Unearthly Times

Welcome to Unearthly Times

Story
010

You have to give Terry Nation his due – he could certainly write an atmospheric first episode! Suicide, murder, decay, the suggestion of plague, a flying saucer, a sprained ankle …


Feb
13
2014
Story
009

I’ve always been a fan of Gulliver’s Travels, so the idea of miniature travellers interacting with oversized creatures and props was always going to appeal to me on some level …


Feb
10
2014

So, in what seems no time at all (but has actually been just over two months), I’ve finished watching season one of Doctor Who


Feb
01
2014
Story
008

One of the simple joys to be had watching these early episodes of Doctor Who comes from hearing characters speak without their resorting to glib one-liners …


Jan
28
2014
Story
007

The Sensorites is a rather odd – or should that be rather Ood – story to judge, sometimes being quite spooky, sometimes dragging out the action much too long, often feeling a bit silly, but at other times being quite poetic …


Jan
22
2014
Story
006

The Aztecs is a story I remember rather better than its predecessor, having seen it several times, although admittedly not since its original DVD release over ten years ago …


Jan
08
2014
Story
005

Before watching it again, I could remember absolutely nothing about The Keys of Marinus. I couldn’t remember how many times I’d seen it or even when I’d last watched it …


Jan
04
2014
Story
004

Nary a clip exists from any of the seven episodes of Marco Polo and whilst there are fan-made reconstructions out there I could watch, I’ve chosen to stick with listening to the off-air soundtrack …


Dec
28
2013
Story
003

OK, so I said a few weeks back that Doctor Who was rarely if ever as dark as An Unearthly Child. Well, this two-parter just about proves that wrong …


Dec
22
2013
Story
002

One of the things I love about old Doctor Who is the slower pacing: where a story is given the room to breathe …


Dec
15
2013
Story
001

An Unearthly Child is simply one of the greatest episodes of television ever made …


Dec
01
2013

Welcome to Unearthly Times, a Doctor Who marathon blog. The plan – to watch all of Doctor Who in order from An Unearthly Child onwards – is admittedly not an original one …


Nov
23
2013
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