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Cliffhangers: Seventh Doctor

It has been a fascinating exercise looking at the Doctor Who cliffhangers from the Classic Series, Doctor by Doctor.  The 1960s were inventive and brilliant, and since then it has been a tale of steady decline in terms of new … Continue reading

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Cliffhangers: Sixth Doctor

Whenever the Doctor regenerates the next few cliffhangers tend to concentrate on placing the companions in danger rather than the Doctor.  This doesn’t always happen, but is a good rule for the series to follow because we perhaps care a … Continue reading

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Delta and the Bannermen

There have been endless Doctor Who stories based on making some kind of an insect or small creature bigger and using that as the basis of a race of aliens.  We have had giant ants and butterflies (The Web Planet), … Continue reading

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Paradise Towers

It has been two and a half years since we last had a Doctor Who story that didn’t feed off continuity in some way, but Andrew Cartmel is our new script editor for this series and he is setting about … Continue reading

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Time and the Rani

As regeneration stories go this is obviously not ideal.  It is a million times better than The Twin Dilemma, but still arrived with some pre-packaged faults.  Andrew Cartmel took over as script editor from this story onwards, but as usual … Continue reading

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The Trial of a Time Lord

All this week we have been looking at the individual sections of The Trial of a Time Lord, although it was actually broadcast as one 14-part story.  In retrospect the whole thing seems like an odd decision.  After a longer … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Foe

Between Seasons 22 and 23 Doctor Who was taken off air for a year longer than normal, and for its return the producer, John Nathan-Turner, was instructed to make it less violent.  If hiring the writer of Vengeance on Varos … Continue reading

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