September 27th, 2013

doctor who

50 years of Who: 1964

My second post on this series: listing the Doctor Who and related TV and books and reminiscing briefly about the first time I encountered any Who of that year's vintage, as well as my personal favourite and least favourite moments from the selection.


The Daleks (last 5 episodes)
The Edge of Destruction
Marco Polo
The Keys of Marinus
The Aztecs
The Sensorites
The Reign of Terror
Planet of Giants
The Dalek Invasion of Earth

The Dalek Book
Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks (1)

The first Who from 1964 that I encountered: It was a very long time until I saw any of the TV stories from this era. But probably in the late 1970s I read David Whitaker's Doctor Who and the Daleks, originally published in November 1964 as Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks, which I still think is the best of any of the novelisations of Old Who stories.

My favourite Who from 1964: I do love "Day of Reckoning", the third episode of The Dalek Invasion of Earth, with its fantastic scenes of Daleks in London and intense music. But I have soft spots for most of the above, and repeat my recommendation of the David Whitaker novelisation.

Moving swiftly on from: The Sensorites.

So, what was your favourite of the above? What is the best bit? (And if you like, what is the worst bit?)

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