

Caliburn House. Night 4. November 25th, 1974. 11:04pm. “I’m talking to the spirit that inhabits this house,” Emma Grayling says, Professor Alex Palmer readying his equipment, including camera and satellite to detect unusual frequencies. “Are you there? Can you hear me?” Just static. “I’m speaking to the lost soul that abides in this place. Come…

Doctor Who Series 7: Hide
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Hide

It’s 1974. A military scientist and his assistant setup an investigation into the existence of ghosts. Despite perhaps being an idea for an episode of classic Doctor Who, however, the duo aren’t an earthbound Time Lord and a young girl who has conned her way into UNIT, but Professor Alec Palmer (an excellent Dougray Scott)…

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Cold War Rekapped!

“Viva Las Vegas!” cry the intruders, seemingly emerging from a blue box that later vanished. But not only were they not in the USA, the Doctor and Clara had arrived in the middle of a disaster that was already underway… We’re at the North Pole. It is 1983. “For the motherland!” a drill is taking…

Doctor Who: The Highlanders
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031 The Highlanders

Received wisdom has it that The Highlanders is the first story to feature Jamie as a companion and the last “pure” historical until Black Orchid, way in the future (as far as these reviews are concerned) at the start of the Peter Davison era. Neither of these things are particularly true. For a start, Jamie…

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