Second Doctor (1966-1969)

THE UNDERWATER MENACE (To be published in December 2020)
A missing Doctor Who story always prompts speculation and mythologising, but what happens when a missing story’s primary reputation is for its poor quality – and how is that affected when an episode presumed lost is recovered? James Cooray Smith examines the remarkable case of The Underwater Menace (1967).
THE EVIL OF THE DALEKS
A proto-steampunk time opera, The Evil of the Daleks (1967) effectively reinvents the Daleks. Simon Guerrier looks at questions of authenticity  – of the production, of the past and its relics, of human and Dalek nature, and of our understanding of a story only one of whose episodes survives.
THE MIND ROBBER
In a transitional season of Doctor Who, no story was more experimental than The Mind Robber (1968). Andrew Hickey examines the choices made in this metafictional parable, from its creative responses to production crises to the script’s careful selection of borrowed fictional characters.