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Level Up Barbara

Companion Tropes 18 It’s silly, isn’t it? I feel frightened. As if we’re about to interfere in something that is best left alone.  Barbara Level One – The Unwilling Adventurer When Doctor Who first started, the format was much the … Continue reading

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Cliffhangers: First Doctor 2

Yesterday we looked at some of the cliffhangers in the First Doctor era, specifically the ones that reveal the monster.  Although these are the most iconic and best-remembered cliffhangers, they are not in the majority.  Most cliffhangers are a moment … Continue reading

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Dr. Who & the Daleks

So here we have it, the first ever Doctor Who movie: Dr. Who & the Daleks.  Hold on a minute.  No no no.  A quick glance at the movie poster for this film will reveal that the title is actually: … Continue reading

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Audience Identification: First Doctor

Question: who is the audience identification figure or figures in classic Star Trek?  Who is the pudding-brain who has to ask all the inane questions to help the audience along?  Answer: everyone.  Trek had a clever format: everyone was a … Continue reading

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The Chase

When the Doctor switches on the Time-Space Visualiser, it displays some historical characters, a performance by the Beatles, and then a group of Daleks on their way to kill the Doctor. This extraordinary coincidence really sets the scene for the … Continue reading

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The Dalek Invasion of Earth

This was the story that really kicked off the Sixties Dalekmania phenomenon; they were back by popular demand, and a much more powerful foe than in their debut appearance. No longer confined to their city, they could now inhabit pretty … Continue reading

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The Daleks

The Daleks have reached such a mythical status that replicating the experience of an original viewer is impossible.  It is difficult to imagine what this must have been like, not knowing what was at the other end of the sink … Continue reading

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