April 19, 1969: Doctor Who in ‘The War Games’

The_War_Games-titleThe War Games was the seventh and concluding story of the sixth season. It was the final story of the 1960s and the last produced in monochrome. It was notable for introducing the Time Lords and for being the first time that the Doctor’s home planet was seen.  The final episode saw the departure of Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor and Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury as companions Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot.

The story also featured a father and son playing roles on screen: David Troughton, the son of Patrick Troughton, appeared in this story.

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The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe arrive on an unnamed planet. At first believing themselves in the midst of World War I, they realise it to be one of many War Zones overseen by the War Lords, who have kidnapped large numbers of human soldiers in order to create an army to conquer the galaxy. Infiltrating the control base, the Doctor discovers that the War Chief is also a member of his own race. The creeping realisation sets in that the Doctor cannot solve this problem alone, and that his days of wandering may be at an end…

Read more at tardis.wikia.com/.

The Doctor Summons the Time Lords on the Doctor Who YouTube Channel.

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