Tag Archives: Daleks

Resolution

A New Year’s resolution is about making a fresh start.  Maybe undoing some of the mistakes of the past.  Turning over a new leaf, being a new person.  Most resolutions fail, of course, but they are about hope, something the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Mr Bean

The three Doctor Who-less years on television between Survival in 1989 and Dimensions in Time in 1993 seemed like an eternity, let alone the seven-year gap between the end of the Classic Series and the Movie in 1996, or the … Continue reading

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The Day of the Doctor

When we started this blog we decided not to write about the stories in order.  It has been done before, many times, and we wanted to have something for fans of every era right from the start, so we went … Continue reading

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Revelation of the Daleks

He was resting on a kind of dais and his casing was made of glass. Inside, I could see the same sort of repulsive creature that the Doctor and I had taken out of the machine and wrapped in the … Continue reading

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Destiny of the Daleks

I’ll turn Davros and his life-support system into scrap metal. Now spack off! It’s not often we hear the Doctor swear.  I suppose that must be some kind of Time Lord insult.  All joking aside, the situation at that point … 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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Cliffhangers: First Doctor 1

The original run of Doctor Who from 1963 to 1989 was almost entirely episodic, with stories comprised of anywhere between two and fourteen episodes, most commonly four.  This meant there had to be some way to finish one episode and … Continue reading

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Planet of the Daleks

The one thing that always gets mentioned about this story is that it is virtually a remake of The Daleks, with some bits of other 60s Dalek stories thrown into the mix.  It’s hard to argue with that.  We have … Continue reading

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Frontier in Space

The Doctor regained his freedom at the beginning of this series, and it didn’t take long before we get the obvious approach, now that the Earth-bound format is gone: an old-fashioned bit of sci-fi set in the future with galactic … Continue reading

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Remembrance of the Daleks

Classic Series Doctor Who is over.  New Who starts here.  That might seem an odd comment, but there are so many similarities between the Russell T Davies version of Doctor Who and the final two seasons of McCoy that in … Continue reading

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