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Battlefield

“Battlefield” is a frustrating blend of good ideas and a few good performances mixed with some terrible staging, poor direction and some bad performances. The bad just about outweights the good, but the story is, however, miles ahead of most

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Remembrance of the Daleks

I don’t want to be a McCoy basher… I really want to like his version of Doctor Who, and I do on several levels. Though I do find less to like in his three years on the show, his acting

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Dragonfire

“Dragonfire” is cheap and nasty. It’s even worse than “Delta and the Bannermen”. It looks low budget, and is filled with amateur actors and actresses. And in what is perhaps the worst sin it commits as a story, it introduces

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Time and the Rani

Conventional fan opinion is quite correct when it comes to this story. “Time and the Rani” is bad, possibly one of the worst serials in Doctor Who’s entire run, at least until “Love and Monsters” came along. The plot is

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Ghost Light

“Ghost Light” is only the second story in Sylvester McCoy’s time on Doctor Who that actually offers a good, strong, well-acted narrative. The story famously requires multiple viewings to really work out what’s going on, but in the end it

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