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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 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

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 #4

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It’s time for the fourth story of Season 8 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray with Jon Pertwee and it’s called ‘Colony In Space’. This six-part adventure by Malcolm Hulke has the Third Doctor going off Earth with Jo in the TARDIS to the planet Uxarieus where they meet colonists, face IMC miners and confront the Master once more. Continue reading

Blu-ray review – ‘Fury From The Deep’ (Doctor Who)

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I’ve at last seen the animation version of the ‘Doctor Who’ story called ‘Fury From The Deep’, which was released on DVD and Blu-ray in 2020. ‘Fury From The Deep’ is the penultimate story of Season 5 in the classic ‘Doctor Who’ TV series. It also features the final regular appearance of Deborah Watling as Victoria Waterfield. Continue reading

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

Season 14 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Tom Baker on Blu-ray #5

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Season 10 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Jon Pertwee on Blu-ray #5

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We’ve come to the end of Season 10 of ‘Doctor Who’ through this ‘revisitation’ of it via Blu-ray. I’ve enjoyed re-watching Season 10 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray. I hope you have too. To finish off, we’re looking at the six-part season finale called ‘The Green Death’. It features the last TV appearance of Katy Manning as Jo Grant. Continue reading

Christmas DVD Box Set Review – ‘Blake’s 7’ (Series 1)

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At last! I have seen the sci-fi TV show that many people have talked about but I’d never seen before until now! It’s the cult TV show made in the late 1970s/early 1980s alongside ‘Doctor Who’ – ‘Blake’s 7’! I had Series 1 of ‘Blake’s 7’ on DVD as the surprise Christmas present from my parents! Continue reading

Season 12 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Tom Baker on Blu-ray #5

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It’s the season finale of Season 12 of ‘Doctor Who’ and it has Tom Baker’s Doctor with Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane and Ian Marter as Harry facing the Cybermen. I wouldn’t consider this a great Cybermen story or a very good season finale overall, but this was pretty enjoyable and entertaining. Continue reading