Doctor Who / Avengers Connections–Final Thoughts

Lately, I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time looking at what actors from different episode of The Avengers (the quirky British spy-fi series) also appeared in Doctor Who (the quirky British science-fantasy series).

(Daily Doctor Who #347)

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The Daleks [Classic Doctor Who]

Doctor Who has long been my favorite show, but in recent years rewatchings of old episodes have been few and far between.  But recently I decided to spend some of my 50th birthday spending money on some of these adventures, and enjoy them with one or two of my nerdier daughters. (However, I already owned this one–but it was rewatching all those others that inspired me to revisit it again).

(Daily Doctor Who #48)

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Doctor Who – 1963 – All the Years

Doctor Who – All The Years is a quick examination of what was happening in the world of Doctor Who over all its years of existence. I’m not attempting to create a thorough history–just brief look back at the real-life timeline of my favorite TV show.

(Daily Doctor Who #4)

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100 Years, 100 Creators – Part 4

Over a few posts, I’m choosing different creators or creative teams–novelist, composer, scriptwriter, comic book artist, etc–who have influenced or inspired me, and in most cases brought me a lot of enjoyment.

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An Adventure in Space and Time (Doctor Who)

Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary continues with An Adventure in Space and Time, which I got around to watching last night.  If you are not familiar, this is a feature length film about the early days of Doctor Who.  Written by Doctor Who and Sherlock writer & actor Mark Gatiss, the film tells the story of a number of the key personalities who were responsible for breathing life into the series back in 1963.  Primarily, the focus is on Verity Lambert, the program’s original producer, and William Hartnell, who created the role of the Doctor back in 1963.  Also featuring heavily are Sydney Newman, who was the original visionary behind the show, and Waris Hussein, who directed several of the early serials, including the first one.  But it’s Hartnell and Lambert who really carry the lion’s share of the story. Continue reading An Adventure in Space and Time (Doctor Who)