Doctor Who: Third Series Summary
I really enjoyed the third series, though it was not as strong as the first two. The Daleks got a wonderful serial that went on a bit long, and it finished strong with three good stories that I felt started to bring the show into a good stride. There are some less exciting adventures, like The Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Eve and The Celestial Toymaker, which brought the score down a bit, but overall I’m still enjoying the First Doctor a lot more than I thought I would.
It will be sad to seem him go with only two serials to go. Before I start into Series Four, however, I plan to visit the Peter Cushing big screen interpretation one last time with the remake of Series Two’s The Dalek Invasion of Earth.
Galaxy 4 – 3
Mission to the Unknown – 4
The Myth Makers – 3
The Daleks’ Master Plan – 4
The Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Eve – 2
The Ark – 4
The Celestial Toymaker – 1
The Gunfighters – 3
The Savages – 4
The War Machines – 3
Series Three Average Rating: 3.1/5
UP NEXT – Special #2: Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
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I’m glad that you’re liking the third Doctor so much. I actually like the very experimental feel and darker tone to the stories produced by John Wiles before Hartnell got him fired (The Myth Makers, Daleks Master Plan, Massacre, and The Ark) and find the Innes Lloyd era a bit more stale in that it makes Dr Who very similar to other sci-fi adenture series.Still, when done well that totally works like in The Savages. I’ll be very interested to hear your opinion of the fourth season as you progress, a season that suffers from very little extant material.
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