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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: September 11th

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September 11th
Back in 1965, had you been lucky enough to eavesdrop on the production meeting for what was to be Season 3 of Doctor Who you might have heard a suggestion of 'more chicks with big guns'.

And so Galaxy 4 opened the First Doctor's third season on September 11th 1965, with an episode titled Four Hundred Dawns. The story saw the scaly Rills finding themselves in conflict with the Drahvins. Any resemblance whatsoever to Austin Powers' Fembots is probably entirely coincidental. Or at least nobody remembers them dancing for a bemused First Doctor as he desperately tries to think unsexy thoughts...

...Nope, that never happened! Anyway, the episode was watched by 9 million viewers who had been missing the good Doctor since season two finished - just six weeks previously!!!! Really, someone needs to tell these modern Doctors how good they have it.

Also on this day in 1976 part two of The Masque of Mandragora was sending children behind the sofa, where they found 9.8 million others lurking with them.

At midday on Friday September 11th 2015, Sir Steven of Moffat gifted the world a new Doctor Who minisode. Simply titled Prologue, as it was just that - a 2 minute prologue to The Magician's Apprentice and The Witch's Familiar, the opening episodes of series nine. And because we like you, you can watch the whole thing above.

Join us again tomorrow for another round-up of the episodes broadcast, the spin-offs, the special events, the birthday's celebrated and anything else of note that went down on this day in Doctor Who history.

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