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‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Power of the Daleks’

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Here’s the third story in Season 4 of the classic ‘Doctor Who’ TV series. It’s the beginning of a new era with Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor. As Anneke Wills as Polly and Michael Craze as Ben get to know the new Doctor, he himself has to deal with the menace of the Daleks on the planet Vulcan (No, not the one from ‘Star Trek’ 😀 ). This story is now completely animated on DVD and Blu-ray, since all the episodes of the six-part story are currently missing. You can watch ‘The Power of the Daleks’ either on DVD, on Blu-ray, or on Britbox. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Savages’

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Today is time for the last ‘Doctor Who’ adventure in the TV series to feature Peter Purves as Steven Taylor – companion of William Hartnell as the First Doctor. In this four-part story, the TARDIS visits an alien planet in the far future where there are cave-dwelling primitives and a technologically advanced city. Will the Doctor and his friends solve the mystery about this planet? ‘The Savages’ can be enjoyed on audio CD or as a download from Audible. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Romans’

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Now that Vicki has joined the ‘Doctor Who’ TARDIS team, the First Doctor and his companions end up in Italy in 64 AD where Emperor Nero is in Rome. When Ian and Barbara are split up from the First Doctor and Vicki, can our TARDIS heroes survive the dangers of being in Ancient Rome? You can watch the four-part story either on DVD, Blu-ray or Britbox. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Rescue’

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With Susan gone, it’s time to introduce a new ‘Doctor Who’ companion in the TARDIS family. It’s time for ‘The Rescue’, a two-part story where we’re introduced to Maureen O’Brien as Vicki. William Hartnell as the First Doctor, William Russell as Ian and Jacqueline Hill as Barbara meet Vicki in a crashed spaceship where the menacing Koquillion causes terror. You can watch the two-part story either on DVD, Blu-ray or Britbox. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Daleks’

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We continue the 60th anniversary celebrations of ‘Doctor Who’ by taking a look at the second story in the classic TV series called ‘The Daleks’, starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor, William Russell as Ian, Jacqueline Hill as Barbara and Carole Ann Ford as Susan. Without the Daleks, ‘Doctor Who’ would never be what it is today. You can watch ‘The Daleks’ either on DVD or Britbox. Continue reading

Season 17 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Tom Baker on Blu-ray #3

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It’s time for the third story of Season 17 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray with Tom Baker. Today, we take a look at ‘The Creature From The Pit’, a four-part adventure by David Fisher, starring Tom Baker and Lalla Ward, who are joined by K-9 (voiced by David Brierley). The story also features Myra Frances as Lady Adrasta, Geoffrey Bayldon as Organon and a peculiar alien creature called Erato. 😀 In terms of the story’s concepts and ideas, they’re very good. The overdose of humour and the execution of the titular ‘creature from the pit’ have a lot to be desired though. 😀 Continue reading

Seasons 10, 12, 18 and 19 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray with Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker and Peter Davison

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At the time of this blog post, I’m currently checking out the Season 24 Blu-ray box set of ‘Doctor Who’ with Sylvester McCoy. I’m looking forward to sharing updated reviews on ‘Time and the Rani’, ‘Paradise Towers’, ‘Delta and the Bannermen’ and ‘Dragonfire’ sometime soon on my blog. Stay tuned for news! Continue reading

Season 8 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Jon Pertwee on Blu-ray #5

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Blu-ray review – ‘The Power of the Daleks: Special Edition’ (Doctor Who)

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As the BBC have done a Special Edition of ‘The Power of the Daleks’ on DVD and Blu-ray, I’ve done a ‘special edition’ of my review on the ‘Doctor Who’ story, featuring updated thoughts and new photos. ‘The Power of the Daleks’ Special Edition on DVD and Blu-ray is now a 3-disc set and I enjoyed re-watching the story again. Continue reading

Quick DVD Review – ‘The Doctors: The Tom Baker Years’

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I’m glad I got four ‘Doctors’ DVDs from the ‘Myth Makers’ series for my birthday this year from my parents. I’ve greatly enjoyed ‘The Doctors: The William Hartnell Years’, ‘The Doctors: The Pat Troughton Years’ and recently ‘The Doctors: The Tom Baker Years’. I hope soon I’ll get ‘The Doctors: The Peter Davison Years’ DVD later this year and hopefully more ‘Myth Maker’ interviews on DVD. 🙂 Continue reading