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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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Dimensions in Time

Pickled in time like gherkins in a jar. It wasn’t an auspicious start, possibly the worst opening line of anything, well… ever.  The choice of villain was also a slight disappointment for the 30th Anniversary.  The Rani always was a … Continue reading

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Silver Nemesis

Silver Nemesis is not a popular story, and I can understand why.  The problems are obvious, with three different sets of enemies who all fall short in some way, and are largely kept separate from the Doctor and Ace, who … Continue reading

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Survival

Survival is the final story of the Classic series of Doctor Who.  Remarkably it manages to bookend the series thematically and foreshadow the revival to come, and it does both of these things by accident.  We are back in contemporary … Continue reading

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The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

Once upon a time there was a Doctor Who story called The Gunfighters, which had a framing device of somebody singing the plot in the form of a ballad.  Fast forward a couple of decades, and we get The Greatest … 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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