Tagged Mission to the Unknown

50 Years of the Daleks!
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50 Years of the Daleks!

Fifty years ago today, the Daleks made their debut. Written by Terry Nation, The Daleks saw the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan land on the irradiated planet of Skaro and met the peaceful Thals and the terrifying Daleks, horribly mutated creatures hidden away inside armoured machines – capable of exterminating the universe. These certainly weren’t…

Barry Jackson as Drax in Doctor Who: The Armageddon Factor
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Barry Jackson 1938-2013

British character actor and stunt arranger Barry Jackson has died today, aged 75. Best known for his recurring role in Midsomer Murders from 1997–2011, Jackson also had several Doctor Who roles, most notably as dodgy geezer Time Lord Drax in The Armageddon Factor back in 1979. Appearing in The Romans in 1965 as assassin Ascaris and…

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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