Tag Archives: Barbara

The Alternate Dr. Who Family

Companion Tropes Extra 11 Last Christmas… I gave you my heart. No, sorry, let’s try that again. It’s hard to start a sentence with those words, a bit like “who you gonna call”. Some words in the English language now … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Comics, Companion Tropes, Doctor Who, Entertainment, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Level Up Barbara

Companion Tropes 18 It’s silly, isn’t it? I feel frightened. As if we’re about to interfere in something that is best left alone.  Barbara Level One – The Unwilling Adventurer When Doctor Who first started, the format was much the … Continue reading

Posted in Companion Tropes, Doctor Who, Entertainment, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged | 3 Comments

Cliffhangers: First Doctor 2

Yesterday we looked at some of the cliffhangers in the First Doctor era, specifically the ones that reveal the monster.  Although these are the most iconic and best-remembered cliffhangers, they are not in the majority.  Most cliffhangers are a moment … Continue reading

Posted in Cliffhangers, Doctor Who, Entertainment, Random Chatter, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Dr. Who & the Daleks

So here we have it, the first ever Doctor Who movie: Dr. Who & the Daleks.  Hold on a minute.  No no no.  A quick glance at the movie poster for this film will reveal that the title is actually: … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, First Doctor, Movies, Reviews, Science Fiction | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Audience Identification: First Doctor

Question: who is the audience identification figure or figures in classic Star Trek?  Who is the pudding-brain who has to ask all the inane questions to help the audience along?  Answer: everyone.  Trek had a clever format: everyone was a … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, Random Chatter, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Chase

When the Doctor switches on the Time-Space Visualiser, it displays some historical characters, a performance by the Beatles, and then a group of Daleks on their way to kill the Doctor. This extraordinary coincidence really sets the scene for the … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, First Doctor, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

The Dalek Invasion of Earth

This was the story that really kicked off the Sixties Dalekmania phenomenon; they were back by popular demand, and a much more powerful foe than in their debut appearance. No longer confined to their city, they could now inhabit pretty … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, First Doctor, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

The Daleks

The Daleks have reached such a mythical status that replicating the experience of an original viewer is impossible.  It is difficult to imagine what this must have been like, not knowing what was at the other end of the sink … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, First Doctor, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The Space Museum

So far the second season of Doctor Who has shrunk the Doctor and his companions, taken them to Dalek-occupied London, dumped the Doctor’s granddaughter and picked up a girl from the future who has become his best friend and changed … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, First Doctor, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Crusade

Has there ever been such a contrast between two adjacent stories?  We have had six weeks without seeing a human face apart from the regulars, and all of a sudden we are thrown into the middle of a Shakespearean costume … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, First Doctor, History, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments