Second Doctor (1966-1969)

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.