Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Revenge of the Cybermen

  Tom Baker’s first season as the Doctor comes to a close this week with this four-part tale written by Gerry Davis that aired from 19 April to 10 May, 1975. It sees the return of the Doctor’s other most famous enemy, the Cybermen (and also marks their last appearance in the series (barring flashbacks) until 1982!)….

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Genesis of the Daleks

  The Doctor (Tom Baker) encounters the Daleks, once again, but in a completely new way, in this landmark, six-part story written by Terry Nation that aired from 8 March to 12 April, 1975. When the transmat beam from Earth back to the Ark is intercepted, the Doctor, Sarah (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry (Ian Marter)…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Sontaran Experiment

  This week we take on the shortest Doctor Who story in the 1970s. This two-parter was written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin and aired from 22 February to 1 March, 1975. Tying in with the previous story, The Ark in Space, the Doctor (Tom Baker), Sarah-Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry (Ian Marter) transmit down to the Earth…

The Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Ark in Space

  The Doctor (Tom Baker) gets off-planet right away, though he may not have travelled very far in space… Time however… He, Sarah-Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry (Ian Marter) find themselves aboard a space station that is orbiting Earth some time in the far-flung future in this four-part story that was written by Robert Holmes…

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) – Planet of the Spiders 

  And just like that, we come to the last adventure of Pertwee’s Doctor. His last story, Planet of the Spiders, was penned by Robert Sloman, and ran from 4 May to 8 June, 1974. At UNIT headquarters the Doctor and Lethbridge-Stewart (Nicholas Courtney) are questioning a mesmerist in the Doctor’s exploration of psychic phenomena,…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Monster of Peladon

  The Monster of Peladon, a six-part story, which aired from 23 March to 27 April, 1964, penned by Brian Hayles is Pertwee’s penultimate tale. I can’t believe his time in the TARDIS is almost up! He’s been a lot of fun. The Doctor (Pertwee), with Sarah-Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) at his side, returns to the planet…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – Death to the Daleks

  Those evil pepper pots. the Daleks, are back in this four-part tale written by Terry Nation that aired from 23 February to 16 March, 1974. It’s always great to see this old foe return, but, it may be just me, I don’t think it is, but this feels like the weakest of all the Dalek…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – Invasion of the Dinosaurs

  Dinosaurs are invading London in this 6 part adventure for The Doctor (Pertwee) and Sarah-Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) that was written by Malcolm Hulke and ran from 12 January to 16 February, 1974. The TARDIS arrives back in town after their previous adventure to find the bustling city deserted, but for a few roving survivors….

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Time Warrior

  Jon Pertwee’s final season as The Doctor begins with this four-part story written by Robert Holmes which ran from 15 December 1973 to 5 January, 1974. There are a couple of noticeable changes right off the bat… there’s a new title sequence, there’s the introduction of perhaps The Doctor’s most famous companion, Sara-Jane Smith…