Tagged First Doctor

The War Machines introduces Ben Jackson and Polly Wright, played by Michael Craze and Anneke Wills
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027 The War Machines

Doctor Who’s first producer, Verity Lambert, said in interviews long after she left the show that she didn’t approve of Jon Pertwee’s Doctor, that he’d made the character part of ‘the establishment’, something which William Hartnell’s Doctor would never have done. She clearly never watched The War Machines. This 1966 tale, near the end of…

Doctor Who: The Savages
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026 The Savages

Writer Ian Stuart Black’s first story for Doctor Who contains a pure science-fiction premise as straightforward as they come. The Doctor, Steven and Dodo visit a seemingly-idyllic, advanced society on a distant world, only to discover that it’s maintained by foul means: the sophisticated, highly intelligent Elders live in comfort thanks to the life-essences they extract from…

Dalek voice and Big Finish honcho Nicholas Briggs
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Exclusive Nicholas Briggs Interview

In his recent appearance at Hal-Con 2012, I was able to get a chance to ask Nicholas Briggs a couple questions about Halifax, Canadian Whovians, the Big Finish Audios and of course, The Daleks. Katerborous: The Daleks are the first villains Hal-Con had as guests.  Does it come with more responsibility knowing that you’re our…

Air Lock 3
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BFI: See Air Lock in Full

Previously believed lost Season Three episode, Air Lock, is heading to the big screen next month in London as part of the BFI’s annual Missing Believed Wiped event. The episode will form part of the event’s first session, The Weird and the Wonderful, and, in March, will be released as bonus episode on the special…

Doctor Smoking
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Addiction of the Daleks

Back in the dark ages, when nobody had a job and the air was thick with despair (no, not last Thursday) everybody was mortgaging their futures with cigarettes – and advertisement for cigarettes was ubiquitous. Sporting events, billboard ads and even cremations (maybe not that one); every tobacco company sought to align their product with…

Lost Doctor Who story The Masters of Luxor released by Big Finish
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Reviewed: The Masters of Luxor

The Masters of Luxor represents one of Doctor Who’s first and true Lost Stories. When Big Finish first announced that they were undertaking several projects to realise, as best as possible, unmade Doctor Who stories that never got to production, this was surely one that fans first thought of. There was Colin Baker’s unmade season…

Prisoners of Time from IDW features the First Doctor Who
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IDW Announces Prisoners of Time

Set for release in January 2013, Prisoners of Time is a new 12 part serial from IDW featuring a different Doctor in successive issues leading up to the 50th anniversary in November… The guys behind the current Assimilation² Doctor Who/Star Trek: The Next Generation crossover, David and Scott Tipton, are responsible for the stories in…

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