Tagged First Doctor

Jacqueline Hill as Barbara Wright in Doctor Who: The Aztecs
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The Aztecs

The Aztecs has a very efficient script, with very tight plotting – even when required to accommodate holidays for certain regular cast members. So much so, that many of its nuances have been glossed over in fan opinion pieces. Tlotoxl is only the second villain to feature in a Doctor Who serial – the first…

Arbitan sets the travellers a quest in Doctor Who: The Keys of Marinus
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The Keys of Marinus

A quest-based serial that takes some of the themes from The Daleks and spins them out in a new direction, The Keys of Marinus has a mixed reputation. It is either a six-episode borefest or a thrilling new direction for Doctor Who, again demonstrating the flexibility of the concept; depending on who you ask, of…

Mark Eden and William Hartnell in Doctor Who: Marco Polo
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Marco Polo

After 13 episodes of (essentially) sci-fi adventure, the time travellers find themselves in the 13th Century, where TARDIS (no definite article) is taken as a prize for the mighty Kublai Khan by Venetian merchant Marco Polo.  Forced to follow it and him on a perilous six-month journey across medieval Asia, they befriend bride-to-be Ping-Cho and…

Doctor Who Magazine 448 interviews William Russell
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William Russell in DWM 448

Original companion William Russell features in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, in which he recalls the days working on the show in 1963, leaving and of course his thoughts on the new show (not to mention William Hartnell…) Sixties action hero William Russell talks to DWM about his role as science teacher Ian Chesterton, companion…

Doctor Who's greatest monsters, the Daleks, in their first appearance
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The Daleks

The Daleks.  Something almost as old as Doctor Who itself.  As Doctor Who is approaching its 50th anniversary, so are the Daleks themselves.  They’ve appeared with every incarnation of the Doctor in all these years (although the McGann one is a bit spurious).  They’ve been loved, mocked, made fun of, remounted, turned into color coded…

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