War of the Worlds (1988) – The Resurrection

Back in 1988, a year after Paramount launched the Enterprise back into space with The Next Generation, they turned to another sci-fi property they owned, with the intentions of bringing it to the small screen in a weekly syndicated series. Serving as a sequel to the classic 1953 film, the series developed by showrunner Greg…

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 involved…

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 that…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Highlanders

The Doctor (Troughton) finds himself in 18th Century Scotland in the midst of the Battle of Culloden in this week’s trip in the TARDIS. The Highlanders, the last, purely historical story to be featured in the series was written by Elwyn Jones and Gerry Davis. This four-parter aired from 17 December 1966 through to 7…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Smugglers

Season Four of Doctor Who starts with what I found to be the most uninteresting story to have spilled out of the TARDIS. Written by Brian Hayles, this story ran from 10 September to 1 October, 1966. Maybe it would be better if it existed in some other format than a reconstruction, using production photos,…

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 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) – Mission to the Unknown

This is the first episode of the entire series of Doctor Who not to feature the Doctor (Hartnell) or any of his companions. It was a single episode story, that originally aired 9 October, 1965, and was written by Terry Nation. Also known as the Dalek Cutaway, this short, stand alone episode sets up the…

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) – 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…