Classic Who reviews

C024 The Celestial Toymaker

C024 The Celestial Toymaker

The Doctor is turned invisible, inaudible and intangible, and Steve and Dodo clown around in this both childish and completely racist serial.

C023 The Ark

C023 The Ark

Dodo dooms mankind with a sneeze; cyclopses lock humans in a security kitchen; and incorporeal creatures sit down in chairs.

C022 The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve

C022 The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve

In addition to The Doctor, Hartnell plays a different character in this one, who also goes on holiday. And then we get a new, annoying companion.

C021 The Daleks’ Master Plan

C021 The Daleks’ Master Plan

The Doctor robs the Daleks, gains two companions, loses three, and then we even get an appearance by the monk. Epic!

C020 The Myth Makers

C020 The Myth Makers

The troupe arrives in Troy, where there’s no Helen, Vicki falls in love, and the Doc leaves but one Trojan left alive.

C019 Mission to the Unknown

C019 Mission to the Unknown

Three astronauts who aren’t The Doctor battle homicidal vegetables and Daleks while the latter plot to take over the galaxy.

C018 Galaxy 4

C018 Galaxy 4

Doc, Vicki and Steven encounter sexism, Hutts and pudgy budget-Daleks in this serial that does not necessarily take place in Galaxy 4.

C017 The Time Meddler

C017 The Time Meddler

The Doctor, Vicki and Steve arrive in England in 1066 and are pitted against Saxon logic, brutal Vikings and a fellow time traveller.

C016 The Chase

C016 The Chase

The Doctor says farewell to two trusted companions, but first they battle Desert Squids, Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula and Spherical Daleks.

C015 The Space Museum

C015 The Space Museum

The Doctor, Barbara, Ian and not-short-for-Victoria unfreeze on Xeros, are about to be frozen again, and then help some kids kill lots of grownups.