Tag Archives: Susan

The Alternate Dr. Who Family

Companion Tropes Extra 11 Last Christmas… I gave you my heart. No, sorry, let’s try that again. It’s hard to start a sentence with those words, a bit like “who you gonna call”. Some words in the English language now … Continue reading

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Ping-Pong Susan

Companion Tropes 11 I like walking through the dark. It’s mysterious. That’s Susan, in the first ever episode of Doctor Who.  But by her second story, The Daleks, she’s not so keen on walking through the dark… on Skaro: SUSAN: … Continue reading

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The Five Doctors

Ext. The Death Zone.  IAN and BARBARA CHESTERTON are walking across a barren, rocky landscape.  BARBARA looks frightened. BARBARA: Ian, what was that strange pyramid? IAN: Presumably some kind of travel device.  We seem to have been transported somewhere. BARBARA: … Continue reading

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Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

It’s August 1966, and the second Dr. Who film has arrived in cinemas, Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. or according to the trailer and film poster Daleks – Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.  Either way, it an odd clumsifying of the … Continue reading

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Dr. Who & the Daleks

So here we have it, the first ever Doctor Who movie: Dr. Who & the Daleks.  Hold on a minute.  No no no.  A quick glance at the movie poster for this film will reveal that the title is actually: … Continue reading

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Audience Identification: First Doctor

Question: who is the audience identification figure or figures in classic Star Trek?  Who is the pudding-brain who has to ask all the inane questions to help the audience along?  Answer: everyone.  Trek had a clever format: everyone was a … Continue reading

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The Dalek Invasion of Earth

This was the story that really kicked off the Sixties Dalekmania phenomenon; they were back by popular demand, and a much more powerful foe than in their debut appearance. No longer confined to their city, they could now inhabit pretty … Continue reading

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The Daleks

The Daleks have reached such a mythical status that replicating the experience of an original viewer is impossible.  It is difficult to imagine what this must have been like, not knowing what was at the other end of the sink … Continue reading

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Planet of Giants

Imagine for a moment you are involved in the creative side of making Doctor Who in the 1960s, and you have made Planet of Giants.  It has been transmitted and well received by the viewers.  The ratings are a couple … Continue reading

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The Reign of Terror

Rule One: the Doctor lies.  This is evident from his “Rule One”, which is at various times “do exactly what I say” (The Ribos Operation), “I’m in charge” (Dragonfire), “don’t wander off” (The Empty Child), “don’t be lasagne” (Into the … Continue reading

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