DOCTOR WHO: A Viewer’s Guide for Beginners

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DOCTOR WHO: Now You See THE CRUSADE, Now You Don’t

“THE CRUSADE” – Season 2, Serial 6, Story 14 -Written by David Whitaker; Directed by Douglas Camfield – The First Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Vicki touch down in the middle of the Crusades. Barbara gets kidnapped, Ian gets knighted, the Doctor is almost executed, and Vicki pretends to be a boy. This is all pretty…

DOCTOR WHO: THE TIME MEDDLER By Any Other Name

“THE TIME MEDDLER” – Season 2, Serial 9, Story 17 – Written by Dennis Spooner; Directed by Douglas Camfield – The First Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Vicki- no wait, two of them are gone. Let’s go again. The First Doctor, Vicki, Steven Taylor, and his stuffed animal materialize in 1066 on the eve of a…

DOCTOR WHO: The Funk and Stunk of THE WEB PLANET

“THE WEB PLANET” – Season 2, Serial 5, Story 13 – Written by Bill Strutton; Directed by Richard Martin – The First Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Vicki land on a moon-like planet populated by crazy humanoid size insects that want to … look, just watch it. Because The Web Planet Is Both Amazing and Horrid.…

DOCTOR WHO: THE National Lampoons ROMANS Holiday

“THE ROMANS” – Season 2, Serial 4, Story 12 – Written by Dennis Spooner; Directed by Christopher Barry – For the first time in the show’s season-and-a-half history, DOCTOR WHO gets its funny on in a big way. The Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and new arrival Vicki head to Rome so they can lounge around for…

DOCTOR WHO: What the Hell is a Tele-snap, MARCO POLO?

“MARCO POLO” (Condensed Reconstruction) – Season 1, Serial 4, Story 4 – Written by John Lucarotti; Directed by Waris Hussein (episodes 1-3, 5-7) and John Crockett (episode 4) – The First Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Susan find themselves in the Himalayas, where they get rolled into a caravan on its way to pay homage to…