Posts Tagged ‘Tom Baker’

Classic DOCTOR WHO, Part 9

December 30, 2008

Part three.



Spotlight: “The Robots of Death”

Spotlight: “The Sun Makers”

We are back and once more still in the era of the scarf wearing Tom Baker era. With no end in sight. In fact he held this tittle the longest on TV one of the reasons why he is very much synominious with the role for more people then any other.


Ok, so where were we? Ahhh yes The Doctor has to dump Sarah Jane off on earth to answer a distress call from his home planet of Galifrey. What happens is he get caught up in an assassination conspiracy and hilarity insures. Soon after is picks up another assistant who is a hot young savage girl named Leela. Leela is another breakthrough in how woman can be seen in adventure television. She can fight and hold her own, while still looking good in a leather skirt for the dads drinking down at the pub.

In “The Invisible Enemy” The Doc and Lella are given a new puppy to raise and love they called “K-9”.


The Doctor tries for foil an assassins’ “MASTERplan”. Then Find a primitive girl and her people are worshiping him. Then he takes the girl off on strange adventures, live facing killer robots and murdering Victorian alley ways and fog.


episodes info 1977

The Deadly Assassin

The Face of Evil

The Robots of Death

The Talons of Weng-Chiang

Leea and the Doctor’s travels continue as they pick up a helpful computer dog. Ending up back on the Doctors homeworld to battle aginst invasion.


episides info: 1977- 1978.

Horror of Fang Rock

The Invisible Enemy

Image of the Fendahl

The Sun Makers


The Invasion of Time

Classic DOCTOR WHO, part 8

November 29, 2008

Part two.



Spotlight: “Pyramids of Mars” (1975)

Spotlight: “The Hand of Fear” (1976)

Finally the Doc gets some alone time with Sarah Jane. Freely, they race through time and space in the good ‘ol TARDIS. Making it’s mark on what makes it 70’s Dr. Who. Adventures like “Pyramids of Mars” are killer!


Planet of Evil (1975) info
Pyramids of Mars (1975) info
The Brain of Morbius (1976) info
The Seeds of Doom (1976) info
The Masque of Mandragora (1976) info
The Hand of Fear (1976) info

Some of these later ones I can only find torrents in season bulks, sorry best I can do for now.

Classic DOCTOR WHO blog, Part 7

November 16, 2008

Now for the real shit!

Part 1.


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Spotlight: “Genesis Of The Daleks”

It’s that time again kiddies to wrap yourself up in your ridiculously long knitted scarf that your grandmaw made ya, and tune into BBC One on a Saturday for Doctor Who. Like you knew him!

So if you recall last time out at the end of “The Planet of the Spiders” Jon Pertwee dies but is regenerated with the help of this Dali Lama looking dude. Now even younger then the Doctor has been portrayed. Tom Baker’s new incarnation is dressed in a big floppy hat and frumpy clothes like a traveling college professor and trademark scarf that will be his calling card from here on out.

Believing the forced exile from the Timelords doesn’t now apply to the renewed version of himself he is eager to hit the road once again, like he did in the good old days. Taking Sarah Jane and third wheel Harry Sullivan. Season 12 turns out to be a very solid season for the new cast and defiantly became a landmark.

“Genesis of The Daleks”
was actually my very first Episode.. That was strangely being picked up from an in-between nearby PBS channel that we normally didn’t get. It could’ve been channel 18 in Oxford, Mississippi. I was 15 and only know of Dr who and the images of Daleks from sci-fi magazines like “Starlog”. So the picture was still bad but the sound that night was clear as a bell. The haunting background noise of the whirling planet of Scaro outside really stuck out for me. As it happens Genesis is one of the greatest Dr. Who stories of all time. It introduces the creator or the Daleks, Davros. He will become and icon of this franchise from here on out.

A quick side note here. New companion Harry was originally written for a Doctor that would be cast as a lot older, going back to the original William Hartnell roots. Harry being another Ian Chesterson type to handle the physical stuff. But the producers switched at the last minute to the younger Baker, and thus made the reason for Harry now redundant.

The new Doctor is revived at his lab at UNIT. And is soon off into the great unknown with sweet sweet Sarah Jane… oh I guess Harry can come along too. Season 12 here in full, for you.

Robot (1974) info.
The Ark in Space (1974-75) info.
The Sontaran Experiment (1975) info.
Genesis Of The Daleks (1975) info.
Revenge Of The Cybermen (1975) info.

Returning back to Earth to find there is yet another crisis, this time in Scotland.
Terror of The Zygons (1975) info.

Oh and while I’m on the subject…

2008 Christmas special preview “The Next Doctor”

Also read as the current Doctor (number 10), David Tennant exits at the end of ’09.