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There are hundreds of Doctor Who episodes and stories out there and we intend to watch them all! Not just that – We’ll watch, review, discuss, debate, rate and praise and/or poke holes in every episode of Doctor Who, starting with the 1963 pilot. That’s right; we’re beginning with William Hartnell and then working our way forward through time, episode by episode and Doctor by Doctor. In parallel, we're also reviewing New Who, starting with Eccleston in the 2005 revival. At the time of writing this, we're already well into the Tom Baker and Peter Capaldi eras!

From comparing Dalek and Cybermen military strategems to ranking companions by hairstyle, we’ve got it covered. And while you subscribe to us on iTunes, we’re populating WhoBackWhen.com with written reviews, episode statistics and an ever-growing visual index of aliens, creatures, historical figures and companions that the Doctor meets along the way.

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There are hundreds of Doctor Who episodes and stories out there and we intend to watch them all! Not just that – We’ll watch, review, discuss, debate, rate and praise and/or poke holes in every episode of Doctor Who, starting with the 1963 pilot. That’s right; we’re beginning with William Hartnell and then working our way forward through time, episode by episode and Doctor by Doctor. In parallel, we're also reviewing New Who, starting with Eccleston in the 2005 revival. At the time of writing this, we're already well into the Tom Baker and Peter Capaldi eras!

From comparing Dalek and Cybermen military strategems to ranking companions by hairstyle, we’ve got it covered. And while you subscribe to us on iTunes, we’re populating WhoBackWhen.com with written reviews, episode statistics and an ever-growing visual index of aliens, creatures, historical figures and companions that the Doctor meets along the way.

    N137 Extremis

    N137 Extremis

    Doc joins the world’s most depressing bookclub, and where are these scientists getting their dynamite?!




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    Doc is being given a tour of Middle Earth, sorry, the Fatality Index’s latest in termination tech, an orgy of overkill which even a Time Lord’s peskily persistent cells can’t regenerate around. Right on cue, Missy is brought out for the execution, but whose two hearts and three brainstems are in for the shock of their many lives?




    Seems unlikely it’s the Doc, because in the present day when he’s not haunting the Vault in the dark, opening just any old enigmatic spam emails sent to his specs and downloading their attachments willy-nilly, he appears to be lurking in his favourite unlit lecture theatre like it’s the most natural thing in the world.

    But some Top Trumps cardinals and Il Papa himself have a freshly translated heretical text for Doc’s eyes only that they’re all too terrified to read: the Veritas! Restored to comprehensibility at the expense of all who receive its soul-destroying message. Is the Doctor’s sequence of randomly generated numbers finally up?






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    C124 Arc of Infinity

    C124 Arc of Infinity

    Lord Buckethead attempts to bond with Doc’s molecules, but a surprise Colin Baker totally steals the show




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    A Time Lord with a voice that would make John Hurt jealous is having a nice little traitorous chat with a character that’s having trouble developing in our dimension (negative image, get it?). Who might they be? Never you mind, buddy; you’ll find out soon enough. What’s important, though, is that the antimatter chap in question is plotting to take over the Doctor’s body to transfer across to our dimension, thus putting all of the universe in jeopardy.




    The other Time Lords won’t stand for it, though, being the good guys, and so send for The Doc in order to do the only sensible thing… and execute him! Meanwhile, in Amsterdam, two backpackers are about to crash in a crypt and get inadvertently drawn into the trans-dimensional shenanigans when a dude from Tim Burton’s worst nightmares steps in and lasers the crap out of one of them. Serendipitously, his cousin’s the least popular Australian companion television’s ever seen (just ask Doc’s face) and so these two worlds are bound to collide.




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    N136 Oxygen

    N136 Oxygen

    Doc & Co want to breathe new life into space workers rights, but the puffed-up airheads running the head office may disagree




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    The future has cranked capitalism up to eleven in this twelve-heavy story that has Capaldi putting on airs at Bristol University whilst gasping for another inspiring adventure in space. You can’t keep a good Doctor down, though, and when a serendipitous distress signal reaches the TARDIS across the airwaves they answer the call to adventure.




    Constant breath of fresh air, Nardole, huffs after them as well, and soon has every right to air his grievances as the space station they materialise in is full of zombie astronauts breathing down their necks without an air to spare. With no heir apparent, and contending with the situation’s fluid dynamics, our heroes need to think up a wheeze fast while they’re waiting to exhale.




    Doc ain’t just full of hot air when he says he’ll – air-quotes – breathe new life into the workers’ rights, but the puffed-up airheads running the head office may disagree. In business, in space, and certainly in space business, the suit makes the man, though, and as Air on a G string plays gently in the background, Team TARDIS must unionise before they can breathe a sigh of relief.




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    C123 Time-Flight

    C123 Time-Flight

    The Master wants to steal an ancient, omniscient space race to use it as an engine for his TARDIS




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    Adric’s dead. Yay! Ahem, sorry... Adric has just died and the remaining TARDIS team are mourning the loss of such a worthwhile companion. Doc thinks they could do with cheering up so puts the TARDIS on track for The Great Exhibition, Hyde Park, London, Earth, 1851. Alas, that little adventure will have to wait because some external force is causing problems for the TARDIS and they have to materialise mid-flight at Heathrow Airport in the present day. Good job too as a Concorde has just gone missing and they’re going to need the help of Doc and his TARDIS to track it down.




    Why? Because the plane’s gone through a time contour and ended up 140 million years in the past, that’s why! It would be far too simple to just pop back in time to find it in the TARDIS, so Doc hitches a ride on another Concorde and everyone winds up in a prehistoric land where everything is not quite as it seems. Mysterious psychokinetic forces are at work, and there appears to be someone or something behind them. Good job Nyssa has developed her own extrasensory perception then as they’ll need that to find out who’s masterminding these series of events and get the Concorde crew and passengers safely back to their own time.




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    N135 Knock Knock

    N135 Knock Knock

    Space woodlice should really get their Poirorities straight




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    Unnoticed in the leafy suburbs of Bristol, a common family tragedy is unfolding as an ill mother has taken to her bed, seemingly beyond all medical help. Her doting young son stoically puts on a brave face, while looking in the garden for objects that might amuse his beloved parent.




    The boy happens upon some peculiar insects, coiled up and looking for all the world like boiled sweets. Taking them to his suffering patient, she smiles and a small ray of light soothes his tortured mind, perhaps granting him a memory that will act as some small consolation later.




    But a miracle occurs! Oh blessed day! The next morning her energy is restored, although her skin is a mite woodier than hitherto. Skip on 70 years and the boy is now a prosperous landlord who only needs to avoid The Doctor spoiling his scheme. But just look who his new tenant is…




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    C122 Earthshock

    C122 Earthshock

    Adric's maths badge finally pays off and Team TARDIS commits Dinocide




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    Earth; the future; soldiers; caves: normally you’d only get to pick two of these to make a Doctor Who serial, but we’re being treated with all four of them right from the start! The hullabaloo this time is that a group of palaeontologists and geologists have been murder-killed while poking about underground. The one survivor leads a troop of soldiers back into the caves to find out what happened and, hopefully, rescue anyone else who managed to escape being slaughtered. Meanwhile in the TARDIS, Adric’s off to a great start and is successfully making everyone wish he was dead by being even more of an annoying brat than usual.




    Doc can’t take it anymore, so lands the TARDIS on Earth, in some coincidental caves of course, and has to go for a walk to calm himself down. We get a wholly unrelated lesson about the untimely demise of the dinosaurs, on which surely the serial title bears no relevance, when — kablammo! — Cue the killer androids, who have been waiting stage left to come and turn everyone to goop. They're just the puppets though; the real shit’s going to hit the fan when their Cybermen masters step out of the shadows and unveil their plan to blow up the Earth in order to cancel a conference.






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    • 1 hr 47 min

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