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Reviewed: The Legacy Collection

Shada and More Than Thirty Years In The TARDIS; hardly inspiring contents for a DVD boxset in Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary year, right? Well, actually: wrong. When these discs arrived I admit I was underwhelmed at the prospect of sitting through what was left of Shada and the embarrassment of Toyah Wilcox’s Cybermen PVC fetish,…

We meet the Cybermen for the first time in The Tenth Planet
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029 The Tenth Planet

The Tenth Planet…. Or, the ninth planet, now that Pluto has been reclassified. Or would it be Niburu/Planet X, the “Wandering Planet”? If it’s not, strictly speaking, part of the solar system, can it really be assigned a numeral? Can we, in fact, get past the name of the story to actually talk about it,…

The Doctor is threatened by Cherub in The Smugglers
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028 The Smugglers

This series of reviews has given our contributors the chance to cast an unfamiliar eye on some classic Doctor Who stories as we head to the show’s 50th anniversary. I daresay few will be as surprising as The Smugglers, a late Hartnell-era adventure that is quite unlike most adventures before or since… As befits a…

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