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Dodo is kidnapped by a Monoid in The Ark
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023 The Ark

I started watching Doctor Who when Peter Davison was in his middle season.  Saw a lot of Doctors three, four and five before I got a chance to see the Hartnell stuff, and in all that time, I always wondered why we never saw repercussions of the Doctor’s visits. I know nuWho does that a…

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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…

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Asylum Of The Daleks Recapped!

So, Asylum Of The Daleks, eh? What’s that all about then? If only somebody could provide a useful recap to tell you… Lured to the original planet of the Daleks by a distress call from one Darla Von Karlsen, the Doctor swiftly works out that he’s been lured into trap. Once he figures it out,…

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…

The Doctor and friends tackle The Daleks' Master Plan
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021 The Daleks’ Master Plan

1965-66 epic The Daleks’ Masterplan seldom fails to be hounded by contentiousness among Who fans. Is it the longest story ever, or does that honour go to four-stories-in-one Trial of a Time Lord? Is Sara Kingdom officially a companion? Is the Christmas Day episode – in which Hartnell’s Doctor breaks the fourth wall for the…

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…

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