Let the Marathon Recommence!



With the hysteria of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary behind us, and Peter Capaldi’s debut series as the Doctor at least six months away, it’s time to recommence the Doctor Who Mind Robber’s ultimate marathon. Before the unrelenting barrage of Golden Anniversary publicity and hype derailed the writer’s quest to view and review all 800 episodes of Doctor Who, this humble blog had chronicled the Doctor’s adventures from William Hartnell’s debut serial, An Unearthly Child, to Patrick Troughton’s penultimate outing, The Space Pirates. Although the final serial of the monochrome era, The War Games, had been viewed several times, the review has yet to grace the pages of this blog. It’s almost as if I couldn’t bare to make the final break with my favourite doctor, Troughton. Alas, it’s time to move on. Peter Capalid’s channelling of Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor in his costume publicity photos has reignited my passion to explore the tenure of our first full colour Doctor. Please join me for the journey!

Patrick Troughton

Vivien Fleming

©Vivien Fleming, 2014.


3 responses »

  1. Hello, did you ever get to see The Enemy of the World? And will that be getting a review. I’ve just seen it and really loved the first episode.

    • Hi FM. Yes I’ve seen “The Enemy of the World” several times. I reviewed the story prior to its recovery via Loose Cannon’s now removed reconstruction. On re-reading the review after watching the complete recovered version I have to admit to not feeling overly compelled to write another one. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the visuals there’s not a lot more that I can add to the first review.

      What the recovery did confirm was just how good Loose Cannon’s reconstructions are. I totally felt like I’d seen “The Enemy of the World” before. There was little, if anything, that I missed from listening to the audio together with the telesnaps. That being said, I still desperately want more missing episodes recovered!

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