Posted in September 2017

A Special Look at: The Ambassadors of Death

A Special Look at: The Ambassadors of Death

Continuing from The Silurians is The Ambassadors of Death, which features the first instance of the Doctor going out into space without his TARDIS. It also features the first time the TARDIS console is seen removed entirely from the TARDIS, which will become important in the following story, Inferno. According to the Cathode Ray Tube … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Green Death

A Special Look at: The Green Death

The Green Death is the final story to feature companion, Jo Grant (whose tenure began during Terror of the Autons). In the following serial, and Season 11 premiere, Sarah Jane Smith would be introduced in The Time Warrior, however, Jo would return in The Sarah Jane Adventures story, “Death of the Doctor.” After mentioning Metebelis III … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The End of the World

A Special Look at: The End of the World

The End of the World is the second story in the revived series of Doctor Who, and it’s much better compared to the first, as according to The A.V. Club review: There’s a moment midway through “The End Of The World” that demonstrates why Doctor Who needed Christopher Eccleston to be the Doctor. As he investigates a … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Deadly Assassin

A Special Look at: The Deadly Assassin

Continuing from The Hand of Fear is The Deadly Assassin, the only televised story in the original run to feature the Doctor without a companion. Additionally, it features the first appearance of the Master since 1973’s Frontier in Space, and he wouldn’t actually reappear again until 1981’s The Keeper of Traken. According to A Brief … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Planet of the Daleks

A Special Look at: Planet of the Daleks

Continuing directly from Frontier in Space is Planet of the Daleks, the second Dalek story following 1972’s Day of the Daleks during the Pertwee Era. This story serves as a direct sequel to the very first Dalek story, 1963-64’s The Daleks. According to the Eruditorum Press article, “A Thousand Years From A Disintegrated Home (Planet of the Daleks)“: … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Christmas Invasion

A Special Look at: The Christmas Invasion

The Christmas Invasion serves as both the inaugural yearly Doctor Who Christmas Special as well as the first story to feature David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor. According to The A.V. Club review: There’s a longstanding, rather odd Doctor Who tradition that the newly regenerated Doctor doesn’t actually appear all that much in his first adventure. Much … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Frontier in Space

A Special Look at: Frontier in Space

Frontier in Space sees the first appearance of the Draconions, and the last appearance of Roger Delgado as the Master, who appeared last in The Time Monster. The Ogrons make an appearance following Day of the Daleks. It is significant for showing an alliance between the Master and the Daleks. Additionally, a new refitted sonic … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Asylum of the Daleks

A Special Look at: Asylum of the Daleks

Continuing from The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe is Asylum of the Daleks, Like The Name of the Doctor, I disliked it, because both stories require a descent amount of knowledge of the Classic Series in order to fully understand the context of things referenced, which only come off as nonsensical to the casual viewer. … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Ark in Space

A Special Look at: The Ark in Space

Continuing from Robot is The Ark in Space, which is the first-full, post regenerative story for the Fourth Doctor. It also establishes the location, and debuts the first appearance of, the Nerva Beacon. According to The A.V. Club review: Tom Baker’s second adventure as the Fourth Doctor, “The Ark In Space” is in many ways … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Remembrance of the Daleks

A Special Look at: Remembrance of the Daleks

Continuing from Genesis of the Daleks, Destiny of the Daleks, Resurrection of the Daleks, and Revelation of the Daleks is Remembrance of the Daleks, the premiere story of the 25th Anniversary Season. It begins what would called the ‘Cartmel Masterplan,’ named after script editor Andrew Cartmel, which was intended to restore some mystery back into … Continue reading