‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – Season 2 Summary

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

I think it’s fair to say that Season 2 of the classic ‘Doctor Who’ TV series is my favourite out of the three seasons William Hartnell did as the First Doctor. Whilst it’s sad that Susan left the series with two stories in, including ‘Planet of Giants’ and ‘The Dalek Invasion of Earth’, the series became more inventive.

This is especially with the introduction of a new companion in the form of Maureen O’Brien as Vicki as well as Dennis Spooner appointed as the new script editor of the show, taking over from David Whitaker. There are tales in Season 2 of the classic ‘Doctor Who’ show that I consider my favourites.

‘The Romans’ has to be my favourite out of the nine stories in Season 2 with its comedic elements featured in a pure historical story. ‘The Chase’ is my second favourite story, especially with the TARDIS team being chased by the Daleks and visiting many times and places to avoid being captured.

‘The Rescue’ is also a very good story with two episodes introducing Vicki as the new ‘Doctor Who’ companion very well. I enjoyed ‘The Time Meddler’ very much, especially when it introduced Peter Butterworth as the Meddling Monk and he actually happened to be one of the Doctor’s own people.

‘The Crusade’ is also a strongly well-written pure historical story, even though it doesn’t have the comedic flavour ‘The Romans’ had, which I enjoyed. ‘The Space Museum’, whilst having a good opening episode, suffers in the last three episodes, which is a shame as the story has good ideas in it.

Equally, ‘The Web Planet’, whilst having good ideas to introduce us to the planet Vortis, its Menoptera and Zarbi; it suffers with the episodes often being slow-going. I would like ‘The Dalek Invasion of Earth’ more if the Daleks voices were better and ‘Planet of Giants’ is the weakest story in the season.

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim 🙂

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