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Dinosaurs 5
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Dinosaurs on a Spaceship ReKapped!

Egypt, 1334 BC. Fresh from a weapons-bearing giant alien locust attack that he stopped rather brilliantly, the Doctor is cornered by Queen Nefertiti. He’s saved by the psychic paper as he receives a call from… The Indian Space Agency, 2367 AD. There’s a ship the size of Canada heading towards Earth. The Doctor knows somebody…

William Hartnell and Peter Purves in Doctor Who: The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve
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022 The Massacre

Against a backdrop of religious persecution in 16th Century Paris, Steven is separated from the Doctor, who then reappears in the guise of an Abbott and is then murdered on the eve of a horrific genocide… The Massacre is a difficult one to review because, although its soundtrack thankfully remains, it doesn’t even have a…

Vicki is tempted by love but not history in The Myth Makers
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020 The Myth Makers

Following on from an unprecedented Doctor-free Dalek adventure, the Audience Research Report for The Myth Makers serial indicates that when it was first broadcast in October 1965, many found the switch to the Trojan setting to be quite jarring. Some questioned whether or not the correct programme had even been put out. However, from the…

The menagerie of monsters plot alongside the Daleks
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019 Mission to the Unknown

Foreshadowing the events of The Daleks’ Master Plan, Mission to the Unknown comes in a short, sharp burst of energy, encompassing the adrenaline and danger of the lives of a space crew attacked from all sides. It’s about desperation, nerve and… well, the unknown. What an apt title for an episode which sees us without…

Beware the Drahvin in Doctor Who classic Galaxy 4!
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018 Galaxy 4

The Doctor finds himself caught up in the struggle between two shipwrecked and ideologically different alien space crews on a planet facing imminent disintegration (presumably somewhere in a galaxy numbered ‘four’…). As the opening story of one of Doctor Who’s most experimental and intriguing – some might say ‘turbulent’ – seasons, Galaxy 4 begins in…

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