Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Doctors Revisited – The Sixth Doctor


BBC AMERICA celebrates the Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, in a new special of Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited. Baker played the part from 1984 to 1986. Prior to being cast as the Doctor, Baker guest starred as Commander Maxil in the Peter Davison story Arc of Infinity, the only actor to have done so prior to taking the role. The special begins with Colin Baker, lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, Sixth Doctor companions Nicola Bryant (Peri Brown) and Bonnie Langford (Mel Bush), among others, examining the Sixth Doctor’s adventures and discussing his famous foes, including the universe’s most slippery business man, Sil.

The special also includes the Sixth Doctor story Vengeance on Varos, in which the Doctor visits the planet Varos to obtain the rare ore Zeiton-7, vital to the functioning of his TARDIS. But Varos is a dangerous place, where rebels are tortured on live television and executions are used to win votes from the public. Trapped in the dreaded Punishment Dome, the Doctor and his companion Peri must fight for their lives - and save the starving population from the machinations of the villainous reptilian Sil.

Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited – The Sixth Doctor premieres Saturday, June 29, 7:30pm ET/PT on BBC America

Doctor Who - The Doctors Revisited: One - Four on DVD  

DVD REVIEW: Vengeance on Varos: Special Edition

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funny how all the episodes they use for DW:TDR are on Netflix Instant.

Anonymous said...

it should be The Trial of a Time Lord that they show

Anonymous said...

it couldn't be "Trial", as it's far too long, time-wise. The story they broadcast has to be the equivalent of a 4-parter to fit in the timeslot.

As such, "Revelation" would have been a better choice, IMO. That may mean they're holding a Dalek story for McCoy