Tagged First Doctor

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…

The Daleks 2
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Review: Doctor Who and the Daleks

I have a confession to make. Doctor Who and the Daleks is only the second Target novel I’ve read, the first being Marco Polo. I’m sure that means I’ve got 100% more experience than some picking up this reprint, but also less than 1% experience than others who’ve read the whole range. Twice. And that’s…

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…

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