What Doctor Who Season 5 means to me.
This blog has existed since 2007, and during 2009, thinking it would be good to tweet my thoughts on the seven Classic Doctor Who seasons I would eventually be blogging, I joined Twitter.
My second tweet was this:
It was tweeted with the same The Web of Fear avatar that I use today.
Eventually these tweets became the reviews of Season 5, (link).
The idea was, one season for each Classic Doctor, (and the TV Movie).
I chose Season 5 (for the Second Doctor) as it is thought of as one of the greatest seasons, even though (before October 2013!) there was only one complete-with-no-lost-episodes serial.
Also, blogging a season that was largely missing was an interesting idea.
When the year was 2009, both Season 4 and Season 5 were largely missing: Season 4, nine episodes were not lost, and of Season 5 – while The Tomb of the Cybermen existed as a complete serial, only nine other episodes not lost.
No Doctor Who story is wholly lost however, thanks to the audiotapes of Sixties fans, Cura’s tele-snaps and the Target novelisations, and thanks to the various reconstructions (recons) made by fans, and the BBC DVD of the now-with-animation The Ice Warriors.
What Season 5 means to me – it was the first whole Troughton season I “watched”, (thanks to some excellent fan recons), and obviously I liked it a lot as I’ve kept the same Twitter avatar since 2009!
Four mainly-complete-or-complete serials (of seven, so now more than half, astonishing!) when once there were only two.
The idea of re-watching Season 5 is absolutely brilliant.