Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Destiny of the Daleks

  Welcome to Season 17 of Doctor Who! Terry Nation kicks things off with his four-part story that ran from 1 September to 22 September, 1979. Lalla Ward joins the Doctor (Baker) in the TARDIS this season, as the regenerated Romana. This leads to an interesting question, as she tries on a number of different…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Genesis of the Daleks

  The Doctor (Tom Baker) encounters the Daleks, once again, but in a completely new way, in this landmark, six-part story written by Terry Nation that aired from 8 March to 12 April, 1975. When the transmat beam from Earth back to the Ark is intercepted, the Doctor, Sarah (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry (Ian Marter)…

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 (Patrick Troughton) – The Evil of the Daleks

  The Daleks return in this epic 7 part story that closes out the fourth season of Doctor Who. The Doctor (Patrick Troughton) and Jamie (Frazer Hines) pick up right where the last story ended off, but it seems someone has knicked the TARDIS. Someone, or something with a sinister plan. This one was written…

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) – 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 Daleks (aka The Mutants)

  Terry Nation wrote this story, broadcast as The Mutants, but rebranded as The Daleks when it was released to home video, for William Hartnell’s Doctor, and introduced the series most enduring villains… The Daleks. Aired in 7 parts from December 21, 1963 to February 1, 1964, the titles hinted at what you could expect…