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‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – Season 20 Summary

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Whilst Season 19 is my favourite season out of the Peter Davison/Fifth Doctor era, Season 20 is arguably my second favourite season. I acknowledge that Season 20 had its problems, particularly in the production values affected by industrial action, but I enjoyed this season more than Season 21. 🙂 Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Five Doctors’

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It’s time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’, as we take a look at the 20th anniversary special called ‘The Five Doctors’ by Terrance Dicks. ‘The Five Doctors’ stars Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor, William Hartnell and Richard Hurndall as the First Doctor, Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor, Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor, and Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor. There’s also Janet Fielding as Tegan, Mark Strickson as Turlough, Carole Ann Ford as Susan, Nicholas Courtney as the Brigadier, Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, Lalla Ward as Romana and more. I highly recommend watching the 101-minute Special Edition version of ‘The Five Doctors’, as that has more scenes and CGI effects in it. You can check out the Special Edition version on Disc 2 of the 25th Anniversary 2-disc DVD edition of ‘The Five Doctors’. There’s also the original 90-minute TV version of the story, which can be checked out on DVD and Britbox. Continue reading

An Overview of the ‘Doctor Who’/’Mr. Men’ Book Series

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Here’s an overview by me on the ‘Doctor Who’/‘Mr. Men’ book series on YouTube.

Enjoy! Continue reading

CD review – ‘The Doll of Death’ (Doctor Who)

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It’s time to conclude our look into the Third Doctor era of ‘Doctor Who’ during the 60th Anniversary Marathon by having a bonus review on a ‘Companion Chronicle’ adventure by Big Finish called ‘The Doll of Death’. This story was released in September 2008, and it happens to be Katy Manning’s first return to play Jo Grant in ‘Doctor Who’. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – Reflection on the Third Doctor

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Let me share with you what I think of the Jon Pertwee/Third Doctor era of ‘Doctor Who’ overall. For me, this is where the Doctor’s connections to Earth become more prominent. This is especially when he’s been exiled to Earth by the Time Lords for most of his tenure during his first three TV seasons. 🙂 Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – Season 11 Summary

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The fifth and final season of Jon Pertwee’s era of ‘Doctor Who’ is probably one of the most significant in the TV show’s history. Most especially, it introduces us to Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, who would go on to become one of the most popular ‘Doctor Who’ companions ever. 🙂 Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘Planet of the Spiders’

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We’ve come to the end of Season 11 of the classic ‘Doctor Who’ TV series as well as the end of the Jon Pertwee era. Season 11 concludes in the six-part adventure called ‘Planet of the Spiders’. As well as Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor, this story also features Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, Nicholas Courtney as the Brigadier, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates and John Levene as Sergeant Benton. There are also giant spiders featured in this story. Is one of them Shelob from ‘The Lord of the Rings’? 😀 ‘Planet of the Spiders’ can be checked out on DVD and Britbox. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Monster of Peladon’

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It’s time for us to return to Peladon, as we take a look at the second of the ‘Peladon Tales’ in ‘Doctor Who’ called ‘The Monster of Peladon’. This is a six-part adventure, starring Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor and Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith. This story also features the Ice Warriors as well as Alpha Centauri. Does ‘The Monster of Peladon’ match well to how I’ve enjoyed ‘The Curse of Peladon’? This six-part adventure can be checked out on DVD and Britbox. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘Death to the Daleks’

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The Doctor attempts to take Sarah Jane for a trip in the TARDIS to the planet Florana. Instead, they end up on the planet Exxilon, where the Daleks also end up. It’s time for ‘Death to the Daleks’, the third story in Season 11 of the classic ‘Doctor Who’ TV series, starring Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor and Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith. Does this ‘Doctor Who’ story live up to my expectations compared to other Dalek adventures I’ve enjoyed? This four-part adventure can be checked out on DVD and Britbox. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘Invasion of the Dinosaurs’

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It’s time for the second story in Season 11 of the classic ‘Doctor Who’ TV series called ‘Invasion of the Dinosaurs’, starring Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor and Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith. This six-part adventure also features Nicholas Courtney as the Brigadier, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates (this story sees a character change in Mike) and John Levene as Sergeant Benton. Can the dinosaurs in this ‘Doctor Who’ adventure match to the ones in the ‘Jurassic Park’ movies? 😀 ‘Invasion of the Dinosaurs’ can be checked out on DVD and Britbox. Continue reading