Tag Archives: Victoria

Victoria the Woobie

Companion Tropes 2 What kind of a companion was Victoria?  What traditional character trope did she fulfil?  There are a few different options.  Is she a damsel in distress?  A tragic heroine?  Neither of those quite fit.  No, Victoria is … Continue reading

Posted in Companion Tropes, Doctor Who, Entertainment, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Cliffhangers: Second Doctor 2

Yesterday we looked at some Second Doctor cliffhangers, particularly the ones that flowed naturally from the Hartnell era, and I mentioned at the end of the article how the common base-under-siege format of the Troughton era allowed for a new … Continue reading

Posted in Cliffhangers, Doctor Who, Entertainment, Random Chatter, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Cliffhangers: Second Doctor 1

It’s down there, in the darkness, in the pipeline, waiting. Last time we looked at the First Doctor cliffhangers, and identified three main ways to end an episode leaving us wanting more: placing somebody in danger, the monster reveal, and … Continue reading

Posted in Cliffhangers, Doctor Who, Entertainment, Random Chatter, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Tomb of the Cybermen

I am going to have to get autobiographical here, because The Tomb of the Cybermen is my favourite Doctor Who story.  That’s not something that is unheard of.  Tomb is generally placed relatively highly in fan polls, but to consider … Continue reading

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

Downtime

It was a funny old world being a Doctor Who fan in the 90s.  I had watched quite a bit of 80s Doctor Who but wouldn’t really have described myself as a fan, but from 1992 onwards I was a … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, Reviews, Science Fiction, Spinoffs, Unofficial Videos | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

The Web of Fear

The Web of Fear (and later The Invasion) were so successful that they provided the blueprint for the direction Doctor Who would take in the early Seventies: predominantly Earth-bound alien invasions, and the Doctor co-operating with the military.  Bringing the … Continue reading

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

Fury from the Deep

DOCTOR: That’s the noise I heard on the beach. VICTORIA: What is it, Doctor? DOCTOR: I don’t know but we’re going to find out. Come on, Jamie. Oh Victoria, no. Not you. VICTORIA: Why not? DOCTOR: I think it’d be … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Entertainment, Reviews, Science Fiction, Second Doctor, Television | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Enemy of the World

Sad really, isn’t it – people spend all their time making nice things and other people come along and break them. Every so often the Doctor says something that sums up life perfectly, and this is what the Doctor fights … Continue reading

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

The Evil of the Daleks

DOCTOR: I’m going to show Zoe the sort of thing that she may be in for. ZOE: Thought patterns? DOCTOR: Yes. Only I’m going to weave them into a complete story for you. Have you ever heard of the Daleks? … Continue reading

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

The Fourth Doctor Who Annual

The children who got this for Christmas 1968 must have been so excited.  Look, there’s a YETI on the back cover!  That Yeti in the Underground story this year was great!  Quick, let’s look through and find the Yeti story! … Continue reading

Posted in Annuals, Books, Doctor Who, Entertainment, Reviews, Science Fiction, Second Doctor | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Abominable Snowmen

This is the second story in a season that makes repeated use of the format of monsters attacking a base of some kind.  Occasionally the Troughton era gets criticised pretty unimaginatively for this repetition, but most eras of Doctor Who … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Christmas, Doctor Who, Entertainment, Reviews, Science Fiction, Second Doctor, Television | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Ice Warriors

It is probably fair to say that in the hierarchy of Doctor Who monsters from the classic era the Ice Warriors are generally considered the third most successful, after the Daleks and Cybermen.  To date these are the only three … Continue reading

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