Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear

I mentioned previously that these two episodes from the Patrick Troughton era were rediscovered in Nigeria and are now available for purchase on iTunes (they will be released on DVD next year). I downloaded and watched them as soon as they were available, and my son and I both enjoyed them. Web of Fear is [Read More...]

Details of the Previously Missing Doctor Who Episodes Recently Recovered

The BBC held a press conference today, then embargoed those present from publishing the details before midnight UK time. It is almost time, but some details have already begun to leak, and it is pretty amazing news. Nine parts of episodes previously lost have been recovered, and they are from the Patrick Troughton era. They [Read More...]

Lost Doctor Who Episodes

Lots of outlets are reporting that a treasure trove of 106 Doctor Who episodes, including some of the missing ones, have been found in Ethiopia. We’ve heard such news before, and on rare occasions it turns out to be true, but more often it doesn’t. And so it is best to wait and see – [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Masters of Luxor

A friend drew to my attention a piece of Doctor Who history which will soon be released as an audiobook. Masters of Luxor (Doctor Who Lost Stories 3.7) was originally intended to be the second story in the serial, but it was never made, being replaced by The Daleks. And while the Daleks helped turn Doctor [Read More...]

Two Lost Episodes of Doctor Who Recovered!

In some happy news for Doctor Who fans, two long missing episodes of Doctor Who have been found. One is part three of “Galaxy 4″ from the William Hartnell era, which I blogged about recently. The other is part of “The Underwater Menace” with Patrick Troughton. Here’s a clip from the former: You can watch [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Marco Polo

There is a nice audiobook of this lost episode, which combines the original soundtrack with narration, to good effect. This is the first episode to feature the Doctor and his companions traveling to a period in history that intersects them with famous people and events. It is also one of the few episodes from which [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Edge of Destruction

The short (two part) story “The Edge Of Destruction” (the second part to which bears the title “The Brink of Despair”) was the first story to be told solely within the TARDIS and involving the Doctor and his regular companions. This was at least partly motivated by budgetary concerns, but in fact the story works [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks

I have begun listening to early Doctor Who episodes in the car in audiobook form. I started with this episode, “The Power of the Daleks.” It was the first to feature a regeneration scene, and the first episode in which Patrick Troughton replaced William Hartnell, who up until that time was the only actor to [Read More...]


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