The DWC looks at seasons 3, 4 and 5!

The Doctor Who Companion is gathering pace with its voyage through the show’s television history. They’ve looked at Season 3, said farewell to Hartnell’s First Doctor, welcomed Troughton’s Second Doctor, met many a companion, said farewell to many more and introduced many alien races along the way. Seen in such breadth and at such pace,…

New portraits of the Doctors

I’m a big fan of Doctor Who art work, so great news of new portraits for all (known, excluding the meta) incarnations of the Doctor by Jeremy Enecio. You can get the poster version from several places (including The DWC) or you get them individually…

One final step for the Doctor?

Fifty years ago (July 21, 1969, at 02:56:15 UTC) Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. It’s an important event (see NASA), and, conspiracy theories aside, marked a step change in the human psyche. It also could well have marked the end of Doctor Who…

The Faceless Ones to be animated

Lots of reports today on the news of the animation of The Faceless Ones, one of many part-missing Doctor Who adventures for the Second Doctor. Among other things it’s the final outing for Ben and Polly as companions.

Celestial Toyroom 494 talks second and fifth Doctors

Members of the DWAS will be getting their copies of Celestial Toyroom 494 and it’s of interest (as the mashup cover suggests) in contrasting the Second Doctor and the Fifth Doctor. There’s an interesting central idea of how one particular story from the Troughton era is echoed in one of the Davison (and the cover…

Troughton, Pertwee and Davison 1983 interview

Thanks to the BBC Archive twitter, here’s a chance to watch a four minute interview from a 1983 episode of Nationwide with Sue Lawley talking to Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Peter Davison. Jelly Baby anyone?! [=] Message Ends [=]

Everything Second Doctor (BBC Stories)

I’d just like to use this post to point to some good resources for the BBC Second Doctor stories, in other words not anything produced since Patrick Troughton left the show in 1969, or seasons 4-6. Sometimes it’s not worth duplicating what others have done!

Should Doctor Who have finished after War Games?

Let’s just imagine. After six years in the public eye, adventures in space and time (catchy phrase), at the end of The War Games the Doctor says farewell to companions Zoe and Jamie and then goes off to serve his punishment among his own people. THE END. Could it have happened? Should it have happened? Let’s chat…

Gerry Davis archive interviews on the DWAS

Any consideration of the Second Doctor must come to the reasonable conclusion that Cybermen are his key nemesis, as suggested in my post What did the Second Doctor ever do for the Show? It’s a short step then to considering the impact of Kit Pedler (left in photo) on Doctor Who, but let’s not forget Gerry Davis (right). The picture shows them working on Doomwatch, but…

The Arrival of the Second Doctor

I found a good piece on the cusp between the First Doctor and Second Doctor on something called The BBC Genome Blog. The piece is by Andrew Martin (who I assume is the same person who has written with Justin Richards). The piece is: Doctor Who: The Regeneration Game.

What did the Second Doctor ever do for the show?

It’s February, so it’s the Second Doctor theme here on Red Rocket Rising, and how better to discuss the cosmic hobo than to ask the Monty Python Romans question: What did the second Doctor ever do for the show? It’s 2019 now and Patrick Troughton’s main run as the Doctor was 1966-1969, almost 50 years! If pushed, the Second Doctor is my Doctor (whatever…

The Moonbase review

The Discontinuity Guide may not have liked The Moonbase, and it certainly drags in places (and what happened that took four episodes) but for me it’s important. Why? Well it’s the first story I can clearly remember watching on transmission. I like to think I must have watched the rest of this season (and earlier Hartnell stories),…