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Doctor Who: Future Worlds are all about Class Conflict
It even features clips for two stories in the classic show, namely the Fifth Doctor's (Peter Davison) big Cybermen story and the Fourth Doctor's (Tom Baker) "The Ark in Space," both featuring dystopian futures, the former of petty human factions too distracted by the Cybermen threat till it's too late, and the former featuring a[...]
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The Doctor begins to go through a "degeneration" that finds him face-to-face with a number of his other selves as he seeks to find an answer before it's too late. Tom Baker and Elizabeth Sladen in Doctor Who: "Pyramids of Mars," BBC Studios Screencap Now, we have the intel on the first episode, Robert Valentine's "Past Lives."[...]
Doctor Who is All About Science! Like We Need to be Reminded
Which time traveler could that be? Hmm… Then there's the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) explaining to Leela (Louise Jameson) how the TARDIS is bigger on the inside than the outside through a totally made-up Science Fictional theory: Dimensional Engineering It's more of a thought experiment than actual Science but hey! Still based on SCIENCE! Let's remember[...]
Doctor Who  Once and Future: Audio Drama Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Big Finish marks the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who with a mammoth eight-part full-cast audio drama series beginning in May 2023. Doctor Who: Once and Future stars Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, and David Tennant, with dozens more guest casts still to be revealed. Image: Big Finish Screencap "There will never come a[...]
Doctor Who: The Only Cybermen Story of the 1970s was Typically So-So
This was the Fourth Doctor's (Tom Baker) only Cybermen story in his whole six-year run It was said that the Third Doctor didn't have any Cybermen stories because star Jon Pertwee didn't like them and vetoed it Who knows if that's true but fans of shows do love their legends. "Doctor Who: Revenge of the Cybermen", BBC It's[...]
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[...]
Jodie Whittaker in "Doctor Who", BBC
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[...]
Tom Baker in Doctor Who: "The Deadly Assassin", BBC
Was Holmes under a major deadline crunch? Tom Baker in Doctor Who: "The Deadly Assassin", BBC The 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 and red tape[...]
Doctor Who: "The Hand of Fear", BBC Studios
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[...]
DoctorWho" "Battlefield", BBC Studios
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: “The Masque of Mandragora” Condensed Into 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. Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora from BBC Studios It's interesting to consider the different pacing of shows in the 1970s where they had to fill 4 half-hour serials Cutting the whole story down to[...]
A scene from Doctor Who, courtesy of BBC Studios.
"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 They[...]
Doctor Who cover from Big Finish
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[...]
Ten Doctors are set to reunite for The Big Night In, courtesy of BBC Studios.
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. Ten Doctors are set to reunite for The[...]
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All our staff will be paid during this period." – Jason Haigh-Ellery, Chairman, Big Finish Productions can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Tom Baker In The Studio | Big Finish Productions | Doctor Who ( Big Finish: The Go-To for "Doctor Who" Audio We're big fans of them around here[...]
“Doctor Who”: Big Finish To Produce “Lost” Cyberman Story From Tom Baker Era As Audio Drama
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"[...]