Today we begin our look at the six part story 'The Chase' with part 1 'The Executioners', which sees the return of The Daleks!
TIME AND RELATIVE DIMENSIONS
The Chase Part 1: The Executioners
Original Air Date: May 22, 1965
Viewers: 10 Million (Up 1.5. From previous week – Part 4 of The Space Museum)
-Increase in viewers most likely due to the teaser at the end that episode showing the return of The Daleks
-This episode is notable for an appearance of The Beatles performing 'Ticket To Ride' which gets cut out of most modern releases of the episode
-The Dalek rising out of the sand at the end of the episode sounds a lot like Cartman from South Park
-The Time-Space Visualizers was clearly created to have some 'educational' stuff on Dr. Who, such as showing off the Gettysburg Address and Queen Elizabeth's court.
-Both Queen Elizabeth I and Shakespeare would be reoccurring characters in Dr. Who, particularly in the 10th Doctor era (the least said about that the better)
-Being from 1963, Ian and Barbara would know who the Beatles are, however, the song Ticket to Ride came out in 1965, so there is no way Ian should know the words to it
-This is the start of the final six episodes featuring the characters of Barbara Wright & Ian Chesterton.