Tagged Douglas Camfield

The Day of the Doctor - 12 Doctors Gallifrey
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Should Doctor Who Be “Cinematic”?

One of the more common epithets applied to the modern era of Doctor Who is that it’s ‘cinematic’. Much was made of the location filming for Asylum of the Daleks and A Town Called Mercy. But do fancy locations and HD film stock merit calling something ‘cinematic’? Was Arc of Infinity cinematic because it was…

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The Web of Fear DVD – Reviewed!

If you read my review of the DVD release of The Enemy of the World, then you’ll perhaps understand why this is yet another tough release to cover. To summarise briefly, The Web of Fear has long been acknowledged as a ‘classic’; as, perhaps, Patrick Troughton’s best ever story (once Tomb of the Cybermen ruined…

Two Zygons from 1975's Terror of the Zygons
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Terror of the Zygons DVD Review

If, like me, you have all of Doctor Who at your fingertips, you’re probably aware that it’s easy to take segments of this amazing body of work for granted.  In the case of Terror of the Zygons, I probably never will. I started watching Doctor Who in February 1974.  I was three years old.  Pulled in by the electric thrill…

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…

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