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Doctor Who (1963 - 1989) - Season 11

‘The Time Warrior’ the the first instance of the Sontaran’s in the show, troll-like space warriors clad in black and silver armor. I was debating whether to include them at all even briefly in this blog due to them being a more popular monster, but then again their suits do count as a form of actual clothing (after all, spacesuits are included). 608 more words

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The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

Plot: The House That Dripped Blood spins a multi-thread yarn about a cursed house, which has been home to numerous supernatural stories, some much campier than others. 585 more words

The Sea Devils

So here we have Doctor Who and the Eocenes.  No, that’s not right either.  And so begins an unfortunate trend of the people who make Doctor Who listening to feedback and trying to do something about it, which has invariably worsened the series. 1,463 more words

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One of the working titles for Inferno which always stuck in my mind was The Mo-Hole Project, because it sounded so odd.  It is actually a reference to Don Houghton’s inspiration for this story, Project Mohole, a US drilling project in Mexico which started in 1957 and was abandoned in 1966.  1,944 more words

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The Ambassadors of Death

The Ambassadors….. OF DEATH!!!  Despite being seven episodes long (and unlike The Silurians never quite justifying its length) this feels incredibly modern.  It is one of only a handful of Classic Series stories to get a proper trailer, it has pre-credits sequences (well, mid-credits really), and the aliens are kept hidden away in spacesuits.  1,942 more words

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The Silurians

Doctor Who and the Silurians, to give it it’s full and very Target-esque title, is superficially a Second Doctor story.  There is a base that is under attack, being run by a blinkered fanatic who puts his work above any other considerations, and a human who is working with the invaders for his own personal gain, this time to take the credit for the scientific discoveries they promise to reveal to him.  1,781 more words

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Doctor Who - Day of the Daleks (a question of time and distance)

This isn’t – you’ll probably be grateful to hear – an attempt to unpick the temporal paradox at the heart of the story. I’ll leave that for another time …. 580 more words

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