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Picture of the Day: Boys with Toys

From 1966: A colourized William Hartnell and his crew appear on the cover of the Radio Times in publicity for The Celestial Toymaker.


Episode 131 - Steven, Leavin'

This week’s “last” is a goodbye to a companion we’re all quite fond of, Steven Taylor (not to be confused with Steven Tyler). Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we marvel at the excellence of this story, the excellence of Dodo in it, the excellence of Steven’s reason for leaving the TARDIS, and the total lack of excellence in the general amount of fandom discussion surrounding this story. 175 more words

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Random Musings: “The Power of the Daleks”, a key part of Doctor Who history

In November 1966, during the fourth season of the original run of Doctor Who, the BBC aired “The Power of the Daleks.” This episode did more than bring back those popular villainous antagonists, last seen in late 1965/early 1966; it gave us Daleks who were cunning and devious, rather than direct about their intentions. 862 more words

The Most Consistent Doctor

A couple of nights ago I was relaxing by half watching the cricket from New Zealand while reading my book, the excellent Running Through Corridors: Vol. 1,785 more words


Mondasian Cybermen are back in the new Doctor Who

Doctor Who returns on 15th April 2017 in the UK and according to Twitter filming has begun on the final two episodes of the season,  and returning in those episodes,for the first time in over 50 years, are the Mondasian Cybermen! 53 more words


Doctor Who History-An Adventure in Space and Time

In 2013, as part of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary celebrations, a TV movie was developed. However, unlike “Day of the Doctor”, this would not be a traditional Doctor Who story; but instead, a “true story” film about the genesis of the show, as well as William Hartnell’s casting in the role, and the health problems which eventually led to him being retired, and being recast via “Regeneration”. 320 more words

Picture of the Day: Group Therapy

From 1963: The original TARDIS crew and Verity Lambert enjoy a beverage to celebrate the show’s first series.