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The Romans

Understanding what we are watching when we view the Romans depends on a lot of context.  Here are the two most important factors to bear in mind: 1,559 more words

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Doctor Who: The Three Doctors (part four)

Our son clarified that while he was no longer excited about this story after the betrayal of the bad fight with the ugly pig-faced man, he is “attached” to… 313 more words

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The Rescue

Susan has gone and with her the problems she was creating for the series, which was constantly framing the Doctor as a selfish patriarch who cared little about his own granddaughter’s safety as long as he was getting to be the tourist in space in time.  1,878 more words

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Doctor Who: The Three Doctors (part three)

Our son turned on this story in a big, bad way! Episode three ends with the third Doctor battling a weird, pig-faced man in a black void, the representation of the dark side of their enemy’s will. 87 more words

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Planet of Giants

Imagine for a moment you are involved in the creative side of making Doctor Who in the 1960s, and you have made Planet of Giants.  It has been transmitted and well received by the viewers.  1,536 more words

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Doctor Who: The Three Doctors (part two)

There are people who really, really don’t like what they see as the deterioration of the Brigadier’s character into a disbelieving comedy stooge, and for them, the middle episodes of this story are the nadir. 262 more words

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The Reign of Terror

Rule One: the Doctor lies.  This is evident from his “Rule One”, which is at various times “do exactly what I say” (The Ribos Operation), “I’m in charge” (Dragonfire), “don’t wander off” (The Empty Child), “don’t be lasagne” (Into the Dalek), and that’s not even the full list.  2,006 more words

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