Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The War Machines

Season 3 of Doctor Who draws to a close with this four-part story. Before the internet, before Skynet, The Doctor (Hartnell)¬†faced a computer threat in late 60s London. It also sees some changes in Companions. The story aired in four parts, from 25 June to 16 July, 1966 and was written by Ian Stuart Black….

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Gunfighters

The Doctor (Hartnell), Stephen (Peter Purves) and Dodo (Jackie Lane) find themselves in the Wild West, specifically the O.K. Corral when the TARDIS next lands in this tale written by Donald Cotton. Filled with a sense of fun, and a really bad recurring song, this story aired in 4 parts, A Holiday for the Doctor,…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Ark

This week, the TARDIS¬†travels far into the future, and happily, I didn’t have to watch a reconstruction of it! This time all of the episodes survived, and it was a fun tale. The Ark was originally aired from 5 March to 26 March 1966, and was written by Paul Erickson and Lesley Scott. Over the…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – Mission to the Unknown

This is the first episode of the entire series of Doctor Who not to feature the Doctor (Hartnell) or any of his companions. It was a single episode story, that originally aired 9 October, 1965, and was written by Terry Nation. Also known as the Dalek Cutaway, this short, stand alone episode sets up the…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Chase

The Daleks are back in this week’s story written by Terry Nation and airing in 6 parts from 22 May to 26 June, 1965. It also, at the end of the story, sees the departure of Ian (William Russell) and Barbara (Jacqueline Hill) from the TARDIS as they finally find a way home. After their…