Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – Arc of Infinity

  Season 20 (!) gets underway for the Doctor (Davison) this week, and each story this season has a nod back to the stories before it, as they celebrate the show’s anniversary. This four episode story ran from 3 to 12 January, 1983, and was written by Johnny Byrne, who brought back the ancient, villainous…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Warriors Gate

  This four part story that was written by Steve Gallagher and ran from 3 January to 24 January, 1981 saw, by stories end the departure of Romana (Lalla Ward) as well as K9 from the TARDIS, as the E-Space Trilogy comes to an end. Biroc (David Weston) gets aboard the TARDIS, and steers it…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – State of Decay

  The second tale in what is known as the E-Space trilogy finds the Doctor (Baker), Romana (Lalla Ward), Adric (Matthew Waterhouse) – though they don’t know he’s stowed away on the TARDIS yet – and K9 taking on vampires! This four part story was penned by Terrance Dicks, and originally ran from 22 November…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Full Circle

  It’s time to welcome someone new to the TARDIS, in this first part of what has become known as the E-Space Trilogy. Written by Andrew Smith, this four episode story aired from 25 October to 15 November, 1980. This episode looks pretty good, in large part to the location work. With the summons to…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) -Meglos

  This four-part story, which ran from 27 September to 18 October, 1980 was written by John Flanagan and Andrew McCulloch. It has some unique attributes, including Jacqueline Hill, who played Barbara a travelling companion of the first Doctor, returning as one of the inhabitants of Tigella, and it affords Baker the opportunity to play…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Leisure Hive

  Season of 18 of Doctor Who brought a few changes to the series, precipitated by the arrival of new producer and show runner, John Nathan-Turner. We are introduced to a new opening credits sequence with a new version of the theme, the Doctor (Baker) is outfitted in shades of burgundy, and the stories tend to…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Shada

  The infamous incomplete Douglas Adams story should have finished out Season 17. The  six part story revolves around the lost planet of Shada, wherein a prison was built by the Time Lords to keep dangerous villains trapped. A former inmate, Skagra (Christopher Neame) is trying to locate the hidden planet, and possibly release all…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) -The Horns of Nimon

  This four-part story, which ended up being the final episode of Season 17 (as next week’s story, was never completed filming) was written by Anthony Read and ran from 22 December, 1979 to 12 January, 1980. The crux of the plot sees the Doctor (Baker), Romana (Lalla Ward) and K9 working to repair the TARDIS (the Doctor…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Nightmare of Eden

  This four-part tale that aired from 24 November to 15 December, 1979, was written by Bob Baker, and takes a pretty broad and strong “Just Say No” to drugs stance in this story that sees the Doctor, Romana (Lalla Ward) and K9 arriving on the space cruiser Empress. It seems the Empress collided and…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Creature From The Pit

  David Fisher pens this week’s installment of Doctor Who. Airing as four parts from 27 October to 17 November, 1979, the Doctor (Baker), Romana (Lalla Ward) and K9 (who has a different voice all of a sudden, David Brierley replacing John Leeson for the season) arrive on the verdant and vibrant planet Chloris. They…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – City of Death

  This week’s Doctor Who installment features, perhaps, my favorite Tom Baker story. It gets us out of the studio for a couple of days location shooting in Paris, has a time travel story, has some fun with said story, and has a great actor, Julian Glover, cast as the baddie. Running from 29 September…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Armageddon Factor

  Season 16, and the Key to Time arc concludes this week with this six-part story written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin that aired from 20 January to 24 February, 1979. The Doctor (Baker), Romana (Mary Tamm) and K9 find themselves caught up in an intergalactic war, as they arrive on the planet Atrios,…