Doctor Who @ 50

Reviews of the classic series of Doctor Who from 1963 to 1996.

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059 The Daemons

In one sentence: the Doctor and UNIT must stop the Master, who plans on summoning the Devil by the means of black magic in the crypt under the church of an English country village. That’s it, right there; that’s the story. Whereas, in life, actions tend to speak louder than words, in television – at…

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058 Colony in Space

Anyone who knows me (and the even fewer who’ll admit it) will be aware that, in the mid-1990s, when the UK GOLD channel used to broadcast omnibus Doctor Who stories early on a Sunday morning, I would watch these feeling slightly the worse for wear after a Saturday night. Also, the picture quality wasn’t the…

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054 – Inferno

Eyepatch. It’s always about the bloody eyepatch, isn’t it? Not a review of this story goes by without recalling the famous convention story Nick Courtney used to tell, in which his eyepatch-wearing turn as villainous Brigade-Leader Lethbridge Stewart is mocked by his co-stars in rehearsal, whereupon Courtney turned around and, to paraphrase “they were all…

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