The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.
Gharman tries to convince the Kaleds to vote against the Dalek project but Davros has a trick up his sleeve, while the Doctor works to destroy the tape recording of Dalek victory and the Thals plan ...
Traveling across time and space, the immortal time-lord known as 'The Doctor' travels across the universe with his many companions and his loyal shape-shifting space-ship: The TARDIS. The Doctor faces many threats across many generations: from The Daleks, The Cybermen and his time-lord adversary The Master to the sinister Davros, creator of The Daleks.Written by
Frequently voted the best Doctor, Tom Baker was also one of the least famous when he took the part. Despite his previous membership of the prestigious National Theatre, Baker was an unemployed actor who was working as a hod-carrier when he was approached for the Fourth Doctor. Producer Barry Letts cast Baker as the Doctor after he was recommended to him by the BBC drama director William Slater, who was then serving as Head of Serials at the BBC. Letts became convinced Baker was right for the part after seeing him in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973). Letts had never heard of Baker before and had considered and even approached several bigger names but they had all been discounted for various reasons. See more »
In a number of 1980s episodes, recurring villain The Master often first appeared in disguise. Actor Anthony Ainley was credited under a pseudonym on these occasions (usually an anagram of his own name) in order to preserve the element of surprise. See more »
Early Jon Pertwee-era episodes from the early 1970s exist in several formats: B&W, a combination of B&W and color (for US syndication), and colorized. This is due to the fact full-color prints of some Pertwee episodes were lost. See more »
Doctor Who was my childhood. This show was, and still is, awesome. Right from the start, it was set apart from sci-fi shows at the time. This show was originally intended to be educational. But all that changed one fateful day in 1963. Yes, that's right, I'm talking about... the Daleks.
These monsters were one of the few things from sci-fi that could illicit pure, unadulterated terror in me. Other monsters eventually cropped up over the years, like the Cybermen, Sontarans, Silurians, Sea Devils, the Master, the list goes on...
In short, there is a reason this show has spawned countless spin- offs, a TV movie, and has lasted for 50 years.
It is because it is a staple of British television. Even cancellation couldn't stop this gem.
After 16 years in development hell, barring the aforementioned movie, Doctor Who returned.
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