Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Rescue

The third story of the second season is a two-parter penned by David Whitaker and airing on the 2 and 9 of January 1965. The Doctor (Hartnell) is napping, and I think dealing with his depression of leaving Susan (Carole Ann Ford) behind in the previous story, when the TARADIS materializes on Dido (the planet not…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Dalek Invasion of Earth

  Terry Nation scripts the return of the Doctor’s (Hartnell) most famous and nefarious enemy the Daleks in this six part adventure. Airing from 21 November to 26 December 1964, the story is epic in size, and sees the first departure of a companion from the TARDIS. In the first episode, World’s End, our travelers…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – Planet of the Giants

  Season 2 of Doctor Who begins with this three-part story that was written by Louis Marks, and aired from 31 October to 14 November, 1964. The TARDIS returns to Earth, but when a fault occurs during materialization, the doors open too early, and cause a problem for our stalwart travellers. Through the course of…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Reign of Terror

  “Have you met the French?” The final story of the first season of Doctor Who was written by Dennis Spooner and aired its six parts from 8 August to 12 September, 1964. The TARDIS arrives back on Earth, and The Doctor (Hartnell) seems eager to finally be rid of Ian Chesterton (William Russell) and Barbara…

Doctor Who (Willam Hartnell) – The Sensorites

  This week’s story is written by Peter R. Newman and was originally broadcast from 20 June to August 1, 1964. It also sees Hartnell’s Doctor becoming a little more recognizable when compared with those who followed him. He also gets off a great line of dialogue that I had to write down as soon…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Aztecs

  Another historical tale, that also sees Barbara (Jacqueline Hill) trying to change the past and The Doctor (Hartnell) developing a bit of a romantic relationship with one of the locals that goes as far as an engagement in this four episode story. The Doctor is becoming increasingly likeable as well. This story aired from the 23 May…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Keys of Marinus

  This week’s temporal travels with The Doctor (Hartnell) was written by Terry Nation and was a 6 part story that ran from 11 April to May 16, 1964. It’s the first kind of quest story that sees each episode taking place in an another location as our heroes around the planet of Marinus to…

The Rockford Files (1974) – This Case Is Closed (Part 1 & 2)

  Private eye Jim Rockford (James Garner) finds himself in trouble in this two-parter with a teleplay by Cannell based on a story by Roy Huggins. Originally aired as a two-hour presentation on October 18, 1974, the episode was subsequently broken up into two parts for subsequent broadcasts. The phone gag this time around featured…

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…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Edge of Destruction

  The third story in the first season of Doctor Who, is a short one, it’s a two-parter, and is also a bottle show, it all takes place on the standing sets of the TARDIS, nothing new had to be built. This allowed the show to save money. The first part, The Edge of Destruction…

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…