William Hartnell as the Doctor

Doctor Who Season One in Retrospect

Well, that took longer than I thought it would, but we’ve finally made it through season one! I’ve never looked at Doctor Who very critically before starting this blog, but it’s been something of an eye-opener. How do the eight… Read more

The Doctor arrives in Paris

The Reign of Terror: A Change of Identity

I readily admit: I’m not the world’s most consistent Doctor Who blogger.  It took a long time to get through The Sensorites, for example, but this time I have a legitimate excuse, having moved cross-country from my beloved Chicago to some… Read more

Madame Guillotine

The Reign of Terror: Guests of Madame Guillotine

Taken as counter-revolutionaries when they’re discovered in a loyalist hideout, Susan, Barbara, and Ian are led away by revolutionary soldiers to the guillotine. As they leave, the soldiers set the hideout on fire—with the Doctor trapped inside… Now this is… Read more

The Ship arrives in Revolutionary France

The Reign of Terror: A Land of Fear

Following their experiences on the Sense Sphere, the time travelers have returned to the Ship after having bid farewell to Maitland, Carol, and John. ”Well, at least they know where they’re going,” Ian comments as they watch Maitland’s ship fade… Read more

Regional Commander of the Provinces

A tale of two stories – The Reign of Terror

The Reign of Terror spotlights strengths and weaknesses of pure earthbound historicals that would see them advance in the series first few seasons only to vanish in the highland mist by season four. On the one hand TARDIS has landed… Read more