Tag Archives: Tom Baker

Doctor Who Review: S08E08 — Mummy On The Orient Express

For the last few years Doctor Who has been fixated on high concept episodes. Big, bold ideas of the sort you could imagine people mashing together and throwing out on twitter. There’s not a lot of room for subtlety in these ideas though. In fact subtlety is some­thing we aren’t seeing very much of in Doctor Who currently. Even the latest title sequence is an exer­cise in hitting the viewers over the head.

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Doctor Who Review — The Invasion Of Time

The Inva­sion of Time wants to be an epic story. And it sets out all the elements to be just that. Unfor­tu­nately that ambi­tion is repeat­edly undercut by budget and other factors. I’ve been fairly crit­ical of the 6 part story format for classic Doctor Who, because more often than not it results in a lot of padding. In this case however, there’s no shortage of plot to fill all six episodes. Unfor­tu­nately it seems they had money for no more than 4. As a result we get wildly vari­able produc­tion values. The scenes that feature Gallifrey take their cues from The Deadly Assassin and there­fore look great.

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Phone Who? — Doctor Who / E.T. Mashup Fan Art

  Artist James Hance has painted this rather epic mashup of Doctor Who and E.T. of all things which he calls “Healer” but I have egotis­ti­cally re-titled Phone Who because cheap puns make good head­lines. I love the vibrant colors and somehow Tom Baker’s 4th Doctor scarf looks entirely appro­priate wrapped around ET’s neck.

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Doctor Who Re-Review: Season 7 Episode 2 — Dinosaurs On A Spaceship

  After my first watching of Dinosaurs on a Space­ship my review could be summed up as fun but shallow and crazily fast paced. I don’t think my opinion has actu­ally changed very much with a second viewing. But perhaps I can go into a bit more detail. Dinosaurs On A Space­ship is prob­ably the … Continue reading Doctor Who Re-Review: Season 7 Episode 2 — Dinosaurs On A Space­ship

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Doctor Who Reviews: The Sontaran Experiment

Doctor Who Reviews: The Sontaran Exper­i­ment I have previ­ously complained that 6 parters gener­ally don’t work in Doctor Who. The Sontaran Exper­i­ment is on the other end of the spec­trum. It’s a two parter in Tom Baker’s first season as the Doctor. And while modern Who has shown that it’s more than able to cram … Continue reading Doctor Who Reviews: The Sontaran Exper­i­ment

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