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…

Year of the Drex Olympics review on CultBox

It’s got a tongue-in-cheek title and the April 2019 Doctor Who Short Trips release, The Year of the Drex Olympics is definitely one of the more amusing releases in this range. A Second Doctor story, read by Frazer Hines, and featuring Jamie and Victoria, it’s worth a listen and I put some thoughts together for…

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.