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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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