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 Savages

The Doctor (Hartnell) says goodbye to yet another companion, in this week’s adventure. This was also the story that began the tradition of eschewing individual episode titles, and simply referring to them as one, two, etc. The Savages was written by Ian Stuart Black, and aired from 28 May 1966 to 18 June, 1966. The…

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 Celestial Toymaker

Michael Gough menaces the Doctor (Hartnell) in this week’s story! Written by Brian Hayles and airing in 4 parts, The Celestial Toyroom, The Hall of Dolls, The Dancing Floor, and the Final Test, from 2 April to 23 April, 1966, this story was originally planned to be Hartnell’s exit as the Doctor. The TARDIS is…

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…