Category Archives: Six Degrees of Who

Six Degrees of Who: The Outer Limits

Continuing with our Halloween themed Thursdays, I wanted to mention another classic television series.  Now you may be thinking, “isn’t this a bit like The Twilight Zone?” and the answer is yes.  Both are anthologies; that is, shows without a recurring … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Who: The Twilight Zone

Last year, we dedicated the month of October to Halloween themed Doctor Who episodes.  I have to tell you: I love Halloween.  In fact, I love the whole month of October.  I’m what Ray Bradbury called one of the October … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Who: Demon with a Glass Hand

We are coming down to the last 15% of Doctor Who stories and one of those tedious monstrosities is coming, Four to Doomsday.  In that review, I talked about regurgitated ideas, specifically in The Ark (1966) and Ark in Space … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Who: Jekyll

Before I begin, let’s get this obligatory message out of the way first: the series we are about to review is intended for mature audiences.  It contains adult themes and strong language throughout. Ok, with that out of the way … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Who: Land of the Lost

This week on The View from The Junkyard, we’ve spent some time with dinosaurs, like Tricey the Triceratops from Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and a bunch of puppets from Invasion of the Dinosaurs.  It got me thinking about another weird world … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Who: Life on Mars

When I turned 16, I took a job at a local video store… you know, back when VHS was still a thing?  Anyway, I landed the job because of a connection I had with the owner of the shop: we … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Who: Detectorists

Something quite beautiful has just come to an end.  Written by Mackenzie Crook, who also plays one of the main characters (Andy), Detectorists is a gentle comedy following the lives of two best friends who share the same hobby: metal … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Who: Alice

In this series of articles we look at thematic links between Doctor Who and other television series, and influences that often run both ways.  In 1966 the BBC screened a television play of Alice in Wonderland, directed by Jonathan Miller.  … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Who: Narnia

Yesterday we looked at the most overt reference to the Narnia series of books in Doctor Who, The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe.  The episode features many references to the books beyond the obvious.  For example, the statues frozen … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Who: The Box of Delights

In this series of articles we look at thematic links between Doctor Who and other television series, and influences that often run both ways.  As always, let’s start by looking at the most superficial of links: actors who crossed over: … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Who: Murder on the Orient Express

As fans, when we find actors from Doctor Who in other things, it seems to automatically make us smile.  Sometimes a movie or TV show comes along that has so many Doctor Who actors in it that it has to … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Who: The Darling Buds of May

In this series of articles we look at thematic links between Doctor Who and other television series, and influences that often run both ways.  As always, let’s start by looking at the most superficial of links: actors who crossed over: … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Who: Paranormal Activity

In this series of articles we look at thematic links between Doctor Who and other television series or films, and influences that often run both ways.  In this October Halloween special, let’s take a look at a highly influential film … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Who: Buffy

In this series of articles we look at thematic links between Doctor Who and other television series, and influences that often run both ways.  As always, let’s start by looking at the most superficial of links: actors who crossed over: … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Who: Game of Thrones

The TARDIS is capable of traveling anywhere and any-when.  Those who have traveled with the Doctor have found themselves in many times and places they could never have expected.  Many of the actors in Doctor Who have appears in other genre shows … Continue reading

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