Doctor Who

Doctor Who retrospective: the Age of Tom Baker (video doc).

In this free sixty-minute-long retrospective video documentary on the splendid science fiction show that is Doctor Who, Clever Dick (indeed, the cleverest Dick in this, or any other dimension) sets us up to consider the Fourth Doctor, aka Tom Baker.

CD explores how the show developed into a far darker and scarier version, influenced by the Gothic Horror genre, and the resultant backlash from self-appointed ‘moral guardians’.

He also chews on the economic troubles of the late seventies and their effect on the show before its regeneration just in time for the eighties.

Oddly, this documentary doesn’t mention the striking resemblance between Tom Baker and our glorious Editor, Geoff Willmetts!

Doctor Who retrospective: the Age of Tom Baker (video doc)


Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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