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Classic Who: The Seventh Doctor Era (1987-1989)

44-year-old Sylvester McCoy made his onscreen debut as the Seventh Doctor on 7th September 1987, initially donning a blonde wig to depict the regeneration of the Sixth Doctor, with Colin Baker having been dismissed in-between seasons. Soon, however, he shed … Continue reading

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Classic Who: The Sixth Doctor Era (1984-1986)

As with Peter Capaldi many years later, Colin Baker – aged 40 at the time of casting – had already appeared in Doctor Who before he was cast in the title role; he was in the Fifth Doctor adventure Arc … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The Third Doctor Era (1970-1974)

When the seventh season of Doctor Who began on 3rd January 1970, there were notable differences from what had come just six months earlier. First, following Patrick Troughton’s departure, there was a new Doctor, played by 50-year-old Jon Pertwee. Second, … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The Second Doctor Era (1966 – 1969)

“There’s only one man in England who can take over, and that’s Patrick Troughton,” is what William Hartnell reportedly said with regards to his successor as the Doctor. 46 years old when he started in the role, Troughton was known … Continue reading

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Classic Who: The Evil of the Daleks & Earthshock

The Evil of the Daleks (1967) – Second Doctor with Jamie McCrimmon This one is a mostly lost serial; only the second episode (out of seven) exists in full, while the rest are represented by audio and a few still … Continue reading

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Classic Who: Invasion of the Dinosaurs & Terror of the Zygons

So, I’m back. A couple of things to start off with: 1) I had another great adventure in Guatemala, and will be blogging about it in due course. 2) After all that worry, Preston North End are in the Championship … Continue reading

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More classic Doctor Who: Third, Fourth and Sixth

Still building up my direct experience of Classic Who, in no particular order. Sorry if these reviews are a bit short. Spearhead from Space (1970 – Third Doctor with Dr Liz Shaw) This is a pretty notable episode for a … Continue reading

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Classic Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani

The Caves of Androzani (1984 – Fifth Doctor with Peri Brown) I had to watch this one at some point. After all, The Caves of Androzani is regarded by many sources – including a poll in Doctor Who Magazine – … Continue reading

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Classic Doctor Who: The Keeper of Traken, Logopolis & Castrovalva

The Keeper of Traken (1981 – Fourth Doctor with Adric) The Doctor receives a message from an elderly figure called the Keeper, who controls the system of Traken, which is held together by perfect harmony – it is so pure, … Continue reading

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Classic Doctor Who: Pyramids of Mars & City of Death

As well as trying to watch more old films that I haven’t seen yet this year, another thing I want to do is expand my viewing of classic Doctor Who, which remains very incomplete. This month, it was two Fourth … Continue reading

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