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TV: Doctor Who (Classic): “The Time Meddler”

“The Time Meddler” (season 2, episodes 36-39. Originally aired, 1965) Season finales were not the kind of big events in 1965 that they are today, but the appearance of another rogue time traveler—and one who was not only from the Doctor’s own planet, but a sort of anti-Doctor in his own right—must have been a huge revelation for viewers back then. Before the War Chief, before the Master, before the Time Lords or Gallifrey had even been named, the Monk was our first glimpse at someone from the Doctor’s home.
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TV: Doctor Who (Classic): “The War Games” (Episodes 6-10)

Entertainment / Television : The A.V. Club - TV (3 years ago)

"The War Games," episodes 6-10 (season 6, episodes 40-44. Originally aired May 24-June 21, 1969) It's tempting to skip ahead and dive right into the final episode of "The War Games," since it casts the longest shadow over Doctor Who... Read Post

TV: Doctor Who (Classic): “Planet Of Giants”

Entertainment / Television : The A.V. Club - TV (2 years ago)

“Planet Of Giants” (season 2, episodes 1-3. Originally aired Oct. 31-Nov. 14, 1965) Maybe the most interesting thing about this one is what it isn’t. As broadcast in 1965, “Planet Of Giants” is a respectable but not overly exciting ... Read Post

TV: Doctor Who (Classic): “The War Machines”

Entertainment / Television : The A.V. Club - TV (3 years ago)

“The War Machines” (season 3, episodes 42-45. Originally aired June 25-July 16, 1966) “The War Machines” closed out Doctor Who’s third season in 1966, but like “The Time Meddler” the year before, it doesn’t quite have the feel of a ... Read Post

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