Posts Tagged ‘Doctor Who’

Classic DOCTOR WHO, Part 6

October 25, 2008


Jon Pertwee and Elisabeth Sladin

Jon Pertwee and Elisabeth Sladin

Spotlight “Planet of The Daleks” (1973)

Spotlight “The Time Warrior (1973)

The later half of the third Doctor era is where things start to look familiar the American audiences one they introduce Pertwee’s next companion, who would soon become the franchises most famous. Sarah Jane Smith joins the cast in the final season of the 3rd doc The new intro begins to have a familiar look as American Who fans that would know it. The Daleks were become more menacing again as well. And the first landmark anniversary is marked at the start of 1973 when the first to incarnations of the Doctor meet the third. “The Three Doctors” answers the question how well does one get along with ones self.

The Doctor celebrates a birthday, and then things get hairy as he and Jo Grant wage war on the Daleks.
The Three Doctors (1973) info
Frontier In Space (1973) info
Planet Of The Daleks (1973) info

The new girl, Sarah Jane Smith, arrives who will soon be the most popular assistant EVER!
The Time Warrior (1973) info
Invasion Of The Dinosaurs (1973) info
Death To The Daleks (1974) info
The Monster Of Peladon (1974) info
Planet Of The Spiders (1974) info

Next time up, the beggining of the 4th Doctor, don’t forget your scarf for this one!

Classic DOCTOR WHO Part 4

September 30, 2008

Part 4

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Spotlight “The Invasion” (1968)

The final season for Patrick Troughton proves to be another strong on for the series. Picking up Zoe a young star watcher in “The Wheel of Space”, the 2 mac daddies of the TARDIS Doc. and Jamie still have their game on. Another historical fact about this 6th season is for the most part complete for 2nd doctor stories. With the fear of type casting, Troughton feels that it is time to bow out from the role and leaving the slate clean at the end of “The War Games” as the following season goes color.. with a “u”!

The Wheel In Space (1968) recon
The Dominators (1968)
The Mind Robber (1968)
The Invasion (1968) recon
The Krotons (1968)
The Seeds of Death (1969)
The Space Pirates (1969) recon
The War Games (1969)

Classic DOCTOR WHO, Part 1.

September 22, 2008

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The First Doctor Who wiki

The space and time traveling television series has a long and varied history. A cult following from the UK that aired originally on the BBC, Most Americans didn’t know of it until a bit later if they caught it on our local PBS station. Running around in a strange looking blue phone booth made of wood. Why it had “Police” on it was a mystery too, because one thing he wasn’t was a cop. He was more of a rebel, an outcast, a nonconformist battling foam space creatures running around in cardboard sets and also ran around with the cutest young ladies. But the stories were smart and well written, yet still having it’s playful charms.
The idea that the main character started out as an old man already is an intriguing one. The man of secrets changes his looks every few years or more, as things get more and more complex for him. As he gains knowledge experience, seeing this young doctor is an eye opener indeed. Mind you, this was not by design, but how the long series developed by the many writers and producers going in and out the rotating door of the BBC studios. We’re not even sure if he is an alien until the end of the 60’s/early 70’s.

What is intriguing about this series is how strong it was right out of the gate. With the first 2 seasons having a well established cast with his granddaughter Susan and her to curious for their own good, high school teachers Ian and Barbara. It really helped build the foundation that the later series would have to struggle to compete with up and into the present.

The start is a rocky one…
An Unearthly Child (1963)
The Daleks (1963)
The Edge of Destruction (1963)

The travels with the doc continue for Susan, Ian and Barbra, learning about history and how to deal with outer space creatures…
Marco Polo (1964)
The Aztecs (1964)
The Sensorites (1964)
The Planet of the Giants (1964)
The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964)