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Doctor Who — The Power of the Daleks

Season 4 – Episode 3 – (1966) Doctor: 2 – Patrick Troughton  Companions: Polly, Ben Ben and Polly are watching The Doctor, collapsed on the floor. Hartnell’s Doctor is gone- the character changes from a frail, white-haired, Edwardian-styled grandfather to a shorter, scruffier, … Continue reading

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The First Doctor Retrospective

This was hard – it’s taken me weeks to write this but I finally settled that this will be video-heavy to illustrate as best I can about the formative years of Doctor Who… Here I hope to give my retrospective … Continue reading

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Doctor Who — The Tenth Planet (The First Regeneration)

Season 4 – Episode 2 – (1966) Doctor: 1 – William Hartnell (departs) Companions: Polly, Ben What a great episode. Finally, the countdown is over and Hartnell reaches his final story playing The Doctor. Producer, Innes Lloyd, had previously thought of writing … Continue reading

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Doctor Who — The Smugglers

Season 4 – Episode 1 – (1966) Doctor: 1 – William Hartnell Companions:  Polly, Ben Season 4 of Doctor Who… This is a strange one. The highs should be dizzying but the BBC’s junking policy ruins this. The lows are present. … Continue reading

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Doctor Who — The War Machines

Season 3 – Episode 10 – (1966) Doctor: 1 – William Hartnell Companions: Dodo (Dodo leaves), Polly, Ben (Polly and Ben join.) Ahh Season 3 of Doctor Who comes to a close! Of course a season did not mean the same thing … Continue reading

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Doctor Who — The Savages

Season 3 – Episode 9 – (1966) Doctor: 1 – William Hartnell Companions: Dodo, Steven (Steven leaves) Let’s start with points of interest! This is the first story that abandons episode titles[1] and uses the much more standard “part __” of the … Continue reading

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Doctor Who — The Gunfighters

Season 3 – Episode 8 – (1966) Doctor: 1 – William Hartnell Companions: Steven, Dodo Did you ever think that the show would feature a song? One written purely for it? Well it does and it’s known as The Ballad of the Last … Continue reading

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