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100 - The Edge of Destruction

We resume the countdown with a two-part adventure from Season One. The Edge of Destruction was written to fill the block between The Daleks and… 378 more words

James Chapman's Top Ten Classic Doctor Who Stories: The Daleks

James Chapman’s Top Ten Classic Doctor Who Stories
3. ‘The Daleks’

BBC. 7 episodes: 21 December 1963-1 February 1964.

Starring William Hartnell as ‘Dr Who’, William Russell as Ian Chesterton, Jacqueline Hill as Barbara Wright and Carole Ann Ford as Susan. 2,755 more words

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The Savages, Part Two

Dodo walks in on a life-energy transfer and, rightfully, freaks out when the scientists think she’s next on the list. Steven freaks out when Dodo goes missing (even if he calls her an idiot during his search,) and eventually the Doctor has to go round up everyone and heads to the TARDIS, claiming he wants to hand over some of his time travel charts, but really so Dodo can tell him more about what she saw. 361 more words

First Doctor

The First "Star" of Doctor Who is Ninety Years Old Today! Happy Happy Happy!

When I was a boy, I often used to imagine some of my science teachers engaged in life-threatening combat situations.  Just never on the winning side. 593 more words

The Savages, Part 1

The TARDIS arrives in a far future which appears to have two distinct classes: one, highly technologically advanced and living in a city, and a second class of caveman-like Savages that live in fear of capture from the city-dwellers.  340 more words

First Doctor

102 - The Gunfighters

We return from my musings on the newest series to return to a time when BBC Producers (and Mary Whitehouse) would have had multiple heart attacks at the prospect of a Timelord changing their gender – but even as the serial was being filmed, were considering the unthinkable – replacing William Hartnell. 493 more words