The Space Museum.
After a series of weird happenings aboard ship. The TARDIS appears to land on the planet Xeros, but when travelling through time and space appearances can sometimes be deceptive.
As, "Realtime" catches up, the Tardis crew realize they have been given a glimpse of their future fate.
They must change this future or face eternity as exhibits in the Morok War Museum...
Ep.1-"The Space Museum". Wandering around the museum one of the exhibits catches their eye.
Ep.2-"The Dimensions of Time". The Doctor plays mind games with a mind probe.
Ep.3-"The Search". Vicki encourages the Xerosians to revolt.
Ep.4-"The Final Phase". The Doctor is prepared for his, "exhibition", but the revolution is successful and the Tardis crew leave Xeros, with a device called a time space visualizer.
But across the gulf of space, evil exterminating eyes have been watching them,
...and this time they mean business!
Episode one is possibly the most intriguing episode in the programmes long history, it's a shame the remaining three episodes don't quite maintain episode ones intriguing premise.
After, "The Web Planet's" overspend of most of season two's budget, this was the story that had to, cut cost's.
It does rather show, unfortunately. (The sets are very sparsely furnished.)
But still, five stars for episode one.
Defending The Museum
My Grandfather The Doctor
The Space Museum - Photo Gallery
A Holiday For The Doctor
Don't let the fact it's in Black and White put you off.
Airdate:- 24/4/65 -15/5/65.
The Daleks have had enough of the Doctors interference in their plans, so they despatch an execution squad of Daleks to persue and exterminate the Tardis crew. The Doctor and his friends have got to keep one step ahead.... their very lives depend on it.
I like this story It's six episodes of fun, a madcap run-a-round of a story of which they did a lot in sixties TV shows.
In it's basic concept it is similar to The Keys Of Marinus, but I feel the ingredients work better in this story, giving a more satisfying viewing experience.
Mr Hartnell finally get's a chance to do a bit of comedy, check out his reaction when the Frankenstein creature rises from the laboratory bench.
I simply must mention episode six, I think Ray Cusick's Mechonoid design is as fantastic looking now just as I did when I watched on original transmission. The Dalek/Mechonoid fight scene is also a tour de force for the special effects guys.
So get out the popcorn take the phone off the hook and enjoy this silly slice of campy sixties fun, I know I do.
Individual episode titles.
Ep.1- "The Executioners". The Daleks despatch the execution squad.
Ep.2- "The Death of Time". The Aridians are coerced by the Daleks to hand over the Tardis crew.
Ep.3- "Flight through Eternity". A mystery of the sea is finally explained.
Ep.4- "Journey Into Terror". Just a haunted house, or a nightmare world?
Ep.5- "The Death of Doctor Who". Double trouble for the Doctor.
Ep.6- "The Planet of Decision". Success, and a way back to a, "normal" life for some of the Tardis crew, if they take it.
Due to copright reasons The Beatles playing "A Ticket to Ride", will only be on the region two release. Their, "on screen" time is only twenty five seconds.
The Thrill Of The Chase
Doctor Who - Follow That Dalek
Shawcraft - The Original Monster Makers
The Chase - Photo Gallery
Last Stop White City
Beyond the Screen
Enter+++ Enter+++ Zero +++ Stop (EASTER EGG)
Daleks! Conquer And Destroy
Trivia:- For anyone wishing to see the inspiration of the Mechonoids design, just check out a picture of the communication satellite, "Telstar".
This is also the first story to feature the Daleks with their vertical slats, I've always thought they were solar panels.
Airdate:- 22/5/65 - 26/6/65.
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