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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 – ‘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

Convention Memories – ‘Big Finish Day 6’

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Today, I’m sharing my ‘convention memories’ of ‘Big Finish Day 6’ at the Copthorne Hotel Slough-Windsor in Slough on Sunday the 17th of January 2015, run by 10th Planet Events. I’ve attended a couple of 10th Planet Events conventions before, including ‘Project Motor Mouth 2’ and ‘Dimensions 2013’. 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

CD Reviews – ‘Forty’ and ‘Forty 2’ (Doctor Who)

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Today, due to the nature of the stories featured in the two ‘Forty’ box sets of ‘Doctor Who’ by Big Finish, I’ve decided to share my reviews on them all in one go in my current ‘Nyssa Challenge’ mini-review season from 2022 to 2023. The two ‘Forty’ box sets were released this year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’. Continue reading

DVD Reviews – ‘The Doctor: The Peter Davison Years’

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“Merry Christmas Sarah Sutton!”

For Christmas Day this year, I’m sharing individual reviews on the seven items featured in ‘The Doctors: The Peter Davison Years’ DVD compilation. This was released in 2020 and has seven ‘Myth Makers’ items by Reeltime Pictures, focusing on the stars who have appeared in the Fifth Doctor era of ‘Doctor Who’. Continue reading

Convention Memories – ‘Timeless Collectors’

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It’s time to share the last set of ‘convention memories’ I have for 2014. This was a special treat for me, as I got to attend a little convention, also called a sci-fi fair, in Fareham in December 2014 run by the organiser called ‘Timeless Collectors’. I got to see Sarah Sutton before Christmas that year, which was very exciting. 🙂 Continue reading

TV Review – ‘The Power of the Doctor’ (Doctor Who)

SPOILERS ALERT!!!

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At the time of this review, I’m currently halfway writing my 60th anniversary special of ‘Doctor Who’ for 2023. Hopefully from watching ‘The Power of the Doctor’, I’ve gained inspiration in writing the rest of my 60th anniversary special. I hope to share details on it as well as its title soon on my blog. 🙂 Continue reading

CD review – ‘The Gates of Hell’ (Doctor Who)

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By the time you read this, I’m currently on holiday in Amroth in West Wales. 🙂 It’s taken me a while, but I’ve been able to catch up on the ‘Out of Time’ audio trilogy by Big Finish in ‘Doctor Who’. I’ve recently reviewed the second story of the trilogy called ‘The Gates of Hell’, a multi-Doctor story starring David Tennant and Peter Davison. Continue reading

Season 22 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Colin Baker on Blu-ray #6

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It’s time for us to come to an end with Season 22 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray with Colin Baker. Today, we look at the sixth and final story in Season 22 of ‘Doctor Who’ called ‘Revelation of the Daleks’, featuring Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor and Nicola Bryant as Peri. They come up against Terry Molloy who returns as Davros as well as his creations, the Daleks, at Tranquil Repose on the planet Necros. They also come up against a superb guest cast of characters in the story. Continue reading