Tagged William Hartnell

Doctor Who: The Savages
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026 The Savages

Writer Ian Stuart Black’s first story for Doctor Who contains a pure science-fiction premise as straightforward as they come. The Doctor, Steven and Dodo visit a seemingly-idyllic, advanced society on a distant world, only to discover that it’s maintained by foul means: the sophisticated, highly intelligent Elders live in comfort thanks to the life-essences they extract from…

Doctor Smoking
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Addiction of the Daleks

Back in the dark ages, when nobody had a job and the air was thick with despair (no, not last Thursday) everybody was mortgaging their futures with cigarettes – and advertisement for cigarettes was ubiquitous. Sporting events, billboard ads and even cremations (maybe not that one); every tobacco company sought to align their product with…

The Gunfighters 3
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025 The Gunfighters

It may seem unremarkable, but The Gunfighters is important. Why? Oh, so many reasons, layered on top of one another to provide a fun, twisting adventure instantaneously and a fulfilling, satisfying story in retrospect to leave viewers with a smile on their faces. It’s notable for being one of only two on-screen serials in 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…

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