Tag Archives: Sarah Jane Smith

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

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television, Third Doctor | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Journey’s End

This article covers the episodes The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End, which together form a single Doctor Who story, and a story that arguably represents the peak of Doctor Who’s popularity.  It captured 45% of the viewing audience, received an … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television, Tenth Doctor | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, Random Chatter, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

The Masque of Mandragora

This is Louis Marks’s fourth and final Doctor Who story, and it exhibits the same problem as the other three.  There isn’t quite enough plot to stretch over four episodes.  For this reason I find his stories quite hard going, … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, Fourth Doctor, History, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

School Reunion

School Reunion has it all, and stands as a fine example of how to appeal to the established fans and the new viewers of Doctor Who at the same time. The Krillitane are there to entertain the kids, whilst the … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television, Tenth Doctor | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Best Female Companion

For yesterday’s blog, Roger took a look at the companion in Doctor Who, focusing on the female companion.  We share weekends, sometimes getting a weekend each, and other times splitting the days, but I wanted today to be one to … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, Random Chatter, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , | 2 Comments

The Seeds of Doom

There are loads of brilliant Doctor Who stories.  There are also a few that are a bit rubbish.  The Seeds of Doom is unusual in that it manages to be both of those things, simultaneously.  If that sounds like a … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, Fourth Doctor, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Terror of the Zygons

While we got endless Dalek and Cybermen stories during the classic era of Doctor Who, there are some monsters that seemed to have a lot of unexplored potential. Apart from a cameo appearance in The Five Doctors, the Yeti never … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, Fourth Doctor, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Revenge of the Cybermen

I’m playing a monster.  They can’t see my face. I’m a creepy dude from an emotionless race. But I can’t show my face, not even my lips, So I’ll talk deeply and put my hands on my hips. Revenge of … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, Fourth Doctor, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Genesis of the Daleks

So here we are, at the start of the Time War.  OK, that’s not quite the whole truth because an episode in the Big Finish Gallifrey series explores the motivations behind sending the Doctor on his mission, and also it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, Fourth Doctor, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

The Ark in Space

A new broom sweeps clean.  The Pertwee-era Earthbound alien invasions and space operas are gone, and now we’re in the moody Hammer horror era of Hinchcliffe/Holmes/Baker.  But it’s never quite that simple is it?  Because Robot was far from being … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, Fourth Doctor, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Monster of Peladon

It is a common misconception that The Monster of Peladon is a sequel to The Curse of Peladon. In fact, it is the same story, with (some) different actors. Fifty years later in plot terms, and Aggedor is still in … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television, Third Doctor | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Robot

Like The Power of the Daleks and to a lesser extent Spearhead from Space, Robot knows just where to draw the line between focusing on the Doctor’s regeneration, and getting on with the story, something that would not be done … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Fourth Doctor, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments