Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils Review

The Thirteenth Doctor returned to our screens over Easter, but don’t get your hopes up for a special episode as it felt very much like a regular “filler episode” at just the regular runtime of 45 minutes and having little to no impact on the story. Still, the Sea Devils returned! Always nice to see a returning monster… Most of the time. Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: The Invasion Review

The Invasion is not only a rare eight-part story, not only features the debut of UNIT but it’s also the first story to ever receive animated missing episodes. On top of all that it has Cybermen in it, which admittedly isn’t very rare for the Second Doctor story, but there you go. That being said they only appear in half of it anyway as it does take a good while for the invading to actually happen… thankfully the human villain in the story is very entertaining! Want to know more? Read on!

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Doctor Who: The Mind Robber Review

*Gasp!* A Patrick Troughton story that’s entirely live action?! I forgot such a thing exists… The Mind Robber is an odd story, to put it mildly: fictional characters brought to life, funky 50s robots, Zoe doing some sort of karate, a superhero called “The Karkus”, someone else playing Jamie for two episodes, and more! Does it hold together? Is the odd episode count of five parts a good or bad thing? Let’s find out!

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Doctor Who: The Ice Warriors Review

It’s always interesting to look back at the debut story of an iconic enemy, seeing which parts of their character / their race lasted and what was added as they went along. In the case of the Ice Warriors their debut story is actually a very basic Second Doctor “base under siege” story with about the only impressive thing about them being their costume design. Still, they proved popular enough to bring back later several times (including two Third Doctor TV stories coming to this blog in a month or two!) so let’s take a look at the one that started it all!

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Doctor Who: The War Machines Review

The War Machines is a lot of things, it’s the last entirely complete Hartnell story in the archive, it’s Dodo’s last story, it’s Ben and Polly’s first story and their only story that’s not either missing entirely or filled in with animation and it’s an extremely rare contemporary First Doctor story. Is it also a good story though? That’s the main question, so let’s find out!

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Doctor Who: The Web Planet Review

So, along with the Twin Dilemma (already reviewed) and Paradise Towers, The Web Planet was one of the stories I was least looking forward to re-watching one day for this blog. I convinced myself that my dislike for it probably came from the mistake of watching all six parts in a row back when the DVD came out, so I watched it in three lots of two episodes this time and… nope, still extremely boring and super cringey in places. I do admire how far they went with how little money they had, it’s an impressive story for a 60s British TV serial (well, apart from the Zarbi…) but still doesn’t make it very fun to watch… So, let’s get it out the way then, shall we?

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Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror Review

We’re kicking off the next and rather long phase of “older Doctor Who reviews to stick in gaps on the blog” with The Reign of Terror, a story I’d only watched once before doing it again for this review. I remembered it being quite good and liking the animation, but I can only guess the more recent animated efforts have ruined the latter part of that because… yikes. Anyway, is it still “quite good” or was that the excitement of seeing animated episodes clouding it? Let’s find out!

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Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks Review

Well, it’s a Groundhog day episode… again. Well, to be fair, Doctor Who on TV hasn’t really done them but so many other shows I’ve watched or even Who on Audio has used the concept in recent years that it’s a bit old hat to me now. That being said, is the episode good regardless? It’s actually perfectly fine, though not without a few niggling bits. Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: Nightmare of Eden Review

Another random period of time, another Doctor Who blu-ray boxset to review a story from! Yes Season 17 has been released just in time for Christmas and once again I went with the story I haven’t watched in the longest and this time its sadly because it’s not very good… like at all really. Still, I’ll review all Who TV stories eventually so I may as well get it done now! And if that isn’t a glowing reason to click to read more, I don’t know what is…

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Doctor Who: Flux – The Vanquishers Review

After five episodes of build up does Chris Chibnall stick the landing?! … *sigh*, no, of course he doesn’t. I thought there were too many spinning plates for all of them to get a satisfying resolution but I didn’t expect practically NONE of them to get any real sense of resolution at all. As the end credits rolled I just wondered why I’d bothered getting invested in anything the past month and a half, and that’s not a great way to leave your audience! Let’s take a closer look then…

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