Carry on Screaming (1966) – Gerald Thomas

The mad scientist chapter of DK Canada’s highly enjoyable Monsters in the Movies book continues as we skip across the pong to Jolly Ole England and join the Carry On gang (a successful series of British films that poke fun, while remaining very British) as they take on the horror genre with nods to all…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – The Five Doctors

  Neither part of season 20 or 21, The Five Doctors was originally a Children in Need special, featuring Davison’s Doctor as well as Tom Baker’s (shown through footage recorded for the unaired Shada, as the actor didn’t want to return), Jon Pertwee’s , Patrick Troughton’s and Richard Hurndall, standing in for William Hartnell’s. Airing…

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…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Green Death 

  The 10th season comes to a close with this story written by Robert Sloman, this six part story ran from 19 May to 23 June, 1973. UNIT is eager to assign The Doctor (Pertwee) and Jo (Katy Manning) to investigate a strange death at a mine in South Wales, the body is apparently glowing…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – Planet of the Daleks

  This week’s story, Planet of the Daleks, was written by Dalek creator Terry Nation, and ran for 6 episodes, from 7 April to 12 May 1973, and it picks up where last week’s episode ended. The Doctor (Pertwee) sends a warning to the Time Lords via the TARDIS’ telepathic circuits before collapsing into a…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – Frontier in Space 

  The Doctor (Pertwee) and Jo (Katy Manning) find themselves in the midst of a burgeoning intergalactic war as we dive into this six-part story that was written by Malcolm Hulke that ran from 24 February to 31 March, 1973. This is also the last story to feature Roger Delgado’s Master before the actor’s death….

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – Carnival of Monsters

  The Doctor suffers from a Honey, I shrunk the Kids episode this week in a four-part story penned by Robert Holmes that ran from 27 January to 17 February, 1973. As the Time Lords have lifted The Doctor’s (Pertwee) exile, he and Jo (Katy Manning) decide to knock about the universe in the TARDIS and see…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Three Doctors

  Season 10 of Doctor Who starts off with a bang in this highly enjoyable four-part story written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin that ran from 30 December, 1972 to 20 January, 1973. What better way to celebrate the tenth season of the series than with a commemorative story that would feature all three incarnations of the…