Doctor Who

One of the difficulties of having a blog instead of a website is that posts are more easily lost and less easy to find. Especially since the method to my DOCTOR WHO reviews is seemingly haphazard. It’s not. Honest. But to make it easier for folks to find and read the WHO reviews that are posted, and just as importantly to know what stories haven’t been reviewed yet, I thought I’d give the WHO reviews their own page. Serials that have hotlinks have been reviewed, those that don’t haven’t been covered, yet.

One note – there are hundreds of places where you can get full on summaries; my reviews are really reactions: I watch the episode and then I write about it. Sometimes that means I write a lot about plot and end up doing a bit of summary, but really my interest is in writing about my reaction to a particular episode, whatever that reaction entails.

For those new to DOCTOR WHO and are wondering how they should start to wrap their brains around 50 years of TV, I’ve written up a guide just for you:

DOCTOR WHO: A Viewer’s Guide for Beginners

THE FIRST DOCTOR: William Hartnell

Season 1 (1963-1964)
1: AN UNEARTHLY CHILD
2: THE DALEKS
3: THE EDGE OF DESTRUCTION
4: MARCO POLO
5: THE KEYS OF MARINUS
6: THE AZTECS
7: THE SENSORITES
8: REIGN OF TERROR

Season 2 (1964-1965)
9: PLANET OF GIANTS
10: THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
11: THE RESCUE
12: THE ROMANS
13: THE WEB PLANET
14: THE CRUSADE
15: THE SPACE MUSEUM
16: THE CHASE
17: THE TIME MEDDLER

Season 3 (1965-1966)
18: GALAXY 4
19: MISSION TO THE UNKNOWN
20: THE MYTH MAKERS
21: THE DALEKS’ MASTER PLAN
22: THE MASSACRE OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S EVE
23: THE ARK
24: THE CELESTIAL TOYMAKER
25: THE GUNFIGHTERS
26: THE SAVAGES
27: THE WAR MACHINES

Season 4 (1966-1967)
28: THE SMUGGLERS
29: THE TENTH PLANET

THE SECOND DOCTOR: Patrick Troughton

Season 4 (1966-1967)
30: THE POWER OF THE DALEKS
31: THE HIGHLANDERS
32: THE UNDERWATER MENACE
33: THE MOONBASE
34: THE MACRA TERROR
35: THE FACELESS ONES
36: THE EVIL OF THE DALEKS

Season 5 (1967-1968)
37: THE TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN
38: THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMEN
39: THE ICE WARRIORS
40: THE ENEMY OF THE WORLD
41: THE WEB OF FEAR
42: FURY FROM THE DEEP
43: THE WHEEL IN SPACE

Season 6 (1968-1969)
44: THE DOMINATORS
45: THE MIND ROBBER
46: THE INVASION
47: THE KROTONS
48: THE SEEDS OF DEATH
49: THE SPACE PIRATES
50: THE WAR GAMES

THE THIRD DOCTOR: Jon Pertwee

Season 7 (1970)
51: SPEARHEAD FROM SPACE
52: THE SILURIANS
53: THE AMBASSADORS OF DEATH
54: INFERNO

Season 8 (1971)
55: TERROR OF THE AUTONS
56: THE MIND OF EVIL
57: THE CLAWS OF AXOS
58: COLONY IN SPACE
59: THE DAEMONS

Season 9 (1972)
60: DAY OF THE DALEKS
61: THE CURSE OF PELADON
62: THE SEA DEVILS
63: THE MUTANTS
64: THE TIME MONSTER

Season 10 (1972-1973)
65: THE THREE DOCTORS
66: CARNIVAL OF MONSTERS
67: FRONTIER IN SPACE
68: PLANET OF THE DALEKS
69: THE GREEN DEATH

Season 11 (1973-1974)
70: THE TIME WARRIOR
71: INVASION OF THE DINOSAURS
72: DEATH TO THE DALEKS
73: THE MONSTER OF PELADON
74: PLANET OF THE SPIDERS

THE FOURTH DOCTOR: Tom Baker
Season 12 (1974-1975)
75: ROBOT
76: THE ARK IN SPACE
77: THE SONTARAN EXPERIMENT
78: GENESIS OF THE DALEKS
79: REVENGE OF THE CYBERMEN

Season 13 (1975-1976)
80: TERROR OF THE ZYGONS
81: PLANET OF EVIL
82: PYRAMIDS OF MARS
83: THE ANDROID INVASION
84: THE BRAIN OF MORBIUS
85: THE SEEDS OF DOOM

Season 14 (1976-1977)
86: THE MASQUE OF MANDRAGORA
87: THE HAND OF FEAR
88: THE DEADLY ASSASSIN
89: THE FACE OF EVIL
90: THE ROBOTS OF DEATH
91: THE TALONS OF WENG-CHIANG

Season 15 (1977-1978)
92: HORROR OF FANG ROCK
93: THE INVISIBLE ENEMY
94: IMAGE OF THE FENDAHL
95: THE SUN MAKERS
96: UNDERWORLD
97: THE INVASION OF TIME

Season 16 (1978-1979)
98: THE RIBOS OPERATION
99: THE PIRATE PLANET
100: THE STONES OF BLOOD
101: THE ANDROIDS OF TARA
102: THE POWER OF KROLL
103: THE ARMAGEDDON FACTOR

Season 17 (1979-1980)
104: DESTINY OF THE DALEKS
105: CITY OF DEATH
106: THE CREATURE FROM THE PIT
107: NIGHTMARE OF EDEN
108: THE HORNS OF NIMON
—: SHADA

Season 18 (1980-1981)
109: THE LEISURE HIVE
110: MEGLOS
111: FULL CIRCLE
112: STATE OF DECAY
113: WARRIORS’ GATE
114: THE KEEPER OF TRAKEN
115: LOGOPOLIS

The FIFTH DOCTOR Not Yet Reviewed

THE SIXTH DOCTOR: Colin Baker

Season 21 (1984)
136: THE TWIN DILEMMA

Season 22 (1985)
137: ATTACK OF THE CYBERMEN
138: VENGEANCE ON VAROS
139: THE MARK OF THE RANI
140: THE TWO DOCTORS
141: TIMELASH
142: REVELATION OF THE DALEKS

Season 23 (1986)
143a: MYSTERIOUS PLANET
143b: MINDWARP
143c: TERROR OF THE VERVOIDS
143d: THE ULTIMATE FOE

THE SEVENTH DOCTOR: Sylvester McCoy

Season 24 (1987)
144: TIME AND THE RANI
145: PARADISE TOWERS
146: DELTA AND THE BANNERMEN
147: DRAGONFIRE

Season 25 (1988-1989)
148: REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS
149: THE HAPPINESS PATROL
150: SILVER NEMESIS
151: THE GREATEST SHOW IN THE GALAXY

Season 26 (1989)
152: BATTLEFIELD
153: GHOST LIGHT
154: THE CURSE OF FENRIC
155: SURVIVAL

THE EIGHTH DOCTOR: Paul McGann

TV Movie (1996)
156: DOCTOR WHO: THE TV MOVIE

THE NINTH DOCTOR: Christopher Eccleston
Rumination: NOT HAVING A “MY DOCTOR”

Series 1 (2005)
157: ROSE
158: THE END OF THE WORLD
159: THE UNQUIET DEAD
160a: ALIENS OF LONDON
160b: WORLD WAR THREE
161: DALEK
162: THE LONG GAME
163: FATHER’S DAY
164a: THE EMPTY CHILD
164b: THE DOCTOR DANCES
165: BOOM TOWN
166a: BAD WOLF
166b: THE PARTING OF THE WAYS
Rumination: TIERS OF A FATALIST: RANKING THE NINTH DOCTOR’S SERIALS

Essay: THE NINTH DOCTOR: DAVIES DOUBLES DOWN ON THE DETAILS

THE TENTH DOCTOR: David Tennant

Specials (2005)
—: DOCTOR WHO: CHILDREN IN NEED
167: THE CHRISTMAS INVASION

Series 2 (2006)
168: NEW EARTH
169: TOOTH AND CLAW
170: SCHOOL REUNION
171: THE GIRL IN THE FIREPLACE
172a: RISE OF THE CYBERMEN
172b: THE AGE OF STEEL
173: THE IDIOT’S LANTERN
174: THE IMPOSSIBLE PLANET / THE SATAN PIT
175: LOVE & MONSTERS
176: FEAR HER
177: ARMY OF GHOSTS / DOOMSDAY

Special
178: THE RUNAWAY BRIDE

Series 3 (2007)
179: SMITH AND JONES
180: THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
181: GRIDLOCK
182: DALEKS IN MANHATTAN / EVOLUTION OF THE DALEKS
183: THE LAZARUS EXPERIMENT
184: 42
185: HUMAN NATURE / THE FAMILY OF BLOOD
186: BLINK
187: UTOPIA / THE SOUND OF DRUMS / LAST OF THE TIME LORDS

Specials (2007)
—: TIME CRASH
188: VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED

Series 4 (2008)
189: PARTNERS IN CRIME
190: THE FIRES OF POMPEII
191: PLANET OF THE OOD
192: THE SONTARAN STRATEGEM / THE POISON SKY
193: THE DOCTOR’S DAUGHTER
194: THE UNICORN AND THE WASP
195: SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY / FOREST OF THE DEAD
196: MIDNIGHT
197: TURN LEFT
198: THE STOLEN EARTH / JOURNEY’S END

Specials (2008-2010)
199: THE NEXT DOCTOR
200: PLANET OF THE DEAD
201: THE WATERS OF MARS
202: THE END OF TIME

THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR: Matt Smith

Series 5 (2010)
203: THE ELEVENTH HOUR
204: THE BEAST BELOW
205: VICTORY OF THE DALEKS
206: THE TIME OF ANGELS / FLESH AND STONE
207: THE VAMPIRES OF VENICE
208: AMY’S CHOICE
209: THE HUNGRY EARTH / COLD BLOOD
210: VINCENT AND THE DOCTOR
211: THE LODGER
212: THE PANDORICA OPENS / THE BIG BANG

Specials (2010-2011)
213: A CHRISTMAS CAROL
—: SPACE and TIME

Series 6 (2011)
214a: THE IMPOSSIBLE ASTRONAUT
214a: THE IMPOSSIBLE ASTRONAUT, Take 2
214b: DAY OF THE MOON
215: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK SPOT
216: THE DOCTOR’S WIFE
217a: THE REBEL FLESH
217b: THE ALMOST PEOPLE
218: A GOOD MAN GOES TO WAR
219: LET’S KILL HITLER
220: NIGHT TERRORS
221: THE GIRL WHO WAITED
222: THE GOD COMPLEX
223: CLOSING TIME
224: THE WEDDING OF RIVER SONG

Rumination: IS IT TIME TO HAVE GWEN COOPER REPLACE THE PONDS? Written post-GOD COMPLEX.

Specials (2011)
—: DEATH IS THE ONLY ANSWER
225: THE DOCTOR, THE WIDOW AND THE WARDROBE

Series 7 (2012-2013)
—: POND LIFE
226: ASYLUM OF THE DALEKS
227: DINOSAURS ON A SPACESHIP
228: A TOWN CALLED MERCY
229: THE POWER OF THREE
230: THE ANGELS TAKE MANHATTAN
231: THE SNOWMEN
232: THE BELLS OF SAINT JOHN
233: THE RINGS OF AKHATEN
234: COLD WAR
235: HIDE
236: JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE TARDIS
237: THE CRIMSON HORROR
238: NIGHTMARE IN SILVER
239: TBA (rumored THE FUNERAL OF RIVER SONG)

Unrelated Specials
Broadcast: Title: Doctor
1985: A FIX WITH SONTARANS: Sixth
1990: SEARCH OUT SCIENCE: SEARCH OUT SPACE: Seventh
1993: DIMENSIONS IN TIME: Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven
1999: DOCTOR WHO AND THE CURSE OF THE FATAL DEATH
2007: THE INFINITE QUEST: Tenth
2008: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES: Tenth
2009: DOCTOR WHO: TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT: Tenth
2009: DREAMLAND: Tenth

Movies
1965: DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS
1966: DALEKS – INVASION EARTH: 2150 A.D.

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