|Mavic Chen (Kevin Stoney, left) views the Doctor |
(William Hartnell), The Daleks' Master Plan
And yet, the third season saw a run of stories that are amongst the most bold and assured of the Hartnell era. From the epic Dalek space opera to comedic historicals to the surreal adventure battling The Celestial Toymaker to the slick action oriented War Machines, the third season saw the series demonstrating that Doctor Who could truly tell any kind of story it wanted. Indeed it was arguably the uncertainty behind the scenes that was responsible for the flexibility of the stories this season.