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) – The Android Invasion

  This week finds us visiting the small village of Devesham in this four-part story penned by Terry Nation, which aired from 22 November to 13 December, 1875. The Doctor (Baker) and Sarah-Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) arrive back in the right time, 1980, but still not quite to London. Instead they discover the little town of…

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) – 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) – 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 (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) – The Chase

The Daleks are back in this week’s story written by Terry Nation and airing in 6 parts from 22 May to 26 June, 1965. It also, at the end of the story, sees the departure of Ian (William Russell) and Barbara (Jacqueline Hill) from the TARDIS as they finally find a way home. After their…

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) – 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…

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…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – An Unearthly Child

  November 22, 1963, that was one the first episode of the BBC series Doctor Who premiered. The first story, An Unearthly Child, also known as 100,000 B.C. is a four-part serial that introduces us to an alien traveler in time and space, known as The Doctor (William Hartnell), his granddaughter Susan (Carol Ann Ford)…