‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – Season 9 Summary

Hello everyone! 🙂

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

Season 9 of classic ‘Doctor Who’ is Jon Pertwee’s third season as the Third Doctor. Whilst he’s still exiled to Earth by the Time Lords, Jon Pertwee’s Doctor gets the chance to go off-world a bit more compared to Season 8. In Season 9, he and Katy Manning’s Jo have two adventures on alien worlds. 🙂

The first alien world story for the Third Doctor and Jo in Season 9 is ‘The Curse of Peladon’. The second one is ‘The Mutants’. Out of the two, I enjoyed ‘The Curse of Peladon’ more, especially as it explored an alien world about to join the Galactic Federation, and the Ice Warriors were in the story.

‘Day of the Daleks’ opened Season 9 with a bang. Thanks to the CGI effects and the Dalek voices by Nicholas Briggs for the Special Edition version of the story, ‘Day of the Daleks’ is my favourite out of Season 9. ‘The Sea Devils’ is my second favourite, especially since it’s quite a sea-faring adventure. 🙂

Roger Delgado as the Master doesn’t feature in every story of Season 9 like he did in Season 8. He only appears in two stories of Season 9, which are ‘The Sea Devils’ and ‘The Time Monster’. ‘The Time Monster’ is a pretty ambitious, but very entertaining ‘Doctor Who’ story to watch in the season.

U.N.I.T. also has less of a presence in Season 9 of ‘Doctor Who’ compared to Seasons 7 and 8. Nicholas Courtney as the Brigadier, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates and John Levene as Sergeant Benton don’t actually appear in stories like ‘The Curse of Peladon’, ‘The Sea Devils’ and ‘The Mutants’.

They only appear in ‘Day of the Daleks’ and ‘The Time Monster’ – the beginning and end of the season. The relationship between the Third Doctor and Jo has strengthened by this stage, as Jo is very fond of the Doctor and vice versa, and they always look out for each other when one’s in danger.

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim 🙂


4 thoughts on “‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – Season 9 Summary

  1. scifimike70

    Having less UNIT stories at this point and going back to more intergalactic adventures, and time travel stories like The Time Monster in Atlantis, might have been easy for fans who enjoyed Dr. Who for its vast dimensionality. Over time the UNIT phase would find more fruition via spin-offs starting with Wartime and Downtime. We could certainly appreciate how UNIT had been openly evolving by Season 9. Thanks, Tim.

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    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      Hi scifimike,

      Thanks for your thoughts on Season 9 of ‘Doctor Who’. I believe a book adventure called ‘The Face of the Enemy’ touches upon what U.N.I.T. have doing during the Third Doctor and Jo’s absence in ‘The Curse of Peladon’.

      Tim 🙂

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