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) – Destiny of the Daleks

  Welcome to Season 17 of Doctor Who! Terry Nation kicks things off with his four-part story that ran from 1 September to 22 September, 1979. Lalla Ward joins the Doctor (Baker) in the TARDIS this season, as the regenerated Romana. This leads to an interesting question, as she tries on a number of different…

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,…

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 Androids of Tara

  The Doctor (Baker), Romana (Mary Tamm) and K9 end up on the planet Tara in their quest for the fourth part of the Key to Time, in this four-part story written by David Fisher and ran originally from 25 November to 16 December, 1978. Now, when I saw this one originally, a long, long…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Stones of Blood

  This week, the Doctor (Baker), Romana (Mary Tamm) and K9’s search for the third part of the Key to Time leads them to one of the Doctor’s favorite planets, Earth in this four part story written by David Fisher, and aired from 28 October to 18 November, 1978. This story was the 100th, and part…