Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The War Games

  Patrick Troughton’s final story as The Doctor is this 10 part story written by Malcolm Hulke and Terrance Dicks that ran from 19 April to 21 June, 1969. The TARDIS arrives on, what the Doctor believes, initially, is a battlefield in World War I, but it becomes apparent very quickly that they are not…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Space Pirates

  Some fun model work and a plethora of space helmets highlight this penultimate tale of Troughton’s Doctor. The Space Pirates was written by Robert Holmes and ran from 8 March to 12 April, 1969. It’s bit of a lighter story, but I’m willing to take that in stride because the Doctor’s next adventure, is…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Seeds of Death

  The Ice Warriors return in this 6 part tale that was written by Brian Hayles and ran from 25 January to 1 March, 1969. The Doctor (Troughton), Zoe (Wendy Padbury) and Jamie (Frazer Hines) find themselves bouncing between 21st century London and the moon in this latest adventure. Earth has done away with the…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Krotons

  The next journey of the TARDIS is this four-part story written by Robert Holmes that ran from 28 December, 1968 to 18 January, 1969. The Doctor, Zoe (Wendy Padbury) and Jamie (Frazer Hines), find themselves on a planet inhabited by the Gond, who seem to be in some sort of slavery to machines known…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Invasion

  This eight part series written by Derrick Sherwin, which aired from 2 November to 21 December 1968, is an epic story that sees the return of the Cybermen (who remain unseen in the story until episode 4), the appearance of UNIT, and it’s commander, now Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. The TARDIS arrives in London, after eluding…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Mind Robber

  The Mind Robber picks up right after the ending of The Dominators, which sees the TARDIS being engulfed in lava! This five-part story was penned by Peter Ling and ran from 14 September to 12 October, 1968. The Doctor (Troughton) dematerializes the TARDIS, but also removes it from physical space, taking our heroes into…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Dominators

  Season 6 opens with a five-part story written by Norman Ashby that ran from 10 August to 7 September, 1968. The TARDIS arrives on the peaceful planet of Dulkis, They arrive almost in conjunction with another spacecraft, one used by a power-hungry race that refers to itself as the Dominators. They and their robot soldiers, called Quarks,…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Wheel in Space

  Season 5 of Doctor Who came to an end with this six part story that was written by David Whitaker, and aired from 27 April to June 1, 1968. It saw the introduction of a new companion, joining the Doctor (Troughton) and Jamie (Frazer Hines) in the TARDIS, and the return of an old…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – Fury from the Deep

  This week`s story sees a Companion leaving the TARDIS in this six-part adventure written by Victor Pemberton that aired from 16 March to 20 April, 1968. The TARDIS arrives off the coast of England in 1968 and after being shot with tranquilizers, the Doctor (Troughton), Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Victoria (Deborah Watling) find themselves…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Web of Fear

  The Doctor (Troughton), Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Victoria (Deborah Watling) find themselves in London, being menaced by robotic yetis and the Great Intelligence again in this six-part story written by Mervyn Halsman and Henry Lincoln. The story ran from 3 February to 9 March, 1968, and saw the return of Travers (Jack Watling) from…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Enemy of the World

  And there we have it. The first Troughton story I didn’t like. The Enemy of the World is a six-part story that was written by David Whitaker and ran from 23 December, 1967 to 27 January, 1968. Set on Earth in the far distant year of 2018, the only thing that made this story…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Ice Warriors

  The TARDIS and its travellers find themselves on Earth during a new major ice age, with human scientists trying to find a way to halt the encroaching glaciers, but a discovery in the moving ice is about to up the ante as an alien menace is awakened! The Ice Warriors was a six-part serial…