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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 War Games

Most Doctor Who stories are four or six episodes long.  Anything that goes on for longer than that is a rarity.  There are a few sevens, an eight, a ten, a twelve, and a fourteen.  In order to sustain a … Continue reading

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The Invasion

Make the most of The Invasion, because it will be nearly 50 years before anyone comes close to recapturing the magic and scariness of the 1960s Cybermen stories.  They have very little screen time in The Invasion, but that is … Continue reading

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The Wheel in Space

Season Five of Doctor Who is obviously known as being a series of base-under-siege stories, with people trapped somewhere while the monsters try to get in.  This doesn’t apply to every story, and in fact the series starts with a … Continue reading

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The Krotons

Season Six of Doctor Who is a series of contrasts.  There are four stories that most people love, and three that most people hate.  Apparently nothing was just average this year.  Everything was either a glorious success or a dismal … Continue reading

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The Dominators

When I first became a fan of Doctor Who in the early 90s, the BBC had already released every complete Second Doctor story on VHS.  This was just before the return of The Tomb of the Cybermen was announced.  There … Continue reading

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