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Jo the Heart of Who

Companion Tropes 9 Most television series have a character who could be identified as the heart of the show.  I don’t mean that in the sense of being the most important character.  The heart of the show is the one … Continue reading

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Cliffhangers: Third Doctor 2

Last time we looked at some cliffhangers from the Third Doctor era and noted how limited they had become in comparison to the Sixties episodes.  Placing the Doctor and/or his companions in danger was the default cliffhanger.  What we didn’t … Continue reading

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The Dr Who Annual 1975

The Doctor Who annuals continued their slow decline in terms of the artwork, but the quality of the stories actually improved with the 1975 annual.  They are not quite so derivative of the television episodes, but more importantly the end … Continue reading

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Cliffhangers: Third Doctor 1

I have watched every Doctor Who episode in order a couple of times, and on both occasions the big slog to get through has been the Third Doctor era.  Somehow it always seems like an awful lot of the same … 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 Dr Who Annual 1974

The Doctor Who annuals continue their slow decline with this offering, featuring endless boring lucky dips from the children’s encyclopedia.  There are six short stories and two comic strips.  The annuals always did feel out of step with the television … 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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The Dr Who Annual 1973

Observant readers will notice that the last annual we looked at was dated 1971 and this one is 1973, but we haven’t actually missed one out.  Doctor Who was not deemed a successful enough series to warrant an annual for … 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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