Podcast episodes with The First Doctor

BONUS: The First Doctor Retrospective

BONUS: The First Doctor Retrospective

It all started out as a mild curiosity in a junkyard. Time to review the highlights and low-points of The First Doctor.

C030 The Power of The Daleks

C030 The Power of The Daleks

Multiplying Daleks and surveillance fruit on the planet Vulcan? I’m in.

C029 The Tenth Planet

C029 The Tenth Planet

Cybermen make their first appearance on Doctor Who, and William Hartnell his last (for a while), in this legendary classic serial.

C028 The Smugglers

C028 The Smugglers

The tale of one solitary woman in drag, stuck at an ultra-violent, 17th-century sausage fest while pirates look for hidden booty.

C027 The War Machines

C027 The War Machines

A maniacal, telepathic computer dispatches clunky Dalek-wannabees to enslave mankind. Why? Because shut up, that’s why.

C026 The Savages

C026 The Savages

An allegory about equality acted out by evil guys in blackface and fairly sophisticated cavemen. Also, The Doctor has a vibrator. No lie.

C025 The Gunfighters

C025 The Gunfighters

Two Docs get mixed-up; Steven and Dodo are master pianists; and the whole thing is tied together with the most annoying song in the Wild West.

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.