Proxima Command – An Evening’s Sci-Fi Adventure

Ever since I was a kid and first discovered Star Wars, Star Trek, and science fiction in general, I had dreams of stepping onto the bridge of a starship, or spaceship, and exploring, seeking out new life forms, engaging in intergalactic battles, or watching the stunning starscape slip past my windows. I remember sitting at…

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…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Space Museum

The Doctor (Hartnell) and company find themselves in a bit of a conundrum in this story written by Glyn Jones and aired in four parts, The Space Museum, The Dimensions of Time, The Search, and The Final Phase from 24 April to 15 May, 1965. What appears to be a temporal glitch swaps everyone out…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Crusade

  The TARDIS travels back to the Crusades, and meets up with King Richard the Lion Heart himself, played by a very familiar face to genre fans… Julian Glover, who played in The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Game of Thrones, and menaced James Bond in For Your Eyes Only. This…

Doctor Who (Willilam Hartnell) – The Web Planet

  It had to happen sooner or later. An early Doctor Who story that I really didn’t care for… Airing from 13 February to 20 March, 1965, the story is undoubtedly ambitious, but for the first time, the men in alien costumes thing just didn’t work for me (no doubt now, the story could work…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Romans

  What starts out as a lighthearted vacation in ancient Rome for The Doctor (Hartnell) and his fellow travellers changes to all-out adventure in this adventure written by Dennis Spooner. Airing from 16 January to 6 February, 1965, this was definitely the most humorous story to be featured in the Doctor Who universe at that…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Rescue

  The third story of the second season is a two-parter penned by David Whitaker and airing on the 2 and 9 of January 1965. The Doctor (Hartnell) is napping, and I think dealing with his depression of leaving Susan (Carole Ann Ford) behind in the previous story, when the TARADIS materializes on Dido (the planet…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Dalek Invasion of Earth

  Terry Nation scripts the return of the Doctor’s (Hartnell) most famous and nefarious enemy the Daleks in this six part adventure. Airing from 21 November to 26 December 1964, the story is epic in size, and sees the first departure of a companion from the TARDIS. In the first episode, World’s End, our travelers…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – Planet of the Giants

  Season 2 of Doctor Who begins with this three-part story that was written by Louis Marks, and aired from 31 October to 14 November, 1964. The TARDIS returns to Earth, but when a fault occurs during materialization, the doors open too early, and cause a problem for our stalwart travellers. Through the course of…

Doctor Who (Willam Hartnell) – The Sensorites

  This week’s story is written by Peter R. Newman and was originally broadcast from 20 June to August 1, 1964. It also sees Hartnell’s Doctor becoming a little more recognizable when compared with those who followed him. He also gets off a great line of dialogue that I had to write down as soon…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Aztecs

  Another historical tale, that also sees Barbara (Jacqueline Hill) trying to change the past and The Doctor (Hartnell) developing a bit of a romantic relationship with one of the locals that goes as far as an engagement in this four episode story. The Doctor is becoming increasingly likeable as well. This story aired from the 23 May…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – Marco Polo

  The fourth story of the first Doctor (Hartnell) was written by John Lucarotti, is the introduction of the historical stories that served to entertain and educate at the same time. It was a seven parter beginning on the 22nd of February. 1964 and coming to a close on April 4, 1964. The titles of…