Archive for the ‘DoctorWho’ Category

Story 010: The Dalek Invasion of Earth

Tuesday, May 9th, 2023

Original broadcast dates, November – December 1964. I wonder if it felt different when you couldn’t binge-watch the whole thing? Must have.

Upon arrival a slide of debris locks the crew out of the TARDIS and they’re forced to try and find help to shift it. It’s a good thing they do, as the Daleks have invaded and plan on taking the planet for a joyride.


Story 009: Planet of Giants

Monday, May 8th, 2023

Original broadcast dates October – November 1964

AKA “Honey, I Shrunk The TARDIS!”

In this first story of Season 2, the Doctor and crew wind up on Earth in 1964… except they’re only an inch high. No futuristic space aliens this time, just giant bugs, a huge telephone, and a neighborhood police officer who stops in to check out the rude people and finds a murder victim.


Story 008: The Reign of Terror

Sunday, February 19th, 2023

Original Brodcast dates August – September 1964.

The Doctor, Susan, Ian, and Barbara wind up tangled up in the French Revolution. We get to meet some famous people, see some famous moments, and watch the Reign of Terror come undone.


Story 007: The Sensorites

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Original air dates June – August 1964.

They’ve landed in a spaceship, complete with sleeping astronauts.  The “evil” Sensorites of the Sense Sphere are keeping them there.  But WHY?


Story 006: The Aztecs

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Original air date May – June 1964

Ian, Barbara, Susan, and The Doctor land in  South America at the height of Aztec culture.  They emerge from a one-way door – leaving the TARDIS behind it – in a temple, which only reincarnated gods can use.  Barbara, particularly, is treated as the incarnation of the goddess Ytaxa.  This works fine until her 1960’s sensibilites get involved and she tries to stop human sacrifice.  Meanwhile, the Doctor absent-mindely gets engaged to a local wise woman (they are a lovely couple!).  They all scheme to get back to the TARDIS.


Story 004: Marco Polo

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Original air date February through April 1964.

This is one of the lost episodes.  For some reason, the sound was saved separately, and fans have made various reconstructions.  I’ve found animated version of the first one that is better than no video at all.  For the others, there are photos placed over the audio track.  It is enough to follow the story.


Story 154: Silver Nemesis (MST3k)

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Original air date November 1988.

This was the 25th anniversary episode of Doctor Who.  It had Ace and the 7th Doctor, Sylvest McCoy. I’d never seen either of them before.  I saw it at Westercon on a panel where they covered it like Mystery Science Theatre 3000.  It deserved that treatment.

Doctor Who being cancelled should be no surprise after things like this.  More when I get to it.


Story 003: The Edge of Destruction

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Original air dates February 1964.

A short one, with only two episodes!


Story 002: The Daleks

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Original air dates December 1963 through February 1964.

The second story is long, and has Doctor Who’s foe, the Daleks in it.


Story 001: An Unearthly Child

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Original air dates November, December 1963.

The very first episode of Doctor Who starts with little explanation of the weird title sequence and sci-fi electronic music.  All that fades away to an ordinary high school.