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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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The Power of Three

Back in May I wrote an article about the significance of the number three in Doctor Who, and came to a conclusion that stated three reasons why the number three was important, one of which focussed on the Doctor, the … Continue reading

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Planet of the Dead

Hello, I’m the Doctor. Happy Easter. This is an oddity: an Easter Special.  But it’s really not even that.  This was the year where they only made a few episodes of Doctor Who, so each one was spread through the … 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 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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Day of the Daleks

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey.  For a time travel series Doctor Who is actually about time travel very rarely, especially during its original run.  Day of the Daleks feels remarkably fresh and ahead of the game, with people travelling back from … Continue reading

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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

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The Time Monster

It’s funny how you can change your mind about a story.  Many years ago I tried to do a Doctor Who marathon for the first time, watching every Doctor Who story in order.  I had already seen them all individually … Continue reading

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