Doctor Who and the Silurians review

Following Spearhead from Space, it was the second story, Doctor Who and the Silurians that really firmed-up the Third Doctor‘s era with the appearance of Bessie and a real sense of mystery on Earth / UNIT adventures. Malcolm Hulke’s epic tale is seven episodes long, or three and a half modern episodes! Unheard of perhaps,…

Warriors of the Deep review

Of the three classic Doctor Who stories with members of the ancient dominant reptile life on Earth, the Fifth Doctor story Warriors of the Deep has a reputation of being the weakest. On a rewatch it lacks most of the emotional punch of either Silurians or Sea Devils, but is it that bad? Does it…

What did the Third Doctor ever do for the show?

It’s March, so it’s the Third Doctor theme here on Red Rocket Rising, and time to discuss the sometimes frustrated exile and ask the Monty Python Romans question: What did the third Doctor ever do for the show? It’s 2019 now and Jon Pertwee’s main run as the Doctor was 1970-1974, ending 45 years ago! Though I’m a…