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Sergeant Rock Benton

Companion Tropes Extra 7 When I wrote about Mike Yates for this series I touched upon how Yates and Benton gloriously subvert the “Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough” character tropes, instead more of a Captain Smooth and Sergeant Cuddly. However, … Continue reading

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The Three Doctors

There have been a handful of multi-Doctor stories over the years, so it is difficult to imagine how amazing it must have seemed the first time it happened.  More importantly, although it might seem like the most natural idea in … Continue reading

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The Android Invasion

This is one of those Doctor Who stories that it is fashionable not to like.  That has always baffled me because it is one of my favourites and the reasons given for not liking it have always struck me as … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Dinosaurs

Many years ago I wrote a review of Invasion of the Dinosaurs, and commented on the silliness of the idea of tricking people into believing they are on a spaceship.  People would never be fooled by that, surely?  I am … Continue reading

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The Green Death

It wasn’t just coal that came out of the ground.  It was death.  A death coloured green.  A Green Death. For the third year in a row we have our big Season finale by the Robert Sloman and Barry Letts … Continue reading

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Inferno

One of the working titles for Inferno which always stuck in my mind was The Mo-Hole Project, because it sounded so odd.  It is actually a reference to Don Houghton’s inspiration for this story, Project Mohole, a US drilling project … Continue reading

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The Ambassadors of Death

The Ambassadors….. OF DEATH!!!  Despite being seven episodes long (and unlike The Silurians never quite justifying its length) this feels incredibly modern.  It is one of only a handful of Classic Series stories to get a proper trailer, it has … Continue reading

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Day of the Daleks

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey.  For a time travel series Doctor Who is actually about time travel very rarely, especially during its original run.  Day of the Daleks feels remarkably fresh and ahead of the game, with people travelling back from … Continue reading

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The Claws of Axos

What a colourful, fun story this is!  It is incredibly well designed and directed, particularly the scenes set in Axos where some well thought out technical tricks are employed by the director to add to the effectiveness of the design … Continue reading

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The Daemons

Bmal elttil a dah yraM, Wons sa etihw saw eceelf s’ti. Thguoht retsaM eht yhw wonk t’nod I, Eof sih taeb dluow emyhr siht. This is one of those stories where you think “how on Earth did they get away … Continue reading

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