DOCTOR WHO: A Viewer’s Guide for Beginners

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DOCTOR WHO: At the End, SURVIVAL

“SURVIVAL” – Season 26, Serial 4, Story 156 – It’s the end of the line for the Seventh Doctor and Ace, as the final televised adventure of the classic DOCTOR WHO series is broadcast. Finishing up a trilogy of stories focused on Ace, the TARDIS deposits our heroes in her home town of Perivale, where…

DOCTOR WHO: A Wicked GHOST LIGHT

“GHOST LIGHT” – Season 26, Serial 2, Story 154 – The Seventh Doctor pulls a total dick move and brings Ace back to the house in Perivale that is her least favorite place in the world – 100 years before she burns it down. Almost everyone in Ghost Light has something to hide, from the…

DOCTOR WHO: Come On, Get HAPPINESS PATROL

“THE HAPPINESS PATROL” – Season 25, Serial 2, Story 150 – The Seventh Doctor and Ace visit Terra Alpha, where everyone has to be happy or they get ghosted. There’s an orange-haired Margaret Thatcher stand-in running the place and hating on gay people, reject LotR orcs in the tunnels, and a villain made of candy.…

DOCTOR WHO: DRAGONFIRE? Aces, Professor!

“Dragonfire” – Season 24, Serial 4, Story 148 – The Seventh Doctor and Mel have their final adventure together as they hit the colony Iceworld on the planet Svartos in time to get involved with some crazy ice shenanigans. There’s a villain that cackles into the camera when he talks and a dragon that walks…

DOCTOR WHO: TIME AND THE RANI and a Man Named Sylvester

“Time and the Rani” – Season 24, Serial 1, Story 145 – The Seventh Doctor makes his debut and things immediately don’t suck anymore. The TARDIS gets hijacked by the Rani, the Sixth Doctor dies, the Seventh Doctor gets kidnapped, and Mel screams. A lot. There’s a green-skinned alien ally who looks like an extra…