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Doctor Who (1963)

Doctor Who (1963)



The world's longest running science-fiction series first aired on British television screens in 1963, running an amazing 26 seasons until its end in 1989. Battling his greatest foes the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Master and plenty more besides, the Time Lord picked up numerous companions along the way - all of whom left in time - and influenced an entire generation of children with its influencial 'peace-not-war' message.

During its long run, the Doctor was played by seven different actors, each time regenerating after death into a different body with a different personality but with all his memories and knowledge intact.


Episode Info

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Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy are determined to be part of the Doctor Who's 50th special using any means possible.


Cast
Sylvester McCoySylvester McCoy
As The Seventh Doctor (1987-1989)
Sophie AldredSophie Aldred
As Ace (1987 - 1989)
Bonnie LangfordBonnie Langford
As Melanie (1986 - 1987)
Colin BakerColin Baker
As The Sixth Doctor (1984-1986)
Nicola BryantNicola Bryant
As Perpugilliam "Peri" Brown (1984 - 1986)
Peter DavisonPeter Davison
As The Fifth Doctor (1982-1984)
Janet FieldingJanet Fielding
As Tegan Jovanka (1981 - 1984)
Mark StricksonMark Strickson
As Vislor Turlough (1983 - 1984)
Sarah SuttonSarah Sutton
As Nyssa (1981 - 1983)
Matthew WaterhouseMatthew Waterhouse
As Adric (1980 - 1982)

Reviews

Andy_Cunningham

Reviews: 1
Good stuffRating: 4 likes, 7 dislikes

Doctor Who has always been a favourite of mine ever since it started. I wasn't so keen on William Hartnell or Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Colin Baker would always be my favourite Doctors by far. I've always thought Tom Baker was on for too long. Read more

Review posted on Sunday, October 15th 2006 at 5:13 am

Aramis

Reviews: 58
It's easy to dismiss 'Who' as a silly, sci-fi show...Rating: 2 likes, 1 dislikes

Doctor Who is primarily a television show for children, filmed quickly and cheaply. This is especially true of its first 10 years. This means that, as an adult, there are many aspects of the show that will make you cringe. Some of the acting is as wooden as the sets, and the cheap special effects show up clearly in all their restored glory (it's wire, string and styrofoam city in there!). There are actors literally tripping over their own feet, costumes with gaping rips in them and flubbed lines that time did not allow to re-shoot. Read more

Review posted on Sunday, March 4th 2007 at 8:55 pm

blaaam

Reviews: 5
BEST scifi series EVER... and longest runningRating: 1 likes, 2 dislikes

Sadly American TV has yet to produce anything as awesome... interestingly Fox purchased the rights to Doctor Who but did nothing amazing with it... Read more

Review posted on Friday, August 10th 2007 at 4:14 am

4 reviews available
Recaps
16x26: The Armageddon Factor, Part Six recap: Once he miniaturizes the Doctor, Drax turns the dimensional stabilizer weapon on himself and shrinks down to the same size. The Doctor runs over to the wall and ducks into a crevasse, avoiding the mute, and explains to the confused Drax that he wanted the technician to shrink the mute. The TARDIS door is open and there’s no way to get to it, and they can’t enlarge themselves inside of the crevasse... read more.

16x25: The Armageddon Factor, Part Five recap: The TARDIS lands on the Shadow’s planet and the Shadow sends K-9, now under his control, to watch over the Doctor and report back to him. In the TARDIS, Romana warns that they can’t find the sixth segment without the Tracer, which is being used to hold the sixth artificial segment in with the others. Astra wants to stay in the TARDIS, insisting her destiny no longer lies on Atrios. However, the Shadow speaks to her telepathically, telling her to bring Romana to him. The Doctor realizes something is going on and plays along. As they leave, the Doctor picks up a galactic distress signal... read more.

16x24: The Armageddon Factor, Part Four recap: The Doctor realizes that Mentalis can’t attack, because it’s been programmed to stop. However, it will self destruct rather than accept defeat, once the Marshal attacks. The Doctor points out that the Shadow is manipulating all sides in his attempts to gain the sixth segment of the Key of Time... read more.

16x23: The Armageddon Factor, Part Three recap: Romana explains to Merak what a transmat is and suggests they use the TARDIS to try to get Zeos... read more.

16x22: The Armageddon Factor, Part Two recap: The Doctor and Romana realize the TARDIS is gone. Merak arrives, demanding to know where Astra is. They admit that they don’t knew where she is either and Merak admits he loves her. The Doctor explains they did find a young woman in the irradiated chamber. He has K-9 open the door carefully while Merak explains that he and Astra were trying to contact Zeos and broker a peace. The Doctor wonders if there is any reason that the Marshal would want to eliminate Astra. K-9 gets the door open but Astra is gone and the Tracer doesn’t pick up a signal. Astra’s headpiece is there, confirming she was there at one point, and the Doctor and Romana convince him to leave before the radiation becomes too dangerous. The Doctor has K-9 stay to watch the wall and Merak tells them that there’s nothing but a recycling shaft behind the wall. He explains that scrap metal is sent down the recycling shaft to be melted and reused. The Doctor decides to go back and find out what the Marshal is up to... read more.
Recurring Guests

John Levene as Sergeant Benton (80 eps)
Pat Gorman as Primord (78 eps)
John Scott Martin as Dalek Operator (67 eps)
Peter Hawkins as Daleks (57 eps)
Roy Skelton as James (51 eps)
Robert Jewell as Dalek (39 eps)
Roger Delgado as The Master (38 eps)
Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart (37 eps)
Gerald Taylor (1) as Baker's Man (36 eps)
Richard Franklin (1) as Mike Yates (33 eps)

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Warning: Doctor Who (1963) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled
Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Saturdays at 05:15 pm
Runtime: 25 Minutes
Premiere: November 23, 1963
Ended: December 06, 1989
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