Classic Who Retrospective: An Introduction

Game of Thrones is over now and with it my reviews of its episodes. And we still have months to wait until the new series of Doctor Who begins. So I decided to make something to help me make the wait shorter:

There are some serials from the Classic Who that I have yet to watch -many, in fact. Most of what I have watched is the later part of the Fourth Doctor, some of the Fifth and some of the Seventh (and maybe some of the Third? But I can’t really tell). I know, atrocious, which is why I want to catch up with some stories, especially the ones that go from 1963 to 1974. And this includes recons, if I am lucky enough to find them!

I want these reviews to be about my first impressions, my first contact with these serials and whether I consider they lived up to their expectations or they were a complete disappointment. My first one will come up soon and it will be about the First Doctor’s story ‘The Aztecs’, which I watched last night and gave me nightmares. Yes, I said it. I am 27 years old and I am not ashamed to admit it.

If you want to suggest an episode/serial I should watch, feel free to share it in the comments section!



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6 thoughts on “Classic Who Retrospective: An Introduction

  1. Yahwho! Whoray! The Whoniverse rejoices at your retrospective review plan. I nominate “The Key to Time.” Tom Baker, by the way, is to the Doctor as Sir Sean Connery is to James Bond.

    • Virginia Cerezo

      Noted! I have watched some of the serials of that season, though. But I have been wanting to watch ‘The Power of Kroll’ for some time now, so this is my chance!

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  3. Sounds great! I’ve been trying to do something similar this year – hope you have fun with it. Have you looked at the list of top episodes as voted for in Doctor Who Magazine? (Type “DWM top 200” into Google.) That should give you some good inspiration.

    My favourites so far have been The Sea Devils, The Talons of Weng-Chiang, City of Death and The Caves of Androzani.

    • Virginia Cerezo

      I’ll take a look at the list, thanks!!! And The Sea Devils is one of the serials I want to watch for this 🙂

  4. Yea! – It’s never too late to start watching Classic Who. I have suggestions of some of my favorites for Doctors 1-7 on my WordPress Blog. (Check categories or Tags to find them, or search “Doctor Who”). IMO, Peter Davison’s stories should be watched all in order – there’s a certain amount of overlap between each story, which is lost when you watch them out of sequence (such as the order the DVDs were released in). And there’s not *that* many. But whatever you want! Enjoy!

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