IAN: Doctor, I’ve got it. We can’t go back for Vicki in the TARDIS, but we can in the Daleks’ own time machine.
DOCTOR: Do you mean capture their machine?
IAN: It’s the only chance we’ve got or we’ll never see Vicki again.
BARBARA: Doctor, we have nothing to lose and now have even more reason to stop and fight. What do you say?
DOCTOR: I say…yes! Yes! Our next landing will be our battleground, and we shall fight. Fight to the death!
In a serial that is largely comical and an episode that is mainly about spooky goings on in a haunted house, it’s easy to forget the more moving scenes such as this one. Vicki has been left behind and the team feel utterly terrible, the Doctor says he can’t forgive himself. That’s the scary thing about the One era, if you get left behind you’re stuck there, no quick return journey to pick you up. There’s always that sense of danger when travelling with the First Doctor.
The way the team work together to come up with a solution is great and it’s rather special when you think that it doesn’t occur to Ian and Barbara at this point that they could use the Dalek time machine to get home, their main focus is Vicki and they are all prepared to fight to the death for her. They’ve spent ages being chased through time and space and now they don’t want to keep running without Vicki…it’s time to face the Daleks, get Vicki back and win!
Doctor Who’s Quinquagenary → Doctor Who?
"What’s in a name? Names are just titles. Titles don’t tell you anything." -Tenth Doctor, The Girl in the Fireplace
"You chose yours. The man who makes people better. How sanctimonious is that?" -The Master, The Sound of the Drums
"Look my name, my real name, that is not the point. The name I chose is the Doctor. The name you choose, it’s like a promise you make." -Eleventh Doctor, The Name of the Doctor
(5/∞) Fifth Doctor things
That moment when you remember youre The Doctor.
Doctor Who Meme: 2 Quotes [1/2]Second Doctor in The Tomb of the Cybermen
❝I have to really want to, to bring [my family] back in front of my eyes. The rest of the time they… they sleep in my mind and I forget. And so will you. Oh yes, you will. You’ll find there’s so much else to think about. To remember. Our lives are different to anybody else’s. That’s the exciting thing, that nobody in the universe can do what we’re doing.❞