October 9th, 2013

doctor who

50 years of Who: 1974

1974

TV
The Time Warrior (last episode)
Invasion of the Dinosaurs
Death to the Daleks
The Monster of Peladon
Planet of the Spiders
Robot (first epsiode)

Books
Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion (3)
Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters (3)
Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon (3)
Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks (3)
Doctor Who and the Dæmons (3)
Doctor Who and the Sea-Devils (3)
Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen (2)
1975 Doctor Who Annual (3)

The first Who from 1974 that I encountered: We lived outside the UK for much of 1974, and I'm pretty sure I saw only the last episode of Robot, so my first 1974 Who was probably Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion. This was the last year for some time that I did not see any episodes of Who on first broadcast.

My favourite Who from 1974: This really isn't my favourite era of the TV series, whereas several of these early novelisations are very good indeed. If I had to pick one it might be Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks.

Moving swiftly on from: The dinosaurs.

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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Links I found interesting for 09-10-2013

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Wednesday reading

Current
The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Far Side Of The World, by Patrick O'Brian
[Doctor Who] Warchild, by Andrew Cartmel
About Time: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who, 2005-2006; Series 1 & 2, by Tat Wood

Last books finished (2 weeks)
Conjure Wife, by Fritz Leiber
[Doctor Who] Catastrophea, by Terrance Dicks
The Subtle Knife, by Philip Pullman
The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski, by Samantha Geimer
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, by Mary Roach
A Book of Silence, by Sarah Maitland
[Doctor Who] Shroud of Sorrow, by Tommy Donbavand
Strengths Finder 2.0, by Tom Rath
[Doctor Who] The Beast of Babylon, by Charlie Higson

Next books
Returning My Sister's Face: And Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice, by Eugie Foster
Mortal Clay, Stone Heart and Other Stories in Shades of Black and White, by Eugie Foster
The Flood, by Ian Rankin
The Last Mughal, by William Dalrymple
[Doctor Who] Slow Empire, by Dave Stone

Books acquired in last 2 weeks
Returning My Sister's Face: And Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice, by Eugie Foster
Mortal Clay, Stone Heart and Other Stories in Shades of Black and White, by Eugie Foster
The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski, by Samantha Geimer
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, by Mary Roach
Strengths Finder 2.0, by Tom Rath