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Flashpoint

Flashpoint is an episode of two halves – the Daleks are defeated and the Doctor bids farewell to Susan.

After five episodes (and countless unseen years) it’s undeniable that the Daleks are dealt with rather quickly.  672 more words

William Hartnell

The Waking Ally

We see a little more of the Slyther at the start of The Waking Ally, but not for long as Ian bashes it with a rock and sends it plummeting to its death down the mineshaft.  793 more words

William Hartnell

The End of Tomorrow

As previously discussed, Hartnell wasn’t able to take part in the recording of this episode, so his lines had to be farmed out to the others.  651 more words

William Hartnell

Day of Reckoning

The relationship between Susan and David begins to deepen a little.  One notable scene occurs when the two of them are in hiding and they hear the Daleks exterminate yet another poor unfortunate.  620 more words

William Hartnell

The Daleks

After the Doctor and Ian (and no doubt the audience) were surprised by the Dalek emerging from the Thames, they’re taken to the Dalek saucer at Chelsea.  912 more words

William Hartnell

World's End

The Dalek Invasion of Earth was where everything changed.  It’s the first time that an element from a previous story returns, so it can be said to be the beginning of… 852 more words

William Hartnell

The Edge of Destruction

This is odd.   A mysterious explosion in the TARDIS has robbed everybody of the ability to act.  William Hartnell’s the luckiest, as he spends the first ten minutes unconscious on the floor whilst Jacqueline Hill doesn’t come off too badly (she’s been positioned as the sensible one since the first episode and that carries on here). 646 more words

William Hartnell