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

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This is a big one! It’s time to check out the epic 12-part ‘Doctor Who’ story called ‘The Daleks’ Master Plan’, starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor and Peter Purves as Steven. You can listen to ‘The Daleks’ Master Plan’ soundtrack on audio CD or Audible, and you can watch the second, fifth and tenth surviving episodes of the story in the ‘Lost In Time’ DVD collection. The story also introduces us to Nicholas Courtney (before he became the Brigadier) as Bret Vyon, and Kevin Stoney (before he became Tobias Vaughn in ‘The Invasion’) as the villainous Mavic Chen. Adrienne Hill also appears as Katarina, following her debut in ‘The Myth Makers’. It also features the introduction of Jean Marsh as Sara Kindgom. The seventh episode is a Christmas episode, would you believe? 😀 And the eighth to tenth episodes also feature the return of Peter Butterworth as the Meddling Monk. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Time Meddler’

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It’s time for the season finale of Season 2 of the classic ‘Doctor Who’ TV series called ‘The Time Meddler’. William Hartnell as the First Doctor and Maureen O’Brien as Vicki are joined by Peter Purves as Steven, as they visit the Northumbrian coast in the 11th century where Saxons and Vikings are. They also meet the Meddling Monk, who makes his debut in ‘Doctor Who’ and Peter Butterworth plays him. You can watch the four-part story either on DVD, Blu-ray or Britbox. Continue reading

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

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It’s time for one of the most exciting ‘Doctor Who’ adventures ever made in the First Doctor era called ‘The Chase’. The Daleks return to chase the First Doctor TARDIS team throughout time and space! This story also features the last appearances of William Russell as Ian and Jacqueline Hill as Barbara. It also features the first appearance of Peter Purves as new companion Steven (although Peter plays Mortin Dill in the third episode and plays Steven in the sixth and final episode of this story). You can watch ‘The Chase’ either on DVD, Blu-ray or Britbox. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Space Museum’

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In today’s four-part ‘Doctor Who’ adventure called ‘The Space Museum’, the First Doctor TARDIS team ends up on the planet Xeros. There, the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki see themselves as exhibits at a museum in their future. Can our heroes stop themselves from being preserved in the space museum by the Morok Empire? You can watch the four-part story either on DVD, Blu-ray or Britbox. Continue reading

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

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It’s time to have another venture into history with ‘Doctor Who’, as the First Doctor TARDIS team end up in 12th Century Palestine. There, King Richard the Lionheart engages in a holy war with the Saracen leader Saladin. The story features special guest stars Julian Glover as King Richard and Jean Marsh as his sister Joanna. Sadly, only the first and third episodes of this four-part story have survived in the BBC Archives. You can check out the first and third episodes of ‘The Crusade’ in the ‘Lost In Time’ DVD collection, in the Season 2 Blu-ray box set, and/or Britbox. You can also enjoy the entire four-part story on audio CD or as a download from Audible. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Web Planet’

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In this ‘Doctor Who’ adventure, the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki end up on the planet Vortis. There, the moth-like Menoptra and the ant-like Zarbi rage war with each other. Can the First Doctor TARDIS team solve the riddles of the planet Vortis and find out what’s at the centre of the Zarbi’s lair? You can watch ‘The Web Planet’ either on DVD, Blu-ray or Britbox.

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‘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 Reign of Terror’

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It’s time for ‘The Reign of Terror’ – the season finale in Season 1 of the classic ‘Doctor Who’ TV series, starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor, William Russell as Ian, Jacqueline Hill as Barbara and Carole Ann Ford as Susan. Let’s find out what happens to the First Doctor TARDIS team, as they end up during the French Revolution in Paris, 1794. You can watch ‘The Reign of Terror’ on DVD. Continue reading

Quick DVD Review – ‘Fireball XL5’

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I’m currently watching ‘Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons’ on DVD, which I had for Christmas last year. Whilst I’m watching that, let me share with you my thoughts on another Gerry Anderson TV series I’ve finished checking out. I’ve seen the series ‘Fireball XL5’ on DVD and I’ve greatly enjoyed it! Continue reading