Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Doctor Who Revisited: Tom Baker

Each month, BBC America has been taking a look at each era in their series of specials, Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited. This month, it's the turn of The Fourth Doctor TOM BAKER and the show features exclusive interviews with STEVEN MOFFAT, producer MARCUS WILSON, companion LOUISE JAMESON and TOM himself! The episode airs on Sunday April 28 at 8/7c and is followed by the classic story, Pyramids of Mars.

Next month, it's Peter Davison and his special features interviews with Peter, Steven Moffat, Hugh Bonneville (The Curse of the Black Spot, A Good Man Goes To War), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa) and Mark Strickson (Turlough) among others. An airing of The Fifth Doctor story Earthshock follows. Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited – The Fifth Doctor premieres Sunday, May 26, 8:00pm ET/PT.


cardboardrobot said...

BBC America did something horrible to "Tomb of the Cybermen" and "Spearhead from Space" when they aired the 2nd and 3rd Doctor specials: They stretched them out and made them widescreen using a weird, nauseating non-standard stretch method. Because there was more stretch on the edges of the screen than in the middle, you couldn't use your re-size button on your TV remote to fix it. It was like try to watch these classic episodes in a nasty, vomit-inducing funhouse mirror. BBC America needs to STOP THIS twisted mutilation of the classic show and show in 4:3 like they did with the 1st Doctor! Can you please ask them why they are doing this sickening garbage and ask them to STOP IT?!

Butters said...

Not a fan of either the 3rd or 4th Doctor episodes, but Earthshock?

Good pick, one of the best 5th Doctor episodes.