Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Seeds of Doom

  And just like that we come to the end of Season 13 of Doctor Who, and we close it out with a 6 part story by Robert Banks Stewart that plays, initially like a riff on the classic, The Thing From Another World. This serial ran from 31 January to 6 March, 1976. It…

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) – Terror of the Zygons

  The 13th season of Doctor Who, and Baker’s second, starts off this week with this four part story that was written by Robert Banks Stewart and ran from 30 August to 20 September, 1975. It’s a bit of a mixed bag, but overall pretty enjoyable, though doesn’t have as many fun lines or moments…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Robot

  Tom Baker is handed the keys to the TARDIS as he assumes the mantle of the Doctor in this first story of the 12th season of Doctor Who. Robot is a four-part story that was written by Terrance Dicks that aired originally from 28 December, 1974 to 18 January, 1975. As the Doctor recovers…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – Planet of the Spiders 

  And just like that, we come to the last adventure of Pertwee’s Doctor. His last story, Planet of the Spiders, was penned by Robert Sloman, and ran from 4 May to 8 June, 1974. At UNIT headquarters the Doctor and Lethbridge-Stewart (Nicholas Courtney) are questioning a mesmerist in the Doctor’s exploration of psychic phenomena,…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – Invasion of the Dinosaurs

  Dinosaurs are invading London in this 6 part adventure for The Doctor (Pertwee) and Sarah-Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) that was written by Malcolm Hulke and ran from 12 January to 16 February, 1974. The TARDIS arrives back in town after their previous adventure to find the bustling city deserted, but for a few roving survivors….

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Time Warrior

  Jon Pertwee’s final season as The Doctor begins with this four-part story written by Robert Holmes which ran from 15 December 1973 to 5 January, 1974. There are a couple of noticeable changes right off the bat… there’s a new title sequence, there’s the introduction of perhaps The Doctor’s most famous companion, Sara-Jane Smith…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Green Death 

  The 10th season comes to a close with this story written by Robert Sloman, this six part story ran from 19 May to 23 June, 1973. UNIT is eager to assign The Doctor (Pertwee) and Jo (Katy Manning) to investigate a strange death at a mine in South Wales, the body is apparently glowing…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Three Doctors

  Season 10 of Doctor Who starts off with a bang in this highly enjoyable four-part story written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin that ran from 30 December, 1972 to 20 January, 1973. What better way to celebrate the tenth season of the series than with a commemorative story that would feature all three incarnations of the…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Time Monster

  Season 9 of Doctor Who comes to a close with this six-part story that was written by Robert Sloman and aired from 20 May to 24 June, 1972. With a premonition that The Master (Roger Delgado) is back, the Doctor (Pertwee) warns UNIT, and the Brigadier (Nicolas Courtney) to be on the look out, but when he…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – Day of the Daleks

    The Daleks return in this, the first story of Jon Pertwee’s third season as the Doctor, and the ninth for the series as a whole. This four-parter was scripted by Louis Marks and ran from 1 January to 22 January, 1972. This one is a fan favorite and it’s easy to see why,…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Daemons

  The last story of Season 8 is viewed this week. This one was decidedly fun, and though it starts off playing some of the spookier elements, those are quickly pushed to the side, which is too bad, as they were really entertaining and made for a rather unique Doctor Who story, a type that…