Category Archives: Second Doctor

The Target Storybook

When I was a kid, nothing was more exciting than getting a new Doctor Who book from the TARGET book range.  I utterly adored them.  Then, one day, I finished the collection and there were none left to collect.  When … Continue reading

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Alternate Realities: Darkwood

Well, having started the idea of talking about video games, I wanted to continue it.  Roger has been covering anime, and I’ve been talking about the season-by-season review from every era of Doctor Who, but I paused in October to … Continue reading

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The War Games

Most Doctor Who stories are four or six episodes long.  Anything that goes on for longer than that is a rarity.  There are a few sevens, an eight, a ten, a twelve, and a fourteen.  In order to sustain a … Continue reading

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The Invasion

Make the most of The Invasion, because it will be nearly 50 years before anyone comes close to recapturing the magic and scariness of the 1960s Cybermen stories.  They have very little screen time in The Invasion, but that is … Continue reading

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The Wheel in Space

Season Five of Doctor Who is obviously known as being a series of base-under-siege stories, with people trapped somewhere while the monsters try to get in.  This doesn’t apply to every story, and in fact the series starts with a … Continue reading

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The Tomb of the Cybermen

I am going to have to get autobiographical here, because The Tomb of the Cybermen is my favourite Doctor Who story.  That’s not something that is unheard of.  Tomb is generally placed relatively highly in fan polls, but to consider … Continue reading

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The Moonbase

Now listen, everybody. I don’t know how many more of these Cybermen there are, but from our point of view we’re under siege. It is remarkable the extent to which the Troughton era arrives fully formed here, with a format … Continue reading

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The Krotons

Season Six of Doctor Who is a series of contrasts.  There are four stories that most people love, and three that most people hate.  Apparently nothing was just average this year.  Everything was either a glorious success or a dismal … Continue reading

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The Dominators

When I first became a fan of Doctor Who in the early 90s, the BBC had already released every complete Second Doctor story on VHS.  This was just before the return of The Tomb of the Cybermen was announced.  There … Continue reading

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The Web of Fear

The Web of Fear (and later The Invasion) were so successful that they provided the blueprint for the direction Doctor Who would take in the early Seventies: predominantly Earth-bound alien invasions, and the Doctor co-operating with the military.  Bringing the … Continue reading

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