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In hindsight, Season 10 may not have celebrated every aspect of ‘Doctor Who’ at that point compared to Season 20 and ‘The Five Doctors’ for the 20th anniversary. In terms of celebrating the show’s 10th anniversary however, it did so rather well in style with the very first story of the season.
‘The Three Doctors’ introduced the notion of having multi-Doctor stories in ‘Doctor Who’, with the current Doctor meeting up with past Doctors in the TV show’s history. To have Jon Pertwee teaming up with Patrick Troughton and William Hartnell must have been very exciting back in 1972 and 1973.
And yes, it’s ironic that the TV show’s 10th anniversary story wasn’t celebrated on the 10th anniversary itself. However, there are more stories to enjoy in Season 10 to celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary, including the two ‘Dalek War’ adventures ‘Frontier In Space’ and ‘Planet of the Daleks’.
As well as possibly echoing the 12-part epic feel of ‘The Daleks’ Master Plan’, the series brought back Terry Nation, who wrote the first ‘Daleks’ story, to pen ‘Planet of the Daleks’. That celebrates 10 years of the TV show by having the writer who gave ‘Doctor Who’s success with the Daleks make a return.
It’s important to mention that Jon Pertwee’s Doctor is given free travel throughout space and time once the Time Lords have lifted his exile from Earth as a ‘thank you’ for helping to defeat Omega in ‘The Three Doctors’. The Third Doctor has Katy Manning’s Jo joining him on his TARDIS adventures. 🙂
As well as the ‘Dalek War’ stories, they also end up in a miniscope with Drashigs in ‘Carnival of Monsters’. Sadly, the Jon Pertwee starts to come to an end, especially with the tragic death of Roger Delgado, who played the Master in ‘Doctor Who’, as well as Jo Grant departing in ‘The Green Death’.
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I helped to finally conclude my nephew’s Dr. Who DVD and Blu-Ray collection with Season 10 of the classic series of Blu-Ray for Christmas a couple years ago. Thank you, Tim, for your summary.
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Good for you. Glad you helped your nephew in completing his ‘Doctor Who’ collection with Season 10 on Blu-ray. Glad you enjoyed my summary of Season 10.
Many thanks and best wishes,
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