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Doctor Who: “Castrovalvia” Supercut Revisits Peter Davison’s Debut
Even Louise Jameson, who played Leela, the warrior who was the Fourth Doctor's (Tom Baker) first companion after Sarah Jane left, had to fight to get her scripts changed Neither Tegan nor Ace ever screamed at a monster coming after them. Still from "Doctor Who: Castrovalva", BBC Janet Fielding had ambitions when she was cast as Tegan[...]
Doctor Who: The Master Supercut Celebrates Hammy Villainy
He returned in 1981 played by Anthony Ainley and became quite prolific through the 1980s, menacing the Fourth (Tom Baker), Fifth (Peter Davison), Sixth (Colin Baker), and Seventh (Sylvester McCoy) Doctors before the show was cancelled in 1989 Ainley was the longest-running Master, playing him with a moustache-twirling hamminess that you expected him to start tying companions to train[...]
Doctor Who: “Castrovalvia” Supercut Revisits Peter Davison’s Debut
Shortly after the supercut of "Robot" that gave us Tom Baker's debut as the Fourth Doctor on Doctor Who, we now have a half-hour supercut of "Castrovalva", Peter Davison's debut as the Fifth Doctor that took place 6 years later Sometimes the BBC is too good to us "Castrovalva" was the first story of Davison's[...]
Doctor Who: Tom Baker’s Debut “Robot” Get a Supercut Video
This time, we're getting a half-hour compilation of "Robot", Tom Baker's debut story as the 4th Doctor To see it now in light of the show's return in 2005 and how far it's come throws up some surprises. "Doctor Who" still from "Robot", BBC The biggest surprise is how similar Tom Baker's 4th Doctor actually feels to[...]
Doctor Who: BBC Announces 5 New Target Novels of TV Stories in July
This includes two stories in the "Key to Time" season-long arc from 1978 featuring the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and the First Romana (Mary Tamm). Doctor Who Target novels list, key art from BBC The 5 new Doctor Who Target novels are as follows: The Stones of Blood by David Fisher – An ancient stone circle becomes a[...]
Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited...
She had discovered it on our local Philadelphia PBS Channel 12, beginning with the Tom Baker years And she was hooked from the moment the TARDIS sound came through the living room television's tiny speaker, brushing the hair of our by-then-drunk Mom to guarantee she would pass out and not interrupt the show And when[...]
Doctor Who: BBC Releases Incomplete Sontarans Compilation Video
A single Sontaran showed up again in the 4th Doctor (Tom Baker) era in "The Sontaran Experiment" doing bad things to human astronauts At the time, the show didn't have a budget for extras or crowd scenes The next time they appeared was a few years later in "The Invasion of Time" where a whole[...]
Doctor Who: K9 Creator Bob Baker Passes away, Aged 82
They wrote many of what have become to be regarded by fans worldwide as true classic BBC TV 'Doctor Who' stories; creating many well-remembered enemies for the time lord during the Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker years." As the Radio Times reported, Baker had a previous career as a stonemason and worked in animation before becoming[...]
Doctor Who Season 17 Blu-Ray Boxset Comes with Extras Galore
The 17th season of Doctor Who, Tom Baker's penultimate as the 4th Doctor, with Lalla Ward as Romana, is getting a Blu-Ray boxset stuffed with exclusive extras, including a new, definitive restoration and cut of the lost story "Shada" In 1979, Tom Baker's Doctor was in full flight With Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide To[...]
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Doctor Who icon Tom Baker's mysterious Under Gallery Curator returns this November to aid UNIT in the upcoming Big Finish Productions audio drama release UNIT: Nemesis With Jemma Redgrave's Kate Stewart and Ingrid Oliver's Osgood returning for service, the alien-packed adventures find the UNIT team taking on the Ice Warriors and battling malevolent Time Lord the[...]
Doctor Who: Best of Series 2 Video Brings Back the Show’s Heights
Ever wanted to see the 10th Doctor (David Tennant) team up with the 4th Doctor (Tom Baker)? A team-up between the 5th (Peter Davison), 6th (Colin Baker), and 7th Doctors (Sylvester McCoy)? Leela (Louise Jameson) and Romana (Lalla Ward) working together on Gallifrey before and during the Time War? Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) hopping between[...]
Doctor Who: Big Finish Celebrates Female Producers
Big Finish has been producing Doctor Who audios since 1999, starring Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, David Tennant, and John Hurt Now they're kicking off 2021 by celebrating their newest audio drama producers – all of them female – and their forthcoming work on the Doctor Who and Torchwood audio[...]
Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker offers a message for 2021. (Image: BBC screencap)
And each actor played the character as a different archetype: William Hartnell played him as the last of the Edwardian patriarchs; Patrick Troughton played him as a Chaplin-esque hobo; Jon Pertwee played him as a dandyish playboy; Tom Baker played a wandering bohemian and so on The 21st Century Doctors were even more modern archetypes:[...]
Doctor Who: "Pyramids of Mars", BBC Studios
Today, we pick "The Pyramids of Mars" as the quintessential 4th Doctor story. Doctor Who: "Pyramids of Mars", BBC Studios In "Pyramids of Mars", the Doctor (Tom Baker) and Sarah Jane (Elizabeth Sladen) land the TARDIS in an English estate that belongs to archeologist Marcus Scarman They discover that Scarman is being controlled by an ancient alien[...]
Jodie Whittaker & David Tennant: Doctors Stick Together
Tom Baker came in 5th place, making him the favorite old school Doctor from the old show 1st Doctor William Hartnell is No 6, so it's nice to see the original model near the top  All in all, this looks fairly consistent with the patterns we've heard about anecdotally over the last few years The[...]