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┬átravels 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…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Daleks’ Master Plan

The Daleks return in this epic 12 part story written by Terry Nation and Dennis Spooner. The story ran from 13 November 1965 through to 29 January 1966. It featured a couple of stand out moments, including the first death of a companion, the Doctor breaking the fourth wall to wish viewers a happy Christmas,…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – Galaxy 4

Season 3 of the classic BBC series gets underway with this four-part adventure written by William Emms, and originally broadcast from 11 September to 2 October, 1965, and isn’t the strongest way to start the new season. Unfortunately, that may be due to the fact that the viewing experience available to viewers now, is just…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Time Meddler

The second season of Doctor Who comes to an end with this fun tale scripted by Dennis Spooner. It originally ran from 3 July to 24 July, 1965, and introduced another time traveler, the Monk (Peter Butterworth), from the same place as the Doctor, though Gallifrey isn’t mentioned by name yet. The four parts, The…