Doctor Who (Sylvester McCoy) – Battlefield

The 26th and final season of regular Doctor Who got under way with this four part story written by Ben Aaronovitch which aired from 6 to 27 September, 1989. The Doctor (McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) are joined in this adventure by a familiar face, the Brigadier (Nicholas Courtney) and UNIT. I love that there is…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – The Five Doctors

  Neither part of season 20 or 21, The Five Doctors was originally a Children in Need special, featuring Davison’s Doctor as well as Tom Baker’s (shown through footage recorded for the unaired Shada, as the actor didn’t want to return), Jon Pertwee’s , Patrick Troughton’s and Richard Hurndall, standing in for William Hartnell’s. Airing…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – Mawdryn Undead

  The beginning of the Black Guardian trilogy gets underway with this four-parter written by Peter Grimwade which aired from the 1 to 9 February 1983. The celebration of the Doctor’s (Davison) 20th year sees the return of the Black Guardian (Valentine Dyall), last seen in the Key to Time season arc, and Nicholas Courtney’s…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Robot

  Tom Baker is handed the keys to the TARDIS as he assumes the mantle of the Doctor in this first story of the 12th season of Doctor Who. Robot is a four-part story that was written by Terrance Dicks that aired originally from 28 December, 1974 to 18 January, 1975. As the Doctor recovers…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Three Doctors

  Season 10 of Doctor Who starts off with a bang in this highly enjoyable four-part story written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin that ran from 30 December, 1972 to 20 January, 1973. What better way to celebrate the tenth season of the series than with a commemorative story that would feature all three incarnations of the…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Time Monster

  Season 9 of Doctor Who comes to a close with this six-part story that was written by Robert Sloman and aired from 20 May to 24 June, 1972. With a premonition that The Master (Roger Delgado) is back, the Doctor (Pertwee) warns UNIT, and the Brigadier (Nicolas Courtney) to be on the look out, but when he…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Daemons

The last story of Season 8 is viewed this week. This one was decidedly fun, and though it starts off playing some of the spookier elements, those are quickly pushed to the side, which is too bad, as they were really entertaining and made for a rather unique Doctor Who story, a type that hadn’t…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – Colony In Space

This week, the Doctor (Pertwee) gets off Earth in his TARDIS, with Jo (Katy Manning) tagging along in this six-part adventure written by Malcolm Hulke that ran from 10 April to 15 May, 1971. The Time Lords restore the TARDIS’ travelling ability when they learn The Master (Roger Delgado) is up to no good again, though…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Claws of Axos

The Master (Roger Delgado) stirs up more trouble this week for the Doctor (Pertwee), Jo (Katy Manning) and UNIT, when he arrives with a biological UFO whose inhabitants have designs on the planet Earth and whose power the Master wants to use to repair and steal the Doctor’s TARDIS. This four part story was written…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Mind of Evil

The Master (Roger Delgado) returns to menace the Doctor (Pertwee), Jo (Katy Manning) and the Brigadier (Nicholas Courtney) with a machine, inhabited by an alien parasite that feeds on the evil impulses of the mind. This six part story was written by Don Houghton and aired from 30 January to 6 March, 1971. The Master…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – Terror of the Autons

The Autons and the Nestene are back in the season 8 opening story for Pertwee’s Doctor, which sees a new companion at his side in the form of Jo Grant (Katy Manning). The four episode story was written by Robert Holmes and ran from 2 January to 23 January, 1973. And minutes into the story we…