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032 The Underwater Menace by Geoffrey Orme
Illustrated by gluecookie
Season 4, Story 5:
The TARDIS lands on an extinct, volcanic island. However, there is something hidden below, something thought lost of centuries… Atlantis!
A mad scientist of the Atlantean people has convinced their hybrid fish people who farm for plankton that Atlantis can rise again! However, he isn’t planning to bring the city up, he’s hoping to plunge the world downwards, drain the oceans and destroy the planet!
The Doctor must make the decision… save the city or save the world!
STORY FACTS ~
- Parts of this story are MISSING. Only the middle two episodes survive.
- It features the Second Doctor and companions Polly Wright, Ben Jackson and Jamie McCrimmon.
- The story begins with each companion thinking of where they would like to land next. This is the first (and one of the only) examples of internal monologue in the show.
- In the season before this, the Doctor was called “Doctor Who” by WOTAN, and in this story his signs his name as “Dr. W”.
- Working titles for this story include The Fish People, Doctor Who Under the Sea, Under the Sea and Atlanta.
031 The Highlanders by Elwyn Jones and Gerry Davis
Illustrated by fabledquill
“Sepia pen and watercolor.”
Season 4, Story 4:
The TARDIS lands in Scotland, just after the Battle of Culloden. The Doctor quickly gains the trust of a small band of fleeing Jacobites by tending to their wounds, and Polly goes to fetch water. But while she’s away there is am ambush and the Doctor and Ben face becoming slaves.
Polly is going to have to save the day this time… but another friend is soon to join the TARDIS, a young piper by the name of Jamie McCrimmon.
STORY FACTS ~
- All of this story is MISSING.
- It features the Second Doctor and companions Polly Wright and Ben Jackson. Jamie McCrimmon joins the TARDIS at the end of the story as a new companion.
- Jamie Crimmon joins the TARDIS. He is still the longest running companion in terms of episodes and the longest running male companion of all.
- This is the last ‘Pure Historical’ Doctor Who ever did. The Fifth Doctor story ‘Black Orchid’ can also be considered a Pure Historical but it is based on entirely fictional situations and is very inaccurate.
- Despite being credited and commissioned to do the script, Elwyn Jones didn’t write a single line of the script.
- Frazer Hines, who plays Jamie, was friends with Patrick Troughton off screen as well and it was decided his minor character should be come a companion due to their great onscreen chemistry.
- The story was originally going to be called Culloden.
016 The Chase by Terry Nation
Illustrated by hamishmash
The Time-Space Visualiser informs the TARDIS crew that the Daleks have perfected their own, superior time machine are are on their pursuit. So begins a chase through space and time.
After a race through futuristic funfairs, New York City and even the legendary Mary Celeste, the time travellers arrive on the mysterious and empty planet of Mechanus… where cold and calculating Mechanoids roam the corridors… And with the TARDIS crew trapped in their prison cells with another stranded space traveller it seems their time is up.
When the Daleks arrive and battle with the Mechanoids, they see their chance to escape and destroy the Daleks’ time machine… but Ian and Barbara have plans for one last use of it.
STORY FACTS ~
- It features the First Doctor and Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton and Vicki Pallister as the companions.
- This is Ian and Barbara’s last story and they leave the episode happily back in London. The Doctor initially is angry with them for suggesting that they want to leave but this is shown to just be a way to hide his sadness.
- This story introduces the next companion Steven Taylor, a stranded human space crew member. The episode finishes with him staggering towards the TARDIS, with him only becoming a companion in the following story.
- This story was intended to be adapted into the third Dr. Who feature film, but the poor critical and commercial reaction to the second film scraped these plans.
- Like Terry Nation’s ‘The Keys of Marinus’, The Chase is a ‘Travelling Quest’ featuring multiple locations past, present and future.
- This is the first story to feature the Daleks using time travel. No reason is given for them hunting the Doctor, but it could be suggested that with their time machine that can see the devastation that he causes in their future. The Chase can be retrospectively considered part of ‘The Time War’ much like Genesis of the Daleks and Remembrance of the Daleks, as the develop of time travel by the Daleks is a significant aspect of their history.
- The story features several historical celebrities including Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare (both of which the 10th Doctor met), Captain Benjamin Briggs and the Mary Celeste crew.
- The story also featured the (then) contemporary celebrities Jimmy Saville (awkward…) and the Beatles. This marked the first time celebrities made cameos as themselves.
- The term ‘Time Rotor’ is first used, and the Doctor explains he can sense where the TARDIS is even if he can’t see it.
- As well as playing future companion Steven, Peter Purves also portrays the man that the time travellers meet at the top of the Empire State Building. This is the first time an actor has been seen to play two parts.
- Daleks would later be seen to build the Empire State Building in the 10th Doctor story Daleks in Manhatten.
- While none of this episode is missing, the full performance of the Beatles from Top of the Pops is. The inclusion of a clip in this story is the only surviving copy of it.
- Originally the Beatles were supposed to be dressed up as old men, performing together in the 21st Century.
- This is the first story to have comedic Daleks, including a “hilarious” stuttering one.
- Variations of the word had been used before but this is the first story to have Daleks use “EXTERMINATE!” as a battle cry.
- Alternate titles for this story include The Pursuers.
012 The Romans by Dennis Spooner
Illustrated by romaaana
Enjoying a well-earned holiday in a Roman villa in 64 AD, the Doctor, Ian, Barbara and their new friend Vickie can’t see anything going wrong. But before long, the Doctor grows restless and takes Vickie into Rome and almost as soon as they are gone, Ian and Barbara are captured by slave traders.
With the Doctor mistaken for the Emperor’s lyre player, it is up to Ian to rescue Barbara and himself from certain death in the colosseum! And as Rome becomes an inferno, will the time travellers go up with it?
STORY FACTS ~
- It features the First Doctor and Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton and Vickie Pallister as the companions.
- This is another ‘Pure Historical’ and a ‘Celebrity Historical’.
- This is the first episode which could be described as a ‘Comedy’, although it does have many dramatic elements.
- This is the first story to feature stock footage, in the form of a lion used in Part 1’s cliffhanger.
- Derek Francies, a major actor at the time, is the first actor to ever request a role in Doctor Who.
- Part 3 had very low figures, as it was broadcast on the same day as Winston Churchill’s funeral.
- While the Doctor has been physical before, this is the first episode to show is advanced combat skills. It can be argued that we see an early use of Venusian aikido, a fighting style the Third Doctor used often, when the Doctor judo-flips someone.
- The Doctor claims he gave Hans Christian Anderson the idea for The Emperor’s New Clothes.
- This is the first time an episode begins a long time after the TARDIS has landed. The time travellers have been living in the Roman villa for at least a month before the episode begins.
- The Tenth Doctor tells his companion Donna Noble that he wasn’t responsible for Rome burning in The Fires of Pompeii.
Here is a Fivey for you! (I was maybe gonna draw something from Animorphs but it’s been forever since I read those and it’s all so sad…..) Anyway uh I hope you like it and I’m sorry that you had a bad night. <3 Oh, and happy new year! Yeee~
Ashley, you really didn’t have to do this, this is so exceedingly sweet and lovely of you, I really don’t have anything to say. Well, except ‘Thank you’ of course, but that hardly expresses my gratitude properly.
I am somewhat ashamed of this, but I couldn’t help myself.
This guy was light years beyond adorable!
I made this Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) costume for a Doctor Who party my friend had earlier this year, and I’ll probably be wearing it for Halloween.
I dyed and resewed a lab coat and added the bias tape, sewed the striping onto a cricket sweater, and I used fabric paint to make the stripes on the pants and the colors and question marks on the shirt. I also bought some fake celery and put a magnet inside so I could take it on and off the lapel of my jacket.
submitted by lukethreepwood
To days to come!
Colin Baker with Lynda Bellingham (the Inquisitor in the Trial of the Time Lord).
29th August 1986
omg no i just made this for silly
Culture clash between two brothers on modern vs. tradition
A monk and a punk
“Adams advanced towards him, his rolls of fat squishing seductively together. ‘Mr. J, what do you say we reenact the Battle of Saratoga? You can be the retreating British forces, and I-’ he whipped off his nightshirt, flourishing it like a toreador’s cape - ‘will be the valiant, hard, glorious, advancing Americans.’
‘But Mr. A,’ whimpered Jefferson, ‘the Battle of Saratoga hasn’t even happened yet.’
‘Irrelevant! Now disrobe, you clodpole, and show me your genitals!’”
Seriously my favorite thing on the internet.