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Day 5: The Dead Planet

SEASON 01 – STORY 02 – EPISODE 01

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: December 21, 1963

THE EPISODE

Man, the first Doctor is a dick.  After absconding with Barbara and Ian, and dragging them back to humanity’s origins, he manages to dump the TARDIS on some alien planet with nary a by-your-leave.   565 more words

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Day 4: The Firemaker

SEASON 01 – STORY 01 – EPISODE – 04

ORIGNAL RELEASE DATE: December 14, 1963

THE EPISODE:

Ah the old TARDIS switcheroo (hold my sonic screwdriver, I’m going in).   425 more words

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Day 3: The Forest of Fear

SEASON 01 – STORY 01 – EPISODE 03

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: December 7, 1963

THE EPISODE

“Fear makes companions all of us, Ms. Wright.”  Two of the most important ideas in the entire show uttered in a single beautiful sentence.   478 more words

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Day 7

4/12/15

I’ve been really excited to watch this short, 2-episode story ever since I first decided to take on Doctor Who in order. I haven’t seen this one in years but I remember loving it. 348 more words

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Day 2: The Cave of Skulls

SEASON 01 – STORY 01 – EPISODE 02

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: November 30, 1963

THE EPISODE

I wonder, looking back on these early episodes, if Verity Lambert and company had any idea what they were setting into motion?   488 more words

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Day 6: From The Page To The Screen Back To The Page

4/11/15

Doctor Who and The Daleks, originally published in 1964 as Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with The Daleks, is the very first novelization of a Doctor Who story. 980 more words

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