Posts Tagged With: Ian Chesterton

Classic Who Retrospective: The Romans

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When it comes to Doctor Who stories, my favourite ones are always those set in the past. There is something extremely enjoyable about the Doctor travelling to historical places, witnessing important events and sometimes even being the cause of them. Which is why I thought ‘The Romans’ was one of the best Hartnell serials so far. Continue reading

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Classic Who Retrospective: Planet of Giants

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Well, that was nice. I can safely say that Planet of Giants is one of those serials I wouldn’t mind watching several times. It was well paced (especially towards the end) and it gave us a plot that other shows wouldn’t have been able to pull off, not even nowadays. Continue reading

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Classic Who Retrospective: The Sensorites

p00v2b44All right, I’m just going to be brave and say it: I didn’t really like The Sensorites. Oh, but let me explain. Had this six-part serial been comprised into a two or even three-parter, it would have been okay. But this dragged the story for too long, including unnecessary scenes and expanding others that did NOT need so much screen time. For crying out loud, episode 4 has Ian lying half death the entire time and episode 5 doesn’t even feature Barbara! I’m surprised it didn’t take me longer to finish The Sensorites. Continue reading

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Classic Who Retrospective: The Aztecs

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Writing a Classic Who retrospective is something I had been wanting to do for a long time, but now that I have started it, I don’t know if The Aztecs was the best choice to begin this new adventure. To be fair, I chose this story, the sixth serial of the First Doctor’s adventures, because it is the oldest one I hadn’t watched yet and I want to do this in some sort of chronological order, if possible. Continue reading

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