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Jon Pertwee stars in The Ambassadors of Death
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The Ambassadors of Death

Heading to DVD on October 1st 2012 is the remastered release of the Season 7 classic The Ambassadors of Death, starring Jon Pertwee as the Doctor. Utilising advances in technology and technique, all of the episodes – not just those that existed purely in black and white – have been restored, and are supported by…

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…

Beware the Drahvin in Doctor Who classic Galaxy 4!
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018 Galaxy 4

The Doctor finds himself caught up in the struggle between two shipwrecked and ideologically different alien space crews on a planet facing imminent disintegration (presumably somewhere in a galaxy numbered ‘four’…). As the opening story of one of Doctor Who’s most experimental and intriguing – some might say ‘turbulent’ – seasons, Galaxy 4 begins in…

Peter Butterworth and William Hartnell in The Time Meddler
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017 The Time Meddler

And so it begins. Gallifrey begins to emerge into the Doctor Who mythos, ready to take it’s grand place alongside other significant Who staples. At last the noble race of Time Lords can stand revealed as we learn just where the Doctor came from. Except we don’t. Don’t worry, we will. Gallifrey, as Rassilon proclaimed…

The Daleks Are Back! Doctor Who 016 The Chase Reviewed
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016 The Chase

Serial number 16, The Chase – also known as serial R – marks the second end of an era for the original run of Doctor Who. After almost two years of time travelling adventure, this Dalek story by Terry Nation marks the departure of Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright, never to be mentioned again within…

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