Tagged Xoanon

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Who Or What Is “GUS”?

In Mummy on the Orient Express we met a sentient being, possibly a computer, called “Gus”. But who or what is he, really? We look at the likely answers.

The War Machines introduces Ben Jackson and Polly Wright, played by Michael Craze and Anneke Wills
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027 The War Machines

Doctor Who’s first producer, Verity Lambert, said in interviews long after she left the show that she didn’t approve of Jon Pertwee’s Doctor, that he’d made the character part of ‘the establishment’, something which William Hartnell’s Doctor would never have done. She clearly never watched The War Machines. This 1966 tale, near the end of…

Doctor Who: The Face of Evil on DVD
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The Face Of Evil DVD

Famous for introducing a new companion named Leela and taking the series into very mature territory, The Face Of Evil represents that last remnants of Tom Baker’s tenure where he allowed the character to shine through rather than it just being an exaggerated and bored looking or over confident version of himself. When the TARDIS…

Doctor Who: The Face of Evil on DVD
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Will You Face Xoanon?

Overshadowed by Leela’s leather bikini The Face of Evil (or to give it it’s far better original title “The Day God Went Mad”) is one of those fantastic jumble of other sci-fi ideas (2001: A Space Odyssey,  Forbidden Planet, Star Trek) that slides neatly into a fantastic run of great serials in the Fourth Doctor…

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