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Tagged William Hartnell

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013 The Web Planet

Caught up in the struggle to free a once magnificent world from the cancerous clutches of a life-sucking spider, the Doctor and his companions are set upon and aided by four species of outer space insect-people… The Web Planet is Doctor Who Marmite (Garmite?  Maramite?  Kate O’Maramite?) – some love it, some hate it.  This,…

Maureen O'Brien as Vicki and William Hartnell as the Doctor in The Romans
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012 The Romans

The Romans is famously the story that’s a first serious Doctor Who effort at comedy – at least in Conspiracy, the third part. This is patently untrue – the whole thing is structured as a farce. Right from the go, we have the initial danger of the cliffhanger resolved in the lightest way yet –…

Vicki (Maureen O Brien) joins the time travellers in The Rescue
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011 The Rescue

After the epic scale of Dalek Invasion of Earth, the second series of Doctor Who continues with a smaller-scale adventure on the largely-deserted planet Dido, and in particular, within an Earth spaceship that has crashed there… We see the crashed ship in a craggy alien environment, a decent model shot for this era of the…

Barbara, the Doctor and some giant worms
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009 Planet of Giants

Planet of Giants (or, “Honey I Shrunk the TARDIS”) is the first story of the second season of Doctor Who which ran from 1964 to 1965.  It’s led off by a concept that seems somewhat quite common today. Let’s face it, compared to the story that follows (Dalek Invasion of Earth), Planet of Giants is…

Doctor Who: The Sensorites
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007 The Sensorites

Picture this: the Doctor is told of the threat posed by an elusive yet formidable race, lurking in the background with menacing powers. These aliens are mysterious at first; there is a slow build-up to their first appearance and to the Doctor’s first confrontation with them. They are pale, thin, bald-headed creatures, and the mere…

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