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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

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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

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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

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The Web Planet

The TARDIS is nearly always a safe haven.  Up until this point, only The Edge of Destruction has been the exception to that rule, and that was because it was malfunctioning rather than any outside influence.  We have never yet … Continue reading

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Journey into Terror

For this Halloween special on The View from the Junkyard we are going to break with tradition and focus on just one individual episode from the classic series: the most Halloweeny episode of them all, Journey into Terror.  This is … Continue reading

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The Romans

Understanding what we are watching when we view the Romans depends on a lot of context.  Here are the two most important factors to bear in mind: This is Vicki’s first adventure with the Doctor, and she is the first … Continue reading

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The Rescue

Susan has gone and with her the problems she was creating for the series, which was constantly framing the Doctor as a selfish patriarch who cared little about his own granddaughter’s safety as long as he was getting to be … Continue reading

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