Doctor Who (Colin Baker) – The Ultimate Foe

The final story of Season 23, and the conclusion of the season long Trial of a Time Lord, ends up being a two parter that aired from 29 November to 6 December 1986. Part one was written by Robert Holmes, whose untimely death resulted in Pip and Jane Baker writing the story’s conclusion. The Doctor’s…

Doctor Who (Colin Baker) – The Mysterious Planet

Season 23 gets underway this week with the season long story, Trial of a Time Lord. The first instalment, The Mysterious Planet, was written by Robert Holmes and aired from 6 to 27 September, 1986. The stories reverted back to twenty-five minute long episodes, and found the Doctor (Baker) being uncontrollably summoned to present themselves…

Doctor Who (Colin Baker) – The Two Doctors

  Robert Holmes pens this epic three parter that ran from 16 February to 2 March, 1985, that sees the return of a previous regeneration of the Doctor (Patrick Troughton) and his Companion, Jamie (Frazier Hines). The Doctor (Baker) and Peri (Nicola Bryant) are on a fishing trip, when the Time Lord starts to feel…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – The Caves of Androzani

  Peter Davison’s Doctor leaves the TARDIS this week, as he makes his last regular appearance and we get a regeneration in The Caves of Androzani, one of the most popular Doctor Who stories ever. Written by Robert Holmes and airing from 8 to 16 March, 1984, the Doctor and Peri (Nicola Bryant) arrive on…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Power of Kroll

  We’re closing in on the end of the Key to Time arc, as this week, we are on the 5th story of the adventure. This four-part tale was penned by Robert Holmes and ran from 23 December, 1978 to 13 January, 1979. The story itself seems to have overtones of British Imperialism and Expansionism…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Ribos Operation

Welcome to Season 16! The first story of the season was written by Robert Holmes, consisted of four parts, and ran from 2 September to 23 September, 1978. This is the first season that introduced the idea of a season long arc, as the Doctor (Baker) is recruited by the White Guardian (Cyril Luckham) to…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Sun Makers

  The Doctor (Baker), Leela (Louise Jameson) and K9 (who is close to beating the Doctor in a game of chess) find themselves in the far-flung future on the now settled planet of Pluto, which has a number of suns in orbit, making the planet close to earth normal. But things aren’t going well on…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Talons of Weng-Chiang

  This week we find the Doctor (Baker) and Leela (Louise Jameson) in London in the year 1899. Robert Holmes wrote this six-part fan favourite that originally aired from 26 February to 2 April, 1977. The story features some great and iconic bits, the Chinese Tong of the Black Scorpion, giant sewer rats, a strange…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Deadly Assassin

  This week, we have the Doctor travelling without a companion (and still using the lovely Victorian console room) for the first time since we’ve met him. He’s been recalled to Gallifrey, the home planet of the Time Lords, urged on by a mental image he has of himself assassinating the Time Lord Council President…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Brain of Morbius

  The Doctor (Baker) find himself in a riff on the classic Frankenstein story in this four part story written by Robin Bland (a pseudonym for Terrance Dicks and Robert Holmes). The story ran from 3 January to 24 January, 1976. The Doctor and Sarah-Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) still haven’t arrived in London, in fact the…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Pyramids of Mars

  Aliens are using Earth’s mythology to put themselves in the roles of gods in this four-part story written by Stephen Harris (a pseudonym for Robert Holmes and Lewis Greifer) that ran from 25 October to 15 November, 1975. Trouble starts when a shocking discovery is made in an Egyptian tomb in the year 1911….

The Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Ark in Space

  The Doctor (Tom Baker) gets off-planet right away, though he may not have travelled very far in space… Time however… He, Sarah-Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry (Ian Marter) find themselves aboard a space station that is orbiting Earth some time in the far-flung future in this four-part story that was written by Robert Holmes…