Tag Archives: Victoria

Victoria the Woobie

Companion Tropes 2 What kind of a companion was Victoria?  What traditional character trope did she fulfil?  There are a few different options.  Is she a damsel in distress?  A tragic heroine?  Neither of those quite fit.  No, Victoria is … Continue reading

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Cliffhangers: Second Doctor 2

Yesterday we looked at some Second Doctor cliffhangers, particularly the ones that flowed naturally from the Hartnell era, and I mentioned at the end of the article how the common base-under-siege format of the Troughton era allowed for a new … Continue reading

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Cliffhangers: Second Doctor 1

It’s down there, in the darkness, in the pipeline, waiting. Last time we looked at the First Doctor cliffhangers, and identified three main ways to end an episode leaving us wanting more: placing somebody in danger, the monster reveal, and … Continue reading

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The Tomb of the Cybermen

I am going to have to get autobiographical here, because The Tomb of the Cybermen is my favourite Doctor Who story.  That’s not something that is unheard of.  Tomb is generally placed relatively highly in fan polls, but to consider … Continue reading

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Downtime

It was a funny old world being a Doctor Who fan in the 90s.  I had watched quite a bit of 80s Doctor Who but wouldn’t really have described myself as a fan, but from 1992 onwards I was a … Continue reading

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The Web of Fear

The Web of Fear (and later The Invasion) were so successful that they provided the blueprint for the direction Doctor Who would take in the early Seventies: predominantly Earth-bound alien invasions, and the Doctor co-operating with the military.  Bringing the … Continue reading

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Fury from the Deep

DOCTOR: That’s the noise I heard on the beach. VICTORIA: What is it, Doctor? DOCTOR: I don’t know but we’re going to find out. Come on, Jamie. Oh Victoria, no. Not you. VICTORIA: Why not? DOCTOR: I think it’d be … Continue reading

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