This new Doctor will give us some fresh stories, guaranteed. I, for one [of many], can’t wait to see the new Doctor in action.
I’ve said this before, and fans of Doctor Who will agree; this program has taught me to accept change. You have no choice. You accept the change or you no longer have the Doctor in your life. Sure you can rewatch the entire breadth of the DW library, while that is enjoyable and it definitely a thing that I do regularly, I also love fresh takes on the character and new stories.
It’s a rough time to be a Doctor Who fan. Having only two new Christmas specials to tide us over between November 2015 and April 2017 is certainly trying, but the fact that the classic series aren’t available to stream is even more frustrating. I own all the DVDs, sure, but it’s hard to recommend new fans to get into the older stuff when the discs are out of print and there’s nowhere to legally watch it. That’s changes now with the announcement that BBC Worldwide and ITV’s joint global subscription service BritBox will be the home to the largest Classic Who collection ever. Launching Tuesday, April 4, BritBox will offer 550 episodes of existing classic Doctor Who stories, spanning from 1963 to 1989 and covering the first seven Doctors. As there are currently 597 extant episodes, BritBox will launch with the majority. And soon, the audio of the 97 “lost” episodes (i.e. the ones that are missing from the BBC archives) will be available as well, so even if you can’t see some of the older
Earlier today I delved back into some old audio adventures, beginning with Hornet’s Nest. Back in 2009, the BBC released some new Doctor Who adventures starring Tom Baker. They were, and still are, amazing! Age had not dulled Tom’s portrayal of the age old Time Lord one bit. I began to relisten to these because I am planning on purchasing more of these types from the good people at Big Finish Productions. I’ve already purchased a few, years ago. Their quality is on par with that of the BBC releases, perhaps even better, and they have a vast library of shows to choose from.
Kanan discovers that things are not always black and white. It’s time to hear from the middle, the Grey. This excites me for more than we will be delving into the philosophy of the many facets of the Force, we will also get to hear from the fourth Doctor… MY Doctor. Tom Baker crosses the genre streams and becomes, what could possibly be, an integral part of Luke Skywalker’s inevitable journey.
Wordpress, my blog host, won’t allow certain plugins so hence the screenshot of the gallery link. I may be making some moves in the next few weeks. Earlier this month, I secured my domain name via Google Domains.
This is a visual top nine list of some of my favorite sci-fi television, recurring, creature races. They may not have been on every week but they were always the threat in the background. I am trying to limit these to characters that were not rendered through stop-motion or computer generation. These are cats in suits, sweating and trying to emote through plastic, foam rubber or heavy make-up. Also, being a child of the 70’s this list will be populated with the earlier versions of these characters even if the modern versions may be technically more visually stunning. Some are written seriously while others are just silly and meant to be.
At first, this list was just an excuse to post about my number one choice. It was going to be all about the monstrous adversaries on the great series from yesteryear, but quickly grew into something else. The list excludes individual characters, even though individual character photos are used in some cases.