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A Special Look at: Full Circle

A Special Look at: Full Circle

Beginning what is known as the “E-Space Trilogy” is Full Circle, which is also the first story to feature companion, Adric, who would stowaway on the TARDIS. According to the m0vie blog review: Why can’t people be nice to one another, just for a change? – the Doctor is still an optimist at heart I … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Mind of Evil

A Special Look at: The Mind of Evil

Continuing from Terror of the Autons is the next story in Season 8, The Mind of Evil, which was not a very strong story. According to The A.V. Club review: There was a rumor flying around Doctor Who fan circles recently that the Holy Grail had been found—a treasure-trove of lost episodes that would have almost completely … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Mind Robber

A Special Look at: The Mind Robber

The Mind Robber is the only story in the history of the show to feature the Land of Fiction, and features Hamish Wilson’s only appearance as companion, Jamie McCrimmon, during episodes 2 and 3. Additionally, Frazier Hine’s brother, Ian, plays a Clockwork Soldier in this story, as Frazier had helped get him the part.   … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Terror of the Autons

A Special Look at: Terror of the Autons

Serving somewhat as a sequel to Spearhead from Space, Terror of the Autons introduces the Doctor’s new companion, Josephine “Jo” Grant, as well as the Doctor’s arch-nemesis, The Master. Additionally, the story introduced the character, Captain Mike Yates, and it was the first story in which John Levene, who plays Sgt. Benton, was given an … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The End of Time

A Special Look at: The End of Time

The End of Time features the final regular appearance of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, while simultaneously introducing Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor. It stands as the fifth Christmas Special, and the first New Year’s Special. It also features the last appearance of Elizabeth Sladen in Doctor Who proper, although she would appear … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Heroes: Volume V – Redemption

The Best and Worst of Heroes: Volume V – Redemption

Continuing from a previous post on Heroes Reborn is Heroes’ fifth volume (fourth season), entitled Redemption. Madeline Zima of The Nanny played Gretchen Berg,a fellow college student of Claire’s. Wes Ramsey of Latter Days, and Charmed, played Roy. Louise Flecther of Firestarter, Blue Steel, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Cruel Intentions, played Doctor Coolidge, … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Silurians

A Special Look at: The Silurians

Doctor Who and the Silurians is the first story to feature the Silurians, the Doctor’s car Bessie (a canary-yellow Edwardian roadster part of his compensation package from UNIT for being their scientific advisor), as well as actor Geoffrey Palmer playing Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Defence Edward Masters. Palmer would return to the revived series as Captain Hardacker in Voyage of … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Revelation of the Daleks

A Special Look at: Revelation of the Daleks

Continuing from Resurrection of the Daleks is the next appearance of the Daleks and Davros in Revelation of the Daleks, notably the last standard television story to use true film. This is the first story to feature a schism within the Daleks, as seen with the Renegade and Imperial factions depicted. This would also be the … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Castrovalva

A Special Look at: Castrovalva

Continuing from the awesome The Keeper of Traken and Logopolis is the awful Castrovalva, the first story to feature Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor. According to The A.V. Club review: The storyline is fairly simple. The Doctor, weak after regenerating, badly needs to rest and recuperate, but must fend off a pair of convoluted … Continue reading