Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 1

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: Marco Polo – Part 1

14 Oct, 2017

So this marks a slight departure in the format, although in what way is perhaps an interesting question. So far Doctor Who has largely ignored known figures and events. Instead they land smack in the middle of a mission for Marco Polo.

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: The Edge of Destruction – Part 2

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: The Edge of Destruction – Part 2

7 Oct, 2017

The solution being so simple is both marvellous and frustrating. It actually links us nicely back to the repair jobs we see The Doctor doing in Hunters of Earth and An Unearthly Child.

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: The Edge of Destruction – Part 1

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: The Edge of Destruction – Part 1

30 Sep, 2017

So what is going on here? This is a mystery where we have not reached the end and a character piece where people seem to be acting out of character, so it’s hard to talk about directly.

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: The Daleks – Part 7

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: The Daleks – Part 7

23 Sep, 2017

This is put together as a rip-roaring adventure serial. The villain giving a countdown to nuclear annihilation, the heroes kept tied to a wall, their friend descending on ropes to rescue them. But it is the cost this victory comes at that makes it very bittersweet.

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: The Daleks – Part 6

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: The Daleks – Part 6

16 Sep, 2017

Now we reach our most action oriented episode to date (in spite of not seeing a single Dalek gun fire). However, that also makes it one of the hardest ones to write about.