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A Special Look at: The Eleventh Hour

A Special Look at: The Eleventh Hour

Continuing directly from The End of Time is The Eleventh Hour, which is the first full story to feature the Eleventh Doctor along with the number of the incarnation of the Doctor being directly referred to in the title. Additionally, this is Steven Moffat’s debut as the new showrunner, new title sequence, and TARDIS interior. … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Planet of the Dead

A Special Look at: Planet of the Dead

Continuing from The Next Doctor is Planet of the Dead, the first Easter Special in Doctor Who. Additionally, the episode features Michelle Ryan (Merlin) as one- off companion, Lady Christina de Souza. This special would be followed by The Waters of Mars, and The End of Time. According to The A.V. Club review: Notably, “Planet … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Next Doctor

A Special Look at: The Next Doctor

Continuing from The Christmas Invasion, The Runaway Bride, and Voyage of the Damned is The Next Doctor, the first entirely stand-alone Christmas Special without any elements continuing from the previous story. This would continue during the Moffat Era with A Christmas Carol, The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe, Last Christmas, and The Husbands of … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Voyage of the Damned

A Special Look at: Voyage of the Damned

Continuing from The Christmas Invasion and The Runaway Bride is Voyage of the Damned, which features the first time a companion of the Doctor dies in the revived series. It also marks the first appearance of Wilfred Mott, who would return during Series 4 and The End of Time. Regarding one-off companion, Astrid Peth, I … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Horror of Fang Rock

A Special Look at: Horror of Fang Rock

Horror of Fang Rock is one of the best classic Doctor Who stories that I know, and serves as the only time that the Ruton Host – who have engaged in a millennia-long war with the Sontarans – actually appear. Despite being produced under showrunner Graham Williams, known for such stories as The Pirate Planet, … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Runaway Bride

A Special Look at: The Runaway Bride

Continuing from The Christmas Invasion is The Runaway Bride, marking the first change of companion since the revival had begun while simultaneously introduction the concept of the “one-off” companion. Although the character of Donna was originally only intended for this story, should would later return as a full-time companion during Series 4. According to The … Continue reading

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