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The Androids of Tara

The first thing that always gets said about The Androids of Tara is that it was based on The Prisoner of Zenda, by Anthony Hope.  I suspect that might feel like an obscure reference nowadays for any new fans discovering … Continue reading

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The Stones of Blood

The problem with The Stones of Blood is you can’t see the birthday cake.  It was there, and it informs the whole story, but it never made it to screen.  You see, this was the 100th Doctor Who story, and … Continue reading

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The Pirate Planet

Most television series would be incredibly lucky to get even one creative genius contributing scripts.  Doctor Who has had several, and the most notable is Douglas Adams, one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century.  This is his debut … Continue reading

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The Ribos Operation

Well, this is something very different.  The closest we have come to a season arc before was the Master appearing in every story in Season Eight, unless you count six out of the seven Season Five stories having the same … Continue reading

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Warriors’ Gate

So here it is, the most incorrectly apostrophized story on websites of them all (yes, there is more than one warrior!).  It’s also one of the biggest missed opportunities of them all, because it chickens out on an idea that … Continue reading

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State of Decay

Welcome back Terrance Dicks.  Watching this in the original broadcast order it seems like an eternity since Doctor Who has done something like this, and it only happened because new script editor Christopher H Bidmead was in a pretty dire … Continue reading

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Full Circle

So here begins the E-Space Trilogy, a run of three stories set in a different universe.  If this were done again, it would be described in terms of the TARDIS passing through a “rift”, or a “crack in the universe”, … Continue reading

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Meglos

As monsters go, Meglos is a really odd one, a mad and bad shapeshifter who also happens to be a cactus.  As threats go, this is delightfully strange.  He also works well as a way to tell a story about … Continue reading

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The Leisure Hive

Look!  We’ve been completely reinvented.  This is now a totally new blog, a complete departure from what it was last week, and nothing will ever be the same again… because the writing is BLUE! Sometimes a change is not as … Continue reading

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The Horns of Nimon

How many Nimons have you seen today? Poor Soldeed’s marbles have gone astray. There are many flavours of Doctor Who, And Tomfoolery fun should not be taboo. When Doctor Who started getting released on VHS tapes, the first choices were … Continue reading

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