“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.
“Basketball” (season one, episode five; originally aired 4/19/2005) In which it’s definitely about whether you win or lose—and how you play the game… It’s telling that none of Michael Scott’s talking heads about basketball mention t... Read Post
“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
“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