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Doctor Who the doctors revisited

Postby MCH on April 30th, 2013, 8:54 pm

BBC America aired Tom's Doctor on the program Doctor Who revisited this past Sunday. It featured Tom Baker as the forth Doctor. It is the first time that they had an interview with a surviving Doctor actor. I'm surprised that they didn't show more of Tom in the show and less of David Tennant. Actually, I'm not sure why David Tennant has been interviewed so heavily in the four episodes that I have seen so far. Perhaps it is because he knows a lot about the classic Doctor Who episodes. It was good to see Tom in the interview although there was not enough of him. It was good to see him laugh and have a good time. After the interview they aired a Doctor Who classic episode featuring Tom's Doctor. Sorry, but I can't recall the name of the episode. But the Egyptian god sutekth was trying to get out of a prison on mars. There was a scene that cracked me up when the Doctor and Sarah Jane were walking crouched down to keep from being seen through the windows of an estate. I was impressed at how Tom could walk so well being crouched so low and holding his hat on his head too boot.
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Re: Doctor Who the doctors revisited

Postby tracy on May 1st, 2013, 1:42 pm

that episode is pyramids of mars :)
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Re: Doctor Who the doctors revisited

Postby MCH on May 1st, 2013, 6:29 pm

Thank you Tracy. ;) I knew that someone at the table would know.
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Postby tracy on May 2nd, 2013, 3:58 pm

your welcome x :)
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Re: Doctor Who the doctors revisited

Postby Theta Sigma on August 19th, 2013, 2:56 am

The Fourth Doctor:
Having appeared in the previous episodes with a beard it was very noticeable that David Tennant does not have a beard here.
As the earliest surviving Doctor, Tom Baker himself manages to make an appearance here about his own Doctor.
As noted by narrator Gareth Pierce, the Fourth Doctor was not afraid to use humour as his weapon and Tom Baker certainly did that very well.
One thing that I have always noticed about the Fourth Doctor era is that there were few UNIT stories in his early years. This reflects Steven Moffat describing the Fourth Doctor as an eternal child and David Tennant describing him having a free willing nature. Certainly this meant the Fourth Doctor was never going to be tie down to anything including UNIT.
This was emphasise well by showing a clip from Pyramids of Mars in which he expressed his frustration in working for the Brigadier with Sarah suggesting that if he is tired of being UNIT scientific adviser then he should resign.
Quite well in the segment on Sarah showing what a double act the she and the Fourth Doctor were.
Leela and K9 were also discussed. Not surprised that Louise Jameson (Leela) turned up here as she was the only long term companion of the Fourth Doctor that I expected to appear her since Lis Sladen (Sarah) and Mary Tamm (Romana I) have passed away and I won’t go into reasons why I think that Lalla Ward (Romana II) wasn’t here.
In fact this episode was rather conspicuous in not talking about either of the two Romanas at all.
Famous Foes that were talked about were the Zygons and Dalek creator Davros. It is fitting that Nick Briggs is interviewed in this episode as he has made Dalek and Davros stories for Big Finish including voicing the Daleks which he also performs for the “new” series.
Very effective in presenting the scene of the Fourth Doctor’s hesitation in destroying the Daleks at their birth in Genesis of the Daleks as that was truly a powerful moment from the era of the Fourth Doctor.
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