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...]

Second Day of the Doctor Trailer

There’s some of the same footage, but also some that we didn’t see in the first trailer the BBC released. And what’s here has me even more excited for this upcoming 50th anniversary episode. I particularly like an echo of words that we’ve heard more than once, but which we heard for the first time [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 Three Doctors

It was interesting watching The Three Doctors again recently. As a classic episode I have seen several times before, it struck me just how inadequate the special effects were for expressing the concepts the writers wanted to integrate into the story. A singularity that Omega had managed to harness looked like a flow of steam. [Read More...]

The First Regeneration

Via Doctor Who TV, HT IO9, I learned that an animation has been released of the ending of the lost Doctor Who episode “The Tenth Planet,” which featured the first ever instance of the Doctor regenerating. [Read more...]

Doctor Who: The Great Intelligence Trilogy

I neglected to embed links to my previous posts about Doctor Who episodes featuring the Great Intelligence, when I wrote my recent posts about “The Snowmen.” And so I thought that I would not only go back and rectify that in those posts, but also offer links here in a separate post to those things [Read More...]

Quote of the Day (The Doctor)

I have long loved this quote from “The Moonbase.” And so given the echoes of the Second Doctor’s adventures, and the theological aspects, in “The Snowmen,” I thought I would share this image plus quote that came my way on Facebook. Even though I am pretty sure he is holding his 100-year diary, with Patrick [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Snowmen

Tonight’s episode of Doctor Who, the long-awaited Christmas special “The Snowmen,” did a wonderful job of preserving the humor, magic, and terror that make Doctor Who more than a science fiction show. SPOILERS AHEAD! The episode begins with a Doctor that is gloomy and withdrawn, having decided to try to avoid becoming attached to anyone [Read More...]

Blogging the Second Doctor

Here is a round-up of my blogging about every episode from the Patrick Troughton era of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks The Highlanders The Underwater Menace The Moonbase The Macra Terror The Faceless Ones The Evil of the Daleks The Tomb of the Cybermen The Abominable Snowmen The Ice Warriors The Enemy of [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death

The Doctor Who episode “The Seeds Of Death” witnesses the return of the Ice Warriors and the introduction of what later on would be referred to as a “trans-mat” device, but which here was referred to as a “T-mat” which stood for “Travel-Mat.” I wonder what the Ice Warriors will look like if they ever [Read More...]


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