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

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Here we are on the final TV story of the William Hartnell/First Doctor era of ‘Doctor Who’ and it’s the first one to feature the Cybermen. ‘The Tenth Planet’ is a four-part adventure that takes place in the South Pole in 1986. The Cybermen are from the planet Mondas, Earth’s long lost twin planet. The fourth episode of ‘The Tenth Planet’ has been animated, whilst the regeneration scene between William Hartnell into Patrick Troughton is still intact. You can watch ‘The Tenth Planet’ either on DVD or via Britbox. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘Mission to the Unknown’

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It’s time to take a look at the only ‘Doctor Who’ episode from the classic TV series to not feature William Hartnell as the First Doctor, even though he is credited in the cast list. This is ‘Mission to the Unknown’, which serves as a prelude to the 12-part epic story ‘The Daleks’ Master Plan’. There are two versions of this story. There’s the original, which can be heard on its TV soundtrack on an audio CD or via Audible, and there’s a new version of the story produced by the students of the University of Central Lancashire, which can be viewed on the ‘Doctor Who’ YouTube channel. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘Galaxy 4’

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And welcome to Season 3 of the classic ‘Doctor Who’ TV series! To start off, let’s take a look at the four-part adventure called ‘Galaxy 4’, starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor, Maureen O’Brien as Vicki and Peter Purves as Steven. This story has recently been animated for DVD and Blu-ray, with a clip from the first episode and the entire third episode still in existence. You can also watch a compilation of this story, which contains the clip from the first episode and the entire third episode on Disc 2 of the 2-disc Special Edition DVD of ‘The Aztecs’. The third episode of ‘Galaxy 4’ is also available to watch on Britbox. Continue reading

Blu-ray review – ‘Galaxy 4’ (Doctor Who)

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Here we are again with another animation to fill in the gaps of missing black-and-white ‘Doctor Who’ stories from the 1960s. It’s time to revisit ‘Galaxy 4’, which I originally reviewed back in 2017. This story comes from the First Doctor era and it features William Hartnell as the First Doctor, Maureen O’Brien as Vicki and Peter Purves as Steven. Continue reading

Blu-ray review – ‘The Evil of the Daleks’ (Doctor Who)

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It’s time to check out another ‘Doctor Who’ animation to fill in the gaps of missing black-and-white ‘Doctor Who’ stories from the 1960s. Today, it’s time for ‘The Evil of the Daleks’, one of my favourite ‘Doctor Who’ stories from the Second Doctor era. It features Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor, Frazer Hines as Jamie and the debut of Deborah Watling as Victoria. Continue reading

Quick DVD Box Set Review – ‘Blake’s 7’ (Series 2)

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Yeah it’s taken me a while to get to review Series 2 of ‘Blake’s 7’. I haven’t watched these episodes as quickly as I did with Series 1. But that’s due to me being busy this year. Thankfully I’ve been able to see all of Series 2 of ‘Blake’s 7’. Thus I can give my general thoughts on what I think of the season. Continue reading

Macra, Chameleons, Daleks and Cybermen with Patrick Troughton

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Today, I’ve posted four more ‘Doctor Who’ reviews on four stories starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor with Anneke Wills as Polly, Michael Craze as Ben, Frazer Hines as Jamie and Deborah Watling as Victoria. Continue reading

‘Mission To The Unknown’ and ‘The Daleks’ Master Plan’

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Today, I’ve posted my ‘Doctor Who’ reviews on ‘Mission To The Unknown’ and ‘The Daleks’ Master Plan’ on ‘Bradley’s Basement’! ‘The Daleks’ Master Plan’ is a 12-part epic story with William Hartnell as the First Doctor. ‘Mission To The Unknown’ is a single-episode story without the Doctor, acting as a prelude to ‘The Daleks’ Master Plan’. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ review – ‘Galaxy 4’

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I’ve posted my ‘Doctor Who’ review on ‘Galaxy 4’ on ‘Bradley’s Basement’ today! ‘Galaxy 4’ is a four-part story with William Hartnell as the First Doctor; Maureen O’Brien as Vicki and Peter Purves as Steven. Continue reading

Before ‘World Enough and Time’

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Tomorrow’s ‘Doctor Who’ episode on TV is set to be exciting! I’m looking forward to seeing the return of the Mondasian Cybermen as well as the return of John Simm’s Master in the season finale of Series 10. Continue reading