Timestamp: Fourth Series Summary

Doctor Who: Fourth Series Summary

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This only contains the reviews for the Second Doctor since the First Doctor episodes in the fourth series were average as part of the First Doctor’s summary.

I was really skeptical about this season after The Power of the Daleks and The Highlanders came out so strong, and then The Underwater Menace took a nose-dive. The gradual climb back to the 3 and 4 range with the final four serials was rough in some spots, but a welcome return to what I came to expect from the first three seasons.

Looking back, I shouldn’t have been worried: This season earned higher grades than all but one of the First Doctor’s years, and has been just about as even as I look back over the spreadsheet I’m using to keep track.

Yes, I’m using a spreadsheet. Yes, I’m a nerd. But you knew that, since I’m devoting the time to watch Doctor Who from the very beginning.

Anyway, this start for the Second Doctor is very promising as we head into the fifth season.


The Power of the Daleks – 5
The Highlanders  – 4
The Underwater Menace – 2
The Moonbase – 3
The Macra Terror – 3
The Faceless Ones – 4
The Evil of the Daleks – 4

Series Four (Second Doctor) Average Rating: 3.6/5


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The Timestamps Project is an adventure through the televised universe of Doctor Who, story by story, from the beginning of the franchise. For more reviews like this one, please visit the project’s page at Creative Criticality.


4 thoughts on “Timestamp: Fourth Series Summary

  1. Glad that you liked Power of the Daleks, but shouldn’t The Smugglers and The Tenth Planet be included in your analysis? They’re also part of the fourth season.

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