5 A mystery and my favourite Hartnell storyHumanLeaguefan | 01/02/2010 | See all HumanLeaguefan's reviews (218)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Top 100 Music Reviewer Top 100 Books Reviewer THE SPACE MUSEUM has the distinction of being the only classic series story I have never seen so I definitely have a sense of curiosity of finally crossing this off my to be watched list. I understand it has a poor reputation among fans which probably explains why on this DVD title writer Robert Shearman spends 9.5 mins Defending The Museum. Also I welcome Jessica Carney spending 10.5 mins talking about William Hartnells career in My Grandfather The Doctor and am intrigued by the 14 min A Holiday For The Doctor item which is a 60s recollection spoof comedy.For me THE CHASE is definitely my favourite Hartnell era story and I have been eagerly waiting for its arrival on DVD. I love the shifting locations (desert planet Aridius + Empire State Building + Mary Celeste + spooky haunted house + the planet Mechanus) and atypically the brief duel character role (eccentric American tourist Morton Dill and space pilot Steven Taylor) for Peter Purves in separate episodes of the same story. The TARDIS visualiser in the first episode is worthy of a mention but the aspect I like most about THE CHASE is the introduction and subsequent battle between the spooky Mechanoids and the invading Daleks. However the greatest drawback of the story has got to be the supposed robot duplicate of the Doctor that is created by the Daleks. Although having Hartnells voice dubbed on it just does not convince. THE CHASE is significant primarily as it features the last appearance of original companions Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton and I am pleased to see this covered in a 13 min Last Stop White City item talking about the school teachers. The Thrill Of The Chase is a marvellous title for a DVD item where director Richard Martin spends 10.5 mins enthusing about the story. Obviously around the original transmission the series greatest foe were at the height of their initial commercial powers and naturally this title explores this with Daleks Conquer And Destroy (22.5 mins exploring their lasting appeal) and Beyond The Screen (22 mins on Dalek merchandising). With Mechanoids moving about their city during the latter stages of THE CHASE this is an excellent opportunity to spend 17 mins looking at the series 60s props and models makers in Shawcraft The Original Monster Makers. This box set is of course further embellished by additional unique and standard bonus items all of which makes this a highly appealing DVD title example of mid 60s Doctor Who and for me the best 2010 classic series title so far.