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Omnidisciplinary Scientist Liz

Companion Tropes 22 LIZ: I have an important research programme going ahead at Cambridge. BRIGADIER: Yes, I know. An expert in meteorites, degrees in medicine, physics and a dozen other subjects. Just the sort of all-rounder I’ve been looking for.  … 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 Dr Who Annual 1971

The five Doctor Who annuals published during the 60s were all written along similar lines, a kind of mashup between The Web Planet and the Cushing movies.  By the time we got to the Troughton era, this was already feeling … 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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The Silurians

Doctor Who and the Silurians, to give it it’s full and very Target-esque title, is superficially a Second Doctor story.  There is a base that is under attack, being run by a blinkered fanatic who puts his work above any … Continue reading

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Audience Identification: Third Doctor

Continuing along with the idea of who the audience was meant to identify with during each of the Doctor’s tenures, we have arrived at the Pertwee era.  This really only included three companions, as I’m not including para-military organization, UNIT, … Continue reading

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Spearhead from Space

Phew, we’re finally back after that hiatus.   Oh, you didn’t realise there was one of those here?  You thought the first hiatus was during the Colin Baker era?  No, that was just the one that some people sang a very … Continue reading

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