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Doctor Who: Big Finishs Future is Female RTD Early Who Script Adapt

Doctor Who: Big Finish's Future is Female; RTD Early Who Script Adapt

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: Heres Why Our Next Several Doctors Need to be Women

Doctor Who: Here's Why Our Next Several Doctors Need to be Women

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: The Quinessential 4th Doctor Story

Doctor Who "Pyramids of Mars": The Quinessential 4th Doctor Story

Today, we pick “The Pyramids of Mars” as the quintessential 4th Doctor story.[caption id="attachment_1271087" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Doctor Who: "Pyramids of Mars", BBC Studios[/caption]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[...]

Doctor Who Fans Vote David Tennant Jodie Whittaker Top 2 Doctors

Doctor Who Fans Vote David Tennant, Jodie Whittaker Top 2 Doctors

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[...]

Doctor Who: Heres Why The 13th Doctors Origin Explains Everything

Doctor Who: Here's Why The 13th Doctor's Origin Explains Everything

When you watch past versions played by William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Paul McGann, and Sylvester McCoy and their deeply ambivalent interactions with Gallifrey takes on new meaning knowing their origin as the Timeless Child Chibnall has also introduced more unknown incarnations out there prior to the First[...]

Doctor Who Supercut The Deadly Assassin Revisits Gallifrey Moments

Doctor Who Supercut "The Deadly Assassin" Revisits Gallifrey Moments

Was Holmes under a major deadline crunch?[caption id="attachment_1249610" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Tom Baker in Doctor Who: "The Deadly Assassin", BBC[/caption]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeNW_VhHMQI&t=889sThe story introduced the first look at Gallriey since the 2nd Doctor’s (Patrick Troughton) final story The War Game Instead of mysterious, inscrutable all-powerful beings, the timelords are a bunch of old duffers hidebound by dull traditions[...]

Doctor Who The Hand of Fear Supercut Revisits Sarah Janes Farewell

Doctor Who "The Hand of Fear" Supercut Revisits Sarah Jane's Farewell

And you get generic 1970s suspense music! Old School video chromakey effects! By today’s standards, it’s charmingly kitsch.Tom Baker and Elizabeth Sladen reputedly rewrote their farewell scene together into the slightly odd, subtle, low-key melancholy parting I always wondered if Baker and Sladen were in love, considering Baker developed a reputation for being difficult after[...]

Doctor Who Battlefield: 7th Doctor Story Now in 30 Minutes or Less

Doctor Who Battlefield: 7th Doctor Story, Now in 30 Minutes or Less!

UNIT made its first reappearance on the show since the end of the Tom Baker era Nicholas Courtney also appears as The Brigadier for the last time on the show. Doctor Who “Battlefield”: A Flawed Production Unfortunately, the production was also a mess It’s not very well-directed, and moments that should have felt epic just looked like[...]

Doctor Who Presents The Masque of Mandragora Now In Only 30 Minutes

Doctor Who Presents The Masque of Mandragora, Now In Only 30 Minutes!

Tom Baker was still fresh and fun, and the late, great Elizabeth Sladen’s Sarah Jane Smith is still considered the Best Companion.[caption id="attachment_1221351" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora from BBC Studios[/caption]It’s interesting to consider the different pacing of shows in the 1970s where they had to fill 4 half-hour serials[...]

Doctor Who: Matthew Waterhouse Reads BBC Audio Annual Story Conundrum

Doctor Who: Matthew Waterhouse Reads BBC Audio Annual Story Conundrum

“Conundrum” is read by Matthew Waterhouse, who played Adric, one of the 4th Doctor’s (Tom Baker) final companions before he regenerated The idea behind the Audio Annual is to recreate an audio version of the old Doctor Who Annual books Those were hardcover trade books that usually came out once a year around Christmas[...]

Doctor Who Audio Drama Ranges Revamped By Big Finish Productions

Doctor Who Audio Drama Ranges Revamped By Big Finish Productions

They have since expanded to include Tom Baker, John Hurt, David Tennant, David Bradley (as the First Doctor), and the cast of Torchwood.  With this many Doctors and other series, they’re producing new stories for, Big Finish announced they will revamp the Doctor Who ranges of titles to differentiate them better Each Doctor will have[...]

Doctor Who: 10 Doctors Post Message of Thanks Hope for Big Night In

Doctor Who: 10 Doctors Post Message of Thanks, Hope for Big Night In

Actors Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, Jodie Whittaker, and Jo Martin have recorded a special message for not only the NHS but also for all frontline workers in what is an unprecedented reunion for the long-running series.[caption id="attachment_1198011" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ten Doctors are set[...]

Doctor Who: Big Finish Goes Digital-First Disc Releases Delayed

"Doctor Who": Big Finish Goes Digital-First, Disc Releases Delayed

Where else are you going to find Tom Baker playing the 4th Doctor again in new stories with surviving cast members like Louise Jameson as Leela? Nostalgic for Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred as the 7th Doctor and Ace? Big Finish has you cover! Or new Torchwood stories that had the creative approval and input[...]

Doctor Who: Big Finish Teases Lost Tom Baker/Cybermen Story Adapt

"Doctor Who": Big Finish Teases "Lost" Tom Baker/Cybermen Story Adapt

Looking ahead to next year, an unfilmed story from Tom Baker’s first season on Doctor Who will be produced by Big Finsh Productions as an audio drama “Return of the Cybemen” was originally written by 1974 by their creator Gerry Davis Then-story editor Robert Holmes rewrote it extensively and it became “Revenge of the Cybermen”[...]

Doctor Who: Big Finish Suspends Schedule Over Coronavirus Concerns

"Doctor Who": Big Finish Suspends Schedule Over Coronavirus Concerns

Their greatest coup might be convincing Tom Baker to reprise his role as the 4th Doctor after decades away from the show.https://youtu.be/XvI6JMGTSswBig Finish chairman Jason Haigh-Ellery issued a statement to the Radio Times, offering some details behind and about the decision: "We have always worked considerably in advance – indeed some of our series have recordings dates that[...]

Doctor Who Offers Tour of Cybermen Upgrades Over the Years [VIDEO]

"Doctor Who" Offers Tour of Cybermen Upgrades Over the Years [VIDEO]

Someone obviously made the wise decision to make subsequent Cybermen speak in lower, more growly voices so they sounded more menacing.I wonder why they didn’t include a clip for “Revenge of the Cybermen”, the only time Tom Baker’s 4th Doctor ever faced the Cybermen No one ever talks about that story anymore, for some reason. Cybermen[...]

Doctor Who: Remembering Sarah Jane Smith &#8211 The Doctors Greatest Companion [VIDEO]

"Doctor Who": Remembering Sarah Jane Smith – The Doctor's Greatest Companion [VIDEO]

The Pyramids of Mars is considered one of the quintessential Doctor Who stories, with the odd couple comedy of Sarah Jane and the Doctor’s banter a defining feature.[caption id="attachment_1156003" align="alignnone" width="1200"] BBC[/caption]She had great chemisty with Tom Baker, the 4th Doctor Their comedy banter lightened up the grimmer stories[...]


Doctor Who: BBC Honors 11th Doctors Best Geronimo Moments [VIDEO]

"Doctor Who": BBC Honors 11th Doctor's Best "Geronimo!" Moments [VIDEO]

With “The Day of The Doctor”, we got possibly the best multiple-Doctor crossover that also introduced John Hurt as the War Doctor and brought back Tom Baker for the first time in decades And of course, we got Smith delivering one of the most poignant regeneration speeches as his swan-song The highs of his run[...]

Doctor Who: Big Finish Livestreaming 20 Hours of Audio Dramas More This Weekend

"Doctor Who": Big Finish Livestreaming 20 Hours of Audio Dramas, More This Weekend

This includes UNIT, Torchwood, The Gallifrey Chronicles, The Diary of River Song, and more spinoffs involving past Doctors and their companions.The stream will feature David Tennant, Billie Piper, Alex Kingston, John Barrowman, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, David Bradley, Sophie Aldred, Katy Manning, Nicola Walker, Sir Derek Jacobi and many[...]